An expert stated on Monday that the Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus seems to be the last enemy of this pandemic, but he also urged the citizens of the United States to not get lenient in the ways of self-precaution even at this stage.
According to the former director of the United States Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottleib, there is still time left, approximately around two months, till this Delta variant would run across the country and be gone from the US.
The Covid-19 Rates Decline In The US, But Chances Of Surge Increase
He also stated that we can observe a rise in the rates of infections in the regions of the country that are colder.
On a national scale, the rates of hospitalizations and deaths being caused by Covid-19 daily are on the verge of declining.
In the past week, the average number of people that were infected has dropped by 15,000 to 86,000, and there are less than 200 people on average that are dying because of Covid-19, according to the data received from John Hopkins University.
But still, according to JHU, an average of fifteen hundred people have died in the past week because of the coronavirus.
According to Gottlieb, one of the major reasons for the improvement of the nation can be the coming out of the worst struck southern states by the Delta surge, but this is not the case with all the states.
He also stated that the West and Midwest are seeing the numbers of infections going up, and it is speculated that the Northeast can suffer a great impact too. He also said that he believes that the country would have faced most of the worst situations by Thanksgiving and that the effect of this virus would start to decline around Christmas, but some health experts are not so clear on this verdict.
The medical analyst of CNN, Dr. Leana Wen stated that there are chances for a winter surge to happen and we should not get celebratory and think that the worst has already gone.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stated on Monday that it is essential for the hospitalization and death rates by the coronavirus to go down, and this majorly depends on more and more people getting vaccinated.
He specified that around sixty-eight million people in the United States are still left to be vaccinated and there is no guarantee that the Covid-19 virus will not resurface, and this can be prevented if the unvaccinated people consider taking the shots. He emphasized people on taking the initiative to get vaccinated and help in saving humanity from this deadly virus.
Vaccines Considered Important For Our Protection
According to Gottlieb, he stated on Monday that the United States can bring the pandemic to an end only through vaccines and some other tools like testing. There are chances of changing this pandemic into an endemic wherein it would not cause a rise in the death rates of people.
Gottlieb stated to CNN that the reason we would be able to defeat this virus and get out of this pandemic stage would be only because of the Covid-19 vaccines. He told CNN that this pandemic does not have to last like the ones from the past for almost five years, as we can bring an end to it by building a wall of immunity with the help of vaccinations across the country.