The reasons behind multiple Coronavirus floods
201, March 31 – Are coronavirus Variants behind the recent jump in COVID-19 cases in states like Florida, Michigan, New Jersey and New York? Does the relaxation of public health protection measures also play a role?
It depends on what you ask.
Anthony Fauci, MD, warned that the recent rise in cases could be caused by variants of concern, although the scenario is more difficult.
Variants first identified on the website United Kingdom and South Africa ‘involved’ in rise of new COVID-19 cases, Fauci also told CBS ‘ Face the nation that the increase in spring holiday travel on March 29 and the easing of public health measures have also helped.
“Several states have done that,” he said, referring to the removal of mask orders. “I think it’s premature.”
The the most affected states In recent cases of COVID-19, there are Florida, Michigan, New Jersey and New York. Other states with worrying trends, especially among younger residents and visitors, include Illinois, Iowa, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
State of New Jersey
“Cases are on the rise, with hospitalizations rising from 200 to 300 in the last week to 10 days,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said at a March 29 news conference. He added that the state anticipated and expected such an increase.
COVID-19 fatigue and variants both contribute to growth, Murphy said. Also, “we still don’t have the weather we need. We’re not the way many southern states can do their lives a lot outside,” Murphy said.
There are many factors. The state’s population density, which New York City has next to the river and “yes, variants also play a role,” Edward Lifshitz, medical director of the New Jersey Department of Health, said in the statement.
In response to a question about the assignment vaccines Murphy said in areas with higher rates of variation, “Even though we’re responsible for telling what we know about variation, we’re assuming they’re in the state, everywhere.”
It’s New York Sequenced
Jonah Bruno, director of public information for the New York State Department of Health, did not respond directly when asked by Medscape whether variants or quieter public health protection have anything to do with the state’s rise.
Instead, Bruno said New York sequences randomly selected COVID-19 virus specimens from across the state at a rate of about 90 a day to track the variants they are concerned about.
“Virus mutation is normal,” he said, and he repeated a list of COVID-19 protective measures, such as masks, social distancing, and vaccinating when possible because it is “the best way for New Yorkers to protect themselves.”
Michigan more straightforward
A spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (Lynn Sutfin) said: “There may be more infectious variants, such as B117 [U.K.] the variant threatens advances in epidemic control and closely monitors MDHHS data. “
“Our goal is to re-engage in reducing public health risk, which is why we are slowly moving forward with thoughtful public health measures to maintain progress and momentum,” Sutfin added.
“We will continue to monitor data to make decisions that include three key metrics: case rates, percentage positivity, and hospitalizations,” he said. “It’s critical that they don’t give up now and remind Michiganders to keep the mask on, wash their hands, social distance, get tested and get vaccinated as soon as it’s available.”
Florida in the foreground?
However, at the time of its publication, Florida had not yet responded to the request for a supplementary approach to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the state.
Meanwhile, great photo With a higher number of COVID-19 cases it seems uneven nationally, according to Rochelle Walensky, MD, director of the CDC.close conviction“In a March 29 White House media briefing, he called on Americans to continue to take the recommended measures to reduce the spread of the virus.
To be aware of this evolving situation, it is the CDC follow-up of variants of concern B117, B1.351 (South Africa) and P1 (Brazil) on the map showing the number of reported cases per state.