We may be done with the virus, but clearly the virus is not done with us. We cannot get comfortable or give into a false sense of security that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. — Rochelle Walensky, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director
We may be done with the virus, but clearly the virus is not done with us. We cannot get comfortable or give into a false sense of security that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. — Rochelle Walensky, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director
Decline in Coronavirus Cases ‘May Be Stalling,’ C.D.C. Director Warns

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Friday that a recent decline in coronavirus cases across the U.S. “may be stalling” and urged governors not to relax restrictions.

Over the last few weeks, cases in hospital admissions in the United States have been coming down since early January and deaths have been declining in the past week. But the latest data suggest that these declines may be stalling, potentially leveling off at still a very high number. We at C.D.C. consider this a very concerning shift in the trajectory. We are watching these concerning data very closely to see where they will go over the next few days. But it’s important to remember where we are in the pandemic. Things are tenuous. Now is not the time to relax restrictions. Although we’ve been experiencing large declines in cases and admissions over the past six weeks, these declines follow the highest peak we have experienced in the pandemic. We may be done with the virus, but clearly, the virus is not done with us. We cannot get comfortable or give in to a false sense of security that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. Not now, not when mass vaccination is so very close.
Read the full article: https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000007626337/cdc-coronavirus-cases-stalling.html