Aug 3, 2020
Dr. Deborah Birx, the physician appointed as the COVID-19 Response Coordinator by the White House, commented on Sunday that the US has entered a new phase against its war with the COVID-19 pandemic, “What we are seeing today is different from March and April. It is extraordinarily widespread. It’s into the rural as equal urban areas.”
Dr. Brix stressed her concerns, saying that Americans must wear masks in public places and continue practicing social distancing, “To everybody who lives in a rural area, you are not immune or protected from this virus,” Dr. Birx said. “If you’re in multi-generational households, and there’s an outbreak in your rural area or in your city, you need to really consider wearing a mask at home, assuming that you’re positive if you have individuals in your households with comorbidities. This epidemic right now is different and it’s more widespread and it’s both rural and urban.”
Dr.Birx believes that super spreading individuals are not the ones who we should concern ourselves with, but instead we should worry about super spreading events. As COVID-19 invades rural America and the world’s biggest economy collapsing under pressure from the pandemic, Trump’s administration is accused of not having a ‘pandemic plan’. President Donald Trump continues tweeting, “Make America Great Again!” but his supporters seem discouraged, as thousands of Americans are left unemployed following the lockdown and cases continue growing.
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2020
In Australia, Victoria has declared a “state of disaster” on Sunday and introduced stricter lockdown measures, after almost 700 new infections were recorded in just one day. Europe currently facing a potential second wave of infection, with Spain’s cases skyrocketing in recent weeks.
However, despite countries like Italy, France, and the UK managing to flatten the curve, the growing number could indicate that virus is back, and the world will go on lockdown again… or perhaps it’s never left?
As of today, there have been over 18,000,000 cases of COVID-19 globally, of which 692,978 have lost their battle against the disease.