Sat. Jun 12th, 2021
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The US is now the hardest-hit nation on Earth, with the number of confirmed cases now exceeding 3 million and its corona death toll standing at more than 133,000.
It is estimated to have roughly one-fifth of all -reted deaths in the entire world – followed by Brazil with nearly 70,000 fatalities.

Record-breaking numbers of cases have been recorded over the past few weeks after the US failed to stop the spread of the deadly .Footage of packed beaches and parks in the country over the Fourth of July weekend has also sent shivers down the spines of health officials.

US chief medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci described it as a “serious situation that we need to address immediately”.

The recent surge in cases within the US appears to have been spread by younger people, with the average age of the infected coming down 15 years.
Only four states managed to record a decline in the number of new cases – those being Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

But, a study seen by Daily Star Online showed the corona outbreak could remain in the US for up to two years.
The report, named -19: The CID Viewpoint, led by Dr Kristine Moore said the pandemic would likely remain in the US for between 18 to 24 months when compared to previous flu pandemics.

It added: “Risk communication messaging from government officials should incorporate the concept that this pandemic will not be over soon and that people need to be prepared for possible periodic resurgences of disease over the next two years.”

While the corona is likely to linger in the US, and the world, for years – there is some hope its severity will wane.The study continued: “We must be prepared for at least another 18 to 24 months of significant -19 activity, with hot spots popping periodically in diverse geoghic areas.

“As the pandemic wanes, it is likely that corona will circute in the human popution and will synchronize to a seasonal pattern with diminished severity over time, as with other less pathogenic corona es, such as beta.”

Another report, did however, highlight a “blind spot” was poor ventition in indoor spaces.

While it admitted that regur hand washing and social distancing were effective behaviors to provide protection, it was “not enough”.The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CID) referred to a report published in MedRxiv – an online hub for medical and scientific researchers to host unpublished studies.“They also advise avoiding crowding, especially on public transportation and in buildings.”

The impact could dramatically change the American way of life, with hundreds of thousands of workpces, schools, hospitals and homes having to renovate their buildings entirely.

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