Federal officials in the United States have expressed concern that the decline in daily cases of coronavirus at the national level is starting to flatten with the increasing spread of one strain across the country.
Officials have warned that some states should relax restrictions imposed to prevent Covid-19, saying the nation is still in a precarious situation that could turn into a fourth wave before more residents are vaccinated, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“We are in this precarious position that we were in right before the increase in cases in the fall, when anything worrisome could cause another spike,” US chief infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci told reporters in a press release.
He added, “We do not want to be people who always look at the dark side of things, but we must be realistic .. So we have to look carefully at what will happen over the next week or so in these numbers before you start reaching that understandable need to ease the restrictions.” Certain “.
Andy Slavitt, senior adviser to the White House team to confront “Covid-19”, said: “We cannot say it in stronger terms: We think it is a mistake to take our foot off the gas pedal too soon, especially given the speeding up of our efforts.” Currently on vaccination. “
Source: “Los Angeles Times”