10 million cases and counting. Covid 19 rages on world wide.
Covid 19 is not going away. The summer heat is not making it disappear, it is burning its way through the world causing serious illness.
(Bloomberg) “Confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe surged past 10 million, a chilling reminder that the deadliest pandemic of the modern era is stronger than ever.
The milestone is a rebuff to health experts and global leaders -- including U.S. President Donald Trump -- who had hoped early in the pandemic that it would fade away with the summer heat. Instead, infections are multiplying faster than ever.”
There were 499,307 new cases in the United States reported in one day. The increases are staggering. Moreover, the lack of a unified plan of action to insure social distancing, mask wearing, hand washing is contributing to a growing rate of infection. There has been a rush to reopen economies without regard to being safe.
Moreover, the state of denial about the increase in Covid 19 infections from the White House is disturbing. Instead of putting together a unified prevention plan, drafted by medical professionals, we are getting a convenient political response. Moreover, too many people are hiding their heads in the sand for political convenience.
(Bloomberg) “Since late March, the U.S. has had the most cases globally and is still adding infections at a record daily pace as a resurgence overwhelms states like Texas, Arizona and Florida, forcing many to reverse plans to open their economies.”
”Reopening” plans were politically motivated. Instead of doing the scientific thing, politicians put their political well being first and did the political thing. The rush to “rebuild the economy” took precedence over implementing a slow plan to help economic recovery and to protect people’s health. The issues in Texas, Arizona and Florida were caused by two things:
1. A failure to listen to science; and
2. A lack of a unified plan supported by science from the White House.
Instead what we receive are plans leading to crowded beaches and political rallies with people failing to protect themselves.
Unless we change course, Covid 19 will ravage on.
(Bloomberg) “We haven’t seen the end of Covid-19, and we haven’t seen the full scope of it yet, either,” said Ali Mokdad, professor of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle. ‘This will be as dangerous as the Spanish flu in many ways,’ he said, referring to the 1918 pandemic that infected an estimated 500 million people...
‘You will see the long impact of Covid-19 above and beyond the mortality we are counting right now,’ said Mokdad. ‘Already the impact on our economies means that one year from now there will be less aid to poor countries, less money to buy vaccines or HIV medicines.’”
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