January 13th – Fauci, the chief expert on COVID-19 in the United States, warned that with the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the United States, there may be a local super coronavirus strain in the United States.
According to the Washington Post on the 11th, Fauci said in an interview that the increase in coronavirus cases in the United States is similar to the epidemic curve in the United Kingdom, so there may be a situation similar to the mutant strain of the novel coronavirus found in the United Kingdom.
Fauci pointed out that it is possible that the United States already has its own mutant strain, which is more likely to spread by Americans themselves.
In addition, Birx, the White House coronavirus coordinator, speculated that the increase in cases may be due to the spread of a new and more infectious mutant strain of the virus in the United States.
Birx wrote in a report that “the number of cases in autumn and winter in the United States is almost twice that in spring and summer”, “this acceleration indicates that in addition to the mutant strain found in the United Kingdom, mutant strains may have evolved here, and the former mutant strain has spread in our communities, and The likelihood of transmission may have increased by 50%.”
As Fauci was interviewed, the number of new cases and deaths in the United States is still hitting a new high every day, with the average daily death toll in the past seven days exceeding 3,200, which means more deaths than the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Although the CDC in the United States advises people to avoid traveling and family reunion during the Christmas and New Year holiday, millions of Americans still ignore it. Health experts predict that the peak of the coronavirus infection may occur after the long vacation.