January 27th local time, the U.S. Biden administration’s coronavirus response team held its first press conference.
Rochelle Valensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at the press conference that according to the model, the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States may exceed 500,000 by February 20.
In addition, Valensky also confirmed that the first case of COVID-19 Variant infection found in Brazil has been found in the United States.
Rochelle Valensky said that according to the model of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States is expected to be between 479,000 and 514,000 by February 20, which is very likely to exceed the 500,000 mark.
In addition, Valensky also revealed that there are not only COVID-19 variants found in the United States, but also the first case of COVID-19 variants found in Brazil in Minnesota, but no cases of COVID-19 variants found in South Africa have been reported.
Walensky said that the Variant strain of the novel coronavirus seems to be more likely to spread, which will lead to an increase in the number of new confirmed cases in the United States in a single day.
Valensky called on the American people to continue to adhere to safety measures, maintain social distancing, wash hands and wear masks in time, avoid non-essential travel, and be vaccinated at the appropriate time.
White House adviser: Most people have to wait months for vaccination
Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser to the Biden administration’s coronavirus response team, said that due to insufficient doses of the coronavirus vaccines and the imperfect way vaccines are produced and managed, the majority of the American people will have to wait months to get the vaccine.