January 18th – Rochelle Valensky, the new director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned on the 17th local time that 500,000 people in the United States will die of COVID-19 by mid-February.
In an interview with CBS’ Face the Nation, Valensky said she expects the number of deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. to reach an alarming 500,000 by mid-February, and warned of “dark weeks” after that.
At least one mutant of COVID-19 has shown resistance to antibodies, but it’s safe to say that the vaccine remains effective against new variants,” Varensky added.
We all know that most viruses mutate, not just COVID-19, but any virus. So far, the mutant coronavirus found in the UK seems to be more likely to spread. There is no indication for the time being that the vaccine is not effective against the mutant virus.”
According to Worldometer real-time statistics, as of about 6:30 Beijing time on January 18, a total of 24454,580 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 406,971 deaths in the United States.
Compared with the data at 6:30 the previous day, there were 196650 new confirmed cases and 2,284 new deaths in the United States.