According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, on January 7, 4,085 new COVID-19 deaths in the United States reached a new level, with a cumulative death to more than 365,000.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that frequent travel and gatherings during the holiday season have caused the pandemic data to continue to rise and may continue to rise in January this year.
According to the latest statistics, 20,000 people died of COVID-19 in the United States in the first week of 2021, an increase of 16% from the last week of late last year.
With the soaring death toll, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Texas and other places also tested mutant COVID-19 on January 7, adding uncertainty to pandemic control.
Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview with National Public Radio on the 8th that new variants of the virus have begun to spread in the United States, which makes it more urgent for people to do a good job in pandemic prevention.
Fauci also predicted that the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States will continue to worsen in January.
When asked what other pandemic prevention measures should be improved, Fauci suggested that after the new government came to power, all Americans should be required to wear masks for at least 100 days, so as to avoid the differences in the implementation of pandemic prevention measures in different regions.
At the same time, the federal government should make it important to strengthen the leadership and coordination of the states, rather than let them separate themselves.