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Overseas Network, October 22. On the 21st local time, CDC officials stated that as the United States approaches the “critical stage” of the pandemic, three-quarters (75%) of the state cases are still increasing.
According to the “Capitol Hill” report, CDC Director Redfield warned at a press conference that the United States is facing a “critical stage” of the pandemic. Jay Butler, CDC’s deputy director of infectious diseases, said, “Unfortunately, we are seeing depressing trends in the United States.”
“I see that many people are tired of the impact of the new crown virus on their lives. We are tired of wearing masks, but what I want to say is that in the fall, it is more important than ever,” Butler said.
The United States has confirmed more than 8.3 million new crown cases, and the number of new cases in a single day is about 60,000. Experts warn that as the cold weather forces people to stay indoors longer, the number of cases may surge this fall and winter. The US media believes that the surge may indeed occur, and “the actual number of confirmed diagnoses may be even higher.”
As the epidemic situation in the United States continues to worsen, the US media noted that this press conference is the first time that the CDC has publicly notified the epidemic since August.
In addition, the United States is full of such concerns because the agency’s pandemic prospects do not match the Trump administration’s optimistic forecasts, which may have political interference within the CDC.