The United States reported the highest number of corona virus cases in a single day on Saturday, with more than 277,000 infections. Anthony Fossie, a top US government scientist, warned a few days after Christmas that the worst case scenario had not yet come, and that holiday travel was taking the country to a “critical stage” as the virus spread.
Meanwhile, with 57,725 cases in a single day, the UK reached a daily record for new corona virus infections on Saturday. In the wake of the new corona virus strain, that country quickly overtook Italy again and became the worst-affected country in Europe, with nearly 75,000 COVID-19 deaths. It is feared that with the increasing number of infections, the number of deaths will increase in the coming weeks.
The United States totaled 20.4 million cases and less than 350,000 deaths
The United States, the world’s worst-affected country, has a total of 20.4 million cases and less than 350,000 deaths.
The country is embroiled in efforts to mitigate Govt-19, and its vaccination program is surrounded by logistics issues and overcrowded hospitals.
More than 4.2 million people in the United States have already received the first jabs of 13 million doses distributed, but this is behind the 20 million vaccines promised by the administration of President Donald Trump by the end of 2020.
The UK is recording another record increase in 24 hours in COVID-19 cases
With 57,725 new infections reported in a single day, the total number of cases registered in the country is less than just 2.6 million, according to government figures. Moreover, it has recorded its five highest daily new infection numbers in the last five days – all over 50,000 and more than double what it was a few weeks ago.
At the same time, the total death toll from the additional 445 deaths stands at 74,570.
Health officials in the UK do not have the number of recoveries, which is not known the number of active cases in the country.
The origin of the new strain of the corona virus may have been in the UK, which is believed to be 70 per cent more contagious than its predecessors, and it may have driven new channels. Much of the UK is at a severe level of lockout as this year’s holiday season is effectively canceled.
In the wake of the new Govt strain, the British government is facing increasing pressure from teachers’ unions to close schools in the UK for at least two weeks.
The government, which oversees schools in the UK, has decided to close all schools in London next week to try to prevent new epidemics. The unions across the UK want to expand the policy of expressing fears about the health of teachers and children.
US should not follow UK decision to delay second measures: Fossie
Fossie said the United States will not follow the UK decision to delay the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Speaking to CNN on Friday, Fassi said, “I will not support it … we will continue to do what we do.”
According to CNN, the UK government announced on Wednesday that “the UK will make it a priority to give the first dose of the vaccine to those in the high-risk group” and allow the second dose to be given for up to 12 weeks.
The UK has adopted a strategy of delivering the first dose as soon as possible, saying it provides some protection.
When asked about his earlier comment on whether the United States should change its approach and follow the UK’s plan, Fossie replied, “It is under consideration.” He told CNN on Friday that the comment was “misunderstood”.
In their clinical trials, Fasser and Moderna – two US-approved vaccine makers – tested the effectiveness of two doses at intervals of a few weeks apart from a few months. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said, “The truth is, we want to stick with what science tells us, and the data we have for both (vaccines) implies that you give a prime, followed by 21 days with Pfizer and 28 days with Moderna. Right now, we That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there. “
(With inputs from agencies)