Biden warns ‘we’re likely to lose another 250,000Americans from coronavirus ‘between now and January

Biden warns 'we're likely to lose another 250,000' Americans from coronavirus 'between now and January'

总统当选人拜登 offered a very grim forecast of an uptick in 新冠病毒 deaths in the United States as winter steadily approaches.

During remarks he made at a virtual coronavirus roundtable on Wednesday, Biden urged Americans not to travel during the holiday season in order to prevent the spread of the disease amid the national spike of coronavirus cases. He expressed sorrow that he would not be seeing hislarge familythat he normally celebrates with while recalling the small gathering he had for Thanksgiving while the rest were onZoom.

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Christmas is going to be a lot harder,” 拜登说. “And I don’t want to scare anybody here, but understand the facts: we’re likely to lose another 250,000 people dead between now and January. You hear me? Because people aren’t paying attention. People aren’t paying attention.

Biden later reiterated his call tobring down the virus” 和 “replication rate of itas well as increase testing.

CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield similarly warned that the winter months could be the deadliest the nation has seen during the pandemic.

“The reality is December and January and February are going to be rough times. I actually believe they’re going to be the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation largely because of the stress that it’s going to put on our healthcare system,” Redfield said on Wednesday, “So we’re in that range, potentially, now starting to see 1500 至 2000 至 2500 deaths a day from this virusAnd I do think, 不幸, before we see February, we could be close to 450,000 Americans who have died from this virus.

Redfield stressed, 虽然, if the public follows various practices of social distancing, mask-wearing, 和 “not letting your guard down at family gatherings,” such dramatic figures could be minimized.

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According to John Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center, 几乎 273,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus during the pandemic while nearly 14,000,000 cases have been counted. Roughly 1.5 million people have died worldwide.

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