As the states of Arizona and Texas re-enter another lockdown period, the leaders of other U.S. regions have ordered bars, restos and pubs to shut down again.Apparently, there are indications that the new cases of COVID-19 infection were traced as having sprung from such establishments, where safe distancing and wearing of facial masks are being disregarded.
Majority of Americans prefer to stay safe by simply ordering their liquor from stores, bars and restaurant that offer alcohol delivery services. Yet the reality is that even if a few have their drinks in bars, they have the potential to spur a large increase in the number of new novel coronavirus cases.
Why America Cannot Be Great Again For Now
Many, including Donald Trump himself, still do not seem to understand how the infection spreads. If 50 bar habitues were infected, the number grows exponentially as the cluster of 50 will transmit the disease to family members, co-workers and anyone who gets to touch everything they touched.
Ths cluster grows more potent because new cases will further transmit the disease in their respective circle. The transmission process can go on continuously if carriers are not identified and quarantined at the soonest.
Now if Trump says that testing only makes the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. look bad, the spread of infection will be more widespread and rapid. In not putting into isolation or quarantine the tens of thousands of the daily cases of new infections, the rise in numbers can quickly grow daily into hundreds of thousands.
Add to that the fact protest rallies are still ongoing, while the U.S. president’s skewed thinking is that, if it is okay for Black Lives Matter activists to gather as a crowd, so can his supporters. After more than 6,500 attended Trump’s Tulsa, OK rally, the state reported that about 200 plus new cases has caused the rise in Oklahoma’s COVID-19 statistics. Many of which have been traced as originating from those who attended Trump’s Tulsa rally.
How can America be great again if the leader is taking the lead in spreading the spread of the virus throughout the country.
Public Health Officials are Now Looking at Three Important Metrics
Public-health officials are now looking at three (3) important metrics in gauging the rapidity by which the pandemic is spreading in each area. Among other factors, the major indicators are the number of new cases, the percentage of positive test results, the need for hospitalization and the increase in coronavirus-related deaths.
Infectious disease experts like Dr. Fauci pointed out that the death count often lags behind other metrics, because such outcome occurs only after the disease progressed over time; usually in the course of weeks.
As had been foreseen by health experts, the current situation in the U.S. is critical because the death toll is also on the rise. As public health experts had explained, controlling the disease is of utmost importance to avoid overwhelming hospitals and eventually impairing the entire health system. Many of the health workers and medical professionals have also become infected, as there is still a shortage of personal protective equipment. Moreover, most hospital personnel have been at the frontlines for several months now.
In the event that these modern-day heroes fall as a result of their unwavering dedication to their sworn duty, only a few will be left to take care of patients who are badly in need of medical attention.