Copping Up With Coronavirus Second Wave

Coronavirus Second Wave
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The coronavirus outbreak has led to more than 200,000 deaths across the United States. Furthermore, the number of cases is increasing day by day. Only three states reported a decline in the second coronavirus wave. Moreover, the United States has reached its highest daily rate of COVID-19 cases within the last two months. There is a vital need to plan a comprehensive approach to deal with the situation.

Coronavirus At Its Peak 

A new reporting agency reports that the country has hit its highest number of coronavirus cases per day in the past two months. Also, the situation is getting worse with every passing day. Furthermore, only three US states show a decline in the number of coronavirus cases.

Three states, including Texas, Missouri and South Carolina, reported declines in cases. However, 21 states reported an alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases. In comparison with the number of coronavirus-cases a week before this Saturday.

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The 21 states reporting a rise in new cases are Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Montana. Furthermore, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode-Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming also reported a rise.

According to data from the State’s department of health services, 2892 new cases emerged in Wisconsin this Saturday.

According to Johns Hopkins University, on Friday, 54506 cases emerged in a single day. Furthermore, this is the highest number of per day cases since August 14, when 64601 coronavirus-cases in a single day appeared.

Also, the average number of cases in five days is 46500. This figure is the second-highest ever since the outbreak occurred.

Services To Be Performed

Now more than 7.3 million, including President Donald Trump, are COVID-19 positive. Health experts have asked people to be extra-precautious, especially during the fall and winter seasons. According to Gov. Tony Evers, everyone must wear masks and follow precautionary measures. Furthermore, veil-masks can only protect individuals if everyone wears them.

Several Wisconsin health departments have issued a public health emergency COVID-19 alert as the number of coronavirus cases was increasing. Moreover, resulting in a greater need for hospitalization and deaths. Dr. Tom Frieden is the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to him, people must wash their hands repeatedly, wear masks, practice physical distancing, and take personal hygiene seriously.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday announced the proposal. The proposal suggests closing schools and non-essential businesses. At least for two weeks, especially in nine zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens.

Moreover, they have reported the highest number of cases for at least seven consecutive days. According to de Blasio, certain areas exhibit high positivity. Thus, these areas require strict actions to control coronavirus spread.

Vaccination Guidelines

Clinical research on vaccines is in Phase 3 trials. Many companies are working on it. However, it is uncertain when it will be available on prescription to the public for use. According to experts, health care professionals must be the first to receive the vaccine.

Furthermore, people with a high risk of developing fatal illness due to coronavirus shall get vaccines first.

Later older adults that are living in congregate settings shall receive the vaccination. Then comes the turn of people working in offices, industries, and universities. Later young adults, children, and anyone who is yet to receive vaccination shall receive it.

The plan makes no mention of minorities for vaccination. Minorities were drastically affected by the coronavirus and needed vaccination. Furthermore, the group draft received much criticism over this.

Sophia Oliver
The author is a nutrition and dietician graduate who works as a health freelance content writer and as well as a copy editor. Along with other novels, Sophia has also published about many health-related technologies, advancements, and physical fitness. Being an all-rounder makes her stand out in the line.