Dr. Fauci: COVID-19 Still With UsJune 23, 2020
COVID-19 has hit the entire global population on some level. In America, the federal government and the branch of infectious diseases are moving towards reopening sectors of business. Dr. Fauci has been one of the figures representing physicians throughout the virus. The president appointed him to be part of the panel that advises the US citizens on actions they can and cannot take during this pandemic.
This virus is a respiratory disease that spreads rapidly. Nightly newscasts have shown Dr. Fauci warning people about the dangers of COVID-19, and it seems to be causing extensive harm in African-America households. Fauci explains that this might be because this group also carries with them high numbers of diabetic patients, individuals with high blood pressure, and obese people.
In about 100 days, COVID-19 spread from China to every continent. This shows how contagious it is. Professionals note that human water droplets or spray can spread the virus, like from sneezing, talking, or spitting. Some communities have been ordered to wear face coverings in public places to prevent the spread.
Schools and businesses shuttered, and families went into lockdown. The only operations that stayed open were deemed essential, such as pharmacies, grocery stores, and any healthcare orientated business. Hair and nail salons, movie theaters, and bars were closed.
The country is now slowly returning to work, but at a recent speaking engagement, Dr. Fauci suggested we were only in the middle of the pandemic. From his perspective, there will be more positive cases and pockets of growth. This talk was done via video.
Social distancing became acceptable during the last few months. When a group did not adhere to it, social media outlets highlighted them. In the beginning, Fauci and the others on the board touted the benefits of staying six feet from the next person. The theory behind six feet is that it gives time for the spit to drop down and out.
Businesses that were open during lockdown used markers and directional arrows to guide people to safe distances. As restaurants reemerge, they are removing seats and tables to keep adequate spacing between parties. Plastic shields are seen at banks and checkout counters.
Dr. Fauci stated that the next bridge to cross involves the vaccine. Drug manufacturers are working at an unheard-of pace to develop a vaccine. Some of them are in the trial stages. Traditional, it takes years to create any drug, but as Fauci points out, the urgency has pushed this particular vaccine to the forefront.
As the world waits for the drug, COVID-19 carries on and often goes unnoticed because there is a broad range of symptoms. Some people who test positive have very mild symptoms if any. Others have not been so lucky, but recovery is possible.
The pandemic has brought attention to the gap in healthcare and low-come populations. In the talk, Fauci recommended that continued testing and best practices continued in dense-urban areas. In these regions, the virus will continue to move and take more lives. Until the vaccine is available, individuals should follow government mandates.
Agencies around the world have pledged billions to find the vaccine. Some leaders in the medical industry do not believe any government should try to control the final price because it will stall the process. The manufacturer should make it available to all people, everywhere.
Dr. Fauci has been in the medical profession for decades. Most of his time was spent working with viruses, such as HIV. Because of his past, he has an in-depth understanding of how the germs spread. If the data is correct, COVID-19 will continue to be active in the US for some time.