In February 2020, when the U.S. had only reported a few COVID-19 cases, Donald Trump had promised that the coronavirus pandemic would disappear and there wouldn’t be any more cases.
Since then, more than half a million Americans have succumbed to the coronavirus. Schools and businesses have been shut down in every state, and on top of that, there are reports of a new mutation of a new deadly coronavirus variant.
The pandemic is the greatest challenge the Biden Administration is facing right now. While Americans are experiencing pandemic fatigue, amid harsh weather conditions, it’s become even more challenging to convince people to avoid outdoor activities such as barbecues, basketball games, play dates, etc.
The health professionals have warned that if the public fails to follow the SoPs, it will aggravate the virus. If people start gathering at concerts, sports arenas, and restaurants again, another lockdown might have to be imposed on the U.S.
The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle P. Walensky, has expressed her concern about the coronavirus cases. There are currently 70,000 active COVID-19 cases.
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She is worried that the declining cases have stabilized because several states are revoking the public health measures that they had implemented to prevent the spread of the virus.
The restrictions are being lifted in Texas. Arkansas is also mulling to ease up the coronavirus restrictions. The restaurants are being reopened in New York City and Washington DC for limited indoor dining.
The Biden Administration is still optimistic to vaccinate as many people as possible. Every day, more than 1.8 million Americans are being vaccinated.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIH, is no longer harassed by the press every time he speaks, and CDC, which was silenced under Trump, is also holding briefings regularly.
The Biden Administration has claimed that they are focusing on being honest with the Americans instead of understating the dangers of the virus. Fauci has predicted that things may not return to normal until December 2021.
Other advisors have claimed that if people fail to follow public health measures, the numbers could skyrocket again during the spring season.