Director of the US Centers for Disease Control: This winter may have a more deadly second wave

Director of the US Centers for Disease Control: This winter may have a more deadly second wave
April 22, 2020 No Comments News customwar.com

In an interview with the Washington Post, Redfield, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said this winter that there may be a second new coronary pneumonia epidemic, which coincides with the flu season, leading to a more serious health crisis.

The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned of a second deadly outbreak this winter. 
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CNN quoted Redfield on the 21st as saying: “Next winter, this virus may be more difficult to deal with than we just experienced this time. We will face the epidemic of influenza and new coronavirus at the same time.” It is also predicted that the health system will be hit twice.

The US media said that although there are preventive vaccines and therapeutic drugs for influenza, it is still a fatal viral infection. New coronavirus has neither approved vaccines nor therapeutic drugs. The simultaneous spread of influenza and new coronavirus may overwhelm American hospitals and health institutions.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu season in the United States has continued since September last year. Although the flu virus is not currently circulating, a large number of hospitalizations and infections have occurred this season, killing at least 168 children. In 2019, the flu killed at least 34,200 Americans and infected about 35.5 million people.

Regarding the recent demonstrations by people from several states, requesting the lifting of the anti-epidemic measures such as the home order, Redfield said that this did not help against the epidemic, but he said that the CDC had drafted guidelines to help localities restart their economies, and it is expected that they will be announced shortly.

Redfield also said that the CDC has sent 500 staff to help respond to the outbreak, but admits that more staff are needed.

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