Dr. Fauci Says New COVID Cases at ‘Disturbingly High Level,’ Companies Reopen, Americans Want to Party

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned on April 7 that the number of new COVID-19 cases is at a “disturbingly high level,” reports CNN:

It’s almost a race between getting people vaccinated and this surge that seems to want to increase.

Fauci said that Europe is experiencing a spike in COVID variants much like the one experts worry about for the U.S. where companies have decided to open up:

Hang in there a bit longer. Now is not the time, as I’ve said so many times, to declare victory prematurely.

Axios reports the “U.S. averaged about 65,000 new cases per day over the past week, essentially unchanged from the week before.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said the COVID variant B.1.1.7 and other concerning variants are behind the U.S. COVID numbers, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Walensky noted that the B.1.1.7 — first identified in the United Kingdom and known to be more transmissible and deadly — is now the most common strain in the U.S.

Despite the medical news, The Week reports that businesses are opening and people want to party.

(Sources: CNN, Johns Hopkins University, Axios, Houston Chronicle, The Week)

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