Dr. Tom Inglesby, the director of the Bloomberg School’s Center for Health Security, speaks during a briefing Covid-19 developments on Capitol Hill in Washington, on March 6.

1,000 corano deaths a day in the US are not “normal”, says infectious disease specialist

Dr. Tom Inglesby, director of the Bloomberg School Health Center, spoke during a briefing on Covid-19 developments at the Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 6. Samuel Corum / Getty Images

The paranoid pandemic kills an average of 1,000 Americans a day and 4,000 worldwide, and that should not be the new norm, said Dr. Tom Inglesby, director of the Bloomberg School Health Center.

“We can do better than that,” Inglesby said. “I am concerned that people have accepted that we are young and not normal.”

Some states have hundreds or even thousands of new Covid-19 cases each day, and Inglesby noted that countries such as New Zealand and Thailand have reduced their cases to zero.

“Did we give up losing 1,000 Americans a day until we had a vaccine?” asked. “I hope we are not.”

Worldwide: The tactics used by New Zealand, Thailand and other countries to reduce the coronation case are the same common practices supported by public health officials in the United States for months: border controls, extensive testing, rapid isolation, scrutiny, detection, burnout hygiene, intensive physical distance, closure of schools and workplaces and a coordinated public health strategy, Inglesby said.

“We can and should do these things in the United States,” Inglesby added.

A study this week from the University of California, Berkeley found that house-to-house orders alone have prevented more than 62 million coronavirus infections in the United States so far and 530 million in the other six countries studied.

“Social distance projects,” he said, noting that in some parts of the country people are frustrated, are moving “too fast to open up the economy with the risk of accelerating the spread of the disease.”

He also warned that he considered internal gatherings one of the continuing dangers of catching and spreading the virus.

“I think the things that are most at risk are longer times at home with others who don’t belong to your family and you breathe in the air they exhale. If you are close by, it will create a higher risk, “he said.

Moving forward during the pandemic: Inglesby also expressed concern about the opening of schools. There is no information on whether children spread the disease at school. They obviously do not have the same level of serious illness as adults, he said.

“The concern is that we don’t know if school children will speed up the spread within these institutions and then spread the disease to both teachers and administrators who are older or to family, parents, grandparents at home.” , he said .

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