USA: The number of coronavirus diseases is growing, signaling a possible second wave of infections May 29, 2020


May 29, 2020

On Sunday, eternal optimist President Trump announced that in the coronavirus case “Cases, numbers and deaths are going down all over the country!” written by Andrew Romano.

Two days later, Reuters and the New York Times reported that the number of new cases of COVID-19 – which had been declining for weeks, both nationwide and in the worst-affected metropolitan areas – had suddenly begun to rise in more than a dozen states.

The Times counted 14 states, where the average of new cases over seven days has risen in the last two weeks.

By narrowing the time frame and focusing on the total number of cases per week, Reuters found that in the week ending May 24, 20 states reported an increase in new infections, compared with 13 a week earlier.

Most of the affected countries were among the first to lift quarantine measures in late April or early May. Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. In others – in Arkansas, North Dakota, Oklahoma – nationwide quarantine measures were never issued, but businesses that had to close began to open at about the same time.

So as Trump lights up from his plane, he begins to gather beneath the surface for a second wave of disease?

For months, epidemiologists warned of the risks of breaking quarantine too quickly. In April, Trump’s White House issued its “Rules for the Reopening of America,” which mentioned “the data-dependent conditions that each region or state must meet before proceeding with a gradual reopening.” One of these conditions was the “descending trajectory of documented cases over a fortnight”. Few, if any, have met this condition. They also abolished the quarantine. Experts feared that these countries would soon see a resurgence in infections.

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