There were more than 1,100 COVID-19 related deaths in the US on Wednesday. That’s the first time in nearly a month fatalities rose above one-thousand. And medical experts say the Pandemic’s grip on the Country isn’t easing. Health Experts says COVID-19 cases are rising across the United States. More than 30 States are seeing week-to-week new cases rise in the past week while only one, Hawaii, is seeing them Fall. The number of confirmed cases in the US are doubling roughly every three months, and the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force is warning about surges in areas like the Sun Belt, the Midwest and Northern States.
Some progress is being made as Moderna’s President says its COVID-19 Vaccine is on track to be on the market by December and the anti-viral drug Remdesivir, from Gilead Sciences, is approved by the FDA to treat COVID-19 patients. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a CNN Chief Medical Correspondent saying: “It’s the only approved drug, but it’s not sort of the home run that I think a lot of people wanted in terms of actually increasing survival.”
As research continues, Americans are reminded to be cautious and avoid the so-called “COVID Fatigue.” According to a report from Disaster Preparedness Experts at Columbia University, the Government’s poor response to the Pandemic led to anywhere from 130,000 to 210,000 preventable deaths.