The year 2020 has been very complicated because of the novel coronavirus that has killed almost one million and infected over 28,000,000 people worldwide.
The COVID‑19 pandemic has caused 194,000 deaths in the United States, and there are currently more than 6,000,000 cases, according to data released by Johns Hopkins University.
Americans hoping for a reprieve recently received some rather dire news from Dr. Anthony Fauci, who explained that they would not get the Christmas miracle they had hoped for.
Dr. Fauci also issued a warning against the many unrealistic predictions that President Donald Trump has been making.
The forecast for winter 2020/2021 is deadly, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington that says there is a possibility that there will be more than 600,000 dead by January 1st.
IHME Director Dr. Christopher Murray explained: “When we look ahead into the winter with seasonality kicking in, people becoming clearly less vigilant, you know mask use is down, mobility is up in the nation, you put all those together, and we look like we’re going to have a very deadly December ahead of us in terms of toll of coronavirus.”
Trump was quick to dispute the dire prediction. The Republican President painted a more rosy year-end scenario by saying: “I really do believe we’re rounding the corner, and the vaccines are right there, but not even discussing vaccines and not discussing therapeutics, we’re rounding the corner.”
In an interview, Fauci said that the President’s statements are inaccurate and told Americans to prepare themselves because there will be a rise in coronavirus deaths as the cold weather approaches.
The health expert revealed: “We are plateauing at around 40,000 cases a day and the deaths of around 1,000.”
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases revealed that the cold weather implies that more people will be staying inside, and that is not necessarily a good thing.
He stated: “That’s not good for a respiratory-borne virus. You don’t want to start off already with a baseline that’s so high. I keep looking at that curve, and I get more depressed and more depressed about the fact that we never really get down to the baseline that I’d like.”
He concluded by saying: “We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter because it’s not going to be easy.”
Fauci had one positive news; he believes that there will be an effective vaccine by the end of the year, but things might only return to normal mid-2021.