Epidemiologist Dr. Larry Brilliant warned that the United States is facing some “vulgar sled” as Covid-19 cases continue to rise across the country.
“Every epidemiologist was shouting so loudly that we would have a peak in cases three weeks after Remembrance Day, and we would start seeing a peak in hospitalization and death five weeks after Remembrance Day,” Brilliant told CNN today. .
“If you take everyone out without face masks and without social distance in the middle of a pandemic, that’s what is predicted.” said. “This is the result of our actions and the result of not getting guidance from the federal government, the states that follow and follow it.
The U.S. saw its highest daily leap in new cases Thursday, with more than 37,000 cases reported.
Brilliant added that the country should take “urgent” action and increase the test, track contact and quarantine and treat people who are sick.
Re-opening plans also need to be reassessed, as interiors such as restaurants and beauty salons put people at higher risk.
“It’s not enough just to say ‘I’m not going to open anything else,’” Brilliant said. “You must rob some of the things you have done, because you can’t fight an epidemic like this.”