Despite fall in the number of COVID-19 deaths, Dr. Fauci says U.S. coronavirus cases are ‘unacceptably high’ heading into the fall season
Just a few days ago, we told you about a story from the New York Times after the newspaper found that up to 90 percent of COVID-19 positive people were wrongly diagnosed! The NY Times found that “in three sets of testing data that include cycle thresholds, compiled by officials in Massachusetts, New York, and Nevada, up to 90 percent of people testing positive carried barely any virus.”
If true, the finding may have huge implications for how we count the number of people with coronavirus in the United States. The finding could also mean that the number of daily reported cases is flawed.
Notwithstanding the actual number of coronavirus cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci still believes the number of daily coronavirus cases in the United States is “unacceptably high” as the nation heads into the fall season. On average, the U.S. is currently seeing about 40,000 new cases a day, but it needs to bring infections below 10,000, Fauci said during an interview with MSNBC.
Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the public’s behavior over the Labor Day holiday weekend will determine how the coronavirus spreads in the U.S. through the colder months.
However, some health experts disagreed with Dr. Fauci, they said the number of daily reported deaths has been going down even if we were to believe the “high” number of coronavirus cases.
Dr. Scott Atlas, former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center and a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, said people getting the infection is actually a good thing because it leads to herd immunity over the long term.