On Monday the global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 was edging toward 81 million, while the U.S. covid case tally topped 19 million, and experts warned the next few weeks will be hard after many Americans traveled over the Christmas holiday.
The average number of new daily cases of Covid-19 in the United States is at a record — stressing local hospital systems and forcing new curfews and other restrictions in some parts of the country.
The United States is “not in a good place” as colder months loom and the number of newly reported coronavirus cases continues to swell beyond 40,000 people every day, White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Monday.
Though rare, it’s possible that people who have recovered from coronavirus could be reinfected again, as a recent Hong Kong study suggests, the World Health Organization said today.
The World Health Organization said Friday that a vaccine will be a “vital tool” in the global fight against the coronavirus, but it won’t end the coronavirus pandemic on its own and there’s no guarantee scientists will find one.
It is not a “safe bet” to rely on immunity to coronavirus as a strategy for coping with the pandemic, one expert has warned, adding that herd immunity strategies were “probably never going to work.”