Trends in the spread of COVID-19 in the United States over recent months suggest that America is stuck on a terrible plateau in COVID-19 deaths that have hovered at an average of 400 daily for months.
Writes about it on Wednesday edition USA Todaywhich, together with scientists, analyzed the statistics of Johns Hopkins University, Ukrinform reports.
“Apart from a slight increase in July, death rates from COVID-19 have remained stable since May and amount to approximately 400 people a day.
At the same time, according to official statistics, more than 12.5 thousand people died from COVID-19 in the United States in July.
The situation with the consequences of diseases in the United States was commented by Dr. Daniel Griffin, an infectious disease specialist at Pro Health Care (New York) and professor of medicine at Columbia University.
“We are stuck on this terrible plateau. This has been happening over the past few months, and we are getting used to it, ”the scientist emphasized.
Another scientist, School of Public Health epidemiologist David Dowdy compares the death rate from coronavirus to the flu epidemic. However, according to him, the peak situation with the flu lasts about three months, while COVID-19 keeps worrying trends constantly, and in a year the death rate from the coronavirus will be four times higher than from the flu. Therefore, in his opinion, it is necessary to introduce more measures to normalize the health of the country’s population.
Most Americans who have died from COVID-19 have been immunocompromised or older than 75, experts say. These patients varied in vaccination status, from unvaccinated to receiving all recommended vaccines and revaccinations. The biggest difference between patients who recovered from COVID-19 and those who died is whether they received treatment during the first week after diagnosis.
As reported, according to Hopkins University, more than 580 million cases of COVID-19 infection have been registered since the beginning of the pandemic. More than 6.4 million people worldwide have died from the disease.