Another ‘Peak’ In Coronavirus Could Happen If Social Distancing Measures Aren’t Followed

(TheFreedomFlag.Com)- The federal government and medical professionals have been warning that the peak of the coronavirus pandemic will hit the United States in the next few weeks, making it especially important that people follow social distancing and stay-at-home recommendations to slow the spread.
On Monday, the assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Admiral Dr. Brett Giroir, said when the numbers will peak will depend on the location. The peak will happen in some places this week, while in other places it could take another week or two. As he said:
All our predictions, all our models, and we know from the data we see and health care workers we talk to is — for New York and New Jersey and Detroit, this week is going to be the peak week.” The peak, according to Giroir, “reflections infections that occurred two or three weeks ago,” and “we may be seeing the worst upon us right now in terms of outcomes.”
He also warned that if people don’t follow social distancing recommendations, there could be multiple peaks in confirmed cases.
“If we let our foot off the gas and start doing things that are ill-advised, we could have another peak in a few weeks,” he said.
White House coronavirus response coordinator, Dr. Deborah Brix, said over the weekend that Americans really need to stay at home, saying:
“This is the moment to not be going to the grocery store, not going to the pharmacy.”
While Giroir said he agreed with what Brix was saying, he also explained:
“That does not mean go without medication. If you need to go to the pharmacy to get your medications, if you need to get groceries, do it. But don’t go every day … Do it as infrequently as possible.
“Anything you can do to protect yourself, to avoid yourself from getting this virus and being in the hospital for a month or potentially facing death, I think it’s advised to do that.”
Johns Hopkins University said on Monday that there have been at least 337,971 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, with at least 9,654 deaths as a result of it. The only state or U.S. territory to not report a death as the result of coronavirus.
While New York, New Jersey and Detroit are predicted to experience peaks in cases this week, other parts of the country such as New Orleans may not see a peak in the number of hospitalizations and deaths as a result of the coronavirus for a few more weeks.
“We’ll see some rolling peaks across the country as the next few weeks unfold,” according to Giroir.
The Trump administration has extended social distancing guidelines through the end of April for now, and local governments have taken more extreme measures, with almost all states issuing stay-at-home orders to keep people from congregating in larger groups.