“I think people underestimate how bad that is.” Dr. Ashish Jha
The dean of the Brown University School of Public Health has warned of difficult months ahead across the United States due to Covid, such as new data It shows that the Delta strain can carry up to 1,000 times more viruses in the nasal passages than that of the original strain.
“I think people underestimate how bad it is,” said Dr Ashish Jha. “We’re in for a very difficult August, and perhaps a very difficult September before that really changes.”
Dr.. Rochelle Wallinsky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Reporters at a press briefing On Thursday, he said the delta variant “is one of the most infectious respiratory viruses we know, which I’ve seen in my 20 years of career.”
Jha told CNBC:The news with Shepard Smith, “that the infection rate could be worse if it was winter, and he expected the delta rise to peak within two months.
“It might peak in September, but we’re far from the peak, and now we’re treating 40,000 cases a day, and it’s going to go up significantly before it peaks,” Jha said.
The delta variant has spread rapidly across the United States, accounting for more than 83% of serial cases in the United States currently, up from 50% in the week of July 3, according to the CDC.