The United States officially surpasses China and Italy, surging to first place among the most coronavirus in the world, a record 85,356 open cases so far. Total deaths are currently at 1,246. All of this information was pulled from the CDC.gov website.
China stopped receiving new cases in Wuhan, China, the origin of where this disease emerged from. Italy seems to be slowly recovering after a country-wide shut down. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about America. Some jobs remain open with minimum customer contact, and many officials are trusting that they are following the social distancing standards.
In yesterday’s briefing, President Trump said that there is tremendous progress taking place. He claimed that he was going to have a conversation with the president of China, and he also stated of several advancements and progress they’ve done. Thousands and millions of masks were being sent to states that are struggling. In addition, aid is being sent to hospitals, and resources to help combat the sickness.
More than half of the cases have emerged in New York, with another large portion taking place in neighboring state New Jersey. As a matter of fact, there was an article released by NBC News, where an entire senior home was infected with the virus, a total of 94 people. The virus continues to spread at a degree in those states, raising the numbers.
A country-wide shut down will do the United States no favors. The cases will continue to rise whether or not, given that not everyone will follow the orders of the government. Therefore, preventative measures lie in the hands of the governors and mayors of districts, cities and states who have been plagued the most. It is their responsibility to minimize the risk by declaring shutdowns on their cities, states, etc., as Governor Cuomo declared with New York.