FDA Scott Gottlieb: Florida, Texas and Arizona are on the verge of an epidemiological catastrophe

Three American states – Florida, Texas, and Arizona – have registered a record high number of coronavirus infections for the second day in a row.

This was reported by The Hill, referring to the statement of the former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb.

According to him, the authorities of these states still have “a week or two” to take measures to take control of the situation.

“They are on the verge of getting out of control,” said the expert.
Gottlieb added that the increase in the number of infections should be called not only outbreaks.

However, the authorities of “infected” states do not consider the situation so dramatic. The governors believe that the growth in the number of infected is associated with an increase in the number of tests.

However, experts and epidemiologists do not agree with this and name other reasons for the deterioration of the situation. Among them are the premature lifting of restrictions on business last month, failure to comply with the norms of distance, as well as disregard for the wearing of masks.

As of the morning of June 19, 3246 new infections had been reported in Arizona. The previous day, 2,519 cases had been reported.

In Texas, the number of new infections rose from 3129 to 3,516 over the same period, and in Florida from 3207 to 3822 in a single day.

It should be noted that a sharp increase in the incidence of coronavirus in the U.S. is taking place against the backdrop of mass protests that swept the country after the death of black police officer George Floyd. In addition, the virus itself is improving during the epidemic.

As reported by biologists from the New York Genome Center and New York University found that the virus Covid-19 mutates quickly, resulting in the rate of infection has increased to 8 times.

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