US braces for “hardest” week, nearly 10k deaths
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The novel coronavirus has already claimed nearly 10-thousand lives and US officials say this will be an especially rough week.
Governors across the country are worried they don’t have enough medical supplies right now even as President Trump says the US is making progress.
Over the weekend New York, the hardest hit state, saw a decrease in deaths.
But hospitals in the state are bracing for the possibility of hitting the apex of COVID-19 cases this week.
Mayor Bill de Blasio warns the city only has enough ventilators and medical supplies for the next few days.
In some states like Illinois and Michigan, the race for ventilators and various medical supplies has governors growing more frustrated at the federal government’s lack of early response.
US health officials say the country doesn’t have control of the disease yet and that the next two weeks are crucial in possibly flattening the curve.
The nation’s top infectious disease expert says it’s important to get the virus under control globally or it could become a seasonal problem.
And that the development of a vaccine could help the US be better prepared in the case of a resurgence.
As of Monday morning the number of cases nationwide climbed to more than 337-thousand.
Posted – 4.6.20