He ‘hopes ‘ they will continue to come down….
Something IS going on because the media has pushed the virus story back a bit ….
But it’s a nail biting time for parents who have to decide if they want to send their kids back to school….
Some states ARE still experiencing spikes…
No matter what?
The numbers of infections are still WAY too high still….
The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday said coronavirus deaths in the U.S. should start declining around parts of the country by next week as the nation’s seven-day average for daily deaths has consistently topped 1,000.
“You and I are going to see the cases continue to drop. And then hopefully this week and next week, you’re going to start seeing the death rate really start to drop again,” Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, said in an interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The daily average of new COVID-19 cases nationwide has been falling for weeks. But Redfield said it takes time for mitigation measures — such as encouraging the use of masks, social distancing and shutting down bars, as was done recently in hotspots like Arizona and Texas — to be reflected in the number of deaths.
“It is important to understand these interventions are going to have a lag, that lag is going to be three to four weeks,” Redfield said. “Hopefully this week and next week you’re going to start seeing the death rate really start to drop.”
The health official said the U.S. is beginning to turn the tide on the outbreak in the south, but there are worrying figures being reported in parts of Middle America.
“We’re starting to see some of the cases now in the red zone areas are falling, but if you look at those states that are in what we call the yellow zone, between 5 percent and 10 percent, they’re not falling, so middle American right now is getting stuck,” he said….