Although nearly 30 states are reporting downward trends in coronavirus cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned the nation not to let its collective guard down during the ongoing pandemic with the arrival of the flu season.
“We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter, because it’s not going to be easy,” the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases said Thursday during a panel of doctors from Harvard Medical School, NBC News reported.
The illness has claimed more than 190,000 lives in the US, which has more than 6 million confirmed cases, according to according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
But those are just the infections that have been recorded, so the actual number could be far greater. Many may have been infected without knowing, as the CDC projects about 40 percent of people don’t show any symptoms despite having the bug, CNN reported.
On Thursday, New York state marked the 34th