When will the new crown be downgraded to “endemic disease” in the United States? Fudge prediction
Beijing, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) according to the Chinese website of the United States, fudge, a top infectious disease expert in the United States, said on the 17th local time that although Xinguan will eventually become an “endemic disease” in the United States, it has not yet reached this stage. He pointed out that the ultimate goal of the United States is not to eliminate the new crown, but to minimize its impact and not hinder daily life
the picture shows fudge, director of the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases
it is reported that at the briefing of the White House New Crown response team held on the 17th, Fudge said: “I don’t think we will completely eliminate the epidemic. What we want is to control the epidemic. People may be confused about the extent to which the epidemic can be controlled before it can enter the endemic stage.”
he added: “We don’t know how much this number is, but when we reach this number, we will know. This number must be far lower than 80000 new infections every day, far lower than 1000 new deaths every day, and a large number of new hospitalizations.”
the White House said that 80% of the population over the age of 12 in the United States had received at least one dose of vaccine, and nearly 70% had been fully vaccinated.
fudge pointed out that the key to reaching the epidemic level of “endemic diseases” is to vaccinate as many people as possible and vigorously promote enhancers. In an interview, he predicted: “It is conceivable that Xinguan may become an endemic disease in 2022, which means that it will always exist in the population like influenza or chickenpox, but only if more people roll up their sleeves to get vaccinated.”
it is reported that the “endemic” stage means that the infection level is very low and will not have a significant impact on society. Fudge said: “People will still be infected. People may still be hospitalized, but we won’t think about it all the time, and it won’t affect our actions anymore.”