by Chhavi Madaan | 2020-08-09

In a recent report, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has spiked up to over 5 million since the first case reported in January.

A Timeline of the Increase in Cases

The United States transcended the 1 million mark on the 28th of April followed by a total of 2 million cases reported on the 10th of June; 3 million cases on the 7th of July; 4 million cases on the 23rd of July and the highest 5 million cases registered on the 8th of August.

Daily about 70,000 people are undergoing tests designed to detect the COVID-19 virus, yet the crisis intensifies. The popular tests being used are the Antigen Test or Swab Test and the P.C.R. test or Polymerase Chain Reaction Test.

The ebbing in the number of COVID-19 cases is observed explicitly in States scurrying to reopen Schools, Industries, Factories, and other Community services without adequately assessing the extent of the spread of the virus.

About 10 States have seen a significant upheaval in the number of infected people while the crisis is apparently under control in other states. Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana recorded the highest volume of new cases in the past week. Hasty and incompetent policies to resurrect financial equilibrium have elevated the atrocity of the Pandemic.

President Trump’s Initiative

People have exhibited discontent with President Donald Trump’s shallow relief campaigns. His proposal of assigning a new Federal Pandemic Relief Fund was widely condemned as a mere move to suit his election campaign and a superficial strategy to prove his contribution and concern towards the crisis. The Fund overlooks several problems like lack of assistance to local businesses and additional aid to the citizens and States.

At present, the United States ranks as the country with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, while Brazil and India rank second and third, respectively. The ever-growing specimens point to the inefficient management by individuals as well as authorities. The common factors responsible are mainly defiance of health advisories and refusal to adhere to safety measures, dense population, rigid policies which give more weightage to political motives rather than alleviating distress and ill-planned strategies to mend the monetary ravage.

The only efficient solution is to practice social distancing, wear masks, conserve one’s physical immunity and mental health, and utilize technological advances like virtual platforms to evade direct communication.

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Tuned

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