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CDC official Warns Second Wave of Coronavirus is Likely to be ‘Even More Difficult’

One of the leading health officials warned that the second wave of the novel coronavirus in the United State could be even worse because it is likely to collide with the beginning of the flu season, one of the country’s top health officials warned.

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) federal agency, Robert Redfield warned that the second wave of COVID-19 hitting next winter would coincide with the normal influenza season.  He added that having two respiratory outbreaks simultaneously would put unimaginable pressure on the healthcare system.

In an interview, he was asked about the increasing protests against the restrictions and stay-at-home orders from the government and evidence of support by the prominent figures and Trump allies. He commented that it is not helpful.

The U.S trial of the controversial treatment with the malaria drug which President Donald Trump has referred to as ‘a miracle’ has also failed and produced poor results. There were more deaths among the people who were given hydroxychloroquine than those who were given standard care, as reported by researchers.

The countrywide study was not a meticulous experiment. But it is one of the largest studies yet on hydroxychloroquine, with or without azithromycin, for COVID-19. The novel coronavirus has so far killed more than 44,000 people in the United State.

The study was published on the website for scientists and has not reviewed. Funding from the University of Virginia and the National Institutes of Health paid for the work. Researchers analyzed 368 patients who were hospitalized with confirmed infections at Veterans Health Administration medical centers.

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About 28% of those who were given hydroxychloroquine in addition to normal consideration passed on, as compared to 11% of those getting standard care alone.

About 22% of those getting the medication in addition to azithromycin kicked the bucket as well, however the contrast between that gathering and regular care was not viewed as sufficiently enormous to preclude different components that could have influenced endurance. Hydroxychloroquine had no effect on the requirement for a breathing machine, either.

Trump has more than once advertised the medication and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given hydroxychloroquine a “crisis use approval” to use on infected patients in certain conditions. Be that as it may, the FDA has not directed clinical preliminaries to determine completely whether the medication is a powerful treatment for COVID-19.

Nonconformists have turned out in various states against governors’ requests that to a great extent hold fast to government rules, and Trump has urged them to free their states in his tweets.

When asked about the calls for liberating states prior and ongoing protests, Redfield said that it isn’t useful. While Trump divulged direction a week ago for assisting states with slackening their social distancing limitations, Redfield called for state authorities to spend the following hardly any months getting ready for the coming stage by stressing on social distancing and scaling up testing and contact following.

As the part of guidelines of the White House released a week ago for easing restrictions and gradual reopening of the country, testing by CDC is now in progress in nursing homes for asymptomatic cases in New Mexico, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Tennessee.

The CDC has likewise drafted direction for the state and nearby governments on how they can ease preventive restrictions, moving from drastic limitations, for example, stay-at-home requests in a staged method to help a safe reviving. Redfield said that direction will be “in the open space in the blink of an eye.”

The CDC additionally plans to enlist at any rate another 650 individuals as specialists to “significantly expand” general wellbeing workforce in the states and help with contact following, among different errands.

Amna Rana

Amna Rana, a writing enthusiast and a microbiologist. Her areas of interest are medical and health care. She writes about diseases, treatments, alternative therapies, lifestyles and the latest news. You can find her on Linkedin Amna Rana.

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