The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director has said that this may cause a catastrophic surge in COVID cases.
In recent weeks the amount of new COVID-19 cases has dropped significantly from where it was, but it’s still at dangerous highs.
Now, a warning has come from the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky, about what could be a coming surge in new COVID-19 cases.
Walensky said during a White House press briefing this week that “This past Friday, we saw more travelers pass through our airports- over 1.3 million.
This is the most travelers that we’ve had in a single day since last March before the WHO declared the global pandemic. We have seen footage of people enjoying spring break festivities maskless. This is all in the context of still 50,000 cases per day.”
The director of the CDC went on to plead with the American public about being aware of the warning signs for a potential surge in new COVID-19 cases.
Here’s what she said, “I’m pleading with you for the sake of our nation’s health, these should be warning signs for all of us. Cases climbed last spring. They climbed again in the summer. They will climb now if we stop taking precautions when we continue to get more and more people vaccinated.”
What makes matters worse is that the new strains of COVID-19 first identified in the UK and South Africa are spreading in Florida, which is a popular location for spring break-goers.