Former FDA Director Scott Gottlieb shared an update over the weekend on the country’s new crown outbreak, including his prediction that the virus would slow rapidly. His prediction is due to the fact that there were so many cases in the United States during the virus pandemic. As a result, the COVID-19 virus will soon begin to find new infections. However, this is not necessarily cause for celebration, as Gottlieb points out that more “deaths and diseases” will accompany this slowdown.
Scott Gottlieb shared an update on the new crown outbreak in an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” over the weekend. He predicts that the new crown pandemic will soon begin to slow down in a very clear way, at least in the United States. “The reality is that if we continue to see transmission at the current rate, or faster than we are seeing now, by the end of the year, more than 20 percent of the U.S. population may already be exposed to coronavirus,” Gottlieb said. Gottlieb added that this would be why we are beginning to see the outbreak slow down as it “naturally develops.”
Gottlieb continued: “I think the tragic consequence is that there will be a lot of deaths and diseases along the way, but I think by the end of the year we will probably have at least passed the most acute phase of the epidemic, in part because between now and then it will eventually infect more people.” “
However, as Gottlieb makes clear, the cost will be high from here until this slowdown begins (there will be more “deaths and diseases”, as Gottlieb puts it). Another concern, health officials like him, points out is that “people are exhausted”.