According to the latest statistics released by Johns Hopkins University, there have been more than 11.49 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 virus in the United States and more than 250,000 deaths so far, according tomedia BGR. In a new interview, White House health adviser Dr. Anthony Folch acknowledged that he has a regret about his involvement in the new U.S. coronavirus response. Dr. Folch said he would have liked to have worked harder to promote broader testing in the early stages of the outbreak.
Speaking to health news site STAT, Mr Folch said he regretted not advocating for a wider range of new crown tests in the early days of the new crown pandemic. “I think we should flood the system with tests, ” Dr. Fucci told STAT. “There wasn’t enough testing.”
“It never came true because we never really had enough tests to do what you had to do … But deep down, perhaps I should have said more loudly that we really, absolutely must. I see no progress on it, and perhaps I should continue to push for it. “
Testing is so important because of the prevalentity of ASymptomatic cases of COVID. “What you don’t realize is what’s happening now, and it becomes a case in a few weeks, ” Dr. Fucci said. “It turned out to be hospitalization a few weeks later. After a few days, it becomes intensive care, which can lead to death in a few weeks. “
Dr. Folch praised the New Crown’s response to the U.S. outbreak as part of the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed program, which involves the federal government injecting billions of dollars into vaccine research, testing and manufacturing. As STAT explains, much of this money is eared to build infrastructure around vaccine supply before it is fully ready to be approved and distributed.
“Beyond history.” Dr. Folch describes how quickly people have reported Phase 3 clinical trial data on a variety of potential vaccines — all in less than a year — since the discovery of an unprecedented virus.