With the arrival of spring and after an exhausting year of COVID-19 restrictions, Americans are eager to return to some sense of normalcy.
However, many health experts are urging patience, warning a possible fourth surge may be on the horizon, with over a dozen states exhibiting early signs of increasing case numbers.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, raised the alarm this week, expressing his concern that we may be reopening faster than we should.
“There were times when we thought things were getting under control and then it exploded again,” Fauci said. “So although we are going in the right direction, we’ve got to keep our foot on the pedal with regard to public health measures.”
Over the last week, more than a dozen states have seen increases in their daily case averages. Parts of the upper Midwest have been exhibiting particularly concerning trends, including in Michigan, where cases have been on the rise since late February.