Sumary of Former FDA head predicts ‘peak’ in COVID cases in late August or early September as infections rise:
- The former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is predicting that the most recent wave of COVID-19 cases will peak in late summer.
- In an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Thursday morning, Dr Scott Gottlieb said the spread of the Indian ‘Delta’ variant was going to cause infections to keep rising for the next few months.
- Additionally, 333 COVID-19 deaths were recorded on Wednesday with a seven-day rolling average of 264. Fatalities, which are a lagging indicator, have not dramatically risen but instead have slightly increased by 10 percent from the average of 238 recorded three weeks prior.
- Our guidance has been clear since we put it out several months ago and that is if you are unvaccinated, you should continue to wear a mask and protect yourself and those around you,’ said CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky at a press briefing on Thursday.
- ‘ Former U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb said on Thursday predicted the most recent wave of COVID-19 cases will peak in late August or early September.
- com/mKKhgMzEn7— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) July 22, 2021 Missouri continues to be one of the nation’s COVID-19 epicenters with average cases rising by 29 percent from 1,441 per day to 1,862 per day in the last two weeks, according to DailyMail.
- At Mercy Springfield, officials say they are opening a sixth COVID-19 inpatient unit and a third COVID-19 intensive care unit in an effort to care for the swell of patients being treated.
- Hospital in the Kansas City metro region say they have had to turn down patients trying to transfer from other hospitals because they have no more available beds.