The U.S. and Europe are losing the coronavirus battle
That’s in part a reflection of a far more expanded testing regime in place than when America first reeled under the spread of the virus in March and April. But it is also evidence of an autumnal surge in the virus that’s buffeting both sides of the Atlantic.
Hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise. In Europe, countries posted new milestones in caseloads over the weekend amid new rounds of curfews and lockdowns. A number of countries on the continent now lead the world in rates of infection. French President Emmanuel Macron, whose nation is among the worst afflicted, said Friday that his compatriots should be prepared to live with the virus “at best until next summer.”
Meadows insisted that U.S. authorities were “going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation.” But until such methods of mitigation are available and widely implemented, experts advocate the sort of mask-wearing mandates and strict contact tracing and testing systems that President Trump has shied away from encouraging. Trump’s critics have slammed the …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]