The way the United States emerged from the worst case of coronovirus cases that devastated the country for months and reached its peak after the rush of Americans for winter vacations gave public health officials another possible supersponder date Concerned In: Super Bowl Sunday.
January was the country’s deadliest month ever, accounting for 20 percent or 95,246 of the more than 460,000 coronovirus deaths recorded in the United States in the past 12 months. Even more people can fit in NFL stadiums.
Experts worry that football fans who gather in Tampa, Fla., On Sunday for a championship game between Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or at watch parties around the country may set back the nascent progress of recent weeks. Daily reports of new cases and deaths remain high but have fallen somewhat. The seven-day average of new cases reported in the US fell to 125,804 on Friday, the lowest level since November. 10. Report of deaths, a lagging indicator, as patients dying of COVID-19 usually do so weeks after being infected, an average of 2,913 a day, the lowest rate since 7 January.
The United States is administering 1.3 million vaccines a day on average, as the Biden administration pushes speed delivery before more infectious variants that can survive vaccines can be prominent. The NFL has offered Biden, president of all 30 of its stadiums, for use as mass vaccination sites.
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, COVID-19’s chief medical advisor, Anthony S. As such, officials warn Americans against gathering for Super Bowl parties with people from other homes, especially in locations without ideal ventilation.
“You’re really putting yourself and your family in danger,” Dr. Fauci said on MSNBC on Friday.
“This is the perfect setup for a mini superspreader event in your home,” he said. “Don’t do this for now.”
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While health experts worry about an increase in cases after the game, some said they do not anticipate anything as deadly as the wave following the holiday in January. That’s because Thanksgiving and Christmas inspire more home travel than the Super Bowl, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of California at San Francisco, Dr. Katherine Oldenburg said.
Nevertheless, even the parties pose a threat, said Carl Bergstrom, a professor of biology at the University of Washington.
“My understanding is that it’s a really great year to watch it at home with your family, and don’t go to the Super Bowl parties that you would normally do, because we’re starting to get this under control in this country, “Dr. Bergstrom said Ch.
Dr. Bergstrom said he was concerned about the more than 20,000 people who are expected to attend the games at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa – about one-third of the stadium’s normal capacity.
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Dr. Bergstrom said, “Anytime you find 25,000 people screaming and screaming together during an epidemic, you are going to have a transmission.”
Public health experts worry that the new, more infectious diseases, first identified in the UK and identified as B.1.1.7, will soon go into effect and bring a fatal boom this spring. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 187 cases of the B.1.1.7 version have been detected in Florida, more than in any other state.
The Bars will be open in Florida during the game, and are advertising some Super Bowl parties. Prior to the game, Tampa’s mask order was extended to apply to outdoor areas where people could gather.
Super Bowl ticket holders have not been discouraged by the epidemic. Vinita, a prominent fan of Cannes, said Jeremiah Coleman, “Upon my death, this will probably be one of the top five days I have missed in my life, you know?”