Well that sounds ominous. But, then again, what doesn’t sound ominous these days?
2020 has been a strange one folks, with a couple of threats of world wars, a global pandemic, and yet another cultural revolution in the United States. Oh, and let’s not forget the murder hornets either.
While some of these threats to America are chronologically-bound instances, one issue in particular doesn’t operate in a linear fashion: COVID-19, which is making a rather sizable comeback in the USA this week.
Now, even Trump administration officials are growing concerned.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar warned Sunday that the “window is closing” for the United States to get the coronavirus pandemic under control, as confirmed cases are surging in a majority of the country and some states are dealing with record numbers of hospitalizations.
“Things are very different from two months ago… So it is a very different situation, but this is a very, very serious situation and the window is closing for us to take action and get this under control,” Azar told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
He suggested that the US is better positioned to handled the pandemic than before, pointing to increased testing, contact tracing, hospital capacity, reserves of personal protective equipment, and advancement toward therapeutics and potential vaccines for the virus.
This is certainly a far way off from the President’s tone and narrative on the subject, which has been criticized by some in the past as having been a bit nonchalant, to say the least.