WASHINGTON – With the Labor Day Weekend approaching, health experts are concerned about another surge in Coronavirus cases.
“Together we need to get through Labor Day Weekend, really protecting one another,” said Dr. Deborah Birx.
Birx is especially concerned after many states suffered spikes in new cases, hospitalizations and deaths after the Memorial Day and July 4th Holidays.
“We don’t want to see a surge on the, any circumstances, but particularly as we go on the other side of Labor Day and enter into the fall, we want to go into that with a running start in the right direction,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci. “We don’t want to go into that with another surge that we have to turn around again.”
Officials are warning people to stay vigilant, wear masks, social distance, avoid crowds and keep gatherings outside, not indoors.
“Please don’t have parties where people do not have mass on just because they or a neighbor does not mean they couldn’t be positive,” Dr. Deborah Birx.
While the centers for Disease Control and Prevention has told state and local public health officials to prepare to distribute a possible COVID-19 vaccine as soon as late October, many health experts say a safe and effective vaccine might not be publicly available until early 2021.
The CDC is now forecasting that the death toll from COVID-19 will increase to between 200,000 to 211,000 by September 26.