HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » CDC chief says Michigan s...

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:35 PM

CDC chief says Michigan should 'shut things down,' vaccinating alone won't stop Covid surge [View all]

Source: CNBC

“I think if we try to vaccinate our way out of what is happening in Michigan, we would be disappointed that it took so long for the vaccine to work, to actually have the impact,” Walensky said during a White House briefing on the pandemic. It takes several weeks for immunizations to kick in and reduce the caseload, she noted.
The state’s best bet, Walensky said, “is to really close things down.”

Walensky called on Michigan “to go back to where we were last spring, last summer and to shut things down, to flatten the curve, to decrease contact with one another” and to ramp up testing and contact tracing efforts. Cases in Michigan have dramatically risen in recent weeks, averaging 7,359 new cases per day over the last week and approaching its pandemic highs set around Thanksgiving, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Deaths are also on the rise.

“Really what we need to do in those situations is shut things down,” Walensky said.



Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/12/covid-shutdown-cdc-chief-says-vaccinating-alone-wont-stop-michigan-covid-surge.html

69 replies, 4062 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 69 replies Author Time Post
Reply CDC chief says Michigan should 'shut things down,' vaccinating alone won't stop Covid surge [View all]
pstokely Apr 12 OP
TreasonousBastard Apr 12 #1
Bev54 Apr 12 #2
Calista241 Apr 12 #47
DownriverDem Apr 12 #52
DBoon Apr 13 #64
idziak4ever1234 Apr 12 #3
EarthFirst Apr 12 #4
Evolve Dammit Apr 12 #34
bluestarone Apr 12 #5
ShazzieB Apr 12 #27
Raven123 Apr 12 #6
Initech Apr 12 #12
pstokely Apr 12 #19
ShazzieB Apr 12 #24
Initech Apr 12 #50
ShazzieB Apr 13 #58
Evolve Dammit Apr 12 #37
Initech Apr 12 #51
Evolve Dammit Apr 12 #53
DBoon Apr 13 #65
Blues Heron Apr 12 #7
JohnnyRingo Apr 12 #8
Evolve Dammit Apr 12 #38
llmart Apr 12 #9
MichMan Apr 12 #11
BigmanPigman Apr 12 #13
pstokely Apr 12 #21
BigmanPigman Apr 12 #39
femmedem Apr 12 #25
roamer65 Apr 12 #36
llmart Apr 12 #54
ybbor Apr 12 #10
Kaleva Apr 12 #14
Mysterian Apr 12 #16
Kaleva Apr 12 #18
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 12 #15
roamer65 Apr 12 #22
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 12 #23
roamer65 Apr 12 #26
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 12 #28
roamer65 Apr 12 #29
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 12 #30
roamer65 Apr 12 #31
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 12 #32
roamer65 Apr 12 #33
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 12 #35
roamer65 Apr 12 #40
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 12 #42
roamer65 Apr 12 #43
Evolve Dammit Apr 12 #41
roamer65 Apr 12 #17
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 12 #20
LisaL Apr 12 #44
roamer65 Apr 12 #45
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 12 #46
LisaL Apr 12 #48
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 12 #49
ExTex Apr 12 #55
pstokely Apr 13 #56
JohnSJ Apr 13 #57
ExTex Apr 13 #59
JohnSJ Apr 13 #60
ExTex Apr 13 #61
LisaL Apr 13 #62
JohnSJ Apr 13 #63
Deminpenn Apr 13 #66
pstokely Apr 13 #68
Deminpenn Apr 14 #69
bluestarone Apr 13 #67