California Health Official Says Everyone Will Eventually Be Infected With COVID-19

(FamilyRetirementClub.Com)- Those who are hoping that the coronavirus is starting to come under control are probably sadly mistaken. California, for example, which had an early outbreak but hasn’t seen an explosion in cases like New York has is prepping to have to deal with the virus “for a very, very long time.”
In fact, one health official in Santa Clara County believes everyone will be infected by the coronavirus at some point.
“I just have to keep reminding myself that this is a marathon and we have to keep ourselves nourished somehow, and we have to keep our energy good,” said Dr. Sarah Cody, the director of Santa Clara County’s health department.
Cody said the state’s shelter-in-place order will enable health officials to spread out people who are severely ill and require hospitalizations and will “slow things down” a bit.
Like the rest of the country, officials in Los Angeles County are trying to brace residents for a tough week ahead. They urged people of the county who have adequate supplies already at home to “skip shopping altogether.”
Barbara Ferrer, the director of the public health department, said:
“We cannot underestimate COVID-19, a virus that knows no boundaries, infects people of all ages and can cause significant illness and death, particularly among people who are elderly or who have underlying serious health concerns.”
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has continued to maintain that this will be a tough week ahead for most of the country, but on Tuesday said he is “a lot more optimistic,” saying “there is a light at the end of this tunnel.”
On Good Morning America Tuesday morning, Adams said:
“I absolutely believe this is going to be an incredibly sad and an incredibly hard week for our country, but we’ve had tough times in this country before, and we always come out stronger.
“The good news is that when you look at Italy, when you look at Spain, when you look at Washington and California, and even New York and New Jersey, they have truly started to flatten their curves. They’ve seen cases level off and start to come down, and that’s what I want people to understand — that it’s going to be a hard and tough week, but the American people have the power to change the trajectory of this epidemic if we come together like we have after past tragedies in this country.”
Because California and Washington “were aggressively mitigating from the start,” Adams said they have been able to flatten their curves, according to recent data.
That being said, Adams stressed that now is no time to let up:
“The most important thing for the American people now is to really focus on these 30-days-to-slow-the-spread guidelines because we have proof that they work. But we need you all to cooperate. We need you to continue doing your part — and most people actually are. Over 90% of the country is actually doing the right thing right now.”