On Oct.18, Michael Ostholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told NBC :" The next six to 12 weeks may be the darkest of the new crown pandemic ."
He said the vaccine would not be available "in an effective way" until the third quarter of next year, even in which case half of the U.S. population remained skeptical.
"People don't know what to believe. One of the great challenges we face is that we have to convey to the public a message that reflects science and reality. " Ostholm also said he didn't know if the federal government's public health response could take the lead. What's more, there are many different voices from all walks of life in the United States. "We don't have a unified voice," he said
Ostholm stressed that about 70000 new cases were reported in a single day on Friday (16th), which is consistent with the maximum number seen during the peak period of the new crown epidemic, and said that from now on to the New Year holiday, the number of new cases in a single day in the United States "will even exceed the number of 67000 to 75000".