COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton is sounding the alarm as the coronavirus surges through every part of Ohio.
In an interview with The Columbus Dispatch, Acton, who resigned from the director position June 11, said the COVID-19 pandemic still has months of life to live.
Acton, who has remained out of the public since her resignation, spoke to the newspaper and said that the current surge in cases is just the tip of the iceberg, the Dispatch says.
“So this is the Titanic at this point and you can’t turn the Titanic on a dime,” Acton told the paper. “So, we’re going down. It’s some amount of going down, so let’s minimize the amount.”
Acton along with other experts at Ohio State University projected that the state could get to around 10,000 new COVID-19 cases a day. That kind of spike never happened during Acton’s time, however, the report says.