CNN: ‘Hunker down’: The fall Covid-19 surge is here

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As speculated, the United States has met a new COVID-19 surge, one that could inflict an even greater toll on a mass scale. According to Dr. Peter Hotez, there are 50,000 new cases a day, in contrast to the lowest cases in September averaging around 30,000 to 35,000 new case a day. Over 30 states – mainly Midwest to Northern states – have reported more COVID-19 cases than before in just this past week, and the numbers are only expected to continue increasing according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert. Residents may be facing tighter restrictions if the trend continues. The worst of the cases are expected to come this November and last into February, and make it more difficult for patients with other ailments to go into hospitals for help. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there has been a 13% increase in child Covid-19 cases in the past month. The return of hybrid or in-person instruction at schools are thought to have played a role in this increase in number. The recent pause from the vaccine trial led by Johnson & Johnson due to an unexplained illness is completely expected in large studies, as stated by Mathai Mammen. Despite this, Fauci claims that other efforts towards vaccine development are “on a really good track.”

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