New COVID-19 Cases Surge In U.S., As Birx Warns Nation Entering ‘Deadly Phase,’ Experts Call For National Control Strategy

CBS News: U.S. fights coronavirus surge amid record number of new cases
“The U.S. leads the world by far in both infections and deaths, and many states are now seeing record numbers of new cases. Americans went to the polls on Election Day in the shadow of the pandemic — a reminder of what’s at stake. … Meanwhile, Dr. Deborah Birx, a key member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, is warning the U.S. could see over 100,000 new coronavirus cases per day sometime this week…” (Battiste, 11/3).

MedPage Today: COVID-19: A National Problem Needing a National Strategy
“Lack of a cohesive national strategy is hampering U.S. efforts to control the pandemic, mainly because standardized guidance and adequate testing are both lacking, said experts from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). A national strategy ‘would make a world of difference,’ said Amesh Adalja, MD, IDSA fellow, and a physician at the University of Pittsburgh…” (Walker, 11/3).

Additional coverage of Birx’s comments is available from CNN, Forbes, and VOA News.

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