The US is in category five hurricane status when it comes to Covid-19 and it hasn’t begun to see the beginning of the fourth surge yet, said Michael Osterholm, University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy director, on Sunday.
“Let me say that, at this time, we really are in a category five hurricane status with regard to the rest of the world,” Osterholm said on NBC’s Meet the Press.
“At this point, we will see in the next two weeks, the highest number of cases reported globally since the beginning of the pandemic. In terms of the United States, we’re just at the beginning of this surge, we haven’t even really begun to see it yet.”
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80 percent of vaccines have gone to just 10 countries, @mtosterholm says:
“If we continue to see this virus spread throughout the low and middle-income countries unfettered, they’re going to spit out variants … that in each and every instance could challenge our vaccines.”
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) April 4, 2021