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US has ‘way too much virus’ to control, warns CDC expert

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US has ‘way too much virus’ to control, warns CDC expert

US coronavirus pandemic on an upswing as global cases reach grim milestone As state officials across the country grapple to contain a recent surge in cases of the novel coronavirus , at least one expert with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned the U.S. has “way too much virus” to control at the moment.

Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of CDC, made the warning during a Monday interview with The Journal of the American Medical Association, saying that the situation in the U.S. is not like that in other countries, using New Zealand and South Korea as primary examples.

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"We’re not in the situation of New Zealand or Singapore or Korea where a new case is rapidly identified and all the contacts are traced and people are isolated who are sick and people who are exposed are quarantined and they can keep things under control," Schuchat said in a podcast . "We have way too much virus across the country for that right now, so it’s very discouraging."

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Indeed, New Zealand on June 8 announced that the last known infected person had recovered, with officials declaring the country virus-free at that time. Since then, a few cases of COVID-19 linked to international travelers have emerged, though officials have been able to contain the infections. Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Reuters) Cases in South Korea have also remained low, with the country reporting fewer than 100 cases per day since April, according to the BBC.

Meanwhile, the U.S. has had more than […]

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