The Heat: COVID-19 soars in US, UK and India

The Heat

With now more than 31 million cases globally, and nearly one million deaths, health experts say there’s growing concern the coronavirus pandemic could get even worse in the coming months. India now has over 5.6 million cases with 90,000 deaths, and could surpass the United States for the most number of cases. The United States hit a grim milestone this week reaching 200,000 deaths and a top health official says 90% of the U.S. population is still at risk of getting sick. Europe is now experiencing a second wave of infections. On Tuesday, the British government announced new restrictions including working from home.

Joining the discussion:

  • Chris Smith is a Clinical Lecturer in Virology at the University of Cambridge.
  • Will Humble is the Executive Director of the Arizona Public Health Association.
  • Joseph Williams is the Senior News Editor with U.S. News and World Report.
  • Neha Dixit is an independent journalist who covers New Delhi.
  • Dr. Pankaj Solanki is the medical director and owner of a COVID-19 dedicated hospital.

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