The Heat: COVID-19 surge in the U.S. and UK


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With its COVID-19 death toll now well past 800,000, the United States is facing into another tough winter as it battles the deadly disease.Cases of the Omicron variant are surging across the country with numbers climbing from coast to coast. President Biden is set to confront the issue in a Tuesday address. Meanwhile, countries like the UK are seeing a spike in new cases too. And, some European countries are introducing new restrictions.

To discuss:

  • Peter Chin-Hong is a professor of medicine and infectious disease specialist at the University of California, San Francisco.
  • Joseph Williams is a former senior news editor at U.S. News & World Report. 
  • Dr. Chris Smith is a consultant clinical virologist at University of Cambridge. 
  • Dr. Julian Tang is is a consultant virologist at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

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