New COVID-19 cases are starting to fall in the United States, signaling the highly-contagious Omicron variant is beginning to recede.
Several states in the Northeast and upper Midwest are seeing cases peak and begin to decline sharply.
At the same time, hospitals in North Carolina, West Virginia and Pennsylvania are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.
The U.S. is averaging more than 700,000 new cases a day, an increase of 8% over the last two weeks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. top infectious diseases expert, gave his assessment for what’s ahead in the coming weeks.
Joining the discussion:
- Dr. Carlos del Rio is the Executive Associate Dean at Emory University’s School of Medicine & Grady Health System.
- Jennifer Steele is an associate professor with the School of Education at American University.
- Dr. Kate Tulenko is the CEO and Founder of Corvus Health.
- Dr. Gary Morsch is the President and Founder of COVID Care Force.
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