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Infectious Disease Expert: The ‘Darkest Of The Entire Pandemic’ Has Yet To Come – HuffPost

Michael Osterholm, an expert at the University of Minnesota, stressed that a lack of public confidence is largely to blame.

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Michael Osterholm, a renowned infectious disease expert, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that “the next six to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic” and expressed concern that the U.S. lacks a leading voice to guide the public.
“Vaccines will not become available in any meaningful way until early to

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3 new virus deaths in El Paso; records again set for active cases, hospitalizations & ICU patients – KVIA El Paso

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) — The El Paso Department of Public Health announced three new coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday morning. The death toll now stands at…

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) — The El Paso Department of Public Health announced three new coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday morning.
The death toll now stands at 563 in El Paso County. The victims were identified as:

  • 1 woman in her 60s
  • 1 man in his 70s
  • 1 woman in her 80s

All had underlying health conditions.
Health officials announced 670 new cases and 55 “delayed” positive results that the state is just now reporting to the local health department.
El Paso County currently has 8,820 known active cases….

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Iowa reports 31 additional deaths, record COVID-19 hospitalizations – KCCI Des Moines

Iowa reported 31 additional COVID-19 deaths and another 1,276 new positive cases Wednesday.

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DES MOINES, Iowa —Iowa reported 31 additional COVID-19 deaths and another 1,276 new positive cases Wednesday.
The Iowa Department of Public Health reports there are 534 Iowans currently hospitalized with COVID-19, the highest number reported since the pandemic began. As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the health department reported 109,573 total positive cases, 84,623 total recoveries and 1,579 total deaths since the pandemic began. The state reported 108,297 total cases and 1,548 total deaths 24 hours earlier.

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LIVE: COVID-19 in Austin-Travis County: ‘This is not an Election Day gimmick. This is real,” top doctor warns – KXAN.com

Interim Austin-Travis County Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott, APH Director Stephanie Hayden and APH Chief Epidemiologist Janet Pichette will answer questions.

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — There’s now a 96% chance that COVID-19 spread is growing in Austin-Travis County.
In a Q&A session on Wednesday, Interim Austin-Travis County Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott explained the percentage has increased from 90% in a short amount of time — with 64 new cases of COVID-19 occurring over the past 14 days.
“Our cases are rising, the number of people admitted to the hospital are rising, our ICU numbers are rising, our ventilator use is rising” said Dr. Escott. “This is not an…

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