Published On: Thu, Dec 3rd, 2020

CDC chief says US faces pandemic’s hardest time

NEW YORK — The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts the country is about to go through “the most difficult time in the public health history of the nation.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield on Tuesday said December, January and February will be “the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation” and encouraged Americans to wear masks to slow COVID-19 spread.

Dr. Robert Redfield made the comment during a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation webcast Wednesday.

Redfield says earlier surges in COVID-19 illnesses were concentrated in one area of the country or another, and health care workers and equipment could be shifted from one place to another to deal with it. But now, he says, all parts of the country are seeing rising infections and illnesses.

In Redfield’s words: “The reality is December and January and February are going to be rough times. I actually believe they are going to be the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation.”


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