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COVID-19 variants much ado about nothing
February 26, 2021 - 12:19 pm

The decline in Covid-19 cases reported in the U.S. since early January may be flattening, a concerning shift as highly transmissible variants threaten to exacerbate infections, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

“Over the last few weeks, cases and hospital admissions in the United States have been coming down since early January, and deaths have been declining in the past week,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a press briefing. “But the latest data suggest that these declines may be stalling, potentially leveling off at still a very high number.”

Source: Centers for Disease Control

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