‘It will happen this week and next week’: Dr. Birx says post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge hasn’t happened yet
Doctors around the U.S., including Dr. Deborah Birx, who is a part of the White House coronavirus task force, says the country likely hasn’t even seen the expected post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 spike yet.
"And every state needs to be critically informing their state population that the gatherings that we saw in Thanksgiving will lead to a surge,” says Dr. Birx. “It will happen this week and next week, and we cannot go into the holiday season -- Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa -- with this same kind of attitude, that those gatherings don't apply to me. They apply to everybody."
The news comes as the U.S. reported one million new coronavirus cases in the past five days.
In the early days of the pandemic, it took more than three months to get to one million cases.