CDC director warns of 'impending doom' over rise in COVID cases

CDC director warns of 'impending doom' over rise in COVID cases
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CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky during Monday morning's briefing warned of "impending doom" and admitted she is "scared" over the rise of COVID-19 cases.

"I'm going to pause here. I'm goin g to lose the script, and I'm going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom," she told Americans. "We have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are, and so much reason for hope, but right now I'm scared."

Dr. Walensky, who is an HIV/AIDS expert and served as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital went on to say, "I'm speaking today not necessarily as your CDC director, but as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter to ask you to just please hold on a little while longer."

The U.S. has had about 31 million coronavirus cases and over 560,000 COVID-19 deaths.

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