Dr. Deborah Birx Warns Covid 19 Will Get Worse With Cooler Temps

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As we continue to battle the war against COVID-19, experts including Dr. Deborah Birx say that this fall could be one of the worst from a public health standpoint.

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx is warning that the Northeast is experiencing ‘troubling signs’ of a ‘very different’ style of coronavirus spread as temperatures drop in the region.

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Dr. Birx said Thursday that fall’s cooler weather in the region has led to coronavirus spreading faster within families and social groups, than in schools and workplaces where people are following precautions. ‘What we’re seeing in the community is much more spread occurring in households and in social occasions, small gatherings where people have come inside, taken off their mask to eat or drink or socialize with one another,’ Birx said Thursday at a roundtable discussion at the University of Connecticut in Hartford, Connecticut. It’s a similar type of spread pattern that was seen in Southern states over the summer, when people flocked to air-conditioned, indoor areas to escape heat and humidity, she said. People are shown without masks eating indoors.

Dr. Deborah Leah Birx is an American physician and diplomat who has served as the United States Global AIDS Coordinator for Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump since 2014; she has additionally served as the Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force since February 2020.