Dr. Deborah Birx said she is “very worried” that a post-Thanksgiving surge in coronavirus cases will be far worse than the surge seen following Memorial Day, reversing mitigation progress and exacerbating already worsening conditions elsewhere.
“If you look at the second wave going into the Memorial Day weekend, we had less than 25,000 cases a day. We had only 30,000 inpatients in the hospital, and we had way less mortality, way under 1,000,” Birx said on Sunday. “We’re entering this post-Thanksgiving surge with three, four, and 10 times as much disease across the country. And so that’s what worries us the most. We saw what happened post Memorial Day.