Fauci Warns of Possible 4th COVID Surge as More States Move to Open Up

HeadlineMar 08, 2021

The United States recorded nearly 4,800 COVID-19 deaths over the weekend. Daily coronavirus infections are down from January’s record highs but have plateaued at levels comparable to last summer’s peak. In Arkansas, Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson is planning to end a statewide mask mandate by the end of the month. California officials are preparing to reopen baseball stadiums and amusement parks, including Disneyland, on April 1. Here in New York, movie theaters have reopened for the first time in nearly a year — albeit with masks required and lower occupancy. On Sunday, White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci warned the U.S. risks a fourth surge in cases — fueled by the spread of troublesome coronavirus variants — if public health measures are rolled back too quickly.

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