Experts predict ‘surge’ of coronavirus cases in upcoming weeks

As millions of Americans head home from holiday celebrations, experts fear those travelers could fuel a new spike in COVID-19 cases.”When you have the kind of inflection that we have it doesn’t all of a sudden turn around like that, so clearly in the next few weeks we’re going to have the same sort of thing perhaps even two, three weeks down the line,” said Doctor Anthony Fauci. “We may see a surge upon a surge and we don’t want to frighten people but that’s just the reality.”The Nation’s Top Infectious Disease Expert said he expects the number of coronavirus cases to spike over the next several weeks while making an appearance on ABC’s This Week, Sunday morning. He said this was predicted with the cold weather and people traveling for the holidays. The Sunday after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year as people head home from holiday celebrations, even after the CDC encouraged everyone to stay home.”I was concerned about flying the Sunday after Thanksgiving because I felt there would be a lot of people and it wasn’t a great idea, but I feel like I’m going to stay home through the holidays,” said Elizabeth Alcott, Newark, New Jersey. “I just want to avoid the whole thing.”Alcott flew into Pittsburgh International Airport on Sunday.”Newark was very crowded and people were really close together and I would have avoided it if I could have, but here in Pittsburgh the airport seems fine,” she said. “I definitely would not be traveling if my mother wasn’t having surgery but I need to be here for her.”The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in US on Friday topped more than 200,000 for the first time, and as experts predict that number to only increase over the next few weeks, they say to expect restrictions to stay in place.”I can not see all of a sudden a relaxation of the kind of recommendations or restrictions because we’re getting into colder weather and an even larger holiday season as people travel to come back and forth for Christmas,” said Dr. Fauci.Dr. Fauci said the vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel, but until it’s ready it’s important to wear the mask, wash your hands and social distance.

As millions of Americans head home from holiday celebrations, experts fear those travelers could fuel a new spike in COVID-19 cases.

“When you have the kind of inflection that we have it doesn’t all of a sudden turn around like that, so clearly in the next few weeks we’re going to have the same sort of thing perhaps even two, three weeks down the line,” said Doctor Anthony Fauci. “We may see a surge upon a surge and we don’t want to frighten people but that’s just the reality.”

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The Nation’s Top Infectious Disease Expert said he expects the number of coronavirus cases to spike over the next several weeks while making an appearance on ABC’s This Week, Sunday morning. He said this was predicted with the cold weather and people traveling for the holidays. The Sunday after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year as people head home from holiday celebrations, even after the CDC encouraged everyone to stay home.

“I was concerned about flying the Sunday after Thanksgiving because I felt there would be a lot of people and it wasn’t a great idea, but I feel like I’m going to stay home through the holidays,” said Elizabeth Alcott, Newark, New Jersey. “I just want to avoid the whole thing.”

Alcott flew into Pittsburgh International Airport on Sunday.

“Newark was very crowded and people were really close together and I would have avoided it if I could have, but here in Pittsburgh the airport seems fine,” she said. “I definitely would not be traveling if my mother wasn’t having surgery but I need to be here for her.”

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in US on Friday topped more than 200,000 for the first time, and as experts predict that number to only increase over the next few weeks, they say to expect restrictions to stay in place.

“I can not see all of a sudden a relaxation of the kind of recommendations or restrictions because we’re getting into colder weather and an even larger holiday season as people travel to come back and forth for Christmas,” said Dr. Fauci.

Dr. Fauci said the vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel, but until it’s ready it’s important to wear the mask, wash your hands and social distance.