The Surgeon General Just Issued This Stark Warning About COVID
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The Surgeon General Just Issued This Stark Warning About COVID A new year may have begun, but many of 2020's problems are still carrying over. As many medical experts feared, the pandemic is continuing to grow into record-breaking territory. In December, new COVID infections in the U.S. rose more than 40 percent from November, which had seen more than twice as many cases as any previous month since the pandemic started, according to a USA Today analysis of Johns Hopkins University data. Similarly, the country reported more deaths in December than the previous record set in April, and not by a small margin, either—by more than 16,800 deaths. As hospitals near or reach capacity across the nation, the U.S. surgeon general is issuing a grim warning about COVID and how easily it can affect you when you least expect it, both directly and indirectly.Lacey Adams, the wife of U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, had recently been admitted to the hospital as she developed complications from cancer treatments she was receiving. During an appearance on CNN's State of the Union on Jan. 3, Adams told host Jake Tapper that the current realities of the pandemic made the experience entirely different than it would have beeb otherwise. "I want people to understand that if you don't take precautions against COVID because you don't feel at risk, it can impact you, your family, your community in so many other ways," Adams warned.Read on to see what one of the nation's top health advisors had to say, and for more warnings from another leading expert, check out Dr. Fauci Just Said These 5 Very Scary Words About COVID-19.Read the original article on Best Life.
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