The US is entering a “perilous” cold and flu season with high levels of Covid-19 transmission.
Experts said cooler weather would drive people indoors and help the virus spread, just as pandemic fatigue sets in.
Covid-19 transmission is still high across much of the south, filling many hospitals in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions, and ticking up slightly in the north-east. Experts said if current trends held, the death toll could reach 400,000 people before the year is out. More than 215,000 people in the US so far have died of coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus research center.
“It’s very important now that the country undertake a really serious commitment to adopting the kinds of policies that are necessary to prevent this virus