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Osterholm: US is in the ‘eye of the hurricane’ amid COVID variants – Business Insider

Osterholm warned about the highly contagious B.1.1.7 variant of the virus that was first discovered in the UK and has “wreaked havoc” in Europe.

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Dr. Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy and member of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board, warned Sunday about the current state of the pandemic in the US despite a continued decline in new cases.
“We are in the eye of the hurricane right now,” he said during an appearance on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.” “It appears that things are going very well you even see blue skies. We’ve been through a terrible terrible year.”
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