Latest In COVID-19 Variants And Vaccines As The U.S. Logs 100,000 Infections A Day

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Cases of coronavirus continue to rise in the United States — up to more than 100,000 a day and hospitals, particularly in the South, are filling up. Florida's Hospital Association says nearly two-thirds of its facilities will face critical staffing shortages in the coming week.

In Texas, a doctor at Houston's United Memorial Medical Center said Sunday that he saw more patients die in the last 12 hours than he had in the previous six weeks

Here & Now's Scott Tong talks to Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician at George Washington University and Baltimore's former health commissioner.

This segment aired on August 9, 2021.


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