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Holiday Coronavirus Surge Continues In US

Nurses care for a COVID-19 positive patient at UMass Memorial Hospital on Dec. 4, 2020 in Worcester, Massachusetts. (Allison Dinner/AFP/Getty Images)
Nurses care for a COVID-19 positive patient at UMass Memorial Hospital on Dec. 4, 2020 in Worcester, Massachusetts. (Allison Dinner/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. is consistently logging more than 200,000 new cases of coronavirus each day as the pandemic continues to surge across the country. This week the Food and Drug Administration is set to consider emergency-use authorization for a vaccine against the disease, however, which could provide relief next year.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with Dr. Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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