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Midday Healtwatch: What's Fueling The Global Surge Of COVID-19 Infections

Nov 5, 2020

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Wednesday, a record 104,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in a single day. As infections surge, health officials in many areas once again fear that their health systems will be overwhelmed. England and Europe are in a second national lockdown.

Dr. Leana Wen joins Tom for the hour to examine what's behind this new wave of infections.

 

Dr. Leana Wen is the former health commissioner of the City of Baltimore.  She writes about public health issues as a columnist for the Washington Post, and she teaches public health policy at George Washington University.