US Headed for 'One of the Most Unstable Times' in Its History: Expert

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July 11, 2020 - 9:02 am

    The U.S. is headed on a path to “one of the most unstable times in the history of our country” as coronavirus cases rise and states rein in their reopenings, an expert said Friday.

    Dr. Peter Hotez, the dean of tropical medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper, “We will have hospitals overwhelmed and not only in terms of ICU beds and hospitals, and that's bad, but exhausted hospital staff and hospital staff that's getting ill themselves.”

    Hotez warned that the country “won't have enough manpower, human power, to manage all of this.”

    The warning comes as just five states saw a decrease in new coronavirus cases this week.

    The U.S. set a single-day record for new cases Friday with 63,900 cases reported, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

    As of Friday, 26 states had paused or reined in their reopenings because of the surge in cases.

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