Dr. Jha: Keep Virus Restrictions in Place a While Longer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Dr. Ashish Jha is recommending states keep their coronavirus restrictions for a few more weeks because the number of new cases nationwide has stopped declining.

Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, tweeted that the U.S. is reporting about 50,000 infections every day, “about where we were at the height of the summer.”

The coronavirus expert says he thinks the numbers are being driven by the British variant of the virus.

“We are still at a high level of infection,” he wrote. “We have stopped declining. Am I sure we’ll see cases rise? No, but worried. Let’s finish vaccinating high risk folks, then smartly relax public health measures. That will allow us to enjoy what should be a great summer.”

The U.S. has reported more than 538,000 deaths from the coronavirus.


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