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Infectious Disease Expert: The ‘Darkest Of The Entire Pandemic’ Has Yet To Come – HuffPost

Michael Osterholm, an expert at the University of Minnesota, stressed that a lack of public confidence is largely to blame.

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Michael Osterholm, a renowned infectious disease expert, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that “the next six to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic” and expressed concern that the U.S. lacks a leading voice to guide the public.
“Vaccines will not become available in any meaningful way until early to

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Fauci says if people won’t wear masks, maybe it should be mandated – Axios

“We’re not uniformly doing [measures that work] and that’s one of the reasons we’re seeing surges.”

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NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Friday evening that if “people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it.”
Why it matters: Fauci made the comments the same day the U.S. hit its highest daily COVID-19 case count since the pandemic began.
What he’s saying: The infectious disease expert said in September that a national mask mandate “probably would not work,” citing difficulties with enforcement.
He again noted to CNN on Friday that “there’s going to be a difficulty enforcing…

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CDC: 7 out of 10 cases of listeria outbreak linked to deli meats are from Mass. – Boston 25 News

The CDC says 7 out of 10 cases of listeria outbreak linked to deli meats are from Massachusetts.

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BOSTON — A listeria outbreak linked to deli meats is affecting Massachusetts.
Everyone who became ill has gone to the hospital, and one person in Florida has died.
According to the CDC, all 10 individuals reported eating Italian-style deli meats such as salami, mortadella and prosciutto–both pre-packaged and sliced at the deli counter.
A specific type of deli meat and common supplier have not yet been identified.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available….

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93% of Black residents in LA County don’t intend to take COVID-19 vaccine when available, social media poll shows – KABC-TV

A majority of Black residents in Los Angeles County don’t intend to take a COVID-19 vaccine if it were to become available this year, according to a new social…

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A majority of Black residents in Los Angeles County don’t intend to take a COVID-19 vaccine if it were to become available this year, according to a new social media poll.The new poll, conducted by Black Women Rally for Action, garnered a total of 335 responses and found that 93% of Black residents would not opt to receive the vaccine.
A number of those surveyed said “they do not trust the vaccine approval process” and referred to the Tuskegee study back in the 1930s in which…

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