Health leader warns of escalating danger
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar stressed Sunday that “the window is closing” for the U.S. to take action to effectively curb the coronavirus.
Azar pointed to a recent spike in infections, particularly in the South. He says people have “to act responsibly” by social distancing and wearing face masks especially “in these hot zones.”
Azar argued that the U.S. is in a better position than two months ago in fighting the virus because it is conducting more testing and has therapeutics available to treat COVID19.
But he acknowledged that hospitalizations and deaths could increase in the next few weeks, because it is a lagging indicator. Azar spoke on NBC and CNN.