Former White House Covid Response Task Force Coordinator Says Prepare for Summer Surge

Based on data from 2020 and 2021, Birx says each of the surges are about four to six months apart.

Former White House Coronavirus Response Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx believes the U.S. will see a summer surge in covid-cases. In an interview, Birx said the U.S. should prepare for a predictable summer surge across southern states. Her warning comes as U.S. cases are again rising with the spread of the Omicron BA.2 sub-variant. The seven-day average of cases was nearly 54,000 on Saturday, which is up from about 49,000 a week earlier. Based on data from 2020 and 2021, Birx says each of the surges are about four to six months apart. The latest data from the CDC also shows nearly 60% of adults and 75% of children have antibodies indicating that they’ve been infected with covid-19.