America appears to be done with the pandemic. The virus is not done with us. — Dr. Michael Osterholm, director for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota
America appears to be done with the pandemic. The virus is not done with us. — Dr. Michael Osterholm, director for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota
A dangerous Covid-19 variant has spread to all 50 US states. Experts worry it could send cases surging
The more contagious coronavirus variant first identified in the UK has now been reported in every state in the US. Experts are concerned this strain is hitting younger people hard and could fuel a new surge of the pandemic.

Yet as the US rolls out a breakneck-speed vaccination program, many states have begun relaxing measures, such as mask-wearing mandates. On Monday, some 38,000 people packed into a stadium for a Texas Rangers baseball game, in what President Joe Biden has called “a mistake.” Meanwhile, the Transportation Security Administration said more than 6 million people have taken flights since Thursday, many of them spring breakers.

"America appears to be done with the pandemic," said Dr. Michael Osterholm, director for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. "The virus is not done with us."


The US has reported more than 15,000 cases of the B.1.1.7 Covid-19 strain, sometimes called the UK variant. Beaumont Health's Royal Oak hospital in Michigan is noticing their patients are increasingly younger and healthier than they were several months ago.

Fred Romankewiz, 54, who tested positive to Covid the same day he planned to get his vaccine, is being treated at the hospital and told CNN the virus feels as if he "went 10 rounds with Mike Tyson."

Tina Catron, a 44-year-old with no underlying health conditions, said: "You feel like you're suffocating a little bit." She experienced oxygen levels at a dangerously low 82% -- far below the normal range of 95% to 100%.
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