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CDC Director Fears Fall and Winter May be ‘One of the Most Difficult Times That We Have Experienced in American Public Health’

Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sat down with JAMA editor in chief Dr. Howard Bauchner on Tuesday to talk about the state of the coronavirus in the U.S., which has infected more than 3.3 million Americans and led to over 136,000 deaths.

Redfield’s appearance via YouTube live stream (still available to watch) followed the release of an editorial in JAMA authored by him and two others about the need for universal masking. “At this critical juncture when COVID-19 is resurging, broad adoption of cloth face coverings is a civic duty,” the paper reads. “A small sacrifice reliant on a highly effective low-tech solution that can help turn the tide favorably in national and global efforts against COVID-19.”

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