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CBS News 28 Dec 2020

Larger COVID-19 surge expected following holiday travel


The new, more contagious strain of COVID-19 first discovered in the U.K. has reached over a dozen countries, and experts say it is likely already in the U.S. Meanwhile, Christmas and New Year's travel is expected to make an already bad situation worse, and vaccine distribution in the nation is behind schedule. Dr. Leo Nissola joins CBSN to talk more about the pandemic.

Some experts predict the next month could be the worst part of the pandemic so far in the U.S., after millions of people traveled for the holidays. The new, more transmissible COVID-19 variant — first detected in the U.K. — is now in the states, and vaccinations are happening much more slowly than predicted. Dr. Stanley Perlman joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the latest on the pandemic.
MSNBC's Craig Melvin is joined by NBC's Vaughn Hillyard and the founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity and a Yahoo News medical contributor, Dr. Uche Blackstock to discuss vaccine distribution across the country and Covid-19 spread concerns following holiday travel. Aired on 12/28/2020.
Claire Newell, travel journalist and president of Travel Best Bets, talked about COVID-19's impact on the global travel industry
The CDC will start requiring travelers from the U.K. test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their flight to the U.S. This comes as hospitals and health officials fear a massive post-holiday surge on top of already spiking cases. Dr. Bob Lahita, professor of medicine at New York Medical College and chairman of medicine St. Joseph University Hospital, joined CBSN to discuss the latest on the pandemic in the U.S.

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