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CDC Chief Sees Urgency to Cut Covid Rate to Avoid Flu Collision

  • Redfield says positive tests need to be below 5% by flu season
  • More than 30 U.S. states are above that target level today
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Covid-19 Cases: Reactivation vs. Reinfection

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that many regions in the U.S. need to drive the rate of Covid-19 cases sharply lower to avert a dangerous convergence of the pandemic with flu season.

CDC Director Robert Redfield said in an interview Thursday that he’s optimistic they’ll do so, because newly recorded cases have declined from their recent peak in July and most areas of the U.S. are in a “downward trajectory.”