Ex-FDA head warns northern US may see COVID spike as schools reopen

Authors: Jackie Salo August 9, 2021 | 2:52pm | Updated

Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned that Northern US states could see COVID-19 cases rise as students return to the classroom.

Gottlieb said the states may not have outbreaks that rival Southern hotspots such as Florida, but they are still vulnerable to climbing case numbers.

“I think the Northern states are more impervious to the kind of spread we saw in the South, but they’re not completely impervious,” Gottlieb said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

“They have higher vaccination rates, there’s been more prior infection. But there’s still people who are vulnerable in those states.”

Gottlieb said the return to school may drive case numbers up everywhere.

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