FILE-A driver sits in his vehicle as he waits for a health care professional to swab his nose for a COVID-19 PCR test at a Nomi Health testing center inside Tropical Park in Miami on May 24, 2022. (Daniel A.
Varela/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service v Health officials in the U.S. are bracing ahead of an anticipated winter COVID-19 surge as cases rise in Europe. Previously, rising infections in America have trailed Europe, including last winter's omicron spread. Cases started trending upward in Europe around early September, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
In its most recent report, the ECDC said "widespread increases were being observed in all indicators."According to The Seattle Times, Washington state's King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin said in a news briefing that waning immunity, increasing gathering and a return to pre-COVID activity was leading to a surge in Europe. CALIFORNIA GOV. GAVIN NEWSOM ANNOUNCES COVID STATE OF EMERGENCY WILL END IN FEBRUARY 2023"This should be a clear warning for us because in the past, major surges in Europe have been a good predictor of what we can expect to see in the U.S.
in about four to six weeks," he advised.FILE-People walk by a Covid-19 testing site at Times Square on May 12, 2022 in New York City. (Liao Pan/China News Service via Getty Images) In the U.S., data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center shows that there are over 38,000 daily COVID cases. FAUCI REJECTS COVID RESPONSE CRITICISM, SAYS IT'S 'COMPLETELY CRAZY’ TO CALL HIM POLITICALHowever, falling temperatures have sparked concerns about increased transmission, as well as the looming threat of a more infectious variant.Omicron sublineages have been growing in