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Covid hot spots ‘could quickly get out of control’


If states that are experiencing flare-ups in coronavirus infections fail to take the necessary steps to address the spread, local outbreaks could “quickly get out of control,” former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday.

States like Arizona, Texas and Florida that are seeing surges in confirmed cases, as well as spikes in hospitalizations, in some cases should be conducting aggressive contact tracing, Gottlieb said. Contact tracing occurs when trained personnel interview infected individuals to pinpoint where they were infected and to track down others who might have been exposed.

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