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Summer to be low risk for Covid, but winter could be tricky


The coronavirus threat in the U.S. is likely to be rather low this summer, but it’s not guaranteed to stay that way later this year, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday.

“I don’t think we should declare mission accomplished. I think that we should declare a near-term victory,” the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said on “Squawk Box.”

Coronavirus cases in the country have tumbled as more Americans get vaccinated against Covid. The seven-day average of daily new infections is around 23,000, according to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins University data. That’s down more than 50% since the beginning of May alone.

“I think we’ve done enough to give ourselves an opportunity…


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