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‘We’ve got to push further downward’


States are easing social distancing rules but it’s “too soon” to roll back Covid restrictions, Dr. Atul Gawande warned on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith.”

“We are currently at levels of cases that are still above the highest level of our last surge, so we haven’t even come down below the surge last summer,” said the surgeon and professor at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “We continue to have 2,000 deaths a day, so this is not the level that we’re in a good shape to just plateau at, we’ve got to push further downward.”

The U.S. is currently seeing a 7-day average of 67,365 daily new U.S. cases, according to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins data, down 73% from a peak…


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