Posted BY: Rebecca Downs
During his Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of the Brown University School of Public Health and the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, spoke of an expected surge of Wuhan coronavirus cases for the coming fall and winter. In other words, the surge is expected to come right before the November midterms.
When asked by host Martha Raddatz about the expected surge, Dr. Jha explained they are indeed “planning for a variety of scenarios including a wave of infection this fall and winter,” which he used as an opportunity to push “making that sure we have a new generation of vaccines that are being worked on right now, that we have availability of treatments and testing, and we have the resources.”
Like President Joe Biden has done, Dr. Jha also made a push for Congress to pass funding against the virus. “By the way, one of the reasons I’ve been talking a lot about the need for Congress to step up and fund this effort, is if they don’t, Martha, we will go into the fall and winter without that next generation of vaccines, without treatments and diagnostics,” he warned. “That’s going to make it much, much harder for us to take care of and protect Americans.”