For the first time since August, the country’s seven-day average of new cases topped 50,000. Experts are concerned that the rising numbers portend an even greater increase this winter, when drier conditions and more time spent indoors will help the virus spread.
“Things will get better, but in all likelihood, things will get worse before they get better,” Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) wrote on Twitter. “This virus is sneaky and cunning and won’t give up. It has a mind of its own.”
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