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The Trump Administration Ignored The Warnings. COVID Is Now Surging. What's Next?

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The number of people in California hospitals testing positive for the novel coronavirus is fast approaching the high point the state set in late April.

On this edition of Your Call, we'll get an update on COVID-19 cases, which are surging. The United States reported 36,880 new cases on Wednesday, the largest one-day total since the start of the pandemic.

Cases are rising in more than half of the country, including states like California, Texas and Florida, weeks after parts of the country reopened. Experts warn the US is behind on contact tracing and still isn’t testing enough people. How should we prepare for the months ahead?

Guests:

Arthur Reingold, Division Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health

William Schaffner, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University

Web Resources: 

The New York Times: How the Virus Won

The New York Times: California coronavirus map and case count

The San Francisco Chronicle, Erin Allday: California sees spike in number of cases — for second straight day

CalMatters, Emily Hoeven: Newsom: Hospitalizations threaten reopening

Wired, Roxanne Khamsi: If the Virus Slows This Summer, It May Be Time to Worry 

NPR, Pien Huang: We Still Don't Fully Understand The Label 'Asymptomatic'