What we can learn from Europe’s COVID-19 2nd wave

Dr. Jen Asthon explains why we should be closely watching what’s happening overseas.
1:43 | 09/22/20

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That's right, T.J. Some of the major developments we're tracking right now -- at least 31.3 documented diagnosed cases of coronavirus worldwide, with more than 964,000 deaths, as at least 21.5 million people around the globe recover. Let's turn now to our chief medical correspondent, Dr. Jen Ashton, U.S. Cases you could argue are seemingly starting to stabilize, but we're keeping an eye on Europe now for a very important reason, they're seeing spike like they haven't seen from earlier in the spring. That's right, you guys, and it's so important not to have a U.S. Centric view on this fight against this virus. Let's look at Europe, in Spain, in Madrid, covid-19 hospitalizations have tripled. New cases of above the 10,000 a France seeing an increase in cases, and in the uk, British prime minister Boris Johnson saying we are now seeing a second wave coming in, this is significant, and so many European countries now you guys teetering on a ask national lockdown. Tell us what that means for us, why that is so important for us here in the United States? Well, we've talked about it before. We need to rely on historic and scientific perspectives. And if you look at the historical perspective, what did we learn in spring? What happened in Europe actually preceded here what happened in about three, four weeks, we're keeping a close eye on what's going on in there, we have incoming travelers, how schools here affect our cases, so a lot of eyes on Europe right now for sure. Dr. Jen, thank you so much.

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