Dr. Jha to Newsmax: Delta COVID Variant Won’t Cause Virus Surges in US

The Delta coronavirus variant will likely drive COVID-19 numbers back up in the United States, but “we’re not going to see the surges that we saw over the last winter,” Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, told Newsmax Wednesday.

“The U.K. is even further ahead of us, in terms of vaccinations, and their case numbers had come way down, and then the Delta variant became dominant and we have seen infections in the U.K. go up 3.5%,” Jha said on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “Hospitalizations are beginning to rise in the U.K., and that’s what I, unfortunately, expect will happen a little bit here.”

He added that he thinks the United States is “thankfully done” with surges like it experienced last winter, but he still expects “some bumps in cases and maybe even a spike in case here there, especially in areas where there aren’t a lot of people are vaccinated.”

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