New surges in global coronavirus cases worrisome, health officials say

October 13, 2020

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A woman wearing a mask as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus waits for a taxi in Kathmandu, Nepal, October 2020.

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America’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the globe isn’t doing as well as he’d hoped in fighting the pandemic, and he worries about the politicization of public health. And, in Qingdao, a small outbreak of the coronavirus has prompted a plan to test all 9 million residents of the Chinese port city. Also, US intelligence officials have historically been nonpartisan, at least in public. But former CIA Director John Brennan has torn up that playbook.

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