Coronavirus cases reached their highest level with nearly 140,000 cases nationwide reported on Tuesday. Much of the surge is concentrated in the Midwest, but the West Coast is also seeing an uptick. The number of infections has steadily risen nationwide since September and will likely keep climbing as cold weather forces people indoors and Americans travel for the holidays. Meanwhile, uncertainty looms over what will happen with President Donald Trump still in office and President-elect Joe Biden setting up a response that may come too late for many Americans. We talk about why the U.S. has struggled to contain the coronavirus and what measures California is taking to prevent a winter surge.
Spike in California Coronavirus Cases Raise Concerns About Reopening, Holiday Travel
Alexis Madrigal, staff writer, The Atlantic - runs The Atlantic's COVID Tracking Project
Dr. Celine Gounder, internist infectious diseases specialist and epidemiologist; host and producer of the podcasts "American Diagnosis" and "Epidemic," which focus on the coronavirus pandemic
Dr. Neha Nanda, medical director of infection prevention, Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California