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Pandemic Could Spread Like ‘Forest Fire’ in U.S. in Summer and Fall, Expert Says

The coronavirus pandemic in the United States doesn’t appear to be subsiding in the near future, a medical expert warned.

“I think this is more like a forest fire,” Michael Osterholm, head of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I think that wherever there’s wood to burn, this fire’s going to burn, and right now we have a lot of susceptible people.

“Right now, I don’t see this slowing down through the summer or into the fall,” Osterholm said. “I don’t think we’re going to see one, two and three waves. I think we’re going to just see one very, very difficult forest fire of cases.”

The U.S. currently has roughly 2.3 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 120,000 deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker.

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