By Madeline Holcombe, CNN
This Delta variant could be the last major surge of the Covid-19 pandemic, but now is not the time for the US to grow complacent as it has yet to run its course, an expert said Monday.
“We still have a couple of months to go until this Delta wave sweeps across the country in a regionalized fashion and we are sort of done with it,” said Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former director of the US Food and Drug Administration.
“You’re starting to see an uptick in cases in the colder parts of the country and, as people are driven indoors without masks on, you’ll start to see cases pick up,” he said.
Nationally, the average daily rate of cases, hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19 are on the decline. In the last week, the daily average number of infections has dropped by more than 15,000 to more than 86,000, and an average of 200 fewer…