According to CNN, 10 states reported their highest single-day COVID-19 counts on Oct. 16. The nation as a whole is averaging over 55,000 new cases of the virus per day. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota told NBC's 'Meet the Press' that he thinks the worst is yet to come.
'The next six to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic,' Michael Osterholm, via CNN. Osterholm said that between now and the holidays, America's COVID-19 cases will grow "much, much larger than even the 67 to 75,000 cases" that were reported on Friday. He also believes the government's inability to coordinate a response to the virus has played a role in subduing the pandemic. 'People don't know what to believe, and that's one of our huge challenges going forward, is we've got to get the message to the public that reflects the science and reflects reality,' Michael Osterholm, via CNN.