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CDC Director Warns of ‘Impending Doom’ as Red States Like Texas, Florida Thrive

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued a dark warning Monday, explaining that she is experiencing a “recurring feeling” of “impending doom” as the U.S. experiences an uptick in Chinese coronavirus cases. All the while, however, red states such as Texas and Florida continue to thrive, besting blue states such as New York in terms of new cases of the virus.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images)

Restriction-Heavy New York Reports More Cases of Coronavirus in Last 7 Days Than Florida

New York State, which has embraced some of the most stringent coronavirus restrictions in the country over the past year, has reported more cases both per capita and in overall number than Florida, which has faced backlash from establishment media outlets and pro-lockdown politicians for its coronavirus policies, allowing businesses to operate and abstaining from a statewide mask mandate.

A medical worker takes a nasal swab sample from a student to test for COVID-19 at the Brooklyn Health Medical Alliance urgent care pop up testing site as infection rates spike on October 8, 2020 in New York City. - New York's governor announced earlier in the week tough new …