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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)