A COVID-19 update as cases surge

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The White House is seen in the background as sign of the National COVID-19 Remembrance, event at The Ellipse outside of the White House, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The White House is seen in the background as sign of the National COVID-19 Remembrance, event at The Ellipse outside of the White House, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Over the past week, the United States has blown past previous record highs for COVID-19 infections. There are hotspots all over the country including at the White House. As the holiday season approaches and temperatures drop, experts are warning that family gatherings this fall and winter could be deadly. But in the midst of these grim milestones, promising vaccine news is offering a possible glimpse at life after the pandemic. Today, DAVID RUBIN, director of PolicyLab at CHOP and professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine joins us along with ANGELA RASMUSSEN, a virologist at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

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