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Dr. Birx told the heartbreaking story of her great-grandmother's death from Spanish flu while imploring Americans to social distance

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Dr. Deborah Birx, a top official handling the United States' coronavirus response, on Wednesday told the tragic story of her great-grandmother dying from Spanish flu as she implored Americans to social distance.
"My grandmother, for 88 years, lived with the fact that she was the one at age 11 who brought home flu...when her mother had just delivered. And her mother succumbed to the great, 1918 flu," Birx said.
Birx said every American has a role to "protect each and every person that you interact with."
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Dr. Fauci warns coronavirus can come back in 'cycles' and the US needs to be prepared for it to return seasonally

Dr. Fauci warns coronavirus can come back in 'cycles' and the US needs to be prepared for it to return seasonally

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The novel coronavirus "very well might" become cyclical and the US needs to be prepared for it to return seasonally, Dr. Anthony Fauci said at the White House on Wednesday.
"I know we'll be successful in putting this down now, but we really need to be prepared for another cycle," Fauci, the nation's top expert on infectious disease, told reporters at the daily coronavirus briefing.
Fauci said this emphasizes the need to rapidly develop and test a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
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