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CDC chief says U.S. COVID cases likely have not yet peaked

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Omicron-driven surge in U.S. COVID-19 cases has likely not topped out yet, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday as schools, hospitals and businesses struggle with rising caseloads. “I don’t believe we’ve seen the peak yet here in the United States,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told NBC News’ “Today” program. Health officials have urged Americans not to get complacent in the face of the highly-transmissible variant, noting that even if it turns out to induce milder disease the fact that it is more contagious means a higher volume…

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