As of Saturday evening, more than 138,000 new cases and 1,100 deaths had been reported, according to Johns Hopkins University.
But more than 2,100 deaths were reported on each of the two days before Thanksgiving, the first time that level was crossed on consecutive days since late April.
"The vaccines will make a big difference in the spring and the summer; they're not going to make a difference right now.".
Based on the current Covid-19 numbers in the US, the country is far from rounding the corner, she said.
"We're soon going to exceed well more than 2,000 deaths, maybe 3,000, 4,000 deaths every single day here in the US.".
Researchers have cautioned that total probably is a vast undercount, partly because of limited test availability, especially early in the pandemic.
Gounder said that vaccinations may begin before 2021, which is in line with projections made by other health experts. »