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Sunday shows - Health officials warn pandemic is 'going to get worse'

Health officials continued their pleas to the public to adhere to health safety measures such as mask wearing and social distancing while warning during appearances on Sunday political talk shows that holiday Thanksgiving travel would lead to further upticks in COVID-19 cases.

The guests expressed worry about infections rising in coming weeks if people don't adhere to guidelines such as avoiding gathering in indoor spaces.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Fauci: There will 'almost certainly' be an uptick in COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving travel
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Dr. Anthony FauciAnthony FauciFauci was concerned people would do 'dangerous and foolish' things after Trump suggested injecting disinfectant GOP lawmaker wants to ban feds from funding collection of COVID-19 vaccine info Overnight Health Care: Biden says anyone who wants vaccine may be able to get it by spring | Moderna says vaccine effective on variants, but tests booster shot | California lifts regional stay-at-home order MORE, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said on Sunday that there will “almost certainly” be an uptick in coronavirus cases after Americans traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday despite public health officials' warnings.
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Surgeon general: Pandemic is 'going to get worse,' actions now 'will determine how bad it is'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome AdamsJerome AdamsNurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Judge drops case against former surgeon general over alleged virus restrictions violation The Hill's Morning Report - Biden takes office, calls for end to 'uncivil war' MORE said Sunday that the coronavirus pandemic will "get worse" in the weeks ahead, but noted that the first vaccines would likely be available to vulnerable populations by mid-December.
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Birx: 'We are deeply worried about what could happen post-Thanksgiving'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
If you look at the second wave, we had less than 25,000 cases a day, we had way less mortality. We’re entering this post-Thanksgiving surge with three, four and 10 times as much disease across the country,” White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah BirxDeborah BirxBirx: Someone was delivering a 'parallel set of data' on coronavirus to Trump Sunday shows - Biden agenda, Trump impeachment trial dominate Birx on COVID-19 deniers inside White House: 'There were people who definitely believed that this was a hoax' MORE said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
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White House testing czar promotes mask wearing, social distancing: 'Testing alone will never solve this issue'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“Unless we can control the viral spread, by doing the things like wearing a mask, avoiding indoor crowded spaces, you cannot test your way out of this,” Adm. Brett Giroir said.
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Detroit mayor: 'If you make a commitment to the masks, we don't have to shut the economy down'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (D) on Sunday said mitigation efforts such as mask mandates have been effective in reducing coronavirus rates in the city, calling such efforts an alternative to mass shutdowns.
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Republican Arkansas governor: Trump beginning transition process more 'significant' than a concession
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Arkansas Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonSarah Huckabee Sanders's run for governor an early test for Trump allies Sarah Huckabee Sanders announces gubernatorial campaign Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor MORE (R) on Sunday credited President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE for beginning the transition process, calling it more important than conceding the election to President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBudowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit DC might win US House vote if it tries Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman inks deal with IMG Models MORE.
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Republican inaugural ceremonies chairman: I hope the president attends
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“I hope the president is there on inaugural day, and [we’re] continuing to work to see what we can do to have the president there and have Vice President Biden there likely sworn in on that day,” Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntTrump, allies raise pressure on Senate GOP ahead of impeachment This week: Senate stuck in limbo Skepticism reigns as Biden, McConnell begin new era MORE (R-Mo.) said.
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Retired Navy admiral behind bin Laden raid: The rest of the world is waiting for Biden
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Former Navy Admiral Bill McRaven said on Sunday that the world was waiting for “a Biden administration to come in,” when speaking about the role of the U.S. on the international stage as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to assume power.
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Ossoff warns McConnell would cause paralysis in federal government if GOP holds Senate
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff warned on Sunday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses McConnell: Power-sharing deal can proceed after Manchin, Sinema back filibuster Budowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit MORE (R-Ky.) would cause paralysis in the federal government if the Republicans hold onto the Senate.
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Collins urges voters to turn out in Georgia runoffs
By TAL AXELROD
 
Georgia Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsDrudge congratulates Warnock, says Ann Coulter should have been GOP candidate Warnock defeats Loeffler in Georgia Senate runoff Warnock says he needs to win 'by comfortable margin' because 'funny things go on' MORE (R) urged Republican voters to keep track of local election laws and turn out in two Senate runoffs in January amid concerns that some in the GOP will boycott the contests.
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GOP congresswoman-elect: Republican women have also been breaking glass ceilings
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“It’s not just Democrat women who have a monopoly on breaking glass ceilings,” Rep.-elect Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) told CNN. “Republican women have been doing it all year long in these elections all across the country.”
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