Former CDC Director: Coronavirus Pandemic Is the 'Wake Up Moment'

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way that many Americans work and live.

According to Johns Hopkins, There are over 33.1 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 998,000 deaths.

The U.S. has surpassed 7.1 million cases with 204,000 deaths.

Per the COVID-19 Tracking Project, there were 35,289 new cases reported 47,733 Sunday, which is lower than the cases reported the day earlier. 806,2598 new tests were reported. And 307 deaths were reported yesterday, which is lower than the 866 deaths reported the day prior.

Dr. Tom Frieden, CEO of Resolve to Save Lives and the former director of the CDC, joined TheStreet to discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and how we can be better prepared for the next pandemic or epidemic.

Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative spearheaded by Dr. Frieden and Vital Strategies. 

"This is the wake-up moment. We need to get it right or shame on us," Dr. Frieden said. 

"It's inevitable that there are more epidemics, more pandemics in the future and they're coming more frequently...What's not inevitable is that we will continue to be so woefully unprepared."

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