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CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky went “off script” during a White House briefing on Monday and warned of “impending doom” in response to a recent increase in coronavirus cases and related hospitalizations in the U.S.

Walensky, voice quivering and holding back tears, said the U.S. could soon bear witness to a fourth surge in cases.

“Hospitalizations are up and deaths are slowly starting to rise with about 1,000 deaths per day,” she said.

“Now is one of those times when I have to share the truth and I have to hope and trust you will listen,” Walensky continued. “I’m going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom. We have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are, and so much reason for hope, but right now, I’m scared… please hold on a little while longer.”

Walensky also stated she intends to speak with governors from various states in an effort to prevent them from “opening up too quickly” and lifting their mask mandates.

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