COVID case rates are rising in Europe and Asia. Here's what that means for the United States.
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Five times in the last two years coronavirus cases spiked in Europe a few weeks before they climbed in the United States. Now, cases are rising again in at least a dozen European countries from Finland to Greece. And they're skyrocketing in South Korea, Hong Kong and parts of mainland China.
Experts here worry some of these countries may be predicting our future. "We're learning a lot about the next wave that's going to happen in the U.S.," said Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in La Jolla, California. "It's going to happen. It's unavoidable." Researchers say they're not yet sure if the United States is heading for another tsunami of cases or just a bit of a bump.
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