Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky on Monday warned states against rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, saying she's "deeply concerned about a potential shift in the trajectory of the pandemic." Data suggests recent declines in daily coronavirus cases have "leveled off at a very high number" and "appear to be stalling" at about 70,000 a day, she said, and "at this level of cases, with variants spreading, we stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground we have gained. These variants are a very real threat to our people and our progress." Walensky stressed that "we have the ability to stop a potential fourth surge of cases" by continuing to follow public health guidelines.

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