The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh has been hospitalized for roughly two weeks and has now been transferred to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital.
“To me, that just boggled me, and it still does," the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert said.
The role is sure to be one of the most essential in Biden’s incoming administration as the coronavirus continues to spread.
Governor Gavin Newsom said he may impose new “stay-at-home” orders on the state's residents in the face of rising infections and hospitalizations.
But authorities have stressed it’s unlikely any vaccine will arrive much before the end of the year, and limited initial supplies will be rationed.
Michael Osterholm, an expert at the University of Minnesota, stressed that a lack of public confidence is largely to blame.
"We’re not learning to live with the virus, Larry," the CNN host said, pointing out 50,000 new infections daily in the nation.
Doctors not involved in treating the president said the fact that he is on the steroid dexamethasone means his coronavirus infection is severe.
Over 300 COVID-19 cases have been linked to Rev. Jun Kwang-hun's Sarang Jeil Church in northern Seoul.
The number of confirmed infections worldwide has passed 14.2 million, with 3.7 million accounted for by the U.S. alone.