Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams told the “CBS Evening News” on Monday that he’s “hopeful” the U.S. will have fewer than the originally projected deaths from COVID-19. This came after Dr. Adams had painted a grim picture over the weekend, telling Fox News “this is  going to be the hardest and saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly,” and “this is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment.” Here are our top takeaways from that interview:1. On risk factors for different demographicsEmerging data shows that the fatality rate for black Americans with COVID-19 is higher than for other ethnic and racial groups. This is particularly pronounced in Chicago, where public radio station WBEZ found that African Americans made up 70% of fatal COVID-19 cases, but only 29% of the general population. “In far too many communities, being black is a risk factor for complications from COVID-19,” Dr. Adams said.2. Data shows a “glimmer of hope” for New York and New JerseyOn Monday, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the curve in the state may be beginning to flatten. Dr. Adams told us, “This is the first glimmer of hope for New York, New Jersey, and


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