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WCNC: “It is far from over.” Health officials warn to stay vigilant.

In a June 12 report, Dr. Ryan Shelton spoke with WCNC’s Chloe Leshner about the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Mecklenburg County:

“We’d all love for this to be over, but it is far from over,” says Dr. Ryan Shelton with Tryon Medical Partners.

Dr. Shelton says there was a lull at the beginning of May but that’s quickly changed and every day is busy again. With the way the numbers are trending, he can tell people are not following all of the safety precautions.

“The lesson is we all still have to be vigilant. I’m really nervous about people getting too comfortable and too lax and letting our guards down because the numbers are still going to go up. As much as we don’t want it to be, this is going to be with us for a long time,” he says.

The warning from medical officials, it is up to the greater public to help keep front line workers and each other safe.

“The virus really just doesn’t care who the next host is, or what their cause is, or in what large gathering they are. Whether it’s a convention or protest, the virus just wants the next host. All of this really depends on what we do as humans,” says Dr. Shelton.

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