There will likely be a new rash of COVID-19 cases following the widespread demonstrations, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said in an interview. He acknowledged the importance of the protesters’ message but voiced his fears that the conditions of the protests will lead to more cases. “Based on the way the disease spreads, there is every reason to expect that we will see new clusters and potentially new outbreaks moving forward,” he stated. While many protesters have worn masks and some have distributed hand sanitizer, hundreds and sometimes thousands of people have gathered in close proximity to protest. Meanwhile, other government officials are said to be watching metropolitan areas where the protests have occurred, hoping the outdoor settings reduce the risk. Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House's Coronavirus Task Force coordinator, has been monitoring the protests since they began, looking for indicators of potential resurgence in cases. Birx is expected to present to the task force her early impressions this week but the fuller picture likely won’t be known for some time. With concerns of a resurgence, the administration is said to be encouraging governors to reestablish testing sites that were destroyed or shut down due to the protests. Read the articles at The Associated Press and Politico.