The White House warns of Covid peaks in winter

The money, once allocated, would go to the provision of the Covid vaccine and coronavirus tests.

“If Congress doesn’t step forward and fund these, I believe, urgent and emerging priorities … they can’t wait until the fall, it’ll be too late,” Jha said.

And the proof is in the jab. With cases on the rise in the Northeast, deaths remain low due to high vaccination rates.

“That’s not true for the whole country,” Jha said.

With enough resources to vaccinate more people and more therapies in place, he said, “I think we can get through this winter without much suffering and death.”