Expect U.S. Covid cases to accelerate in coming weeks: Former FDA chief Dr. Gottlieb
"We're starting to find ourselves on a steep slope of the epidemic curve, so I think you're going to see cases accelerate," Dr. Scott Gottlieb, member of the boards of Pfizer and biotech company Illumina and former FDA commissioner, told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Friday. "I still think we're probably three weeks behind where Europe is. Europe has a very dense epidemic, if you look at the proportion of infection they have on a per capita basis, or the hospitalizations that they're recording to the United States, the numbers are astronomical. If we get to the levels of some of the European countries like France and Italy, Spain, the U.K. are experiencing, it's going to really press our health care system across the country."