Infuriatingly, calamitously, as the loser-in-chief stalls and plots, the pandemic soars. The numbers, which none of us want to see, horrify. America, with 4% of the world’s population, now has almost 25% of its COVID cases and deaths. On Sunday, the U.S. surpassed 10 million cases, at least a million confirmed in just the first 10 days of November; in the last week, cases surged from 104,000 to 145,000 a day, our new grim norm. One in 441 Americans have now been infected, with cases up a record 34% in the last week; the upper Midwest – Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa – had nearly a third of all new cases. Cases in prisons, especially in Texas, are skyrocketing. In many states, positive test rates are staggering: Iowa at 62.3%, South Dakota and Idaho each over 40%; the World Health Organization considers rates above 5% “concerning.”

Source: Government DO SOMETHING | Common Dreams Further

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