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Coronavirus Catastrophe

On Wednesday, the US had the worst day ever for the pandemic, setting new records for Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Yes, it is bad in the US. In just one day, 3,656 people died from Covid-19 (more than the number who died from the terrorist attacks on 9/11).

The US will pass 17 million cases today. In two states, more than 10% of the population have contracted the disease.

In some states, hospitals have run out of beds for new cases and are now rationing. Health care workers are overworked and burned out. The number of cases is doubling every two months, so this will get much worse.

Be safe. Stay home. Wear a mask if you have to go out. Thanksgiving was a super-spreader event. Christmas will be even worse. We are not out of the woods yet, and vaccinations will take many months to have a significant effect.

© Matt Bors
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4 Comments

  1. ebdoug wrote:

    61000 die of the flu each year, so this virus is five times more lethal than the ordinary flu.

    There are 3000 viruses that cause colds. My guess that with mask wearing there will be far fewer colds this year.

    Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 11:53 am | Permalink
  2. dave TN wrote:

    Of all the places in the world, the US is the worst of all countries for Covid. Of all the states guess which one is the worst, twenty guesses and a hint is the abbreviation starts with a “T” and ends with a “N”. Way too many Republiecans in this state for everyone else’s good. Way too many people going around as if there is no pandemic.

    Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7:44 pm | Permalink
  3. Jennifer wrote:

    We’re accumulating a million new cases every 4 days. So… 22 million by the new year? 🙁

    Friday, December 18, 2020 at 8:25 pm | Permalink
  4. Joe Blow wrote:

    Hey EBDOUG,

    Australia is heading into summer with one of our best flu seasons just behind us.

    Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 4:57 am | Permalink

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