Winter Surge

The United States has seen a surge. The highest ever number of new COVID-19 cases were this week. More than 500,000 in one week. Hospitalizations are also rising and have hit a two-month high and deaths are trending upwards. We are in for a tough winter.

Hospitals in most regions of the country are seeing record levels of patients suffering from covid-19. More than 52,000 people were hospitalized nationally with the virus. This figure will climb during the winter surge.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union that “We’re not going to control the pandemic.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said 800,000 children in the U.S. have been infected by COVID-19 this year. Currently there are about 8.4 million cases of the coronavirus in the U.S. Children now make up 11 percent of that number or 1,053 cases per 100,000 kids. The current cases among children are rising.  The AAP shared statistics that demonstrate a growing prevalence of coronavirus among youth.

More than 80,000 people in the United States are testing positive for the novel coronavirus every day. More than 1000 people are dying. Three in four Americans are scared that they or someone they know will contract the disease. But Trump thinks only of himself. “Covid, Covid. Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid,” Trump complained at a super spreader rally. He seems dismayed that the unprecedented and deadly coronavirus pandemic dominates the final days of his re-election campaign.

Be safe. Wear a mask. Vote.