Sunday, December 20, 2020

COVID-19 hits US with "a new 9/11 day after day"

When 9/11 occurred the US lost the lives of just over 3,000 people. COVID-19 has seen four days with as many US deaths in a single day, and yet the outrage and the rally to address the loss is not here. 

From the Washington Post:
"As the number of coronavirus cases ticked upward in mid-November — worse than the frightening days of spring and ahead of an expected surge after families congregated for Thanksgiving — four doctors on President Trump’s task force decided to stage an intervention.

After their warnings had gone largely unheeded for months in the dormant West Wing, Deborah Birx, Anthony S. Fauci, Stephen Hahn and Robert Redfield together sounded new alarms, cautioning of a dark winter to come without dramatic action to slow community spread.

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, among the many Trump aides who were infected with the virus this fall, was taken aback, according to three senior administration officials with knowledge of the discussions. He told the doctors he did not believe their troubling data assessment. And he accused them of outlining problems without prescribing solutions."

"The story of how America arrived at this final season of devastation, with the reported death toll some days surpassing 3,000 people — a new 9/11 day after day — is based on interviews over the past month with 48 senior administration officials, government health professionals, outside presidential advisers and other people briefed on the inner workings of the federal response."

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daily COVID-19 deaths in US year to date 2020 (12/18/20)
daily total COVID-19 deaths in US year to date 2020 (as of 12/18/20)

daily COVID-19 deaths in US last 14 days (as of 12/18/20)
daily COVID-19 deaths in US last 14 days (as of 12/18/20)

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