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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:02 AM

U.S. tops 6 million coronavirus cases

Source: cbs





Updated on: August 31, 2020 / 7:34 PM / CBS News

The United States on Monday topped 6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. has reported a million more coronavirus cases and about 21,000 more deaths in just the past three weeks.

The grim milestone continues a trend that sees the U.S. reporting far more confirmed cases and higher numbers of coronavirus-related deaths than any other country in the world. Brazil and India both have more than 3.5 million cases and Russia has nearly 1 million, though critics have cast doubt on the accuracy of some nation's official tallies.

The total number of confirmed cases worldwide is more than 25 million, meaning the U.S. accounts for about 24% of all cases around the globe despite only having around 4% of the world's population.
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More than 183,000 people in the U.S. have died as a result of COVID-19. A recent projection model by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation says the total number of U.S. deaths from the virus could reach 317,000 by December.....................................

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-united-states-6-million-cases/









White House suppressed coronavirus reports and downplayed virus, House panel says


https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/31/white-house-suppressed-coronavirus-reports-and-downplayed-virus-house-panel-says.html


Published Mon, Aug 31 20206:28 PM EDT

Key Points

The House Select Subcommittee on Coronavirus published eight weeks of state coronavirus reports, which are prepared by the task force and sent privately to governors.
Each report contains data on confirmed cases, testing, the mobility of a state’s residents and more for every state.
The reports directly contradict optimistic messaging pushed by President Donald Trump and other administration officials over the summer, the Democrat-led committee said.


As the White House coronavirus task force privately warned state officials that they faced dire outbreaks over the summer, top Trump administration officials publicly downplayed the threat of Covid-19, documents released Monday by the House Select Subcommittee on Coronavirus show.

The subcommittee published eight weeks of internal White House coronavirus reports, which are prepared by the task force and sent privately to governors. The newly published reports begin on June 23 and the most recent report that’s published is from Aug. 9. The White House has declined to make all the reports public.

“Rather than being straight with the American people and creating a national plan to fix the problem, the President and his enablers kept these alarming reports private while publicly downplaying the threat to millions of Americans,” subcommittee Chairman James Clyburn, D-S.C., said in a statement. .......
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:16 AM

1. My home is in a college town. SUNY of New Paltz students aren't wearing mask.

Yesterday two students tested positive for Covid-19.

Today I'll drive 20 miles south to shop for groceries.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:18 AM

2. fox news, ignores Covid. Again this morning, 35 minutes, no mention.

Portland all important

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:34 AM

3. America First!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:52 AM

4. We're Number ONE!!! Where's my foam finger?? The world must be "What's wrong with America"?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 09:04 AM

5. I can't ever get that site to work. 1point3acres and Worldometers have had us at 6M

cases for at least a week. Whenever I get JHU to work even for a few brief minutes, it always has a site refresh from a day or 2 earlier.

I heard it runs on Javascript and after getting hacked a few times in the early days, I stopped referencing it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 09:26 AM

6. I heard a report last night that it took 22 days to get from 5 million to 6 million



I suppose the "curve is slowly flattening" because it took

99 days to go from the first confirmed case to 1 million
42 days to go from 1 million to 2 million
26 days to go from 2 million to 3 million
15 days to go from 3 million to 4 million
17 days to go from 4 million to 5 million
22 days to go from 5 million to 6 million

ETA - back on June 11, CBS News had a report that a Harvard model estimated 200,000 deaths by sometime in September (this month) -

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And according to the Reuters News Service, the head of Harvard's Global Health Institute, Ashish Jha, told CNN Wednesday that, "Even if we don't have increasing cases, even if we keep things flat, it's reasonable to expect that we're going to hit 200,000 deaths sometime during the month of September. And that's just through September. The pandemic won't be over in September."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-united-states-cases-2-million/


and we are currently up to 183,000 so far as of early today.

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