The US hit 100,000 new COVID cases for the first time on Wednesday

As cases rise, pressure mounts at hospitals across the country. (Photo by SJ Objio on Unsplash/) Just in case things weren’t stressful enough across the nation as the results of a nail-biting election loom ahead, the US just hit an all-time high for new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, this time reaching into six digits. Across […]

COVID-19’s death rate in the U.S. could spike as new cases soar

Christopher Petrilli, an internal medicine doctor in New York City, cared for hospitalized COVID-19 patients when the city was at the epicenter of the U.S. pandemic in the early spring. It was “all hands on deck,” he recalls. So many COVID-19 patients were admitted to his hospital system, NYU Langone Health, during that surge — […]

US hits highest average number of new COVID-19 cases since start of the pandemic

On Sunday (Oct. 25), the U.S. recorded its highest seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. The seven-day average number of new daily cases reached 68,767, breaking the previous record of 67,293 reported on July 22, according to CNN. On both Friday (Oct. 23) and Saturday (Oct. 24), the U.S. […]

US is a week away from ‘rapid acceleration’ of COVID-19 cases

The U.S. is bracing for a third wave of COVID-19 infections as it moves into the frigid winter months. The country is only about a week away from a “rapid acceleration” in COVID-19 cases, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration said on CNBC on Monday (Oct. 19).  Coronavirus cases have […]

COVID-19 cases are on the rise yet again

These tragic stats are the latest indicators that the US has not effectively controlled the virus. While other countries are also seeing increases, many of them managed to get the virus under control early on in the pandemic, and thus are now seeing much lower numbers than America. As the chart above shows, even the […]

Masks and closures in Arizona led to a 75% decrease in coronavirus cases

Mask mandates, closures of certain businesses and other COVID-19 mitigation strategies implemented over the summer led to a 75% drop in new coronavirus cases in Arizona, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  In stark contrast, when the state’s stay-at-home order was lifted at the start of June, […]