The President claims Joe Biden is the candidate of “needless death” pic.twitter.com/fAMDRKQcuf— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 24, 2020
New US Cases
Just hours after news broke that the US set a single-day record today for new coronavirus cases, Trump absurdly claims in Pensacola that the country is "rounding the turn" of the pandemic pic.twitter.com/fG0uXxluPu— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 24, 2020
October 22, 2020: 74,380 (3rd-highest day of pandemic (CDC))
October 23, 2020: 82,000+ (shatters the previous single-day high, set in July)
This has been Trump's campaign message for the last four months:
President Joe Biden has ruined or destroyed every aspect of this country over the last four years. Vote for me because I alone can fix everything and I will Make America Great Again.Amazingly, that strategy has not been a total failure. It's working far more than it should. Trump has a solid lead in 14 states and is slightly head in six others. Eight other states are a toss-up. That's almos half the states in the country (28 out of 50).
"You know why we have so many [coronavirus] case numbers? Because we do more testing than any country in the world ... there's plenty good about testing, too. The bad thing is you find cases." -- Trump still hasn't figured out that testing doesn't cause cases, the virus does pic.twitter.com/x38GihJWj0— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 23, 2020
Campbell Robertson, Edgar Sandoval, Lucy Tompkins and Simon Romero, New York Times, Octover 23, 2020:
"We're not entering 'a dark winter.' We're entering the final turn and approaching the light at the end of the tunnel." -- Trump, the day after the US recorded the most new single-day coronavirus infections on record pic.twitter.com/Yo81gccdVo— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 23, 2020
More than 82,000 new cases of the virus were reported across the country on Friday, shattering an earlier single-day record and stirring new fears about the months ahead.And STILL all of the nation's newspapers REFUSE to call Donald Trump a liar in headlines.
The United States is in the midst of one of the most severe surges of the coronavirus to date, with more new cases reported across the country on Friday than on any other single day since the pandemic began.
Since the start of October, the rise in cases has been steady and inexorable, with no plateau in sight. By Friday evening, more than 82,000 cases had been reported across the country, breaking a single-day record set on July 16 by more than 6,000 cases.
By that measure, Friday was the worst day of the pandemic, and health experts warned of a further surge as cold weather sets in. The number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 has already risen 40 percent in the past month. Deaths have remained relatively flat but are often a lagging indicator.
The latest outbreaks, tracked by The New York Times using reports from state and local health departments, are scattered across the country, in states like Illinois and Rhode Island, which are experiencing a second upswing, and in places like Montana and South Dakota, which are still enduring a first flood of cases.
Thirteen states have added more new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past week than in any other seven-day stretch. As of Friday, six states had set or tied weekly records for new deaths. Wisconsin had its deadliest day of the pandemic on Wednesday, with 47 total deaths announced.
The geography of the pandemic has constantly changed since the coronavirus reached the United States last winter. Outbreaks struck the Northeast in the spring, the Sun Belt in the summer and now the states of the Midwest and the West, which hold the 10 counties in the country with the most recent cases per capita.
"It's been rise after rise after rise, week after week," said Dr. Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. "Nothing has been added to the mix that's going to make things slow down."
I foolishly entertained the thought about six weeks ago that Trump's multiple admissions of deliberately allowing the virus to surge across the country (heard on the Woodward tapes) might finally turn the tide. Silly me. After about a week, that news, which in a normal country would have forced the president and vice president out of office, had fallen completely off the radar screens of most people, even as they dealt with the deadly virus every day, as if it had never happened.
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