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U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 180,000 amid setbacks, silver linings – Washington Times

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. has hit a once-unthinkable 180,000, school reopenings are a struggle and the economy is still a mess, but there is good news to be found: Daily cases are steadily […]

 

“I’m saying we’re in ‘purgatory,’ meaning hospital admissions not accelerating as before but still a screaming high level of transmission [with the] South at a plateau,” said Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. “It means we cannot open schools and colleges safely in the South.”

He pointed to a resurgence across the Great Plains and the fact that outbreaks among young people will remain there for only so long before they spread to more vulnerable populations.

Source: U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 180,000 amid setbacks, silver linings – Washington Times



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