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Dr Martin from Canada26 Jun 2020 3:35 p.m. PST

On April 7, less than a month after reported cases of COVID-19 began to rise dramatically in the United States, the rate of new infections reached a peak: an average of 31,630 new cases per day, meaning close to 10 in every 100,000 Americans were testing positive daily. For months, that figure stood as the worst day in the pandemic's spread at the national level.

Until now. The latest data show that, on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week (June 23 and June 24), the U.S. surpassed that high-water mark, at more than 31,700 infections per day. The state of the pandemic in this country is officially worse than it has ever been.

What is particularly troubling about this trend is that the country as a whole was on the right track through the end of May (unlike a number of states, such as North Carolina, which never flattened or showed extended signs of progress) even if it wasn't out of the woods entirely. The fact that those positive signs all flipped in polarity suggest that, whatever combination of factors led to this resurgence, one thing is clear: the nation did not adapt to changing circumstances.

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Dn Jackson26 Jun 2020 9:50 p.m. PST

Increased testing? What I'd like to see is how hospitalizations have gone recently. Up? Down? No change?

USAFpilot26 Jun 2020 10:32 p.m. PST

Yes, more tests means more results. Then comes the spin spin spin.

Repiqueone27 Jun 2020 4:55 a.m. PST

Pogo was right all those years ago…"We have met the enemy and it is us!"

Mithmee30 Jun 2020 11:20 a.m. PST

The state of the pandemic in this country is officially worse than it has ever been.

No just pushing the over-hype and trying to create more Fear & Panic.

As USAFpilot has stated they are just trying to spin this for more control.

wmyers30 Jun 2020 5:44 p.m. PST

Glad to have a voice of reason back.

Mithmee30 Jun 2020 6:42 p.m. PST

Yeah had to do a tiny stretch over the weekend.

wmyers30 Jun 2020 7:59 p.m. PST

Me too.

And look at all the things that happened because we weren't here!

Tony S03 Jul 2020 2:06 p.m. PST

Yes, more tests means more results. Then comes the spin spin spin.

It is somewhat puzzling, though, that more tests also seem to lead to more hospitalizations.

wmyers03 Jul 2020 4:47 p.m. PST

Could it be "preventative" hospitalization?

Hospitals in some countries operate on profits. It could be that since people are scared to go to them and have been told to stay away from them the profits are down so much they need patients.

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Tony S04 Jul 2020 5:48 a.m. PST

You mean the medical equivalent of this? Interesting theory wmyers.

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14Bore09 Jul 2020 12:45 p.m. PST

I have kept track of Pennsylvania, NY, NJ since mid April. NJ has been worst last few weeks but Pa and NY have dropped every week since May in fatalities with slight increase last week by Pa though only a few more deaths.

Last Hussar14 Jul 2020 11:05 a.m. PST

Stop testing for cancer as well. That way no-one can have it.

USAFpilot14 Jul 2020 5:44 p.m. PST

Stop testing for cancer as well. That way no-one can have it.

They did. Many cancer screening exams were considered "nonessential" during this pandemic. I wonder how many people had curable cancer if only they were tested and caught it early?

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