The coronavirus that has been pushed to the awareness sideline by a watershed moment in U.S. race relations has quietly reached 2 million U.S. infections.
The Johns Hopkins virus dashboard counted more than 27,000 new cases Wednesday alone, a day that saw almost 1,000 U.S. deaths. More than 113,000 Americans have died since the virus emerged here just a few months ago.
As the nation slowly reopens after months of lockdown, the pandemic that paralyzed the global economy is still very much among us. Despite a decline in U.S. deaths for six weeks in a row, Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, says the U.S. must be prepared for 100,000 victims in the next few months.
“The pandemic is still here. Between 800 and 1,000 people are dying a day,” Jha tweeted. “We can’t become immune to this. We can’t.”
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