According to Johns Hopkins University, more than three million people in the US have now tested positive for Covid-19. The USA took a little more than three months to hit 1 million cases on April 28. Also, it took about half that time, 44 days, to get to 2 million on June 11 and only 26 days to reach 3 million on July 8.
The United States Passes 3 Million Coronavirus Cases
In record time after reaching the 3 million mark, few elected officials seem ready to slow the pace of business reopenings. And Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, remain steadfast in their desire to prioritize the economy in a politically charged climate that has turned masks into a divisive symbol.
On July 2 the tally of cases is 55,220, but the new cases reported on Tuesday are over 60,000.
According to the latest figures the states of California and Texas reported more than 10,000 new daily cases. An infectious disease expert and adviser to the White House Dr. Anthony Fauci on the coronavirus said the country was still “knee-deep” in only its first coronavirus wave.
President Donald Trump has pushed for restarting the US economy and urged Americans to return to their normal routines, said on Tuesday that he would lean on state governors to open schools in the fall. While speaking at the White House he said some people wanted to keep schools closed for political reasons.
Other U.S Virus related news:
- United Airlines warned that unless flights dramatically increase, the company would have to lay off nearly half of its workers – totaling some 36,000 employees.
- Houston’s Democratic mayor blocked the Texas Republican Party from holding its state convention in person, citing public safety concerns due to sharply rising virus cases.
- Ivy League colleges paused all sports until January, ending hopes that American Football games scheduled for autumn would go-ahead.
According to the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration, in Florida, more than four dozen hospitals across 25 of 67 countries reported their intensive care units had reached full capacity.
John Swartzberg, professor emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley who specializes in infectious diseases says “When you have a pandemic and you need to have a science-based response to it by everybody in the society, and you have a population that culturally doesn’t trust science and doesn’t trust authority, you get problems like we’re seeing now, people arguing over masks.”
He also mentioned that to slow the race to 4 million cases people must accept that life may no longer be the same and understand that recovering what we can of that past life depends on how we meet this moment.