• By The Financial District


The country is facing one of its most alarming periods in the pandemic. More than 93,000 cases were announced across the U.S. on November 2, the second-highest total of the pandemic, according to a report from The New York Times.

More than 20 states have set weekly case records, and more than 40 states are seeing a pattern of growing infections.

The surge came as the Trump administration’s coronavirus response coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, delivered a stark warning to White House officials that the pandemic was entering a new and “deadly phase” that demanded a more aggressive approach. In a private memo, she suggested that President Trump and his advisers focus more on controlling the virus and less on preventing lockdowns.