U.S. IN ALARMING COVID INFECTION PHASE
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.