US PASSES GRIM MILESTONE ON COVID-19 DEATHS
The United States on Wednesday surpassed 150,000 recorded COVID-19 deaths — a milestone that comes as the country's rate of daily coronavirus deaths is the highest it's been since the spring, according to KCRA 3 News.
The first death in the U.S. was reported on Feb. 29. The country reached 50,000 deaths 54 days later on April 23. Thirty-four days later, on May 27, the U.S. crossed 100,000 deaths. It has taken 63 days to add another 50,000 to reach the 150,000 mark.
And a medical education association is warning that the U.S. must control the pandemic now, or risk seeing deaths skyrocket "well into the multiple hundreds of thousands."
The Association of American Medical Colleges made that statement Wednesday as it released what it called a roadmap on how to contain the disease.
"Decisive, coordinated action is urgently needed to save lives, end the pandemic, restore America's economy, and return our lives to normalcy," Dr. David Skorton, AAMC president and CEO, said Wednesday.