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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:06 PM

U.S. nears 12 million COVID-19 cases ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

(Reuters) - The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States was on track to surpass 12 million on Saturday, just days ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday that health experts have warned could fuel the surging spread of infection around the country.

The milestone marks a worsening of the country's COVID-19 epidemic, which has claimed a quarter of a million lives in the United States, more than in any other nation, and has prompted more than 20 states to impose sweeping new restrictions this month to try to curb the virus.

Reuters data shows the pace of new infections in the United States has quickened, with nearly one million more cases recorded in just the last 6 days since the country recorded 11 million. This compares with the 8 days it took to get from 10 million cases to 11 million cases, and the 10 days it took to get from 9 to 10 million.

Health officials have warned that the wave of infections could soon overwhelm the healthcare system if people do not follow public health guidance, particularly around not traveling and mingling with other households for the traditional Thanksgiving celebration on Thursday.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-nears-12-million-covid-19-cases-ahead-of-thanksgiving-holiday/ar-BB1beF25?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply U.S. nears 12 million COVID-19 cases ahead of Thanksgiving holiday (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Saturday OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Saturday #1
lpbk2713 Saturday #2
JDC Saturday #3
BlueWavePsych Sunday #4

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:07 PM

1. And, if enough people get together for the holiday,

maybe that number will double by mid-December! I would post the smilie of the bouncy thing, but people might misunderstand.

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:10 PM

2. I remember Trump saying Covid would be under control by Easter.



And then by Labor Day.

But I knew he was full of shit.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:01 PM

3. Worldometer has it at 12.43M now.

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Sun Nov 22, 2020, 01:39 PM

4. Sigh ...

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