There are now more than 3.8 million known cases of coronavirus reported in the U.S. and thousands more deaths are expected in the next few weeks.
The crisis is a major challenge for states whose hospitals are pushed to the limit as they battle the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Cuba’s medical teams continue to offer international aid with their doctors and nurses helping countries fight coronavirus across the world.
- Gavin Macgregor-Skinner is the director of Global Biorisk Advisory Council and an infectious disease expert
- Jason Nichols is a lecturer in African American Studies at the University of Maryland
- Will Humble is executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association
- Cristina Escobar is a journalist and commentator
A fast-rising rising tide of new coronavirus cases is flooding emergency rooms in parts of the U.S. Some patients have been moved into hallways, and nurses are working extra shifts to keep up with the surge. https://t.co/0WRXQU6PDI
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 18, 2020
The United States has beaten its own daily record of total new coronavirus cases at least nine times this month. On July 16, the country reported its latest single-day record of at least 77,255 new cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. https://t.co/NDyJ1cB9Tm
— CNN (@CNN) July 19, 2020