The United States is once again shattering records.
Over the last week, the US averaged more than 70,000 new coronavirus cases a day. The U.S. leads the world with the highest number of cases.
To date, some 8.8 million people have been infected in the US with more than 227,000 deaths.
The World Health Organization says as cases accelerate in the US and Europe, some governments may need to impose stricter measures.
Joining the discussion:
- Dr. Jeff Pothof is the Chief Quality Officer and Emergency Physician at the University of Wisconsin Health System.
- Dr. Calvin Sun is an Attending Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine.
- Dr. Kate Tulenko is the CEO and Founder of Corvus Health.
- Joseph Williams is a Senior News Editor with US News and World Report.
As cases soar in the U.S. Midwest, a new tally says at least half a million Americans have contracted the coronavirus within the last seven days. https://t.co/hBnQ37Rjbx
— CGTN America (@cgtnamerica) October 28, 2020
Trump admin.'s Covid-19 testing chief warns that local governments may be forced to impose “draconian measures” if Americans don’t start taking safety precautions seriously as the coronavirus crisis worsens. https://t.co/HueK3MaJcc
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 28, 2020