The Heat: U.S. reports 1 million covid cases in a single day

The Heat

People wait in line to receive a Covid-19 test on January 4, 2022, in New York. – The US recorded more than 1 million Covid-19 cases on January 3, 2022, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, as the Omicron variant continues to spread at a blistering pace. Johns Hopkins also reported 1,688 deaths for the same period, a day after top US pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci had said the country is experiencing “almost a vertical increase” in Covid-19 cases but the peak may be only weeks away. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

On Monday, the United States set another grim coronavirus milestone: more than 1 million new cases reported in a single day.

The spike is stark. The Omicron variant is infecting people at alarming rates. President Joe Biden addressed the staggering numbers.

CGTN White Correspondent Nathan King has more.

To discuss:

  • Dr. Peter Chin-Hong is a professor of medicine and an infectious disease specialist at the University of California.
  • Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly is the Director of the Clinical Epidemiology Center at the Veteran Affairs Saint Louis Health Care System.
  • Dr. Georges Benjamin is the Executive Director of the American Public Health Association.
  • Joseph Williams is Senior Managing Editor for Color of Change.

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