Anne Schuchat, director of the Centers for Disease Control (the CDC) said that the virus is spreading too fast and too far for the United States to bring it under control. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified he was “very concerned.” “We’re going in the wrong direction if you look at the curves of the new cases,” he said, “so we really have got to do something about that and we need to do it quickly.” Faci warns we may see 100,000 new cases per day.
The country is now seeing more than 50,000 new infections a day while the European Union is seeing fewer than 6,000. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported that there has been a 413.6% increase in newly reported coronavirus cases in South Carolinian’s aged 21-30 since April 4. DHEC reports a 966.1% increase for aged 11-20.
South Carolina has had record setting days for over a week now. Official Covid-19 death counts in the United States underestimate the fatalities linked to the pandemic, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine which found that the number of “excess deaths” that have occurred so far during the pandemic, between March and May, is 28% higher than the nation’s official number of deaths attributed to Covid-19.
Meanwhile Nero tweets about Confederate Monuments as the country burns: “This is a battle to save the Heritage, History, and Greatness of our Country,” Trump tweeted. A senior campaign official told the Washington Post, “It’s a great political issue for the president.”