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Weekly Briefing: Four Consecutive Days of Record-Breaking US Daily COVID Cases

By PPE Shortage Briefing

The Big Picture  An update on the number of cases and deaths from coronavirus: The United States, with the most daily cases in the world, is just short of 10.85 million cases as of Sunday night and more than 244,000 people have died from the disease. North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa are seeing the highest case rates. With another 184,000 confirmed cases being added to the Johns Hopkins database, Friday, November 13 marked the fourth consecutive day the United States set a record for daily cases. Many experts warn this surge could be more fatal than the one we…

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PPE Weekly Briefing: Voting with PPE and US Nursing Homes Face Extreme PPE Shortages

By Nursing Homes, PPE Shortage Briefing

The Big Picture  The United States reported 99,321 new cases this Friday, officially breaking the global record for single-day cases reported.  In total, our country has over nine million cases and 230,000 deaths. CNN reports the United States has seen its top five records in daily cases within the past eight days, and experts warn these are signs that death rates will increase. 31 states have seen record highs in case numbers during October, according to Johns Hopkins. All of this data points to a clear conclusion: the United States has still not overcome this virus. Nursing Homes Face Extreme…

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PPE Weekly Briefing: Does the US have enough personal protective equipment? The answer is still no.

By Advocacy, PPE Shortage Briefing

The Big Picture Experts are warning we are officially in the third surge of the coronavirus pandemic. An update on the numbers: the United States recorded over 8.5 million coronavirus cases and 224,000 deaths. North Dakota, South Dakota, and Louisiana have the highest case rates (cases per 100,000), but cases are no longer rising solely in the South. States around the country are reporting record surges of cases, and some hospitals are already being overwhelmed.  Case Surge and Mask Mandate CNN reports the country’s seven-day average of new daily cases has increased 84% since September. Public health officials warn that…

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