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Texas deployed its National Guard to help with overflowing morgues in El Paso as the coronavirus death toll rises

El Paso County detention inmates, Sheriff officers, and morgue staff move bodies to refrigerated trailers outside the Medical Examiner's Office, November 14, 2020. Texas is sending 36 of its National Guard personnel to El Paso to help process the bodies of dead coronavirus victims. El Paso's county morgue has been so overwhelmed that it is using refrigerated trailers and paying prison inmates to move the bodies. That's just one snapshot in a nationwide surge of coronavirus cases — th...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, Brown University, US, Trends, Deaths, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Afp, National Guard, El Paso County, Medical Examiner, El Paso Texas, Medical Examiner s Office


Doctors and health officials in US coronavirus hotspots tell the same story: We're being villainized and ignored while trying to save lives

Healthcare workers wait to administer free coronavirus tests in Columbus, Ohio, on November 19. Stephen Zenner/AFP/Getty Images Doctors, nurses, and public-health officials in the Midwest told Business Insider they face antagonism from people who refuse to take precautions to curb the coronavirus' spread.  The region is suffering a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. One emergency physician said he got a death threat. A North Dakota health official said she h...
Tags: Science, News, White House, Brown University, US, Trends, Public Health, Wyoming, Missouri, North Dakota, Idaho, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Associated Press, Pfizer


This isn't a third coronavirus wave — it's a tsunami. 3 charts show how much worse the fall surge is than any before.

A medical worker puts on protective equipment at an ICU in Houston, Texas. The US's fall coronavirus surge is already larger than the ones in the spring or summer, though it hasn't lasted as long. The US shattered daily records for cases and hospitalizations in November. The fall surge is poised to become to longest and deadliest one yet.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US's coronavirus outbreak has spiraled even further out of control — but the reality is that i...
Tags: Science, News, Brown University, US, Trends, Research, Hospitals, Houston Texas, Ranney, Megan Ranney, Aria Bendix, Coronavirus, Business Insider She, Covid-19 deaths, BI Graphics, Covid-19 Cases


The US could be on track to hit 1 million daily coronavirus cases by the end of 2020, a new report finds

Healthcare worker Dante Hills passes paperwork to a woman at a COVID-19 testing site in Miami, Florida. Lynne Sladky/AP Photo The US could see 1 million daily coronavirus cases by the end of 2020, according to a new report from Pantheon Macroeconomics. That's based on the current trend of average cases rising 34% from week to week. Experts predict this surge could be the largest, and perhaps deadliest, yet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In March, when New York City ho...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, New York City, Brown University, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, South Dakota, Washington Dc, Healthcare, Michigan, New Mexico, Biden


Fauci suggested a face mask mandate and warned that the general public might not get a COVID-19 vaccine until mid-2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington DC on September 23, 2020. Alex Edelman / AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci has suggested that face coverings should be made mandatory in the US. "Well, if people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it," Fauci told CNN on Friday. He did not say whether this would at a national or state level. Fauci's comments come as the US enters its third, and likely deadliest, coronavirus surge. The infectious-disease expert also gave an update on...
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The US's third coronavirus surge could be the deadliest yet — 4 charts show a troubling trend

A man drops his daughter off at the Lincoln-Hancock Community School in Quincy, Massachusetts on September 17, 2020. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe/Getty Images Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing in the US for the third time as winter approaches. The US reported more than 60,000 daily cases, on average, this week — a roughly 40% increase since the start of October. Deaths haven't risen as dramatically yet, but experts predict the third surge could be the deadliest. The US leads the world...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, France, India, Brown University, US, Trends, United States, Italy, Boston Globe, Johns Hopkins University, UK France, Christopher Murray, Quincy Massachusetts


The US's third coronavirus surge may become the deadliest yet, experts say

A nurse puts on her PPE before tending to a COVID-19 patient on October 21, 2020 in Essen, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images Daily coronavirus cases in the US have risen nearly 40%, on average, since the start of October.  Experts worry these cases will lead to the nation's deadliest surge of infections yet, as more people gather indoors for the holidays and become more lax about masks and social distancing. The US is also approaching peak flu season, which can lead to overcrowding at ho...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Australia, Montana, New York City, Brown University, US, Trends, Fda, Trump, Harvard Medical School, North Dakota South Dakota, Ranney, Essen Germany, Journal of Hospital Medicine


The US has entered its 3rd — and possibly largest — wave of coronavirus cases. Experts say states should 'pull back.'

Medical workers in Florida test a person for the coronavirus on July 22. Joe Raedle/Getty Images) The US has entered its third wave of coronavirus infections. New cases are spiking in the Midwest. Public-health experts worry this wave could be the largest, and perhaps deadliest, yet. A surge in cases and hospitalizations was expected, they added, since lockdowns have lifted, people are spending more time indoors, and "pandemic fatigue" has set in. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Washington Post, Brown University, US, Trends, United States, Wisconsin, Houston, Anthony Fauci, South, Midwest, Harvard Medical School, Montana North Dakota, Katz


12 states reported record coronavirus case counts this weekend. This could be the beginning of the second wave.

Medical technicians work at a drive-through coronavirus testing facility at the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals company's Westchester campus in Tarrytown, New York, September 17, 2020. The coronavirus outbreak appears to be getting worse across much of the US. Twelve states — Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, and Utah — recorded more new infections in the last seven days than they ever have in a one-week period. T...
Tags: Fall, Utah, Science, News, Washington, Brown University, US, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Deaths, Anthony Fauci, Nih, Westchester, Fauci, Tarrytown New York



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