Another brutal day for America and coronavirus

This tweet comes from CNN’s Brianna Keilar

125,596 new cases of coronavirus cases in the US today, per Johns Hopkins, the most cases in a single day since the pandemic began. It’s the second day in a row US cases top 120k, third day in a row they top 100k.

120,000+ coronavirus cases confirmed in the U.S. — IN ONE DAY

Remember the nonsense from the right suggesting that coronavirus would magically disappear after Election Day?

Well, the Guardian throws ice-cold water on that gibberish.

The United States has broken its record for the highest number of new Covid-19 infections in a single day yet again, with more than 121,000 new casesrecorded on Thursday.

As the country’s attention has been trained on the presidential election, the US has continued to break daily records for new Covid-19 cases. On Wednesday, the day after the election, the country saw more than 107,000 cases, the first time the US surpassed 100,000 new cases in a single day. Before that, the record was set on 30 October with just over 99,000 new cases.

Superb presidential leadership during this crisis.

University of Michigan officials urge students to not return in January

The Detroit Free Press reports University of Michigan officials want as many students as possible to stay home once January rolls around.

Undergraduates who live on campus or attend in-person classes or activities, perform research, use facilities such as libraries, unions and the student recreational center, or work on campus, will have to be tested, the university said.

The winter term begins on Jan. 19.

“Undergraduate students who don’t need to live in residence halls should remain at their permanent residences for the semester,” the school announced in its official news publication.