• November 22 COVID-19 Test Results; Record Hospitalizations

    8 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    Note: Week-over-week case growth is slowing, so maybe cases per day will peak soon (A virtual Thanksgiving is recommended by the CDC). Stay Safe!!!
    The US is now averaging over 1 million tests per day. Based on the experience of other countries, for adequate test-and-trace to reduce infections, the percent positive needs to be well under 5% , so the US still needs to increase the number of tests per day significantly (or take actions to push down the number of new infections).
    There were 1,401,167 test results reported over the last 24 hours.
    There were 150,098 positive tests.
    Over 25,000...
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  • People are waiting on long lines for coronavirus tests ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday

    People are waiting on long lines for coronavirus tests ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

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    As the Thanksgiving holiday nears, people all over the country are waiting in lengthy lines to get tested for the coronavirus.
    Normally, millions of Americans travel and gather with their extended family members and friends. But this year, health officials are urging citizens to do the opposite and avoid large gatherings.
    Coronavirus cases have been surging in recent weeks across the US, and demand for tests has spiked as many Americans still plan to gather for the holiday.
    In an effort to limit movement and curb the spread of the virus, multiple states have enacted...
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  • While the CDC recommended against travel, about 2 million people went through airport checkpoints this weekend. Here's what airports across the country look like right now

    While the CDC recommended against travel, about 2 million people went through airport checkpoints this weekend. Here's what airports across the country look like right now

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    People wait to speak to a United Airlines representative at a terminal at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Friday, Nov. 20
    AP Photo/Teresa Crawford
    A total of over 2 million travelers passed by the security checkpoint at airports throughout Friday and Saturday, according to the Transportation Security Administration .
    The CDC recommended people in the US do not travel for Thanksgiving. States across the country tightened restrictions on social gatherings and travel, Business Insider's Yelena Dzhanova reported.
    Photos and videos show some airport terminals and gates with alarming...
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