While COVID-19 deniers are enabling COVID to spread, medical workers are risking their lives caring for very sick patients. A local emergency physician recently told me that they’re literally swimming in COVID-19 cases.
More than 520,000 additional Americans were added to the coronavirus dashboard’s active cases list last week, and hospitalizations increased by more than 46%. There have been more than 9 million confirmed cases in the U.S. and more than 235,000 confirmed deaths. The death rate percentage stands at 2.6% but that percentage will go even higher because more than 300,000 of those confirmed cases are still active. The influenza death rate averages about 0.1%.