This Chart Is Hard To Believe

I knew the virus is spiking but didn’t realize it’s this bad. The top story in the news has been the election and its weird aftermath. The death rate is lower. We’re doing more testing. But this chart is still very surprising. Yesterday, the US reported 163,000 new cases, compared to 32,000 on April 8th (the day I left the hospital). COVID-19 killed almost 1,200 people yesterday. That number will go up. (The chart is from The New York Times.)