The Tragic Course of Coronavirus in the US: two deaths per minute

The Tragic Course of Coronavirus in the US: two deaths per minute

Covid-19 knows no boundaries in the United States, quite the opposite. As the term of President Trump expires, and President-Elect Joe Biden announces his 100-day plan, the coronavirus continues to attack the country hard, which is reaching very worrying data and record numbers worldwide. The trend is ghastly: every minute, two people die from Covid-19. Hospitalizations, meanwhile, do not stop growing with the health centers overcrowded.

The situation is getting increasingly out of control each and every day. According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations (IHME) of the University of Washington, 400,000 people will have already died from coronavirus when Donald Trump permanently leaves the presidency on January 20, and that number is projected to reach 538,893 on April 1.

The country is headed for 300,000 deaths

As of December 7, the total deaths reached around 290,000. The total number of cases is about to exceed 15 million, with the country still accounting for almost one-fourth of the global cases, more than any other country. New York State is still the worst hit with 34,985 deaths, followed by Texas, California, Florida, New Jersey, and Illinois, whereas California leads with 1,369,000 infections, followed by Texas, Florida, Illinois and New York.

Joe Biden promises changes when he takes office.

Given the criticisms over the inaction of Donald Trump, the elected candidate Joe Biden told CNN on December 3 that he will urge the American citizens to wear masks, saying, "Just 100 days to mask, not forever. One hundred days. And I think we'll see a significant reduction," 

In his campaign, Biden already promised a national strategy whereby the mask would be mandatory and that he would issue a standing order that masks must be worn in federal buildings or interstate transportation on airplanes and buses as per his authority.

The change in power will not take place until January 20. Biden explained his coronavirus plans as a balance between assuring that Americans understand the vaccine is safe and instituting several plans to curb the spread of the virus without shutting down the economy. That would give confidence and reassurance to the public and those skeptical about them, adding to a list of former political leaders who promised to receive it like Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.