The vaccine is the answer. While mask-wearing hasn’t done much to help the COVID-19 spread, as cases and deaths continue to skyrocket with local mandates in place, the only way to beat the virus is vaccination or immunity.
- There were 217,664 new coronavirus cases in the US yesterday according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, a new single-day high.
- 2,879 people died yesterday. It’s the second day in a row the US has set a new record number of deaths.
- The total number of deaths since the pandemic began has now reached 276,366.
President-elect Joe Biden plans to ask Americans to wear a face mask for 100-days after he is inaugurated to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and pledged to publicly take a vaccine when it’s available to encourage the public to get vaccinated.
“Just 100 days to mask, not forever. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction,” Biden said during an interview Thursday with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
But most folks in the US are wearing masks. Yes, we have the college crew who still pack bars, at least here in Florida, and don’t wear masks, but for the most part, when you go to a store, you no longer see people smile. Or anywhere for that matter.
The U.S. has reported more than 14 million cases and over 276,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The global totals: 65 million cases and 1.5 million deaths.