FIVE MILLION… And Counting…

Updated: Jun 5, 2020

Today, the world acknowledged an ignominious milestone… The number of REPORTED COVID-19 cases exceeds five million… with 328,000 attributed deaths… Of course, these are significant underestimates. The national responses to the Coronavirus pandemic are now so highly politicized that state and national officials are reluctant to list Coronavirus as the “cause” of death and, instead, place the blame on other pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressures, and heart ailments. And, of course, the lack of accurate testing means that only a small proportion of the world’s population that is COVID-19 positive is counted in the official statistics.

What is especially notable about these trends is that the he “FIRST WAVE” of the Global pandemic is now expanding from Developed countries into developing nations. This is especially worrisome since their health care systems have the least medical resources. As a result, it is expected that these countries will find their urgent medical care facilities (Intensive Care Units) quickly overwhelmed by citizens with the most serious health conditions.

  • Biggest Jump: The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the highest number of cases recorded in a 24-hour period during the pandemic – more than 106,000.

  • Spike in Developing Countries: Latin America reported more new coronavirus cases than either the United States or Europe for three days in a row. This spike is driven by high numbers in Brazil, Peru and Mexico.

  • The NumbersLatin America reported at least 32,854 new cases on Wednesday, witmore than half of them in Brazil.

  • The United States reported 22,534 new cases while Europe – including Russia – reported about 17,900 according to official national government data.

  • In the US:  More than 93,000 people have died. Although many states are still experiencing spikes in Coronavirus victims and fatalities, all 50 states have at least partially reopened.

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