US sets a record for the 7th time in the past 10 days, 153,496, doubling the July peak. 41 states are averaging more than 1k cases/day. Testing positive rate continues to climb, now over 10% nationally, and much higher for hotspots.
UK reported a new high of 33,517 cases yesterday, a 25% increase from their previous daily record. Daily death tolls have also climbed continuously, now at 375, 40% of first wave’s peak.
Estonia reports a new high of 373, as new restrictions are introduced, including mandatory masks in public.
Japan reported 1,644 cases yesterday, the highest since their first peak. Tokyo, Osaka, and Hokkaido on rapid rise.
the highest since their first peak. -> near record high.

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14 Nov
It is manifest that retailers in many parts of the world, owners of airlines, restaurants, bars, shops, are pressing governments to open up the economy even though it will cause disease, death and disability.

They are short sighted in their advocacy, after all we see the benefits of strong action in Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia in stopping the outbreak and opening normally.

The economic recovery depends on eliminating the virus. Opening partway then closing, opening and closing will bankrupt business. Business owners are misled in thinking opening with the virus will benefit them. Entire branches of the economy are being destroyed.

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...with strong economic and societal benefits and superior resilience to future COVID waves."

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Italy’s total confirmed cases surpassed 10M, as the recent rate of change is far faster than seen before.

Much of Europe is also seeing record highs.
US saw a new high of 136,325 cases yesterday. IL, OH, MT, and WY see new highs. 1,415 deaths reported yesterday, highest since mid-August.

Canada’s daily average keeps rising, now at 4.5k. Ontario remains the current epicenter.
Algeria sees rapid surge recently, yesterday with a new high of 752, surpassing its peak during the last wave.
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Biden Covid advisor says U.S. lockdown of 4 to 6 weeks could control pandemic and revive economy

With green zone exit strategy we are there!
Osterholm said such a lockdown would help the country bring the virus under control, “like they did in New Zealand and Australia.”

"Epidemiologists have repeatedly pointed to New Zealand, Australia and other parts of Asia that have brought the number of daily new cases to under 10 as an example of how to contain the virus."

(now to zero!!)

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US reported 111,433 cases yesterday, with 13 states reporting new highs. Total confirmed cases surpassed 10M. It only took 10 days for the latest million, much faster than any previous marks. Image
Mexico’s cases have been level for some time, but due to low testing (confirmed by very high positivity rates), the general severity in confirmed cases didn't alleviate as many other countries, resulting in one of the highest case fatality rates worldwide. Image
While Europe is still suffering from the recent wave, the first two European countries to re-enter national lockdown have reported significant declines. Ireland drops to about 1/3 of their peak three weeks ago. Czechia, which entered national lockdown on Oct.22, drops rapidly. ImageImage
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US reported 91,530 cases yesterday, the second highest day for the country, along with 1,130 deaths, highest since mid-Sept. OH, PA, MN, NM, and ME see new highs.
Canada sees a new high of 4,738 as 7-day average also sets a new record. 72 new deaths were reported, second highest since early June. Ontario overtook the leveling Quebec to become the current epicenter.
Europe reported 242k cases yesterday as 13 countries reported new highs. Italy reports 28,241. Lombardia, Calabria, Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta are labelled red zones in Italy’s new color-coded zoning system.
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