We’re number 1, we’re number 1…


LA Times

The United States set a new all-time high for coronavirus cases confirmed in a single 24-hour period on Friday, reporting just over 100,000 new infections to surpass the record total of 91,000 posted a day earlier, according to a Reuters tally.

The daily caseload of 100,233 is also a world record for the global pandemic, surpassing the 97,894 cases reported by India on a single day in September.

Five times over past ten days, the United States has exceeded its previous single-day record of 77,299 cases registered in July. The number of daily infections reported during past two days indicates that the nation is now reporting more than one new case every second.

The spike comes just four days ahead of the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed nearly 230,000 people in the United States, has dominated the final stretch of the campaign.

Idjits who don’t accept the lead of science, the importance of scientific development of healthcare – are doomed to an early death compared to peers with common sense. The shame of it is that all too often they may be the decision-makers for a family. Dooming their spouse and children as well.

US demonstrates global leadership in healthcare — NOT

One million people worldwide have now died from confirmed coronavirus cases. It is a staggering toll — greater than the number of people estimated to have died from malaria, influenza, cholera and measles, combined, over the same period. And the real number of coronavirus deaths is almost certainly higher.

The U.S., with 4 percent of the world’s population, has suffered more than 20 percent of deaths.

5 reasons to get a flu shot this year


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Even if you’ve never gotten the vaccination before, experts say, do it this year.

“THIS YEAR, IF WE DON’T DO THINGS RIGHT, THE FLU HAS THE POTENTIAL TO TAKE A MUCH GREATER TOLL.”

Wearing masks, washing hands, and keeping six feet away from other people to avoid COVID-19 are measures you can take that will also help protect you from flu. But some will still get the flu, and COVID-19 is still with us.

That’s number 1. RTFA for more reasons why…if you really need more reasons. My wife and I got our annual flu shots 2 weeks ago.