Written by: Grace Moore
While the rest of the world seems to be getting a handle on COVID-19, the United States is reporting more cases and deaths every single day.
On Wednesday it was reported across the nation that 1,400 people died of the Coronavirus- which is approximately one person per minute of the day. Florida, Arizona and Mississippi reported record high deaths in one day.
As new infections continue to rise, hospitalizations begin to peak, putting ICUs across the nation at capacity.
Among these deaths, Herman Cain, a republican presidential candidate in 2012, died after contracting the disease two weeks after attending President Trump’s Rally in Tulsa.
Rising numbers have caused states to shut down once more, and the economy to retract by 9.5 percent in the second quarter- which is a record decline. Despite the impact congress has reported to be “nowhere close” to another stimulus relief bill. This comes along with the news that about 20 million Americans will stop receiving unemployment benefits after this week.