Nearly half of new US virus infections are in just 5 states (AP via Yahoo)
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Nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in just five states — a situation that is putting pressure on the federal government to consider changing how it distributes vaccines by sending more doses to hot spots.
New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey together reported 44% of the nation’s new COVID-19 infections, or nearly 197,500 new cases, in the latest available seven-day period, according to state health agency data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Total U.S. infections during the same week numbered more than 452,000.
The heavy concentration of new cases in states that account for 22% of the U.S. population has prompted some experts and elected officials to call for President Joe Biden’s administration to ship additional vaccine doses to those places. So far, the White House has shown no signs of shifting from its policy of dividing vaccine doses among states based on population.
Sending extra doses to places where infection numbers are climbing makes sense, said Dr. Elvin H. Geng, a professor in infectious diseases at Washington University. But it’s also complicated. States that are more successfully controlling the virus might see less vaccine as a result.
Now we are seeing blowback in the U.S. policy of, “Some must die for the economy and save the corporations!” Still I wish everyone good luck and a long life.
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April 8, 2021 at 2:55 PM #415713Scott CrowderParticipant
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Growing that corporations are being hurt by the virus.
Homeowners and small business owners are being hit by the virus. Corporations are gobbling us all up.
2020 saw the greatest transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich in history.
April 9, 2021 at 1:39 PM #415899FasttenseParticipant
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Created this disaster in America. They put Trump and Mitch into our government to do exactly what they did… Allowed over half a million Americans to die as an excuse to cut and eliminate their taxes and to pass our tax dollars out to themselves. All the while miserably complaining and whining about any help the infected and dying get.
This is the world the filthy rich capitalist created and wanted. Until we remove them from power, we will just get more of the same.
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