The infections are down…
But still way too high ….
But are in states that had few in the beginning….
Masks and distancing seem to be working ….
And who knows when a reliable vaccine will out for everyone?
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus quietly surpassed 200,000 on Tuesday, less than eight months after the first American fatality.
The U.S. reached 100,000 deaths in May. Now, some experts estimate the death toll could almost double by year’s end.
Fatigue for social distancing and the push to get back into offices and schools could fuel new cases – and deaths – in the coming weeks and months. Experts at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washingtonpredict 378,321 deaths by Jan. 1.
The nation marches on. Hollywood is primed to make a comeback after months of filming delays, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for relatively safe Halloween celebrations. Traditional trick-or-treating gets the thumbs-down.