More Than 1,000 Current and Former CDC Officers Criticize U.S. Covid-19 Response - WSJ


More than 1,000 current and former officers of an elite disease-fighting program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have signed an open letter expressing dismay at the nation’s public health response to the Covid-19 pandemic and calling for the federal agency to play a more central role.


 COVID-19 Update: Most US States Reporting an Upward Trend in Infections; Herd Immunity is Not the Answer, Experts Say; and More
On Thursday, October 15, 2020, here are the latest COVID-19 numbers, according to Worldometer:
World Cases: 38.9 million.
World Deaths: 1,099,629.
Countries Outside of the US with Most Infections:
India: 7,349,290 confirmed cases; 111,726 deaths.
Brazil: 5,148,345 confirmed cases; 151,971 deaths.
Russia: 1,354,163 confirmed cases; 23,491 deaths.
Spain: 937,311 confirmed cases; 33,413 deaths.
Argentina: 931,967 confirmed cases; 24,921 deaths.
The US States with Most Confirmed Cases:
California: 865,559 confirmed cases; 16,760 deaths.
Texas: 851,400 confirmed cases; 17,308 deaths.
Florida: 744,988 confirmed cases; 15,737 deaths.
New York: 513,460 confirmed cases; 33,426 deaths.
Georgia: 334,601 confirmed cases; 7,470 deaths.
21 States Hit Their Peak 7-Day Average of New Cases
Over 20 US states are reporting an upward trend in COVID-19 cases, with 59,494 new cases reported yesterday alone, according to Johns Hopkins University. As of Thursday, the US is now averaging well over 52,000 cases a day, which is up 16% from the previous week. “This is a very ominous sign. I think we’re in for a pretty bad fall and winter,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, professor and dean of tropical medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.



COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) (loads slowly) This is a  global image representing the number of COVD19 cases worldwide.


More Than 1,000 Current and Former CDC Officers Criticize U.S. Covid-19 Response - WSJ