Third Wave Worsens, Increases Potential for Shutdowns

  • Yesterday, the number of new COVID-19 cases leaped to another new record of 142,856, a 14-day increase of 69%.

  • Hospital systems could see a larger capacity problem than they experienced during the first two COVID-19 waves.

  • Today on CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta identified the U.S. pandemic as a, “humanitarian disaster” as Doctors Without Borders aid is being dispatched to deal with COVID-19 in the U.S.

  • The rise in cases is continuing to impact industries and sectors such as hospitality, air travel, and higher education.

  • COVID-19 cases have been reported among at least 252,000 students and employees at over 1,600 higher education institutions. We include a table of the top 10 states with the most cases reported on college campuses.

  • President-elect Joe Biden is making COVID-19 front and center in his incoming administration. Biden announced a 12-member task force that would work to combat the spread of the virus. One of the 12 advisors said a U.S. lockdown of four to six weeks could help control the pandemic and help to bring back the economy.

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