Morning Jolt: The Concerning COVID Deaths Trend

On the menu today: Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. exceed 1,000 for the first time in a while as researchers work to pinpoint the virus's fatality rate, a biological woman who identifies as a man has sued a Catholic hospital for refusing to perform "transition surgery," and Chuck Schumer joins Joe Biden in signaling his willingness to end the legislative filibuster in the Senate.

The Number of U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Is Rising Again

Yesterday, there were a little over 1,000 new deaths from coronavirus reported in the U.S., the highest daily death toll reported since late May, aside from a few aberrations in June when higher numbers were reported from unknown dates. According to the New York Times database that tracks reported infections and deaths, the "seven-day average of deaths in the United States reached 810 on Tuesday, up from an average of about 475 in early July, though still far below the country's April peak of 2,232."

We're nowhere near where we were in the spring, that's for sure, but the trend is a little concerning. In a press conference, President Trump acknowledged that the situation with the virus likely will "get ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 22 2020
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The Concerning COVID Deaths Trend

On the menu today: Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. exceed 1,000 for the first time in a while as researchers work to pinpoint the virus's fatality rate, a biological woman who identifies as a man has sued a Catholic hospital for refusing to perform "transition surgery," and Chuck Schumer joins Joe Biden in signaling his willingness to end the legislative filibuster in the Senate.

The Number of U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Is Rising Again

Yesterday, there were a little over 1,000 new deaths from coronavirus reported in the U.S., the highest daily death toll reported since late May, aside from a few aberrations in June when higher numbers were reported from unknown dates. According to the New York Times database that tracks reported infections and deaths, the "seven-day average of deaths in the United States reached 810 on Tuesday, up from an average of about 475 in early July, though still far below the country's April peak of 2,232."

We're nowhere near where we were in the spring, that's for sure, but the trend is a little concerning. In a press conference, President Trump acknowledged that the situation with the virus likely will "get ...   READ MORE

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