U.S. Virus Death Toll Passes 130,000

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The United States passed another grim coronavirus milestone Monday as the death toll from the virus climbed past 130,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The country has had 2,888,729 COVID-19 cases and 130,007 deaths as of midday in Washington, the university reported.

The world's hardest hit country, both in confirmed cases and deaths, the United States has experienced a resurgence of the disease since June that has forced several states to suspend their phased economic reopenings.

On Saturday, the number of new daily infections hit a record 57,683.

When the death toll passed the 100,000 mark May 27, President Donald Trump expressed satisfaction that the number of new infections was declining, even though experts warned of a possible resurgence.

Despite the worsening trend, White House officials say the U.S. economy, which went into a nosedive in March and April due to lockdowns, will not be shut down again.

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Thumb chrisrushlau 07 July 2020, 02:31

Johns Hopkins of Maryland has a team of grave-robbers numbering in the thousands who fan out across the nation gathering corpses for autopsy in the Baltimore suburb known as "Formalin City". Johns Hopkins uses computer technology to identify cause of death when an autopsy reveals multiple possible contributing factors such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc.
States have not been doing autopsies since they want as many deaths to be attributed to COVID for some damn reason known only to certain high people.