The COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge across the United States. Virtually every area of the country continues to see spikes in both Coronavirus cases and deaths. To understand the severity of the situation, one needs to simply look at the numbers. Last week, the United States saw four of the deadliest days in the country's history.
COVID-19 has killed more than 290,000 Americans. This is significantly more casualties than any war or other tragedy the country has endured. For example, December 9th over 3,000 Americans died that day due to COVID-19. Compare that to the total number of casualties from the 9/11 terrorist attack - 2977.
Only the American Civil War has lead to more causalities. It is important to note though that we are currently in the midst of the pandemic, so unfortunately it is unknown what the total number of deaths will be until far later.
We must view safeguarding ourselves and others from COVID-19 with the urgency it deserves. More and more people continue to get sick from this incredibly contagious virus. Safety protocols must be in place by all individuals and all public and private locations. Continue to view the pandemic with the severity it requires. Without everyone doing their part in combating the COVID-19 virus, the pandemic will continue to rage on with infections and deaths.