Dr. Anthony Fauci and CDC Director Robert Redfield testified on the COVID-19 pandemic before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, a day after the country hit another staggering milestone in coronavirus deaths.
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.
“It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public health researcher, eight months after the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation, with its state-of-the-art laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medical supplies.
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The number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 67 days. It is roughly equal to the