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America Is Careening Toward a Pandemic Nightmare Scenario

On Wednesday, the United States broke 100,000 coronavirus hospitalizations for the first time ever.
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Today the United States blew by two grim pandemic milestones. The country recorded a record 195,695 coronavirus cases and reported 100,226 hospitalizations, passing the 100,000 mark for the first time, according to the COVID Tracking Project at . While the 2,733 deaths today did not break the all-time record, ’ , today’s was the highest daily coronavirus death toll on record.)

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