Texas surges past California to become state with most COVID-19 cases

first_imgStates like Texas, Florida, and Georgia’s Republican leadership scoffed at early prevention measures like mask mandates and shutting down indoor businesses. Since the initial wave of the pandemic hit our country in February, March, and April, these states have seen exploding numbers. Over the last two weeks however, Texas has surged to a positivity rate of 10.72%. The national average is 6.6%. Cars line up for Covid-19 tests at the University of Texas El Paso on October 23, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. - The city has seen a surge in cases, reporting over 1,150 new cases on October 22. (Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP) (Photo by PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images)Testing site in El Paso, TX, on Oct. 23, 2020More than 29 million people live in Texas. The state’s cases per 100,000 population is 3,269.84. By comparison, California—home to more than 39 million people—has a rate of 2,371.56 cases per 100,000.Three days ago, El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego tweeted: “The County is currently working on creating more space at our Medical Examiner’s Office parking lot so that we can get a 3rd mobile morgue unit. If that doesn’t put our situation into perspective I don’t know what will.” NPR reports that as of Nov. 3, it looks like El Paso has added a fourth “mobile morgue.” This is because as COVID-19 cases surge, death rates go up. They go up because resources and access for people become stretched thin, and Americans pay for this lack of infrastructure and leadership.- Advertisement – Will this reality have any effect on the close races of Republican duds like Sen. John Cornyn of Texas? It remains to be seen, but he has clearly felt the shift in his state from complacency to anger. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Agent criticises Chelsea for ‘overspending’

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Most Beautiful Women Of The XX Century9 Best Movie Robots Of All TimeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better20+ Albino Animals That Are Very Rare And UniqueWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time? And the London outfit are not done yet with a goalkeeper and Declan Rice in Lampard’s sights. But a top-ranking agent told The National: “£80 million is not getting you an established superstar this summer. “Clubs don’t want to sell or need to sell – yet. “With Madrid and [Barcelona] not buying, Chelsea have seen a gap and gone for it, but they’ve spent less in recent seasons because of a ban and they’re also owned by one the richest men in the world. “They’re also overpaying to bring players in.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img An agent has criticised Chelsea for their “overspending” in this summer’s market. Frank Lampard was unable to make any signings last summer but has been making up for the lost time. The new faces include Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr, and Hakim Ziyech. It has seen Chelsea spend over £200m – through the arrivals of Silva and Sarr came on free transfers. read also:England drops Foden, Greenwood for COVID-19 rule breachesAdvertisementlast_img read more