U.S. coronavirus cases surpass 400,000 dwarfing every other country

U.S. authorities on Tuesday reported 30,700 more people infected with the novel coronavirus and over 1,800 more deaths — the highest daily death toll so far.

The Secular Jurist

By Robert A. Vella

The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the U.S. reached another milestone today surpassing 400,000.  This figure dwarfs that of every other nation in the world as the following bar chart illustrates.

Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic Party presidential race today by officially suspending his campaign.  Joe Biden is now the presumptive nominee.

Yesterday, Wisconsin held its controversial presidential primary, statewide, and local elections.  We won’t know the results until Monday due to last Friday’s court orders by U.S. District Judge William Conley.  In a blatantly partisan ruling (to help reelect a sitting Republican state supreme court judge, see:  Madison mayor says voter turnout seems low, calls election a ‘travesty’), the U.S. Supreme Court overruled Conley’s order to extend the absentee ballot deadline by one week (which would have eased the burden on voters impacted by the coronavirus pandemic) but it took…

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