HealthDay Reports: 100,000 Dead, 40 Million Unemployed — America Hits Grim Pandemic Milestones
The country's coronavirus case count passed 1.7 million today as the nationwide coronavirus death toll hit 100,000 on Wednesday and the number of unemployed people is now more than 40 million.
THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the U.S. coronavirus death toll passed 100,000 on Wednesday, there was more evidence of the collateral damage the virus has caused: New numbers released Thursday show the number of unemployed has now passed 40 million.
The death toll is "a striking reminder of how dangerous this virus can be," Josh Michaud, associate director of global health policy with the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, told the Associated Press.
COVID-19 is also a virus of opportunity: A jump in cases is being seen in nearly a dozen U.S. states, at least half of which reopened early, as the country's coronavirus case count passed 1.7 million on Thursday.