Friday, October 16, 2020

"Covid-19 Pandemic Updates 10/16/20"

by David Leonhardt

• New daily coronavirus cases have reached their highest point yet in 17 states, including Minnesota, Montana and Wisconsin. In no state are cases clearly on the decline.
• Pfizer’s chief executive confirmed its vaccine won’t be ready until at least late November, disappointing Trump’s hope for a pre-election announcement.
• Nationwide, first-year enrollment has dropped 16 percent at four-year colleges, and 23 percent at community colleges. Enrollment has risen at for-profit colleges, which have a weak overall record. “This is an unmitigated disaster,” Susan Dynarski, an economist, said.
• Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor recently hospitalized with Covid-19, said he was “wrong” not to wear a mask at a White House event.

Oct 16, 2020, 12:11 AM ET:
The coronavirus pandemic has sickened more than 38,922,400 
people, according to official counts, including 8,019,028 Americans.

      Oct 16, 2020 12:11 AM ET: 
Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count
Updated 10/16/20, 4:24 AM ET
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