Tuesday, December 28, 2021

On Biden's watch, U.S. smashes single day record for new COVID-19 cases

by John Solomon, justthenews.com
December 28, 2021
President Joe Biden campaigned on a promise he could defeat COVID-19 and prematurely declared victory over the pandemic this summer. But on Tuesday, he presided over the single largest influx of COVID cases in American history.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the United States set a single-day record for new COVID-19 infections, with 441,278 on Tuesday as the Omicron variant rapidly spread across the country.

The tally eclipsed the previous high of 294,015 set last January, before vaccines were widely available.

The CDC said the surge had inflated the seven-day moving average to now more than 240,000 cases a day, creating concerns about everything from worker shortages to crowded hospitals and inadequate supplies of testing kits.