It took about 90 days for the United States to reach its first 2 million cases of coronavirus last year. But it took just 10 days to hit 2.2 million cases in 2021, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. And new infections, hospitalizations and deaths keep soaring. Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University school of Public Health said "We're in a dire situation. We know how to slow the spread of the virus. We need mask mandates. We need people to really stay at home and avoid any indoor gatherings." But officials say many Americans did the opposite over the holidays, gathering with friends or extended family. Now the consequences are becoming more evident in packed hospitals across the country. More than 27,000 new Covid-19 deaths have been reported in just the first 10 days of 2021. At this rate, more people could die from Covid-19 in January than any other month of this pandemic. December had a record high of 77,431 deaths due to Covid-19. Today, Queer News Tonight Anchor Aaron Darr posted an emotional 20 minute video on the overnight news of his entire family being infected with Covid-19 and the death of a family member, the closest person in his life. He passionately called for an end to the mis-information, denials, politics over mask wearing and the general state that America is in over this pandemic. In other Covid-19 news, more than 22 million vaccines have now been shipped but as of today only 6.5 million have been administered.
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