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As the votes are counted, the remains stack greater

As the votes are counted, the remains stack greater
The real cost of the incompetence of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson can be seen in the surging death tolls in their countries from a pandemic they refused to take seriously. (Image: AAP) As Americans went to the polls yesterday and the long count began, a different set of numbers was emerging, more horrific than…

The real cost of the incompetence of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson can be seen in the surging death tolls in their countries from a pandemic they declined to take seriously.

( Image: AAP)

As Americans went to the surveys the other day and the long count began, a various set of numbers was emerging, more horrific than any polling outcome. The United States acquired its second greatest ever number of brand-new infections– over 94,000 new cases– and reported just under 1200 deaths from COVID-19

The variety of new cases doesn’t represent a spike in testing, but an increase in the number of positive tests, with the favorable rate increasing back over 6%last week for the first time considering that August. A number of states are setting new records for infections while other are acquiring day after day of sustained, high numbers of infections.

America does not have the virus under control.

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Bernard Keane

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Bernard Keane is Crikey’ s political editor. Prior to that he was Crikey’ s Canberra press gallery reporter, covering politics, national security and economics.

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