pandemic week 28 — u.s. covid-19 deaths cross 200,000

The last time I wrote about the pandemic was back in late July, when the U.S. COVID-19 death toll stood at 144,000. That was terrible enough that I stopped doing any kind of notional tracking of it on this blog. Until today. And the deaths keep ticking up. There is some speculation that the number of dead will double again to 400,000 by the end of the year (see ).

There’s nothing left to say or add that hasn’t already been said.