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The United States Surpassed 250,000 COVID-19 Deaths, And A Hard Winter Looms




In this handout released by the U.S. Navy, Sailors assigned to the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) treat the first patient from Los Angeles medical facilities March 29.
In this handout released by the U.S. Navy, Sailors assigned to the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) treat the first patient from Los Angeles medical facilities March 29.
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Over a quarter of a million Americans have now died of COVID-19, and health experts worry about what this might mean for winter and the upcoming holidays. 

The middle of the country is getting hit particularly hard, with the highest numbers of new cases per capita in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and Montana. Rising cases precede rising death rates, but treatments for COVID-19 have advanced since the first wave of cases in the spring. Health experts also have more experience in treating the disease, although fatigue is a complicating factor. 

Today on AirTalk, we’re hearing more about what the national COVID-19 picture looks like. Questions? Give us a call at 866-893-5722.

Guest:

Adam Cancryn, healthcare reporter at POLITICO; he tweets @adamcancryn