A disaster: Florida, Texas report skyrocketing COVID-19 cases as pandemic spirals out of control
Today, Florida set a new pandemic record for a single-day increase in COVID-19 cases: 15,300 new cases were identified in the state, far above 12,274 single-day increase in New York during what was then the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. Death counts are also beginning to rise, both Florida and elsewhere.
In Houston, Texas, refrigerated trailers are now appearing outside local hospitals as their morgues fill, even as the state continues to intentionally hide COVID-19 deaths.
The second wave of the pandemic is now here, and it is entirely self-inflicted. It is based mostly in the Republican-led states that shunned prior social distancing advice and boasted about reopening early. In the southernmost parts of the United States, pandemic infections are spiraling out of control.