US COVID-19 infections rose by a record 47,000 yesterday—and Americans could see 100,000 new cases a day, warns Anthony Fauci, barring dramatic steps to block the spread, Reuters reports.

On top of everyday responsibilities like maintaining clean water, state and local health departments face a massive burden in responding to COVID-19.   Andy they're doing it with fewer resources, not more. An AP/Kaiser Health News investigation found: 

Globally, more than half a million people have lost their lives to COVID-19, and cases shot past the 10 million mark Sunday—grim milestones marked by Johns Hopkins University’s pandemic tracker.

The WHO declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC Thursday—but warned that new flare-ups of that strain could still emerge. With another Ebola strain now circulating in the northwest of the country, there is mounting concern that if the 2 strains combine—likely…

COVID-19 may have infected ~20 million Americans—10X the official case count, the CDC said yesterday, CNN reports, citing comments from CDC chief Robert Redfield yesterday. Redfield’s estimate, based on serology testing for antibodies to the virus,…

As COVID-19 case numbers are rising in more than half of the states in the US, experts are now predicting 180,000 deaths by October 1, USA Today reports. A universal mask-wearing order in the US, however, could save as many as 33,000 lives, according to the…

After at least 13 protest participants tested positive for coronavirus, activists in South Carolina are urging demonstrators to get tested before taking to the streets—and some events have been canceled or moved online while organizers evaluate safety measures, The…

Even as the White House walked back President Trump’s Saturday campaign rally comments about slowing testing for COVID-19, new data show cases shooting up in the US and globally, AP reports.

What if the COVID-19 pandemic had been stopped before it started?  

COVID-19 has sent ICUs eerily silent, save the ambient noise of machines working to keep the sickest patients alive.   With loved ones forced to stay away, palliative care workers teams are often been the only person in the room when a person dies.   Several shared their…