The real number of daily infections is easily closer to 2,000,000, given all the asymptomatic cases, and given that most people can’t even get tested. With readily available vaccines and masks (although, the government still won’t tell Americans that they’re probably wearing the wrong kind of mask—you need a KN95 or N95), this is a global embarrassment for the United States unlike any I’ve ever seen (well, other than all of our endless and pointless wars, and other than electing Trump). Via NBC:
The U.S. has reported a record single-day number of daily Covid cases, with more than 1 million new infections.
A total of 1,082,549 new coronavirus cases were reported Monday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, as the highly infectious omicron variant continues to spread throughout the country. The new daily tally brings the total number of cases confirmed in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic to 56,189,547. In total, the virus has caused at least 827,748 deaths across the country.