Amidst record-breaking voter turnout, the coronavirus pandemic has continued to set records of its own. Friday saw a third straight day of all-time highs, at 132,700, as well as more than 1,000 deaths for the fourth day in a row. 27 states have set weekly case records, and 17 states set one day case totals. Globally new daily cases have surpassed 605,000 for the first time, and countries are reinstating various lockdown measures.
There is some good news, however. The increased enforcement and practice of social distancing seems to have lowered the prevalence of influenza cases as the Northern Hemisphere moves into the winter season. This would seem to support data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that looked at the Southern Hemisphere case reports from March through September. Various.