International COVID-19 Updates & Discussion 2


High Tory
Mar 6, 2004


The American pandemic is careening out of control. Yesterday, the United States reported more than 52,000 new cases of the coronavirus, setting a new all-time daily record, according to the COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic. The surge has put the country’s supply of coronavirus tests under strain, especially in some of the worst-hit states, such as Arizona, Texas, Florida, and California. But unlike in past weeks or months, the outbreak is no longer limited to a handful of states or cities. Many places across the country are seeing caseloads spike.

To the degree that the U.S. ever built an infrastructure to contain and suppress the coronavirus, it frayed this week.


Along the way, nearly every previous landmark for measuring the pandemic has been overwhelmed. The country reported about 300,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, more than in any previous week of the pandemic so far. This shattered the old record of more than 215,000 new cases, which was set last week. On June 16, Vice President Mike Pence bragged that the U.S. was seeing an average of 20,000 new infections a day, a decline from the April high of about 30,000 new daily cases. Since Pence’s boast, the U.S. has recorded more than 30,000 new cases on every day but four. Six days ago, the country reported more than 40,000 daily cases for the first time. Now it has smashed through the 50,000 mark.


Senior Member
Aug 22, 2009
Sad reading. Entirely predicable, and mostly preventable. Land of the free, home of the brave. And the stupid too. /s
Not just America. SA is doing terribly with almost 9k cases yesterday. Globally we are nearing a quarter million cases in one day.

And today is friday which is usually the worst day of the week so I wouldn't be surprised if previous daily records are broken again by tonight.
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Senior Member
Apr 6, 2020
Another +50 000 case day in the USA :X3:

Quite a few conspiracy nutters in Melbourne:

I can't really see what the article is about.

All it says is that 10000 people refused testing, some possibly because they were tested elsewhere, and they are looking into the data.

It also says that aussie gov is trying to make sure immigrant communities stay informed.

Lastly it says some immigrants are getting info from home that says government message is rubbish (as we do around the world)

Not much about conspiracy theories as the headline suggests.


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2013
Yeah-no, that's what started all of this. The timeline fits perfectly.
(Don't bother trying to change my's not going to happen.)
Definitely won't try to change your mind. When one is certain they are right, and not willing to listen to new information or change ones opinion based on new evidence, it is pointless to argue.