There are ongoing concerns of violent armed action across the U.S. following the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building on 06 January. Far-right extremists have called for "armed marches" from 16-20 January across the country.
While new cases and deaths saw drop-offs due to the holidays, they have since rebounded as backlogged data gets reported. Hospitalizations, a more reliable metric, continue to increase across the country. There are more than 131,000 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, an increase of ten percent from the same period 14 days ago. ICU's in several hospital systems are overwhelmed, most notably in Southern California. Los Angeles County has told EMTs not to bring people who have little chance of survival into hospitals and to conserve oxygen out in the field.
Stop the Steal Protest - On 06 January 2021, supporters of President Donald Trump, including members of the Million MAGA March movement, Women for America First, the Proud Boys, and others will be gathering in Washington, D.C. at approximately 1100 local time at the White House and Freedom Plaza, before marching towards the Capitol at 1300.
Over the past week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) announced a significant and sustained cyber-attack. CISA issued Emergency Directive 21-01 in response to a known attack against SolarWinds, an American software company that helps businesses manage their networks.
New cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across the country. The U.S. saw a record high 251,000 new cases on 18 December. Over the past week, there has been an average of 216,000 cases per day, an increase of seven percent from the average two weeks earlier. Hospitalizations are up 13 percent across the country compared to the same period two weeks ago. At least 115,000 Americans are hospitalized with COVID-19.
New cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across the country. The U.S. saw a record high 229,000 new cases on 04 December. Over the past week, there has been an average of 207,064 cases per day, an increase of 18 percent from the average two weeks earlier. Hospitalizations are up 22 percent across the country compared to the same period two weeks ago. At least 104,000 Americans are hospitalized with COVID-19.
New cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across the country. The U.S. saw a record high 198,000 new cases on 20 November and hospitalizations are up 49 percent across the country compared to the same period two weeks ago. The dramatic rise in cases and hospitalizations prompted the CDC to urge Americans to reconsider travel during the holiday season.
New cases and hospitalizations continue to surge. The U.S. saw a record high 142,000 new cases on 11 November and hospitalizations are up 37 percent across the country over the last 14 days. Daily new cases are averaging 128,000 over the last seven days, an increase of 69 percent over the week prior. Hospitals in the Midwest are approaching capacity, and some states, such as Wisconsin, have deployed a field hospital to deal with overflow.
With less than one week until Election Day, tensions around the country are mounting. While the year 2020 has brought many surprises, the controversial nature of the election is one of the few certainties. Reeling from the human and economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, and facing severe racial strife – the perceived stakes are high. What’s more, a combination of technical and political challenges has set the stage for a disputed election in which there is an elevated possibility for election-related unrest.
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