Today, the US recorded over 82,000 new Covid-19 cases and 215,761 people have already died. Over the course of 247 days 8,449,231 people have tested positive for the virus amid one of the worst testing regimes worldwide, so the actual infections and deaths from Covid-19 is unknowable, but can be estimated much higher than the confirmed figures.
The response by the US Government and its citizenry is shocking and wholly unexpected in a modern, technologically adept society. The government reaction is directly responsible for the scope of infections and death, but the continued progression and spread is because the majority of Americans are not taking the virus seriously.
Today is probably a good day to remember as the beginning of a period of intense suffering that will last 6 months or more, and will likely be known as one of the bleakest periods in American history since WWII.