The global COVID-19 death toll passed 200,000 today, with brisk activity continuing in US hot spots and growing in others. In Brazil, hospitals in several major cities are nearing collapse after surges of sick patients. Today the global case total climbed to 2,887,894 in 185 nations, with fatalities reaching 202,368, according to the Johns Hopkins online dashboard. The US total is at 933,933, with 53,449 deaths. White House mulls scaling back briefings In the wake of the fallout over President Trump’s recent comments about the potential use of disinfectants and light as medical treatment for COVID-19, the White House is considering scaling back on White House daily briefings, NBC News reported today.

 

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