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I checked the COVID numbers at the New York Times and saw that on Wednesday, October 28, there were 81,457 new COVID cases reported in the United States.

I made a Facebook post with the following statement:
“81,457 new cases yesterday.”

Then after pushing ‘post,’ I immediately edited it.
“81,457 newly diagnosed people yesterday.”

It’s always people, families, and communities.

Then on Thursday, we hit another record.
“Approximately 86,000 newly diagnosed people.”

The numbers have names.

Renee Roederer

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