Pence Calls Fear Of 2nd Wave ‘Overblown’ As 9 States See Record High COVID Cases

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Artivia Tahir

Vice President Pence says concerns over a second wave are overblown

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Vice President Pence has called fears of a second-wave of coronavirus “overblown.” This comes as the current death toll has reached 115,000 in the U.S. and nine states are seeing record high case numbers.

  • According to The Washington Post, Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas reported new single day highs or set a new record for seven day coronavirus case averages on Tuesday.
  • The Post noted that the trend continued into Wednesday for some states: “Oklahoma registered another record for single-day new cases, California set another record in its rolling average, while North Carolina’s average dropped by one case, breaking a streak of 15 new highs in a row.”
  • In the op-ed, Pence said that concerns over a second wave were excessive, writing “the media has tried to scare the American people.”

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