CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: “As angry rioters and supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a last stand for the outgoing president Wednesday [Jan. 6, 2021], the violence overshadowed a deadly day across the nation as the coronavirus pandemic continued its surge.

A record 3,915 people died of covid-19 in the United States, the deadliest day of a pandemic that has claimed more than 360,000 lives across the country. A record 251,646 new coronavirus cases were reported, about 16,000 more cases than the Wednesday before.”

-Paulina Firozi, “U.S. records its deadliest day of the pandemic while eyes are fixed on mob storming Capitol,” washingtonpost.com, Jan. 7, 2021