NBC News: Three people test COVID positive every three seconds

Three people are now testing positive for coronavirus every second. It’s a startling statistic as the nation hit nearly two million new cases this week amid the raging omicron variant. That means the daily average is up to 277,000, the highest since the pandemic began.

While the prosecutor in a New York sex trafficking trial says the long road to justice has finally been served. He spoke after Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse children. The British socialite faces up to 65 years in prison.

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