Kamala Harris will be matched up against Mike Pence, the head of America’s Coronavirus Task Force. Enough said. America’s uniquely bad Covid-19 epidemic, explained in 18 maps and charts.

+ “Coronavirus deaths in the midwest remain a fraction of the nearly 160,000 recorded during the pandemic across the US. But Missouri is second only to Oklahoma in the number of new positive tests for the virus over the past two weeks.” America’s midwest braces itself for a Covid-19 surge.