Spending on pandemic aid averages $43,000 per second

The Mon Valley Unemployed Committee and Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid Group rally at Governor Tom Wolf’s regional office on Wednesday in downtown Pittsburgh. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as he speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during a prime-time address from the East Room of the White House, Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

BALTIMORE — To pay out his coronavirus relief package, President Joe Biden must spend an average of $3.7 billion every day for the rest of this year. That’s $43,000 every second of every day until midnight chimes on 2022.