One hundred thousand Americans may die; the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court take different approaches to reopening; and beautiful spring weather is enticing people to ignore social distancing. Get coronavirus updates from over the weekend and this morning:
As of this morning, the world has more than 3.5 million confirmed cases, and nearly a quarter of a million people have died. At home we’ve had almost 1.2 million confirmed cases and almost 68,000 deaths. Worldwide 1.1 million have recovered, and in the U.S. recoveries total 180,000.
President Trump now says as many as 100,000 Americans will die from COVID-19. But even as he acknowledged that the coronavirus has been deadlier than he had previously predicted, he pressed to reopen the country.
The coordinator for White House coronavirus response efforts says it is “devastatingly worrisome” to see crowds of demonstrators protesting stay-at-home orders while also refusing to follow social distancing guidelines or wear masks. Stillwater, OK, withdrew its mandate to wear masks after it was met with threats of violence. And a security guard at a store in Michigan was fatally shot, reportedly after asking a customer to wear one.
Thinking about murder hornets in the U.S. probably isn’t the distraction you need.
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