President Trump says coronavirus social distancing guidelines will be extended until April 30. The announcement that social distancing guidelines will be extended comes after Trump said last week he hoped to open up the country by Easter. “Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won," Trump said in a Rose Garden news conference Sunday. Ref. USAToday.
US death toll from coronavirus surges past 3,000. The U.S. Hit another grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic Monday, recording its 3,000 death as the nation's most populated cities put out cries for aid and extra hospital beds. Ref. USAToday.
With the increasing rates I don't know how the government can be thinking of opening up the borders again to make it worst. What's the point of saying stay home only to open up everything again when the virus is very much present and spreading?
Top White House coronavirus advisers predict as many as 240,000 US deaths from COVID-19. Members of President Donald Trump's administration laid out dire estimates during a press briefing Tuesday to underscore the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. White House advisers Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci said that even with stringent social distancing the death toll would likely reach 100,000 to 240,000. Ref. USAToday.
The US topped 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time Wednesday. The 1,000 mark is daily death toll more than double that of two of America's most deadly illnesses - lung cancer and the flu. While health officials say COVID-19 is considered a flash medical event in that it is unlikely to maintain its deadly hold for more than three or four months, the 1,000 threshold shows just how potent an unforeseen outbreak can be on the U.S. Medical system. Ref. USAToday.
US companies sold nearly $60 million worth of ventilators, masks and gowns to China weeks before American hospitals started running out. In the absence of action from the Trump administration, companies continued to export masks, ventilators and other life-saving gear overseas that is now desperately needed by US hospitals fighting coronavirus. Export data reviewed by USA TODAY shows a massive spike in February shipments. Ref. USAToday.
Coronavirus is closing daycares, perhaps forever. The U.S. Child care “system” has long been at a breaking point. Coronavirus could mean providers stay closed forever -- a crisis for working parents. Ref. USAToday.