If US had started social distancing a week earlier, about 36,000 fewer people would have died, study says. If the United States had started social distancing just a week earlier, it could have prevented the loss of at least 36,000 lives to the coronavirus, according to new research. As of Thursday, the outbreak’s death toll across the country has risen to 93,439. At least 1,551,853 cases of the disease have been recorded, according… Source 7w.
TV hosts explode as US hits grim milestone. A pair of TV anchors traded a series of furious insults on-air as the United States passed a worrying new COVID-19 milestone. Source 7r.
Survey finds large increase in psychological distress reported among US adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new survey conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic found a more-than-threefold increase in the percentage of US adults who reported symptoms of psychological distress -- from 3.9 percent in 2018 to 13.6 percent in April 2020. Source 2e.
How Americans are coping with COVID-19 stress. Almost overnight, the rapid emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and subsequent state and federal prevention measures dramatically altered daily behavior. A new study provides the first snapshot of the immediate impact of COVID-19 on Americans' stress levels, coping strategies, and adherence to public health guidelines. Source 4o.
2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the US. There are 2 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States. Think about that for a minute. Source 7v.
And that's just the confirmed number. With all the protests going on in each state you are going to see a very large boost to that figure.
Ahead of planned Trump rally next week, CDC rates large, in-person gatherings generally as ‘highest risk,’ warns outbreak is not over. Americans need to keep it up with hand washing, social distancing and wearing face coverings in public, the Centers for Disease Control said in its first full media briefing since March 9. While officials steered clear of specifically recommending against attending a President Trump political rally planned for June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, agency guidelines put such events in the category of “highest risk” for COVID-19 infection. Ref. USAToday.