More states are being declared major disaster zones due to the coronavirus. President Trump has just approved Texas, Florida and Louisiana. They join Iowa, California, New York and Washington. And Colorado could be next.
While Trump continues cheering social distancing measures, he also says that he can see loosening restrictions in “sections” of the country. “The more lives we can save and the sooner we can eventually get people back to work, back to school, and back to normal,” he explained. “And we are obviously looking at that, also. People are asking: 'Is that an alternative?' Absolutely, it is an alternative.”
Maybe so, but Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top expert on infectious disease, says there’s something else we need to consider – that the novel coronavirus could come back in "cycles” and "very well might" become experienced seasonally. He noted, "We really need to be prepared for another cycle.”
Meanwhile...Minnesota is the latest state to go into lockdown to try and limit the spread of COVID-19. That makes it the 19th state where the governor has issued a stay-at-home order – 21 are expected to be in place by the end of the week. The Navajo Nation has also issued a stay-at-home order. Currently, about 185-million Americans are stuck inside their homes. Trips are allowed to get food or medicine, or for employees in essential industries to go to work.
Where does the United States stand with COVID-19? At last check, there are just over 69-thousand cases across the United States – with just over 1000 patients succumbing to the illness. Globally, the numbers stand at just over 472-thousand people infected by the virus – with just over 21-thousand dead. On the plus side, nearly 115-thousand have recovered.
ONE MORE THING! Looking for some good news on this subject? Nobel Laureate Michael Levitt has some. He believes the United States may see a downturn in new coronavirus cases sooner than health experts have predicted. Why does his opinion matter? Among other things, he accurately predicted the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in China.
Source: White House