President Trump says all Americans are being called on to make sacrifices to stop the spread of coronavirus. At a White House briefing, the President said businesses are also doing their "patriotic duty" to save lives.
And yes, Trump says he believes some of the social distancing habits could go on long into the future, even after the virus is gone. Speaking to reporters, Trump hopes to see the light at the end of the tunnel after that period. Trump thinks it will be like a "burst of light" when we reach that point. He again referred to COVID-19 as the "invisible enemy."
Something else that’s an enemy? Bandwidth. As more Americans stay home, many are online. With so many people at home, Trump says he’s concerned about maintaining full Internet service in the weeks ahead and had a group call with those companies. In a statement from the White House, the President thanked service providers and their staff for their "tireless work to keep Americans connected during this time of social distancing." Trump called it part of the "all-of-America response" to the pandemic.
Where does the United States stand with COVID-19? At last check, there are nearly 190-thousand cases across the United States – with just over 4-thousand patients succumbing to the illness – though more than 7-thousand have recovered. Globally, the numbers stand at just over 860-thousand people infected by the virus – with just over 42-thousand dead. On the plus side, more than 166-thousand have recovered (an increase of 12-thousand from yesterday).
ONE MORE THING! Wyoming is the last state remaining without a COVID-19-related death. It became solo after Hawaii reported its first death Tuesday night. But researchers predict that won't last long. They say Wyoming's worst cases will climb in two weeks, peak a month later, then drop down. The projection is that over 140 people in the state will die.
Source: White House