Social Distancing To Last Into Summer

Social distancing will be around at least into the summer. That's according to White House coronavirus task force coordinator Doctor Deborah Birx, who spoke on NBC's “Meet The Press.” As part of that, Birx is also urging Americans to continue wearing masks if they can’t maintain social distance.

Speaking of ‘distancing,’ Dr. Birx would like more of that with regard to the criticism President Trump's received about the notion of disinfectants possibly being used to treat the coronavirus. On CNN's "State of the Union," Birx says Trump understood that they shouldn't be used as a treatment and said it “troubles” her that this story is still being talked about a days after Trump's comments.

For his part, Trump has since claimed he was being sarcastic. Maybe so, but many people didn’t hear if that way – poison centers around the country say they've received tons of calls about ingesting disinfectants after Trump's remarks.

Where does the United States stand with COVID-19? At last check, there are more than 965-thousand cases across the United States – with just over 54-thousand patients succumbing to the illness – though more than 107-thousand have recovered. Globally, the numbers remains at just over 2.9-million people infected by the virus – with more than 206-thousand dead. On the plus side, more than 868-thousand have recovered.

Source: NBC’s “Meet The Press”