The Trump administration has recently updated its coronavirus projections that are putting the daily death toll of Americans at 3,000 a day by early June. This new information comes as President Trump is pressing for states to reopen their economies, and his administration privately projecting a steady rise in the number of cases and deaths from the coronavirus over the next several weeks,
according to an internal document obtained by The New York Times, nearly double from the current level of about 1,750. The new projections are reportedly based on government modeling put together in chart form by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is forecasting roughly 200,000 new cases each day by the end of May, up from about 25,000 cases now.
Meanwhile, As many nations begin relaxing their lockdowns following the peak of coronavirus cases, many are concerned of how to avoid or contain a “second wave” of infections as social distancing is eased. According to a report from Yahoo, Italy, and Spain — two of the hardest-struck countries — have already begun to allow people outside to exercise for the first time in nearly two months, and several US states are allowing businesses to begin to reopening.
In France, confinement measures are set to lift on May 11, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has come out stating that there is a “fine line” between lifting restrictions on movement and avoiding a new surge in infections of a disease that has killed nearly a quarter of a million people globally. He went on to say that: “The risk of a second wave — which would hit our already fragile hospitals, which would need us to reimpose confinement and waste the efforts and sacrifices we’ve already made — is serious,”