Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States approach half a million, and the death toll has surpassed 16,500. But there are pieces of promising news, including that the daily increase in new cases is leveling off and daily death tolls in hotspots like New York are also leveling off, signaling that social distancing efforts undertaken weeks ago may actually be working.
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Surgeon General Jerome Adams, whose grave words comparing these weeks to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor, says that most of the U.S. won’t be able to open by May 1 and when normal activities do resume it will be “place by place, bit by bit.”
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