According to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University, as of Tuesday, the United States had killed more than 90,000 deaths from the coronavirus, and more than 1.5 million Americans tested positive for the error.
But data on cases in two states are under scrutiny.
Georgia’s public health department has been accused of using incorrect numbers provided by the curve-flat model used to justify the reopening of its economy.
The woman behind Florida’s case counting website claims she was booted from her position for refusing medical statistics to support the state’s plan to reopen.
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Here is what we learned:
The New York Crisis:
- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would allow Memorial Day ceremonies for up to 10 people and announced reopening measures for the state.
- A battle is brewing between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Nassau County officials over the reopening of the beaches – and whether big Apple residents should be allowed on the Long Island sands.
- For the 180,000 city public school students pursuing distance learning, the summer sun will not be so much fun.
- Here’s how Goldie Landau, a former Hasidic EMT, feels about the Orthodox community’s response to the epidemic.
Openings and closings:
- The World Health Organization seeks to expose criticism of its handling of the coronavirus virus by promising to conduct an investigation into “lessons learned” about its global response.
- The Canada-US border will remain closed for another 30 days, extending the measure until at least June 21 to prevent the spread of the virus.
- Betta has also requested an investigation into whether the orangutan baby died from COVID-19 at the German Zoo.
Reached but not forgotten:
- The astronaut’s widow, Annie Glenn, and the U.S.S. Chen. John Glenn – who inspired people with disabilities around the world by overcoming a serious stumbling block – died at the age of 100 due to complications in the corona virus.