Protests against “home control” across the United States have recently begun to multiply, with some U.S. states slowly reopening after weeks of blockades caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,media BGR reported. Meanwhile, the Trump administration has now raised the number of Americans expected to die from the new coronavirus — and now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the death toll from the new coronavirus will approach 3,000 a day by June 1. In a television appearance late Sunday, President Trump reversed his belief that as many as 100,000 Americans (previously estimated at 65,000) could die from the new corona.
The CDC predicts the number of new coronavirus deaths will rise from about 2,000 a day in the past week to nearly 3,000 a day as businesses across the country reopen, according to a government document obtained by The New York Times. The estimates were modelled by the CDC and collected in a report by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, has also spoken in recent days in support of the economic reopening, calling the California blockade a fascist. Gun protesters also crowded into michigan’s Capitol last week to demand an end to the state of emergency, a scene that Dr. Deborah Birx, an official with the White House’s Coronary Virus Task Force, described over the weekend as “devastatingly worrying.”
“It’s simple logic,” CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen told CNN. “When you tell people, ‘Hey, you can go to the bar, you can go trim, you can go to the restaurant,’ these numbers will go up.’
Nearly three dozen people were arrested at the state capitol after thousands of people gathered in California over the weekend to protest a local blockade. Meanwhile, data from Johns Hopkins University show that nearly 1.18 million people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus so far, and nearly 69,000 people have died.