The US is about to be the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic

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  • The novel coronavirus outbreak is continuing to generate new confirmed cases at a fast clip in the US, which the World Health Organization estimates is on track to soon become the epicenter of the global pandemic.
  • The WHO’s latest data shows that 85 percent of new coronavirus cases reported worldwide over the last 24 hours were from Europe and the US. Forty percent of that total was attributable to new US cases, where a growing number of states and cities are dealing with lockdowns, business shutdowns, and citizens ordered to stay at home as much as possible.
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You’d be forgiven for trying to keep up with the news related to the novel coronavirus outbreak around the US today and feeling a little confused about the state of things in the country.

On the one hand, the World Health Organization says the number of coronavirus cases stemming from the pandemic is multiplying to such a degree in the US that we’re about to become the new epicenter of the virus (thanks to a “very large acceleration,” per WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris). The outbreak here is not only very large, she told reporters today, but it “is increasing in intensity.” Meanwhile, President Trump is pressing to get the country’s business reopened and the economy coming back to life — as soon as by Easter, he said during a Fox town hall Tuesday, never mind the objections of the health care community.

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