Latest on COVID-19 in the U.S.: Cases to peak by Easter, Trump starts social distancing campaign

The White House has officially launched the new 30 days to Stop the Spread campaign, and it’s urging all Americans to follow the guidelines in order to save millions of lives.

Statistical models are showing dreadful numbers of up to 200,000 people dying, even if all the mitigation action is done.

As COVID-19 cases in the U.S. climb to more than 190,000, with more than 4,300 deaths, the White House coronavirus task force’s health experts warned and graphically showed the public the real dangers of the coronavirus if aggressive mitigation action would not be continued, there would be up to 2.2 million deaths.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump unveiled the reboot of his initial social distancing program, now called “30 Days to Slow the Spread.”

“We’re at war with a deadly virus, success in this fight will require the full absolute measure of our collective strength, love and devotion. Very important. Each of us has the power through our own choices and actions to save American lives and rescue the most vulnerable among us. That’s why we really have to do what we all know is right.”

But officials warn, the next two weeks will be the worst of it all — no matter what action is already being done — as they expect the peak of cases and deaths to hit by around Easter.

“In the next several days to a week or so, we’re going to continue to see things go up. We cannot be discouraged by that because the mitigation is actually working and will work,” said Dr. Fauci.

The state of Florida, which now has more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases, has finally issued a statewide stay at home order. The order of Florida Governor Ron De Santis comes days after harsh criticism on their lack of aggressive action against the virus.

De Santis admitted that it took Trump’s new 30-day extension to show him the people will not be going back to work, and the nation had again pressed the pause button.

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