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The United States coronavirus death toll has surpassed 101,000 and the rate of new coronavirus cases are trending up across most of the South. A key model is projecting 132,000 United States coronavirus deaths by August. The recent projection is 11,000 fewer than the key model's previous forecast. A new model forecasts that more hospital beds will be needed by June. The Columbia Model says that hospitalizations will decrease for two weeks and then rise again, approaching 3,000 hospitalizations a day by June 22. Trump tweets his sympathies and stokes culture wars as death toll climbs.
Trump is claiming that there are "many different viewpoints" on wearing a mask despite the CDC guidelines. The New York governor is authorizing business to deny entry to those not wearing masks are face coverings. Dr. Fauci says that "you wear a mask" to "protect each other" and that wearing a mask is a symbol of what "you should be doing."
Trump has signed an executive order targeting social media after Twitter fact-checked him for the first time.
More than 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits within the last 10 weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Minnesota governor activating National Guard amid protests over George Floyd death.