The United States tape-recorded a brand-new all-time day-to-day high of 52,000 brand-new Covid-19 cases on 1 July, according to John Hopkins figures, as Donald Trump repeated his belief the infection would ‘simply disappear’.
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America has actually now had more than 2.7 million verified cases – more than double that of Brazil, the 2nd most-affected nation. Dr Anthony Fauci, the US’s leading infectious disease expert, has stated the nation is ‘entering the incorrect instructions’, infections might more than double and the subsequent death toll ‘is going to be very disturbing’.
The Guardian’s Ed Pilkington looks at why a patchwork approach to raising lockdowns, in addition to the president’s combined messages on wearing a mask, has led to confusion across the nation and why some states are needing to clamp down on constraints once again.
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