The nation's two most populous states have each reported about 10,000 new cases of the virus, though these may simply be non-symptomatic people who decided to get tested and turned up positive, possibly with false results like what is currently happening in Florida.
Florida and Arizona are also said to be seeing higher rates of the virus, along with California, which has prompted Governor Gavin Newsom to announce that children in many of the Golden State's most densely populated counties will not be allowed to return to in-person public schooling this fall.
The criteria laid out by Newsom will make it impossible for many of these kids to attend anything other than online classes come August and September. And students who live in districts that do have Newsom's permission to go back to school will have to wear masks, save for those with exemptions.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the world saw 250,000 new cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in a single day late last week. This is part of the reason why Texas is likewise prohibiting about five million students throughout the state from going back to school in the fall.
Up north in Chicago, some children will be returning back to class, but only for two days a week. The other three days they will learn at home – is the virus more active these three days, we wonder?
In Iowa, many school districts had planned to follow suit with what California and Texas are doing in many areas by shutting down entirely. However, Republican Governor Kim Reynolds recently announced that she is overriding the plan of school districts by requiring that they spend at least half of their schooling inside classrooms.
As for the number of reported deaths associated with this alleged surge in new infection cases, Texas claimed 174 of them while California claimed 130. Florida says that 128 people who had previously tested positive are now dead.
In metropolitan Phoenix, the medical examiner's office ordered portable storage coolers to handle what it says is an influx of bodies. And in Houston, an 86-person Army medical team is taking over an entire wing of United Memorial Medical Center to handle its Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.
California is likewise sending military doctors, nurses and other health care specialists to eight different hospitals where there are said to be staffing shortages.
In many of these areas, local and state politicians are pushing members of the public to wear face masks, which they claim have the power to stop viral spread. In other areas such as Georgia, however, there is a lot more skepticism about the safety and effectiveness of face masks.
Across the world in India, there are said to be many undiagnosed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) floating around that are going unnoticed. Many people are unaware that they might have the virus because they are not showing symptoms.
Over in the United Kingdom, the plan is to lift restrictions on people having to work at home and avoid public transit that have been in place for many weeks now. As of August 1, that country will have more freedom as opposed to less.
"Cases don't matter," noted one Breitbart News commenter. "Deaths matter," this same commenter added, followed by responses from people questioning whether the official death counts are even accurate.
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