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The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: The command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. The Situation Room airs weekdays 5p-7p eastern on CNN. In this podcast you will get the 6p-7p hour Monday through Friday. CNN.com/TheSituationRoom

    United States Is On Alert For Infection Spikes After States Reopen

    United States Is On Alert For Infection Spikes After States Reopen

    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. 

     

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    Wearing A Mask Is A Symbol Of What You Should Be Doing

    Wearing A Mask Is A Symbol Of What You Should Be Doing

    As of today, new cases for coronavirus are trending up in 14 states, down in 19 and steady in 17 states. Locations of the trending up states include Arkansas, Alabama and West Virginia. Dr. Fauci says the country could see and uptick in cases as states reopen and effects may not be seen for several weeks. California becomes the fourth state with more than 100,000 coronavirus cases.

    Long Island reopens, while New York City remains the only region in the state not included.

    Caesars Palace to reopen June 4 and SeaWorld will reopen June 11. Disney World will reopen July 11. 

    Along with saying wearing a mask is a symbol of what you should be doing, Dr. Fauci said it's "quite evident" hydrochloroquine is not effective against coronavirus. He also said that you should wear a mask to "protect each other" and he warns that gathering in large crowds and asking for trouble.  The White House press secretary voted by mail 11 times in 19 years. 

    A historic NASA/SpaceX launch is scrubbed due to weather, as the United States coronavirus death toll reaches 100,000. Trump tweets attacks, threats and conspiracies as the death toll increases in number. 

     

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    The United States Coronavirus Death Toll Is Now Nearing 99,000

    The United States Coronavirus Death Toll Is Now Nearing 99,000

    The CDC is now saying that coronavirus antibody testing might be wrong half the time. As of now, the rate for new coronavirus cases are trending up in 17 states, down in 20 states and steady in 13 states. The World Health Organization is warming of a second surge in coronavirus. However, ten vaccine candidates are now in human trails. 

    After Trump has refused to wear a mask in front of media, Biden calls Trump "a fool" for mocking masks and then Biden accuses Trump of "stoking death" amid pandemic. Trump then mock Biden with a retweeted post of Biden wearing a mask on Twitter. The White House press secretary says it is "peculiar" that Biden would wear a mask outdoors but "not in his basement, right next to his wife." Trump is claiming that economic recovery and reopening is "ahead of schedule" as the United States coronavirus death toll climbs. Trump is also claiming, without evidence, that mail-in-voting is filled with fraud. 

    CNN reports that Trump is threatening to pull the GOP from North Carolina and 

    NYSE floors have recently reopened with changes after its 8 weeks showdown due to coronavirus concerns. A New York suburb reopens after prolonged coronavirus lockdown. 

     

     

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    Americans Flock to Public Places Without Social Distancing With Climbing Coronavirus Death Toll

    Americans Flock to Public Places Without Social Distancing With Climbing Coronavirus Death Toll

    For Memorial Day weekend, Trump spends majority of the holiday weekend tweeting political attacks and golfing. Trump also visits Fort McHenry on Memorial Day, despite Baltimore mayor's plea to abide by the stay-at-home order. Trump is also threatening to pull the GOP convention from North Carolina if not allowed "full attendance" in an arena. 

    Recently, crowds across the United States are ignoring coronavirus social distancing guidelines as the coronavirus death toll nears 100,000. The gathering are escalating new fears of a new coronavirus spread. A World Health Organization says it's dangerous to assume that the next real "danger point" for the coronavirus isn't until October or November. After a large number of people gathered in Arkansas amid the coronavirus pandemic, the gathering is now linked to a high school swim party. Arkansas is now experiencing a second peak of coronavirus cases. Dr. Birx says its critically important that people wear masks as states reopen and the coronavirus death tolls climb. FDA commissioner warns that coronavirus is not yet contained. 

    The current rate of new coronavirus cases are trending up in 18 states, down in 10 states and steady in 22 states. Novavax is now set to begin its human trails of the experimental coronavirus vaccine. 

     

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    Hydroxychloroquine linked to higher death risk in coronavirus patients

    Hydroxychloroquine linked to higher death risk in coronavirus patients

    A study finds the drug Trump has touted and taken has been linked to higher death risk in coronavirus patients. The CDC issues new guidance for houses of worship as Trump orders them to open and threatens to “override” governors who refuse to do so. States face critical reopening test as holiday weekend begins. NY, NJ, CT, DE reopen their beaches for Memorial Day weekend. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo states that: “A mask could make the difference between life and death“. The rate of new cases is trending up in 17 states, down in 9, and holding steady in 24 others. The new CDC guidelines state that: Houses of worship should provide soap & hand sanitizer, encourage the use of masks and clean their facilities daily. The holiday weekend is raising fears of the virus spreading across the U.S.. Brazil reported a single day record for number of virus deaths. Trump has decided to remove the watchdog investigating of a key cabinet member. Schools are struggling to decide how and when students should return to campus. Duke University is planning for students to return in person this Fall. The NCAA is allowing voluntary division 1 sports starting on June 1.

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    Trump Chooses Not To Wear Mask During Ford Tour

    Trump Chooses Not To Wear Mask During Ford Tour

    A new model is predicting case spikes in some states that reopened early, especially states in the south, as the current United States coronavirus death toll surpasses 93,000. Alongside the death rate, the rate of new coronavirus cases are up in 17 states, down in 12 states and steady in 21 states. Physician Anthony Fauci warns "now is not the time to tempt fate" concerning coronavirus. Another model suggests that the United States would have prevented 36,000 deaths if officials had acted a week earlier. 

    The Census Bureau reports that 47 percent of households lost employment income amid coronavirus pandemic. 

    Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel discusses with Wolf Blitzer how Trump is breaking state law after he refuses to wear a mask during public Ford plant tour. Nessel says that Trump shows that he doesn't care about state residents by not wearing a mask. Trump says the reason he refused to wear a mask is because he didn't want to give the press "the pleasure" of seeing him in one. However, Trump says he wore a mask during an off-camera tour. 

    Amid some speculation, Trump says he won't replace CDC Director Robert Redfield. Redfield warns of second wave of coronavirus.

    Brazil sees its biggest single-day spike in new cases. 

     

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