The death toll in Europe from COVID-19 surpassed 100,000 over the weekend, as global confirmed cases approach 2.5 million. It’s a grim reminder that despite pockets of optimism, the virus continues to take its toll.
Here in the United States, state governors are expressing concern about the lack of testing as President Trump continues to encourage parts of the country to reopen in the next few weeks.
Nathan King reports from the White House.
Panel discussion with:
- Qinduo Xu is a senior Fellow with the Pangoal Institution and the host of CGTN’s Dialogue Weekend.
- Joseph Williams is the senior news editor for U.S. News and World Report.
- Gavin MacGregor-Skinner is the director of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council.
More than 100,000 people in Europe have died due to the coronavirus, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. https://t.co/qZGSHbsM5K
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The U.S. isn't doing nearly enough coronavirus testing to safely reopen, new estimates by Harvard University researchers suggest — in fact, it will take 3 times as much testing over the next month.
Here's why — and a look at which states are most behind. https://t.co/Yy8NomkVyl
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 18, 2020