The Heat: COVID-19 Pandemic-U.S. and Japan

The Heat

People with face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus enjoy the outdoors at a park Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Tokyo. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that Japan extend a state of emergency until end of May. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the United States.

Now a new government document projects the daily death toll could reach 3000 by June 1. The grim forecast comes as governors around the country continue to face political and economic pressure to get the country back on track. Meanwhile, Japan has extended its state of emergency until the end of the month. The measure comes amid growing criticism over Japanese Prime Minister’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

To Discuss this:

  • Dr. Ron Elfenbein is Medical Director and CEO of Chesapeake ERgent Care
  • Kimberly Leonard is Senior healthcare reporter for Business Insider.
  • Brian Becker is Executive Director of the A.N.S.W.E.R coalition
  • Yoko Tsukamoto is a Professor of Health Sciences, University of Hokkaido

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