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Leafing through the New York Times Texas slows down reopening as the virus grows everywhere

Texas slows down reopening as the virus grows everywhere

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Leafing through the New York Times today 26/06/2020

About half of the first page is occupied by two large maps of the United States, (one of the week 24/30 March and one 18/24 June) to demonstrate the changes in the spread of the virus: in the first, the infection is concentrated almost only around New York City and New Orleans, with the rest of the country almost clean, in the second the virus has greatly decreased in New York while it is dense in almost the whole country, with peaks scattered all over the place.

Beside, under the title “Texas slows down reopening as the virus grows everywhere”Two different articles. "Majority of young people in the last wave". In Texas, where the governor suspended the reopening process as hospitals became more and more crowded, patients under 40 make up the majority of the infected. And the other article: “Governors under pressure in the western and southern states". Following Texas' lead, other states have decided to pause the reopening process. This development questions any idea that we are in the end. Last Wednesday, with 36.975 new cases, it was a record since the outbreak. The hardest hit: Alabama, Missouri, Montana and Utah.


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