The U.S. Capitol is deserted, Wednesday, April 1, as Washington, D.C. wakes up on its first day of stay-at-home order. Three-quarters of Americans are now under some form of lockdown as the United States braces for the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The peak number of deaths will come over the next two to three weeks, according to the White House coronavirus task force.
“Our country is in the midst of a great national trial unlike any we have faced before,” said U.S. President Donald Trump as the White House on Tuesday formally introduced its extended 30-day social-distancing guidelines based on statistical models.
“This is going to be one of the roughest two or three weeks we’ve ever had in our country,” Trump predicted.