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More than 41,000 people have died in the US. Why is there talk of easing restrictions?


United States

Only several months after reporting its first cases of COVID-19, the United States has become the global epicentre of the crisis.

Key points:

  • All 50 states and several US territories have reported cases of COVID-19
  • President Donald Trump is pushing for states to loosen restrictions on business
  • Some states will begin reopening businesses and schools in the coming weeks

The US has by far the world’s largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 740,000 infections and more than 41,000 deaths.

Last Thursday, 4,591 Americans died over the course of a 24-hour period — the country’s largest single-day death toll to date.

But even as much of the nation is in the midst of a catastrophe, President Donald Trump is already talking about reopening America by May 1.

What are protests across the country calling for? And when might America’s recovery begin?

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Here’s a rundown of how the United States is faring.

Have all US states been hit by COVID-19?

Yes. Community transmission of coronavirus was first detected in February.

By mid-March, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and four US territories had reported cases of COVID-19.

Trump’s coronavirus strategy
In a week when 2,500 Americans are dying every day from COVID-19, US President Donald Trump has launched his plan for ending the nationwide lockdowns.

Infections continue to surge in the north-east of the United States.

New York — the country’s fourth-most-populous state — is the coronavirus epicentre of the US, with more than 236,000 confirmed cases and 17,000 deaths.

Hospitals there are still reporting nearly 2,000 new COVID-19 patients per day.

Neighbouring New Jersey has reported more than 81,000 cases and 4,000 deaths, while Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California and Michigan all have more than 30,000 cases each.



Photo:

New York has been devastated by COVID-19. (AP: Mark Lennihan)

According to the Centres for Disease Control (CDC), coronavirus deaths are likely under-reported across a number of states.

“Reported deaths are also likely underestimated because of incomplete follow-up on all reported COVID-19 cases as well as death among persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 who did not receive a COVID-19 diagnosis,” it said in a recent report.

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What are protests across America calling for?

State governors across the US, who hold most of the power to implement lockdowns, have increasingly faced protests as restrictions grind local economies to a halt.

Many of the protesters are calling for an immediate lift on restrictions and the reopening of businesses.


Video: Groups of protesters gathered across the United States

(ABC News)

The most recent demonstrations were in Texas, Indiana and Wisconsin, after similar protests in Ohio, Texas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Michigan, Minnesota and Idaho throughout last week.

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Mr Trump appeared to encourage protesters with a series of Twitter posts calling for them to “liberate” Michigan, Minnesota and Virginia, all run by Democratic governors.

Democratic strongholds in dense urban centres such as Seattle and Detroit have been hit hard by the virus, while more Republican-leaning rural communities are struggling with the shuttered economy but have seen fewer cases.



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Many supporters of Donald Trump have opposed state-based restrictions. (AP: Andrew Selsky)

But protests have happened in Republican-led states as well, including at the Texas Capitol and in front of the Indiana Governor’s home.

Texans chanted “let us work”, in a state where more than 1 million people have filed for unemployment since the crisis began.

The rally in Austin was organised by a host of Infowars, owned by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who joined protesters on the Capitol steps.

Public health officials have said the ability to test enough people and trace contacts of the infected is crucial before easing restrictions, and that infections could surge again unless people continue to take precautions.

What the experts are saying about coronavirus:

Are all US states locked down?

Not quite. Restrictions vary significantly across different parts of the US.

For example, most states have imposed a 10-person limit on gatherings. In California and New York, people may only leave their house for essential needs or to go to work.



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The ferris wheel on Santa Monica pier in Los Angeles was lit up in blue to show support for medical workers and first responders. (AP: Mark J. Terrill)

Restaurants and bars are shut across much of the country except for providing takeaway.

Most states have imposed school closures since March, many which will last until May. California Governor Gavin Newsom has said schools may not open there for the rest of the school year, which ends in late June.

Nevertheless, the states of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Arkansas all have few or no restrictions at all.

Texas and Vermont, both of which have Republican governors, will soon allow some businesses to reopen while still observing coronavirus-related precautions, Mr Trump announced over the weekend.


Video: Donald Trump says some governors will start relaxing COVID-19 restrictions

(ABC News)

For the first time in weeks, people have been able to access some beaches in Florida but were still subject to restrictions on hours and activities.

Other states will look to transition out of lockdown in the coming weeks.

“Montana will begin lifting restrictions on Friday. Ohio, North Dakota and Idaho have advised non-essential businesses to prepare for a phased opening starting May 1,” Mr Trump said.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert said the state is aiming to reopen restaurants and gyms and resume elective surgeries in early May.

Your questions on coronavirus answered:

When might the recovery begin?

It is not entirely clear.

Different states will begin easing restrictions and reopening businesses at their own pace.

According to the US Department of Labour, 22 million Americans filed unemployment claims in the four weeks to April 11. Many economists say a recession is inevitable.

Mr Trump has been keen to reopen things as soon as possible, launching his three-phase Opening Up America Again plan last week.


Video: Donald Trump announces plan to 'open America again'

(ABC News)

He suggested some states, like Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota, could move to phase one “literally tomorrow because they’ve met all the guidelines”.

Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, task force coordinator Deborah Birx and Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, all backed the plan.

Fox News reported that the President’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner would be on the council leading the recovery effort, along with senior members of his cabinet.



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Mr Trump’s daughter Ivanka will be on the council leading the recovery effort. (AP: Evan Vucci)

“When somebody is president of the United States, the authority is total,” Mr Trump claimed earlier this month in reference to his alleged ability to supersede state authorities and ease social restrictions.

Legal experts challenged this assertion, stating that under the United States’ federalist system, it is ultimately up to governors to determine when and how to lift precautionary measures.

Mr Trump later backtracked, telling governors they “call [their] own shots” on how the country starts to recover economically from the pandemic.

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Ronny J – Trixxx (feat. Lil Pump)


[Intro]
Oh my god, Ronny
Ayy

[Chorus]
I’m on a whole ‘nother level
I’m on a whole ‘nother level (yeah, yeah)
I’m on a whole ‘nother level
I’m on a whole ‘nother level (ooh)
They try to copy my speed
They try to copy the spot
Drippin’, drippin’ like a faucet (grrrrr)
Drop, Gucci on my wrist
Yeah, bad bitch on my wrist
Drop, skinny dippin’ with your bitch
Damn i’m chokin’ on my trix

[Verse 1: Ronny J]
That’s why I buy what I want
That’s why I stay where I want
Now I count racks for the fuck of it
N*ggas hatin’, that’s a bummer
I’ma skirt off
I got that bitch [?]
I got yo’ bitch, she a trip
I got yo’ bitch, she gon’ go (uh, yeah)
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Bust her for sure
Uh, uh, uh
My life too lit, lit, I need a TV show (yah, yah)
Bitches they come and go like the money
But the money come first
Bitches they come and go like the money
But the money come first

[Chorus]
I’m on a whole ‘nother level
I’m on a whole ‘nother level (yeah, yeah)
I’m on a whole ‘nother level
I’m on a whole ‘nother level (ooh)
They try to copy my speed
They try to copy the spot
Drippin’, drippin’ like a faucet (grrrrr)
Drop, Gucci on my wrist
Yeah, bad bitch on my wrist
Drop, skinny dippin’ with your bitch
Damn i’m chokin’ on my trix

[Verse 2: Lil Pump]
Ooh, Lil Pump
I might go fuck up your re-up, ooh
Smokin’ that loud, Wiz Khalifa, damn
Pull up, I shoot that two-seater, ooh
I might go fuck up your beamer, huh
And I’m still tryna fuck Trina
I’m whippin’ a brick like I’m hurricane Katrina
I splash on that bitch like my name Aquafina, huh
Ooh, damn, huh, Lil Pump
I might pull up in a foreign
I ain’t fuck that bitch ’cause that bitch head is borin’
Shoot you in the three like my name Michael Jordan
Bitch, don’t call my phone ’cause a nigga recordin’
My wrist lookin’ crazy, it look like Ebola
My bitch hella thick ’cause she from North Dakota
I just bought a Audi, I just bought a Rover
Lil Pump

[Chorus]
I’m on a whole ‘nother level
I’m on a whole ‘nother level (yeah, yeah)
I’m on a whole ‘nother level
I’m on a whole ‘nother level (ooh)
They try to copy my speed
They try to copy the spot
Drippin’, drippin’ like a faucet (grrrrr)
Drop, Gucci on my wrist
Yeah, bad bitch on my wrist
Drop, skinny dippin’ with your bitch
Damn i’m chokin’ on my trix


Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California


Getting born in the state of Mississippi
Papa was a copper and mama was a hippie
In Alabama she would swing a hammer
Price you gotta pay when you break the panorama
She never knew that there was anything more than poor
What in the world does your company take me for

Black bandanna, sweet Louisiana
robbin’ on a bank in the state of Indiana
She’s a runner, rebel and a stunner
On her merry way sayin; baby whatcha gonna
Lookin’ down the barrel of a hot metal .45
Just another way to survive

California rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California show your teeth
She’s my priestess, I’m your priest
YEAH, YEAH

She’s a lover baby and a fighter
Shoulda seen it coming when it got a little brighter
With a name like Dani California
The day was gonna come when I was gonna mourn ya
A little loaded, she was stealing another breath
I love my baby to death

California rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California show your teeth
She’s my priestess, I’m your priest
YEAH, YEAH

Who knew the other side of you?
Who knew that others died to prove
Too true to say good bye to you
Too true, too sad sad sad..

Push the fader gifted animator
One for the now and eleven for the later

Never made it up to Minnesota
North Dakota man was a gunnin’ for the quota

Down in the badlands she was savin’ the best for last
It only hurts when I laugh
Gone too fast..

California rest in peace
Simultaneous release,
California show your teeth,
She’s my priestess, I’m your priest
YEAH, YEAH
California rest in peace
Simultaneous release,
California show your teeth,
She’s my priestess, I’m your priest
YEAH, YEAH


Mac McAnally – Zanzibar lyrics


Round and round the world I go
Like a man possessed
Systematically searching for
A certain girl in a little white dress
Bullet trains, boats and planes
Places she might be
Just one or two remain
To alphabetically, geographically, eliminate the possibilities

Zanzibar
People say I go too far
Chances are they’re right
But I don’t want to talk about it
Everywhere I looked before
She wasn’t there
So here we are
On the road to Zanzibar

This exotic life I lead
Strange as it may seem
To chase a girl around the world
Who might be real or maybe I dreamed
Tropic isles, bonus miles
Once I flew for free
Sometimes it takes a while
To alphabetically, geographically, eliminate the possibilities

Zanzibar
People say I go too far
Chances are they’re right
But I don’t want to talk about it
Everywhere I looked before
She wasn’t there
So here we are
On the road to Zanzibar

Not Argentina, not Ipanema
Not Madagascar, so not Alaska
Not Minnesota, not North Dakota
I’ve been there before
Not Beijing and not Palm Springs
Madre Sierra, French Riviera
Not Singapore and not Bora Bora
Hey girl I think you’re in

Zanzibar
People say I go too far
Chances are they’re right
But I don’t want to talk about it
Everywhere I looked before
She wasn’t there
And here we are
On the road to Zanzibar
Here we are
On the road to Zanzibar


Mako – North Dakota (Hourglass Album)


[Verse 1]
I think that I’d love North Dakota
I saw it once inside a magazine
Get this chip up off of my shoulder
Settle down somewhere the grass is green

[Pre-Chorus]
‘Cause California dreams has too many sleepless nights
I wanna feel the earth beneath my feet
Been searching for relief from all these city lights
I just need a place to let me be

[Chorus]
Let me be free
Let me be whole again
Let me be me
Let me take hold again
Let me be free
Let me be free

[Verse 2]
I took a ride in New York City
But, it was too much cocaine and the girls ain’t cheap
I had to get out before it killed me
Running good ain’t running at that speed

[Pre-Chorus]
‘Cause California dreams has too many sleepless nights
I wanna feel the earth beneath my feet
Been searching for relief from all these city lights
I just need a place to let me be

[Chorus]
Let me be free
Let me be whole again
Let me be me
Let me take hold again
Let me be free
Let me be free

[Chorus]
Let me be free
Let me be whole again
Let me be me
Let me take hold again
Let me be free
Let me be whole again
Let me be me
Let me take hold again
Let me be free
Let me be free


Kevin Hart – All Falls Down (feat. Tink) (Kevin Hart: What Now? (The Mixtape Presents Chocolate Droppa) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album) letras

October 17, 2016

Lyrics

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[Hook]
Would you love me, baby, if it all falls down?
If it all falls down
Would you love me, baby, if it all falls down?
If it all falls down

[Verse 1]
If I fell on my knees, lost everything that I own
Could I rely on you to come through when I called your phone
See plenty people left when they told me they’d stayed forever
That’s why I’m not convinced when you tell me that we’re together
You could be in my life because I’m famous and on my feet
Would you like me if I was working at CVS up the street
With a nine to five every night and two baby’s one month apart
Would I still have your support if I never sold on these charts
That’s hypothetical, I love you like my edibles
You hate when I get high, but I’m just feelin’ low inside
I’ve been paranoid, it’s colder than North Dakota
Would they still think I’m hot if I drove in this blue Toyota?
I guess you’re bottled up so I’m sipping slow while I’m steering
Can’t fuck nobody new till I fuck with ’em for they spirit
I need someone who can hold me up until the end
If shit gets real heavy just help me through thick and thin

[Hook]
Would you love me, baby, if it all falls down?
If it all falls down
Would you love me, baby, if it all falls down?
If it all falls down

[Verse 2]
Plane ride, thinkin’ ’bout the places I’ve been
I need a week away from life to fix the mess that I’m in
Put up a shot and toss it out for all the people I’ve lost
I had some energies around me that I had to shake off
Good vibes mean everything to a boss
I went from Nike to Chanel and you don’t know what that cost
I had to sacrifice a lot
It’s real lonely at the top
How deep is our connection?
You good with imperfections
Would you speak if you blew up and you saw me in your section?
Are you here for the fame?
Are you here for the night?
I wanna buy in but you change every time
I know nothing is guaranteed
I contemplate when you tell me you’ll never leave
It’s just way outta control
I wanna settle down, but first I gotta know

[Hook]
Would you love me, baby, if it all falls down?
If it all falls down
Would you love me, baby, if it all falls down?
If it all falls down


Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California letras

October 6, 2016

Lyrics

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Getting born in the state of Mississippi
Papa was a copper and mama was a hippie
In Alabama she would swing a hammer
Price you gotta pay when you break the panorama
She never knew that there was anything more than poor
What in the world does your company take me for

Black bandanna, sweet Louisiana
robbin’ on a bank in the state of Indiana
She’s a runner, rebel and a stunner
On her merry way sayin; baby whatcha gonna
Lookin’ down the barrel of a hot metal .45
Just another way to survive

California rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California show your teeth
She’s my priestess, I’m your priest
YEAH, YEAH

She’s a lover baby and a fighter
Shoulda seen it coming when it got a little brighter
With a name like Dani California
The day was gonna come when I was gonna mourn ya
A little loaded, she was stealing another breath
I love my baby to death

California rest in peace
Simultaneous release
California show your teeth
She’s my priestess, I’m your priest
YEAH, YEAH

Who knew the other side of you?
Who knew that others died to prove
Too true to say good bye to you
Too true, too sad sad sad..

Push the fader gifted animator
One for the now and eleven for the later

Never made it up to Minnesota
North Dakota man was a gunnin’ for the quota

Down in the badlands she was savin’ the best for last
It only hurts when I laugh
Gone too fast..

California rest in peace
Simultaneous release,
California show your teeth,
She’s my priestess, I’m your priest
YEAH, YEAH
California rest in peace
Simultaneous release,
California show your teeth,
She’s my priestess, I’m your priest
YEAH, YEAH




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