The CDC now recommends the use of Face Cloth Coverings to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Face cloth coverings should be worn in public settings where it is difficult to practice social distancing.
Inconsistent protocols and a lack of resources resulted in an underestimation of COVID-19 death rates which has hampered local and national responses to the pandemic.
There is increasing concern about the accuracy of COVID-19 testing in the US. Although data is currently limited but based on personal experience with patients, some doctors believe that ~30% of those who receive a negative test may actually be infected.
New US intelligence suggests that China may have concealed the true number of COVID-19 cases.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits doubled this week to 6.6 million, shattering last week’s already unprecedented record.
New evidence suggests that social distancing measures in the US are contributing to a rapid decline in fevers, one of the most common symptoms of coronavirus infections. The number of fevers appears to be holding steady or dropping throughout most of the country, except in New Mexico (where stay at home orders were implemented later than other states) and New Orleans (as a result of crowding during Mardi Gras).32
Most states have imposed travel restrictions on out-of-state residents, particularly those from hard hit areas like New York City.