Trump Extends Virus Guidelines, Braces US for Big Death Toll

(Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people.

Trump on Sunday extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April.

He was bowing to public-health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding coronavirus pandemic.

It was a stark shift in tone by the president, who only days ago mused about the country reopening in a few weeks.

From the Rose Garden, he said his Easter revival hopes had only been “aspirational.”

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