Coronavirus pandemic spread accelerates in US with record daily spike

The US has registered a new record-breaking daily spike of Covid-19 infections, as states were about to reopen parts of their economies. California has decided to make a u-turn and delay the reopening of indoors bars and restaurants. The US “opened too early and the population was not instructed that they had to keep wearing masks, observing social distancing and not gathering in large groups”, says William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville.