A Few Hopeful Signs as US Braces for 'Horrific' Few Weeks

Things could be starting to turn around in Europe
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2020 12:40 AM CDT
Updated Apr 6, 2020 6:21 AM CDT

(Newser) – Two of the country's top health officials warned Sunday that the US is heading into a likely "shocking" week, possibly "the hardest and the saddest ... of most Americans' lives." President Trump echoed those words later Sunday, per CBS News, warning at a press conference, "The next week and a half, two weeks, I think they're going to be very difficult ... The US will reach a horrific point in terms of death, but it will be a point where things will start changing for the better." As for that glimmer of hope at the end of his sentence, there were indeed positive signs emerging both in the US and around the globe, even as the US saw one of its highest-yet daily death tolls at 1,212:

  • Italy: The AFP reports Italy, which has the highest death toll of any country at 15,887, on Sunday saw its lowest daily death toll since March 19—525. While that could be a sign the tide is turning, the civil protection service chief said, "This is good news but we should not let our guard down."

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