Demonstrations to demand an end to stay-at-home measures that have hammered the US economy spread to Texas and California Saturday as the Governor at the epicentre of the US coronavirus crisis said his state of New York may be past the peak.
In New Jersey, both the number of new hospitalizations and new coronavirus cases were also down from the day before, Governor Phil Murphy said. But he added: “We are not out of the woods, we have not yet plateaued.”
Illinois reported 125 new coronavirus deaths and an additional 1,585 cases but said the growth rate is slowing.
22-M+ Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in the past month as closures of businesses and schools and severe travel restrictions have collapsed the world’s biggest economy.
An influential research model said late Friday that the strict adherence to the lockdown orders imposed in 43 of the 50 US states is a Key factor behind an improved outlook for the country’s coronavirus death toll.
The model predicted some states may be able to begin safely easing restrictions as early as 4 May.
The People have already started pushing back against the draconian measures.
Saturday, protesters gathered in the Texas capitol of Austin chanting “USA! USA!” and “Let us work!”
In Brookfield, Wisconsin, hundreds of demonstrators cheered as they lined a main road and waved American flags to protest at the extension of that state’s “safer at home” order.
Republican President Trump encouraged protesters with a series of Twitter posts Friday calling for them to “LIBERATE” Michigan, Minnesota and Virginia, all run by Democratic Governors
Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis reopened some beaches with restrictions from Friday evening, but also said Saturday that schools will remain closed and continue distance learning the rest of this school year.
Fellow Republican Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has also extended school closures to the end of the academic year.
Protesters in Hunnington Beach, California are deamanding the beaches open up.
Bill Maher said, said on TV Friday night, treat us like adults, stop the ‘Fear Porn”
Have a healthy weekend, Keep the Faith!