CDC won’t rewrite school guidelines; Florida district to ignore in-class mandate as numbers soar; Trump blames testing
Florida saw an alarming increase in deaths and top federal health officials ran counter to President Donald Trump’s wishes, saying guidelines for reopening schools won’t be rewritten and some states should consider shutting down again as coronavirus cases spike nationwide Thursday.
Florida reported 120 deaths – almost 50% more than the previous one-day high of 83 in late April – as the state surpassed 4,000 deaths. Nationwide, the Johns Hopkins data dashboard reported a one-day total of 820 U.S. deaths and a near-record 58,601 new cases.
“Any state that is having a serious problem, that state should seriously look at shutting down,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on “The Journal” podcast.
Trump, who has complained that the CDC’s requirements for schools to reopen in the fall are too difficult and expensive, took to Twitter to blame increased testing for the nation’s