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Trump Warns of Pain Ahead While ‘Shocking’ Reality Sets In

  • Death toll will rise even with social distancing, studies show
  • Practices like not shaking hands may endure, Trump says
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Trump Warns a 'Very Tough Two Weeks' Are Ahead for the U.S.
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Faced with staggering projections that as many as 240,000 Americans will die from coronavirus, President Donald Trump largely abandoned his optimistic tone on Tuesday, telling the U.S. to brace for one of its toughest stretches as a nation.

His critics had said for weeks that Trump had been too blithe in his approach to the outbreak, frequently telling reporters that it would simply go away. A changed president addressed the nation on Tuesday, one who appeared rattled by the scope of death and suffering the government’s scientists foresee.