Correspondent in Washington
The United States is preparing to experience a dramatic increase in victims of the Covid-19 epidemic. While the number of deaths recorded on their territory was to exceed tens of thousands on Monday, the statements of the health authorities have left no ambiguity: the worst is yet to come.
“It is tragically appropriate that we talk about it at the start of Holy Week, because quite frankly it is going to be the hardest and saddest week in the life of most Americans”, Surgeon General Vice-Admiral Jerome Adams told Fox News. To underline the gravity of the moment, the officer who heads this federal health service compared it to other national tragedies: “It will be our Pearl Harbor, September 11, but it will not be located. It will happen across the country. And I want America to understand that. “
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