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America passed a grim milestone on April 28 as more than one million people in the United States were confirmed to have or have had coronavirus. The Johns Hopkins official tally for April 28 was 1,012,000 people with confirmed cases and at least 58,356 deaths from the virus.

The numbers continue to increase even as states move to re-open businesses. As of May 3, there were 1.1 million confirmed cases and over 68,000 coronavirus related deaths.

An often-cited model from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has predicted there are approximately 135,000 deaths, up from a previous estimated 72,433 deaths from coronavirus since not all cases can be tracked or confirmed. The increase in deaths can be linked to mobility and relaxed social distancing.

Ali Mokdad, a professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, said on CNN, “We are seeing, of course, a rise in projected deaths for several reasons. One of them is increased mobility before the relaxation, premature relaxation of social distancing, we’re adding more presumptive deaths as well, and we’re seeing a lot of outbreaks in the Midwest, for example.”

Read more about protecting yourself from coronavirus. Check the CDC website for more information on how to protect yourself and check our latest article to learn how COVID-19 differs from the flu.

Scientists believe that the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, started at an exotic animal market in Wuhan, China. You can help stop the incidence of viruses like these by signing this petition to ban the wildlife trade.

This is a good time to reconsider our intake of animal products to stay healthy. Eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.

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