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The coronavirus’s U.S. death toll surpassed 90,000 on Tuesday, as states moved forward to reopen as Memorial Day weekend approaches. By Wednesday, all 50 states will have begun lifting restrictions put in place to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Many public health officials and politicians, however, continued to raise concerns that increased activity would put Americans at greater risk of a new surge of infections.

Here are some significant developments:

  • U.S. stocks plunged in the last hour of trading Tuesday to halt a three-day winning streak and dampen the euphoria from Monday’s monstrous gains. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 390 points, or 1.6 percent.
  • Asian American health-care workers have reported a rise in bigoted incidents. The hostility has left Asian Americans, who represent 6 percent of the U.S. population but 18 percent of the country’s physicians and 10 percent of its nurse practitioners, in a painful position on the front lines.
  • President Trump has privately expressed opposition to extending unemployment benefits for laid-off workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The Trump administration announced an indefinite extension of travel restrictions at the U.S. land borders, and indefinitely extended the emergency enforcement rules that have allowed U.S. Customs and Border Protection to rapidly “expel” more than 20,000 unauthorized border crossers since late March.
  • Most elderly covid-19 patients put on ventilators at two New York hospitals did not survive, according to a sweeping study published Tuesday that captured the brutal nature of this new disease and the many ways it attacks the body.
  • The architect and manager of Florida’s coronavirus dashboard said she was removed from her position because she refused to censor data and “manually change data to drum up support for the plan to reopen.”

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