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Will We Ever Get Back To Normal Politics?

Protesters rally, to demand an end to the state wide 'stay at home advisory' and the new law enforcing everyone to wear a mask in public, outside the Massachusetts State House in Boston, Massachusetts.
Protesters rally, to demand an end to the state wide 'stay at home advisory' and the new law enforcing everyone to wear a mask in public, outside the Massachusetts State House in Boston, Massachusetts.

With some businesses opening back up around the country and reports of COVID-19 deaths receding in hard-hit places, some are getting lulled into a sense that things could return to the way they were soon.

Even though some eastern states are reporting improvements, that isn’t the case for the rest of the country.

A new projection from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington predicts that we will see at least 135,000 deaths due to COVID-19 by the beginning of August. Experts say this uptick is directly linked to prematurely reopening the economy.

After reports emerged that the president was considering winding down the coronavirus task force, he tweeted on Wednesday morning that the group will remain. .

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 6, 2020

What are state and federal leaders doing to respond to the coronavirus outbreak right now? And what should we expect to see in the near future?

The Hill’s Reid Wilson joins us for this edition of “On The Trail.”

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