As virus deaths accelerate in the U.S., President Donald Trump has gone against the advice of scientists and top health expertsMarch 24, 2020, 11:20 PM5 min read As virus deaths accelerate in the U.S., President Donald Trump has gone against the advice of scientists and top health experts, claiming he will reopen the country and its ailing economy in weeks, not months. Around the globe, India, with 1.3 billion people, or one-sixth of the Earth’s population, ordered the biggest lockdown in the world, adding to the growing list of countries and American states that have told people to stay home. Just when it looked as if Italy might have turned the corner, officials reported a jump in new cases and deaths. And Spain had so many corpses it commandeered an ice rink to store them. More than 400,000 people worldwide have been infected and over 18,000 have died, according to a running count kept by Johns Hopkins University. Here are some of AP’s top stories Tuesday on the world’s coronavirus pandemic. Follow APNews.com/VirusOutbreak for updates through the day and APNews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak for stories explaining some of its complexities. WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY: — President Donald Trump said he is hoping the country


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