A version of this story appeared in the March 31 edition of CNN’s Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday. (CNN)The United States has reported its deadliest day yet, as the country’s total death toll topped 3,000 on Monday and stark new projections show that as many as 2,000 Americans could die each day by mid-April. New modelling shows that even with social distancing in place, around 82,000 people in the US could die by mid-summer. That reality is now sinking in for President Donald Trump, who will lead America into its most tragic month in decades, Stephen Collinson writes, as experts say the pandemic could kill more Americans than the Vietnam and Korean wars combined. “Our future is in our own hands, and the choices and sacrifices we make will determine the fate of this virus and really the fate of our victory,” Trump said Monday, warning of a “vital 30 days” ahead after he extended social distancing guidelines until the end of April. Trump’s decision was based on a publicly available model forecasting the death toll, as well as a crisis in the country’s hospitals with a projected shortfall of


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