Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. As the novel coronavirus remains a global threat, the foreign viral adversary is highlighting weaknesses in our fragile inpatient health care system. The leading concern regarding this virus once it breached our borders was whether our hospitals would be able to deal with the big increase in patients that would soon follow. The short answer has become glaringly obvious: no.The number of deaths from COVID-19 – the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus – has begun to peak in hot spots throughout the U.S., while the number of hospitalizations is leveling off and even decreasing in some areas. This is happening because the American people are taking responsibility for their actions and heeding warnings to socially distance in order to mitigate human-to-human transmission of this virus.However, the longer America remains shut down, the more long-term economic damage we will see. As we continue to focus on treating and saving the people who are currently ill, it is essential to determine in parallel how we can reopen the country while also preventing future spikes in cases and possibly even deaths if we lessen the social-distance measures.TUCKER CARLSON: VITALLY

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