Coronavirus Live Updates: White House Suggests U.S. Death Toll Is Inflated

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Here’s what you need to know:Some White House officials suggest deaths are overcounted. Experts disagree.Experts watch closely as Wuhan tries to test — everyone.Trump orders U.S. states to open houses of worship. Governors say it’s their decision.How to sell a lockdown in New Zealand: straight talk and mom jokes.Separated by Plexiglas: A correspondent tells us about the new normal for nursing home visits in France.The virus’s ‘different pathway’ in Africa may be a function of the continent’s younger population.A teenage girl crossed India on a $20 bike to get her father safely home amid the crisis.Image Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, briefed reporters on Friday.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York TimesSome White House officials suggest deaths are overcounted. Experts disagree.As the United States continues its advance toward 100,000 coronavirus deaths, a grim milestone expected in the coming days, President Trump and members of his administration have begun questioning the official coronavirus death toll, suggesting the numbers are inflated. Most experts say the opposite is likely the case.In White House meetings, conversations with health officials have returned to similar suspicions: that the data compiled …

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