Disney World to reopen as coronavirus cases surge in Florida
In May, the company opened Disney Springs. Walt Disney Worlds Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disneys Hollywood Studios will follow four days later. The reopening comes as a huge surge of Floridians have tested positive for the new coronavirus in recent weeks. All of Disney's Orlando parks closed in mid-March in an effort to stop the viruss spread. In May, the company opened Disney Springs, a complex of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues in Lake Buena Vista.
Decline in new US virus deaths may be temporary reprieve
Experts note that a rise in deaths could take awhile to show up in the U.S. statistics. Next, doctors will report more flu-like illnesses, and the proportion of people testing positive for the virus will rise. The decline in deaths this spring might well be tied in part to warmer weather as people spend more time outdoors where circulating air disperses the virus. Mokdad noted that deaths are on the rise in the Southern Hemisphere, where it's now winter. This virus is going to have a second wave.