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Health officials warn against Mother’s Day gatherings while modeling projects more US deaths than expected

“As a result, COVID-19 spread among attendees. Remember, the best way to celebrate #MothersDay and any other occasion is by STAYING HOME and staying healthy”

Louisiana health officials suggested safe alternatives, like having a virtual brunch together.

For those still planning to see their mothers in person, “Resist the temptation to hug your mom and maintain six feet of separation,” the Louisiana Department of Public Health said.
Older adults have the highest risk of severe complications or death from coronavirus. And the numbers of cases and deaths keep rising.
By Sunday, more than 1,320,000 people in the US have been infected, and more than 79,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

‘Explosive increases in mobility’ leads to more projected deaths

A projection model cited by the White House now predicts thousands more deaths, largely due to “explosive increases in mobility in a number of states.”

The model,
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Planet Fitness Pumped Higher on Expected Reopening

Investors were pumping shares of Planet Fitness  (PLNT) – Get Report higher on Friday on expectations that the gym and fitness chain will be among the first allowed to reopen its doors under President Donald Trump’s guidelines for easing the lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Planet Fitness stock was up 10% at $55.11 in trading on Friday following Trump’s phase one recommendations to restart the U.S. economy that would allow it to open itself back up – so long as it adheres to strict physical distancing and sanitation protocols.

The administration’s 18-page guidance document, revealed on Thursday, details three phases to reopen state economies, with each phase lasting, at minimum, 14 days. 

Phase one includes much of the current lockdown measures such as avoiding non-essential travel and not gathering in groups, though it says large venues such as restaurants, places of worship and sports venues “can operate under

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