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Rachel Maddow breaks down the latest coronavirus numbers — with a shocking comparison

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The host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC broke down the latest COVID-19 numbers in America — and offered a shocking comparison.

Maddow reported that 161,829 people have tested positive for coronavirus in America, with 2,983 fatalities.

“That means that the United States is now the site of the largest coronavirus epidemic on earth,” Maddow reported. “But we hold that title by a lot, the next largest epidemic on the face of the earth is more like 100,000 cases — we’re at 160,000 cases plus.”

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“And that number means that we’ve got roughly double the number of cases already that China had, for the duration of its epidemic thus far,” she noted.

“Think about that for a second. I mean, the president wants to call this the ‘Chinese Virus,’ right? The State Department is trying to insist that it be called the ‘Wuhan Virus,’ the ‘Chinese virus’ — China has more than quadruple the population of the United States. China did also go first, China is the place where the virus was first recognized, last year, they had this soaring epidemic in China, they have been contending with it for months already, but we’ve got double their number of cases and rising.”

“U.S. deaths are now doubling roughly every three days, nearly 3,000 Americans have already been killed by this virus,” she noted.

“Dr. Tony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, is now saying bluntly we should expect 100,000 to 200,000 Americans to be killed by this virus,” Maddow continued. “It was just a month ago that the president was saying ‘we’ve got 15 cases, and it’s going to go down to zero cases, we’re doing such a great job with this.’ We’re now at 160,000 cases and climbing. 3,000 Americans dead, the government’s own experts telling us to brace for 100,000 to 200,000 American deaths.”

“Still though, with the most out of control and largest by far epidemic on earth, still, there is no national stay-at-home order in the United States to try to slow down the spread of the virus and there’s no national effort to equalize state efforts in that regard,” Maddow noted.

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Ocasio-Cortez blasts her NYC mayor for ‘making excuses’ for NYPD violence against protesters

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The youngest woman ever elected to Congress ripped her city's mayor on Saturday for "making excuses" for New York Police Department actions.

In videos that circulated widely on social media, NYPD cruisers can be seen driving into pedestrian protesters.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted New York City Mayor de Blasio for defending the NYPD.

On Twitter, she told the mayor, "your comments tonight were unacceptable."

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‘Light ’em up’: Police open fire on people filming them from their front porch

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Video reportedly taken from the Wittier neighborhood of Minneapolis on Saturday shows authorities shooting projectiles upon people filming them from a front porch.

On Friday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew on the city, but his emergency order did not apply to citizens' homes or front porches.

Yet a video posted on Twitter shows a Minnesota National Guard humvee rolling down residential streets, followed by a group of police.

"Look at this, they just keep coming," a woman is heard saying as the camera shows the police.

"Go inside. Get inside," the police shouted.

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‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis

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Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.

Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.

It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH

— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020

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