How dire projections, grim images dashed Trump’s Easter plan

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JONATHAN LEMIRE, JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The two doctors spread out their charts on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. The projections were grim: Even if the U.S. were to continue to do what it was doing, keeping the economy closed and most Americans in their homes, the coronavirus could leave 100,000 to 200,000 people dead and millions infected. And the totals would be far worse if the nation reopened. Those stark predictions grew even more tangible and harrowing when paired with televised images of body bags lined up at a New York City hospital not far from where Trump grew up in Queens. The confluence of dire warnings and tragic images served to move the president off his hopes for an Easter rebirth for the nation's economy. But while T
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