Coronavirus US live: Trump administration reportedly expects daily death toll to double in June

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The Guardian’s Sam Levine reports:

Texas attorney general Ken Paxton said Friday that fear of contracting Covid-19 was an “emotional condition,” and was an insufficient reason to request a mail-in ballot in his state.

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The White House has issued a statement pushing back against the New York Times report that an internal document suggests the country’s daily coronavirus death toll will nearly double by June 1.

“This is not a White House document nor has it been presented to the Coronavirus Task Force or gone through interagency vetting,” White House spokesperson Judd Deere said in the statement.

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