Michael Levitt, a Stanford University professor who correctly predicted the scale of the pandemic, suggested the decision to keep people indoors was motivated by 'panic' rather than the best science.
Pennsylvania, Colorado and Washington DC are become emerging coronavirus hot spots as the United States enters what officials warn will be the 'hardest' week of the pandemic crisis. The death toll from coronavirus has been rising in places like Pennsylvania, Colorado and Washington DC as the number of deaths nationwide increased to nearly 10,000 and the number of infections rose to 337,000. Those three areas have seen the number of infections and deaths more than double in the past week.
Is the killer coronavirus now disease X? World Health Organization expert warns the infection is 'rapidly' fitting category for the mysterious pathogen which could kill 80million
Dr Marion Koopmans, from Erasmus University in the Netherlands, said the virus is the first which has started to fit into the category of a future dangerous illness which will spread worldwide.