Are lockdowns being relaxed in my state? Here’s how America is reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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As state governments continue to unveil a patchwork of plans to gradually reopen the American economy, the question that looms in the coming weeks is whether increased resident mobility leads to a surge in new coronavirus cases.

And that question will likely be answered soon. The majority of states are moving forward with phased-in approaches that often vary by county and city.

The Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation is projecting the U.S. to be entering the downward slope of the curve of deaths per day. Still, as of Thursday, the IHME is forecasting the U.S. to suffer 147,040 coronavirus deaths by Aug. 4. The IHME increased that figure, however, by 10,000 just from Monday’s projection.

“I would love to be able to open everything up tomorrow,” Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. “But that would be an incredibly irresponsible thing to do.”

Soaring unemployment and economic stagnancy has spawned 

Influencers dealing with increased online harassment during coronavirus lockdowns

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Influencers have always been privy to online harassment, but many say that they’ve been receiving more hateful, violent messages than usual over the past few months while people stay home to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

“The harassment has gotten worse, 100%, since lockdowns began,” Erim Kaur, a lifestyle and beauty influencer, told NBC News. “People call me ugly, fat, fake. They say all sorts of horrible things about me and my family and threaten us and you feel powerlessness against it, because they keep making new accounts.”

Kaur said she and three other U.K.-based influencers made a specific group chat to provide support to one another against the influx of insults and harassment they’d started receiving when stay-at-home orders were first established. She also hired a lawyer to help her track threats last month.

Margaret Hemenway, a YouTuber, posted a video titled “Ways to Stop Bullying/Online Harassment (My