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U.S. Counties Without Coronavirus Are Mostly Rural and Poor
More than a third of U.S. counties have yet to report a single positive test result
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time.com
Gottlieb says coronavirus restrictions should continue
Gottlieb seemed to split from President Trump, who wants to reopen the U.S. economy, as early as April 12, and said it's "too early" to lift restrictions.
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cbsnews.com
Fauci: 'I doubt' US can lift guidelines now
In an interview with Jake Tapper, the nation's top infectious disease doctor, Anthony Fauci, disucces the possibility fo the US relaxing social distancing guidelines
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edition.cnn.com
Joe Biden’s message on coronavirus: It’s time to tell the unvarnished truth
Courtesy of Biden Campaign “We should be telling the American people the truth. They’re strong. They’ll get through it.” Joe Biden’s appearance on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd on NBC Sunday morning was — to anyone who’s followed Sunday morning political interview shows for years — borderline surreal. Due to coronavirus concerns, both the host and his marquee guest were broadcasting from home studios, delivering production values that fell way short of what we’ve come to expect from network television. Satellite transmission lags clearly marred the dialogue at key moments, and while Biden avoided any gaffes, he repeatedly stumbled over words or shifted directions mid-sentence — reminders that for all he’s rode the Obama legacy to front-runner status, he’s not even close to his former boss’ equal as a public communicator. But the former vice president had a clear double-barreled message to deliver to President Donald Trump and the American people. First, the president should listen to qualified scientific and economic experts about Covid-19, and second, the president should accurately convey what they are telling him to the American people. No more happy talk, no more wishful thinking: Just a serious effort to prepare the public for what’s likely to be a prolonged experience and to mobilize the resources of the federal government to alleviate that trauma with wider use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) and additional fiscal stimulus beyond what Congress has already enacted. “We should be telling the American people the truth” The interview’s key moment came when Todd said scientists believe it may take until June before the United States is in a position to start relaxing social distancing measures. “You’re certainly hearing scientists say that and an occasional governor will say that, Dr. Fauci might say that,” Todd observed, “But you don’t hear a consistent message nationally. How would you convey that to the American people, basically telling them, another 60 days of home confinement? That’s a lot to ask of the American public.” Biden did not exactly muster a level of eloquence to match Winston Churchill’s famous “blood, toil, sweat, and tears” speech, but he did have a clear and compelling answer: Tell the truth and trust the people rather than raising unrealistic expectations that inevitably won’t be met, and that could provoke a crisis of confidence in the government and its officials: Look, the American public is really strong and tough. The first thing we should do is listen to the scientists. Secondly, we should tell them the truth. The unvarnished truth. The American people have never shied away from being able to deal with the truth. The worst thing you can do is raise false expectations and watch them get dashed. Then they begin to lose confidence in the leadership. So we should just tell the truth as best we know it. As best the scientists know it. We should let them speak. Biden then repeated his call for the president to set free market dogma aside and invoke the Defense Production Act to broadly scale-up production of personal protective equipment and other health care supplies before returning to this theme of honesty. “We should be telling the American people the truth,” he said. “They’re strong. They’ll get through it.” This is a strong contrast to Trump’s approach, which owes less to the historic legacy of statesmanship than to sales and marketing tactics or the self-help tips of The Power of Positive Thinking. Trump prefers not only to put a positive spin on his administration’s handling of things, but on the overall situation — touting the possibly of returning to normal by Easter and relentlessly promoting the scientifically unproven idea that hydoxychloroquine is a remarkably effective treatment for Covid-19. There is obviously a lot of uncertainty about the coronavirus situation, and it’s certainly possible that the country — and the world — will benefit from upside surprises or technological breakthroughs. But Biden’s two-fold argument is that it’s a mistake to count on such things because they leave the country both materially and psychologically unprepared for the extent of the difficulties we may be facing. Biden’s prescription: More mobilization and more stimulus Todd a couple of times tried to entice Biden into delivering a quote-worthy slam on Trump, or to elicit praise for the president in the interest of national unity. Biden didn’t bite in either direction. For instance, the former vice president declined Todd’s invitation to say Trump has “blood on his hands” but also refused to say that he would eschew criticizing the president. “I argued several weeks ago, we should be using the Defense Production Act,” Biden said. “It was there, I have been arguing for it for some time. If I see something that’s not happening, I think it’s my obligation to step up and say this is what we should be doing.” Beyond the idea of using DPA to increase output of medical supplies, Biden spoke repeatedly about the need for additional stimulus beyond what Congress and the White House have already delivered. He didn’t get into details on the show, but his campaign has called for responding to the coronavirus pandemic with student loan forgiveness, a boost to Social Security benefits, fiscal transfers to state and local governments, more comprehensive action on paid sick leave, and taking a look at delivering additional checks transfers to households beyond the $1,200 per person that Congress has already enacted. Rather than promising people that the country will swiftly get back to normal, in other words, Biden wants the government to roll up its sleeves and prepare to do more. Biden’s found his voice on Covid-19 Biden’s final advice to President Trump was to spend more time focused on the administrative details of government. “You should focus on making sure we’re in a situation where we’re able to see to it that unemployment benefits can get to people,” Biden said. “What is the IRS doing to get the $1,200 checks to people? That’s where the focus should be and it should be laser-focused.” The reference here is to administrative problems in the unemployment insurance system, which is not really built to handle the current volume of claims as well as to the reality that the government currently anticipates it may take months to get the $1,200 into the hands of people who don’t already have direct deposit setups with the IRS. This kind of administrative minutia has never been Trump’s strong suit (see the testing fiasco) and it seems very unlikely that he’ll take this advice. But for those who’ve been waiting for Biden to become a more forceful and visible public presence on the coronavirus crisis he seems to have found his message — listen to experts, tell the truth about what they say, and put in the difficult, granular work to address the crisis.
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vox.com
Ricketts: Better outcome if states manage response
In an interview with Jake Tapper, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts addresses the coronavirus in his state and how the country should respond
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edition.cnn.com
Inslee: Need to base decisions on 'science & reality'
Washington Governor Jay Inslee tells Jake Tapper that decisions in the coronavirus crisis need to be based on science
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edition.cnn.com
Over a Dozen Tornadoes Are Reported Across Central U.S. Amid Severe Weather Outbreak, Causing Damage and Injuries in Arkansas
Six people were injured by a large tornado which struck the city of Jonesboro in Arkansas.
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newsweek.com
Whitmer: No energy to respond to Trump attacks
In an interview with Jake Tapper, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer responds to President Trump's recent attacks against her amid the coronavirus crisis
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edition.cnn.com
Tapper presses de Blasio on coronavirus in NYC
Jake Tapper presses New York Mayor Bill De Blasio on his handling of the coronavirus response in the epicenter of the US outbreak
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Mnuchin says many Americans will see money from coronavirus bill "within 3 weeks"
The Treasury secretary says taxpayers who have set up direct deposit will have the money automatically sent to their accounts, while those who do not have direct deposit can upload their information to get money immediately.
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cbsnews.com
Fauci predicts 100,000-200,000 US deaths
Dr. Anthony Fauci breaks down the latest in the US government response to Coronavirus, and predicts up to 200,000 deaths.
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edition.cnn.com
Peter Navarro: Intent on preventing 'bottlenecks' of needed medical supplies, ventilators
White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro, who President Trump appointed as Defense Production Act coordinator on Friday, said on “Fox & Friends Weekend” that his focus in his new role is on “the expansion of our industrial base and to make sure that we have an allocation of resources in our supply chain so there's no bottlenecks or delays.”
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foxnews.com
Tapper to GOP gov.: Does your state think this is a hoax?
CNN's Jake Tapper speaks with Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-NE) about Nebraska's battle with the coronavirus outbreak as well as President Trump's response to the pandemic.
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edition.cnn.com
Travel advisory issued for New York region, as Trump backs off quarantine; US death toll passes 2,000
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Mitch Albom: Hey, President Donald Trump, her name is Gretchen Whitmer
She has a name. It is not "the woman." It is Gretchen Whitmer. And she's doing her job to protect Michiganders from the deadly coronavirus pandemic.        
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usatoday.com
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's wife, Sophie, recovers from coronavirus, says 'feeling so much better'
The wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday she has recovered from coronavirus.
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foxnews.com
At least 8 strains of the coronavirus are spreading across the globe
Scientists have identified at least eight strains of coronavirus as the bug wreaks havoc spreading across the globe. More than 2,000 genetic sequences of the virus have been submitted from labs to the open database NextStain, which shows it mutating on maps in realtime, according to the site. Researchers said the data, which includes samples...
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nypost.com
Antonio Brown and Floyd Mayweather deserve each other
It makes a kind of sick sense that disgraced NFL star Antonio Brown would turn to Floyd Mayweather for a pep talk. Of course Mayweather believes if you have outstanding ability in your sport, you should continue to get paid millions of dollars to perform — despite a history of alleged violence, particularly against women....
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nypost.com
Cuomo needs 30,000 ventilators for coronavirus-stricken New Yorkers: Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci said “bottom line” Gov. Andrew Cuomo has to have the ventilators he needs to treat people stricken with the coronavirus in New York as it struggles with the largest number of cases in the nation. “One way or another, he needs the ventilators that he needs and hopefully we will get him...
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nypost.com
Coronavirus cases in California soar past 5,000 as hospitals fill up
Coronavirus cases in California have topped 5,000 as ICU hospital beds fill with patients, and officials tried to enforce social distancing measures.
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latimes.com
Gottlieb says coronavirus restrictions should remain in place ahead of "difficult April"
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA commissioner, says the U.S. "might have millions" of coronavirus cases over the next few months.
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cbsnews.com
Busch to give '3 months' of beer to people that adopt or foster a dog during coronavirus pandemic
Dogs may be man’s best friend but beer is also his good buddy.
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foxnews.com
Coronavirus pandemic causes Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' rendition to go viral
With the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the globe, nearly all live events have understandably been postponed or canceled, as countries attempt to "flatten the curve" and slow the spread of COVID-19. But thanks to technology, the Rotterdam Philarmonic Orchestra has gone viral and bucked the trend.
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foxnews.com
8 killed as plane reportedly carrying medical supplies crashes in the Philippines
A Tokyo-bound plane crashed while taking off from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines capital city of Manila on Sunday, killing all eight on board, airport personnel told CNN.
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edition.cnn.com
Former NFL player Myron Rolle on front lines of coronavirus battle
Former Florida State defensive back and Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle is now on the front lines fighting coronavirus as a doctor in Boston.        
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usatoday.com
Longtime Athletics minor league coach, manager Webster Garrison hospitalized with coronavirus
Webster Garrison, a longtime coach/manager in the Oakland Athletics' minor league system is hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus.       
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usatoday.com
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usatoday.com
2020 Detroit Auto Show canceled due to coronavirus crisis
Location will be sued as a temporary hospital.
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foxnews.com
Dr. Fauci Says Coronavirus Deaths in U.S. Could Top 100,000
About 125,000 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. had been recorded as of Sunday morning, with over 2,100 dead
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time.com
The pioneering doctor behind hand-washing
In the mid-19th century, after studying the mortality rates at hospital wards, Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis determined that proper hand hygiene could make all the difference between life and death – and his ideas were rejected. Lee Cowan reports.
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cbsnews.com
Pelosi: $2 trillion bill was just a 'down payment'
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tells Jake Tapper that there will be more stimulus bills, and the most recent was just a "down payment."
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edition.cnn.com
Working at home without losing your mind
Finding yourself working from home, and keeping yourself socially-distant? David Pogue offers some tips on how to most effectively do your job (including a video-chat app called Zoom); and talks - remotely - with Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a neuropsychologist, about maintaining social contacts during the coronavirus pandemic. (And yes, cats have right-of-way on your laptop.)
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cbsnews.com
Deaths surge worldwide as coronavirus hits some of Europe's major cities and leaders
CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer has more on COVID-19's impact on the global community.
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cbsnews.com
Americans concerned as U.S. reaches highest number of coronavirus cases of any country
CBS News' Mark Strassman reports from Atlanta on the growing crisis.
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cbsnews.com
Mnuchin predicts post-pandemic economic recovery 'back to where we were beforehand'
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin stated that while he is unsure of just how bad the effect of the coronavirus outbreak will ultimately be on the U.S. economy, he is confident that it will only be a short-term problem that will be resolved in a matter of months.
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foxnews.com
NJ governor balks at forced quarantine amid coronavirus outbreak, says state is taking ‘aggressive’ action
New Jersey is using “as aggressive” measures as any other state dealing with coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy said Sunday.
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foxnews.com
Check out these coolers to store all that food you’ve stocked up on
If you’re struggling to find a place to store your meals, or if just need a high-functioning cooler to fit your on-the-go needs, then we have you covered. We rounded up our favorite award-winning fridge/freezer combos so you can keep your food fresh until you are ready to eat. ICECO Go20: Ultimate 20L Portable Car...
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nypost.com
Meet the silicone sponge that’s a healthier, odor-free alternative to your typical kitchen sponge
What’s the dirtiest item in your home? Chances are, it could be your kitchen sponge.
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nypost.com
Patriots’ Stephon Gilmore talks up Jarrett Stidham after Tom Brady exit
Tom Brady’s successor will have enormous shoes to fill. Leaving behind a 20-year legacy with six Super Bowl rings, four Super Bowl MVPs and 14 Pro Bowl selections, Brady set the bar as high as possible. But Patriots cornerback Stephen Gilmore is showing some faith in Jarrett Stidham, Brady’s likely replacement at quarterback. Gilmore says...
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nypost.com
Royal footman reportedly tests positive for coronavirus
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh Philip have been holed up in Windsor Castle during the pandemic.
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nypost.com
Economists and investors are flying blind through a pandemic
Faced with an unprecedented crisis, economists and investors are racing to understand the depth of the coronavirus recession and its aftershocks. The problem is, the datasets they'd typically rely on are practically useless.
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edition.cnn.com
Fauci: Social distancing guidelines likely to remain
The Trump administration had originally issued federal guidance that urged Americans to avoid gathering in large groups and stay at home for 15 days.
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politico.com
De Blasio admonishes critics not to 'look back' on his previous efforts to downplay coronavirus
With the Big Apple now the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that critics shouldn't be "focusing" on "anything looking back on any level of government right now" -- including his previous statements urging his constituents to go about their lives and not worry about the virus.
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foxnews.com
Dr. Anthony Fauci Defends Trump, Coronavirus Task Force Amid Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory Attacks Against Him
The country's top expert on infectious disease offered a sober defense of President Donald Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force Sunday, amid reports he's the target of far right-wing conspiracy theories and online attacks on his character.
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newsweek.com
Book excerpt: The grassroots war over Dodger Stadium that captivated a nation
"Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between" examines the lives forever changed by the building of Dodger Stadium.
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latimes.com
White House coronavirus task force defends Trump’s NY quarantine proposal
Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, defended President Trump’s proposal to quarantine New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, saying the commander-in-chief was trying to keep people safe from the quickly spreading outbreak. “I think President Trump wanted all of America to know where the virus is and where it...
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nypost.com
Here's how big stock market swings can boost your 401(k) retirement savings in the long run
When volatility reigns, like now, 401(k) investors can actually benefit from adding to holdings in great companies that are suddenly selling cheaply.      
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usatoday.com
Trump backs of tri-state quarantine
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politico.com