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March 30 2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: 200,000 Americans Could Die, Warns Top Health Officials

President Trump extended social distancing guidelines to April 30 as cases in the U.S. topped 140,000. The doctors advising him said without any restrictions on movement that more than 1 million Americans could die.

Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines Through End of April

The president, facing grim figures from his health advisers, starkly reversed an earlier upbeat assessment that the country could relax the guidelines by Easter.

New York State Exceeds 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths

‘Thousands of People Will Pass Away,’ Cuomo Warns as Mayor de Blasio said the city had a week’s worth of medical supplies.

Live Coronavirus News Coverage and Updates

The global count has passed 670,000, an official warns Britain that some kind of lockdown may last for months and Joe Biden urges mail-in elections.

Coronavirus Slowdown in Seattle Suggests Restrictions Are Working

Officials in Washington State worry that their gains are precarious, but they see evidence that containment strategies have lowered the rate of virus transmission.

March 29 2020

How Much Should the Public Know About Who Has the Coronavirus?

Amid calls for more transparency, a debate is raging among public health experts over how much data on the spread of the virus should be released.

China Created a Fail-Safe System to Track Contagions. It Failed.

After SARS, Chinese health officials built an infectious disease reporting system to evade political meddling. But when the coronavirus emerged, so did fears of upsetting Beijing.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Drops Idea of Quarantining New York Region

India’s abrupt nationwide lockdown left hundreds of thousands of laborers homeless and prompted one of the largest migrations in the country’s modern history.

Who Should Be Saved First? Experts Offer Ethical Guidance

Well before rationing caused by coronavirus, protocols were established about “who lives and who dies.”

N.Y.C.’s 911 System Is Overwhelmed. ‘I’m Terrified,’ a Paramedic Says.

With coronavirus cases mounting, emergency workers are making life-or-death decisions about who goes to a hospital, and who is left behind.

March 28 2020

The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

Aggressive screening might have helped contain the coronavirus in the United States. But technical flaws, regulatory hurdles and lapses in leadership let it spread undetected for weeks.

Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the administration’s most outspoken advocate of emergency virus measures, faces a torrent of false claims that he is mobilizing to undermine the president.

Coronavirus Live Updates: $2 Trillion Aid Bill Becomes Law as U.S. Cases Reach 100,000

President Trump said the government would buy thousands of ventilators, but it seemed doubtful they could be produced in time to help overwhelmed hospitals.

Under Intense Criticism, Trump Says Government Will Buy More Ventilators

In another day of mixed messages, the president criticized G.M. and authorized the use of the Defense Production Act to force it to make ventilators after the company had already announced it was going to.

March 27 2020

‘White-Collar Quarantine’ Over Virus Spotlights Class Divide

Child care options, internet access and extra living space leave a gulf between rich and poor in coping with disruptions to school and work.

Coronavirus Live Updates: House Set to Vote on $2 Trillion Relief Package as New Infections Soar

The United States has 85,000 detected cases, now has the most in the world. As states pleaded for supplies, the White House canceled a plan to produce ventilators.

Coronavirus Refugees: The World's Most Vulnerable Face Pandemic

Crowded camps, depleted clinics and scarce soap and water make social distancing and even hand-washing impossible for millions of refugees.

Trump Administration Pulls Back From $1 Billion Coronavirus Ventilator Deal

A deal with General Motors and Ventec Life Systems to produce tens of thousands of the critical lifesaving devices seemed imminent. Then the announcement was pulled back.

March 26 2020


The measure promises a $1,200 payout to millions of Americans and increased jobless aid to those out of work, and creates a government bailout fund for distressed businesses.

13 Deaths in a Day: An ‘Apocalyptic’ Coronavirus Surge at an N.Y.C. Hospital

Hospitals in the city are facing the kind of harrowing increases in cases that overwhelmed health care systems in China and Italy.
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