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In fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. is going to live and die by its decentralized public health system. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are causing political division.
President Trump said Sunday that the Navy hospital ship docked off Manhattan could be used to treat coronavirus patients “if we need it.” The 1,000 bed USNS Comfort, which was intended to treat hospital overflow patients not infected with the virus, had been largely under-utilized — with just 20 patients there last Thursday. “That was... New York Post
As many as 4,000 seriously ill coronavirus patients in New York are being treated with the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, state health officials say. President Trump has touted hydroxychloroquine as a potential life-saver, although there is no widespread scientific evidence to date showing it helps battle COVID-19. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month said healthcare providers... New York Post
VOA VIEW: What is the loss?
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Leading US manufacturers of medical safety gear told the White House that China prohibited them from exporting their products from the country as the coronavirus pandemic mounted — even as Beijing was trying to “corner the world market” in personal protective equipment, The Post has learned. Now, the Trump administration is weighing legal action against... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Sad mistake or greed.
Although many have weathered racist remarks and some physical attacks over the virus, Chinese-Americans are tapping their deep social networks to procure medical supplies. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal news BS.
President Donald Trump expressed hope on Sunday that the United States was seeing a “leveling-off” of the coronavirus crisis in some of the nation's hot spots, saying Americans were starting to see "the light at the end of the tunnel." Rueters
The CDC recommends you cover your mouth to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus. Here's a pattern and instructions to make a face mask.
Faith leaders are fielding questions about whether coronavirus is an act of God and if it's some sort of punishment for sin.
VOA VIEW: Religion should not play games or use GOD.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come under increased pressure to lift his executive order prohibiting pharmacists from dispensing the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine outside a hospital or inpatient setting to treat the novel coronavirus. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that he recently witnessed an elderly man ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Cuomo is an idiot.
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Europe is seeing further signs of hope in the coronavirus outbreak as Italy’s daily death toll was at its lowest in more than two weeks and its infection curve was finally on a downward slope ABC
Former Vice President Joe Biden said a suggested call between himself and President Donald Trump about the novel coronavirus response hasn’t happened. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden offers no help and can't give any.
President Donald Trump is suggesting that he fired the inspector general for the intelligence community in retaliation for impeachment, saying the official was wrong to provide an anonymous whistleblower complaint to Congress as the law requires ABC
VOA VIEW: Payback can be sweet.
Johnson was admitted to the hospital for tests on the advice of his doctor. ABC
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With the U.S. coronavirus death count at more than 9,000, President Trump and top officials are warning that the toughest week is still ahead. Health officials are also pleading to the public to take social distancing measures even more seriously than now. Nikole Killion reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Oil prices fell Sunday in overnight trading as an OPEC+ meeting to discuss production cuts initially scheduled for Monday was delayed as tensions between Saudi Arabia and Russia rise. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good for consumers.
Gates predicted things won't "go back to truly normal until we have a vaccine that we've gotten out to basically the entire world." CNBC
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, the truth.
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"The uptake on the unemployment insurance program is a good thing because it means you're getting the transfers to the people that are being disrupted by this health-ordered shutdown," St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The economy has been hurt, but not as bad as the liberals report.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican, received mounting pressure to issue a statewide stay-at-home order after more than 40 doctors sent him a letter Saturday detailing how a lack of testing in one region of the state could mean thousands of coronavirus cases have gone unreported. FOX News
The New Orleans area in southeast Louisiana had the highest coronavirus death rate in the U.S. as of Friday. FOX News
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Global benchmark oil prices traded as much as $3 a barrel lower as the market opened for Monday's trading session, reflecting fears of oversupply after Saudi Arabia and Russia postponed to Thursday a meeting about a potential pact to cut production. Reuters
The Supreme Court has announced that it will postpone oral arguments scheduled for late April due to public health guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. UPI
New York reported its largest one-day death toll from the coronavirus disease Friday, while California's caseload surpassed 10,000. UPI
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Sad foolishness to exploit women. Former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday during a virtual fundraiser that he told his Democratic competitor, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., he will begin the vetting process for a running mate. Biden has emerged as the likely Democratic nominee with Sanders trailing him by about 300 pledged delegates. Biden is 774 delegates shy of the 1,991 needed to lock up the presidential nomination.
He acknowledged that there's more time to select a vice president because the 2020 Democratic National Convention was pushed back to mid-August as organizers try to navigate the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The event, originally scheduled for July 13-17, will instead be held the week of Aug. 17. However, Biden said his campaign plans to announce a committee "sometime in the middle of the month" to oversee the nominating vetting process for a running mate.
Biden emphasized on Friday that he believes "it's critically important that the vice president be a woman, with the experience and background to do the job," once again reiterating a commitment he made during a March Democratic presidential debate when he said he would pick a woman to be his running mate.