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Sat, 04/04/2020 - 13:59

The federal agency will start producing a weekly update based on testing and reports from doctors and hospitals around the country of people being getting pneumonia and diagnosed with COVID-19.

Adrian Lerma, and her husband Michael, stand outside the grocery store in Window Rock, Ariz. They're buying food for elders in their community.
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 11:05

The Navajo Nation has seen a significant spike in coronavirus cases. Tribal leaders say they desperately need more supplies, but the biggest problem may be the reservation's lack of running water.

President Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus this week.
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 10:05

There are lots of questions about the novel coronavirus that we try to answer, including whether we should wear masks, if the U.S. is testing enough and if there's a drug that can treat COVID-19.

People in face masks observe three minutes of silence in Beijing, on a national day of mourning for the thousands of patients and medical workers killed by the coronavirus in China.
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 09:18

More than 3,300 people have died of COVID-19 in China since the coronavirus surfaced there late last year. On Saturday, residents expressed their grief for the neighbors they've lost so far.

Works Progress Administration workers making copper utensils for Pima County Hospital in Texas in March 1937.
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 09:00

Few episodes in American government have left as permanent an imprint on the national memory. And perhaps none has left so much of a visible legacy on the American landscape.

A police officer walks outside the Supreme Court on March 16.
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 07:34

But other cases may have to be decided sooner, among them those involving subpoenas for Donald Trump's financial records, and cases involving the Electoral College.

Ben Gibbard plays a Tiny Desk Home concert.
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 07:15

The Death Cab For Cutie frontman performs a new song and pays tribute to Fountains of Wayne songwriter Adam Schlesinger in this quarantine concert.

Norman J. Williams, the president and funeral director of Unity Funeral Parlors in Chicago.
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 07:00

Because we can not hug or stand close, the coronavirus has changed how we mourn those we've lost. Funeral director Norman J. Williams of Unity Funeral Parlors offers his thoughts about the living.

People walk and jog through Prospect Park in Brooklyn last week. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the restrictions on daily life in New York have slowed the increase in hospitalizations.
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 06:01

Politicians give speeches and scary headlines fill the news, but somehow life pushes on for New Yorkers.

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, Laura Gao has been troubled by the disgust and pity directed at her hometown.
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 06:00

Laura Gao is a native of Wuhan, China — where the cordonavirus outbreak began. As the virus spread, Wuhan captured the world's attention. Her comic offers a personal look at the city she loves.

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 06:00

"I feel happy to have a job that is important," says a clerk in Portland, Ore. "But safe? No way!" A graphic artist relays the worries, pleas and pride from key workers on the pandemic's front line.

Vizient, a group purchasing organization that negotiates lower prices with drug manufacturers, sent recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration, urging the agency to expand access to drugs heavily used with ventilator patients.
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 06:00

There have been dramatic spikes in demand for sedatives, pain medications, paralytics, and other drugs that are crucial for patients who are on ventilators.

White House adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Trump discusses the coronavirus.
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 06:00

The president's son-in-law and senior adviser has emerged as a key figure in the Trump administration's response to the outbreak.

A man stores beer in a shop in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state on Friday.
Fri, 04/03/2020 - 22:41

To the shock of many, alcoholic beverage production was listed as a nonessential business during the shutdown to aid social distancing. Then came the beer hoarding.

Delta and the other major airlines are applying for federal relief payments to help them get through the slowdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Fri, 04/03/2020 - 22:14

In return for a share of billions of dollars, the companies must say how they expect to pay it back and not lay off workers through Sept. 30, among other restrictions.

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