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Illinois governor says feds sent wrong type of protective medical masks

Illinois governor says feds sent wrong type of protective medical masks

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that the federal government sent the wrong type of medical masks in a shipment that his state recently received. Pritzker, a Democrat, said at a news conference that the White House told him the state would receive 300,000 N95 masks from the federal government. The N95 respirator mask is…MORE

Fact check: Trump again touts unproven drugs for coronavirus, and other misleading statements from Monday’s briefing

President Donald Trump made another series of inaccurate and misleading statements during his coronavirus press briefing Monday afternoon from the White House Rose Garden. Trump inaccurately characterized previous statements he has made downplaying the severity of the crisis. He again talked up medications that have not been clinically proven safe or effective for use against…MORE

Trump says he could see recommending all Americans wear masks

Trump says he could see recommending all Americans wear masks

President Donald Trump said Monday he could foresee a scenario where all Americans are recommended to wear masks in public to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The idea, which was raised in a road map on combating coronavirus authored by his former Food and Drug Administration head, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, runs counter to the current…MORE

First US service member dies from coronavirus

First US service member dies from coronavirus

The first US service member has died from the novel coronavirus, the US military announced on Monday. An Army National Guardsman from New Jersey passed away on Saturday, according to a statement from the Department of Defense. Gen. Joseph Lengyel, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, identified the service member as Army Capt. Douglas…MORE

Why Texas will soon be the most politically important state

While the world was fixated on the coronavirus, the US Census Bureau released its latest county-by-county population estimates. And their findings make one thing abundantly clear: Texas is going to become the most important political state over the next decade. Here’s why: Growth in Texas is absolutely off the charts. Of the 10 counties with…MORE

Federal judges in 3 states block orders limiting abortion access over coronavirus

Federal judges in 3 states block orders limiting abortion access over coronavirus

Federal judges in Ohio, Texas and Alabama have blocked orders banning nonessential medical procedures from limiting abortion access during the coronavirus outbreak, a win for abortion rights activists as the fight over abortion rights intersects with the worsening pandemic. Federal Judge Michael Barrett in the Southern District of Ohio wrote Monday that the Ohio Department…MORE

US warns citizens abroad to return or they risk getting stuck

US warns citizens abroad to return or they risk getting stuck

State Department officials warned Americans stranded overseas Monday by the coronavirus pandemic that they should make plans to return to the US while the government is able to help them or be prepared to shelter in place indefinitely. “We do not know how long commercial flights will remain available, nor do we know how long…MORE

House Democrats eye ambitious fourth coronavirus bill

House Democratic leaders laid out their priorities for an ambitious fourth coronavirus response package on Monday, saying they hope to pass bipartisan legislation with more direct payments for individuals, money for state and local governments, and funding for infrastructure. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said members will be working together to craft the legislation as they…MORE

Trump’s coronavirus briefings matter whether or not he tells the truth

There is one thing you know for sure when President Donald Trump holds a briefing about coronavirus: you cannot trust what he says. Since the beginning of this pandemic crisis he has evolved, contradicted himself or outright misled the American public on a very large number of very important things. CNN’s Daniel Dale and Tara…MORE