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U.S. coronavirus situation report

News on how the virus is affecting the U.S.

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This day, like many others recently, has seen much news on the coronavirus and related matters. Let’s get to it:

  • The stock market regained 1,049 points after investors were made more confident by the Trump administration’s plan for a virus economic rescue package.
  • Bars and restaurants are being closed for weeks all over the nation. Florida has banned gatherings of more than ten people on their beaches.
  • The Defense Department is providing more than 5 million respirator masks to the general public.
  • Hotels, airlines, cruise ships, and the hospitality industry in general are laying off thousands in the U.S.
  • The Left is pushing for student debt cancellation as part of virus legislation.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services tells people do not make DIY hand sanitizer.
  • President Trump hits back at Chinese propaganda that is claiming the U.S. military launched the virus to hurt China. There could be tough economic repercussions for China if they persist.
  • China has kicked out several journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. The Chinese refuse to acknowledge the virus started there and are punishing reporters who say so.
  • New York and San Francisco have issued, or will issue, “shelter in place” orders very soon. That mandates a city-wide lock-down.
  • The gas war between Russia and the Saudis, combined with economic consequences of the virus, could push gas prices below $1.00 a gallon.
  • Amazon will partially suspend shipments through April 5th.
  • Hundreds of American are stuck in Peru because of virus-related border controls.
  • Hollywood, predictably, is blaming the president for the virus.
  • The Trump administration has launched a plan to feed kids who may go hungry because of school closures.
  • Los Angeles County is releasing prisoners from its jails.

World update:

  • European Union leaders have closed external borders for a month.
  • Italy is reporting over 30% of the global virus deaths.
  • Iran warns “millions” could die there from the virus.
  • North Korea says it has zero cases of the virus. No one believes them.

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