The Coronavirus Epidemic In Birmingham, Ala. Seen Through A Doctor With The Disease – North Country Public Radio

The president emphasized wearing a mask in public is voluntary, and that medical-grade masks are not necessary.

The Trump administration has promised that the first direct payments to taxpayers will arrive in two weeks. The White House has scheduled a briefing on its coronavirus response for 5 p.m. ET.

The state had 562 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours. In a bit of “good news,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 1,452 coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals in the past day.

The president told reporters on Thursday that he had taken a second coronavirus test, which was negative.

Cases of COVID-19 have appeared throughout the country, but certain areas have been hit harder than others. Find out how many cases and deaths have been reported in each state.

Simply talking could produce tiny particles of mucus and saliva that might carry the coronavirus, experts say. How much these airborne particles matter for the spread of this disease is controversial.

Phil Murphy says he asked for 2,500, but has so far received only 850. And of those, some “were not at the level they needed to be.”

A highly critical letter from Capt. Brett Crozier that was leaked to the media cost him his command of the coronavirus-infected USS Roosevelt. Now the man who fired him says he’s not being discharged.

After schools shut their doors in response to the coronavirus, districts raced to continue getting meals to students. Now, those efforts may be faltering.

Weather forecast models rely on commercial airplanes for massive amounts of real-time data. With widespread flight cancellations, meteorologists are concerned.

The president and others have criticized 3M, with some officials alleging profiteering during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the company says cutting exports would be a mistake.

As stay-at-home orders set in across the country, Americans are still buying more staple foods than normal, but the spikes in purchases are slightly calmer than a few weeks ago.