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The $1 trillion package from the White House proposes payments of $1,000 for adults and $500 for children. Lawmakers urge remote voting for Congress, and doctors and nurses plead for protective gear.
As U.S. cases soared past 10,000, President Trump said that the government had approved “compassionate use” for the virus, which is the approval for ill patients to use a drug that has not yet been F.D.A.-approved for coronavirus.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Trump says White House “slashed red tape” to develop vaccines and therapies.
- As the virus spreads, the human toll grows.
- Senate rushes to pass relief package, and Fed moves to keep dollars flowing.
- As China reports zero local infections, a new study finds the death rate in Wuhan was lower than previously thought.
- Many hospitalized in the U.S. are younger adults.
- Wall Street faces more turmoil as one of the largest one-week spikes in unemployment on record is reported.
- New York governor warns that panic is outpacing the virus.