- US reports more than 10k new cases in largest daily jump yet
- Vote on stimulus bill won’t come tonight
- Number of new coronavirus cases confirmed over last 2 days largest yet
- NY Gov Cuomo says cases in his state doubling every 3 days
- The first minor to die of COVID-19 in the US has passed away in LA
- Pentagon says 174 servicemembers have coronavirus
- Dr. Birx warns anybody leaving New York should self-quarantine
- Harvard president tests positive
- Alaska orders visitors to quarantine
- UK reports another jump in cases
- US records more than 100 deaths in a day
- India PM Modi announces 21-day nationwide lockdown that will be largest world has ever seen
- Pelosi says ‘real optimism’ Congress could reach stimulus bill deal in the next few hours
- Global case total nears 400k
- PM Abe, IOC agree to delay Tokyo Games 1 year, Paralympics still set to take place this summer
- India expands lockdown
- Italian designers making coronavirus face masks
- Pakistan deploys army
- Italy shuts down gas stations
- Albania imposes 16-hour daily lockdown
- Washington DC orders ‘non-essential’ businesses to close
- Russia, Poland close more businesses, tighten restrictions
- Myanmar, Laos confirm first cases
- Dr. Birx says NY efforts will take 1-2 weeks to show progress
- Steny Hoyer says 2-3 more economic stimulus bills could be on the way
- Vatican refuses to close as 4 employees sickened
- India bans export of ventilators
- Trump to invoke DPA to produce 60k masks
- Lagarde supports coronabonds
- G7 promises ‘whatever is necessary’ to save global economy
- Thailand to declare state of emergency
- Macau, Hong Kong tighten restrictions
- Beijing lifts lockdowns on Hubei, Wuhan
- Nearly half of UK watched Johnson’s Monday night address
- Belgium reports 500+ new cases
- European PMI offer first indicator of economic damage
- German finance minister says more stimulus to come
- Hawaii reports first death
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Update (1750ET): After a day of haggling that featured a rare interview with Speaker Pelosi with CNBC’s Jim Cramer, the financial news network is now reporting that a vote on the deal won’t happen Tuesday night. Instead, lawmakers are shooting for ‘later in the week’.
Don’t get too used to those gains…
Amazingly, after being handed the political opportunity of a lifetime in the coronavirus (even as some polls show Trump’s approval ratings holding up) Pelosi is choosing to hold up the stimulus package to try and force through progressive priorities like diversity quotas in corporate board rooms – essentially making Goldman Sachs’ policy of only working with companies with at least one ‘diverse’ board member a law.
That doesn’t sound like an emergency to us, nor to most Americans, and neither does forgiving every Americans student loans.
45 million Americans are shackled with student debt. We need to get them as much relief as possible ASAP.
No one should have to choose between putting food on the table and making a student loan payment! https://t.co/lWvMaNnxRh
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 24, 2020
President Trump’s Fox News town hall generated surprisingly few headlines earlier, so once again on Tuesday it was the White House coronavirus task force briefing that drew most of the eyeballs, while producing most of the big news.
After warning New Yorkers on Monday that researchers had seen an “attack rate” in New York that was “five times higher” than the rest of the country, Dr. Deborah Birx warned that anybody leaving NY should self-quarantine for 14 days.
“The administration remains deeply concerned about New York City and the New York metro area…about 56% of all the cases in the United States are coming out of that metro area and 60% of all the new cases are coming out of the metro New York Area and 31% of the people succumbing to this disease,” Dr. Birx said.
The ambassador added that it doesn’t matter where you are now: If you were in NYC recently, you should quarantine for two weeks. If you were there four days ago, you would have 10 days to go.
“You may have been exposed before you left New York,” Birx said at a White House news conference on Tuesday. “Everybody who was in New York should be self-quarantining for the next 14 days to ensure that the virus doesn’t spread to others.”
Birx said they are “starting to see new cases across Long Island: That suggest people have left the city.”
Over in the UK, as a nationwide lockdown enters its second day, scientists warned that up to 50% of the UK population might already be infected with the virus, according to an unpublished study that assumes that just a small percentage of those exposed develop severe symptoms.
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