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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

Las Vegas homeless people are sleeping in a parking lot — six feet apart

Las Vegas homeless people are sleeping in a parking lot — six feet apart

In Las Vegas, the Catholic Charities’ homeless shelter has long served as a facility for people in need of accommodations. But after one homeless man who used the facility tested positive for coronavirus last week, the shelter was forced to close, leaving 500 homeless people scrambling for a new place to stay. Even Courtyard Homeless…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

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