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President Trump signs the new bill to help with COVID-19.

As COVID-19 cases continue building, Trump signs economic stimulus package

March 29, 2020

According to the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, the total global number of COVID-19 cases has passed 600,000. The U.S. makes up around 120,000 of these ...

Trump signs $2 trillion stimulus bill amid COVID-19 crisis

Trump signs $2 trillion stimulus bill amid COVID-19 crisis

March 28, 2020

On March 27, President Donald Trump signed a historic $2 trillion stimulus package into law as the American public and the U.S. economy continue to fight the devastating spread...

As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase worldwide, Whole Foods Market restricts the quantity of certain products that customers can purchase.

U.S. surpasses other nations in COVID-19 cases

March 27, 2020

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States surpass the number of cases in other nations.  Just over 83,500 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the U.S., which includ...

The idea behind social distancing is flattening the curve of the outbreak. This means not reducing the number of people infected but rather the rate at which they become infected. This is critical to ensure the healthcare system is not overwhelmed.

Scotskim: To flatten the curve

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 cases almost doubled in just three days in San Mateo County, according to data from John Hopkins CSSE, and the death rate is now 3%, according to With a state-wide shelter in place ordered on March 19, similar to the order made in San Mateo County on March 16, the rate of infection was supposed to decrease—and it did. But at the current rate, what California is doing might not be enough. Approximately 5% of all cases are severe enough to necessitate hospitalization, according to California hospitals have approximately 75,00...

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are postponed to 2021 until further notice.

Tokyo Olympics delayed due to COVID-19

March 25, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads world-wide, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will officially no longer be held in 2020. After resistance by multiple nations and athletes alike, Tokyo a...

Nancy Pelosi speaking in Washington, D.C. at the annual Legislative Conference.

Coronavirus economic stimulus bill stalled in the Senate

March 24, 2020

The Senate failed to advance the massive economic stimulus bill, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, for a second time, intended to deliver aid to U.S. businesses and the American public but blocked twice in 24 hours. The...

Emma Wang wears one of the homemade masks that CE scrunchies created.

Handmade masks help cover COVID-19 shortage

March 23, 2020

Due to the rapid outbreak of COVID-19, hospitals are burning through personal protective equipment (PPE), including surgical masks, to treat infected patients. After being notifi...

Liam Elkind, a co-founder of the Invisible Hands operation, delivers groceries for Carol Sterling.

‘Invisible Hands’ project reaches out to those in need

March 22, 2020

Liam Elkind, a junior at Yale, and his friend Simone Policano started a project called the Invisible Hands to aid those in dire need at this time of emergency. The Invisible...

California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued the first statewide mandatory restriction in the United States to slow the spread of COVID-19.

California orders residents to stay home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

March 21, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state’s nearly 40 million residents to stay home, excluding essential trips, in line with similar restrictions that have been previously...

Chloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria, a disease carried by mosquitos, is a potential treatment for coronavirus patients.

Malaria drug offers potential treatment for COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Amid the first human trials for a COVID-19 vaccine, President Donald Trump announced in a press briefing on Thursday that chloroquine, a treatment drug for malaria, was approved by t...

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed a coronavirus relief package that has received broad bipartisan support over the past week.

Coronavirus relief legislation signed into law

March 18, 2020

President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law, which includes provisions for free testing for COVID-19 and paid emergency leave. The Bill w...

Panic-buying leaves shelves empty, causing grocery chains such as Safeway to reserve hours for groups most at risk from COVID-19.

Stores reserve hours for at-risk groups

March 18, 2020

As of March 17, some grocery chains will be reserving regular hours for groups most threatened by COVID-19, according to KREM. Among these chains are stores owned by Cerberus Capital, which includes Safeway...

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