WATCH: Coronavirus is a threat ‘anywhere and everywhere’ in U.S., Fauci says

PBS NewsHour
Apr 3, 2020

“There is no region in the country, in my mind, that’s going to be exempt from a [novel
coronavirus] outbreak if you do not do the appropriate mitigation issues,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff in an interview April 3. When asked why measures requiring Americans stay home to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus are not in place, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said “that is not the way things operate in the relationship between the federal government and the states.” He added he hoped daily briefings from the White House task force on the issue were acting as the functional equivalent and that he encouraged all Americans to stay at home.

More than 11,000 Italian health workers infected

CGTN

Apr 4, 2020

More than 11,000 medical personnel have been infected with coronavirus in Italy, accounting for just under 10 percent of the total cases reported. Italy’s National Institute of Health and the association of doctors say 73 doctors have died.

How will COVID-19 impact the 2020 election? | Washington Week | PBS


PBS



Published on Apr 3, 2020

President Trump said today that he does not support the use of mail-in ballots even though many states postponed elections due to COVID-19. The panel discussed how the virus is already impacting the 2020 election.

Panelists: Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS NewsHour, Peter Baker of The New York Times, and Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal

Schumer on keeping pandemic’s recession from becoming a depression


PBS NewsHour



Published on Apr 3, 2020

As millions of Americans find themselves suddenly unemployed and unsure that they can pay their bills, many are desperately awaiting federal aid. But are state and local governments able to deliver the trillions of dollars Congress and President Trump have approved? Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss their progress and what Congress should do next

Kushner ‘Doesn’t Know What The Hell He’s Talking About’ Com. Of Katrina Task Force | All In | MSNBC


MSNBC



Published on Apr 3, 2020

Lt. General Russel Honore, Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, on Jared Kushner saying that distributing lifesaving materials from the federal stockpile is not the government’s job: “He doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about. He’s totally clueless.”

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“Our Bodies Are On the Line”: NYC Nurses Demand Protective Gear as COVID- 19 Death Toll Skyrockets

Democracy Now!

Apr 3, 2020

Nurses in California, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada and Texas are protesting one of the nation’s largest hospital chains for a “lack of preparedness” amid the coronavirus pandemic. They’re calling on HCA Healthcare to provide optimal personal protective equipment, or PPE, for nurses and other staff. In New York, the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, nurses and doctors at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx protested Thursday over the lack of PPE. Today another protest is underway in front of Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan calling for more PPE, better staffing and COVID-19 testing for frontline staff. Live from the protest, we speak with Tre Kwon, an ICU nurse at Mount Sinai West and a member of the COVID-19 Frontline Workers Task Force at Mount Sinai Hospital. Kwon ended her maternity leave early to help her colleagues address the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overwhelming New York City hospitals. Kwon is also a member of Left Voice.