CORONAVIRUS: News Roundup

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

Mike Lindell, the founder and CEO of My Pillow, announced that his company is shifting 75 percent of its production to making face masks for hospitals. (The Hill)

The U.S. military has ordered a 60-day freeze on all overseas troop movements, keeping all military personnel and their families in place for two months. 

Hertz announced Wednesday that it will provide free car rentals for health care workers in New York City to help them get to work. (CBS News)

The number of coronavirus cases around the world has exceeded 465,000, and more than 21,000 have died.

In the U.S. there have been more than 65,000 confirmed cases and more than 1,000 deaths.

On Wednesday night, the U.S. Senate passed the $2 trillion stimulus bill by a vote of 96-0. (Yahoo! News)

Former PresidentBarack Obamatweeted on Wednesday urging Americans "maintain social distancing policies at least until we have comprehensive testing in place. Not just for our sake" — but for hospital workers. (Twitter)

New York GovernorAndrew Cuomoand MayorBill De Blasioare both criticizing the stimulus package for shortchanging the state and city, which have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. (The New York Times)

Americans are clogging toilets with wipes during the coronavirus pandemic. (NBC News)

A million have filed for unemployment in California and homeowners will be allowed to defer mortgage payments if they're affected by the pandemic. (Los Angeles Times)

At one New York City hospital, 13 coronavirus patients died in a 24-hour period. (The New York Times)

Donald Trump's virtual town hall on FOX News Tuesday set a record as the most-watched town hall in the history of cable news with an average of 4.4 million viewers, the networks announced Wednesday. (The Hill)

Trump's daily briefings are also a ratings hit, but some journalists and public health experts say they could be dangerous due to inaccurate information. (The New York Times)

Washington state public radio station, KUOW, has stopped running Trump's White House briefings "due to a pattern of false or misleading information provided that cannot be fact-checked in real time." (The Hill)

NYU Medical School isletting students graduate three months earlyso that they could become interns and join New York's health care reserve to assist in treating patients with coronavirus.

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