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Documents show Trump officials skirted rules to reward politically connected and untested firms with huge pandemic contracts

House Democrats investigating the COVID-19 response say Trump adviser Peter Navarro pressured agencies to award deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Navarro, who served as Trump’s deputy assistant and trade adviser, essentially verbally awarded a $96 million deal for respirators to a company with White House connections. Later, officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency were pressured to sign the contract after the fact, according to correspondence obtained by congressional investigators.... Read more»

As Arizona COVID-19 cases rise, so do hospital workers’ equipment worries

Arizona hospitals are rationing and ordering workers to reuse protective equipment like masks, gowns and eyewear in an attempt to head off shortages expected with the surge in COVID-19 patients in the state.... Read more»

Medical worker describes lung failure from COVID-19, even in young patients

An anonymous New Orleans hospital respiratory therapist describes the intensity of the virus and its symptoms, especially acute respiratory distress syndrome.... Read more»

No containment but still no curfew as coronavirus sweeps America

While conceding that America’s COVID-19 outbreak is not under control, President Donald Trump maintained Monday that there is no plan to issue a nationwide curfew.... Read more»