• Coronavirus response highlights distinct partisan divide

    Coronavirus response highlights distinct partisan divide

    Mar 30, 2020 03:30 PM EST

    ... words with Democratic governors in key states, where elected officials have openly complained about the lack of federal assistance to stem a dangerous shortage of coronavirus tests and medical equipment. Late last week, Trump told Pence, “don't call the woman in Michigan" — referring to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who ...

  • WATCH: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards gives update on coronavirus response

    WATCH: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards gives update on coronavirus response

    Mar 30, 2020 03:25 PM EST

    Gov. John Bel Edwards gives an update on the novel coronavirus response in Louisiana Monday. Louisiana has one of the highest death tolls from COVID-19 in the U.S., with more than 2,300 confirmed cases and at least 150 deaths. Watch the press conference in the player above.

  • Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

    Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

    Mar 29, 2020 07:45 PM EST

    As the coronavirus upends everyday life, inundating hospitals, tanking financial markets and putting 3.3 million Americans out of work, President Donald Trump and his likely Democratic rival, Joe Biden, suddenly find themselves navigating perilous terrain.

  • In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to nightmare

    In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to nightmare

    Mar 29, 2020 05:16 PM EST

    Nearly three decades of conflict, extremist attacks, drought, disease and a devastating outbreak of locusts have taken a vast toll. Already vulnerable, millions of Somalis now contemplate a new way to die.

  • Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

    Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

    Mar 29, 2020 03:06 PM EST

    ... 19 deaths in China were among men. Other parts of Asia saw similar numbers. Then Europe, too, spotted what Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus coordinator, labeled a concerning trend. In Italy, where men so far make up 58% of infections, male deaths are outpacing female deaths and the ...

  • U.S. Navy hospital ship heading to NYC for coronavirus aid

    U.S. Navy hospital ship heading to NYC for coronavirus aid

    Mar 28, 2020 04:19 PM EST

    President Donald Trump will send off a naval hospital ship Saturday before it heads to New York City, as he aims to highlight the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Coronavirus deals one-two financial punch to state budgets

    Coronavirus deals one-two financial punch to state budgets

    Mar 27, 2020 10:51 PM EST

    ... June. That represents about 6% of the state's general fund budget. The U.S. has at least 100,000 confirmed infections of the new coronavirus, the most of any country. Across the globe, the virus has claimed at least 26,000 lives. Health authorities have said most people experience ...

  • Why Louisiana is emerging as a major coronavirus hot spot

    Why Louisiana is emerging as a major coronavirus hot spot

    Mar 27, 2020 10:35 PM EST

    Louisiana is one of the country’s emerging coronavirus hot spots. New Orleans alone has over 1,100 cases and 119 deaths, and the city’s convention center is being converted into a makeshift hospital to provide care amid the outbreak. William Brangham talks to Dr. Julio Figueroa of Louisiana State University Health about why residents of the...

  • U.S. coronavirus cases exceed 100,000

    U.S. coronavirus cases exceed 100,000

    Mar 27, 2020 10:12 PM EST

    NEW YORK — The United States has become the first country to exceed 100,000 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. The U.S. reached the grim milestone late Friday afternoon, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University. Deaths in the U.S. topped 1,500 on Friday. Globally, the ...

  • Water shutoffs in sharp focus amid coronavirus outbreak

    Water shutoffs in sharp focus amid coronavirus outbreak

    Mar 27, 2020 07:48 PM EST

    ... the problem stretches beyond Detroit. “These are front-line communities and neighborhoods that haven’t actually recovered since the Great Recession," she said. "And now with the coronavirus, they are going to be hurt the most if we don’t do something very aggressively and with a sense of urgency.”