According to a statement, $133 million will be used to increase the production capacity of masks to more than 39 million over the next 90 days.
By Justin Stabley
Dr. Ranit Mishori , a professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and Senior Medical Advisor to Physicians for Human Rights, and PBS NewsHour's William Brangham answer your questions about COVID-19 and what we know so far.
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
The Trump administration and health officials are now recommending that Americans should wear face masks while out in public to try to reduce the spread of coronavirus. But locals in Bethesda, Maryland, have already been putting their sewing machines to…
By Associated Press
The national Defense Production Act policy coordinator, Peter Navarro, says there is a "black market springing up" to drive up prices of protective gear. He said the federal government would step in to stop the practice.
By Zeke Miller, Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
The recommendations, still being finalized Thursday, would apply to those who live in areas hard-hit by community transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19.
By Robert Jablon, Associated Press
The mayor of Los Angeles is urging 4 million residents to wear masks to combat the coronavirus when they're in public, while state health officials are shying away from requiring a coverup.
COVID-19 is a huge challenge for many U.S. hospitals, from large cities to rural areas. The next few weeks are expected to be especially difficult, as critical supplies dwindle and health care workers are stressed. William Brangham talks to Dr.
By William Brangham
Face masks are critical protection for medical workers caring for COVID-19 patients, but should everyone else also be wearing them? So far, federal health officials have warned against the general public wearing face masks when outside the home, but that…
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
Worldwide, the top priority for masks goes to health workers, who are in close contact with patients. Masks are also recommended for the sick.
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