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The U.S. now has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world

The U.S. now has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world

JUDY WOODRUFF: Coronavirus infections have passed the half-million mark worldwide tonight, with 23,000 deaths. And the United States now has more than 82,000 cases, more than any other country, including 1,100 deaths. Meanwhile, a huge economic rescue bill is nearing… Continue Reading

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Summers: U.S. government should spend ‘whatever it takes’ to control virus

JUDY WOODRUFF: So, let’s talk some more about that financial rescue plan, what it does, what it might be left to do. And we turn to someone with deep experience in economic policy. He is Lawrence Summers. He served as… Continue Reading

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Coronavirus response in Brazil, Mexico; Surveillance; China’s data | World In :60 | GZERO Media

Coronavirus response in Brazil, Mexico; Surveillance; China’s data | World In :60 | GZERO Media

Hi, everybody. Ian Bremmer here and I have your World In 60 Seconds. Maybe a tiny bit more than that. It is coronavirus crisis, after all. Here they are, on my phone. Well, they’re abysmal. I mean, frankly, you look… Continue Reading

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More states lock down residents as Trump defends virus response

More states lock down residents as Trump defends virus response

JUDY WOODRUFF: More of the country is closing down tonight, trying to contain the coronavirus pandemic. New York state and Illinois have now joined California in taking that step, with more states expected to follow. Meanwhile, President Trump invoked emergency… Continue Reading

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Coronavirus: People Will Die because this Government Wasted Time | Professor John Ashton

Coronavirus: People Will Die because this Government Wasted Time | Professor John Ashton

We’re in a really serious emergency situation now. It looks as though the virus at the moment is centred in London and in Hampshire, but it’s beginning to move up the country. And over the next few days we’re going… Continue Reading

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U.S., Canada agree to close border to ‘nonessential traffic’ amid COVID-19 outbreak

U.S., Canada agree to close border to ‘nonessential traffic’ amid COVID-19 outbreak

The United States and Canada are closing their border to all “nonessential traffic” due to the coronavirus pandemic. Taking to Twitter, President Trump said it will not affect trade,… but didn’t reveal any additional details. The move comes in just… Continue Reading

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Gov’t to take additional measures to stabilize market if needed

Gov’t to take additional measures to stabilize market if needed

South Korea’s Finance Ministry meanwhile says the government and the related authorities will take additional measures to stabilize the market and supply liquidity if needed this is according to the advice a Finance Minister Kim Jung bomber after a meeting… Continue Reading

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If U.S. doesn’t ‘flatten the curve,’ severe cases of COVID-19 will overrun health system

If U.S. doesn’t ‘flatten the curve,’ severe cases of COVID-19 will overrun health system

JUDY WOODRUFF: One term you’re likely hearing a lot about to help deal with the coronavirus is what’s known as flattening the curve. Epidemiologists say, if not enough protective measures are taken, there’ll be a sharply rising number of cases,… Continue Reading

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Bank of Korea buys US$ 1.2 bil. of gov’t bonds to stabilize market

Bank of Korea buys US$ 1.2 bil. of gov’t bonds to stabilize market

a top story this afternoon South Korea’s central bank has bought around 1.2 billion u.s. dollars of government bonds in order to stabilize the local bond market it was a one-off purchase not quantitative easing which happens over a period… Continue Reading