Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said economic lockdowns across the U.S. could last for eight to 10 weeks.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has said his state is going to continue to follow its own plan to deal with COVID-19. During a recent interview, Ricketts announced officials are analyzing the state’s needs, in terms of hospitals and other protective supplies.
Biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences has expanded access to an anti-viral drug to help battle the coronavirus outbreak. The California based drug maker recently announced the drug called remdesivir will be available again outside of the six clinical trials currently underway.
Task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci believes the nation will experience “millions of cases” of coronavirus and between 100,000 to 200,000 deaths from the illness. He announced these estimates during a recent interview.
According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the firearm industry should fall under the ‘essential businesses’ category during the COVID-19 outbreak. The DHS has advised all states to include gun and ammunition stores as “part of its lists as communities are weighing options for coronavirus safety measures.”
President Trump is considering a short-term quarantine for New York and surrounding areas amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ahead of his departure to Virginia, the president said a number of New Yorkers have been fleeing the state, which he added is not good.
While providing an update on her state’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer stated she had a great call with Vice President Mike Pence recently. On Twitter, Whitmer announced Michigan’s government will continue working with FEMA and the White House to get more personal protective equipment for the state.
President Trump has signed an executive order that will allow special reserve troops and National Guard members to be deployed as medical response personnel. During Friday’s press conference, the president noted he’s willing to use the full authority of the federal government to combat the coronavirus crisis.
A World Health Organization (WHO) official appeared to show favoritism towards China when asked about Taiwan’s coronavirus containment efforts. During a recent interview, WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward sidestepped a question about how Taiwan, which has less than 300 cases among its 23 million people, has been successfully combating the virus.