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.
The mayor of Los Angeles has warned that the city could be five days away from a coronavirus outbreak equivalent to the scale of New York City’s. Mayor Eric Garcetti has said he’s anticipating this scenario if current trends continue.
As the coronavirus outbreak engulfs the world, Chinese leader Xi Jinping is facing rare criticism at home. One America’s Jack Posobiec has more from Washington.
Amid the economic downfall caused by COVID-19, some industries are unexpectedly thriving. Gun stores across the country have seen an uptick in business as customers prepare for worst-case scenarios. One America’s Jenn Pellegrino has more from Arlington, Virginia.
The race for a cure is on and some doctors and hospitals are implementing a new treatment using an old drug. One America’s Jack Posobiec has the details.
Engineers in Italy are converting snorkeling masks into breathing aids for coronavirus patients. The invention was announced earlier this week by 3D printing company Isinnova.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the health specialist on the coronavirus task force, has said the virus’s mortality rate is closer to that of a bad case of the flu. In a Thursday report published by the New England Journal of Medicine, Fauci conceded COVID-19’s death rate was twice that of the common flu, making it roughly 0.28 percent.
President Trump and New York’s governor have agreed that the hard-hit state needs extra help, but the amount of assistance is still up for debate. The president took to Twitter on Friday, where he announced “thousands of federal government-delivered ventilators” were found in New York storage.