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Coronavirus Latest: Looking To The Week Ahead; Governors Criticize Federal Response

For the first time in days, New York has seen the daily number of deaths, hospitalizations and intubations as a result of COVID-19 decrease. But is it just a blip? And what does the week ahead look like for the rest of the U.S.? Also, several governors have been critical of the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus. How is the White House responding?

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BONUS: The Race To Make Ventilators

Ventilators — maybe the biggest supply and demand problem of the COVID pandemic. And American businesses are rising to meet the challenge. To avoid the worst case scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic, America will need more ventilators, maybe hundreds of thousands of new ones in the coming months. Across the country companies that normally make things like auto parts are turning on a dime, racing to make ventilator parts. In this bonus episode of NPR's Planet Money podcast, Karen Duffin and Kenny Malone take us up close and inside the scramble to manufacture just one of those hundreds of parts.

BONUS: The Race To Make Ventilators

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CDC Recommends Masks, More Coronavirus Hotspots, Federal Medical Stockpile

The CDC is recommending Americans wear cloth masks for protection when out and about. COVID-19 cases are increasing in Detroit and New Orleans. The Trump administration is tweaking the definition of the Strategic National Stockpile of medical supplies.

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China's Flattening Curve, Abortion Restrictions, Bloomberg Ex-Staff Lawsuit

The U.S. coronavirus curve rises while China's flattens. The pandemic opens a new front in the abortion battle. And, Bloomberg staffers say they were promised jobs through November, some are suing.

China's Flattening Curve, Abortion Restrictions, Bloomberg Ex-Staff Lawsuit

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Breaking News Update: 6.6 Million File Unemployment Claims Due To Coronavirus

A record 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, doubling the record set a week earlier, the Labor Department said Thursday.

Breaking News Update: 6.6 Million File Unemployment Claims Due To Coronavirus

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Latest COVID Guidelines, Florida Order, 2020 Race

The White House suggests that wearing face masks could help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Florida orders residents to stay at home. And, the coronavirus nearly bumps the presidential campaign from news headlines.

Latest COVID Guidelines, Florida Order, 2020 Race

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Coronavirus Latest: U.S. Strategy, Navy Ship Infections, First Rent Is Due

President Trump issues sobering coronavirus warning. Models show it will get worse before it gets better. Dozens of sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt are sick after being infected with COVID-19. Renters face first of the month.

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Coronavirus: U.S. Testing, Hospital Capacity, Tight Lockdowns in Middle East

President Trump says more coronavirus tests will be made available. Hospitals and their staffs struggle with how to protect themselves and patients as COVID-19 cases multiply. And, Palestinian and Israeli leaders lauded for tight lockdowns.

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BONUS: Listen To NPR's New Daily Update On Coronavirus News

NPR's new podcast 'Coronavirus Daily' is an afternoon update on the pandemic and how the world is coping.

BONUS: Listen To NPR's New Daily Update On Coronavirus News

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Coronavirus: Trump Extends Guidelines, Latest Projections, New York Update

President Trump stretches social distancing guidelines through April 30. U.S. health officials have new projections of how the pandemic could play out based on the latest data. New York's death toll climbs as hospitals face dwindling medical supplies and mounting cases.

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