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DoD working to get 100,000 body bags in anticipation of increasing coronavirus deaths

As fatalities climb from the spread of coronavirus, the Department of Defense has moved to procure 100,000 body bags to accommodate increased demand from morgues across the country. “The Department of Defense and the Defense Logistics Agency have a longstanding arrangement with FEMA to procure key commodities from DLA’s industrial partners during crisis response operations,”…MORE

How 2 Trump-loving governors are struggling amid the coronavirus crisis

On Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued a shelter-in-place order for his state. Asked why he had made the decision, Kemp said this (bolding mine): “Finding out that this virus is now transmitting before people see signs, so what we’ve been telling people from directives from the CDC for weeks now that if you start…MORE

US freezes shipments of protective gear overseas

The Trump administration will no longer ship personal protective equipment to allies overseas as the United States grapples with critical shortages of supplies and coronavirus cases continue to soar. A congressional source told CNN on Wednesday that they were informed late last Friday night that the coronavirus task force — led by Vice President Mike…MORE

Schumer wants to deal with coronavirus crisis before talking infrastructure recovery plan

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer on Wednesday dismissed the President’s proposal of a $2 trillion infrastructure plan to counteract the coronavirus’ economic effects, characterizing the effort as premature compared to the health care crisis triggered by the virus. When asked by CNN’s Erin Burnett whether he gave President Donald Trump credit for his willingness to…MORE

Biden campaign says it will arrange call with Trump about coronavirus

Biden campaign says it will arrange call with Trump about coronavirus

A phone call between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the leading Democratic contender for his position, is in the works to discuss the coronavirus pandemic. “Our teams will be in touch and we will arrange a call,” said Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, in a statement Wednesday evening. The potential…MORE

Only some medical supplies from overseas going directly to coronavirus hotspots

Only some medical supplies from overseas going directly to coronavirus hotspots

Only a portion of the medical supplies being flown in by the Federal Emergency Management Agency from overseas are being allotted to critical hotspots prioritized by the agency and the Department of Health and Human Services. The rest will resupply the private market, where competition between states and the federal government has been a source…MORE

Source close to coronavirus task force: Despite what White House is saying, tougher measures implemented earlier ‘might have made a difference’

Source close to coronavirus task force: Despite what White House is saying, tougher measures implemented earlier ‘might have made a difference’

Despite White House claims that President Donald Trump and the administration did everything right in response to the coronavirus, a source close to the task force said tougher social distancing measures implemented earlier in the pandemic could have blunted the severity of the current crisis. It all depends, the source said, whether there were coronavirus…MORE

Trump uses coronavirus briefing to unveil new military counternarcotics mission

Trump uses coronavirus briefing to unveil new military counternarcotics mission

On a day when more than 800 Americans died of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump used his daily briefing on the pandemic to unveil seemingly unrelated counternarcotics operations that senior officials said would hurt embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro. “Today the United States is launching enhanced counternarcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to protect the…MORE

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