March 27, 2020 / NY Times
President Trump, who had questioned the need for additional ventilators, pushes industry to make more. A new survey of mayors finds dire shortages of urgently needed medical supplies. And in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive.
RIGHT NOW – More than 100,000 people in the United States have now been infected with the coronavirus, according to a New York Times database, a grim milestone that comes on the same day the national death toll surpassed 1,500.
Here’s what you need to know:
- There are now 100,000 known coronavirus cases in the United States.
- Trump signs $2 trillion stimulus plan, clearing way for checks for Americans.
- U.S. cities overwhelmingly face shortages of masks, ventilators and emergency equipment.
- After expressing doubts about the need for more ventilators, Trump pushes industry to make more.
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain and the health secretary test positive for coronavirus.
- Photos take you inside a hard-hit Italian town as the country staggers under yet another day of record deaths.
- Doctors find the coronavirus affects some patients in subtle and unexpected ways.