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Retail Sales Plunge 8.7% In The Largest Drop On Record

Retail sales plunged nearly 9% in March, marking the largest one-month drop in U.S. retail sales since the U.S. Department of Commerce began keeping records in 1992. A preliminary report from the Department of Commerce showed an 8.7% drop, or $483.1 billion, in sales, as the coronavirus pandemic worsened across the country.The drop was a 6.2% decrease from the same time in 2019.... [Read Full Story]

Bernie Sanders Endorses Ex-Rival Joe Biden For President During Joint Livestream

In a joint livestream on Monday, Senator Bernie Sanders officially endorsed former vice-president Joe Biden for president. Sanders said, “Today, I am asking all Americans, I’m asking every Democrat, I’m asking every independent, I’m asking a lot of Republicans, to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy, to make certain that we defeat somebody who I believe — and I’m speaking just for myself now — is the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country.”... [Read Full Story]

Parts Of U.S. Could Reopen In May As Coronavirus Nears Peak

On Sunday, public health officials discussed the possibility of partially reopening parts of the economy from government-mandated lockdowns as soon as next month, despite U.S. coronavirus infection and death totals continuing to climb. As of Sunday morning, there are more than 530,000 confirmed infections in the United States – accounting for roughly 30% of the more than 1.8 million people infected around the world. More than 20,000 Americans and more than 110,000 people globally have died.... [Read Full Story]

New York Sees Highest Single Day Death Toll Despite Reports That Curve Is “Flattening”

The nation’s coronavirus outbreak epicenter logged its single deadliest day yet. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the state had its highest single-day death toll due to COVID-19, with 779 reported Tuesday, but the average number of hospitalizations has decreased over the past couple of days.  Cuomo said Wednesday that dramatic action and social distancing is “making the difference” in the fight against the pandemic.... [Read Full Story]

Bernie Sanders Ends His 2020 Presidential Campaign

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race on Wednesday. Former Vice President Joe Biden is now the party’s best chance to defeat President Donald Trump in November. Biden now has a clear path to the nomination, though the end of the primary is overshadowed by the global crisis of the coronavirus pandemic as it spread across the U.S.... [Read Full Story]

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalized With Covid-19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized Sunday, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus. Johnson was admitted “for tests” after displaying “persistent symptoms,” according to a press release from his office. Johnson was admitted to an unnamed London hospital “on the advice of his doctor,” the release explained. The statement also said the hospitalization is a “precautionary step.”... [Read Full Story]

Two Cruise Ships Holding Passengers With Covid-19 Arrive In Florida

Two cruise ships holding coronavirus patients aboard for two weeks after being turned away from South American ports were allowed to dock in Florida on Thursday. The Zaandam and a sister ship sent to help it, the Rotterdam, were both given permission to disembark passengers at Port Everglades after days of negotiation with local officials. The final agreement was reached on Thursday afternoon between local, state and federal officials and Carnival Corp., which owns the Zaandam and the Rotterdam, said Broward County officials and Holland America, the company that operates the ships.... [Read Full Story]

U.S. Surpasses 200K Coronavirus Cases As States Issue Strict Stay-At-Home Orders

The U.S. recorded 681 deaths on Wednesday, its worst day since the coronavirus outbreak began. More than 200,000 infections have been reported, and public health officials are  considering recommending that more Americans wear face masks. “Even if you do wear a mask, it can’t be at the expense of social distancing,” Surgeon General Jerome Adams said, adding that higher-level N95 masks would not be necessary. ... [Read Full Story]

NYC Landmarks Convert To Hospitals In Midst Of Coronavirus Pandemic

New York City’s efforts are continuing to find places to build medical facilities in order to ease the burden on hospitals caused by coronavirus. The city is set to lease thousands of hotel rooms, and in some cases, entire hotels. Mayor Bill de Blasio said that federal authorities are working to rent hotel rooms to serve as non-intensive care facilities for Covid-19 patients and others. ... [Read Full Story]