The economic recovery package is now law, as the number of cases in America approaches 100,000 and deaths near 1,500. A Johns Hopkins scientist weighs in on the idea of relaxing social distancing in select locations and the importance of more testing for coronavirus. And we explain when Americans could expect to receive federal stimulus money.
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Weekly unemployment claims soars and Congress works to finalize a coronavirus relief package. Plus Anthony Fauci talks about the state of testing, and NPR’s Geoff Brumfiel reports on why more testing is critical. Also, a grocer in Maine reflects on the boredom and anxiety of working through the pandemic.
It would be the largest such stimulus package in American history. The Governor of New York says it’s not nearly enough. Plus, NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe reports on the confusion about the Trump administration’s use of the Federal Defense Production Act, and how one ER doctor in Seattle is coping on the front lines of the pandemic.
The Senate is voting on a $2 trillion deal to help jump-start the U.S. economy, battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the floor proceedings live.