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The latest in COVID-19

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Trump Says U.S. Death Toll Could Reach 100,000

Trump predicts coronavirus death toll could reach 100,000, the White House is in no rush to pass more stimulus aid, and fashion retailer J. Crew files for bankruptcy.

Department of Agriculture Spends $300 Million On Surplus Food

The Department of Agriculture spends $300 Million on surplus food, a hotel group returns millions in SBA loans, and thousands of protesters gather across Illinois, Michigan, and California.

FDA Approves Emergency Use of Remdesivir

The FDA approves emergency use of remdesivir, over 4,000 meatpacking workers are infected, and the WHO extends its declaration of a global health emergency.

11 States No Longer Have Stay At Home Orders

Restrictions are lifted in more than 12 states, New Jersey records a new peak in new virus-related deaths, and the federal government is set to inspect nursing homes.

3.8 Million Americans Filed For Unemployment Last Week

3.8 million more Americans filed for unemployment, California closes its beaches, and many states reopen as federal guidelines expire.

Federal Government Helps Meat Plants Amid Closures

President Trump declares meat processing plants as critical infrastructure, Mike Pence defies policies to wear a face mask, and more states begin to reopen businesses.

States To Reopen Nonessential Businesses

A Manhattan ER doctor commits suicide, Texas reopens businesses on May 1st, and the federal government finally agrees to help states increase testing.

1 Million Americans Infected With Coronavirus

New York outlines a phased reopening plan, all patients are discharged from the USNS Comfort hospital ship, and warns Dr, Deborah Birx the U.S. needs a technological breakthrough for testing.

WHO Warns Against “Immunity Passports”

The WHO warns against immunity passports, the CDC adds six new coronavirus symptoms, and tens of millions of Americans are yet to receive stimulus payments.

Georgia Reopens Nonessential Businesses

Georgia opens nonessential businesses, Trumps signs a $484 billion relief bill, and the Navy recommends reinstating Capt. Brett Crozier after being fired for raising the alarm about an outbreak on board his ship.