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News 4/5/2020, 4:00pm

U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for virus pandemic

As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment.


News 3/31/2020, 7:11pm

White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “rough two-week period” ahead as the White House released new projections that there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.


News 3/31/2020, 10:00am

5 national stories of the week

The White House’s projections of the virus outbreak, the Trump administration’s roll back on mileage standards, the debate on widespread mail-in ballots, blocking of abortion bans in three states and three major retailers furloughing a majority of their workers make up this week’s five national stories.


News 3/30/2020, 10:00am

5 international stories of the week

Stories related to the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. forces pulling out of Iraqi bases, the Trump administration’s indictment of Venezuela’s president, Prince Harry and Meghan’s security in the United States and the death of an award-winning Polish composer make up this week’s five international stories.


News 3/29/2020, 6:29pm

Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

Bracing the nation for a grim death toll, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended the voluntary national shutdown for a month, bowing to public-health experts who told him the coronavirus pandemic could claim over 100,000 lives in the U.S., perhaps significantly more, if not enough is done to fight it.


COVID-19 Pandemic 3/29/2020, 4:00pm

COVID-19 updates: What you need to know about the virus outbreak

Following Indiana's first-ever confirmed illness linked to the virus outbreak, The Daily News has been covering the global pandemic as changes unfold in the Ball State and Muncie communities while also sharing international, national and statewide stories related to the pandemic.


News 3/27/2020, 5:00pm

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic.