The Coronavirus Crisis

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. It emerged last year in China and has since spread to more than 150 countries. The World Health Organization declared it a global pandemic in early March.

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President Trump claimed during Friday's White House coronavirus briefing that the federal government shipped droves of ventilators to New York. What did New York officials do in response? According to Trump, they ignored the new supply and instead attacked the White House for not doing more to assist the state.

"We sent thousands of ventilators to New York, and they didn't know about it at the time they were complaining," Trump said. "They were going there in large numbers."

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont expects hospitalization for COVID-19 in the state to peak within the next couple of weeks.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says hospitals in eastern Connecticut may have to help shoulder the burden of cases in Fairfield County. But he says they’re likely to see many of their own cases eventually.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says schools in the state remain closed for another two weeks, and likely another two weeks after that, depending on the progression of the coronavirus. At the same time, Cuomo also warned of education funding cuts.

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has again urged seniors to maintain social distancing and stay home to stay safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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