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7:10 AM ET, March 24, 2020

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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Has Given Unusual Leeway to Fauci, but Aides Say He's Losing His Patience  —  The president has become increasingly concerned as Dr. Anthony S. Fauci has grown bolder in correcting his falsehoods about the spread of the coronavirus.  —  President Trump has praised Dr. Anthony S. Fauci as a “major television star.”
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Associated Press:
Analysis: Trump struggles to adjust to crisis presidency  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has never been known for his patience or long attention span.  —  Now, as the coronavirus crisis threatens his presidency, and upends his campaign for reelection, Trump is rapidly losing patience …
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“He Can't Make Any Big Decisions”: As the Crisis Escalates, Trump Experiments With a Pivot  —  As the death toll from the coronavirus accelerates across the country—by Monday there have been more than 400 domestic fatalities—Donald Trump is grasping for a strategy before the crisis destroys his presidency.
Washington Post:
Trump says he may soon push businesses to reopen, defying the advice of coronavirus experts  —  President Trump, under growing pressure to rescue an economy in free fall, said Monday that he may soon loosen federal guidelines for social distancing and encourage shuttered businesses to reopen …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Is Back to Waging War on Science, at the Worst Possible Moment
Discussion: The Bulwark, CNN and HuffPost
Charlie Nash / Mediaite:
Dr. Fauci Reportedly Warning Trump Administration Not to Prematurely Restart Economy
Bob Herman / Axios:
Man dies after self-medicating with chloroquine  —  “A man has died and his wife is under critical care after the couple, both in their 60s, ingested chloroquine phosphate,” one of the anti-malaria drugs that President Trump has mentioned in recent days, according to Banner Health, the hospital system that treated both patients.
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Banner Health Newsroom:
Banner Health experts warn against self-medicating to prevent or treat COVID-19  —  Medical toxicologists and emergency physicians are warning the public against the use of inappropriate medications and household products to prevent or treat COVID-19.  In particular, Banner Health experts emphasize …
New York Times:
The Coronavirus Bailout Stalled.  And It's Mitch McConnell's Fault.  —  Senate Republicans are blocking passage of an economic bailout plan that protects jobs and wages.  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.
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Politico:
How the House Democrats' stimulus plan compares to the Senate's
Libby Cathey / ABC News:
Coronavirus government response updates: US, Trump says, not built to be ‘shut down’
William Feuer / CNBC:
CDC says coronavirus survived in Princess Cruise ship cabins for up to 17 days after passengers left  — The coronavirus can survive on surfaces for up to 17 days, a study published Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.  — The study examines two public health responses …
Politico:
Top Democrat recommends passing relief package without returning to Washington  —  The chairman of the House Rules Committee is recommending against bringing lawmakers back to Washington to vote on the nearly $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package.  Instead, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) …
Discussion: Associated Press
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Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Domestic Passenger Flights Could Virtually Shut Down, Voluntarily or by Government Order  —  As airlines struggle to keep aircraft flying with minimal passengers, various options are being considered  —  Major U.S. airlines are drafting plans for a potential voluntary shutdown of virtually …
Discussion: CNBC, The US Sun and Econlib
New York Post:
Brooklyn principal dies from coronavirus complications  —  A Brooklyn principal has died due to complications from the coronavirus — the first known death of a city public schools staffer tied to the pandemic, officials said Monday.  —  Dezann Romain, 36, led the Brooklyn Democracy Academy in Brownsville …
Washington Post:
Before Trump called for reevaluating lockdowns, they shuttered six of his top-earning clubs and resorts  —  President Trump's private business has shut down six of its top seven revenue-producing clubs and hotels because of restrictions meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and The Week
The Intercept:
Coronavirus Treatment Developed by Gilead Sciences Granted “Rare Disease” Status, Potentially Limiting Affordability  —  This afternoon, the Food and Drug Administration granted Gilead Sciences “orphan” drug status for its antiviral drug, remdesivir.  The designation allows the pharmaceutical company …
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Katie Thomas / New York Times:   Coronavirus Patients in Limbo as Gilead Suspends Emergency Drug Access
New York Times:
Party Zero: How a Soirée in Connecticut Became a ‘Super Spreader’  —  About 50 people gathered this month for a party in the upscale suburb of Westport, then scattered across the region and the world, taking the coronavirus with them.  —  About 50 guests gathered on March 5 at a home …
Reuters:
Exclusive: Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike  —  WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier this month, sources told Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks.
Washington Post:
Italy's coronavirus deaths are staggering.  They may be more preview than anomaly.  —  ROME — Italy has become the flash point of the coronavirus pandemic, with a death toll at 6,077 and counting — the highest in the world.  More than 2,000 Italians have been killed by the virus in the past four days alone.
New York Times:
See Which States and Cities Have Told Residents to Stay at Home  —  In a matter of days, millions of Americans have been asked to do what might have been unthinkable only a week or two ago: Don't go to work, don't go to school, don't leave the house at all, unless you have to.
Discussion: The Hill
Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
See Trump's reaction when he heard one of his top docs was tested for coronavirus  —  Side by side at the podium with the president, task force member Dr. Deborah Birx broke the news about her fever.  —  Trump jokingly walks away as doctor says she had fever over weekend
Discussion: MSNBC and Breitbart
Bess Levin / Vanity Fair:
Trump Won't Order Vital Coronavirus Supplies Because Corporate CEOs Asked Him Not To  —  One of the most mind-boggling aspects of the coronavirus crisis in America is the fact that one of the wealthiest countries in the world doesn't have the basic medical supplies necessary to deal with the situation.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
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Benjamin Wermund / Houston Chronicle:
Sen. Cruz calls on Trump to address medical supply shortages by invoking Defense Production Act
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
Aliza Nadi / NBC News:
‘Lifesaving’ lupus drug in short supply after Trump touts possible coronavirus treatment  —  The publicity surrounding hydroxychloroquine has fueled shortages across the country, NBC News found.  —  For nearly 30 years, Bonnie Lieberman has relied on a drug called Plaquenil to prevent a flare …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
As Fox News Played Down the Coronavirus, Its Chief Protected Himself  —  The cancellation of an 89th birthday party for Rupert Murdoch highlights a disconnect between his family's behavior and statements made on air by some Fox commentators.  —  If you were watching some of the commentators …
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Governors Get High Marks for Handling COVID-19 Crisis  —  Majority feel major impact; slight uptick in Trump job rating  —  West Long Branch, NJ - The nation's governors get better marks than the President for handling the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Monmouth ("Mon-muth") University Poll.
Christine Brennan / USA Today:
IOC member says that 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus pandemic  —  Veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA TODAY Sports Monday afternoon that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are going to be postponed, likely to 2021, with the details to be worked out in the next four weeks.
Myah Ward / Politico:
White House reporter suspected to have coronavirus, WHCA says  —  The White House Correspondents Association on Monday said a reporter who was at the White House multiple times over the last two weeks is suspected to have coronavirus, according to an email from the organization.
New York Times:
Biden, Struggling for Visibility During Crisis, Faults Trump's Response to Virus  —  Any public health expert will tell you that in a crisis like this, you can't move too fast — you can only move too slowly.  Let me be clear: Donald Trump is not to blame for the coronavirus, but he does bear responsibility for our response.
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
California congresswoman sold stock in travel companies  —  Rep. Susan Davis of California and her husband sold stocks related to travel and tourism less than two weeks after members of the House of Representatives received a closed-door briefing on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
James Kraska / War on the Rocks:
China Is Legally Responsible for COVID-19 Damage and Claims Could Be in the Trillions  —  As the novel coronavirus incubated in Wuhan from mid-December to mid-January, the Chinese state made evidently intentional misrepresentations to its people concerning the outbreak, providing false assurances …
James S. Robbins / USA Today:
Democrats try to hijack coronavirus stimulus for liberal Christmas in March  —  Every time the country faces a crisis, real or perceived, there is a rush in Congress to pass massive bills that go far beyond responding to the matter at hand.  —  You never let a serious crisis go to waste, as Rahm's Rule says.
Discussion: American Greatness and Fox News
 
 
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Los Angeles Times:
Coronavirus tests are hard to get — unless you have money, fame and the right doctor
Discussion: Daily Kos and Reason
Miami Herald:
Jewish leaders in Florida plead amid coronavirus: Don't come here for Passover
Wall Street Journal:
One Nursing Home, 35 Coronavirus Deaths: Inside the Kirkland Disaster
Laurie Roberts / Arizona Republic:
If the Senate can't pass a stimulus package today, vote out every stinking one of them
Associated Press:
Trump's dilemma: how to protect both health and economy
Discussion: fox8.com
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
After flight back to U.S., a growing number of Costa Luminosa cruise ship passengers have flu-like symptoms
Steve Janoski / Asbury Park Press:
You could face jail time, $1,000 fine for breaking Murphy's ‘stay at home’ order
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and The Hill
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Associated Press:
Testing blunders crippled US response as coronavirus spread
Ethan Winter / Memos:
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Annie Linskey / Washington Post:
Powerful union endorses Joe Biden
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Wall Street Journal:
Trump Claim That Malaria Drugs Treat Coronavirus Sparks Warnings, Shortages
Discussion: The Root
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Jessie Van Berkel / Star Tribune:
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's brother dies of COVID-19
Discussion: Raw Story
James Griffiths / CNN:
Hong Kong appeared to have the coronavirus under control, then it let its guard down
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