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4:25 PM ET, March 29, 2020

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American Enterprise Institute - AEI:
National coronavirus response: A road map to reopening  — This report provides a road map for navigating through the current COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.  It outlines specific directions for adapting our public-health approach away from sweeping mitigation strategies as we limit …
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Allan Smith / NBC News:
Fauci: Coronavirus could kill over 100,000 Americans  —  Fauci also said it's not yet time for social distancing guidelines to be pulled back.  —  Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that he anticipates the coronavirus could kill between 100,000 and 200,000 Americans while infecting “millions.”
Washington Post:
Experts converge on plans for easing coronavirus restrictions safely  —  The Trump administration's national social distancing guidelines expire early this week.  So what's the plan?  —  If there's one thing people agree on, even as they debate the government's coronavirus response, it is this: We can't do this forever.
Discussion: New York Times
New York Times:
The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators.  The Mission Failed.  —  As the coronavirus spreads, the collapse of the project helps explain America's acute shortage.  —  Thirteen years ago, a group of U.S. public health officials came up with a plan to address what they regarded …
Discussion: Discourse.net
Miriam Elder / BuzzFeed News:
A Nurse Shared A Harrowing Photo Of COVID-19 Victims To Show How Horrifying The Outbreak Is  —  The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus.  To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak Today.
Washington Post:
Post-ABC poll shows Trump and Biden in a competitive race for the White House  —  President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden are in a tightly competitive race for the White House in the November general election, with the president gaining ground on his likely challenger over the past month …
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Trump camp targets Obama's Ebola czar  —  Joe Biden has had limited success with his live-from-Wilmington coronavirus briefings.  His longtime adviser, Ron Klain, is a different story.  —  The nation's former Ebola czar recently cut a video for the Biden campaign making an animated case …
Discussion: Raw Story and Breitbart
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:   Joe Biden's message on coronavirus: It's time to tell the unvarnished truth
Mitch Albom / Detroit Free Press:
Hey, President Trump: Her name is Gretchen Whitmer  —  First of all, she has a name.  Gretchen Whitmer.  She is not “the woman” or “all she does is sit there” or “you know who I'm talking about” — all phrases President Donald Trump has used besides saying the actual name of the person Michigan voters elected to govern us.
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Eric Bradner / CNN:   ‘That governor is me’: Gretchen Whitmer takes on Trump as coronavirus cases rise in Michigan
Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Governors warn shortages will put their states in ‘dire straits’ as early as this week
Discussion: Politico and The Guardian
New York Times:
The Virus Has Transformed the 2020 Elections.  Here's How.  —  Party conventions are in jeopardy, campaigning is on hold and local candidates are playing the role of good Samaritan instead of traditional politician.  —  From the White House to the county courthouse, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically upended the 2020 elections.
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Steven Shepard / Politico:
Biden leads Trump in new polls despite coronavirus approval bounce
Discussion: The Hill, CNN and Blue Virginia
Kathleen McGrory / Tampa Bay Times:
Florida coronavirus cases are growing fast.  Here's what that means.  —  Experts say the epidemic in Florida is already past the point of easy containment. … •  •  •  —  The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida is doubling every three days …
WBNS-TV:
DeWine ‘stunned’ FDA limiting Ohio company's mask-sterilization technology  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted say they are disappointed in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to limit the use of an Ohio company's new technology to sterilize much-needed surgical masks.
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WCMH-TV:
Gov. DeWine: Full FDA approval of Battelle mask sterilization process expected by end of Sunday
Discussion: Twitchy
Elizabeth Williamson / New York Times:
Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus, Too  —  The decision by the school's president, Jerry Falwell Jr., to partly reopen his evangelical university enraged residents of Lynchburg, Va. Then students started getting sick.  —  LYNCHBURG, Va. — As Liberty University's spring break …
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Cuomo: Trump's mandatory quarantine comments “really panicked people”  —  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference Sunday that President Donald Trump's unexpected Saturday announcement of a possible “short-term” quarantine of New York, New Jersey and parts of Connecticut to curb …
Discussion: Political Wire
Axios:
Inside the start of the great virus airlift  —  A plane from Shanghai arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York Sunday morning carrying an extraordinary load: 12 million gloves, 130,000 N-95 masks, 1.7 million surgical masks, 50,000 gowns, 130,000 hand sanitizer units, and 36,000 thermometers.
Discussion: The Week
Sky Palma / DeadState:
Mike Huckabee: ‘Smart mayors’ should tell citizens to load up on guns and ammo right now  —  During an appearance on Todd Starnes' radio show Todd Cast this Thursday, Mike Huckabee said that if lockdowns continue to be implemented in response to the coronavirus outbreak …
Adam Kelsey / ABC News:
‘Hard to know’ if imperfect stimulus bill will help everybody: Larry Kudlow  —  He faces criticism after claiming last month new coronavirus was “contained.”  —  National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow touted President Donald Trump's signing of “the biggest assistance package in history” …
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David Cohen / Politico:
Pelosi: ‘As the president fiddles, people are dying’  —  “As the president fiddles, people are dying,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday morning.  —  Speaking to host Jake Tapper on CNN's “State of the Union,” Pelosi said President Donald Trump has not taken the coronavirus crisis seriously enough …
Discussion: NBC News
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Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Pelosi on Trump's coronavirus response: ‘As the President fiddles, people are dying’
Discussion: Daily Kos
Julia Prodis Sulek / Mercury News:
Meet the Bay Area doctor who ordered America's first coronavirus lockdown  —  Under intense pressure, Sara Cody's cohort made the move ‘none of us really believed we would do’  —  She is the Bay Area's Anthony Fauci, Santa Clara County's most “essential” employee, the one who banished us …
Gina Cook / NBC4 Washington:
Maryland Man Arrested for Having 60 People Over for Bonfire, Violating Social Distancing Orders  —  A Charles County, Maryland, man who threw a party at his house has unintentionally social-distanced himself from everyone after authorities say he was arrested for refusing to comply with the governor's order against large gatherings.
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
‘Anything good I could say about this would be a lie.’ … She's dead, and I'm quarantined.  That's how the story ends.  I keep going back over it in loops, trying to find a way to sweeten it, but nothing changes the facts.  I wasn't there with her at the end.  I didn't get to say goodbye.
DW.COM:
German state finance minister Thomas Schäfer found dead  —  Police suspect Thomas Schäfer died by suicide after his body was found on train tracks near Wiesbaden.  He was the finance minister for the state of Hesse, where Germany's financial center Frankfurt lies.
 
 
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Politico:
Rhode Island ends specific restrictions on New Yorkers — by making them national
Discussion: WJXT-TV
Mehrsa Baradaran / American Prospect:
Unsanitized: A Crisis to End All Crises
David Rothkopf / USA Today:
Hold on to hope in the coronavirus pandemic. The past shows optimism can be realistic.
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Trump struggles with tone in virus crisis, aides urge more empathy
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Erin Cunningham / Washington Post:
As coronavirus cases explode in Iran, U.S. sanctions hinder its access to drugs and medical equipment
HHS News Releases:
OCR Issues Bulletin on Civil Rights Laws and HIPAA Flexibilities That Apply During the COVID-19 Emergency
Discussion: New York Times
Matthias Gafni / San Francisco Chronicle:
Coronavirus: The state had 21 million N95 masks stockpiled. All are expired.
Sam Stein / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Coronavirus Disinformation Campaign Isn't Working: Poll
Discussion: Ipsos
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
Stimulus billions can't buy hospitals out of shortage crisis
Discussion: Florida Politics
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Coronavirus cripples voter registration efforts. Millions could be denied.
Discussion: MSNBC
Politico:
Inside the White House during ‘15 Days to Slow the Spread’
Discussion: Raw Story
Taryn Luna / Los Angeles Times:
Coronavirus patients in California's ICU beds double overnight
Discussion: The Hill and California Governor
David Lat:
I don't want to be presumptuous, since my condition is stable but still serious.
National Geographic:
How some cities ‘flattened the curve’ during the 1918 flu pandemic
Ali Watkins / New York Times:
N.Y.C.'s 911 System Is Overwhelmed. 'I'm Terrified,' a Paramedic Says.