McConnell Calls For Measures To Shield Open Businesses From Lawsuits – North Country Public Radio

The president was warned in early briefings that the virus was going to “spread globally,” according to a White House official who said Trump was told deaths were happening “only in China.”

EMTs are offering at-home coronavirus testing in at least four cities including New York City. The goal is to test people who might not seek it out on their own, and find people who need medical care.

A slew of lawsuits about mail-in voting have been filed in recent weeks. Some challenge efforts to make it easier to get absentee ballots; others call on states to do more to make voting accessible.

Senators are scheduled to return to Washington on Monday, while lawmakers in the House are still not returning over coronavirus fears.

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of remdesivir for patients with severe cases of COVID-19. Drugmaker Gilead Sciences’ lobbying hit a new high in the first quarter.

As local officials begin lifting coronavirus stay-at-home orders, individuals also consider what feels safe to them. We asked people around the country how they will make those decisions.

Patriot Pay would offer employers a payroll tax credit to encourage temporary bonuses to essential workers — up to $12 an hour on top of their wages.

In an “unprecedented step,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that every car in the city’s subway system will get a thorough cleaning — and urged residents to keep up their social distancing.

Last week, children there got to play outside for the first time in weeks. Now adults are taking advantage of the same opportunity in droves, as authorities allowed a few hours of recreation Saturday.

Many nurses say they’ve been fighting the coronavirus pandemic without proper safety equipment, and unions and professional groups are demanding change.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Women’s National Team says they’ll appeal in their quest to receive compensation on par with the men’s team. Other claims in the lawsuit will go to trial.

Indiana prisoners say they can’t protect themselves from the virus, as the governor resists calls to reduce overcrowding. “Scared for our lives,” says an inmate.