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COVID-19 Death Forecasts Vary, But All Say It’s Too Early To End Social Distancing

The U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic was late and lethargic. As a result, the death toll here now tops 75,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, even after weeks of stay-at-home orders, bans on public gatherings, and school and business closures. That’s more dead Americans than the population of Portland, Maine, […]

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AP: Ex-Trump Attorney Michael Cohen To Be Released Early From Prison Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement amid the coronavirus pandemic, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Cohen is currently locked up at FCI Otisville in New York after […]

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Coronavirus: ‘Deadly resurgence’ if curbs lifted too early, WHO warns

Lifting coronavirus lockdown measures too early could spark a “deadly resurgence” in infections, the World Health Organization chief has warned. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said countries should be cautious about easing restrictions, even as some struggle with the economic impact. He said there had been a “welcome slowing” of the epidemics in some European countries. […]