Nation is told to brace for a difficult week ahead

President Trump and his advisers predicted that parts of the country were nearing a peak in cases. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized because of “persistent symptoms.”

Americans are hit by economic shocks as confusion, stumbles undermine stimulus effort

Small businesses say they can't get money. Consumers complain of help lines never picking up. And quick reversals by policymakers are causing confusion.
Cory Deburghgraeve is an anesthesiologist at UIC Hospital in Chicago. (Kyle Monk for The Post)
Cory Deburghgraeve is an anesthesiologist at UIC Hospital in Chicago. (Kyle Monk for The Post)
Voices From The Pandemic

‘You’re basically right next to the nuclear reactor’

An anesthesiologist talks about performing one of the pandemic’s most dangerous jobs, the intubation of coronavirus patients.
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Giuliani, a familiar voice in Trump’s ear, promotes experimental virus treatments

In one-on-one phone calls with President Trump, Rudolph W. Giuliani has touted the use of an antimalarial drug cocktail that has shown some early promise but whose effectiveness has not yet been proved.

Virus death toll in U.S. almost certainly higher than official count

A widespread lack of access to testing early in the U.S. outbreak means people with respiratory illnesses died without being counted, epidemiologists said.

Guide to the pandemic

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Michael Atkinson handled the whistleblower complaint that helped lead to the president’s impeachment.

Trump’s virus commentary bolsters attack ads questioning fitness to lead

Democrats' greatest ammunition? The president's own comments, aired daily in the marathon coronavirus briefings.

Wisconsin legislature comes under fire for ‘unconscionable’ decision to hold primary

Two members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission voiced their concerns in a letter to the leaders of the state’s legislature before Tuesday’s election.

The young and eventful Senate career of wealthy Georgia businesswoman Kelly Loeffler

The Senate Republican fends off foes who accuse her of profiting from the coronavirus.
The Past, Rediscovered
In 1793, schools closed, handshaking ceased, and people wore handkerchiefs over their faces as the virus ravaged what was then the nation’s capital.
Quibi offers dramas, comedies, reality shows — in bite-size pieces, for people who find regular TV too long.
In Case You Missed It

Retailers furloughed nearly 1 million workers this week. But the industry’s troubles are just beginning.

Analysts say at least 15,000 stores, including some well-known brands, are likely to close permanently.

The Cuomo brothers put on quite a show. Should the journalism ethics police shut it down?

The on-air banter of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and CNN’s Chris Cuomo is weird but compelling viewing, and it just might serve a public benefit.

How ‘Tiger King’ became a tale more about people than big cats

The directors of the Netflix hit have been criticized for glossing over animal abuse. They say the rivalry-revenge story is meant to reveal "horrible suffering and exploitation of these cats."
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