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Protective gear in national stockpile is nearly depleted, DHS officials say

The government’s emergency stockpile of masks, gloves and other medical supplies is running low, leaving the Trump administration and states to compete for gear in a global marketplace rife with price-gouging, say Homeland Security officials.

Florida governor issues coronavirus stay-at-home order after heavy criticism

Florida is now a hotspot, with cases nearly doubling in four days. Gov. Ron DeSantis had previously said he would take action if the White House told him to.
Buffalo Common Council President Darius G. Pridgen has tested positive for the coronavirus. (Libby March for The Post)
Buffalo Common Council President Darius G. Pridgen has tested positive for the coronavirus. (Libby March for The Post)
The North Park Theatre in Buffalo sports an encouraging sign. (Libby March for The Post)
The North Park Theatre in Buffalo sports an encouraging sign. (Libby March for The Post)
Basketball hoops and rims have been removed from backboards to encourage social distancing. (Libby March for The Post)
Basketball hoops and rims have been removed from backboards to encourage social distancing. (Libby March for The Post)
Swannie House was recently shut down for violating Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s order for bars to close. (Libby March for The Post)
Swannie House was recently shut down for violating Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s order for bars to close. (Libby March for The Post)

Buffalo’s virus cases pile up even as Cuomo seeks help from upstate health-care staff for New York City

While stressing they are willing to help New York City, local leaders in Buffalo — where the number of coronavirus cases has doubled every three days — are realizing they may need help themselves sooner than they could have imagined.

Which DIY mask pattern should you use? Even experts can’t pick one to recommend.

There is little research about homemade masks, and some researchers think they give wearers a false sense of security.
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U.S. markets pile on losses amid bleak health and economic projections

The Dow slid nearly 1,000 points and Wall Street descended deeper into its month-long funk as the nation entered one of its most dire periods in memory.

The list of who won’t get $1,200 stimulus checks is growing

Americans on Social Security now have to file a “simple” tax return to receive a stimulus check. Most high school seniors and college students won’t get any money.

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