Cash-starved hospitals and doctor groups cut staff amid coronavirus crisis

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This hospital was built for a pandemic

Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, built in the shadow of 9/11 and the anthrax attacks, was designed to handle waves of patients, expand its bed capacity and control airflow to prevent cross-contamination. Now the facility faces its first major test.
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Trump forges ahead with broader agenda even as pandemic grips nation

In some cases, the president is using the broad powers granted to the executive branch in national crises to pursue long-sought policy goals that he has struggled to achieve.

Did Ohio get it right? Early intervention, preparation for pandemic may pay off.

Ohio, which started getting ready for the novel coronavirus before any cases appeared there, has fewer than a third the number of people with the virus as comparably sized states.

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