Federal and state officials caution that number of cases will continue to grow

The White House’s coronavirus coordinator said that the pandemic could kill as many as 200,000 Americans.

Furloughs at Macy’s, Gannett and Gap signal mounting economic distress

The ongoing, massive cuts by major firms have led some economists to predict that the number of unemployed Americans could top 40 million by mid-April.

As Trump changed course, both public health and politics played a role

Campaign officials are said to have briefed the president in recent days about their fears of reopening the economy too soon, arguing that a spike in deaths could be more politically damaging than the economic downturn.
A traffic officer hands out leaflets about the coronavirus Sunday to people arriving from the United States in Ciudad Juarez. (Reuters)
A traffic officer hands out leaflets about the coronavirus Sunday to people arriving from the United States in Ciudad Juarez. (Reuters)
Migrants seeking U.S. work visas stand outside in Monterrey, Mexico, last week after being evicted from their overcrowded hotel. (Reuters)
Migrants seeking U.S. work visas stand outside in Monterrey, Mexico, last week after being evicted from their overcrowded hotel. (Reuters)
Commuters travel in close proximity of one another on a train in Mexico City on Sunday. (Reuters)
Commuters travel in close proximity of one another on a train in Mexico City on Sunday. (Reuters)
People dance in Mexico City on Sunday in defiance of authorities who have urged Mexicans to remain indoors. (Reuters)
People dance in Mexico City on Sunday in defiance of authorities who have urged Mexicans to remain indoors. (Reuters)

Why Mexico seems to have so many fewer cases than the United States

Mexico is taking an unorthodox approach to the pandemic, but officials acknowledge that the actual number of people with coronavirus is much higher than reported.

CDC is considering recommending that people wear face coverings in public

A move being weighed by officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would stress that medical masks be left for health-care workers.

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