Communications show scientists’ alarm at slow initial response by U.S.

Lab scientists expressed dismay at the Trump administration’s failure to move quickly and at bureaucratic demands that delayed coronavirus testing.

White House scrambles to scoop up medical supplies worldwide, angering Canada, Germany

The Trump administration ordered 3M to prioritize U.S. mask orders.

Government spent millions to ramp up mask readiness, but that isn’t helping now

A high-speed machine and a reusable-masks project were aimed at alleviating shortages. The efforts have not led to a single mask for this response.
The flow of people has decreased at the Paso del Norte border bridge between Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and El Paso amid travel restrictions and tighter immigration policies during the coronavirus outbreak. (Reuters)
The flow of people has decreased at the Paso del Norte border bridge between Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and El Paso amid travel restrictions and tighter immigration policies during the coronavirus outbreak. (Reuters)
A migrant child wears a protective mask as he stands in line for food in a migrant camp in Matamoros, Mexico. (Reuters)
A migrant child wears a protective mask as he stands in line for food in a migrant camp in Matamoros, Mexico. (Reuters)
Yanisleydi de la Rosa, 34, and her daughter Anyeli Cruz de la Rosa, 4, are waiting in Matamoros, Mexico while seeking asylum in the United States. (Reuters)
Yanisleydi de la Rosa, 34, and her daughter Anyeli Cruz de la Rosa, 4, are waiting in Matamoros, Mexico while seeking asylum in the United States. (Reuters)

Trump suspends immigration laws, showcases vision for locked-down border

President Trump has used emergency powers to quickly turn people away from the southern border and deny due process.

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Critic’s Notebook
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Perspective

Like Vladimir and Estragon, we wait for our Godot. And wait.

Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece is a parable for our days in coronavirus limbo.
TV Review

‘World on Fire’ has something besides the usual heroics of a WWII story

The seven-part British miniseries, now on PBS, has characters who don’t always keep calm and carry on.
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