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.”

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.
Corey Deburghgraeve is an anesthesiologist at UIC Hospital in Chicago. (Kyle Monk for The Post)
Corey 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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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.
EXCLUSIVE

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 anti-malarial drug cocktail that has shown some early promise but whose effectiveness has not yet been proved.

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Two members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission voiced their concerns in a letter to the leaders of the state’s GOP-controlled legislature before Tuesday’s election.
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The Past, Rediscovered
Lucille Ellson understands the fear gripping the country as coronavirus changes everything, and she has some advice for how to get through it.
After Australian triathlete Mirinda Carfrae realized she was no longer second in the inaugural Ironman VR Pro Challenge women’s race, her husband confessed he had tripped over the power cord.
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.
Perspective

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.
In Case You Missed It

North Korean defectors explore a divided peninsula through art

The depictions convey the confusion, longing and abandonment many feel after crossing to the South.
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This Louisiana church is defying the coronavirus lockdown: 'We have nothing to fear but fear itself'
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Sunbathing and barbecues: Locals flout Britain's social distancing rules
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