Trump sows uncertainty and seeks to cast blame in coronavirus crisis

President Trump’s machinations have a dogged showman’s quality, using his omnipresence at daily White House news conferences to try to erase memories from his months of playing down the covid-19 threat.

Experts and Trump’s advisers doubt White House’s prediction of virus deaths

Leading disease forecasters, whose research the White House used to conclude 100,000 to 240,000 people could die nationwide from the coronavirus, were mystified when they saw the administration’s projection this week.

Resistance to stay-at-home orders remains widespread, exposing political and social rifts

Experts are warning that a group of governors in the South and the Great Plains risk acting too late.
Zaandam, left, and its sister ship Rotterdam are seen March 28 in Panama City bay. (AFP/Getty Images)
Zaandam, left, and its sister ship Rotterdam are seen March 28 in Panama City bay. (AFP/Getty Images)
Zaandam passengers are seen March 29 as the ship goes through Panama City. (AFP/Getty Images)
Zaandam passengers are seen March 29 as the ship goes through Panama City. (AFP/Getty Images)
Morven Rae is seen March 28 in a cabin she shared with her husband Ian aboard Zaandam after learning that they would not be transferred to Rotterdam, its sister ship. (Ian Rae)
Morven Rae is seen March 28 in a cabin she shared with her husband Ian aboard Zaandam after learning that they would not be transferred to Rotterdam, its sister ship. (Ian Rae)
The cruise ship Zaandam, operated by Holland America Line, a subsidiary of Carnival, at the Panama Canal on March 29. (AFP/Getty Images)
The cruise ship Zaandam, operated by Holland America Line, a subsidiary of Carnival, at the Panama Canal on March 29. (AFP/Getty Images)

‘The holiday of a lifetime’: An oral history of the infected, rejected Zaandam cruise ship

Four days before the novel coronavirus was classified as a pandemic, the Zaandam set sail from Buenos Aires with more than 1,000 passengers who hoped for an unforgettable journey. They had no idea.

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