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President Trump boasted that the U.S. would send $100 million in medical supplies to Italy despite American hospitals fretting about shortages at home due to the coronavirus epidemic.   ‘We’re going to be sending approximately $100 million worth of things, of surgical and medical and hospital things to Italy,’ Trump told reporters Monday in the White …

America’s lost month: How the U.S. fell behind on coronavirus testing. As the deadly coronavirus spread across the United States between late January and early March, large-scale testing of people who might have been infected did not happen because of technical flaws, regulatory hurdles, business-as-usual bureaucracies and lack of leadership at multiple levels. The three …

At a White House briefing on the coronavirus on March 20, President Trump called the State Department the “Deep State Department.” Behind him, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, dropped his head and rubbed his forehead. Some thought Dr. Fauci was slighting the president, leading to …

President Donald Trump signed the historic stimulus package into law, U.S. infections roared past 100,000, and Disney parks throughout the nation will be closed indefinitely as the coronavirus plants itself even deeper into the American landscape. Among the hardest-hit states is New York, at the forefront of the nation’s death count with nearly 400. Governor Andrew …

President Donald Trump said Friday that he instructed Vice President Mike Pence not to reach out to governors who aren’t “appreciative” of his administration’s efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in their states. “If they don’t treat you right, I don’t call,” Trump said of those state leaders. “I think they should be …

Although both men are seeking to tamp down the appearance of tension — “Great job,” Trump commended the doctor during the White House’s briefing on Tuesday — the president is increasingly chafing against medical consensus. He has found support from a chorus of conservative commentators who have cheered his promise to get the U.S. economy …

None of the analyses that have been publicly discussed modeling the spread of the coronavirus in the United States suggest that there will be a resolution of the pandemic anywhere close to Easter. Dr. Fauci himself has said it was possible that the country would see a peak in the number of cases around May …

Oracle is making its technology available to the Trump administration for clinical trials to find out if controversial malaria drugs can be used safely and effectively against COVID-19, a source told Business Insider. Trump has been criticized for statements endorsing malaria drugs even as medical experts stressed the need for clinical trials to make sure …

Donald Trump has said he was eager to reopen the US economy in weeks, not months, even as the death toll from the virus continued to rise. The president, who has been anxious about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the US economy, made the remarks at a White House press briefing Monday in …

WASHINGTON — As the United States entered Week 2 of trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus by shuttering large swaths of the economy, President Trump, Wall Street executives and many conservative economists began questioning whether the government had gone too far and should instead lift restrictions that are already inflicting deep pain on …