Live updates: Trump pledges to ‘terminate’ Obamacare; Pompeo spars with China

Live updates: Trump pledges to ‘terminate’ Obamacare; Pompeo spars with China

As the death toll from the coronavirus passed 73,000 on Wednesday, President Trump pledged to terminate” the national health-care policy known as the Affordable Care Act, though some members of his administration have argued that some parts of the policy should remain in place during the pandemic.

In accordance with new CDC guidelines:

  • New York: the numbers shown below include feasible deaths (and, accordingly, probable cases for the same number) as informed by New York City
  • Maryland: includes likely deaths, as informed by the Department of Health (Section: “COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland”)
  • Wyoming: includes credible cases, as reported by the Department of Health

Most state reports and control panel (such as Texas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Missouri, etc.) lag behind or show incomplete data with respect to the data shown by individual counties on their official websites and dashboards, which is what we collected and aggregated when possible to show the most updated and accurate number in the table below. We will soon broadcast state-level pages with graphs and the collapse by county.

 Pompeo, in a news conference that day, claimed China “could have spared the world a descent into global economic malaise” but covered up the outbreak instead.

Here are some significant developments:

  • President Trump reversed course on Wednesday and said that the White House’s coronavirus task force would stay in place “indefinitely,” a day after Vice President Pence said that it could be disbanded by the end of the month.
  • Most of the new coronavirus admissions to New York hospitals came from people sheltering at home said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Wednesday in a statistic he called ‘shocking.’
  • An Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee died of covid-19 on Wednesday after contracting the disease inside San Diego County’s Otay Mesa Detention Center, home to the largest outbreak of its kind in the nation.
  • Three Russian doctors fallen from windows in two weeks as the country’s health-care system is strained by a surge in coronavirus cases.
  • Disproportionately black counties account for nearly half of the coronavirus cases in the United States, according to a new study. Meanwhile, Hispanics are nearly twice as likely as whites to have lost their jobs during the pandemic.
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