NBC – Global cases surpass 1 million, 6.6 million unemployment claims filed

On Thursday, the coronavirus death toll in the U.S. topped 5,000 on Thursday, according to NBC News' tally, and nearly 240,000 cases have been confirmed across the country. Globally, more than 1,000,000 people have tested positive and more than 50,000 have died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Washington Post – Experts and Trump’s advisors doubt white house’s 240,000 coronavirus deaths estimate

Leading disease forecasters, whose research the White House used to conclude 100,000 to 240,000 people will die nationwide from the coronavirus, were mystified when they saw the administration’s projection this week. The experts said they don’t challenge the numbers’ validity but that they don’t know how the White House arrived at them.

New York Times - Restrictions are slowing coronavirus infections, new data suggests

Harsh measures, including stay-at-home orders and restaurant closures, are contributing to rapid drops in the numbers of fevers — a signal symptom of most coronavirus infections — recorded in states across the country, according to intriguing new data produced by a medical technology firm.

STAT – Americans are underestimating how long coronavirus disruptions will last, health experts say

Public health experts are increasingly worried that Americans are underestimating how long the coronavirus pandemic will disrupt everyday life in the country, warning that the Trump administration’s timelines are offering many a false sense of comfort.

The Hill – China did not count coronavirus positives if patient had no symptoms: report

China did not include asymptomatic individuals who tested positive for coronavirus in their counts as the number of confirmed cases and deaths from the disease grew worldwide, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

CNBC – Coronavirus: Dr. Anthony Fauci warns Americans shouldn’t assume hydroxychloroquine is a ‘knockout drug’

Americans shouldn’t assume hydroxychloroquine is a “knockout drug” in preventing or treating COVID-19, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Friday.

Associated Press – Coronavirus survivor: ‘In my blood, there may be answers’

Doctors around the world are dusting off a century-old treatment for infections: Infusions of blood plasma teeming with immune molecules that helped survivors beat the new coronavirus. There’s no proof it will work. But former patients in Houston and New York were early donors, and now hospitals and blood centers are getting ready for potentially hundreds of survivors to follow.

NPR – ‘Essential’ child care workers struggle to balance family needs, safety

Child care providers around the country have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with many facing closure even as others struggle to stay open. At least 12 states have shuttered all child-care except for essential workers according to The Hunt Institute, an education non-profit. In California, the decision is up to each individual provider, who must balance the needs of families with the health and safety of workers and children.