Jordan Candler / Mar. 19, 2020

Thursday News Executive Summary

Coronavirus updates, Bernie Sanders nearing an exit, Iran sanctions, and more.

Coronavirus Updates

  • ROUND 2 of 3: President Trump signs coronavirus aid package with paid sick leave, free testing; $1 trillion stimulus package in the works (The Hill)

  • MEDICAL SUPPLIES AT THE READY: Trump invokes Defense Production Act to buoy the manufacturing of medical supplies (The Hill)

  • COVID-19 BESIEGES CAPITOL HILL: Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Ben McAdams are first lawmakers to announce testing positive for coronavirus (Fox News)

  • PRECAUTIONARY STEP: New York Stock Exchange will temporarily close trading floors after two positive coronavirus tests (National Review)

  • NO JOKE: Baltimore mayor begs residents to stop shooting each other so hospital beds can be used for coronavirus patients (CBS Baltimore)

  • ENDANGERING THE GREATEST GENERATION: “If I get corona, I get corona”: Miami spring breakers say virus hasn’t stopped them from partying (Washington Post)

  • CDC ANALYSIS: Eighty percent of U.S. coronavirus deaths are people 65 and older (The Hill)

  • DESPITE A LOWER RISK OF DYING: Younger adults make up big portion of coronavirus hospitalizations in U.S. (The New York Times)

  • COMMUNIST MALFEASANCE: Outbreak could have been reduced by 95% if China acted sooner (The Daily Wire)


Business & Economy

  • NOSEDIVE CONTINUES: Dow below 20,000 as stock plunge threatens Trump-era gains (Fox Business)

  • HITTING THE BRAKES: Most automakers shut North American plants (AP)

  • SILVER LININGS: Gas prices could hit 99 cents in some states due to coronavirus and supplies (Fox News)


Other Notables

  • ONLY A MATTER OF TIME: Bernie Sanders deactivates 2020 campaign Facebook ads (Axios)

  • ROCKET-ATTACK RETALIATION: U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran, seeks release of Americans (National Review)


Closing Arguments

  • POLICY: Plastic bag bans aren’t helping us fight against coronavirus (Washington Examiner)

  • POLICY: Amid pandemic, be jealous of your liberties — and also don’t be stupid (Washington Examiner)

  • HUMOR: In abundance of caution, local teen cancels cleaning her room for one month amid outbreak (Genesius Times)

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