US passes 100,000 CASES of Covid-19 after becoming world epicenter for virus – Johns Hopkins University
With the latest update from Johns Hopkins University’s Covid-19 tracker, the US has tallied 100,717 cases of the virus, surpassing Italy, the next hardest-hit country, by more than 14,000 patients. Both have now overtaken China, where the outbreak originated, as new infections on the mainland continue to flatline.Also on rt.com Trump greenlights call-up of one MILLION reservists to battle Covid-19
News of the US reaching the new milestone in the coronavirus pandemic comes after US President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to force automakers to manufacture life-saving ventilators for Covid-19 patients who have developed severe complications from the illness.Also on rt.com Trump invokes Defense Production Act, accusing General Motors of ‘wasting time’ on producing ventilators
In a bid to revitalize the US economy, badly crippled by coronavirus lockdowns that have sent unemployment claims surging to a record high of over three million, Trump also signed a $2.2 trillion stimulus and relief bill that was passed by the House earlier on Friday.
The US, along with several other hard-hit countries, including France and Italy, has turned to the military for help to push back against the Covid-19 spread. Friday also saw Trump signing an executive order greenlighting the call-up of up to one million reservists in the army, air force and coast guard.
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