16 things to know today about coronavirus outbreak

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President TrumpDonald TrumpNew Capitol Police chief to take over Friday Overnight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Michael Wolff and the art of monetizing gossip MORE is resisting calls to issue a nationwide stay-at-home order. His decision to stand back and let states deal with their own problems has created a patchwork of enforcement. Trump has stood by the decision despite criticism.

Trump on Wednesday also said he "absolutely" would speak to former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense: Senate panel adds B to Biden's defense budget | House passes bill to streamline visa process for Afghans who helped US | Pentagon confirms 7 Colombians arrested in Haiti leader's killing had US training On The Money: Senate braces for nasty debt ceiling fight | Democrats pushing for changes to bipartisan deal | Housing prices hit new high in June Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks MORE about the coronavirus response, after the presumptive Democratic nominee offered to talk to the president and offer advice.


At the state level, Florida's governor finally issued a stay-at-home order after weeks of refusing to do so despite the rising number of cases in the state. But Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisFlorida reports highest daily COVID-19 cases since January First hearing set for lawsuit over Florida's new anti-riot bill Florida AG tests positive for COVID-19 MORE (R) explicitly carved out exemptions for religious services, even though there is evidence that gatherings of people for religious services have started outbreaks.  

Also, Trump's promotion of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19 have helped to create a surge in demand for the drugs, which has now officially landed them on FDA's shortage list. 


Here's what you need to know today...

  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a stay at home order, something he had previously resisted doing despite mounting pressure. Julia Manchester reports
  • Mississippi’s governor, who had also earlier resisted the move, also issued a stay-at-home order. Zack Burdyk reports
  • Georgia is expected to issue a shelter-in-place order. Rebecca Klar reports.
  • Earlier in the day, former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warned that states like Florida and Texas, which still has not issued a stay at home order, could leave the United States with more deaths from the coronavirus if they don’t take tougher actions. More on Gottlieb's comments here.
  • Connecticut said that a six-week old baby died from complications related to coronavirus, which the governor called “heartbreaking.” Rebecca Klar reports
  • And here is a list of the states that do not have stay-at-home orders from Cristina Marcos.



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And on a lighter note...

Curb your enthusiasm, don't hurt old people

California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomJudge clears way for Larry Elder to appear on California recall ballot Caitlyn Jenner pledges to support Trump if he makes another bid for the White House Harris says she will campaign for Newsom in California recall election MORE (D) enlisted some celebrity help in the effort to convince people to stay home.