10 things to know for today about coronavirus

10 things to know for today about coronavirus
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There are now 1.25 million cases of the coronavirus in the United States, with more than 75,000 deaths. 

Democrats are preparing to unveil another relief package, and a GOP chairman says the country needs millions more tests. 

Here are 10 things to know today.



In Congress

In the states 

  • Massachusetts is allowing golf courses to reopen, despite the state’s stay at home order. Marty Johnson reports.
  • Only nine states are ready to safely reopen, a Harvard study found, also saying that 900,000 tests per day in the country are needed. Read more here.
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is extending her state’s stay at home order to May 28, while also taking steps like allowing manufacturing to restart. John Bowden reports.

Other news

  • A new study found that patients who recover from the coronavirus eventually produce antibodies to the virus, suggesting they may be capable of warding off reinfection. Jessie Hellmann reports.
  • The biotechnology company Moderna said a Phase 3 trial of its potential coronavirus vaccine could start in early summer, and Phase 2 trial would start “shortly.” Read more here.
  • The NFL laid out guidelines for reopening team facilities, and the tentative plan for the league is still to start the season as scheduled in the fall. Zack Budryk reports.