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Andrew Cuomo: The New York governor emphasised the need for ventilators. “We’re gathering them in the stockpile so that when we need them they will be there,” he said. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

, The death toll from coronavirus continued to rise in the United States on Friday, as the House of Representatives passed a $2 trillion stimulus pa(...)

US Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: warns Bill could be just the start of legislative solutions to the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Erik S Lesser

The US House of Representatives is due to vote on Friday on the largest stimulus package in American history, after the Senate gave the green light to(...)

A patient is brought to the emergency room at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, New York. Photograph: The New York Times

In several hours on Tuesday, Dr Ashley Bray performed chest compressions at Elmhurst Hospital Center on a woman in her 80s, a man in his 60s and a 38-(...)

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell described  stimulus bill as ‘a wartime level of investment into our nation’. Photograph: AP/Andrew Harnik

US president Donald Trump has accused the media of seeking to close the country “for as long as possible” in order to damage his chances in November’s(...)

The Covid-19 pandemic created ‘an unprecedented human challenge, and it’s going to require an unprecedented response, and that’s why Medtronic is mobilising all of its capabilities’. Photograph: iStock

Galway-based ventilator maker Medtronic is hoping to make 500 ventilators a week, up from 225 currently, to meet the surge in demand for the life-savi(...)

US president Donald Trump speaking  during a Fox News virtual “town hall” in the Rose Garden of the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: The New York Times/Bloomberg

Ever since the Trump administration shifted gear in its response to the coronavirus outbreak and began taking the pandemic seriously, a centrepiece of(...)

New York governor Andrew Cuomo: A total of 157 people have died from the virus in New York, accounting for approximately one-third of all deaths in the US. Photograph: Mike Segar

US president Donald Trump hinted on Monday that he could consider reopening key parts of the US economy, amid frustration with the economic impact of (...)

New York governor Andrew Cuomo, delivers his daily briefing on coronavirus, in Albany. ‘It has to stop and it has to stop now ... You would not know that anything was going on. This is not a joke.’ Photograph: Cindy Schultz/The New York Times

The scale of the coronavirus crisis facing the US was laid bare on Sunday when confirmed cases across the country surged to almost 30,000 and New York(...)

US president Donald Trump and Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House on Saturday.  Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/CNP/Bloomberg

It’s not easy being a national treasure. “I’m exhausted,” confessed Dr Anthony Fauci when I reached him Thursday evening in the middle of another 18-h(...)

Michael Dowling, chief executive of Northwell Health. Photograph: Ron Adar/Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty

Michael Dowling has never seen anything like it. Speaking by phone from his office in Long Island, New York, he is looking out at the empty highway b(...)

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