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[icon_timeline timeline_line_style=”solid” timeline_line_color=”#000000″ time_block_bg_color=”#000000″ tl_animation=”tl-animation-slide-up” timeline_margin=”margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Food and Drug Administration has authorized Gilead for emergency use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump says that the U.S. will “hopefully” come in below 100,000 deaths from coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 1, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Most states that are relaxing some restrictions do not appear to be satisfying the “gating criteria” the White House suggested “before proceeding to phased comeback,” as part of the guidelines for “Opening Up America Again.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 2, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said that another stimulus package – called phase four – might not be necessary.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 2, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]For the first time in weeks, residents in some states across the US will be able to return to weekend routines after governors began easing restrictions put in place to combat the coronavirus. [/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 3, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump says up to 100,000 Americans may die from coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Trump administration projects about 3,000 daily deaths by early June.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The FDA says that companies selling antibody tests must prove accuracy within 10 days.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The FDA is tightening rules around antibody tests after facing criticism over a flood of inaccurate tests.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]More states are allowing certain businesses to open-up.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is set to explore how many children are infected by COVID-19.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump signed an Executive Order allowing meat and poultry processors to continue operations to the maximum extent possible.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The President announced $16 billion in assistance for farmers and ranchers who experience economic losses during this pandemic.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]An influential model forecasts that 134,000 people will die of the virus in the country.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]There are 108 potential Covid-19 vaccines in development around the world, according to the World Health Organization. Eight of the potential vaccines are approved for clinical trials.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]A top U.S. general said that there isn’t conclusive evidence on where the coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, saying “we don’t know” whether it began in a Chinese lab or a wet market. [/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]A teams of doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital reported that blood thinning drugs may help save some patients worst affected by coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]New genetic analysis dispels speculation that Covid-19 was in circulation among people long before it was recognized, dashing the hope that any population may have already built up some immunity.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 7, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]COVID-19 cases pass 3.8 million; deaths top 267,000.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 7, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reversed a decision to allow the emergency use of dozens of N-95 face masks made in China, after government testing found many of the masks didn’t work properly.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The House Oversight Committee has released documents showing that about 90% of all the personal protective equipment in the stockpile has been distributed to state and local governments. The remaining 10% is being held in reserve for federal workers. [/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]CDC Director Robert Redfield announced the new guidance during the daily White House briefing on the U.S. efforts to stop the spread of the virus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]U.S. researchers have opened another safety test of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, this one using a skin-deep shot instead of the usual deeper jab.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 8, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are asymptomatic.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Mass unemployment: The U.S. economy lost a record 20.5 million jobs in April, marking the largest single month of job losses since officials began tracking the data. Canada has recorded the second-highest unemployment rate in its history.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Donald Trump confirmed Friday that Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary tested positive, meaning two White House staff members are confirmed to have the virus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The USDA is partnering with private distributors who will buy a variety of food and package it into boxes that it will deliver to food banks. The USDA said it will spend $100 million a month on fruits and vegetables, $100 million on dairy products and a $100 million on meat products.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 10, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The CEO of biotechnology company Regeneron says that he’s optimistic about an artificial antibody treatment for coronavirus that could enter clinical trials next month – but says it’s too soon to know whether it will help prevent or treat infection.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 11, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]More than 82,000 people have died in the U.S. The federal government is allocating $11 billion to states for “the sole support of testing.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”May 11, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Three top U.S. health officials are entering either full or partial quarantine after two White House staffers tested positive.[/icon_timeline_item][/icon_timeline]