Even as the virus has slowed its growth in overwhelmed Italy and in China, where it first emerged, hospitals in Spain and France are reaching their breaking points and the U.S. and Britain are bracing for incoming waves of desperately ill people.
The Lawton Fort Sill Veterans Center and Brookridge Retirement Community are among many facilities that are taking extra precautions to keep their residents safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. While visitations are suspended, they are working hard to keep their residents active.
The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.
MICHAEL R. SISAK, LORI HINNANT and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press