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DW News 26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Is the US prepared for surging infections?


The US Senate has approved the biggest stimulus package in the country's history, to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation will provide two Ttrillion dollars to help stabilize businesses and households hit hard by the outbreak. The package - which is expected to be approved by the House of Representatives on Friday - comes as the number of infections soars. With the US looking likely to become the pandemic's new epicentre, many healthcare workers say they don't have the supplies they need.

It's how to learn in the age of quarantine. The Jurado family's three children are attending school remotely - from their dining room table. Their mom Grace is forced to work from home as well so she can keep an eye on her kids. They use a video conferencing tool that allows instructors to teach multiple students at one time. But it's not as great as it might seem, as these kids don't give their new school setup an ‘A' grade.
As the Afghan government prepares for peace negotiations with the Taliban, it is an uncertain time for women in the country.
Vice President Mike Pence tells 'Sunday Morning Futures' the U.S. is more prepared than any other nation to deal with the coronavirus.

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Some of the president's critics say he should put a health professional in charge of his administration's coronavirus response. Instead, he picked Mike Pence who has in the past had a tenuous relationship with science. Aired on 02/26/20.

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