With more than 85,000 confirmed cases, it has now surpassed regional epicenters China and Italy in confirmed COVID-19 infections. Although its death toll of nearly 1,300 lags behind both countries, governors from New York to Louisiana are warning that crucial supplies are rapidly running out. "People around me I know are dying," said a 48-year-old Detroit man. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he tested positive.
Is help coming? While the White House nixed a costly plan to produce more ventilators, some medical schools are churning out early graduates and a Navy hospital ship is pulling up to New York City three weeks ahead of schedule.