As the global pandemic nears 1 million cases — a fifth of them American — governors begged for supplies from a dwindling federal emergency stockpile. More places, including Florida, ordered residents indoors, while Los Angeles asked those who venture out to cover their faces with whatever they can scrounge. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose state has lost 2,300 to COVID-19, urged other governors to act now to prevent a similar fate. Meanwhile, another 6.6 million Americans were reported to have claimed unemployment benefits last week.
What's not being done? Although his phone call to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appeared to prompt the state's lockdown, President Donald Trump says he's not ordering nationwide restrictions.
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