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John Prine, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter who influenced legions of musicians, has died from coronavirus complications. He was 73.

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Almost 2000 people died today! Just today! And those are just the ones we counted.

As the American public remains gripped by the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has stepped up a series of audacious moves against a pillar of government oversight

"John Prine's songs claimed sweet revenge by making room for the wide range of emotions that careen through people as they stumble and dance through life," writes NPR music critic @annkpowers . "He gave us the gift of his head and his heart."

The coronavirus is not his fault, but the way in which we responded to it is his problem. He is the commander in chief. He should be taking full responsibility." - Former Vice President Joe Biden on President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the US.

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Welcome to Wuhan! Wuhan Tianhe International Airport performed a water salute to receive the first arriving flight from Hangzhou on Wednesday as the city ends its lockdown.

CA isn’t waiting around, hoping we will get the equipment we need. We decided to use our purchasing power and have sourced upwards of 200 million medical masks. In the coming weeks, we’ll see those supplies coming to CA from a variety of sources.

This doctor shared a simple technique to help COVID-19 patients breathe more easily

A mayor in Illinois directed the city's police department to issue citations and arrests after people defied the state's stay-at-home order. Less than 48 hours later, police broke up a gathering at a bar. Among those in attendance: the mayor's wife.

Police arrest two 17-year-old boys for NTUC FairPrice Covid-19 video prank; both to be charged in court for causing public nuisance

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CA's 500 ventilators will begin to ship out today: 100->NY 100->NJ 100->IL 50->MD 50->DC 50->DE 50->NV Committed to the health of every Californian. Practicing our duty as Americans to take care of one another. I know other states would do the same.

Trump’s claim that he imposed the first China “ban” is a lie. 38 other countries did before him or at the same time. And the US action had so many exceptions, that passengers from China still flooded in after the ban.

BREAKING: Twitter's Jack Dorsey to move $1 billion of his wealth to fund global coronavirus relief effort

Breaking: Stephanie Grisham is out as WH press secretary. She is leaving the job without ever having briefed the press.

‘It’s worth bearing in mind when we talk about immigrants in this country, these are the immigrants currently saving people's lives. Coming here and actually enriching our country and doing an amazing job’ - @piersmorgan 

@IvankaTrump  to President@realDonaldTrump : "Anyone who knows you knows the heart you have for America's small businesses."

WATCH: Trump announces a “hold” on money going to the WHO, calls them “China centric.” “They missed the call. They could have called it months earlier ... they should have known. And they probably did know.”

NEW: Tue 7 April update of coronavirus trajectories Big changes here, so tonight’s thread will be fewer charts and more explanations. Here’s the revamped daily deaths chart. I’ve switched from a 7-day rolling average to true daily numbers* All charts:

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JUST IN: President Trump says the World Health Organization is China-centric

Election officials are furious about this. They say it’s both voter suppression and a dangerous disregard for safety by asking people to risk their lives to vote in a pandemic when it easily could have been delayed.

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Scoops of the Week

“Preparedness is a choice. And poor preparedness is a choice.’ — This man worked on a literal pandemic playbook for Trump, and the president chose to ignore it

"This is called cross-contamination." A Michigan nurse used paint to show how easy it is to spread germs even while wearing gloves.

The amount of damage these people have caused is probably incalculable. They are all responsible for thousands more American deaths than there might otherwise have been. Never forget or let them forget they all killed Americans with their propaganda, lies, and bullshit.

@jaketapper  directly addresses Pres. Trump: “The American people ... need someone to explain what is going to be done to get us out of this. It’s a moment that requires leadership. It requires honest information. It requires empathy and it requires a plan. Do you have one?”

Gov @GovPritzker  confirms that the federal ‘Air Bridge’ flights from China, organized by the White House taskforce, are bringing PPE back from China which are then turned over to private companies. The states then have to bid against each other to purchase from those companies.

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications. He was 81.

In tears, a nurse says she quit her job after she was asked to work in a coronavirus ICU without a face mask: “America is not prepared, and nurses are not being protected”

JUST IN: Tiger at zoo in New York City tests positive for coronavirus

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