Coronavirus economic fallout mounts, along with competition for gear

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.
  • Coronavirus

  Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

The number of U.S. deaths could range from 100,000 to 240,000 even if Americans continue to stay home and limit contact with others, experts predicted at a media briefing with President Donald Trump.

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Health District confirms 5 more COVID-19 cases

  WF officials emphasize severity of COVID-19, social distancing

STATE UPDATE: Fort Sill reports seven cases, first case recovered

  Vernon hosts Bear Scavenger Hunt for kids

Governor Abbot releases video message for Texans

Governor Abbott has released a video message for Texans.
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  A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks

The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses have shut down across the world.

  Blood donations still needed during COVID-19

  City of Henrietta issues modified shelter-in-place order

  Second COVID-19 case confirmed at Sheppard AFB

  Man accused of WF murder facing more charges in Las Vegas

  Wednesday brings stronger winds, warmer temperatures

  Drive-thru clinic tests hundreds for COVID-19

  Schools and churches worship online in WF

  WF City Council make changes to Shelter-in-Place order

  • Coronavirus

  ‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York

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.

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  On the Range with MSU/Quanah golfer JT Boyd