Fed chair says the economy needs more fiscal support, Spokane may get mask mandate, and other headlines

click to enlarge A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, March 3 2020. - BRYAN R. SMITH/THE NEW YORK TIMES
Bryan R. Smith/The New York Times
A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, March 3 2020.
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COVID-19

U.S death toll
82,536 people nationwide have died from COVID-19. (Johns Hopkins University)

Information war
Social media is clogged with misinformation about a COVID-19 vaccine before one even exists. (New York Times)

COVID syndrome
While children have largely been spared by COVID-19, doctors are finding that some kids are getting severely ill with symptoms like inflammation in the skin, eyes and heart. (New York Times)

Pandemic brigade
Washington has close to the 1,500 contact tracers it needs to help isolate and suppress COVID-19 outbreaks, Gov. Jay Inslee said yesterday. (Seattle Times)


Mask mandate
Spokane Regional Health District Health Officer Bob Lutz has indicated that a mask-wearing mandate could be enacted "in the next week or two." (Spokesman-Review)

IN OTHER NEWS...

Stoking fears
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, isn't ruling out postponing the November election, comments that play into Democrats' fears that the current administration will use the pandemic to keep power. (New York Times)

More aid
The Federal Reserve chair said Congress may need to approve more financial support for families and businesses to guard against a worst-case-scenario recession. (New York Times)

Free to leave
Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman who was serving a prison sentence for lobbying and financial violations, was released from custody due to coronavirus concerns. (New York Times)

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Josh Kelety

As a staff writer, Josh covers criminal justice issues and Spokane County government. Previously, he worked as a reporter for Seattle Weekly. Josh grew up in Port Townsend and graduated from the University of Washington. Message him through Signal @ (360) 301-3490.