New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will impose a travel advisory and 14-day quarantine for travelers from states with high coronavirus infection rates beginning tonight at midnight, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.

Why it matters: New York went from being the epicenter of the pandemic, with the highest rate of infections, to now having one of the lowest rates in the country. Meanwhile, many states in the South and West have seen their infection rates skyrocket as restrictions have been lifted.

What to know: Cuomo said the order applies to people from states where the infection rate is 10 per 100,000, or 10% of population on a 7-day rolling average.

  • Based on current statistics, the advisory would apply to people from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah and Texas, according to Cuomo.

What he's saying: “We worked very hard to get the viral transmission rate down. We don’t want to see it go up because a lot of people come into this region and they can literally bring the infection with them,” Cuomo said at a press conference alongside New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont.

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President Trump, who had talked and acted like he was medically invincible, tweeted just before 1am that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for coronavirus.

Why it matters: The shocking announcement has personal, political, medical, financial and national security ramifications. Election Day is 32 days away. Markets hate uncertainty, and we now have the biggest X factor in the world.

Health officials urge flu shots, warning of "twindemic" with COVID-19

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Americans need to prioritize getting their influenza vaccine now, public health officials warned Thursday.

Why it matters: The seasonal flu combined with the coronavirus pandemic could lead to a "twindemic" with increased chances of co-infections and an overwhelmed health system. Because symptoms are similar and diagnostics aren't fast, people can best mitigate their risks with the flu shot plus social distancing and mask-wearing this fall and winter.

Stocks slide after Trump tests positive for coronavirus

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U.S. stocks opened lower on Friday morning, following news early on Friday that President Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus.

By the numbers: The S&P 500 fell 1%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 400 points (or 1.6%), while the Nasdaq Composite fell 1.5%. The declines