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President Trump is preparing to launch a second coronavirus task force focused on reviving the U.S. economy that has been battered by the coronavirus, two administration officials tell Axios.
Why it matters: There is growing energy within the West Wing to start easing people back to work by May 1. But some public health officials, including those on the coronavirus task force, have warned against doing so, raising concerns about reopening America too soon.
799 people died from coronavirus in New York over the past 24 hours, a record high for the third straight day that brings the state's total death toll to 7,067.
Why it matters: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference that social distancing is helping "flatten the curve" of coronavirus hospitalizations, and that deaths are a lagging indicator. Still, he called the death figures "shocking and painful," noting that the virus has killed more than double the number of people who died in New York on 9/11.