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Watch: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Defends Deeming Churches ‘Essential’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) defended deeming churches as “essential” in his stay-at-home order, telling reporters during Thursday’s press conference that the government does not have the authority to close a church and adding that they play an important role, particularly “in times like this.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers remarks during a press conference at a coronavirus mobile testing site Monday, March 23, 2020, in The Villages, Fla. The Villages, a retirement community, is one of the largest concentration of seniors in the U.S. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Ocasio-Cortez: People Are Dying Unnecessarily Because Trump Ignored Scientists

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said during a live Q&A on Wednesday that President Trump is displaying an “epic level of negligence and incompetence that is costing human lives” during the coronavirus pandemic and suggested that people are dying because the president ignored scientists.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 29: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks at a news conference introducing the "People’s Housing Platform" on Capitol Hill on January 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. House progressives are backing the platform which declares housing to be a "fundamental human right". (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Model Projects When the Coronavirus Will Peak in Each State

The United States, as a whole, is roughly two weeks away from reaching the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, but the peaks for individual states will vary, with most occurring over the next four weeks, according to projections from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: In this handout released by the U.S. Navy, Sailors assigned to the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) treat the first patient from Los Angeles medical facilities March 29. Mercy deployed in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a …

Gov. Ron DeSantis Orders Checkpoint on Florida-Georgia Border

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced over the weekend the addition of a checkpoint on I-95 South at the Florida-Georgia border to screen travelers from coronavirus hotspots as part of a broader effort to slow the spread of the virus in the Sunshine State.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis attends a news conference in the Hard Rock Stadium parking lot on March 30, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The news conference, held at a COVID-19 testing center with the mayors from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties, was used to explain efforts being taken …