This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the 2019 novel coronavirus. [AP]
Here’s what you need to know for Thursday, April 10.
Earlier today• Health
President Donald Trump has faulted the states for not better preparing for the pandemic and has said they should only being relying on the federal stockpile as a last resort.
Earlier today• Nation & World
She thought her family was overreacting. Then she began to feel weak.
Apr. 7• Health
They tend to be closer to their patients, and can spare them an unnecessary trip to the emergency room.
Apr. 7• Health


  1. Gov. Ron DeSantis discusses changes to Florida's education system because of coronavirus, during a 75-minute roundtable on April 9, 2020. [The Florida Channel]
  2. A scooter sits outside of the Publix store on West Platt Street, Tampa, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Some members of the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group shared concerns over the ability for scooters to transfer the coronavirus, but the group decided Thursday to defer to the City of Tampa to allow the scooters to keep operating. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  3. This recent photo shows an arrangement of Hydroxychloroquine pills in Las Vegas. President Donald Trump and his administration are keeping up their out-sized promotion of the anti-malaria drug not yet officially approved for fighting the new coronavirus, but scientists say more testing is needed before it's proven safe and effective against COVID-19. [JOHN LOCHER  |  AP]
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  5. A Florida Highway Patrol officer is seen driving south along U.S. 19 Thursday, April 9, 2020 in Largo. As Floridians remain at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, traffic citations across the state plummeted 92 percent in March 2020 compared to March 2019. [CHRIS URSO      |  Times]
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  7. Jimmy Fallon, shown here during the March 30, 2020 episode of 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,' has been broadcasting from home during the coronavirus pandemic. [NBC]
  8. A member of the artistic group Cirk La Putyka performs on a trampoline to entertain residents as the movement remains restricted in affords to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus called COVID-19 in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, April 9, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. Prague Castle is in the background. [PETR DAVID JOSEK  |  AP]
  9. Tampa-based Whitney Transport hauls bulk materials to construction sites. [Courtesy of Whitney Transport.]
  10. Second-grader Avayah Sharp works on a lesson with her mom, Janelle, during distance learning. It hasn't been easy, Janelle Sharp says. [Courtesy of Janelle Sharp]
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  12. Mabry Elementary School teacher Jennifer Buckley brought a birthday surprise to her student, kindergartener Lily Wolfe. [Courtesy of Sherry and Adam Wolfe]
  1. The YMCAs of Tampa Bay have closed normal operations and reopened as childcare facilities for essential workers. [Courtesy of Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA]
  2. Washington, D.C. company BreakingT created this T-shirt picturing new Buccaneer Tom Brady as the Bucs' old logo Bucco Bruce. Through a family connection to the company, Tampa sports bar and restaurant Social House is receiving a portion of the proceeds from sales of this shirt. The proceeds will go to Social House employees that have been laid off as a result of the service industry's shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. [Social House via BreakingT]
  3. Jeff Vinik and Penny Vinik have given $50,000 to the University of South Florida United Support Fund, established to help students pay for basic necessities through the coronavirus. [Courtesy of Tampa Museum of Art]
  4. In this Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, actor-writer-director John Krasinski poses at the premiere of the film "Mary Poppins Returns" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Brown University announced Tuesday, April 23, 2019, that Krasinski will be among those to receive honorary degrees at Brown's commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 26, in Providence, R.I. [CHRIS PIZZELLO  |  Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]
  5. (Left to right) Roger Milam, 65, Rick Adams, 71 and Keith Bonvie, 61, sang and played John Prine songs in front of a "Get Well" banner on Monday. Gulfport's part-time resident died Tuesday after getting coronavirus. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  6. Lara Goldstein (middle, with Heather Meglino and Jennifer Petrash) graduated from the University of South Florida in 2008 and found work quickly. But after a year, her freelance production work dried up. [Courtesy of Lara Goldstein]
  7. Abby Traynor, 17, draws Easter eggs in chalk on the sidewalk of Gull Way in Clearwater. Some neighborhoods have come up with virtual eggs hunts. [PHIL TRAYNOR  |  Phil Traynor]
  8. Gov. Ron DeSantis has postponed the April 14 municipal elections in Pasco County. Times (2012) [Tampa Tribune]
  9. Jill Castle, the costume shop manager at American Stage in St. Petersburg, shows off a face mask she created in their costume department as part of American Stage's video tutorial on how to make your own face masks. [Screengrab from American Stage]
  10. Michael Newell of Tallahassee is one of the hundreds of thousands of Floridians who has lost his job amid the workplace shutdowns aimed at slowing the spread of the virus that causes the sometimes deadly Covid-19 respiratory disease. [BOBBY CAINA CALVAN  |  AP]
  11. This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the 2019 novel coronavirus. [AP]
  12. Boxes of supplies, including boxes marked as respirators pictured at right, are pictured at Oklahoma's Strategic National Stockpile warehouse in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Oklahoma City. In the warehouse are roughly four million pairs of gloves, 120 thousand gowns, 173 thousand face shields and goggles, 900 thousand surgical and medical masks, 110 thousand respirators and a variety of other personal protections equipment. The actual numbers vary as more supplies arrive and are shipped out daily. [SUE OGROCKI  |  AP]