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Some Government Aid Checks Will Arrive This Week

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Some Government Aid Checks Will Arrive This Week

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A trader works on the floor of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange in March. That month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit record lows as the economic toll mounted from the rapid near-shutdown of key industrial and services sectors. BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A trader works on the floor of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange in March. That month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit record lows as the economic toll mounted from the rapid near-shutdown of key industrial and services sectors.

BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images

This episode was recorded and published as part of this podcast's former 'Coronavirus Daily' format.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says 80 million Americans should receive economic impact payments by Wednesday.

President Trump said during Monday's contentious coronavirus task force briefing that he plans to lift federal guidelines on social distancing soon, falsely claiming that he has "total" authority on the matter.

Meanwhile, as an outbreak of COVID-19 in South Dakota closes a major meat processing facility, Governor Kristi Noem continues to reject the idea of a statewide stay-at-home order.

Many Americans are reporting that they're having unusually vivid dreams at night. One Bay Area resident started a website for others to share their dreams. Read what others are dreaming about on i dream of covid.

Listen to Short Wave's episode, 'How To Talk About The Coronavirus With Friends And Family'


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This episode was produced by Anne Li, Gabriela Saldivia, and Brent Baughman, and edited by Beth Donovan.

Clarification April 15, 2020

This podcast references a CDC study that shows a strong correlation between people staying home in San Francisco and the combination of two separate government actions — schools closings and President Trump's nationwide guidance to stay home on March 16.

The data showed a similar correlation in Seattle, New Orleans, and New York.

In San Francisco – on the same day — seven Bay Area counties issued stay-at-home orders.