Newsfeed Now Coronavirus: ‘Facts Not Fear’ morning update – March 31, 2020


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(KARK/NEXSTAR) – The United States is not only battling a pandemic, but also the spread of disinformation from its foreign adversaries. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Russia, China and Iran are using the pandemic as an opportunity to spread false reports online on the coronavirus to stoke fear and confusion among Americans. Washington reporter Jessi Turnure joins the conversation.

DEADLY OUTBREAK: Eleven veterans are dead after an outbreak of coronavirus at a facility in Holyoke, Massachusetts Five of the residents of Holyoke Soldiers’ Home who died tested positive for COVID-19 and five others were being tested. WWLP’s Hector Molina reports.

LOTTERY CONCERNS: The lottery in Michigan is big business, bringing in $3.58 billion in revenue for the state.When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued her order closing non-essential business, the lottery claim centers closed their doors, but in-person lottery sales at grocery, convenience stores and elsewhere are still allowed. However, that is now causing health concerns. WOOD’s Casey Jones joins the conversation.

NEIGHBORHOOD RAINBOWS: We are living in unusual times. Schools are out, and stores are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But in one Mississippi neighborhood, the imposed separation we are living under right now is actually bringing people closer together in spirit. WJTV’s Walt Grayson reports.

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