Live updates: Trump says he wants ‘country opened’ by Easter, despite warnings from public health experts about coronavirus outbreak

President Trump said Tuesday that he wants the country “opened up” by Easter — April 12 — and continued to play down the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic even as experts warned of a worsening crisis.

A World Health Organization official said that the United States has the potential to become the new epicenter of the global crisis.

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A Bacardi Rum Factory Is Now Producing Hand Sanitizer

Up until this week, millions of Americans were sipping Bacardi in bars, too, though the coronavirus crisis—perhaps encouraging a bit of drinking at home—has put all of that on ice for now. Bacardi (which has converted some of its factory production in Cataño, Puerto Rico, to making hand sanitizer) has long prided itself on its relationships with bartenders, and they’re on Duggan’s mind right now.

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