President Donald Trump delivers remarks from the East Room of the White House on the Paycheck Protection Program, part of coronavirus stimulus package known as the CARES Act, that is set up to help small businesses continue to operate and pay employees during the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The United States has surpassed 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University data, nearly one-third of the over three million confirmed cases globally. More than 55,000 have died in the U.S. from the virus, a number approaching the 58,220 Americans killed in the Vietnam War from 1955 to 1975.
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