May 11, 2020

COVID-19: Need-to-Know News from
the USA

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The money is on Trump
Why Share It: This Axios story presents polling responses from money managers and data from the world's most popular betting destinations to show that investors and betting markets favor President Trump to win the U.S. election in November. But the virus is the wildcard.

As Job Losses Mount, Lawmakers Face a Make-or-Break Moment
Why Share It: This New York Times article explains why Congress’ decision on the next emergency assistance package — whether or not to do one and if so, what it should include — comes at a crucial moment for the future of the United States. It’s a good look behind the jobless numbers and how a wrong move by the federal government could make those numbers permanent and lead to thousands of company bankruptcies.
The Four Men Responsible For America’s COVID-19 Test Disaster
Rolling Stone
Why Share It: This Rolling Stone article lays out the case for why four men — the heads of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and President Trump — are responsible for America’s COVID-19 testing disaster.

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