July 22, 2020

Need-to-Know News from the USA 

Biden, leading Trump by eight points, also has a big advantage with undecided voters: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Why Share It: The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll results confirm what other polls have revealed: that Vice President Biden maintains a substantial polling lead over President Trump. What distinguishes these newest results are the large sample size — nearly 4,000 registered voters — and the data on currently undecided voters.

Young people see covid-19 as a bigger threat than their elders do
Why Share It: Younger Americans, aged 18 to 35, who represent one of the fastest growing groups of U.S. voters, feel particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, despite the fact that their risk of developing serious disease symptoms is lower than that of their elders.
US orders China to close its Houston consulate
The Financial Times
Why Share It: In retaliation for what U.S. authorities say is state-sponsored theft of research and intellectual property by Chinese nationals, the U.S. State Department has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, Texas. As The Financial Times explains, this represents a significant new step in the ongoing deterioration of U.S.-China relations.

Trump says virus in US will get worse before it gets better
Why Share It: President Trump has resumed his daily briefings on the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. The Associated Press reports on the first of these resumed briefings, held yesterday, where the President said the pandemic likely will worsen, wearing a mask can be an effective public health measure and vaccine development is rapidly progressing.

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