April 24, 2020

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

The Voters Trump Needs Most Right Now
Why Share It: “As the two parties offer dueling interpretations of Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, new polling suggests that the pandemic’s ultimate political consequences may be determined by the substantial group of voters who accept the central premise of each side’s case.” Poll results include “evidence that the pandemic could harden the geographic divide that has characterized the Trump era, with the GOP losing ground in major metropolitan areas but consolidating its hold on rural places.”

How CEOs See Today’s Coronavirus World
Why Share It: Leaders of some of the world’s largest companies, including Netflix, Snap and Coca-Cola, comment on the changes occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic in this Wall Street Journal piece. The common theme? Uncertainty. “The pandemic will probably have ‘long-lasting implications for many things we used to take for granted, like how we congregate, work, travel, interact.’ But ‘[b]ottom line, we have very little visibility,’ [AT&T CEO Randall] Stephenson said.”

In two states, a vast testing gap shows what it means to have no national strategy
The Washington Post
Why Share It: This Post article illustrates the problem of not having a national COVID-19 testing strategy. “… [W]ithout comprehensive testing on a nationwide scale, it will be hard for the United States to see or predict where the next severe outbreaks will occur, experts say.”

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