April 1, 2020

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

With 2020 race all but halted over coronavirus, Biden quietly widens lead over Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Why Share It: Although the U.S. Presidential campaign is frozen by the COVID-19 pandemic, former Vice President Joe Biden continues to gather strength. Registered voters prefer Biden over Trump by 46% to 40%. An overwhelming majority of Americans are concerned (89%) COVID-19, but remain divided in their views of President Trump’s response (44% approve). That compares with a 70% approval rating for their state governors’ handling of the pandemic.

Trump's new dark, dire outlook 
Why Share It: This short Axios piece sums up one of the most sobering Trump press conferences to date. As Axios writes, “Never has President Trump looked and sounded so somber and downbeat as he did at dinnertime yesterday as walked America through the "very, very painful" days of death ahead. ... It was a moment the history books won’t forget: Trump, who a week ago was talking about an Easter-time return to work, warned in grim detail of the potential for 100,000 to 240,000 deaths.”

See Which States and Cities Have Told Residents to Stay at Home
The New York Times
Why Share It: This article and interactive map provide a good rundown of the stay-at-home measures each state has implemented, what they are calling the orders and how many U.S. residents are affected.

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