April 17, 2020

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

Trump's coronavirus self-protection plan: Spread responsibility to the states
Why Share It: This is a succinct summary of President Trump’s plan to reopen America, and it offers some predictions on how the states are likely to run with it. The overarching message from the White House is that the decision is up to the governors.

Most Americans Say Trump Was Too Slow in Initial Response to Coronavirus Threat
Why Share It: The most significant takeaway from this latest Pew survey is that a substantial minority (33 percent) of Republicans, or those that lean Republican, agree with the majority of Americans who say that President Trump responded too slowly to the COVID-19 emergency. President Trump's overall job approval among Republicans remains solid, however: 83 percent approve, including 67 percent who “very strongly approve.”

Early peek at data on Gilead coronavirus drug suggests patients are responding to treatment
Why Share It: This article from the highly credible health and medicine news site STAT gives details on the antiviral drug that is reportedly showing promise for treatment of the coronavirus, the news of which caused stocks to surge Friday.

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