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Quick Take Nearly 100,000 children in the United States tested positive for the coronavirus in July. Pfizer has entered into an agreement with Gilead Sciences to manufacture remdesivir. Larry Kudlow struggled to explain Trump’s executive orders during an interview with CNN. Upwards of 20 to 50 percent of people may already have T cells that recogni…
 
Quick Take Trump signed four executive actions on coronavirus relief including $400/week jobless payments. America surpassed 5 million coronavirus cases with the death toll hovering around 1,000 deaths a day. Two parents sued a school board in Ohio demanding for in-person class instruction. A CDC report shows that hundreds of children were admitted…
 
Quick Take Republicans rejected a Democratic offer to agree to a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus deal. The Labor Department reported that 1.8 million jobs were added to the economy in July. The State Department lifted its level four travel “do not travel” international advisory. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced schools across his state can reope…
 
Quick Take Negotiations continue over a second stimulus package with less than 24 hours to strike a deal. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for coronavirus. Trump signed an executive order requiring the government to purchase medical supplies from American factories. Experts suggest a new quantity-over-quality antigen testing strategy for faste…
 
Quick Take US Defense Department officials say the Beirut explosion was not an attack. New York City sets up quarantine checkpoints at major bridge and tunnel crossings. Johnson & Johnson strikes a $1 billion deal to produce up to 100 million doses of its vaccine. The 2020 Democratic National Convention will now be entirely virtual. Newsletter: htt…
 
Quick Take Tropical Storm Isaias is making its way up the East Coast with wind gusts of up to 70mph. Negotiators continue on Capitol Hill to over resoluting a compromise for a coronavirus relief package. Six governors have partnered up to buy 3 million coronavirus antigen tests. NYC health commissioner resigns over clash with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s…
 
Quick Take Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance says he is justified in demanding Trump's tax returns. Dr. Deborah Birx warns that COVID-19 is extraordinarily widespread. New Jersey’s rate of virus transmission rose from 0.87 in June to 1.48 in July. An estimated 5.4 million American workers lost health coverage because of job losses. Newsletter…
 
Quick Take President Donald Trump says he plans to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the U.S. The Washington State Department of Agriculture announced that it trapped its first murder hornet. A student tested positive for coronavirus just hours into the first day of school in Indiana. Serum Institute announced a plan to make hundreds of milli…
 
Quick Take Florida is bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Isaias from Saturday afternoon through Sunday. NYC plans to reopen schools in September as long as the city’s positivity rate remains below 3%. California is now the first state in the nation to have reached 500,000 total coronavirus cases. $600 enhanced jobless payments have expired for ov…
 
Quick Take French drugmaker Sanofi secures a $2.1 billion deal with the United States government. Dr. Anthony Fauci gets pressed on protests by Ohio congressman Jim Jordan, 17-year-old Graham Ivan Clark is arrested for his alleged involvement in a massive Twitter hack. The United States could see up to a half million fewer births in 2021. Newslette…
 
Quick Take GDP shrank at an annual rate of 32.9% in the second quarter. Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential nominee, has died from COVID-19. Outbreaks have swept through at least three Alaska fish-processing facilities in recent weeks. An effort to extend enhanced unemployment benefits failed after Democrats blocked a bid to slash payment…
 
Quick Take Texas Representative Louie Gohmert tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of meeting with Trump. Trump suggested the administration will push for a narrower aid package with direct payments. Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the United States will pull 11,900 troops out of Germany. WHO says there is no evidence that COVID-19 will…
 
Quick Take Infections trend upward in 39 states as the United States surpasses 4 million confirmed cases. The White House and Senate Republicans neared an agreement on a new economic rescue proposal. 1.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week as $600 payments are set to expire. A new study shows that hydroxychloroquine did not improve t…
 
Quick Take The American Academy of Pediatrics calls for students to be physically present in school. The WHO raises concerns over America’s purchase of nearly all global supply of remdesivir. California and NYC order closure of indoor dining as daily coronavirus cases reach 50,000. Out of state healthcare reinforcements are being brought in to assi…
 
Quick Take The Senate extended the application period for the Paycheck Protection Program. Several states across the Midwest are seeing a resurgence in coronavirus cases. European nations have now reopened their borders to nonessential travelers from a list of countries. Airbus has announced that it will cut nearly 15,000 jobs across its global wor…
 
Quick Take Pandemic measures are extended in Tennessee, Florida, Arizona, and California. California reports a near doubling in coronavirus cases over the past week. The WHO will investigate the original source of the virus in Wuhan, Chan. NYC cuts the NYPD’s budget by $1 billion and cancels the planned hiring of 1,163 police officers. Newsletter: …
 
Quick Take Outbreaks are prompting from restaurants and bars as indoor dining restrictions are lifted. Vice President Mike Pence urged the public to wear masks during a visit to Texas. Governors criticize the Trump Administration for deferring pandemic responsibility to states. The rate of positive coronavirus cases in Arizona climbs above 20 perce…
 
Quick Take Miami prepares to close beaches from July 3rd to the 7th amid record breaking case counts. New CDC data suggests 10 times higher case counts than reported in some parts of the county. A federal judge ordered the release of migrant children held in family detention centers. 43 percent of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. are linked to nursin…
 
Quick Take Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he does not intend to move to the next phase of reopening. Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott reversed reopening measures, ordering all bars to close. The S&P 500 was down about 2 percent as news broke about re-imposed restrictions. Dr. Fauci warned that coronavirus outbreaks largely in the South and West could e…
 
Quick Take Texas pauses its reopening process and moves to free up hospital space for virus patients. NYC is on track to enter Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan on July 6. The government reported that over 1 million stimulus checks, worth $1.4 billion, were sent to dead people. Disneyland cancels its plan to reopen California theme parks on Jul…
 
Quick Take California Gov. Gavin Newsom said that the state recorded more than 7,000 new cases today. Federal funding for 13 COVID-19 testing sites is set to end on June 30th. The GOP Justice Act was blocked by Senate Democrats, calling for more stringent police reform. Caesars Entertainment is now requiring everyone to wear masks while indoor at i…
 
Quick Take The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts that the global economy will shrink 4.9 percent this year. More than 35,000 new coronavirus cases were reported across the country yesterday. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will begin requiring certain out-of-state travelers to quarantine. The S&P 500 fell more than 2 percent largely …
 
Quick Take Dr. Anthony Fauci told House lawmakers that the nation is experiencing a “disturbing surge” of coronavirus infection. Arizona reported a record 3,591 new cases and 42 deaths. President Trump has signed an executive order that suspends the issuance of new work visas. Steven Mnuchin said that he could foresee another economic stimulus pack…
 
Quick Take AMC Theaters reversed its stance on mask wearing in cinemas. South Carolina reported a new record high of 990 new coronavirus cases on Thursday. The Fed works to create more coin supply as the pandemic disrupted circulation. Apple temporarily closed 11 retail stores amid a surge in the number of coronavirus cases. Newsletter: https://ina…
 
Quick Take Former Atlanta police officer faces murder charges in Rayshard Brooks shooting. More than one million Americans applied for state unemployment benefits for the 13th straight week. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has confirmed that the city will ease more restrictions on Monday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced that he will allow mayors to requ…
 
Quick Take Over the last 24 hours, Florida reported 2,783 new cases, Texas reported 2,622, and reported Arizona 2,392. NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo says NYC is on track to enter its next phase of reopening as soon as Monday. Stocks on Wall Street drift as investors regrouped after a week of turbulent trading. Tulsa health officials voiced concerns over the…
 
Quick Take Atlanta's Police Chief stepped down after officers shot and killed a black man. Scientists at the University of Oxford say a steroid drug could reduce coronavirus deaths. Officials in Tulsa, Okla., warn that President Trump’s indoor rally could lead a spike in cases. Texas and Arizona continue to see a surge in coronavirus cases. Newslet…
 
Quick Take Texas and Florida report their highest daily totals of new coronavirus infections. CDC forecasts suggest up to 140,000 COVID-19 related deaths by July 4th. Stocks on Wall Street rose Friday, rebounding from their steepest drop in months. 1.7 million Americans are waiting for their passports after the State Department shut down. Newslette…
 
Quick Take An additional 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. Education Secretary issues emergency rule banning virus relief funds to undocumented students. Oregon pauses efforts to reopen the state’s economy for a week amid a recent rise in cases. Twitter removes more than 23,000 fake accounts coordinated to spread misi…
 
Quick Take Starbucks to permanently close 400 stores in North America, including 200 stores in Canada. The Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged at near zero. Coronavirus cases are rising in 21 states since restrictions have been lifted. Dr. Anthony Fauci warns protests could lead to a spike in new infections. Newsletter: https://inameric…
 
Quick Take NYC begins phase one reopening, allowing as many as 400,000 workers to return to work. NY lawmakers approve a bill allowing prosecutors to charge police officers who use chokeholds. Arizona urges hospitals to fully activate their emergency plans amid an increase in cases. President Trump promotes a new conspiracy theory against a 75-year…
 
Quick Take Minneapolis City Council members pledge to dismantle the city’s Police Department. President Trump orders National Guard troops to begin withdrawing from D.C. FDA discourages the reuse of certain N95 masks manufactured in China. Tropical storm hits southeast Louisiana, causing 3 to 5 feet of flooding across the coastline. Newsletter: htt…
 
Quick Take 75-year-old protester suffers a serious head injury after being shoved to the ground by police officers. New video shows Manuel Ellis, a 33 year old black man, dying while in custody by police officers. The national unemployment rate has fallen to 13.3 as employers added 2.5 million jobs in May. Mall operator sues Gap for nearly $66 mill…
 
Quick TakeThe U.S. Department of Health will provide up to $1.2 billion to develop a potential coronavirus vaccine. Fraudsters targeting Washington State’s unemployment system siphoned millions of dollars. Stanford economist estimates that 42 percent of recent layoffs will result in permanent job loss. Long Island and the suburban counties north of…
 
Quick Take38 million people have filed claims for unemployment benefits over the past nine weeks. Thousands of residents were forced to flee their homes in Michigan after catastrophic flooding. New York State is investigating 157 cases of a new life-threatening childhood illness. President Trump’s former personal lawyer who has been released from f…
 
Quick TakeThe U.S.-Canadian and Mexican borders will remain closed for another month. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned of more severe job losses in the months to come. New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announces a new pilot program for allowing visitors at hospitals. The CDC quietly released detailed guidance for schools, businesses, and transi…
 
Quick TakeThe Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says economic recovery could stretch into late 2021. President Trump admits he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for a week and a half. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets swabbed for coronavirus during his daily live coronavirus briefing. Illinois makes it a misdemeanor for business owners to defy …
 
Quick TakePresident Trump says he predicts the coronavirus death toll in the U.S. could reach 100,000. Top economic adviser says the administration is in no rush to push with another financial aid package. Seven Eastern states join together to buy $5 billion in vital virus-fighting supplies and equipment. J. Crew, a fashion company that operates 17…
 
Quick TakeDepartment of Agriculture spends $300 million on surplus food and sends it to food banks. Ashford Inc. returns $70 million in loans received through the Paycheck Protection Program. Protesters across Illinois, Michigan, California, and Louisiana demand the reopening of their states. LA coronavirus testing website is overwhelmed with onlin…
 
Quick TakeWorld Health Organization extends its declaration of a global health emergency. FDA approves emergency use of Remdesivir, an antiviral drug that seems to boost recovery time. Over 75 laboratories participate in a national initiative to speed up research of the virus. CDC report shows that more than 4,000 meatpacking workers have been infe…
 
States with expired stay-at-home orders: Colorado, Montana, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, Idaho, Maine, Georgia, Indiana, and Missouri. Eight other states never enforced such as order. States with eased business restrictions: Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Maine, Georgia, and…
 
Quick TakeFDA requests manufacturers to make hand sanitizers taste bitter. Tupac Shakur files for unemployment along with 3.8 million Americans. California Gov. Gavin Newsom outlines a four-phase reopening plan. Governors in twelve states allow stay-at-home orders to expire. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Quick TakePresident Trump declares meat processing plants as critical infrastructure to ensure facilities remain open. Vice President Mike Pence defies a policy to wear a face mask at a medical center in Rochester, NY. The biggest operator of malls plans to reopen shopping centers across the United States. Bank of America claims the SBA only approv…
 
Quick TakeTrump suggests for governors to reopen their public schools before the end of the academic year. Under growing pressure, President Trump unveiled a plan to ramp up federal assistance for testing. Texas reopens businesses starting Friday, May 1st. A top ER doctor at a Manhattan hospital committed suicide after being on the front lines of b…
 
Quick TakeNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has outlined a phased reopening plan starting May 15th. Dr. Deborah Birx says the US needs a technological breakthrough to screen the U.S. population on a scalable level. IRS makes enhancements to the Get My Payment application, providing an update for millions of Americans left waiting for their payment. All pa…
 
Quick TakeSystemic disconnects between the IRS and the tax preparation industry causes additional delays for stimulus payments. CDC adds six new coronavirus symptoms to its website. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo allows independent pharmacies to collect and coronavirus tests. The WHO pushes back against the theory that individuals can only catch the co…
 
Quick TakeClorox and Lysol issue warnings against ingesting cleaning products. Georgia opens gyms, salons, and barbershops despite much criticism. President Donald Trump signs a $484 billion relief package into law, toping a $3 trillion deficit. The Navy recommends for the Defense Secretary to reinstate Capt. Brett Crozier. See acast.com/privacy fo…
 
Quick TakeAn antibody study shows that 21 percent of 1,300 people in New York City have had COVID-19. The House has approved a $484 billion coronavirus relief package. California reported its deadliest day with 115 fatalities. Trump suggested medical experts study the use of light and “injecting” disinfectant into the human body. See acast.com/priv…
 
Quick TakeCDC director Robert Redfield warns of the resurgence of coronavirus in Fall. President Trump suspends the issuance of new green cards for 60 days, impacting spouses of U.S. citizens. Autopsy shows the first coronavirus death in the U.S. was on Feb. 6th in California. Dr. Rick Bright has been abruptly dismissed after questioning the hard p…
 
Quick TakeNY Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Trump agreed to waive the state match for the costs related to using FEMA. The U.S. Senate passed a new $480 billion round of fiscal stimulus aimed for small businesses. Doctors report sudden strokes in COVID-19 infected adults in their 30s and 40s. Tyson Foods shuts down its largest pork plant as 91 workers test…
 
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