As the next COVID-19 relief package comes together, lawmakers are divided on where to spend money. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) told One America’s John Hines that Republicans are focusing on helping small businesses and schools.
According to one Florida county news team, hundreds of coronavirus deaths have been erroneously reported and were caused by other factors. In a new report, the team noted cases in state were trending down, but have now gone up in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
The White House is continuing their push to reopen schools, despite canceling large events like the Republican National Convention. On Friday, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany reiterated the Trump administration’s stance on getting students back into the classroom.
The governor of Texas recently acknowledged the coronavirus is showing no signs of slowing down in his state. On Friday, Greg Abbott stated the virus has not yet been conquered and added it will take time to eliminate its presence.
Residents in Tokyo have demanded the cancellation of next year’s summer Olympics over coronavirus concerns. Protesters gathered outside Japan’s National Stadium on Friday, where they urged officials to not host the games.
The CDC has issued an extensive list of new guidelines and tools to help schools safely reopen in September. Agency Director Dr. Robert Redfield announced the resources in a press release this week.
On Wednesday, three more Midwestern governors moved to implement mandatory mask orders in response to a spike in COVID-19 cases. Minnesota, Ohio and Indiana joined the growing list of states taking drastic measures to rein in the coronavirus.
A Major League Baseball player tested positive for the coronavirus on the leagues opening day of the 2020 season. On Thursday, the Washington Nationals announced outfielder Juan Soto had contracted COVID-19 and would be missing the season’s opening game.
Tensions between the U.S. and China have reached a new high point. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is now calling for a new alliance of the Free World against China’s bid for global supremacy.