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Biden Outlines Plan To Restart Economy, Including Testing Every Worker : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

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Updated at 6:25 p.m. ET

“Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced on Thursday an expansive plan to restart the economy and protect public health during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including federally funded testing for every worker called back on the job, guaranteed paid sick leave for workers affected by COVID-19 and a federally coordinated contact tracing workforce.”

” “Trump may have forgotten about the coronavirus, but it hasn’t forgotten about us,” Biden said at the front of a horseshoe-shaped table at a community center in West Philadelphia. “The failure to respond to the pandemic, I think the federal government has abdicated any effective leadership role.” “

Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/06/11/875189778/biden-outlines-plan-to-reopen-economy-including-testing-every-worker

See also: https://joebiden.com/reopening/

Trump campaign is creating an alternate reality online about coronavirus – The Washington Post

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“By Elyse Samuels and Meg Kelly May 28, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. PDT”

“We have met the moment and we have prevailed. Americans do whatever it takes to find solutions, pioneer breakthroughs, and harness the energies we need to achieve a total victory.”

— President Trump, at a news conference, May 11, 2020

“The Trump administration’s mishandling of key moments in the novel coronavirus outbreak has been well documented. Early travel restrictions from China and Europe were meant to buy time, but inaction or poor planning squandered much of the benefit. Delays in testing allowed the virus to spread across the country largely undetected. A shortage of personal protective equipment while cases surged overwhelmed hospitals and health-care workers. The president promoted unproven, and sometimes dangerous, medical approaches to fighting the disease, in some cases with potentially deadly consequences. He misrepresented how quickly a vaccine will be available.”

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/05/28/trump-campaign-is-creating-an-alternate-reality-online-about-coronavirus/

Thank you for your service, Jared Kushner (opinion) – CNN

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“(CNN) What is most galling as the nation faces its worse crisis since World War II is how the Trump family keeps demanding recognition for their brilliant work and also our thanks for the catastrophic mess they have helped land us all in.”

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/30/opinions/jared-kushner-coronavirus-opinion-bergen/index.html

Trump’s triumphant rhetoric on coronavirus testing – The Washington Post

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“As the video above explains, the Trump administration bungled its initial effort to get a broad-based testing regime in place for the new coronavirus and has been playing catch-up ever since. But now the United States has conducted more than 5 million tests, more than any other country.”

“That would seem to be a good talking point for President Trump. But it also lacks important context, because what really matters is how many tests are performed per million people. Moreover, Trump keeps exaggerating the statistics or making claims that turned out to be incorrect. “Anyone who wants a test can get a test,” he declared March 6, a statement so false it needed to be corrected the next day by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/04/30/trumps-triumphant-rhetoric-coronavirus-testing/

Why Testing Is Still So Far Behind

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President Trump’s guidelines for reopening the country put the onus on governors across the nation. But many say they don’t have enough testing supplies to reopen their states.A Harvard infectious disease specialist explains why testing in the United States is still a problem. Plus, a couple share the lessons they learned from the 1918 flu pandemic. (He’s 107-years-old. She’s 100.)

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Show Notes: https://www.npr.org/2020/04/20/838556869/why-testing-is-still-so-far-behind *

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