Thursday, April 9, 2020

President Trump notes religious holidays amid crisis, CDC issues guidance allowing some to return to work and Other Coronavirus Updates:

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As the U.S. death tolls nears 15,000, President Donald Trump continued to try to shift blame for his response to the coronavirus crisis, lashing out at the World Health Organization, claiming the United Nations agency got "every aspect" of the outbreak wrong, and threatened to put a hold on U.S. funding amid the ongoing pandemic.
As Trump's GOP allies like Sen. Lindsey Graham and Fox News hosts pushed that narrative, newly-surfaced documents reported by ABC News revealed the White House was warned of the deadly pathogen -- and its potential to cost the economy trillions and to claim half a million American lives -- even before the president's travel restrictions on China which he continues to tout.
Late Wednesday, the Pentagon put out a statement saying "no such" report exists.
LINK: Today’s coronavirus update: NY flattening the 
curve; Wuhan lifts lockdown
With the U.S. death toll climbing and markets struggling, Democratic leaders said Wednesday they are seeking to double the $250 billion in funding the Trump administration proposed Tuesday for small businesses, adding aid to hospitals and local governments, among other benefits, to the interim relief package.
The CDC also released guidance Wednesday that would allow "essential workers" who have been exposed to positive COVID-19 individuals -- but remain asymptomatic -- to return to work or stay on the job. For weeks, the president has emphasized that the U.S. wasn't built to be shut down.
Read the rest of the story HERE and follow links below to other related stories and resources:

USA TODAY: Coronavirus live updates: Ex-Navy head's trip cost $243K; WHO chief rebukes Trump; Cuomo says NY better but 'by no means out of the woods'

WSJ: Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Death Toll Rises Sharply; Wuhan Lifts Lockdown

NY POST: Today’s coronavirus update: NY flattening the curve; Wuhan lifts lockdown

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