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A daily news roundup on the latest headlines happening in America.
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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 recognize the new coronavirus. Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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 to the ICU due to an inflammatory syndrome.   Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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 reopen for in-person instruction. Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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 faster test results. Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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 handling of the coronavirus. Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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 millions of doses of an unproven vaccine. Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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 over 30 million Americans. Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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. Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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 payments. Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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 follow seasonal variations. Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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 the condition of patients with covid-19. Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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 assist with hospitals in Texas. Support Us: https://glow.fm/america
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 workforce. Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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 percent. Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com  
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 nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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 engulf the country. Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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 July 17th. Newsletter: https://inamericapod.substack.com
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