Pritzker’s suggestion of some ‘adjustments’ to his stay-at-home order came after data began showing a leveling of new cases and deaths.
Rather than a sweeping national campaign of screening, drive-through sample collection and lab testing, NPR found a smattering of small pilot projects and aborted efforts. Also, the White House is working to reduce wage rates for foreign guest workers on American farms. Opponents of the plan argue it will hurt vulnerable workers and depress domestic wages. This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and investigations correspondent Tim Mak.
President Donald Trump is expected to discuss the administration’s plans to “reopen” the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The county’s top prosecutor has halted prosecutions for narcotics and cannabis cases and is concerned about COVID-19 at Cook County Jail.
A voter initiative led by the former first lady said Americans should have greater access to voting by mail, early in-person voting and online voter registration.
Before becoming governor, Pritzker never bargained on a pandemic or foresaw the state’s well-being hinging on “Trump time.”
Lightfoot halted non-emergency demolition after destruction of a defunct coal plant’s smokestack covered a neighborhood in dust.
The governor warns the state could face another potential wave of coronavirus infections if stay-at-home restrictions are lifted.
In a White House briefing Friday, the top medical experts from the coronavirus task force said the social distancing measures appeared to be constraining the outbreak. President Trump said that he would not take any steps to reopen the economy unless he was sure Americans would be healthy. Also, early data suggest that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting African Americans. This episode: White House correspondents Tamara Keith and Ayesha Rascoe, demographics and culture reporter Juana Summers, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and science correspondent Allison Aubrey.
“We’re going to make a decision and hopefully it’s going to be the right decision,” President Trump said Friday.