Latest Morning Briefing Stories

Spread Of Virus Will Not Be ‘Easy To Snuff Out’ Despite Latest Actions By States To Pause Reopenings

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The number of confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases rose by another 41,000 on Monday. In response to the surge, governors in California, Texas and Florida in particular are taking steps to slow or reverse reopening measures as cases in those states hit record levels. Meanwhile, New York and New Jersey — former hot spots — aim to protect their states from slipping back.

Grim Record: California Hits New Daily High, Surpassing 6,000 New COVID Cases

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The state broke its record for the highest number of new coronavirus cases in a day, with more than 6,000 reported Monday. Over 2,000 of those came from Los Angeles County. Other California pandemic-related news is on hospitalizations, nursing homes, renters, and prisons as well.

Public Health Experts Who Support Of Protests On Race Grapple With Their Own Conflicting Advice

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When some Americans protested shutdown measures, public health experts staunchly warned against mass gatherings. But as thousands pour into the streets to demonstrate against police violence and racial disparities, some of those same experts now say the benefit is worth the risk in terms of long-term public health gains. Meanwhile, cities and states across the country review police tactics and their implications on public health.

Exactly 100 Days Since Its First Confirmed Case, NYC Begins To Reopen With Eyes Of Nation On It

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As many as 400,000 workers could begin returning to construction jobs, manufacturing sites and retail stores in the city’s first phase of reopening. But the momentous day comes amid turmoil and uncertainty from the protests. Media outlets look at how other areas of the country are weathering the pandemic as the U.S. death toll surpasses 110,000.