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Utahns are more worried about the impact the coronavirus will have on the economy than public health
Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City
16 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic state conventions (4/25/2020)
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Here are the stories you need to pay attention to this morning:
- Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 presidential race.
- The Trump administration wants to reopen the economy as soon as May.
- Utahns are more worried about the impact of coronavirus on the economy than how it will affect public health.
- Utah will begin monitoring travelers coming into the state.
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- Jay Evensen: The perfect cure for pandemic boredom: Drawing Utah’s congressional districts
- DWS adds new resources for jobless Utahns impacted from COVID-19 crisis
- Sanders, winner of Utah’s Super Tuesday Democratic primary, out of the race
- Granite teachers to receive 5% pay hike, bonuses in coming year
- Utah beats feds to the punch in getting COVID-19 related emergency help to small businesses
Salt Lake Tribune
- Some Utah liquor store employees, worried about safety, wonder why alcohol sales are deemed ‘essential’
- ‘We have all this capacity’ — why are fewer Utahns seeking COVID-19 testing?
- Transit ridership is way down, but that’s OK with UTA
- Beginning Friday, adults arriving in Utah will be required to fill out health forms
- U of U, Intermountain researchers launch study of malaria drug’s use in coronavirus cases
- Utah’s Bernie Sanders fans disappointed but ready to rally around Joe Biden
- Half of Utah residents have yet to complete census
- State legislators to consider limiting local stay-home orders during coronavirus
- Utah beats feds to the punch in getting COVID-19 related emergency help to small businesses (Deseret News)
- DWS adds new resources for jobless Utahns impacted from COVID-19 crisis (Deseret News)
- Ogden's COVID-19 emergency loan program approved for $1 million; city looking for donors (Standard-Examiner)
- The New York Times' Baseless Insinuations About Sanofi, Trump, and Hydroxychloroquine (RealClearMarkets)
- Dems block McConnell bid to swiftly approve $250B more for small business fund (FOX News)
- Coronavirus won’t kill the culture wars (Spiked)
- Mark Green: Chinese-made medical supplies to France conditional upon adopting Huawei technology (Washington Times)
- Gavin Newsom Declares California a ‘Nation-State’ (Bloomberg)
- U.S. economy should be able to reopen on 'rolling basis' - White House adviser Kudlow (Reuters)
- MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Floats Conspiracy That Trump Admin Inflated Death Projections to Take ‘Victory Lap’ When Final Total Was Lower (Mediaite)
- Hollywood celebrities struggle to cope with end of Sanders campaign (Washington Examiner)
- USNS Comfort, Javits Center at fraction of capacity during coronavirus crisis (New York Post)
- COVID-19 Projection Models Are Proving to Be Unreliable (National Review)
- Brazil Turns to Local Industry to Build Ventilators as China Orders Fall Through (Reuters)
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Sen. Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, leaving Joe Biden as the presumptive nominee [CNN].
Congress battles over next steps
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to pass a bill on Thursday providing another $250 billion in funding for small businesses, but it will likely fall short of enough votes to pass in the Senate [Bloomberg].
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is urging the GOP to "come to the table" and continue talks over funds for small businesses [Washington Post].
Attorney General William Barr called lockdown efforts to contain the coronavirus "draconian" and said they should be loosened beginning next month [Washington Post].
White House aides have begun discussions on a plan to reopen the US economy as soon as the start of May [CNN].
The Federal Reserve plans to keep interest rates near zero until the economy has "weathered" the coronavirus impact [CNBC].
The CDC says critical workers who have been exposed to the virus should return to work if they don't show any symptoms [Bloomberg].
Fight for medical equipment
Governors are considering forming a consortium to end the chaos and bidding against each other to secure medical supplies [Politico].
The federal stockpile of protective medical equipment is nearly depleted [AP].
The Trump administration had a plan to provide millions of free cloth face masks for Americans, but that idea went by the wayside when they realized it would not be workable [Axios].
A new report shows 31% of renters didn't pay their landlords in April [Vice].
With renters unable to pay their monthly bills, landlords may soon have difficulty paying the mortgage on their rental properties [Bloomberg].
South Korea says the coronavirus could "reactivate" in patients who have been cured [Bloomberg].
Genetic analysis finds most of the coronavirus cases in New York came from Europe, not China [New York Times].
Hundreds of young Americans have been killed by the coronavirus [Washington Post].
Researchers say warmer temperatures may not slow down the coronavirus [New York Times].
Google has banned workers they can't use Zoom, the popular teleconferencing software, on their laptops anymore because of security issues [BuzzFeed].
Linda Tripp, who recorded conversations with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died on Wednesday. She was 70 [New York Post].