Category: Economy

Gov Cuomo: ‘Reopening More Difficult than the Closedown’

Gov Cuomo: ‘Reopening More Difficult than the Closedown’

While he conceded that remaining shutdown will become untenable, New York Gov Andrew Cuomo (D) said that the process of reopening more difficult than that of the closedown.
Whitmer on Reopening the State of Michigan: ‘We Have to Keep Listening to the Epidemiologists…Not Tweets’

Whitmer on Reopening the State of Michigan: ‘We Have to Keep Listening to the Epidemiologists…Not Tweets’

Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer (D) said that her decision to begin to lift the stay-at-home orders and lockdown conditions on the basis of public health professionals and not politics and angry tweets.
Dr. Birx: Michigan Protesters in Big Crowds and Not Wearing Masks Are ‘Devastatingly Worrisome’

Dr. Birx: Michigan Protesters in Big Crowds and Not Wearing Masks Are ‘Devastatingly Worrisome’

While Donald Trump has been encouraging the protesters in Michigan, his White House coronavirus response coordinator is aghast at the potential for those protesters to eventually sicken others.
Joe Biden Defends Gretchen Whitmer, She’s Doing ‘One Heck of a Job’

Joe Biden Defends Gretchen Whitmer, She’s Doing ‘One Heck of a Job’

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden defended Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer (D), who has been the subject of fierce conservative protests against the state stay-at-home and lockdown orders she's issued in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
N.C. Governor: I’m ‘Really Concerned’ About How Quickly Georgia’s Reopening

N.C. Governor: I’m ‘Really Concerned’ About How Quickly Georgia’s Reopening

North Carolina Gov Roy Cooper (D) is expressing worry about the speed at which his neighbor to the southwest is reopening their economy in the face of the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.
With Republicans Extorting  Vulnerable Americans To Work Amidst COVID-19, Democrats Must Intervene

With Republicans Extorting Vulnerable Americans To Work Amidst COVID-19, Democrats Must Intervene

The choice such politicians as Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) is forcing countless American workers to make is this: Go to work and risk infection--and perhaps death--or stay at home and potentially starve. It's up to Democrats to fight back.
We’re Not There Yet on Testing, but LA Shows the Way

We’re Not There Yet on Testing, but LA Shows the Way

A testing system closed to only those who have physician referrals--which themselves are based on showing symptoms--will never be adequate and up to the task to safely begin loosening up those lockdown and social distancing measures. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti gets it, opening up a new wider testing program in LA County.
Senator on LA Lakers Getting PPP Money: We Need to Get the Facts

Senator on LA Lakers Getting PPP Money: We Need to Get the Facts

A senior Senate Democrat wants his committee to investigate how the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team collected $4.6 million from a federal program designed to help American small businesses stay afloat during the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although Trump Says the U.S. Is Performing More Than 200,000 Tests a Day, Fmr. US Ebola Official Says It’s ‘Not Near Enough’ To Consider Reopening

Although Trump Says the U.S. Is Performing More Than 200,000 Tests a Day, Fmr. US Ebola Official Says It’s ‘Not Near Enough’ To Consider Reopening

Despite the progress Trump claimed, it's still not enough to start loosening the extreme lockdown conditions in place to slow the spread of the virus, but have also shuttered much of the US economy for weeks, according to the former federal official who oversaw the US response to the Ebola in late 2014 into early 2015.
Fmr. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack: ‘The Food Supply Chain Is Threatened in Some Parts of the Country’

Fmr. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack: ‘The Food Supply Chain Is Threatened in Some Parts of the Country’

One of the lesser-seen, but potentially disastrous, effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic is a potential breakdown of the US food supply.