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Civil liberties in the time of coronavirus

Civil liberties in the time of coronavirus

As the number of deaths caused by coronavirus climbs in America, new civil liberties dilemmas have emerged for governments trying to protect public health without unconstitutionally limiting individual rights. The controversy that erupted Saturday when President Donald Trump threatened state quarantines was only the latest dispute over how the country balances individual liberties with community…MORE

Trump concedes US coronavirus death toll could be 100,000 or more

Trump concedes US coronavirus death toll could be 100,000 or more

President Donald Trump acknowledged Sunday for the first time that deaths in the United States from coronavirus could reach 100,000 or more, adding that if the death toll stays at or below 100,000, “we all together have done a very good job.” Trump’s assertion came after he was asked about comments the nation’s top infectious…MORE

Fact check: Trump falsely denies saying two things he said last week

Fact check: Trump falsely denies saying two things he said last week

On two occasions during Sunday’s coronavirus briefing, President Donald Trump falsely denied he had said words he had said publicly last week. When PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor noted that the President had said he did not believe that governors actually need all the equipment they claimed they did, Trump said, “I didn’t say that” — even…MORE

Trump extends federal social distancing guidelines to April 30

Trump extends federal social distancing guidelines to April 30

President Donald Trump said Sunday he would extend his social distancing guidelines to April 30 as novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the US. “The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end,” the President said at a White House news conference. “Therefore, we will be extending our guidelines to April 30th, to…MORE

How long will Trump’s poll surge last?

How long will Trump’s poll surge last?

The 2020 race, publicly at least, has largely halted as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are off the campaign trail. As is President Donald Trump, although his daily coronavirus task force briefings have begun to resemble campaign events. Given the state of the race,…MORE

9 takeaways from Tapper’s interviews with Pelosi, Fauci, de Blasio and more

9 takeaways from Tapper’s interviews with Pelosi, Fauci, de Blasio and more

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, the mayor of America’s largest city and three sitting governors joined Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday morning. They outlined how the country is dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, what steps they are taking in their own areas…MORE

US could see millions of coronavirus cases and 100,000 or more deaths, Fauci says

US could see millions of coronavirus cases and 100,000 or more deaths, Fauci says

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that based on models, the United States could eventually see 100,000 or more deaths from the novel coronavirus, which has already claimed more than 2,000 American lives as cases surge across the US. “Whenever the models come in, they give a worst-case scenario and a best-case scenario.…MORE

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