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Trump told testing is key to reopening during business panel call

(CNN)In the first phone call convened between President Donald Trump and some members of his newly formed business council, industry leaders reiterated to the President what public health experts and governors have been telling him for weeks: that there would need to be guarantees of ramped-up coronavirus testing before people return to work, according to…

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New Yorkers should wear masks when not able to distance, Gov. Cuomo states

(CNN)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign an executive order that requires everyone in the state to wear a mask or a mouth/nose covering in public when not social distancing, he said Wednesday.There will be a three-day notice period before the order is enforced, allowing New Yorkers to secure masks or coverings. He said he…

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Your stimulus check –

(CNN)When millions of Americans get checks — as part of the recently passed coronavirus stimulus package — over the next few weeks, they’ll see a familiar name in the “memo” line: Donald J. Trump.According to CNN’s Jim Acosta and Caroline Kelly, Trump had privately expressed interest to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin about actually signing the…

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This is where all 50 states stand on reopening

(CNN)More than 90% of the US population is currently under a stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order as the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend life as we know it. But worries for the economy — and people’s mental health — are begging the question: When will things go back to normal?While President Donald Trump has leaned into…

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Elizabeth Warren endorses Joe Biden for president

(CNN)Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday morning. The former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate tweeted out her endorsement with a video message, noting the empathy Biden extends to struggling Americans.”Empathy matters. And, in this moment of crisis, it’s more important than ever that the next president restores Americans’ faith in good,…

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Trump is halting funding to the WHO. What does this actually mean?

(CNN)US President Donald Trump stunned world leaders and health experts on Tuesday when he announced he was halting funding to the World Health Organization, in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic.He first threatened to do so last week, accusing the WHO of mismanaging the spread of the novel coronavirus, and of not acting quickly…

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US marks highest number of deaths in a day after several days of a downward trend

(CNN)The US recorded its highest number of coronavirus deaths in a day after several days in which the death toll had fallen or was nearly flat.The daily death toll was 2,405 on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tally of cases, bringing the total number of US deaths to 26,033. At least 609,240 people have…

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Trump retreats from absolute authority claim as he deflects blame for coronavirus crisis to WHO

(CNN)President Donald Trump backed off his assertion of absolute authority over reopening the country, in an embarrassing tacit admission that he cannot force reluctant states to fire up the economy with the coronavirus still rampant.And he continued to deflect from criticism of his wider handling of the coronavirus pandemic, singling out the World Health Organization,…

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Fact check: Trump denies saying another thing he explained and makes more false claims at coronavirus briefing

(CNN)Another coronavirus briefing. Another series of false claims. Speaking Tuesday in the Rose Garden of the White House, President Donald Trump denied making a comment he did make. He criticized the World Health Organization for the same thing he has done before. He wrongly suggested he was the only national leader to impose travel restrictions…

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Imagine how many lives could have been saved if Trump took the virus badly from the start

Frida Ghitis, a former CNN producer and correspondent, is a world affairs columnist. She is a frequent opinion contributor to CNN, a contributing columnist to the Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. Follow her on Twitter @fridaghitis. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author. Read more opinion on…