Navigating Coronavirus — August 6

TOP TREND …

  • Ratings of the economy are at their worst point in 3 months. 81% now rate the economy negatively, including two-thirds of Republicans — as a growing number of Americans (now 60%) believe it’s getting worse.

THE LATEST

  • AP: “Virus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths mount”
  • NYT: “‘It’s Like Having No Testing’: Coronavirus Test Results Are Still Delayed”
  • Washington Post: “With Bad Coronavirus News At Home, Trump Points Misleadingly To Rising Cases Abroad”
  • AP: “Chasm grows between Trump and government coronavirus experts”
  • Business Insider: “‘Numbers don’t lie’: Fauci says you can’t deny the US has the world’s worst COVID-19 outbreak”
  • NAVIGATOR DATA >> More and more Americans (now more than 6 in 10) believe our pandemic response is worse than the rest of the world, up 12 points in the past few months.
  • NBC: “COVID-19 and children: Doctors see link between virus and neurological side effects”
  • CNN: “Quit my job, or risk serious illness? Parents and teachers face grueling decisions as schools reopen”
  • ABC: “Students at school touted by Pence for reopening must quarantine due to COVID-19”

*NEW* NAVIGATOR TRACKING POLL

  • Extending unemployment benefits remains very popular, as Americans are set to blame Trump and Republicans for their expiration. Two-thirds of Americans support the policy, and among them, more than half blame Trump and Republicans for not extending them.
  • A plurality of Americans oppose restarting professional sports and see rising infections among sports teams as a sign of the danger of reopening schools and easing social distancing.

ECONOMIC CRISIS IN CONTEXT

  • YESTERDAY >> Businesses substantially slowed hiring in July, worse than analysts expected.
  • TODAY >> We expect to see another week of record-breaking unemployment.

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