Navigating Coronavirus — August 7

THE LATEST

Message guidance on the latest developments with President Trump’s handling of the crisis.

  • MUST-READ >> “The Unique U.S. Failure To Control The Virus”
  • “One country stands alone, as the only affluent nation to have suffered a severe, sustained outbreak for more than four months: the United States.”
  • “Many [public health experts] agree that the poor results in the United States stem in substantial measure from the performance of the Trump administration.”
  • REMINDER >> In Navigator’s latest poll, we saw that 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.
  • Trump continues to ignore medical experts, failed to put in place a national testing plan, and unnecessarily politicized proven interventions (like wearing a mask). Now, the U.S. is reeling — with no leadership or solutions in sight.
  • Axios: “Fauci calls U.S. coronavirus testing delays ‘totally unacceptable’”
  • Philadelphia Inquirer: “Pa. wants to expand coronavirus testing but faces a shortage of supplies and lab result delays”
  • East Oregonian: “More coronavirus testing is needed as supply shortages undercut local response”
  • MassLive: “Demand has far outstripped the access”

*NEW* NAVIGATOR TRACKING POLL

TODAY’S FULL SLIDE DECK >> HERE

  • As the pandemic worsens, nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose Trump’s suggestion we delay the election due to the increase in vote-by-mail. Americans are most likely to say Trump suggested the move because he’s worried about losing and wants to sow doubt in the election.
  • Half of Americans plan to vote by mail, but as Trump continues attacking vote-by-mail, Republicans are especially likely to say they’re worried their votes won’t be counted.

ECONOMIC CRISIS IN CONTEXT

The latest on how the economic crisis sparked by coronavirus is being fueled by President Trump’s actions and years of conservative economic policies, focusing today on the latest unemployment numbers and this morning’s jobs report.

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Navigating Coronavirus

Navigating Coronavirus

A daily product to help you navigate Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis and government response efforts. A project informed by @NavigatorSurvey.