Navigating Coronavirus — June 25

TOP TREND

  • NEW NAVIGATOR POLL >> Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of Trump’s decision to restart campaign rallies, which they fear will further spread coronavirus. Even one in five Republicans disapprove of him restarting rallies and 30% of Republicans think the Tulsa rally was a “superspreader” event.

THE LATEST

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

  • Business Insider: “The federal government is ending funding for coronavirus test sites in 5 states as Trump claims the US is testing too much”
  • The Hill: “Trump administration ending support for 7 Texas testing sites as coronavirus cases spike”
  • “Several Texas officials are calling on the administration to extend the support for the sites, with the Houston Health Department’s public health authority writing that the lack of support could cause ‘catastrophic cascading consequences.’”
  • ABC: “Dr. Anthony Fauci said the next two weeks are critical in containing the surge.”
  • NBC: “U.S. hits highest single day of coronavirus cases at 36,358”
  • AP: “A coronavirus resurgence is wiping out two months of progress in the U.S. and sending infections to dire new levels across the South and West, with administrators and health experts warning on Wednesday that politicians and a tired-of-being-cooped-up public are letting a disaster unfold.”
  • “The U.S. recorded a one-day total of 34,700 new COVID-19 cases, the highest level since late April.
  • Houston, TX >> “The mayor says ICU capacity is now at 97%, with more than a quarter of those being COVID-19 patients.”
  • Tallahassee, FL >> “Florida reports 5,511 new cases of COVID-19, smashing record again”
  • NEW NAVIGATOR DATA >> 60% of Americans think if their state experiences a new surge of coronavirus cases, that they should put back in place social distancing measures.

NAVIGATOR TRACKING NUMBERS . . .

TODAY’S POLLING DECK >> HERE

  • Americans are blaming Trump for the surging coronavirus outbreak, as his argument on reopening flops. The number of Americans who agree with Trump’s stance on reopening has dropped 5 points in two weeks, and it’s even eroding among Republicans.
  • A majority says Trump is not doing enough to combat coronavirus, as Americans express very serious concerns about his behavior. Majorities of Independents express very serious concerns with Trump stoking division and inflaming chaos.

ECONOMIC CRISIS IN CONTEXT

The latest on how the economic crisis sparked by coronavirus is actually fueled by years of President Trump’s conservative economic policies, focusing today on the looming eviction crisis brought on by Trump’s policies.

ONE LAST THING . . .

NEW REPORT >> Trump’s Health Care Repeal Lawsuit Could Strip Coverage from 23 Million Americans in the middle of a Pandemic — a number that has gone up by 3 million since Trump’s failed coronavirus response resulted in millions losing their health care. Check out the report for a state-by-state breakdown of the number of people who would lose health coverage.

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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.