Navigating Coronavirus — October 8

In today’s email, we have the latest on Trump’s irresponsibility spreading the virus in our nation’s capital, as well as new polling on how the public feels about the future of the pandemic. Finally, we look at the ramifications of Trump walking away from further coronavirus relief on our already fragile economy.

Read on for today’s Navigating Coronavirus…

It’s been 224 days since President Trump said we’d soon have zero cases in the U.S. We now have 7.7 million cases and 216,000 deaths in the U.S., and Trump and 35 other contacts have been diagnosed after a super spreader event at the White House.

THE LATEST

TRUMP’S IRRESPONSIBILITY IS SPREADING THE VIRUS AND RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING PEOPLE.

Trump has handled his own illness the same way he’s led the country during the pandemic: downplaying the severity, overruling health experts, and blatantly violating public health guidelines. His irresponsible and reckless behavior has officially made him a coronavirus superspreader, as he continues to put White House staff and all Americans at risk.

TRUMP IS CAUSING THE VIRUS TO SPREAD AROUND DC, AND HIS FAILED PANDEMIC RESPONSE IS CAUSING MORE OUTBREAKS ACROSS THE NATION.

Coronavirus cases in DC were actually trending down until the surge in White House cases this week. Not only is Trump directly responsible for the rise in cases in DC, he is also to blame for the national surges we’re seeing — as Dr. Facui warns that we could see 400,000 deaths if we don’t take precautions.

IN DC >>

ACROSS THE COUNTRY >>

NEW NAVIGATOR POLLING

TODAY’S POLLING DECK >> HERE

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 once again today on Trump walking away from the table and ending hopes of additional COVID-19 relief.

Trump’s decision to slam the door on additional strong COVID-19 support has cut the legs out of any potential recovery and flies in the face of advice from economists across the political spectrum.

Trump’s economy: Billionaires are getting richer while workers and families are struggling to put food on the table.

Navigating Coronavirus is a joint project of Governing for Impact, Groundwork Collaborative, The Hub Project, and Navigator Research.

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