Every day, CAIR scours the internet for you to find, share and highlight the day’s most important COVID-19 headlines

Just the Facts: COVID-19 News You Need To Know (5/14)

May 14, 2020

By Robert S. McCaw, CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department

Every day, CAIR scours the internet for you to find, share and highlight the day’s most important COVID-19 headlines:

White House:

  • Trump splits with Fauci as president calls remarks on risks to reopening schools, economy “unacceptable”
  • Trump Administration reportedly ‘buried’ CDC plan warning against any summer vacation travel to avoid second wave of infections

Congress: Coronavirus whistle blower Rick Bright testifies, warns of ‘darkest winter in modern history

Courts: Federal judge rejects two Illinois churches’ challenge to stay-at-home order

States:

By The Numbers: In U.S. 85,342 dead, 1,433,613 infected and 310,415 recovered

COVID-Related Illness: Up to 5 New York children dead, 100 sickened by rare related virus

Jobs Report: Weekly jobless claims total 2.981 million, bringing coronavirus tally to 36.5 million

Burying Our Dead: Muslims struggle to honor funeral rituals during the coronavirus crisis

U.S. Election: President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner walks back comments on election postponement

Census 2020: Hispanic leaders warn census could undercount minority communities amid pandemic

Prolonged Recession? Federal Reserve chair warns of a possible sustained recession from pandemic

Combating Hate Amid a Pandemic: How a Ramadan tradition is building bridges in the US

Grassroots Action: How National Black Muslim COVID Coalition serves communities during the pandemic

Preaching to the Choir: CDC reports high SARS-CoV-2 attack rate following exposure at a choir practice

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