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 (5/19)

May 19, 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:

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Grimm Numbers: U.S. death toll in coronavirus outbreak surpasses 90,000, 1.5 million confirmed cases

Whitehouse: Trump chooses American Muslim to develop a coronavirus vaccine

Congress: Congress eyes changes to small business pandemic aid, fix and extend PPP

States vs. Trump: Trump tells governors feds ‘will step in’ if government disagrees with state reopening plans

Free Press? Trump tweets video of a reporter being hounded by anti-lockdown protesters, calling them ‘great people’

Burying Our Dead: Muslim community comes together to help with burial costs

Too Soon to Travel? Qatar Airways’ new policy is letting customers book 2020 travel from the US to nearly anywhere in the world for under $500

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‘It Takes a Toll on Your Body:’ Muslim EMTs observe Ramadan during coronavirus

Safeguarding Your Rights: CAIR, Civil rights, law enforcement leaders urge police to protect public health while safeguarding rights

A Confederacy of Dunces: How right-wing extremists are using state protests while planning for a new civil war

Overseas: 100 million locked-down amid SECOND WAVE of COVID-19 infections in China

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