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 (5/8)

May 8, 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: White House rejects C.D.C.’s coronavirus reopening plan saying it is too “prescriptive”

Congress: Democratic senators propose $2,000 monthly payments to making less than $120,000 and expand to $4,000 to married couples who file taxes jointly

Courts: Chattanooga man who plotted attack on Muslim community denied bond during COVID-19 outbreak

Jobs Report: U.S. unemployment rate soars to 14.7 percent as economy loses 20.5 million jobs in April – but doesn’t include everyone out of work

Food Supply: VIDEO: CAIR Minnesota seeks probe into Cold Spring meat packing plant after workers report unsafe coronavirus conditions, rising cases

PPE: Thousands of Catholic churches received PPP loans (here’s hoping mosques applied)

By the Numbers: In U.S. over 76,000 dead, 1.2 million confirmed cases and 33 million filed for unemployment

CBS New York: Breakdown of NYPD’s social distancing enforcement amid charges of unfairly targeted minorities

MSNBC: VIDEO: Coronavirus conspiracy theories are ravaging ERs, and doctors are fed up

Bigoted Bad Taste: Missouri County restaurant faces fierce backlash over racist COVID-19 piñata

National Insecurity: DHS issues a startling internal alert after lockdown protester gets arrested for building pipe bombs

Politico Magazine: Experts knew a pandemic was coming – here’s what they’re worried about next

In Memory: Friends and co-workers remember Texas’ first Muslim TDCJ Chaplain who passed away from COVID-19

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