Coronavirus Today: May 10

Countries are seeing a second wave of coronavirus infections as they begin lifting restrictions put in place

Debate over effectiveness of masks shifts from medical to political

Conflicting messages cast shadow of doubt

Tara Reade calls for Joe Biden to drop out of presidential race

New focus around 1996 court document written by Reade’s ex-husband.

California counties begin to reopen

Majority of counties do not meet reopening requirements.

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Coronavirus Today: May 8

In the wake of COVID-19, the U.S. unemployment rate spiked to 14.7 percent in April.

White House defers CDC guidelines for reopening the U.S.

The Trump Administration on Thursday waived CDC guidelines for reopening the economy. The 17-page document was to be published last Friday. Agency scientists claim they were told it “would never see the light of day,” according to the Associated Press. The announcement has caused concern that the administration is sidelining scientific experts in order to improve the economy.

Justice Department moves to exonerate Michael Flynn

The Department of Justice has exonerated Michael Flynn, stirring controversy.

Coronavirus Today: May 7

An additional 3 million people filed for unemployment in the past week, bringing the pandemic’s jobless count to 33 million.

Gyms are feeling the heat as fitness goes virtual

In light of recent stay-at-home measures being implemented by states, many Americans are finding other ways to exercise outside of the gym. This sudden and massive shift from brick and mortar gyms to home virtual workouts is likely an indicator of how the public could ditch gym memberships for working out in the comfort of their homes.