The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. U.S. Faces Frightening COVID-19 Figures

    President Donald Trump warned of a "very painful two weeks" ahead yesterday as public health experts said up to 240,000 Americans could ultimately die despite the social distancing measures currently in place. Trump's tone marked a departure from his weeks of downplaying the outbreak, though he insisted his administration has handled the crisis well. Meanwhile, scientists are collaborating across borders on drugs and vaccines while cash-strapped companies are scrambling for credit.

    Could coronavirus change politics? Trump would be wise to appoint a Democrat as Health and Human Services chief to project a unified front, OZY suggests — a strategically savvy move that seems unlikely for now.

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