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March 13, 2020


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"President Trump...has declined to mobilize American business to respond forcefully because doing so would violate his small-government ideology. His advisers have said so in anonymous interviews, and he made a similar point in his news conference yesterday." Link to the newsletter: https://messaging-custom-newsletters.nytimes.com/template/oakv2?uri=nyt://newsletter/06b1d8a1-85fd-4341-b61a-218fcbf91fd6
And here's what will happen if people ignore social distancing: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/20/us/coronavirus-model-us-outbreak.html
The medical professionals at the CDC recommended 8 weeks self-isolation. Today, the White House recommended 15 days. What Italians Wish They Had Known: short video. https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/608113/italy-coronavirus/
BREAKING: CDC revises guidance, recommends NO EVENTS WITH MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE for TWO MONTHS. Hopefully by then (July 15, 2020) the pandemic will abate.
STAY HOME Brian Stelter's newsletter today: "A group of health care leaders are promoting a new hashtag, #StayHome, writing in an op-ed for USA Today, "STAY AT HOME as much as possible. It may be in your community now or it may be soon. Until you hear otherwise from health care officials, even if you have no symptoms. That means avoiding play dates, sleepovers, bars, restaurants, parties or houses of worship. Avoid all crowds." THE STORY: https://www.usatoday.com/amp/5054241002 Reliable Sources Newsletter sign up: https://www.cnn.com/email/subscription

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