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Poll: One in three Utahns don’t believe COVID-19 is a serious threat to themselves or their families
Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City
18 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic state conventions (4/25/2020)
84 days to the 2020 Utah primary elections (6/30/2020)
210 Days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)
288 days to inauguration day (01/20/2021)
293 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)
Here are the stories you need to pay attention to this morning:
- President Trump's trade adviser warned in January the coronavirus could cost the U.S. trillions of dollars.
- The legislature may meet in a special session next week.
- Utah Democrats call on Gov. Herbert to issue a statewide stay at home order.
- New poll shows a third of Utahns don't believe coronavirus is a serious threat to them or their families.
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Lawmakers mulling calling themselves into special session to fix budget problems from coronavirus pandemic
Utah Attorney General's office to help law enforcement by distributing protective gear donations of personal protective equipment in a private/public partnership
- Op-ed: How focusing on the ‘new now’ can help Utah education prepare for a new future
- Editorial: FISA court safeguards are woefully inadequate
- 5.7 magnitude earthquake, aftershocks caused estimated $1 million damage to Cyprus High School
- State, federal programs for businesses under distress get massive response
- TestUtah.com flies out of the gate, surpasses 50K assessments and draws national attention
- Utah Sens. Mitt Romney, Mike Lee done with quarantine after COVID-19 exposure
- These Utah leaders caught COVID-19, and they’re urging people to take virus seriously
Salt Lake Tribune
- Gail Miller and Marc Harrison: Intermountain Healthcare is protecting — not cutting — the jobs and incomes of its people during COVID-19
- Utahns adjust to life during coronavirus, turning parts of their homes into offices
- Coronavirus outbreak hits Utah center for people with mental disabilities. Four test positive.
- Four of Utah’s five new coronavirus deaths are tied to nursing homes
- Utah has set up an emergency hospital. This is what it looks like.
- Salt Lake County may extend its stay-at-home order through Memorial Day or longer
- San Juan County uranium producer seeks federal bailout, copper mine loses its state permits
- Utah House conference call on COVID-19 was apparent violation of open meetings law
- Op-ed: Utah’s business leaders have spoken about coronavirus impact. Here are some possible solutions (Deseret News)
- Hurry up and wait: Federal program for COVID-19 impacted small businesses off to rough start (Deseret News)
- Mitt Romney tells Utah businesses coronavirus’ economic downturn will go down in history (Deseret News)
- Romney, Leavitt offer pandemic advice to small business owners (Daily Herald)
- Summit County economic experts share bleak predictions including estimated job loss of nearly 10,000 (Park Record)
- A. Scott Anderson: Paycheck Protection Program can quickly help small businesses (Deseret News)
- Trump administration weighs legal action over alleged Chinese hoarding of PPE (New York Post)
- China’s Coming Upheaval (Foreign Affairs)
- Coronavirus: The Wrong Numbers (American Spectator)
- Schiff’s Dereliction of Duty Regarding Communist China (Epoch Times)
- News media, liberals mock conservatives for early pandemic comments they made themselves (Just the News)
- How Misinformation About the U.S. Needing ‘1 Million Ventilators’ Spread (The Dispatch)
- Joe Rogan: I'd Vote For Trump Over Biden (RealClearPolitics)
- Unhinged Dem Rep Wants Trump Tried at The Hague for 'Crimes Against Humanity' Over COVID-19 Briefings (PJ Media)
- Texas to enforce quarantine orders at Louisiana border with coronavirus crisis 'getting worse' (Houston Chronicle)
- Jussie Smollett in Scrubs: CBS Story of Crying Nurse Who Claimed No COVID-19 Protection Just Crumbled (PJ Media)
- 'Due process': Alyssa Milano uses conservative argument from Kavanaugh hearings to defend Joe Biden (Washington Examiner)
“Last night, the building lit up like a siren to honor the medical workers serving on the front line of the epidemic. This might be a good idea when they first pitched it, but as someone who lives in New York, it was terrifying. The Empire State Building, the giant light flashing around — and...
Another warning ignored
Peter Navarro, President Donald Trump's trade adviser, warned the administration in January that the coronavirus could cost the U.S. trillions of dollars and put millions of Americans at risk of illness or death [New York Times].
Congress is already eyeing another $1 trillion stimulus bill, fearing the first two bills didn't go far enough to keep the economy afloat [Washington Post].
The Federal Reserve on Monday said they would provide financing for the federal government's small-business lending program so that banks aren't stuck holding the low-interest loans [Reuters].
Experts say the U.S. is nowhere close to reopening the economy [New York Times].
Michal Burry, the doctor turned investor profiled in "The Big Short" film, slammed the economic lockdown from the coronavirus, saying the costs of shutting down the economy are worse than the disease [Bloomberg].
President Trump owns a financial stake in a company that produces an anti-malarial medicine he has been aggressively promoting as a possible treatment for the coronavirus [New York Times].
President Trump met with Fox News host Laura Ingraham to discuss the potential of the anti-malarial drug to treat coronavirus [Washington Post].
Some good news
President Trump announced an agreement with 3M for the delivery of 55.5 million face masks each month [CNN].
British PM Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care as he battles the coronavirus [BBC].
The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the state's Democratic Governor from postponing the state's primary election to June 9 because of the coronavirus crisis. Voters will head to the polls today and will not get an extension on returning absentee ballots [NBC News].
Teachers at some schools across the country say less than half of their students are participating in online learning [New York Times].
New York City is considering a contingency plan to temporarily burying the dead on public land if the city's morgues are overwhelmed by the coronavirus [New York Times].