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‘The barn’s on fire’: The Phoenix mayor and Arizona’s former health director detail how the state’s coronavirus response went from successful to catastrophic

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego says Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to quickly reopen the state in May caused Arizona’s explosion in coronavirus cases. For weeks in March, Ducey rejected calls from his own local officials to issue a statewide shutdown. He finally did so on March 30, but lifted the order […]
‘The barn’s on fire’: The Phoenix mayor and Arizona’s former health director detail how the state’s coronavirus response went from successful to catastrophic
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Mike Pence accuses the media of ‘fear mongering’ over a second wave of Covid-19 in a misleading Wall Street Journal op-ed that praises Trump

Vice President Mike Pence announced the administration’s “success” in containing the coronavirus epidemic and slammed the press for “sounding the alarm bells over a ‘second wave'” of infections. “Such panic is overblown,” Pence wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. But the vice president failed to mention that coronavirus cases […]
Mike Pence accuses the media of ‘fear mongering’ over a second wave of Covid-19 in a misleading Wall Street Journal op-ed that praises Trump
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Union that represents Mayo Clinic workers says Pence’s decision not to wear a mask ‘insults the hard work and sacrifice of all health care workers’

The union that represents Mayo Clinic employees said in a statement that Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to wear a mask while visiting the facility on Tuesday was insulting. SEIU Healthcare Minnesota also said it was disappointed that the facility did not enforce its own policy. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Union that represents Mayo Clinic workers says Pence’s decision not to wear a mask ‘insults the hard work and sacrifice of all health care workers’
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Trump and Pence reportedly talked with a handful of Wall Street giants to get their view on how coronavirus is reshaping markets and the economy

The White House spoke with Wall Street giants including Stephen Schwarzman and Paul Tudor Jones on Tuesday about how they view the coronavirus-battered economy and struggling financial markets, CNBC reported. President Trump and Vice President Pence avoided talking about potential relief measures and instead asked the investors how they see […]
Trump and Pence reportedly talked with a handful of Wall Street giants to get their view on how coronavirus is reshaping markets and the economy
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Current and former Trump officials say CPAC failed to offer useful coronavirus updates, leaving them confused and angry about their level of exposure

Current and former Trump administration officials and other conservative operatives were furious with the email informing CPAC attendees that someone at the conference tested positive for the coronavirus. The email provided no clues about who the person was or which other attendees may have been exposed, but it made sure […]
Current and former Trump officials say CPAC failed to offer useful coronavirus updates, leaving them confused and angry about their level of exposure