Your Daily Roundup for February 11th
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Good morning. As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on life in America, our team at Future Majority is tracking the latest updates:
On Wednesday, House Managers laid out a gripping case:
House Impeachment Managers walked through detailed events of the January 6th attack on our democracy at the Capitol during their arguments in favor of convicting former President Donald J. Trump for inciting an insurrection. Their evidence included never-before-seen video surveillance footage from inside the Capitol building, as well as recordings from journalists and the insurrectionists themselves. The evidence showed just how close members of the U.S. House and Senate were to being directly confronted by the violent mob. It is not difficult to imagine that there could have been mass casualties among our elected officials had brave Capitol Police, like Officer Eugene Goodman, not led the officials away to safety. While most Senators of both parties were paying close attention to the events they were traumatically involved in, some Republicans, including those who had a role in shaping the narrative that led to the debate, were looking off at their phones or doodling. We will be tracking the latest impeachment trial updates today as the prosecution concludes its arguments.
The CDC formally recommends double masking:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines on Wednesday that recommend Americans wear well-fitting masks or wear two masks at the same time to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The agency released new research that found that transmission and exposure to the virus were both dramatically reduced by wearing a cloth mask over a surgical mask.
Unemployment claims are still at devastating highs:
New state unemployment claims reached 813,000 -- a slight decline from the week prior of 850,000 (though when adjusted for seasonal factors, that number was 793,000). An additional 335,000 people who are part-time or self-employed applied for the federal pandemic unemployment relief program. As cases continue to drop, states and cities are relaxing some virus-related restrictions, which will be a boost to the economy and hiring. However, deaths remain high, with over 3,200 Americans dying of the virus yesterday alone.
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