Your Daily Roundup for June 18th
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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:
1.5 million more Americans filed for unemployment benefits:
In the last week, an additional 1.5 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits, even as states continued their reopening processes. This is down from the peak in March of 7 million, but only represents a drop of 58,000 workers from last week.
Economists estimate that a staggering 32.5 million Americans are out of work, when taking into account the 21 million people the Trump administration classifies as unemployment and the additional 11 million they erroneously misclassified as employed last month.
Vice President Pence is making specious arguments about the rise in new cases:
In both a call with governors and a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Vice President Mike Pence is making an substantiated argument that the rise in COVID-19 cases around the country is due to an increase in testing. He even asked governors to make this argument on his behalf.
In fact, the increase in new cases in many states grew faster than the number of new tests administered. Dr. Anthony Fauci urged that we are not experiencing a second wave, but rather a resurgence of the first wave, and rebuffed the Vice President, saying that the higher percent of positive tests “cannot be explained by increased testing.”
The vast majority of Americans don’t like where the country is heading:
New national polling shows that most Americans think the country is moving in the wrong direction.
- Right Direction: 28%
- Wrong Track: 72%
- Right Direction: 24%
- Wrong Track: 68%
- Right Direction: 25%
- Wrong Track: 66%
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