Your Daily Roundup for July 6th
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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:
The month is off to a troubling start:
Since the beginning of July, only 5 days ago, the U.S. broke its new daily case count three times.
250,000 Americans have been infected with COVID-19 since the month started -- and those are only confirmed cases. 14 of the 50 states recorded record single-day case counts since the beginning of July, with Texas and Florida leading the way. Both states surpassed 200,000 total cases yesterday.
Trump’s July 4th celebration at Mount Rushmore did not adhere to his own guidelines:
7,500 attendees packed into an amphitheater at Mount Rushmore for President Trump’s July 4th celebration on Friday night. There was no social distancing, masks were not required, and reports even surfaced that chairs were zip-tied together to prevent social distancing. Trump did not wear a mask.
In the sprawling speech, Trump barely mentioned COVID-19 that is currently ravaging the country.
New federal data shows how desperately the virus is affecting Black and Latino communities:
Data from the CDC obtained by the New York Times shows that the disparities in the impact of COVID-19 are very real: Black and Latino Americans are three times as likely to be infected with the virus as their white counterparts. The data represents 640,000 cases in 1,000 counties, and the disparities cut across location and geography.
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