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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 staggering toll of COVID-19:
Since COVID-19 took hold of the world and the United States in January, a staggering one out of every 1,600 Americans who were living at the beginning of the year has since died due to the virus. And the virus is showing no sign of slowing down as students have returned to school in many jurisdictions and some states have lifted restrictions -- such as Florida, where restaurants and bars are permitted to operate at 100% capacity.
Unemployment continues to rock millions of Americans:
787,000 more Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week, a small dip from the previous week in which 837,000 Americans were newly unemployed. However, the data this week did not include numbers out of California where the state is experiencing a backlog of claims because of fraud. An additional 650,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits under the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. With still no economic relief deal reached in Congress, Americans will continue to suffer from the ailing economy.
Trump’s job approval remains under water:
For almost the entire course of the pandemic, President Trump’s job approval has been under water, and the trend remains the same today. Slightly more are approving of his job performance than over the summer, but new national polling shows he is double-digits net negative.
- Approve: 44%
- Disapprove: 55%
- Approve: 45%
- Disapprove: 55%
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