Coronavirus US live: Trump urges reopening as death toll nears 100,000 | US news


The Associated Press, helpful as always, considers reactions to Trump’s constitutionally incontinent demand that governors reopen churches and other houses of worship.

As the AP notes, “following Trump’s announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines for communities of faith on how to safely reopen, including recommendations to limit the size of gatherings and consider holding services outdoors or in large, well-ventilated areas.”

But “in-person religious services have been vectors for transmission of the virus. A person who attended a Mother’s Day service at a church in northern California that defied the governor’s closure orders later tested positive, exposing more than 180 churchgoers. And a choir practice at a church in Washington state was labeled by the CDC as an early ‘superspreading’ event.”

Elsewhere, the AP is reporting from Germany…



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