U.S. Federal, State Governments Respond To COVID-19; USAID Offers Advice For Private Sector Partners

CIDRAP News: National Guard activated for 3 states as U.S. COVID-19 cases pass 33,000
“President Trump today announced he has activated the National Guard for three hard-hit states, and Ohio and Louisiana [Sunday] became the latest states to issue mandatory shelter-in-place orders, as the number of COVID-19 infections in the United States soared past 33,000…” (Schnirring, 3/22).

Washington Post: As coronavirus spreads, so do doubts about America’s ability to meet the moment
“As the novel coronavirus spreads through communities across the country, it poses a critical question: Can America’s people, institutions, and government collectively rise to the occasion to defeat a once-in-a-generation crisis? With a global pandemic testing the country’s political, financial, social, and moral fabric, there are growing signs that answering in the affirmative has become increasingly difficult…” (Olorunnipa et al., 3/22).

AP: Iran leader refuses U.S. help, citing virus conspiracy theory (Gambrell, 3/22).

Devex: USAID advice for business partners in responding to COVID-19 (Cornish, 3/23).

DW: Joe Biden to launch ‘shadow’ coronavirus briefings as Trump ‘unfit to lead’ (Martin, 3/22).

The Hill: Khamenei: U.S. offer to help Iran ‘strange’ (Budryk, 3/22).

Wall Street Journal: With Unmandated Sick Leave, U.S. Economy Is More Vulnerable to Pandemics (Torry, 3/22).

Washington Post: Trump writes North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to offer help against the coronavirus (Kim, 3/22).

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