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Mask shortage spurs Americans to action with their sewing machines

Mask shortage spurs Americans to action with their sewing machines

JUDY WOODRUFF: Returning now to the question of wearing masks, how effective they are, and whether homemade masks can help stop the spread of the virus. We want to look at what is motivating the small army of citizens making masks in their own communities. Jeffrey Brown focuses on one Washington, D.C., suburb: Bethesda, Maryland, where locals have put sewing machines to work to make different types of masks for local medical professionals. It’s part of our ongoing arts and…

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What went wrong with coronavirus testing in the U.S. | The Fact Checker

What went wrong with coronavirus testing in the U.S. | The Fact Checker

-One issue has dominated so much of what Americans have thought, said, and read for the last two weeks. -We’ve not received a single test kit. -And we were not able to get them a test. -They actually said, um, “We don’t do coronavirus testing here.” -This is causing a lot of distress in our county. -The supply chains are stressed. Human beings are stressed. -And I think that that was really frustrating and frightening for everybody. -Testing is a…

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Donald Trump dismisses coronavirus as a ‘purely medical problem’

Donald Trump dismisses coronavirus as a ‘purely medical problem’

America will again and soon be open for business very soon. A lot sooner than three or four months that somebody was suggesting. A lot sooner. We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself. We’re not going to let the cure be worse than the problem. At the end of the 15 day period we’ll make a decision as to which way we want to go, where we want to go, the timing and essentially we’re referring…

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Laffer: Giving Americans $1,000 checks doesn’t make any sense

Laffer: Giving Americans $1,000 checks doesn’t make any sense

IRRELEVANT. WE WILL DEAL WITH IT ALL. WE WILL DEAL WITH IT ALL. WE WILL START WITH YOUR MONEY. WE WILL START WITH YOUR MONEY. ART LAFFER, FORMER REAGAN ART LAFFER, FORMER REAGAN ECONOMIST, WITH US NOW. ECONOMIST, WITH US NOW. I CALL THIS A SUPPORT AND RESCUE I CALL THIS A SUPPORT AND RESCUE PLAN. PLAN. I DON’T THINK IT’S A STIMULUS I DON’T THINK IT’S A STIMULUS PLAN BECAUSE YOU CAN’T STIMULATE PLAN BECAUSE YOU CAN’T STIMULATE THIS…

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