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Trump questions WHO decision-making

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/09/20, 11:59 am

President Donald Trump wants to withhold U.S. aid from the World Health Organization for its “China-centric” messaging concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. He cited on Tuesday the agency’s bungled early warnings about the disease. The United States is the WHO’s largest overall contributor and gave nearly $14.7 million to the agency’s COVID-19 response fund. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus accused Trump of “politicizing” the coronavirus.

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Government loosens rules for essential workers

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/09/20, 11:40 am

Essential workers can return to work after COVID-19 exposure as long as they don’t have symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday. The new guidelines aim to get certain workers, like those in the healthcare and food supply industries, back on the job sooner after they have been within 6 feet of someone with the disease.

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Kansas GOP slams Easter order

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/09/20, 11:22 am

The governor called it heartbreaking, but the state legislature said it was lawbreaking. As Kansas tries to contain its growing number of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday extended her executive order banning public gatherings of 10 or more people to church services and funerals. The Democrat said the order “brings me the greatest sadness” of any she has issued in her time as governor, but it was necessary. Not so, said the Republican-controlled legislature, which voted to overturn the executive action.

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