- Russia overtakes Germany and France, becomes fifth largest outbreak
- France to keep borders closed until mid-June
- Italy reports 1,401 new cases
- Johnson doubles UK coronavirus testing target to 200/day by end of May
- UK reports a jump in new cases to ~5,000
- One of Trump’s valets tests positive for COVID-19,Trump tests negative
- Trump speaks with Putin
- NYT says COVID-19 spread to NYC first, then the rest of the country
- Rite Aid says expanding virus testing
- New cases reported Wednesday highest in 2 weeks
- Global case total tops 3.75 mil
- Belgium prepares to reopen most shops Monday
- CNN says 43 states will be ‘partially or mostly open’ by next week
- Brazilian villages slam lack of lifesaving medical equipment
- Moderna shares spike as 2nd phase vaccine trial set
- Japan grants emergency approval to remdesivir
- Teva shares explode higher
- Nigeria extends flight ban
- Vietnam still hasn’t reported a single death from COVID-19
Senator Rand Paul has called for the economy to be reopened, saying that it is the only solution for recovery.
“To people [who] ask me I remind them that we have no money,” Paul urged.
“We have no rainy day account. We have no savings account. The $3 trillion that we’ve already passed out is imaginary money.” The Senator said, referring to the already staggering national debt.
“It’s being borrowed basically from China. So, the irony is we got the virus from China, and now we are going to be more dependent by borrowing more money from China.” Paul stressed.
“The only thing that recovers our economy is opening the economy.” Paul asserted.
The Senator urged that Americans need to be released from “forcible home arrest” if any recovery is going to stand a chance.
“It’s not a lack of money, it’s a lack of commerce. If you let people have commerce, if you let them trade, if you take them out from forcible home arrest, our economy will recover. But if you keep everybody under home arrest and say you cannot practice your business, you cannot sell your goods, there will continue to be economic calamity. … We don’t have any money.” Paul proclaimed.
Paul also slammed Democratic-run states for wanting to keep the economy shut down.
“All these blue state governors who don’t want to open their state, now they’re clamoring for federal money to bail them out because no state revenue is coming in. We don’t have any money.” he urged.