Trump and Biden clash over national Covid mask mandate – US politics live

4.14pm BST

Senior health officials, including CDC Director Robert Redfield, are currently testifying before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on coronavirus response.

Admiral Brett Giroir, an assistant secretary of health at HHS who has coordinated the country’s coronavirus testing, celebrated the declining rates of community spread in recent weeks.

Admiral Brett Giroir warns that all recent improvements in U.S. COVID numbers “could be fleeting, or even reversed” if Americans don’t follow a national plan and exercise personal responsibility — “especially wearing masks and avoiding crowds” https://t.co/Nj065CIsxp pic.twitter.com/LUKLsytg7v

3.54pm BST

Trump urged Republicans to push for a larger coronavirus relief package, after Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell’s “skinny” relief bill was voted down last week.

“Democrats are ‘heartless’. They don’t want to give STIMULUS PAYMENTS to people who desperately need the money, and whose fault it was NOT that the plague came in from China,” Trump said in a new tweet. “Go for the much higher numbers, Republicans, it all comes back to the USA anyway (one way or another!).”

Democrats are “heartless”. They don’t want to give STIMULUS PAYMENTS to people who desperately need the money, and whose fault it was NOT that the plague came in from China. Go for the much higher numbers, Republicans, it all comes back to the USA anyway (one way or another!).

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Source: The Guardian
Trump and Biden clash over national Covid mask mandate – US politics live