Good Tuesday morning.
Situational awareness: Speaker Pelosi is poised to unveil the House's next coronavirus aid package, encouraging Congress to "go big" to help cash-strapped states and struggling Americans, AP reports.
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In a best-case scenario, just half of Americans would participate in voluntary virus contact tracing tracked with cellphones, Axios White House editor Margaret Talev writes from the latest installment of the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index.
Why it matters: A strong contact tracing program — identifying people who have the virus and isolating those who've had contact with them — is the key to letting other people get back to their lives, according to public health experts.
The poll (980 adults; margin of error: ±3.4 points) underscores deep resistance to turning over sensitive health information.
Other results: Even as the death toll rises and infections breach the White House firewall, Week 9 of our national survey finds more people itching to return to work as they used to know it — and bending guidelines to see family and friends.
About a third of those polled know someone who has tested positive.
Yesterday's Rose Garden news conference. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Dr. Anthony Fauci's goal for his testimony on the Hill today — to warn the country of the dangers of reopening too quickly — precisely undercuts what President Trump and the White House are trying to achieve this week, Axios' Jonathan Swan reports.
Fauci, who will testify before the Senate Health Committee today from "modified quarantine," plans to deliver a stark warning that Americans would experience "needless suffering and death" if the country opens up too soon, the N.Y. Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports.
Between the lines: So you have the stark spectacle of the nation’s highest profile doctor and member of Trump’s coronavirus task force addressing the nation without the president by his side.
Left: Pete Souza/White House via Getty Images. Right: Alex Brandon/AP
With aides and reporters wearing masks in the Rose Garden yesterday, while President Trump remained au naturel (right), Axios editor-in-chief Nicholas Johnston was reminded of this scene (left) from 2009, during the last pandemic:
"In every generation, through every challenge and hardship and danger, America has risen to the task," President Trump said during his opening remarks at the Rose Garden presser. "We have met the moment, and we have prevailed."
Save this tape ... Trump was also asked: "When will it be that Americans across the country will be able to get tested every day, as they go back to work?"
Trump said: "If somebody wants to be tested right now, they'll be able to be tested."
Reality check ... Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, said later on CNN:
Above: Over 22 days, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C. was transformed into a temporary field hospital with 437 beds.
Below: In a park in Chelsea, Mass., National Guard soldiers distribute food to people suffering from food insecurity due to the pandemic.
Above: The Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe, as Parisians are allowed out without permission slips for the first time in two months.
Below: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to reporters outside the Senate chamber yesterday.
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Joe Biden outlined an economic plan on NowThis on Friday. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Democrats now acknowledge that they may not be able to hold the in-person convention that they'd envisioned, and they're taking steps to allow virtual or socially distanced elements, Axios' Alexi McCammond writes.
The Chicago White Sox host the Detroit Tigers last July 4. Photo: Mark Black/AP
Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead to making a proposal to the players' union today that could lead to the season starting around the Fourth of July weekend — in ballparks without fans, AP's Ronald Blum reports.
Each team would play about 82 regular-season games: against opponents in its own division plus interleague matchups limited to AL East vs. NL East, AL Central vs. NL Central and AL West vs. NL West.
If teams can't get medical or government approvals to play at their home ballparks, they could switch to spring training stadiums or neutral sites.
Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images
Why it matters: The past few months have been a return to the way kids played sports a generation or two ago (or how they do in in Norway).
Go deeper ... "Special report: Coronavirus puts youth sports on pause."
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