House to vote on $3 trillion coronavirus aid package, antibody tests scramble pandemic timeline, and other headlines

click to enlarge House to vote on $3 trillion coronavirus aid package, antibody tests scramble pandemic timeline, and other headlines
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Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds a news conference the day after the midterm elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 7, 2018.

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U.S. death toll
Almost 86,000 people nationwide have died from COVID-19. (Johns Hopkins University)

Testing herd immunity
Sweden, a country that went all-in with a herd immunity strategy to fighting COVID-19, hasn't experienced as severe an outbreak as other European nations. But they've also logged an extraordinary increase in deaths. (New York Times)

More aid
The House is voting today on a $3 trillion coronavirus relief package. But President Trump has threatened to veto it. (New York Times)

Early spread
Antibody tests for two Snohomish County residents raise questions about whether COVID-19 arrived in the U.S. earlier than previously thought. (Seattle Times)

Few rules
With much of the country reopening amidst the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a brief six pages of advice for schools, businesses and other sectors. (Washington Post)

Local covid death
Another resident at the Spokane Veterans Home has died from COVID-19 after being hospitalized. He's the ninth resident at the facility to die from the virus. (Spokesman-Review)


Picking favorites
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is funneling millions in coronavirus aid intended for public schools and colleges to private and religious educational institutions. (New York Times)

Ads, ads, ads
The pandemic is sending the economy into a tailspin. But with traditional election campaigning out of the question, spending on political ads is expected to skyrocket. (Politico)

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Josh Kelety

As a staff writer, Josh covers criminal justice issues and Spokane County government. Previously, he worked as a reporter for Seattle Weekly. Josh grew up in Port Townsend and graduated from the University of Washington. Message him through Signal @ (360) 301-3490.