Inslee to allow outdoor recreation, experts call Trump's testing plan inadequate, and other headlines

click to enlarge Inslee to allow outdoor recreation, experts call Trump's testing plan inadequate, and other headlines
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lengthened the list of possible COVID-19 symptoms, adding chills, new loss of taste or smell, muscle pain and several others.

NATION: In the worldwide race for a COVID-19 vaccine, a lab at Oxford University is sprinting the fastest.

NEWS: Idaho Gov. Brad Little wants to reopen the state amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. But some experts argue that more testing is needed.


U.S. death toll
Over 56,000 people nationwide have died from the coronavirus. (Johns Hopkins University)

Inadequate testing
Under pressure to expand COVID-19 testing as states reopen their economies, U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled a plan on Monday to boost testing. But public health experts say it falls short. The move came after the president insisted for weeks that the nation had enough tests. (New York Times)

Get outdoors
Washington state will partially allow outdoor activities starting on May 5, including reopening state parks, public lands and permitting fishing and hunting, Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Monday. (Seattle Times)

Haphazard help
On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that companies that received over $2 million in small business loans would be audited by the Small Business Administration and could face “criminal liability” if they are found to be ineligible for the relief money. (New York Times)

Low numbers
Only one new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Spokane County was reported on Monday, bringing the total to 349. (Spokesman-Review)


Number two pick

The search for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's pick for vice president is starting to heat up. (Politico)

No culpability
On Tuesday, Chinese officials rejected the notion that the nation should pay compensation for the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (New York Times)

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