Coronavirus in the US: Stimulus Payments; Biden-Sanders; Curve
Ben White, Chief Economic Correspondent for Politico, provides his perspective on the coronavirus-related news in US politics: What's the coronavirus update? Are we bending the curve?
No, we're not. Still exponential growth in places like New Orleans and Detroit. New York City is still a mess. So, unlike South Korea, we have not started to bend the curve.
When should Americans start to expect to get their stimulus checks or rescue checks?
Those with direct deposit arrangements with the IRS should see them in the next couple of weeks. If you get paper checks, it could take longer. That's why some are suggesting the government should look into using online payment apps to make it faster.
How are Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders campaigning in the coronavirus era?
Well, very awkwardly, they're trying to do some online town halls and the rest. But it's very difficult to campaign in this environment. Biden is now trying to be more visible and more critical of the president on his coronavirus response. We'll see how that goes. The nomination is pretty much his. It's just a question of when Bernie drops out.