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Sunday shows - Reopening in spotlight after historic job losses

Sunday shows - Reopening in spotlight after historic job losses
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Discussions on the Sunday morning political talk shows turned to reopening efforts in multiple states in the wake of a Labor Department report that a record 20 million Americans lost their jobs in April amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A top Trump administration official warned of "permanent damage" if economies don't reopen, while others said even more job losses are possible in the coming months.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Mnuchin warns of 'permanent economic damage' if country doesn't reopen
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOn The Money: Businesses, wealthy brace for Biden tax hikes | Dow falls more than 650 points as COVID-19 cases rise, stimulus hopes fade | Kudlow doesn't expect Trump to release detailed economic plan before election Overnight Health Care: US sets a new record for average daily coronavirus cases | Meadows on pandemic response: 'We're not going to control it' | Pelosi blasts Trump for not agreeing to testing strategy Gaffes put spotlight on Meadows at tough time for Trump MORE on Sunday said reopening the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic must be done in a "thoughtful way" but that not lifting lockdown measures could lead to "permanent economic damage."
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White House adviser says unemployment may climb to 20 percent
By REBECCA KLAR
 
“I think just looking at the flow of initial claims, it looks like we're probably going to get close to 20 percent in the next report,” White House adviser Kevin Hassett said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” 
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Kudlow: 'Very difficult' unemployment numbers possible in May too
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE said Sunday that the unemployment statistics in May could “also be very difficult" after a record 20 million people lost their jobs in April amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Minneapolis Fed president: 'The worst is yet to come on the job front'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
“We may be in an environment of gradual relaxing and then having to clamp back down again around the country as the virus continues to spread,” Neel Kashkari said. “To solve the economy, we must solve the virus. Let's never lose sight of that fact.”
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Ohio governor: 'The economy's not going to open no matter what we do unless people have confidence'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) on Sunday defended the steps he has taken to reopen parts of his state's economy, saying safety precautions in place are meant to create consumer confidence.
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Kudlow: 'Informal' talks underway on next round of coronavirus stimulus
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday that “informal” talks are underway on the next round of coronavirus relief but administration officials and lawmakers first want to see what effects the previous stimulus funding bills have.
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Mnuchin on further stimulus: 'We're willing to spend whatever it takes' but it needs to be done 'carefully'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that the White House is willing to do “whatever it takes” to provide economic stimulus, but said the Trump administration wants to wait before providing any further aid to states.
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White House economic adviser says it's 'premature' to decide on giving states federal aid
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said Sunday it is “premature” for the Trump administration to decide whether to support including additional aid for states and local governments in the next coronavirus relief package.
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Illinois governor says state can increase testing capacity without White House help
By REBECCA KLAR
 
"We're doing it alone, as the White House has left all the states to do. And we have done well spinning up testing. We continue to grow our testing," Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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'We are going to see a growth in cases' in coming weeks, infectious disease expert says
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Columbia University infectious diseases expert Jeffrey Shaman predicted Sunday that the U.S. will see a growth in coronavirus cases in coming weeks as some states loosen restrictions.
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Public health expert: No 'clear way' to separate those most at-risk for virus for quarantines
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
The director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security said Sunday that too many people are in the groups most at-risk for the coronavirus to quarantine them from the rest of the country, as some have demanded.
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Regeneron CEO: US manufacturing for coronavirus treatments, vaccines is 'limited'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
The CEO of Regeneron, a pharmaceutical company developing a coronavirus treatment, said the U.S. has limited capacity to manufacture potential COVID-19 treatments or vaccines. 
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Johnson & Johnson officer says goal is to deliver 1 billion vaccines next year
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
A Johnson & Johnson executive said Sunday that the company’s goal is to deliver 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine next year. 
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Atlanta mayor on Ahmaud Arbery shooting: White House rhetoric gives 'permission' to those 'prone to being racist'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
“The rhetoric that we hear coming out of the White House in many ways, I think many who are prone to being racist are given permission to do it in an overt way in a way we wouldn't [otherwise] see in 2020,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) said.
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