June 5, 2020
Research suggests that some students in the U.S. will lose months or more of academic progress. The pandemic has resurrected the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit. U.S. unemployment fell to 13.3 percent.
The World Health Organization endorsed the use of face masks by the public to reduce transmission of the coronavirus, a reversal many critics said was long overdue.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Companies are trying to renegotiate their office and retail leases — and in some cases refusing to pay.
- The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly, but tens of millions remain out of work.
- Racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps among U.S. students will most likely widen.
- N.Y.C.’s mayor says the police need to wear masks at the protests.
- Mexico is slowly reopening, but some worry that it’s still too fast.
- The pandemic is making a no-deal Brexit more likely.
- The federal government undercounted the number of virus deaths in U.S. nursing homes.