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Trump just declared houses of worship essential. Mounting evidence shows they're super-spreader hotspots

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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President Trump designated churches and other houses of worship as essential services on Friday.
There have been multiple reports of super-spreader events at US churches and synagogues, as well as a South Korean temple .
During these events, an infected person passed the coronavirus to an unusually high number of others, sparking local outbreaks.
The CDC warns that large indoor gatherings, particularly church events , can be potential disease hotspots.
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Trump declares houses of worship essential and claims he will override governors if they disagree

Trump declares houses of worship essential and claims he will override governors if they disagree

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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President Trump said he will move to designate churches and other houses of worship as essential services in a Friday announcement at the White House.
Trump claimed he would "override" governors who did not open up their houses of worship for in-person services, although he likely does not have the authority to do so.
"I call upon governors to allow our churches and places of worship to open right now. If there's any question, they're going to have to call me, but they're not going to be successful in that call," Trump said.
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