Here’s what you need to know:
- Some teachers’ unions push to delay in-person learning, and more colleges go online only.
- Obama and other Democrats criticize Trump’s handling of the pandemic.
- Local officials hid information about the outbreak from China’s leadership, a U.S. report finds.
- An additional 135 million people globally will face acute hunger by the end of the year because of the pandemic.
- ‘I should have done masks earlier,’ New York’s Governor Cuomo says.
- A data reporting error in Iowa obscured the true rate of infection there.
- South Africa’s virus response is floundering amid allegations of corruption and fraud.
South Africa’s virus battle is tainted by corruption. The governor of New York has a few regrets. Detroit teachers voted to authorize their union to call for a strike over plans to open public schools for in-person learning.
In a virtual address to the Democratic National Convention, former President Barack Obama denounced President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis and lamented its consequences: “170,000 Americans dead. Millions of jobs gone.”