Updated 8:13 a.m. ET, August 4, 2020
- President Trump criticized White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx in a tweet after she warned Covid-19 is "extraordinarily widespread" in the US.
- Meanwhile, US lawmakers are negotiating the next emergency aid package after the $600 unemployment benefit lapsed at the end of last week.
- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world is facing a "generational catastrophe" because of school closures during the pandemic.