Updated 8:34 a.m. ET, August 5, 2020
- President Trump said he is "looking at" possibly signing an executive action if no stimulus deal is made by the end of this week on the lapsed unemployment benefits.
- When asked about the US death toll, now at nearly 157,000, President Trump replied, "It is what it is.
- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world is facing a "generational catastrophe" because of school closures during the pandemic.
- Coronavirus cases in Latin America and the Caribbean have reached over 5 million. In Brazil, cases topped 2.8 million.