Virus roundup … 

• In case you missed it, President Donald Trump on Sunday signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package, ending days of suspense after his initial refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown.    

• The Southeastern Conference’s “thorough and deliberate approach” about football was the right call against COVID-19 in the end, writes Louisiana sports journalist Glenn Guilbeau in a new USA Today article that takes an in-depth look at the decision-making and crisis management in SEC college sports throughout the pandemic. See the full story.

• Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious diseases expert, says the lack of a federal standardized coronavirus response across states is a “major weakness” in the handling of the pandemic that continues to surge across the nation, The Hill reports.

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