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Doomstead Diner Daily March 19
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Big Tech Firms are Using Automation to Censor News About the Coronavirus

mintpressnews.com - Big tech is again attempting to define the range of acceptable political discussion on its platforms; this week YouTube announced a number of changes in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, chie…

Wuhan offers hope on virus front; Italy nears stark warning

apnews.com - Thursday was a day of contrasts on the front lines of the battle against the new coronavirus. In a sign of hope, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported no new homegrown infections, but in a stark warning…

Live updates: Policymakers pledge coronavirus relief for households, markets; countries shut their borders

washingtonpost.com - A person walks along the Las Vegas Strip devoid of the usual crowds after casinos were ordered to shut down due to the coronavirus on Wednesday. (John Locher/AP) By Siobhán O'Grady, close Siobhán O'G…

Trump’s $1 trillion stimulus is a gamble for reelection — and a sea change for Republicans once opposed to bailouts

washingtonpost.com - President Trump, reflected in a television camera, speaks at Wednesday’s coronavirus news conference in the White House press briefing room. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Robert Costa and c…

What If Trump Tried to Cancel the November Election?

nymag.com - Ohio governor Mike DeWine has been getting a lot of well-deserved attaboys for his aggressive response to the COVID-19 pandemic, taking many steps that other state and local officials were slow to em…

Coronavirus reminds Americans that pursuit of happiness is tied to the collective good

theconversation.com - At its core, the United States Declaration of Independence argues that all human beings have “unalienable rights.” These include right to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These rights ap…

Can the Coronavirus and the Stock Market Meltdown Break America’s Addiction to Fantasy?

theintercept.com - So let’s focus on the real world. In the real world, we have to wash our hands. We need to pay anyone who’s sick to stay home. We have to figure out ASAP whether we should cross our fingers and hope …

Covid-19: ibuprofen should not be used for managing symptoms, say doctors and scientists

bmj.com - Scientists and senior doctors have backed claims by France’s health minister that people showing symptoms of covid-19 should use paracetamol (acetaminophen) rather than ibuprofen, a drug they said mi…

Inside the Pro-Trump Facebook Group Where First Responders Call Coronavirus a Hoax — ProPublica

propublica.org - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. In a 27,000-member private Facebook group for first responde…

Wealthy flock to private jets as pandemic spreads and airlines tank

news.yahoo.com - With commercial airlines engulfed by the maelstrom of the coronavirus pandemic one sector of the industry favoured by the wealthy is thriving: private jets. Fears of massive bankruptcies and calls fo…

Exclusive: Amazon Confirms First Known Coronavirus Case in an American Warehouse

theatlantic.com - Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Queens, New York, received a text Wednesday evening that they long feared might come: “We’re writing to let you know that a positive case of the coronavirus (COVID-1…

Global virus infections top 200,000 as nations tighten clampdowns

news.yahoo.com - Paris (AFP) - The number of global coronavirus infections shot past 200,000 on Wednesday, as governments across Europe, North America and Asia rolled out tough measures to put the brakes on the feroc…

How Victims of the US' "Maximum Pressure" Campaign Are Coping with Coronavirus

mintpressnews.com - As Western nations descend into a panic over the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are getting a taste of what it’s like for the millions who have been living under U.S. sanctions and warfare. Iran has…

Trump calls himself 'wartime president' as he battles virus

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — Describing himself as a “wartime president” fighting an invisible enemy, President Donald Trump invoked rarely used emergency powers to marshal critical medical supplies against the…

GOP Senator Upbeat Coronavirus May Kill ‘No More Than 3.4% of Our Population’

nymag.com - “Right now, all people are hearing about are the deaths,” Republican Senator Ron Johnson told the New York Times last week. “I’m sure the deaths are horrific, but the flip side of this is the vast ma…

Coronavirus Resource Center - Harvard Health

health.harvard.edu - The rapid spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 has sparked alarm worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared this rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, and many count…

Right Wing Can’t Decide If Virus Is No Big Deal, or Big Deal and China’s Fault

thedailybeast.com - Team Trump has finally found itself in a crisis it cannot propagandize its way out of. Unfortunately, this has not led Team Trump (the administration and its various Fox News-based media arms) to piv…

The vaccine hunters racing to save the world from the coronavirus pandemic

telegraph.co.uk - In a laboratory in the depths of Imperial College London, all eyes are on a group of mice scurrying about their daily business. The rodents were injected a few weeks ago with a prototype vaccine whic…

The First U.S. Company Has Announced an Upcoming Home COVID-19 Test

time.com - Everlywell, a home testing company that offers dozens of lab tests to consumers, is adding a COVID-19 test beginning on March 23. Given the slow roll out of testing for COVID-19 in the U.S., and conc…

Analysis | The official White House defense of labeling it ‘Chinese’ coronavirus

washingtonpost.com - President Trump listens during a news briefing Tuesday with the coronavirus task force at the White House. (Evan Vucci/AP) By Eugene Scott close Eugene Scott Reporter covering identity politics for T…

‘The US Has Played With Puerto Rico’s Economy for the Last 122 Years’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed the Center for Popular Democracy’s Julio López Varona about Puerto Rican debt for the March 13, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Ja…

In Gaza, Scanning the Sky for Stars, Not Drones

undark.org - On a Wednesday evening in December, four young men, students and researchers at al-Aqsa University, carefully hoisted telescopes on their backs and made their way toward a five-story university build…

New Air Force Planes Go Directly to 'Boneyard'

military.com - New cargo planes on order for the U.S. Air Force are being delivered straight into storage in the Arizona desert because the military has no use for them, a Dayton Daily News investigation found. A d…

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Doomstead Diner Daily March 20
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Two GOP Senators Dumped Millions in Stock After Coronavirus Briefings: Report

nymag.com - While the Trump family has been repeatedly accused of using public office to inject taxpayer cash into their businesses, two reports from the first full week of the coronavirus crisis depict a profou…

Live updates: California tells residents to stay home; concerns grow about wave of imported cases in Asia

washingtonpost.com - A member of the Indonesian Red Cross receives assistance from a colleague to adjust his protective suit as they prepare to disinfect Cipinang Prison compound in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Friday. (Achmad…

How Coronavirus Scammers Hide On Facebook And YouTube - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - On March 16th, 2020, virtually every major social media company released a joint statement on their efforts to curb the spread of disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. As of the writing of t…

For the Rich, Covid-19 Protections. For Health Workers, a Shrug.

undark.org - The list is long: Actors Idris Elba, Tom Hanks, and Rita Wilson. British football manager Mikel Arteta. Former television host afnd wife to Canada’s prime minister, Sophie Trudeau. The majority of th…

Hospitals sound alarm on funding for supplies to treat patients, protect workers

nbcnews.com - WASHINGTON — U.S. hospitals and medical professionals are asking for $100 billion in direct financial assistance from Congress to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, with some hospitals already runn…

Coronavirus Is Speeding Up the Amazonification of the Planet

onezero.medium.com - There are always parties who profit in times of crisis, and so it goes with our ever-accelerating global pandemic. For toilet paper manufacturers and supermarket chains and, say, a pair of grifter br…

Coronavirus Has Exposed America's Sickness of Selfishness

theroot.com - When I was a little girl growing up in Jamaica, my schoolteachers frequently recited the phrase: “No man is an island, no man stands alone.” The saying effectively transmitted to me and my peers’ chi…

China Is Avoiding Blame by Trolling the World

theatlantic.com - The evidence of China’s deliberate cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan is a matter of public record. In suppressing information about the virus, doing little to contain it, and allowing it …

Coronavirus: Deaconess asks public to sew medical face masks

courierpress.com - EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Citing shortages, Deaconess Health System, including Henderson's Methodist Health, has asked the public to sew face masks for staff fighting coronavirus. "This does follow CDC prot…

Where Are the Billionaires?

theatlantic.com - In the comparatively halcyon days of mid-February, NBC’s Chuck Todd asked the world’s ninth-wealthiest m

Republican Operative in Press Corps Helps Trump Use Briefing on Pandemic to Attack Critics

theintercept.com - Rion, who recently accompanied the president’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to Ukraine to publicize conspiracy theories about former Vice President Joe Biden, first asked Trump if he considered the term “C…

A Frank Talk About Testing, Vaccines, and Twitter Trolls

nymag.com - In the age of coronavirus, everyone is suddenly an expert on virology or epidemiology — or is pretending they are on Twitter. STAT News’ senior writer on infectious diseases, Helen Branswell, is the …

A White Nationalist Has Rebranded Himself as Coronavirus Expert. And People Are Flocking to Him.

thedailybeast.com - At first glance, Maine resident Tom Kawcyznski seems like just another person talking about the coronavirus pandemic. His daily “Coronavirus Central” podcast has consistently been in the top 20 podca…

Stores set up senior shopping hours amid coronavirus fears

apnews.com - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As senior citizens deal with anxiety about the coronavirus, grocery store chains and other retailers have come up with a way to ease their fears: shopping times reserved exclusiv…

Twitter won’t remove irresponsible Elon Musk tweet about coronavirus

theverge.com - Twitter will not take down a tweet from billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk where he said children are “essentially immune” to C

Opinion | There is no new Trump

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks during Tuesday's White House briefing on the coronavirus. Members of the coronavirus task force stand with him. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By George T. Conway III Mar…

“All Hell Is About to Break Loose”: Could Wall Street’s Coronavirus Tsunami Get Worse?

vanityfair.com - Before sunrise this morning, a normally calm and very senior Wall Street banker texted me: “All hell is about to break loose. No safe havens.” His text could not be ignored, coming as it did on the m…

Can’t Get Tested? Maybe You’re in the Wrong Country

nytimes.com - France says that it is able to test 2,500 cases daily, though officials won’t say how many people they have tested. The United States has run about 25,000 tests. Neither country has contained the vir…

CDC chief says it's wrong to call COVID-19 a 'Chinese virus'

thehill.com - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield said Tuesday that it was wrong to refer to the novel coronavirus as a "Chinese coronavirus," breaking with a slew of GOP …

1st known case of coronavirus traced back to November in China

livescience.com - A 55-year-old individual from Hubei province in China may have been the first person to have contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus spreading across the globe. That case dates…

Analysis | A timeline of Trump playing down the coronavirus threat

washingtonpost.com - By Aaron Blake close Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow March 17, 2020 at 11:49 AM EDT This post from last week has been updated with Trump’s l…

Covid-19: ibuprofen should not be used for managing symptoms, say doctors and scientists

bmj.com - Scientists and senior doctors have backed claims by France’s health minister that people showing symptoms of covid-19 should use paracetamol (acetaminophen) rather than ibuprofen, a drug they said mi…

The First U.S. Company Has Announced an Upcoming Home COVID-19 Test

time.com - Everlywell, a home testing company that offers dozens of lab tests to consumers, is adding a COVID-19 test beginning on March 23. Given the slow roll out of testing for COVID-19 in the U.S., and conc…

The vaccine hunters racing to save the world from the coronavirus pandemic

telegraph.co.uk - In a laboratory in the depths of Imperial College London, all eyes are on a group of mice scurrying about their daily business. The rodents were injected a few weeks ago with a prototype vaccine whic…

Coronavirus deniers and hoaxers persist despite dire warnings, claiming ‘it’s mass hysteria’

washingtonpost.com - Bank manager George McCrary of Baldwin City, Kan., says the media is playing down positive news during the crisis because that’s not “what sells,” he said. (Christopher Smith/for The Washington Post)…

In one Italian town, we showed mass testing could eradicate the coronavirus | Andrea Crisanti and Antonio Cassone

theguardian.com - It’s now about one month since Covid-19 began to sweep across Italy. With more than total cases topping 40,000 as of 19 March, it is now the worst-affected country outside of China. But in the last t…

Coronavirus and Poverty: A Mother Skips Meals So Her Children Can Eat

nytimes.com - In Brenham, where 60 percent of the 5,000 public-school students qualify for free or low-cost meals, the school district handed out more than 1,000 lunches and more than 800 breakfasts to children ov…

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New York Joins California as Millions More Americans Are Ordered to Stay Home

nytimes.com - Mr. Cuomo’s newest restrictions take effect Sunday night. But many of the decisions for what is and is not essential will be open to interpretation, and across California, cities were struggling on F…

Live updates: Air Force evacuates 89 Americans from Honduras after coronavirus travel advisory; states increase restrictions

washingtonpost.com - By Derek Hawkins and close Derek Hawkins National and breaking news reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Anna Fifield close Anna Fifield Beijing bureau chief. Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Marc…

Coronavirus live updates: Singapore reports first two fatalities, deaths jump in Spain and Italy

theguardian.com - Hello, I’m Aamna Mohdin taking over the liveblog from my colleague Rebecca Ratcliffe. Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said NHS staff treating coronavirus patients must have the protective equ…

Sen. Richard Burr, head of powerful committee, sold large amount of stocks before sharp declines in market

washingtonpost.com - Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) speaks during a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing at the U.S. Capitol on March 3. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg) By Michelle Ye Hee Lee, close…

Lockdowns multiply globally as virus strains health systems

apnews.com - Major streets and highways were deserted in many parts of the world Saturday as curfews and lockdowns multiplied in the face of a rapidly advancing virus that is severely straining many health system…

The Kushner Family Could Be Getting Very Rich Thanks to the Coronavirus

mintpressnews.com - Covid-19 might be decimating the economy and threatening to kill millions of Americans, but in crisis there is opportunity. Opportunity, specifically for Joshua Kushner, brother of Jared, son-in-law …

Trump throws tantrum over question about coronavirus fears: 'You're a terrible reporter'

theguardian.com - Donald Trump has thrown an extraordinary temper tantrum on live television, lambasting a reporter who challenged him for raising hopes about a coronavirus treatment. Peter Alexander, White House corr…

U.S. economy deteriorating faster than anticipated as 80 million Americans are forced to stay at home

washingtonpost.com - Jeremiah O'Brien, manager of the Block, a restaurant in Charleston, W.Va., wipes down tables after closing Tuesday. (F. Brian Ferguson/Charleston Gazette-Mail/AP) By David J. Lynch and close David J.…

Trump Told Governors to Buy Own Virus Supplies, Then Outbid Them

bloomberg.com - We’re tracking the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and the global response. Sign up here for our daily newsletter on what you need to know. President Donald Trump’s directive for governors to buy …

“A Storm is Coming” – Doctors Warn of COVID-19 Wave Racking Prisons

mintpressnews.com - Amid the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, doctors across the United States are warning that prisons are a ticking time bomb. Dr. Ross MacDonald, the Chief Medical Officer for Correctional Health Services…

Lobbyists Swarm as Congress Prepares Massive Aid Bill

nymag.com - The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented and (most shocking of all) bipartisan urgency about countering the dire economic consequences just on the horizon. And nary a soul is fretting ab…

Banks Pressure Health Care Firms to Raise Prices on Critical Drugs, Medical Supplies for Coronavirus

theintercept.com - In recent weeks, investment bankers have pressed health care companies on the front lines of fighting the novel coronavirus, including drug firms developing experimental treatments and medical supply…

Trump Uses Coronavirus Press Conference to Confirm He’s an Actual Sociopath

vanityfair.com - Over the past three years, many terms have been thrown around to describe Donald Trump. Phrases like “huge moron,” “colossal jerk,” “massive prick,” and, our personal favorite, “malignant tumor.” Obv…

The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming

wired.com - I have a very good retrospect-oscope, but what's needed right now as a prospecto-scope. If this were a tennis match, I would say advantage virus right now. But there's really good news from South Kor…

Delta warns of 80% revenue drop as US carriers fear doom

news.yahoo.com - New York (AFP) - Delta Air Lines on Friday warned the coronavirus pandemic will cut its second quarter earnings by 80 percent compared to 2019, and ratings agency S&P said other US carriers faced sim…

Why are the rich and famous getting coronavirus tests while we aren't? | Jennifer Schaffer

theguardian.com - Celebrities have always been the symmetrical, smiling face of wealth inequality. Their role in modern life is as paradoxical as trickle-down economics: to be preternaturally charming and attractive, …

Italy’s Coronavirus Nightmare Could Happen in U.S. Within Days or Weeks, Ex-CDC Chief Says

theintercept.com - Italy’s reported coronavirus death toll grew to more than 4,000 on Friday, outpacing China, a country with more than 20 times its population. The Italian health care system is now buckling under the …

It’s Vitally Important for Media to Get Facts Right in a Life-or-Death Crisis

fair.org - The front page of the New York Times (late) print edition for March 20, 2020, bore a large map of the United States, illustrating reported cases of Covid-19 by state and county, as of March 19, 4 p.m…

The battle against disinformation is global

theconversation.com - Disinformation-spewing online bots and trolls from halfway around the world are continuing to shape local and national debates by spreading lies online on a massive scale. In 2019, Russia used Facebo…

Retail Chains’ Responses to Coronavirus Crisis Require Deeper Digging

fair.org - BuzzFeed News (3/18/20) reported on retailers continuing to operate “in direct opposition to guidelines issued by health officials in the US and around the world.” It’s telling how many media outlets…

Donald Trump’s Cult of Personality Did This

theatlantic.com - The president of the United States is a menace to public health. I don’t mean that I disagree with him on policy, although I do. I don’t mean that I abhor the president’s expressed bigotry toward rel…

Costco Employees Say They're Not Properly Protected To Be On The "Frontlines" Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

buzzfeednews.com - The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak…

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Doomstead Diner Daily March 22
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Italy’s coronavirus death toll feeds fear of what lies ahead in Europe and the U.S.

washingtonpost.com - Coffins await transport to a cemetery Saturday in the church of Serina, near Bergamo in northern Italy. The country’s tally of coronavirus cases and deaths keeps rising, with new day-to-day highs. (C…

Why Trump, the Radical Republicans and Fox News Are Calling It the ‘Chinese Virus’ | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - In early March, an angry, longtime Republican source contacted me to vent. A dedicated conservative, he was furious not only about the Trump administration’s dealing with COVID-19, but also the endle…

NYSE boss sold his own stock ahead of coronavirus market meltdown

cbsnews.com - The CEO of the Intercontinental Exchange, which owns the New York Stock Exchange, sold millions of dollars worth of the parent company's shares in late February just days before the first reported de…

DOJ Wants to Suspend Certain Constitutional Rights During Coronavirus Emergency

rollingstone.com - The Trump Department of Justice has asked Congress to craft legislation allowing chief judges to indefinitely hold people without trial and suspend other constitutionally-protected rights during coro…

Tokyo Olympics organisers considering options to delay

theguardian.com - As huge crowds defied coronavirus fears to queue for hours to see the Olympic flame in northern Japan, a report emerged that organisers of Tokyo 2020 have begun drafting alternatives to holding the G…

Australian PM warns of lockdowns to tackle coronavirus

bbc.com - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison warns the country could see lockdowns in a bid to curb coronavirus. The potential measures come after large crowds gathered on Sydney's beaches including Bond…

State Workers Seek to Protect Labor Rights as Coronavirus Spreads

theintercept.com - On Wednesday, Annie Barrett, the division manager for Payne’s department, emailed staffers about working conditions under Covid-19, and said they were “exploring temporary telecommuter opportunities.…

Italy shuts factories as daily toll nears 800

news.yahoo.com - Rome (AFP) - Italy on Saturday shut all non-essential factories after recording another record coronavirus toll that brought its fatalities to 4,825 -- over a third of the world's total and a grim re…

Italy, Pandemic’s New Epicenter, Has Lessons for the World

nytimes.com - The government has urged national unity in obeying its restrictive measures. But on Saturday, hundreds of mayors from the hardest-hit areas told the government those measures were fatally insufficien…

Italy's worst-hit region announces stricter measures

bbc.com - The Italian region of Lombardy has introduced stricter measures in a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus. Under the new rules announced late on Saturday, sport and physical activity outside, even…

Coronavirus shut down Sin City, creating a potentially devastating situation for Las Vegas

washingtonpost.com - A couple walks along the nearly empty Las Vegas Strip on Thursday. (David Becker/For The Washington Post) By Robert Klemko close Robert Klemko Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow March 21, 2020 at 8:19 P…

Oakland Hospital Took in Coronavirus Cruise Patients. Now, Low on Supplies, Nurses Asked to Reuse Disposable Masks.

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theintercept.com - When staff first started caring for patients impacted by the pandemic, they used far more extensive protection, the nurse said: “We were wearing full N-95 masks, face shields, head covers, thick gown…

Stay home for three months, UK tells 1.5m most at risk

news.yahoo.com - Those with underlying health conditions have been advised by health officials to do all they can to shield themselves from the virus, including confining themselves at home for a long period (AFP Pho…

Evidence over hysteria — COVID-19

medium.com - A critical question to ask yourself when you first look at a data set is, “What is our metric for success?”. Let’s start at the top. How is it possible that more than 20% of Americans believe they wi…

A plea from doctors in Italy: Treat more Covid-19 patients at home - STAT

statnews.com - A dozen physicians at the epicenter of Italy’s Covid-19 outbreak issued a plea to the rest of the world on Saturday, going beyond the heartbreaking reports of overwhelmed health care workers there an…

The System Will Not Return to "Normal," and That's Good; We Can Do Better

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - This book outlines ways we can provide a superior college education for 10%-20% of the current (unaffordable) cost. Our financial-political-social system has been rotten to the core for two decades. …

Thousands of nurses answer the call for more help in crisis

thestar.com - Thousands of nurses in Ontario are willing to come out of retirement, pause their education plans or work extra hours to join health care workers on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. The …

Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases spike to 334 as testing ramps up

clickondetroit.com - Michigan reported a big spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Thursday afternoon, pushing the state reported total to 334. The state originally reported the total was 336, but that number was chan…

Out of the gloom, a portable COVID-19 test from Ottawa

ottawacitizen.com - For most of us, the COVID-19 virus has been a malevolent force, destroying jobs, wealth and social mobility. But for some, this new epoch is also an opportunity to draw on a lifetime of work to do go…

Our Public Health Infrastructure Is Losing a Fight With Capitalism

jacobinmag.com - Medicare for All would not have saved us from this disaster, but it would’ve softened the blow. The global public health crisis ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that single payer is a v…

Coronavirus Could Overwhelm U.S. Without Urgent Action, Estimates Say

nytimes.com - Three scenarios for how the outbreak could spread. Three scenarios for how the outbreak could spread. The coronavirus has infected far more people in the United States than testing has shown so far, …

Analysis | 1 in 8 Trump voters lives in a county with no ICU beds

washingtonpost.com - Janice Beal, left, Isaiah Beal and George Abatgis wait in line with others before a Trump rally in Tupelo, Miss., on Nov. 1, 2019. (Rory Doyle for The Washington Post) By Philip Bump close Philip Bum…

WATCH: NBC’s Richard Engel: ‘This Is A Bat Virus. Not A China Virus. It Doesn’t Speak Chinese’

dailywire.com - Even though COVID-19 originated in China and became a global pandemic because the Chinese government prioritized containing information about the outbreak rather than the outbreak itself, Richard Eng…

U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic

washingtonpost.com - President Trump attends the coronavirus response daily briefing at the White House on March 20. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) By Shane Harris, close Shane Harris Intelligence and national security reporte…

We Don’t Have Enough Masks

theatlantic.com - Editor's Note: Information about the novel coronavirus is rapidly changing. As a result, some of the information or advice in this article may be out-of-date. You can find The Atlantic’s most current…

Defectors Tell of Torture and Forced Sterilization in Militant Iranian Cult

theintercept.com - On a blisteringly hot summer afternoon in 2006, Reza Sadeghi ran into an old friend at the Iraqi headquarters of the Mojahedin-e Khalq, an exiled Iranian militant group better known as the MEK. The t…

Stocking Your Pantry, the Smart Way

nytimes.com - Frozen Fruits and Veggies: Use the fruit in smoothies, and the vegetables in soups, stir-fries and stews. I’m partial to frozen spinach, artichokes, kale, corn, peas and lima beans. As for fruit, I l…

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Doomstead Diner Daily March 23
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As coronavirus spreads, so do doubts about America’s ability to meet the moment

washingtonpost.com - An empty hall on Capitol Hill on Thursday. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) By Toluse Olorunnipa, close Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Griff Witte and clos…

Rupert Murdoch Put His Son in Charge of Fox. It Was a Dangerous Mistake.

nytimes.com - “Everyone saw it as part of the normal rough and tumble for all things Trump — everyone but Fox goes after him, Fox defends him,” this person said. Now, Fox is consumed by internal finger-pointing. N…

Senate falls far short of votes needed to advance coronavirus bill as clash between Republicans and Democrats intensifies

washingtonpost.com - By Erica Werner, close Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Seung Min Kim, close Seung Min Kim White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow…

Coronavirus news: New Zealand announces lockdown; Hong Kong bars entry to all non-residents - live updates

theguardian.com - UK hospitals are in urgent need of ventilators and are approaching full capacity because of the Covid-19 outbreak, which will increasingly force doctors to make tough decisions about which patients t…

Harsh Steps Are Needed to Stop the Coronavirus, Experts Say

nytimes.com - Each day’s delay in stopping human contact, experts said, creates more hot spots, none of which can be identified until about a week later, when the people infected there start falling ill. To stop t…

DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic

politico.com - The move has tapped into a broader fear among civil liberties advocates and Donald Trump’s critics — that the president will use a moment of crisis to push for controversial policy changes. Already, …

The US Government Is Also Looking At Increasing Domestic Surveillance To Fight The Spread Of The Coronavirus

techdirt.com - Say hello to the coronavirus and goodbye to privacy. The government is working with a variety of tech companies -- including infamous analytics companies like Palantir -- to get a grasp on the spread…

Coronavirus Toll Soars Despite Lockdowns As Doctors Overwhelmed

ibtimes.com - Coronavirus deaths soared across Europe and the United States on Sunday despite heightened restrictions, as Germany banned gatherings of more than two people and Chancellor Angela Merkel went into qu…

Amid Hydroxychloroquine Hopes, Lupus Patients Face Shortages

undark.org - For almost a quarter century, Julie Powers, a 48-year-old non-profit professional from Maryland, has been taking the same medication for her lupus — and until recently, she never worried that her sup…

Hunt for medical gear to fight virus becomes all-consuming

apnews.com - PARIS (AP) — The hunt for ventilators and other medical supplies consumed the U.S. and Europe on Monday, as new coronavirus infections soared and political paralysis stalled efforts for a quick aid p…

Just When You Thought Things Couldn't Get Worse, Neo-Nazis Are Trying to Weaponize Coronavirus

rollingstone.com - White supremacists are using an encrypted messaging app called Telegram to devise schemes with the intent of weaponizing the coronavirus to target law enforcement agents and “nonwhite” people, accord…

Nigeria Has Chloroquine Poisonings After Trump Praised Drug

bloomberg.com - We’re tracking the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and the global response. Sign up here for our daily newsletter on what you need to know. Nigeria reported two cases of chloroquine poisoning afte…

Olympic postponement may be 'inevitable', Japan's PM says

sg.sports.yahoo.com - Postponing the Olympics over the coronavirus pandemic may become "inevitable", Japan's prime minister conceded Monday, after the International Olympic Committee said a delay was being considered as p…

'I’m going to keep pushing.' Anthony Fauci tries to make the White House listen to facts of the pandemic

sciencemag.org - Anthony Fauci (far right) attends a recent White House press briefing on the pandemic. By Jon CohenMar. 22, 2020 , 7:35 PM Anthony Fauci, who to many watching the now-regular White House press briefi…

In First Two Years Of Trump Admin, More Than 1,600 Scientists Left Government

mavenroundtable.io - More than 1,600 federal scientists left government in the first two years of the Trump administration, an exodus fueled by administration policies that have diminished the role of science in policy-m…

‘Mint the F*cking Coin’: Rep. Rashida Tlaib Proposes Radical Law to Provide Coronavirus Relief Payments

lawandcrime.com - Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) released a sweeping proposal to deal with the economic turmoil caused by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and ensuing panic. The plan, in basic form, would “woul…

Earthquake rocks Croatia's capital

bbc.com - An earthquake has rocked Croatia's capital Zagreb, damaging buildings and leaving cars crushed by falling chunks of masonry. A teenager is in a critical condition after a roof collapsed, local media …

NASA fixes Mars lander by telling it to hit itself with a shovel

futurism.com - NASA’s InSight lander, which is currently on the surface of Mars, has faced some unexpected problems during its mission to explore and study the planet. Namely, a digging probe that was built to burr…

Harvey Weinstein Has the Coronavirus and Is In Isolation, Reports Say (UPDATED)

lawandcrime.com - Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein has reportedly contracted the Coronavirus/COVID-19. That’s according to unnamed sources who spoke to The Niagara Gazette and Deadline. The Gazette’s sources are desc…

Companies have been buying back massive amounts of stock this year

cnbc.com - Stock buybacks this year are strong but just below 2018's record, according to a new report from J.P. Morgan. As buybacks hit records last year (about $800 billion), a predictable political backlash …

Trump goes down in flames after whining ‘it costs me billions to be president’

rawstory.com - President Donald Trump was blasted after another press conference on Sunday. After pushing the briefing off twice, and finally arriving an hour late, Trump told the nation everything was fine. The pr…

Opinion - Martial Law is Coming to the USA

informationclearinghouse.info - Visit Stephen's website - [url=http://www.stephenlendman.org]www.stephenlendman.org[/url] - Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. His newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony R…

Bigger Brother

nybooks.com - In the 1970s, when Shoshana Zuboff was a graduate student in Harvard’s psychology department, she met the behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner. Skinner, who had perhaps the largest forehead you’ll ev…

Governors and mayors in growing uproar over Trump’s lagging coronavirus response

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Coronavirus: what happens to people's lungs if they get Covid-19?

theguardian.com - What became known as Covid-19, or the coronavirus, started in late 2019 as a cluster of pneumonia cases with an unknown cause. The cause of the pneumonia was found to be a new virus – severe acute re…

This virus is ravaging rich countries. What happens when it hits the poor ones? | Nesrine Malik

theguardian.com - Though Africa has fewer coronavirus cases and a slower rate of infection than the UK, many countries in the continent have passed dramatically more extreme measures to prevent its spread than Britain…

Government officials reportedly 'just couldn't get' Trump to do anything about coronavirus early on

news.yahoo.com - The Trump administration has taken some heat for what many consider a delayed response to the coronavirus pandemic that's now sweeping through the country. But, The Washington Post reports, there wer…

How the Coronavirus Shattered Trump’s Serene Confidence

newyorker.com - Early last week, the Trump era—which defined itself by a lurid celebration of “alternative facts,” a contempt for science, and an assault on global institutions and the “administrative state”—came to…

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Jeff Bezos, World’s Richest Man, Wants Your Donations To Help Amazon Employees

mintpressnews.com - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s first centibillionaire, a man who vies with Bill Gates for the title of the planet’s richest individual, is asking the public for donations to provide basic support…

Trump vows to reopen US economy even as deaths from coronavirus rise

theguardian.com - Donald Trump has said he was eager to reopen the US economy in weeks, not months, even as the death toll from the virus continued to rise. The president, who has been anxious about the effects of the…

Senate negotiators cite progress on coronavirus bill after day of drama and rancor

washingtonpost.com - By Erica Werner, close Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Paul Kane, close Paul Kane Senior congressional correspondent and columnist Emai…

'Where's Fauci?' America panics as doctor absent again from White House briefing

theguardian.com - Moments after Donald Trump approached the lectern to open the daily task force briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, mild panic broke among viewers online. Where was Dr Anthony Fauci, the 79-year-old…

Coronavirus: What Newsweek Failed to Mention About “Continuity of Government”

mintpressnews.com - WASHINGTON DC (The Last American Vagabond) — Last week, Newsweek published a report entitled “Inside The Military’s Top Secret Plans If Coronavirus Cripples the Government,” which offers vague descri…

Italy’s coronavirus deaths are staggering. They may be more preview than anomaly.

washingtonpost.com - Northern Italy is struggling to cope with the number of deaths from the coronavirus. (Flavio Lo Scalzo/Reuters) By Chico Harlan, close Chico Harlan Rome bureau chief covering southern Europe and some…

Coronavirus Treatment Developed by Gilead Sciences Granted “Rare Disease” Status, Potentially Limiting Affordability

theintercept.com - Today, Gilead abruptly announced that it would no longer provide emergency access to remdesivir, telling the New York Times that “overwhelming demand” left it unable to process requests for the drug …

The Pandemic Is Going to Cost Us $5 Trillion ... Or More | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - The $1 trillion coronavirus relief package Congress passed won’t come close to making up for the damage caused by COVID-19 and the Trump administration’s lethal dawdling. We need the government to ac…

Trump Is Back to Waging War on Science, at the Worst Possible Moment

nymag.com - Earlier this month, the White House became aware of studies showing the coronavirus, if unchecked, could kill 2 million Americans, and Trump suddenly reversed his public stance. After having minimize…

In the American South, Covid-19 Could Find Fertile Ground

undark.org - In early 2018, Bill Crawford learned that Mississippi lawmakers intended to shrink Medicaid reimbursements by 5 percent. Crawford, a longtime community leader from Meridian, worried about the wisdom …

The Latest: Ice rink in Spain turned into makeshift morgue

apnews.com - The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 382,000 people and killed over 16,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms a…

Trump’s excuses for not using the Defense Production Act are wrong — and dangerous

vox.com - Last Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order invoking the Defense Production Act (DPA). That provision requires private companies to prioritize any federal government orders for p…

With Outbreaks Come Misinformation. Covid-19 Is No Exception.

undark.org - As the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, continues to spread around the world, many have taken to social media with false medical advice for combating the infection. In a Facebook post that as of Februa…

Images of Cuban Doctors Helping Italy Go Viral, Burst Media Narrative

mintpressnews.com - Only one week ago Joe Biden was excoriating Bernie Sanders for his praise of Cuba’s medical system. “These are flat-out dictators, period, and they should be called for it, straight-up,” the former v…

Amid coronavirus, thousands of foreign doctors could be blocked from U.S.

statnews.com - The status of more than 4,200 foreign doctors who were chosen to do medical residencies in American teaching hospitals — hospitals that will desperately need their help to cope with Covid-19 — is in …

China to lift lockdown on Wuhan, ground zero of coronavirus pandemic

cnn.com - Chinese President Xi Jinping waves to residents who are quarantined at home on March 10. But while the restrictions have slowed the spread of the virus, they failed to contain it. In the past week, t…

“He Can’t Make Any Big Decisions”: As the Crisis Escalates, Trump Experiments With a Pivot

vanityfair.com - As the death toll from the coronavirus accelerates across the country—by Monday there have been more than 400 domestic fatalities—Donald Trump is grasping for a strategy before the crisis destroys hi…

Arizona man dies after ingesting substance touted by President Trump

ktar.com - Medical personnel at work in the intensive care unit of the hospital Pourtales site "Hospital Pourtales" during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Neuchatel, Switzerland, Monday, March 23…

Texas Republican: ‘Lots of Grandparents’ Willing to Die to Save Economy for Kids

nymag.com - Republican talking points on the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus has taken a morbid turn over the past few days. Though early last week, the GOP dominated the messaging over welfare benefit…

Cable news should cancel the Trump Show

vox.com - For the sake of public health, journalistic integrity, and the public’s basic mental health, it’s time to stop broadcasting President Donald Trump’s daily “coronavirus task force” briefings live. Eve…

"We are desperate": Trump’s inaction has created a crisis with protective medical gear

vox.com - A long foreseen shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) — including masks, N95 respirators, and gowns — is crippling health workers’ ability to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in the Unit…

Big Business Lobbied Trump Not to Order Coronavirus Supplies

nymag.com - President Trump’s reluctance to use the Defense Production Act has been one of the most enduring mysteries of the coronavirus epidemic. The Defense Production Act is a 1950 law allowing the federal g…

What Our Contagion Fables Are Really About

newyorker.com - When the plague came to London in 1665, Londoners lost their wits. They consulted astrologers, quacks, the Bible. They searched their bodies for signs, tokens of the disease: lumps, blisters, black s…

The role of the press in the coronavirus pandemic is to provide truth, even if that truth is grim - Poynter

poynter.org - The Poynter Report is our daily media newsletter. To have it delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, click here. It’s a new week, but everything feels the same. That’s because each day is the same — f…

Presenting Trump and Science as Equals Isn’t Balanced, It’s Dangerous

fair.org - With more than 32,000 COVID-19 infections and 400 deaths in the US to date, and Surgeon General Jerome Adams predicting that “this week, it’s going to get bad,” as hospitals prepare for the eventuali…

Why Scientists Are Optimistic That Chloroquine Could Treat Coronavirus

elemental.medium.com - The exploration of chloroquine as a potential antiviral agent has been ongoing for quite some time. A study in 2005 showed that chloroquine prevented the spread of SARS CoV in cultured cells (SARS Co…

White House: We’re Going to Have to Let Some People Die So the Stock Market Can Live

vanityfair.com - One of the major reasons the United States is in the midst of a health crisis that has killed 427 people and infected at least 34,354 so far is the fatty mass inside Donald Trump's...

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Statistics and Research

ourworldindata.org - If the case fatality rate does not tell us the probability that someone infected with the disease dies as a result, what does it tell us? And how does the CFR compare with the actual (unknown) probab…

Opinion | There is a monumental crisis on the front line of the coronavirus battle

washingtonpost.com - A medical worker tells a driver to keep their window closed at a drive-through coronavirus testing site in Arlington on March 19. (Michael A. McCoy/For The Washington Post) By Dorothy Novick March 23…

‘This is a trap’: Progressives sound alarm as GOP attempts sneak attack on Social Security in coronavirus stimulus plan

intrepidreport.com - Tucked inside Senate Republicans’ gargantuan coronavirus stimulus package is a provision that progressives are warning could significantly damage Social Security’s funding in the short-term and empow…

Trump is ignoring his top health advisers over 2020 election fears

vox.com - On day seven of the White House’s “15 days to slow the spread” initiative, President Donald Trump started talking about sending Americans back to work — an idea at odds with advice from his top healt…

The Butcher of Khiam: How Trump Brought Home Notorious War Criminal Amer Fakhoury

mintpressnews.com - Beirut, Lebanon (Mideast Discourse) — Amer Fakhoury escaped from Beirut, Lebanon on a US military helicopter on March 19. He had been arrested in September, betting his American passport would save h…

Rule Number 1 for Government Bailouts of Companies: Make Sure Voters and Taxpayers Share in the Upside | naked capitalism

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How to wage war, FDR-style, on our pandemic

intrepidreport.com - The United States president, Donald Trump, is now proclaiming, stands at “war.” We are facing, in the novel coronavirus, “an invisible enemy” that could claim the lives of more Americans than every s…

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White House asks everyone who left NYC area to self-quarantine for coronavirus; Trump pushes to ease restrictions by mid-April against expert advice

washingtonpost.com - By Kim Bellware, close Kim Bellware Reporter covering national breaking news and features Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Colby Itkowitz, close Colby Itkowitz Congress, campaigns, health policy, Penn…

Senate, White House reach $2 trillion stimulus deal to blunt coronavirus fallout

washingtonpost.com - By Erica Werner, close Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Mike DeBonis, close Mike DeBonis Congressional reporter covering the House of Re…

Cuomo to Trump administration: 'You pick the 26K people who are going to die'

politico.com - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference against a backdrop of medical supplies at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. | John Minchillo/AP Photo By SHANNON YOUNG and MARIE J. FREN…

Coronavirus live news: EU leaders plan Europe-wide crisis management centre as India locks down

theguardian.com - French government scientific advisers have recommended a total of six weeks’ lockdown, a suggestion president Emmanuel Macron and his ministers are considering but seem reluctant to announce at this …

This Isn’t Trump’s Katrina. It’s Stupid, Slow-Motion 9/11.

slate.com - Can the 2020 Election Survive the Pandemic? Governors Beg for Medical Supplies as Trump Refuses to Act The Senate Is Mad Democrats Are Getting What They Bargained for Out of Joe Biden “We were very p…

The UK Hasn't Bombed Iraq or Syria Since Last September. What Gives?

mintpressnews.com - The UK’s involvement in the U.S.-led air war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria has slowly and quietly wound down over the last few months. Official figures show that the UK hasn’t dropped a single bomb …

Why families in Italy can't say goodbye to the dead

bbc.co.uk - Italy has banned funerals because of the coronavirus crisis. For many, the virus is now robbing families of the chance to say a final goodbye. "This pandemic kills twice," says Andrea Cerato, who wor…

The coronavirus isn’t alive. That’s why it’s so hard to kill.

washingtonpost.com - By Sarah Kaplan, close Sarah Kaplan Reporter for Speaking of Science Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow William Wan and close William Wan National correspondent covering health, science and news Email E…

Trump weighs restarting economy despite warnings from U.S. public health officials

washingtonpost.com - By Josh Dawsey, close Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Yasmeen Abutaleb, close Yasmeen Abutaleb National reporter focusing on health policy Email EmailBio…

Trump versus the scientists: The president’s tug-of-war with experts over coronavirus policy

washingtonpost.com - Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, and National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci listen as President Trump speaks with the coronavi…

Oxford Study: Coronavirus May Have Already Infected Half of U.K. Population

nymag.com - We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. Subscribe now. Because testing regi…

Why Germany’s coronavirus death rate is so much lower than other countries’ rates

washingtonpost.com - A medical staff walks to a coronavirus test center set up in a tent outside a doctor's office in Berlin’s Reinickendorf district. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters) By Loveday Morris close Loveday Morris Berl…

‘We Need to Not Just Slow Down the Disease, but Stop It’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed FAIR’s Jim Naureckas about COVID-19 for the March 20, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: A public health crisis will bring m…

In pandemic, rumors of martial law fly despite reassurances

apnews.com - NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans have been ordered to stay home. Businesses and schools are shuttered. And National Guard units have been activated in more than half the states. Yet despite what…

In Pursuit of Chinese Scapegoats, Media Reject Life-Saving Lessons

fair.org - We are barely a few months into the year, but it is already clear that the coronavirus will be 2020’s defining event in media and politics. For weeks, conservative media echoed the explicit Trump lin…

No, Trump Can’t Revive the Economy Through Human Sacrifice

nymag.com - The economists had tried everything. They’d fiddled around with interest rates, raised taxes and then lowered them. But no matter what policy cocktail they served up, their forecasting model regurgit…

After Trump Hyped Chloroquine as a Covid-19 Cure, a Man Died Trying to Self-Medicate With a Version of the Chemical Used to Clean Fish Tanks

theintercept.com - The Swiss drug company Novartis and Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries also plan to donate millions of doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets. Another drug maker, Mylan said it would restar…

Evidence over hysteria — COVID-19

medium.com - A critical question to ask yourself when you first look at a data set is, “What is our metric for success?”. Let’s start at the top. How is it possible that more than 20% of Americans believe they wi…

Out of the gloom, a portable COVID-19 test from Ottawa

ottawacitizen.com - For most of us, the COVID-19 virus has been a malevolent force, destroying jobs, wealth and social mobility. But for some, this new epoch is also an opportunity to draw on a lifetime of work to do go…

Human Rights Dimensions of COVID-19 Response

hrw.org - Police patrol near the Arc de Triomphe on the first day of confinement due to COVID-19, Paris, France, March 17, 2020. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that an outbreak…

America needs a five-week national lockdown to defeat coronavirus

usatoday.com - I am an MIT-trained physicist and complexity scientist who studies pandemics. I have warned about global pandemics due to increasing travel for 15 years. I recommended community-based monitoring of s…

‘Take it very seriously’: Pastor at Arkansas church where 34 people came down with coronavirus sends a warning

washingtonpost.com - (iStock) By Julie Zauzmer close Julie Zauzmer Reporter covering religion, faith and spirituality Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow March 24, 2020 at 8:24 PM EDT In early March, before First Assembly of…

Should Congress demand America's youth give a year of service to their country?

theconversation.com - What does it mean to serve the United States, and who should be required to do so? On March 25, 2020, after three years of investigation, the National Commission for Military, National, and Public Se…

King David’s Ancient Road: How Israeli Archaeologists Are Aiding the Theft of Silwan

mintpressnews.com - Jerusalem, Palestine — Wadi Hilweh, also known as Silwan, is a lovely, ancient town that sits in the valley directly below the Al-Aqsa compound, just outside the Old City of Jerusalem. Sadly, on any …

Exclusive: Inside the military's top secret plan if coronavirus cripples the government

newsweek.com - Even as President Trump says he tested negative for coronavirus, the COVID-19 pandemic raises the fear that huge swaths of the executive branch or even Congress and the Supreme Court could also be di…

Technology of Death: The Not-So-Shocking Report on Israeli Weapons Exports

mintpressnews.com - The Middle East, battered by wars and adjoining humanitarian crises that have left millions of people stateless, hungry and diseased, is in urgent need of peace, security, and reconstruction. Thanks …

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Infections near 500,000; European health systems buckle

apnews.com - MADRID (AP) — Worldwide infections from the new coronavirus were set top top half a million people on Thursday as both Italy and the United States appeared poised to surpass China, where the pandemic…

The Longest Day: Senate Unanimously Passes $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

nymag.com - Senate leaders congratulated themselves in the wee hours of Wednesday morning for reaching an agreement on a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. But they were a bit premature. Late on Wednesday…

Senate passes $2 trillion bill to blunt coronavirus pandemic’s economic impact, as households and businesses gasp for relief

washingtonpost.com - By Erica Werner, close Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Mike DeBonis and close Mike DeBonis Congressional reporter covering the House of…

Doctors And Nurses Say More People Are Dying Of COVID-19 In The US Than We Know

buzzfeednews.com - In California, one ER doctor who works at multiple hospitals in a hard-hit county told BuzzFeed News, “those medical records aren't being audited by anyone at the state and local level currently and …

Live updates: Much of the world under coronavirus lockdown as global cases approach 500,000; new U.S. jobless claims will shatter decades-old record

washingtonpost.com - By Miriam Berger, close Miriam Berger Reporter covering Middle East, Foreign Affairs Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Teo Armus, close Teo Armus Reporter on the Morning Mix team Email EmailBio BioFoll…

As Governments Struggle to Contain Coronavirus, Doctors Get Inventive

mintpressnews.com - It doesn’t look like much. In fact, it looks like garbage: a cheap plastic hose inserted into a metal box. But Dr. Rhys Thomas’ invention is worth its weight in gold – and it’s already saving lives. …

Men are much more likely to die from coronavirus - but why?

theguardian.com - It has been well-publicised that Covid-19 discriminates by age and by underlying health conditions. But it has become increasingly apparent that it also discriminates by sex, with men more likely to…

Trump versus the scientists: The president’s tug-of-war with experts over coronavirus policy

washingtonpost.com - Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, and National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci listen as President Trump speaks with the coronavi…

13 Deaths in a Day: An ‘Apocalyptic’ Coronavirus Surge at an N.Y.C. Hospital

nytimes.com - [Machine beeping] “The frustrating thing about all of this is it really just feels like it’s too little, too late. Like we knew — we knew it was coming. Today is kind of getting worse and worse. We h…

Worker at NYC hospital where nurses wear trash bags as protection dies from coronavirus

nypost.com - The shortage of safety gear at one Manhattan hospital is so dire that desperate nurses have resorted to wearing trash bags — and some blame the situation for the coronavirus death of a beloved collea…

Could There Be Legal Ramifications for Spreading the Coronavirus?

nymag.com - We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. Subscribe now. As the Department of…

Trump Cabinet Bible Teacher Says China, Gay People to Blame for Coronavirus

theintercept.com - Ralph Drollinger, a minister who leads a weekly Bible study group for President Donald Trump’s cabinet, released a new interpretation of the coronavirus pandemic this week, arguing that the crisis re…

As Latin America Shuts Down to Fight Virus, Brazil and Mexico Are Holdouts

nytimes.com - Even after several of his top aides tested positive for the virus after traveling to Florida on an official trip that included a dinner with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Mr. Bolsonaro continued to …

"At the Mercy of a Deranged Lunatic” – How Jair Bolsonaro Is Endangering Brazil During COVID–19

mintpressnews.com - In what may be its darkest hour, Brazil is at the mercy of a deranged lunatic. This is no exaggeration, wrote independent outlet Brasil Wire yesterday. The country’s far-right President Jair Bolsonar…

Liberty University’s choice to stay open during coronavirus, explained

vox.com - On Sunday, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. announced that unlike virtually all other colleges and universities in the United States, Liberty would soon be reopening and permitting thou…

Media Struggle to Defend Washington’s Cruelty Toward Venezuela and Iran as Coronavirus Spreads

fair.org - AP (New York Times, 3/17/20) accepts the IMF’s excuse that lack of “clarity” over Venezuela’s “rightful leader” prevents it from giving the country coronavirus aid–even though in 2002, the IMF rapidl…

Multiple GOP-led States Use Coronavirus to Limit Abortion Access

theroot.com - The entire country is in the midst of a public health crisis not seen in modern times. That fact hasn’t stopped the GOP from being the GOP. In fact, they saw fit to fully take advantage of the situat…

What happens to spread of virus if Trump loosens restrictions too soon?

theguardian.com - On Monday, Donald Trump announced he would seek to “reopen large sections of the country” by Easter with the aim of easing Covid-19’s economic impact, a move public health experts say would risk esca…

Never forget: Trump's sociopathic tendencies fueled this disaster

alternet.org - Donald Trump, reality-TV phony to his core, clearly believes all he needs to do to erase his almost unfathomable levels of failure that have led to the coronavirus crisis is to play-act being a resol…

How Panic-Buying Revealed the Problem With the Modern World

theatlantic.com - As pictures of empty shelves dominated our social-media feeds here in Britain, armchair critics denounced their fellow citizens as selfish and greedy. Stop hoarding! End the panic-buying! Hang on, th…

Opinion | Trump barrels toward calamity

washingtonpost.com - President Trump with Fox News's Bill Hemmer and Vice President Pence at the White House on Tuesday. (Evan Vucci/AP) By Dana Milbank close Dana Milbank Op-ed columnist covering national politics Email…

White House Pushes U.S. Officials to Criticize China For Coronavirus ‘Cover-Up’

thedailybeast.com - As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow at a rapid pace in the U.S., the White House is launching a communications plan across multiple federal agencies that focuses on accusing Beijing …

India bans exports of drug touted by Trump as potential Covid-19 treatment

statnews.com - The Indian government has banned exports of hydroxychloroquine, the decades-old malaria drug that was touted by President Trump as a possible weapon in the fight against Covid-19, but has been in sho…

As The Coronavirus Crisis Heats Up, Why Isn't America Hearing From The CDC?

npr.org - President Trump takes questions from reporters Monday. Joining him at the press briefing on coronavirus are Vice President Pence; Attorney General William Barr; Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavi…

We need smart coronavirus testing, not just more testing - STAT

statnews.com - Despite three weeks of assurances, most Americans who have symptoms of Covid-19 still can’t get tested for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease. Last Friday, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai…

The BJP and Israel: Hindu Nationalism is Ravaging Democracy in India

mintpressnews.com - It was only a matter of time before the anti-Muslim sentiment in India turned violent. A country that has historically prided itself on its diversity and tolerance and for being ‘the largest democrac…

Perspective | The media must stop live-broadcasting Trump’s dangerous, destructive coronavirus briefings

washingtonpost.com - By Margaret Sullivan close Margaret Sullivan Media columnist Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Media columnist March 21, 2020 at 12:36 PM EDT More and more each day, President Trump is using his daily …

Opinion | Lessons From Lockdown

nytimes.com - Fifth, a crisis always exposes the corruptibility of capitalism. This expresses itself in everything from price gouging on essential items, to congressional figures shedding stock ahead of the market…

Intercepted Podcast: Capitalist Death Panels

theintercept.com - The Trump administration is pushing a deadly cocktail of lies and propaganda. This week on Intercepted: As the coronavirus rapidly spreads throughout the United States, major public health organizati…

The coronavirus has given Trump something he’s always wanted: A chance to totally take over TV

vox.com - Late on Tuesday, East Coast time, a few of my colleagues noted something: President Trump had been on TV basically all afternoon. From 12:45 to 2 pm, he had hosted a Fox News town hall. During the 3 …

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US cases now most in world, US capital sees more infections

apnews.com - TORONTO (AP) — The United States’ caseload of coronavirus infections surged to the most in the world and its capital reported more infections, as Italy shut most of its industry and masses of Indian …

Trump team failed to follow NSC’s pandemic playbook

politico.com - The playbook also stresses the significant responsibility facing the White House to contain risks of potential pandemics, a stark contrast with the Trump administration’s delays in deploying an all-o…

“In a Week We Will Be Italy”: NYC ER Doctor Says the U.S. Pandemic Will Only Get Worse

democracynow.org - AMY GOODMAN: We’re going to begin right here in New York City, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, hospitals seeing the same surge in coronavirus cases that overwhelmed he…

New York Gov. Cuomo calls his state 'canary in coalmine' as he pleads with Trump administration for ventilators

marketwatch.com - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday made an impassioned plea for thousands of ventilators to be sent to his state within the next 14 days to deal with an expected severe shortage given the wave of …

It was the worst week for the economy in decades. The pain is just beginning.

washingtonpost.com - Pam Massey, 66, inside the Ultimate Looks hair salon in Gig Harbor, Washington. Her income is $0 as her state has locked down, but her bills are still piling up. (Stuart Isett/For The Washington Post…

Charles Koch Network Pushed $1 Billion Cut to CDC, Now Attacks Shelter-in-Place Policies for Harming Business

theintercept.com - AFP’s position, which directly contradicts the advice of medical experts who say that social isolation is essential to curbing the spread of the coronavirus, comes after the group lobbied the Trump a…

Trump Wants To Get The US Back To Work By Easter. Here’s Why That Would Be A Medical Disaster.

buzzfeednews.com - For the past few days, President Donald Trump has railed against medical advisers who maintain that the nation needs to persist with social distancing — or face a catastrophic death toll from COVID-1…

Opinion | Trump Wants to ‘Reopen America.’ Here’s What Happens if We Do.

nytimes.com - President Trump says he wants the United States “raring to go” in two and a half weeks, on Easter, with “packed churches all over our country.” He and many other political conservatives suggest that …

The U.S. traditionally leads in times of crisis. Now it’s practicing self-isolation.

washingtonpost.com - An Ukrainian cargo plane coming from China — and loaded with 74 tons of face masks, respirators and testers to help combat the coronavirus outbreak — arrived in Bratislava, Slovakia, on Wednesday. (A…

Trump's mismanagement helped fuel coronavirus crisis

politico.com - After senior CDC official Nancy Messonnier correctly warned on Feb. 25 that a U.S. coronavirus outbreak was inevitable, a statement that spooked the stock market and broke from the president’s own me…

Job Vacancies and Inexperience Mar Federal Response to Coronavirus

nytimes.com - The secretary, Robert L. Wilkie, has no experience in emergency management, and he has been largely absent from public briefings with senior officials on the pandemic. “Secretary Wilkie has attended …

Trump Is Haggling Over Ventilator Prices While Coronavirus Patients Die

nymag.com - Hospitals in New York, Detroit, and Atlanta are at or above their capacity, with growing numbers of coronavirus patients pouring in. Hospital staff and governors are begging for more protective equip…

Is the Trump Cult a Death Cult?

theintercept.com - Wait! Before you go on about your day, ask yourself: How likely is it that the story you just read would have been produced by a different news outlet if The Intercept hadn’t done it? Consider what t…

In Iran, false belief a poison fights virus kills hundreds

apnews.com - TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Standing over the still body of an intubated 5-year-old boy wearing nothing but a plastic diaper, an Iranian health care worker in a hazmat suit and mask begged the public for jus…

Report of Urns in Wuhan Raises Questions About COVID-19 Death Toll

time.com - (Bloomberg) — The long lines and stacks of ash urns greeting family members of the dead at funeral homes in Wuhan are spurring questions about the true scale of coronavirus casualties at the epicente…

Coronavirus live news: US must take action to improve relations, Xi says

theguardian.com - Defeating Covid-19 will call for more than vaccines; it will involve quarantines, social distancing, antivirals and other drugs, and healthcare for the sick. But the idea of a vaccine – the quintesse…

16% of Ohio’s coronavirus cases are healthcare wor

cleveland.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio --About 16 percent of Ohio’s coronavirus cases are healthcare workers, Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton said Wednesday. More healthcare workers are tested for the dise…

How Does the Coronavirus Behave Inside a Patient?

newyorker.com - In the third week of February, as the COVID-19 epidemic was still flaring in China, I arrived in Kolkata, India. I woke up to a sweltering morning—the black kites outside my hotel room were circling …

Doctors And Nurses Say More People Are Dying Of COVID-19 In The US Than We Know

buzzfeednews.com - In California, one ER doctor who works at multiple hospitals in a hard-hit county told BuzzFeed News, “those medical records aren't being audited by anyone at the state and local level currently and …

Jair Bolsonaro claims Brazilians 'never catch anything' as Covid-19 cases rise

theguardian.com - Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has tried to reassure his citizens over the threat of coronavirus by claiming Brazilians can bathe in excrement “and nothing happens”. As Brazil’s Covid-19 death tol…

What Can We Learn From the Plague That Killed Athenian Democracy?

slate.com - Plague in an Ancient City, by Michael Sweerts, circa 1652. Democrats Are Getting What They Bargained for Out of Joe Biden The Real Reason Trump Started Calling the Virus “Chinese” Trump Responds to N…

A ‘negative’ coronavirus test result doesn’t always mean you aren’t infected

washingtonpost.com - Medical personnel from BayCare test people for the coronavirus in the parking lot outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. (Chris O'Meara/AP) By Carolyn Y. Johnson close Carolyn Y. Johnson Science rep…

Has Saudi Arabia Shot Itself in the Foot With Its Oil Price War?

mintpressnews.com - Faced with an escalating crisis brought on by the global outbreak of COVID-19, Saudi Arabia made a conscious decision to increase oil production in order to avert a potential oil-price collapse. The …

New Orleans Faces a Virus Nightmare, and Mardi Gras May Be Why

nytimes.com - “One of my members, Sister Monica, is on a ventilator,” said Tyrone Jefferson, 46, pastor of a church in the city’s St. Roch neighborhood. “Another rushed to a hospital yesterday. Two are at home wit…

Prosperity gospel megachurches: close them down as health risks

intrepidreport.com - The City of Destiny in Apopka, Florida [right] is a de facto entertainment complex for the weak-minded and gullible. It is neither a theme park nor a cinema multiplex. The City of Destiny is one of s…

Piece of lost continent discovered beneath Canada

livescience.com - A piece of a lost continent has been discovered lurking beneath Canada — and the evidence was hiding in rocks that originated in Earth's interior, where diamonds form. The secret was concealed in a t…

‘This is a massive scandal’: Trump FDA grants drug company exclusive claim on promising coronavirus drug

intrepidreport.com - As healthcare providers across the U.S. desperately attempt to treat a rapidly growing number of patients with the coronavirus, a pharmaceutical company with ties to the Trump administration has been…

“Everyone Deserves A Cost-Of-Living Adjustment”: Interview with UCSC Striker Yulia Gilich

unicornriot.ninja - Santa Cruz, CA – Graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) at the University of California in Santa Cruz (UCSC) are fighting for a livable wage. A year of unsuccessful attempts to encourage their em…

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Covid-19 Chaos Breeds Impatience, But It's Only Just Begun

undark.org - The world learned Friday that U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson — whose own reluctance to act quickly against the Covid-19 threat had been widely criticized — has himself been infected by the novel c…

Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus bill into law as companies and households brace for more economic pain

washingtonpost.com - By Erica Werner, close Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Paul Kane and close Paul Kane Senior congressional correspondent and columnist E…

Coronavirus live news: Cases in Italy overtake China, US infections pass 100,000

theguardian.com - Here’s the wrap of coronavirus pandemic news from the last few hours: The US has become the first country to exceed 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases as Donald Trump signed into law the largest eco…

Coronavirus: After the EU Failed to Deliver, Italy Looks to Russia for Help

mintpressnews.com - ROME (Mideast Discourse) — More than 15 military transport planes flew from Russia to Italy delivering disinfection units, 180 doctors, 100 personnel which include specialists in biological protectio…

President Trump Says ‘We Don't Need’ The Defense Production Act As States Struggle With Supply Shortages

forbes.com - Key Background: The United States has 81,578 cases of coronavirus, the most confirmed in the world, surpassing China and Italy on Thursday. There are 1,180 deaths in the country, less than other coun…

‘He’s killing us’: Outrage as Trump says hospitals need just two ventilators and FEMA balks over pricetag of buying more

rawstory.com - There is massive outrage as many are hearing President Donald Trump telling Fox News host Sean Hannity that New York City hospitals usually just have two ventilators while he mocked Governor Andrew C…

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Trump seeks to ramp up production of medical equipment after harsh criticism of his slow response

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks at Friday’s coronavirus news conference in the White House press briefing room. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Philip Rucker and close Philip Rucker White House Bureau…

As Congress Pushes a $2 Trillion Stimulus Package, the “How Will You Pay For It?” Question Is Tossed in the Trash

theintercept.com - When Congress passes a spending bill that is fully “paid for,” it sends two sets of instructions to the Federal Reserve. The Fed is the government’s fiscal agent — i.e. its bank — and virtually all p…

Stop Trying To Make Andrew Cuomo Happen ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - I’ve lived in New York for 13 years, which makes this an eerily appropriate time to experience a plague. Some days, I hide from the news entirely; on others I watch the mounting infection rate with r…

China sends medical aid to Pakistan to combat virus outbreak

apnews.com - ISLAMABAD (AP) — China has sent a plane loaded with medical personnel and supplies to aid Pakistan in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in one of the world’s most populous nations, the …

'Choppy waters' await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, on…

A cruise ship with 1,800 people is unable to dock at any local ports. Now 138 are sick, 4 are dead, and coronavirus cases are being confirmed on the stranded ship still at sea.

businessinsider.fr - Four passengers have died aboard Holland America Line's stranded MS Zaandam cruise ship, according to a recording leaked to Business Insider from a sister ship sent to rescue healthy passengers. "I a…

A sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden has ignited a firestorm of controversy

vox.com - Last year, several women came forward publicly to say Joe Biden had kissed or touched them in ways that made them uncomfortable. One of them was Tara Reade, who said Biden used to “put his hand on my…

In Exchange for Aid, Trump Wants Praise From Governors He Can Use in Campaign Ads

theintercept.com - While Trump approved Newsom’s request to declare the coronavirus outbreak in California a major disaster within hours of the governor asking on Sunday, freeing federal funds, the president failed to …

First Denial, Then Fear: Covid-19 Patients in Their Own Words

wired.com - Welcome to the first of what will be regular chapters of a living oral history of the Covid-19 pandemic, an attempt to capture in real time the stories playing out across our country, in the words of…

"Don’t call the woman in Michigan" — Trump’s pettiness was on display during Friday’s coronavirus briefing

vox.com - Americans would like to think the federal government would come to the aid of states who need help in emergency situations, regardless of whether their leaders are supporters of the president or not.…

Opinion | Trump Chooses Disaster as His Re-Election Strategy

nytimes.com - And President Trump appears poised to urge workers in some areas back into the pandemic, possibly as soon as mid-April, to restart the economy — a maneuver health experts agree would cause cases to s…

How sick will the coronavirus make you? The answer may be in your genes

sciencemag.org - A patient in Italy receives intensive care for COVID-19. Human geneticists are coming together to look for genes that make some people more vulnerable to the disease. By Jocelyn KaiserMar. 27, 2020 ,…

Coronavirus pandemic's global impact seen from space in chilling satellite images

space.com - The global response to the novel coronavirus pandemic is so intense that it's visible from space. As people around the world are staying at home and practicing "social distancing," satellites have ca…

The rise of the bio-surveillance state

newstatesman.com - Mitigation is the new suppression. Where weeks ago many Western governments deemed it enough to isolate those with Covid-19, now they are closing down societies and producing scenes that few in the B…

Is ‘Viral Load’ Why Some People Get a Mild Case of COVID-19?

nymag.com - As researchers try to understand why some people infected with COVID-19 experience mild or nonexistent symptoms while others require hospitalization, one factor they have considered is the “viral loa…

Coronavirus mapped: which countries have the most cases and deaths?

theguardian.com - Since first being recorded late last year in China, the Covid-19 coronavirus has spread around the world, and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. By early spring, Europe had be…

The debate over ending social distancing to save the economy, explained

vox.com - “America will again, and soon, be open for business,” President Donald Trump said on Monday. “Very soon. A lot sooner than three or four months that somebody was suggesting. A lot sooner. We cannot l…

In a Nation Paralyzed by a Pathogen, Deep Cleaners Have Their Day

undark.org - As it travels between hosts, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, appears as a tiny, spiky orb, between 50 and 200 billionths of a meter across. Expelled from the human body – by a cough, say,…

Watch New Orleans

theatlantic.com - Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Between the time this sentence was written and the time this article is pub…

“People Are Dying”: The Front Lines of the COVID-19 War Are in the World’s Media Capital

vanityfair.com - An Associated Press story evoked the “cacophony of coughing” and “war-zone-like” conditions of New York’s besieged E.R.s. The cover of Thursday’s New York Post featured a photo of three Mt. Sinai nur…

Doctors “Strongly Condemn” UK Decision to Keep Assange Imprisoned During COVID-19 Pandemic

mintpressnews.com - Doctors4Assange, a group of 195 medical professionals from 30 countries, released a statement today “strongly condemning” a British court decision to keep Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange incarcer…

The Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is a $2 Trillion Slush Fund for Washington Cronies | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - Yves here. The financial crisis was such a successful exercise in looting the public purse that our oligarchs are at it again, this time via the “stimulus” bill. By Marshall Auerback, a market analys…

UK's Johnson virus positive as new outbreaks appear in US

apnews.com - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson became the first leader of a major country to test positive for the coronavirus while disturbing new outbreaks appeared in the United States, deaths surged in Ita…

How to Clean and Disinfect Yourself, Your Home, and Your Stuff

wired.com - There’s something deeply unsettling about stepping out of the home-from-work boredom of self-isolation into the tense, ambient panic of grocery shopping during a pandemic. Normal is a double-sided co…

As U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top the World Charts, Minnesotans’ “Stay at Home” Order Goes Into Effect

unicornriot.ninja - St. Paul, MN – In efforts to quell the spread of COVID–19, Minnesota’s governor has issued an Executive Order to Stay at Home. The order goes into effect on Saturday, March 28, and lasts until April …

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The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

nytimes.com - Alex Azar had sounded confident at the end of January. At a news conference in the hulking H.H.S. headquarters in Washington, he said he had the government’s response to the new coronavirus under con…

Trump takes immediate step to try to curb new inspector general’s autonomy, as battle over stimulus oversight begins

washingtonpost.com - By Jeff Stein and close Jeff Stein Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Devlin Barrett close Devlin Barrett Reporter focusing on national security and law enforcement Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow March…

New York residents urged to avoid travel as virus spreads

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — Health authorities urged millions of residents of the New York City region to avoid non-essential travel due to surging coronavirus infections there as deaths in the United States and …

Is ‘Viral Load’ Why Some People Get a Mild Case of COVID-19?

nymag.com - As researchers try to understand why some people infected with COVID-19 experience mild or nonexistent symptoms while others require hospitalization, one factor they have considered is the “viral loa…

Trump says quarantine for N.Y., N.J. and Connecticut 'not necessary'

nbcnews.com - WASHINGTON —President Donald Trump backed away from earlier comments Saturday that he was considering enforcing a quarantine in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area after state officials que…

Rhode Island door knocks in search of fleeing New Yorkers

apnews.com - WESTERLY, RI (AP) — The Rhode Island National Guard started going door to door on Saturday in coastal areas to inform any New Yorkers who may have come to the state that they must self-quarantine for…

The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed.

nytimes.com - In 2014, with no ventilators having been delivered to the government, Covidien executives told officials at the biomedical research agency that they wanted to get out of the contract, according to th…

Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right

nytimes.com - Adding that Dr. Fauci is bearing the brunt of the attacks, Mr. Bergstrom said: “There is this sense that experts are untrustworthy, and have agendas that aren’t aligned with the people. It’s very con…

The FDA approves a coronavirus test that can give results in 5 minutes

vox.com - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a molecular test that can diagnose novel coronavirus infections within a matter of minutes. The test, created by Abbott Laboratories, is highly portable …

Whitmer: Feds told vendors not to send medical supplies to Michigan

crainsdetroit.com - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer suggested Friday that a growing rift with the White House is affecting shipments of medical supplies to Michigan amid exponential growth in confirmed coronavirus cases. "When th…

U.S. COVID-19 Counts May Be Higher Than We Think They Are — Report

hillreporter.com - A new report details that the number of people who have contracted coronavirus, including the number of people who have died from the disease, may be much higher than the numbers being collected by t…

Coronavirus: Italy becoming impatient with lockdown - and social unrest is brewing

news.sky.com - Videos have emerged of desperate people in Italy begging for help because they have run out of money and food. Well into its third week of the coronavirus lockdown, Italy is still seeing many hundred…

Infectious Disease Experts Don’t Know How Bad The Coronavirus Is Going To Get, Either

fivethirtyeight.com - One of the most pernicious parts of the COVID-19 crisis is how uncertain everything is. Researchers and officials cite statistical models that estimate infection rates, death counts and when things w…

New York’s paramedics unable to answer emergency calls as 20% of service ill, most with COVID-19

nationalpost.com - The coronavirus outbreak sweeping through New York City has pushed its ambulance service close to the breaking point, with hundreds of personnel out ill and emergency calls skyrocketing, supervisors …

Florida governor blocks Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Times from coronavirus press conference

miamiherald.com - A reporter for the state capital bureau operated jointly by two of Florida’s largest newspapers was denied access Saturday to a press conference by Gov. Ron DeSantis detailing the state’s latest effo…

NYC coronavirus cases reach nearly 30K, with a death every 9.5 minutes

nypost.com - Troubling new data released Saturday shows the death rate from coronavirus sharply accelerating in the Big Apple, with one person dying every 9.5 minutes in the last 24 hours. At least 67 more people…

Spain counts 832 deaths in 24 hours as toll surges to 5,690: govt

devdiscourse.com - Until now the urban planning was focused on mitigation to natural disastrous, climate change, pollution, chronic illness and lifestyle diseases. However, the global pandemic of novel coronavirus is g…

Number of UK coronavirus deaths rises above 1,000

bbc.co.uk - The number of people to have died with the coronavirus in the UK has reached 1,019. The latest government figures on Saturday showed there were another 260 deaths in the UK in a day, up from 759 on F…

Russia closes borders to slow coronavirus spread - SHINE News

shine.cn - Russia is fully closing its borders from Monday to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the government said on Saturday. A municipal worker disinfects an embankment fence in Moscow on March 28, 2020 i…

Italy's toll tops 10,000 despite long lockdown

news.yahoo.com - Italy recorded nearly 900 deaths Saturday (AFP Photo/Piero CRUCIATTI) Rome (AFP) - The coronavirus toll in Italy shot past 10,000 on Saturday and showed

Washington ER Doctor Is Fired After Demanding Better Coronavirus Safety Protections

thedailybeast.com - An emergency room doctor at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, WA was terminated Friday afternoon, after becoming a local champion for the need for safety equipment and worker prote…

Red and Blue America Agree That Now Is the Time to Violate the Constitution

theatlantic.com - Countries are taking extraordinary measures to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these measures limit individual freedom and may also violate rights guaranteed by national constitutions. Italy’s co…

Cell Phone Tracking Analysis Shows Where Florida Springbreakers and New Yorkers Fleeing Coronavirus Went to Next

ecowatch.com - A viral video showing cell phone data collected by location accuracy company X-Mode from spring break partiers potentially spreading the coronavirus around the U.S. has brought up questions of digita…

theatlantic.com - I have a friend who makes his living among the dead. On the phone last week, his voice was unfamiliarly heavy. “Everyone at the office is stressed,” he told me. “It’s like anger and hindsight combine…

Here's A Running List Of President Trump's Lies And Other Bullshit

buzzfeednews.com - A lie isn’t just a false statement. It’s a false statement whose speaker knows it’s false. In these instances, the president — or his administration — have clear reason to know otherwise. Reporters a…

The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life

theguardian.com - When the definitive history of the coronavirus pandemic is written, the date 20 January 2020 is certain to feature prominently. It was on that day that a 35-year-old man in Washington state, recently…

Elite Hackers Are Using Coronavirus Emails to Set Traps

wired.com - In a week dominated by news of the global Covid-19 pandemic, companies scrambled to find ways of securely supporting employees working from home. But the c

'We are naked against the coronavirus': tale of desperation in a Madrid hospital

theguardian.com - With its lush indoor gardens, ornate pavilions and red carpet area, Madrid’s Ifema convention centre was the impressive backdrop Spain showed the world last December, when the country took on last-mi…

Desperate for medical equipment, states encounter a beleaguered national stockpile

washingtonpost.com - Don Wood, an official with the Strategic National Stockpile, shown in 2009 awaiting a shipment of medical supplies during the H1N1 outbreak. (Francisco Kjolseth/AP) By Amy Goldstein, close Amy Goldst…

Men are getting sicker, dying more often of

washingtonpost.com - A health worker carries a body on a stretcher outside a hospital in Madrid on March 25. Epidemiological data from Spain shows that older men are faring worse in the coronavirus pandemic. (Oscar Del P…

UK coronavirus live: lockdown measures will be in place for 'significant period', says Gove

theguardian.com - Welcome to our UK-focused coronavirus news live blog. We’ll bring you developments as they happen after the UK recorded the highest single-day increase in deaths yesterday since the Covid outbreak be…

Federal Judge Tosses Dakota Access Pipeline Permits, Orders Full Environmental Review - Resilience

resilience.org - On March 25, a federal judge tossed out federal permits for the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), built to carry over half a million barrels of Bakken crude oil a day from North Dakota, and ordered the …

Senators Call For Better Protections For De

buzzfeednews.com - UPS signed a deal with the Teamsters union promising to pay quarantined employees, dropped the signature requirement to help prevent infection, and says it’s “in the process of replenishing our suppl…

The Meaning of Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Quackery

newyorker.com - On March 18th, researchers in France circulated a study about the promising experimental use of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, in combination with azithromycin, an antibiotic, as a treatme…

China Closed All Its Movie Theaters Again

vanityfair.com - The fraught world of theatrical experience was struck another blow on Friday as China abruptly closed all its movie theaters—again. The news, reported by the Hollywood trade press on Friday, came jus…

Joe Biden's sexual assault accuser wants to be able to speak out without fear of "powerful men"

newsweek.com - Joe Biden's campaign team has vehemently denied the sexual assault allegations of a former Senate staffer who says she wanted to come forward to ensure that "powerful men" are held to account. Last y…

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

apnews.com - President Donald Trump has backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a “strong Travel Advisory”…

The next financial crisis: A collapse of the mortgage system

politico.com - Usually, a mortgage company can withstand a few borrowers failing to make payments, but the breadth of the coronavirus pandemic has sparked industry estimates of between 25 and 50 percent of borrower…

While You Were Taking Care of Your Family, EPA Was Giving Polluters a Free Pass

climaterealityproject.org - Well, the nation’s top polluters took it to heart this week. Because while the rest of us were taking care of our families and anxiously watching the news on the stimulus bills, fossil fuel companies…

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The Workers Who Supply the World’s Food Are Starting to Get Sick

bloomberg.com - Eggs are collected from a barn of Lohmann Brown chickens at a farm in Illinois, U.S. Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast …

More Costco Employees Have Tested Positive For The Coronavirus Days After A Coworker Died From The Disease

buzzfeednews.com - The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak…

Trump Blames Hospitals for Coronavirus Mask Shortages

nymag.com - The Trump administration dithered as the coronavirus swept the planet, and because of its delay, has had to scramble to provide hospitals with the equipment they need to save lives and protect patien…

A Chilling Account From A Doctor At The Center Of The Coronavirus Crisis

buzzfeednews.com - Medical workers outside at Elmhurst Hospital Center in the Queens borough of New York City, March 26. The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about …

South Africa Under Lockdown as COVID–19 Spreads

unicornriot.ninja - Durban, Kawzulu-Natal, South Africa – On March 5, 2020, South Africa reported its first official case of coronavirus (COVID–19) in the Kwazulu-Natal province. Since then, the virus has expanded into …

The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

nytimes.com - Alex Azar had sounded confident at the end of January. At a news conference in the hulking H.H.S. headquarters in Washington, he said he had the government’s response to the new coronavirus under con…

Bail Out Journalists. Let Newspaper Chains Die.

nytimes.com - “There’s all this ‘doom and gloom for local journalism stories’ that have happened in the last week or so, and I hope that other people see what we’re doing and understand that the important thing is…

Coronavirus live news: expert claims UK infection 'may be slowing' as New York state passes 1,000 deaths

theguardian.com - The Scottish government has finally launched a volunteering scheme for members of the public to help during the coronavirus crisis, in a collaboration with the British Red Cross, the NHS and a volunt…

The coronavirus crisis is exposing how the economy was not strong as it seemed

washingtonpost.com - Jennifer Wittlin prepares dinner takeout orders at Big King March 25 in Providence, R.I. Owner James Mark said pushing to restart the economy before the health crisis is over would put him under pres…

In West African Coronavirus Hotspot, War Has Left 700,000 Homeless and Exposed

theintercept.com - Sawadogo remembers the raid on Rofenega as a chaotic blur punctuated by gunfire. The long-legged octogenarian with rheumy eyes and a white beard seemed dazed by the violence that had left him homeles…

The Contrarian Coronavirus Theory That Informed the Trump Administration

newyorker.com - So you have to develop a model which is going to explain why there’s a fairly rapid increase at the outset, and then why the thing starts to turn flat, ultimately down, and then disappears. That’s th…

The Fate of the News in the Age of the Coronavirus

newyorker.com - In 2009, as the economy struggled to rebound from the Great Recession, executives at the New York Times found themselves in a vigorous internal debate. They were trying to decide whether their conten…

Medical Professionals Reportedly Believe Coronavirus Deaths May Be Higher Than Official Numbers Say

complex.com - According to a BuzzFeed News report that relies on comments from medical professionals dealing directly with the coronavirus pandemic, people within the medical industry think more individuals are dy…

Opinion | Covid-19 Brings Out All the Usual Zombies

nytimes.com - True, there may be some billionaires who imagine that denying the crisis will work to their financial advantage. Just before Trump made his terrifying call for reopening the nation by Easter, he had …

President Trump extends social distancing guidance until end of April

washingtonpost.com - By Ian Duncan and close Ian Duncan Member of the transportation team focused on the U.S. Department of Transportation Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Felicia Sonmez close Felicia Sonmez National repo…

Ethicists Race to Offer Rules For Deciding Who Lives and Who Dies

undark.org - With the fast-spreading SARS-CoV-2 virus overwhelming hospitals and leaving crucial life-saving equipment in short supply, doctors and other health care providers in Italy, Spain, and possibly elsewh…

Country Artist Joe Diffie Dead From Coronavirus at Age 61

billboard.com - Veteran country artist Joe Diffie has died following complications from COVID-19. The Grammy and CMA-Award winner passed away Sunday (March 29), according to his publicist. He was 61. Diffie went pub…

In Exchange for Aid, Trump Wants Praise From Governors He Can Use in Campaign Ads

theintercept.com - As he increasingly tries to shovel blame for the shortage of medical supplies onto the governors of states with densely populated areas that are suffering the most from the coronavirus pandemic, Pres…

Doctors And Nurses Say More People Are Dying Of COVID-19 In The US Than We Know

buzzfeednews.com - In California, one ER doctor who works at multiple hospitals in a hard-hit county told BuzzFeed News, “those medical records aren't being audited by anyone at the state and local level currently and …

This is Very Important News from Italy. Please Read.

talkingpointsmemo.com - In a time of uncertainty and fear I’m reluctant to pass on startling information based on first pass looks at statistics. But this seems sufficiently compelling and concrete to merit our attention. H…

Asymptomatic Carriers Are Fueling the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here’s Why You Don’t Have to Feel Sick to Spread the Disease

discovermagazine.com - This week, the White House issued a warning for anyone who recently fled New York City: Quarantine yourself for a full 14 days or risk spreading COVID-19 to a new community — regardless of whether yo…

Dyson Designs Portable Ventilator in 10 Days to Fight Coronavirus: 'The Race Is Now On'

yahoo.com - It took Dyson just 10 days to design an entirely new ventilator meant to help coronavirus patients — and now, the company is making 15,000 of them, Dyson said. The British Dyson, best known for its v…

Coronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner

thehill.com - As the fallout from the coronavirus dominates Washington and the country, one high-profile item has fallen out of the spotlight: a GOP effort to investigate Hunter Biden and Ukraine gas company Buris…

Influencer Who Participated in Toilet Licking Challenge Says He Tested Positive for Coronavirus

people.com - A California influencer who participated in the viral toilet-licking challenge claims to have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The social media star, known as Larz and GayShawnMendes…

Why is the CDC 'sitting on the sidelines' in the Covid-19 fight? - STAT

statnews.com - The public health challenge of our generation is right in front of us. SARS-CoV-2 appears to be the Andromeda strain that public health workers fear to see emerging. After many years of working at th…

Trump: America’s Most Dangerous Pathogen? - The Bulwark

thebulwark.com - It has come to this: America’s deadliest pathogen may be its own president. In one sense, COVID-19 is Trump’s dream come perversely true—it has licensed his endless voracity to consume our mass consc…

Rush Limbaugh argues that medical experts are just part of the ‘Deep State’

alternet.org - Far-right talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, like President Donald Trump, has been a frequent source of nonsense during the coronavirus crisis: on his February 24 show, he equated COVID-19 with “the comm…

Opinion: COVID-19 isn’t the only thing that’s gone viral. Ageism has, too

theglobeandmail.com - Nathan Stall is a geriatrician at Sinai Health System (SHS) in Toronto and a research fellow at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Samir Sinha is …

Opinion | The coronavirus gives Russia and China another opportunity to spread their disinformation

washingtonpost.com - (Denis Charlet/Afp Via Getty Images) By Editorial Board March 29, 2020 at 4:59 PM EDT AS FAST as the coronavirus has raced around the globe, it has been outpaced by a blinding avalanche of social med…

Trump Is Fighting a War Against Governors, Not the Coronavirus

nymag.com - We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. Subscribe now. On March 18, Preside…

The Coronavirus-Denial Movement Now Has a Leader

theatlantic.com - He’s described the illness as a “little flu,” a trifling “cold.” He’s accused the media of manufacturing “hysteria”—even as confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, soar…

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CDC considering recommending general public wear face coverings in public

washingtonpost.com - Jillian Kislow makes face masks for her friends in her Pasadena, Calif., kitchen during the global outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) By Joel Achenbach, close Joel Achenbach Re…

Restrictions Are Slowing Coronavirus Infections, New Data Suggest

nytimes.com - Hospitalizations occur several days after symptoms like fever appear. “The cases being counted now had fevers five to 10 days ago,” she said. The slowing of new hospital admissions “suggests that our…

US Accused of Using Food Aid to Smuggle Weapons to Militants in Syria's Rukban Refugee Camp

mintpressnews.com - DAMASCUS (Mideast Discourse) — While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken center stage in the media, little attention is being paid to a tragedy playing out in southeastern Syria. Far away from the wester…

Trump administration sent protective medical gear to China while he minimized the virus threat to US

cnn.com - Join us on Twitter and Facebook I won't be so glib as to ask what happened to Trump's "America First" policy. That's too easy. But the fact Trump claimed to comprehend the risk posed by the coronavir…

The Contrarian Coronavirus Theory That Informed the Trump Administration

newyorker.com - So you have to develop a model which is going to explain why there’s a fairly rapid increase at the outset, and then why the thing starts to turn flat, ultimately down, and then disappears. That’s th…

Chewed Up and Spit Out: What Happens to Veterans When They Retire?

mintpressnews.com - The phrase “military-industrial complex” is thrown around a lot. But the fact remains that the United States spends almost as much on war as the rest of the world combined. American troops are statio…

So there’s been a ‘stay-at-home’ order. Here’s what that means for you.

washingtonpost.com - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces a stay-at-home directive Monday in Annapolis. The order was set to go into effect at 8 p.m. (ryland Gov. Larry Hogan R announces a stay-at-home directive Monday in…

Trump says Republicans would ‘never’ be elected again if it was easier to vote | Donald Trump

theguardian.com - Donald Trump admitted on Monday that making it easier to vote in America would hurt the Republican party. The president made the comments as he dismissed a Democratic-led push for reforms such as vot…

Beyond Chutzpah: the Hypocrisy of US Nacroterrorism Charges Against Venezuela

mintpressnews.com - According to the parable, the ungrateful son takes out a life insurance policy on his parents, murders them to collect, and is caught and found guilty. At his sentencing, the judge asks if he has any…

Biden's Foreign Policy Teams Hints at War with China, Conflict with Russia

mintpressnews.com - After closely conversing with senior foreign policy experts on Joe Biden’s team, Thomas Wright, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe for the influential think-tank the Brookings Ins…

Greek Government Cuts Power to Worker-Run Factory in Midst of Pandemic

unicornriot.ninja - Thessaloniki, Greece – Under the cover of darkness at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning, two vehicles of riot police along with the Public Power Corporation cut the power to the occupied worker-run factory…

Experts Race to Offer Rules For Deciding Who Lives and Who Dies

undark.org - With the fast-spreading SARS-CoV-2 virus overwhelming hospitals and leaving crucial life-saving equipment in short supply, doctors and other health care providers in Italy, Spain, and possibly elsewh…

‘Never Again’ Demo Demands Release of Detainees Amidst COVID–19 Pandemic

unicornriot.ninja - St. Paul, MN – As the coronavirus continues to spread, activists in Minnesota are speaking out for the safety of those behind bars. On Friday, March 27, hours before a Stay at Home order was to go in…

CNN Poll: Americans divided over government handling of coronavirus outbreak

cnn.com - Women report feeling less prepared than men: 73% of women say they are "very" or "somewhat" prepared to deal with a coronavirus infection in their families, compared with 80% of men. Among Americans …

How sick will the coronavirus make you? The answer may be in your genes

sciencemag.org - A patient in Italy receives intensive care for COVID-19. Human geneticists are coming together to look for genes that make some people more vulnerable to the disease. By Jocelyn KaiserMar. 27, 2020 ,…

Opinion | What kind of person calls 100,000-plus dead a ‘very good job’?

washingtonpost.com - By Dana Milbank close Dana Milbank Op-ed columnist covering national politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Columnist March 30, 2020 at 6:52 PM EDT The synchronicity was impressive. A few minutes b…

Exponential “stacking” of Coronavirus deaths

medium.com - We have twice as many cases today as we had 3 days ago. That’s what doubling time means. Because of that, half of all cases were infected within the last 3 days, and the other half of all cases were …

Gannett Announces Pay Cuts and Furloughs Across Entire Media Company

thedailybeast.com - One of the largest newspaper companies in America on Monday announced massive furloughs and pay cuts across the company due to plummeting advertising revenue in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. In a…

Doctors Say It’s Only a Matter of Time Before Virus Sweeps India

bloomberg.com - We're tracking the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and the global response. Sign up here for our daily newsletter on what you need to know. It’s the phone calls at all hours of the night he rememb…

Netanyahu goes into quarantine after aide tests positive for coronavirus

foxnews.com - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his close advisors are going into quarantine after one of his aides tests positive for the coronavirus. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more d…

Joe Biden comes to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s defense after Trump slams state’s coronavirus response

mlive.com - Democratic primary front-runner Joe Biden defended Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s work to address the coronavirus pandemic after she sparred with President Donald Trump about who is responsible for providin…

Coronavirus pandemic could kill as many as 200,000 in U.S., White House warns

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HHS holding up delivery of 2,000 U.S. ventilators, Pentagon says

pbs.org - WASHINGTON — A senior military general says the Pentagon has not yet delivered any of the 2,000 ventilators it offered to the Department of Health and Human Services two weeks ago because HHS has ask…

Governors plead for medical equipment from federal stockpile plagued by shortages and confusion

washingtonpost.com - My Pillow chief executive Michael Lindell speaks during the coronavirus response briefing at the White House on Monday. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) By Toluse Olorunnipa, close Toluse Olorunnipa White House…

U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic

washingtonpost.com - President Trump attends the coronavirus response daily briefing at the White House on March 20. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) By Shane Harris, close Shane Harris Intelligence and national security reporte…

Trump projects up to 240,000 coronavirus deaths in U.S., even with mitigation efforts

washingtonpost.com - By Philip Rucker and close Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow William Wan close William Wan National correspondent covering health, science and news Email EmailBio…

For Autocrats, and Others, Coronavirus Is a Chance to Grab Even More Power

nytimes.com - Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha of Thailand has assumed the authority to impose curfews and censor the news media. Journalists there have been sued and intimidated for criticizing the government’s r…

California to release 3,500 inmates early as coronavirus spreads inside prisons

latimes.com - California is granting early release to 3,500 inmates in an effort to reduce crowding as coronavirus infections begin spreading through the state prison system. Lawyers for Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesd…

Residents in Yemen Fear Saudi Arabia May Be Weaponizing COVID-19

mintpressnews.com - In Hodeida, Saudi warplanes bombed a quarantine center that had been prepared to treat coronavirus patients. Saudi airstrikes also destroyed water wells on Kamran Island, which was reportedly struck …

Opinion | Trump to Governors: I’d Like You to Do Us a Favor, Though

nytimes.com - Nevertheless, there’s little doubt governors feel life-or-death pressure to flatter the president. “Several governors made clear they fear inadvertently harming their own citizens if they are too str…

Why There’s No National Lockdown

theatlantic.com - In the United States, COVID-19 cases top 120,000—now the most of any country in the world—and deaths surpass 2,000. Many states are acting to contain viral spread through mass closures of businesses …

The Cults of Capital ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - The phrase “business as usual” evokes a wry glance or a cynical snort even under normal political circumstances. In the face of the crisis in which we now find ourselves, the phrase sounds positively…

Meet the Americans Studying Medicine on the Cuban Government’s Dime

mintpressnews.com - It’s a medical school like no other: the largest of its kind in the world. The Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana, Cuba hosts students from well over 100 countries and every year, doz…

The coronavirus disaster hasn't happened yet

katz.substack.com - Welcome back to The Long Version, a newsletter by Jonathan Myerson Katz. For most Americans, for most of our lives, the United States has been a comfortable place to live. There are glaring exception…

Angry Bear » Brace yourselves: the US is Setting Up a Ghastly “Natural Experiment”

angrybearblog.com - Brace yourselves: the US is setting up a ghastly “natural experiment” – by New Deal democrat When I began my “Coronavirus Dashboard,” I was hopeful that it would document the slow progress towards tu…

We May Never Know the Virus’s Real Body Count

theatlantic.com - We rely on numbers to understand the size and scope of tragedy—to gauge what went wrong and put the damage in perspective. More Americans have now died from the coronavirus than were killed in the Se…

The EPA Is Another Coronavirus Casualty

nymag.com - This one is a bleak portent. On Thursday, the same day Donald Trump signed into law a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus more than twice as big as the historic 2009 Great Recession package (and rushed …

Courts Put the Brakes on Politicians’ Efforts to Ban Abortion Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

theintercept.com - Update: March 31, 2020, 3:55 p.m. ET In near record time, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily halted a lower court order that would have protected access to abortion in Texas amid the C…

COVID-19: The Black Swan Is Circling - Resilience

resilience.org - I am not an expert on infectious disease. If you haven’t done so already, please read an article or listen to a podcast by someone who is—I’d suggest Laurie Garrett, author of the Pulitzer-winning Th…

Fauci: Mask-wearing recommendation under ‘very serious consideration’

politico.com - “The thing that has inhibited that a bit is to make sure that we don’t take away the supply of masks from the health care workers who need them,” he continued. “But once we get in a situation where w…

Opinion | It’s Time to Make Your Own Face Mask

nytimes.com - It shouldn’t have come to this, but here we are. The world is running out of face masks for health care workers, which is one reason American officials, including the surgeon general, have warned mem…

Rikers Island Prisoners Being Offered PPE and $6 an Hour to Dig Mass Graves

theintercept.com - Hart Island, though, “has limited burial space,” the report noted, and “may not be able to accommodate a large influx of decedents requiring burial,” which the preparedness plan estimated at between …

Lacking Protective Equipment, Physicians Fear for Their Families

undark.org - Dr. Jessica Kiss’ twin girls cry most mornings when she goes to work. They’re 9, old enough to know she could catch the coronavirus from her patients and get so sick she could die. Kiss shares that f…

'The Strike Wave Is in Full Swing': Amazon, Whole Foods Workers Walk Off Job to Protest Unjust and Unsafe Labor Practices

commondreams.org - Labor rights advocates on Monday urged the public to show support and solidarity with Amazon employees who walked off the job at a Staten Island warehouse following what the workers said was an unacc…

Governor still won’t issue statewide shutdown as Florida now has 85 coronavirus deaths

miamiherald.com - Gov. Ron DeSantis continued to resist calls for a statewide “stay-at-home” order even as the number of people in Florida tested positive for COVID-19 steadily increased on Tuesday night, up to 6,741 …

Cuomo says coronavirus is 'more dangerous' than expected as New York cases jump 14% overnight to 75,795

cnbc.com - He said the outbreak in New York state may not peak for three weeks. "If our apex is 14 to 21 days ... then [you] have to come down the other side of the mountain once you hit the apex," he said. "So…

The Coronavirus Is the Biggest Emerging Markets Crisis Ever

foreignpolicy.com - At the head of the list of vulnerable countries is South Africa. The virus count in South Africa is heading rapidly towards a tipping point. Its health system is stretched at the best of times with a…

Traffic at Walmart, Costco and Target falls for the first time in weeks as coronavirus stockpiling behavior shifts

marketwatch.com - Traffic at Walmart Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp. and Target Corp. dropped for the first time in the weeks since the coronavirus pandemic ramped up in the U.S., according to Placer.ai. Walmart WMT, -1.…

Teargas, beatings and bleach: the most extreme Covid-19 lockdown controls around the world

theguardian.com - As coronavirus lockdowns have been expanded globally, billions of people have found that they are now faced with unprecedented restrictions. Police across the world have been given licence to control…

Oil Prices Are Cratering. This Is a Bad Time for That to Happen.

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U.S. coronavirus deaths surge past 4,600 as officials start to compare struggle with Italy’s outbreak

Tyler Peoples, left, and Jason Horn, of the Springs Rescue Mission, set up cots in the City Auditorium on Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colo., to help isolate homeless people with symptoms of coronavirus infection.

washingtonpost.com - Tyler Peoples, left, and Jason Horn, of the Springs Rescue Mission, set up cots in the City Auditorium on Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colo., to help isolate homeless people with symptoms of corona…

Anthony Fauci’s security is stepped up as doctor and face of U.S. coronavirus response receives threats

washingtonpost.com - By Isaac Stanley-Becker, close Isaac Stanley-Becker National political reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Yasmeen Abutaleb and close Yasmeen Abutaleb National reporter focusing on health policy…

Coronavirus live news: global cases near million mark as US federal stockpile of medical equipment dwindles

theguardian.com - Abe’s offer of masks - two per household - came the day after experts had warned Japan was on the brink of a medical crisis as cases rose around the nation, especially in Tokyo. The prime minister sa…

Coronavirus kills 1,000 in a single day in US, double that of the flu

usatoday.com - The U.S. topped 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time Wednesday, a daily death toll more than double that of two of America's most deadly illnesses – lung cancer and the flu. De…

Covidiot Scourge Continues To Plague Country

thesmokinggun.com - APRIL 1--A Missouri miscreant yesterday walked around a discount store and coughed “on the doors and into the air” before writing “COVID 19” in the condensation on a freezer door, police charge. As d…

Samuel L. Jackson Has A Message for Everyone: Stay the F--k at Home

vanityfair.com - With coronavirus cases spiking around the country and projection models estimating more than 100,000 Americans will die from the disease over the next couple of months, Samuel L. Jackson has a strong…

Coronavirus Aid for Regime Change: Washington's 13 Point Plan for Venezuela

mintpressnews.com - The State Department released what it called its “democratic transition framework for Venezuela” yesterday; a 13-point plan for the removal of Nicolas Maduro and a radical overhaul of the country’s p…

Will the coronavirus kill the oil industry and help save the climate?

theguardian.com - The plunging demand for oil wrought by the coronavirus pandemic combined with a savage price war has left the fossil fuel industry broken and in survival mode, according to analysts. It faces the gra…

Sen. Kelly Loeffler sold at least $18 million more in stocks before the coronavirus crash than previously reported

vox.com - Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) benefited from stock trades worth millions of dollars shortly before the general public was alerted to the severity of the Covid-19 crisis, selling off shares in industries…

Asian countries face possible second wave of coronavirus infections

theguardian.com - Asian countries that started to feel tentative hope that their responses to the coronavirus pandemic were bearing fruit are now facing possible second waves, brought by a rush of panicked people raci…

Key Medical Supplies Were Shipped From U.S. Manufacturers to Foreign Buyers, Records Show

theintercept.com - The current supply crisis has been precipitated by a variety of administration failures, from cuts to international programs for disease detection and preparation to a refusal to swiftly mobilize sup…

Private Equity Baron Sitting on Empty Philadelphia Hospital in Line For Huge Tax Break

theintercept.com - Pennsylvania so far has 4,843 confirmed Covid-19 cases, and 63 deaths, including 1,315 cases and 14 deaths in Philadelphia. The city is preparing to face a rapid increase in cases and deaths already …

We Can Finally See the Real Source of Washington Gridlock

theatlantic.com - Updated at 4:06 p.m. ET on April 1, 2020. Deep into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Republican leaders had one question for President Barack Obama, as his administration sought …

New evidence shows Trump—who says he knew Covid-19 was ‘going to be horrible’—allowed exports of crucial supplies to continue

rawstory.com - Even though Trump said during a press conference on Tuesday that he knew more than a month ago that the crisis was “going to be horrible,” the new evidence shows that he and his administration did no…

Ventilator firms are racing to boost production as the pandemic accelerates

technologyreview.com - Major manufacturers are striking unusual partnerships and sharing designs to rapidly boost production of ventilators for critically ill covid-19 patients, though it still isn’t clear the effort will …

Pence, in Craziest Lie Yet, Denies Trump Ever Downplayed the Coronavirus

nymag.com - President Trump has changed his posture on the coronavirus repeatedly. First he spent weeks dismissing the virus, then he briefly shifted into the persona of a “wartime president” who would defeat th…

Everything you need to know about making your own face mask

vox.com - It feels as though advice is rapidly changing about whether most Americans should be wearing face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. At first, experts and officials cautioned agains…

Coronavirus could lead to the highest unemployment levels since the Great Depression

vox.com - On March 24, 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, to not much fanfare, predicted that unemployment in the United States was about to skyrocket to a point higher than that reached at the peak …

Nursing home infections, deaths surge amid lockdown measures

apnews.com - Nursing homes across the country have been in lockdown for weeks under federal orders to protect their frail, elderly residents from coronavirus, but a wave of deadly outbreaks nearly every day since…

Trump Lies About Cutting White House Pandemic Team to Dodge (Checks Notes) Fox News

theintercept.com - “I wouldn’t necessarily characterize it as a mistake,” Fauci answered, diplomatically. “I would say we worked very well with that office. It would be nice if the office was still there.” Before Rober…

Pentagon Requests 100,000 Body Bags for Coronavirus Victims: Report

nymag.com - We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. Subscribe now. While public health …

The coronavirus may hit rural America later — and harder

vox.com - FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Early this week, Kodiak Island, part of an archipelago in southwest Alaska, issued a “hunker down” proclamation, asking residents to stay at home as much as possible. In the Covid…

Why are journalists skipping Trump’s daily coronavirus briefing? Not enough news to risk their health.

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks to reporters, who sat spaced-out, social-distancing style, in the White House Rose Garden on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Paul Farhi close Paul Farhi Media r…

Power-hungry leaders are itching to exploit the coronavirus crisis

cnn.com - While such moves naturally spark immediate fears of political overreach from leaders, they also raise questions around what happens when this pandemic is over. The concern is that as the world comes …

Opinion: I’ve fought epidemics around the world. Now it’s Canada that must prepare for the worst

theglobeandmail.com - Joanne Liu is a physician and the former international president of Médecins Sans Frontières. Canada is about to experience the full brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most Canadians have no idea how ov…

Blood centers will collect plasma from COVID-19 survivors in bid for treatment

nbcnews.com - Blood donation centers across the U.S. are ramping up efforts to collect plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 in hopes it could be used to save the lives of others infected with the pa…

Iran confronts coronavirus amid a ‘battle between science and conspiracy theories’

sciencemag.org - A member of the Iranian army walks through a temporary 2000-bed hospital for novel coronavirus patients set up at the international exhibition center in Tehran. By Richard StoneMar. 29, 2020 , 10:15 …

Analysis | Trump blames hospitals for mask and ventilator shortages

washingtonpost.com - By Aaron Blake close Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow March 29, 2020 at 7:34 PM EDT President Trump has been focused on shifting blame for wh…

Coronavirus: Iceland’s mass testing finds half of carriers show no symptoms

english.alarabiya.net - As the coronavirus pandemic surges worldwide, each piece of data counts in the fight against the deadly pathogen. But significant findings about the contagious disease are coming from an unlikely pla…

Face masks in national stockpile have not been substantially replenished since 2009

washingtonpost.com - To help conserve supply of respirators, Massachusetts General Hospital moved stock into a separate, closed supply room. (Josh Reynolds/For The Washington Post) By Beth Reinhard and close Beth Reinhar…

Fact check: Sunlight does not kill the new coronavirus

usatoday.com - An article on a holistic health blog that has been circulating Facebook tells people to go outside to prevent catching the new coronavirus because sunlight kills it. “In my opinion, keeping the beach…

OANN threatened with removal from White House press room after correspondent Chanel Rion makes unauthorized appearances

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