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Commander of confusion: Trump sows uncertainty and seeks to cast blame in coronavirus crisis

washingtonpost.com - By Philip Rucker and close Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Robert Costa close Robert Costa National political reporter covering the White House, Congress and ca…

Navy Dismisses Captain Who Sounded The Alarm on Coronavirus, Signaling A Willingness to Stifle Dissent

theintercept.com - Last week, the aircraft carrier — one of the Navy’s largest and most important ships — was ordered to port in Guam after five sailors tested positive for Covid-19. Modly told reporters at the time th…

As virus takes hold, resistance to stay-at-home orders remains widespread — exposing political and social rifts

washingtonpost.com - People visit Clearwater Beach, Fla., during the coronavirus pandemic before the city ordered beaches closed on March 20. (Mike Ehrmann/AFP/Getty Images) By Isaac Stanley-Becker and close Isaac Stanle…

Mississippi now has the highest rate of coronavirus hospitalizations in the United States

newsweek.com - Mississippi now has the highest rate of coronavirus hospitalizations of any state, as the pandemic continues to spread nationwide. The news site Mississippi Today first reported the high rate of hosp…

Trump’s Company Seeks Financial Help as Coronavirus Takes Toll

nytimes.com - Other companies may be able to tap into a $500 billion rescue fund that will be administered by the Treasury Department. But the economic bailout package, which Mr. Trump signed into law last week, s…

The 1,000-Bed Comfort Was Supposed to Aid New York. It Has 3 Patients.

nytimes.com - “I asked President Trump this morning to consider the request and the urgency of the matter, and the President has just informed me that he granted New York’s request,” Mr. Cuomo said in a statement.…

Everyone Thinks They’re Right About Masks

theatlantic.com - Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Updated at 9:20 p.m. ET on April 1, 2020. As the coronavirus pandemic conti…

Trump Replaced White House Pandemic-Response Team With Jared Kushner

nymag.com - At his coronavirus press briefing yesterday, Fox News correspondent John Roberts asked President Trump about his 2018 decision to eliminate the National Security Council’s pandemic-response office. T…

Behind the scenes, Kushner takes charge of coronavirus response

politico.com - Kushner’s group, which some have characterized as an “all-of-private-sector” operation in contrast to Vice President Mike Pence’s “all-of-government” task force, has had its successes – including air…

“Silent Carriers” Are Helping Spread The Coronavirus. Here’s What We Know About Them.

buzzfeednews.com - It’s tough to quantify the number of asymptomatic people, because they’re unlikely to seek testing on their own. But the coronavirus outbreak on the Diamond Princess cruise ship gave researchers a un…

Leaked Amazon Memo Details Plan to Smear Fired Warehouse Organizer: ‘He’s Not Smart or Articulate’

vice.com - Leaked notes from an internal meeting of Amazon leadership obtained by VICE News reveal company executives discussed a plan to smear fired warehouse employee Christian Smalls, calling him “not smart …

US hijacking mask shipments in rush for coronavirus protection

theguardian.com - US buyers waving wads of cash managed to wrest control of a consignment of masks as it was about to be dispatched from China to one of the worst-hit coronavirus areas of France, according to two Fren…

'We don’t talk in terms of supply numbers, we talk in terms of days'

theconversation.com - The Conversation is running a series of dispatches from clinicians and researchers operating on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. You can find all of the stories here. Brown paper bags lin…

Greece Records First Coronavirus Cases Among Refugees, Imposes Quarantine On Camp

npr.org - Migrants gather outside at a refugee camp in Ritsona, north of Athens, on Thursday. Greek authorities have placed the camp under a 14-day quarantine, after at least 20 residents tested positive for C…

Coronavirus Started in China, but Europe Became the Hub for Its Global Spread

theintercept.com - When the coronavirus began to spread, Mongolia took sensible precautions. It halted border crossings from China, with which it shares a 2,877-mile border. Mongolia also imposed travel bans on people …

There's a Madman in the White House ... And He's Getting Worse | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - The final death toll from coronavirus will not be the result of viral disease, but of mental disease. The greatest risk factor for disease and death — Donald Trump —is being overlooked. If he continu…

A Complete List of Trump’s Attempts to Play Down Coronavirus

nytimes.com - Trump, for his part, spent these first weeks of February telling Americans that the problem was going away. On Feb. 10, he repeatedly said — in a speech to governors, at a campaign rally and in an in…

The Four Rules of Pandemic Economics

theatlantic.com - Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF.” With this tweet,…

Authoritarian Populists Have Six Classic Moves. Trump’s Response to COVID-19 Uses Five of Them.

theatlantic.com - President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been disastrous. He has failed to coordinate the country’s actions at the federal level and to implement a nationwide mitigation stra…

Trump called Russia’s coronavirus aid to U.S. ‘very nice.’ Putin may use it as a propaganda coup.

washingtonpost.com - Boxes with medical equipment and masks to help fight covid-19 on board a Russian military transport plane ahead of its departure to the United States from Moscow on April 1, 2020. (Russian Defense Mi…

John Whitehead: The Attack on Civil Liberties in the Age of COVID-19

mintpressnews.com - You can always count on the government to take advantage of a crisis, legitimate or manufactured. This coronavirus pandemic is no exception. Not only are the federal and state governments unraveling …

Essential Workers and the Reverse Robin Hood Coronavirus Bailout

theintercept.com - Donald Trump now admits that Covid-19 could kill hundreds of thousands of Americans after months of downplaying the novel coronavirus pandemic and dismissing the threat. This week on Intercepted: Wor…

Coronavirus in the Caribbean: COVID–19 Update from Puerto Rico

unicornriot.ninja - Guánica, Puerto Rico – The Caribbean archipelago, not yet fully recovered from 2017’s devastating Hurricane Maria, has been experiencing daily tremors for over 95 days on its southern shore. Now, yet…

FDA approves first antibody test in the US to detect the coronavirus

livescience.com - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first test in the U.S. designed to detect coronavirus antibodies, according to a letter of authorization. Widespread antibody testing can be us…

U.S. jobless claims double in one week as 6.6 million file for benefits

newsweek.com - U.S. jobless claims hit record levels for the second week in a row on Thursday as coronavirus pandemic shutdowns continued across the United States. The Department of Labor released new data this mor…

Exclusive: The Military Knew Years Ago That a Coronavirus Was Coming

thenation.com - US Air Force airmen help build a makeshift morgue in New York City. (Noam Galai / Getty Images) EDITOR’S NOTE: The Nation believes that helping readers stay informed about the impact of the coronavir…

France converts world's largest wholesale food market into morgue as death toll surpasses 5,300

newsweek.com - As the coronavirus death toll in France continues to grow, the country's police on Tuesday said the government will be converting part of the world's largest wholesale food market into a temporary mo…

"US Labor Market Is In Free-Fall" - 10 Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In Past 2 Weeks

zerohedge.com - After last week's unprecedented 3.3 million surge in initial jobless claims, this week's is even more unprecedented-er, adding a stunning 6.648 million (just 100k away from our estimate of 6.5million…

Pentagon confirms it's working to provide 100,000 body bags to FEMA

cbsnews.com - Washington — The Defense Department is working to provide 100,000 body bags to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a Pentagon spokesman confirmed Thursday, as the country braces for what …

9 Things We Can All Learn from Doomsday Preppers

rd.com - Not everyone has what it takes to go into full-on prepper mode. It takes a lot of thought, organization, and research. But you don’t have to go all out to prepare your home and your family for a pote…

The Quieter Side of Preparing for Disaster

wired.com - Dutch photographer Lise Straatsma remembers the exact day that sparked her headlong dive into the world of prepping. It was November 13, 2015, when terrorists launched a string of coordinated attacks…

Hobby Lobby Keeps Disobeying State Stay-at-Home Orders

slate.com - Hobby Lobby has tried every trick under this sun to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic. Slate is making its coronavirus coverage free for all readers. Subscribe to support our journalism. Star…

The Spanish Influenza Pandemic: a lesson from history 100 years after 1918

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 1 Department of Health Sciences, Section of Medical History and Ethics, University of Genoa, Italy 2 UNESCO CHAIR Anthropology of Health, Biosphere and Healing System, University of Genoa, Italy 3 De…

Farmworkers, Mostly Undocumented, Become

nytimes.com - Since March 16, Ms. Fabian has worked four-hour shifts most days, and been told not to report at all on other days. She assumes that her employer has thinned the packing lines because, with schools c…

Apocalypse, Now and Forever - CounterPunch.org

counterpunch.org - Cover Art: Notes From an Apocalypse by Mark O’Connell Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back is a thoughtful, engaging book that ends in failure. But Mark O’Con…

The South, Sickest Part of a Sick America, Falls Prey to Virus

bloomberg.com - A virus that is particularly lethal for people with underlying health conditions is now spreading into the unhealthiest part of the U.S.: the South. For decades, people in the 11 states that seceded …

Is the South Ready for the Coronavirus?

slate.com - A usually bustling street in New Orleans’ French Quarter, as seen on Friday. Slate is making its coronavirus coverage free for all readers. Subscribe to support our journalism. Start your free trial.…

12 Fraught Hours With E.M.T.s in a City Under Siege

nytimes.com - With colossal public housing projects and families crammed into sagging, multiunit homes, Paterson is a densely populated city of nearly 148,000. These days, the city’s ambulance call volume, per cap…

Pepe Escobar - China rolls out the Health Silk Road

informationclearinghouse.info - That was in fact already inbuilt in the Belt and Road Initiative playbook since at least 2017, under the framework of enhanced, pan-Eurasian health connectivity. The pandemic only accelerated the tim…

The Woman Who Lives 200,000 Years in the Past

outsideonline.com - On our last afternoon, Lynx and I hike up to a nearby ridge. She plows ahead, cabled limbs swinging, seemingly oblivious to the branches that snap back behind her and hit me in the face. Her demeanor…

"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."

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Inmates at Privately-Run ICE Camp Go on Hunger Strike Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Deteriorating Conditions

mintpressnews.com - Amidst a COVID-19 outbreak, around 100 detained migrants at a private, for-profit prison in Farmville, VA, have collectively gone on hunger strike, demanding their release on medical and humane groun…

Kushner Puts Himself in Middle of White House’s Chaotic Coronavirus Response

nytimes.com - “There is some kind of communications failure between FEMA and the White House,” said Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Democrat of Mississippi and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.…

Opinion | Putting Jared Kushner In Charge Is Utter Madness

nytimes.com - His forays into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — for which he boasted of reading a whole 25 books — have left the dream of a two-state solution on life support. Michael Koplow of the centrist Israe…

Jared Kushner Said The National Stockpile Wasn't For The States, Contradicting The Stockpile's Website. So The Government Changed The Website - Digg

digg.com - During Thursday's White House coronavirus briefing, Jared Kushner asserted that the strategic national stockpile of medical equipment (ventilators, masks, etc.) was "our stockpile… not supposed to be…

Facing coronavirus pandemic, Trump suspends immigration laws and showcases vision for locked-down border

washingtonpost.com - The flow of people has decreased at the Paso del Norte border bridge between Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and El Paso amid travel restrictions and tighter immigration policies during the coronavirus outbre…

US Leads Global Wave of Nations Stealing, Seizing and Diverting Coronavirus Equipment

mintpressnews.com - There were dramatic scenes at an airport in Shanghai, China, as U.S. agents hijacked a plane full of lifesaving equipment, including 60 million masks, bound for coronavirus-stricken France. While the…

White House scrambles to scoop up medical supplies worldwide, angering Canada, Germany

washingtonpost.com - Donald Trump arrives at Friday's press briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic. (Yuri Gripas/Pool/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) By Jeanne Whalen, close Jeanne Whalen Reporter covering business around the world…

The Coronavirus Is the World’s Only Superpower

newyorker.com - On Tuesday, the U.N. Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said the coronavirus pandemic is the greatest challenge that the world has faced since the Second World War. More than a hundred and fifty co…

The Ventilator Business Is Its Own Swamp of Miscreant Corporations | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Earlier this year, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Carolina announced that a company called ResMed had agreed to pay more than $37 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that it…

Opinion | What We Pretend to Know About the Coronavirus Could Kill Us

nytimes.com - The anti-vaccination movement is also capitalizing on the pandemic. The New York Times used the analytics tool CrowdTangle to survey 48 prominent anti-vax Instagram accounts and found that video view…

The Coronavirus’s Unique Threat to the South

theatlantic.com - Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. In a matter of weeks, the coronavirus has gone from a novel, distant threat…

America is Sick

medium.com - A coronavirus is devastating the United States, sweeping from the coasts inward, as it challenges our health workers, our government leaders, and our families. But the virus didn’t break America. The…

Stephen Smith’s Progressive Populist Campaign for West Virginia Governor Has Become a Covid-19 Response Program

theintercept.com - The Smith campaign has created an “adopt-a-voter” program, under which campaign volunteers aim to check in with 100 voters who live near them once a week with information about local coronavirus reso…

What the coronavirus does to your body that makes it so deadly

theconversation.com - COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses belong to a group of viruses that infect animals, from peacocks to whales. They’re named for the bulb-tipped spikes that project f…

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…

Everything you need to know about making your own face mask

vox.com - For a while, it felt as though every day advice from health professionals was changing about whether most Americans should be wearing face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Cen…

'Captain Crozier! Captain Crozier!': Videos show sailors sending off ousted USS Roosevelt commander with cheers

stripes.com - Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge. See other free reports here. Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter here. Please support our journalism…

Americans are underestimating duration of coronavirus crisis, experts say

statnews.com - Public health experts are increasingly worried that Americans are underestimating how long the coronavirus pandemic will disrupt everyday life in the country, warning that the Trump administration’s …

Experts and Trump’s advisers doubt White House’s 240,000 coronavirus deaths estimate

washingtonpost.com - By William Wan, close William Wan National correspondent covering health, science and news Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Josh Dawsey, close Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Email…

How Coronavirus Disinformation Gets Past Social Media Moderators - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - The COVID-19 pandemic has forced social media companies to take a more active stance against disinformation. The most striking recent example came on March 31, when Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all …

Zoom’s Encryption Is “Not Suited for Secrets” and Has Surprising Links to China, Researchers Discover

theintercept.com - Based on a reading of that blog post and Citizen Lab’s research, here is how Zoom meetings appear to work: When you start a Zoom meeting, the Zoom software running your device fetches a key with whic…

How Big Pharma Is Getting Ready to Blackmail Americans | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - The $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill that Congress hastily passed and Donald Trump signed into law deliberately creates new price gouging opportunities for drug companies. Left out of the relief…

Cuomo orders shift in ventilators to overwhelmed hospitals

apnews.com - NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would order the redistribution of critically needed ventilators. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a national enlistment program for doc…

Erdogan's Idlib Misadventure: Reality Checks and Hard Lessons for Turkey

mintpressnews.com - Even when viewed through the prism of Turkish interests, President Tayyib Erdogan’s escalatory actions in Syria’s Idlib governorate constitute now plainly evident blunder. Refusing to finally abandon…

Insider trading by members of Congress may be difficult to prove

theconversation.com - Recent allegations regarding stock trading by members of Congress in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic have raised calls for the investigation of these politicians for illegal “insider trading.” But…

In states without stay-at-home orders, residents celebrate freedoms

usatoday.com - As of midday Thursday, 90% of the nation — that’s roughly 300 million citizens — was under either a state- or city-mandated shelter-in-place order in an effort to halt the spread of novel coronavirus.

The toilet paper shortage is more complicated than you think

vox.com - There was a time before the coronavirus pandemic when toilet paper was plentiful. Not anymore. Empty or sparsely stocked grocery store shelves are the new normal, and shoppers are left wondering: Whe…

Coronavirus may cause some food shortages, warns government task force

news.yahoo.com - WASHINGTON — The nation could begin to see food shortages for some products if the people working on the supply chain lack personal protective equipment, warns an internal Trump administration docume…

"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."

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Deconstructed Podcast: Is Trump Criminally Responsible for Coronavirus Deaths?

theintercept.com - Deaths from Covid-19 continued to mount this week as the U.S. surpassed 200,000 confirmed cases, more than any other country in the world. Experts increasingly point to President Donald Trump’s willf…

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Warns of ‘a Lot of Death’ and New Virus Hot Spots

nytimes.com - President Trump appeared to suggest on Saturday that the federal government was placing large amounts of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine in its Strategic National Stockpile, speaking optimi…

US braces for more virus deaths; Europe hopes crisis peaking

apnews.com - NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. warned of many more coronavirus deaths in the days ahead as the global pandemic muted traditional observances from family grave-cleaning ceremonies in China to Palm Sunday fo…

Live updates: Coronavirus cases top 300,000 in U.S.; Trump optimistic sports will return ‘sooner rather than later’

washingtonpost.com - By Timothy Bella, close Timothy Bella Deputy editor for Morning Mix Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Paul Schemm, close Paul Schemm Overnight foreign editor based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Email EmailB…

Coronavirus Hasn’t Stopped Jared Kushner’s Real Estate Empire from Hounding Tenants with Debt Collection, Eviction Lawsuits

theintercept.com - Jared Kushner’s family real estate company, which owns and manages thousands of apartment units, continued its aggressive eviction practices and debt collection lawsuits as Americans wait for governm…

Jared Kushner Keeps Proving Nepotism Is A Bad Way to Handle Pandemics

vanityfair.com - In theory, the sweeping coronavirus rescue package passed by Congress and signed by the president last week was not supposed to benefit Donald Trump or anyone else in his family and their businesses.…

Amid Critical Supply Shortage, FEMA Is Spending Millions to Protect Trump Properties

theintercept.com - Tyson Slocum, a program director with the advocacy group Public Citizen, told The Intercept by phone that the program “doesn’t seem to be in line with FEMA’s core objectives” and that he had “a finan…

Virus hot spots in South poised for disproportionate suffering

politico.com - The models POLITICO examined could still change. Public health experts can't account for how well people will follow social distancing measures, how many beds and ventilators a governor can acquire —…

What will the world be like after coronavirus? Four possible futures

theconversation.com - Where will we be in six months, a year, ten years from now? I lie awake at night wondering what the future holds for my loved ones. My vulnerable friends and relatives. I wonder what will happen to m…

Notes on a Nightmare #4: The Criminality of Donald Trump ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - In New York City, some days the sirens are almost nonstop, according to my co-editor who lives there. Nearly 1,400 people have died in the city and the papers are full of grim report after grim repor…

Coronavirus Florida: Sarasota residents asking children to help make 'World's Largest Zombie Movie'

heraldtribune.com - The project lets K-12 filmmakers around the globe shoot segments for a zombie movie set to premiere online May 1. This content is being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the…

430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced

nytimes.com - “I was surprised at how lax the whole process was,” said Andrew Wu, 31, who landed at Los Angeles International Airport on a flight from Beijing on March 10. “The guy I spoke to read down a list of q…

All across the United States, the coronavirus is killing more men than women, data show

washingtonpost.com - Medical workers take in patients April 3 at a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City. (Spencer Platt/AFP/Getty Images) By Chris Mooney, close Chris Mooney Repor…

Women in ICE Detention, Fearing Coronavirus, Make Video to Protest Unsafe Conditions

theintercept.com - Women locked in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Louisiana are terrified that they have been exposed to a person ill with the coronavirus, and they fear that they, too, will…

China joins U.N. human rights panel, will help pick experts on free speech, health, arbitrary detention - UN Watch

unwatch.org - Mr. Jiang Duan, who holds the rank of Minister at China’s mission to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, will play a key role in selecting the world body’s monitors on health, freedom of speech, a…

Georgia governor opens beaches a day after issuing statewide stay-at-home order

news.yahoo.com - Many Georgia beach communities decided to close down their waterfronts due to concerns over coronavirus, but under a statewide stay-at-home order issued Thursday, all beaches are opening back up -- w…

42 states now have stay-at-home orders for coronavirus. These are the 8 that don't.

cbsnews.com - It may seem like the entire United States is shutting down and staying indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic. But some parts of the country are still holding off. As of April 3, 42 states and Washi…

New York asked Trump for ventilators. China just gave it 1,000.

vox.com - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced on Saturday that the Chinese government is helping “facilitate a donation” of 1,000 ventilators to his state, and said they would arrive at JFK Airport later …

America’s emergency medical stockpile is almost empty. Nobody knows what happens next.

vox.com - The Strategic National Stockpile, a relatively obscure office in the federal government that manages the country’s emergency medical supplies, exists to respond to a crisis like the coronavirus pande…

Gretchen Whitmer: ‘There’s Going to Be a Horrible Cost’

theatlantic.com - Donald Trump’s exchanges with Democratic politicians usually go something like this: He picks a petty fight, almost always lobbing a tweet with a low-grade schoolyard taunt. The politician he targete…

Trump, GOP challenge efforts to make voting easier amid coronavirus pandemic

washingtonpost.com - By Elise Viebeck, close Elise Viebeck Enterprise and investigations reporter focused on politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Amy Gardner and close Amy Gardner National political reporter Email Em…

Opinion | The only official fired over the virus? A captain who tried to protect his crew.

washingtonpost.com - Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, addresses the crew in December 2019. (U.S. Navy via Reuters) By Max Boot close Max Boot Columnist covering national securit…

Trump: ‘I Agree 100%’ With Navy Decision to Fire Captain Brett Crozier

thedailybeast.com - President Trump on Saturday came out in support of the Navy's decision to fire Captain Brett Crozier after he raised the alarm about the spread of the coronavirus on his ship, the USS Theodore Roosev…

Scientists ask: could summer heat help beat Covid-19?

theguardian.com - Balmy days are coming, with temperatures forecast to reach 20C in some regions. The warm weather will bring welcome respite to lockdown Britain - and put pressure on authorities trying to control cro…

The Mystery of ‘Excess Fatality’

nymag.com - Less than two weeks ago, Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera published the results of an informal study that appeared to show that, in some regions of the country, non-coronavirus deaths were risin…

1,350 New York Readers on the Mounting Difficulties of Life During the Pandemic

nymag.com - This is the third installment of a weekly poll about how the coronavirus crisis is affecting our readers. New York’s coronavirus death toll tripled over the course of the week to nearly 3,000, as the…

Pandemics and the Shape of Human History

newyorker.com - It’s impossible to say how many people died in the first New World pandemic, both because the records are sketchy and because Europeans also brought with them so many other “virgin soil” diseases, in…

Bill Withers's Life Was as Rich as His Songs

theatlantic.com - Bill Withers hadn’t released a new song of his own in decades, but even before he died at age 81 of cardiac problems on Monday, the soul singer was on the minds of many people amid the globe’s curren…

Bill Withers Was Always There if You Needed Him

newyorker.com - The singer and songwriter Bill Withers liked to describe himself as a “regular guy.” Many stars want us to believe that they are relatable because they are somehow just like us, but this wasn’t what …

"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."

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If Lockdown Is a Needless Over-Reaction, Then Why Did China Lockdown Half its Economy?

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - 1. The lockdown is based on poorly executed extrapolations of faulty data; the death rate is much lower than expected, and most cases are mild or asymptomatic. 2. Therefore, the lockdown is doing far…

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Again Promotes Use of Unproven Anti-Malaria Drug; Deaths in Country May Be Undercounted

nytimes.com - A vaccine for coronavirus is still many months away, but on Sunday, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration pointed to another potential preventive treatment that he said could serve as …

This Is What Happens When the Federal Government Abandons You

theatlantic.com - The federal government’s stockpile of medical supplies, gloves, and masks is nearly exhausted, President Donald Trump admitted at a White House briefing on Wednesday. Meanwhile, individual states are…

Disaster in motion: 3.4 million travelers poured into US as coronavirus pandemic erupted

abcnews.go.com - An ABC News investigation offers sobering insight into how COVID-19 has spread and penetrated so broadly, so deeply and so quickly in the United States. It also helps explain why Americans, no matter…

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

commondreams.org - 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…

Coronavirus death toll: Americans are almost certainly dying of covid-19 but being left out of the official count

washingtonpost.com - Medical workers move a body to an overflow morgue outside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn on Thursday. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News) By Emma Brown, close Emma Brown Investigative repo…

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…

Attacks on Asian Americans skyrocket to 100 per day amidst coronavirus pandemic

thehill.com - Racism against Asian Americans has surged as the coronavirus sweeps the U.S., with reports of hate crimes averaging approximately 100 per day, according to Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.). Speaking live on …

UN chief warns of violence at home, Japan nears emergency

apnews.com - TOKYO (AP) — With more than 1.2 million people infected with the new coronavirus, the U.N. chief appealed for “peace at home” — all homes — out of concern that domestic violence was rising as the soc…

Analysis | America was unprepared for a major crisis. Again.

washingtonpost.com - Commuters wearing protective masks stand Wednesday in a largely deserted Grand Central Terminal in New York. (Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg) By Dan Balz close Dan Balz Chief correspondent covering national p…

U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for virus pandemic

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Report: The Trump administration didn’t order ventilators or masks until mid-March

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The Mystery of ‘Excess Fatality’

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A Vision of Post-Pandemic New York

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Russia confirms biggest one-day spike in new Covid-19 cases, as almost 1000 reported on Monday

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Conservative Media’s New Coronavirus Plan: Reopen The Country, No Matter Who Dies

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There Is No Plan For the End of the Coronavirus Crisis

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After The Coronavirus Passes, Your World Will Not Go Back To Normal

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How Big Pharma Is Getting Ready to Blackmail Americans | DCReport.org

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Untested Covid Treatment Trump Talks Up Can Have Fatal Side Effect, Cardiologists Warn

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As Coronavirus Looms in Federal Detention, People Inside Are Being Denied Constitutional Right to Speak With Lawyers

theintercept.com - As much of the New York City’s media focused on the brewing coronavirus disaster in the city’s jails on Rikers Island, a parallel crisis is looming at the federal jails located in the city: the Metro…

How Mathematics Can Save Your Life

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US surgeon general warns of 'Pearl Harbor moment' as Americans face 'hardest week'

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Trump tempers officials' grave assessments with optimism

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Opinion | The worst president. Ever.

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James Grant: The Firemen Are Also The Arsonists - DollarCollapse.com

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Worried that $2 trillion law wasn’t enough, Trump and congressional leaders converge on need for new coronavirus economic package

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Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson in intensive care as global deaths approach 75,000

theguardian.com - Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency to fight new coronavirus infections in major population centres. He also unveiled a stimulus package he described as among the wor…

Live updates: Boris Johnson receives oxygen support in ICU; China reports no new coronavirus deaths

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Japan poised to declare state of emergency over coronavirus

theguardian.com - Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is poised to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday in an attempt to stem a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the cap…

Overwhelmed Hospitals Face a New Crisis: Staffing Firms Are Cutting Their Doctors’ Hours and Pay — ProPublica

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Trump says IG report finding hospital shortages is 'just wrong'

thehill.com - President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just w…

‘Doctors disagree all the time’: Navarro drags Fauci feud into the open

politico.com - Navarro, who is coordinating the administration’s efforts to purchase and distribute emergency supplies under the Defense Production Act, acknowledged that he was “not the arbiter” of the hydroxychlo…

Untested Covid Treatment Trump Talks Up Can Have Fatal Side Effect, Cardiologists Warn

theintercept.com - An experimental treatment for Covid-19 championed by President Donald Trump — in which patients are given doses of hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria and lupus, along with the antibioti…

Convicted Sex-AbusingCardinal George Pell set free from prison after High Court overturns conviction

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Resetting the Bomb

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Imagining a Department of Actual Defense in a Time of Coronavirus

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Grocery workers are beginning to die of coronavirus

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Online grocery services struggle to meet spike in demand

apnews.com - LONDON (AP) — A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they’ve been struggling to keep up with a surge in orders, highlighting th…

There Is No Plan for the End of the Coronavirus Crisis

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Maduro Pens Letter Urging Americans to Reject Trump's Militarism During Coronavirus

mintpressnews.com - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro released a letter addressed to the American people, urging them to oppose military intervention in South America and instead push the Trump administration to conce…

The Quest for a Pandemic Pill

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After Coronavirus, Let’s Never Forget: Republicans Recklessly Put Our Lives in Danger

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‘It's a sh-- sandwich': Republicans rage as Florida becomes a nightmare for Trump

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Cops: Cashier Was Battered Over Social Distancing Beef With Dollar Tree Customer

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Health Care Workers Face Anti-Science Abuse. This Has to Stop.

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"We've shot four people. Everything's fine." The Turkish Coup through the Eyes of its Plotters - bellingcat

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'Bad news': radiation 16 times above normal after forest fire near Chernobyl

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Trump administration slaps sanctions on Russian white supremacists

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Opinion - US Gunning for Trouble

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U.S. Hospitals Surveyed Plea For More Federal Coordination Of Testing And Supplies

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Navy chief apologizes for slamming carrier captain as 'naive' and 'stupid'

sfchronicle.com - Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly denounced the former commanding officer of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt Monday as either “too naive or too stupid” to be at the helm, according to a reco…

How the right is responding to the coronavirus: denial, realism or dangerous contrarianism | Jason Wilson

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New York's virus toll tops 9/11, while Wuhan ends lockdown

apnews.com - NEW YORK (AP) — As New York City faced one of its darkest days with the death toll from the coronavirus surging past 4,000 — more than the number killed on 9/11 — the Chinese city where the global pa…

Trump Removes Acting Pentagon IG Slated to Lead Pandemic Oversight

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Ten times as many New Yorkers are dying in their homes than normal and they aren't being tested for COVID-19

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Coronavirus live news: China's Wuhan city reopens as Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care

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Expert urges making Covid-19 vaccines before we know they work - STAT

statnews.com - There’s a one-word exit strategy for the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, which is crippling economies around the world: vaccines. Political leaders and captains of industry know preventing Covid-19 in…

Trump in 2nd Day of Meltdown Over Government Report on Hospital Shortages

nymag.com - Yesterday, the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services published a study summarizing interviews with 323 hospitals. The study confirmed that hospitals are desperately short o…

As Coronavirus Spread, Financial Services Contractor Told Warehouse Workers They Aren’t Allowed to Get Sick

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The Chinese Government Has Convinced Its Citizens That the U.S. Army Brought Coronavirus to Wuhan

vice.com - U.S. Army sergeant Maatje Benassi was among several hundred U.S. service men and women who traveled to Wuhan to take part in the Military World Games in October. But, according to a widely-believed c…

Coronavirus Hasn’t Stopped Jared Kushner’s Real Estate Empire From Hounding Tenants With Debt Collection, Eviction Lawsuits

theintercept.com - Jared Kushner’s family real estate company, which owns and manages thousands of apartment units, continued its aggressive eviction practices and debt collection lawsuits as Americans wait for governm…

Why We Underestimated COVID-19

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Japan declares month-long state of emergency over coronavirus

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New White House Press Secretary Said a Month Ago That the Coronavirus Would Never Spread to the U.S.

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A ‘Liberty’ Rebellion in Idaho Threatens to Undermine Coronavirus Orders

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Here's how scientists are tracking the genetic evolution of COVID-19

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Interview: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed on the Politics of COVID-19 ❧ Current Affairs

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So Much for Keeping the Military Out of Politics

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"Who's Going to Pay For it?" A Dying Patient's Last Words Before Being Placed on a Ventilator

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Standing on the Shoulders of Solitude: Newton, the Plague, and How Quarantine Fomented the Greatest Leap in Science

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Trump Orders Military Bases To Stop Releasing COVID-19 Infection Numbers

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Ohio Church-Goer Unworried About Infecting Others: “I’m Covered In Jesus’ Blood”

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“Worse Than Anything We’ve Seen”: Frontline Doctors Race to Learn the Mysteries of Coronavirus

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Why Does Covid-19 Make Some People So Sick? Ask Their DNA

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The coronavirus is infecting and killing black Americans at an alarmingly high rate

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Opinion | Wisconsin’s debacle may be the most infuriating of the coronavirus failures

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Acting Navy secretary resigns after insulting aircraft carrier’s ousted captain

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Fox News Is Preparing to Be Sued Over Coronavirus Misinformation

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How Will We Know When It’s Time to Reopen the Nation?

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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Intensifies the Fight Over Voting Rights

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Mad Man Modly: The Secretary of the Navy Gets the Boot - Antiwar.com Original

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The Technology That Could Free America From Quarantine

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Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate — ProPublica

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Opinion | This Is What Happens When a Narcissist Runs a Crisis

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Opinion | On Coronavirus Lockdown? Look for Meaning, Not Happiness

nytimes.com - Yet psychologists now know that only a small percentage of people develop the full-blown disorder while, on average, anywhere from one half to two-thirds of trauma survivors exhibit what’s known as p…

Critic who called Xi a 'clown' over Covid-19 crisis investigated for 'serious violations'

theguardian.com - Ren Zhiqiang, an influential critic of the Chinese Communist party who suggested president Xi Jinping was a “clown” over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak, is being investigated for “serious v…

John Prine, US folk and country songwriter, dies aged 73 due to Covid-19 complications

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How the right is responding to the coronavirus: denial, realism or dangerous contrarianism | Jason Wilson

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Coronavirus Is Forcing the GOP to Admit Its Ideology Is Delusional

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These are the trade-offs we make when we depend on billionaires to save us

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Kushner’s Grand Theft Ventilator scheme

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On China and the World Health Organisation, Donald Trump wants to have it both ways

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Collapse: Where can we find a safe refuge?

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Lice drug a head-scratching Covid-19 home remedy

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Really good coverage on all the COVID stuff. You should go mainstream with the Surly Report.
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Really good coverage on all the COVID stuff. You should go mainstream with the Surly Report.

I agree! I start my days at home with reading your Diner daily posts and it's kept me very informed.

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Really good coverage on all the COVID stuff. You should go mainstream with the Surly Report.

I agree! I start my days at home with reading your Diner daily posts and it's kept me very informed.
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Really good coverage on all the COVID stuff. You should go mainstream with the Surly Report.

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Coronavirus Was Slow to Spread to Rural America. Not Anymore.

nytimes.com - Grace Rhodes was getting worried last month as she watched the coronavirus tear through New York and Chicago. But her 8,000-person hometown in Southern Illinois still had no reported cases, and her b…

Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 90,000 as US says isolation measures are working

theguardian.com - A hundred days after a Chinese government website announced the discovery of a “pneumonia of unknown cause”, it has become clearer that the dynamics behind the virus’s rapid expansion across the glob…

Kushner’s team seeks national coronavirus surveillance system

politico.com - Already, the Trump administration has sought to ease data-sharing rules and assure health data companies they won’t be penalized for sharing information with state and federal officials — a move driv…

Trump adviser warned of millions of virus deaths in January. Trump says he saw the memo only this week.

news.yahoo.com - President Trump said Tuesday that he did not learn of two memos written in January and February by his own economic adviser warning that a COVID-19 pandemic could kill as many as 2 million Americans …

Why Wisconsin Republicans Insisted on an Election in a Pandemic

nytimes.com - During the 2018 election, the number of votes from Waukesha County made up about 57 percent of the total number of votes from adjacent Milwaukee County. Two-thirds of Milwaukee County voters backed M…

Google's Dystopian Crisis Tracking Could Be Straight out of George Orwell's 1984

mintpressnews.com - In the fight against COVID–19 (coronavirus), Google has announced it is partnering with dozens of governments around the world, sharing its users’ location history, and, in the process, giving us an …

Google Has Banned Zoom Software From Employees' Computers, Citing Security Vulnerabilities

buzzfeednews.com - Google has banned the popular videoconferencing software Zoom from its employees’ devices, BuzzFeed News has learned. Zoom, a competitor to Google’s own Meet app, has seen an explosion of people usin…

Louisiana’s Coronavirus Plan for Prisons Could Create Death Camps

theintercept.com - As the coronavirus rips through jails and prisons across the country and pressure mounts on corrections departments to stave off disaster, federal, state, and local officials have begun to release so…

Trump Administration Still Isn’t Prioritizing Coronavirus Testing

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In the absence of a national testing strategy, states go their own way

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Watch: Are We Vesting Too Much Power in Governments and Corporations in the Name of COVID-19? With Edward Snowden.

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Trump Waffles on Coronavirus Aid to Michigan Because of Sexism

theintercept.com - But Whitmer’s early criticism of a lack of preparedness among the federal government and his administration’s inadequate travel restrictions have been met with sexist attacks. Trump has dismissively …

Safety Over Freedom: How Governments Introduce Surveillance Under Veil of Coronavirus Control

forklog.media - “A big battle has been raging in recent years over our privacy. The coronavirus crisis could be the battle’s tipping point.” “A big battle has been raging in recent years over our privacy. The corona…

Grocery workers are beginning to die of coronavirus

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Hundreds of young Americans have now been killed by the coronavirus, data shows

washingtonpost.com - Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment take bodies through a tent before loading them onto a refrigerated trailer serving as a makeshift morgue at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Bro…

White Supremacist Groups Are Recruiting With Help From Coronavirus – and a Popular Messaging App

news.yahoo.com - On March 24, Timothy Wilson, 36, was shot and killed by the FBI as he prepared to attack a hospital in the Kansas City area where patients with the coronavirus were being treated. The FBI had previou…

Paramedic Busted For Coughing On Store Cashier

thesmokinggun.com - APRIL 8--After declaring that social distancing rules were “getting out of hand,” a customer yesterday “forcefully” coughed on a store cashier and announced that he “goes up to people wearing masks a…

Death Count Expected To Soar As NYC Says It Will Begin Reporting Probable COVID Deaths In Addition To Confirmed Ones

gothamist.com - New York City officials will begin to count suspected COVID-19 deaths of people who die at home following a WNYC/Gothamist report revealing a staggering number of such deaths that were not included i…

'A Day That Will Live in Infamy': This Is What It Looked Like When Wisconsin Forced In-Person Voting During a Pandemic

commondreams.org - As footage of Wisconsin's crowded polling stations flooded the internet Tuesday, public health officials and civil rights advocates condemned the state's Supreme Court and Republican legislative lead…

In Coronavirus Economy, Somehow Trump's Friends Keep Getting Richer

theroot.com - As the deadly coronavirus crept its way across America unimpeded by the Trump administration, on February 13, 24 days after the first case hit the U.S., Vice President Mike Pence attended a “Trump Vi…

Opinion | Wisconsin’s debacle may be the most infuriating of the coronavirus failures

washingtonpost.com - By Ruth Marcus close Ruth Marcus Overseeing Washington Post signed opinion content and writing on domestic politics and policy Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Deputy editorial page editor April 7, 20…

41 Transit Workers Dead: Crisis Takes Staggering Toll on Subways

news.yahoo.com - NEW YORK — At least 41 transit workers have died, and more than 6,000 more have fallen sick or self-quarantined. Crew shortages have caused over 800 subway delays and forced 40% of train trips to be …

The Arab World Flounders in the Face of the Coronavirus Crisis

mintpressnews.com - While the Coronavirus continues to ravage almost every nation on earth, Arab countries remain unable, or unwilling, to formulate a collective strategy to help the poorest and most vulnerable Arabs su…

The 'Rona Isn't a Joke: Black New Yorkers Share Their Frightening COVID-19 Experiences

theroot.com - The tongue-in-cheek assertion that “black folks can’t get the coronavirus” hasn’t aged well. New data show that black people are disproportionately contracting and dying from the coronavirus. Experts…

‘When It Starts Getting Into Your Local Hospital, It Becomes Real’

khn.org - The folding chairs outside the windows appeared late last month, after the maintenance staff at St. James Parish Hospital labeled each window with a patient room number so families and friends could …

Opinion - What Governments Aren't Telling You About the Coronavirus Pandemic

informationclearinghouse.info - We speak to legendary journalist and film-maker John Pilger, who discusses the fact that the Conservative government was warned about shortages leaving the NHS vulnerable in pandemics 4 years ago. Pi…

The Media's Loudest #MeToo Champions Are Ignoring Biden Sexual Assault Accuser Tara Reade

mintpressnews.com - Have you heard about the Joe Biden allegations? If you’re relying on corporate media for your information, the answer is “probably not.” As of April 8, there has been exactly zero coverage of the sex…

High Contagiousness and Rapid Spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2

wwwnc.cdc.gov - Figure 2. Extremely high level of travel from Wuhan, Hubei Province, to other provinces during January 2020, as estimated by using high-resolution and real-time travel data, China. A) A modified snap…

Coronavirus crisis highlights Trump’s resistance to criticism — and his desire for fervent praise

washingtonpost.com - At near-daily coronavirus press briefings, President Trump shares information about his administration’s pandemic response and criticizes reporters for their questions about it. (Jabin Botsford/The W…

Linda Tripp, whose tapes were pivotal in Clinton impeachment scandal, dies

cnn.com - Lewinsky began to tell Tripp, a coworker of hers at the Pentagon, of her relationship with Clinton in the summer of 1996. Tripp began taping their conversations in the fall of 1997. After contacting …

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Trump administration pushing to reopen much of the U.S. next month

washingtonpost.com - By Matt Zapotosky, close Matt Zapotosky National security reporter covering the Justice Department Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Josh Dawsey, close Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Ema…

White House coronavirus coordinator warns people of second wave if they start going out

news.yahoo.com - WASHINGTON — Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, said Wednesday that there are encouraging signs that parts of the U.S. may be flattening their curves, but she warned that…

Hospitals say feds are seizing masks and other coronavirus supplies without a word

latimes.com - Although President Trump has directed states and hospitals to secure what supplies they can, the federal government is quietly seizing orders, leaving medical providers across the country in the dark…

In Scramble for Coronavirus Supplies, Rich Countries Push Poor Aside

nytimes.com - Yet within weeks, Dr. Tanuri was left to frantically call private firms on three continents, trying to source the chemical reagents needed for the 200 testing samples his labs receive every day — onl…

Poultry Worker’s Death Highlights Spread of Coronavirus in Meat Plants

nytimes.com - Many of the employees live a 15-minute drive away in Albany, Ga., which has emerged as one of the epicenters of the coronavirus outbreak. “How many more have to fight for their life, how many more fa…

Bill Gates: 'We're in big trouble' until the U.S. has better coronavirus testing

finance.yahoo.com - Microsoft (MSFT) founder and billionaire Bill Gates warns that America needs to get its coronavirus testing sorted quickly — until then, “we’re in big trouble.” Coronavirus in the U.S. is “still comp…

U.S. jobless claims top six million for second straight week - Reuters

reuters.com - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A staggering 16.8 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in the last three weeks, with weekly new claims topping 6 million for the second straight time last wee…

How did we Become so Backward? S. Korea has US Equivalent of 1,311 Coronavirus Deaths as we hit 16,000

juancole.com - The US is heading for having the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world next week. Admittedly the US is a big country and it still won’t have the highest number of cases per capita. But it …

Under Cover of Covid-19, Donald Trump Ramps Up His War on Truth-Tellers

theintercept.com - Last week, Trump fired the intelligence community’s inspector general, Michael Atkinson. Atkinson’s sin was that he took seriously a whistleblower complaint about Trump’s illegal scheme to get Ukrain…

Why is coronavirus killing more black Americans? Because they are poor

usatoday.com - That COVID-19 is disproportionally killing African Americans is horrific and deplorable. But it is only shocking to those who’ve historically turned a blind eye to the plight of communities of color …

Trump 2020 Location-Tracking Firm Cashing in on Coronavirus

theintercept.com - Phunware COO Randall Crowder elaborated on the call that the company’s “digital front door for mobile can enable everything from dynamic social distancing policy enforcement to patient capacity utili…

New data shows which communities are the least prepared for the coronavirus

motherjones.com - On of April 8, the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States hit a new high with more than 395,000 people reported to be sick. Yet many communities have yet to feel the full impact of the coronav…

The Asian Countries That Beat Covid-19 Have to Do It Again

wired.com - On any digital dashboard tracking the spread of Covid-19, on any graphic comparing country-by-country case curves or death tolls, they were the champs. Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea—leade…

The Pandemic Is Slowing Down the Whole World ... And That's a Good Thing | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Awful and lethal as coronavirus is, the pandemic is producing some good news about the other big threat – climate disruption. Sheltering at home means a sharp drop in the burning of fossil fuels, the…

As demand spikes, Alabama food pantries are running out of food and resources

al.com - At the Salvation Army’s food pantry in Birmingham, a line of cars wrap around the building. A center that serves 50 families on a typical Tuesday is suddenly serving hundreds, mirroring the trend of …

Southern Mayors Clash with GOP Governors Over Coronavirus

theintercept.com - In January, as the president insisted the novel coronavirus posed no threat to the United States, Tupelo, Mississippi, Mayor Jason Shelton nervously eyed the grim reports filtering out of Wuhan, Chin…

‘Never Seen Anything Like It’: Cars Line Up for Miles at Food Banks

nytimes.com - In New York City, where more than 19 billion pounds of food are distributed under normal circumstances, and the virus poses an enormous test to the system, 49 percent of respondents to a recent Siena…

The mysterious connection between the coronavirus and the heart

livescience.com - The novel coronavirus mainly attacks the lungs. But doctors have been increasingly reporting cases of another battlefield raging within the body: the heart. More than 1 in 5 patients develop heart da…

The Terrifying Story of an Unwitting Potential ‘Super-Spreader’ in Chicago

thedailybeast.com - The night before a funeral in February, a Chicago man shared a three-hour takeout meal with two family members of the deceased. The next day, at the service, he took part in a potluck dinner, hugging…

And now, the rage

courtney.substack.com - I’ve hit the rage stage of sheltering in. I stomp around the neighborhood, my cheap, old scarf over my nose and mouth like some kind of demented outlaw from Forever 21, and think about how angry I am.

It’s time to move past employer-based health insurance

vox.com - According to a new analysis by the consulting firm Health Management Associates (HMA), the Covid-19 crisis could lead to between 12 million and 35 million people losing employer-sponsored health cove…

‘Cancel Rent’ Demo Calls for a Rent and Mortgage Payment Freeze as COVID-19 Spreads

unicornriot.ninja - Minneapolis, MN – As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on daily life, hundreds participated in a socially-distant car demonstration demanding the cancellation/freezing of all rent and…

The 19th Century Roots of Modern Medical Denialism

undark.org - Miracle cures, detox cleanses, and vaccine denial may seem to be the products of Hollywood and the social media age, but the truth is that medical pseudoscience has been a cultural touchstone in the …

'It's not fancy, but it works': Mississippi doctor uses garden hose, lamp timer and electronic valve to create makeshift ventilators

news.yahoo.com - JACKSON, Miss. — As states across the country beg for ventilators to help patients suffering with respiratory issues from COVID-19, the University of Mississippi Medical Center is building its own ma…

The Zionist Underpinnings of Israel's Violent Crackdown on Haredi Jews

mintpressnews.com - In a conversation I had with Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro for an upcoming episode of the Miko Peled Podcast, Rabbi Shapiro referred to Jewish Zionists as “idol worshipers.” “They did not get these values, of…

Cash-starved hospitals and doctor groups cut staff amid pandemic

washingtonpost.com - A medical professional from Children's National Hospital holds a coronavirus test specimen after administering a test at a drive-thru site for children 22 and under at Trinity University in Washingto…

Death Cuts the Degree of Separation Between You and Covid-19

wired.com - One of the first things they teach wannabe epidemiologists is the shape of the exponential growth curve—how epidemics spread slowly at first, and then take off like a rocketship as the numbers of inf…

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  • "I’ve read the plans to reopen the economy. They’re scary."

    vox.com - Over the past few days, I’ve been reading the major plans for what comes after social distancing. You can read them, too. There’s one from the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute, the left-le…

    Live updates: Coronavirus death toll in U.S. surpasses 2,000 in a day; Fauci hopes for a ‘real degree of normality’ by November

    washingtonpost.com - By Derek Hawkins, close Derek Hawkins National and breaking news reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Simon Denyer and close Simon Denyer Tokyo bureau chief covering Japan, North Korea and South …

    Massive eruption at Indonesian volcano Krakatoa - report

    newshub.co.nz - The Indonesian volcano Krakatoa, also known as Krakatau, has reportedly erupted. Reports say it sent a plume of ash several kilometres into the air, with a boom that could be heard from far away. "Pl…

    A plan to defeat coronavirus finally emerges, but it’s not from the White House

    washingtonpost.com - By Lena H. Sun, close Lena H. Sun National reporter focusing on health Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow William Wan and close William Wan National correspondent covering health, science and news Email…

    New Research Shows Anti-Coronavirus Drugs Could Be Produced for Pennies

    mintpressnews.com - A new article in the Journal of Virus Eradication published yesterday explored the cost of mass producing several drugs that have shown distinct promise in the global fight against the novel coronavi…

    How Did the U.S. End Up with Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags?

    newyorker.com - On Saturday, March 21st, while Donald Trump was tweeting about the “Chinese virus” and circulating praise for the “great job we’ve done,” Eric Ries received a phone call from another Silicon Valley C…

    1st results in on Gilead coronavirus drug; more study needed

    apnews.com - More than half of a group of severely ill coronavirus patients improved after receiving an experimental antiviral drug, although there’s no way to know the odds of that happening without the drug bec…

    Coronavirus: US Pols Have Successfully Hyped the Public Into an Anti-China Frenzy

    mintpressnews.com - A new Harris poll has found that, amidst the crisis, the American public’s attitude towards China has turned from frosty to outright hostile. 77 percent of the country blames China for the outbreak, …

    The S.E.C. Rule That Destroyed The Universe

    taibbi.substack.com - The Covid-19 crisis has revealed gruesome core dysfunction. Drug companies have to be bribed to make needed medicines, state governments improvise harebrained plans for emergency elections, and indus…

    Apple, Google to harness phones for virus infection tracking

    apnews.com - Apple and Google fueled hopes for digital technology’s promise against a fast-moving, invisible killer, announcing a joint effort to help public health agencies worldwide leverage smartphones to cont…

    Making Sense of the Various Coronavirus Death Toll Projections

    medium.com - The big conversation is around the 60,000 death toll model, so today I had confidential conversations with the modelers. I can share some of he details from my learnings without attribution. There is…

    Here Are the Red States That Limit Voting by Mail to Trump–Approved Groups

    nymag.com - Sadly, state rules governing voting by mail, which may well be the only safe way to participate in democratic self-governance during a pandemic, are going to be the subject of intense partisan maneuv…

    'If It's Not True, Don't Put It on TV': A Former TV Exec on How to Save Live News in the Trump Era

    rollingstone.com - Many Americans are disturbed that TV networks air the Trump White House’s misinformation-filled coronavirus briefings live and in primetime. One of those people is Mark Lukasiewicz, a former executiv…

    6 new coronaviruses discovered in bats

    livescience.com - Scientists have discovered six entirely new coronaviruses lurking in bats in Myanmar. These viruses are in the same family as the SARS-CoV-2 virus that is currently spreading across the globe; but th…

    16 safer disinfectants to use against coronavirus

    treehugger.com - Because of COVID-19, we are suddenly a people who can not clean our homes enough; here's how to do it effectively but safely. For years I have been dedicated to DIY cleaners and/or the greenest, gent…

    Why Bernie Sanders failed

    vox.com - Sen. Bernie Sanders’s theory of victory was simple: An unapologetically socialist politics centering Medicare-for-all and welfare state expansions would unite the working class and turn out young peo…

    Opinion - Workers in full Hazmat suits bury rows of coffins in mass grave

    informationclearinghouse.info - Those dressed in hazmat suits had to use a ladder to get down into the mass grave on Thursday as the new caskets were buried. They were watched by a corrections officer (far right) Under a new policy…

    People in India can see the Himalayas for the first time in 'decades,' as the

    cnn.com - (CNN) — People in the northern Indian state of Punjab are reacting with awe at the sight of the Himalayan mountain range, which is now visible from more than 100 miles away due to the reduction in ai…

    As coronavirus deaths rise, funeral directors struggle with tending to the living and the dead

    washingtonpost.com - Funeral director Tom Cheeseman loads a body into his van after making a house call in New York. (John Minchillo/AP) By Abigail Hauslohner and close Abigail Hauslohner National reporter focusing on im…

    Coronavirus: who will be winners and losers in new world order?

    theguardian.com - Andrà tutto bene, the Italians have taught us to think, but in truth, will everything be better the day after? It may seem premature, in the midst of what Emmanuel Macron has described as “a war agai…

    Here's how your body gains immunity to coronavirus | Zania Stamataki

    theguardian.com - As the daughter of an air force officer and a nurse, I am fascinated by defence systems. There is none more impressive than the human immune system, equipped as it is with a rich arsenal to defend ag…

    Hospitals say feds are seizing masks and other coronavirus supplies without a word

    latimes.com - Although President Trump has directed states and hospitals to secure what supplies they can, the federal government is quietly seizing orders, leaving medical providers across the country in the dark…

    Trump’s Ridiculously Political Briefings on the Pandemic Are Unique in the Democratic World

    theintercept.com - To get a sense of just how much damage Donald Trump is doing each day, by making the daily White House briefings on the coronavirus pandemic mostly about himself, and distracting attention from vital…

    COVID-19: Monitoring The Global Slowdown - bellingcat

    bellingcat.com - Since the first cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in China’s city of Wuhan in December 2019, the virus has spread throughout the world and — as of the writing of this article — …

    Think 168,000 Ventilators Is Too Few? Try Three.

    theatlantic.com - Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. In late March an anonymous doctor in a New York hospital told CNN that he w…

    Using a delay-adjusted case fatality ratio to estimate under-reporting

    cmmid.github.io - During an outbreak, the naive CFR (nCFR), i.e. the ratio of reported deaths date to reported cases to date, will underestimate the true CFR because the outcome (recovery or death) is not known for al…

    How to build a strong local food system

    treehugger.com - Before we had ‘local food,’ we just had food. Communities fed themselves with whatever was produced in the region, with farmers selling directly to stores and customers. It was unheard of to truck ve…

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    Amsterdam will use 'doughnut economics' to guide life after Covid-19

    qz.com - In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, government leaders would love a crystal ball to help them manage the future of their homes’ economic health. Magic can’t help—but maybe a doughnut can. The …

    The New York Times has documents that show Trump butchered the COVID-19 response worse than anyone knew

    And

    motherjones.com - The New York Times has the receipts on Trump’s inept response to coronavirus: The shortcomings of Mr. Trump’s performance have played out with remarkable transparency as part of his daily effort to d…

    Torn Over Reopening Economy, Trump Says He Faces ‘Biggest Decision I’ve Ever Had to Make’

    nytimes.com - The president cited the 60,000 estimated death toll as evidence of progress. “I think we’ll be substantially under that number,” he said of the earlier 100,000 forecast. “Hard to believe that if you …

    Louisiana church expecting 2,000 at Easter service despite coronavirus: 'Satan and a virus will not stop us'

    thehill.com - While many churches across the nation plan to hold their Easter services online Sunday, a Louisiana pastor says his church near Baton Rouge is expecting a crowd of 2,000 or more despite federal coron…

    Five months on, what scientists now know about the coronavirus

    theguardian.com - Coronaviruses have been causing problems for humanity for a long time. Several versions are known to trigger common colds and more recently two types have set off outbreaks of deadly illnesses: sever…

    With Legislation Looming, Chiropractors Get Political on Vaccines

    undark.org - In February, thousands of people gathered in Hartford, Connecticut, to protest a bill that would have made it harder for parents to leave their kids unvaccinated. And one group of medical practitione…

    Who wants to be a governor now?

    theconversation.com - “Governors Have the Best Political Jobs in America” is the name of one of my lectures in a leadership course I occasionally teach at the University of Virginia. In that class, I describe how governor…

    A Covid-19 Data Lag Might Be Giving Americans False Hope

    undark.org - The ancients had a surefire way to cut through the fear and unpredictability of an epidemic: A quick visit to an oracle would reveal the nature and course of the disease, and even the cure. After the…

    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…

    CDC says this is one of the most important steps to avoid illness

    treehugger.com - Here's everything you need to know about hand-washing. In early 19th-century Europe, most women gave birth at home. Yet for those who were unable to because they were poor or unwed, they delivered at…

    France Traffic Deaths Down 40% During Virus Confinement | LatestLY

    latestly.com - Paris, Apr 11 (AFP) Traffic fatalities were down nearly 40 percent in France from last year thanks to nationwide coronavirus lockdown measures that have kept millions of cars, pedestrians and cyclist…

    We Still Don’t Know How Many People Are in the Hospital With COVID-19 — 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. Late last month, Vice President Mike Pence sent a letter to …

    Trump contradicts experts, says widespread coronavirus testing not needed to reopen the country

    washingtonpost.com - By Siobhán O'Grady, close Siobhán O'Grady Staff Writer, Foreign desk Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Rick Noack, close Rick Noack Foreign affairs reporter focusing on Europe and international securit…

    Trump administration has many task forces — but still no plan for beating covid-19

    washingtonpost.com - President Trump and members of the coronavirus task force during a briefing at the White House on April 3. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Ashley Parker, close Ashley Parker White House repor…

    No, You Did Not Get COVID-19 in the Fall of 2019

    slate.com - If you felt ill in the fall, it was probably just a garden-variety cold. A Slate Investigation Into Whether Dove Soap Is Actually Soap “I Can’t Unsee the Bodies in the Trucks” Why New Jersey’s Unempl…

    A slew of hotels are heeding cities' pleas for help. Trump's aren't.

    politico.com - Yet the president’s own businesses have not yet stepped into the breach, a fact Trump's critics were quick to pounce on but that most state and local officials didn't want to directly address. “It’s …

    Analysis | 4 reasons coronavirus is hitting black communities so hard

    washingtonpost.com - A patient with confirmed covid-19 is transported by ambulance in Stamford, Conn. (John Moore/Getty Images) By Eugene Scott close Eugene Scott Reporter covering identity politics for The Fix Email Ema…

    Will Our Brains Ever Recover From Coronavirus?

    glamour.com - The latest reports I’ve read estimate coronavirus lasts “in the air for up to three hours, on copper for up to four hours, on cardboard for up to 24 hours, and on plastic for up to 72 hours.” But no …

    As Coronvirus Grips the US, Americans Get a Taste of Life Under Sanctions

    mintpressnews.com - Across fifty states, Americans are collectively bracing for the incoming COVID-19 pandemic to hit. In the face of the virus, people are resorting to panic buying, stocking up on vital foods and goods…

    COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death in the United States

    livescience.com - COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more people per day than the previous top contenders, heart disease and cancer. The new coronavirus was responsible for the de…

    The New Coronavirus Appears To Take A Greater Toll On Men Than On Women

    npr.org - A man wearing a protective mask in Dubai on March 23. As the coronavirus sweeps across the globe, one pattern remains consistent: Men seem harder hit by the virus than women and are more likely to ha…

    Amazon was already powerful. The coronavirus pandemic cleared the way to dominance.

    vox.com - Covid-19 has transformed the world, killing nearly 100,000 people across the globe so far and sending the US economy into a tailspin. Along with the restaurant and travel sectors in the US, the retai…

    The Pandemic Economy: What are Shoppers Buying Online During COVID-19?

    visualcapitalist.com - The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on every aspect of life, including how people shop for their necessities, and their not-so-necessities. With online retail sales estimated to reac…

    America's billionaires are giving to charity – but much of it is self-serving rubbish | Robert Reich

    theguardian.com - As millions of jobless Americans line up for food or risk their lives delivering essential services, the nation’s billionaires are making conspicuous donations – $100m from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos for fo…

    Gavin Newsom hints at California path to 'some semblance of normalcy' on coronavirus

    sfchronicle.com - SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom pointed ahead for the first time Friday to the next phase of California’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying his administration is developing plans to get “ba…

    'We just can’t feed this many': 10,000 seek S.A. Food Bank help as COVID-19 ravages economy

    expressnews.com - To keep our community informed of the most urgent coronavirus news, our critical updates are free to read. Ongoing coverage is available to subscribers. Subscribe now for full access and to support o…

    The American Exception

    newyorker.com - He speaks truth so rarely that when you hear it from his own mouth—March 29, 2020—it has the force of revelation: “I wish we could have our old life back. We had the greatest economy that we’ve ever …

    Every aspect of the coronavirus pandemic exposes America’s devastating inequalities

    vox.com - A month after being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the coronavirus has caused deaths in every state in America. It has taken the lives of celebrities like John Prine as well as…

    Thousands have died in nursing homes around the U.S. But the federal gov't isn’t tracking them.

    nbcnews.com - Nearly 2,500 long-term care facilities in 36 states are battling coronavirus cases, according to data gathered by NBC News from state agencies, an explosive increase of 522 percent compared to a fede…

    70 people test positive for the coronavirus at SF's biggest homeless shelter

    sfchronicle.com - A major coronavirus outbreak has hit San Francisco’s largest homeless shelter, with 68 of its residents testing positive for COVID-19, as well as two employees. The Multi-Service Center South, which …

    Opinion | I spent six days on a ventilator with covid-19. It saved me, but my life is not the same.

    washingtonpost.com - David Lat, the author of this opinion piece, is shown receiving oxygen. Later, he ended up in critical condition and was moved to a ventilator. (Courtesy of David Lat) By David Lat close David Lat Bi…

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    America Is Acting Like a Failed State

    theatlantic.com - A global pandemic is a mandatory exam in national competence. It is a test for individuals, who have to change their life and withdraw from public events to slow the spread of a disease through crowd…

    Live updates: China reports highest number of new coronavirus cases in six weeks; U.S. weighs risks of May 1 restart

    washingtonpost.com - By Teo Armus, close Teo Armus Reporter on the Morning Mix team Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Antonia Noori Farzan and close Antonia Noori Farzan Reporter for the Morning Mix Email EmailBio BioFollo…

    Most New York Coronavirus Cases Came From Europe, Genomes Show

    nytimes.com - It’s entirely possible, Dr. Boni said, in the past 10 or 20 years, a hybrid virus arose in some horseshoe bat that was well-suited to infect humans, too. Later, that virus somehow managed to cross th…

    ‘It feels like a war zone’: As more of them die, grocery workers increasingly fear showing up at work

    washingtonpost.com - A Giant employee restocks eggs March 27 in Silver Spring, Md. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) By Abha Bhattarai close Abha Bhattarai Reporter covering the retail industry Email EmailBio BioFollo…

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    Police Is Issuing Citations At A Packed Kentucky Church And Nails In Parking Lot

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    State and local governments face budget crunch, hurting hopes for a quick economic recovery

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    Herald drafted a suit seeking ALF records. DeSantis aide pressured law firm not to file it

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    Why the Stock Market Is Healthy as Americans Die

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    Going back to school to deal with hard times? For-profit schools could make things even harder

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    Ozone hole three times the size of Greenland opens over the North Pole

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    “Burials Are Cheaper Than Deportations”: Virus Unleashes Terror in ICE Detention

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    Nearly 3,000 Health Care System Employees In The Detroit Area Have Confirmed or Suspected Coronavirus Infections

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    How Global Warming is Fueling Infectious Disease Outbreaks - Medical Bag

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    31% Can’t Pay the Rent: ‘It’s Only Going to Get Worse’

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    Iceland finds that half its citizens with coronavirus have shown no symptoms

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    He Could Have Seen What Was Coming: Behind Trump’s Failure on the Virus

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    Signs missed and steps slowed in Trump's pandemic response

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