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« Reply #661 on: March 03, 2020, 06:43:59 am »

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In Case of Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak, New York Plans To Use Prison Labor to Dig Mass Graves

mintpressnews.com - Two dozen new cases of Covid-19, a deadly strain of novel coronavirus, were detected in the United States over the weekend, bringing the total to 42, with 47 more U.S. nationals infected either in Ch…

Live updates: Trump calls for Fed rate cut as U.S. coronavirus deaths rise; finance chiefs plot economic rescue

washingtonpost.com - A woman wears a face mask as she waits on the New York City subway. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) By Adam Taylor close Adam Taylor Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of subjects Email EmailBio BioF…

Major airlines, U.S. officials clash over passenger tracking related to coronavirus cases

washingtonpost.com - A plane sits on the tarmac at a South Carolina airport on Sunday in Columbia, S.C. As concerns grow about the spread of the coronavirus, many travelers are altering their plans which has affected com…

Media Hype Over Coronavirus is Spreading Faster Than the Virus Itself

mintpressnews.com - Fear over Covid-19, the deadly strain of novel coronavirus, appears to be spreading even faster than the virus itself, as the subject continues to dominate the media. CNN, for example, has produced n…

Virus death toll tops 3,000 as airlines cut flights

sg.news.yahoo.com - The global death toll from the new coronavirus topped 3,000 on Monday, as airlines cancelled or reduced flights and stock markets swung wildly. Andorra, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Jordan, Latvia,…

Can We Get a Vaccine Early? How the Rich Are Preparing for Coronavirus

bloomberg.com - One investor may fly to Idaho with or without family. A doctor in a Colorado ski town is soothing wealthy clients who want a cure. And one New Yorker called up the hospital with his name on it. Like …

How the Senate Paved the Way for Coronavirus Profiteering, and How Congress Could Undo It

theintercept.com - Gilead Sciences, a drugmaker known for price gouging, has been working with Chinese health authorities to see if the experimental drug remdesivir can treat coronavirus symptoms. World Health Organiza…

Will Spring Temperatures Stop Coronavirus?

forbes.com - Like everyone else, I am watching the Coronavirus. It has become a world-wide threat and governments are scrambling for a response. The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a su…

Human Rights Watch Took Money From Saudi Businessman After Documenting His Coercive Labor Practices

theintercept.com - The 2012 grant from Al Jaber’s U.K.-based charitable foundation amounted to $470,000, Roth told The Intercept, adding that a “final pledge installment was never realized.” The statement did not refer…

Macau casino takings plunge record 88% after virus closures

news.yahoo.com - The gaming sector accounts for 80 percent of Macau's government revenue (AFP Photo/Eduardo Leal) Macau (AFP) - Macau's casino industry suffered its worst monthly downturn on record in February after …

Indonesia's most active volcano spews massive ash cloud 6,000m into the air

theguardian.com - Indonesia’s most active volcano Mount Merapi erupted on Tuesday, shooting a massive ash cloud some 6,000m (20,000ft) in the air which coated nearby communities with grey dust and forced an airport cl…

Erdogan threatens Europe with 'millions' of migrants

news.yahoo.com - Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Monday that "millions" of migrants would soon head for Europe, drawing accusations from EU leaders that he is trying to pressure them…

Texas closes hundreds of polling sites, making it harder for minorities to vote

theguardian.com - Last year, Texas led the US south in an unenviable statistic: closing down the most polling stations, making it more difficult for people to vote and arguably benefiting Republicans. A report by civi…

Palestinians Still Yearn for Home in Jordan's Sprawling Refugee Camps

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mintpressnews.com - Amman, Jordan — Abna’a Gaza (the Children of Gaza) is a status given to Palestinian refugees who fled from the Gaza Strip to Jordan in 1967. They fled during the 1967 war and consequent Israeli occup…

20 Questions About the Coronavirus, Answered by a Doctor

menshealth.com - The mounting spread of the coronavirus now known as COVID-19 has prompted widespread concern around the world as public health officials race to contain the outbreak. The novel coronavirus has killed…

Opinion | Coronavirus Will Test Our New Way of Life

nytimes.com - Over the past few years, it has become clear that our social media ecosystem is easily hijacked to incentivize behavior from the worst actors, further amplifying existing tensions and disagreements. …

Meet The Last Surviving Witness To The Tulsa Race Riot Of 1921

npr.org - Over the course of 18 hours, white mobs destroyed more than 1,000 homes and businesses during the Tulsa Race Riot. They set fire to schools, churches, libraries, and movie theaters, leveling entire c…

Podcast: Oliver Vargas on US Election Meddling In Bolivia and the Country's Indigenous Uprising

mintpressnews.com - Welcome to the re-launch of MintCast, the official weekly MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh and Whitney Webb. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent re…

Coronavirus: A simple way to keep workers – and the economy – from getting sick

theconversation.com - The COVID-19 outbreak appears headed for the U.S., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging Americans to prepare now, such as by stocking up on food and prescription drugs. But s…

Polar bears turning to CANNIBALISM because of climate change

dailymail.co.uk - Climate change and humans are driving polar bears to cannibalism . A Russian scientist reveals the animals are feeding on each other in the Arctic as melting ice and fossil fuel extraction destroys t…

COVID-19 Vaccine Shipped, and Drug Trials Start

time.com - Moderna Therapeutics, a biotech company based in Cambridge, Mass., has shipped the first batches of its COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine was created just 42 days after the genetic sequence of the COVID_…

Here’s what coronavirus does to the body

nationalgeographic.com - Much remains unknown about the novel coronavirus ripping through China, but one thing is certain. The disease can cast a storm over the whole human body. Such has been the nature of past zoonotic cor…

The fall of the U.S. empire and the coming economic crash

medium.com - Haruki Murakami said that “Everyone, deep in their hearts, is waiting for the end of the world to come.” It’s with this self-awareness of my attraction to the apocalypse that I confront the convergin…

The ‘instant’ local economy – how communities saved themselves when mainstream economics failed in Argentina

rapidtransition.org - Argentina is again in the grips of an economic crisis – with debt and default with the International Monetary Fund looming over the country. It all seems a familiar tale, but there is a less well kno…


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« Reply #662 on: March 04, 2020, 06:48:10 am »

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Joe Biden romps in Super Tuesday presidential contests

washingtonpost.com - By Matt Viser and close Matt Viser National political reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Chelsea Janes close Chelsea Janes Reporter covering the 2020 presidential campaign Email EmailBio BioFol…

Coronavirus triggers cancellations, closures and contingency planning across the country

washingtonpost.com - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, right, bumps elbows with a worker at the seafood counter of the Uwajimaya Asian Food and Gift Market in Seattle on March 3, 2020. (Ted S. Warren/AP) By Toluse Olorunnipa, …

WHO says coronavirus death rate is 3.4% globally, higher than previously thought

cnbc.com - World health officials said Tuesday the mortality rate for COVID-19 is 3.4% globally, higher than previous estimates of about 2%. "Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died," WHO Dire…

Coronavirus: fears of global slowdown grow as US stimulus fails to rally markets

theguardian.com - Fears of a coronavirus-driven global economic slowdown have mounted after stock markets gave a lukewarm reaction to the emergency cut in US interest rates and new data showed that China and Hong Kong…

Did Covid-19 Just Pop All the Global Financial Bubbles?

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - Over the past 20 years, the certainty that central banks would support markets has been high, as central banks stepped in at every wobble. Today's 50 basis-points cut by the Fed sustains that certain…

Washington State could see explosion in coronavirus cases, study says

statnews.com - The coronavirus outbreak in the Seattle area is at a critical juncture and could see explosive growth in cases much like Wuhan, China, if public officials don’t take immediate, forceful measures, acc…

Coronavirus live updates: WHO warns protective gear 'rapidly depleting' amid recession fears

theguardian.com - Scotland’s health secretary Jeane Freeman has said that two more cases of coronavirus were confirmed overnight, taking the number of patients diagnosed in the country to three. She refused to give fu…

New York City doctor says he has to 'plead to test people' for coronavirus

cnbc.com - Hospitals across the U.S. are unprepared to identify and treat the new coronavirus, which has begun to spread across the country, New York City-based physician and author Dr. Matt McCarthy said Monda…

Report: Rich Americans Trying to Get the Coronavirus Vaccine Early Like It’s a Pair of Limited Edition Air Jordans

vanityfair.com - POLITICO spoke to 17 current and former officials and individuals close to the Trump administration. Interviews with officials in HHS, who declined to comment on record for fear of retaliation, indic…

Trump coronavirus effort undermined by mixed messages and falsehoods

washingtonpost.com - Vice President Pence, center, leads a press briefing Monday with members of the coronavirus task force at the White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Philip Rucker, close Philip Rucker W…

Taliban attacks kill 20 army, police, hours after Trump call

news.yahoo.com - Taliban militants killed at least 20 Afghan soldiers and policemen in a string of overnight attacks, government officials told AFP Wednesday, hours after US President Donald Trump said he had a "very…

Analysis | As Netanyahu claims win, Israel loses U.S. Democrats

washingtonpost.com - By Ishaan Tharoor close Ishaan Tharoor Reporter covering foreign affairs, geopolitics and history Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow March 4, 2020 at 12:00 AM EST Want smart analysis of the most importa…

Trump silent as coronavirus inspires wave of anti-Asian racism

americanindependent.com - Asians and Asian Americans across the country are suffering as a result of racist fearmongering, but the White House has so far been silent. Donald Trump has been mostly silent as coronavirus fears h…

‘We Are Going to Be Back to Where We Were After Reconstruction—Unless We Stop It’

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fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed Emory University’s Carol Anderson about voter suppression for the February 28, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: Heritage F…

Greece and Turkey Trade Blame for Syrian Boy’s Death

theintercept.com - Nearly five years after Europe’s conscience was stung by the image of a young Syrian refugee’s lifeless body washed up on a beach, another Syrian boy drowned on Monday when a dinghy filled with refug…

When the Abnormal Becomes Typical: Clinging to Memories of Normalcy Three Years into the Trump Administration

justsecurity.org - Three years ago tonight, I took one last look back at the White House, lit brilliantly against the night sky, as I walked out the front gates onto Pennsylvania Avenue. It’s the same look back I’d giv…

Once-Confident Bloomberg Campaign Retreats in Texas as Biden Surges

theintercept.com - Campaign spokesperson Lizzie Lewis sent an email to the Texas state team on Monday advising staff not to allow organizers or volunteers to conduct any media interviews, saying that they needed to foc…

Inside the Fossil-Fuel Industry’s Plan to Profit From Climate Change

nymag.com - “We think democracy is better,” said the jet-fuel salesperson. “But is it? In terms of outcomes?” In a conference room overlooking the gray Thames, a group of young corporate types tried to imagine h…

9 freaky phenomena revealing how warm this winter was

treehugger.com - In many part of the world, the 2019-2020 winter was the winter that wasn't. Here in New York City, I keep waiting for winter to happen ... and now it is, checks calendar, March! There were no spells …

How Pandemics Change History

newyorker.com - In his new book, “Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present,” Frank M. Snowden, a professor emeritus of history and the history of medicine at Yale, examines the ways in which diseas…

What You Can Do Right Now About the Coronavirus

theatlantic.com - A lot of advice is going around, both good and bad. I hope it’s helpful to compile some good information in one place. Much of what follows is not original—generally don’t trust health advice that no…

The Official Coronavirus Numbers Are Wrong, and Everyone Knows It

theatlantic.com - In total, fewer than 500 people have been tested across the country (although the CDC has stopped reporting that number in its summary of the outbreak). As a result, the current “official” case count…

Lonely Mona: Once again, virus fears close the Louvre

apnews.com - PARIS (AP) — Once again, the “Mona Lisa” is all alone. The Louvre, the world’s most visited museum and home to Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, did not open as scheduled Wednesday morning as its …

According to the WHO, Coronavirus Is WORSE Than the Spanish Flu ... Which Killed Tens of Millions of People | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - Yves here. I don’t like seeming like a scaremonger, but I see way too much evidence that people are not taking coronavirus risk seriously enough. For instance, I have been e-mailing the service that …

Trump's Mental Health - Now the Worst Case Scenario | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - The moment we feared has come. In a real emergency, the president’s inability to stay with reality and to resist the need to conform the world to what is in his head will result in a tangible loss of…

Trump crisis management by lies, bogus numbers, and superstition

intrepidreport.com - Impeached President Donald Trump has completely bolloxed up America’s carefully thought-out contingency plans that deal with pandemics. In addition to lying about the number of Americans infected wit…

Tim Cook and Apple Bet the Farm on China, But Then Coronavirus Hit | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. The WSJ published a feature today on Apple’sits depende…

S. Korea hunts sick beds as West braces for long virus fight

apnews.com - BANGKOK (AP) — South Korea struggled to find enough beds for its sick, Italy grappled with a rising number of deaths and concern grew over an expanding outbreak in the United States on Wednesday as t…

The lie of health care ‘choice’

intrepidreport.com - Lyndon Johnson had a saying about special interests trying to get his support to pass some blatantly self-serving legislation: “They can’t make chicken salad out of chicken (bleep)!” Yet chicken (ble…


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« Reply #663 on: March 05, 2020, 05:44:45 am »

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Live updates: Coronavirus turmoil widens as U.S. death toll mounts; Xi cancels Japan trip

washingtonpost.com - By Adam Taylor and close Adam Taylor Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of subjects Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Teo Armus close Teo Armus Reporter on the Morning Mix team Email EmailBio …

Coronavirus: California declares state of emergency - latest updates

theguardian.com - While we reported earlier that North Korea’s leader has sent a letter to the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, offering his condolences for South Korean victims of the coronavirus, observers have …

Comforting: Americans With Coronavirus Symptoms Are Being Turned Away For Testing

vanityfair.com - Among the many terrifying traits of the Trump administration, one that sticks out is its seemingly bottomless supply of incompetence. It’s not enough, for example, for Donald Trump and Co. to be woef…

'We are in a crisis here': The Yale professor who said US coronavirus cases were set to 'explode' in the coming days warns that America is way behind on testing

news.yahoo.com - The number of documented coronavirus cases in the US was at more than 100 on Tuesday, but according to the Yale professor Howard Forman, a practicing radiologist and expert in healthcare management, …

How coronavirus spread in New York: From a man to his family. Then a neighbor. Then friends.

washingtonpost.com - Yeshiva University has canceled classes at its Wilf Campus in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan after a student tested positive for the coronavirus. (Sharon Pulwer for The Washi…

Roberts rebukes Schumer for saying justices will ‘pay the price’ for a vote against abortion rights

washingtonpost.com - By Robert Barnes and close Robert Barnes Reporter covering the U.S. Supreme Court Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Colby Itkowitz close Colby Itkowitz Congress, campaigns, health policy, Pennsylvania …

Italy closes schools as death toll hits 107

news.yahoo.com - Italy has borne the brunt in Europe of a disease that is now spreading across the world faster than it is in the central Chinese region where it was first detected (AFP Photo/Miguel MEDINA) Rome (AFP…

AP PHOTOS: Venice a shell of itself as tourists flee virus

apnews.com - VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Carnival period in Venice usually marks the start of peak season in one of the world’s most visited cities, with hordes of tourists piling onto vaporettos to cruise the Grand…

Russian strikes kill 15 civilians in Syria amid Erdogan-Putin talks

globalvillagespace.com - Russian airstrikes Thursday killed at least 15 civilians including a child in the last major opposition bastion of Idlib in northwestern Syria, a Britain-based war monitor said. The strikes after mid…

Turkey vows justice for migrant killed at border with Greece

apnews.com - ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has vowed to seek justice for a migrant it says was killed on the border with Greece after Greek authorities fired tear gas and stun grenades to push back dozens of peopl…

Could China's Overlapping Crises Spiral Out of Control?

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - 1. Collapse is typically triggered by an external crisis that overwhelms the empire's ability to handle it. Absent the external shock, the empire could have continued on for decades or even centuries.

For WaPo, Flourishing Elites Are a Matter of Perception

fair.org - Online, the Washington Post story (3/2/20) alternates a photo of Donald Trump… The piece, by Sean Sullivan and Robert Costa, is determined to tell people the problem is just one of perceptions: Each …

What Liberal Feminism Leaves Out ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - It’s a perfectly nice photo. Elizabeth Warren is climbing a flight of stairs with a young woman at her side. They look delighted and energetic. To the right and slightly in the background, Bernie San…

Greek Security Services May Be Using Potentially Lethal Tear Gas Munitions - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - Images and videos from social media suggest that Greek security services may be using a similar kind of tear gas round that has resulted in the serious injury or death of scores of protesters in Iraq.

Covid-19 Threatens Global Trade, Hits Shipping Industry Hard

hellenicshippingnews.com - Since the outbreak of Coronavirus (nCovid-19) in China, trade especially shipping which has been the most affected sector around the world as the international shipping industry is responsible for th…

Tropical forests losing their ability to absorb carbon, study finds

theguardian.com - Tropical forests are taking up less carbon dioxide from the air, reducing their ability to act as “carbon sinks” and bringing closer the prospect of accelerating climate breakdown. The Amazon could t…

The invisible city: how a homeless man built a life underground

theguardian.com - Most nights, before bed, before it all went wrong, Dominic Van Allen whiled away the last of the evening hours in a pub called The Garden Gate. It was easy to fit in and feel smart there, chatting an…

The conspiracy theories about the origins of the coronavirus, debunked

vox.com - The signs that the small, scattered coronavirus outbreak in the United States could spiral into a larger-scale problem are growing. A new analysis, first reported by STAT, found there are likely now …

[Easy Chair] Losing My Religion, by Kevin Baker | Harper's Magazine

harpers.org - In the Seventies, when I came of age politically, being a lefty was all about believing that “the people” would always save us, if they just knew the truth. We were still immersed in the Century of t…

Netflix cancels SXSW screenings, events amid virus concerns

apnews.com - LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix is canceling its South by Southwest screenings and events amid concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus. A company spokesperson confirmed to the Associated Press …

Panic buying follows coronavirus across the globe

news.yahoo.com - Shelves are being stripped bare of toilet rolls, hand sanitiser and surgical masks everywhere from Japan to France to the United States as panic buying criss-crosses the globe with the coronavirus, d…

American führer: Delusionary, dictatorial Donald Trump is drunk on power

intrepidreport.com - Delusionary, dictatorial Donald Trump is drunk on power. Trump’s monarchical and lawless actions are a clear and present subversion of our republic and its Constitution. As soon as the impeachment tr…

Yes, it is worse than the flu: busting the coronavirus myths

theguardian.com - Many individuals who get coronavirus will experience nothing worse than seasonal flu symptoms, but the overall profile of the disease, including its mortality rate, looks more serious. At the start o…

Opinion: As gerontocracy looms, American democracy may be running out of time - The Globe and Mail

theglobeandmail.com - Sarah Kendzior is the co-host of the podcast Gaslit Nation and the author of the coming book Hiding in Plain Sight. Since the election of Donald Trump, Americans have watched their country transform …

Super Tuesday Plagued by Long Lines, Closed Polling Stations and Systemic Failure

mintpressnews.com - Chaos and gridlock again reigned across much of America as fourteen states chose their candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination yesterday on Super Tuesday. Many voters were forced to wai…

Health-Insurance Stocks Are the Real Super Tuesday Winners

barrons.com - Joe Biden, the former vice president, outperformed expectations in key primary states on Super Tuesday, setting up a rally in the stocks of the health-insurance companies threatened by Sen. Bernie Sa…


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« Reply #664 on: March 06, 2020, 05:45:54 am »

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Live updates: Coronavirus fears reverberate as Iran shuts 60,000 mosques; U.S. officials widen states of emergency

washingtonpost.com - By Adam Taylor and close Adam Taylor Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of subjects Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Teo Armus close Teo Armus Reporter on the Morning Mix team Email EmailBio …

Coronavirus latest updates: 2,000 people stranded on Grand Princess cruise ship off California

theguardian.com - The number of people infected with the new virus headed toward 100,000 on Friday, with fresh disruption caused by the outbreak. • Asian shares were down following a rough day on Wall Street. • The he…

2,733 People Are Under Coronavirus Quarantine in New York City

nymag.com - “You can’t contain the spread,” Governor Cuomo said at a press conference Tuesday. “It is inevitable.” On Thursday, the number of cases in the state provided evidence for Cuomo’s concern, doubling in…

Global shares sink as pessimism dominates over virus impact

apnews.com - TOKYO (AP) — World shares slipped Friday after a sharp drop on Wall Street, as pessimism prevailed over hopes for central bank action to counter the virus outbreak. Rumors that Chinese officials migh…

The Gathering Storm: Could Covid-19 Overwhelm Us in the Months Ahead?

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - Another common trope is "hepatitis kills far more people in the U.S., so why worry about the coronavirus?" The fallacy made by the complacent is that the number of cases will remain small (in the doz…

Mueller report: justice department ordered to turn over unredacted copy

theguardian.com - The Department of Justice has been ordered to turn over an unredacted copy of the Mueller report in a ruling that accuses the attorney general, William Barr, of misrepresenting the findings of the re…

Germany says Europe must work together with Turkey for solution to migrant crisis

telegraph.co.uk - Germany's parliament has rejected a proposal to take in 5,000 child refugees from Greece, as Angela Merkel's CDU party warned a European solution that involved Turkey was the only way out of the cris…

Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Fell Apart in the Fall, and It Never Recovered

theintercept.com - With an overwhelmingly well-educated base of voters hellbent on nothing more than defeating Trump, the Times signaling that she wasn’t the best one to do so was a devastating blow — particularly as m…

Coronavirus Exposes the Sickness of America’s Shoddy Welfare State

nymag.com - Twenty-seven million people in the world’s wealthiest country possess no health insurance of any kind. Millions more have coverage too skimpy to use for nonemergencies. Last year, a record-high 25 pe…

Tokyo organizers downsize arrival ceremony for Olympic torch

apnews.com - TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo organizers are downsizing the arrival ceremony for the Olympic torch because of the spreading coronavirus. Organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said Friday that 140 children…

The Trump administration’s greatest obstacle to sending a clear message on coronavirus may be Trump himself

washingtonpost.com - By Toluse Olorunnipa close Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow March 5, 2020 at 10:08 PM EST As leading public health experts from across the government have tried …

"Doomed from the Start.” Why Trump's Coronavirus Response Was Never Going to Work

time.com - The Trump Administration’s strategy to combat COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, began with a relatively simple focus: keep it out of the United States. In service of that goal, the White House issued …

Opinion | When Coronavirus Quarantine Is Class Warfare

nytimes.com - But that pleasantness is heavily underwritten by a “vast digital underclass.” Many services that allow you to stay at home work only when others have to be out in the world on your behalf. Worried th…

As the coronavirus outbreak evolves, we answer some key questions

sciencenews.org - As a new coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands around the world continues to spread, scientists and public health officials are racing to understand the virus and stop the growing public he…

WaPo Prints Study That Found Paper Backed an Undemocratic Bolivia Coup

fair.org - The Washington Post editorial board (11/11/19) stated as fact that Bolivian President Evo Morales “moved to falsify the results of the October 20 vote so as to hand him a first-round victory.” Presid…

Lurking beneath the market turmoil: Years of mounting financial risks

politico.com - Still, the pressure to respond in a big way will grow as the anxiety persists. The virus “is arguably the biggest risk to global growth since the Great Recession,” S&P Global Platts Analytics said in…

As virus cases near 100,000, fear of ‘devastation’ for poor

apnews.com - BANGKOK (AP) — The number of people infected with the new virus charged toward 100,000 Friday, with the global scare upending routines, threatening livelihoods and prompting quarantines in its spread.

ICE officers deployed to 'flood the streets' of sanctuary cities: report

thehill.com - Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has begun 24-hour daily surveillance operations near the homes and workplaces of undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities across the country, according to…

Syria Shootout Demonstrates Precarious Environment For U.S. Forces - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - A single checkpoint in Northeastern Syria recently became a flashpoint — and in our latest Bellingcat collaboration with Newsy, we show you how. U.S. troops have patrolled the Turkish-Syria border si…

Canada Consulate in Denver Met by Dozens in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation

unicornriot.ninja - Denver, CO – A coalition of environmental and Indigenous rights groups crowd the sidewalk outside the downtown Denver Energy Center where on the 26th floor, resides the Consulate General of Canada. A…

What Liberal Feminism Leaves Out ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - It’s a perfectly nice photo. Elizabeth Warren is climbing a flight of stairs with a young woman at her side. They look delighted and energetic. To the right and slightly in the background, Bernie San…

How Coronavirus Could Impact the Global Supply Chain by Mid-March

archive.is - Reports on how the Covid-19 outbreak is affecting supply chains and disrupting manufacturing operations around the world are increasing daily. But the worst is yet to come. We predict that the peak o…

Opinion | As coronavirus spreads, the bill for our public health failures is due

washingtonpost.com - Covid-19 has taken hold in the United States, and national and local governments are rushing to contain the virus and finding a cure. (Samuel Corum/AFP/Getty Images) By Richard E. Besser March 5, 202…

Podcast: Kevin Gosztola Discusses the Latest Developments in the Case Against Julian Assange

mintpressnews.com - Welcome to MintCast, the official weekly MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh and Whitney Webb that re-launched in February 2020. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voice…

Scientists say there are at least 80 ways we can reduce emissions right now

abc.net.au - We already have the technology to reach negative emissions by the 2040s, a new report from climate research group Project Drawdown has concluded. Drawdown is the projected point where the concentrati…


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« Reply #665 on: March 07, 2020, 09:33:31 am »

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Big Banks Call for Wall Street Deregulation to “Fight Coronavirus”

mintpressnews.com - As coronavirus panic hits the U.S., a financial lobbying group is attempting to use the crisis to push through the deregulation of its industry. The Bank Policy Institute (BPI), a Washington-based lo…

Coronavirus: thousands stranded on Grand Princess cruise ship after 21 cases confirmed

theguardian.com - Nearly half of the 46 people tested for coronavirus onboard the Grand Princess cruise ship moored off San Francisco have returned a positive result, vice president Mike Pence has said, and the fate o…

Here's why Chinese scientists say there's a second, more dangerous coronavirus strain

latimes.com - The global outbreak that has sickened nearly 100,000 people across six continents may actually be fueled by two variants of the same coronavirus: one older and less aggressive and a newer version who…

Coronavirus Alarm Blends Yellow Peril and Red Scare

fair.org - As an Asian-American, I’m not surprised that there are numerous reports surfacing of racist and xenophobic responses arising in the US (and elsewhere) as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, where “…

Trump picks Mark Meadows to be new White House chief of staff

washingtonpost.com - Rep Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a staunch ally of President Trump’s, is headed to the White House to become the chief of staff. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) By Seung Min Kim and close Seung Min Kim Whit…

The New Idlib Ceasefire Forces Turkey-Backed Extremists to Fall Back

mintpressnews.com - Mideast Discourse — Turkey increased its military invasion of Syria last month to prevent the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) from liberating Idlib province from the occupation of terrorists, who are supporte…

Virginia lawmakers pass lowest insulin price cap in nation at $50 a month

thehill.com - Virginia lawmakers have passed a bill that will force insurers to cap insulin costs at $50 a month, sending the bill to Gov. Ralph Northam's (D) desk for signature. The Virginia General Assembly pass…

"People Are Being Hunted Down” – ICE Launches Rights-Busting Onslaught Against Sanctuary Cities

mintpressnews.com - Operation Palladium has begun. Hundreds of agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have entered New York and other sanctuary cities in a fresh attempt to round up undocumented immigrant…

'This is our feminist spring': millions of Mexican women prepare to strike over femicides

theguardian.com - Dalilah Loza is 15 and dreams of being an orthodontist, or an economist - perhaps even a photographer. But most of all she wants to be the voice of her mother. “I’m the only one who can speak for her…

Espionage Act Reform Bill Would Protect Journalists Like Julian Assange

mintpressnews.com - Shadowproof — Under legislation proposed in Congress, the United States government would not be able to prosecute journalists like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who publish classified information.…

Jared Kushner Cashes in on Investment Thanks to Tax Breaks He and Ivanka Trump Lobbied to Pass

lawandcrime.com - Presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner last month sold his stake in a company that invested in Opportunity Zones, a designation created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This means Kushner will be…

Media Malfunction as Sanders Notes Positive Aspects of Latin American Socialism

fair.org - When 60 Minutes (2/24/20) asked Sen. Bernie Sanders about his past support for aspects of Cuba’s socialist revolution, as well as for Nicaragua’s 1979–90 leftist Sandinista government, Sanders respon…

As the U.S.-backed government in Bolivia unleashes a wave of political persecution, the Trump administration remains silent

washingtonpost.com - Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez delivers a speech during the celebration of Plurinational State Day on Jan. 22 at the Palacio Quemado in La Paz. (JORGE BERNAL/AFP/Getty Images) By Lucien Chau…

'It isn't Mad Max': Police warning after shoppers brawl over toilet paper in Sydney

theguardian.com - NSW police had to be called to a western Sydney supermarket on Saturday morning after a fight broke out among three women over toilet paper. On Saturday afternoon NSW police asked the women involved …

Saudi Arabia detains three royal family members in latest crackdown

theguardian.com - Saudi authorities have detained three royal family members including two senior princes, according to US media reports, signalling the crown prince is further tightening his grip on power. Prince Ahm…

With spreading virus comes fears -- and lots of stockpiling

apnews.com - NEW YORK (AP) — As an Arizonan, Gregory Cohen has never had to stock up ahead of a hurricane or other natural disaster. But fear of the new coronavirus has led the 51-year-old attorney to run up a he…

Trump Declares Mission Accomplished on Containing Coronavirus

nymag.com - The Trump administration’s strategy on the coronavirus from the outset has focused relentlessly on the stock market, treating the virus as a partisan plot by Democrats to stoke panic. Trump has, acco…

Trump Says Coronavirus Will Help the Economy by Stopping All Travel

nymag.com - Last night, President Trump made an attempt to reassure the public on the state of the economy. It was not very reassuring. His answer implied that, however low your assessment of his grasp of the ec…

New York’s Governor Cuomo requires insurers to waive cost sharing for COVID-19 tests – TechCrunch

techcrunch.com - In a move that other states might want to emulate, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said that the state’s Department of Financial Services is requiring health insurers in the state to waive co…

Is the U.S. Fracking Boom Based on Fraud? | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - Yves here. It really is remarkable how super low interest rates have led investors on a widespread basis to pour money down ratholes. Unicorns is one. Another has been fracking, which despite being a…

Coronavirus: Kids About as Likely as Adults to Become Infected; What Happens When School Closures Become Widespread? | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - Early on, I repeated an assumption about coronavirus that proved to be incorrect, that children weren’t very susceptible to becoming infected and hence weren’t prime transmitters the way they were fo…

Exclusive: The Strongest Evidence Yet That America Is Botching Coronavirus Testing

theatlantic.com - Even in an emergency, laboratories cannot be spun up immediately. The University of Washington, which appears to have the country’s largest testing capacity outside of California—it can test up to 1,…

Publisher cancels Woody Allen memoir after backlash

news.yahoo.com - New York (AFP) - A leading publisher on Friday scrapped plans to release the autobiography of filmmaker Woody Allen, who has long been accused of molesting his daughter, following an outcry and a sta…


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« Reply #666 on: March 08, 2020, 08:32:33 am »

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Coronavirus continues its rapid spread, confounding efforts by global leaders

washingtonpost.com - Chad Wolf, left, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Vice President Pence and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a discussion of the coronavirus on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale. (Jo…

Three more coronavirus infections reported in D.C. area Saturday

washingtonpost.com - By Jenna Portnoy, close Jenna Portnoy Reporter covering Virginia, Maryland and D.C. congressional delegations Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Rebecca Tan and close Rebecca Tan Local reporter Email Em…

Trump 'not concerned at all' after CPAC guest tests positive for coronavirus

theguardian.com - Donald Trump has said he isn’t concerned at all about the coronavirus getting closer to the White House after it was revealed that an attendee at grassroots conservative conference CPAC had tested po…

Coronavirus live updates: Italian PM signs lockdown decree affecting millions in north

theguardian.com - It is still unclear if flights to and from Lombardy will be banned but the Guardian’s Lorenzo Tondo has more detail now on the Italian government decree that has locked down more than a quarter of it…

Travel chaos erupts as Italy quarantines north to halt virus

apnews.com - ROME (AP) — Italy announced a sweeping quarantine early Sunday for its northern regions, igniting travel chaos as it restricted the movements of a quarter of its people in a bid to halt the new coron…

Matt Gaetz made light of coronavirus by wearing a gas mask. Now one of his constituents has died.

washingtonpost.com - Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.). (Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post) By Kim Bellware close Kim Bellware Reporter covering national breaking news and features Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow March 7, 20…

Cronyism and Conflicts of Interest in Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force

theintercept.com - In the case of Azar, who earned nearly $2 million during his last year at Lilly, that profit came at the expense of the people who needed the drugs, according to a lawsuit filed in 2017. While Azar w…

Trump Vows More Rallies Despite CPAC Coronavirus Case

nymag.com - President Trump has been repeatedly downplaying the threat of the coronavirus, including at the CDC on Friday when he insisted he was not worried about the risk the virus could pose at his political …

OPINION: Elites fight back against mismeasure of poverty

america.aljazeera.com - I have taken special interest in this data as a resident of Rochester. In what was once one of the most technologically advanced and highest-paying cities in the U.S., 1 in 6 residents now lives in e…

How to Travel and Commute Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak, According to Experts

nymag.com - As fast as the novel coronavirus is spreading, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not explicitly told Americans to stop traveling or commuting. Which means we’re still taking public t…

Trump's Gut Collides With Science On Coronavirus Messaging

npr.org - President Trump listens to Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, after a tour earlier this week. President Trump is known to say what's on his mind…

Public defenders should not be punished for telling the truth | Opinion

pennlive.com - When we talk about being in the room where it happens, we don’t usually mean a small, plexiglass-split cage. But during my years as a public defender, that little box, with dirty white walls and bad …

Saudi crown prince signals new purge with ‘treason’ arrests

theguardian.com - A purge of princes and aides continued across Saudi Arabia on Saturday after the kingdom’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, claimed to have foiled a coup being plotted by two of the country’s most …

Costco Places Purchasing Limits as Bog Box Retailers Struggle with Coronavirus-Related Supply Shortages

offgridsurvival.com - A number of Costco stores around the country have started limiting the number of certain products that can be purchased because they are struggling to keep things like toilet paper, rice, canned food…

How Long Will It Take to Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine?

newyorker.com - On Monday, Donald Trump held a meeting in the White House to discuss his Administration’s response to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has spread to every continent except Antarctica. At the time…

The Mission to Hunt Nazis Has Become a Race Against Time

nytimes.com - “Mr. Berger made his choice to enlist in 1943 in the German military,” Mr. Rosenbaum said in an interview on Friday. Mr. Berger then made another choice, Mr. Rosenbaum said, to not request a transfer…

What to Expect if the Coronavirus Closes Schools

theatlantic.com - Read: The strongest evidence yet that America is botching coronavirus testing As of Thursday morning, the novel coronavirus had spread to more than 80 countries, and roughly a dozen countries have re…

Covid-19 - a virus that exposes the system’s failures

socialistworker.co.uk - How bad is the virus compared to seasonal flu and other recent pandemic flus? Compared to any seasonal flu epidemic this strain of the coronavirus is definitely worse. Covid-19 is also worse than any…

How Much Cash Did GOP Shell Out to Boost Trump Jr.’s Book?

washingtonbabylon.com - When Donald Trump Jr.’s book Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us was released last November it immediately rocketed to the top of the New York Times‘s bestseller list. Pre…

Trump Is a Disaster for Abortion Rights — but Joe Biden Can’t Be Trusted to Fight for Choice

theintercept.com - That “period,” however, has for much of Biden’s career been a comma — a qualified and compromised support of abortion’s legality at best, and a commitment to limit funding for abortions at worse. Up …

Will the coronavirus kill globalization?

intrepidreport.com - At a dinner party in mid-February, an architect told me that he was having a problem finishing his building projects. It was the carpets. Most wall-to-wall carpeting for big construction projects in …


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« Reply #667 on: March 09, 2020, 07:04:24 am »

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Italy virus death toll soars amid travel ban

bbc.co.uk - The number of people to have died from the coronavirus in Italy has shot up by 133 in a day to 366, officials say. The total number of infections leapt 25% to 7,375 from 5,883, according to the Civil…

Mr. Market Loses It Over Coronavirus Risk: Oil Tanks, S&P Futures Trades Halted on Limit Down Overnight, Gold Jumps | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - It looks like a bloodbath is coming Monday for Europe and the US based on overnight trading in Asia. Coronavirus is showing that financial instruments can’t trump the real world. Mr. Market has final…

Live updates: Panic grips world markets as coronavirus fear unleashes oil-price war

washingtonpost.com - By Adam Taylor and close Adam Taylor Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of subjects Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Teo Armus close Teo Armus Reporter on the Morning Mix team Email EmailBio …

‘Recovered’ Covid-19 patient dies as China reports more repeat cases

scmp.com - Volunteers take a pregnant woman into the Wuhan Maternal and Child Health Hospital to be tested for the coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua Volunteers take a pregnant woman into the Wuhan Maternal and Child H…

Governments step up coronavirus response as U.S. cases top 500

washingtonpost.com - A woman gestures as other people look on from aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship, operated by Princess Cruises, as it maintains a holding pattern about 25 miles off the coast of San Francisco. (Jo…

Lack of paid leave will leave millions of US workers vulnerable to coronavirus

theguardian.com - For over 30 years, Joyce Barnes has worked as a home healthcare aide in Richmond, Virginia without any paid sick days. She makes $8.25 an hour and often works through illnesses because she can’t affo…

Officials set to receive thousands from ship hit by virus

apnews.com - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal and state officials in California were preparing Monday to receive thousands of people from a cruise ship that has been idling off the cost of San Francisco with at least…

Inside Trump Administration, Debate Raged Over What to Tell Public

nytimes.com - The debate moved that afternoon to the Oval Office, where Mr. Azar and others urged the president to approve the ban. “The situation has changed radically,” Mr. Azar told Mr. Trump. Others in the roo…

The Latest: Philippines declares public health emergency

apnews.com - ROME (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus epidemic sweeping the globe (all times local): The Philippine president has declared a state of public health emergency throughout the country after health o…

Columbia University Cancels Classes After Coronavirus Exposure

nytimes.com - “When we got the email, it was like, thank you, yeah, that’s what I wanted,” she said. “You’re recognizing that it’s important for us to not get sick.” Maya Perry, 22, called it a “sensible” decision…

Logistical and Technical Exploration into the Origins of the Wuhan Strain of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

harvardtothebighouse.com - An accessible and comprehensive YouTube summary of the report below by a Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh’s Medical School is available here. This report is the product of a …

N. Korea fires weapons after threatening 'momentous' action

apnews.com - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast on Monday, South Korea’s military said, two days after the North threatened to take “momentous” action to …

Democrats, You Really Do Not Want To Nominate Joe Biden ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - If you are a Democrat, you may be thinking about the presidential primary something like this: Joe Biden doesn’t seem like a bad guy. He was a good Vice President under Obama, and he’s certainly bett…

MH17 trial to start with four accused facing murder charges | News

aljazeera.com - The trial of four men suspected in the downing of MH17 is set to start in Amsterdam on Monday, more than five years after the Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down as it flew over eastern Ukraine. P…

As in Afghanistan, Ending Our Endless Wars Will Not Be Painless

theintercept.com - At the end of a quiet, dusty street in an industrial suburb outside the Jordanian capital of Amman sits the house of one of the most infamous radical Islamic clerics in the world. Abu Muhammad al-Maq…

Gates-funded program will soon offer home-testing kits for new coronavirus

seattletimes.com - Testing for the novel coronavirus in the Seattle area will get a huge boost in the coming weeks as a project funded by Bill Gates and his foundation begins offering home-testing kits that will allow …

Here’s Why It Matters That Interest Rates Are Cratering

nymag.com - As recently as November 2018, ten-year U.S. government bonds paid an interest rate over 3 percent. That yield gradually fell as the Federal Reserve shifted from a stance of hiking interest rates to c…

How Long Will It Take to Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine?

newyorker.com - On Monday, Donald Trump held a meeting in the White House to discuss his Administration’s response to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has spread to every continent except Antarctica. At the time…

Trump Admin Reportedly Overruled CDC’s Coronavirus Advice for Seniors Not to Fly

nymag.com - As the federal government moves from a strategy of containment to one of mitigation, the Trump administration’s mismanagement of the coronavirus continues to escalate. The most concerning report over…

The Impossible Conspiracy Fuelling Russia's MH17 Defence - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - Ahead of the commencement of the MH17 trials in the Netherlands on March 9, 2020, various Russian government officials have made statements defending Russia against accusations that Russia provided t…

Trump in the Time of the Coronavirus

newyorker.com - The first official act of the Trump Administration was the Inauguration—and, within hours, a lie delivered from the White House press room about how this had been “the largest audience to ever witnes…

Crisis communication researcher shares 5 key principles that officials should use in coronavirus

theconversation.com - Infectious disease outbreaks have killed more people than hurricanes, wildfires or earthquakes. The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history, with death estimates rangin…

China turns to propaganda to right image in virus 'war'

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — As the rest of the world grapples with a burgeoning virus outbreak, China’s ruling Communist Party has deployed its propaganda playbook to portray its leader as firmly in charge, leadi…

Sudan's PM survives assassination attempt in capital

apnews.com - CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s prime minister survived an assassination attempt Monday after an explosion went off near his convoy in the capital of Khartoum, Sudan’s state media said. Abdalla Hamdok’s family …

Turkey's Erdogan heading to Brussels to discuss refugee crisis | Turkey News

aljazeera.com - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to hold talks with senior European Union officials in Brussels over a refugee crisis unfolding at the Turkish-Greek border, as Germany said the bloc was …

Trump's mismanagement helped fuel coronavirus crisis

politico.com - President Donald Trump holds up a picture as he listens during a meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety Steve Monroe, a…

Feminist groups hold mass Women's Day marches across Chile | Chile News

aljazeera.com - Antofagasta, Chile - Cities across Chile erupted in mass celebration and outrage on Sunday as women and their supporters rallied for International Women's Day. In Santiago, a plaza that has become th…


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« Reply #668 on: March 10, 2020, 07:37:31 am »

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Coronavirus: New York Won't Close Schools Because Homeless Kids Have Nowhere Else to Go

mintpressnews.com - As the number of cases of COVID-19 in the tri-state area rises to over 150, Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency across New York State. Local universities like Hofstra, Columbia an…

Oil crash sparks 'Black Monday' meltdown on virus-hit markets

news.yahoo.com - World oil prices crashed Monday, fueling a vicious selloff on stock markets which were already buckling from the spreading coronavirus outbreak. Stocks tanked as the global oil market nosedived 30 pe…

From tweet eruptions to economic steps, Trump struggles for calm amid market meltdown and coronavirus crisis

washingtonpost.com - President Trump and members of the coronavirus task force brief reporters at the White House on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Philip Rucker, close Philip Rucker White House Bureau C…

Italy extends coronavirus lockdown to entire country, imposing restrictions on 60 million people

washingtonpost.com - By Chico Harlan and close Chico Harlan Rome bureau chief covering southern Europe and sometimes parts beyond Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Stefano Pitrelli close Stefano Pitrelli Email EmailBio Bio…

Coronavirus Is a Reason to Worry About the Economy—the Stock Market Plunge Is Not

fair.org - Many people have become very concerned about the economy because of the stock market’s plunge in the last two weeks. While the spread of the coronavirus gives us very good reason to worry about the s…

Louvre restricts entry, French concerts cancelled over virus fears

news.yahoo.com - Paris (AFP) - The Louvre said Monday it was restricting entry to the world's most visited museum, as concerts were cancelled across France because of the new coronavirus. Only people who have already…

Coronavirus threatens the world economy. So does a less obvious peril.

nbcnews.com - The coronavirus is threatening the global economy and financial markets. But so is another, less obvious peril — the mountain of risky debt issued by companies and bought by investors during the rece…

Saudi Arabia price war wipes billions from value of major oil firms

theguardian.com - Saudi Arabia’s oil price war has wiped billions of pounds from the market value of the industry’s biggest companies after oil markets recorded one of the biggest price slumps in history. The decision…

The Trump Administration Is Stalling an Intel Report That Warns the U.S. Isn’t Ready for a Global Pandemic

time.com - An annual intelligence report that has been postponed without explanation by President Donald Trump’s administration warns that the U.S. remains unprepared for a global pandemic, two senior governmen…

Is There Any End in Sight to Coronavirus’s Economic Carnage?

nymag.com - Coronavirus fear has gripped economies around the world, and there is little sign that it will abate soon. I spoke with business columnist Josh Barro about the rocky path forward. Ben: As you wrote t…

Italian government stops play in Serie A over coronavirus crisis

sports.yahoo.com - Rome (AFP) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday announced that the country's top-flight Serie A football league, along with all sporting events in the country, will be suspended until Ap…

How Coronavirus Could Impact the Global Supply Chain by Mid-March

hbr.org - Reports on how the Covid-19 outbreak is affecting supply chains and disrupting manufacturing operations around the world are increasing daily. But the worst is yet to come. We predict that the peak o…

Erdogan holds Brussels talks as EU mulls taking in children refugees

news.yahoo.com - Brussels (AFP) - EU chiefs meet Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to warn him not to trigger a renewed migrant crisis on their southeastern border, as member states offered to take in…

Virginia's third coronavirus case hits DC suburb Arlington County

thehill.com - The Arlington County individual experienced a fever, cough and shortness of breath after international travel. The patient is receiving medical care and currently recovering, officials said. The case…

How the New US-Afghanistan Peace Deal Rekindled a "Business Friendly Taliban"

mintpressnews.com - President Trump, who is up for re-election this year, has added another “peace” deal to his credentials, a deal that the president, his re-election campaign and his supporters have promoted as proof …

Corporations and Military Powers Are Selling Phony "Wokeness" on International Women's Day

mintpressnews.com - It was a familiar site yesterday on International Women’s Day, as military contractors and other giant corporations used the holiday to attempt to associate themselves with progressive causes and age…

How does the new coronavirus spread? These new studies offer clues.

vox.com - How does the new coronavirus disease, Covid-19, spread? That’s just one of many basic, tricky questions about this latest pandemic threat. The virus that causes Covid-19 — known as SARS-CoV-2 — has a…

Matt Gaetz made light of coronavirus by wearing a gas mask. Now he is in quarantine.

washingtonpost.com - Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post) By Kim Bellware and close Kim Bellware Reporter covering national breaking news and features Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Donna Ca…

Opinion | You Can’t Gaslight a Virus

nytimes.com - That self-centered sensibility has been on full display since the outbreak of the coronavirus. Trump sees this budding pandemic through the lens of how it will affect him and his re-election prospect…

From border security to climate change, national emergency declarations raise hard questions about presidential power

theconversation.com - As wildfires, storms and other climate-driven disasters grow larger and more damaging, climate change is a major concern for many Democratic voters, who are in the midst of a primary fight that has c…

Stanford University will move classes online due to coronavirus

latimes.com - In a growing sign of how coronavirus is disrupting California, Stanford University said Friday night that it will move classes online for the final two weeks of the winter quarter. Stanford also said…

China changes virus narrative in bid to salvage soft power

afr.com - "This is a change of narrative to say people should not blame China for the spread of the coronavirus, and China has handled the epidemic much better than other countries. It is also a move to bolste…

Fossil corals suggest a mass extinction is on the way: "It's like a slow-motion car crash"

newsweek.com - If those who don't know history are destined to repeat it, then we should pay close attention to the last time that life on Earth almost ended. That's according to a team of scientists who have found…

Media Can't Keep Politics Out of Coronavirus Coverage | RealClearPolitics

realclearpolitics.com - Last week, CNN media critic Brian Stelter struck an ominous chord regarding the spreading coronavirus. “Since the dawn of the Trump presidency, countless experts have warned that the president's lack…

The Coming Collapse of the U.S. Economic System — Blame the U.S. Dollar

medium.com - In my own opinion, the greatest threat the United States faces in the 21st century is not Russia, China, Iran, or Climate Change; but rather, the reckless monetary and fiscal policies of the United S…

How is the Coronavirus putting countries at risk of recession?

globalbankingandfinance.com - Get Our Analysis, Insights Event Invites & More Delivered To Your Inbox For Free By Professor Linda Yueh, Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS The OECD has warned that global economic growth could be halv…

Russia 'hired network of Britons to go after enemies of Putin'

theguardian.com - Russia has been accused of hiring a network of British politicians and consultants to help advance its criminal interests and to “go after” Vladimir Putin’s enemies in London, MPs who drew up the Rus…

Russia Can Live With $25 Oil For Years | OilPrice.com

oilprice.com - After oil prices collapsed in the worst drop in nearly three decades—courtesy of the renewed Saudi-Russia rivalry on the oil market – Russia’s Finance Ministry said on Monday that Moscow had enough r…


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« Reply #669 on: March 11, 2020, 05:55:23 am »

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Boston cancels St. Patrick’s Day parade, breakfast as coronavirus fears mount

bostonherald.com - Boston’s historic and beloved St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the political breakfast that precedes it have both been canceled due to fears of spreading coronavirus at mass events. “In collaboration wit…

Biden racks up new primary wins over Sanders

news.yahoo.com - Detroit (AFP) - Joe Biden took a vice-like grip on the Democratic nomination race Tuesday with big primary wins in Michigan and other states confirming his growing advantage over leftist Bernie Sande…

Live updates: As U.S. coronavirus cases top 1,000, mixed signs of recovery in China, South Korea

washingtonpost.com - A medical staff member collecting waste after all patients were discharged at a temporary hospital set up to treat people with the COVID-19 coronavirus in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on T…

First Indonesia death as S Korea virus cases jump: Live updates | News

aljazeera.com - Leaders from the European Union are promising to do "whatever it takes" to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, as Italy reported its biggest single-day death toll since the disease was first detected th…

Trump administration wants hundreds of thousands of federal workers to be ready to telework full time

washingtonpost.com - The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Tukwila, Wash., closed recently after an employee showed flu-like symptoms four days after visiting the Life Care Center in nearby Kirkland. (S…

How canceled events and self-quarantines save lives, in one chart

vox.com - The main uncertainty in the coronavirus outbreak in the United States now is how big it will get, and how fast. In the past few days, we’ve seen cases jump dramatically; as of March 10, there were mo…

White House likely to pursue federal aid for shale companies hit by oil shock, coronavirus downturn

washingtonpost.com - President Trump listens at the White House on March 9, as Vice President Pence speaks about the coronavirus outbreak. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) By Jeff Stein, close Jeff Stein Email EmailBio BioFollow Foll…

On Coronavirus, ‘You Have to Combine Economic and Public Health Measures’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed EPI’s Josh Bivens about coronavirus and the economy for the March 6, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: After some breathles…

The Battle for Idlib: Did Erdogan Capitulate to Putin in Moscow?

mintpressnews.com - There was a celebration in Syria when Russia announced a ceasefire agreement with Turkey on March 3 following a six-hour meeting between Presidents Erdogan and Putin in Moscow. Under the agreement, E…

MH17 and the International Tribunal: Putting the Truth on Record - Henry Jackson Society

henryjacksonsociety.org - On Monday, 9th March, court hearings will begin in The Netherlands in an attempt to determine criminal responsibility for the destruction of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. MH17 was destroyed over in…

Trump regulators leave homeowners in limbo after using an obscure maneuver to let oil companies seize land

rawstory.com - Trump energy regulators are using an obscure bureaucrati…

People 'shed' coronavirus early, but most likely not infectious after recovery

statnews.com - People who contract the novel coronavirus emit high amounts of virus very early on in their infection, according to a new study from Germany that helps to explain the rapid and efficient way in which…

The effect of coronavirus is so extreme you can see it from space

thehill.com - Satellites have already picked up on the startling changes coronavirus has left in its wake. The density of greenhouse gases wafting over China has markedly cleared, a direct result of an outbreak th…

Coronavirus Contracts Expose U.S. Incompetence

theintercept.com - Some of the recently released announcements about federal funding opportunities are what you might expect from any government racing to keep up with a fast-moving crisis. On March 5, for instance, th…

The Battle for Idlib: A Wild Card in Turkey’s S-400 Deal

newsbud.com - Six days ago, on May 7, I was the first to break the news on the Turkish government’s behind-the-scenes pondering over scrapping the S-400 deal with Russia without losing too much face. Those of you …

Reading About Coronavirus Without Scaring Yourself Too Much (or Too Little)

fair.org - If you’re like, well, much of the population of the planet right now, you’re doing little other than obsessively reading news sites for the latest on the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, maybe tak…

‘It’s Just Everywhere Already’: How Delays in Testing Set Back the U.S. Coronavirus Response

nytimes.com - “We are now many weeks into the response with still no diagnostic or surveillance test available outside of C.D.C. for the vast majority of our member laboratories,” Scott Becker, the chief executive…

The Question the CDC Won't Answer About Coronavirus Testing

rollingstone.com - In his disturbing appearance at the Centers for Disease Control on Friday, President Trump bragged about the availability of testing for coronavirus: “Anybody that needs a test gets a test,” Trump sa…

Armed gang steals $15m in Chile airport robbery

bbc.com - Police in Chile are searching for members of an armed gang who stole a cash shipment worth about $15m (£11.5m) from a warehouse at Santiago airport. At least seven men entered the cargo area of the a…

15 myths about coronavirus (COVID-19)

treehugger.com - In a world of rapidly disseminated information, and misinformation, the WHO has published a list of mythbusters. The Internet is a marvel of amazingness. But with all marvels of amazingness, it has i…

Cancel Everything

theatlantic.com - These three facts imply a simple conclusion. The coronavirus could spread with frightening rapidity, overburdening our health-care system and claiming lives, until we adopt serious forms of social di…

This Small Company Is Turning Utah Into a Surveillance Panopticon

vice.com - The state of Utah has given an artificial intelligence company real-time access to state traffic cameras, CCTV and “public safety” cameras, 911 emergency systems, location data for state-owned vehicl…

A coronavirus recession may be coming: Here's what to do with your money

theconversation.com - Global markets are crashing, the price of oil is plummeting and even entire countries are in lockdown. The odds of a recession due to the new coronavirus outbreak are rising every day. A question I’m…

March 10, 2020

heathercoxrichardson.substack.com - The trick to the novel coronavirus is that it spreads exponentially. Today we are seeing states—Washington, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York-- declare emergencies, based on wha…

Photos: When Everyone Stays Home—Empty Public Spaces During Coronavirus

theatlantic.com - In cities and regions hard-hit by the coronavirus crisis, quarantine measures and self-isolation efforts have left many public spaces deserted. Classrooms, plazas, malls, sports venues, cafes, houses…

Opinion - Only 6,563 in U.S. have been tested for the coronavirus so far

informationclearinghouse.info - Neither claim appears to yet be close to realized, angering some Washington lawmakers. “We are in a crisis, and there are questions about our preparedness and ongoing response efforts,” Rep. Rosa DeL…

Italy’s Coronavirus Response Is a Warning From the Future

theatlantic.com - These steps are dramatic, and have caused significant uncertainty and growing panic across Italy. They are also quite confusing, and how they’ll even be enforced remains unclear. They came to light i…

Italy Shut Down. Which Country Will Be Next?

theatlantic.com - Read: Italy’s coronavirus response is a warning from the future Italy has always been a harbinger of shifts, whether political or otherwise, in Europe and beyond. Countries around the world will also…

Opinion - Financial Meltdown: The Impending Credit Crunch; The Next Shoe to Drop?

informationclearinghouse.info - Investors perception of the Fed’s role in fueling rallies, micromanaging the markets and providing a safety-net whenever stocks fall, has reached a critical tipping point. For the last decade, the Ce…


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« Reply #670 on: March 12, 2020, 05:47:32 am »

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Coronavirus now a global pandemic as U.S., world scramble to control outbreak

washingtonpost.com - An empty playground in New Rochelle, N.Y. (John Taggart/for The Washington Post) By Katie Zezima, close Katie Zezima National reporter covering vice Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Tim Craig, close T…

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Restricts Travel and Tom Hanks Tests Positive

nytimes.com - Mr. Hanks, who is in Australia to film a movie about the life of Elvis Presley, wrote that he and Ms. Wilson, also an actor, had gotten tested after feeling tired with body aches and feverish tempera…

Live updates: Trump’s coronavirus travel ban slams global markets; Americans face widening restrictions

washingtonpost.com - A hospital worker at the emergencies department of the Cardarelli hospital in Naples, Italy, on Wednesday. (Carlo Hermann/Afp Via Getty Images) By Teo Armus and close Teo Armus Reporter on the Mornin…

NBA suspends season after Jazz’s Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus

washingtonpost.com - Fans react after it is announced that a game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz in Oklahoma City was postponed. (Kyle Phillips/AP) By Ben Golliver close Ben Golliver NBA reporter Email E…

Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus at hospital in Australia

theguardian.com - The US actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with coronavirus while filming in Australia. The 63-year-old Academy Award-winning actor is currently on the Gold Coast in Queens…

The Night the Coronavirus Broke Through to the American Consciousness

nymag.com - The significance of the coronavirus had not yet broken through to Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert on Monday, when he made an effort to touch every microphone in front of him at a press conference on the…

Exclusive: White House told federal health agency to classify coronavirus deliberations - sources - Reuters

reuters.com - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has ordered federal health officials to treat top-level coronavirus meetings as classified, an unusual step that has restricted information and hampered the U.S…

Trump Mistakenly Announces Ban on All Travel and Imports From Europe, Then Backtracks

theintercept.com - The backtracking began almost as soon as the president had finished speaking. As aides told reporters there was no ban on goods or cargo, the acting Homeland Security secretary tweeted that the trave…

Trump's former pandemic adviser: 'We are 10 days from our hospitals getting creamed'

theweek.com - Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus are swiftly ballooning across the United States, and President Trump's former Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert says time is running out to control the…

US Army Cites Cybersecurity Concerns In Scrapping Planned Purchase of Israeli Military Tech

mintpressnews.com - After spending $373 million to buy two batteries of the Israeli-made Iron Dome missile defense system, the U.S. Army has announced that it is unable to integrate the batteries it purchased with its o…

Creative Coronavirus Responses Appear Across the World, but Not in Trump’s America

mintpressnews.com - As the World Health Organization declared the novel COVID-19 virus a pandemic today, countries across the globe are coming up with clever and creative methods of halting its spread or dampening its i…

Saudi Arabia's Brave Women Pull Back the Curtain on Crown Prince MBS

mintpressnews.com - This week, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), Saudi Arabia’s 34-year-old de facto ruler, was on a tear. He arrested members of his own royal family and initiated an oil price war with Russia tha…

The Corporate Media Celebrates After Handing Joe Biden Another Win

mintpressnews.com - Joe Biden is once again celebrating after a big night on “Mini Tuesday.” The former vice-president won the popular vote in at least four of the six states on offer yesterday, putting him ahead of his…

Perspective | The Biden family doesn’t need to be investigated. The Trump family does.

washingtonpost.com - Former vice president Joe Biden speaks with Jill Biden at his side in Philadelphia on March 10. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post) By Norman Eisen and close Norman Eisen Bio BioFollow FollowRic…

Close the Theaters. Close the Opera. Close the Concert Halls. Now.

nymag.com - A few nights ago, I joined more than 3,000 audience members from all over the world at the Metropolitan Opera for a performance of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, about a ship’s captain doomed to drift…

****-conviction" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison on **** conviction

****-conviction" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">theguardian.com - Harvey Weinstein, the titan of Hollywood turned convicted rapist, has been sentenced to 23 years in prison on Wednesday in New York. The fallen mogul was handed down his punishment by Judge James Bur…

Super-rich jet off to disaster bunkers amid coronavirus outbreak

theguardian.com - Like hundreds of thousands of people across the world, the super-rich are preparing to self-isolate in the face of an escalation in the coronavirus crisis. But their plans extend far beyond stocking …

Opinion | Please, Listen to Experts About the Coronavirus. Then Step Up.

nytimes.com - “I want to clearly acknowledge the privilege that we have working in tech, and that we see in adjacent industries like media and finance,” he wrote, adding that the company was distancing itself to t…

Hundreds of ravenous wild monkeys terrorise Thai city in search of food after coronavirus drives tourists away

newsparliament.com - HUNDREDS of monkeys in Thailand had been noticed combating over a unmarried banana after the coronavirus led to a large drop in tourists that might generally deliver them food. Footage shot in the Lo…

Greenland and Antarctica losing ice six times faster than expected

esa.int - However, the IMBIE teams studies shows that ice losses from Antarctica and Greenland are rising faster than expected, tracking the IPCC’s worst-case climate warming scenario. Guðfinna Aðalgeirsdóttir…

Opinion | It’s now or never for the U.S. if it hopes to keep coronavirus from burning out of control

washingtonpost.com - An empty playground outside Achievement First charter school in Providence, R.I., on March 7. (David Goldman/AP) By Tom Bossert March 9, 2020 at 5:04 PM EDT This column has been updated. Tom Bossert …

Coronavirus has sparked a perfect storm of nationalism and financial speculation

theguardian.com - Nationalism and speculation have seldom had a better opportunity to combine forces as the one riding today on the coattails of Covid-19, known as the coronavirus. When Covid-19 leapfrogged from China…

Coronavirus: UK supermarket delivery hours extended

bbc.co.uk - The government is relaxing restrictions on delivery hours for shops to make sure shops remain stocked with basic items amid stockpiling concerns. The environment department, Defra said it would work …

How coronavirus will affect the global supply chain

hub.jhu.edu - As the number of confirmed cases of a novel coronavirus named COVID-19 surges past 100,000, the impact of the disease has taken a toll on the global economy, causing fluctuations in stock prices, dep…


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« Reply #671 on: March 13, 2020, 06:00:32 am »

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U.S. stock market suffers worst crash since 1987, as Americans wake up to a new normal of life

washingtonpost.com - A pair of traders work in their booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The deepening coronavirus crisis is sending stocks into another alarming slide on Wall Street, triggering a brief, a…

Live updates: Coronavirus halts more U.S. events but markets recover on hopes of economic relief

washingtonpost.com - People in New York's Times Square on Thursday, as coronavirus-induced shutdowns expanded to encompass Broadway, museums, schools and sports events across the country. (Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg) By T…

Disneyland is closing amid Covid-19 fears

vox.com - When a pandemic sweeps the globe, making large gatherings of people incredibly dangerous, how does the Walt Disney Company respond? At first, with copious amounts of Purell, but as of March 12, the o…

Virus darkens stages, silences orchestras across the US

apnews.com - NEW YORK (AP) — The stage at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle is quiet. There is no music coming from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the members of Pearl Jam won’t tour. There is no one to admire…

Cuomo Bans Gatherings Over 500 People, Closing Broadway

nymag.com - There have been, as of March 12, 228 cases of COVID-19 discovered in New York, including 95 residents of New York City. New York is now 1 of 45 states that have detected coronavirus infections. Natio…

Congress Nears Stimulus Deal With White House as Wall Street Suffers Rout

nytimes.com - Cabinet officials have been waiting for the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management to send out official guidance addressing changes to telework policies, when to impos…

Latin America cuts Europe travel links over virus fears

news.yahoo.com - Montevideo (AFP) - Latin American states preparing for the onslaught of the new coronavirus on Thursday tightened restrictions on travel links to Europe as the region recorded its third death in the …

Most U.S. Sports Leagues Have Suspended Their Seasons Due to Coronavirus

nymag.com - The U.S. coronavirus outbreak has led to an almost complete shutdown of professional sports in the country. On Wednesday, the NBA suspended its season after a top player tested positive for COVID-19.…

Republicans Continue to Deny Coronavirus Threat as Public Health Official Warns of Catastrophe

theintercept.com - In an effort to balance a proactive response with “instigating overreaction” in this “hyperpoliticized environment,” Rep. Michael Cloud, R-Texas, asked Fauci to explain that the new coronavirus was l…

Justin Trudeau in self-isolation after wife Sophie tests positive for coronavirus

theguardian.com - The wife of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for Covid-19 following a trip to the United Kingdom. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau announced Thursday evening that she had tested posi…

The science of soap – here’s how it kills the coronavirus | Palli Thordarson

theguardian.com - Viruses can be active outside the body for hours, even days. Disinfectants, liquids, wipes, gels and creams containing alcohol are all useful at getting rid of them – but they are not quite as good a…

Is S Korea's rapid testing the key to coronavirus?

bbc.com - In a car park behind a hospital in Seoul, 45-year-old Rachel Kim rolls down her car window and sticks out her tongue. She travelled to Daegu last week, the area with the highest number of coronavirus…

Trump Now Blaming Americans for Not Getting Coronavirus Tests That Don’t Exist

vanityfair.com - In addition to the issues that arise from having a completely inept president whose brain matter seems to consist of Tiddlywinks and empty Coke cans, one of the biggest factors that allowed the coron…

Gaetz Voted Against Florida Paid Sick Leave. He’s Using It in Congress.

theintercept.com - Gaetz initially sought medical treatment from the Capitol’s Office of Attending Physician, the in-house government health clinic for high-level federal officials, alongside two other lawmakers, Reps.…

Iran asks IMF for first loan in decades to combat virus

news.yahoo.com - Iranian firefighters disinfect streets in Tehran to tackle the spread of coronavirus (AFP Photo/ATTA KENARE) Tehran (AFP) - Iran said on Thursday that it has sought immediate financial assistance fro…

US launches airstrikes in Iraq in retaliation for rocket attack that killed three

theguardian.com - US forces have carried out air strikes in Iraq against what the Pentagon described as five weapons storage sites run by an Iranian-back militia, in retaliation for a rocket attack which killed two Am…

Timeline on Jared Kushner, Qatar, 666 Fifth Avenue, and White House Policy

justsecurity.org - The heart of the case involving President Donald J. Trump and Ukraine was the claim that the president pressured a U.S. ally, weakening the security of that country, to extract a personal benefit for…

Capitalism Versus The Coronavirus

theintercept.com - From just a handful of cases a few weeks ago, the Covid-19 outbreak in the US has ballooned to over a thousand cases nationwide. The Trump administration’s public response has ranged from incoherent …

The Unseen Wave of Covid-19

vanityfair.com - Back when the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan was new, I started keeping an eye on the propaganda videos and tweets being produced by the Chinese government. All were designed to awaken our best wartim…

White House Ordered Coronavirus Meetings Be Classified

ecowatch.com - The Independent suggested that President Donald Trump might have sought secrecy to stabilize the market. His own businesses could be hurt by decreases in travel and social gatherings, and a falling s…

Why Covid-19 is so dangerous for older adults

vox.com - Even before the Covid-19 coronavirus reached more than 100 countries around the world, early data from China — where the outbreak started — suggested that older adults were the most vulnerable to the…

Media Dutifully Report Trump’s Fiddling as Coronavirus Burns Through World

fair.org - CNN (3/11/20) reported that Trump’s calling Covid-19 “a foreign virus aligns with how some Trump allies have described the coronavirus in recent days, which critics have called xenophobic.” One of th…

Broadway, Symbol of New York Resilience, Shuts Down Amid Virus Threat

nytimes.com - But Broadway has a lot of risk factors — many of its shows attract an older audience, and older people seem to be particularly susceptible to the coronavirus; it depends heavily on tourism, which is …

Elite Media Dismiss Voter Suppression on Grounds That It’s ‘Complicated’

fair.org - Some voters—disproportionately black and brown ones—waited in line for several hours on Super Tuesday to cast their ballots in the Democratic primary, and media paid attention. But their love for a g…

Goodbye to All That: The Demise of Globalization and Imperial Pretensions

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - Credit-starved economies which are suddenly flooded with credit (for example, China) experience an explosion of investment in production, infrastructure and in business and household consumption. In …

Julius Caesar refused to be crowned king

theconversation.com - In the wake of his acquittal from impeachment charges, President Donald Trump has been trumpeting his power and firing government officials who had testified against him. It’s an important question, …

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson share health update, urge people to take care of themselves

ew.com - Despite their coronavirus diagnoses, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are keeping their spirits up while they're Down Under. On Thursday, the couple shared on social media an update about their medical situ…

Cancel Everything

theatlantic.com - These three facts imply a simple conclusion. The coronavirus could spread with frightening rapidity, overburdening our health-care system and claiming lives, until we adopt serious forms of social di…

How Bad Was Feds' Initial Response To Coronavirus, On A Scale Of One To 'Let's Not Test Anybody Ever'?

wonkette.com - Look, we don't want to bum you out too much, but you should probably read two major stories from the New York Times and Boston Globe, detailing how long delays in coronavirus testing probably led to …

Italy’s Health Care System Groans Under Coronavirus — a Warning to the World

nytimes.com - Giorgo Gori, the mayor of Bergamo, said that in some cases in Lombardy the gap between resources and the enormous influx of patients “forced the doctors to decide not to intubate some very old patien…

Florence Hit by the Coronavirus: The Curse of Hyperspecialization

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - Florence Hit by the Coronavirus: The Curse of Hyperspecialization Like the Giant Panda, the economy of Florence is at risk of extinction. Florence is like the Chinese Panda: a creature highly special…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 3/14
« Reply #672 on: March 14, 2020, 06:02:59 am »

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Amid COVID-19 Crisis Gov't Spends Equivalent of Entire US Student Debt to Rally Stock Market

mintpressnews.com - With financial markets in a state of near panic over an incoming COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York took the extraordinary step of injecting over $1.5 trillion into the stock mar…

Coronavirus is shutting down American life as states try to battle outbreak

washingtonpost.com - A man visits a family member at Life Care Center of Kirkland in Kirkland, Wash., on Friday. (Mason Trinca/for The Washington Post) By Katie Zezima, close Katie Zezima National reporter covering vice …

Coronavirus Live Updates: House Passes Sweeping Relief Package

nytimes.com - Over the past 24 hours, a question has loomed large over the White House: Would President Trump, 73, be tested after interacting with at least two infected members of the Brazilian delegation that vi…

Contrary to Trump’s claim, Google is not building a nationwide coronavirus screening website

theverge.com - Google is not working with the US government in building a nationwide website to help people determine whether and how to get a novel coronavirus test, despite what President Donald Trump said in the…

US Intel Agencies Played Unsettling Role in Classified Coronavirus Response Plan

mintpressnews.com - As the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis comes to dominate headlines, little media attention has been given to the federal government’s decision to classify top-level meetings on domestic coronavirus respo…

Amid Worse Public Crisis in Decades the Trump Admin is Busy Bombing Iraq

mintpressnews.com - Amid a spreading COVID-19 pandemic, the United States government is continuing to ramp up aggression against Iran in lieu of responding to the true threat of disease. Earlier today, the U.S. military…

Ohio Department of Health believes 100,000 Ohioans are carrying coronavirus

news5cleveland.com - COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than 100,000 people are believed to be infected with the coronavirus, according statements by officials with the Ohio Department of Health during a Thursday afternoon news confe…

Why Experts Doubt Warm Weather Will Slow Coronavirus Spread

nymag.com - One of many tidbits of misinformation the president has broadcast during the coronavirus outbreak is his belief that warm weather will halt the spread of COVID-19. “The heat, generally speaking, kill…

Trump Grifts the Pandemic to Give the Rich Another Big Tax Cut | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Using the coronavirus as his excuse, Donald Trump is working to give the highest-paid American workers a valuable tax break, while tossing crumbs to the middle class and the working poor. On the nigh…

Social distancing: What it is and why it's the best tool we have to fight the coronavirus

theconversation.com - As the coronavirus spreads into more and more communities, public health officials are placing responsibility on individuals to help slow the pandemic. Social distancing is the way to do it. Geriatri…

France limits gatherings to 100 after closing schools

business-standard.com - France announced Friday it was limiting gatherings to no more than 100 people in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a day after closing schools until further notice in its toughest measures…

At least 13 Iran regime figures dead, 11 infected with coronavirus

english.alarabiya.net - At least 13 Iranian regime figures have died due to the novel coronavirus and 11 others were infected since the beginning of the outbreak in the Islamic Republic. Iran has had 291 deaths from coronav…

Why The Death Rate From Coronavirus Is Plunging In China

npr.org - When it comes to the spiraling global coronavirus outbreak, scientists are still trying to pin down the answer to a basic question: How deadly is this virus? Estimates have varied widely. For instanc…

Coronavirus and tourism: Places like Alaska without a severe COVID-19 outbreak could still be devastated

theconversation.com - Even if the COVID-19 outbreak in Alaska is limited to the single current confirmed case, its economy may still be at the mercy of the pandemic. That’s because seasonal tourism plays an outsized role …

To Help Stem Spread of Coronavirus, Trump Must Lift Sanctions on Iran

mintpressnews.com - The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is far from the first proof of how intertwined we are as a global community. The climate crisis and the refugee crisis have long been glaring examples that the war…

Coronavirus could hit homeless hard, and that could hit everyone hard

theconversation.com - As the number of cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, continues to grow, the nation is on edge. Doctors and scientists do not know what percentage of the general population has b…

How Fox News misled viewers about the coronavirus

cnn.com - But a significant part of Fox News' coverage had been aimed toward framing the response to coronavirus as unwarranted hysteria. The often-dismissive messaging from Fox News hosts was particularly not…

The 4 Key Reasons the U.S. Is So Behind on Coronavirus Testing

theatlantic.com - The type of test Greninger is making is called a lab-developed test. To be used in other labs, his test requires special instruments that extract and then amplify the RNA that makes up the virus. How…

This Will Get Worse

nymag.com - March 10 was just a few days ago, but it already feels very far away — before the NBA season was suspended, Tom Hanks tested positive, and a national state of emergency was declared. On that date, Th…

Trump Brags of Stock Market Surge Following his National Emergency Declaration

nymag.com - Amid the Trump administration’s bungled response to the coronavirus, the president has often seemed more concerned about the performance of the stock market than he was about the coronavirus itself. …

Majority of Americans don't trust Donald Trump to tell truth about coronavirus threat: Poll

newsweek.com - Most Americans do not trust President Donald Trump to be honest about the COVID-19 threat, a new poll has found. The latest survey from Yahoo! News and YouGov found that 53 percent of polled U.S. adu…

Opinion | The right-wing media’s contempt for truth has never been more dangerous

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks at a Fox News town-hall event with moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum in Scranton, Pa., on March 5. (Leah Millis/Reuters) By Max Boot close Max Boot Columnist covering …

The companies that feed America brace for labor shortages and worry about restocking stores as coronavirus pandemic intensifies

washingtonpost.com - Empty shelves are seen in a store on March 13 in New York City. (Jeenah Moon/Getty Images) By Abha Bhattarai and close Abha Bhattarai Reporter covering the retail industry Email EmailBio BioFollow Fo…

How COVID-19 shows us inequality might kill us all one day

news.abs-cbn.com - The horror is something no one wants to imagine. The Diamond Princess—a luxury cruise ship held in quarantine in the port of Yokohama, Japan for two weeks due to a COVID-19 outbreak—carried more than…

Fox Business Benches Trish Regan After Outcry Over Coronavirus Comments

nytimes.com - Ms. Regan’s remarks, delivered on her Monday show, caused many colleagues at Fox Business and its corporate cousin Fox News to cringe. In front of a graphic reading, “Coronavirus Impeachment Hoax,” s…

Clogging the System: The Feud Over Flushable Wipes

undark.org - In the basement of the Center for Urban Innovation at Ryerson University in Toronto, a lone toilet sits on a raised, tiled platform. Darko Joksimovic, an associate professor of civil engineering, dro…

‘It’s Not Doing a Service to Anyone but Defense Contractors’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed the Center for Defense Information’s Mandy Smithberger about the military budget for the March 6, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine …

An Update to The 1619 Project

nytimes.com - That accounting is itself part of a growing acceptance that the patriots represented a truly diverse coalition animated by a variety of interests, which varied by region, class, age, religion and a h…

The dirt on rammed earth

treehugger.com - What Is Rammed Earth Construction? Here's a look at the characteristics, uses, pros and cons. Rammed earth is the descendant of ancient construction techniques like adobe or cob building. It can be u…

Coronavirus latest updates: New Zealand tells arrivals to self-isolate, Trump declares emergency

theguardian.com - Europe now the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak, WHO says “Europe has now become the epicenter of the pandemic, with more reported cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined, apart from Ch…

Inside the Survivalist Bunker Where Some Wealthy People Hope to Ride Out Coronavirus

vanityfair.com - When trouble comes, let’s take Florida. Trouble comes in hurricanes and when hurricanes come, it’s not just the hurricane. Your power goes out, now you’re worried about your children. You’re trying t…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 3/15
« Reply #673 on: March 15, 2020, 07:15:50 am »

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Coronavirus screening causes massive bottlenecks at U.S. airports

washingtonpost.com - In this photo provided by Austin Boschen, people wait in line to go through the customs at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas, Saturday, March 14, 2020. (Austin Boschen/AP) B…

Illinois governor profanely blasts Trump for public health crisis at O’Hare airport: ‘You need to do something NOW’

rawstory.com - … then let us make a small request. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism. Raw Story readers power David Cay Johnston’s DCReport, which we've expanded to keep …

A Seattle lab uncovered Washington's coronavirus outbreak only after defying federal regulators

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news.yahoo.com - A lack of test kits for the new COVID-19 coronavirus is still obscuring the extent of the outbreak in the U.S., but for a critical period in February, there were no functional federal tests and "loca…

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Surge in coronavirus patients threatens to swamp U.S. hospitals

washingtonpost.com - By Christopher Rowland and close Christopher Rowland Business reporter focused on the health-care economy's effects on patient health, costs, and privacy Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Ariana Eunjun…

New coronavirus may spread as an airborne aerosol, like SARS

livescience.com - The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 can survive in the air for several hours in fine particles known as aerosols, according to preliminary research. The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory infecti…

Trump tests negative for coronavirus and expands travel ban to UK and Ireland

theguardian.com - Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus as he announced new measures to tackle the crisis, including expanding the existing US travel ban to cover the UK and Ireland. In a lunchtime brie…

The President as Bystander: Trump Struggles to Unify a Nation on Edge

nytimes.com - Ms. Trump, the president’s elder daughter, in particular favored the address, according to three administration officials. But the subject quickly became contentious internally, according to several …

Panic at the Costco: Will Grocery Stores Be Able to Keep up With Coronavirus?

nymag.com - Shoppers stocking up on supplies have overwhelmed grocery stores across the country over the past few days, as schools close, employees are sent home, and cities and states adopt drastic social dista…

First Covid-19 case happened in November, China government records show - report

theguardian.com - The first case of someone suffering from Covid-19 can be traced back to 17 November, according to media reports on unpublished Chinese government data. The report, in the South China Morning Post, sa…

Italy's health workers on edge of exhaustion in virus fight

news.yahoo.com - Rome (AFP) - A worn-out nurse slumps over her keyboard in a widely shared image symbolic of the extreme fatigue that Italian healthcare workers are facing as they battle Europe's worse outbreak of th…

Trump Says He Had No Idea His Pandemic Response Team Was Disbanded. What If That’s True?

theintercept.com - President Donald Trump denied on Friday that he was in any way responsible for his administration’s failure to make coronavirus testing widely available, and professed to have absolutely no idea who …

Countries around the world announce more virus restrictions

apnews.com - BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Authorities around the world turned to increasingly drastic measures to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus Sunday, with lockdowns, curfews and travel restrictions s…

Trump Administration Is Relaxing Oversight of Nursing Homes

nytimes.com - In recent weeks, nursing home operators nationwide have been cracking down on visitors. Ronald Silva, whose company manages two dozen nursing homes in Indiana and Georgia, said his facilities began s…

CDC’s Worst-Case Coronavirus Model: 214 Million Infected, 1.7 Million Dead

nymag.com - A recent CDC projection estimated that the U.S. coronavirus epidemic could infect between 160 million and 214 million people over a period of more than a year — and kill anywhere from 200,000 to 1.7 …

Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

nytimes.com - “A fire on your stove you could put out with a fire extinguisher, but if your kitchen is ablaze, that fire extinguisher probably won’t work,” said Dr. Carter Mecher, a senior medical adviser for publ…

Great News: Jared Kushner Doesn’t Think the Coronavirus Is a “Health Reality”

vanityfair.com - On the one hand, the phrase “Jared Kushner is getting coronavirus advice from Karlie Kloss’s father’s Facebook friends” is surreal and insane. On the other, at least he’s consulting with someone in t…

Dispatch From an American Nurse on the Frontlines of the Effort to Contain Coronavirus

theintercept.com - Next update is March 12. We are now only allowing two patient visitors in the hospital per day. We have also suspended our volunteer programs since most of our volunteers are elderly. We finally get …

Cordale Handy Banquet Brings Together Mothers Who’ve Lost Their Sons to Police Killings

unicornriot.ninja - St. Paul, MN – For the second year in a row, mothers from across the United States who have lost their children to police killings take part in a community celebration and remembrance of their lost c…

14 Rejection Letters To Famous Artists

thoughtcatalog.com - Peter Matthiessen founded The Paris Review with George Plimpton, a title he later revealed as being a cover for his role as a CIA agent. Regardless, he still pursued a career in writing and, after su…

Corporate Media Condone Destruction of Venezuela’s Voting Machines

fair.org - Photo of the voting machine warehouse fire released by Caracas firefighters. The vast majority of Venezuela’s voting machines were incinerated on March 7 in a fire that engulfed the main warehouse of…

Shakespeare Wrote His Best Works During a Plague

theatlantic.com - In the first decade of King James I’s reign, the plague meant that London theaters were likely closed more often than they were open, and Shakespeare’s troupe, The King’s Men, had to rely on royal gi…

These simulations show how to flatten the coronavirus growth curve

washingtonpost.com - Health Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” By Harry Stevens Harry Stevens Graphics reporter Email Bio Follow March 14, 2020 Share on Facebook Share on …

Reading About the Black Death with My Daughter During the Coronavirus Outbreak

newyorker.com - A few months ago, my five-year-old daughter developed a fascination with the Black Death. Neither of us can remember why. A couple of nights ago, I asked her again and she said, “Because it’s interes…

The Hand Sanitizer You Can't Find Is In This Putz's Garage

vanityfair.com - During troubling times it is psychologically helpful to know where to vent your anger. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we had the face of Osama bin Laden. With the Coronavirus, there really isn’t a…

'Grotesque Level of Greed': Owned by World's Richest Man Jeff Bezos, Whole Foods Wants Workers to Pay for Colleagues' Sick Leave During Coronavirus Pandemic | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - Yves here. We’ve said it before: Boycott Whole Foods. And stop using Amazon, or if you must (like you are in a retail desert), cut way back. By Jon Queally. Originally published at Common Dreams When…


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Germany confirms that Trump tried to buy firm working on coronavirus vaccine

politico.eu - U.S. President Donald Trump | Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images CureVac boss was at the White House last week to discuss its vaccines plans. The Donald Trump administration offered "large sums of money" t…

Trump 'offers large sums' for exclusive access to coronavirus vaccine

theguardian.com - The Trump administration has offered a German medical company “large sums of money” for exclusive access to a Covid-19 vaccine, German media have reported. The German government is trying to fight of…

Federal Reserve slashes interest rates to zero as part of wide-ranging emergency intervention

washingtonpost.com - Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell pauses during a news conference on March 3 while discussing an emergency interest rate cut. The Fed subsequently slashed U.S. interest rates to zero on Sunday i…

States begin imposing harsher measures to contain coronavirus as U.S. cases rise sharply

washingtonpost.com - A food truck vendor pushes his cart down an empty street near Times Square on Sunday as coronavirus infections in New York and across the country continue to increase. (Wong Maye-E/AP) By Nick Miroff…

Trump tells US 'relax, we're doing great' as his virus expert says worst is yet to come | Coronavirus outbreak

theguardian.com - Donald Trump urged Americans to refrain from panic buying basic supplies during the Covid-19 pandemic as the administration announced plans to expand testing for the virus and health officials were p…

Live updates: American life is shutting down due to coronavirus; markets slump again after dire China numbers

washingtonpost.com - Staff cleaned up a bar along North High Street in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday. Several U.S. cities ordered bars and restaurants to close as a precaution against the coronavirus pandemic. (Matthew Hatch…

African Nations Turn the Tables, Imposing Travel Restrictions Against U.S., Europe, and China to Stave Off Coronavirus

theintercept.com - Dr. Craig Spencer, the American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while providing emergency medical relief in Guinea in 2014, agrees the Ebola experience left many African countries better prepar…

Coronavirus: Mexico may consider border-crossing limits

aljazeera.com - Mexican Deputy Health Secretary Hugo Lopez-Gatell has said authorities would consider mechanisms to control the flow of people entering Mexico from the United States in an effort to limit the spread …

Coronavirus Concerns End St. Paul Educators Strike, Close Many Public Schools

unicornriot.ninja - St. Paul, MN – After a 19+ hour negotiating session beginning at 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning, a tentative agreement was reached between Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) and the St. Paul educators’ uni…

How Big Pharma Will Profit From the Coronavirus

theintercept.com - As the new coronavirus spreads illness, death, and catastrophe around the world, virtually no economic sector has been spared from harm. Yet amid the mayhem from the global pandemic, one industry is …

Ohio Department of Health believes 100,000 Ohioans are carrying coronavirus

news5cleveland.com - COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than 100,000 people are believed to be infected with the coronavirus, according statements by officials with the Ohio Department of Health during a Thursday afternoon news confe…

Ohio Governor Says Possible Schools Will Remain Closed for Rest of Academic Year

slate.com - A student leaves the Thurgood Marshal Elementary school after the Seattle Public School system was abruptly closed due to coronavirus fears on March 11, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Former Judge Resi…

The Covid-19 Dominoes Fall: The World Is Insolvent

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - Subtract their immense debts and they have negative net worth, and therefore the market value of their stock is zero. To understand why the financial dominoes toppled by the Covid-19 pandemic lead to…

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…

GOP, Fox News have waged war on science. With coronavirus, will their aging fans pay the price? | Will Bunch

inquirer.com - Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is in many ways a poster child for today’s Republican Party. A businessman whose company was accused of shady practices (sound familiar?), he ran for the top job in the Soon…

Trump, Truth, and the Mishandling of the Coronavirus Crisis

newyorker.com - The best of modern Presidents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, believed in the responsibilities of government and the realities of fact. Despite his place in America’s patrician caste, he suffered the con…

Analysis | ‘It will go away’: 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 12, 2020 at 1:03 PM EDT President Trump gambled very early and very often on the …

ISIS warns its terrorists to AVOID Europe over coronavirus fears as infection spreads

express.co.uk - Europe is now the epicentre of the worldwide epidemic according to the World Health Organisations (WHO). Italy, France and Spain have all banned public gathering and instructed many bars and shops to…

Why we touch our faces and how to stop doing it

bbc.co.uk - Several medical officials across the world have warned people to avoid touching their face as a key way to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Majority of Americans don't trust Donald Trump to tell truth about coronavirus threat: Poll

newsweek.com - Most Americans do not trust President Donald Trump to be honest about the COVID-19 threat, a new poll has found. The latest survey from Yahoo! News and YouGov found that 53 percent of polled U.S. adu…

How does the coronavirus outbreak end?

vox.com - In late January, I posed a simple question to several experts in public health and epidemiology: How does the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak end? Back then, the virus was still mainly just spreading i…

Pakistan Army soldiers refuse to go on duty after 8 officers test positive for coronavirus

ibtimes.co.in - Coronavirus has attacked the Pakistani Army with several Pakistani Army officers reporting sick due to the virus. According to news24online.com, the soldiers and officers of the Pakistan Army have re…

Coronavirus is a death sentence for Palestinians caged in Gaza | Opinion

haaretz.com - Imagine two million human beings living in the space of just 365 square kilometers. One of the most densely populated places on Planet Earth, confined in a cage from which they cannot escape. These t…

COVID-19: Italy doctors 'forced to choose which patients get ICU care'

euronews.com - A nurse at the heart of Italy's coronavirus outbreak has told Euronews hospitals are under so much pressure they are having to prioritise patients with the best chance of survival. Mauro D'Ambrosio, …

Opinion | A Deadly Lack of Leadership

nytimes.com - Trump liked the low numbers and by dragging his feet, he kept them low. Even when cooler heads and bigger brains prevailed, and Trump stopped trying to wish the virus away and started the work of dri…


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