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Doomstead Diner Daily 3/18
« Reply #675 on: March 18, 2020, 06:38:57 am »

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We’re not going back to normal

technologyreview.com- To stop coronavirus we will need to radically change almost everything we do: how we work, exercise, socialize, shop, manage our health, educate our kids, take care of family members. We all want thi…

The Sober Math Everyone Must Understand about the Pandemic

medium.com - This post is too long. It takes 19 minutes to read according to Medium. It has been viewed 1.9M times in less than 24 hours. You should read it, too. I wrote this post on Facebook on Thursday Night, …

2.2 Million People in the U.S. Could Die If Coronavirus Goes Unchecked

theintercept.com - The weakened response due to long-term exposure to air pollution is just one of many reasons that poor people already typically die earlier in the U.S. The gap in life expectancy between the wealthie…

Live updates: Coronavirus confirmed in all U.S. states as world faces long-term turmoil

washingtonpost.com - A near-deserted street in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday. Experts have warned of long-term disruption to the economy as the pandemic puts much of the world on lockdown. (John Minchillo/AP) By Siobhán…

U.S. Coronavirus Plan Warns Pandemic ‘Will Last 18 Months or Longer’

nymag.com - On Friday, the day that Trump declared a national emergency while taking “no responsibility at all” for his administration’s coronavirus failures, the Department of Health and Human Services warned l…

Coronavirus live news: global infections near 200,000 as WHO urges aggressive action in south-east Asia

theguardian.com - The latest now on the Japanese drug deemed “effective” on Covid-19 patients: Medical authorities in China have said a drug used in Japan to treat new strains of influenza appeared to be effective in …

Coronavirus freezes consumer-driven US economy, testing retailers

news.yahoo.com - New York (AFP) - The coronavirus outbreak has transformed the US virtually overnight from a place of boundless consumerism to one suddenly constrained by nesting and social distancing. The crisis tes…

Sue Me, Satan:Volunteers 3D-Print Unobtainable $11,000 Valve For $1 To Keep Covid-19 Patients Alive; Original Manufacturer Threatens To Sue

techdirt.com - Techdirt has just written about the extraordinary legal action taken against a company producing Covid-19 tests. Sadly, it's not the only example of some individuals putting profits before people. He…

Of Course Jared Kushner Told Trump the Coronavirus Was Fake News

vanityfair.com - As Donald Trump made abundantly clear last week, by just coming out and saying it, he doesn’t take “any responsibility at all” for the federal government’s horribly botched response to the coronaviru…

Report: Paid Leave Relief Could Exclude Health Care Providers, Quarantined Workers

vanityfair.com - According to the Journal, in the original version of the legislation, all workers who received paid sick leave would have been eligible for an additional 10 weeks of leave at two-thirds pay. Democrat…

Facebook is wrongly blocking news articles about the coronavirus pandemic

businessinsider.fr - Facebook is blocking users from posting some legitimate news articles about the coronavirus in what appears to be a bug in its spam filters. On Tuesday, multiple Facebook users reported on Twitter th…

Africa Puts Coronavirus Restrictions on U.S., China, Europe

theintercept.com - The U.S.’s failure to prepare adequately for the spread of Covid-19, and the confused messaging from Donald Trump, has meant the U.S. is a weak link in the world health system, making it more difficu…

Coronavirus, synchronous failure and the global phase-shift

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To Defeat Coronavirus, Media Need to Look at Real-World Examples, Not Play ‘Simulitis’

fair.org - Every news outlet ought to have a chart like this one, from the Financial Times, featured prominently on their home page—because there is no more important question in the coronavirus crisis right no…

Opinion | The Single Most Important Lesson From the 1918 Influenza

nytimes.com - But an Army study found no difference in morbidity and mortality between camps that did and did not follow orders, because over time most became sloppy. Further investigation found that only a tiny n…

Americans are very likely to get $1,000 (or more) checks. Here’s what you need to know.

washingtonpost.com - By Heather Long close Heather Long Economics correspondent Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow March 17, 2020 at 4:45 PM EDT Please note The Washington Post is providing this story for free so that all r…

The Coronavirus and the Gutting of America’s Public-Health System

newyorker.com - Few people have trouble understanding the purpose of public education or public housing: they are tangible programs that, at least in theory, are designed to improve our lives. Public-health accompli…

Amazon is suspending all shipments other than medical supplies and household staples to its warehouses amid coronavirus crisis — read the memo it just sent sellers

businessinsider.fr - Amazon is blocking all shipments of nonessential products to its warehouses in response to the significant increase in orders it's seeing as the novel coronavirus spreads across the US. On Tuesday th…

Another Sweep for Joe Biden in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona

nymag.com - In a primary night marred by reduced turnout among voters fearing coronavirus exposure at the polls and one primary (Ohio) postponed at the last minute, Joe Biden won another sweep in three states sp…

Institutional Racism Lies at the Heart of Israel’s Internal Political Struggles

mintpressnews.com - The third Israeli elections to be held within a twelve-month period once again failed to bring about the desired outcome. If anyone was hoping to see an end to the political deadlock that exists with…

The Coming Bailout Is a Moral Failure

theatlantic.com - Yesterday, I left the protective membrane of my house to get a bit of exercise. As I ran down to the corner, along our main street, I could see the victims of the virus everywhere. There was the movi…

For Virtual Teachers

adventuresforyoungexplorers.com - Teachers, I know many of you are working hard to get your classes up and running online, and that this way of teaching is very new to many of you. I am here to help, with a series of short YouTube vi…

Triggering a Global Financial Crisis: Covid-19 as the Last Straw | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - Yves here. I hope readers won’t get sidetracked from this post’s discussion of how to implement a debt jubilee by quibbling with its set-up. Some (in particular Lambert) take issue with the notion th…

Wonkette Recommendations For STAY THE F*CK AT HOME, Starting With STAY THE F*CK AT HOME!

wonkette.com - We were going to write you a whole thinky piece today about Social Distancing For 22-Year-Olds And Boomers, Who Appear To Equally Need Help On This, from your friendly neighborhood Gen-Xers at Wonket…

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Doomstead Diner Daily 3/19
« Reply #678 on: March 19, 2020, 08:32:13 am »

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Big Tech Firms are Using Automation to Censor News About the Coronavirus

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

Wuhan offers hope on virus front; Italy nears stark warning

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

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

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

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

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

What If Trump Tried to Cancel the November Election?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wealthy flock to private jets as pandemic spreads and airlines tank

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

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

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

Global virus infections top 200,000 as nations tighten clampdowns

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

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

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

Trump calls himself 'wartime president' as he battles virus

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

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

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

Coronavirus Resource Center - Harvard Health

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Gaza, Scanning the Sky for Stars, Not Drones

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

New Air Force Planes Go Directly to 'Boneyard'

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


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Thu, 03/19/2020 - 11:30

Authored by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com

SNIPPET:

According to the researchers, COVID-19 could still actually be detected on plastic and steel surfaces “after three days”… :o


On plastic and stainless steel, viable virus could be detected after three days . On cardboard, the virus was not viable after 24 hours 👍. On copper 👍, it took 4 hours for the virus to become inactivated.

In terms of half-life, the research team found that it takes about 66 minutes for half the virus particles to lose function if they are in an aerosol droplet.

That means that after another hour and six minutes, three quarters of the virus particles will be essentially inactivated but 25% will still be viable.


Some people that get this virus only experience minor symptoms the entire time, and that is definitely good news. 👍

But many others have been hit extremely hard 🥵.  Some survivors experienced “blinding pain for weeks, and many felt like they were constantly being suffocated.

And even if you survive after going through all that, there is a good chance that your lungs could be permanently damaged for the rest of your life.  In fact, one Belgian doctor says that the lung damage that he has been witnessing is “nothing short of terrifying”…

A Belgian doctor working to battle the coronavirus says he’s treated several seriously ill young patients — and their lung scans were “nothing short of terrifying,” according to reports.

Dr. Ignace Demeyer, who works at a hospital in Aalst, said an increasing number of people between the ages of 30 and 50 have presented with severe symptoms, despite having “blank medical records” that show no underlying conditions that would make them high-risk, the Brussels Times reported.

So please stay at home as much as possible in the coming days.

You do not want this virus.

Just like other countries, it appears that our medical system will soon be overwhelmed. Already, hospitals across America are setting up tents and bringing doctors out of retirement in order to get ready for the expected surge in patients.

But if this virus starts spreading as wildly as it has in Italy, it won’t be nearly enough. Just check out what is currently taking place in one northern Italian city…

Funeral services are overwhelmed in Bergamo, the northern Italian city hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak, with a crematorium operating 24 hours a day, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

There is now a waiting list for burials there, and coffins of the deceased awaiting services have overflowed two hospital morgues and a cemetery morgue, The Post reported.

Many would like to believe that the same thing won’t happen here, but the truth is that the United States is on the exact same trajectory as Italy.


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Agelbert NOTE: Italy COVID-19 count as of today (click on image for more info):

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Doomstead Diner Daily 3/20
« Reply #680 on: March 20, 2020, 06:20:55 am »

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Two GOP Senators Dumped Millions in Stock After Coronavirus Briefings: Report

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

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

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

How Coronavirus Scammers Hide On Facebook And YouTube - bellingcat

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

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

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

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

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

Coronavirus Is Speeding Up the Amazonification of the Planet

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

Coronavirus Has Exposed America's Sickness of Selfishness

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

China Is Avoiding Blame by Trolling the World

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

Coronavirus: Deaconess asks public to sew medical face masks

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

Where Are the Billionaires?

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

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

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

A Frank Talk About Testing, Vaccines, and Twitter Trolls

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

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

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

Stores set up senior shopping hours amid coronavirus fears

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

Twitter won’t remove irresponsible Elon Musk tweet about coronavirus

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

Opinion | There is no new Trump

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Analysis | A timeline of Trump playing down the coronavirus threat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Doomstead Diner Daily 3/21
« Reply #681 on: March 21, 2020, 06:46:06 am »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lockdowns multiply globally as virus strains health systems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lobbyists Swarm as Congress Prepares Massive Aid Bill

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

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

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

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

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

The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The battle against disinformation is global

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

Retail Chains’ Responses to Coronavirus Crisis Require Deeper Digging

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

Donald Trump’s Cult of Personality Did This

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

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Italy’s coronavirus death toll feeds fear of what lies ahead in Europe and the U.S.

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

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

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

NYSE boss sold his own stock ahead of coronavirus market meltdown

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

DOJ Wants to Suspend Certain Constitutional Rights During Coronavirus Emergency

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

Tokyo Olympics organisers considering options to delay

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

Australian PM warns of lockdowns to tackle coronavirus

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

State Workers Seek to Protect Labor Rights as Coronavirus Spreads

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

Italy shuts factories as daily toll nears 800

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

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

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

Italy's worst-hit region announces stricter measures

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

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

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

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

Evidence over hysteria — COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

Thousands of nurses answer the call for more help in crisis

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

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

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

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

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

Our Public Health Infrastructure Is Losing a Fight With Capitalism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We Don’t Have Enough Masks

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

Defectors Tell of Torture and Forced Sterilization in Militant Iranian Cult

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

Stocking Your Pantry, the Smart Way

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


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🐍 Barr is a Fascist SCUMBAG 🤮
« Reply #683 on: March 22, 2020, 01:35:25 pm »


DOJ Wants to Suspend Certain Constitutional Rights During Coronavirus Emergency
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I see that Mr. (Fascists 'R' US) 🐍 Barr is doing what he 🦍 does to take advantage of the COVID-19 Pandemic.


These tyrannical bastards are one 😈 trick ponies. Barr sees COVID-19 misery as an opportunity. It may be his doom instead.

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🦅 Florida City Official 👍 Calls Out 🐍 Mayor for COVID-19 😈 Response | NowThis
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🦀 Trump Continues Attacking The Press During Health Crisis Briefing 😖 | NowThis
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Coronavirus And The ‘😈 Shock Doctrine’ 😖
« Reply #687 on: March 22, 2020, 08:50:24 pm »

Coronavirus And The ‘😈 Shock Doctrine

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March 20, 2020 | STRATEGIZE!

In times of crisis like the current coronavirus pandemic, these sorts of calls for cooperation become the drumbeat of our daily lives. Unfortunately, no drumbeat ever gets everybody marching in sync. In deeply unequal societies like our own, a wealthy few can exploit such catastrophes to make themselves even wealthier. Back in 2007, Naomi Klein explored this phenomenon brilliantly in her landmark book The Shock Doctrine. -more-
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« Reply #688 on: March 23, 2020, 06:39:45 am »

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As coronavirus spreads, so do doubts about America’s ability to meet the moment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harsh Steps Are Needed to Stop the Coronavirus, Experts Say

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

DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic

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

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

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

Coronavirus Toll Soars Despite Lockdowns As Doctors Overwhelmed

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

Amid Hydroxychloroquine Hopes, Lupus Patients Face Shortages

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

Hunt for medical gear to fight virus becomes all-consuming

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

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

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

Nigeria Has Chloroquine Poisonings After Trump Praised Drug

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Earthquake rocks Croatia's capital

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

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

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

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

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

Companies have been buying back massive amounts of stock this year

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

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

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

Opinion - Martial Law is Coming to the USA

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

Bigger Brother

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

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

washingtonpost.com - By Robert Costa and close Robert Costa National political reporter covering the White House, Congress and campaigns Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Aaron Gregg close Aaron Gregg Reporter covering the…

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

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

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

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

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

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

How the Coronavirus Shattered Trump’s Serene Confidence

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Latest: Ice rink in Spain turned into makeshift morgue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arizona man dies after ingesting substance touted by President Trump

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

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

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

Cable news should cancel the Trump Show

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

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

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

Big Business Lobbied Trump Not to Order Coronavirus Supplies

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

What Our Contagion Fables Are Really About

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

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

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

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

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

Why Scientists Are Optimistic That Chloroquine Could Treat Coronavirus

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

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

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

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Statistics and Research

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

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

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

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

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

Trump is ignoring his top health advisers over 2020 election fears

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

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

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

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