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Doomstead Diner Daily 3/26
« Reply #690 on: March 26, 2020, 09:16:23 am »

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Infections near 500,000; European health systems buckle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As Governments Struggle to Contain Coronavirus, Doctors Get Inventive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Could There Be Legal Ramifications for Spreading the Coronavirus?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Multiple GOP-led States Use Coronavirus to Limit Abortion Access

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

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

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

Never forget: Trump's sociopathic tendencies fueled this disaster

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

How Panic-Buying Revealed the Problem With the Modern World

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

Opinion | Trump barrels toward calamity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Opinion | Lessons From Lockdown

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

Intercepted Podcast: Capitalist Death Panels

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

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

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


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