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Doomstead Diner Daily 3/27
« Reply #690 on: March 27, 2020, 06:12:30 am »

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

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

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

Trump team failed to follow NSC’s pandemic playbook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trump's mismanagement helped fuel coronavirus crisis

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

Job Vacancies and Inexperience Mar Federal Response to Coronavirus

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

Trump Is Haggling Over Ventilator Prices While Coronavirus Patients Die

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

Is the Trump Cult a Death Cult?

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

In Iran, false belief a poison fights virus kills hundreds

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

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

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

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

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

16% of Ohio’s coronavirus cases are healthcare wor

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

How Does the Coronavirus Behave Inside a Patient?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prosperity gospel megachurches: close them down as health risks

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

Piece of lost continent discovered beneath Canada

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

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

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

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

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


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