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« Reply #690 on: March 28, 2020, 07:36:10 am »

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Covid-19 Chaos Breeds Impatience, But It's Only Just Begun

undark.org - The world learned Friday that U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson — whose own reluctance to act quickly against the Covid-19 threat had been widely criticized — has himself been infected by the novel c…

Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus bill into law as companies and households brace for more economic pain

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

Coronavirus live news: Cases in Italy overtake China, US infections pass 100,000

theguardian.com - Here’s the wrap of coronavirus pandemic news from the last few hours: The US has become the first country to exceed 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases as Donald Trump signed into law the largest eco…

Coronavirus: After the EU Failed to Deliver, Italy Looks to Russia for Help

mintpressnews.com - ROME (Mideast Discourse) — More than 15 military transport planes flew from Russia to Italy delivering disinfection units, 180 doctors, 100 personnel which include specialists in biological protectio…

President Trump Says ‘We Don't Need’ The Defense Production Act As States Struggle With Supply Shortages

forbes.com - Key Background: The United States has 81,578 cases of coronavirus, the most confirmed in the world, surpassing China and Italy on Thursday. There are 1,180 deaths in the country, less than other coun…

‘He’s killing us’: Outrage as Trump says hospitals need just two ventilators and FEMA balks over pricetag of buying more

rawstory.com - There is massive outrage as many are hearing President Donald Trump telling Fox News host Sean Hannity that New York City hospitals usually just have two ventilators while he mocked Governor Andrew C…


Trump seeks to ramp up production of medical equipment after harsh criticism of his slow response

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks at Friday’s coronavirus news conference in the White House press briefing room. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Philip Rucker and close Philip Rucker White House Bureau…

As Congress Pushes a $2 Trillion Stimulus Package, the “How Will You Pay For It?” Question Is Tossed in the Trash

theintercept.com - When Congress passes a spending bill that is fully “paid for,” it sends two sets of instructions to the Federal Reserve. The Fed is the government’s fiscal agent — i.e. its bank — and virtually all p…

Stop Trying To Make Andrew Cuomo Happen ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - I’ve lived in New York for 13 years, which makes this an eerily appropriate time to experience a plague. Some days, I hide from the news entirely; on others I watch the mounting infection rate with r…

China sends medical aid to Pakistan to combat virus outbreak

apnews.com - ISLAMABAD (AP) — China has sent a plane loaded with medical personnel and supplies to aid Pakistan in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in one of the world’s most populous nations, the …

'Choppy waters' await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, on…

A cruise ship with 1,800 people is unable to dock at any local ports. Now 138 are sick, 4 are dead, and coronavirus cases are being confirmed on the stranded ship still at sea.

businessinsider.fr - Four passengers have died aboard Holland America Line's stranded MS Zaandam cruise ship, according to a recording leaked to Business Insider from a sister ship sent to rescue healthy passengers. "I a…

A sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden has ignited a firestorm of controversy

vox.com - Last year, several women came forward publicly to say Joe Biden had kissed or touched them in ways that made them uncomfortable. One of them was Tara Reade, who said Biden used to “put his hand on my…

In Exchange for Aid, Trump Wants Praise From Governors He Can Use in Campaign Ads

theintercept.com - While Trump approved Newsom’s request to declare the coronavirus outbreak in California a major disaster within hours of the governor asking on Sunday, freeing federal funds, the president failed to …

First Denial, Then Fear: Covid-19 Patients in Their Own Words

wired.com - Welcome to the first of what will be regular chapters of a living oral history of the Covid-19 pandemic, an attempt to capture in real time the stories playing out across our country, in the words of…

"Don’t call the woman in Michigan" — Trump’s pettiness was on display during Friday’s coronavirus briefing

vox.com - Americans would like to think the federal government would come to the aid of states who need help in emergency situations, regardless of whether their leaders are supporters of the president or not.…

Opinion | Trump Chooses Disaster as His Re-Election Strategy

nytimes.com - And President Trump appears poised to urge workers in some areas back into the pandemic, possibly as soon as mid-April, to restart the economy — a maneuver health experts agree would cause cases to s…

How sick will the coronavirus make you? The answer may be in your genes

sciencemag.org - A patient in Italy receives intensive care for COVID-19. Human geneticists are coming together to look for genes that make some people more vulnerable to the disease. By Jocelyn KaiserMar. 27, 2020 ,…

Coronavirus pandemic's global impact seen from space in chilling satellite images

space.com - The global response to the novel coronavirus pandemic is so intense that it's visible from space. As people around the world are staying at home and practicing "social distancing," satellites have ca…

The rise of the bio-surveillance state

newstatesman.com - Mitigation is the new suppression. Where weeks ago many Western governments deemed it enough to isolate those with Covid-19, now they are closing down societies and producing scenes that few in the B…

Is ‘Viral Load’ Why Some People Get a Mild Case of COVID-19?

nymag.com - As researchers try to understand why some people infected with COVID-19 experience mild or nonexistent symptoms while others require hospitalization, one factor they have considered is the “viral loa…

Coronavirus mapped: which countries have the most cases and deaths?

theguardian.com - Since first being recorded late last year in China, the Covid-19 coronavirus has spread around the world, and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. By early spring, Europe had be…

The debate over ending social distancing to save the economy, explained

vox.com - “America will again, and soon, be open for business,” President Donald Trump said on Monday. “Very soon. A lot sooner than three or four months that somebody was suggesting. A lot sooner. We cannot l…

In a Nation Paralyzed by a Pathogen, Deep Cleaners Have Their Day

undark.org - As it travels between hosts, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, appears as a tiny, spiky orb, between 50 and 200 billionths of a meter across. Expelled from the human body – by a cough, say,…

Watch New Orleans

theatlantic.com - Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Between the time this sentence was written and the time this article is pub…

“People Are Dying”: The Front Lines of the COVID-19 War Are in the World’s Media Capital

vanityfair.com - An Associated Press story evoked the “cacophony of coughing” and “war-zone-like” conditions of New York’s besieged E.R.s. The cover of Thursday’s New York Post featured a photo of three Mt. Sinai nur…

Doctors “Strongly Condemn” UK Decision to Keep Assange Imprisoned During COVID-19 Pandemic

mintpressnews.com - Doctors4Assange, a group of 195 medical professionals from 30 countries, released a statement today “strongly condemning” a British court decision to keep Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange incarcer…

The Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is a $2 Trillion Slush Fund for Washington Cronies | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - Yves here. The financial crisis was such a successful exercise in looting the public purse that our oligarchs are at it again, this time via the “stimulus” bill. By Marshall Auerback, a market analys…

UK's Johnson virus positive as new outbreaks appear in US

apnews.com - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson became the first leader of a major country to test positive for the coronavirus while disturbing new outbreaks appeared in the United States, deaths surged in Ita…

How to Clean and Disinfect Yourself, Your Home, and Your Stuff

wired.com - There’s something deeply unsettling about stepping out of the home-from-work boredom of self-isolation into the tense, ambient panic of grocery shopping during a pandemic. Normal is a double-sided co…

As U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top the World Charts, Minnesotans’ “Stay at Home” Order Goes Into Effect

unicornriot.ninja - St. Paul, MN – In efforts to quell the spread of COVID–19, Minnesota’s governor has issued an Executive Order to Stay at Home. The order goes into effect on Saturday, March 28, and lasts until April …


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