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« Reply #690 on: March 29, 2020, 08:08:25 am »

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

nytimes.com - Alex Azar had sounded confident at the end of January. At a news conference in the hulking H.H.S. headquarters in Washington, he said he had the government’s response to the new coronavirus under con…

Trump takes immediate step to try to curb new inspector general’s autonomy, as battle over stimulus oversight begins

washingtonpost.com - By Jeff Stein and close Jeff Stein Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Devlin Barrett close Devlin Barrett Reporter focusing on national security and law enforcement Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow March…

New York residents urged to avoid travel as virus spreads

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — Health authorities urged millions of residents of the New York City region to avoid non-essential travel due to surging coronavirus infections there as deaths in the United States and …

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…

Trump says quarantine for N.Y., N.J. and Connecticut 'not necessary'

nbcnews.com - WASHINGTON —President Donald Trump backed away from earlier comments Saturday that he was considering enforcing a quarantine in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area after state officials que…

Rhode Island door knocks in search of fleeing New Yorkers

apnews.com - WESTERLY, RI (AP) — The Rhode Island National Guard started going door to door on Saturday in coastal areas to inform any New Yorkers who may have come to the state that they must self-quarantine for…

The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed.

nytimes.com - In 2014, with no ventilators having been delivered to the government, Covidien executives told officials at the biomedical research agency that they wanted to get out of the contract, according to th…

Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right

nytimes.com - Adding that Dr. Fauci is bearing the brunt of the attacks, Mr. Bergstrom said: “There is this sense that experts are untrustworthy, and have agendas that aren’t aligned with the people. It’s very con…

The FDA approves a coronavirus test that can give results in 5 minutes

vox.com - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a molecular test that can diagnose novel coronavirus infections within a matter of minutes. The test, created by Abbott Laboratories, is highly portable …

Whitmer: Feds told vendors not to send medical supplies to Michigan

crainsdetroit.com - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer suggested Friday that a growing rift with the White House is affecting shipments of medical supplies to Michigan amid exponential growth in confirmed coronavirus cases. "When th…

U.S. COVID-19 Counts May Be Higher Than We Think They Are — Report

hillreporter.com - A new report details that the number of people who have contracted coronavirus, including the number of people who have died from the disease, may be much higher than the numbers being collected by t…

Coronavirus: Italy becoming impatient with lockdown - and social unrest is brewing

news.sky.com - Videos have emerged of desperate people in Italy begging for help because they have run out of money and food. Well into its third week of the coronavirus lockdown, Italy is still seeing many hundred…

Infectious Disease Experts Don’t Know How Bad The Coronavirus Is Going To Get, Either

fivethirtyeight.com - One of the most pernicious parts of the COVID-19 crisis is how uncertain everything is. Researchers and officials cite statistical models that estimate infection rates, death counts and when things w…

New York’s paramedics unable to answer emergency calls as 20% of service ill, most with COVID-19

nationalpost.com - The coronavirus outbreak sweeping through New York City has pushed its ambulance service close to the breaking point, with hundreds of personnel out ill and emergency calls skyrocketing, supervisors …

Florida governor blocks Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Times from coronavirus press conference

miamiherald.com - A reporter for the state capital bureau operated jointly by two of Florida’s largest newspapers was denied access Saturday to a press conference by Gov. Ron DeSantis detailing the state’s latest effo…

NYC coronavirus cases reach nearly 30K, with a death every 9.5 minutes

nypost.com - Troubling new data released Saturday shows the death rate from coronavirus sharply accelerating in the Big Apple, with one person dying every 9.5 minutes in the last 24 hours. At least 67 more people…

Spain counts 832 deaths in 24 hours as toll surges to 5,690: govt

devdiscourse.com - Until now the urban planning was focused on mitigation to natural disastrous, climate change, pollution, chronic illness and lifestyle diseases. However, the global pandemic of novel coronavirus is g…

Number of UK coronavirus deaths rises above 1,000

bbc.co.uk - The number of people to have died with the coronavirus in the UK has reached 1,019. The latest government figures on Saturday showed there were another 260 deaths in the UK in a day, up from 759 on F…

Russia closes borders to slow coronavirus spread - SHINE News

shine.cn - Russia is fully closing its borders from Monday to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the government said on Saturday. A municipal worker disinfects an embankment fence in Moscow on March 28, 2020 i…

Italy's toll tops 10,000 despite long lockdown

news.yahoo.com - Italy recorded nearly 900 deaths Saturday (AFP Photo/Piero CRUCIATTI) Rome (AFP) - The coronavirus toll in Italy shot past 10,000 on Saturday and showed

Washington ER Doctor Is Fired After Demanding Better Coronavirus Safety Protections

thedailybeast.com - An emergency room doctor at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, WA was terminated Friday afternoon, after becoming a local champion for the need for safety equipment and worker prote…

Red and Blue America Agree That Now Is the Time to Violate the Constitution

theatlantic.com - Countries are taking extraordinary measures to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these measures limit individual freedom and may also violate rights guaranteed by national constitutions. Italy’s co…

Cell Phone Tracking Analysis Shows Where Florida Springbreakers and New Yorkers Fleeing Coronavirus Went to Next

ecowatch.com - A viral video showing cell phone data collected by location accuracy company X-Mode from spring break partiers potentially spreading the coronavirus around the U.S. has brought up questions of digita…

theatlantic.com - I have a friend who makes his living among the dead. On the phone last week, his voice was unfamiliarly heavy. “Everyone at the office is stressed,” he told me. “It’s like anger and hindsight combine…

Here's A Running List Of President Trump's Lies And Other Bullshit

buzzfeednews.com - A lie isn’t just a false statement. It’s a false statement whose speaker knows it’s false. In these instances, the president — or his administration — have clear reason to know otherwise. Reporters a…

The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life

theguardian.com - When the definitive history of the coronavirus pandemic is written, the date 20 January 2020 is certain to feature prominently. It was on that day that a 35-year-old man in Washington state, recently…

Elite Hackers Are Using Coronavirus Emails to Set Traps

wired.com - In a week dominated by news of the global Covid-19 pandemic, companies scrambled to find ways of securely supporting employees working from home. But the c

'We are naked against the coronavirus': tale of desperation in a Madrid hospital

theguardian.com - With its lush indoor gardens, ornate pavilions and red carpet area, Madrid’s Ifema convention centre was the impressive backdrop Spain showed the world last December, when the country took on last-mi…

Desperate for medical equipment, states encounter a beleaguered national stockpile

washingtonpost.com - Don Wood, an official with the Strategic National Stockpile, shown in 2009 awaiting a shipment of medical supplies during the H1N1 outbreak. (Francisco Kjolseth/AP) By Amy Goldstein, close Amy Goldst…

Men are getting sicker, dying more often of

washingtonpost.com - A health worker carries a body on a stretcher outside a hospital in Madrid on March 25. Epidemiological data from Spain shows that older men are faring worse in the coronavirus pandemic. (Oscar Del P…

UK coronavirus live: lockdown measures will be in place for 'significant period', says Gove

theguardian.com - Welcome to our UK-focused coronavirus news live blog. We’ll bring you developments as they happen after the UK recorded the highest single-day increase in deaths yesterday since the Covid outbreak be…

Federal Judge Tosses Dakota Access Pipeline Permits, Orders Full Environmental Review - Resilience

resilience.org - On March 25, a federal judge tossed out federal permits for the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), built to carry over half a million barrels of Bakken crude oil a day from North Dakota, and ordered the …

Senators Call For Better Protections For De

buzzfeednews.com - UPS signed a deal with the Teamsters union promising to pay quarantined employees, dropped the signature requirement to help prevent infection, and says it’s “in the process of replenishing our suppl…

The Meaning of Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Quackery

newyorker.com - On March 18th, researchers in France circulated a study about the promising experimental use of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, in combination with azithromycin, an antibiotic, as a treatme…

China Closed All Its Movie Theaters Again

vanityfair.com - The fraught world of theatrical experience was struck another blow on Friday as China abruptly closed all its movie theaters—again. The news, reported by the Hollywood trade press on Friday, came jus…

Joe Biden's sexual assault accuser wants to be able to speak out without fear of "powerful men"

newsweek.com - Joe Biden's campaign team has vehemently denied the sexual assault allegations of a former Senate staffer who says she wanted to come forward to ensure that "powerful men" are held to account. Last y…

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

apnews.com - President Donald Trump has backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a “strong Travel Advisory”…

The next financial crisis: A collapse of the mortgage system

politico.com - Usually, a mortgage company can withstand a few borrowers failing to make payments, but the breadth of the coronavirus pandemic has sparked industry estimates of between 25 and 50 percent of borrower…

While You Were Taking Care of Your Family, EPA Was Giving Polluters a Free Pass

climaterealityproject.org - Well, the nation’s top polluters took it to heart this week. Because while the rest of us were taking care of our families and anxiously watching the news on the stimulus bills, fossil fuel companies…


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