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Doomstead Diner Daily 3/25
« Reply #690 on: March 25, 2020, 07:52:18 am »

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White House asks everyone who left NYC area to self-quarantine for coronavirus; Trump pushes to ease restrictions by mid-April against expert advice

washingtonpost.com - By Kim Bellware, close Kim Bellware Reporter covering national breaking news and features Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Colby Itkowitz, close Colby Itkowitz Congress, campaigns, health policy, Penn…

Senate, White House reach $2 trillion stimulus deal to blunt coronavirus fallout

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

Cuomo to Trump administration: 'You pick the 26K people who are going to die'

politico.com - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference against a backdrop of medical supplies at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. | John Minchillo/AP Photo By SHANNON YOUNG and MARIE J. FREN…

Coronavirus live news: EU leaders plan Europe-wide crisis management centre as India locks down

theguardian.com - French government scientific advisers have recommended a total of six weeks’ lockdown, a suggestion president Emmanuel Macron and his ministers are considering but seem reluctant to announce at this …

This Isn’t Trump’s Katrina. It’s Stupid, Slow-Motion 9/11.

slate.com - Can the 2020 Election Survive the Pandemic? Governors Beg for Medical Supplies as Trump Refuses to Act The Senate Is Mad Democrats Are Getting What They Bargained for Out of Joe Biden “We were very p…

The UK Hasn't Bombed Iraq or Syria Since Last September. What Gives?

mintpressnews.com - The UK’s involvement in the U.S.-led air war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria has slowly and quietly wound down over the last few months. Official figures show that the UK hasn’t dropped a single bomb …

Why families in Italy can't say goodbye to the dead

bbc.co.uk - Italy has banned funerals because of the coronavirus crisis. For many, the virus is now robbing families of the chance to say a final goodbye. "This pandemic kills twice," says Andrea Cerato, who wor…

The coronavirus isn’t alive. That’s why it’s so hard to kill.

washingtonpost.com - By Sarah Kaplan, close Sarah Kaplan Reporter for Speaking of Science Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow William Wan and close William Wan National correspondent covering health, science and news Email E…

Trump weighs restarting economy despite warnings from U.S. public health officials

washingtonpost.com - By Josh Dawsey, close Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Yasmeen Abutaleb, close Yasmeen Abutaleb National reporter focusing on health policy Email EmailBio…

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…

Oxford Study: Coronavirus May Have Already Infected Half of U.K. Population

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. Because testing regi…

Why Germany’s coronavirus death rate is so much lower than other countries’ rates

washingtonpost.com - A medical staff walks to a coronavirus test center set up in a tent outside a doctor's office in Berlin’s Reinickendorf district. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters) By Loveday Morris close Loveday Morris Berl…

‘We Need to Not Just Slow Down the Disease, but Stop It’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed FAIR’s Jim Naureckas about COVID-19 for the March 20, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: A public health crisis will bring m…

In pandemic, rumors of martial law fly despite reassurances

apnews.com - NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans have been ordered to stay home. Businesses and schools are shuttered. And National Guard units have been activated in more than half the states. Yet despite what…

In Pursuit of Chinese Scapegoats, Media Reject Life-Saving Lessons

fair.org - We are barely a few months into the year, but it is already clear that the coronavirus will be 2020’s defining event in media and politics. For weeks, conservative media echoed the explicit Trump lin…

No, Trump Can’t Revive the Economy Through Human Sacrifice

nymag.com - The economists had tried everything. They’d fiddled around with interest rates, raised taxes and then lowered them. But no matter what policy cocktail they served up, their forecasting model regurgit…

After Trump Hyped Chloroquine as a Covid-19 Cure, a Man Died Trying to Self-Medicate With a Version of the Chemical Used to Clean Fish Tanks

theintercept.com - The Swiss drug company Novartis and Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries also plan to donate millions of doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets. Another drug maker, Mylan said it would restar…

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…

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…

Human Rights Dimensions of COVID-19 Response

hrw.org - Police patrol near the Arc de Triomphe on the first day of confinement due to COVID-19, Paris, France, March 17, 2020. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that an outbreak…

America needs a five-week national lockdown to defeat coronavirus

usatoday.com - I am an MIT-trained physicist and complexity scientist who studies pandemics. I have warned about global pandemics due to increasing travel for 15 years. I recommended community-based monitoring of s…

‘Take it very seriously’: Pastor at Arkansas church where 34 people came down with coronavirus sends a warning

washingtonpost.com - (iStock) By Julie Zauzmer close Julie Zauzmer Reporter covering religion, faith and spirituality Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow March 24, 2020 at 8:24 PM EDT In early March, before First Assembly of…

Should Congress demand America's youth give a year of service to their country?

theconversation.com - What does it mean to serve the United States, and who should be required to do so? On March 25, 2020, after three years of investigation, the National Commission for Military, National, and Public Se…

King David’s Ancient Road: How Israeli Archaeologists Are Aiding the Theft of Silwan

mintpressnews.com - Jerusalem, Palestine — Wadi Hilweh, also known as Silwan, is a lovely, ancient town that sits in the valley directly below the Al-Aqsa compound, just outside the Old City of Jerusalem. Sadly, on any …

Exclusive: Inside the military's top secret plan if coronavirus cripples the government

newsweek.com - Even as President Trump says he tested negative for coronavirus, the COVID-19 pandemic raises the fear that huge swaths of the executive branch or even Congress and the Supreme Court could also be di…

Technology of Death: The Not-So-Shocking Report on Israeli Weapons Exports

mintpressnews.com - The Middle East, battered by wars and adjoining humanitarian crises that have left millions of people stateless, hungry and diseased, is in urgent need of peace, security, and reconstruction. Thanks …


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Doomstead Diner Daily 3/26
« Reply #691 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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Doomstead Diner Daily 3/27
« Reply #692 on: March 27, 2020, 06:12:30 am »

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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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Doomstead Diner Daily 3/28
« Reply #693 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…

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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

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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

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

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

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

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Fascist Media Takeover at TruthDig
« Reply #694 on: March 28, 2020, 11:59:16 pm »

Agelbert NOTE: Surly, since you are a Bona fide Journalist and News Hound, I guess you know about the fascist attempt to destroy TruthDig.


Editor 🦅 Robert Scheer was fired without cause, and in breach of contract, by Zuade Kaufman. Even ✨ Chris Hedges got fired, also on trumped up (pun intended) charges.   The remaining writers are all on strike. Good for them.

I'm a little tired right now but tomorrow I'll post some stories from Popular Resistance covering that. It seems that Popular Resistance has taken over the TruthDig mantle, at least for now. Even Mr. Fish, the TruthDig political cartoonist 👍, is posting on the Popular Resistance web site now.


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For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

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Re: Fascist Media Takeover at TruthDig
« Reply #695 on: March 29, 2020, 08:07:29 am »

Agelbert NOTE: Surly, since you are a Bona fide Journalist and News Hound, I guess you know about the fascist attempt to destroy TruthDig.


Editor 🦅 Robert Scheer was fired without cause, and in breach of contract, by Zuade Kaufman. Even ✨ Chris Hedges got fired, also on trumped up (pun intended) charges.   The remaining writers are all on strike. Good for them.

I'm a little tired right now but tomorrow I'll post some stories from Popular Resistance covering that. It seems that Popular Resistance has taken over the TruthDig mantle, at least for now. Even Mr. Fish, the TruthDig political cartoonist 👍, is posting on the Popular Resistance web site now.

Yes I am. Have been plugged in to Popular resistance ever since Jack Balkwill (who I know) merged his state with theirs. He gave up LUV News in the face of repeated (and expensive) DDOS attacks.

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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

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Agelbert NOTE: Surly, since you are a Bona fide Journalist and News Hound, I guess you know about the fascist attempt to destroy TruthDig.


Editor 🦅 Robert Scheer was fired without cause, and in breach of contract, by Zuade Kaufman. Even ✨ Chris Hedges got fired, also on trumped up (pun intended) charges.   The remaining writers are all on strike. Good for them.

I'm a little tired right now but tomorrow I'll post some stories from Popular Resistance covering that. It seems that Popular Resistance has taken over the TruthDig mantle, at least for now. Even Mr. Fish, the TruthDig political cartoonist 👍, is posting on the Popular Resistance web site now.

Yes I am. Have been plugged in to Popular resistance ever since Jack Balkwill (who I know) merged his state with theirs. He gave up LUV News in the face of repeated (and expensive) DDOS attacks.

You might also seek out Intrepid Report for progressive news.
http://www.intrepidreport.com

Thank you for that info. I'll keep Intrepid Report on my list of reliable news outlets.



Letter From Truthdig's Editor-In-Chief, Robert Scheer
By Robert Scheer. To Zuade Kaufman: I want to register my strongest possible disagreement with your unilateral decisions to bar me from the Truthdig site, close the site, and discharge Truthdig's employees. Each of your actions represents a violation of Truthdig's Operating Agreement, which requires that you and I agree on actions such as those you have taken on your own. To make myself clear, you have not consulted me, and I disagree. Although you claim that your actions have been required by Truthdig's shaky financial situation, it appears that you have not taken into account funds that have been raised from third parties to...

Update: Statement From Striking Truthdig Workers
By Truthdig Staff. On Wednesday night, amid reports that much of the country was going into quarantine indefinitely, Truthdig's staff received an email with the subject line "Re: Truthdig." The email was to inform us that Truthdig LLC was being dissolved and that our positions at the publication had been terminated. Chris Hedges, the site's most widely read columnist, was among those fired, despite the fact that he raised grant money to cover his own salary. "Thank you for all you've done at Truthdig," an attached form letter read. "We really appreciate your contributions. We did great work together. We wish you the best in your future endeavors. 

American Suez?: The Costs Of Bombing Iran
By Maj. Danny Sjursen. Decaying empires behave badly.  Late-stage imperial states easily fall prey to perilous insecurity and irrationality, and tend to lash out like wounded, cornered animals.  Perhaps it must be so: naught but a collective macro-reflection of the human condition.  Unfortunately, many thousands - often millions - of innocents tend to die at the denouement of empire.  "Dirty wars" usually ensue during the imperial endgame.  That time is near, it seems, for the American hegemon.  There’s hardly “dirtier,” or nastier, proof of “bad behavior” than recent reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

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March 29, 2020


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My talk ‘What if we looked down’ discussed the severity of the virus, the precautionary principle, and what society can learn from this pandemic. Beyond minimising the harm of the virus, there is a lot of work to be done in restructuring our economies afterwards. In my latest article for The London Economic, I argued that we ought to be using this unprecedented consensus on the need for mass public spending to argue for green subsidies. Crucially, we ought not to bailout the aviation industry, which has done so much to spread this disease and which is totally incompatible with maintaining a healthy climate and ecology.
 
On a similar theme, I was also interviewed by the Indian newspaper Mid-Day about what lessons we can learn from the pandemic. I argued in favour of wealth redistribution and that we ought to preserve part of this wave of mass working from home. Working from home, while certainly not possible for everyone, is often far more time efficient, ecologically sound and family friendly.   


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The Workers Who Supply the World’s Food Are Starting to Get Sick

bloomberg.com - Eggs are collected from a barn of Lohmann Brown chickens at a farm in Illinois, U.S. Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast …

More Costco Employees Have Tested Positive For The Coronavirus Days After A Coworker Died From The Disease

buzzfeednews.com - The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak…

Trump Blames Hospitals for Coronavirus Mask Shortages

nymag.com - The Trump administration dithered as the coronavirus swept the planet, and because of its delay, has had to scramble to provide hospitals with the equipment they need to save lives and protect patien…

A Chilling Account From A Doctor At The Center Of The Coronavirus Crisis

buzzfeednews.com - Medical workers outside at Elmhurst Hospital Center in the Queens borough of New York City, March 26. The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about …

South Africa Under Lockdown as COVID–19 Spreads

unicornriot.ninja - Durban, Kawzulu-Natal, South Africa – On March 5, 2020, South Africa reported its first official case of coronavirus (COVID–19) in the Kwazulu-Natal province. Since then, the virus has expanded into …

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…

Bail Out Journalists. Let Newspaper Chains Die.

nytimes.com - “There’s all this ‘doom and gloom for local journalism stories’ that have happened in the last week or so, and I hope that other people see what we’re doing and understand that the important thing is…

Coronavirus live news: expert claims UK infection 'may be slowing' as New York state passes 1,000 deaths

theguardian.com - The Scottish government has finally launched a volunteering scheme for members of the public to help during the coronavirus crisis, in a collaboration with the British Red Cross, the NHS and a volunt…

The coronavirus crisis is exposing how the economy was not strong as it seemed

washingtonpost.com - Jennifer Wittlin prepares dinner takeout orders at Big King March 25 in Providence, R.I. Owner James Mark said pushing to restart the economy before the health crisis is over would put him under pres…

In West African Coronavirus Hotspot, War Has Left 700,000 Homeless and Exposed

theintercept.com - Sawadogo remembers the raid on Rofenega as a chaotic blur punctuated by gunfire. The long-legged octogenarian with rheumy eyes and a white beard seemed dazed by the violence that had left him homeles…

The Contrarian Coronavirus Theory That Informed the Trump Administration

newyorker.com - So you have to develop a model which is going to explain why there’s a fairly rapid increase at the outset, and then why the thing starts to turn flat, ultimately down, and then disappears. That’s th…

The Fate of the News in the Age of the Coronavirus

newyorker.com - In 2009, as the economy struggled to rebound from the Great Recession, executives at the New York Times found themselves in a vigorous internal debate. They were trying to decide whether their conten…

Medical Professionals Reportedly Believe Coronavirus Deaths May Be Higher Than Official Numbers Say

complex.com - According to a BuzzFeed News report that relies on comments from medical professionals dealing directly with the coronavirus pandemic, people within the medical industry think more individuals are dy…

Opinion | Covid-19 Brings Out All the Usual Zombies

nytimes.com - True, there may be some billionaires who imagine that denying the crisis will work to their financial advantage. Just before Trump made his terrifying call for reopening the nation by Easter, he had …

President Trump extends social distancing guidance until end of April

washingtonpost.com - By Ian Duncan and close Ian Duncan Member of the transportation team focused on the U.S. Department of Transportation Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Felicia Sonmez close Felicia Sonmez National repo…

Ethicists Race to Offer Rules For Deciding Who Lives and Who Dies

undark.org - With the fast-spreading SARS-CoV-2 virus overwhelming hospitals and leaving crucial life-saving equipment in short supply, doctors and other health care providers in Italy, Spain, and possibly elsewh…

Country Artist Joe Diffie Dead From Coronavirus at Age 61

billboard.com - Veteran country artist Joe Diffie has died following complications from COVID-19. The Grammy and CMA-Award winner passed away Sunday (March 29), according to his publicist. He was 61. Diffie went pub…

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

theintercept.com - As he increasingly tries to shovel blame for the shortage of medical supplies onto the governors of states with densely populated areas that are suffering the most from the coronavirus pandemic, Pres…

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 …

This is Very Important News from Italy. Please Read.

talkingpointsmemo.com - In a time of uncertainty and fear I’m reluctant to pass on startling information based on first pass looks at statistics. But this seems sufficiently compelling and concrete to merit our attention. H…

Asymptomatic Carriers Are Fueling the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here’s Why You Don’t Have to Feel Sick to Spread the Disease

discovermagazine.com - This week, the White House issued a warning for anyone who recently fled New York City: Quarantine yourself for a full 14 days or risk spreading COVID-19 to a new community — regardless of whether yo…

Dyson Designs Portable Ventilator in 10 Days to Fight Coronavirus: 'The Race Is Now On'

yahoo.com - It took Dyson just 10 days to design an entirely new ventilator meant to help coronavirus patients — and now, the company is making 15,000 of them, Dyson said. The British Dyson, best known for its v…

Coronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner

thehill.com - As the fallout from the coronavirus dominates Washington and the country, one high-profile item has fallen out of the spotlight: a GOP effort to investigate Hunter Biden and Ukraine gas company Buris…

Influencer Who Participated in Toilet Licking Challenge Says He Tested Positive for Coronavirus

people.com - A California influencer who participated in the viral toilet-licking challenge claims to have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The social media star, known as Larz and GayShawnMendes…

Why is the CDC 'sitting on the sidelines' in the Covid-19 fight? - STAT

statnews.com - The public health challenge of our generation is right in front of us. SARS-CoV-2 appears to be the Andromeda strain that public health workers fear to see emerging. After many years of working at th…

Trump: America’s Most Dangerous Pathogen? - The Bulwark

thebulwark.com - It has come to this: America’s deadliest pathogen may be its own president. In one sense, COVID-19 is Trump’s dream come perversely true—it has licensed his endless voracity to consume our mass consc…

Rush Limbaugh argues that medical experts are just part of the ‘Deep State’

alternet.org - Far-right talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, like President Donald Trump, has been a frequent source of nonsense during the coronavirus crisis: on his February 24 show, he equated COVID-19 with “the comm…

Opinion: COVID-19 isn’t the only thing that’s gone viral. Ageism has, too

theglobeandmail.com - Nathan Stall is a geriatrician at Sinai Health System (SHS) in Toronto and a research fellow at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Samir Sinha is …

Opinion | The coronavirus gives Russia and China another opportunity to spread their disinformation

washingtonpost.com - (Denis Charlet/Afp Via Getty Images) By Editorial Board March 29, 2020 at 4:59 PM EDT AS FAST as the coronavirus has raced around the globe, it has been outpaced by a blinding avalanche of social med…

Trump Is Fighting a War Against Governors, Not 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. On March 18, Preside…

The Coronavirus-Denial Movement Now Has a Leader

theatlantic.com - He’s described the illness as a “little flu,” a trifling “cold.” He’s accused the media of manufacturing “hysteria”—even as confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, soar…


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« Reply #702 on: March 31, 2020, 08:38:11 am »

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CDC considering recommending general public wear face coverings in public

washingtonpost.com - Jillian Kislow makes face masks for her friends in her Pasadena, Calif., kitchen during the global outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) By Joel Achenbach, close Joel Achenbach Re…

Restrictions Are Slowing Coronavirus Infections, New Data Suggest

nytimes.com - Hospitalizations occur several days after symptoms like fever appear. “The cases being counted now had fevers five to 10 days ago,” she said. The slowing of new hospital admissions “suggests that our…

US Accused of Using Food Aid to Smuggle Weapons to Militants in Syria's Rukban Refugee Camp

mintpressnews.com - DAMASCUS (Mideast Discourse) — While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken center stage in the media, little attention is being paid to a tragedy playing out in southeastern Syria. Far away from the wester…

Trump administration sent protective medical gear to China while he minimized the virus threat to US

cnn.com - Join us on Twitter and Facebook I won't be so glib as to ask what happened to Trump's "America First" policy. That's too easy. But the fact Trump claimed to comprehend the risk posed by the coronavir…

The Contrarian Coronavirus Theory That Informed the Trump Administration

newyorker.com - So you have to develop a model which is going to explain why there’s a fairly rapid increase at the outset, and then why the thing starts to turn flat, ultimately down, and then disappears. That’s th…

Chewed Up and Spit Out: What Happens to Veterans When They Retire?

mintpressnews.com - The phrase “military-industrial complex” is thrown around a lot. But the fact remains that the United States spends almost as much on war as the rest of the world combined. American troops are statio…

So there’s been a ‘stay-at-home’ order. Here’s what that means for you.

washingtonpost.com - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces a stay-at-home directive Monday in Annapolis. The order was set to go into effect at 8 p.m. (ryland Gov. Larry Hogan R announces a stay-at-home directive Monday in…

Trump says Republicans would ‘never’ be elected again if it was easier to vote | Donald Trump

theguardian.com - Donald Trump admitted on Monday that making it easier to vote in America would hurt the Republican party. The president made the comments as he dismissed a Democratic-led push for reforms such as vot…

Beyond Chutzpah: the Hypocrisy of US Nacroterrorism Charges Against Venezuela

mintpressnews.com - According to the parable, the ungrateful son takes out a life insurance policy on his parents, murders them to collect, and is caught and found guilty. At his sentencing, the judge asks if he has any…

Biden's Foreign Policy Teams Hints at War with China, Conflict with Russia

mintpressnews.com - After closely conversing with senior foreign policy experts on Joe Biden’s team, Thomas Wright, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe for the influential think-tank the Brookings Ins…

Greek Government Cuts Power to Worker-Run Factory in Midst of Pandemic

unicornriot.ninja - Thessaloniki, Greece – Under the cover of darkness at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning, two vehicles of riot police along with the Public Power Corporation cut the power to the occupied worker-run factory…

Experts Race to Offer Rules For Deciding Who Lives and Who Dies

undark.org - With the fast-spreading SARS-CoV-2 virus overwhelming hospitals and leaving crucial life-saving equipment in short supply, doctors and other health care providers in Italy, Spain, and possibly elsewh…

‘Never Again’ Demo Demands Release of Detainees Amidst COVID–19 Pandemic

unicornriot.ninja - St. Paul, MN – As the coronavirus continues to spread, activists in Minnesota are speaking out for the safety of those behind bars. On Friday, March 27, hours before a Stay at Home order was to go in…

CNN Poll: Americans divided over government handling of coronavirus outbreak

cnn.com - Women report feeling less prepared than men: 73% of women say they are "very" or "somewhat" prepared to deal with a coronavirus infection in their families, compared with 80% of men. Among Americans …

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 ,…

Opinion | What kind of person calls 100,000-plus dead a ‘very good job’?

washingtonpost.com - By Dana Milbank close Dana Milbank Op-ed columnist covering national politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Columnist March 30, 2020 at 6:52 PM EDT The synchronicity was impressive. A few minutes b…

Exponential “stacking” of Coronavirus deaths

medium.com - We have twice as many cases today as we had 3 days ago. That’s what doubling time means. Because of that, half of all cases were infected within the last 3 days, and the other half of all cases were …

Gannett Announces Pay Cuts and Furloughs Across Entire Media Company

thedailybeast.com - One of the largest newspaper companies in America on Monday announced massive furloughs and pay cuts across the company due to plummeting advertising revenue in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. In a…

Doctors Say It’s Only a Matter of Time Before Virus Sweeps India

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. It’s the phone calls at all hours of the night he rememb…

Netanyahu goes into quarantine after aide tests positive for coronavirus

foxnews.com - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his close advisors are going into quarantine after one of his aides tests positive for the coronavirus. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more d…

Joe Biden comes to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s defense after Trump slams state’s coronavirus response

mlive.com - Democratic primary front-runner Joe Biden defended Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s work to address the coronavirus pandemic after she sparred with President Donald Trump about who is responsible for providin…

Coronavirus pandemic could kill as many as 200,000 in U.S., White House warns

washingtonpost.com - The hospital ship USNS Comfort prepares to dock in New York. (Gary Krist) By Matt Zapotosky, close Matt Zapotosky National security reporter covering the Justice Department Email EmailBio BioFollow F…


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The U.S.'s Wave of Hospital Closures Left Us Ill-Equipped for COVID-19
👩‍⚕️ MARGARET FLOWERS ✨, TRUTHOUT

Since 1975, as the population grew by 115 million, the number of hospital beds shrank from 1.5 million to 925,000.
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For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

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If you're not around to unlock all the digital data you take such care to secure, who will be able to access it, and how?

March 31, 2020

Preparing For The Ultimate 🏴 Disaster

Making technology convenient and secure is a problem we deal with daily. We make trade-offs and use techniques to hopefully strike an appropriate balance.

A more difficult dilemma that we rarely think about, however, is death or serious illness or injury. If something were to happen to you, would the people you leave behind be able to access the information they need? What happens to your encrypted data, online accounts, social media, online finances, pictures, and digital-whatever-else if you're not around to access it?

I hear regularly from people frantically trying to access important, sentimental, or critical data that a recently deceased or incapacitated friend or family member has locked up tightly.

It's not particularly pleasant to think about, but with all the security measures we put into place to keep bad people out, it's worth having a plan for letting good people in.

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Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

 

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