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Doomstead Diner Daily 4/28
« Reply #750 on: April 28, 2020, 06:43:25 am »

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'The Food Supply Chain Is Breaking.' Tyson Foods Warns of Meat Shortage as Plants Close Due to COVID-19

news.yahoo.com - Tyson Foods, one of the U.S.’s biggest meat processors, didn’t mince words in a full page New York Times spread that ran Sunday, in which they warned, “the food supply chain is breaking.” “As pork, b…

Russia Halts Wheat Exports, Deepening Fears of Global Food Shortages

time.com - For the first time in a decade, the world risks being cut off from Russian wheat at a time when some key buyers are rushing to import it. The top shipper last month limited sales through June to prot…

USDA let millions of pounds of food rot while food-bank demand soared

politico.com - Tom Vilsack, who served as agriculture secretary during the Obama administration, put it this way: “It’s not a lack of food, it’s that the food is in one place and the demand is somewhere else and th…

Billionaire Ray Dalio says America's jarring inequality is a 'national emergency' that is threatening capitalism

businessinsider.fr - The billionaire hedge-fund manager Ray Dalio said the American dream "does not exist" right now and that if leaders don't act, the whole economic system of capitalism could collapse. In an online vid…

White House issues coronavirus testing guidance that leaves states in charge

washingtonpost.com - President Trump at the White House on Monday. (Alex Brandon/AP) By Mike DeBonis, close Mike DeBonis Congressional reporter covering the House of Representatives Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Chris …

What the Coronavirus Crisis Reveals About American Medicine

newyorker.com - Bowen kept thinking about the next pandemic, when the supply of masks from China might plummet and the demand for domestic masks might surge again. He sent letters warning about a potential supply-ch…

Georgia, Tennessee, And Alaska Want Restaurants To Reopen — But McDonald’s, Chick-Fil-A, And Dunkin’ Are Saying Not So Fast

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…

The Pandemic-Era Emergency Dep’t: Weirder, Wilder & Emptier Than Ever

medium.com - The radio toned at 3 a.m., a single long tone. No big deal, just a heads-up. If the patient had been “priority one” sick, or if paramedics had needed medical orders by radio, the tones would have bee…

President’s intelligence briefing book repeatedly cited virus threat

washingtonpost.com - President Trump delivers a television national address on the coronavirus pandemic from the Oval Office on March 11. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Greg Miller and close Greg Miller National…

The Virus vs The Virus

medium.com - Here’s a look at what the President of the United States was Tweeting as America’s Covid-19 body count continued to mount. The below examples are not exhaustive. But they are certainly exhausting. Of…

260,000 Words, Full of Self-Praise, From Trump on the Virus

nytimes.com - James S. Brady Press Briefing Room THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, everyone. My administration will do everything possible to help those communities get back on their feet. We’re speaking with th…

How Las Vegas Became Ground Zero for the American Jobs Crisis

nytimes.com - Valicia and Jovaun Anderson with their daughter Nylah at their home in Las Vegas. When Valicia Anderson starts to count the people she knows in Las Vegas who have lost their jobs, she runs out of fin…

Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 deaths in Mass. pass 3,000; Mayor Walsh says Boston will not reopen May 4

boston25news.com - “The more we can expand our testing, the more we can learn how to use our medical resources more efficiently, and how we need to focus our current efforts to contain the virus," Walsh said. "I want t…

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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…

How Trump’s Foes Get Through His Daily Press Briefings

theatlantic.com - Updated at 1:54 p.m. ET on April 27, 2020. In the Chicago suburbs lives a four-year-old black Labrador retriever named Mabel, whose happiest part of the day is President Donald Trump’s daily briefing.

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****-trump-supporters" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">psmag.com - About 700 people gathered at the Minnesota capitol building in St. Paul, Minnesota, on March 4th, 2017, to show support for Donald Trump. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr) Given the meteoric rise of Don…

In Just Months, the Coronavirus Is Killing More Americans Than 20 Years of War in Vietnam

theintercept.com - Born in controversy, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is now the most poignant monument on Washington D.C.’s National Mall. Designed in 1981 by a Yale undergraduate named Maya Lin, the memorial consists…

America's Super-Rich See Their Wealth Rise by $282 Billion in Three Weeks of Pandemic

mintpressnews.com - A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies found that, while tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, America’s ultra-wealthy elite have seen their …

Waiting for life to return to pre-pandemic normal? 'It won't,' PM says

ctvnews.ca - OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that "normal" is a "long way off" for all Canadians — and that some differences implemented as a result of lessons learned during this pandemic will last …

A Soft Power Ploy? Cuba Continues to Aid the Poorest and Least Influential Nations

mintpressnews.com - Amidst a worsening COVID-19 pandemic, Cuba has answered an urgent South African request for aid. 217 medical personnel, including family physicians, epidemiologists, health technology engineers and b…

Exasperation Grows Over Delays Trying To Sign Up For Unemployment, 'People Have No Food, People Are Talking About Suicide'

newyork.cbslocal.com - NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Unemployment remains a major issue across the country. Many New York and New Jersey residents are losing hope, and are out of cash. Adam D’Aleo has listened to the New York De…

How Israel Legitimizes the Abuse of Palestinian Political Prisoners

mintpressnews.com - Each year Palestinian Prisoners Day comes and goes while the prisoners remain in their cells and their conditions worsen. The destructive effects that Israel’s imprisonment of thousands of Palestinia…

The Truth About China's COVID-19 Response

mintpressnews.com - While the U.S. took two-and-a-half years to identify HIV/AIDS after the discovery of the first symptomatic case in the country, China discovered, identified and contained COVID-19 within a few months…

Another Worrying Side Effect of Covid-19: More Guns

undark.org - Rick Friedman, owner of Right to Self Protect, a firearms store and training facility with two locations in New Jersey, is accustomed to seeing the same clients month after month. But when SARS-CoV-2…

Trump and Biden Trade Hit Pieces: Distinctions without a Difference

mintpressnews.com - This season’s sequel to the “Game of Thrones” features reality TV star and the current occupant of the Oval Office versus the former Senator from MBNA and two-term VP. It’s time to binge-watch duelin…

Dolphins reclaim Bosphorus as virus silences Istanbul - RFI

rfi.fr - A lull in boat traffic and a fishing ban in Istanbul forced by the coronavirus pandemic has proved good news for some of the city's most-loved inhabitants -- the dolphins that swim in the fish-rich w…

Is Hydroxychloroquine Making Covid-19 Clinical Trials Harder?

undark.org - At some point in late March, Roger Alvarez, a pulmonologist and critical care specialist at the University of Miami Health System, noticed that some of his patients with low oxygen levels continued t…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 4/29
« Reply #751 on: April 29, 2020, 06:25:49 am »

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Trump Orders Slaughterhouses to Stay Open During Pandemic Despite Mass Outbreaks

thedailybeast.com - Undeterred by protests from slaughterhouse workers, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to compel meat processing plants to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump told …

Trump Is Ready to Let Tyson Foods Work People to Death

nymag.com - Workers in meatpacking plants are getting sick, and some are dying. Now Donald Trump is readying himself to place them in further danger. On Tuesday, he said he’ll use the Defense Production Act to r…

New Model Shows How Deadly Lifting Georgia’s Lockdown May Be

thedailybeast.com - Gov. Brian Kemp’s aggressive scheme to lift Georgia out of COVID-19 lockdown may cost many thousands of lives, according to models prepared by epidemiologists and computer scientists at Harvard and t…

Trump offers rosy predictions for coronavirus testing as US passes 1m cases

theguardian.com - Donald Trump has predicted a “great” economic rebound in the fall and claimed the country would soon be performing 5m coronavirus diagnostic tests a day, as the number of confirmed cases in the US su…

Push to reopen economy runs up against workers and consumers worried about risk

washingtonpost.com - Deanna Smith colors Jalynn Stricklen's hair at Salon Cheveux in Waycross, Ga., on Friday. Owner Jamie McQuaig says she and her employees are taking safety precautions and opening on a limited basis, …

The Secret Group of Scientists and Billionaires Pushing a Manhattan Project for Covid-19

wsj.com - A dozen of America’s top scientists and a collection of billionaires and industry titans say they have the answer to the coronavirus pandemic, and they found a backdoor to deliver their plan to the W…

Mike Pence appears without virus mask at hospital

bbc.co.uk - US Vice-President Mike Pence has visited a top US hospital without wearing a mask, despite the medical centre's own rules that visitors wear personal protective equipment. Mr Pence appeared to be the…

Trump tells governors to 'seriously consider and maybe get going' on opening schools

cnn.com - "I fully expect — though I'm humble enough to know that I can't accurately predict — that by the time we get to the fall, that we will have this under control enough that it certainly will not be the…

White House faces internal debate over ‘liability shield’ for firms seeking protection from coronavirus lawsuits

washingtonpost.com - White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow and the president have publicly said the administration is working on the business liability measure. (Alex Brandon/AP) By Jeff Stein and close Jeff St…

In New Jersey Prisons, 29 Coronavirus Deaths and Only 184 Tests

theintercept.com - Like New York, New Jersey has been at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the United States — with more than 6,000 deaths so far. But as the state’s curve begins to flatten and new reported ca…

Florida pastor continues hands-on healing

bbc.com - He is one of a vocal minority of Christians in America who feel it’s appropriate to gather to worship despite US federal advice to stay home, and who support protests against the restrictions in plac…

One Thing the Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped: Aggressive Medical-Debt…

propublica.org - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Darcel Richardson knows she’s fortunate in one sense: She st…

Insane Clown Posse Is Modeling Ideal Pandemic Leadership

theatlantic.com - There aren’t many comparisons in American history for Thursday’s press conference in which Donald Trump suggested that the coronavirus might be defeated by shining lights inside human beings or injec…

The False Hope of Antibody Tests

theatlantic.com - Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. For months, the lack of testing for the novel coronavirus in the United Sta…

California Beaches: A (Photo) Study in Contrasts

nytimes.com - Did you go to the beach this weekend? If you did, you were among tens of thousands who, as The Orange County Register and The Ventura County Star reported, swarmed the coast amid the year’s first hea…

With 58,000 dead, pandemic becomes Trump's Vietnam — in just six weeks

pressrun.media - In the winter of 1968, with no end in sight to the surging Vietnam War, and unable to see a way past his signature failure and the divided nation the conflict had created, President Lyndon Johnson an…

How Are You Gonna Pay For It? Stop Giving Money to Israel

mintpressnews.com - (DavidSwanson.org) —Did you know that the U.S. government has done something odd with your tax dollars? The ones you get so furious and indignant about when they’re used to feed anybody who’s hungry?…

No Testing, No Treatment, No Herd Immunity, No Easy Way Out

theatlantic.com - The past few months have been bleak. Every day has brought word of new casualties from the coronavirus. The world economy entered free fall. And even for those who do not have a sick relative or a mo…

Oil Is Crashing Again. It Could Take Whole Governments Down With It.

nymag.com - The past few years have vindicated many long-ignored prophecies of impending catastrophe (from the political to climatic to epidemiological). But “peak oil” isn’t one of them. Far from running out of…

Another Grim Pandemic Prognosis: Workplaces Overrun by Robots 

dcreport.org - Coronavirus is altering the workplace. But the changes won’t be along the lines of what protesters are seeking – other than the patchwork approach to re-opening businesses shuttered in the name of pu…

Antibody tests support what’s been obvious: Covid-19 is much more lethal than the flu

washingtonpost.com - By Joel Achenbach close Joel Achenbach Reporter covering science and politics Email EmailBio Bio April 28, 2020 at 3:06 PM EDT Please Note The Washington Post is providing this important information …

Investors Bet Giant Companies Will Dominate After Crisis

nytimes.com - An economic downturn almost always favors giants like Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, the country’s three biggest companies. But the demand for their shares has only been amplified by a crisis that seem…

Pence wants you to believe the White House fulfilled its coronavirus testing promises. Not even close.

vox.com - Vice President Mike Pence wants people to believe that when he made an unfulfilled promise in March that “we literally are going to see a dramatic increase in the availability of testing,” he was tal…

Virus pushes iconic American department stores to the brink

news.yahoo.com - New York (AFP) - The Macy's department store located two blocks from the Empire State Building in New York City is a stop on many tourists' itineraries, but visitors may need to find another shopping…

How New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Is Using the Pandemic to Consolidate Power

theintercept.com - New York election officials’ decision on Monday to cancel the June Democratic presidential primary was just the latest in a series of moves by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration to consolidate power …

Guide To Using Reverse Image Search For Investigations

bellingcat.com - Reverse image search is one of the most well-known and easiest digital investigative techniques, with two-click functionality of choosing “Search Google for image” in many web browsers. This method h…

Pandemic triage: 29 plans, 29 different approaches for allocating ventilators amid a shortage

washingtonpost.com - Nurses receive training on using ventilators in April in the intensive care ward of a hospital in Yemen. (Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) By Ariana Eunjung Cha close Ariana Eunjung Cha National reporter Ema…

US a Washed-up Empire

informationclearinghouse.info - There was a time when the slick American propaganda held the world in thrall as if it were true. Many nations once gullibly looked to the US for leadership. Not any more. The COVID-19 pandemic has ex…

In the American South, Covid-19 Could Find Fertile Ground

undark.org - In early 2018, Bill Crawford learned that Mississippi lawmakers intended to shrink Medicaid reimbursements by 5 percent. Crawford, a longtime community leader from Meridian, worried about the wisdom …


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Doomstead Diner Daily 4/30
« Reply #752 on: April 30, 2020, 07:40:52 am »

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U.S. passes 60,000 dead as hopes rise for a promising drug therapy

washingtonpost.com - Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) By Anne Gearan, close Anne Gearan White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow…

Russia’s coronavirus outbreak is getting bad. Putin says the worst is yet to come.

vox.com - Russia’s much-feared coronavirus crisis is here — and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. Russia was always going to struggle if a large outbreak occurred in the country, and experts…

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Is Far Higher Than Reported, C.D.C. Data Suggests

nytimes.com - Total deaths in seven states that have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic are nearly 50 percent higher than normal for the five weeks from March 8 through April 11, according to new death stat…

‘The smell was overwhelming’: DOZENS of decomposing corpses found in non-refrigerated trucks at New York funeral home

rt.com - Residents of Brooklyn’s Flatlands neighborhood had tried to ignore the stench, but on Wednesday police were finally called to investigate its source, stumbling upon 50 rotting corpses stacked inside …

Sweden forced to admit significant under-counting of coronavirus deaths

wsws.org - Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare released figures Tuesday revealing that the death toll from the coronavirus has been underestimated in public figures. This came as total infections in t…

Stocks surge on virus treatment hopes

news.yahoo.com - Global stockmarkets shot higher on Wednesday after a US company reported positive results on the use of its anti-viral drug Remdesivir against the new coronavirus which more than offset news of a mas…

Trump presented with grim internal polling showing him losing to Biden

washingtonpost.com - President Trump arrives to speak with members of the coronavirus task force during a briefing at the White House on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Josh Dawsey close Josh Dawsey Repor…

Trump Reportedly Threatened to Sue Campaign Manager Over Low Poll Numbers

nymag.com - 1. He cares a lot about his poll numbers. 2. His polling is very bad right now. 3. He never accepts responsibility for any problem he faces. 4. He frequently threatens to sue people, lack of merit no…

Studies leave question of ‘airborne’ coronavirus transmission unanswered

washingtonpost.com - The consensus so far is that the novel coronavirus, although quite contagious, spreads through respiratory droplets generated when people breathe, speak or cough and doesn’t infect people through par…

The Trump Administration Is Suddenly Pretending That It Didn’t Blow Up the Iran Nuclear Deal

slate.com - “Psych,” Mike Pompeo did not say, but could have. (Above, Pompeo after testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill on Feb. 28.) What Happens if Oil Doesn’t Recover? Senate R…

South Korea reports zero new domestic coronavirus cases

news.yahoo.com - South Korean nurses start their shift caring for patients infected with COVID-19 (AFP Photo/Jung Yeon-je) South Korea reported zero new locally transmitted coronavirus cases Thursday, the first time …

As US Approaches Record Deficit, Israel Asks for Record Handout

mintpressnews.com - Menifee, CA (IAK) — Breaking Defense, a digital magazine that covers military issues, reports that Israel may ask for its U.S. aid early, possibly in a lump sum that could be as high as $7.6 billion.…

In Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine, an Oxford Group Leaps Ahead

nytimes.com - In the worldwide race for a vaccine to stop the coronavirus, the laboratory sprinting fastest is at Oxford University. Most other teams have had to start with small clinical trials of a few hundred p…

Why Trump Was Deaf to All the Warnings He Received

theatlantic.com - “There has been so much unnecessary death in this country,” President Donald Trump said Monday at his daily coronavirus briefing. “It could have been stopped and it could have been stopped short, but…

The U.S. Is Now Resorting to Plan C

theatlantic.com - Brian Kemp, the Republican governor of Georgia, has faced harsh criticism for lifting emergency restrictions on retail stores—and inexplicably including tattoo parlors among the establishments that c…

Skin rashes may be symptom of coronavirus, scientists say

newsweek.com - Coronavirus symptoms may include skin problems, such as rashes and so-called "COVID toes," experts believe. One small study in Italy found 20 percent of COVID-19 patients had skin problems, while ane…

COVID-19: The world will plunge deeper into violent conflict, economic crises

gulfnews.com - As the COVID-19 crises grips the world, it has not only brought massive economic and health problems to countries, but has also led to serious worries over global peace and security. The United Natio…

DeSantis and Trump tout Florida a coronavirus success as state announces 83 new deaths

tampabay.com - Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared Florida a coronavirus success story, and on Tuesday, he brought that message to the White House for an audience of national reporters and President Donald Trump. The sc…

Gov. Ron DeSantis calls Florida ‘God’s waiting room’ amid deadly coronavirus

syracuse.com - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tried to lighten the mood with a joke during a press briefing about the coronavirus pandemic. “Florida is ground zero for the nursing home, we’re God’s waiting room,” DeSant…

She Thought She Had Coronavirus. She Was Turned Away Twice.

thecut.com - Rana Zoe Mungin, a 30-year-old teacher from East New York, died on April 27 due to complications from the coronavirus. She had been on a ventilator at Mount Sinai Hospital. But more than a month earl…

‘That’s a Lot of Deaths’: Kemp Plan Spooks Georgia Coroners

thedailybeast.com - Gene Proctor remembers one of the first times he told the family of a recently deceased Georgian that he couldn’t test their loved one for COVID-19. It was early April, and a 58-year-old woman had pa…

79 Percent of Voters Think There Will be a Second Coronavirus Wave Next Year

newsweek.com - Seventy-nine percent of voters in the United States think there will be a second coronavirus wave next year, a new poll showed. Morning Consult released a tweet Wednesday of the poll that stated four…

Georgia’s Experiment in Human Sacrifice

theatlantic.com - Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. At first, Derek Canavaggio thought he would be able to ride out the coronav…

Expert Explainer: Why Talk of a Fall Vaccine Is ‘Irresponsible’

nymag.com - This week, the U.K.’s Pediatric Intensive Care Society sent out a warning about a rise in the number of children showing “overlapping features of toxic syndrome and atypical Kawasaki disease with blo…

Quit telling your MAGA parents to take the coronavirus seriously — they'll never listen

salon.com - Despite Donald "Why Not Shoot Up Lysol?" Trump's unsubtle yearning to "reopen" the economy (which won't work) and let the novel coronavirus run rampant, a new poll from the Washington Post and the Un…

Pulitzer winner Chris Hedges: These "are the good times — compared to what's coming next"

salon.com - Empires fall a little bit at a time and then all at once. Over the last two decades, America has proven itself to be well along on that journey. The coronavirus pandemic has simply pushed our nation …

The complete list of military coronavirus cases by base, as second Navy ship faces a major outbreak

newsweek.com - The armed forces have over 6,500 coronavirus cases at more than 150 bases in every state in the United States except Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, and Montana, according to new data from the Defense Depa…

As US Economy Tanks, Study Finds Unemployment Numbers Likely Double Official Figure

mintpressnews.com - As COVID-19 rips through the United States, a record 26.5 million Americans have filed for jobless benefits since mid-March alone; numbers not seen since the height of the Great Depression. Tens of m…

Collapse: the way we imagined it, and the way it was.

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - Even those of us who could see some kind of collapse coming (the "collapsniks") were taken by surprise by the form it took. But, as always, for everything that happens there has to be a reason for it…

ICE Moved Dozens Of Detainees Across The Country During The Coronavirus Pandemic. Now Many Have COVID-19.

buzzfeednews.com - At Prairieland, according to ICE, the detainees were split into two separate parts of the jail with restricted movement. Jalili, a 48-year-old Iranian, was placed in a dorm with half of the group — s…

Opinion | Another Way the 2020s Might Be Like the 1930s

nytimes.com - Class consciousness does not flow automatically out of class identity. Being a worker does not necessarily mean you will come to identify as a worker. Instead, you can think of class consciousness as…

Your Freedoms Don’t Have to Be Muzzled Just Because You’re Wearing a Mask

mintpressnews.com - CHARLOTTESVILLE (Rutherford) –– Despite all appearances to the contrary, martial law has not been declared in America.

Mummy of ancient Egyptian teenager, buried in fine jewelry, discovered in Luxor

livescience.com - Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the ancient mummy of a teenage girl decked out in beautiful jewelry, including beaded necklaces and copper earrings, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Tour…

McConnell vows next coronavirus aid bill 'won't pass the Senate' without business liability protection

foxnews.com - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responds to Sen. Schumer's warning of layoffs without state aid. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Se…

Don’t fall for it: Here’s how journalists can investigate disinformation and media manipulation online

niemanlab.org - Remember this one? The video was posted by Twitter user @NickCiarelli, whose bio said he was an intern with Mike Bloomberg’s short-lived, deep-pocketed presidential campaign, and was viewed more than…

A current list of my top problems in pressthink, April 2020

pressthink.org - 1. The manufacture of confusion. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the American economy, and killed more than 50,000 people— in an election year. After this was published, Nate Silver said he disp…

“We are so F****d”: Joe Biden Town Hall Sparks Fears of a Clinton Rerun

mintpressnews.com - Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden held a public online discussion with 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton yesterday, where she officially endorsed him for president. Th…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 5/1
« Reply #753 on: May 01, 2020, 06:52:12 am »

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Trump says evidence ties virus to Wuhan lab, threatens tariffs

news.yahoo.com - US President Donald Trump is turning on China over its coronavirus response ahead of his reelection attempt (AFP Photo/MANDEL NGAN) Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened…

Chinese lab conducted extensive research on deadly bat viruses, but there is no evidence of accidental release

washingtonpost.com - By Joby Warrick, close Joby Warrick National security reporter covering terrorism, rogue states, weapons proliferation Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Ellen Nakashima, close Ellen Nakashima National …

Maryland governor says coronavirus tests acquired from South Korea under guard at undisclosed location

thehill.com - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said Thursday that thousands of coronavirus tests obtained by the state from South Korea are currently protected in an undisclosed location by the Maryland National Guar…

Hundreds of protesters, some carrying guns in the state Capitol, demonstrate against Michigan's emergency measures

nbcnews.com - Hundreds of people protested outside the Michigan Capitol building in Lansing on Thursday, with some pushing inside while the Legislature was debating an extension of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's state of…

Workers must risk infection or losing unemployment payments

apnews.com - ATLANTA (AP) — Some of the millions of American workers laid off because of the coronavirus are beginning to face a tough choice — return to work and risk infection, or stay home and risk losing unem…

It’s Slowly Dawning on Trump That He’s Losing

theatlantic.com - It’s far too early to know who will win the 2020 presidential election, but at the moment, President Donald Trump is losing. There’s ample polling to back that up. RealClearPolitics’s average has the…

Whistleblower complaint set to lift lid on Trump pressure to push untried drug

theguardian.com - Donald Trump’s musing over whether cleaning people’s lungs with disinfectant might treat the coronavirus caused a furore but it may be the US president’s pushing of anti-malarial drugs that does far …

Inside the Jail With One of the Country’s Largest Coronavirus…

propublica.org - ProPublica Illinois is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to get weekly updates about our work. This article was produced in partnership with WBEZ, which is a member of t…

Coronavirus: When will I get my unemployment benefits

usatoday.com - Marci Oberst sat down at her computer Tuesday and embarked on what’s become a daily ritual – trying to log onto the Maryland Department of Labor’s website so she can extend her unemployment insurance.

Studies leave question of ‘airborne’ coronavirus transmission unanswered

washingtonpost.com - The consensus so far is that the novel coronavirus, although quite contagious, spreads through respiratory droplets generated when people breathe, speak or cough and doesn’t infect people through par…

Colorado's Vote-by-Mail System Could Save the 2020 Election. Why Aren't More States Using It?

rollingstone.com - When Wisconsin voters went to the polls on April 7, 2020, they did so during one of the largest pandemics to sweep the country in recent memory. Predictably and tragically, at least 40 Wisconsin vote…

Can antibody tests tell if you're immune to COVID-19?

livescience.com - As the new coronavirus burns its way across the world, scientists are rushing to find ways to identify those who have been infected — including those who have recovered from COVID-19. Those people, t…

24 Hours at the Epicenter of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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A Coronavirus Mystery: Why Are There So Few Cases in South Asia?

foreignpolicy.com - Welcome to Foreign Policy’s weekly South Asia Brief. Today, we attempt to explain why there are so few coronavirus cases across the region. Plus: Another deadly attack rocks Afghanistan, a constituti…

Summer Won’t Save Us From The Coronavirus Pandemic

buzzfeednews.com - The virus similarly disappeared rapidly in aerosol form, decaying by half in about 1 hour and 1.5 minutes, respectively, when exposed to 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures, 20% humidity, and no…

Lawsuit Against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Fails as Stay-At-Home Order Did Not Infringe Rights, Court Finds

newsweek.com - The Michigan Court of Claims has said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order does not infringe on the constitutional rights of residents. The lawsuit, brought by plaintiff Steve Martinko and othe…

Texas reports most deaths in a day from COVID-19 as Gov. Abbott prepares to drop stay-home order

houstonchronicle.com - Texas reported 50 more COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, the most in any one day since the state reported its first deaths in mid-March. The state also reported it had added more than 1,000 new positive c…

The Black Death Killed Feudalism. What Does COVID-19 Mean for Capitalism?

fpif.org - You pay little attention to the systems of your body — circulatory, digestive, pulmonary — unless something goes wrong. These automatic systems ordinarily go about their business, like unseen clockwo…

Czechs facing worst drought for 500 years: Minister

channelnewsasia.com - PRAGUE: The Czech Republic is facing its worst drought in 500 years and some communities could see their supplies run dry, Environment Minister Richard Brabec said on Wednesday (Apr 29). A map presen…

Food Lines a Mile Long in America’s Second-Wealthiest State

nytimes.com - EGG HARBOR, N.J. — Jean Wickham’s two sons are in college. Her husband has worked at the same New Jersey casino for 36 years. She recently felt secure enough to trade her full-time casino job for two…

Ten reasons why a 'Greater Depression' for the 2020s is inevitable

theguardian.com - After the 2007-09 financial crisis, the imbalances and risks pervading the global economy were exacerbated by policy mistakes. So, rather than address the structural problems that the financial colla…

Ending Lockdowns Won’t Revive the Economy

nymag.com - Over the past two months, the U.S. economy has shed more jobs than it had created since the 2008 financial crisis. With another 3.8 million Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week, the c…

The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here

taibbi.substack.com - Earlier this week, Atlantic magazine – fast becoming the favored media outlet for self-styled intellectual elites of the Aspen Institute type – ran an in-depth article of the problems free speech pos…

Opinion | China has turned to bullying to avoid accountability. It may be working on Europe.

washingtonpost.com - Chinese President Xi Jinping talks by video with patients and medical workers at the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province in March. (Xie Huanchi/Xinhua/AP) By Editorial Boa…

Why the coronavirus may be killing more Americans than the government data says

vox.com - It’s long been the consensus of experts that more Americans are dying in the coronavirus pandemic than the official figures indicate. But exactly how many? This week, the first estimate of how many m…

They Were Warned Not to Take Sick Days — Then Six Workers at Their Warehouse Died of Coronavirus

theintercept.com - At least six people who worked in a Long Island, New York, warehouse leased by Broadridge Financial Solutions have died of Covid-19, according to their family members and news reports. Earlier this m…

Why I'm skeptical about Reade's sexual assault claim against Biden: Ex-prosecutor

4/29/joe-biden-sexual-assault-allegation-tara-reade-column/3046962001/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">usatoday.com - A former staffer to Joe Biden in the early '90s has accused the presidential candidate of sexual assault, here's everything you need to know about it. During 28 years as a state and federal prosecuto…

China journalist jailed as free-speech clampdown intensifies

news.yahoo.com - A journalist who had worked for some of China's most powerful propaganda outlets has been jailed for 15 years after being accused of attacking the ruling Communist Party, court documents showed. The …

MSNBC public editor: why pundits and journalists insist on false balance

cjr.org - The earliest mention I could find of “false balance” in news reporting appeared in a 1988 Boston Globe article, “TV Manipulation in the ’88 Campaign.” Ed Siegel, then the Globe’s television critic, t…

Of Two Minds - The Pandemic Is Deepening America's Many Divides

oftwominds.com - And so we've reached the precarious state of disunion in which the only thing the warring elites can agree upon is that the Federal Reserve should rescue their private wealth, regardless of cost or c…

Et tu? Progressive Boomers Are Now Preaching Pro-Biden Lesser-Evilism

mintpressnews.com - The former members of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), a leading Vietnam War-era peace organization, recently circulated an open letter warning today’s young activists to – as the adage g…

Cold War of Trump/Navarro vs China

informationclearinghouse.info - While Trump was snatching the deliveries of Chinese medical equipment bound for Germany and other countries, from transit airports in Thailand and elsewhere; while he was trying to literally bribe a …

MN Demonstrations, Demands to Free Prisoners Escalate

unicornriot.ninja - Maple Grove, MN – Demonstrators have been ramping up organizing efforts to ensure the safety of incarcerated and detained people during the coronavirus state of emergency. The repeated message is tha…

This terrifying hailstone may have set a new world record

treehugger.com - A supercell thunderstorm in Argentina delivered shockingly huge hailstones to the heavily populated city of Villa Carlos Paz. Meet "Victoria's hailstone," pictured above. The massive hunk of ice hurt…


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White House blocks Fauci from testifying before House panel next week

washingtonpost.com - Anthony S. Fauci in early April. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Erica Werner and close Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Mike De…

Trump uses White House events to project return to normalcy while relying on testing that public lacks

washingtonpost.com - President Trump and Ivanka Trump arrive to deliver remarks on the Paycheck Protection Program in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By David Nakamura cl…

Georgia reported over 1,000 new coronavirus cases on the same day its governor lifted the stay-at-home order for most residents

businessinsider.com - Georgia reported over 1,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the same day Gov. Brian Kemp lifted the shelter-in-place order for most of the state's 10.6 million residents. The Georgia Depar…

President's 'So what?' as 5,000 die sparks fury in Brazil

news.yahoo.com - Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Rarely have two words ignited such a firestorm of controversy. "So what?" said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday when a journalist asked him about the fact that mor…

Coronavirus live news: Singapore to ease restrictions as second wave of cases subsides

theguardian.com - India has mandated that all public and private sector employees use a government-backed Bluetooth tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as New Delhi begins easing some of its lockdown…

Russia, Pakistan virus cases spike as others ease controls

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — Russia and Pakistan reported their biggest one-day jumps in new coronavirus infections as some other countries and U.S. states where case numbers are stabilizing allowed businesses and…

Kim Jong Un is alive. And he’s ... at a fertilizer factory.

vox.com - Well, it looks like North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un isn’t dead after all. In fact, he’s, uh, at a fertilizer factory. For the last 21 days, the world has been wondering where Kim Jong Un is and if …

How Trump Gutted Obama’s Pandemic-Preparedness Systems

vanityfair.com - Trump critics are quick to draw contrast between the COVID-19 and Ebola crises. Obama, they assert, was guided by objective facts. “One of the principles [that] President Obama was very clear on when…

The May Day strike from Amazon, Instacart, and Target workers didn’t stop business. It was still a success.

vox.com - Essential workers at major companies like Amazon, Instacart, and Target across the United States on Friday protested for better safety protections, working conditions, and pay during the coronavirus …

Anti-Union Operative Warns Business of Historic Rise in Labor Activism

theintercept.com - Berman warned that employees concerned about exposure to the coronavirus have taken to Facebook and other online platforms to share their concerns about the workplace, a situation that has given unio…

Medical Expert: Federal Jail Intentionally Destroying Medical Records and Hiding Extent of Coronavirus Behind Bars

theintercept.com - A federal jail in Brooklyn, New York, that houses roughly 1,700 people is destroying medical records as part of a deliberate effort to obscure the number of incarcerated people infected with the coro…

With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran | The Grayzone

thegrayzone.com - President Donald Trump scrapped the nuclear deal with Iran and continued to risk war with Iran based on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim to have proven definitively that Iran was det…

First Cases of Coronavirus and Deadly Flooding Mark Ramadan in Yemen

mintpressnews.com - ADEN, YEMEN — In northern Yemen, the Saudi-led coalition has so far offered little reprieve to civilians during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Several regions — including Marib, al-Jawf, Beydha, …

The Bloody Story of How May Day Became a Holiday for Workers

time.com - Celebrations on May 1 have long had two, seemingly contradictory meanings. On one hand, May Day is known for maypoles, flowers and welcoming the spring. On the other hand, it’s a day of worker solida…

Virus surge in Brazil brings a coffin shortage, morgue chaos

apnews.com - RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In Brazil’s bustling Amazon city of Manaus, so many people have died within days in the coronavirus pandemic that coffins had to be stacked on top of each other in long, hastily…

Coronavirus: How European Countries Are Treating Refugees Amid the Pandemic?

mintpressnews.com - As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading its tentacles throughout China and eventually to the rest of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO), along with other international groups, so…

Canada bans assault weapons in wake of worst-ever mass shooting

news.yahoo.com - Ottawa (AFP) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced an immediate ban on military-grade assault weapons, responding to a mass shooting and arson spree that left 22 people dead ea…

Number of coronavirus cases from second warship outbreak nears 100 as Navy restricts information on pandemic

cnn.com - Nearly 100 sailors from the US Navy destroyer USS Kidd have tested positive for coronavirus, two US defense officials told CNN Friday. The ship, which is currently in port in San Diego, was the secon…

Infected with the coronavirus but not showing symptoms? A physician answers 5 questions about asymptomatic COVID-19

theconversation.com - Blood tests that check for exposure to the coronavirus are starting to come online, and preliminary findings suggest that many people have been infected without knowing it. Even people who do eventua…

At Ukraine's Asgardsrei, A French Connection - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - In December 2019, the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, hosted the neo-Nazi Asgardsrei music festival for the fitfh year in a row. It was there that scores of far-right extremists and sympathizers made their …

Experts Warn of New Nuclear Arms Race After Trump Signals US Withdrawal from START Treaty

mintpressnews.com - After pulling out of multiple international treaties designed to limit the global threat of atomic weapons, the Trump administration is now strongly indicating that it will also let the New Strategic…

Opinion | What the Proponents of ‘Natural’ Herd Immunity Don’t Say

nytimes.com - The coronavirus moved so rapidly across the globe partly because no one had prior immunity to it. Failure to check its spread will result in a catastrophic loss of lives. Yet some politicians, epidem…

Podcast: Dan Kovalik on How Sanctions and Humanitarian Interventions are Used to Plunder Nations

mintpressnews.com - Welcome to MintCast, the official MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent researchers and journalists the establishme…

The Black Death killed feudalism. What does COVID-19 mean for capitalism?

intrepidreport.com - You pay little attention to the systems of your body—circulatory, digestive, pulmonary—unless something goes wrong. These automatic systems ordinarily go about their business, like unseen clockwork, …

Clogging the System: The Feud Over Flushable Wipes

undark.org - In the basement of the Center for Urban Innovation at Ryerson University in Toronto, a lone toilet sits on a raised, tiled platform. Darko Joksimovic, an associate professor of civil engineering, dro…

Cheap natural gas is making it very hard to go green

treehugger.com - It's killing everything, including renewable energy. We recently noted that the US is drowning in cheap natural gas, and that "Gasmaggedon" will make it even harder to electrify everything. Now we le…

The Cancer in the Camera Lens

newrepublic.com - In close up, on television, at a glance, with the volume down, Donald Trump can from time to time look like a president. That effect becomes less convincing the more you pay attention, though. Even u…


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Inside the extraordinary race to invent a coronavirus vaccine

washingtonpost.com - Ian Haydon, 29, a public information specialist at the University of Washington, was one of the first people to receive an experimental coronavirus vaccine. (Ian Haydon) By Carolyn Y. Johnson close C…

What the Coronavirus Models Can’t See

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 April 20, less th…

'How is this possible?' Researchers grapple with Covid-19's mysterious mechanism

theguardian.com - Respiratory physician Dr David Darley says something peculiar happens to a small group of Covid-19 patients on day seven of their symptoms. “Up until the end of that first week, they’re stable,” says…

Warren Buffett dumps US airline stocks, saying 'world has changed' after Covid-19

theguardian.com - Warren Buffett, the legendary American investor, has sold his firm’s entire holdings in the four major US airlines, warning that the “world has changed” for the aviation industry because of the coron…

Coronavirus live news: global cases near 3.5 million as travel within China up 50% since April

theguardian.com - Six new polio cases have been reported in Afghanistan as the war-torn country recorded its highest one-day rise of new coronavirus cases and deaths, triggered by the continued surge of transmission i…

Maryland cancels $12.5 million PPE contract with firm started by GOP operatives

washingtonpost.com - The state of Maryland on Saturday canceled a contract to purchase 1.5 million N95 masks from a firm started by Republican operatives after failing to receive masks or ventilators. (Justin Chin/Bloomb…

Emerging from lockdown: '46 days in the house was enough'

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — From the United States to Europe and Asia, people in many parts of the world are emerging from their homes as virus-related restrictions begin to ease and springtime temperatures climb.

Trump Moves to Replace Watchdog Who Identified Critical Medical Shortages

nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — President Trump moved on Friday night to replace a top official at the Department of Health and Human Services who angered him with a report last month highlighting supply shortages and …

Pandemic Journal

nybooks.com - Jane Barlow/AFP via Getty Images This is the current edition in a running series of dispatches by New York Review writers that is documenting the coronavirus outbreak with updates from around the wor…

Jane Ganahl, et al: Elder Women Speak about the Virus

voxpopulisphere.com - Women over 60 share their coronavirus stories—from becoming a grandmother to dancing in the street. Jane Ganahl, Bay Area, California Born 1952 With news that oldsters like me are most at risk for th…

I Have Seen the Future—And It’s Not the Life We Knew

theatlantic.com - Last week, confined to my home in America, I glimpsed the future. Or more precisely, one of several possible post-pandemic futures. Christopher Suzanne, an American who teaches English in Wuhan, Chin…

U.S. public ‘firmly opposed’ to reopening the economy immediately

news.harvard.edu - This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developm…

Mobile Phone Data Show More Americans Are Leaving Their Homes, Despite Orders

npr.org - State leaders are considering reopening economies and allowing people to leave their homes, but more and more Americans appear to be doing so on their own. Emerging data suggest that though people dr…

Florida man stalks beach as Grim Reaper to protest reopening amid pandemic

theguardian.com - Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, announced on Friday that state parks will soon reopen, even as the coronavirus pandemic continued and Death himself stalked the beaches of the Sunshine state. In fai…

Coronavirus death toll: CDC data says it's much greater than indicated

usatoday.com - Federal data released this week shows that the number of deaths recorded in the U.S. this year is higher than normal, outpacing deaths attributed to COVID-19 in states that have been hit hardest by t…

US Intel Community Says Coronavirus Was Not Made In a Lab

defenseone.com - The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was likely not produced in a lab, though it remains possible that a lab’s mishandling of the virus contributed to its spread, the head of U.S. intelligence said in a Thursd…

34 days of pandemic: Inside Trump’s desperate attempts to reopen America

washingtonpost.com - President Trump walks away from the podium to play a video during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic at the White House on April 13. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Philip Rucker, close P…

'Over our dead bodies': Lindsey Graham vows Congress won't extend additional $600 coronavirus-related unemployment benefits, as US death toll crosses the 60,000 mark

businessinsider.com - South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday Congress would extend the additional $600 unemployment benefit provided in the coronavirus relief package past July only "over our dead bodies." His …

Through Creative Accounting, Trump Tries to Cast America’s Death Toll as an Achievement

theintercept.com - That Germany and South Korea are also densely populated indicates that there are other factors at play, but the first wave of outbreaks in Europe and the U.S. have been most intense in major cities a…

‘Murder Hornets’ in the U.S.: The Rush to Stop the Asian Giant Hornet

nytimes.com - A dead Asian giant hornet rests on entomologist Chris Looney’s jacket in Blaine, Wash. The queens can grow to two inches long, and the hornets can wipe out a honeybee hive in a matter of hours. BLAIN…

Stock-dumping Georgia senator’s campaign is swirling down the drain: internal GOP poll

rawstory.com - … then let us make a small request. The COVID crisis has cut advertising rates in half, and we need your help. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism. Raw Story…

MN Demonstrations, Demands to Free Prisoners Escalate

unicornriot.ninja - Maple Grove, MN – Demonstrators have been ramping up organizing efforts to ensure the safety of incarcerated and detained people during the coronavirus state of emergency. The repeated message is tha…

Senate to return to Washington as Congress struggles to reconcile constitutional duties with risk of pandemic

washingtonpost.com - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) arrives at the U.S. Capitol on April 21. (Patrick Semansky/AP) By Mike DeBonis and close Mike DeBonis Congressional reporter covering the House of Repre…

Trump’s Nationalism Advances on a Trajectory to Violence

theintercept.com - Ever since Donald Trump declared his presidential candidacy and rank racism in 2015, those of us who’d witnessed the nationalist undoing in the Balkans at the end of the last millennium have found th…

Coronavirus sweeping through massive US prison population

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - A massive wave of coronavirus infections is blasting through the world's largest prison population in the United States even as officials begin opening up their economies, saying t…

“Exceptionally Dire”: Secondary Impacts of Covid-19 Could Increase Global Poverty and Hunger

theintercept.com - More than 234,000 people worldwide have already died of Covid-19, and before the pandemic finishes, it could kill hundreds of thousands, even millions, more. But the final toll is destined to be far …

Twitter locks out Candace Owens for call to ‘stand up’ to Michigan governor over Covid lockdown – Trump supporters scream BIAS

rt.com - “Candace tweeted that people in Michigan should go back to work. What rule did she break? Not even Twitter can say,” tweeted Turning Point USA chief creative officer Benny Johnson on Saturday, along …

Kent State and the War That Never Ended

newyorker.com - Phillip Lafayette Gibbs met Dale Adams when they were in high school, in Ripley, Mississippi, a town best known as the home of William Faulkner’s great-grandfather, who ran a slave plantation, fought…

Opinion | Americans are in the dark on one of the Trump administration’s key coronavirus response tools

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington on April 4. (Tasos Katopodis/Bloomberg) By Katie Porter April 28, 2020 at 4:59 PM EDT Katie Porter, a …

This Doctor Is Fueling Coronavirus Conspiracies — And The Far Right Is Taking Notice

buzzfeednews.com - BuzzFeed News has reporters across five continents bringing you trustworthy stories about the impact of the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, O…

Kayleigh McEnany promises press she will 'never lie' to them and then starts lying

lancastercourier.com - White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany held her first press briefing behind the podium on Friday, and it became an instant train wreck of lies as soon as she answered the first question. Her pr…


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« Reply #756 on: May 04, 2020, 08:09:23 am »

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At The Lincoln Memorial, Trump Tells Fox He's Been Treated Worse Than Lincoln

mavenroundtable.io - Yet he treats everyone in a manner I have never seen used by a POTUS before. He calls females "dogs" and nasty. He treats everyone worse than any other politician I have known and he expects "fair" t…

Live U.S. updates: Trump confident about reopening states as coronavirus death toll passes 67,000

washingtonpost.com - By Teo Armus and close Teo Armus Reporter on the Morning Mix team Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Antonia Noori Farzan close Antonia Noori Farzan Reporter for the Morning Mix Email EmailBio BioFollow…

Trump Berates George W. Bush for Calling for Unity During 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 Saturday, Preside…

Coronavirus live news: Japan extends state of emergency as global cases top 3.5m

theguardian.com - The French prime minister Édouard Philippe will present more details of the government’s deconfinement or end of lockdown plan as well as the bill extending the “state of health emergency” until 24 J…

With testing, Iceland claims major success against COVID-19

apnews.com - HVAMMSTANGI, Iceland (AP) — Winter storms isolated the northern village of Hvammstangi from the rest of Iceland. Then spring brought the coronavirus, isolating villagers from each other. Now, as summ…

J. Crew files for bankruptcy, the first national retail casualty of the coronavirus pandemic

washingtonpost.com - J. Crew has temporarily shut all 492 of its stores and outlets during the coronavirus pandemic. (Jamie Squire/Photographer: /Getty) By Abha Bhattarai close Abha Bhattarai Reporter covering the retail…

‘We don’t know how it will end’: Hunger stalks amid virus

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — When all this started — when the coronavirus began stalking humanity like an animal hunting prey, when she and her husband lost their restaurant jobs overnight as the world shut dow…

Is air pollution making the coronavirus pandemic even more deadly?

theguardian.com - Patients with severe Covid-19 are twice as likely to have had pre-existing respiratory diseases and three times as likely to have had cardiovascular problems. And decades of gold standard research ha…

Trump says it’s safe to reopen states as governors grapple with loosening restrictions

washingtonpost.com - By Felicia Sonmez, close Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post's breaking political news team Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Meryl Kornfield and close Meryl Kornfield Reporter Emai…

What are the 'reopen' protesters really saying?

theconversation.com - The “anti-lockdown” and #Reopen protests in the U.S. have powerful and secretive backers, but there are real Americans on the streets expressing their opinions. As an ethnographer – someone who studi…

Update: Number Of Unemployed Now Over 30 Million

popularresistance.org - Above photo: Edwards Cinemas keeps its lights on as it stays empty on a Friday night in Houston on March 20, 2020. Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer. Congress must act to mitig…

While Trump minimizes the toll, government orders 100,000 new body bags

nbcnews.com - WASHINGTON — The federal government placed orders for well over 100,000 new body bags to hold victims of COVID-19 in April, according to internal administration documents obtained by NBC News, as wel…

The Rest of the World Is Laughing at Trump

theatlantic.com - It looks, at first, like one of a zillion unfunny video clips that now circulate on the internet: “Once Upon a Virus” features cheap animation, cheesy music, and sarcastic dialogue between China—repr…

The Israeli vaccine that may protect humanity from the next epidemic

haaretz.com - A year and a half ago, biochemist Prof. Ruth Arnon, Israel Prize recipient for medicine and past president of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, received an email from the editor of a sci…

She Predicted the Coronavirus. What Does She Foresee Next?

nytimes.com - I told Laurie Garrett that she might as well change her name to Cassandra. Everyone is calling her that anyway. She and I were Zooming — that’s a verb now, right? — and she pulled out a 2017 book, “W…

David Icke, Man Behind Coronavirus 5G Conspiracy, Has YouTube Channel Shuttered for Sharing Misinformation

newsweek.com - YouTube has deleted the account of David Icke, a conspiracy theorist who has touted the myth that the COVID-19 pandemic is linked to 5G. Icke's account was removed after YouTube decided he broke its …

"I'm starving now": World faces unprecedented hunger crisis amid coronavirus pandemic

cbsnews.com - It's Friday morning in Alexandra township – a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg – and dozens of people are gathered in a field outside a food distributio…

Biden's Accuser Says She Never Explicitly Accused Biden Of Assault In Report

mavenroundtable.io - Tara Reade has accused Joe Biden of sexual assault. She now says assault was never mentioned when she filed a report about it, according to the Guardian. Reade claimed she was too scared to mention s…

Millions of Credit-Card Customers Can’t Pay. Lenders Are Bracing For Impact.

mavenroundtable.io - As millions of Americans are unable to afford the month’s credit-card payments, big banks are expecting to take a hit, according to The Wall Street Journal. An early indicator of the economy’s strugg…

Global Backlash Builds Against China Over Coronavirus

nytimes.com - BRUSSELS — Australia has called for an inquiry into the origin of the virus. Germany and Britain are hesitating anew about inviting in the Chinese tech giant Huawei. President Trump has blamed China …

India virus lockdown extended by two weeks

bbc.com - The national coronavirus lockdown in India has been extended beyond 4 May for another two weeks. New guidelines, outlined on Friday, update the country's designated red, green and orange zoning syste…

The Covid-19 Riddle: Why Does the Virus Wallop Some Places and Spare Others?

nytimes.com - The coronavirus has killed so many people in Iran that the country has resorted to mass burials, but in neighboring Iraq, the body count is fewer than 100. The Dominican Republic has reported nearly …

Food Supply Chain Not Yet in Danger — But Its Workers Are

theintercept.com - Are we going to run out of food? That primal question seemed to be on the minds of many Americans when the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic first became clear. As society went into lockdown, milli…

New York reportedly paid $69 million for ventilators to an engineer with no background in medical supplies at the recommendation of the White House coronavirus task force

news.yahoo.com - The state of New York paid $69 million for ventilators to a man with no background in medical supplies after he tweeted at President Donald Trump and the White House coronavirus task force recommende…

The Supreme Court Confro

newyorker.com - During his confirmation hearing, in 2018, Brett Kavanaugh insisted that “one of the greatest moments in American judicial history” was the case of United States v. Nixon, in 1974. In a unanimous deci…

Fake News: Who starts viral misinformation?

bbc.co.uk - Specialist disinformation reporter Marianna Spring has investigated lots of misleading stories circulating online during the pandemic.

No shows, no slots, no visitors: Coronavirus devastates Las Vegas

washingtonpost.com - The Washington Post logo Gift Subscriptions Try 1 month for $1 Gift Subscriptions Username Sign In My Post My Reading List Account Settings Newsletters & alerts Gift subscriptions Contact us Help des…

Why offering businesses immunity from coronavirus liability is a bad idea

theconversation.com - Governors around the country are attempting to restart the economy by easing restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The prospect of returning to “normal” amid a pandemic has bus…

Reopening in Words Only? - PaulCraigRoberts.org

paulcraigroberts.org - The “reopenings” underway in 30 states in the US might be in words only just as the ballyhooed “open” Swedish economy is not open in fact and has been closed by non-participation. The Swedish Riksban…

A US Senator Wants To Know Which Federal Authorities Are Using Clearview AI To Track The Coronavirus

buzzfeednews.com - The US is early in its efforts to use digital contact tracing — which, broadly speaking, is any piece of technology or mobile app that can be used to see where a COVID-19 patient has gone and whom th…

Florida curtails reporting of coronavirus death numbers by county medical examiners

news.yahoo.com - Florida health officials have halted the publication of up-to-the-minute death statistics related to the coronavirus pandemic that have, by law, been compiled by medical examiners in the state. The d…

Tanzania to import coronavirus 'herbal cure'

bbc.co.uk - The president of Tanzania says he will send a plane to Madagascar to import a herbal tonic which has been touted as a cure for coronavirus by the country's president. Congo-Brazzaville's president ha…

A current list of my top problems in pressthink, April 2020

pressthink.org - 1. The manufacture of confusion. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the American economy, and killed more than 60,000 people— in an election year. There is going to be a campaign to prevent America…

The world is on lockdown. So where are all the carbon emissions coming from?

grist.org - Pedestrians have taken over city streets, people have almost entirely stopped flying, skies are blue (even in Los Angeles!) for the first time in decades, and global CO2 emissions are on-track to dro…

Opinion | Trump’s purge of inspectors general is a crisis. Alarm bells should be going off everywhere.

washingtonpost.com - Michael Atkinson, inspector general for the intelligence community, arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington for closed-door questioning on Oct. 4, 2019. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) By Andrew Bakaj, Jo…

Gilead Sciences exporting remdesivir, CEO says

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - The head of the maker of remdesivir, an anti-viral shown to reduce recovery times in COVID-19 patients, said Sunday the company has been exporting the drug and is making it availab…

The Scientific Erotica Book Club

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US Government Fears China will Give Away COVID-19 Vaccine for Free

mintpressnews.com - The number of official global coronavirus mortalities surpassed a quarter of a million people today, including over 69,000 in the U.S. (although this is very likely an undercount). Polls show that th…

Trump Administration Projects 200,000 American COVID-19 Deaths by June 1

reason.com - "We're going to lose anywhere from 75-, 80- to 100,000 people," President Donald Trump said on Sunday during a Fox News COVID-19 town hall. That may be an underestimate, according to Centers for Dise…

CDC Coronavirus Draft Suggests Trump Is Ready to Gamble With American Lives

nymag.com - Draft modelling from the Centers for Disease Control projects about 200,000 new cases of COVID-19 “each day” through the end of the month, the New York Times reported on Monday. By June 1, the virus …

Reopening states will cause 233,000 more people to die from coronavirus, according to Wharton model

finance.yahoo.com - New data from the University of Pennsylvania suggests that relaxing lockdowns across U.S. cities and states could have serious consequences for the country’s battle to contain the coronavirus, which …

Five Eyes network contradicts theory Covid-19 leaked from lab

theguardian.com - There is no current evidence to suggest that coronavirus leaked from a Chinese research laboratory, intelligence sources have told the Guardian, contradicting recent White House claims that there is …

Mnuchin to Issue $3 Trillion in Debt After Virus Hobbles Economy

bloomberg.com - An American flag flies above the U.S. Treasury building in Washington. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans to boost U.S. borrowing from April through June by an unprecedented $3 trillion to suppo…

NBC news chief who hired Hugh Hewitt, Megyn Kelly, Greta Van Susteren and ‘protected’ Matt Lauer is out – thank Maddow

rawstory.com - … then let us make a small request. The COVID crisis has cut advertising rates in half, and we need your help. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism. Raw Story…

The Small-Business Die-Off Is Here

theatlantic.com - Outside of Boston, a marketing company is struggling to figure out how to cover its bills. In Indiana, a dance studio is waiting on three emergency-loan applications. In Baltimore, a deli is closed a…

Trump Used the Coronavirus to Extort Governors Like Ukraine. It Worked.

nymag.com - Last year, President Trump attempted, and very nearly pulled off, a scheme to extort Ukraine. Trump’s ask was simple: He wanted a foreign country to announce an investigation of a political opponent,…

The world came together for a virtual vaccine summit. The U.S. was conspicuously absent.

washingtonpost.com - French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at the Élysée Palace in Paris after Monday’s virtual vaccine summit. (Gonzalo Fuentes/AP) By William Booth, close William Booth London bureau chief Email Email…

Trump cheers on governors even as they ignore White House coronavirus guidelines in race to reopen

washingtonpost.com - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and President Trump participate in a “protecting America’s seniors” event at the White House on Thursday. (R and President Trump participate in a “protecting America’s seniors…

The most accurate model-based prediction of all times

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - The "base case" scenario from the 1972 edition of "The Limits to Growth." This scenario described the trajectory of the world's economy on the basis of the data and assumptions that were judged to be…

“Trump Is Really Aiming to Take Down Fox”: A Group Associated With Donald Trump Jr. Is Buying a Major Stake in OANN

vanityfair.com - When liberals look at Fox News, they tend to see Trump TV: a cable network that, with a few exceptions, has relentlessly pushed his policy objectives, and praised him in the terms that he loves. But …

"The justifications were laughable": Amazon VP quits over the company's firing of protesting employees

mic.com - A senior principal engineer and vice president at Amazon Web Services in Vancouver resigned last week in a blog post sharply critical of the company. According to the post, Tim Bray chose to leave th…

Trump’s Fox News event was deemed ‘a core governmental function’ to bypass federal prohibition

rawstory.com - On Monday, The New York Times reported that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt exploited the coronavirus pandemic to bypass a federal rule that would prohibit President Donald Trump from holding an e…

Coronavirus Causes Blood Clots Harming Organs From Brain to Toes

bloomberg.com - Doctors treat Covid-19 patients in an intensive care unit at a Hospital in Rome, Italy on March 26. Another threat from the lung virus that causes Covid-19 has emerged that may cause swift, sometimes…

Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US

cnn.com - Coronavirus has taken stocks on a wild ride. Here’s how the outbreak is affecting global markets.

How to Track COVID-19 Without Mass Surveillance

reason.com - With lockdowns still in effect across the country, Americans are growing angry and restless. They want to resume their lives. There's a system that could make that possible without increasing the spr…

The price of reopening the economy: tens of thousands of American lives

cnn.com - President Donald Trump now knows the price of the haunting bargain required to reopen the country -- tens of thousands more lives in a pandemic that is getting worse not better. It's one he now appea…

Virus-afflicted 2020 looks like 1918 despite science's march

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a century’s progress in science, 2020 is looking a lot like 1918. In the years between two lethal pandemics, one the misnamed Spanish flu, the other COVID-19, the world lear…

Cinco de Mayo

history.com - Cinco de Mayo History The Battle of Puebla How Long Did the Battle of Puebla Last? Cinco de Mayo in Mexico Why Do We celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the United States? Confusion With Mexican Independence …

Three family members charged in shooting death of security guard who told a customer to put on a face mask

cnn.com - Three family members have been charged in the killing of a security guard who told a customer at a Michigan Family Dollar store to wear a state-mandated face mask, officials said on Monday. Calvin Mu…

Miami Beach closes park just five days after reopening as nearly 8,000 break face mask and distance rules

cnn.com - Not even a week since reopening, the city of Miami Beach closed the popular South Pointe Park back up after thousands of visitors failed to wear face coverings and social distance to slow the spread …

We’re Still Living and Dying in the Slaveholders’ Republic

theatlantic.com - He became a founding father. He coveted his freedom. But for most of his political career, he turned away from talk of founding or fathering a new nation to secure his freedom. As a South Carolina le…

White House Disclaims Projection Showing Surge in Virus Outbreak

bloomberg.com - An internal U.S. government projection shows the nation’s coronavirus outbreak vastly accelerating by June to more than 200,000 new cases and 2,500 deaths per day -- far more than the country is curr…

Stranded at sea for months due to Covid-19 and refused port three times, sailor docks in Fiji

theguardian.com - A Singaporean man has been rescued after being stranded at sea for three months and being turned away from three countries as ports around the world closed due to coronavirus. The man, who has been i…

Brazil’s President Goes to War With Democratic Institutions — and Hopes the Military Has His Back

theintercept.com - “Out with Congress, Supreme Court saboteurs! New anti-communist constitution! Criminalize communism!” read one banner. “Military intervention with Bolsonaro,” read another. A protester waved a sign o…

There's Another Pandemic Sweeping the Country | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - The medical director of the emergency department at New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, Dr. Lorna Breen, 49, died by suicide this week. She died, notin the thick of emergency work in the nation’s e…

New Details Emerge Linking US to Latest Coup Attempt in Venezuela

mintpressnews.com - The government of Venezuela is celebrating after thwarting another foreign-backed coup attempt Sunday, just two days after self-declared another coup attempt by “Interim President” Juan Guaidó ended …

Trump Fires Inspector General Ahead of Damning Whistleblower Complaint About Bogus Coronavirus Cures

theintercept.com - On Friday, while Rick Bright was in the process of filing what promises to be a damning whistleblower complaint to the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, President Dona…

Danse Macabre

stonekettle.com - “The point of civilization is to be civilized; the purpose of action is to perpetuate society, for only in society can philosophy truly take place.” ― Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio “The point of ci…

Report: Russia, Turkey, Iran agree to remove Syria’s Assad

middleeastmonitor.com - The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) expects that Russia, Turkey and Iran will reach a consensus to remove the head of the Syrian regime, Bashar Al-Assad, and establish a ceasefire in exc…

FBI Documents Hint at Israeli Collusion with 2016 Trump Campaign

mintpressnews.com - Menifee, CA (IAK) — Newly released FBI documents suggest that Israeli government officials were in contact with the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and offered “critical intel.” In one of the extens…

8 simple ways to help the birds

treehugger.com - Bird populations in the US and Canada have plummeted by 30 percent since 1970 – here's why, and what we can do. You may have seen the news about a recent study revealing that we've lost almost 3 bill…

She Came To A New Country And Raised Her Daughter By Herself. Then She Died Of The Coronavirus.

buzzfeednews.com - People around the world are remembering family and friends who have died during the coronavirus pandemic. BuzzFeed News is proud to bring you some of their stories. To support our coverage, become a …


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The Invasion of Venezuela, Brought To You By Silvercorp USA

bellingcat.com - The video begins with Jordan Goudreau posing confidently, flanked by a man wearing an armour plate and a Venezuela flag wrapped around his shoulder. The man introduces Goudreau in a stern tone. Goudr…

Ex-Green Beret led failed attempt to oust Venezuela's Maduro

apnews.com - MIAMI (AP) — The plan was simple, but perilous. Some 300 heavily armed volunteers would sneak into Venezuela from the northern tip of South America. Along the way, they would raid military bases in t…

Explosive Whistleblower Complaint by Ousted HHS Official Says He Was Pressured to Give Contract to Trump-Friendly Pharma Firm

commondreams.org - A federal scientist filed a formal whistleblower complaint Tuesday, weeks after being reassigned from his position at the Health and Human Services Department following a clash with Trump administrat…

How Kushner’s Volunteer Force Led a Fumbling Hunt for Medical Supplies

nytimes.com - This spring, as the United States faced a critical shortage of masks, gloves and other protective equipment to battle the coronavirus pandemic, a South Carolina physician reached out to the Federal E…

Trump Fails to Wear a Mask While Touring a Mask-Making Factory

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 Tuesday, Presiden…

Americans deeply wary of reopening as White House weighs ending covid-19 task force

washingtonpost.com - A man crosses 7th Avenue in a nearly deserted Times Square in Manhattan. (Mike Segar/Reuters) By Matt Zapotosky, close Matt Zapotosky National security reporter covering the Justice Department Email …

Smithfield Foods employee: ‘Essential worker just means you’re on the death track’

argusleader.com - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – John Deranamie knows what danger looks like. Danger was people dying in front of his eyes during the Liberian civil war nearly 30 years ago, and the hunger that gripped his family…

Models Project Sharp Rise in Deaths as States Reopen

nytimes.com - You open businesses first that are most essential, and pose the lowest risk, OK — most essential and the lowest risk. Phase 1, we’re talking about construction, manufacturing and select retail with c…

90% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Mission District study had one thing in common

sfgate.com - Medical student and volunteer Yohana Keleta swabs Mission resident Anna Zhong for COVID-19 during UCSF's mass testing study at Garfield Square. A comprehensive study of the virus's spread held by UC …

Court Requests Probe Into Whether McConnell Unethically Pressured Judge to Retire to Pave Way for His Unqualified Protégé

commondreams.org - A federal court has requested an investigation into whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unethically pressured a judge on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Cir…

‘Doctor diplomacy’: Cuba seeks to make its mark in Europe amid Covid-19 crisis

theguardian.com - They have jetted into some of the most horrifying calamities in recent history, clutching the red, white and blue flag of their small island home. Earthquakes in Indonesia and Pakistan; a cholera out…

Zoom’s Encryption Is “Not Suited for Secrets” and Has Surprising Links to China, Researchers Discover

theintercept.com - Based on a reading of that blog post and Citizen Lab’s research, here is how Zoom meetings appear to work: When you start a Zoom meeting, the Zoom software running your device fetches a key with whic…

White House to wind down coronavirus task force

nbcnews.com - President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force is in the early stages of winding down, according to two people familiar with the matter. The meetings in the Situation Room of the White House have be…

Covid-19 Reignites a Contentious Debate Over Bats and Disease

undark.org - In the past few months, Arinjay Banerjee has gotten an unexpected taste of Internet fame. Since December, when news of Covid-19 began to shudder across the world, Banerjee — who studies the immune sy…

Uncovering A Pro-Chinese Government Information Operation On Twitter and Facebook: Analysis Of The #MilesGuo Bot Network

bellingcat.com - An ongoing information operation is using a network of bots made up of newly created and stolen accounts to target a businessman, exiled from China, who has spoken critically of China’s response to C…

A Killer Enterprise: How One of Big Pharma’s Most Corrupt Companies Plans to Corner the Covid-19 Cure Market

thelastamericanvagabond.com - In August 2001, biopharmaceutical company BioPort faced imminent disaster. A series of company scandals, controversial federal bail-outs and severe, adverse health reactions among U.S. troops were ca…

Ring the alarm bells! The media needs to respond to Trump’s calamitous failure with urgency and activism

presswatchers.org - New projections of mass death in the United States should be prompting the country’s major news organizations to abandon any complacency in their government coverage and instead use every opportunity…

Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus could be more contagious than original

latimes.com - Scientists have identified a new strain of the coronavirus that has become dominant worldwide and appears to be more contagious than the versions that spread in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemi…

The word that explains why the US is pushing discredited Wuhan lab conspiracy theory

smh.com.au - Pompeo: The best experts so far seem to think it was man-made. I have no reason to disbelieve that at this point. Reporter: Your office of the [director of national intelligence] says the scientific …

Europe's olive trees face a pandemic of their own

treehugger.com - Nutrient-depleting bacteria are decimating olive groves throughout the Mediterranean, with devastating consequences. Olive trees in Europe are facing a health crisis not unlike the one we humans are …

Trump’s demand for payroll tax cut is rebuffed on Capitol Hill as lawmakers spar over next virus aid bill

washingtonpost.com - Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leave a policy luncheon Tuesday. McConnell said that his Senate GOP caucus wants to take a pause on another c…

TVA Plans to Outsource Hundreds of Federal Jobs to Overseas Companies

theintercept.com - While TVA claims the jobs will remain in the United States, citing the existence of U.S.-based subsidiaries for some of its vendors, workers say outsourcing labor is baked into these firms’ business …

Don't hold your breath for a COVID-19 vaccine in 2020

theconversation.com - Donald Trump may be “very confident” we will have a vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of the year, but the rest of us should be more cautious. Billions of dollars are being spent trying to develop vacc…

‘Come after me’: Ohio’s GOP Gov. Mike DeWine calls out ‘obnoxious’ protesters who targeted health chief, news media

washingtonpost.com - By Meagan Flynn close Meagan Flynn Morning Mix reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow May 5, 2020 at 6:35 AM EDT Republican Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio said he doesn’t like to comment on demonstration…

Warehouse and Delivery Workers Flex Their Labor Muscles | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Friday’s impressive May Day walkouts and demonstrations involving workers at Amazon, Whole Foods, Walmart, Target and others did not amount to a general strike in the classic sense. But they should b…

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, around 120 billionths of a meter across. Expelled from the human body – by a cough, say, or a we…

Opinion -Chinese ministry warned Xi of war with US

informationclearinghouse.info - Reuters reported Monday that the analysis, which was supposedly presented to Xi early last month, concluded that anti-Chinese sentiment resulting from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic was at its high…

Opinion - The deeper roots of Chinese demonization

informationclearinghouse.info - And that brings us to The Big Guy: Hegel. Hyper well informed – he read reports by ex-Jesuits sent from Beijing — Hegel does not write about the “Far East” but only the East, which includes East Asia…

Opinion | When this pandemic is over, let’s avoid the partisan blame game

washingtonpost.com - A closed restaurant in San Antonio, Tex. (Eric Gay/AP) By Mitch Daniels close Mitch Daniels Contributing columnist Bio Bio Contributing columnist May 5, 2020 at 2:37 PM EDT Mitch Daniels, a Post cont…

Opinion | Trump trots out his latest pandemic fall guy: Anthony Fauci

washingtonpost.com - Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during the coronavirus task force briefing at the White House on April 6. (Jabin Botsford/The Washi…


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Cuomo Announces Partnership with Bill Gates to “Revolutionize” New York Schools in Wake of Coronavirus

mintpressnews.com - Taking time off from mismanaging a pandemic and turning lifesaving masks sent from all over the country into an art installation, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared yesterday that he would use t…

AP Exclusive: Admin shelves CDC guide to reopening country

apnews.com - GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A set of detailed documents created by the nation’s top disease investigators meant to give step-by-step advice to local leaders deciding when and how to reopen public places…

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires rage in Florida Panhandle

apnews.com - PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Wildfires raging in the Florida Panhandle have forced nearly 500 people to evacuate from their homes, authorities said. One wildfire that broke out Monday afternoon in Santa Ro…

Face masks make a political statement in era of coronavirus

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — The decision to wear a mask in public is becoming a political statement — a moment to pick sides in a brewing culture war over containing the coronavirus. While not yet as loaded as…

The Pandemic Has Revealed the Weakness of Strongmen

theatlantic.com - Choose your coronavirus fighter: Will it be Germany’s Angela Merkel and her calm explanation of the COVID-19 infection rate? Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon and her government’s helpful, nuanced strategy …

Trump’s Plan to Turn the Government Into a Tool of His Bidding Comes to the USPS

nymag.com - By installing loyalist department heads, purging inspectors general throughout the federal government, navigating around Senate confirmations by counting on permanent acting officials, or relying on …

Kids Are Going Hungry Because of the Coronavirus

nymag.com - The COVID-19 pandemic is driving rates of child hunger to disturbing new heights, the Brookings Institution announced on Wednesday. A Brookings analysis of the COVID Impact Survey found that “nearly …

Meatpacking Crisis Shows Limits of Human Sacrifice As Recovery Plan

nymag.com - Donald Trump is calling on the American people to put the economy’s well-being above their own. On Tuesday, the president acknowledged that a mass reopening of nonessential businesses would likely ac…

Rashes, headaches, tingling: the less common coronavirus symptoms that patients have

theguardian.com - The World Health Organization lists the most common symptoms of Covid-19 as fever, tiredness and a dry cough. Others include a runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, pain, diarrhoea and the loss …

'Promiscuous treatment of nature' will lead to more pandemics – scientists

theguardian.com - Humanity’s “promiscuous treatment of nature” needs to change or there will be more deadly pandemics such as Covid-19, warn scientists who have analysed the link between viruses, wildlife and habitat …

Why U.S. Unemployment Is Sky-High and Europe's Isn't

foreignpolicy.com - Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: Early unemployment numbers spell more trouble for the U.S. economy, Netanyahu cleared to form a government, and Iraq approves a new prime minister. We welcome yo…

Coronavirus live news: deaths in Europe exceed 150,000 as UN warns of multiple famine risk

theguardian.com - The UN urged for a united front to fight against Coronavirus in Afghanistan as number of confirmed Covid-19 cases reached 3,563 amid high threat of continued transmissions across the war-torn country.

Live updates: Trump vows to ‘terminate’ Obamacare, even amid pandemic

washingtonpost.com - By Teo Armus, close Teo Armus Reporter on the Morning Mix team Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Antonia Noori Farzan, close Antonia Noori Farzan Reporter for the Morning Mix Email EmailBio BioFollow F…

Alabama Sheriffs Are Refusing to Enforce Governor’s ‘Safer at Home’ Order

theroot.com - Alabama sheriffs are responding to the state’s order to keep establishments such as dine-in restaurants and churches closed by...refusing to do their jobs. According to AL.com, Republican sheriffs in…

Bankrupt Cities And States Get The National Disaster They've Been Hoping For - DollarCollapse.com

dollarcollapse.com - The people running states like New Jersey and cities like Chicago know they’re broke. Ridiculously generous public employee pensions – concocted by elected officials and union leaders who had to have…

The Road to Reopening America Runs Through the Bathroom

slate.com - The men’s restroom at Allen Premium Outlets in Allen, Texas. Was Donald Trump Good at Baseball? Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Is Going to Use Fox News Arguments to Undo the State’s COVID-19 Restrictions …

The US military is banning anyone who had COVID-19 from enlisting, according to a new memo

businessinsider.com - A military recruitment memo sent out by the US Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM) outlines that those who have tested positive for COVID-19 will not be allowed to join the military — even …

The Problem With Stories About Dangerous Coronavirus Mutations

theatlantic.com - Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. As if the pandemic weren’t bad enough, on April 30, a team led by scientist…

Trump-Linked Mercenaries Implicate Themselves in Failed Venezuela Coup

mintpressnews.com - In what has been labeled a new “Keystone Kops Bay of Pigs,” the latest attempt to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro failed spectacularly, as both American and Venezuelan paramilitaries were …

ICE’s Immigration Detainees Protested Lack of Coronavirus Precautions — and SWAT-like Private-Prison Guards Pepper-Sprayed Them

theintercept.com - On the morning of April 9, 24-year-old Carlos was feeling some of the typical symptoms of Covid-19: weakness, nausea, headaches, and pain in his throat. Carlos, whose name has been changed for fear o…

Ohio Government Invites Employers to Secretly Report “Work Refusal” Due to Coronavirus

theintercept.com - Under Ohio law, individuals cannot receive unemployment benefits if they can work but refuse job offers or quit their job “without good cause.” Ohioans who are unemployed as a result of the pandemic …

100 Years of Shame: Annexation of Palestine Began in San Remo

mintpressnews.com - One hundred years ago, representatives from a few powerful countries convened at San Remo, a sleepy town on the Italian Riviera. Together, they sealed the fate of the massive territories confiscated …

Anti-Vaxxers Lack Trust. Here's Why.

undark.org - Recently, an acquaintance — the mother of a young child — popped up in a Facebook thread discussing a Newsweek s

Opinion | George Conway: Trump went ballistic at me on Twitter. Here’s why he reacts with such rage.

washingtonpost.com - President Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) By George T. Conway III close George T. Conway III Contributing columnist Bio BioFollow Follow Contributing columnist May…

In YouTube 'Edutainment,' Minimal Control for Scientific Accuracy

undark.org - Siraj Raval enthusiastically begins his YouTube videos by greeting his audience with the first two words any aspiring coder learns to produce: “Hello World!” A self-described technology activist, Rav…

Opinion | If Trump ran the Manhattan Project, we’d all be speaking Japanese

washingtonpost.com - By Dana Milbank close Dana Milbank Op-ed columnist covering national politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Columnist May 6, 2020 at 7:31 PM EDT In 1939, Albert Einstein wrote secretly to President…

Opinion | The ‘wartime president’ has gone AWOL. More Americans will die.

washingtonpost.com - (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Greg Sargent close Greg Sargent Opinion writer covering national politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Opinion writer May 6, 2020 at 10:36 AM EDT Back in mi…

Oil flows spell deep depression

resourceinsights.blogspot.com - Energy is not just one commodity among many in the economy; it is the commodity. Without energy, nothing gets done. And, oil is not just one form of energy in the energy commodity complex; it is the …

Were other humans the first victims of the 6th mass extinction?

energyskeptic.com - Preface. This article makes a good case that we did indeed wipe out other hominids. “…Yet the extinction of Neanderthals, at least, took a long time—thousands of years. While Neanderthals lost the wa…

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DOJ drops case against Michael Flynn, in wake of internal memo release

foxnews.com - K.T. McFarland tells Brian Kilmeade it was more than just Peter Strzok who was involved in taking down General Flynn. 'It had to be multi-agency,' McFarland says. The Justice Department on Thursday m…

Trump’s DOJ Says It Can’t Prove Michael Flynn Did the Crime He Confessed To

nymag.com - The Justice Department dropped all charges against Michael Flynn Thursday, saying that it did not believe it could prove the former White House national security adviser was guilty of making false st…

Skeptical judge could hold up Trump administration's bid to clear Flynn, legal experts say

reuters.com - WASHINGTONWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The notoriously independent-minded federal judge who once said he was disgusted by the conduct of Michael Flynn could block the administration's bid to drop criminal …

Father, son charged with killing black man Ahmaud Arbery

apnews.com - SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities arrested a white father and son Thursday and charged them with murder in the February shooting death of a black man they had pursued in a truck after spotting…

White House Rattled by a Military Aide’s Positive Coronavirus Test

nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Thursday that the White House staff would be tested every day for the coronavirus after a military aide who has had contact with him was found to have the virus. …

The White House has 2 testing standards: One for Trump and another for everyone else

vox.com - Unlike many Americans who are worried about contracting or spreading the coronavirus, President Donald Trump has yet to be seen in public wearing a mask. He even went without one during his visit on …

A devastating jobs report for April will show virus's impact

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday is poised to report the worst set of jobs numbers since record-keeping began in 1948, a snapshot of the devastating damage the coronavirus outbreak has…

Store workers become enforcers of social distancing rules

apnews.com - NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Jensen’s customer-service job at a Sam’s Club in Fullerton, California, normally involves checking member ID cards at the door and answering questions. But the coronavirus has t…

Frank Rich: MAGA vs. COVID

nymag.com - Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today, Trump’s insistence on reopening the economy, Joe B…

Has Trump Reached the Lying-to-Himself-and-Believing-It Stage of the Coronavirus Pandemic?

newyorker.com - On Tuesday afternoon, Gretchen Whitmer, the Governor of Michigan, came on the line with a breaking-news bulletin. Just before our interview, Whitmer had heard that President Trump was talking about d…

Global report: virus has unleashed a 'tsunami of hate' across world, says UN chief

theguardian.com - United Nations chief António Guterres has said the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a “tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering”, and appealed for an all-out effort “to end …

Covid-19 found in semen of infected men, say Chinese doctors

theguardian.com - Chinese researchers who tested the sperm of men infected with Covid-19 found a minority had the new coronavirus in their semen, opening up a small chance the disease could be sexually transmitted, sc…

Reopening the Economy Now is a Death Sentence

eand.co - Here are two facts from today. Fact one: Coronavirus deaths in America are forecast to hit 3000 a day and remain there for weeks, while the total death toll climbs to 200,000. Two hundred thousand pe…

Trump tightens grip on coronavirus information as he pushes to restart the economy

washingtonpost.com - President Trump stops to talk to reporters as he walks to board Marine One to travel to Camp David on the South Lawn at the White House on May 1. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Toluse Olorun…

Post-Pandemic America: Prelude to Socialism or Fascism? 

hamptonthink.org - May 8 marks the 75th anniversary of the defeat of fascism in Europe, a historic victory over modern despotism that catapulted American capitalism to world domination by default. As the only combatant…

Why Michael Flynn Is Walking Free

theatlantic.com - Michael Flynn was an early, instinctive Trumpist. The retired general was an enthusiastic backer of Donald Trump’s candidacy, leading chants of “Lock her up!” at the 2016 Republican National Conventi…

Trump Turned the Death Count Into a Story About Himself

theatlantic.com - How many dead? Only after the coronavirus had claimed more than 60,000 lives—Donald Trump’s previous estimate for how many Americans might die—did the president acknowledge that the toll could rise t…

Ahmaud Arbery Should Be Alive

rollingstone.com - Emmett Till was lynched 65 years ago, but it has been only three since Carolyn Bryant Donham admitted that her lie got him killed. She copped to what, I’d wager, most black Americans had already figu…

Trump Admin Buries CDC Reopening Guide: It 'Will Never See the Light of Day'

rollingstone.com - New coronavirus guidelines from the nation’s top scientists, meant to help the numerous states and cities who are in the process of reopening, have been put on ice by the Trump administration. Accord…

Opinion | Is the Cure for Covid in the Rocky Mountains?

nytimes.com - HAMILTON, Mont. — It’s entirely possible that the secret to understanding — perhaps even vanquishing — the coronavirus rests in this quiet town of 5,000 nestled at the edge of the wilderness. Hamilto…

These Detailed Maps Show How COVID-19 Is Spreading In Five Major Cities

buzzfeednews.com - BuzzFeed News has reporters across five continents bringing you trustworthy stories about the impact of the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, O…

It’s not your imagination. Allergy season gets worse every year.

vox.com - The weather is warming. The flowers are blooming. Noses are running. Eyes are watering. Amid a global pandemic, many miserable Americans are asking themselves: Is it allergies or Covid-19? The list o…

The Venezuela/Silvercorp USA Saga Keeps Getting Weirder

bellingcat.com - Earlier this week, we wrote about “Operación Gedeón”, a surreal and ultimately doomed military operation conducted by Silvercorp USA and a group of Venezuelan expatriates with the aim of instigating …

Disputes over count as Russia vaunts low virus death toll</h2

sg.news.yahoo.com - As Russia's number of confirmed coronavirus cases reaches new highs, its official death toll remains remarkably low compared to other European countries. Officials credit mass testing for identifying…

Watch: Is China Merely a Competitor of the U.S., or an Adversary or Even an Enemy?

theintercept.com - China has become, over the past two decades, the planet’s second-most powerful nation after the United States. Booming economic growth has lifted millions of its citizens out of poverty and catapulte…

Experts Knew a Pandemic Was Coming. Here’s What They’re Worried About Next.

politico.com - For emergency planners, there’s a simple maxim: “If you’re ready for an earthquake, you’re ready for a lot of different things,” Barb Graff (no relation), the head of emergency management in Seattle,…

What Shakespeare Actually Wrote About the Plague

newyorker.com - Shakespeare lived his entire life in the shadow of bubonic plague. On April 26, 1564, in the parish register of Holy Trinity Church, in Stratford-upon-Avon, the vicar, John Bretchgirdle, recorded the…

Surviving this Pandemic is Hard, For America's Most Vulnerable, its Nearly Impossible

mintpressnews.com - They talk about it as if they’re doing a garbage, low budget remake of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” but instead of a golden ticket, it’s a $1,200 check. And instead of a magical trip through …

Whistleblower Details How HHS Officials Refused to Secure N95 Masks as Pandemic Loomed

theintercept.com - A whistleblower complaint filed earlier this week partially solves the mystery of how the country with the most expensive health care system on earth wound up unable to provide enough face masks to p…

Trump vows complete end of Obamacare law despite pandemic

washingtonpost.com - President Trump holds a chart on global coronavirus data during an Oval Office meeting Wednesday. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) By Devlin Barrett close Devlin Barrett Reporter focusing on national security a…

How quieting 'blood storms' could be key to treating severe COVID-19

nationalgeographic.com - For many patients with severe COVID-19, the greatest threat to survival isn’t the coronavirus itself, but the deadly forces that the human body rouses to fight it. While essential for defending again…

The Jared Kushner of the Federal Judiciary

newrepublic.com - From there, Walker spends 10 pages—roughly half the opinion—recounting the history of religious persecution. He invoked Roman efforts to stamp out early Christianity, the Pilgrims on the Mayflower, t…

Paying the Steep Price of Science Denialism ... Again

undark.org - The short but tragic history of the federal government’s response to the Covid-19 crisis has been shaped by the same corporate-backed science denialism that has long been deployed by the tobacco, fos…

In Germany, a Heated Debate Over Homeopathy

undark.org - In 2016, Christian Lübbers met a sobbing 4-year-old girl at his private medical practice in the south of Germany. The ear, nose, and throat physician quickly identified the source of the girl’s probl…


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US suffers biggest job losses in history amid coronavirus

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - With shops and factories closed nationwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly all of the jobs created in the US economy in the last decade were wiped out in a single month. An…

The Most Alarming Thing About the Worst Jobs Report in History

newyorker.com - There has never been a monthly employment report like the one, for April, that the Labor Department released on Friday morning. The figures in the report are based on two surveys: a survey of househo…

It’s the Pandemic, Stupid

theatlantic.com - The April jobs report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning was record-breaking in every conceivable and terrible way. The unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent, the highest rate …

Trump tightens grip on coronavirus information as he pushes to restart the economy

washingtonpost.com - President Trump stops to talk to reporters as he walks to board Marine One to travel to Camp David on the South Lawn at the White House on May 1. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Toluse Olorun…

The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying

theatlantic.com - Six weeks ago, Ahmaud Arbery went out and never came home. Gregory and Travis McMichael, who saw Arbery running through their neighborhood just outside of Brunswick, Georgia, and who told authorities…

Eleven Secret Service agents test positive for COVID-19: report

thehill.com - Newly unveiled documents suggest nearly a dozen U.S. Secret Service members have tested positive for COVID-19, Yahoo News reports. According to documents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS…

Ivanka Trump's personal assistant has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus

businessinsider.com - Ivanka Trump's personal assistant has tested positive for the coronavirus, CNN's Kaitlan Collins reported. The assistant has reportedly not been around the first daughter in several weeks and has bee…

Trump plays down coronavirus testing as U.S. falls far short of level scientists say is needed

washingtonpost.com - “I feel about vaccines like I feel about tests. This is going to go away without a vaccine,” President Trump said during a meeting with Republican lawmakers at the White House. Treasury Secretary Ste…

White House Misled Public, Buried CDC Reopening Guidelines and is Now Preparing for Second Coronavirus Wave

newsweek.com - The White House is preparing for a second wave of the coronavirus after reportedly attempting to mislead the public about their initial burying of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gui…

The Murdoch media’s China coronavirus conspiracy has one aim: get Trump re-elected

theguardian.com - n liberal democracies, the integrity, impartiality and professionalism of intelligence agencies matters. That’s why it is essential that intelligence agencies remain aloof, not only from the politica…

Has the Time Finally Come for a Full-Scale National Service Program?

nymag.com - One of the big debates that’s broken out during the coronavirus crisis is whether the abandonment of fiscal restraint by Republicans and a newfound sense of respect for “frontline workers,” who are o…

Stuck on cruise ships during pandemic, crews beg to go home

apnews.com - MIAMI (AP) — Carolina Vásquez lost track of days and nights, unable to see the sunlight while stuck for two weeks in a windowless cruise ship cabin as a fever took hold of her body. On the worst nigh…

How Much Did the Trump Administration Know About the Failed Venezuela Coup Attempt?

mintpressnews.com - The government of Venezuela is claiming victory after a coup attempt led by a group of mercenaries led by ex-Green Berets failed spectacularly Sunday, as the highly trained group’s incursion failed t…

South Korea reports more virus cases, Pakistan eases curbs

apnews.com - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported 18 new coronavirus cases Saturday after bars and nightclubs were urged to close following a spate of infections, while Pakistan bowed to economic pressu…

"A V-Shaped Recovery Will Not Be Possible": Today's Job Losses Reflect A 40% GDP Crash

zerohedge.com - Now that the worst jobless print and unemployment rate in US history are in the record books, the next questions are i) what does this mean for the US economy and ii) how long before things revert ba…

“Arguably, You Sold Your Country Out”: Could a Judge Override Barr in the Flynn Affair?

vanityfair.com - One week in late 2018, Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s disgraced former national security adviser, stood convicted and ready to be sentenced in a federal courtroom for the crime of lying to the FBI. Hi…

Indianapolis Police Face Growing Questions After Killing 3 People in 8 Hours

nytimes.com - The police in Indianapolis on Thursday faced mounting pressure to provide answers for a traumatic eight-hour stretch in the city in which police officers killed three people: a man shot by the police…

Two White House Coronavirus Cases Raise Question of if Anyone Is Really Safe

nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — In his eagerness to reopen the country, President Trump faces the challenge of convincing Americans that it would be safe to go back to the workplace. But the past few days have demonstr…

If 80% of Americans Wore Masks, COVID-19 Infections Would Plummet, New Study Says

vanityfair.com - It sounds too good to be true. But a compelling new study and computer model provide fresh evidence for a simple solution to help us emerge from this nightmarish lockdown. The formula? Always social …

Sweden Has Avoided a Coronavirus Lockdown. Its Economy Is Hurting Anyway.

wsj.com - MOTALA, Sweden—While much of Europe and the U.S. have endured strict government-imposed lockdowns, Josefine Sandblom has been free to savor the Scandinavian spring and lounge in restaurants in her ho…

Lung scarring, heart damage, and anxiety: Some Covid-19 survivors face long-term complications

vox.com - At first, Lauren Nichols tried to explain away her symptoms. In early March, the healthy 32-year-old felt an intense burning sensation, like acid reflux, when she breathed. Embarrassed, she didn’t in…

Georgia Killing Puts Spotlight on a Police Force’s Troubled History

nytimes.com - BRUNSWICK, Ga. — When the Glynn County Police Department arrived at the scene of a fatal shooting in February in southeastern Georgia, officers encountered a former colleague with the victim’s blood …

The Bailout Miscalculation That Could Crash the Economy

taibbi.substack.com - When Donald Trump signed the $2 trillion CARES Act rescue on March 27, there was immediate praise across the political spectrum for section 4022, concerning homeowners in distress. Under the rule, an…

With Outbreaks Come Misinformation. Covid-19 Is No Exception.

undark.org - As the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, continues to spread around the world, many have taken to social media with false medical advice for combating the infection. In a Facebook post that as of Februa…

Who is Judy Mikovits in ‘Plandemic,’ the coronavirus conspiracy video just banned from social media?

washingtonpost.com - Judy Mikovits is seen in “Plandemic.” (Video still) By Katie Shepherd close Katie Shepherd Morning Mix reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow May 8, 2020 at 11:50 AM EDT When Judy Mikovits co-wrote…

Soaring joblessness could shake U.S. economy, politics for years

washingtonpost.com - President Trump meets with Republican lawmakers in the State Dining Room of the White House on Friday, May 8. (Anna Moneymaker/Pool/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) By David J. Lynch close David J. Lynch Financ…

Deconstructed Podcast: Are Trump and the Anti-Lockdown Militias Itching for Violence?

theintercept.com - Protests have broken out in and around several state capitols, with demonstrators, among them armed right-wing militia members, attempting to pressure their state governments to end the Covid-19 lock…

How Barr Is Advancing Trump’s Quest to Become 'President for Life' | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - In a major step toward establishing a Trump dictatorship, the Justice Department moved Thursday to drop the criminal case against confessed felon Michael Flynn, the retired Army general and secret fo…

The Killing of Muhammad Gulzar

bellingcat.com - Today, in collaboration with Lighthouse Reports and Forensic Architecture, with reporting from Der Spiegel, and research from Pointer and Sky News, we release an investigation which demonstrates that…


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« Reply #762 on: May 10, 2020, 07:20:50 am »


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Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 4 million; more than 2,500 new cases in Florida since reopening Monday

abcnews.go.com - The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 279,000 people worldwide. Over 4 million people across the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory v…

Coronavirus live news: three White House Covid-19 taskforce members go into self-quarantine

theguardian.com - They prepared for icy cold and trained to be on the watch for polar bears, but a pandemic just wasn’t part of the program. Now dozens of scientists are waiting in quarantine for the all-clear to join…

As deaths mount, Trump tries to convince Americans it’s safe to inch back to normal

washingtonpost.com - President Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House to board Marine One on May 5 for a trip to Arizona. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Josh Dawsey, close Josh Dawsey Reporter cove…

72 got COVID-19 after being at large event

channel3000.com - MADISON, Wis. — More than 70 people who tested positive for the coronavirus since an April 24 rally at the Wisconsin state Capitol indicated they had attended a large gathering, but the state Departm…

Why Weren’t We Ready for the Coronavirus?

newyorker.com - One of Shi’s co-authors on that paper was a longtime collaborator of hers named Peter Daszak, who is the president of EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit scientific group, based in New York, devoted to b…

Russia virus surge mutes WWII celebrations as world economy reels

news.yahoo.com - Soaring coronavirus infections forced Russia to scale back World War II victory celebrations on Saturday, as the worldwide death toll surged past 275,000 and lockdowns pushed millions into unemployme…

This Is the Future of the Pandemic

nytimes.com - By now we know — contrary to false predictions — that the novel coronavirus will be with us for a rather long time. “Exactly how long remains to be seen,” said Marc Lipsitch, an infectious disease ep…

Whistleblower Details How HHS Officials Refused to Secure N95 Masks as Pandemic Loomed

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theintercept.com - A whistleblower complaint filed earlier this week partially solves the mystery of how the country with the most expensive health care system on earth wound up unable to provide enough face masks to p…

In the early days of the pandemic, the U.S. government turned down an offer to manufacture millions of N95 masks in America

washingtonpost.com - Mike Bowen, vice president of Prestige Ameritech, stands with a truckload of masks to be sent to MD Anderson Cancer Center. (Elizabeth Givens) By Aaron C. Davis close Aaron C. Davis Investigative rep…

The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying

theatlantic.com - Updated at 12:25 p.m. ET on May 9, 2020. Six weeks ago, Ahmaud Arbery went out and never came home. Gregory and Travis McMichael, who saw Arbery running through their neighborhood just outside of Bru…

The 1918 Flu Pandemic Killed Millions. So Why Does Its Cultural Memory Feel So Faint?

slate.com - The Oakland Municipal Auditorium serves as a temporary hospital with volunteer nurses from the American Red Cross tending the sick there during the influenza pandemic of 1918, in Oakland, California.…

White House virus task force members self-isolate

bbc.com - Three members of the White House coronavirus task force are self-isolating for two weeks after possible exposure to the illness. Dr Anthony Fauci, who has become the public face of the fight against …

Fight Over Virus’s Death Toll Opens Grim New Front in Election Battle

nytimes.com - The claim was tailor-made for President Trump’s most steadfast backers: Federal guidelines are coaching doctors to mark Covid-19 as the cause of death even when it is not, inflating the pandemic’s de…

Workers Are No Longer Heroes, Kroger Concludes

nymag.com - What Kroger giveth, Kroger taketh away. The national grocery-store chain will end a $2 per hour “hero pay” bonus for workers on May 17, the United Food and Commercial Workers union announced on Thurs…

To Stay Afloat in the Pandemic, Doctors’ Offices Turn to GoFundMe

undark.org - A few weeks ago, I received an unsettling email. The staff at my daughter’s pediatrician’s office — a family-run private practice in Brooklyn that serves more than 3,800 patients — was shifting to pa…

Pandemics Leave Us Forever Altered

theatlantic.com - In 2008 a young economist named Craig Garthwaite went looking for sick people. He found them in the National Health Interview Survey. Conducted annually by the U.S. Census Bureau since 1957, the NHIS…

Is it safe to visit your mother on Mother's Day? A doctor offers a decision checklist

theconversation.com - As a physician, mother, daughter and socially responsible human, I’m finding Mother’s Day to be complicated for me this year, as it is for millions. Questions of whether and how to see my adult child…

Seoul closes bars and clubs over fears of second virus wave

news.yahoo.com - Seoul (AFP) - South Korea's capital has ordered the closure of all clubs and bars after a burst of new cases sparked fears of a second coronavirus wave as President Moon Jae-in urged the public to re…

Abrupt Ecosystem Collapse

counterpunch.org - A new study in Nature (April 2020) casts a disturbing light on the prospects of abrupt ecosystem collapse. The report analyzes the probabilities of collapsing ecosystems en masse, and not simply the …

Opinion | ‘You Will Not Live to See Your Next Birthday’

nytimes.com - Lately, he and Buba have been staying at home — Covid-19 gives them no choice — while he works on the memoir on which this column is based. “¿Es una tontería?” he wonders after showing me a draft. I …

Shooting of Ahmaud Arbery ‘fueled by the rise of Trumpism’: ex-GOP House spokesperson

rawstory.com - On MSNBC Saturday, former Breitbart staffer and GOP congressional spokesman Kurt Bardella warned that President Donald Trump’s rhetoric is empowering racist killings like the tragedy that occurred in…

Tony Soprano Is Alive and Well in This New Sopranos Quarantine Scene

vulture.com - It’s not an official answer to the most debated question in television history, but hey, gather ’round with some gabagool anyway. Or better yet, talk it over with your therapist. On the newest episod…

Off-Duty Cop Among Mob in North Carolina That Forced Into Black Woman's Home

theroot.com - A group of white people armed with weapons demanded entry into the home of a black woman and her son in Pender County, North Carolina, late last Sunday night and refused to leave. Reportedly leading …

Black Americans are bearing the brunt of coronavirus recession – this should come as no surprise

theconversation.com - As the COVID-19 pandemic worsened in April, many Americans were shocked by the extent that black Americans were being disproportionately impacted: higher infection rates, more deaths and greater job …

What Democracy Will Fall Next?

foreignpolicy.com - In March, Hungary became the first democracy to succumb to the coronavirus. With stunning speed, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban jammed through an emergency decree that gave him extraordinary p…

In Canada, a government program to support local news tries to determine who’s most deserving

niemanlab.org - Before the novel coronavirus struck the United States, there was already a small-but-measurable groundswell of support for more government support for local news. But the virus and its devastating ef…

The Undark Interview: John Ioannidis Responds to His Critics

undark.org - In mid-March, the Stanford University scientist John Ioannidis wrote a short, viral essay for STAT arguing that the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic could be “a once-in-a-century evidence fia…


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« Reply #763 on: May 11, 2020, 06:41:28 am »

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Republicans grow nervous about losing the Senate amid worries over Trump’s handling of the pandemic

washingtonpost.com - Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) faces a difficult reelection contest this year. (Amanda Voisard/for The Washington Post) By Seung Min Kim and close Seung Min Kim White House reporter Email EmailBio BioF…

Top Trump economic advisers say unemployment rate could surpass 20 percent, job market could worsen

washingtonpost.com - Kevin Hassett, a senior economic adviser, speaks as President Trump participates in a roundtable with industry executives on plans for restarting parts of the economy that were frozen as a result of …

Coronavirus live news: more new cases in China as parts of Europe ease restrictions

theguardian.com - Saudi Arabia has announced plans to raise taxes and cut public spending as it attempts to deal with both the Covid-19 pandemic and a collapse in oil prices. Taxes on basic goods are to triple to 15%,…

Mike Pence’s office says he has no intention of following CDC quarantine rules after contact with COVID-19 positive staff

rawstory.com - Bloomberg News reported that Vice President Mike Pence had officially decided to self-quarantine after one of his staffers came down with the coronavirus. However, Pence’s office has now announced th…

s" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Will Covid-19 mutate into a more dangerous virus?

theguardian.com - As the coronavirus spreads around the world, there are concerns that it will mutate into a form that is more transmissible, more dangerous or both, potentially making the global health crisis even wo…

Georgia AG requests federal probe in handling of Arbery case

apnews.com - ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands…

Workers Are No Longer Heroes, Kroger Concludes

nymag.com - What Kroger giveth, Kroger taketh away. The national grocery-store chain will end a $2 per hour “hero pay” bonus for workers on May 17, the United Food and Commercial Workers union announced on Thurs…

Will Kavanaugh Give Trump the Power to Fire Anyone He Pleases?

nymag.com - A few weeks before the 2016 election, Brett Kavanaugh, then a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, drew a lot of attention with a ruling concluding that the structure of …

South Korea nightclub cases highlight fear of virus 2nd wave

apnews.com - WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The difficulty in trying to reopen economies without rekindling coronavirus outbreaks was highlighted on Monday as concern grew in South Korea about a second wave of in…

The Folly of Trump’s Blame-Beijing Coronavirus Strategy

newyorker.com - When an Ebola epidemic erupted in West Africa, in 2014, the United States and China, the world’s two largest economic powers, responded in starkly different fashions. The Obama Administration dispatc…

Trump battered by health experts for shoving Fauci and Birx offstage while the COVID-19 death tolls climbs

rawstory.com - According to a report from Politico, public health officials are horrified that Donald Trump is shoving Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx to the sidelines while the coronavirus pandemic continue…

The US was offered millions of masks in January. The Trump administration turned the offer down.

vox.com - The federal government turned down an offer that would have allowed the United States to significantly ramp up domestic mask production in the earliest stages of the coronavirus pandemic, according t…

Sorry, Bill Barr, We Will Never Not Think Of Michael Flynn As A Twice-Confessed Criminal.

wonkette.com - After Attorney General Bill Barr's clown-ass Justice Department announced that it would be asking to drop charges against literal actual foreign agent and confessed liar-to-the-FBI-er Michael Flynn -…

Unemployment filing failures: New survey confirms that millions of jobless were unable to file an unemployment insurance claim

epi.org - Millions of the newly jobless are going without benefits as the unemployment system buckles under the weight of new claims, according to our new national survey, conducted in mid-April. For every 10 …

Billionaires Are Eating the Economy

newrepublic.com - Over the last few weeks, Republican legislators, egged on by a handful of fringe but vocal demonstrators, have petitioned for a swift end to statewide stay-at-home mandates in order to restart the ec…

If Someone Shares the ‘Plandemic’ Video, How Should You Respond?

theatlantic.com - Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Writing in The Atlantic late last month, the political scientists Joseph E.…

Three Children In New York Have Died Of A Mysterious Inflammatory Disease Potentially Linked To COVID-19

buzzfeednews.com - Health authorities in the UK have also reported a possible link between pediatric COVID-19 and a serious inflammatory disease, saying that there was a “small rise in the number of cases of critically…

Ethiopian Troops May Have Shot Down Aid Plane in Somalia, Report Says

nytimes.com - NAIROBI, Kenya — A plane carrying humanitarian supplies that crashed in Somalia on Monday may have been shot down by Ethiopian troops, according to a new report from the office of the African Union F…

How Punitive and Racist Policing Enforces Gentrification in San Francisco

truthout.org - A protester holds a sign during a Black Lives Matter protest on the steps of the San Francisco City Hall building, April 14, 2015. (Photo: Adam Hudson) Help Truthout keep publishing stories like this…

Up to 90% of minority and women owners shut out of Paycheck Protection Program, experts fear

cbsnews.com - Flaws in the Paycheck Protection Program are hindering small businesses owned by minorities and by women from securing federal coronavirus relief, according to lending experts and interviews with num…

Different emotional reactions to different groups: a sociofunctional threat-based approach to "prejudice". - PubMed - NCBI

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - The authors suggest that the traditional conception of prejudice--as a general attitude or evaluation--can problematically obscure the rich texturing of emotions that people feel toward different gro…

The Company That Handles Free Samples At Costco Is Shutting Down Because Of The Coronavirus

buzzfeednews.com - Costco, one of the world’s largest retailers, is cutting ties with the contracting company that handled its in-store samples because of decreased foot traffic due to the coronavirus outbreak, accordi…

A Russian Lawyer Involved In A US Prosecution Mysteriously Plunged From His Apartment Window

buzzfeednews.com - The Russian authorities claimed Magnitsky died of heart failure and enacted a smear campaign against him, saying he and Browder had stolen the $230 million themselves. However, it was later revealed …

Steve Schmidt Tells Trump What His Legacy Will Be: Mass Death, Suffering And Economic Collapse

politicususa.com - Donald Trump looks in the mirror everyday and thinks he sees greatness. The minority of this country that fervently supports him sees the same false image. But outside of that alternative reality bub…

Clearview AI Says It Will No Longer Provide Facial Recognition To Private Companies

buzzfeednews.com - With its voluntary changes, Clearview is hoping to stave off a possible injunction against its business. Its actions, however, are less than satisfactory, said Scott Drury, an attorney with Loevy & L…


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New Facial Recognition Software Predicts You’re a Criminal Based on your Face

mintpressnews.com - A team from the University of Harrisburg, PA, has developed automated computer facial recognition software that they claim can predict with 80 percent accuracy and “no racial bias” whether a person i…

Live updates: Fauci to warn Senate that reopening too quickly could lead to ‘needless suffering and death’

washingtonpost.com - By Teo Armus, close Teo Armus Reporter on the Morning Mix team Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Antonia Noori Farzan and close Antonia Noori Farzan Reporter for the Morning Mix Email EmailBio BioFollo…

As lockdowns are eased, coronavirus spread will raise new questions

theguardian.com - A sudden rise in infections leads to the temporary closure of nightclubs in Seoul. Lebanon tightens the curfew it had earlier relaxed after cases rebound over the weekend. German leaders wonder if th…

Americans Expect the Stock Market to Flourish As They Suffer

nymag.com - America’s unemployment rate is the highest it’s been since the Great Depression — and the S&P 500 is about where it was last October. This dissonance between the stock market and real economy has rai…

Virus unleashes wave of fraud in US amid fear and scarcity

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — A 39-year-old former investment manager in Georgia was already facing federal federal charges that he robbed hundreds of retirees of their savings through a Ponzi scheme when the ra…

Workplace worries mount as US tracks new COVID-19 cases

apnews.com - NEW YORK (AP) — Even as President Donald Trump urges getting people back to work and reopening the economy, thousands of new coronavirus infections are being reported daily, many of them job-related.…

“Trump’s Feeling Is, ‘Why Are We Losing Everywhere?’”: With Advisers Feuding and Numbers Plummeting, Trump Eyes Campaign Shake-up

vanityfair.com - With the coronavirus death toll surpassing 80,000 and the unemployment rate at Great Depression-era levels, there is a growing consensus among senior Republicans that Donald Trump’s reelection is sli…

Why Is Bill Gates Being Attacked For Fighting COVID-19?

cleantechnica.com - Follow CleanTechnica on Google News. May 8th, 2020 by Michael Barnard In the past month, the United States has seen a rise of lockdown protestors screaming at nurses and police officers, often with m…

Reopening states will cause 233,000 more people to die from coronavirus, according to Wharton model

finance.yahoo.com - New data from the University of Pennsylvania suggests that relaxing lockdowns across U.S. cities and states could have serious consequences for the country’s battle to contain the coronavirus, which …

Opinion | The coronavirus has helped us finally see China for what it is

washingtonpost.com - A Chinese paramilitary police officer wearing face mask and goggles stands guard outside the Forbidden City in Beijing on May 1. (Tingshu Wang/Reuters) By Kathleen Parker close Kathleen Parker Column…

Tracking the Coronavirus Death Toll in U.S. Nursing Homes

nytimes.com - At least 25,600 residents and workers have died from the coronavirus at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for older adults in the United States, according to a New York Times database…

Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories Are a Public Health Hazard

wired.com - Conspiracy theories will always circle major world events and disasters like paranoid vultures, but with the Covid-19 pandemic they have been given a feast. Since China first alerted the world to the…

Unmasked in Iowa: CEOs Who Came to Meet Pence in Masks Were Asked to Remove Them

theintercept.com - When he was asked last week why he had refused to wear a mask at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Pence argued that the precaution was unnecessary for anyone, like him, who is tested so regularly that h…

Two Female Reporters Refused to Let Trump Bully Them Into Silence, So He Ran Away

theintercept.com - It was a sudden ending to what Trump had clearly expected to be a largely self-promotional event — during which he told Americans, on the day that the coronavirus death toll passed 80,000, “We have m…

Surviving Covid-19 May Not Feel Like Recovery for Some

nytimes.com - ROME — When Morena Colombi tested negative for the coronavirus on March 16, the official tallies counted her among the Covid-19 recoveries, a success amid the tragedies overwhelming Italy. But she wa…

World’s Super Rich Buying Pandemic Escape Mansions in New Zealand

mintpressnews.com - Instead of paying $24,000 for a haircut or spending $120,000 on a banana duct taped to a wall, the world’s super wealthy have found a new commodity to purchase: pandemic bunkers in New Zealand. A num…

Now, for the first time, we pity US.

adbusters.org - US president Donald Trump has claimed he was being sarcastic and testing the media when he raised the idea that injecting disinfectant or irradiating the body with ultraviolet light might kill corona…

The Way of the Tao Is Reversal

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - As Jackson Browne put it: Don't think it won't happen just because it hasn't happened yet. We can summarize all that will unfold in the next few years in one line: The way of the Tao is reversal. Thi…

How Big Wireless Lobbied Governments to Build 5G For Citizen Data Collection and Surveillance

mintpressnews.com - While the debate continues around 5G’s potential impact on human health, the environment and wildlife, often overlooked in the discussion about 5G is how the technology will be used for data collecti…

Even If Climate Change Wasn't Happening, Phasing Out Coal Is A 'No-Regret' Solution

sciencealert.com - The benefits of phasing out coal far outweigh the real-world costs, scientists say, and that's the case even when climate change is left out of the equation entirely. Of all the fossil fuels in the w…

Carney: 'We can't self-isolate from warming'

bbc.co.uk - The former governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has added his voice to calls for industrialised nations to invest in a greener economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. He shared his comme…

How Barr Is Advancing Trump’s Quest to Become 'President for Life' | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - A Trump lackey took a major step Thursday toward establishing a Trump dictatorship. The Justice Department moved to drop the criminal case against confessed felon Michael Flynn. He’s the retired Army…

Opinion | Trump’s tweets are a strategy of distraction to obscure a policy of abdication

washingtonpost.com - President Trump talks to reporters on the White House South Lawn last week. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Michael Gerson close Michael Gerson Columnist Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Colum…

What Americans Need to Understand About the Swedish Coronavirus Experiment

gen.medium.com - Even with the less aggressive containment measures, the economic effects of the virus have been severe for the country. Sweden’s National Institute for Economic Research projected that gross domestic…

The US Keeps Trying, and Failing, to Deport a Former CIA Operative Back to Haiti

mintpressnews.com - Emmanuel “Toto” Constant exercised his insurance clause as soon as he was apprehended in the Spring of 1995 in New York by the extant Immigration and Naturalisation Service (INS), now a part of the D…


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