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« Reply #720 on: April 10, 2020, 07:22:39 am »

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Trump administration pushing to reopen much of the U.S. next month

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White House coronavirus coordinator warns people of second wave if they start going out

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In Scramble for Coronavirus Supplies, Rich Countries Push Poor Aside

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Poultry Worker’s Death Highlights Spread of Coronavirus in Meat Plants

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Bill Gates: 'We're in big trouble' until the U.S. has better coronavirus testing

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U.S. jobless claims top six million for second straight week - Reuters

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How did we Become so Backward? S. Korea has US Equivalent of 1,311 Coronavirus Deaths as we hit 16,000

juancole.com - The US is heading for having the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world next week. Admittedly the US is a big country and it still won’t have the highest number of cases per capita. But it …

Under Cover of Covid-19, Donald Trump Ramps Up His War on Truth-Tellers

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Why is coronavirus killing more black Americans? Because they are poor

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Trump 2020 Location-Tracking Firm Cashing in on Coronavirus

theintercept.com - Phunware COO Randall Crowder elaborated on the call that the company’s “digital front door for mobile can enable everything from dynamic social distancing policy enforcement to patient capacity utili…

New data shows which communities are the least prepared for the coronavirus

motherjones.com - On of April 8, the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States hit a new high with more than 395,000 people reported to be sick. Yet many communities have yet to feel the full impact of the coronav…

The Asian Countries That Beat Covid-19 Have to Do It Again

wired.com - On any digital dashboard tracking the spread of Covid-19, on any graphic comparing country-by-country case curves or death tolls, they were the champs. Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea—leade…

The Pandemic Is Slowing Down the Whole World ... And That's a Good Thing | DCReport.org

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As demand spikes, Alabama food pantries are running out of food and resources

al.com - At the Salvation Army’s food pantry in Birmingham, a line of cars wrap around the building. A center that serves 50 families on a typical Tuesday is suddenly serving hundreds, mirroring the trend of …

Southern Mayors Clash with GOP Governors Over Coronavirus

theintercept.com - In January, as the president insisted the novel coronavirus posed no threat to the United States, Tupelo, Mississippi, Mayor Jason Shelton nervously eyed the grim reports filtering out of Wuhan, Chin…

‘Never Seen Anything Like It’: Cars Line Up for Miles at Food Banks

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The mysterious connection between the coronavirus and the heart

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The Terrifying Story of an Unwitting Potential ‘Super-Spreader’ in Chicago

thedailybeast.com - The night before a funeral in February, a Chicago man shared a three-hour takeout meal with two family members of the deceased. The next day, at the service, he took part in a potluck dinner, hugging…

And now, the rage

courtney.substack.com - I’ve hit the rage stage of sheltering in. I stomp around the neighborhood, my cheap, old scarf over my nose and mouth like some kind of demented outlaw from Forever 21, and think about how angry I am.

It’s time to move past employer-based health insurance

vox.com - According to a new analysis by the consulting firm Health Management Associates (HMA), the Covid-19 crisis could lead to between 12 million and 35 million people losing employer-sponsored health cove…

‘Cancel Rent’ Demo Calls for a Rent and Mortgage Payment Freeze as COVID-19 Spreads

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The 19th Century Roots of Modern Medical Denialism

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'It's not fancy, but it works': Mississippi doctor uses garden hose, lamp timer and electronic valve to create makeshift ventilators

news.yahoo.com - JACKSON, Miss. — As states across the country beg for ventilators to help patients suffering with respiratory issues from COVID-19, the University of Mississippi Medical Center is building its own ma…

The Zionist Underpinnings of Israel's Violent Crackdown on Haredi Jews

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Cash-starved hospitals and doctor groups cut staff amid pandemic

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Death Cuts the Degree of Separation Between You and Covid-19

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