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« Reply #735 on: April 13, 2020, 08:23:08 am »

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

America Is Acting Like a Failed State

theatlantic.com - A global pandemic is a mandatory exam in national competence. It is a test for individuals, who have to change their life and withdraw from public events to slow the spread of a disease through crowd…

Live updates: China reports highest number of new coronavirus cases in six weeks; U.S. weighs risks of May 1 restart

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…

Most New York Coronavirus Cases Came From Europe, Genomes Show

nytimes.com - It’s entirely possible, Dr. Boni said, in the past 10 or 20 years, a hybrid virus arose in some horseshoe bat that was well-suited to infect humans, too. Later, that virus somehow managed to cross th…

‘It feels like a war zone’: As more of them die, grocery workers increasingly fear showing up at work

washingtonpost.com - A Giant employee restocks eggs March 27 in Silver Spring, Md. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) By Abha Bhattarai close Abha Bhattarai Reporter covering the retail industry Email EmailBio BioFollo…

Reopening U.S. economy by May 1 may be unrealistic, say experts, including some within Trump administration

washingtonpost.com - Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a coronavirus task force news conference at the White House on Friday. (Kevin Dietsch/Bloomb…

Why don't they just walk out? - PressThink

pressthink.org - Last week Maggie Haberman of the New York Times observed about Donald Trump’s daily briefings, “As long as he’s fighting with reporters, he can attempt to shift focus from where the government has la…

Police Is Issuing Citations At A Packed Kentucky Church And Nails In Parking Lot

joy105.com - Kentucky State Police were circling the parking lot of a church that’s packed for Easter service — defying state orders — and issuing warnings, if not citations. Happy Easter service! We have your li…

State and local governments face budget crunch, hurting hopes for a quick economic recovery

cnbc.com - Spiking unemployment around the country and dire predictions for second quarter economic growth have created a budget crunch for many state and local governments, and it could be a long-term drag on …

Herald drafted a suit seeking ALF records. DeSantis aide pressured law firm not to file it

miamiherald.com - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ general counsel called a representative of the Miami Herald’s law firm seeking to quash a public records lawsuit that would force the state to divulge the names of all elde…

Why the Stock Market Is Healthy as Americans Die

theintercept.com - As Americans were thrown out of work and into sudden fear of hunger, our economic system encouraged farmers to intentionally destroy their crops. At least 60,000 gallons of milk were dumped into dair…

Fauci confirms NY Times report Trump rebuffed social distancing

theguardian.com - Prominent US public health adviser Dr Anthony Fauci appeared on Sunday to confirm a bombshell New York Times report which said he and other Trump administration officials recommended the implementati…

U.S. Got More Confirmed “Index Cases” of Coronavirus From Europe Than From China

theintercept.com - When pressed about his delayed response to the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has repeatedly cited the U.S. travel restrictions imposed on China, which went into effect on February 1. “Somethi…

Going back to school to deal with hard times? For-profit schools could make things even harder

theconversation.com - During recessions or times of high unemployment, there tends to be an increase in the number of people who enroll in college. Due to the economic fallout from COVID-19, it is expected many people are…

Ozone hole three times the size of Greenland opens over the North Pole

livescience.com - Scientists have detected what may be the largest hole in the ozone layer ever recorded over the North Pole. The ozone hole covers an area roughly three times the size of Greenland, scientists from th…

“Burials Are Cheaper Than Deportations”: Virus Unleashes Terror in ICE Detention

theintercept.com - Tensions were building inside the Alabama jail. A group of new detainees had just been dropped off at the Etowah County Detention Center in downtown Gadsden, and one of the men appeared sick. Word wa…

Nearly 3,000 Health Care System Employees In The Detroit Area Have Confirmed or Suspected Coronavirus Infections

buzzfeednews.com - “This pandemic brings to light the deep problems rooted in the way our health care system functions,” said Jamie Brown, president of the Michigan Nurses Association, adding that the union has been ur…

How Global Warming is Fueling Infectious Disease Outbreaks - Medical Bag

medicalbag.com - The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that “climate change poses a major, and largely unfamiliar, challenge” to public health organizations. Many tropical nations have been grappling with infec…

False negatives in coronavirus tests ‘uncomfortably common,’ doctors say. Here’s why

sacbee.com - If you test negative for coronavirus, does that mean you don’t have it? Not necessarily, some doctors say. “False-negative test results — tests that indicate you are not infected, when you are — seem…

How did coronavirus start and where did it come from? Was it really Wuhan's animal market?

theguardian.com - In the public mind, the origin story of coronavirus seems well fixed: in late 2019 someone at the now world-famous Huanan seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a virus from an animal. The rest is…

31% Can’t Pay the Rent: ‘It’s Only Going to Get Worse’

nytimes.com - According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, a quarter of the nation’s 44 million renter households paid more than half their income in rent in 2018. Separate research fro…

Iceland finds that half its citizens with coronavirus have shown no symptoms

marketwatch.com - And the scariest finding: At any given time, about half of its citizens who have the coronavirus — and don’t know it — are not showing any symptoms. That’s double the CDC’s recent estimate that as ma…

He Could Have Seen What Was Coming: Behind Trump’s Failure on the Virus

nytimes.com - The shortcomings of Mr. Trump’s performance have played out with remarkable transparency as part of his daily effort to dominate television screens and the national conversation. But dozens of interv…

Signs missed and steps slowed in Trump's pandemic response

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — By the time President Donald Trump first spoke publicly about the coronavirus, it may already have been too late. Interviewed at Davos, a gathering of global elites in the Swiss Alp…

Nearly a third of Americans believe a conspiracy theory about the origins of the coronavirus

vox.com - As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, misinformation is spreading along with it. And one of the most common misunderstandings people have about Covid-19 is where it came from. While scientists are sti…


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