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Doomstead Diner Daily 4/15
« Reply #735 on: April 15, 2020, 06:15:08 am »

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

Banks May Have the Authority to Take Your Stimulus Check and Use It to Pay Off Loans and Fees: Report

theroot.com - It may not cover everything, but for people who have lost work or wages due to the coronavirus outbreak, the stimulus check promised to them by the federal government could mean the difference betwee…

China didn't warn public of likely pandemic for 6 key days

apnews.com - In the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the disease hosted a mass banquet for …

How One of Big Pharma’s Most Corrupt Companies Plans to Corner the COVID-19 Cure Market

mintpressnews.com - WASHINGTON DC (The Last American Vagabond) — In August 2001, biopharmaceutical company BioPort faced imminent disaster. A series of company scandals, controversial federal bail-outs and severe, adver…

IMF Warns Of Steepest Recession Since The Great Depression

npr.org - With flight schedules slashed, airline counters at Reagan National Airport are empty. The fallout from the coronavirus will be much worse than during the financial crisis, the International Monetary …

No, President Trump, You Can't 'Reopen America'

rollingstone.com - If you asked Donald Trump whether the president of the United States had the general power to overrule governors and mayors, I’m sure he would say yes. Putting it in language suitable to his backgrou…

Meat Processing Plants Close as Working Conditions Encourage Spread of Coronavirus

ecowatch.com - <p>"We haven't had much choice because we're dependent upon getting fuel from the Mexican government to do the patrols, and we weren't able to get the fuel," Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Sheph…

In unprecedented move, Treasury orders Trump’s name printed on stimulus checks

washingtonpost.com - President Trump during a ceremony to sign the coronavirus stimulus relief package. In an unprecedented move, his name will printed on stimulus checks the Internal Revenue Service is rushing to send t…

Trump announces cutoff of new funding for the World Health Organization over pandemic response

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks during the daily briefing of the White House coronavirus task force in the Rose Garden at the White House on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Trump announced that he is halting funding…

'Crime against humanity': Trump condemned for WHO funding freeze

theguardian.com - Leading health experts have labelled Donald Trump’s decision to cut funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) as a “crime against humanity” and a “damnable” act that will cost lives. The move al…

GOP congressman says letting more Americans die of coronavirus is lesser of two evils compared to economy tanking

cnn.com - Washington (CNN)An Indiana congressman said Tuesday that letting more Americans die from the novel coronavirus is the "lesser of two evils" compared with the economy cratering due to social distancin…

Bruising global recession forecast as countries mull lifting virus lockdowns

news.yahoo.com - The coronavirus is poised to spark a bruising global recession not seen in a century, the IMF warned Tuesday, as countries considered lifting sweeping lockdowns that have crippled economies and kept …

Why Are Rich Americans Getting $1.7 Million Stimulus Checks?

forbes.com - While wealthy Americans are not eligible for the comparatively measly $1,200 stimulus checks that are now being disbursed to many Americans, they are on pace to do even better. 43,000 taxpayers, who …

Ticketmaster is making it incredibly difficult to get refunds for postponed shows

mic.com - The live event industry has never seen a more immediate halt to operations, with thousands of concerts and sporting events suddenly facing cancellation or postponement. If some health experts are to …

Calls for Rent and Mortgage Freeze Outside MN Legislature

unicornriot.ninja - St. Paul, MN – Dozens of activists held a car demonstration outside of the Minnesota Legislative building as the House went into session on April 14. The protest was pushing for mortgage and rent pay…

East Coast governors create joint council to open up economy again

marketwatch.com - The governors’ appointees will form the initial council that will devise, in the next few weeks, an integrated plan for how to get the strip of the Eastern U.S. back up and running without triggering…

Covid-19 Threatens to Overwhelm India’s Health Care System

undark.org - About a week after returning from Thailand on March 4, 26-year-old television producer Rajlakshmi Upadhyaya visited the government-run Kasturba Hospital in Mumbai to get herself tested for possible C…

'A Complete Abomination': Mega-Rich Hedge Funds Swoop Down to Grab Covid-19 Small Business Relief Funds

commondreams.org - As small business owners struggle to obtain desperately needed money from a first-come-first-served federal coronavirus relief program, some wealthy hedge fund managers are attempting snag a share of…

Postal Workers Say USPS Isn’t Telling Them When Colleagues Test…

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. The U.S. Postal Service appears to be continuing its checker…

How Health Care Workers Avoid Bringing Covid-19 Home

wired.com - Health care workers are coming unglued. Every day, they struggle to protect their patients, their communities, and themselves from the coronavirus, many working 24-hour shifts in overcrowded hospital…

Coronavirus distancing may need to continue until 2022, say experts

theguardian.com - Physical distancing measures may need to be in place intermittently until 2022, scientists have warned in an analysis that suggests there could be resurgences of Covid-19 for years to come. The paper…

Rolling Stone Timeline: Coronavirus in America

rollingstone.com - In the middle of a crisis, it can be difficult to comprehend the full scope of the failures that brought the nation to its knees. To reframe the coronavirus pandemic, and the Trump administration’s c…

Analysis | President Trump made 18,000 false or misleading claims in 1,170 days

washingtonpost.com - By Glenn Kessler, close Glenn Kessler The Fact Checker Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Salvador Rizzo and close Salvador Rizzo Reporter for The Fact Checker Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Meg Kelly …

Coronavirus lockdowns are pushing mass transit systems to the brink – and low-income riders will pay the price

theconversation.com - Low-income Americans have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. They may also get left behind in the recovery. Steep declines in ridership during the crisis have pushed public transit systems …

N.Y. Got $12,000 Per Virus Case, by One Count. Nebraska Got $379,000.

nytimes.com - Last week, the Trump administration announced that it was distributing an initial $30 billion in payments to hospitals and other health care providers, which is part of $100 billion set aside in the …

The Epocalypse is Different This Time, Yet Much as Predicted

thegreatrecession.info - Four years after the following lead-in article to my Epocalypse series was written, it is coming true before your eyes. Some of it came true right after it was written. Most is happening now. You can…

The Self Sufficiency Surge - Resilience

resilience.org - Gardening journalist Kim Stoddart examines the grow your own phenomenon that has emerged as a result of fears around food security since the pandemic lockdown. In the days leading up to the restricti…

Opinion | It’s the Worst Possible Time for Trump to Make False Claims of Authority

nytimes.com - Third, Mr. Trump’s claims reveal a selective impotence about his powers. It was just a little over a week ago that he was saying that he couldn’t help the states because “we have a thing called the C…

New York City secures its own supply of 100,000 coronavirus tests per week

vox.com - With more than 100,000 confirmed cases, New York City has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, but testing in the city — as is the case throughout the country — has lagged due …

How President Emmanuel Macron bungled France’s coronavirus response

vox.com - If any country should’ve been able to handle a coronavirus outbreak, you’d think it would have been France. One of Europe’s most powerful countries, France has a world-renowned health care system, im…

'Longest animal ever' discovered in deep-sea canyon off Australian coast

livescience.com - Underwater explorers found a 150-foot-long (45 meters) siphonophore — a translucent, stringy creature that, like coral, is made up of smaller critters — living in a submarine canyon off the coast of …

Even If You Don't Think You'll Use an Emergency Survival Bag, You Should Absolutely Have One Just In Case

thedailybeast.com - They go by a few names – emergency bag, go-bag, bugout bag, survival kit, and so on – but whatever name you call an emergency survival bag, I call owning one a good idea. In the event of an emergency…

Opinion | A D.C. public defender describes terrible conditions at the city’s jail

washingtonpost.com - A view of the Central Detention Facility in Washington earlier this month. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) By Radley Balko close Radley Balko Opinion writer focusing on civil liberties, the drug war and the…

Liberal challenger defeats conservative incumbent in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

washingtonpost.com - By Amy Gardner and close Amy Gardner National political reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow David Weigel close David Weigel National reporter covering politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Ap…


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