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« Reply #735 on: April 20, 2020, 06:50:41 am »

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Trump says government will step up coronavirus testing efforts, after governors blast federal inaction

washingtonpost.com - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., on Friday. (AP) By Shane Harris, close Shane Harris Intelligence and national security reporter Email EmailBi…

Trump Wants to Open the Country, But Republicans Don’t Want to Pay for Testing

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. Vice-President Mike …

Americans at World Health Organization transmitted real-time information about coronavirus to Trump administration

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Pro-gun activists using Facebook groups to push anti-quarantine protests

washingtonpost.com - Protesters carrying rifles near the steps of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing Wednesday. (Paul Sancya/AP) By Isaac Stanley-Becker and close Isaac Stanley-Becker National political repor…

Opinion | Protesting for the Right to Catch the Coronavirus

nytimes.com - This response is disguised as an expression of liberty, but it’s a twisted, paranoid and racialized version. Slate editor Tom Scocca defined it recently as a political ideology where supporters are “…

The Global Struggle to Control the Coronavirus

newyorker.com - Last week, a flurry of widely shared articles noted that a number of countries deemed to be doing well in the fight against the novel coronavirus have something in common: they are led by women. Whet…

Parishioner of Louisiana Church That Defied Virus Lockdown Dies From COVID-19, But Pastor Claims It’s a Lie

thedailybeast.com - A parishioner who regularly attended services at a Louisiana mega-church that has made national headlines for defying social-distancing orders has died from coronavirus complications—but the church’s…

Workers Say Meat Giant Smithfield Concealed Coronavirus Infections

theintercept.com - One plant worker with asthma said that when he asked for a mask last month, an official at the company declined his request because if he was provided one, Smithfield would “have to do it for everyon…

Stirrings of unrest around the world could portend turmoil as economies collapse

washingtonpost.com - Several hundred Lebanese people protest in the northern city of Tripoli on April 17, despite the country’s coronavirus lockdown. (Ibrahim Chalhoub/AFP/Getty Images) By Liz Sly close Liz Sly Beirut bu…

The College Fix Was Founded To Fight Culture Wars On Campus. But It's Biggest Hit Is About The Coronavirus

buzzfeednews.com - A website with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s son on its board of directors published a viral article that claims the coronavirus would be “exterminated” if lockdowns were lifted. On April 7, the …

New Zealand’s Prime Minister May Be the Most Effective Leader on the Planet

theatlantic.com - The coronavirus pandemic may be the largest test of political leadership the world has ever witnessed. Every leader on the planet is facing the same potential threat. Every leader is reacting differe…

Oil prices collapse on storage fears, Asia equities mixed

news.yahoo.com - Hong Kong (AFP) - Oil prices collapsed to more than two-decade lows Monday as traders grow concerned that storage facilities are reaching their limits, while equities were mixed, with some support co…

Brazil’s President Still Thinks The Coronavirus Is Like A Little Cold. He’s Putting People In Favelas In Mortal Danger.

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…

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, the World’s Most Powerful Coronavirus Denier, Just Fired the Health Minister Who Disagreed With Him

theintercept.com - Brazilians “don’t know if they should listen to the health minister or if they should listen to the president,” said Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta in an interview with TV Globo on Sunday, re…

Coronavirus: White House briefs nation as US deaths top 41,000 - BBC News

bbc.co.uk - Sir Tom Jones and Little Mix are among the UK artists featuring in a British version of the star-studded One World: Together At Home concert. The event, which has already been shown online and on US …

There Is A White House Blockade Stopping States From Getting Coronavirus PPE

nymag.com - Whenever you start to think that the federal government under Donald Trump has hit a moral bottom, it finds a new way to shock and horrify. Over the last few weeks, it has started to appear as though…

Trump, Fox News are trying to gin up a new Tea Party to distract you from their deadly failures | Will Bunch

inquirer.com - It’s also worth noting (and probably worthy of a separate column) that these billionaires and millionaires have zero moral qualms about working with some of the worst white-supremacists or neo-fascis…

Calling Me a Hero Only Makes You Feel Better

theatlantic.com - Working in a grocery store has earned me and my co-workers a temporary status. After years of being overlooked, we suddenly feel a sense of responsibility, solidarity, and pride. On a private Faceboo…

The Coronavirus in America: The Year Ahead

nytimes.com - No one knows exactly what percentage of Americans have been infected so far — estimates have ranged from 3 percent to 10 percent — but it is likely a safe bet that at least 300 million of us are stil…

As Africa Drowns in Garbage, the Plastic Business Keeps Booming

theintercept.com - Rosemary Nyambura spends her weekends collecting plastic with her aunt Miriam in the Dandora dump in Nairobi. Because the bottles they sell to other plastics traders are mixed in with discarded syrin…

Five improvements in the design of coronavirus coverage - PressThink

pressthink.org - One: End duplication, work together, publish at the same time. This idea comes from my friend Dan Gillmor in his March 8 Medium post. His complaint is about the division of labor in journalism. When …

How does coronavirus kill? Clinicians trace a ferocious rampage through the body, from brain to toes

sciencemag.org - The coronavirus wreaked extensive damage (yellow) on the lungs of a 59-year-old man who died at George Washington University Hospital, as seen in a 3D model based on computerized tomography scans. By…

How Big Banks Bled A Tiny Island Nation

buzzfeednews.com - In 2006, near the height of Wall Street’s disastrous speculative frenzy, some of the world’s biggest banks smelled an opportunity. They saw a way to turn the soaring price of oil into hefty profits. …

‘Cartels are scrambling’: Virus snarls global drug trade

apnews.com - NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus is dealing a gut punch to the illegal drug trade, paralyzing economies, closing borders and severing supply chains in China that traffickers rely on for the chemicals to m…

U.S. sent millions of face masks to China early this year, ignoring pandemic warning signs

washingtonpost.com - In January and February, the United States shipped millions of masks to China from companies such as 3M. (Justin Chin/Bloomberg) By Juliet Eilperin, close Juliet Eilperin Reporter covering domestic p…

The BRAD BLOG : Sunday 'COVID Darwin Winners' Toons

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