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Doomstead Diner Daily 4/23
« Reply #735 on: April 23, 2020, 07:09:40 am »

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Director of key federal vaccine agency says his departure was retaliation

cnn.com - One source said the "political leadership" Bright referred to in his statement is Azar. Bright previously did not respond to repeated requests for comment on his departure by CNN. Caitlin Oakley, dep…

The Ten Weeks That Lost the War: A Timeline of How Trump Lied, Bungled and Screwed America in the COVID-19 Crisis - The Bulwark

thebulwark.com - In the social media fog of war it can be easy to lose the thread as to just how the COVID-19 crisis came to our shores and what the Trump administration did and didn’t do to respond. This timeline pr…

‘You hate to see it’: Internet laughs as Trump kneecaps GOP governor who took his advice

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…

A disturbing new study suggests Sean Hannity helped spread the coronavirus

vox.com - Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, media critics have warned that the decision from leading Fox News hosts to downplay the outbreak could cost lives. A new study provides statistical evidence that,…

Mitch McConnell says cash-strapped states hit by the coronavirus should go bankrupt rather than receive emergency federal aid

businessinsider.fr - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview on Hugh Hewitt's radio show on Wednesday that economically struggling states should declare bankruptcy rather than be given a federal bailo…

Las Vegas Mayor Embarrasses Herself During Absolutely Batshit Coronavirus CNN Interview

thedailybeast.com - Independent Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, in what can graciously be called an utterly insane performance, frustrated and flummoxed CNN anchor Anderson Cooper during a marathon Wednesday afternoon …

As Trump Urges Doctors to Lie on Live TV, Federal Official Says He Was Fired for Limiting Hydroxychloroquine Use

theintercept.com - Donald Trump tried and failed on Wednesday to coerce two of the government’s top medical experts to endorse his claim that a second wave of Covid-19 infections in the fall is unlikely, hours after a …

The Coronavirus Crusades

nymag.com - Across the nation, the protests appeared. End the lockdowns, rallygoers demanded, or big government would strangle liberty to death with its fists. In Idaho, state Representative Heather Scott captur…

China coronavirus cases might have been four times official figure, says study

theguardian.com - More than 232,000 people might have been infected in the first wave of Covid-19 in mainland China, four times the official figures, according to a study by Hong Kong researchers. Mainland China repor…

Top Coronavirus Aide’s Last Job Was Breeding Dogs: Report

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. American lives are f…

Jeffrey Sachs on the Catastrophic American Response to the Coronavirus

newyorker.com - Yeah. Let me explain, just to clarify. Maybe there’s some confusion about what the real debate was. I was explaining in 2005 that it was possible, for example, to treat AIDS or to control malaria. An…

‘You hate to see it’: Internet laughs as Trump kneecaps GOP governor who took his advice

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…

Calling Healthcare Workers War “Heroes” Sets Them Up to Be Sacrificed

gq.com - The evidence of the paucity in protection, and by extension the disposability of the lives we have failed to protect, is everywhere. The president preens, pouts, and explodes in fits of rage against …

Flu-conomics: The next pandemic could trigger global recession - Reuters

reuters.com - (Reuters) - A high body count is not the only meaningful number attached to a pandemic. The potential cost of a global outbreak of the flu or some other highly contagious disease, however ghoulish to…

Overwhelmed Morgue Workers Struggle to Give Coronavirus Victims Death With Dignity

theintercept.com - While protesters were railing against coronavirus lockdowns and Republican governors in Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee announced plans to open back up their states, Devin Speak was loading bo…

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…

This Is How It Actually Ends

gq.com - The climate crisis has been called “our third world war.” John Kerry’s new coalition to wage it is World War Zero. The martial language emphasizes the human culpability at play. “All these disasters …

Wuhan was on lockdown for 76 days. Now life is returning — slowly

cnn.com - For more than two months, the city of Wuhan, China, was sealed off from the outside world. Flights in and out were canceled. Train and bus routes were suspended. Highway entrances were blocked. The s…

Georgia Still Set to Reopen Friday Despite Having Increase in Coronavirus Cases, Deaths

theroot.com - On Monday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced that the state would allow some non-essential businesses to re-open this Friday. Though, considering the updated number of coronavirus cases and deaths du…

US Role in Destabilizing Yemen and Somalia Could Spark “Famine of Biblical Proportions”

mintpressnews.com - A new report from the World Food Program warns that the COVID-19 pandemic could spark a massive global famine, leading to over a quarter-billion people falling into acute food insecurity by the end o…

What Life Is Like After Being Taken Off a Ventilator

theatlantic.com - Even after Kyle Mullicane came home from the ICU, he would have nightmares about being back in the hospital, struggling to breathe. He had been on a ventilator, but his body fought so hard against th…

The US Government’s Secret History of Grisly Human Medical Experiments

mintpressnews.com - CHARLOTTESVILLE (Rutherford) –– I have never known any government to put the best interests of its people first, and this COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. Now this isn’t intended to be a debate ove…

Antimalarials widely used against COVID-19 heighten risk of cardiac arrest. How can doctors minimize the danger?

sciencemag.org - Pharmaceutical manufacturers have ramped up production of chloroquine amid hopes that the antimalarial drug will prove effective against COVID-19. By Kelly ServickApr. 21, 2020 , 3:40 PM Science’s CO…

Sarah Kendzior Saw Trump Coming. Her New Book Explains Why.

bitchmedia.org - Sarah Kendzior, author of Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America (Photo credit: Kevin A. Roberts) It’s tempting to think of Sarah Kendzior as a modern-day Cas…

For Ecuador's Guayaquil, Tides of Death and Disappearance

undark.org - April brought coffins to the streets of Guayaquil — hundreds of them, many made quickly of cheap cardboard — as if the whole city was on its way to a funeral. But there would be no funerals. Private …

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