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« Reply #735 on: April 25, 2020, 07:47:26 am »

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

Fifty Thousand Americans Dead from the Coronavirus, and a President Who Refuses to Mourn Them

newyorker.com - In just the past few days, President Trump has blamed immigrants, China, the “fake news” and, of course, “the invisible enemy” of the coronavirus for America’s present troubles. He has opined extempo…

US coronavirus virus death toll passes 50,000

bbc.co.uk - Number of US coronavirus deaths rises above 50,000 in world's deadliest outbreak of the disease This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh th…

Aides and allies making concerted effort to get Trump to stop doing daily briefings

cnn.com - "I see the disinfectant -- where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?" Trump asked White House coronav…

San Francisco mayor says city's PPE orders have been diverted, confiscated: It 'blows my mind'

thehill.com - San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D) said Friday that her city’s orders for personal protection equipment (PPE) have been diverted to other U.S. cities and foreign countries. “We’ve had issues of our…

American billionaires have gotten $280 billion richer since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic

fastcompany.com - Though the coronavirus itself may not discriminate in terms of who can be infected, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from a great equalizer. In the same month that 22 million Americans lost their jobs, t…

America today suffers more than 20% unemployment — the Trump administration just hasn’t told you that yet

rawstory.com - This article was paid for by Raw Story subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. Here’s an awful truth our government will tell you but n…

Las Vegas Mayor Offers Up Her City to See How Many Die Without Social Distancing

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. In an appearance on …

US stays away as world leaders agree action on Covid-19 vaccine

theguardian.com - Global leaders have pledged to accelerate cooperation on a coronavirus vaccine and to share research, treatment and medicines across the globe. But the United States did not take part in the World He…

Revealed: leader of group peddling bleach as coronavirus 'cure' wrote to Trump this week

theguardian.com - The leader of the most prominent group in the US peddling potentially lethal industrial bleach as a “miracle cure” for coronavirus wrote to Donald Trump at the White House this week. In his letter, M…

The Trump Depression: 32,000,000 Unemployed Americans! | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Here’s an awful truth our government will tell you but not for some weeks to come: as of today more than 20% of American workers are unemployed. That means more than 32 million Americans in the labor…

The silent, deadly spread of coronavirus in California began far earlier than first reported

latimes.com - New information emerging in the last week in California paints a very different picture of the spread of the novel coronavirus than the one suggested by the first, official version. Postmortem testin…

In Sweden, Will Voluntary Self-Isolation Work Better Than State-Enforced Lockdowns in the Long Run?

reason.com - "Sweden's suffering very, very badly" according to President Donald Trump. Nope, says Denmark's former Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who suggested April 7 that Denmark should have followed the…

No, This Is Not Another 1929, 1973, 1987, 2000, or 2008

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - Does anyone really believe the correlations of the past decade or two are high-probability predictors of the future as the entire brittle construct of fictional capital and extremes of globalization …

Young and middle-aged people, barely sick with covid-19, are dying from strokes

washingtonpost.com - People walk around Times Square as screens are illuminated as part of the “Light It Blue” initiative to honor health care workers, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in New York City on A…

Trump floats another bogus coronavirus cure — and his administration scrambles to stop people from injecting disinfectants

washingtonpost.com - President Trump addresses Thursday’s coronavirus news conference at the White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Philip Rucker, close Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Email EmailBio…

Instead of Providing Masks or Allowing Unions, Whole Foods Unveils New "Hero" Uniform

mintpressnews.com - In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, premium supermarket chain Whole Foods has redesigned its uniform, giving employees shirts that designate them as “heroes” and “hard core.” Th…

Trump's Derangement Threatens the Entire World | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - As the most eminent mental health experts warned would happen since Donald Trump’s election, the office of the U.S. presidency has become a locus of grave psychological dysfunction. Seldom do we see …

Brazilian chloroquine study halted after high dose proved lethal for some patients

theguardian.com - A Brazilian study investigating whether the anti-malaria drug chloroquine was effective in treating patients with Covid-19 has been halted on safety concerns, after a high dose of the drug proved let…

Trump Is Personally Indebted To China’s State-Owned Bank

vanityfair.com - Donald Trump has attempted to portray his presumptive opponent, Joe Biden, as weak on China. “Biden stands up for China,” claimed a recent Trump campaign ad, which also falsely suggested former Washi…

Shiny, Happy, People in Quarantine

medium.com - Like so many of the other happy, well-adjusted, quarantining families you’ve been seeing on Facebook, mine has been busy learning new skills, in between hyper-productive Zoom school sessions, sociall…

All the things COVID-19 will change forever, according to 30 top experts

fastcompany.com - We’re four weeks into the massive time-out forced on us by coronavirus. Many of us have spent much of that time trying to get used to the radical lifestyle change the virus has brought. But we’re als…

After The Coronavirus Passes, Your World Will Not Go Back To Normal

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…

New COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in monkeys. Next step: humans.

livescience.com - An experimental COVID-19 vaccine protected monkeys from catching the viral infection, according to an unreviewed report. The new vaccine has now entered clinical trials in China to test the drug in h…

Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent’s Stealth Takeover of America

ineteconomics.org - Ask people to name the key minds that have shaped America’s burst of radical right-wing attacks on working conditions, consumer rights and public services, and they will typically mention figures lik…

Trump mum on hydroxychloroquine as early trials falter, but sick Americans still taking 'desperate measures' to fill prescriptions

cnn.com - Trump has since shifted his rhetoric toward reopening the country, but vulnerable Americans who rely on hydroxychloroquine are still dealing with the fallout and they're taking increasingly dangerous…

Giuliani Calls COVID-19 Tracing 'Ridiculous': 'We Should Trace Everybody for Cancer' (Video)

thewrap.com - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News Thursday night to talk about how New York governor Andrew Cuomo has handled the state’s coronavirus response. But…

Could State Legislatures Hijack the 2020 Presidential Election?

nymag.com - Joe Biden issued a warning to the country Thursday night about the lengths Donald Trump might go to in order to hang onto the presidency, as Katie Gleuck reported: “Mark my words, I think he is going…

Food Supply Chain Not Yet in Danger — But Its Workers Are

theintercept.com - Are we going to run out of food? That primal question seemed to be on the minds of many Americans when the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic first became clear. As society went into lockdown, milli…

During Coronvrius: Cuba to the Rescue, But Don’t Tell the American people

mintpressnews.com - While Bernie Sanders paid a political price for uttering something positive about Cuba’s literacy program, the current pandemic has shown the whole world the heroic side of Cuba’s health care system.…

A Respected Science Watchdog Raises Eyebrows

undark.org - Over the past two decades, John Ioannidis, a professor of medicine, epidemiology, and population health at Stanford University, has gained a reputation as a widely respected gadfly of global science.…

Opinion | Why Georgia Isn’t Ready to Reopen, in Charts

nytimes.com - On Tuesday, Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia announced plans to begin reopening businesses across his state. By Monday, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and hair salons will have permission to welcome the…

Earth's insect population shrinks 27% in 30 years

nzherald.co.nz - The world has lost more than a quarter of its land-dwelling insects in the past 30 years, according to researchers whose big picture study of global bug decline paints a disturbing but more nuanced p…

New study shows how the coronavirus moves around an office

treehugger.com - We are definitely not going back to the way we were. There are some people who are itching to get back to the office, tired of being trapped at home. But things won't be the same when they return. Ac…

Apple iPhone at risk of hacking through email app

bbc.co.uk - A flaw in Apple's mobile operating system may have left millions of iPhone and iPad users vulnerable to hackers. Research published by ZecOps, a mobile security firm, said a bug in the Mail app made …

Rice University political expert on coronavirus voting: 'Democracy is at issue here.'

houstonchronicle.com - Houstonians, like Americans everywhere, are yearning for our elected leaders to chart a clear path forward, to deal with the coronavirus and its fallout. But what we often see instead is in-fighting,…

Editor's note

The Doomstead Diner is a hub for discussion and information pertaining to the ongoing Economic Collapse of the Industrial Economy. The Diner is the result of many years of discussion and debate on many other forums. At Doomstead Diner, our goal is to collate much of the information we can to assist in planning for the world to come.


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