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« Reply #735 on: April 26, 2020, 07:11:30 am »

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Trump ripped in the NYT as a ‘tone-deaf showman’ whose stage is a ‘mountain of corpses’

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…

WHO warns against coronavirus "immunity passports" due to reinfection concerns

vox.com - The World Health Organization (WHO) released a scientific brief on Saturday recommending countries refrain from issuing certificates of immunity to people who have been infected with the novel corona…

“Really Want to Flood NY and NJ”: Internal Documents Reveal Team Trump’s Chloroquine Master Plan

vanityfair.com - Giroir’s rationale for ignoring FDA limitations appeared to hinge on a technicality: Because chloroquine is FDA-approved for conditions including malaria and lupus, doctors could technically prescrib…

A Country Quarantined, Coronavirus in Greece Part 1

unicornriot.ninja - Athens, Greece – While their regional neighbor Italy is throttled by the coronavirus pandemic, the country of Greece has been enduring strict quarantine measures, resulting in relatively low numbers …

Trump Is Building a Dystopia in Real Time

theatlantic.com - Yesterday, as part of the White House briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, William Bryan, the undersecretary for science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security, shared preliminary gov…

Perfect storm: Lombardy's virus disaster is lesson for world

apnews.com - ROME (AP) — As Italy prepares to emerge from the West’s first and most extensive coronavirus lockdown, it is increasingly clear that something went terribly wrong in Lombardy, the hardest-hit region …

The Trump Doomsday Scenario: Like W. After Katrina

nymag.com - As signs proliferate that the coronavirus is spreading to nonurban Trump country, the odds of the president being able to seek reelection as the vengeful tribune of red America infuriated by a blue A…

5G, coronavirus and contagious superstition

theguardian.com - There have not been too many encouraging graph lines in recent weeks. One that does offer a breath of optimism, however, is the slight downward curve that implies one of the most toxic trends of our …

'We did it to ourselves': scientist says intrusion into nature led to pandemic

theguardian.com - The vast illegal wildlife trade and humanity’s excessive intrusion into nature is to blame for the coronavirus pandemic, according to a leading US scientist who says “this is not nature’s revenge, we…

Coronavirus live news: Trump steps back from briefings as global deaths pass 200,000

theguardian.com - The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has reached 1,531 in Afghanistan as the number of transmission continued to surge in Kandahar amid an intensified war across the country, my colleague Akhtar Mo…

The pandemic at sea: How cruise ships exposed thousands on board and helped spread the virus around the world

washingtonpost.com - Photo by Sandy Huffaker for The Washington Post Politics The pandemic at sea The cruise industry’s decision to keep sailing for weeks after the coronavirus was first detected on a ship helped carry t…

France registers 369 more COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

news.yahoo.com - People gather on a residence rooftop in Paris on April 24 while the country remains under lockdown to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic (AFP Photo/JOEL SAGET) Paris (AFP) - France reported 369…

As they rushed to maintain U.S. meat supply, big processors saw plants become covid-19 hot spots, worker illnesses spike

washingtonpost.com - Relatives of Saul Sanchez attend his burial in Greeley, Colo., on April 15. The employee of a JBS USA meat packing plant died of coronavirus disease. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters) By Taylor Telford and clos…

Opinion | Injections of Bleach? Beams of Light? Trump Is Self-Destructing Before Our Eyes

nytimes.com - Not a day goes by without several friends — Republicans as well as Democrats — saying that to me. It’s the blunt coda to a b

North Pole may be clear water by mid-century | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - This story is a part of Covering Climate Now’s week of coverage focused on Climate Solutions, to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Covering Climate Now is a global journalism collaboration comm…

Study: 71 percent of jobless Americans did not receive their March unemployment benefits

vox.com - The majority of unemployed Americans did not receive unemployment benefits in March — a month that shattered US records for job loss claims — according to a new study. The Pew Research Center has fou…

Let's Stop Pretending Billionaires Are in the Same Boat As Us During This Pandemic

portside.org - In this pandemic, we are unfortunately not in the same boat. Most Americans don’t even have a canoe. But some billionaires have taken to the high seas in their yachts – literally – to ride out the pa…

Here's why you can't find frozen fries, while U.S. farmers are sitting on tons of potatoes

finance.yahoo.com - (Reuters) - Shopper Lexie Mayewski is having a hard time finding frozen french fries in Washington, D.C.-area supermarkets in the wake of coronavirus-fueled stockpiling. On the other side of the coun…

Covid-19 exposes a fragile food system, and the power of immigrants

qz.com - The monolithic global food system is a feat of humanity. The world has built for itself an interconnected system that can supply dragonfruit from South America to cities as rural and far-flung as Lan…

A Russian Lawyer Involved In A US Prosecution Mysteriously Plunged From His Apartment Window

buzzfeednews.com - The Russian authorities claimed Magnitsky died of heart failure and enacted a smear campaign against him, saying he and Browder had stolen the $230 million themselves. However, it was later revealed …

Hotel conglomerate owned by a Trump mega-donor that scooped up the most coronavirus bailout loans says it has no plans to return the money

businessinsider.com - A conglomerate controlled by Dallas billionaire Monty Bennett, whose hotel chain is the single largest recipient of funds from the small business bailout program, announced Saturday that it doesn't p…

Intercepted Podcast: Coronavirus and the Right's Bumbling Messiah

theintercept.com - Donald J. Trump: Now with that, I have a couple of interesting — we have a few clips that we’re just going to put up. We could turn the lights a little bit lower. I think you’ll find them interesting…

Deaths and desperation mount in Ecuador, epicenter of coronavirus pandemic in Latin America

theconversation.com - Dead bodies are lying at home and in the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador, a city so hard-hit by coronavirus that overfilled hospitals are turning away even very ill patients and funeral homes are unava…

The MH17 Trial Part 1: New Material From The Four Defendants - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - As Dutch prosecutors at The Hague court read out their case against four individuals — Ukrainian citizen Leonid Kharchenko and Russian citizens Oleg Pulatov, Sergey Dubinsky, and Igor Girkin — being …

Coronavirus Cases Are Spiking In Places Where Trump Supporters Protested Stay-At-Home Orders

politicususa.com - While there is some light at the end of the tunnel in states where strict stay-at-home measures have been implemented, there has been an apparent rise in coronavirus cases in places where Donald Trum…

Mass graves for coronavirus victims shouldn't come as a shock – it's how the poor have been buried for centuries

theconversation.com - The coronavirus is not only controlling how we live, but increasingly what happens after we die. In early April, New York City’s Council Health Committee chair Mark Levine generated buzz after tweeti…

Most years, the Postal Service is a moneymaker

intrepidreport.com - One public service that people really like and count on is the post office, which literally delivers for us. Anti-government ideologues and privatization dogmatists, however, hate the very word “publ…

Trump's Self-Serving Immigration Ban

dcreport.org - Donald Trump’s new ban on new immigration is designed to make sure he can continue to hire foreign workers a

Trump’s death march to November: If they’re not his voters, let ’em die

rawstory.com - If you listen to Donald Trump, before him there was nothing. According to Trump, before he was elected, the United States military, which was fighting wars in two countries, confronting foreign navie…

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