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« Reply #750 on: April 29, 2020, 06:25:49 am »

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Trump Orders Slaughterhouses to Stay Open During Pandemic Despite Mass Outbreaks

thedailybeast.com - Undeterred by protests from slaughterhouse workers, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to compel meat processing plants to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump told …

Trump Is Ready to Let Tyson Foods Work People to Death

nymag.com - Workers in meatpacking plants are getting sick, and some are dying. Now Donald Trump is readying himself to place them in further danger. On Tuesday, he said he’ll use the Defense Production Act to r…

New Model Shows How Deadly Lifting Georgia’s Lockdown May Be

thedailybeast.com - Gov. Brian Kemp’s aggressive scheme to lift Georgia out of COVID-19 lockdown may cost many thousands of lives, according to models prepared by epidemiologists and computer scientists at Harvard and t…

Trump offers rosy predictions for coronavirus testing as US passes 1m cases

theguardian.com - Donald Trump has predicted a “great” economic rebound in the fall and claimed the country would soon be performing 5m coronavirus diagnostic tests a day, as the number of confirmed cases in the US su…

Push to reopen economy runs up against workers and consumers worried about risk

washingtonpost.com - Deanna Smith colors Jalynn Stricklen's hair at Salon Cheveux in Waycross, Ga., on Friday. Owner Jamie McQuaig says she and her employees are taking safety precautions and opening on a limited basis, …

The Secret Group of Scientists and Billionaires Pushing a Manhattan Project for Covid-19

wsj.com - A dozen of America’s top scientists and a collection of billionaires and industry titans say they have the answer to the coronavirus pandemic, and they found a backdoor to deliver their plan to the W…

Mike Pence appears without virus mask at hospital

bbc.co.uk - US Vice-President Mike Pence has visited a top US hospital without wearing a mask, despite the medical centre's own rules that visitors wear personal protective equipment. Mr Pence appeared to be the…

Trump tells governors to 'seriously consider and maybe get going' on opening schools

cnn.com - "I fully expect — though I'm humble enough to know that I can't accurately predict — that by the time we get to the fall, that we will have this under control enough that it certainly will not be the…

White House faces internal debate over ‘liability shield’ for firms seeking protection from coronavirus lawsuits

washingtonpost.com - White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow and the president have publicly said the administration is working on the business liability measure. (Alex Brandon/AP) By Jeff Stein and close Jeff St…

In New Jersey Prisons, 29 Coronavirus Deaths and Only 184 Tests

theintercept.com - Like New York, New Jersey has been at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the United States — with more than 6,000 deaths so far. But as the state’s curve begins to flatten and new reported ca…

Florida pastor continues hands-on healing

bbc.com - He is one of a vocal minority of Christians in America who feel it’s appropriate to gather to worship despite US federal advice to stay home, and who support protests against the restrictions in plac…

One Thing the Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped: Aggressive Medical-Debt…

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. Darcel Richardson knows she’s fortunate in one sense: She st…

Insane Clown Posse Is Modeling Ideal Pandemic Leadership

theatlantic.com - There aren’t many comparisons in American history for Thursday’s press conference in which Donald Trump suggested that the coronavirus might be defeated by shining lights inside human beings or injec…

The False Hope of Antibody Tests

theatlantic.com - Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. For months, the lack of testing for the novel coronavirus in the United Sta…

California Beaches: A (Photo) Study in Contrasts

nytimes.com - Did you go to the beach this weekend? If you did, you were among tens of thousands who, as The Orange County Register and The Ventura County Star reported, swarmed the coast amid the year’s first hea…

With 58,000 dead, pandemic becomes Trump's Vietnam — in just six weeks

pressrun.media - In the winter of 1968, with no end in sight to the surging Vietnam War, and unable to see a way past his signature failure and the divided nation the conflict had created, President Lyndon Johnson an…

How Are You Gonna Pay For It? Stop Giving Money to Israel

mintpressnews.com - (DavidSwanson.org) —Did you know that the U.S. government has done something odd with your tax dollars? The ones you get so furious and indignant about when they’re used to feed anybody who’s hungry?…

No Testing, No Treatment, No Herd Immunity, No Easy Way Out

theatlantic.com - The past few months have been bleak. Every day has brought word of new casualties from the coronavirus. The world economy entered free fall. And even for those who do not have a sick relative or a mo…

Oil Is Crashing Again. It Could Take Whole Governments Down With It.

nymag.com - The past few years have vindicated many long-ignored prophecies of impending catastrophe (from the political to climatic to epidemiological). But “peak oil” isn’t one of them. Far from running out of…

Another Grim Pandemic Prognosis: Workplaces Overrun by Robots 

dcreport.org - Coronavirus is altering the workplace. But the changes won’t be along the lines of what protesters are seeking – other than the patchwork approach to re-opening businesses shuttered in the name of pu…

Antibody tests support what’s been obvious: Covid-19 is much more lethal than the flu

washingtonpost.com - By Joel Achenbach close Joel Achenbach Reporter covering science and politics Email EmailBio Bio April 28, 2020 at 3:06 PM EDT Please Note The Washington Post is providing this important information …

Investors Bet Giant Companies Will Dominate After Crisis

nytimes.com - An economic downturn almost always favors giants like Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, the country’s three biggest companies. But the demand for their shares has only been amplified by a crisis that seem…

Pence wants you to believe the White House fulfilled its coronavirus testing promises. Not even close.

vox.com - Vice President Mike Pence wants people to believe that when he made an unfulfilled promise in March that “we literally are going to see a dramatic increase in the availability of testing,” he was tal…

Virus pushes iconic American department stores to the brink

news.yahoo.com - New York (AFP) - The Macy's department store located two blocks from the Empire State Building in New York City is a stop on many tourists' itineraries, but visitors may need to find another shopping…

How New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Is Using the Pandemic to Consolidate Power

theintercept.com - New York election officials’ decision on Monday to cancel the June Democratic presidential primary was just the latest in a series of moves by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration to consolidate power …

Guide To Using Reverse Image Search For Investigations

bellingcat.com - Reverse image search is one of the most well-known and easiest digital investigative techniques, with two-click functionality of choosing “Search Google for image” in many web browsers. This method h…

Pandemic triage: 29 plans, 29 different approaches for allocating ventilators amid a shortage

washingtonpost.com - Nurses receive training on using ventilators in April in the intensive care ward of a hospital in Yemen. (Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) By Ariana Eunjung Cha close Ariana Eunjung Cha National reporter Ema…

US a Washed-up Empire

informationclearinghouse.info - There was a time when the slick American propaganda held the world in thrall as if it were true. Many nations once gullibly looked to the US for leadership. Not any more. The COVID-19 pandemic has ex…

In the American South, Covid-19 Could Find Fertile Ground

undark.org - In early 2018, Bill Crawford learned that Mississippi lawmakers intended to shrink Medicaid reimbursements by 5 percent. Crawford, a longtime community leader from Meridian, worried about the wisdom …

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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