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« Reply #750 on: April 30, 2020, 07:40:52 am »

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

U.S. passes 60,000 dead as hopes rise for a promising drug therapy

washingtonpost.com - Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) By Anne Gearan, close Anne Gearan White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow…

Russia’s coronavirus outbreak is getting bad. Putin says the worst is yet to come.

vox.com - Russia’s much-feared coronavirus crisis is here — and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. Russia was always going to struggle if a large outbreak occurred in the country, and experts…

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Is Far Higher Than Reported, C.D.C. Data Suggests

nytimes.com - Total deaths in seven states that have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic are nearly 50 percent higher than normal for the five weeks from March 8 through April 11, according to new death stat…

‘The smell was overwhelming’: DOZENS of decomposing corpses found in non-refrigerated trucks at New York funeral home

rt.com - Residents of Brooklyn’s Flatlands neighborhood had tried to ignore the stench, but on Wednesday police were finally called to investigate its source, stumbling upon 50 rotting corpses stacked inside …

Sweden forced to admit significant under-counting of coronavirus deaths

wsws.org - Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare released figures Tuesday revealing that the death toll from the coronavirus has been underestimated in public figures. This came as total infections in t…

Stocks surge on virus treatment hopes

news.yahoo.com - Global stockmarkets shot higher on Wednesday after a US company reported positive results on the use of its anti-viral drug Remdesivir against the new coronavirus which more than offset news of a mas…

Trump presented with grim internal polling showing him losing to Biden

washingtonpost.com - President Trump arrives to speak with members of the coronavirus task force during a briefing at the White House on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Josh Dawsey close Josh Dawsey Repor…

Trump Reportedly Threatened to Sue Campaign Manager Over Low Poll Numbers

nymag.com - 1. He cares a lot about his poll numbers. 2. His polling is very bad right now. 3. He never accepts responsibility for any problem he faces. 4. He frequently threatens to sue people, lack of merit no…

Studies leave question of ‘airborne’ coronavirus transmission unanswered

washingtonpost.com - The consensus so far is that the novel coronavirus, although quite contagious, spreads through respiratory droplets generated when people breathe, speak or cough and doesn’t infect people through par…

The Trump Administration Is Suddenly Pretending That It Didn’t Blow Up the Iran Nuclear Deal

slate.com - “Psych,” Mike Pompeo did not say, but could have. (Above, Pompeo after testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill on Feb. 28.) What Happens if Oil Doesn’t Recover? Senate R…

South Korea reports zero new domestic coronavirus cases

news.yahoo.com - South Korean nurses start their shift caring for patients infected with COVID-19 (AFP Photo/Jung Yeon-je) South Korea reported zero new locally transmitted coronavirus cases Thursday, the first time …

As US Approaches Record Deficit, Israel Asks for Record Handout

mintpressnews.com - Menifee, CA (IAK) — Breaking Defense, a digital magazine that covers military issues, reports that Israel may ask for its U.S. aid early, possibly in a lump sum that could be as high as $7.6 billion.…

In Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine, an Oxford Group Leaps Ahead

nytimes.com - In the worldwide race for a vaccine to stop the coronavirus, the laboratory sprinting fastest is at Oxford University. Most other teams have had to start with small clinical trials of a few hundred p…

Why Trump Was Deaf to All the Warnings He Received

theatlantic.com - “There has been so much unnecessary death in this country,” President Donald Trump said Monday at his daily coronavirus briefing. “It could have been stopped and it could have been stopped short, but…

The U.S. Is Now Resorting to Plan C

theatlantic.com - Brian Kemp, the Republican governor of Georgia, has faced harsh criticism for lifting emergency restrictions on retail stores—and inexplicably including tattoo parlors among the establishments that c…

Skin rashes may be symptom of coronavirus, scientists say

newsweek.com - Coronavirus symptoms may include skin problems, such as rashes and so-called "COVID toes," experts believe. One small study in Italy found 20 percent of COVID-19 patients had skin problems, while ane…

COVID-19: The world will plunge deeper into violent conflict, economic crises

gulfnews.com - As the COVID-19 crises grips the world, it has not only brought massive economic and health problems to countries, but has also led to serious worries over global peace and security. The United Natio…

DeSantis and Trump tout Florida a coronavirus success as state announces 83 new deaths

tampabay.com - Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared Florida a coronavirus success story, and on Tuesday, he brought that message to the White House for an audience of national reporters and President Donald Trump. The sc…

Gov. Ron DeSantis calls Florida ‘God’s waiting room’ amid deadly coronavirus

syracuse.com - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tried to lighten the mood with a joke during a press briefing about the coronavirus pandemic. “Florida is ground zero for the nursing home, we’re God’s waiting room,” DeSant…

She Thought She Had Coronavirus. She Was Turned Away Twice.

thecut.com - Rana Zoe Mungin, a 30-year-old teacher from East New York, died on April 27 due to complications from the coronavirus. She had been on a ventilator at Mount Sinai Hospital. But more than a month earl…

‘That’s a Lot of Deaths’: Kemp Plan Spooks Georgia Coroners

thedailybeast.com - Gene Proctor remembers one of the first times he told the family of a recently deceased Georgian that he couldn’t test their loved one for COVID-19. It was early April, and a 58-year-old woman had pa…

79 Percent of Voters Think There Will be a Second Coronavirus Wave Next Year

newsweek.com - Seventy-nine percent of voters in the United States think there will be a second coronavirus wave next year, a new poll showed. Morning Consult released a tweet Wednesday of the poll that stated four…

Georgia’s Experiment in Human Sacrifice

theatlantic.com - Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. At first, Derek Canavaggio thought he would be able to ride out the coronav…

Expert Explainer: Why Talk of a Fall Vaccine Is ‘Irresponsible’

nymag.com - This week, the U.K.’s Pediatric Intensive Care Society sent out a warning about a rise in the number of children showing “overlapping features of toxic syndrome and atypical Kawasaki disease with blo…

Quit telling your MAGA parents to take the coronavirus seriously — they'll never listen

salon.com - Despite Donald "Why Not Shoot Up Lysol?" Trump's unsubtle yearning to "reopen" the economy (which won't work) and let the novel coronavirus run rampant, a new poll from the Washington Post and the Un…

Pulitzer winner Chris Hedges: These "are the good times — compared to what's coming next"

salon.com - Empires fall a little bit at a time and then all at once. Over the last two decades, America has proven itself to be well along on that journey. The coronavirus pandemic has simply pushed our nation …

The complete list of military coronavirus cases by base, as second Navy ship faces a major outbreak

newsweek.com - The armed forces have over 6,500 coronavirus cases at more than 150 bases in every state in the United States except Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, and Montana, according to new data from the Defense Depa…

As US Economy Tanks, Study Finds Unemployment Numbers Likely Double Official Figure

mintpressnews.com - As COVID-19 rips through the United States, a record 26.5 million Americans have filed for jobless benefits since mid-March alone; numbers not seen since the height of the Great Depression. Tens of m…

Collapse: the way we imagined it, and the way it was.

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - Even those of us who could see some kind of collapse coming (the "collapsniks") were taken by surprise by the form it took. But, as always, for everything that happens there has to be a reason for it…

ICE Moved Dozens Of Detainees Across The Country During The Coronavirus Pandemic. Now Many Have COVID-19.

buzzfeednews.com - At Prairieland, according to ICE, the detainees were split into two separate parts of the jail with restricted movement. Jalili, a 48-year-old Iranian, was placed in a dorm with half of the group — s…

Opinion | Another Way the 2020s Might Be Like the 1930s

nytimes.com - Class consciousness does not flow automatically out of class identity. Being a worker does not necessarily mean you will come to identify as a worker. Instead, you can think of class consciousness as…

Your Freedoms Don’t Have to Be Muzzled Just Because You’re Wearing a Mask

mintpressnews.com - CHARLOTTESVILLE (Rutherford) –– Despite all appearances to the contrary, martial law has not been declared in America.

Mummy of ancient Egyptian teenager, buried in fine jewelry, discovered in Luxor

livescience.com - Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the ancient mummy of a teenage girl decked out in beautiful jewelry, including beaded necklaces and copper earrings, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Tour…

McConnell vows next coronavirus aid bill 'won't pass the Senate' without business liability protection

foxnews.com - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responds to Sen. Schumer's warning of layoffs without state aid. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Se…

Don’t fall for it: Here’s how journalists can investigate disinformation and media manipulation online

niemanlab.org - Remember this one? The video was posted by Twitter user @NickCiarelli, whose bio said he was an intern with Mike Bloomberg’s short-lived, deep-pocketed presidential campaign, and was viewed more than…

A current list of my top problems in pressthink, April 2020

pressthink.org - 1. The manufacture of confusion. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the American economy, and killed more than 50,000 people— in an election year. After this was published, Nate Silver said he disp…

“We are so F****d”: Joe Biden Town Hall Sparks Fears of a Clinton Rerun

mintpressnews.com - Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden held a public online discussion with 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton yesterday, where she officially endorsed him for president. Th…

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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