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« Reply #750 on: May 01, 2020, 06:52:12 am »

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Trump says evidence ties virus to Wuhan lab, threatens tariffs

news.yahoo.com - US President Donald Trump is turning on China over its coronavirus response ahead of his reelection attempt (AFP Photo/MANDEL NGAN) Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened…

Chinese lab conducted extensive research on deadly bat viruses, but there is no evidence of accidental release

washingtonpost.com - By Joby Warrick, close Joby Warrick National security reporter covering terrorism, rogue states, weapons proliferation Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Ellen Nakashima, close Ellen Nakashima National …

Maryland governor says coronavirus tests acquired from South Korea under guard at undisclosed location

thehill.com - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said Thursday that thousands of coronavirus tests obtained by the state from South Korea are currently protected in an undisclosed location by the Maryland National Guar…

Hundreds of protesters, some carrying guns in the state Capitol, demonstrate against Michigan's emergency measures

nbcnews.com - Hundreds of people protested outside the Michigan Capitol building in Lansing on Thursday, with some pushing inside while the Legislature was debating an extension of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's state of…

Workers must risk infection or losing unemployment payments

apnews.com - ATLANTA (AP) — Some of the millions of American workers laid off because of the coronavirus are beginning to face a tough choice — return to work and risk infection, or stay home and risk losing unem…

It’s Slowly Dawning on Trump That He’s Losing

theatlantic.com - It’s far too early to know who will win the 2020 presidential election, but at the moment, President Donald Trump is losing. There’s ample polling to back that up. RealClearPolitics’s average has the…

Whistleblower complaint set to lift lid on Trump pressure to push untried drug

theguardian.com - Donald Trump’s musing over whether cleaning people’s lungs with disinfectant might treat the coronavirus caused a furore but it may be the US president’s pushing of anti-malarial drugs that does far …

Inside the Jail With One of the Country’s Largest Coronavirus…

propublica.org - ProPublica Illinois is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to get weekly updates about our work. This article was produced in partnership with WBEZ, which is a member of t…

Coronavirus: When will I get my unemployment benefits

usatoday.com - Marci Oberst sat down at her computer Tuesday and embarked on what’s become a daily ritual – trying to log onto the Maryland Department of Labor’s website so she can extend her unemployment insurance.

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…

Colorado's Vote-by-Mail System Could Save the 2020 Election. Why Aren't More States Using It?

rollingstone.com - When Wisconsin voters went to the polls on April 7, 2020, they did so during one of the largest pandemics to sweep the country in recent memory. Predictably and tragically, at least 40 Wisconsin vote…

Can antibody tests tell if you're immune to COVID-19?

livescience.com - As the new coronavirus burns its way across the world, scientists are rushing to find ways to identify those who have been infected — including those who have recovered from COVID-19. Those people, t…

24 Hours at the Epicenter of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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A Coronavirus Mystery: Why Are There So Few Cases in South Asia?

foreignpolicy.com - Welcome to Foreign Policy’s weekly South Asia Brief. Today, we attempt to explain why there are so few coronavirus cases across the region. Plus: Another deadly attack rocks Afghanistan, a constituti…

Summer Won’t Save Us From The Coronavirus Pandemic

buzzfeednews.com - The virus similarly disappeared rapidly in aerosol form, decaying by half in about 1 hour and 1.5 minutes, respectively, when exposed to 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures, 20% humidity, and no…

Lawsuit Against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Fails as Stay-At-Home Order Did Not Infringe Rights, Court Finds

newsweek.com - The Michigan Court of Claims has said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order does not infringe on the constitutional rights of residents. The lawsuit, brought by plaintiff Steve Martinko and othe…

Texas reports most deaths in a day from COVID-19 as Gov. Abbott prepares to drop stay-home order

houstonchronicle.com - Texas reported 50 more COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, the most in any one day since the state reported its first deaths in mid-March. The state also reported it had added more than 1,000 new positive c…

The Black Death Killed Feudalism. What Does COVID-19 Mean for Capitalism?

fpif.org - You pay little attention to the systems of your body — circulatory, digestive, pulmonary — unless something goes wrong. These automatic systems ordinarily go about their business, like unseen clockwo…

Czechs facing worst drought for 500 years: Minister

channelnewsasia.com - PRAGUE: The Czech Republic is facing its worst drought in 500 years and some communities could see their supplies run dry, Environment Minister Richard Brabec said on Wednesday (Apr 29). A map presen…

Food Lines a Mile Long in America’s Second-Wealthiest State

nytimes.com - EGG HARBOR, N.J. — Jean Wickham’s two sons are in college. Her husband has worked at the same New Jersey casino for 36 years. She recently felt secure enough to trade her full-time casino job for two…

Ten reasons why a 'Greater Depression' for the 2020s is inevitable

theguardian.com - After the 2007-09 financial crisis, the imbalances and risks pervading the global economy were exacerbated by policy mistakes. So, rather than address the structural problems that the financial colla…

Ending Lockdowns Won’t Revive the Economy

nymag.com - Over the past two months, the U.S. economy has shed more jobs than it had created since the 2008 financial crisis. With another 3.8 million Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week, the c…

The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here

taibbi.substack.com - Earlier this week, Atlantic magazine – fast becoming the favored media outlet for self-styled intellectual elites of the Aspen Institute type – ran an in-depth article of the problems free speech pos…

Opinion | China has turned to bullying to avoid accountability. It may be working on Europe.

washingtonpost.com - Chinese President Xi Jinping talks by video with patients and medical workers at the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province in March. (Xie Huanchi/Xinhua/AP) By Editorial Boa…

Why the coronavirus may be killing more Americans than the government data says

vox.com - It’s long been the consensus of experts that more Americans are dying in the coronavirus pandemic than the official figures indicate. But exactly how many? This week, the first estimate of how many m…

They Were Warned Not to Take Sick Days — Then Six Workers at Their Warehouse Died of Coronavirus

theintercept.com - At least six people who worked in a Long Island, New York, warehouse leased by Broadridge Financial Solutions have died of Covid-19, according to their family members and news reports. Earlier this m…

Why I'm skeptical about Reade's sexual assault claim against Biden: Ex-prosecutor

4/29/joe-biden-sexual-assault-allegation-tara-reade-column/3046962001/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">usatoday.com - A former staffer to Joe Biden in the early '90s has accused the presidential candidate of sexual assault, here's everything you need to know about it. During 28 years as a state and federal prosecuto…

China journalist jailed as free-speech clampdown intensifies

news.yahoo.com - A journalist who had worked for some of China's most powerful propaganda outlets has been jailed for 15 years after being accused of attacking the ruling Communist Party, court documents showed. The …

MSNBC public editor: why pundits and journalists insist on false balance

cjr.org - The earliest mention I could find of “false balance” in news reporting appeared in a 1988 Boston Globe article, “TV Manipulation in the ’88 Campaign.” Ed Siegel, then the Globe’s television critic, t…

Of Two Minds - The Pandemic Is Deepening America's Many Divides

oftwominds.com - And so we've reached the precarious state of disunion in which the only thing the warring elites can agree upon is that the Federal Reserve should rescue their private wealth, regardless of cost or c…

Et tu? Progressive Boomers Are Now Preaching Pro-Biden Lesser-Evilism

mintpressnews.com - The former members of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), a leading Vietnam War-era peace organization, recently circulated an open letter warning today’s young activists to – as the adage g…

Cold War of Trump/Navarro vs China

informationclearinghouse.info - While Trump was snatching the deliveries of Chinese medical equipment bound for Germany and other countries, from transit airports in Thailand and elsewhere; while he was trying to literally bribe a …

MN Demonstrations, Demands to Free Prisoners Escalate

unicornriot.ninja - Maple Grove, MN – Demonstrators have been ramping up organizing efforts to ensure the safety of incarcerated and detained people during the coronavirus state of emergency. The repeated message is tha…

This terrifying hailstone may have set a new world record

treehugger.com - A supercell thunderstorm in Argentina delivered shockingly huge hailstones to the heavily populated city of Villa Carlos Paz. Meet "Victoria's hailstone," pictured above. The massive hunk of ice hurt…


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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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