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Inside the extraordinary race to invent a coronavirus vaccine

washingtonpost.com - Ian Haydon, 29, a public information specialist at the University of Washington, was one of the first people to receive an experimental coronavirus vaccine. (Ian Haydon) By Carolyn Y. Johnson close C…

What the Coronavirus Models Can’t See

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. On April 20, less th…

'How is this possible?' Researchers grapple with Covid-19's mysterious mechanism

theguardian.com - Respiratory physician Dr David Darley says something peculiar happens to a small group of Covid-19 patients on day seven of their symptoms. “Up until the end of that first week, they’re stable,” says…

Warren Buffett dumps US airline stocks, saying 'world has changed' after Covid-19

theguardian.com - Warren Buffett, the legendary American investor, has sold his firm’s entire holdings in the four major US airlines, warning that the “world has changed” for the aviation industry because of the coron…

Coronavirus live news: global cases near 3.5 million as travel within China up 50% since April

theguardian.com - Six new polio cases have been reported in Afghanistan as the war-torn country recorded its highest one-day rise of new coronavirus cases and deaths, triggered by the continued surge of transmission i…

Maryland cancels $12.5 million PPE contract with firm started by GOP operatives

washingtonpost.com - The state of Maryland on Saturday canceled a contract to purchase 1.5 million N95 masks from a firm started by Republican operatives after failing to receive masks or ventilators. (Justin Chin/Bloomb…

Emerging from lockdown: '46 days in the house was enough'

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — From the United States to Europe and Asia, people in many parts of the world are emerging from their homes as virus-related restrictions begin to ease and springtime temperatures climb.

Trump Moves to Replace Watchdog Who Identified Critical Medical Shortages

nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — President Trump moved on Friday night to replace a top official at the Department of Health and Human Services who angered him with a report last month highlighting supply shortages and …

Pandemic Journal

nybooks.com - Jane Barlow/AFP via Getty Images This is the current edition in a running series of dispatches by New York Review writers that is documenting the coronavirus outbreak with updates from around the wor…

Jane Ganahl, et al: Elder Women Speak about the Virus

voxpopulisphere.com - Women over 60 share their coronavirus stories—from becoming a grandmother to dancing in the street. Jane Ganahl, Bay Area, California Born 1952 With news that oldsters like me are most at risk for th…

I Have Seen the Future—And It’s Not the Life We Knew

theatlantic.com - Last week, confined to my home in America, I glimpsed the future. Or more precisely, one of several possible post-pandemic futures. Christopher Suzanne, an American who teaches English in Wuhan, Chin…

U.S. public ‘firmly opposed’ to reopening the economy immediately

news.harvard.edu - This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developm…

Mobile Phone Data Show More Americans Are Leaving Their Homes, Despite Orders

npr.org - State leaders are considering reopening economies and allowing people to leave their homes, but more and more Americans appear to be doing so on their own. Emerging data suggest that though people dr…

Florida man stalks beach as Grim Reaper to protest reopening amid pandemic

theguardian.com - Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, announced on Friday that state parks will soon reopen, even as the coronavirus pandemic continued and Death himself stalked the beaches of the Sunshine state. In fai…

Coronavirus death toll: CDC data says it's much greater than indicated

usatoday.com - Federal data released this week shows that the number of deaths recorded in the U.S. this year is higher than normal, outpacing deaths attributed to COVID-19 in states that have been hit hardest by t…

US Intel Community Says Coronavirus Was Not Made In a Lab

defenseone.com - The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was likely not produced in a lab, though it remains possible that a lab’s mishandling of the virus contributed to its spread, the head of U.S. intelligence said in a Thursd…

34 days of pandemic: Inside Trump’s desperate attempts to reopen America

washingtonpost.com - President Trump walks away from the podium to play a video during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic at the White House on April 13. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Philip Rucker, close P…

'Over our dead bodies': Lindsey Graham vows Congress won't extend additional $600 coronavirus-related unemployment benefits, as US death toll crosses the 60,000 mark

businessinsider.com - South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday Congress would extend the additional $600 unemployment benefit provided in the coronavirus relief package past July only "over our dead bodies." His …

Through Creative Accounting, Trump Tries to Cast America’s Death Toll as an Achievement

theintercept.com - That Germany and South Korea are also densely populated indicates that there are other factors at play, but the first wave of outbreaks in Europe and the U.S. have been most intense in major cities a…

‘Murder Hornets’ in the U.S.: The Rush to Stop the Asian Giant Hornet

nytimes.com - A dead Asian giant hornet rests on entomologist Chris Looney’s jacket in Blaine, Wash. The queens can grow to two inches long, and the hornets can wipe out a honeybee hive in a matter of hours. BLAIN…

Stock-dumping Georgia senator’s campaign is swirling down the drain: internal GOP poll

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…

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…

Senate to return to Washington as Congress struggles to reconcile constitutional duties with risk of pandemic

washingtonpost.com - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) arrives at the U.S. Capitol on April 21. (Patrick Semansky/AP) By Mike DeBonis and close Mike DeBonis Congressional reporter covering the House of Repre…

Trump’s Nationalism Advances on a Trajectory to Violence

theintercept.com - Ever since Donald Trump declared his presidential candidacy and rank racism in 2015, those of us who’d witnessed the nationalist undoing in the Balkans at the end of the last millennium have found th…

Coronavirus sweeping through massive US prison population

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - A massive wave of coronavirus infections is blasting through the world's largest prison population in the United States even as officials begin opening up their economies, saying t…

“Exceptionally Dire”: Secondary Impacts of Covid-19 Could Increase Global Poverty and Hunger

theintercept.com - More than 234,000 people worldwide have already died of Covid-19, and before the pandemic finishes, it could kill hundreds of thousands, even millions, more. But the final toll is destined to be far …

Twitter locks out Candace Owens for call to ‘stand up’ to Michigan governor over Covid lockdown – Trump supporters scream BIAS

rt.com - “Candace tweeted that people in Michigan should go back to work. What rule did she break? Not even Twitter can say,” tweeted Turning Point USA chief creative officer Benny Johnson on Saturday, along …

Kent State and the War That Never Ended

newyorker.com - Phillip Lafayette Gibbs met Dale Adams when they were in high school, in Ripley, Mississippi, a town best known as the home of William Faulkner’s great-grandfather, who ran a slave plantation, fought…

Opinion | Americans are in the dark on one of the Trump administration’s key coronavirus response tools

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington on April 4. (Tasos Katopodis/Bloomberg) By Katie Porter April 28, 2020 at 4:59 PM EDT Katie Porter, a …

This Doctor Is Fueling Coronavirus Conspiracies — And The Far Right Is Taking Notice

buzzfeednews.com - BuzzFeed News has reporters across five continents bringing you trustworthy stories about the impact of the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, O…

Kayleigh McEnany promises press she will 'never lie' to them and then starts lying

lancastercourier.com - White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany held her first press briefing behind the podium on Friday, and it became an instant train wreck of lies as soon as she answered the first question. Her pr…

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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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