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At The Lincoln Memorial, Trump Tells Fox He's Been Treated Worse Than Lincoln

mavenroundtable.io - Yet he treats everyone in a manner I have never seen used by a POTUS before. He calls females "dogs" and nasty. He treats everyone worse than any other politician I have known and he expects "fair" t…

Live U.S. updates: Trump confident about reopening states as coronavirus death toll passes 67,000

washingtonpost.com - By Teo Armus and close Teo Armus Reporter on the Morning Mix team Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Antonia Noori Farzan close Antonia Noori Farzan Reporter for the Morning Mix Email EmailBio BioFollow…

Trump Berates George W. Bush for Calling for Unity During the Coronavirus

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 Saturday, Preside…

Coronavirus live news: Japan extends state of emergency as global cases top 3.5m

theguardian.com - The French prime minister Édouard Philippe will present more details of the government’s deconfinement or end of lockdown plan as well as the bill extending the “state of health emergency” until 24 J…

With testing, Iceland claims major success against COVID-19

apnews.com - HVAMMSTANGI, Iceland (AP) — Winter storms isolated the northern village of Hvammstangi from the rest of Iceland. Then spring brought the coronavirus, isolating villagers from each other. Now, as summ…

J. Crew files for bankruptcy, the first national retail casualty of the coronavirus pandemic

washingtonpost.com - J. Crew has temporarily shut all 492 of its stores and outlets during the coronavirus pandemic. (Jamie Squire/Photographer: /Getty) By Abha Bhattarai close Abha Bhattarai Reporter covering the retail…

‘We don’t know how it will end’: Hunger stalks amid virus

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — When all this started — when the coronavirus began stalking humanity like an animal hunting prey, when she and her husband lost their restaurant jobs overnight as the world shut dow…

Is air pollution making the coronavirus pandemic even more deadly?

theguardian.com - Patients with severe Covid-19 are twice as likely to have had pre-existing respiratory diseases and three times as likely to have had cardiovascular problems. And decades of gold standard research ha…

Trump says it’s safe to reopen states as governors grapple with loosening restrictions

washingtonpost.com - By Felicia Sonmez, close Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post's breaking political news team Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Meryl Kornfield and close Meryl Kornfield Reporter Emai…

What are the 'reopen' protesters really saying?

theconversation.com - The “anti-lockdown” and #Reopen protests in the U.S. have powerful and secretive backers, but there are real Americans on the streets expressing their opinions. As an ethnographer – someone who studi…

Update: Number Of Unemployed Now Over 30 Million

popularresistance.org - Above photo: Edwards Cinemas keeps its lights on as it stays empty on a Friday night in Houston on March 20, 2020. Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer. Congress must act to mitig…

While Trump minimizes the toll, government orders 100,000 new body bags

nbcnews.com - WASHINGTON — The federal government placed orders for well over 100,000 new body bags to hold victims of COVID-19 in April, according to internal administration documents obtained by NBC News, as wel…

The Rest of the World Is Laughing at Trump

theatlantic.com - It looks, at first, like one of a zillion unfunny video clips that now circulate on the internet: “Once Upon a Virus” features cheap animation, cheesy music, and sarcastic dialogue between China—repr…

The Israeli vaccine that may protect humanity from the next epidemic

haaretz.com - A year and a half ago, biochemist Prof. Ruth Arnon, Israel Prize recipient for medicine and past president of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, received an email from the editor of a sci…

She Predicted the Coronavirus. What Does She Foresee Next?

nytimes.com - I told Laurie Garrett that she might as well change her name to Cassandra. Everyone is calling her that anyway. She and I were Zooming — that’s a verb now, right? — and she pulled out a 2017 book, “W…

David Icke, Man Behind Coronavirus 5G Conspiracy, Has YouTube Channel Shuttered for Sharing Misinformation

newsweek.com - YouTube has deleted the account of David Icke, a conspiracy theorist who has touted the myth that the COVID-19 pandemic is linked to 5G. Icke's account was removed after YouTube decided he broke its …

"I'm starving now": World faces unprecedented hunger crisis amid coronavirus pandemic

cbsnews.com - It's Friday morning in Alexandra township – a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg – and dozens of people are gathered in a field outside a food distributio…

Biden's Accuser Says She Never Explicitly Accused Biden Of Assault In Report

mavenroundtable.io - Tara Reade has accused Joe Biden of sexual assault. She now says assault was never mentioned when she filed a report about it, according to the Guardian. Reade claimed she was too scared to mention s…

Millions of Credit-Card Customers Can’t Pay. Lenders Are Bracing For Impact.

mavenroundtable.io - As millions of Americans are unable to afford the month’s credit-card payments, big banks are expecting to take a hit, according to The Wall Street Journal. An early indicator of the economy’s strugg…

Global Backlash Builds Against China Over Coronavirus

nytimes.com - BRUSSELS — Australia has called for an inquiry into the origin of the virus. Germany and Britain are hesitating anew about inviting in the Chinese tech giant Huawei. President Trump has blamed China …

India virus lockdown extended by two weeks

bbc.com - The national coronavirus lockdown in India has been extended beyond 4 May for another two weeks. New guidelines, outlined on Friday, update the country's designated red, green and orange zoning syste…

The Covid-19 Riddle: Why Does the Virus Wallop Some Places and Spare Others?

nytimes.com - The coronavirus has killed so many people in Iran that the country has resorted to mass burials, but in neighboring Iraq, the body count is fewer than 100. The Dominican Republic has reported nearly …

Food Supply Chain Not Yet in Danger — But Its Workers Are

theintercept.com - Are we going to run out of food? That primal question seemed to be on the minds of many Americans when the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic first became clear. As society went into lockdown, milli…

New York reportedly paid $69 million for ventilators to an engineer with no background in medical supplies at the recommendation of the White House coronavirus task force

news.yahoo.com - The state of New York paid $69 million for ventilators to a man with no background in medical supplies after he tweeted at President Donald Trump and the White House coronavirus task force recommende…

The Supreme Court Confro

newyorker.com - During his confirmation hearing, in 2018, Brett Kavanaugh insisted that “one of the greatest moments in American judicial history” was the case of United States v. Nixon, in 1974. In a unanimous deci…

Fake News: Who starts viral misinformation?

bbc.co.uk - Specialist disinformation reporter Marianna Spring has investigated lots of misleading stories circulating online during the pandemic.

No shows, no slots, no visitors: Coronavirus devastates Las Vegas

washingtonpost.com - The Washington Post logo Gift Subscriptions Try 1 month for $1 Gift Subscriptions Username Sign In My Post My Reading List Account Settings Newsletters & alerts Gift subscriptions Contact us Help des…

Why offering businesses immunity from coronavirus liability is a bad idea

theconversation.com - Governors around the country are attempting to restart the economy by easing restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The prospect of returning to “normal” amid a pandemic has bus…

Reopening in Words Only? - PaulCraigRoberts.org

paulcraigroberts.org - The “reopenings” underway in 30 states in the US might be in words only just as the ballyhooed “open” Swedish economy is not open in fact and has been closed by non-participation. The Swedish Riksban…

A US Senator Wants To Know Which Federal Authorities Are Using Clearview AI To Track The Coronavirus

buzzfeednews.com - The US is early in its efforts to use digital contact tracing — which, broadly speaking, is any piece of technology or mobile app that can be used to see where a COVID-19 patient has gone and whom th…

Florida curtails reporting of coronavirus death numbers by county medical examiners

news.yahoo.com - Florida health officials have halted the publication of up-to-the-minute death statistics related to the coronavirus pandemic that have, by law, been compiled by medical examiners in the state. The d…

Tanzania to import coronavirus 'herbal cure'

bbc.co.uk - The president of Tanzania says he will send a plane to Madagascar to import a herbal tonic which has been touted as a cure for coronavirus by the country's president. Congo-Brazzaville's president ha…

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 60,000 people— in an election year. There is going to be a campaign to prevent America…

The world is on lockdown. So where are all the carbon emissions coming from?

grist.org - Pedestrians have taken over city streets, people have almost entirely stopped flying, skies are blue (even in Los Angeles!) for the first time in decades, and global CO2 emissions are on-track to dro…

Opinion | Trump’s purge of inspectors general is a crisis. Alarm bells should be going off everywhere.

washingtonpost.com - Michael Atkinson, inspector general for the intelligence community, arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington for closed-door questioning on Oct. 4, 2019. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) By Andrew Bakaj, Jo…

Gilead Sciences exporting remdesivir, CEO says

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - The head of the maker of remdesivir, an anti-viral shown to reduce recovery times in COVID-19 patients, said Sunday the company has been exporting the drug and is making it availab…

The Scientific Erotica Book Club

theparisreview.org - For the rest of the week, we’ll publish a strip each day from Tom Gauld’s new collection Department of Mind-Blowing Theories, in which the acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator trains his trademark wi…Subscribe


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