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« Reply #750 on: May 05, 2020, 07:08:17 am »



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US Government Fears China will Give Away COVID-19 Vaccine for Free

mintpressnews.com - The number of official global coronavirus mortalities surpassed a quarter of a million people today, including over 69,000 in the U.S. (although this is very likely an undercount). Polls show that th…

Trump Administration Projects 200,000 American COVID-19 Deaths by June 1

reason.com - "We're going to lose anywhere from 75-, 80- to 100,000 people," President Donald Trump said on Sunday during a Fox News COVID-19 town hall. That may be an underestimate, according to Centers for Dise…

CDC Coronavirus Draft Suggests Trump Is Ready to Gamble With American Lives

nymag.com - Draft modelling from the Centers for Disease Control projects about 200,000 new cases of COVID-19 “each day” through the end of the month, the New York Times reported on Monday. By June 1, the virus …

Reopening states will cause 233,000 more people to die from coronavirus, according to Wharton model

finance.yahoo.com - New data from the University of Pennsylvania suggests that relaxing lockdowns across U.S. cities and states could have serious consequences for the country’s battle to contain the coronavirus, which …

Five Eyes network contradicts theory Covid-19 leaked from lab

theguardian.com - There is no current evidence to suggest that coronavirus leaked from a Chinese research laboratory, intelligence sources have told the Guardian, contradicting recent White House claims that there is …

Mnuchin to Issue $3 Trillion in Debt After Virus Hobbles Economy

bloomberg.com - An American flag flies above the U.S. Treasury building in Washington. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans to boost U.S. borrowing from April through June by an unprecedented $3 trillion to suppo…

NBC news chief who hired Hugh Hewitt, Megyn Kelly, Greta Van Susteren and ‘protected’ Matt Lauer is out – thank Maddow

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…

The Small-Business Die-Off Is Here

theatlantic.com - Outside of Boston, a marketing company is struggling to figure out how to cover its bills. In Indiana, a dance studio is waiting on three emergency-loan applications. In Baltimore, a deli is closed a…

Trump Used the Coronavirus to Extort Governors Like Ukraine. It Worked.

nymag.com - Last year, President Trump attempted, and very nearly pulled off, a scheme to extort Ukraine. Trump’s ask was simple: He wanted a foreign country to announce an investigation of a political opponent,…

The world came together for a virtual vaccine summit. The U.S. was conspicuously absent.

washingtonpost.com - French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at the Élysée Palace in Paris after Monday’s virtual vaccine summit. (Gonzalo Fuentes/AP) By William Booth, close William Booth London bureau chief Email Email…

Trump cheers on governors even as they ignore White House coronavirus guidelines in race to reopen

washingtonpost.com - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and President Trump participate in a “protecting America’s seniors” event at the White House on Thursday. (R and President Trump participate in a “protecting America’s seniors…

The most accurate model-based prediction of all times

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - The "base case" scenario from the 1972 edition of "The Limits to Growth." This scenario described the trajectory of the world's economy on the basis of the data and assumptions that were judged to be…

“Trump Is Really Aiming to Take Down Fox”: A Group Associated With Donald Trump Jr. Is Buying a Major Stake in OANN

vanityfair.com - When liberals look at Fox News, they tend to see Trump TV: a cable network that, with a few exceptions, has relentlessly pushed his policy objectives, and praised him in the terms that he loves. But …

"The justifications were laughable": Amazon VP quits over the company's firing of protesting employees

mic.com - A senior principal engineer and vice president at Amazon Web Services in Vancouver resigned last week in a blog post sharply critical of the company. According to the post, Tim Bray chose to leave th…

Trump’s Fox News event was deemed ‘a core governmental function’ to bypass federal prohibition

rawstory.com - On Monday, The New York Times reported that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt exploited the coronavirus pandemic to bypass a federal rule that would prohibit President Donald Trump from holding an e…

Coronavirus Causes Blood Clots Harming Organs From Brain to Toes

bloomberg.com - Doctors treat Covid-19 patients in an intensive care unit at a Hospital in Rome, Italy on March 26. Another threat from the lung virus that causes Covid-19 has emerged that may cause swift, sometimes…

Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US

cnn.com - Coronavirus has taken stocks on a wild ride. Here’s how the outbreak is affecting global markets.

How to Track COVID-19 Without Mass Surveillance

reason.com - With lockdowns still in effect across the country, Americans are growing angry and restless. They want to resume their lives. There's a system that could make that possible without increasing the spr…

The price of reopening the economy: tens of thousands of American lives

cnn.com - President Donald Trump now knows the price of the haunting bargain required to reopen the country -- tens of thousands more lives in a pandemic that is getting worse not better. It's one he now appea…

Virus-afflicted 2020 looks like 1918 despite science's march

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a century’s progress in science, 2020 is looking a lot like 1918. In the years between two lethal pandemics, one the misnamed Spanish flu, the other COVID-19, the world lear…

Cinco de Mayo

history.com - Cinco de Mayo History The Battle of Puebla How Long Did the Battle of Puebla Last? Cinco de Mayo in Mexico Why Do We celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the United States? Confusion With Mexican Independence …

Three family members charged in shooting death of security guard who told a customer to put on a face mask

cnn.com - Three family members have been charged in the killing of a security guard who told a customer at a Michigan Family Dollar store to wear a state-mandated face mask, officials said on Monday. Calvin Mu…

Miami Beach closes park just five days after reopening as nearly 8,000 break face mask and distance rules

cnn.com - Not even a week since reopening, the city of Miami Beach closed the popular South Pointe Park back up after thousands of visitors failed to wear face coverings and social distance to slow the spread …

We’re Still Living and Dying in the Slaveholders’ Republic

theatlantic.com - He became a founding father. He coveted his freedom. But for most of his political career, he turned away from talk of founding or fathering a new nation to secure his freedom. As a South Carolina le…

White House Disclaims Projection Showing Surge in Virus Outbreak

bloomberg.com - An internal U.S. government projection shows the nation’s coronavirus outbreak vastly accelerating by June to more than 200,000 new cases and 2,500 deaths per day -- far more than the country is curr…

Stranded at sea for months due to Covid-19 and refused port three times, sailor docks in Fiji

theguardian.com - A Singaporean man has been rescued after being stranded at sea for three months and being turned away from three countries as ports around the world closed due to coronavirus. The man, who has been i…

Brazil’s President Goes to War With Democratic Institutions — and Hopes the Military Has His Back

theintercept.com - “Out with Congress, Supreme Court saboteurs! New anti-communist constitution! Criminalize communism!” read one banner. “Military intervention with Bolsonaro,” read another. A protester waved a sign o…

There's Another Pandemic Sweeping the Country | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - The medical director of the emergency department at New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, Dr. Lorna Breen, 49, died by suicide this week. She died, notin the thick of emergency work in the nation’s e…

New Details Emerge Linking US to Latest Coup Attempt in Venezuela

mintpressnews.com - The government of Venezuela is celebrating after thwarting another foreign-backed coup attempt Sunday, just two days after self-declared another coup attempt by “Interim President” Juan Guaidó ended …

Trump Fires Inspector General Ahead of Damning Whistleblower Complaint About Bogus Coronavirus Cures

theintercept.com - On Friday, while Rick Bright was in the process of filing what promises to be a damning whistleblower complaint to the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, President Dona…

Danse Macabre

stonekettle.com - “The point of civilization is to be civilized; the purpose of action is to perpetuate society, for only in society can philosophy truly take place.” ― Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio “The point of ci…

Report: Russia, Turkey, Iran agree to remove Syria’s Assad

middleeastmonitor.com - The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) expects that Russia, Turkey and Iran will reach a consensus to remove the head of the Syrian regime, Bashar Al-Assad, and establish a ceasefire in exc…

FBI Documents Hint at Israeli Collusion with 2016 Trump Campaign

mintpressnews.com - Menifee, CA (IAK) — Newly released FBI documents suggest that Israeli government officials were in contact with the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and offered “critical intel.” In one of the extens…

8 simple ways to help the birds

treehugger.com - Bird populations in the US and Canada have plummeted by 30 percent since 1970 – here's why, and what we can do. You may have seen the news about a recent study revealing that we've lost almost 3 bill…

She Came To A New Country And Raised Her Daughter By Herself. Then She Died Of The Coronavirus.

buzzfeednews.com - People around the world are remembering family and friends who have died during the coronavirus pandemic. BuzzFeed News is proud to bring you some of their stories. To support our coverage, become a …


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