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« Reply #750 on: May 10, 2020, 07:20:50 am »

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Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 4 million; more than 2,500 new cases in Florida since reopening Monday

abcnews.go.com - The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 279,000 people worldwide. Over 4 million people across the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory v…

Coronavirus live news: three White House Covid-19 taskforce members go into self-quarantine

theguardian.com - They prepared for icy cold and trained to be on the watch for polar bears, but a pandemic just wasn’t part of the program. Now dozens of scientists are waiting in quarantine for the all-clear to join…

As deaths mount, Trump tries to convince Americans it’s safe to inch back to normal

washingtonpost.com - President Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House to board Marine One on May 5 for a trip to Arizona. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Josh Dawsey, close Josh Dawsey Reporter cove…

72 got COVID-19 after being at large event

channel3000.com - MADISON, Wis. — More than 70 people who tested positive for the coronavirus since an April 24 rally at the Wisconsin state Capitol indicated they had attended a large gathering, but the state Departm…

Why Weren’t We Ready for the Coronavirus?

newyorker.com - One of Shi’s co-authors on that paper was a longtime collaborator of hers named Peter Daszak, who is the president of EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit scientific group, based in New York, devoted to b…

Russia virus surge mutes WWII celebrations as world economy reels

news.yahoo.com - Soaring coronavirus infections forced Russia to scale back World War II victory celebrations on Saturday, as the worldwide death toll surged past 275,000 and lockdowns pushed millions into unemployme…

This Is the Future of the Pandemic

nytimes.com - By now we know — contrary to false predictions — that the novel coronavirus will be with us for a rather long time. “Exactly how long remains to be seen,” said Marc Lipsitch, an infectious disease ep…

Whistleblower Details How HHS Officials Refused to Secure N95 Masks as Pandemic Loomed

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theintercept.com - A whistleblower complaint filed earlier this week partially solves the mystery of how the country with the most expensive health care system on earth wound up unable to provide enough face masks to p…

In the early days of the pandemic, the U.S. government turned down an offer to manufacture millions of N95 masks in America

washingtonpost.com - Mike Bowen, vice president of Prestige Ameritech, stands with a truckload of masks to be sent to MD Anderson Cancer Center. (Elizabeth Givens) By Aaron C. Davis close Aaron C. Davis Investigative rep…

The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying

theatlantic.com - Updated at 12:25 p.m. ET on May 9, 2020. Six weeks ago, Ahmaud Arbery went out and never came home. Gregory and Travis McMichael, who saw Arbery running through their neighborhood just outside of Bru…

The 1918 Flu Pandemic Killed Millions. So Why Does Its Cultural Memory Feel So Faint?

slate.com - The Oakland Municipal Auditorium serves as a temporary hospital with volunteer nurses from the American Red Cross tending the sick there during the influenza pandemic of 1918, in Oakland, California.…

White House virus task force members self-isolate

bbc.com - Three members of the White House coronavirus task force are self-isolating for two weeks after possible exposure to the illness. Dr Anthony Fauci, who has become the public face of the fight against …

Fight Over Virus’s Death Toll Opens Grim New Front in Election Battle

nytimes.com - The claim was tailor-made for President Trump’s most steadfast backers: Federal guidelines are coaching doctors to mark Covid-19 as the cause of death even when it is not, inflating the pandemic’s de…

Workers Are No Longer Heroes, Kroger Concludes

nymag.com - What Kroger giveth, Kroger taketh away. The national grocery-store chain will end a $2 per hour “hero pay” bonus for workers on May 17, the United Food and Commercial Workers union announced on Thurs…

To Stay Afloat in the Pandemic, Doctors’ Offices Turn to GoFundMe

undark.org - A few weeks ago, I received an unsettling email. The staff at my daughter’s pediatrician’s office — a family-run private practice in Brooklyn that serves more than 3,800 patients — was shifting to pa…

Pandemics Leave Us Forever Altered

theatlantic.com - In 2008 a young economist named Craig Garthwaite went looking for sick people. He found them in the National Health Interview Survey. Conducted annually by the U.S. Census Bureau since 1957, the NHIS…

Is it safe to visit your mother on Mother's Day? A doctor offers a decision checklist

theconversation.com - As a physician, mother, daughter and socially responsible human, I’m finding Mother’s Day to be complicated for me this year, as it is for millions. Questions of whether and how to see my adult child…

Seoul closes bars and clubs over fears of second virus wave

news.yahoo.com - Seoul (AFP) - South Korea's capital has ordered the closure of all clubs and bars after a burst of new cases sparked fears of a second coronavirus wave as President Moon Jae-in urged the public to re…

Abrupt Ecosystem Collapse

counterpunch.org - A new study in Nature (April 2020) casts a disturbing light on the prospects of abrupt ecosystem collapse. The report analyzes the probabilities of collapsing ecosystems en masse, and not simply the …

Opinion | ‘You Will Not Live to See Your Next Birthday’

nytimes.com - Lately, he and Buba have been staying at home — Covid-19 gives them no choice — while he works on the memoir on which this column is based. “¿Es una tontería?” he wonders after showing me a draft. I …

Shooting of Ahmaud Arbery ‘fueled by the rise of Trumpism’: ex-GOP House spokesperson

rawstory.com - On MSNBC Saturday, former Breitbart staffer and GOP congressional spokesman Kurt Bardella warned that President Donald Trump’s rhetoric is empowering racist killings like the tragedy that occurred in…

Tony Soprano Is Alive and Well in This New Sopranos Quarantine Scene

vulture.com - It’s not an official answer to the most debated question in television history, but hey, gather ’round with some gabagool anyway. Or better yet, talk it over with your therapist. On the newest episod…

Off-Duty Cop Among Mob in North Carolina That Forced Into Black Woman's Home

theroot.com - A group of white people armed with weapons demanded entry into the home of a black woman and her son in Pender County, North Carolina, late last Sunday night and refused to leave. Reportedly leading …

Black Americans are bearing the brunt of coronavirus recession – this should come as no surprise

theconversation.com - As the COVID-19 pandemic worsened in April, many Americans were shocked by the extent that black Americans were being disproportionately impacted: higher infection rates, more deaths and greater job …

What Democracy Will Fall Next?

foreignpolicy.com - In March, Hungary became the first democracy to succumb to the coronavirus. With stunning speed, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban jammed through an emergency decree that gave him extraordinary p…

In Canada, a government program to support local news tries to determine who’s most deserving

niemanlab.org - Before the novel coronavirus struck the United States, there was already a small-but-measurable groundswell of support for more government support for local news. But the virus and its devastating ef…

The Undark Interview: John Ioannidis Responds to His Critics

undark.org - In mid-March, the Stanford University scientist John Ioannidis wrote a short, viral essay for STAT arguing that the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic could be “a once-in-a-century evidence fia…

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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