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- Today’s Top Stories: April 2, 2020Coronavirus update: 962,977 infected, up from 905,279 yesterday. 49,180 deaths, up from 45,497 yesterday. Relevant COVID-19 stories: Pentagon Confirms It’s Seeking 100,000 Body Bags in Virus CrisisTrump’s new coronavirus argument: 2 million people are being saved Economy Update: https://www.thestreet.com/quote/djia/dow-jones-industrial-average-today.html DJIA is, surprisingly, UP near 300 points, at 21k. I say surprising because the US just broke another record for jobless claims – 6.6 million, over 2x the record we set two weeks ago (3.28 million jobless claims for the cycle ending March 15). Relevant Economy stories: Fed Temporarily Eases Capital Requirements for Big Banks – let's pour some gas … Read more
- “Leading disease forecasters, whose research the White House used to conclude 100,000 to 240,000 people will die nationwide from the coronavirus, were mystified when they saw the administration’s projection this […]
- New York Times: “Because of his unique status, he has made himself the point of contact for many agency officials who know that he can force action and issue decisions […]
- “Mortgage lenders are preparing for the biggest wave of delinquencies in history. If the plan to buy time works, they may avert an even worse crisis: Mass foreclosures and mortgage […]
- “A federal judge Thursday kept next week’s presidential primary on track but allowed more time to count absentee ballots after excoriating Wisconsin officials for not doing more to protect voters […]
- “The White House is expected to announce a new policy, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that would urge Americans to wear cloth masks in […]
- Battling an outbreak, the commanding officer of the USS Roosevelt wrote a blunt letter that appeared in the media.
- Wash. nursing home where outbreak took hold faces $611,000 fine, possible loss of funding after federal inspectors find deficienciesIn a letter to the Life Care Center of Kirkland, federal inspectors wrote that the nursing home failed to report an outbreak of respiratory illness to local authorities for two weeks, gave inadequate care to its residents during the outbreak and failed to provide 24-hour emergency doctor services. The facility, which is tied to at […]
- White House guidance, still under debate, would be a reversal of earlier mask recommendations and signals seriousness of outbreak across the United States
- Descendants young and old gather annually to reconnect and celebrate family traditions.
- “The future is not good anywhere,” says one epidemiologist. “But Florida has been late taking action that might help." Palm Beach Town Manager Kirk Blouin said if the state had been faster to clamp down, the spread of the virus in Florida might have been contained more quickly.
Late Breaking News…
- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced a statewide shelter-in-place order on Wednesday night in an effort to curtail the rapid spread of the coronavirus in his […]
- The Trump Organization has reportedly asked about delaying payments to loans and other financial obligations after the coronavirus pandemic closed most of its resorts, hotels, […]
- The Internal Revenue Service plans to send electronic payments as soon as late next week to millions of Americans as part of the $2 trillion […]
- People who do not have direct deposit information on file with the Internal Revenue Service may have to wait up to 20 weeks to receive […]
- The Trump administration is expected to announce as soon as Thursday that all Americans should wear cloth masks or other face coverings if they go […]
- A nurse in NYC ended her maternity leave early to help her colleagues on the frontline.
- The number of cases has doubled in less than a week, according to the latest figures.
- The pandemic has come as a devastating blow to an already slowing economy.
- The government seems to have acted faster than many other states to tackle Covid-19, writes Andrew Harding.
- A selection of the best photos from across the continent this week.
- by Dara Lind ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. For the first time since the enactment of the Refugee Act in 1980, people who come to the U.S. saying they fear persecution in their home countries are being turned […]
- by Kiah Collier, Vianna Davila and Perla Trevizo ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article is co-published with The Texas Tribune, as part of an investigative partnership. HOUSTON — At least 25 parishioners filed into a beige-brick church […]
- Now That Coronavirus Is Inside This Adult Home for the Elderly or Mentally Ill, It May Be Impossible to Stopby Joaquin Sapien ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Over the years, Elmhurst residents have learned to mostly ignore the bedraggled and destitute residents who quarrel over cigarettes and beg for change outside the Queens Adult Care Center. But […]
- by Peter Elkind ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. As America’s coronavirus crisis has mushroomed, President Donald Trump has repeatedly touted the efforts of businesses to meet a desperate nation’s needs. “It’s been really amazing to see these big, […]
- by Lydia DePillis and Lisa Song ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. With the coronavirus outbreak creating an unprecedented demand for medical supplies and equipment, New York state has paid 20 cents for gloves that normally cost less than […]
- J. Edward Moreno / The Hill: Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert and member of the Trump administration's coronavirus task force, said he doesn't know why some states still do not have a “stay-at-home” order in place to steam the spread of […]
- CNN: Trump campaign sends letter to Sessions demanding he stop invoking Trump — Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's campaign has sent a letter to Jeff Sessions demanding the former attorney general stop using Trump's name in his campaign materials for his US Senate bid.
- One America News Network to White House Correspondents' Association: Who needs ya? (Erik Wemple/Washington Post)Erik Wemple / Washington Post: One America News Network to White House Correspondents' Association: Who needs ya? — One America News Network (OANN), a rabidly pro-Trump television outlet, declared on Thursday evening that it won't await its turn for a seat in the coronavirus-reorganized White House briefing room.
- Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (The White House)The White House: Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing — THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much everybody. Thank you. So, America continues to wage all-out war to defeat the virus — this horrible, horrible virus.
- Susan Collins on coronavirus, Trump and what Congress might do next (Jessica Piper/Bangor Daily News)Jessica Piper / Bangor Daily News: Susan Collins on coronavirus, Trump and what Congress might do next — Click here for the latest coronavirus news, which the BDN has made free for the public. You can support this mission by purchasing a digital subscription. — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine on Thursday largely praised […]
- The coronavirus stimulus bill signed by President Trump last week permits Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to waive parts of the federal special education law, The New York Times …
- Public health experts whose research was used by the White House to reach the conclusion that 100,000 to 240,000 people will die nationwide from the coronavirus are unsure how the administr…
- Every state needs to follow social distancing guidelines for the U.S. to successfully fight the coronavirus, White House coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx said Thursday.Despite the relati…
- The Walt Disney Co. will furlough some of its workers because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced Thursday.Disney said it will begin furloughing employees "whose jobs aren't necessary at this time…
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is suspending all evictions and foreclosures in the state for the next 45 days to ensure that residents will remain in their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic. Th…
- After some locals labelled the border closure a ‘detour’, Queensland police are now enforcing a ‘hard closure’ to dismay of twin towns residentsFollow the Australia coronavirus blog for live news and updatesSign up for Coronavirus: Australia at a glance, our daily email newsletterCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsThe great wall of Coolangatta […]
- Reporters say measures are being used to deny them access to information on pandemic Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHungarian journalists say a new law supposedly aimed at fighting the coronavirus will make objective reporting of the pandemic harder and leave them open to facing court cases or even jail time for their […]
- Growers from Ireland to Spain says coronavirus lockdown has stopped migrant workers from arrivingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAt this time of year John Greene is usually preparing to welcome dozens of Slovakian strawberry pickers for another harvest at his farm in County Wexford in south-east Ireland.The work is arduous and repetitive and […]
- China announces day of mourning for ‘martyrs’ as city at centre of outbreak seeks to avoid second wave before travel bans liftCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageResidents of Wuhan have been warned to stay indoors and strengthen protection measures, a few days before travel restrictions on the city at the centre of the […]
- DNC confirms nominating convention postponed6.65 million filed for US unemployment last weekUS facing hunger crisis as demand for food banks soarsSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 1.32am BST 12.54am BST Just months before the coronavirus outbreak began, the administration ended a $200m early-warning program for infectious disease, the Los […]
- UN General Assembly approves resolution recognising 'unprecedented effects' of virus as cases surpass one million.
- Millions in underdeveloped regions face penury and deprivation as economic activity grinds to a halt due to lockdown.
- Whether millions live or die depends on the decisions the world's leaders take in the coming days and weeks.
- Pandemic worsens in the United States and Europe as number of confirmed infections worldwide exceeds one million.
- The status quo in the occupied Palestinian territories is 'unacceptable', said Sir Vincent Fean.
News & Guts
- This will be a major change in guidance from the federal government. As early as tomorrow, the White House will announce that all Americans begin to wear face masks or coverings in public to slow the spread of coronavirus. The Washington Post reports: “White House coronavirus task force officials have been considering whether to recommend […]
- How low can he go? As healthcare workers and governors beg and plead for masks, gowns and other personal protective equipment (PPE), Donald Trump replies with this message. One of those complaining is registered nurse Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, She delivered this message to the president during a protest in the Bronx today saying: We are dying. We […]
- Dr. Anthony Fauci, the lead infectious disease expert on the White House’s coronavirus task now needs protection from the federal government. Politico writes: Health department leaders moved to give Fauci an armed security detail by last weekend after the 79-year-old immunologist received unspecified threats and uninvited attention,although the process took several days, said two individuals […]
- The numbers are stunning. The Department of Labor reports that initial jobless claims were 6,648,000 for the week ending 3/28. That’s double what most analysts had estimated. It’s also a new record, topping last week’s record by 3.4 million. In total, 10 million people were laid off in the last two weeks of March. To […]
- Joe Biden has been on the airwaves a lot over the last week offering up his thoughts on how Donald Trump has handled the coronavirus crisis. But at least one person in the White House said she doesn’t want to hear from the former Vice President anymore. Instead she’d like to have Biden go one […]