COVID-19 Coronavirus spreads
Novel coronavirus, denoted 2019-nCoV by the WHO
May 27, 2020
BBC Breaking News on Twitter
“The US becomes the first country in the world to lose 100,000 lives to the coronavirus pandemic https://t.co/mNkXG9kxXw”
May 24, 2020
The Coronavirus Crisis in the U.S. Is a Failure of Democracy | Time
The coronavirus pandemic is not, at root, a failure of public health in the U.S. It’s a failure of democracy, writes former Obama speechwriter David Litt.
May 19, 2020
The Cruelty of Trump’s ICE Under COVID-19 | Boston Review
The Cruelty of Trump’s ICE Under COVID-19 from Boston Review. The pandemic risks turning immigration detention into a death sentence for many, yet the Trump administration has rejected calls for mass humanitarian release, and continues to deport infectious detainees to Latin America.
Germany, France Propose $543 Billion EU Coronavirus Recovery Fund : NPR
The plan is to raise the money through EU-backed bonds and be help the hardest-hit industries and regions. The issue of burden sharing remains controversial among several of the bloc's member states.
Navajo Nation surpasses New York state for highest Covid-19 infection rate in the US - CNN
The Navajo Nation has surpassed New York and New Jersey for the highest per-capita coronavirus infection rate in the US -- another sign of Covid-19's disproportionate impact on minority communities.
Wearing a mask can significantly reduce coronavirus transmission: Study
"The findings implied to the world and the public is that the effectiveness of mask-wearing against the coronavirus pandemic is huge," the study's lead microbiologist said.
May 18, 2020
Coalition of 62 countries back Australia's push for coronavirus pandemic probe | SBS News
India, Japan, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Indonesia, Russia, and all 27 EU member states will back Australia's push for a probe into the coronavirus pandemic.
May 17, 2020
Two Coasts. One Virus. How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as California. — ProPublica
California’s governor and San Francisco’s mayor worked together to act early in confronting the COVID threat. For Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, it was a different story, and 27,000 New Yorkers have died so far.
May 16, 2020
Arizona GOP chair Kelli Ward encourages anti-stay-at-home protesters to dress like health care workers - CNNPolitics
The chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party is encouraging people planning to protest stay-at-home orders imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic to dress like health care workers.
McConnell admits he was wrong to say Obama didn't leave Trump a pandemic 'game plan'
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., admitted Thursday that he was wrong when he said earlier this week that the Obama administration never left a plan for President Donald Trump for how to handle a pandemic.
May 14, 2020
FBI seizes Sen. Richard Burr's phone in coronavirus stock sales probe
A spokeswoman for Sen. Richard Burr declined to comment on a report that the FBI seized his cellphone as part of a probe into stock sales he made just days before the markets tanked.
May 13, 2020
Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks statewide stay-at-home order - Axios
The order had closed schools for the rest of the academic year.
Teen girls, staff at Michigan treatment facility have coronavirus
"We were not eligible to test. Which boggles my mind," said Paul Whitney, vice president for residential treatment at Wolverine Human Services.
Coronavirus Vaccine: Reasons To Be Optimistic
The ideal vaccine should protect everyone and cause lifelong defenses with a single dose.
Mark D. Levine on Twitter
“More kids in NYC have been confirmed with pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome, possibly covid-related. ==> 82 cases now, up from 52 yesterday. Critical that parents call a doc immediately if children have persistent fever, trouble breathing, rash, abdominal pain etc.”
May 11, 2020
COVID-19 Cases at One Texas Immigration Detention Center… — ProPublica
Coronavirus infections continue to rise at migrant detention facilities in towns with limited resources. Some local governments want details on what’s…
May 09, 2020
COVID-19 Took Black Lives First. It Didn’t Have To.
In Chicago, 70 of the city’s 100 first recorded victims of COVID-19 were black. Their lives were rich, and their deaths cannot be dismissed as inevitable. Immediate factors could — and should — have been addressed.
May 07, 2020
The three-step plan to relax restrictions and reopen Australia after coronavirus crisis | Coronavirus outbreak | The Guardian
Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has detailed the stages which will see a gradual opening up of society with all stages completed in July
Blacks in Britain are four times as likely to die of coronavirus as whites, data show - The Washington Post
The statistics underscore covid-19’s disproportionate toll on ethnic minorities.
Gavin Newsom on Twitter
“NEW: Today CA released guidance for some lower risk industries to begin re-opening. Starting TOMORROW places like: -clothing stores -bookstores -florists -sporting goods Along with manufacturing and logistics associated can start to re-open. LEARN MORE: https://t.co/xtXFwVeWc2”
May 05, 2020
Study reports mutant coronavirus. It may be more contagious - Los Angeles Times
A mutation in the novel coronavirus has led to a new strain viewed as more contagious than the virus that emerged from China, according to a study led by Los Alamos researchers.
Apr 23, 2020
Congress Approves $484 Billion In Ongoing Economic Rescue Effort : NPR
It is the fourth measure approved by Congress in less than two months to combat the pandemic. This one, totaling $484 billion, will supply fresh funding to a new small business lending program.
Two cats in New York are first pets known to have coronavirus in the US - CNN
Two cats in New York have been infected with the novel coronavirus, federal officials announced Wednesday. Both had mild respiratory symptoms and are expected to make a full recovery.
Apr 21, 2020
Nurses union sues New York state, claims 'grossly inadequate' coronavirus protections
The New York State Nurses Association files lawsuit vs. two hospitals and state, citing 'health and safety' concerns over coronavirus.
Apr 20, 2020
Hero healthcare workers stand in street to block right-wing protest against Colorado stay-at-home order – Raw Story
“When they’re telling us not to contribute to what they’re seeing in the hospital every day, listen.” A small group of frontline healthcare workers dressed in scrubs stood in the middle of a busy street in Denver, Colorado on Sunday to block hundreds of right-wing protestors traveling to a demonstration against Gov. Jared Polis’ stay-at-home […]
Chase Woodruff on Twitter
“Remarkable scene at 12th and Grant, where two healthcare workers from a Denver-area hospital — they declined to say which or give their names — are standing in the crosswalk during red lights as a “reminder,” they say, of why shutdown measures are in place.”
Apr 18, 2020
Protesters Want States To Reopen The Economy Ending Anti-Coronavirus Closures : NPR
Some businesses and activists want to end prolonged closures that were imposed to block the spread of the coronavirus. Health experts warn a premature opening could create another surge of the virus.
Apr 14, 2020
Illinois governor on testing assistance: 'I've given up' on any federal promises | TheHill
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) said he has "given up" on promises for coronavirus aid from the federal government amid an escalating feud between him and President Trump.
Apr 03, 2020
Trump Falsely Claims He Inherited 'Empty' Stockpile - FactCheck.org
More than once, President Donald Trump has falsely claimed that the federal stockpile of emergency medicine and supplies he inherited from his predecessor was an “empty shelf.”
Apr 01, 2020
Every Vaccine and Treatment in Development for COVID-19, So Far
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to skyrocket, healthcare researchers around the world are working tirelessly to defeat the virus.
Mar 27, 2020
House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care...
Mar 26, 2020
As the Coronavirus Hit, Jared Kushner’s Company Told Renters to Take Action to Pay “ASAP” – Mother Jones
The family firm of the president's son in law could benefit from a federal bailout.
Mar 24, 2020
Person under 18 dies of coronavirus in Los Angeles, health experts report - Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County officials confirmed four more COVID-19 deaths, including an individual under the age of 18.
Voting by Mail Would Reduce Coronavirus Transmission but It Has Other Risks — ProPublica
As COVID-19 spreads, many are proposing to hold the November election by mail. Without careful preparation, though, the transition could run into logistical problems and provide opportunities for voter fraud.
Kaivan Shroff on Twitter
“BREAKING: A child has died of Coronavirus in Los Angeles. The first child to die from the virus in the U.S. so far. A tragic reminder that this is indeed a pandemic that affects everyone.”
Mar 23, 2020
Trump Claim That Malaria Drugs Treat Coronavirus Sparks Warnings, Shortages - WSJ
Health officials across the world are issuing warnings over the use of antimalarial drugs after President Trump’s comments about treating the coronavirus with them sparked panic-buying and overdoses.
Mar 20, 2020
Yuval Noah Harari: the world after coronavirus | Free to read | Financial Times
This storm will pass. But the choices we make now could change our lives for years to come
Mar 19, 2020
Coronavirus: How safer at home order for L.A. county works - Los Angeles Times
The new L.A. County "Safer at Home" order works to fight the spread of coronavirus with closures of non-essential stores, playgrounds and bans gatherings of 10 or more people.
Senator Richard Burr Warned Of Coronavirus Effects In Private Meeting : NPR
Sen. Richard Burr issued a warning at a private event weeks ago to prepare for dire effects from the coronavirus, going further than his more public comments, according to a recording obtained by NPR.
Gavin Newsom on Twitter
“CA is issuing a statewide, mandatory STAY AT HOME order. Those that work in critical sectors should go to work. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and more will stay open. We need to meet this moment and flatten the curve together. Go to https://t.co/xtXFwVeWc2 to learn more.”
Mar 13, 2020
NPR on Twitter
“JUST IN: Nancy Pelosi says the House will vote today on a bill responding to the coronavirus outbreak. She said the bill would include paid sick and family leave, expanded unemployment assistance, and nutrition assistance for children and seniors. https://t.co/1UO5bTIQ6y”
Mar 12, 2020
Why Trump Intentionally Misnames the Coronavirus - The Atlantic
When conservative figures continually refer to the “Wuhan virus” or “Chinese coronavirus,” it’s clear they’re doing it to make a point.