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8:15 PM ET, March 21, 2020

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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The media must stop live-broadcasting Trump's dangerous, destructive coronavirus briefings  —  More and more each day, President Trump is using his daily briefings as a substitute for the campaign rallies that have been forced into extinction by the spread of the coronavirus.
Jessica Williams / NOLA.com:
This 39-year-old New Orleans woman tested for coronavirus.  She died before getting her results.  —  She tested for coronavirus, and her results were delayed.  Five days later, she was dead in her kitchen.  —  On March 10, Natasha Ott, 39, felt the beginnings of a cold coming on.
Discussion: Raw Story
Erin Banco / The Daily Beast:
White House Pushes U.S. Officials to Criticize China For Coronavirus ‘Cover-Up’  —  A State Department cable obtained by The Daily Beast says the U.S. and the American people are the “greatest humanitarians the world has ever known.”  —  As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow …
Discussion: Breitbart
Lizzie Presser / ProPublica:
A Medical Worker Describes Terrifying Lung Failure From COVID-19 — Even in His Young Patients  —  “It first struck me how different it was when I saw my first coronavirus patient go bad.  I was like, Holy shit, this is not the flu.  Watching this relatively young guy, gasping for air, pink frothy secretions coming out of his tube.”
Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic  —  The Justice Department has quietly asked Congress for the ability to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies — part of a push for new powers that comes as the coronavirus spreads through the United States.
New York Times:
How It All Came Apart for Bernie Sanders  —  The Sanders campaign appeared on the brink of a commanding lead in the Democratic race.  But a series of fateful decisions and internal divisions have left him all but vanquished.  —  In mid-January, a few weeks before the Iowa caucuses …
New York Times:
‘Terrified’ Package Delivery Employees Are Going to Work Sick  —  Truckers and warehouse workers at UPS and FedEx feel they have no choice but to keep showing up, even with coronavirus-like symptoms.  —  Hour after hour, day after day, the packages keep arriving: food, medicine, clothes …
CNN:
FDA authorizes new test that could detect coronavirus in about 45 minutes  —  Washington, DC (CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration announced it has authorized the use of the first rapid diagnostic test that could detect the novel coronavirus in approximately 45 minutes.
Discussion: LiveScience and STAT
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The day has come  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  IT'S BEEN SAID BEFORE, through self-inflicted crises and global tumult.  But now, it's truer than ever: the next two days are the most pivotal in DONALD TRUMP'S presidency.  —  WITH ONE-THIRD OF THE COUNTRY relegated to their homes …
Discussion: Vox and Raw Story
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Siobhan Hughes / Wall Street Journal:
Kudlow Estimates Coronavirus Package Could Be About $2 Trillion
Discussion: CNN and Reason
The Moscow Times:
Exclusive: Rich Russians Are Hoarding Ventilators to Protect Themselves Against the Coronavirus  —  Meanwhile, doctors worry that Russia's regions don't have enough.  —  The family is one of Russia's richest.  Worth over $1 billion, it owns homes in some of the world's most sought after destinations …
Discussion: BuzzFeed News
ABC News:
Coronavirus live updates: Pence and wife to get tested, 793 more deaths in Italy  —  There are now more than 284,000 cases globally.  —  As the number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases increases, some states are acting quickly by ordering variations of stay-at-home orders for residents.
Discussion: Florida Politics
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Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:   MSNBC's Maddow wants Trump kept off TV, blasts ‘fairytale’ news briefings
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Mike Pence says he will be tested for coronavirus after staffer tested positive
Discussion: The Hill and Breitbart
Windsor Mann / USA Today:
Trump amid COVID-19 pandemic: With great power comes great irresponsibility.  —  Trump created a culture of impunity, buck-passing and blame-shifting in a party that once prided itself on personal responsibility.  —  The president's job is to uphold the Constitution and to see that the laws are faithfully executed.
New York Times:
Used to Meeting Challenges With Bluster and Force, Trump Confronts a Crisis Unlike Any Before  —  The ways he dealt with crises in his business, real estate and even his personal life prove jarring as he leads the government's response to a pandemic.  —  WASHINGTON — During his campaign …
Discussion: Political Flare
South China Morning Post:
Coronavirus: Nigeria reports chloroquine poisonings after Trump touts drug  —  Health authorities see long queues at pharmacies in wake of US president's remarks Surge in interest raises concerns about people ‘self-medicating without guidance’ Health authorities see long queues at pharmacies …
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Alonso Soto / Bloomberg:
Nigeria Has Chloroquine Poisonings After Trump Praised Drug
Discussion: Slate
Washington Post:
Live updates: FAA briefly halts flights in New York area; Fauci disputes Trump on coronavirus drug treatment  —  The Washington Post is providing this story for free so that all readers have access to this important information about the coronavirus.  For more free stories, sign up for our daily Coronavirus Updates newsletter.
Discussion: UPI and The Week
Washington Post:
Trump administration scrambles to offer guidance on what to do if hospitals run out of basic supplies for coronavirus  —  The federal government is preparing guidance on how hospitals should function if they run out of supplies and equipment, a precaution and an acknowledgment …
New York Times:
Italy, Pandemic's New Epicenter, Has Lessons for the World  —  The country's experience shows that steps to isolate the coronavirus and limit people's movement need to be put in place early, with absolute clarity, then strictly enforced.  —  ROME — As Italy's coronavirus infections ticked above 400 cases …
Washington Post:
Coronavirus cases surge at nursing homes as workers battle ‘almost perfect killing machine’  —  At least 55 coronavirus deaths, one quarter of all fatalities, have occurred in elder care facilities, a Washington Post review finds  —  As senior care centers across the country scrambled …
Kansas City Star:
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas just saved lives with new shelter-in-place order  —  BY THE KANSAS CITY STAR EDITORIAL BOARD  —  A few days ago, we said a total lockdown was coming as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic — even if, because of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's reluctance …
Yahoo News:
Federal law enforcement document reveals white supremacists discussed using coronavirus as a bioweapon  —  WASHINGTON — White supremacists discussed plans to weaponize coronavirus via “saliva,” a “spray bottle” or “laced items,” according to a weekly intelligence brief distributed by a federal law enforcement division on Feb. 17.
Matt Wilstein / Yahoo News:
Lou Dobbs Said Media Hyped Coronavirus.  Now He's in Quarantine.  —  Lou Dobbs Tonight opened with a message from fill-in host David Asman.  —  “Lou is in self-quarantine tonight,” Asman told viewers.  “We just learned that one of his team members has tested positive for COVID-19.”
Discussion: HuffPost
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
It's Dangerous to Be Ruled by Fear  —  The reaction to the pandemic should not be allowed to become as dangerous as the disease itself.  —  Donald Trump's first instinct when it came to the coronavirus was to dismiss the threat as overblown, over there, and “totally under control.”
Vox:
Why we're not overreacting to the coronavirus, in one chart  —  Italy tried to stem its outbreak, belatedly.  We're on the same course.  —  The national mobilization against the Covid-19 coronavirus is now in full swing.  Schools and workplaces nationwide have shuttered.
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Senators urge Jeff Bezos to give Amazon warehouse workers sick leave, hazard pay  — Senators Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Bob Menendez and Sherrod Brown wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday urging him to better protect warehouse workers amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Andrew Sullivan / New York Magazine:
How to Survive a Plague  —  It's quite possible that by the end of all this, almost every American will know of someone who has died.  A relative, a friend, an old high-school classmate ... the names will pop up and migrate through Facebook as the weeks go by, and in a year's time …
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Schumer wants ethics probes over pre-coronavirus stock sales by Burr, Feinstein, others  —  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Saturday that there should be ethics probes into the pre-coronavirus stock sales by Sens. Richard Burr, Dianne Feinstein and others, warning of an “appearance” of a conflict of interest.
Discussion: Breitbart, The Week and New York Times
Just Security:
War with Coronavirus and Lack of “Armor” for Medical Personnel  —  On Wednesday, President Donald Trump said the United States is at “war” with the coronavirus and that he's “in a sense, a wartime president.”  We agree.  And that's even more reason to address the glaring fact that healthcare workers …
Associated Press:
The Latest: Wolf: Over 220,000 screened at U.S. airports  —  The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 278,000 people and killed more than 11,500.  The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems.
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
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Luc Olinga / Agence France-Presse:
Will the US government nationalize Boeing?
Leslie Josephs / CNBC:
New York City-area airports halt air traffic as coronavirus causes staffing issues
Discussion: The Drive and The Verge
Lauren Weber / NPR:
Coronavirus Threatens Rural Hospitals Already At The Financial Brink
Christina A. Cassidy / Associated Press:
Election limbo as coronavirus outbreak upends US primaries
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
How the Coronavirus Became an American Catastrophe
 Earlier Items: 
Jennifer Senior / New York Times:
Call Trump's News Conferences What They Are: Propaganda
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
As Iran Reels, Trump Aides Clash Over Escalating Military Showdown
Discussion: Raw Story
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
Can Trump cancel the November election?
Foreign Affairs:
The Coronavirus Could Reshape Global Order
Discussion: Foreign Policy
Dipti S. Barot / HuffPost:
I'm A Doctor. The U.S. Response To Coronavirus Has Been Nothing Short Of Criminal.
Discussion: LiveScience and KTLA
Politico:
House members, Senate aides traded stocks in early days of coronavirus
Discussion: Raw Story and Breitbart