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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Has Given Unusual Leeway to Fauci, but Aides Say He's Losing His Patience  —  The president has become increasingly concerned as Dr. Anthony S. Fauci has grown bolder in correcting his falsehoods about the spread of the coronavirus.  —  President Trump has praised Dr. Anthony S. Fauci as a “major television star.”
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Associated Press:
Analysis: Trump struggles to adjust to crisis presidency  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has never been known for his patience or long attention span.  —  Now, as the coronavirus crisis threatens his presidency, and upends his campaign for reelection, Trump is rapidly losing patience …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: How one Trump tweet put a deal in doubt
Discussion: Political Wire
Anita Kumar / Politico:   Trump's new 2020 reality: Nothing matters but his coronavirus response
Bob Herman / Axios:
Man dies after self-medicating with chloroquine  —  “A man has died and his wife is under critical care after the couple, both in their 60s, ingested chloroquine phosphate,” one of the anti-malaria drugs that President Trump has mentioned in recent days, according to Banner Health, the hospital system that treated both patients.
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KTAR.com:
Arizona man dies after ingesting substance touted by President Trump
Discussion: The Week
Washington Post:
Trump says he may soon push businesses to reopen, defying the advice of coronavirus experts  —  President Trump, under growing pressure to rescue an economy in free fall, said Monday that he may soon loosen federal guidelines for social distancing and encourage shuttered businesses to reopen …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Is Back to Waging War on Science, at the Worst Possible Moment  —  Earlier this month, the White House became aware of studies showing the coronavirus, if unchecked, could kill 2 million Americans, and Trump suddenly reversed his public stance.  After having minimized the dangers of the virus …
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Domestic Passenger Flights Could Virtually Shut Down, Voluntarily or by Government Order  —  As airlines struggle to keep aircraft flying with minimal passengers, various options are being considered  —  Major U.S. airlines are drafting plans for a potential voluntary shutdown of virtually …
Discussion: CNBC, The US Sun and Econlib
William Feuer / CNBC:
CDC says coronavirus survived in Princess Cruise ship cabins for up to 17 days after passengers left  — The coronavirus can survive on surfaces for up to 17 days, a study published Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.  — The study examines two public health responses …
Discussion: Townhall
New York Post:
Brooklyn principal dies from coronavirus complications  —  A Brooklyn principal has died due to complications from the coronavirus — the first known death of a city public schools staffer tied to the pandemic, officials said Monday.  —  Dezann Romain, 36, led the Brooklyn Democracy Academy in Brownsville …
Washington Post:
Before Trump called for reevaluating lockdowns, they shuttered six of his top-earning clubs and resorts  —  President Trump's private business has shut down six of its top seven revenue-producing clubs and hotels because of restrictions meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and The Week
Aliza Nadi / NBC News:
‘Lifesaving’ lupus drug in short supply after Trump touts possible coronavirus treatment  —  The publicity surrounding hydroxychloroquine has fueled shortages across the country, NBC News found.  —  For nearly 30 years, Bonnie Lieberman has relied on a drug called Plaquenil to prevent a flare …
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Brian M. Rosenthal / New York Times:
Density Is New York City's Big ‘Enemy’ in the Coronavirus Fight
Discussion: Althouse and Reason
Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
See Trump's reaction when he heard one of his top docs was tested for coronavirus  —  Side by side at the podium with the president, task force member Dr. Deborah Birx broke the news about her fever.  —  Trump jokingly walks away as doctor says she had fever over weekend
Discussion: MSNBC and Breitbart
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Charlie Nash / Mediaite:
Dr. Fauci Reportedly Warning Trump Administration Not to Prematurely Restart Economy
New York Times:
The Coronavirus Bailout Stalled.  And It's Mitch McConnell's Fault.  —  Senate Republicans are blocking passage of an economic bailout plan that protects jobs and wages.  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.
CNN:
Prominent 30-year-old Zimbabwe broadcaster dies of coronavirus  —  (CNN)A prominent 30-year-old television journalist has died in Zimbabwe after contracting the new coronavirus infection, the first person to die in the country from the virus.  —  Zororo Makamba was one of the two people who tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.
The Intercept:
Coronavirus Treatment Developed by Gilead Sciences Granted “Rare Disease” Status, Potentially Limiting Affordability  —  This afternoon, the Food and Drug Administration granted Gilead Sciences “orphan” drug status for its antiviral drug, remdesivir.  The designation allows the pharmaceutical company …
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Katie Thomas / New York Times:   Coronavirus Patients in Limbo as Gilead Suspends Emergency Drug Access
New York Times:
Party Zero: How a Soirée in Connecticut Became a ‘Super Spreader’  —  About 50 people gathered this month for a party in the upscale suburb of Westport, then scattered across the region and the world, taking the coronavirus with them.  —  About 50 guests gathered on March 5 at a home …
Washington Post:
Italy's coronavirus deaths are staggering.  They may be more preview than anomaly.  —  ROME — Italy has become the flash point of the coronavirus pandemic, with a death toll at 6,077 and counting — the highest in the world.  More than 2,000 Italians have been killed by the virus in the past four days alone.
Reuters:
Exclusive: Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike  —  WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier this month, sources told Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks.
New York Times:
See Which States and Cities Have Told Residents to Stay at Home  —  In a matter of days, millions of Americans have been asked to do what might have been unthinkable only a week or two ago: Don't go to work, don't go to school, don't leave the house at all, unless you have to.
Discussion: CNN
Wall Street Journal:
Bezos, Other Corporate Executives Sold Shares Just in Time  —  With the pandemic bearing down on the market, sales by insiders spared them $1.9 billion in paper losses, a Journal analysis shows  —  Top executives at U.S.-traded companies sold a total of roughly $9.2 billion in shares …
Bess Levin / Vanity Fair:
Trump Won't Order Vital Coronavirus Supplies Because Corporate CEOs Asked Him Not To  —  One of the most mind-boggling aspects of the coronavirus crisis in America is the fact that one of the wealthiest countries in the world doesn't have the basic medical supplies necessary to deal with the situation.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
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Benjamin Wermund / Houston Chronicle:
Sen. Cruz calls on Trump to address medical supply shortages by invoking Defense Production Act
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump eyes a back-to-work plan despite coronavirus  —  President Trump egged on by a growing number of advisers and business leaders, believes the economy will crater absent a strong signal, and wants to stagger the reopening of work nationwide, people who've spoken to him tell Axios.
Politico:
Top Democrat recommends passing relief package without returning to Washington  —  The chairman of the House Rules Committee is recommending against bringing lawmakers back to Washington to vote on the nearly $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package.  Instead, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) …
Discussion: Associated Press
Ben Smith / New York Times:
As Fox News Played Down the Coronavirus, Its Chief Protected Himself  —  The cancellation of an 89th birthday party for Rupert Murdoch highlights a disconnect between his family's behavior and statements made on air by some Fox commentators.  —  If you were watching some of the commentators …
Politico:
How the House Democrats' stimulus plan compares to the Senate's  —  Democrats are following through on their threat to go rogue with their own stimulus plan, unveiling a more than 1,400-page bill Monday night, packed with policy differences compared to the proposal Senate Republicans laid out.
James S. Robbins / USA Today:
Democrats try to hijack coronavirus stimulus for liberal Christmas in March  —  Every time the country faces a crisis, real or perceived, there is a rush in Congress to pass massive bills that go far beyond responding to the matter at hand.  —  You never let a serious crisis go to waste, as Rahm's Rule says.
Collin Anderson / Washington Free Beacon:
Chinese Propaganda Video Cites CNN, Democratic Politicians to Push Regime Narrative  —  Regime outlet cites CNN, NBC, Hillary Clinton to deny Chinese responsibility for outbreak  —  China's state-run propaganda outlets are using coronavirus coverage by U.S. media and Democratic politicians …
New York Times:
Biden, Struggling for Visibility During Crisis, Faults Trump's Response to Virus  —  Any public health expert will tell you that in a crisis like this, you can't move too fast — you can only move too slowly.  Let me be clear: Donald Trump is not to blame for the coronavirus, but he does bear responsibility for our response.
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Governors Get High Marks for Handling COVID-19 Crisis  —  Majority feel major impact; slight uptick in Trump job rating  —  West Long Branch, NJ - The nation's governors get better marks than the President for handling the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Monmouth ("Mon-muth") University Poll.
Sanjana Karanth / HuffPost:
Trump Claims U.S. Will See More Death By Keeping Economy Shut Than By Coronavirus  —  The president's downplaying of COVID-19 reached dangerous levels as he threatened to open up the economy despite skyrocketing cases.  —  President Donald Trump's insistence on downplaying …
 
 
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Miami Herald:
FL Gov. DeSantis pushes back against calls for statewide stay-home order
Eric Ting / SFGATE:
California's increase of unemployment insurance claims is absolutely staggering
Bloomberg:
Spain Deaths Surge; Europe Faces Record Recession: Virus Update
Discussion: NPR
NBC News:
Burr insider trading scandal reveals need for stronger anti-corruption measures
Discussion: Politico, CNN and The Daily Signal
Los Angeles Times:
Coronavirus tests are hard to get — unless you have money, fame and the right doctor
Discussion: Daily Kos and Reason
James Kraska / War on the Rocks:
China Is Legally Responsible for COVID-19 Damage and Claims Could Be in the Trillions
Wall Street Journal:
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California congresswoman sold stock in travel companies
Annie Linskey / Washington Post:
Powerful union endorses Joe Biden
Discussion: The Daily Beast and The Hill
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Claim That Malaria Drugs Treat Coronavirus Sparks Warnings, Shortages
Discussion: The Root
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The Latest Cook Political Report Electoral College Map
Discussion: CNN and Political Wire
Jessie Van Berkel / Star Tribune:
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's brother dies of COVID-19
Discussion: Raw Story
Christine Brennan / USA Today:
IOC member says that 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus pandemic