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1:25 AM ET, March 26, 2020

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New York Times:
13 Deaths in a Day: An ‘Apocalyptic’ Coronavirus Surge at an N.Y.C. Hospital  —  Hospitals in the city are facing the kind of harrowing increases in cases that overwhelmed health care systems in China and Italy.  —  In several hours on Tuesday, Dr. Ashley Bray performed chest compressions …
The Daily Beast:
CNN and MSNBC Staff Push Back on Airing Trump's Coronavirus ‘Lies’  —  Trump's daily pandemic briefings have devolved into an “open-mic night” full of “misinformation,” cable staffers said, as networks weigh how much of the events they must air.  —  The nation's television news outlets …
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Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Trump throws support behind stimulus bill in Senate, as Fauci warns of other coronavirus ‘cycles’  —  President Trump signaled his support for the massive stimulus bill being ironed out in the Senate and called on Congress to immediately pass it and send it to him for his signature …
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Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Bernie Sanders threatens to hold up coronavirus bill after 4 GOP senators push to cut unemployment aid
Discussion: Fortune and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Washington Post:
G-7 failed to agree on statement after U.S. insisted on calling coronavirus outbreak ‘Wuhan virus’  —  Foreign ministers representing seven major industrialized nations failed to agree on a joint statement Wednesday after the Trump administration insisted on referring to the coronavirus outbreak as the …
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Nick Judin / m.jacksonfreepress.com:
Governor Orders Limited Gatherings, Declares Most Businesses ‘Essential,’ Supersedes Local Safety Efforts  —  Gov. Tate Reeves signed an executive order early this evening superseding a patchwork of local bans on public gatherings in Mississippi and other heightened restrictions …
New York Post:
Worker at NYC hospital where nurses wear trash bags as protection dies from coronavirus  —  The shortage of safety gear at one Manhattan hospital is so dire that desperate nurses have resorted to wearing trash bags — and some blame the situation for the coronavirus death of a beloved colleague.
Micah Zenko / Foreign Policy:
The Coronavirus Is the Worst Intelligence Failure in U.S. History  —  It's more glaring than Pearl Harbor and 9/11—and it's all the fault of Donald Trump's leadership.  —  Last September, I met the vice president for risk for a Fortune 100 company in Washington, D.C. I asked the executive …
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Joey Nolfi / EW.com:
Kathy Griffin slams Trump's coronavirus response while in hospital with ‘unbearably painful’ symptoms
Discussion: WND
Politico:
Trump team failed to follow NSC's pandemic playbook  —  The Trump administration, state officials and even individual hospital workers are now racing against each other to get the necessary masks, gloves and other safety equipment to fight coronavirus — a scramble that hospitals and doctors say has come too late and left them at risk.
Discussion: Raw Story
Ben Makuch / VICE:
Man Who Planned to Bomb Hospital Amid Pandemic Dies in Incident With FBI  —  A domestic terrorism suspect in Belton, Missouri who allegedly planned to carbomb a hospital struggling with the coronavirus pandemic died while the FBI was trying to arrest him Tuesday, the agency confirmed.
Discussion: Townhall
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Adam Goldman / New York Times:   Man Suspected of Planning Attack on Missouri Hospital Is Killed, Officials Say
Washington Post:
Politicians jockeying for covid-19 tests find proximity to Trump is the fastest route  —  Late last month, Mick Mulvaney, who was still the acting White House chief of staff at the time, told a crowd of conservative activists that the media was exaggerating the threat posed by covid-19 because …
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
Trump Wants to ‘Reopen America.’ Here's What Happens if We Do.  —  Social distancing for 2 weeks Social distancing for 2 months  —  Social distancing for 2 weeks Social distancing for 2 months  —  Interventions: 2 weeks Infections: 128M  —  President Trump says he wants the United States …
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
Former Wells Fargo CEO wants Americans back to work next month: 'Some may even die, I don't know'  —  Richard Kovacevich, the former CEO of Wells Fargo, wants Americans to get back to their jobs — even if it kills them.  —  In an interview with Bloomberg, Kovacevich said that he thinks …
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Zach Carter / HuffPost:
Democrats Are Handing Donald Trump The Keys To The Country  —  The Senate coronavirus bill is shocking.  —  The emergency coronavirus legislation that the Senate agreed to on Tuesday can only be described as an outrage.  It is not an economic rescue package, but a sentence …
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Sylvan Lane / The Hill:
Boeing CEO says company may reject stimulus if Treasury seeks equity stake
Discussion: NBC News and American Prospect
David K. Li / NBC News:
Entire senior home in New Jersey, 94 people, presumed to have coronavirus  —  St. Joseph's Senior Nursing Home in Woodbridge already has 24 people who tested positive, with 70 more expected to also test positive.  —  An entire New Jersey nursing home is presumed to be infected with coronavirus …
Discussion: VICE
Bailey Lipschultz / Bloomberg:
Newest Shortage in New York: The City Is Running Out of Dogs to Adopt  — Pet craze is spurring rally in Chewy shares amid a market rout  — 'We definitely don't have any dogs left to match,' says rescue  —  Of all the shortages created by the coronavirus pandemic …
Charles Davis / Business Insider:
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warns of mass death, condemns ‘false hope,’ and tells us his city will be on lockdown for another 2 months — and to ‘be prepared for longer’  — Los Angeles residents will be confined to their homes until at least May, Mayor Eric Garcetti told Insider on Wednesday.
Discussion: KTLA and Redstate
Ariana Eunjung Cha / Washington Post:
Hospitals consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients  —  Worries that ‘all hands’ responses may expose doctors and nurses to infection prompts debate about prioritizing the needs of the many over the one  —  The Washington Post is providing this story for free …
Discussion: Vox
BuzzFeed News:
Doctors And Nurses Say More People Are Dying Of COVID-19 In The US Than We Know  —  “The numbers are grossly under-reported.  I know for a fact that we've had three deaths in one county where only one is listed on the website,” one California ER doctor told BuzzFeed News.
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
He urged saving the economy over protecting those who are ‘not productive’ from the coronavirus.  Then he faced America's wrath.  —  Scott McMillan had had it with being cooped up, with the whole country being closed, with the collapsing market and the isolation, the constant worry …
Discussion: Twitchy
Politico:
NYC morgues near capacity, DHS briefing warns  —  The Department of Homeland Security has been briefed that New York City's morgues are nearing capacity, according to a department official and a second person familiar with the situation.  —  Officials were told that morgues in the city …
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Erin Allday / San Francisco Chronicle:   New York state has 10 times the COVID-19 cases California has. Why?
New York Times:
Trump May Defer Tariff Payments to Help Businesses: Live Updates  —  Here's what you need to know:  — Big companies could see tax breaks  —  Trump weighs postponing tariff payments to help businesses.  —  The Trump administration is considering postponing tariff payments …
Discussion: VICE
Zachary Petrizzo / Mediaite:
Twitter Deletes Post From The Federalist Proposing ‘Chickenpox Parties’ to Deliberately Spread Coronavirus  —  Twitter temporarily locked the account of The Federalist Wednesday after the conservative opinion site published a piece, written by a dermatologist based in Oregon …
Marisa Taylor / Reuters:
Exclusive: U.S. slashed CDC staff inside China prior to coronavirus outbreak  —  WASHINGTON(Reuters) - The Trump administration cut staff by more than two-thirds at a key U.S. public health agency operating inside China, as part of a larger rollback of U.S.-funded health and science experts …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Politico:
Biden blindsides Trump's Florida ally  —  MIAMI — Joe Biden lauded seven governors — drawn from both parties — by name on Monday, praising their leadership during the coronavirus crisis.  —  On Wednesday, he singled out one for sharp criticism: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Discussion: Breitbart, Fox News and Contemptor
Brad Brooks / Reuters:
New Orleans emerges as next coronavirus epicenter, threatening rest of South  —  (Reuters) - New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dimming hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would escape the worst of the pandemic, and that summer months could see it wane.
Discussion: Forbes and NBC News
WCVB:
Gov. Baker prohibits reusable shopping bags during coronavirus emergency  —  Part of new public health order regarding grocery stores and pharmacies  —  HIDE TRANSCRIPT SHOW TRANSCRIPT  —  Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday announced a new public health order related to grocery stores …
Discussion: Reason, The Gateway Pundit and Twitchy
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
5 tips to keep you sane during the coronavirus crisis  —  This season isn't going to be easy, but by supporting each other, we will make it through.  —  As we shelter in place, engage in social-distancing, and otherwise do what we can to protect ourselves, our country …
David Stout / New York Times:
Richard Reeves, Columnist and Author on Presidents, Dies at 83  —  His books on Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton and others could be as unsparing as his syndicated column.  He was also a familiar face on PBS public-affairs programs.  —  Richard Reeves, a journalist and author who explored the presidency …
Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
How the Pandemic Will End  —  Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers.  Find the collection here.  —  Three months ago, no one knew that SARS-CoV-2 existed.  Now the virus has spread to almost every country, infecting …
Discussion: Portland Mercury
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
How Nancy Pelosi became the most powerful woman in U.S. history  —  Nancy Pelosi is still often the lone woman at the table.  But she has paved the way for many others.  —  A few dozen people gathered one early March evening at the National Museum of American History to celebrate the opening …
Ben Kesslen / NBC News:
Coronavirus: N.J. man charged with terroristic threats for allegedly coughing on Wegmans worker  —  When a Wegmans worker asked the man to step back, he leaned into her, coughed, and told her he had coronavirus, authorities said..  —  A New Jersey man was charged with harassment …
 
 
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Ronald A. Klain / Washington Post:
We must plan now for how to get back to business later
Kyle Drennen / NB Blog:
Andrea Mitchell Fears ‘Skyrocketing’ Approval for Trump Amid Pandemic
Discussion: Townhall
Politico:
Here's what's in the $2T stimulus package — and what's next
Discussion: Politico and Marginal REVOLUTION
Matthew Haag / New York Times:
Virus Rules Let Construction Workers Keep Building Luxury Towers
Julie Zauzmer / Washington Post:
Rabbi who rescued 56 families from the Nazis dies of coronavirus
Discussion: CBS New York
Deena Shanker / Bloomberg:
Inside the Maine factory racing to supply America with virus test swabs.
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Yahoo News:
Economies Already Look Totally Different From the Pre-Virus Age
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Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
The Dos and Don'ts of Online Video Meetings
New York Times:
‘Plz Cancel Our Cleaning’: Virus Leads Many to Cast Aside Household Help
Katie Way / VICE:
Cuomo's Prison Workers Say They're Not Actually Making Hand Sanitizer
Discussion: Breitbart
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Nurses Share Coronavirus Stories Anonymously in an Online Document
Greenwich Time:
Thousands of inmates released as jails face coronavirus threat