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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 …
Discussion: Gothamist
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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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  —  After checking into a hospital with “unbearably painful” symptoms, comedian Kathy Griffin has spoken out against Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Rosie Perper / Business Insider:
'It's a two-way street': Trump suggests federal coronavirus aid will be given to governors who ‘treat us well’
Discussion: Vox and WND
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Week
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Louis Casiano / Fox News:
Pompeo calls for united ‘message’ after reportedly pushing G-7 members to call it ‘Wuhan virus’  —  Foreign leaders from the Group of Seven (G-7) failed to agree on a joint declaration because of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's request that they refer to the novel coronavirus as the “Wuhan virus,” according to media reports.
Josh Lederman / NBC News:
U.S. insisting that the U.N. call out Chinese origins of coronavirus
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's coronavirus outbreak has violently erupted over the past few days, and the state is now driving the national epidemic — while on the West Coast, public health experts are wondering if an early …
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
New York Times:
How the Stimulus Bill Would Affect American Businesses: Live Updates  —  Here's what you need to know:  — Questions remain for the hotel industry.  —  Stocks rose as Congress moved toward passing the aid package.  —  Stocks on Wall Street rose on Wednesday as investors sized …
Discussion: VICE
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Edmund Lee / New York Times:   Nurses Share Coronavirus Stories Anonymously in an Online Document
New York Times:   A Sewing Army, Making Masks for America
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 …
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Handful of GOP senators threaten to delay Senate coronavirus bill over ‘drafting error’  —  “A massive drafting error in the current version of the coronavirus relief legislation could have devastating consequences,” the senators said.  —  A handful of Republican senators on Wednesday threatened …
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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
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 …
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
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
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
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
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Reuters:   New York epicenter of U.S. coronavirus makes some headway, New Orleans worsens
Manu Raju / CNN:
AOC warns she may force House members to return for stimulus vote, potentially delaying final passage  —  (CNN)Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the high-profile freshman from New York, is leaving open the option of forcing House members to return to Washington to cast a vote on the $2 trillion stimulus package barreling through Congress.
Discussion: Slate and Daily Kos
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Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Trump throws support behind stimulus bill in Senate, as Fauci warns of other coronavirus ‘cycles’
Discussion: Washington Post, The Hill and Politico
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
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
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
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
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 …
ProPublica:
Walmart Was Almost Charged Criminally Over Opioids.  Trump Appointees Killed the Indictment.  —  Even as company pharmacists protested, Walmart kept filling suspicious prescriptions, stoking the country's opioid epidemic.  A Republican U.S. Attorney in Texas thought the evidence was damning.
Adam Goldman / New York Times:
Ex-F.B.I. Agent Who Vanished on C.I.A. Mission to Iran Is Likely Dead, U.S. Concludes  —  The retired agent, Robert Levinson, was said to be the longest-held American hostage in history.  A scandal erupted inside the C.I.A. over his disappearance.  —  WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Yahoo News:
Economies Already Look Totally Different From the Pre-Virus Age  —  (Bloomberg) — In the heat of a global crisis more sudden and severe than anything in living memory, economic orthodoxies are getting tossed aside at a furious pace.  Some of them may be gone for good.
Agence France-Presse:
Virus death toll passes 20,000, three billion under lockdown  —  Hazel WARD, with Philippe RATER at the United Nations  —  A health worker carries a body on a stretcher outside Gregorio Maranon hospital in Madrid  —  Madrid (AFP) - More than three billion people around the world …
Katie Way / VICE:
Cuomo's Prison Workers Say They're Not Actually Making Hand Sanitizer  —  On March 9, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced a measure to fight “egregious” price-gouging: an initiative to produce 100,000 gallons of New York State-produced hand sanitizer every week, to be distributed for free …
Discussion: Breitbart
Katherine Doherty / Yahoo Finance:
Distressed Debt Balloons to Almost $1 Trillion, Nears 2008 Peak  —  (Bloomberg) — The amount of distressed debt in the U.S. has quadrupled in less than a week to nearly $1 trillion, reaching levels not seen since 2008 as the collapse of oil prices and fallout from the coronavirus shutters entire industries across the globe.
New York Times:
Fine Print of Stimulus Bill Contains Special Deals for Industries  —  Small banks, retailers and for-profit colleges got provisions they wanted.  So did Boeing.  Among those who could potentially benefit: President Trump's company.  —  WASHINGTON — Restaurants and retailers will get a tweak …
Greenwich Time:
Thousands of inmates released as jails face coronavirus threat  —  http://www.washingtonpost.com/video/ national/prisoners-threaten-suicide- stage-protests-as-the-coronavirus- sickens-inmates-and-prison-staff/2020/ 03/25/8232738e-0b1e-4fdb-8538- 456e269a8eb7_video.html(REF:Luis Velarde,REF:bennettd/The Washington Post)
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
The Dos and Don'ts of Online Video Meetings  —  Do your co-workers really need to make their pets or toddlers part of the call?  No.  —  In the age of coronavirus, many of us have transformed overnight from office workers into telecommuters.  And we are increasingly relying on videoconferencing apps …
Discussion: VICE
 
 
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