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7:55 AM ET, April 6, 2020


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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Inside the epic White House fight over hydroxychloroquine  —  The White House coronavirus task force had its biggest fight yet on Saturday, pitting economic adviser Peter Navarro against infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci.  At issue: How enthusiastically should the White House tout …
Ivan Pentchoukov /
New York Hospital Discharges Outpace New Admissions for 4th Straight Day
Discussion: Redstate
New York Times:
He Led a Top Navy Ship.  Now He Sits in Quarantine, Fired and Infected.  —  Colleagues say the downfall of Captain Brett E. Crozier was charging headlong into the Trump administration's narrative that it had everything in the coronavirus pandemic under control.
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Acting Navy chief fired Crozier for ‘panicking’ — and before Trump could intervene  —  Acting Navy secretary Thomas Modly, in an extensive interview about the firing of the commander of a disease-threatened aircraft carrier, said he acted because he believed the captain was “panicking” …
Discussion: Fox News, The Guardian, CNN and ABC News
Wall Street Journal:   Aboard the USS Roosevelt, Sailors Braced for the Worst
John Ismay / New York Times:
Navy Captain Removed From Carrier Tests Positive for Covid-19
Aleem Maqbool / BBC:
Coronavirus: Pastor who decried ‘hysteria’ dies after attending Mardi Gras  —  Pastor Landon Spradlin wasn't worried about coronavirus when we went to New Orleans to preach during Mardi Gras.  A month later he was dead.  —  “He loved to laugh.  He loved to play guitar.
Discussion: Informed Comment
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
'You're basically right next to the nuclear reactor.' … I could be the last person some of these patients ever see, or the last voice they hear.  A lot of people will never come off the ventilator.  That's the reality of this virus.  I force myself to think about that for a few seconds each …
The Daily Beast:
Trump Eyes Accused ‘Quack’ Dr. Oz for Coronavirus Advice  —  The president can't stop talking about an unproven COVID-19 treatment — the same one the oft-critized TV doctor keeps pushing and pushing.  —  As the global pandemic and a staggering economic crisis swells, Dr. Mehmet Oz …
Discussion: Raw Story
The Guardian:
Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirus  —  Move follows rumours that prime minister's condition had been worsening  —  Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital with coronavirus after suffering persistent symptoms for 10 days.  —  Downing Street insisted it was just a precautionary measure …
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Wisconsin legislature comes under fire for ‘unconscionable’ decision to hold primary amid coronavirus pandemic  —  Two members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Sunday denounced the Republican-led legislature for moving forward with the state's primary this Tuesday …
Discussion: Mother Jones
Joseph Ax / Reuters:
Citing coronavirus, Wisconsin mayors urge postponement of Tuesday's election
Discussion: Fox News
USDA Statement on the Confirmation of COVID-19 in a Tiger in New York  —  The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories has confirmed SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans) in one tiger at a zoo in New York.
Discussion: Slate, InsideHook and CBS News
Alaa Elassar / CNN:
A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus
Discussion: PJ Media Home, The Week, The Hill and IJR
Agence France-Presse:
Glimmer of hope in virus-hit Europe as US girds for ‘hardest’ week  —  Phil Hazlewood with Michael Mathes in Washington and AFP bureaus  —  Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday mass behind closed doors  —  London (AFP) - European nations most ravaged by the new coronavirus on Sunday reported …
Discussion: RAPPLER, Breitbart and Bloomberg
New York Times:
U.S. Will Give Terrorist Label to White Supremacist Group for First Time  —  The designation of the Russian Imperial Movement reflects growing concerns among U.S. officials about violent white supremacists with transnational links.  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected …
New York Times:
Official Counts Understate the U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll  —  Inconsistent protocols, limited resources and a patchwork of decision-making has led to an undercounting of people with the coronavirus who have died, health experts say.  —  WASHINGTON — A coroner in Indiana wanted …
Discussion: Washington Post and Slate
Washington Post:
Coronavirus death toll: Americans are almost certainly dying of covid-19 but being left out of the official count
5G-coronavirus conspiracy theory spurs rash of telecom tower arson fires  —  Telecom masts that enable the next generation of wireless communication were set on fire in the U.K. in recent days, apparently by people motivated by a theory that the tech helps spread the coronavirus.  Investors are taking note.
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Americans Don't Trust the Media Anymore.  So Why Do They Trust the Cuomos?  —  CNN once prevented Chris Cuomo from interviewing his brother on the air.  But that all changed with the arrival of the coronavirus, and now it's changing television, too.  —  At the end of 2013 …
David Remnick / New Yorker:
New York City in the Coronavirus Pandemic  —  The spectacle of New York without New Yorkers is the result of a communal pact.  We know that life now depends on our withdrawal from the city.  —  The streets of New York City are so desolate now that you half expect tumbleweed to blow along …
Ryan Van Velzer / 89.3 WFPL News Louisville:
Federal Government Outbids Kentucky For Medical Equipment Amid Shortage  —  Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says his administration is doing everything it can to prepare hospitals to be inundated with cases of COVID-19, but nearly every time the state has placed an order for medical protective gear …
Ryan Grim / The Intercept:   A Little-Known Democratic Governor Is Breaking Out in Kentucky
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Americans hit by economic shocks as confusion, stumbles undermine Trump's stimulus effort  —  Small-business program gets off to rocky start and White House makes hard pivot on $1,200 checks as enormity of task swamps administration  —  The Trump administration has stumbled in its initial push …
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Has Anyone Found Trump's Soul?  Anyone?  —  He's not rising to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic.  He's shriveling into nothingness.  —  Do you remember President George W. Bush's remarks at Ground Zero in Manhattan after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks?
New York Post:
Trump admin weighs legal action over alleged Chinese hoarding of PPE  —  Leading US manufacturers of medical safety gear told the White House that China prohibited them from exporting their products from the country as the coronavirus pandemic mounted — even as Beijing was trying to …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Atkinson: Trump fired me because I handled whistleblower complaint properly  —  The intelligence community watchdog removed abruptly late Friday by President Donald Trump says he believes Trump ousted him because of his evenhanded handling of a whistleblower complaint that ultimately led to the president's impeachment.
Discussion: The Week and Washington Post
Dems find a rallying cry: Trump tanked the economy  —  For most of the presidential campaign, the economy looked like the one thing that could overcome Donald Trump's stubbornly low approval ratings and carry him to a second term.  Even many Democrats acknowledged they had no cohesive economic message of their own.
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Exclusive: Pressed by Trump, U.S. pushed unproven coronavirus treatment guidance
Chris Sheldon / New Jersey Online:
Cops break up Pink Floyd cover band's coronavirus concert on home's front lawn
Discussion: Fox News
New York Daily News:
Thank you, Oregon: Gov. Kate Brown comes to New York's aid with needed ventilators
Scott Gottlieb / Wall Street Journal:
Bet Big on Treatments for Coronavirus
James Gordon / Daily Mail:
Law and order fears for NYC as nearly 10,000 NYPD and FDNY members call out sick amid a rise in burglaries
Julian Borger / The Guardian:
Trump administration determined to exit treaty reducing risk of war
Discussion: Foreign Exchanges
Wajahat Ali / The Atlantic:
This Is What Happens When the Federal Government Abandons You
Discussion: The Week
Connor Sheets /
Alabama prison system's COVID-19 plan anticipates widespread infection, deaths, National Guard intervention
Discussion: The Hill
 Earlier Items: 
Carlos Barria / Reuters:
Louisiana church holds services, defying coronavirus stay-at-home order
Discussion: The Daily Caller, HuffPost and The Hill
Katherine Eban / Reuters:
As Trump administration debated travel restrictions, thousands streamed in from China
Discussion: The Hill
Washington Post:
Giuliani, a familiar voice in Trump's ear, promotes experimental coronavirus treatments
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and The Hill
Nadia Schadlow / The Atlantic:
Consider the Possibility That Trump Is Right About China
Max Boot / Washington Post:
The worst president. Ever.
Discussion: HuffPost
Michael Wayland / CNBC:
Bill Gates calls coronavirus pandemic a ‘nightmare scenario,’ but predicts lower death toll than Trump
Discussion: Fox News
In Chicago, 70% of COVID-19 Deaths Are Black