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8:20 AM ET, April 7, 2020


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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trade Adviser Warned White House in January of Risks of a Pandemic  —  A memo from Peter Navarro said failure to contain a coronavirus outbreak could lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths and trillions of dollars in economic losses.  It is the most direct warning known to have circulated …
Dominique Mosbergen / HuffPost:
Trump Says ‘Nobody’ Knew Pandemic Was Coming.  His Adviser Warned Of It In January.  —  Peter Navarro, Trump's trade adviser, reportedly penned two memos — in January and then February — warning of potential catastrophe because of COVID-19.  —  President Donald Trump said repeatedly in March that …
Discussion: New York Times and Raw Story
Emily Goodin / Daily Mail:
‘Shut the F*** up’: What one sailor shouted when Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly flew to Guam and told fired aircraft carrier's captain's crew their hero ‘was too naive or too stupid to be a commanding officer’  — Thomas Modly, President Trump's acting Navy secretary …
New York Times:   How a Ship's Coronavirus Outbreak Became a Moral Crisis for the Military
Jeff Schogol / Task & Purpose:
Acting Navy Secretary blasts USS Roosevelt captain as ‘too naive or too stupid’ in leaked speech to ship's crew
New York Times:
Trump's Aggressive Advocacy of Malaria Drug for Treating Coronavirus Divides Medical Community  —  While Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged caution in using hydroxychloroquine, some doctors are prescribing it to patients who have the virus despite the fact it has never been tested for it.
Wisconsin Supreme Court overturns governor, orders Tuesday elections to proceed
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:   Supreme Court votes 5-4 to halt order extending absentee ballot deadline in Wisconsin
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Rep. John Lewis endorses Joe Biden's presidential bid  —  John Lewis, the Georgia congressman and civil rights icon, formally endorsed Joe Biden for president on Tuesday morning, becoming the latest in a long string of elected officials who have backed the former vice president.
Discussion: Associated Press and Axios
Arlette Saenz / CNN:
Civil rights icon John Lewis endorses Joe Biden
Discussion: IJR
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:   No President Has Used the Bully Pulpit Like Trump
Marc Caputo / Politico:   John Lewis endorses Biden
Trump's ‘Hail Mary’ drug push rattles his health team
Discussion: Raw Story and CNN
Tia Mitchell / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
David Perdue's stock trading saw an uptick as coronavirus took hold  —  U.S. Sen. David Perdue's financial portfolio saw heavy trading during the month of March, a period during which Congress passed three different spending bills to address the spread of COVID-19 and the markets took a turn for the worse.
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Kos
Sonam Sheth / Business Insider:   Sen. David Perdue bought stock in a company that produces protective medical equipment the same …
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms worsen  —  Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said.  —  A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and was receiving “excellent care”.
New York Times:
Boris Johnson Moved to Intensive Care; Foreign Minister Deputized
Discussion: Vanity Fair, Politico and BBC
Raheem Kassam / The National Pulse:
FACT CHECK: Trump Asked a Reporter If She Was Working For China... She Is.
Discussion: Big League Politics
Black America must wake up to this viral threat  —  Tips to stay safe during coronavirus pandemic  —  CNN host Van Jones is the CEO of the REFORM Alliance, a criminal justice organization for which Jessica Jackson serves as the chief advocacy officer.  The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
Politico:   ‘We cannot have a colorblind policy’: Lack of racial data obstructs coronavirus fight
Abha Bhattarai / Washington Post:
Grocery workers are beginning to die of coronavirus  —  At least four people - who had worked at Walmart, Trader Joe's and Giant - have died from covid-19 in recent days  —  Major supermarket chains are beginning to report their first coronavirus-related employee deaths …
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Including Crypt, Will Become a Hospital  —  The Manhattan church, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, will be able to care for at least 200 patients during the coronavirus outbreak.  —  The vast interior of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine …
Discussion: The Hill
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The Sunday shows have become horror shows  —  There is no factual debate: The Trump administration did not follow the advice from George W. Bush's and Barack Obama's administrations to prepare for pandemics.  Instead, Trump and his staff wasted 70 days, 10 weeks, after learning of the covid-19 disaster.
Discussion: Twitchy
Tammy Duckworth / USA Today:
If Trump wants to be seen as a ‘wartime president,’ he should start acting like one
Discussion: The National Interest
Paul Egan / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit rep says hydroxychloroquine, Trump helped save her life amid COVID-19 fight  —  LANSING - A Democratic state representative from Detroit is crediting hydroxychloroquine — and Republican President Donald Trump who touted the drug — for saving her in her battle with the coronavirus.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: MLB, union focused on plan that could allow season to start as early as May in Arizona  —  Major League Baseball and its players are increasingly focused on a plan that could allow them to start the season as early as May and has the support of high-ranking federal public health officials …
Discussion: Mediaite and Fox News
Eddie S. Glaude Jr / Washington Post:
The pandemic will pass.  Our grief will endure.  —  Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is chair of the department of African American studies at Princeton University.  —  Americans have been told to brace themselves for difficult days ahead.  The numbers are uncertain, but mass death is at our doorstep.
Matthew Herper / STAT:
The U.S. gets a D- in the coronavirus fight.  That stands for ‘disorganization,’ and it's fixable  —  NEW YORK — Leora Horwitz has seen other disasters.  Now the director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science at New York University Langone Medical Center …
Allan Sloan / Stamford Advocate:
U.S. airlines want a $50 billion bailout.  They spent $45 billion buying back their stock.  —  We don't know yet which companies are going to get how much in federal bailout money and what the bailout terms will be.  —  But it's a sure bet that a ton of money will be earmarked …
Washington Post:
America's most influential coronavirus model just revised its estimates downward.  But not every model agrees.  —  A leading forecasting model used by the White House to chart the coronavirus pandemic predicted Monday that the United States may need fewer hospital beds …
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Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Atlantic:
Why America Is Thirsty for Anthony Fauci
Ben Conarck / Miami Herald:
Jackson Memorial secures rapid coronavirus test touted by Trump, with DeSantis' help
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EJ Dickson / Rolling Stone:
Thanks to Trump, There's a Hydroxychloroquine Shortage for People Who Need It
The Wrap:
Hollywood Reporter Editor Matt Belloni Steps Down Amid Debate Over Editorial Independence
David Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
There Is No Plan for the End of the Coronavirus Crisis
Discussion: Kaiser Health News
 Earlier Items: 
Alex Nitzberg / Just The News:
State Department refuses to back Hillary Clinton attempt to avoid deposition
Lucas Nolan / Breitbart:
China Floods Facebook with Ads Blaming Trump for Chinese Virus
Discussion: Telegraph
Martin Shkreli is trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to get out of prison
Discussion: Gizmodo and Law & Crime
Lisa Mascaro / Associated Press:
Pelosi seeking at least $1 trillion for next virus bill
Discussion: The Hill
Paula Dwyer / Bloomberg:
Gasping for Air, Delusional and All Alone: One Survivor's Story
Janine Puhak / Fox News:
Quarantine cravings: Uber Eats reveals most popular takeout orders in America
Alyssa Milano explains silence on Joe Biden allegation