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US Postal Service could shut down by June, lawmakers warn

(msn.com)
It's about to get UGLY US Postal Service could shut down by June, lawmakers warn via

Trump Accuses Media and Democrats of Exaggerating Coronavirus Threat

(nytimes.com)
Five weeks ago. via
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Instead of just flattening the COVID-19 curve, can we 'crush' it?

(livescience.com)
As close as there is to an authority as there is Harvey Fineberg says what other scientists have told me privately. We would virtually eliminate COVID-19 this summer if we are willing to go beyond our current effort & undertake tough mandatory efforts. via
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Why these 8 Republican governors are holding out on statewide stay-at-home orders

(cnn.com)
Do you remember the smoking sections in movie theaters & airplanes, & how the smoke stayed neatly in just those areas & never affected others? No? That’s because it didn’t work. If some states don’t stay-at-home while others do, that won’t work, either. via

Coronavirus Hasn’t Stopped Jared Kushner’s Real Estate Empire from Hounding Tenants with Debt Collection, Eviction Lawsuits

(theintercept.com)
In the middle of this horrendous pandemic, Jared Kushner's real estate company is still going after tenants with debt collection and eviction lawsuits. The cruelty and greed of these people is unfathomable. via

"I’m disabled and need a ventilator to live. Am I expendable during this pandemic?"

(vox.com)
“Were I to contract coronavirus, I imagine a doctor might read my chart, look at me, and think I’m a waste of their efforts and precious resources,” writes @SFdirewolf. via

Trump Sent Them to the Coronavirus Front Line but Denied Them Health Care

(thedailybeast.com)
NEW: Thousands of National Guardsmen are helping respond to Coronavirus even as the economic meltdown wipes out the jobs they depend on for health insurance. But the orders they’re on don’t make them eligible for the military’s TRICARE health coverage. via
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A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low

(nytimes.com)
Why is the COVID-19 death rate so low in Germany? "early and widespread testing and treatment, plenty of intensive care beds and a trusted government whose social distancing guidelines are widely observed." via

The U.S. was beset by denial and dysfunction as the coronavirus raged

(washingtonpost.com)
Jeffrey Shuren, the FDA’s director for devices and radiological health, told the CDC that if it were subjected to the same scrutiny as a privately run lab, “I would shut you down.” @yabutaleb7 @jdawsey1 @gregpmiller and me via
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Administration Turns to Private Firms to Help Process Small Business Aid

(nytimes.com)
SCOOP: @SBAGov awarded a $50M contract for coronavirus loan processing to a team including @RocketLoans. * ROCKET LOANS owner DAN GILBERT donated $750k to TRUMP's inauguration & $67k to the '16 GOP convention. ** Trump has called Gilbert “a great friend" via
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Josh Marshall on Twitter

(twitter.com)
Trump sometimes says they inherited an obsolete or broken system. That’s vague and subjective. But saying they inherited obsolete tests is complete nonsense. This is a new virus. The broken initial tests were developed this year. via

The FDA Reversed Itself And Has Now Approved KN95 Masks For Emergency Use

(buzzfeednews.com)
What a pivot! The first KN95 mask to receive FDA emergency authorization is from BYD Precision Manufacture Co.. BYD is an electric car and lithium battery maker. A month ago it wasn't even in the mask business. via

The U.S. was beset by denial and dysfunction as the coronavirus raged

(washingtonpost.com)
NEW: 70 squandered days until Trump took coronavirus seriously. Our reconstruct of fights over money, warnings unheeded, a cascade of testing failures + institutional failures that left the US unprepared. w/ @jdawsey1 @nakashimae @gregpmiller via
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Farmworkers, Mostly Undocumented, Become ‘Essential’ During Pandemic

(nytimes.com)
"Ms. Silva, who has spent much of her life in the United States evading law enforcement, now carries a letter from her employer in her wallet, declaring that the Department of Homeland Security considers her 'critical to the food supply chain.' ” via
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Chinese families should be sweeping graves now. But thousands still haven’t buried their dead.

(washingtonpost.com)
Official Chinese statistics put Wuhan’s coronavirus death toll at 2,563. Evidence coming out of the city suggests it was actually more than 40,000. Our latest: via

Georgia beaches reopening as of Friday night

(ajc.com)
"Some of the state’s most popular beaches will be allowed to reopen Friday night due to Gov. Brian Kemp’s statewide order superseding that of some city-level shelter-in-place mandates." via

Opinion | Captain Crozier Is a Hero

(nytimes.com)
“Captain Crozier Is a Hero,” by Theodore Roosevelt’s great-great grandson, recounting an anecdote linking the Navy captain to his vessel’s namesake in what truly is a must-read. via
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A Detroit Bus Driver Died Of The Coronavirus After Complaining Of A Coughing Passenger In A Viral Video

(buzzfeednews.com)
A Detroit bus driver who complained in a viral video about a passenger coughing without covering her mouth has died of the coronavirus via
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Illinois adjusts on the fly to meet medical supply needs in a coronavirus ‘Wild West’

(chicago.suntimes.com)
This is where we're at in buying PPE. An Illinois official sped on a highway to get to a meet-up in a McDonald's parking lot, where she handed off a $3.4 MILLION CHECK to buy N95 masks from China with 20 minutes to spare, beating other bidders. via
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Trump Organization has laid off about 1,500 employees as pandemic hits business

(washingtonpost.com)
NEW: @realdonaldtrump’s company has let go 1,500 employees, turned down the lights to save on electricity, and inquired about delaying payments due this month. The latest on their troubles: via

Bill Gates is funding new factories for 7 potential coronavirus vaccines, even though it will waste billions of dollars

(businessinsider.com)
Next time someone whines “But what are billionaires doing?” point them to the story of how Gates is spending billions building factories to manufacture experimental vaccines just in case one of the vaccines works. via

Trump Administration Uses Wartime Powers To Be First In Line On Medical Supplies

(khn.org)
"The orders in late March flew under the radar, even as dog-eat-dog bidding wars raged among states and nations for desperately needed medical protective gear." Watch what they do, not what they say. This is vile! via

“They Don’t Think Our Lives Matter as Much as Theirs”

(jacobinmag.com)
this is how a Chicago amazon worker describes management’s process for informing them of a coronavirus case in the warehouse via

Trump to Fire Intelligence Watchdog Who Had Key Role in Ukraine Complaint

(nytimes.com)
In a late Friday night reprisal, Trump fires the inspector general who told Congress about the whistle-blower complaint that triggered last fall's impeachment inquiry. ⁦@maggieNYT⁩ ⁦@npfandos⁩ ⁦@charlie_savage⁩ via
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Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks

(nature.com)
The debate and confusion about masks for #COVID19 just got some real and important data from a rigorous randomized trial in patients with coronavirus (and influenza). They work. @NatureMedicine via

the stayer at home on Twitter

(twitter.com)
boeing out here making 1997 coding mistakes.....in airplanes via

[USC02] 42 USC 247d-6b: Strategic National Stockpile and security countermeasure procurements

(uscode.house.gov)
Kushner's lies and the Trump Administration's Orwellian website edits may deceive people but they do not change the law. @LEBassett @ddale8 via
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President Trump requests absentee ballot

(palmbeachpost.com)
President Trump will vote by mail this year. He said today he thinks vote by mail is a bad idea. I guess just for everyone else? via

Digital Mirage: Online Music Festival

(youtube.com)
Digital Mirage is LIVE starting today and all this weekend at 3pm ET / 12pm PT with @Kaskade, @SevenLionsMusic, @12thPlanet + more. 👉 via

Digital Mirage: Online Music Festival

(youtube.com)
Digital Mirage is LIVE starting today and all this weekend at 3pm ET / 12pm PT with @Kaskade, @SevenLionsMusic, @12thPlanet + more. 👉 via
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‎It Is What It Is by Thundercat

(music.apple.com)
It is what it is... It Is What It Is by Thundercat via
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State budget passed, includes bail reform rollback

(northcountrypublicradio.org)
"We are the only state in the country that in the middle of this public health crisis have decided to increase the number of people who are incarcerated in jails." via
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Coronavirus Ended His Shot at a Second Chance

(themarshallproject.org)
Sentenced to 27 yrs for selling drugs, Patrick Jones was trying to get out early so he could break the cycle and push his son towards a different life. Instead, he became the first federal prisoner to die from COVID-19. An obituary at @MarshallProj: via
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Chicago Board Game Cafe - Chicago, IL | Tock

(exploretock.com)
Chicago Board Game Cafe is offering “dinner and a game” contactless delivery - select a brand new board game and we’ll bring to you with a family style meal. Weekend delivery reservations are open now: via

Federal government spent millions to ramp up mask readiness, but that isn’t helping now

(washingtonpost.com)
Stunning how precisely on point this abandoned plan was. via
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How Tea Party Budget Battles Left the National Emergency Medical Stockpile Unprepared for Coronavirus — ProPublica

(propublica.org)
I talked to the guy who decided to cut funding for the national stockpile 9 years ago. He said there was no way to predict an emergency like this. Except the cut came right after swine flu, which is why the CDC was asking for an increase. via

Priorities for the Next Coronavirus Relief Package

(berniesanders.com)
Read the full detailed priories here: via