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|A timeline of Trump's missed opportunities on coronavirus
As the deadly coronavirus outbreak rapidly spread across America in February and March, President Trump repeatedly asserted that “nobody could have predicted something like this.” But a review of government records shows that repeated warnings were issued to the White House and went unheeded.
POSTED APRIL 08, 2020 3:32 PM
|Coronavirus is ushering in a new wave of racially motivated attacks, warns intelligence bulletin
Federal agencies are concerned that domestic extremists could use the coronavirus pandemic to attack Asians and Jews, according to a joint intelligence bulletin obtained by Yahoo News. That bulletin mirrors what organizations that monitor online hate content are also finding.
POSTED APRIL 08, 2020 10:46 AM
|Doctors rethinking coronavirus: Are we using ventilators the wrong way?
As hospitals and health care workers grapple with a shortage of supplies, some doctors are raising questions about how ventilators are currently being used on coronavirus patients — and whether they may actually be doing more harm than good.
POSTED APRIL 08, 2020 8:37 AM
|Coronavirus: WHO chief and Taiwan in row over 'racist' comments
Taiwan rejects accusations by the UN health body's head that racist slurs against him originated there.
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 10:39 AM
|U.K. truck driver pleads guilty in deaths of Vietnamese migrants found in container
Victims died of a combination of a lack of oxygen and overheating in an enclosed space, police said.
POSTED APRIL 08, 2020 12:50 PM
|Biden pledges to lower Medicare age and reduce some student debt in olive branch to Sanders supporters
Former Vice President Joe Biden is reaching out to Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) supporters, just a little bit.Sanders suspended his 2020 run on Wednesday, though he pledged to keep collecting delegates and fighting for his progressive platform. So in an effort to win over Sanders' backers, Biden adopted a lighter version of some of Sanders' policies Thursday, pledging to lower the age of Medicare eligibility and forgive some student debt.In a Thursday blog post, Biden first promised he'd let Americans receive Medicare benefits once they turned 60, a small step down from the current eligibility age of 65. This "reflects the reality that, even after the current crisis ends, older Americans are likely to find it difficult to secure jobs," Biden wrote, though he was sure to point out that "those who prefer to remain on their employer plans would be permitted to do so." Sanders' health care plan, famously known as Medicare-for-all, would swap all private insurance to a universal public plan.Biden also adopted Sanders' and Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) plans to forgive student loan debt, albeit with several restrictions. Biden would "forgive all undergraduate tuition-related federal student debt from two- and four-year public colleges and universities for debt-holders earning up to $125,000," he said in the blog post. "Senator Sanders and his supporters can take pride in their work in laying the groundwork for these ideas," Biden finished in his post, though some Sanders backers weren't totally happy with Biden's proposals.More stories from theweek.com Biden is the weakest major party nominee in recent history — but that might be the point 4 important parenting lessons from life in lockdown Coronavirus genomes show New York's COVID-19 outbreak came from Europe months ago
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 5:16 PM
|Wuhan ends its coronavirus lockdown, but another Chinese city shutdown emerges
The Chinese city where the new coronavirus emerged ended its more-than two-month lockdown on Wednesday, even as a small northern city ordered restrictions on residents amid concern about a second wave of infections.
POSTED APRIL 08, 2020 11:22 AM
|Hamas arrests Gaza activists after Zoom call with Israelis
Hamas-run security forces have arrested several peace activists in the Gaza Strip on treason charges after they took part in a web conference with Israeli activists, officials said Thursday. The Hamas-run Interior Ministry said the activists are accused of “holding a normalization activity with the Israeli occupation.” “Holding any activity or contact with the Israeli occupation under any cover is a crime punishable by law and a betrayal for the people and their sacrifices,” it said in a statement.
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 12:06 PM
|New single-day record for NY virus deaths but hospitalizations fall
America's coronavirus epicenter of New York recorded a new single-day high of 799 COVID-19 deaths Thursday but Governor Andrew Cuomo said the rate of hospitalizations continued to fall. Cuomo said 799 people died in the last 24 hours, outdoing the previous high of 779 announced on Wednesday, but added that the curve was flattening because of social confinement measures. "We had a 200-net increase in hospitalizations, which you can see is the lowest number we've had since this nightmare started," Cuomo told reporters, adding that intensive care admissions were also at the lowest yet.
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 4:16 PM
|New Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll shows Americans turning against Trump
The new survey found that Americans increasingly blame Trump for the vast scale of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak.
POSTED APRIL 08, 2020 4:13 PM
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|OPEC and allies' historic oil cut hits snag as Mexico reportedly rejects deal
A historic agreement between OPEC and its allies to cut production hit a roadblock late on Thursday as Mexico reportedly refused to curb production.
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 12:59 PM
|Coronavirus live updates: China reports 42 new cases, 1 death
China's National Health Commission (NHC) said there were 42 new confirmed cases as of April 9, of which 38 were attributed to travelers coming from overseas.
POSTED APRIL 10, 2020 12:01 AM
|Nancy Pelosi says it's unclear when US economy can reopen — 'We could have a depression'
"This is an era of entrepreneurship like none we've ever seen before because of the challenge to small businesses," the House speaker told CNBC.
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 11:50 PM
|Amazon says it could soon begin testing some warehouse workers for the coronavirus
Amazon has assembled a dedicated team to develop coronavirus tests that could later be deployed to workers.
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 9:43 PM
|JPMorgan now forecasts economy contracting by 40%, unemployment to reach 20% in April
JPMorgan economists now expect a 40% decline in second quarter economic output and a surge in unemployment to 20% in April.
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 10:06 PM
|Frustration mounts on Main Street as entrepreneurs wait on banks and SBA for much-needed funding
As demand spikes for federal funds, new guidance and stalled payouts from the SBA on its Economic Injury Disaster Loans and advance grants are adding to frustrations and fears on Main Street.
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 10:43 PM
|Google creates online unemployment application with state of New York
Google is partnering with the state of New York on a website to handle unemployment applications.
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 11:28 PM
|Ex-Obama budget chief: Government's coronavirus assistance needs oversight to avoid backlash
"Oversight doesn't necessarily impede speed here," said Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget.
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 10:05 PM
|Goldman lists stocks for if the worst is over, and stocks for if it's not
Goldman Sachs is advising clients to focus on two buckets of stocks in the short term amid the coronavirus crisis.
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 5:10 PM
|Biologist Carl Bergstrom on coronavirus, misinformation and why we weren't prepared
There are a lot of information gaps when it comes to the COVID-19 coronavirus virus. University of Washington professor Carl Bergstrom is one of the scientists desperately trying to fill them.
POSTED APRIL 09, 2020 7:58 PM