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Biden Stumbles Through Televised Interview on Coronavirus Response: ‘You Know, There’s — During World War II, You Know, Where Roosevelt Came Up With A Thing’
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Joe Biden on Friday stumbled through an interview on his proposed response to the coronavirus pandemic.Following a long and disjointed introduction, Biden appeared to suggest policy proposals similar to those Franklin D. Roosevelt employed to coordinate m ...[Read more]
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Stanford study finds Covid-19 infection rate likely 50-85 times higher than reported, but could mean mortality rate is much lower
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A study out of Stanford University tested California residents and found that the Covid-19 infection rate is likely far higher than has been reported, but the virus could also be less deadly than commonly believed. Researchers used 3,300 residents in Sant ...[Read more]
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Are western Europe’s food supplies worth more than east European workers’ health? | Costi Rogozanu and Daniela Gabor
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The health threat facing fruit and vegetable pickers flown in from quarantined Romania underlines Europe’s inequalities, say Costi Rogozanu and Daniela Gabor. Many farm owners seem happier in any case to have rapid access to the “easterners”. In the ...[Read more]
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No underlying conditions in 5% of coronavirus deaths in English hospitals
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The proportion of people dying of coronavirus who do not have underlying conditions has risen in recent weeks, from below 1% to about 5% of the total, Guardian analysis has found. The analysis, based on daily statements released by NHS England from 5 Mar ...[Read more]
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When the coronavirus crisis is over, it should be payback time for the young | Polly Toynbee
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When this is all over, a huge redress is due to the young. A Social Market Foundation report this week argued that the burden of paying the enormous cost of the crisis should not fall on those of working age alone: £20bn could be saved over five years by ...[Read more]
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N.Y.C. Death Toll Soars Past 10,000 in Revised Virus Count
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New York City, already a world epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, sharply increased its death toll by more than 3,700 victims on Tuesday, after officials said they were now including people who had never tested positive for the virus but were presumed ...[Read more]
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Two-thirds of public think UK coronavirus response too slow – poll
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The public feel significant uncertainty about the government’s strategy to tackle the coronavirus and are sceptical about the coherence and speed of its response, a new survey has found. Over two-thirds of the public think the government acted too slowl ...[Read more]
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Venezuela announces 6-month rent suspension, guarantees worker wages, bans lay-offs
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The Venezuelan government announced a series of measures on Sunday in attempts to protect the population from the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis. Speaking on a live televised address, President Nicolás Maduro instructed that all commercial an ...[Read more]
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U.S. Will Cover-up Its Own Coronavirus Death Toll
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The Trump administration has used the novel coronavirus pandemic to malign its perceived enemies. Now as the U.S. itself is at the center of the pandemic the accusations and lies come back to bite. On March 21 the Daily Beast reported of an upcoming propa ...[Read more]
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Burials Are Cheaper Than Deportations: Virus Unleashes Terror in ICE Detention
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Prisons, jails, and detention centers are widely known to be major vectors of infectious diseases. As of last week, Cook County Jail in Illinois was “the nation’s largest-known source of coronavirus infections,” according to a New York Times analysi ...[Read more]
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It feels like a war zone – As more of them die, grocery workers increasingly fear showing up at work
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At least 41 grocery workers have died of covid-19, and thousands more have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in recent weeks. ...[Read more]
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