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coronavirus
coronavirus
Trump: Expel Congressman From GOP for Threatening to Hold Up Stimulus Vote
Kentucky congressman Thomas Massie drew Trump’s ire for trying to force a roll-call vote on the coronavirus stimulus package.
coronavirus
coronavirus
House Passes $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill
President Trump is expected to sign the bill Friday afternoon.

Massie be damned

NEW: The House of Representatives passed the historic $2 trillion coronavirus response stimulus package, clearing the way for President Trump’s signature. A forced roll call vote backfired.
@jeffzeleny
coronavirus
coronavirus
Coronavirus in New York: Latest Updates
Cuomo and de Blasio are unhappy with the federal stimulus bill.

If you’re curious about RBG…

Supreme Court justices are all “healthy” a court spokeswoman says. Orders and opinions on Monday. They had their regular conference this am with only Chief Justice John Roberts at the Court. Others called in.
@Arianedevogue
federal reserve
federal reserve
The Coronavirus Crisis Reveals How Undemocratic America Has Become
We are outsourcing some of the most consequential policy decisions any republic can make to unelected bureaucrats.

Right on, governor

Gov. Cuomo giving a real pep talk to New Yorkers right now.

“I say my friends that we go out there today, and we kick coronavirus ass. That’s what I say.”
@mj_lee

A ray of decent news

The rate of coronavirus hospitalizations is slowing, says Cuomo. Data shows it doubling every four days between March 24-26, as opposed to every 2.5 between March 17-March 19.
@NY1

The latest numbers from NY

.@NYGovCuomo says 6,481 people are currently hospitalized in New York State with #coronavirus and 1,583 of them are in ICU. There have been 519 deaths.
@ZackFinkNews

There’s a long road ahead

Cuomo says the predicted APEX of pandemic in NY will be about 21 days from now.
@mikiebarb

John Kerry goes OFF on Congressman holding up stimulus bill

Breaking news: Congressman Massie has tested positive for being an asshole. He must be quarantined to prevent the spread of his massive stupidity. He’s given new meaning to the term #Masshole. (Finally, something the president and I can agree on!) https://t.co/N1CNLPsZjc
@JohnKerry
vision 2020
vision 2020
State That May Decide 2020 Elections Approaches Chaotic April Primary
Moving to voting by mail without fair rules could affect the general election in crucial states like Wisconsin, as its April primary is showing.
interesting times
interesting times
Andrew Sullivan: America Is Trapped in Trump’s Blind Spot
The pandemic presented Trump with a remarkable political opportunity. Instead he has lied and dithered as the casualties mount.
the national interest
the national interest
Distractable Sinophobe Donald Trump Praises Country He’s Supposed to be Blaming
We’ve always been at war with Eastasia. But Eastasia … has done a tremendous job, I have to say.

The president is unlikely to enjoy this quote

Pence on Easter reopening to CNBC: “The president expressed really an aspirational goal as we continue to follow the data.”
@Acosta
coronavirus
coronavirus
Boris Johnson Tests Positive for the Coronavirus
The U.K. prime minister, whose government fumbled its initial response to the pandemic, says his symptoms are mild.

Boris Johnson has coronavirus

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this.”
@mkraju
housing
housing
Will the Coronavirus Kill Airbnb?
Furnished apartments intended for short-term stays are flipping to long-term rentals. What could possibly be causing this?
coronavirus stimulus
coronavirus stimulus
How and When Can Americans Access the $1,200 Coronavirus Stimulus Checks?
Everything you need to know about the unprecedented check coming to a vast majority of Americans in April.
the national interest
the national interest
Trump Is Haggling Over Ventilator Prices While Coronavirus Patients Die
“I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators,” Trump told Sean Hannity.
coronavirus
coronavirus
House to Socially Distance While Voting for Coronavirus Stimulus Bill
Thomas Massie is opposing a unanimous consent agreement, and could force a roll-call vote under exceptional health precautions.
coronavirus
coronavirus
U.S. Now Has the World’s Largest Coronavirus Outbreak
Unfortunately, we’re No. 1. On Thursday, the number of U.S. coronavirus cases — at least 82,177 — surpassed China’s 81,285.
coronavirus
coronavirus
No Masks, No Hand Sanitizer, Filthy Facilities: A Sick UPS Worker Speaks Out
“I didn’t sign up to kill people and that’s what it feels like I’m doing.”
the national interest
the national interest
Why Can’t Bernie Accept That Democratic Voters Didn’t Want Him?
Democrats wanted to nominate a moderate. They got one. No conspiracy required.
coronavirus news
coronavirus news
New Orleans Is Becoming a New Epicenter of the Coronavirus Outbreak
Orleans Parish has seen more deaths per capita than any county in the U.S.
coronavirus
coronavirus
Andrew Cuomo’s Daily Press Briefing Is the Most Important Show on TV
The must-see TV of the coronavirus pandemic.
the national circus
the national circus
Frank Rich: What a Plague Reveals
Cold-blooded recklessness about the coronavirus pandemic has hardly been limited to President Trump and his acolytes.
the city politic
the city politic
When New York Needed Him Most, Bill de Blasio Had His Worst Week As Mayor
Misinformation, policy reversals, and that inexplicable trip to the Park Slope Y.
covid diary
covid diary
Inside a Brooklyn Hospital Right Now
Brooklyn Mount Sinai Hospital’s chief medical officer, on mounting deaths, overflowing waiting rooms, and the mobile morgue parked outside his window.
vision 2020
vision 2020
What If Presidential Candidates Stopped Campaigning and Nobody Noticed?
With swing voters dwindling even more and voting itself becoming perilous, a continued pandemic could make Campaign 2020 a sideshow.
coronavirus
coronavirus
At Empty Bronx Zoo, Staff Use Social Distancing to Protect Gorillas
“Because some of our animals are so closely related to people, we have primate protocols in place all the time.”

A key number

.@NYGovCuomo says in New York State there are 5,327 people currently hospitalized from COVID-19. 1,290 in intensive care unit.
@ZackFinkNews

Another stunning stat out of New York

Last night EMS in New York took 6,406 medical 911 calls, the highest volume ever, surpassing 9/11/01.
@michaelbd
senate
senate
Senate Decides Now Would Be a Good Time for a Monthlong Vacation
America is on its way to being the epicenter of a global pandemic and depression. But our leaders could use some rest and relaxation.
the top line
the top line
Today’s 3.3 Million Job Losses Is Just the Start
While the initial unemployment claims figure released on Thursday is shockingly high, it also is probably low.

A fairly consistent message from governors – but not the president

Md reports 157 new confirmed cases; biggest single day jump and a total tally of 580.

Hogan’s sobering message: “This battle is going to be much harder, take much longer, and be much worse than almost anyone comprehends. We have never faced anything like this ever before.”
@ErinatThePost

A few people might disagree

Record jobless claims numbers in the last week “are not relevant,” Sec. Mnuchin says on @CNBC.

He reasons businesses that laid people off will rehire after the stimulus goes into effect.
@kaylatausche

A major and devastating side effect of the economic downturn

Millions of people are losing or going to lose their private health insurance
@JStein_WaPo

The graph says it all

Photo: @hshierholz/Twitter

A hard-to-comprehend number

WASHINGTON (AP) — US unemployment claims soar to 3.3 million – quadrupling record from 1982 – as layoffs from coronavirus engulf economy.
@kylegriffin1
coronavirus
coronavirus
Why Did an Expert Who Warned About COVID-19 Have So Much Trouble Being Heard?
Though we often feel that we live in a sea of panic, it may be that the general din prevents us from hearing most important warning cries.