Mar 182020
 

A woman mourns during a funeral held at Beheshte Masoumeh Cemetery for the victims of the new coronavirus in Qom, Iran, on March 17, 2020. Photo: Fatemah Bahrami/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The U.S. government is run by sociopaths. How else to explain the Trump administration’s callous disregard for the lives of ordinary Iranians in the midst of this global coronavirus crisis? How else to make sense of U.S. officials doubling down in their support…

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Mar 182020
 

On Monday afternoon, the Bay Area became the first region in the U.S. to institute a shelter in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19, barring visits to restaurants or bars or the hair salon, having friends over, and taking unnecessary public transit trips. The restriction made another recent San Francisco measure all-the-more urgent: keeping people housed while they deal with the cascading economic toll of such an emergency.As other cities consider escalating their own…

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Mar 182020
 

To slow the spread of the new coronavirus, virtually all aspects of public life are being scaled back, including the democratic process itself. In an extraordinary move, Ohio on Monday delayed its primary election, previously scheduled for today. Yesterday afternoon, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine directed the filing of a lawsuit to postpone the primary to prevent voters and poll workers from being exposed to the coronavirus. Initially, a judge ruled that it was too late…

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Mar 182020
 

WASHINGTON—In order to alleviate the heavy damage the crucial financial sector is facing in the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the United States Congress announced Tuesday that they would be allocating $2 trillion in order to bail out the struggling bailout industry. “The bailout industry is on the brink of…Read more…

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Mar 182020
 

Amazon and the global supply chain are faltering under the pressure of the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s largest retailer announced Tuesday morning that it is suspending all shipments of non-essential products to its warehouses, a move that may help people ordering things like toilet paper and food but will singlehandedly destroy thousands of independent businesses that have come to rely on Amazon’s monolithic platform. “We are seeing increased online shopping, and as a result some…

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Mar 182020
 

Enlarge / WUHAN, Feb. 5, 2020—Patients infected with the novel coronavirus are seen at a makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province. Containment methods like this can help countries get the pandemic under control. (credit: Getty | Xinhua News Agency) On Monday, the COVID-19 Response Team at Imperial College London released a report that describes its efforts to create a model of how various control efforts could alter the…

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