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In tech they have a phrase, "vaporware." It means software that is announced but never materializes. Another problem with covering the briefings in anticipation of news is so many of his announcements are vaporware. So if you covered them you were conned.

The city of Daegu, which had been the epicenter of South Korea’s coronavirus outbreak, reported zero new cases for the first time in weeks Friday, as the national numbers of new cases continues to decline.

Coronavirus harms the brain and nervous system of HALF of severely ill patients

Nine people have been arrested for violating #CoronavirusLockdown  by offering prayers at a mosque in Panigate area in Vadodara, Gujarat: Vadodara Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Jaydeepsinh Jadeja

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The Taoiseach has announced that the Covid-19 restrictions will be extended for a further three weeks until Tuesday 5 May.

Chinese President#XiJinping  Friday held a phone call with his Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and said #China  will continue to provide as much support as its capacity allows for Mexico's fight against #COVID19 

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276 inmates at a Chicago jail tested positive for #COVID19 , and one has died — one of the biggest U.S. local outbreaks. Some put up signs in their windows: "Save us." A judge rejected releasing inmates to stop infections, and ordered the jail to distribute soap and sanitizer.

A 1905 decision could be invoked in the months ahead as the court debates the state's police powers to handle a health emergency.

Amsterdam to Paris in 90 minutes? Dutch tout hyperloop as future of travel

Kerala seems to have done a better job in curbing the spread of #Covid19  during #lockdown  while cases in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi have surged. #DIU 


Scoops of the Day

This drone footage captures NYC workers burying bodies in a mass grave on Hart Island, just off the coast of the Bronx. For over a century, the island has served as a potter’s field for deceased with no known next of kin or families unable to pay for funerals.

The CDC has advised Americans to wear face masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and around the world, people are doing the same. For your mask to be most effective, it's important that you wear it correctly. Here are the dos and don’ts.

Pres Trump on Feb 26: "I mean, view this the same as the flu...You treat this like a flu." VP Pence today: "We've known from the beginning that this at least three times more contagious than the flu. And, I believe that fact alone has informed our projections and the modeling."

To repeat, Trump did not close down the country. So Trump cannot open up the country.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care but remains in hospital, Downing Street says

No lessons learned from the Nizamuddin Markaz misadventure.A large crowd gathered in Murshidabad Distt. West Bengal for the Friday namaz openly violating #lockdown  #socialdistancing  with no masks. Are these people exempted from all rules?

We need to do better for our healthcare heroes. Too many are nervous about infecting a loved one. Or working long hours & driving home with little sleep. Starting tomorrow, CA will provide healthcare workers with hotel rooms at no-or low-cost & free flights for our Health Corps.

It's crazy to watch people make the argument that the models were wrong and the experts overreacted when the bulk of the evidence we've gotten over the past few weeks suggests the virus might be *more* deadly and *more* transmissable than we thought.

All of the same insidious dangerous, dilettante know-nothing denialist bullshit that was has been used on the climate crisis for decades now being brought to bear on the pandemic.

A new Trump ad attacks Joe Biden for his record on appeasing China


Scoops of the Week

Obama warned Americans about preparing for a global pandemic back in 2014

"This is called cross-contamination." A Michigan nurse used paint to show how easy it is to spread germs even while wearing gloves.

JAPAN: Government to spend over $2 billion to help its country's firms move production out of China

Noam Chomsky on Bernie Sanders: "It's common to say now that the Sanders campaign failed. I think that's a mistake. I think it was an extraordinary success, completely shifted the arena of debate and discussion."

BREAKING: President Duterte has formally approved the extension of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon up to April 30, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles says | via @arianne_merez  #COVID19  #LuzonLockdown 

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“Preparedness is a choice. And poor preparedness is a choice.’ — This man worked on a literal pandemic playbook for Trump, and the president chose to ignore it

This is the sister of Yogi Adityanath, CM of the most populous and politically powerful state in India. Makes me speechless. Our dynasts should drown in shame.

JUST IN: Four year old tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for coronavirus after developing a dry cough, with other tigers and lions also showing symptoms.

JUST IN: Tiger at zoo in New York City tests positive for coronavirus