As the American public remains gripped by the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has stepped up a series of audacious moves against a pillar of government oversight
The coronavirus is not his fault, but the way in which we responded to it is his problem. He is the commander in chief. He should be taking full responsibility." - Former Vice President Joe Biden on President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the US.
Welcome to Wuhan! Wuhan Tianhe International Airport performed a water salute to receive the first arriving flight from Hangzhou on Wednesday as the city ends its lockdown.
CA isn’t waiting around, hoping we will get the equipment we need. We decided to use our purchasing power and have sourced upwards of 200 million medical masks. In the coming weeks, we’ll see those supplies coming to CA from a variety of sources.
A mayor in Illinois directed the city's police department to issue citations and arrests after people defied the state's stay-at-home order. Less than 48 hours later, police broke up a gathering at a bar. Among those in attendance: the mayor's wife.
Police arrest two 17-year-old boys for NTUC FairPrice Covid-19 video prank; both to be charged in court for causing public nuisance
CA's 500 ventilators will begin to ship out today: 100->NY 100->NJ 100->IL 50->MD 50->DC 50->DE 50->NV Committed to the health of every Californian. Practicing our duty as Americans to take care of one another. I know other states would do the same.
Trump’s claim that he imposed the first China “ban” is a lie. 38 other countries did before him or at the same time. And the US action had so many exceptions, that passengers from China still flooded in after the ban.
BREAKING: Twitter's Jack Dorsey to move $1 billion of his wealth to fund global coronavirus relief effort
Breaking: Stephanie Grisham is out as WH press secretary. She is leaving the job without ever having briefed the press.
‘It’s worth bearing in mind when we talk about immigrants in this country, these are the immigrants currently saving people's lives. Coming here and actually enriching our country and doing an amazing job’ - @piersmorgan
WATCH: Trump announces a “hold” on money going to the WHO, calls them “China centric.” “They missed the call. They could have called it months earlier ... they should have known. And they probably did know.”
NEW: Tue 7 April update of coronavirus trajectories Big changes here, so tonight’s thread will be fewer charts and more explanations. Here’s the revamped daily deaths chart. I’ve switched from a 7-day rolling average to true daily numbers* All charts:
“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 called cross-contamination." A Michigan nurse used paint to show how easy it is to spread germs even while wearing gloves.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has coronavirus, has been taken to intensive care
The amount of damage these people have caused is probably incalculable. They are all responsible for thousands more American deaths than there might otherwise have been. Never forget or let them forget they all killed Americans with their propaganda, lies, and bullshit.
@jaketapper directly addresses Pres. Trump: “The American people ... need someone to explain what is going to be done to get us out of this. It’s a moment that requires leadership. It requires honest information. It requires empathy and it requires a plan. Do you have one?”
Gov @GovPritzker confirms that the federal ‘Air Bridge’ flights from China, organized by the White House taskforce, are bringing PPE back from China which are then turned over to private companies. The states then have to bid against each other to purchase from those companies.
In tears, a nurse says she quit her job after she was asked to work in a coronavirus ICU without a face mask: “America is not prepared, and nurses are not being protected”