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#Punjab A 59 COVID19 positive patient in Jalandhar passed away last night. He was on the ventilator for the last 2 days. District Administration working out modalities for cremation as per standard protocol: KBS Sidhu, Special Chief Secretary, Punjab Disaster Management (COVID19)

US spy agencies were tracking the rise of the novel coronavirus as early as November, weeks before that information was included in President Trump's daily intelligence briefing, a former US military official told CNN

“We can expect not only poaching of rhinoceros and elephant and other iconic animals, but we can also expect a spike in bushmeat poaching across the continent,” said a conservationist in Botswana

US spy agencies were tracking the rise of the novel coronavirus as early as November, weeks before that information was included in President Trump's daily intelligence briefing, a former US military official told CNN

An Ohio man got crafty after learning his gym shut down due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and constructed his own home gym equipment—made entirely of timber.

#Breaking | LNJP Nurses' body writes to Delhi Govt urging to provide better accommodation facilities for them failing which they'll go on a strike. Details by TIMES NOW's Sherine.

Japan's economy faces extreme uncertainty as coronavirus spreads - central bank head

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‘Together, we have have transformed American consciousness as to what kind of nation we can become.’ — Bernie Sanders ended his 2020 presidential campaign with this message of hope for a political revolution that outlives the senator’s candidacy

US states by most coronavirus deaths. New York: 6,268 New Jersey: 1,504 Michigan: 959 Louisiana: 652 California: 505 Illinois: 462 Massachusetts: 433 Washington: 431 Georgia: 370 Connecticut: 335 Florida: 323 Pennsylvania: 314 Indiana: 203 Texas: 195


Scoops of the Day

"I'm not voting for Biden" translates to "I want Trump to replace RBG."

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."

He made an I-used-to-sleep-with-models joke *IN THE MIDDLE* of describing the projections of hundreds of thousands of Americans dying.

NEW: Wed 8 April update of coronavirus trajectories NB: we’ve reverted to the 7-day moving average Daily new deaths: • General trend in US and UK is still more deaths every day than the last • Japan joins this chart, deaths tracking ItalyLive charts:

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NEW: Charlotte Figi, 13-year-old Coloradan whose CBD journey inspired medical marijuana reform, dies of coronavirus

Big. Dr. Fauci: "We know now for sure that the mitigation that we have been doing is having a positive effect but you don't see it until weeks later...Don't get complacent about that."

JUST IN: Spain reports 757 new coronavirus deaths, raising death toll to 14,555

The most cynical interpretation of all this, one I can't quite bring myself to accept, is they rolled out the model showing 100k deaths after they knew it would be less than that so they could anchor everyone to that # and take a vicotry lap when "only" tens of thousands died.

Former President Barack Obama says it would not be feasible to relax current measures to combat the spread of coronavirus without a "robust system of testing and monitoring — something we have yet to put in place nationwide."

Mumbai Police has seized 57,500 masks from the possession of one, Mohd. Miraj Ikramul Haq. He was selling the masks at a higher price. Masks worth Rs 17.25 lakhs have been seized. A case has been registered under relevant sections of Essential Commodities Act: Mumbai Police


Scoops of the Week

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

“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.

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”

Pres Trump is now urging ppl to try an unproven treatment for coronavirus. He said, "There's a possibility, a possibility, and I say it: what do you have to lose?...Take it. I really think they should take it. But it's their choice...Hydroxychloroquine. Try it. If you'd like."

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

Nadia, a 4-year-old Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York tested positive for coronavirus. This is the first known instance of a tiger being infected, the USDA says.

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Thread My friend’s 73 yr old mother went to the ER at Interfaith in Brooklyn at 6pm last night. She’s now been sitting in a chair in the ER for 29 hours waiting for a bed. She has a bad cough, a fever and violent chills. She calls her daughter crying pain and fear.