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Hydroxychloroquine: Australian government waives regulatory requirements for drug

ICE is not able to care for the health & safety of the people it detains even under normal circumstances. We are urging ICE to temporarily release everyone in its custody during this pandemic. Waiting until outbreaks rage in facilities will be too late.

Soul singer Bill Withers, famous for a number of timeless classics such as Lean On Me and Ain't No Sunshine, has died aged 81

Trump says oil executives deserve coronavirus tests because ‘they gave us millions of jobs’

A lot of people are ordering takeout this weekend to support local restaurants. Worth remembering that delivery apps take up to 1/3 of what you pay to the restaurant, on top of any delivery fees, so buying direct and picking up puts more $$ in their pockets

Dr. Charles Powell of Mt. Sinai hospital in New York is part of a team converting CPAP machines into much-needed ventilators. "It inflates the lung and does it in a way so the virus doesn't get moved around," Powell demonstrates for @jaketapper .

The U.S. Department of Transportation is warning airlines that they must issue prompt refunds to passengers whose flights are canceled or changed significantly during the coronavirus crisis.

JUST IN: McConnell says there will be a fourth coronavirus bill

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Sen. @TedCruz : "There are too many Democrats that want to see these [energy sector] jobs go away."


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Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications. He was 81.

Dr. Anthony Fauci made it clear that he supports all Americans being under a stay-at-home order. "If you look at what's going on in this country, I just don't understand why we're not doing that. We really should be." #CNNTownHall 

#Coronavirus updates: • Global cases top 1 million • US coronavirus deaths near 6,000, cases top 240,000 • China reports 3,322 coronavirus deaths • South Korea coronavirus cases hit 10,000 • Scientists, doctors launch anti-coronavirus body

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"Do you think every state in this country should be prepared for mail-in voting?" President Trump: “No, because I think a lot of people cheat... I think people should vote with voter ID... The reason they don’t want voter ID is because they intend to cheat!”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said he doesn't understand why every state hasn't issued stay-at-home orders as novel coronavirus cases continue to surge across the US

Heartbreaking. Jason Hargrove was behind the wheel of a bus in Detroit when he said a passenger began to cough. The woman let loose four or five times without covering her mouth. Nearly two weeks after he recorded a video of his concerns, he has died.

Shocking. His use of the word, "our" , is so wrong. Mr. Kushner and the federal government work for US, citizens of the United States, who also happen to live in states. These masks in the stockpile are OUR masks, paid for by OUR money.

All things being equal, I'd rather *not* be ruled by sociopaths.


Scoops of the Week

#WATCH Delhi Police release a video of its warning to senior members of Markaz, Nizamuddin to vacate Markaz & follow lockdown guidelines, on 23rd March 2020. #COVID19 

BREAKING: China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths, the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a classified report

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How to ensure you don't get follow-up questions on Fox, apparently.

Let our response be “anuna”

NEW: Monday 30 March update of coronavirus mortality trajectories • US deaths doubling every 3 days, as Fauci predicts over 100k US deaths. How different could things have been if US had locked down like China? • UK still tracking ItalyLive version:

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I ran into @MyPillowUSA ⁩ founder Mike Lindell in front of the West Wing. He said his factory will be cranking out 50k masks/day by Friday. “The most comfortable mask you’ll ever own”

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Job loss is a qualifying life event under the ACA, so people can enroll even if the Feds haven't created a special open enrollment period.

Pretty incredible that we've gone from "hoax" and "totally under control" to a best case scenario of 100K to 200K dead from the #coronavirus . We lost 115K in World War I.

Two Jared Kushner quotes that should make you fear for your life: “I know how to make this government run now” and “I’ve gotten a lot smarter about this. New York doesn’t need all the ventilators.”

Reliance Industries announces Rs. 500 crores contribution to #PMCARES  Fund. In addition to its multi-pronged on-the-ground fight against #COVID19 : Reliance Industries