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One of Britain’s few ventilator manufacturers was still prioritising supplies to China even as the Covid-19 outbreak accelerated here

The KLM repatriation flight from Sydney is returning to Amsterdam via Kuala Lumpur

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Matt Hancock has told Sophy ridge on Sunday a "small minority" of people are still not following lockdown rules and has said it is "quite unbelievable"

Revised death figures suggests Sweden has more of a coronavirus problem than it thought

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UK coronavirus live news: Hancock says sunbathing is against the rules

Trust is essential in these times. But Boris Johnson is not a man to be trusted

Madhya Pradesh Man Who Threw A Feast For 1,500 Tests Coronavirus+ ..11 of his family members also test positive, authorities have sealed the entire colony #Morena  #Coronavirus  @anuragdwary1  via @ndtv 

Released from prison after almost five years of detention, Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is still unable to be reunited with his family, his wife Li Wenzu confirms

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LOOK: As of Sunday, April 5, 8 laboratories in the Philippines can perform at least 1,710 #coronavirus  tests per day. At least 78 more labs are being prepared to fully handle tests. | via @bnzmagsambol 


Scoops of the Day

It took 70 days from initial notification for Trump to treat the coronavirus not as a distant threat or harmless flu strain, but as a lethal force poised to kill tens of thousands. That period now stands as critical time that was squandered.

President Trump is asked about Joe Biden attacking him in a tweet today: "He didn't write that. That was done by a Democrat operative. He doesn't write. He's probably not even watching right now and, if he is, he doesn't understand what he's watching."

Dr. Fauci says health care workers are “brave warriors”: “The American public owe a phenomenal debt of gratitude to these people and they should just salute them in every way you can”

Since Chinese authorities disclosed the outbreak of a mysterious pneumonia-like illness, later revealed to be the coronavirus, to international health officials on New Year’s Eve, at least 430,000 people arrived in the U.S. on direct flights from China

ITALY: Number of patients in intensive care has dropped for the first time since the crisis began

Why is the COVID-19 death rate so low in Germany? "early and widespread testing and treatment, plenty of intensive care beds and a trusted government whose social distancing guidelines are widely observed."

SCOOP: One of the nation's top health care CEOs tells her firm's doctors & nurses there'll be no hazard pay in the #coronavirus  crisis. She makes at least $2 million a year. Maybe over $5m. (Her corp. includes Mass General hosp.) Please read, RT & share.

If this description of what it's like to die from Coronavirus doesn't make you #StayHome  nothing will.

@maddow : "If you are a president who has declared a national emergency you thereby accept national responsibility to run the response to it. That's your one job from that point forward and it's nobody else's job."


Scoops of the Week

President Trump just said he likely was distracted by the impeachment trial and that impacted his response to coronavirus. That is a remarkable admission.

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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#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 

The White House Correspondents' Association has voted to remove One America News Network from White House briefing seat rotation after multiple violations of social distancing policy amid coronavirus outbreak. Note: OANN is fast becoming Trump's favorite network to call on.

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

Let our response be “anuna”

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.

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.”

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.

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.