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Instead of accepting responsibility for the administration's chaotic coronavirus response, President Trump has launched a full-scale attempt to shift blame onto others | Analysis by @JohnJHarwood 

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.

When you piece together today's AP story and the various reports of seizures of shipments to states, what looks likely is that these states and hospital systems made their orders well before the feds did. When the feds finally got around to ordering stuff, a lot of ...

Doctor and CEO of medical clinic in Los Angeles says he's seeing effective results using #hydroxychloroquine  combined with zinc to treat severely ill #COVID-19  patients

Tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

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On 20th February, when the #COVID19  situation was not as bad in India, I gave the slogan of 'go corona, corona go'. At that time people were saying, will this make corona go away? Now we are seeing this slogan all across the world: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale (5.04.20)

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ICMR to get about 7 lakh rapid antibody testing kits by April 8. These will help in conducting #COVID19  tests in hotspot areas where large no.of cases are being seen. ICMR will get delivery in a phased manner. It's expected that they'll get 5 lakh kits in 1st phase. Orders placed

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There just aren’t beds. Don’t mistake sending a ship or building a field hospital as remedying the situation. It’s a full on a crisis and people are dying. The hospital system was not built to handle this. The state needs help.

It seems like Trump and Pompeo lost interest in the “China virus” and “Wuhan Virus” around the time they realized that virtually all the production capacity for masks is currently in China. Which of course was totally predictable a month ago.

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AP Investigation: The Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment as the new coronavirus spread across the globe.

"We will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again." In a deeply moving and personal message, the Queen has called on the country to "remain united and resolute" to overcome the #coronavirus  crisis. More on this:

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus

@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?”

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.

Mr. President, @realDonaldTrump , I’ve asked you fair & relevant questions on your evolving approach & rhetoric regarding coronavirus. For example, last Sun., I asked: You've said some governors don't need the equipment they're requesting. How might that impact your decisions? 1/3

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”

George W. Bush in 2005: "If we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare."

Now, there are more than 328,000 confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases & more than 9,300 people have died. You have said the next two weeks will be the toughest. I welcome you to come on PBS NewsHour for an interview on your administration's response & how Americans can stay safe. 3/3

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Scoops of the Week

"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!”

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.”

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.

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

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.

Madhya Pradesh: Health workers on whom stones were pelted by locals yesterday at Tatpatti Bakhal in Indore, today visited the same area to carry out screening services. Dr Zakiya Sayed says, "We have sustained injuries but we have to do our job and will not be scared." #COVID19 

I'd like to thank Media Matters for verifying that Fox news' The Five was very early in warning about the serious threat of COVID19

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Hydroxychloroquine rated 'most effective therapy' by doctors for coronavirus: Global survey

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