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TESTING TESTING TESTING —until we have it, or a vaccine, America will not reopen. This is fact based information. The consequences of this President’s lack of action will be epic.

Smoking marijuana, even occasionally, can increase your risk for more severe complications from COVID-19, according to experts at the American Lung Association.

#BREAKING: New York state now has more coronavirus cases than any other country

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Noam Chomsky says the "scandalous" U.S. healthcare system was already poorly equipped for a pandemic. "This is exacerbated by the strange collection of gangsters in Washington. … It's almost as if they systematically took every possible step to make it as bad as possible."

GOP Florida governor mulls reopening schools: Coronavirus "doesn't seem to threaten" kids

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Noam Chomsky says the Trump administration had many warnings, going back years, of a possible pandemic — yet it continued to cut funding for the CDC and other agencies vital to mounting a response. "The country is simply run by sociopaths," he says.

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Scoops of the Day

New @DataProgress  poll: - 52% of Americans under 45 have lost their job, had hours reduced, or been furloughed -35% of Americans under 35 now say they don't have health insurance

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Restating: If I ran a newsoom I would not run his briefings live. I would not send reporters so he can waste our time and use them as hate objects. I would tell them to watch it on CSPAN and report any news that emerges. If he makes a factual claim it has to be verified or no go.

I’m glad the projections have lowered but I am not feeling particularly celebratory about 60 thousand people dying and I don’t really understand why other people do.

Six different polls show how Fox’s coronavirus coverage endangered its viewers

Goodbye for now Wuhan. I’m leaving after 78 days. It’s been an unforgettable privilege. I haven’t been able to report or say much since my visa expired mid. Feb, but I leave with profound memories and friendships. I’ll be in quarantine in Beijing while my next steps are decided.

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One in ten Americans is unemployed and the death toll is about five times the number of people killed on 9/11. But you really must look on the bright side, which is that, at a time when millions of people are trapped in their homes by the plague, the president’s ratings are high.

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A man named Art Laffer is being floated as the head of a new task force to bring the economy back. So I’d like to remind you of the time I visited the Candyland of his mind.

This is arguably the greatest WR class in the history of the draft. Let's give up a 2nd-round pick for Brandin Cooks, who is on an $81M contract with 5 known concussions.

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Executive agencies recommend FCC strip China Telecom of authorizations to operate services to and from the US

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Scoops of the Week

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."

The president is now yelling at Jonathan Karl... Told him he was a third rate reporter and that he would never make it... rude and temperamental. Reactive.

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

It’s seems @realDonaldTrump  felt needy to have more attention. He had a badly written script (painfully bad writing!)that he peppered with inarticulate, and at times, illiterate ad libs and riffs.

We're in the early stages of what is going to become a series of cascading crises, and we will not be able to get back to anything resembling normal life unless the major powers in the world can find some way to cooperate. My take:

The thing about Trump is that his manipulations are so obvious that the only reason almost anyone falls for them is because they want to.

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This President seems to be angry, twisted, defensive and mean. He can’t stop making up things and just throwing them out there..

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