"Each time I was electrocuted my whole body would shake violently ... I begged them to kill me": An Uygur woman describes torture in a detention camp in #China 

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As #Coronavirus  spreads through Red States, it’s worth remembering that, during their denial phase, Trump and Fox News pushed the number of Republicans who took #COVID19  seriously from 72% to 40% in just one month

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Trump issues order to bring former troops back to active duty to assist in coronavirus response

The total number of Coronavirus cases in the state is 28 including 25 active cases of which 21 are in Kashmir division and 4 in Jammu division. Our teams have been consistently trying to trace every single contact and test them: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary-Planning, J&K

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1/ So, what was going on at @CDCgov  from Jan-March, against the mounting threat of coronavirus? Based on hundreds of pages of emails we got our hands on: fumbling communications between federal and state agencies + general chaos. A few “jokes.” Take a look for yourself:

2/ On Jan. 28, the CDC was reporting 5 cases of COVID-19. The CDC’s director, Dr. Robert Redfield, assured employees “the virus is not spreading in the U.S. at this time.”

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3/ By Feb. 13, the agency was struggling with one of its most important duties: keeping track of Americans suspected of having COVID-19. “Help needed urgently,” one email said.

4/ The CDC had “an ongoing issue” with organizing — and sometimes flat-out losing — forms sent by local agencies about people thought to be infected. The email listed job postings for people who could track paperwork. This was in FEBRUARY.

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5/ That same week, the agency sent Nevada officials alerts about 80 potential coronavirus patients to monitor, documents show. Four were not Nevada residents.

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