Newley Purnell

Newley Purnell


?Wall Street Journal reporter covering tech & business. ?@ColumbiaJournMA, @EmoryUniversity alum. ?⚽️ Member, GKs’ union. ?Got a tip? DM for WhatsApp/Signal

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For eight years, this former Wall Street Journal editor got nowhere on his novel. Then he found time built into his every day schedule and made the most of it.

“In this time of crisis, we face two particularly important choices," Yuval Noah Harari@harari_yuval ) writes. "The first is between totalitarian surveillance and citizen empowerment. The second is between nationalist isolation and global solidarity.”

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On #Covid19  and availability bias: “The coronavirus is invisible to the naked eye, and very few of us personally know anyone who has it, at least thus far. Hence, many people discount its danger to themselves," @RobertKlitzman  writes:

NYU Langone Health, one of the nation’s top academic medical centers, told emergency-room doctors that they have “sole discretion” to place patients on ventilators and institutional backing to “withhold futile intubations,” @shalini  @joe_palazzolo  report:

The push comes despite specific contractual exclusions in most standard policies for claims stemming from viruses. As a result, some insurers are threatening court challenges over efforts to rewrite policies and provide benefits that weren’t priced in.

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Tim Tiller, a mustachioed security guard at an Oklahoma cowboy museum @ncwhm ), didn’t set out to be a pandemic-era internet celebrity. He swears he got roped into it. Excellent @KellyCrowWSJ  story. #HashtagTheCowboy 

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The professor told The @WSJ  he was mischaracterized and that “there is no doubt” the coronavirus originated in China. Five virologists in the U.S. and Europe told The @WSJ  they have seen no convincing evidence that the virus originated anywhere but China.

Ponzi schemes and other frauds involving bitcoin and cryptocurrencies lured at least $4.3 billion from investors in 2019, according to Chainalysis. That was a bigger haul than the combined $3 billion in 2017 and 2018.

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From Ve­nezuela to Pa­kistan to the De­mo­c­ra­tic Re­pub­lic of Congo—and nearly every de­vel­op­ing coun­try be­tween—con­firmed #coronavirus  cases have started to spike in re­cent days, a sign the con­ta­gion is ad­vanc­ing ex­po­nentially.

“Humanity has been surviving plagues for thousands of years, and we have managed to learn a lot along the way.”

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In today's , on Michael Cohen sentencing: "The Journal was right." Nov. 2016 scoop by

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#Coronavirus latest: — Infections pass 470,000 globally, nearly doubling in week — More than 21,000 have died, more than double a week ago — In­fec­tions in the U.S. topped 69,000, in­clud­ing 1,050 deaths. #COVID2019 

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White House and India’s MEA are in talks over potential visit to New Delhi by @realDonaldTrump . Dates haven’t been finalized, and the visit will depend on the progress of the impeachment trial. Would be Trump’s first to India as U.S. president.

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