Senate Approves Coronavirus Relief Bill for Sick Leave, Free Testing; POTUS Will Sign

USA Today reports that the Senate has approved an emergency coronavirus relief bill. The Senate approved a multibillion-dollar emergency aid package Wednesday that will provide paid sick and family leave for many Americans while also offering free testing for the coronavirus and bolstering unemployment insurance. The 90-8 vote of approval comes after days of intense […]

Person dies from coronavirus in Washington state, first in the US, health officials say

Fox News reports: Health officials in Washington confirmed Saturday that one person has died from coronavirus, marking the first disease-related death in the U.S. Seattle and King County Public Health officials issued a vague media advisory announcing the first COVID-19 death in the U.S., adding that there was an undisclosed number of new cases as well. The article […]

Trump White House Requests $2.5 Billion (or more) to Tackle Coronavirus Pandemic

Earlier reports that President Trump’s administration would request a paltry $1 billion to tackle the what might be the most severe infectious disease outbreak in modern history has been proven to be fake news. The Hill is reporting that the White House is seeking $2.5 billion (or more) and Congressional Democrats are already planning to […]

Ex-HHS Official: Biggest Threat to Trump Re-Election Is Not Democrats, but Coronavirus

Politico reports the following: The Trump administration is bracing for a possible coronavirus outbreak in the United States that could sicken thousands — straining the government’s public health response and threatening an economic slowdown in the heat of President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. That stark realization has taken hold in high-level White House meetings, during which […]

Exiled Chinese Dissidents Pen Open Letter to POTUS Trump on Novel Coronavirus

The following open letter was posted today by Citizen Power Initiatives for China, a group advocating for democracy and human rights for China’s ~1.4 billion people. Given its importance, we are reposting it here: Dear President Trump: We commend you for taking precautionary measures to contain and monitor the deadly outbreak of the Wuhan novel […]

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Dems Question Trump’s Response To Coronavirus: “Very Grave Threat To The World”

In what will likely come as absolutely no surprise to anyone who has been capable of fogging a mirror for the last few years, Senate Democrats have decided to write a sternly-worded email to the Trump administration questioning their response to the Covid-19 outbreak, demanding they increase spending immediately. 26 Democrats including Patty Murray, ranking member of […]

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Video: Bloomberg Mocks Trump on Pandemic Response

Mike Bloomberg is taking aim at President Trump’s coronavirus response. Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t have the most stellar record when it comes to pandemic response, but all is fair in love and politics. For those keeping track, Bloomberg’s time as New York City Mayor (January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2013) saw some serious outbreaks. Here’s […]

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