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Donald Trump’s suicide warning is a sign of his privilege — and most Americans can’t relate

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We always knew that Donald Trump was out of touch with most Americans. The fact that he thinks we’re going to kill ourselves if the economy doesn’t improve soon shows how clueless he is about how resilient we are.Only someone of privilege could believe that being without money is worse than death. Obviously, he wasn’t referring to the people who live from paycheck to paycheck and are broke every other week.Of course, everyone is worried that so many people are out of work. We aren’t naive enough to believe that even when the coronavirus pandemic is over, everyone’s job will be waiting.Some com…

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Trump let his ego put the entire nation at risk as he bungled the coronavirus response

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Health care workers continue to put their lives on the line, caring for patients despite critical shortages of the safety gear they need to protect themselves from COVID-19.

To help, factories now churn out face shieldsmasks, and gowns. And millions of workers stay home to slow the spread of the disease.

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This is the bizarre and deep-rooted phenomenon driving the right’s coronavirus miracle-cure mania

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In one of the oddest developments of the coronavirus crisis, there's been a run on a pair of antimalarial drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which are used primarily in the U.S. to treat arthritis and to prevent organ damage from lupus. The drugs are being sucked out of pharmacies at an alarming rate, thanks to Americans who have convinced themselves these drugs will save them if the develop COVID-19, and thereby leaving patients who actually need these medications in danger.

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Can you hide a pandemic? There’s no need to believe Beijing on China’s coronavirus success

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Bloomberg News (4/1/20) reported this week that anonymous U.S. officials say that a secret intelligence report concludes that China's statistics on the coronavirus outbreak are "fake":

China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths it's suffered from the disease, the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a classified report to the White House, according to three US officials.

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