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Trump facing revolt from senior GOP officials over ‘incompetent’ handling of coronavirus crisis: CNN

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In a scorching segment on Monday morning, CNN is reporting that President Donald Trump is facing a revolt from senior Republican Party officials over the exploding coronavirus crisis.

Appearing with ‘New Day” hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota on Monday, reporter Kristen Holmes detailed how the White House is faltering now that officials have begun calling it a pandemic.

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“President Trump continues to insist that he is happy with his team’s handling of all of this. but White House officials aren’t being so generous,” Holmes detailed. “First of all, they feel President Trump may not feel this way for a long time given the rising numbers and the questions about how the administration handled it. Behind closed doors they’re starting to question some of the decisions the top health agencies made at the beginning of this outbreak, particularly surrounding the [Centers for Disease Control] CDC.”

“I want to read you one statement from a senior Republican official involved in this response,” she continued. “They say, ‘The message is, if you’re on the wrong side of this administration, you are gone. People are afraid, either there was a terrible incompetence or there was a heavy hand on the scale.’ So this is deeply chilling and disturbing, this idea that President Trump’s obsession post-impeachment with loyalty might play a factor in all of this and how they’ve handled it, particularly given a point where we’re now calling this a pandemic and there are dozens, if not hundreds of people trying to get answers.”

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Privacy rights may become next victim of killer pandemic

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Digital surveillance and smartphone technology may prove helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic -- but some activists fear this could mean lasting harm to privacy and digital rights.

From China to Singapore to Israel, governments have ordered electronic monitoring of their citizens' movements in an effort to limit contagion. In Europe and the United States, technology firms have begun sharing "anonymized" smartphone data to better track the outbreak.

These moves have prompted soul-searching by privacy activists who acknowledge the need for technology to save lives while fretting over the potential for abuse.

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards honors staffer who died from COVID-19

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Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-LA) offered a moving tribute to a member of his staff who died from COVID-19.

"On behalf of the first lady and my entire administration, it is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of our dear April, who succumbed to complications from COVID-19," he posted on Twitter, along with photos.

"She brightened everyone’s day with her smile and was an inspiration to everyone who met her," he continued.

"She lived her life to the fullest and improved the lives of countless Louisianans with disabilities as a dedicated staff member in the Governor's Office of Disability Affairs. April worked hard as an advocate for herself & other members of the disability community," he wrote.

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Washington state nurses share shocking stories from their war against coronavirus

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by Ken Armstrong and Vianna Davila

Nurses at one hospital in southeastern Washington state have alleged that, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they were ordered by supervisors to use one protective mask per shift, potentially exposing themselves to the novel coronavirus.

At another hospital, just east of Seattle, nurses had to use face shields indefinitely.

At a third hospital, on Washington’s border with Oregon, nurses reported that respirators were expired. The hospital responded, the nurses said, by ordering staff to remove stickers showing that the respirators might be as much as three years out of date.

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