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I’m an epidemiologist. When I heard about Britain’s ‘herd immunity’ coronavirus plan, I thought it was satire | William Hanage
Vulnerable people should not be exposed to Covid-19 right now in the service of a hypothetical future • See all our coronavirus coverage Your house is on fire, and the people whom you have trusted with your care are not trying to put it out. Even though they knew it was coming, and could see what happened to the neighbours as they were overwhelmed with terrifying speed, the UK government has inexp
Trump offers 'large sums' for exclusive access to coronavirus vaccine
German government tries to fight off aggressive takeover bid by US, say reports Coronavirus – live coverage See all our coronavirus coverage The Trump administration has offered a German medical company “large sums of money” for exclusive access to a Covid-19 vaccine, German media have reported. The German government is trying to fight off what it sees as an aggressive takeover bid by the US, the
With Meghan and Harry, Kate reveals she is up to carrying out that vital royal duty… bearing a grudge against relatives | Catherine Bennett
She couldn’t manage to grin and bear it for one more hour with the soon-to-be-leaving royal couple The royals: an apology. In recent years it has been persuasively argued that younger members of the royals are more empathetic than their sourer, or weirder elders. And thus, as well as nicer, they are better qualified to connect with their subjects, and, in the long term, protect the family fortunes


Florida: coronavirus fears could hurt voter turnout in crucial primary
Lack of unified response in state that is home to one of the largest elderly populations in the country Coronavirus outbreak – live updates Coronavirus cases in the US: latest map Governor Ron DeSantis last week declared a state of emergency in Florida in the face of the coronavirus as millions of Floridians are set to vote on Tuesday in a crucial delegate-rich primary that will help determine wh
Prepare for the coronavirus global recession | Larry Elliott
What initially seemed localised is worldwide and economic pain will go on for longer than first thought Travel bans. Sporting events cancelled. Mass gatherings prohibited. Stock markets in freefall. Deserted shopping malls. Get ready for the Covid-19 global recession. Up until a month ago this seemed far-fetched. It was assumed that the coronavirus outbreak would be a localised problem for China
How Trump's election has fueled a diverse new generation of politicians
In an excerpt from his book Unrigged, David Daley reveals how a top Clinton aide harnessed frustration to seek change from the bottom up It’s a gorgeous June evening in 2018 in Washington DC. It’s easy to imagine senators Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand competing 12 months from now on debate stages across Iowa. But tonight they are tossing beanbags before a cheering young crowd fueled by a pal
'Putting us out on the streets': Seniors face eviction amid deadly outbreak
Two disasters are intersecting in California: the housing crisis and the coronavirus pandemic At 82, Carley P Angell falls in the category for those at risk of serious illness if exposed to coronavirus. In two weeks, she could also end up in the same category as the tens of thousands in California who are at-risk and homeless. Public health officials are issuing warnings for those in her age rang


The Hunt depicts elites hunting the poor for sport. The 'satire' feels a little too real | Jessa Crispin
That the film coincides with a pandemic which will kill the uninsured, sick and elderly is just another layer of discomfort My entertainment options this week were a movie in which “liberal elites” hunt down and murder “deplorables” for sport – deaths that are ultra gory and played for laughs – and a Hulu documentary in which Hillary Clinton explains with a chuckle and a smile why the policies su
The UFC’s defiance of the coronavirus outbreak is reckless and irresponsible
Dana White’s insistence that the show must go on is not only a prime example of corporate greed, but a betrayal of its responsibility towards its staff, its fighters and the public In the wake of the World Health Organization declaring the novel coronavirus 2019 a pandemic on Wednesday, major sports leagues in the United States and across the globe have reacted by canceling or postponing events .
'We love him': Biden's hometown of Scranton highlights his earthy appeal
The Democrat’s rust-belt background is key to his case to become the nominee. Local residents welcome the prospect The Scranton store where a young Joe Biden used to buy his candy is still in operation today, a stone’s throw from the wood-slatted house where the presidential candidate grew up. It’s called Hank’s Hoagies now, in honor of the idiosyncratic Pennsylvania term for a sandwich on a long
How Bernie Sanders went from frontrunner to the last-chance saloon
The Vermont senator seems to have failed to convince primary voters he was the best candidate to take on Trump – but the self-described socialist has still reshaped the ideology of the Democratic party Bernie Sanders had just dominated the Nevada caucuses, after strong showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, when the Vermont senator thundered on stage at the Cowboy Dance Hall in San Antonio to declar
Coronavirus: airlines face meltdown as global travel bans multiply
American Airlines to scrap most long-haul flights while Australia orders all arrivals to self-isolate and Spain goes into lockdown Coronavirus – latest updates The international travel industry faces a widespread shutdown over coronavirus fears after airlines announced new flight reductions and more countries introduced travel bans and isolation requirements. Travel businesses were hit with multi
The acid test of Trump's maverick leadership has come – can he save himself?
The president’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been ‘haphazard’, from a cascade of false statements to a public address that fueled anxiety Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage With his back to the wall, Donald Trump turned to perhaps the only people that truly impress him: not health experts or scientists but the titans of corporate America. Confronted by a glo
'Sledgehammer on Trump, scalpel on Sanders': Biden approaches key debate
The coronavirus pandemic has shifted Sunday’s Democratic debate behind closed doors – but it is still hugely important Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will square off in the 11th Democratic debate on Sunday night, in a contest moved from Arizona to Washington DC and held without a live audience due to the coronavirus outbreak. Related: Can Democrats unite the party in time for November's election? C
America has no real public health system – coronavirus has a clear run | Robert Reich
Trump’s response has been inadequate but the system is rigged anyway. As always, the poor will be hit hardest Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Dr Anthony S Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and just about the only official in the Trump administration trusted to tell the truth about the coronavirus, said last Thursday: “The sy
UFC holds fight card in Brasilia amid coronavirus pandemic
UFC stages full card in empty arena on Saturday in Brazil Promotion says sports world is ‘panicking’ with cancellations Oliveira stops Lee with a guillotine choke in main event The Ultimate Fighting Championship staged a full fight card in an empty arena Saturday night in Brazil’s capital city, sticking to its plan to keep fighting in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Charles Oliveira stopped
Georgia second US state to delay presidential primaries over coronavirus fears
Georgia, where Joe Biden is ahead of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race, joins Louisiana in pushing back voting as Covid-19 spreads Coronavirus – latest updates Georgia has become the second state to delay its presidential primaries over coronavirus fears, a day after Louisiana also pushed back voting in primaries. In-person early voting, which began statewide 2 March, will be halted and the e
US expands travel ban to UK and Ireland amid Coronavirus outbreak – video
All travel between the United States and the UK and Ireland will be suspended from midnight EST on Monday. Vice-president Mike Pence announced the new measure at a coronavirus task force news briefing on Saturday. A top medical official Anthony Fauci said the move could change the course of coronavirus's spread across the country, which he said 'has not yet reached its peak'. Coronavirus latest u
New York woman was shackled to bed during childbirth, lawsuit says
African American woman, 22, sues New York City and police Representative decries ‘dehumanizing and pointless practice’ A 22-year-old African American woman has filed a civil rights lawsuit in New York, claiming she was shackled to a hospital gurney during labor, after being arrested on a minor assault charge that was later dismissed. The lawsuit filed on behalf of “Jane Doe” against the City of N
Donald Trump reveals he has been tested for coronavirus – video
Donald Trump has confirmed he took a coronavirus test after exposure to infected people including a member of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s entourage in Florida last weekend. He revealed he had been tested at a briefing where it was announced the US would ban travellers from the UK and Ireland from entering the country from Monday. A White House physician later issued a statement confirmin
Pistons' Christian Wood and XFL player among latest to test positive for virus
Detroit’s Wood tests positive for Covid-19 according to source XFL announces Dragons player has tested positive for virus Christian Wood of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons and an unidentified player on the XFL’s Seattle Dragons have become the latest US professional athletes to test positive for the coronavirus. Related: UFC holds fight card in Brasilia amid coronavirus pandemic Continue reading...
Coronavirus could expose the hollowness of America’s boom
A recession caused by illness might not be as bad as the crash of 2008. But the US is still highly vulnerable Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Chaos on the stock markets , Europe in crisis, emergency interest-rate cuts from central banks – those with clear memories of the 2008 financial crisis and the crushing recession that followed could be forgiven a shudder of dej
Ex-Obama official warns US health system faces 'tsunami' over coronavirus
Andy Slavitt, formerly Medicare and Medicaid administrator, tweets outline of threat after ‘Trump’s months-long denial’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Hospitals in the US could be overrun by coronavirus cases in little more than a week, a former Obama administration senior health official has warned, fearing a “tsunami-like” escalation that would leave tens of thous
We can’t be squeamish about death. We need to confront our worst fears
Patients, their families and their doctors need to be open about the inevitable as the virus sweeps through our population • Coronavirus – latest updates • See all our coronavirus coverage 

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