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Covid-19: disaster declared in New York as fears grow over lack of ventilators
Widespread shortage of equipment including gloves and masks Cuomo: administration is ‘scouring the globe’ for supplies New York is preparing to ration its ventilators for sick coronavirus patients as a major disaster was declared in the city as it struggles to cope with the deadly outbreak. Related: Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by state Continue reading...
US senators accused of coronavirus insider trading are a symbol of moral bankruptcy
Unethical and selfish behavior becomes especially disgusting in a time of a deadly pandemic There’s something deeply disturbing about seeing someone profit from a disaster, and we’ve already seen a few examples in the present crisis. First it was the guys who bought up over 17,000 bottles of hand sanitizer in the hopes of selling them at a high markup. (After Amazon put a stop to their sales, the
I grew up watching disaster movies. Here’s what I’ve learned | Hadley Freeman
From Armageddon to Outbreak, there’s something reassuring about their predictability, now more than ever For reasons I don’t need to spell out, I’ve been thinking a lot about disaster movies recently. I had to leave my home yesterday, something I – a deeply lazy person – avoid even in the healthiest of times, and it really was extraordinary how cinematic London was looking. Being American, London


Trump dismisses report on early coronavirus warnings as 'inaccurate'
US intelligence agencies raised concerns in January and February, while the president minimized the risk, the Washington Post said Donald Trump has dismissed a report that he ignored early warnings from US intelligence agencies about the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak in China and repeated recent attacks on the press. The agencies sounded the alarm in January and February but the presid
A hundred years on, will there be another Great Depression?
Government indecision amid the coronavirus crisis has fuelled fears of a long recession – unless there is a huge fiscal response Such was the scale of the global market crash last week in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the spectre of the 1929 Wall Street rout and the ensuing Great Depression of the 1930s has been raised. Comparisons no longer seem fanciful. The failure of the US and the UK
Mike Bloomberg transfers $18m to Democratic National Committee
Former presidential candidate will also transfer offices in six battleground states to help defeat Trump Mike Bloomberg is transferring $18m (£15.5m) from his presidential campaign to the Democratic National Committee in the largest single such transfer ever made. The largesse is the latest sign of the billionaire businessman’s continued involvement in the presidential race since ending his own c
USA Track and Field joins swimming in calling for Olympics postponement
US Olympic leaders face a growing rebellion amid virus outbreak USA Swimming called for postponement of Olympics on Friday US Olympic leaders face a growing rebellion after the USA Track and Field chief added to the call for a postponement of the Tokyo Games because of the mushrooming coronavirus crisis. CEO Max Siegel sent a two-page note to his counterpart at the US Olympic and Paralympic Commi
My favourite game: Venus Williams v Lindsay Davenport, 2005 Wimbledon final | Tumaini Carayol
The elder, pioneering Williams sister was being written off. But she triumphed in a breathless, tense match, despite spending the day before the final fighting for equal prize money Before there was ever Serena Williams, there was Venus. These days it can be easy to forget that, removed as we are 12 years from Venus’s seventh and last slam triumph, at Wimbledon in 2008. As Serena has risen from s
How did a Hispanic-majority city end up appointing a hate group member?
Morgan Bolles’s new job for the Fennville, Michigan, city commission was uncontroversial until his affiliation with the Proud Boys anti-immigrant group came to light In many ways, Fennville, Michigan, represents the changing face of rural America. The small coffee shop, antique mall and mechanic in its quaint, four-block downtown are neighbors with a tortilla factory and Mexican supermarket. A mi
Ryder Cup could be a battle between a dozen captain's picks apiece | Ewan Murray
If golf gets going again in time for Whistling Straits but too late for a meaningful qualification period, it could all come down to those Padraig Harrington and Steve Stricker take a shine to Tommy Fleetwood, John Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Victor Perez, Tyrrell Hatton, Danny Willett, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood and Bernd Wiesberger. Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Gary Woodland, Xan
The case for shutting down almost everything, and restarting when coronavirus is gone | John Daley
Here are the three endgames Australia could pursue, and why we should choose the most radical Nobody likes talking about the Covid-19 endgame, but we need to choose one. The appropriate interventions – public health, government spending, and freedom of movement – all depend on the endgame we choose. The differences between endgames amount to tens of thousands of avoidable deaths, hundreds of thou
One California mayor has tried universal basic income. His advice for Trump: 'Think big'
Stockton mayor Michael Tubbs calls on Republicans to expand proposed payouts amid the coronavirus crisis As the Trump administration and lawmakers in Washington debate cash payments to support Americans during the coronavirus crisis, the mayor of one California city that has experimented with universal basic income has advice. Early findings from Stockton, California, which launched a basic incom
The 11 best cultural activities to try this weekend – without leaving home
Books, museums, concerts, cocktails – there’s an abundance of things to do despite coronavirus. We run down some of our best suggestions As most people head into their first full weekend of self-quarantine, it can seem that the world’s cultural horizons are shrinking. Don’t let them. Here are 11 of the best cultural activities to try: Related: US state governors impose tighter restrictions to slo


Britain has always relished the idea of a national emergency. Will that change now? | Andy Beckett
Since the second world war, we’ve overloaded on dystopian fantasies. We may not want to experience another for a while Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Britain sees itself as a stable country, and also as one that’s good in a crisis. So it has mixed feelings about national emergencies: it dreads them, understandably, but a corner of the national psyche is fascinated by
How the sting of an Elizabeth Warren defeat felt different for young women
Warren’s candidacy struck an all-too-familiar note for many as hopes faded for a highly qualified contender: ‘What more could she have done?’ After boasting one of the most diverse fields of candidates in recent history, Democrats are left to choose between the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders and the former vice-president Joe Biden – two white men in their late 70s. For women, the blow has been pa
'This could kill our patients': US faces blood shortage as donation sites shutter
With campuses and libraries closed, more than 5,000 Red Cross blood drives have been canceled and supplies are running out Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage As the coronavirus outbreak spreads across the US, a dangerous blood shortage threatens to create another public health crisis – with one medical director warning: “This could kill our patients.” Coronavirus contro
Why are the rich and famous getting coronavirus tests while we aren't? | Jennifer Schaffer
The wealthy and the powerful are counting on us not paying attention. They’re looking out for their own while we are left on a sinking ship Celebrities have always been the symmetrical, smiling face of wealth inequality. Their role in modern life is as paradoxical as trickle-down economics: to be preternaturally charming and attractive, but also relatable and attainably aspirational. We speak of
Strangely competent Mike Pence finds his 9/11 moment in coronavirus crisis
Critics flagged up his anti-science background and questionable record as governor but the vice-president has won praise as the Covid-19 taskforce head See all our coronavirus coverage His past record made him seem an odd choice. He remains as servile to Donald Trump as ever. But Mike Pence, the US vice-president, is said to be having “a good war” against the coronavirus outbreak. Related: Corona
USA Swimming urges USOPC to push for one-year delay of Tokyo Olympics
USA Swimming head urges USOPC to push for delay of Olympics Growing number of US athletes ask for more decision action The head of USA Swimming urged the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee to push for a 12-month postponement of the Tokyo Games, signaling the first fissure between powerful American factions attempting to maneuver the US team through the coronavirus crisis. CEO Tim Hinchey sent a
Here's what a 'stay home' order means for New York
Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down and for New Yorkers to remain indoors Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has ordered the shutdown of all non-essential businesses in the state , as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged above 7,000. Except for essential services, all New Yorkers are now ordered to stay indoors from 8pm Sunday evening. Cuomo call
Coronavirus in paradise: Hawaii clamps down with curfews and quarantine
Kauai imposing mandatory curfew on island of 72,000 Hawaii had 26 cases of coronavirus as of Friday Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage In a stark 


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