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Record 3.3m Americans file for unemployment as the US tries to contain Covid-19

Labor department figures show the number of claims rose to 3.3 million, beating a previous record of 695,000 in October 1982 Coronavirus – live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage A record 3.3 million people filed claims for unemployment in the US last week as the Covid-19 pandemic shut down large parts of America’s economy and the full scale of the impact of the crisis began to emerg
'The universe is collapsing': Bernie Sanders mocks Republicans over coronavirus aid – video

Bernie Sanders clashed with Republicans as the US Senate debated a historic $2.2tn coronavirus relief package on Wednesday night. Four GOP senators had threatened to block the bill because it provided an additional $600 a week in unemployment insurance benefits to the poorest Americans. Sanders said: 'The universe is collapsing ... How absurd and wrong is that? What kind of value system is that?’
Anger over Prince Charles's Covid-19 test is a warning sign of divisions to come | Gaby Hinsliff

The virus is throwing familiar inequalities into sharp relief – and may force us to confront some new ones, too We are all still in this together. But some of us are now falling so much deeper into it than others. Related: We simply don't know what kind of Britain will awake from all this | Martin Kettle Continue reading...

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$2tn US coronavirus relief comes without climate stipulations

Airlines get $60bn bailout, but Pelosi’s proposal on halving of emissions by 2050 not included Coronavirus – latest US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage A $2tn US coronavirus relief package will dole out billions to struggling airlines and offer low-interest loans that fossil fuel companies could compete for – without requiring any action to stem the climate crisis. The
UFC champion Jon Jones arrested on firearm charge after police hear gunshot

32-year-old also faces charges over driving under influence Jones is considered one of the best fighters of his era UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence and negligent use of a firearm after officers heard a gunshot and found him in a parked car with a handgun and a half-empty bottle of liquor early on Thursday, Albuquerque po
New York governor rails at Congress for lack of aid in Covid-19 crisis: 'Do your job'

Andrew Cuomo joins New York City mayor Bill de Blasio in condemning response as state reports more than 37,000 cases Coronavirus – latest US updates C oronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, excoriated Congress on Thursday for failing to provide much-needed aid to his state as it battles a soaring number of fatalities and a continuing
'A nightmare all over again': after surviving Katrina, New Orleans battles Covid-19

Fifteen years after Katrina, the historic city in Louisiana has become one of the worst-affected areas in the US with the coronavirus Ronald Lewis’s home was among the first to be rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina swept away much of New Orleans’s Lower Ninth ward. In the 15 years after, as this city’s poorest neighbourhood struggled to recover, Lewis became its most impassioned advocate and cultura
US private health insurance companies clog system amid Covid-19 pandemic

Patients left waiting in beds until private insurance companies authorize next steps, which can take days Coronavirus – latest US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage As Augie Lindmark, a resident physician at Yale University prepared for an onslaught of Covid-19 patients last week, he noticed something at his hospital: there were still patients without the virus, complete
Unemployment caused by coronavirus will leave deep scars in US

Jobless claims are smashing all known records during this unprecedented crisis Coronavirus – latest updates All our coronavirus coverage The surge in unemployment in the United States caused by the Covid-19 pandemic shatters all previous records. In its time, the world’s biggest economy has seen some savage shake-outs of its labour market but nothing that remotely compares to what has just happen
'9/11 was nothing compared to this': New York doctor on coronavirus crisis – video

An intensive care doctor has described New York City's brewing coronavirus crisis as worse than the 11 September 2001 attacks. 'People come in, they get intubated, they die, the cycle repeats,' said Steve Kaspidis. Conditions on the frontline were 'biblical', he added. Coronavirus US live: House to vote on historic $2.2tn stimulus package Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by state Con
Maryland HBCUs awarded half a billion in racial discrimination compensation

After ‘historic’ $577m settlement, historically black colleges and universities look to combat educational inequities Maryland has voted in favor of awarding four state universities more than half a billion dollars in compensation for years of institutional racial discrimination, signaling the end of a long legal battle. In a victory resulting from a lawsuit filed more than a decade ago, four his
FBI agents kill man allegedly plotting bomb attack on hospital amid coronavirus pandemic

FBI says Timothy Wilson, 36, had planned for several months to carry out a bombing and decided to target a Kansas City-area hospital A man fatally injured by the FBI was planning a bomb attack on a medical facility in the Kansas City area, the agency said in a news release on Wednesday. Timothy Wilson, 36, was injured on Tuesday when FBI agents served a probable cause arrest warrant in Belton, Mi
Europe's airlines expected to lose $76bn in passenger revenues in 2020

Iata warns it expects passenger flights demand to fall by 38% as result of coronavirus outbreak Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Europe’s airlines are expected to lose $76bn (£63bn) in passenger revenues over the course of 2020 because of travel bans combating the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, the industry body has warned. The figures from the International Air
Coronavirus US live: House to vote on historic $2.2tn stimulus package

Record 3.3 million Americans file for unemployment US stimulus: are you eligible and how much will you get? What happens if Trump loosens restrictions too soon? See all our coronavirus coverage Support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 2.27pm GMT Kenya Evelyn reports on why Florida congressman Matt Gaetz picked the wrong university to single out from the $2tn economic sti
US may be in recession amid Covid-19 crisis, says Fed chair Jerome Powell

Return to normal activity depends on health experts’ advice Central bank will not ‘run out of ammo’ to support economy Coronavirus – latest US updates C oronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, said on Thursday that the US may already be in recession and warned that the time for lifting societal restrictions that have squashe
Why do rightwing populist leaders oppose experts? | Jan-Werner Müller

The likes of Trump, Bolsonaro and Johnson have denigrated professionalism but Reagan, Thatcher and other neoliberals led the way It is conventional wisdom that populists are against “elites” – and experts in particular. But rightwing populists aren’t opposed to all elites – they only denounce professionals who claim authority on the basis of special knowledge. Their perverse version of rightwing
They can lock me down, but they can't make me read Proust | Suzanne Moore

Dress up to work from home, take up calligraphy, learn Mandarin … enough of this chin-up cheerleading Well – it’s all going well so far, this “ staying in for ever ” thing. My anxiety flares up at different times and mostly takes the form of intense irritation at particular groups of people. But I don’t mind being angry, as that is the thing that stops me being depressed. So far I have managed to
The unemployment rate doesn't go back to normal after a recession – there are long term effects | Ken Henry

We must keep as many people as possible in jobs, working fewer hours if necessary, and with the government supplementing incomes You might think that the consequences of recessions are short-lived. The unemployment rate goes up for a short time, but subsequent strong growth quickly gets things back to normal. Not true. The lessons of past recessions tell a different story. Continue reading...
US briefing: Senate passes relief package as deaths exceed 1,000

Thursday’s top stories: New York braces for a surge in coronavirus cases as senators pass $2.2tn economic stimulus package. Plus: UN warns pandemic could cause global food shortage Good morning, I’m Molly Blackall with today’s essential stories. Continue reading...
The age of social media bragging is over. Now we are too busy knitting | Yomi Adegoke

As normal life fades to a memory, career announcements about promotions or new jobs have been replaced with wholesome posts about new hobbies The biggest threat to celebrities during the battle against coronavirus doesn’t appear to be the disease, but the threat of being “cancelled” thanks to their horrifying displays of disconnectedness with reality on social media. Take Madonna, the world-famou
Trump's deluge of Facebook ads have a curious absence: coronavirus

Campaign ads continue to focus on the southern border even as pandemic has killed hundreds of Americans Coronavirus – latest US updates C oronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage As the reality of the coronavirus crisis took hold in the US, Donald Trump’s Facebook campaign remained focused on a different “crisis” – the supposed threat of immigrants entering the US throu
The ER Diaries: inside a California hospital, a sneeze can cause a panic

In the second installment of The ER Diaries, a nurse returns to a corona tent in full swing Coronavirus – latest US updates C oronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage My second shift is already feeling “normal” with the questions, the absence of family member and staff milling about in the halls. The echo of my footsteps off the cold, sterile floors reminds me of the ti
California's homeless census was already troubled. Covid-19 is making it impossible

An accurate count is essential to obtain federal funding needed to get people off the streets Coronavirus – latest US updates C oronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage For the past year and a half, local county census committees and homeless service providers throughout California have been conducting their own outreach for the 2020 census, knowing that only an accurat
US gun industry groups urge lawmakers to keep gun shops open

Several local ordinances have allowed firearms stores to remain open, insisting that safety is as important as food and medical care Coronavirus – latest US updates C oronavirus – latest 

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