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Top economist: US coronavirus response is like 'third world' country
Joseph Stiglitz attacks Donald Trump, saying US on course for second Great Depression Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Donald Trump’s botched handling of the Covid-19 crisis has left the US looking like a “third world” country and on course for a second Great Depression, one of the world’s leading economists has warned. In a withering attack on the president, Joseph S
Piers Morgan, voice of reason? Now I know the apocalypse is nigh | Arwa Mahdawi
The broadcaster has been praised for his Covid-19 response, even turning on his friend Donald Trump. Shame the racism was not enough The world is upside down. Oil prices have plunged below zero for the first time. Toilet paper prices have shot to new heights. And Piers Morgan has emerged as a voice of reason. As you may have noticed, the Good Morning Britain presenter’s approach to the coronaviru
Trump stops hyping hydroxychloroquine after study shows no benefit
Fox News staffers also backed away from promoting drug after a recent US trial did not go well Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage Donald Trump and conservative supporters have backed away from hyping the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential cure for the coronavirus . Fox News staffers have also pivoted from promoting the anti-malaria

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Arkansas can enforce surgical abortion ban amid pandemic, federal court rules
State directive seeks to postpone medical procedures not considered urgent during outbreak A federal appeals court has allowed Arkansas to enforce a ban on most surgical abortions, as part of a state directive aimed at postponing medical procedures not deemed urgent during the coronavirus outbreak. The ruling from the eighth US circuit court of appeals in St Louis, Missouri, lifted a federal judg
Cuomo: I will not be pressured into reopening New York - video
Andrew Cuomo has said he would not allow political pressure to determine the timetable on when to lift the state's lockdown. The New York governor acknowledged the current situation is 'unsustainable', but added: 'I also know more people will die if we are not smart.' Coronavirus US live: majority of Americans support stay home orders, poll shows Continue reading...
Red Sox lose draft pick but escape major punishment over cheating allegations
MLB investigation into sign-stealing concludes on Wednesday Team’s replay operator is given one-year suspension Major League Baseball has completed its investigation into allegations the Boston Red Sox were involved in a sign-stealing operation during their 2018 World Series-winning season, suspending replay operator JT Watkins for one year and stripping the team of a second-round draft pick. The
Muffet McGraw steps down as Notre Dame head coach after legendary career
Hall of Fame coach abruptly retires after 33 seasons McGraw, 64, won two national titles at Notre Dame Niele Ivey to take over as Fighting Irish head coach Muffet McGraw abruptly retired Wednesday, stepping down from Notre Dame after a Hall of Fame coaching career that includes two national championships in 33 seasons. The 64-year-old McGraw became the 13th woman inducted into the Naismith Memori
Are you a shambolic first-time runner? I was too | Adrian Chiles
Slow as I was, it wasn’t until I caught my reflection in a shop window that I realised something was wrong. Then I was told what to do with my arms and legs Joggers are coming in for some stick, what with all their droplets and rule-infringing pavement hogging. I feel no anger towards them, only concern and pity – because there are some gaits from hell out there. Arms flail around, above legs unc
'We hope to be a model': the California town testing every resident for coronavirus
Bolinas, north of San Francisco, aims to be the first US town to achieve the feat as it seeks to learn more about transmission A small town in northern California is working to become the first in the US to have every community member tested for coronavirus. Researchers hope the endeavor will help clarify how Covid-19 spreads through communities, and how immunity is built. Bolinas, an unincorpora
It's time to let the fossil fuel industry die | Ilana Cohen, Connor Chung and Joseph Winters
Instead of bailing out big oil, let’s bail out ordinary people instead On the inaugural Earth Day, Americans flooded streets and college campuses to channel their fears, desire, hopes and longings into their vision for a better future. All these years later, we have failed to heed their call. This Monday, two days before Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, oil futures went negative for the first time i
Hundreds of fans to attend motor races in South Dakota this weekend
Events are legal due to absence of stay-at-home order One Twitter user intends to travel from Iowa for event More than a thousand people are set to attend motor races in South Dakota this weekend with the state yet to issue a stay-at-home order for its residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Park Jefferson Speedway , which has a capacity of 4,000, says it has sold all 700 tickets it has alloc
In fire-ravaged California, we know what it's like to leave 'normal life' behind
We’ve learned that there is a bigger power than humanity. Now coronavirus has shown that to communities across the world Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage When news of the pandemic broke in California and we were ordered to shelter at home, many of us rifled through our closets for our bulk packages of protective N95 masks that we’d worn in last year’s fire , and the f
Most doctors don't want to be political activists, but coronavirus forces us to act | Rob Davidson
Believe me, many doctors would prefer to avoid the topic of politics altogether. Unfortunately, that is no longer possible Across America, more and more doctors are proudly working longer shifts, under challenging conditions, in an effort to protect our communities from Covid-19. But we’re also performing a second, unpaid gig not commonly associated with being a physician: entering the arena of m
Using Big Tech to tackle coronavirus risks swapping one lockdown for another | Adam Smith
An app that logs movements and contacts might seem like a fair trade now but we risk giving away our privacy for good Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Even when the lockdown is lifted, there is no guarantee that life will ever return to normal. To prevent a future outbreak of coronavirus, the UK will need to roll out mass testing , maintain some social distancing meas
Mass incarceration could add 100,000 deaths to US coronavirus toll, study finds
Jails could act as incubators for disease to be spread widely both inside and in local communities, ACLU says Coronavirus – latest US updates C oronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage America’s addiction to mass incarceration could almost double its number of deaths from coronavirus, with jails acting as incubators of the disease and spreading a further 100,000 fatalit
Harvard rejects Trump call to return stimulus grant
US president said university should not take money, citing its $41bn endowment Harvard University has said it plans to keep an $8.6m grant it received as part of a stimulus package to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus lockdown, contradicting Donald Trump who said the university would return it. Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, Trump pointed to the institution’s ample endowment
Coronavirus US live: first Covid-19 deaths were weeks earlier than originally thought
Officials: two died in California weeks before first reported death Trump: 60-day ban on immigrants seeking permanent status Lacking empathy, Trump weighs economic costs, not human ones Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage Support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 2.50pm BST Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin predicted that “most if not all” of the US econo
Trump announces 60-day ban on immigrants seeking permanent status in US
President says he could extend measure depending on health of economy amid coronavirus Coronavirus – latest US updates C oronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage Donald Trump has announced a 60-day ban on immigrants seeking to live and work in America permanently, and said he could extend it depending on the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The US preside
We can't let Trump roll back 50 years of environmental progress | Elizabeth Southerland
I worked for the EPA for 33 years. We can’t let this administration obliterate half a century of environmental progress On the first Earth Day in 1970, millions of Americans took to the streets to demand clean air, water and land, and advocate for a healthier and more sustainable environment. By the end of the year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was founded. Related: EPA faces cour
This Earth Day, we must stop the fossil fuel money pipeline | Bill McKibben
Taking down the fossil fuel industry requires taking on the institutions that finance it. Even during a pandemic, this movement is gaining steam 1970 was a simpler time. (February was a simpler time too, but for a moment let’s think outside the pandemic bubble.) Simpler because our environmental troubles could be easily seen. The air above our cities was filthy, and the water in our lakes and str
Ryder Cup is surely destined for delay – but move to 2021 brings trouble too | Ewan Murray
Despite the PGA’s presidential support, the Ryder Cup will probably have to wait. Rescheduling, though, will be a challenge Had the 2020 Ryder Cup been set to take place in Europe, it is reasonable to assume it would have been called off already. That Whistling Straits in Wisconsin is the host, in a country where President Trump is breathlessly pushing golf’s return from cold storage, means the b
Georgia's Covid-19 reopening pits white governor against black mayors
African Americans account for 54% of state’s known Covid-19 deaths while Atlanta’s mayor unveils her own reopening council Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage On Monday, Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, announced his decision to reopen the state for business . Non-essential businesses, including tattoo parlors, hair salons, movie theaters and bowling
First Thing: a second coronavirus wave could be worse than the first
The CDC director Robert Redfield says a new surge of infections in the winter months would coincide with the annual flu season. Plus, how Muslims are marking Ramadan in isolation Good morning. In case you were be

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