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To Donald Trump, coronavirus is just one more chance for a power grab | Robert Reich
Chaos in response to Covid-19 is no surprise. Nor is the unscrupulous operators’ pursuit of profit and political advantage Coronavirus – latest US updates C oronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage The utter chaos in America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic – shortages of equipment to protect hospital workers, dwindling supplies of ventilators and critical medicat
Coronavirus is revealing how broken America’s economy really is
We are told by everyone from the United Nations to Donald Trump that the US is a ‘developed’ economy. The statistics suggest otherwise When Susan Finley developed flu-like symptoms, she didn’t go to the doctor because she was frightened about the cost. Finley’s grandparents later found her dead in her apartment. She was 53. Finley did not die as a result of Covid-19. She died in 2016 as a result
How to make a non-medical coronavirus face mask – no sewing required
The CDC now recommends all Americans wear a face mask in public – you can make your own using a T-shirt or handkerchief Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage The US Centers for Disease Control now recommends that all Americans wear face masks in public to reduce transmission of Covid-19. Because there are widespread shortages of medical-grade face mask


How the right is responding to the coronavirus: denial, contrarianism or reluctant realism | Jason Wilson
If progressives don’t argue forcefully for their response to the crisis, we may exchange neoliberalism for something worse Crises have a habit of accelerating changes that were already in train. Some of the trends being pushed along by the pandemic are benign, or neutral, like the evolution of better protocols around remote work and telecommuting. Continue reading...
Donald Trump offers US medical help to 'incredible guy' Boris Johnson – video
US president Donald Trump offered the help of US drug companies in the treatment of Boris Johnson who is in intensive care with coronavirus. Trump said the companies have ‘already had meeting with the doctors’ of the British prime minister, who he called 'an incredible guy'. Trump did not name which companies are offering help. Asked by the Guardian whether the prime minister’s initially relaxed
Body recovered in search for Kennedy family members lost in canoe accident
Maryland authorities recover body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean but search for her eight-year-old son continues Authorities in Maryland said on Monday that they had recovered the body of the daughter of the former lieutenant governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, and they will keep searching for her son, after the two went missing following a canoeing accident last week. The body of Maeve Kennedy
Donald Trump says Americans are praying for 'resolute' Boris Johnson – video
Donald Trump has said he is praying for his 'good friend' Boris Johnson, after the prime minister was moved to the intensive care unit (ICU) of St Thomas’ hospital in London. Trump also said he asked pharmaceutical companies to contact London regarding Johnson to see 'if we can be of help'. Coronavirus US live PM's move to ICU shows he's likely to have severe Covid-19 Continue reading...
Ruffled Raab gives little clue of true state of prime minister's health | John Crace
The de facto PM offers a barely credible performance at the daily coronavirus press conference See all our coronavirus coverage Just about the only reassuring thing to come out of the latest Downing Street press conference was that Dominic Raab does not yet have his hands on the nuclear button. Because in almost every other respect the foreign secretary appeared to be cosplaying Peter Sellers in
US navy official apologises for calling captain behind coronavirus memo 'naive or stupid'
Trump says he will settle dispute as acting navy secretary says sorry for criticising captain of USS Theodore Roosevelt Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The US acting navy secretary has apologised for calling the ousted captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt “too naive or too stupid” to be in command, amid growing calls from Congress and former officers for him to resi
The Guardian view on Keir Starmer: a serious politician
Labour’s new leader exudes competence and idealism. But where is he going? Sir Keir Starmer’s arrival as Labour leader is an important moment for British politics. He offers diligence and expertise, not bellowing and finger-pointing. In a crisis this seriousness will be an asset. Sir Keir has unified the party by retaining a tax-and-spend agenda. He also represents a break with the past. There is
This crisis has changed our experience of home – and exposed the deep pain of poor housing | Suzanne Moore
Do you have a garden? Do you live on the 17th floor of a tower block or in a castle? Coronavirus is making old divisions sharper, clearer and more damaging than ever Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage How does your garden grow? My local neighbourhood app is full of people swapping compost while my Facebook feed is full of photos of daffodils – little explosions of hope
Coronavirus is draining America's public infrastructure. A federal jobs policy would protect its workers
When millions face an uncertain employment future, a federal jobs guarantee program could turn the page on a dark chapter of our nation’s history Last week, more than six million people applied for unemployment, the largest jump in unemployment claims in our country’s history. The Federal Reserve estimates that the Covid-19 pandemic could lead to 47 million Americans losing their jobs in the week
Wisconsin primary: state supreme court orders voting to move ahead
Decision comes hours after governor delayed in-person voting until 9 June over coronavirus concerns The Wisconsin supreme court ordered the state to move ahead with in-person voting on Tuesday, hours after Governor Tony Evers called it off, capping weeks of chaos and criticism as the state scrambled to try and hold an election amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Evers, a Democrat, had delayed in-person v
US coronavirus deaths rise as New York City braces for park burial possibility
City may have to set up temporary burial sites – top official Cuomo says ‘social distancing is working’ in worst-hit state Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage As the death toll from coronavirus in the US climbed toward 10,000, a New York City official warned it could establish temporary burial grounds in city parks and new polling showed an erosion i
Andrew Cuomo doubles fines as New Yorkers flout 'stay at home' orders – video
The New York governor has announced he is doubling the fine for violating his ‘stay at home’ order to $1,000 after ‘unacceptable laxness’ over the weekend. ‘If I can’t convince you to show discipline for yourself, then show discipline for other people,’ Andrew Cuomo told rule-breakers Coronavirus US live: Andrew Cuomo says New York may be hitting apex of crisis Coronavirus map of the US: latest c
FTSE shrugs off dire UK data as markets sense easing of Covid-19 crisis
Dow, German Dax and FTSE all rise amid signs that severity of the crisis may be easing Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Investors were cheered on Monday by signs that the severity of the coronavirus crisis may be easing , helping the FTSE 100 to shrug off dire UK economic data. The index of blue-chip shares climbed more than 3% to 5,582, raising hopes of a more sustai
Tom Brady, JJ Watt and Aaron Donald headline NFL's All-Decade Team
Eight players are unanimous selections for team of 2010s Seattle Seahawks have most members on list with five Tom Brady, JJ Watt and Adrian Peterson are among eight unanimous selections to the 2010s NFL All-Decade Team announced on Monday by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also chosen on every ballot of the 48-member Hall of Fame selection committee are Von Miller, Aaron Donald, Joe Th
US designates Russian white supremacists as foreign terrorist group
State department targets Russian Imperial Movement, the first time US has used designation against white supremacist group The United States has branded a Russian far-right group as a foreign terrorist organization, the first time it has targeted white supremacists with tools regularly used against jihadist groups. The state department said on Monday that the Russian Imperial Movement runs two pa
Two Walmart workers from same Illinois store die from coronavirus
Two Evergreen Park employees in Chicago suburbs had not been in store for ‘more than a week’, officials say Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage A pair of workers at a Walmart in the Chicago suburbs have died from the coronavirus, casting a grim spotlight on the risks faced by retail workers and causing concerns over whether large stores were taking e
Revealed: Wisconsin's black and student populations at highest risk of voter purges
Guardian analysis finds those expected to vote Democrat nearly twice as likely to be flagged for removal from voting rolls Laquesha Ellis couldn’t figure out why her voter registration could be stricken. The 31-year-old has lived with her two sons in the same gray shingled duplex in a majority black neighborhood for years. Related: 'Over our heads in chaos': Wisconsin on edge of election fiasco a
The Open 2020 cancelled but US golf majors set new dates
R&A cancels rather than rearranges July’s Open Ryder Cup unmoved with Masters set for November The Open has emerged as the outlier in this year’s major scene after cancelling its 149th staging at Royal St George’s in Kent this July. No sooner had the R&A confirmed that unprecedented step in peacetime than golf’s other big three – the US PGA Championship, Masters and US Open – issued new dates for
US trade adviser pits himself against Fauci over unproven coronavirus drug
Peter Navarro said he was qualified to debate use of hydroxychloroquine because he has a PhD – in economics Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage Peter Navarro, the US trade adviser overseeing the implementation of the Defense Production Act amid the coronavirus crisis, has acknowledged reports of a heated exchange with Dr Anthony Fauci, the leading in
Coronavirus US live: Trump tweets about 'light at end of tunnel' while experts warn of worst week yet
Surgeon general warns of ‘Pearl Harbor moment’ as US faces ‘hardest week’ Fauci: no evidence anti-malaria drug Trump pushes works Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage Support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 3.37pm BST New York will start temporarily burying bodies in parks as the city grapples with overrun morgues because of the coroanvirus crisis, city
'Peace out': Bubba Wallace 'rage quits' as tempers flare in Nascar's virtual race
Motorsports series has started iRacing during shutdown William Byron wins race at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway William Byron easily won Nascar’s iRacing event on Sunday at a virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, where the drivers would have been racing before the coronavirus pandemic caused sports to shut down. The entertainment again came from the drivers, most of whom streamed their gaming experien
I started chemotherapy in the middle of a pandemic
I want to keep my family safe from a deadly virus. But to survive cancer I have to go to a hospital daily Coronavirus – latest US updates C oronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage I have been dreading my first chemotherapy appointment. I started radiation treatment a couple of days ago, and the 15-minute sessions (in which I lie on my back as a big machine rotates arou
US briefing: 'Pearl Harbor moment' approaching, as UK PM taken to hospital
Monday’s top stories: US braces for steep rise in number of coronavirus cases and deaths. Plus: Russia refuses to cancel parade of 15,000 troops despite infection fears Good morning, I’m Molly Blackall with today’s essential stories. Continue reading...
The newspaper industry was already faltering. Will coronavirus obliterate it?
“We have been able to hang on by our ink-stained fingernails,” writes Art Cullen, editor of Iowa’s Storm Lake Times Our fearless leader/publisher Big Brother John and I were on the phone 


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