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The controversy over a Navy captain’s firing following his warning about coronavirus, explained

2020-04-06T03:04:23+02:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Capt. Brett Crozier violated protocols with his warnings about the coronavirus aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Capt. Brett Crozier violated chain of command, but many experts and lawmakers argue it was for a forgivable reason. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has forcefully defended the Navy’s controversial decision to relieve a captain of [...]

Trump has nominated one of his lawyers to oversee coronavirus relief funds

2020-04-06T03:04:22+02:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

President Donald Trump arrives at a White House coronavirus press briefing on April 3. | Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images White House lawyer Brian Miller has been selected for oversight of a $500 billion bailout fund. On Friday evening, President Donald Trump announced that he had picked White House lawyer Brian Miller to oversee how [...]

Report: The Trump administration didn’t order ventilators or masks until mid-March

2020-04-06T03:04:20+02:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

President Trump’s administration didn’t order life-saving medical equipment until mid-March, new reports show. | Win McNamee/Getty Images The federal government’s delayed response to the coronavirus pandemic included failing to order life-saving medical equipment in time for hospitals to use it. In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has moved from dismissing the threat posed to Americans [...]

Read these 12 moving essays about life during coronavirus

2020-04-06T03:04:17+02:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

A woman wearing a face mask in Miami. | Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images Artists, novelists, critics, and essayists are writing the first draft of history. The world is grappling with an invisible, deadly enemy, trying to understand how to live with the threat posed by a virus. For some writers, the only way forward is to [...]

US allies express dismay over US handling of global medical supply chain

2020-04-05T03:04:20+02:00April 5th, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference on Covid-19 in Ottawa, Canada, on March 24. | Dave Chan/AFP/Getty Images Other countries complain the US is outbidding them, as a German official accuses its ally of “modern piracy.” As countries across the globe face a shortage of medical supplies needed to combat the [...]

New York is in dire need of ventilators. China just donated 1,000.

2020-04-05T03:04:19+02:00April 5th, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the Javits Center in New York City on March 30. | Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images After Trump couldn’t assure New York the federal government would send ventilators, China sent a supply. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced on Saturday that the Chinese government is helping “facilitate a donation” [...]

A White House order to keep masks in the US could limit supply, companies warn

2020-04-05T03:04:17+02:00April 5th, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

A member of the medical staff at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, on April 1. | Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images 3M and allies like Canada are warning a new policy limiting PPE exports could backfire on the Trump administration. On Friday, President Donald Trump once again invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) [...]