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FEMA sends refrigerator trucks to NYC for coronavirus patients

FEMA is sending refrigerator trucks to New York, where the mobile containers will serve as temporary mortuaries for deceased coronavirus patients. Mayor Bill De Blasio says the city is preparing for a “horrible increase in the number of deaths.” FEMA’s regional chief was asked whether Madison Square Garden would be converted into a temporary mortuary, and said no. From CNBC: The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday it is sending refrigerator trucks to New York City to serve as ...
Tags: Post, New York, News, NYC, New York City, Public Health, Fema, Queens, Bill De Blasio, Outbreak, Cnbc, Madison Square Garden, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Pandemic, Van Essen, Coronavirus


Macy’s Will Furlough Most Of Its 130,000 Employees

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s says it will stop paying tens of thousands of employees who were thrown out of work when the chain closed its stores in response to collapsing sales during the pandemic. The majority of its 130,000, including stock people and sales clerks, will still collect health benefits but the company said that it is transitioning to an “absolute minimum workforce” needed to maintain basic operations. Macy’s has lost the bulk of its sales due to the temporarily closing of its stores s...
Tags: Nordstrom, New York, News, Congress, Ap, Retail, Neiman Marcus, Macy, Macy s, Penney, Saunders, Neil Saunders, David Taintor, Coronavirus, COVID-19, 2020 COVID Outbreak AP


Trump Claimed Virus Would ‘Go Away.’ Now He Says 100K Deaths Would Be ‘Very Good Job.’

President Trump has set a new benchmark for the number of coronavirus deaths that would constitute a job well done, and the figures are staggering. On Sunday, Trump acknowledged for the first time during a White House coronavirus task force briefing that deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. could hit 100,000 or more, which he said is “a horrible number.” The President then added that if the toll remained within that range “we all together have done a very good job.” Trump officially backed off his...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Fox, United States, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Savannah Guthrie, Fauci, Summer Concepcion, TV Clip, COVID-19, COVID, Deborah Birx


Where Things Stand: DOJ Digs In

While it’s in the preliminary stages of it’s investigation, the Justice Department is now looking into sketchy stock market transactions that at least two lawmakers made after receiving private briefings on the COVID-19 outbreak. CNN was first to report on the DOJ’s probe, which is being done with the Securities and Exchange Commission. At least one lawmaker, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee chair, has been contacted about his dealings ahead of a dramatic s...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Cnn, Fox, Department Of Justice, Woody Allen, Doj, Senate Intelligence Committee, Justice Department, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Mike Pence, Josh Marshall, NOLA, Sen Richard Burr


'CANCEL THE RENT' projected on NYC skyscraper by The Illuminator

'CANCEL THE RENT' 'SEND MORE VENTILATORS' 'STOP ICE RAIDS' NYC-based political projection collective 'The Illuminator' staged a large-scale public projection in Manhattan on Saturday night to make several demands on local, state, and federal governments during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Here are images of the socially distant protest in light, which was projected from an apartment. View this post on Instagram ...
Tags: Art, Post, New York, News, Activism, Protest, Cdc, NYC, US, US news, Manhattan, New York State, Economic Justice, Picks, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Nintendo Switch price gouging on Amazon is rampant

Predatory sellers have moved on to new target after face masks and hand santizer
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, News, Trends, Nintendo, Price Gouging, Nintendo Switch, Coronavirus, COVID-19


City At The Center Of China’s COVID-19 Outbreak Slowly Reopens

WUHAN, China (AP) — Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China’s virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months. “I’m so excited, I want to cry,” said a woman on one of Wuhan’s major shopping streets, the Chuhe Hanjie pedestrian mall, who would give only the English name Kat. Kat said she was a teacher in the eastern city of Nanjing and was visiting her fami...
Tags: News, China, Xi Jinping, Wuhan, Communist Party, Yangtze River, Hubei, McDonald, Nanjing, Li, KAT, Hubei Province, China AP, David Taintor, National Health Commission, Beijing Associated Press


Spain’s Hospitals Are At Their Breaking Point As COVID-19 Cases Mount

MADRID (AP) — Spain overtook China on Monday in confirmed coronavirus infections as the pandemic stretched scores of Spanish hospitals to their breaking point. As confirmed virus deaths in New York surpassed 1,000, President Donald Trump extended stay-at-home recommendations for a month in an abrupt turnaround. With a population of only 47 million people to China’s 1.4 billion, Spain’s tally of infections reached 85,195, an 8% rise from the previous day but down from earlier increases that had r...
Tags: Europe, Japan, New York, News, Australia, China, Russia, Berlin, India, New York City, Africa, West Virginia, Spain, Ap, Rome, Britain


Tokyo Olympics Get A New Date After Coronavirus Forced Delay

TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in July, the same slot scheduled for this year’s games. Tokyo organizers say the opening ceremony will take place July 23, 2021. That is almost exactly one year after the games were due to start this year. The IOC and Japanese organizers last week postponed the Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic. The rescheduled Olympics will start July 23, with the closing ceremony on Aug. 8. The Paralympics were rescheduled to Aug. 24-Sept. 5. [Author: D...
Tags: News, Olympics, Tokyo, Ioc, David Taintor, Coronavirus, COVID-19, 2020 COVID Outbreak AP


Instacart Workers Plan Strike To Demand Better Conditions

NEW YORK (AP) — A possible strike by Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries. A group called the Gig Workers Collective is calling for a nationwide walk-out Monday. They’ve been asking Instacart to provide workers with hazard pay and protective gear, among other demands. Instacart said Sunday it would soon provide workers with a new...
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US Navy Hospital Ship Arriving Soon In New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — A Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds is scheduled to arrive Monday morning in New York Harbor to help relieve the coronavirus crisis gripping the city’s hospitals. The USNS Comfort, which was sent to New York City after 9/11, will be used to treat non-coronavirus patients while hospitals treat people with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to greet the vessel when it reaches the harbor and docks at a Manhattan cruise ship terminal. In add...
Tags: New York, News, Navy, New York City, Manhattan, Andrew Cuomo, New York Harbor, David Taintor, Coronavirus, COVID-19, 2020 COVID Outbreak AP, US Navy Hospital Ship Arriving


DeSantis Gripes About ‘Foreigners’ On Infected Cruise Ship Set To Dock In FL

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) took aim at “foreigners” on a COVID-19-infected cruise ship that is set to land in Fort Lauderdale, during a Monday morning interview on “Fox and Friends.” When asked about the infected cruise ship that cut through the Panama Canal and is supposed to dock in Fort Lauderdale, DeSantis immediately pointed out that he thinks “a lot” of these infected people are “foreigners.” DeSantis went on to tout how the state has made efforts to clear hospital space, saying that ...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, New York City, Fox, Panama Canal, Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Ft Lauderdale, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Summer Concepcion, TV Clip, COVID-19, Miami Dade DeSantis


Falwell Holds One-Man-Stand As Coronavirus Fears, Criticism Rain Down On Liberty U

After nearly 2,000 students flooded back to Liberty University fresh off of spring break, the school’s president Jerry Falwell is mounting a one-man stand against the governor, local officials and The New York Times. The doctor who runs Liberty University’s student health service, Dr. Thomas Eppes, told the New York Times that already at least 12 students were displaying symptoms of the virus. The paper reported that three of them were sent to the a local hospital for testing, while another e...
Tags: News, Virginia, New York City, Liberty, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, Jerry Falwell Jr, Tweedy, Falwell, Lynchburg Virginia, Liberty U, Lynchburg


US Navy Hospital Ship Arrives In New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — A Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds is scheduled to arrive Monday morning in New York Harbor to help relieve the coronavirus crisis gripping the city’s hospitals. The USNS Comfort, which was sent to New York City after 9/11, will be used to treat non-coronavirus patients while hospitals treat people with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to greet the vessel when it reaches the harbor and docks at a Manhattan cruise ship terminal. In add...
Tags: New York, News, Navy, New York City, Manhattan, Andrew Cuomo, New York Harbor, David Taintor, Coronavirus, COVID-19, 2020 COVID Outbreak AP, US Navy Hospital Ship Arrives


Trump Says He’ll ‘Rely On Experts’ On Social Distancing Guidelines From Now On

It’s time to leave the precautionary measures against COVID-19 to the experts, President Donald Trump conceded on Monday. During a rambling, meandering interview on “Fox and Friends,” Trump explained his decision to push the social distancing guidelines to April 30 instead of Easter, as he had originally planned. “I listened to experts,” said Trump, citing doctors Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, the two leading health officials on his White House coronavirus task force. Later in the interview...
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Remington Arms to Dedicate 1 Mil Sq Ft to Make Medical Supplies?

In the midst of this current pandemic, Remington Arms has offered to take part in its manufacturing space at their Ilion New York factory and convert it supplies dedicated to combating the coronavirus. Items such as ventilators, surgical masks, hospital beds and other critical medical supplies used in hospitals are in short supply and Remington […] Read More … The post Remington Arms to Dedicate 1 Mil Sq Ft to Make Medical Supplies? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Companies, Industry News, Daily News, Remington, Remington Arms, Ilion New York, MIL/LE, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines To April 30, Abandons Easter End Date

President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that he would be prolonging the federal government’s social distancing guidelines to April 30 as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 pandemic. “The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end,” Trump said during a town hall. “Therefore, we will be extending our guidelines to April 30th to slow the spread.” There would be a “very important statement” on the new guidelines on Tuesday, according to the President. “We can expect that...
Tags: News, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19, Social Distancing


Instacart, Amazon workers plan to strike over coronavirus safety concerns

'We will not risk our safety, our health, or our lives'
Tags: News, Trends, Instacart, Strikes, Grocery Delivery, Instacart Amazon, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Trump and Putin to talk of ending sanctions, 'whole [Russia] thing turned out to be a hoax.”

Impeached toddler president Donald Trump says he and his boss, Russian crimelord-president Vladmir Putin, will talk on the phone today about trade. While babbling on the Fox News show 'Fox and Friends,' Trump suggested that he has plans to lift U.S. sanctions against Russia. “The whole [Russia] thing turned out to be a hoax,” Trump said. Yes, America, this is really happening. Remember, Trump promised that Putin would be coming for an official state visit, to Washington, DC, in September. Bu...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, America, Fox, Washington Dc, Fox News, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Daniel dale, James Comey, Trump


The 'Super Bad Transmittable Contagious Awful Virus' song, a parody of 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!'

You need this. So do I. Ladies and gentlemutants, this is Daniel Matarazzo performing his ode to coronavirus, 'Super Bad Transmittable Contagious Awful Virus!.' It's a parody of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, from the 1964 musical 'Mary Poppins.' I love this man and I love his song so very much. Tom Lehrer, reincarnated, and stuck at home during a pandemic. LYRICS: Now when a virus comes along that’s spreading like a plague and POTUS and his lackeys have been nothing if not vague Well t...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Entertainment, Cdc, Funny, Disney, Daniel, Mary Poppins, Tom Lehrer, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, Making The Best Of It, Daniel Matarazzo


Coronavirus home isolation, Day 10: 'Feeding the ducks'

You do what you gotta do to get through this, people. Whatever it takes. Respect, IMGURian @nitrochief. Day 10 of isolation: feeding the ducks [via]
Tags: Post, News, Outbreak, Cabin Fever, Pandemic, Quarantine, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, Covid Coping, Home Isolation, Slowly Going Insane


Human testing of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to begin in September

American drug maker Johnson & Johnson said Monday it plans to begin the human testing phase of its experimental coronavirus vaccine by September 2020, with plans to make it available for emergency use in early 2021. In January, J&J said it was already working on a possible coronavirus vaccine, using the same technologies with which scientists there developed an experimental Ebola vaccine. From Reuters: J&J also committed more than $1 billion of investment along with U.S. agency Biomedical ...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Medicine, Johnson, Vaccines, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Big Pharma, Moderna Inc, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, Coronavirus Vaccine


Healthcare providers are allegedly denying chloroquine to patients because of Trump's statements

Donald Trump has insisted that Plaquenil/hydroxychloroquine will cure COVID-19. The drug is commonly used to malaria, as well as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. While there have been some successful results with drug after treating patients infected by the novel coronavirus, there's just not enough reliable information available right now. But the President's endorsement of the drug has caused a bit of panic around it. First, there are people who have died after mistakenly taking related drugs. ...
Tags: Post, News, Alabama, Pharmaceuticals, Donald Trump, Malaria, Trump, Lupus, BuzzFeed News, Charles Ornstein, SLE, Tanya Chen, Trump Administration, Hydroxychloroquine, Coronavirus, Novel Coronavirus


Detroit auto show canceled as venue preps to become coronavirus field hospital

The show was set to take place in June, but COVID-19 has scuppered the plan
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Detroit, Naias, Detroit Motor Show, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Detroit auto show canceled as venue preps to become COVID-19 field hospital

The show was set to take place in June, but COVID-19 has scuppered the plan
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Detroit, Naias, Detroit Motor Show, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Lyft refers drivers to Amazon jobs as ridership demand dives

Amazon is offering to fast-track Lyft drivers into jobs during the COVID-19 crisis
Tags: Amazon, Lyft, News, Cars, Trends, Online Shopping, Ridesharing, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Trump says coronavirus restrictions should extend to April 30, forget the Easter thing

Impeached president Donald John Trump just last week said he wanted to see the much of the United States opening back on Easter Sunday, and that people should crowd into churches for some kind of national prayer craziness. It all makes sense if you remember he has a degenerating mind and he's completely nuts. Today Trump flipped hiscoronavirus script yet again, and said maybe the social restrictions should extend past Easter Sunday, also “great things” are coming in June. Live-streamed mass f...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Nbc, Nbc News, US news, United States, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Donald John Trump, Allan Smith, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19


MD cops say sex offender refused to shut down 60-person coronavirus bonfire

A registered sex offender hosting a coronavirus party despite Maryland's ban on gatherings during the outbreak refused to shut down his 60-person drunken bonfire, cops say. The party host did not win the argument with police officers. Shawn Marshall Myers, 41, could face up to a year in prison and a $5,000 fine for violating the emergency order intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Fox 13 reported. From Southern Maryland News: On March 27, 2020, at approximately 10:55 p.m., officers...
Tags: Post, News, Maryland, Virus, Idiots, Outbreak, Hogan, Myers, CCSO, Hughesville Maryland, Hughesville, Pandemic, Charles County State, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19


Toxic booze in Iran sold as coronavirus cure kills 300, sickens 1,000

In Iran, there are reports of over 300 people killed and at least 1,000 sickened after consuming toxic methanol rumoured to cure coronavirus. [It does not.] Alcohol drinking is banned in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Anyone who drinks booze there is getting it from bootleggers, and in so doing, risking their lives in more than one respect. Social media accounts in Farsi pushed a fake story about a “British school teacher” and others who supposedly cured themselves of COVID-19 with whiskey and...
Tags: Post, News, Alcohol, Iran, Virus, Public Health, Outbreak, Oslo, Islamic Republic of Iran, Farsi, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid19, Toxic Methanol


WATCH LIVE: WH Holds Briefing After Trump Backs Away From NY Tri-State Quarantine

President Trump and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force are scheduled to hold a press conference on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET. Trump is likely to address why he backed away from his idea to quarantine the New York tri-state area to contain its surge of coronavirus cases. In the hours leading up to his scheduled press conference, Trump ripped into the media while touting the ratings of his coronavirus press conferences in a series of tweets Sunday afternoon. The Lamestream Media wants...
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