Trump gives himself 'great reviews' on 'The Chinese Virus' on Memorial Day

The cruelty is the point. Read the rest

Trump adviser Kevin Hassett: 'Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work'

White House adviser Kevin Hassett said the quiet part out loud just now: “Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work.” Read the rest

WHO warns 'immediate second peak' of coronavirus threatens countries that reopen too soon

The World Health Organization said on Monday that parts of the world where coronavirus infection rates are declining may face an “immediate second peak” if they prematurely loosen restrictions to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Read the rest

How did 45 Russian ventilators linked to deaths in Russia reach U.S. with no FDA oversight?

Kremlin sent 45 Aventa-M ventilators to the United States after Trump and Putin call

Artist shares 11 tips to apply for COVID-19 financial support

My pal Shalaco sent me this video he made with the following message:

As a photographer I lost 100% of my income due to the Covid-19 crisis. I applied to every form of financial support out there and recently had a lot of success. I want to share what I've learned with the community with these tips for applying for financial resources for photographers, creatives, or really anyone.

The amount of epic resource lists out there can be overwhelming, this video focuses on walking people through the process.

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Good idea: 3D printed glove remover

"The glove remover is a simple device that reduces the risk of contamination when changing protective gloves while increasing efficiency and convenience."

The website has a link to the 3D model so you can print your own (if you have a 3D printer or access to one). Read the rest

Trump administration gave coronavirus bailout money to private jet companies of Trump donors

ProPublica reports the administration of Donald Trump has given coronavirus bailout funds to two different elite private jet companies which were owned or founded by individuals who donated to the Trump campaign. Read the rest

And now, a coronavirus message from Soviet Unterzoegersdorf

What do we have here? Why, it's the 73rd Communique of the CPSUZOeD (May 2020), a rare video release from Soviet Unterzoegersdorf, with an important message about the coronavirus pandemic. Read the rest

Popular pastor, who claimed he could cure Covid-19 by touch, dies of Covid-19

People who came to Frankline Ndifor's church in hopes that he would make them immune to Covid-19 by the touch of his hands should be worried. The popular pastor died this week of the disease and likely spread the virus to those who sought his miracle blessing. Instead of taking action to prevent the spread of the disease, however, hundreds of his followers gathered around the house containing his corpse, awaiting his resurrection. Police used tear gas to encourage them to leave.

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Russia mocks Trump's attempt to 'break' World Health Organization

Russia: 'US attacks are untenable'

A senior Russian official expressed support for the World Health Organization and Russia's ally China in an interview published Tuesday. Read the rest

The Lancet fact-checks Trump's letter to WHO and Dr. Tedros

The Lancet says Trump's letter contains 'factually incorrect' details. Read the rest

Most U.S. states now share the addresses of people with COVID-19 with first responders

“An Associated Press review of those states found that at least 10 states also share the names of everyone who tests positive.”

A review by the Associated Press found that public health officials “in at least two-thirds of U.S. states” are sharing the addresses of people who confirmed to have the coronavirus with first responders.

Widespread disclosure of who has tested positive is said to be intended to protect medical workers and first responders from exposure, but the practice sparks concerns involving racial profiling, privacy, and security. Read the rest

Florida's COVID-19 'dashboard' official: I was removed for refusing to 'manually change data'

Somehow, not a surprise. Read the rest

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs still uses hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients, despite risks of unproven drug

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs said Friday that it will not stop use of hydroxychloroquine, an unproven malaria drug pushed by Trump, on veterans with COVID-19. Read the rest

House passes $3T coronavirus relief act led by Pelosi & Dems, Trump says bill 'DOA' in Senate

$3 Trillion Coronavirus stimulus bill called ‘HEROES Act’

Southern restaurant fills empty seats with blow-up dolls

Yesterday, we learned that Michelin-starred restaurant The Inn in Washington, DC had seated elegantly-dressed mannequins at their tables to fill the void left by half-capacity restrictions. Turns out, the Open Hearth restaurant in Taylors, South Carolina hit on the same idea but their approach matches the eatery's more casual atmosphere. From UPI:

[Proprietor Paula Starr] Melehes said she ordered "the G-rated kind" of inflatable dolls from Amazon, dressed them up like customers and seated them at tables that would be off-limits to diners.

"My grandson told me they look kind of creepy," Melehes said. "But, I think, when people walk in, they're going to laugh."

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'Grave risks' of rushing to reopen, coronavirus whistleblower Rick Bright warns Congress

Watch live, as ousted Trump administration health official Rick Bright testifies on his whistleblower complaint before Congress. Read the rest

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