Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has coronavirus

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has been diagnosed with coronavirus, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported Thursday, as seen in this screenshot from the social media app Telegram, used widely in Russia. Read the rest

He tweeted once at Trump, then got $69 Million from New York for ventilators that were never delivered

“The Silicon Valley engineer, who had no background in medical supplies but was recommended by the White House, never delivered the ventilators.”

So much shadiness going on during the COVID-19 pandemic. This report by Rosalind Adams and Ken Bensinger of BuzzFeed News on what seems to be a massive coronavirus medical equipment scam is bananas. Read the rest

U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 60,000

The United States just passed 60,000 confirmed deaths from the novel coronavirus, a benchmark that previous projections said the country would not likely reach until August. Read the rest

Florida governor DeSantis says the state is reopening Monday

DeSantis announced Florida reopening same day as 350 new COVID-19 cases and 47 new deaths confirmed

Businesses and stores are adding AI to security cameras for social distancing and mask-wearing compliance

📷 Pepper Construction is using Startup SmartVid.io to analyze worksite images for Oracle Industries Innovation Lab in Deerfield, Illinois.

Existing security cameras at retail stores and workplaces are being equipped with articifial intelligence to enforce measures intendded to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, Reuters reports, based on interviews with 16 different machine vision software firms and a number of businesses that are now their clients. Read the rest

Trump: 'There has been so much unnecessary death in this country'

It was almost a confession of guilt. Almost. Read the rest

Coronavirus 'acts like no pathogen humanity has ever seen,' say doctors

COVID-19 damage (yellow) on lungs of 59-year-old man who died at George Washington University Hospital. 3D model based on computerized tomography scans, courtesy George Washington Hospital and Surgical Theater

How exactly is coronavirus killing us?

This New York Magazine piece on what we do and do not yet know about the novel coronavirus is really good. It's weird seeing everyone compare COVID-19 to the flu, when there are reports coming in of patients dying of exploding hearts and glitching cytokines. Read the rest

Trump is asked, if he loses more Americans in 6 weeks than died in Vietnam War, does he deserve to be re-elected?

That's what I'm talking about. Read the rest

Nearly 25% of NYC residents have coronavirus antibodies says Gov Cuomo, lockdown to extend past May 15 in parts of New York state

Of the 7,500 people tested statewide for antibodies against coronavirus, 14.9% have tested positive, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at a press briefing on Monday.

Coronavirus antibodies are reported to be present in almost 25% of all New York City residents, said governor Andrew Cuomo at a press briefing on Monday. Read the rest

Man peddling bleach as coronavirus 'cure' wrote to Trump this week

“Mark Grenon wrote to Trump saying chlorine dioxide ‘can rid the body of Covid-19’ days before the president promoted disinfectant as treatment”

Cleanup on aisle Trump, don't forget the bleach

The president says he was being sarcastic when he suggested during a White House coronavirus briefing that people should consider injecting bleach and consuming disinfectants as cure for COVID-19. Read the rest

Read the letter NY gov Andrew Cuomo received, with N95 mask, from Kansas farmer

New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday tweeted what he identified as a letter he received from a farmer in northeast Kansas. Read the rest

Does nicotine prevent coronavirus? Researchers in France (of course) plan trial

Researchers at a top Paris hospital examined 343 coronavirus patients, "Among these patients, only five percent were smokers"

COVID-19 may cause sudden strokes in young adults, coronavirus doctors report

Doctors say the disease caused by the novel coronavirus appears to be causing strokes in young adult patients, some who didn't even know they were infected. Read the rest

Hydroxychloroquine whistleblower: Read full statement from Rick Bright, HHS official who says he was demoted for speaking out

• Dr. Rick Bright, head of the agency responsible for vaccines in the Trump administration, released a statement Wednesday that blames political motives for his abrupt reassignment.

• "I am speaking out because to combat this deadly virus, science – not politics or cronyism – has to lead the way."

WASHINGTON: Dr. Rick Bright, a leading official at the United States Department of Health and Human Services, says he was demoted for fighting efforts to “fund potentially dangerous drugs promoted by those with political connections,” and for opposing hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug touted by Trump as a coronavirus treatment. Read the rest

Trump says U.S. national parks to reopen soon, no details given

Impeached U.S. president Donald Trump says his administration plans to soon reopen the country's national parks and other public lands, with details to be announced on specific sites in coming days. Read the rest

In NY, 2 cats are infected with coronavirus - first U.S. pets to test positive, federal officials say

Two cats in New York are reported to have been infected with the novel coronavirus. Both had mild respiratory symptoms and are expected to make a full recovery. Read the rest

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