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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.

From Reuters:

The world is still in the middle of the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak, ...

VA health system has ordered $300,000 worth of body bags for COVID-19 victims

More than 8,500 U.S. Veterans Administration patients have been diagnosed with Covid-19 and nearly 500 have died.

The VA health network has ordered $300,000 worth of body bags, @ reports, as a growing number of veterans are hit by Covid-19, Betsy Woodruff Swan reports for POLITICO.

Here's the contracting document reviewed by POLITICO. [usaspending.gov]

“The department ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

It was almost a confession of guilt. Almost.

The word 'unnecessary' is such a tell.

Every once in a while, the liar-in-chief manages to reflect clearly on his own culpability, seemingly without the ability to realize that he is culpable.

Monday, April 27, the day on which we learned that more than 55,000 Americans have now died ...

Coronairus ‘acts like no pathogen humanity has ever seen,’ say doctors

What does COVID-19 do to the human body? 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 ...

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.

He was not being sarcastic.

He was being completely ******* nuts.

We should expect more shockers like this as things get worse inside his deranged ...