Copy
Support

TODAY: Coronavirus Exceptionalism

LEADS

Coronavirus Capitalism and “Exceptional” America  
https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/04/29/coronavirus-capitalism-and-exceptional-america/

COVID-19 Betrays America’s Curdled Cult of Optimism
https://quillette.com/2020/04/27/covid-19-betrays-americas-curdled-cult-of-optimism/

Trump offers rosy predictions for coronavirus testing as US passes 1m cases
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/28/donald-trump-coronavirus-us-economy-testing

Americans losing faith in what Trump says about the coronavirus: Reuters/Ipsos poll
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll/americans-losing-faith-in-what-trump-says-about-the-coronavirus-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKCN22A3CK

Fact check: Trump falsely suggests he was right when he predicted 'close to zero' virus cases in February
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/28/politics/fact-check-trump-remarks-april-28/index.html

Trump again says virus is "going to go away"
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-says-virus-going-away-again/

Trump Says U.S. Will Run 5 Million Daily Virus Tests 'Very Soon.' His Testing Chief Says That's Impossible
https://time.com/5828843/trump-coronavirus-testing-giroir/

Trump’s next coronavirus pivot: Celebrate America’s grand reopening
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/29/trump-coronavirus-business-219443

DeSantis and Trump tout Florida a coronavirus success as state announces 83 new deaths
https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/04/28/desantis-and-trump-tout-florida-a-coronavirus-success-as-state-announces-83-new-deaths/

Trump Mocks Man’s Mask at White House as Pence Refuses to Wear One at Mayo Clinic
https://theintercept.com/2020/04/28/trump-mocks-mans-mask-white-house-pence-refuses-wear-one-mayo-clinic/

‘Dude ... what are you doing? Wear a mask’: Pence ripped for going barefaced at Mayo Clinic
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/04/29/mask-pence-hospital-coronavirus/

Doctors Blast White House for Protecting Meat Industry at Expense of Americans’ Health
https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/doctors-blast-white-house-for-protecting-meat-industry-at-expense-of-americans-health-2020-04-28

Trump Orders Meat Plants to Stay Open in Move Slammed by Union
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-28/trump-says-he-s-issuing-order-for-tyson-s-unique-liability

Dallas meat plant workers say company refused to close despite COVID-19 outbreak
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/local-companies/2020/04/28/dallas-meat-plant-workers-say-company-refused-to-close-despite-covid-19-outbreak/

Missouri Smithfield Plant Sued for Unsafe, Unsanitary Working Conditions Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
https://www.foodsafetymagazine.com/news/missouri-smithfield-plant-sued-for-unsafe-unsanitary-working-conditions-amid-covid-19-pandemic/

Virus spread at Virginia chicken plants alarms health officials
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virus-spread-at-virginia-chicken-plants-alarms-health-officials/2020/04/28/7ef459d4-898e-11ea-ac8a-fe9b8088e101_story.html

Hundreds of USDA Meat Inspectors Are Getting Sick
https://modernfarmer.com/2020/04/hundreds-of-usda-meat-inspectors-are-getting-sick/

Millions of farm animals culled as US food supply chain chokes up
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/29/millions-of-farm-animals-culled-as-us-food-supply-chain-chokes-up-coronavirus

Why Are Farmers Destroying Food While Grocery Stores Are Empty?
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/04/28/why-are-farmers-destroying-food-while-grocery-stores-are-empty/

Keeping slaughterhouses open to protect U.S. meat supply may boost these food-packaging companies
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/keeping-slaughterhouses-open-to-protect-us-meat-supply-may-boost-these-food-packaging-companies-2020-04-28

How the Pandemic is Creating a Plastic Boom
https://civileats.com/2020/04/28/how-the-pandemic-is-creating-a-plastic-boom/

Big Plastic Asks Congress for $1 Billion Coronavirus Bailout
https://theintercept.com/2020/04/27/plastic-industry-coronavirus-bailout/

After lobbying push, casinos are eligible for small-business funds under new stimulus rules
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/28/casinos-sba-loans/

'Trump Administration Saved Commercial Real Estate From Collapse Before Coronavirus Struck'
https://www.ibtimes.com/trump-administration-saved-commercial-real-estate-collapse-coronavirus-struck-2967024

Who’s Profiting From the Coronavirus Crisis?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/29/opinion/coronavirus-hedge-funds.html

One Thing the Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped: Aggressive Medical-Debt Collection
https://www.propublica.org/article/one-thing-the-pandemic-hasnt-stopped-aggressive-medical-debt-collection

COVID Tests Are Free, Except When They’re Not
https://khn.org/news/bill-of-the-month-covid19-tests-are-free-except-when-theyre-not/

Positive Test Rates For COVID-19 Are As High As 87% At Some Michigan Prisons
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michigan-covid-19-prisons-lawsuit_n_5ea32aa2c5b669fd89246b2a

I teach nonviolence in the prisons hit hardest by COVID-19. Here’s why we must decarcerate now.
https://wagingnonviolence.org/2020/04/lessons-from-teaching-nonviolence-in-prisons/

When Your Freedom Depends on an App
https://gizmodo.com/when-your-freedom-depends-on-an-app-1843109198

Most Americans are not willing or able to use an app tracking coronavirus infections. That’s a problem for Big Tech’s plan to slow the pandemic.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/04/29/most-americans-are-not-willing-or-able-use-an-app-tracking-coronavirus-infections-thats-problem-big-techs-plan-slow-pandemic/

This New Smartphone-Based DNA Test Could Help Track Disease in Real Time
https://singularityhub.com/2020/04/27/this-new-smartphone-based-dna-test-could-help-track-disease-in-real-time/

Should People Without Coronavirus Antibodies Be Second-Class Citizens?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/opinion/coronavirus-antibody-certificate-testing.html

Antibody tests support what’s been obvious: Covid-19 is much more lethal than the flu
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/antibody-tests-support-whats-been-obvious-covid-19-is-much-more-lethal-than-flu/2020/04/28/2fc215d8-87f7-11ea-ac8a-fe9b8088e101_story.html

As Restaurants Reopen in Georgia, Some Workers Fear Becoming ‘Guinea Pigs’
https://civileats.com/2020/04/27/as-restaurants-reopen-in-georgia-some-workers-fear-becoming-guinea-pigs/

‘Life Has to Go On’: How Sweden Has Faced the Virus Without a Lockdown
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/world/europe/sweden-coronavirus-herd-immunity.html

Has Sweden found the best response to the coronavirus? Its death rate suggests it hasn’t.
https://www.vox.com/2020/4/28/21240381/coronavirus-sweden-death-rate-cases-new-york

Australia 'nowhere near' herd immunity in fight against coronavirus, health authorities say
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-29/australia-rejects-herd-mentality-in-coronavirus-fight-prof-kelly/12198606

How Will Coronavirus End? It Depends on Our Immunity. Three Possible Outcomes
https://singularityhub.com/2020/04/28/how-will-covid-19-end-it-depends-on-our-immunity-three-possible-outcomes/

POLITICS and FLEAS

Why Have Women’s Groups Gone Dead Silent on Biden Sex-Assault Accusation?
https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-have-womens-groups-gone-dead-silent-on-biden-assault-accusation

Did CNN Remove ‘Larry King Live’ Episode Featuring Tara Reade’s Mother from Google Play?
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/cnn-larry-king-live-tara-reade/

The Bulwark Cites Cathy Young For The Proposition That Everyone Involved In Tara Reade’s Story Has ‘False Memories’ (Update)
https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2020/04/28/bulwark-cites-cathy-young-proposition-everyone-involved-tara-reades-story-false-memories/

Stacey Abrams on Tara Reade sexual assault allegation: 'I believe Joe Biden'
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/495189-stacey-abrams-on-sexual-assault-allegation-i-believe-joe-biden

Stacey Abrams throws #MeToo under the bus in campaign to be Joe Biden's running mate
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/stacey-abrams-throws-metoo-under-the-bus-in-campaign-to-be-joe-bidens-running-mate

Tara Reade blasts Hillary Clinton after Biden endorsement: She's 'enabling a sexual predator'
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tara-reade-hillary-clinton-joe-biden-endorsement

#MeToo's Rose McGowan: 'Tara Reade is Telling the Truth,' #DropOutBiden
https://cnsnews.com/index.php/article/national/michael-w-chapman/metoos-rose-mcgowan-tara-reade-telling-truth-dropoutbiden

Trump’s Coming Victory Over The #MeToo Movement
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/trumps-coming-victory-over-the-metoo-movement/

Anti-Trump Conservatives Say Justin Amash Run in 2020 Would Help President's Re-election Chances
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-justin-amash-2020-election-libertarian-biden-1500834

Libertarian Party Presidential Candidates React to Rep. Justin Amash Entering the Race
https://reason.com/2020/04/29/libertarian-party-presidential-candidates-react-to-rep-justin-amash-entering-the-race/

Justin Amash Wades into 2020 Presidential Pool as Libertarian Party Scapegoat
https://www.redstate.com/beccalower/2020/04/28/justin-amash-wades-into-2020-presidential-pool-as-libertarian-party-scapegoat/

FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENTS

Gone Too Soon: Why Irrfan Khan Has Left A Void That Will Forever Remain In Hindi Cinema
https://www.indiatimes.com/entertainment/celebs/gone-too-soon-why-irrfan-khan-has-left-a-void-that-will-forever-remain-in-hindi-cinema-512046.html

The Strange Story of a Las Vegas Radio Station Co-Opted by China
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/how-china-turned-a-tiny-vegas-radio-station-into-a-lobbyist-for-huawei/

How Russian Spies Played the Media
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjd775/how-russian-spies-played-the-media

PANDORA'S BOXCUTTER

NIH investigating Wuhan lab at center of coronavirus pandemic
https://nypost.com/2020/04/28/nih-investigating-wuhan-lab-at-center-of-coronavirus-pandemic/

Senators demand answers from Pompeo on Wuhan lab cables
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/28/senators-demand-answers-pompeo-wuhan-lab-cables/

The Controversial Experiments and Wuhan Lab Suspected of Starting the Coronavirus Pandemic
https://www.newsweek.com/controversial-wuhan-lab-experiments-that-may-have-started-coronavirus-pandemic-1500503

Shi Zhengli Provides Proof SARS CoV-2 Was Not An Accidental Release From Wuhan Institute of Virology 
https://www.emptywheel.net/2020/04/27/shi-zhengli-provides-proof-sars-cov-2-was-not-an-accidental-release-from-wuhan-institute-of-virology/

Making sense of the viral multiverse
https://phys.org/news/2020-04-viral-multiverse.html

THE MEDIA SCRUM

Reopening California: Hollywood is figuring out how to start rolling again
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-04-28/coronavirus-reopening-california-hollywood-production-restart

Oscars to admit streamed films next year as coronavirus upends movie going
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-oscars/streamed-films-eligible-for-oscars-for-first-time-in-2021-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKCN22A3CF

Here the 2020 Movies That Are Streaming Online Early Due to the Coronavirus
https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/g31871914/movies-streaming-early-coronavirus/

ODDS, ENDS

Hurricanes Are Reshaping Evolution Across the Caribbean
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/27/science/lizards-hurricanes-toes.html

Dancing gargantuan black holes perform on cue
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52464250

The supernova that keeps on giving
https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/the-supernova-that-keeps-on-giving-sn1987a

Get to know the Newsvandal

Twitter
Link
Website
Email
LinkedIn
Copyright © 2018 Newsvandal, All rights reserved.
Thank you for subscribing to the daily Story Rundown.

Our mailing address is:
Newsvandal
PO Box 5522
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.