Daily Archives: April 3, 2020

How will COVID-19 impact the 2020 election? | Washington Week | PBS


Published on Apr 3, 2020

President Trump said today that he does not support the use of mail-in ballots even though many states postponed elections due to COVID-19. The panel discussed how the virus is already impacting the 2020 election.

Panelists: Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS NewsHour, Peter Baker of The New York Times, and Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal

Schumer on keeping pandemic’s recession from becoming a depression

PBS NewsHour

Published on Apr 3, 2020

As millions of Americans find themselves suddenly unemployed and unsure that they can pay their bills, many are desperately awaiting federal aid. But are state and local governments able to deliver the trillions of dollars Congress and President Trump have approved? Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss their progress and what Congress should do next

Kushner ‘Doesn’t Know What The Hell He’s Talking About’ Com. Of Katrina Task Force | All In | MSNBC


Published on Apr 3, 2020

Lt. General Russel Honore, Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, on Jared Kushner saying that distributing lifesaving materials from the federal stockpile is not the government’s job: “He doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about. He’s totally clueless.”

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“Our Bodies Are On the Line”: NYC Nurses Demand Protective Gear as COVID- 19 Death Toll Skyrockets

Democracy Now!

Apr 3, 2020

Nurses in California, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada and Texas are protesting one of the nation’s largest hospital chains for a “lack of preparedness” amid the coronavirus pandemic. They’re calling on HCA Healthcare to provide optimal personal protective equipment, or PPE, for nurses and other staff. In New York, the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, nurses and doctors at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx protested Thursday over the lack of PPE. Today another protest is underway in front of Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan calling for more PPE, better staffing and COVID-19 testing for frontline staff. Live from the protest, we speak with Tre Kwon, an ICU nurse at Mount Sinai West and a member of the COVID-19 Frontline Workers Task Force at Mount Sinai Hospital. Kwon ended her maternity leave early to help her colleagues address the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overwhelming New York City hospitals. Kwon is also a member of Left Voice.

Webinar: Climate Change in the Era of COVID-19

Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC)
Apr 3, 2020

Presented by Heather Goldstone, Chief Communications Officer of Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), with opening remarks by Phil Duffy, President & Executive Director of WHRC. The novel coronavirus pandemic has been compared to climate change at warp speed. Heather Goldstone will introduce what we know about the causes and increasingly apparent impacts of climate change, and explore connections between the COVID-19 and climate crises – including the need to ensure that pandemic response policies also advance climate preparedness.

Bach – Cantata Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 140 – Van Veldhoven | Netherlands Bach Society

Netherlands Bach Society

Mar 12, 2019

In ‘Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme’, performed by the Netherlands Bach Society for All of Bach, everything revolves around the parable of the wise and foolish virgins. They wait throughout the night with burning lamps for the arrival of the bridegroom. Five of them have brought along extra oil to keep their lamp burning. The others run out of oil and go off to buy some more. The bridegroom arrives while they are away. Recorded for the project All of Bach on February 11th 2018 at the Walloon Church, Amsterdam.

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Coronavirus: UK death toll rises by 684 in a day – BBC News

BBC News

Apr 3, 2020

A further 684 people have died with coronavirus in the UK over a day, latest Department of Health figures show. The total death toll now stands at 3,605, as of 17:00 BST on 3 April.

Crumpled like a tin can | Elon Musk’s latest SpaceX test fails


Apr 3, 2020

Billionaire Elon Musk’s latest SpaceX test has ended in disaster, with a rocket crumpling on the launch pad. The Starship SN3 prototype was undergoing cryogenic proof testing at the company’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas.

Fact-Checking The Claims Made At Thursday’s Coronavirus Briefing – Day That Was | MSNBC


Apr 3, 2020

Those hoping for clarity and accurate information from Thursday’s coronavirus task force briefing may have come away disappointed. It included a number of unanswered questions or optimistic untruths about the availability of aid for small businesses, problems in the supply chain for ventilators and personal protective equipment. Aired on 4/2/2020.