Daily Archives: May 1, 2020

Comparing Coronavirus Deaths in NYC and Seattle – Charles Duhigg Explains | Amanpour and Company


Amanpour and Company

Apr 30, 2020
New Yorker journalist Charles Duhigg has been comparing the pandemic responses in New York and Seattle. Both cities were hit by the outbreak at around the same time, from late February to early March. Today, New York accounts for more than 30% of all U.S. coronavirus deaths, and fewer than 2% are in Washington. Duhigg speaks to Michel Martin about exactly how this disparity developed.

What Meaning will History Subsequently Accord this Pandemic?

VOA News

Apr 30, 2020

The U.S. State of West Virginia has had thankfully few cases of COVID. But the State is still in lockdown, and VOA’s Jamie Dettmer is there, and he’s been struck by the resilience of the residents of this American State.

President Donald Trump’s Pattern Of Peddling Conspiracies | Deadline | MSNBC

MSNBC

Apr 30, 2020

Former FBI general counsel Andrew Weissman weighs in on reporting that the American intelligence community is being pushed to investigate a conspiracy theory linking Covid-19 to a lab in Wuhan. Aired on 4/30/2020.

President Donald Trump Pushing The Limits Of Government To Rewrite History | Deadline | MSNBC

MSNBC

Apr 30, 2020

New reporting on Trump’s efforts to fast track a vaccine and to have his intelligence agencies investigate a conspiracy theory about the virus’s origin in China. Aired on 4/30/2020.

Infectious Disease Experts Says We Need To Vaccinate Entire World To Be Safe Of This Virus | MSNBC

MSNBC

Apr 30, 2020

Dr. Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the development of a coronavirus vaccine and the challenge of scaling up production to accomplish the widespread distribution needed. Aired on 4/30/2020.

We Are Writing The Climate Future of The Next Decade Now | David Wallace-Wells |Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion

Apr 30, 2020

“Every aspect of our lives will be touched by climate change, climate is not something that is happening elsewhere, it’s not happening to other people, even if it may be hitting other populations more intensely then it’s hitting the one you’re in, it will touch every life and transform every life…,” – David Wallace-Wells Rebroadcast with permission from RSA.

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Political dysfunction defines U.S. COVID-19 response

CGTN

Apr 30, 2020

Political dysfunction has defined Washington’s #COVID19 response. Even with the best medical infrastructure, the U.S. still has the most coronavirus cases and largest death toll. It seems party politics has become the Achilles’ heel of the U.S. system.