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What We’re Reading Today: Recession Risk, NY’s Stunt, Bernie’s New Math … And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

Good News

Coronavirus vaccine test opens as US volunteer gets 1st shot  — AP

U.S. Urges Americans To Home-School — NPR

‘Saturday Night Live’ Suspends Next Three Shows Amid Coronavirus Pandemic  — Hollywood Reporter

Amazon to Hire 100,000 Workers as Online Orders Surge — Newsmax

Bad News

How long will social distancing for coronavirus have to last?  — Washington Post

Trump says coronavirus crisis could stretch into August, may look at lockdown for ‘certain areas’ — CNBC

Trump acknowledges U.S. ‘may be’ headed for recession — USA Today

Supreme Court Suspends Arguments Amid Coronavirus Fears — Washington Free Beacon

Fake News

No, the White House didn’t ‘dissolve’ its pandemic response office.  I was there.  — Washington Post

US officials: foreign disinformation stoking virus fears — AP

With coronavirus hoaxes flooding social media, governments scramble to fight misinformation — CNET News

Media Outlets Exclude Crucial Context To Paint Trump As Coronavirus Villain — Daily Caller

Misc News

Coronavirus Social Distancing: Myth vs. Reality — USA Today

Why New York’s Hand Sanitizer Stunt Won’t Work — Foundation For Economic Education

Racist Canadians

Canada to bar entry for most foreigners – Trudeau — BBC

Election 2020

6 Key Moments From Sunday’s Democratic Debate — Vox.com

Biden Tacks Further Left in Square-Off Against Sanders — Real Clear Politics

Math Is Hard: Bernie’s Press Secretary Says 500 Million Americans Go Bankrupt Each Year — PJ Media

Focusing on the Important Things

MIT Tech Magazine Touts Coronavirus Will ‘Cut Greenhouse-Gas Emissions This Year’ — Newsbusters

Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

Coronavirus Is The New Excuse For Universal Basic Income — Hot Air

10 Ways the Left Has Politicized the Coronavirus Pandemic — PJ Media

What About the Homeless?

In ‘defining moment,’ San Francisco to order residents to stay home over coronavirus. — San Francisco Examiner

Parody (?)

Police ask public to stop calling 911 over lack of toilet paper — Fox 5

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  • In efforts to protect us all, we are killing the economy, especially in services and travel. Given the death rate and where it is concentrated, how about self-quarantining everyone 70 and older and let everyone younger go back to work. If they get sick, then they take time off as if they had the regular flu, which oh, by the way according to CDC, “this year’s flu season has led to at least 16 million medical visits and 350,000 hospitalizations.” “CDC estimated that there have been 20,000 deaths related to the flu so far this 2019-20 season.

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