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What We’re Reading Today: Lower Death Rates, Big Stimulus, Obama’s Failure … And More

Staff Sgt. Armando Limon

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Pick Your Study

Lower death rate estimates for coronavirus, especially for non-elderly, provide glimmer of hope — Stat News

US, UK coronavirus strategies shifted following UK epidemiologists’ ominous report — CNN


Emergency stimulus to soar above $1 trillion  —  Politico

U.S. Stocks Jump As White House Plans $1 Trillion Stimulus — NPR

COVID-19 job cuts: Layoffs accelerate as coronavirus disrupts American economy — USA Today

America, with coronavirus, gets a taste of socialism — Washington Times

It’s time to fill out the ‘Fill-in-the-Blank Price Gouging Form’ for the COVID-19 panic buying — Mark Perry, Carpe Diem

How the Coronavirus Might Kickstart the 21st Century — Reason


Biden falsely says Trump administration rejected WHO coronavirus test kits (that were never offered) — Politifact

China’s anti-US coronavirus propaganda ridiculous — so what’s behind Beijing’s lies? — Fox News

 Obama’s Pandemic

Did Obama Botch the Response to the H1N1 Outbreak? Here’s What Media Fact Checks Aren’t Telling You — PJ Media

Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

Democratic groups to spend millions hitting Trump over coronavirus response — Washington Post


Amazon shifts priority to medical supplies, household basics amid coronavirus pandemic — CNET News


The other big story: Could this finally be an end to the Afghan war? — Andrew Malcolm, McClatchy

China Revoking US Reporters Credentials — Newsmax

Economic Freedom Declined in the U.S. Last Year — PJ Media

National Abortion Federation: Don’t Let Coronavirus Crisis Stop Abortions — Legal Insurrection

Torpedoing a Successful Charter School — Pacific Research Institute

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