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What We’re Reading Today: Trump Leads, Important Questions, China’s Meddling … And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

Leadership 

Stunned CNN Offers Rare Praise for Trump’s Leadership After Coronavirus Presser — Newsbusters

Trump Sought to Expand Virus Drug Tests Over FDA Objections — Wall Street Journal

Trump suspends public housing evictions, invokes wartime law to produce needed supplies — Los Angeles Times

Trump Responds To Reporter Who Asked If ‘Chinese Virus’ Is Racist: ‘No, It Comes From China’ — You Tube

Trump: I’m ‘a Wartime President’ — Newsmax

Trump deploying hospital ships to coronavirus hot zones — Politico

Lack of Leadership

Joe Biden Demands Trump Invoke Defense Production Act – Minutes After President Does — Breitbart

Elizabeth Warren exploits coronavirus crisis to push unrelated corporate reforms — Legal Insurrection

Good Questions

Will Aggressive COVID-19 Control Measures Cost More Than They Are Worth? — Reason

When Will the Coronavirus Be Controlled, and How Will We Know? — PJ Media

Coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in South Korea. What’s the secret to its success? — Science Mag

A fiasco in the making?  As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data — Stat News

Who is getting sick, and how sick? A breakdown of coronavirus risk by demographic factors — Stat News

Government’s Role

Big Government Has Hurt Our Ability to Deal with This Crisis — National Review

Stimulus Spending Won’t Stop the Economic Fallout from the Coronavirus — Foundation for Economic Education

China

China’s coronavirus propaganda campaign is putting lives at risk  —  Washington Post

China knew for years bats caused disease, yet left wild animal markets open — Washington Times

China Lied And People Died: Chinese Scientists Destroyed Wuhan Coronavirus Evidence in December — Town Hall

Tom Cotton: Joe Biden Is China’s Choice — Red State

Economy

Dow erases all its gains since Donald Trump took office — CNN

Pence Warns Coronavirus Disruptions Could Last ‘Well Into July’ — NPR

Sick

Fake coronavirus tracking apps are really malware that stalks you — CNET News

Meanwhile, In Outer Space

The Supermassive Black Hole at The Centre of Our Galaxy Is Becoming More Active. — Science Alert

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