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What We’re Reading Today: Coronavirus Treatments, Layoffs, Stimulus … And More

Food and Drug Administration

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Good News

Trump Waives FDA Regs, Opening Door for Anti-Viral Therapies — Daily Caller

Study: High Temps Reduce Spread — Accuweather

Experimental Treatment for Coronavirus Showing Positive Results — Newsmax

Israeli Nobel Laureate: Coronavirus spread is slowing — Jerusalem Post

Here are three drugs in development to fight coronavirus — Hot Air

 Bad News

State Department tells Americans not to travel abroad — CNN

Coronavirus Layoff Surge Overwhelms Unemployment Offices — New York Times

COVID-19 tracking efforts pose a privacy risk, senator says — CNET News

China Is Avoiding Blame by Trolling the World — The Atlantic

News You Can Use

Here’s where you can still buy toilet paper — USA Today

Biased News

CNN’s Reporting Blows Up Their Own Fact Checker On Virus Test Kits — Hot Air

Trump: American ‘Corrupt Media’ Media Siding with China — Breitbart

Data

99% of Those Who Died From Virus Had Other Illness, Italy Says — MSN

Stimulus

Trump wants direct payments of $1,000 for adults, $500 for kids in coronavirus stimulus bill, Mnuchin says — CNBC

Corona-Index

Blue Apron Extends 1,100% Surge to Highest Level Since 2018 — Yahoo Finance

Microsoft Teams passes 44 million daily active users, thanks in part to coronavirus — Venture Beat

But At Least They Have Universal Health Care

Italy coronavirus death toll overtakes China — BBC

Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

Ayatollah’s American Allies Seize on Pandemic in Fresh Push for Sanctions Relief — Washington Free Beacon

Labor Group Exploits Coronavirus to Fill Coffers — Washington Free Beacon

Public Transit Advocates Ask for $12.8 Billion Bailout To Cope With 75 Percent Revenue Drop Related to Coronavirus — Reason

Misc

The Chinese Wild-Animal Industry and Wet Markets Must Go — National Review

Scoundrel Time: Coronavirus brings out the ugly face of the left — American Thinker

SHOCKER: ‘Squad’ Member Ilhan Omar Endorses Trump Moves Against Wuhan Virus — PJ Media

I Recovered From Coronavirus. Here’s What I Want You to Know — Seattle Times

Meanwhile, In Outer Space

NASA Fixes Mars Lander By Telling It to Hit Itself With a Shovel. — Futurism

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1 comment

  • AIDS, swine flu SARS and Ebola didn’t cause a mass death rate neither is this Corona virus killing that many! Someone is playing with the statistics but we had better be concerned about the economy! That will kill more than the hyped virus

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