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What We’re Reading Today: 3 Mil In N.Y. With COVID-19 Antibody, Earth Day Bust, Global ‘Collapse’ Of Business Activity . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

Coronavirus

Nearly 3 Million New Yorkers Have Had Coronavirus, Antibody Study Suggests – Fox News

‘Instead of Coronavirus, The Hunger Will Kill Us.’ A Global Food Crisis Looms – The New York Times

The Lockdown Worked, Now It’s Time To Move Forward – The Federalist

President’s Coronavirus Response Deserves More Credit – Keith Koffler, NBC News

China Can’t Be ‘Scapegoated’ If It’s Actually Guilty – Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post

Earth Day Redux

Earth Day at 50 – Steven F. Hayward, Real Clear Markets

How Did CBS Celebrate Earth Day? Declaring Humans Aren’t Needed – Media Research Center

Celebrity Climate Activists Cheer Coronavirus Misery In Name Of Environment – The New York Post

Business & The Economy

A Double Recession? Economies Risk Debt Crises After Stimulus Spending – CNBC

Covid-19 Could Lead To The Return Of Inflation, Eventually – The Economist

Another 4.4 million Americans Filed For Unemployment Last Week – Fox News

‘The Flood Is Coming’: Coronavirus Could Spur Unprecedented Wave Of Business Bankruptcies – Yahoo Finance

Global Economy Hit By Record Collapse Of Business Activity – The Wall Street Journal

World & Foreign Affairs

Merkel Warns Germany Is On The ‘Thinnest Ice’ As Europe Realizes Social Distancing Is Here To Stay – CNN

Loans Or Grants? European Leaders Set To Face Off Over Coronavirus Relief – CNBC

US, Chinese Warships Enter South China Sea As Tensions Rise Over Oil Dispute – New York Post

China Coronavirus Cases Could Have Been Four Times Higher Than Officially Reported In February, Study Shows – Newsweek

Think Tanks & Longreads

Transit: The Urban Parasite – Randal O’Toole, Cato Institute

The Great US-China Divorce Has Arrived – James Carafano, Heritage Foundation, via The National Interest

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