WTF Just Happened Today

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Day 1169: "Here we go again."


Daily Damage Report. Global: 1,002,159 confirmed cases / 51,485 deaths (Johns Hopkins University) U.S. cases: 236,339 confirmed cases / 5,648 deaths Testing: More than 100,000 Americans are being tested daily for coronavirus. (Bloomberg) ...


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Day 1168: "A very heavy price."


Daily Damage Report. Global cases: ~905,000 / Global deaths: ~45,000 (Johns Hopkins University) U.S. cases: ~203,000 / U.S. deaths: ~4,500 (CNBC) Global projections: Infections will eclipse 1 million with 50,000 deaths in a few days, accor...


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Day 1167: "Be prepared for it."


1/ More than 2,000 people could die every day from COVID-19 in the U.S. in April and 224,000 hospital beds – 61,000 more than the U.S. has – will be needed around April 15, when the U.S. is estimated to reach “peak resource use,” according to news...


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Day 1166: Ill-informed, misleading, and downright wrong.


1/ The U.S. could see 100,000 to 200,000 coronavirus deaths even “if we do things almost perfectly.” Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, said “no state, no metro area will be spared from the virus” and the project...


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Day 1163: "Wasting time."


1/ The House passed the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package and Trump signed it into law. The legislation will deliver one-time direct payments of $1,200 to most taxpayers and enhance unemployment benefits. The measure also creates a $500 b...


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Day 1162: "We may well be in a recession."


1/ A record 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week – the largest number of unemployment claims ever recorded for a single week since the government began collecting data in 1967. The number shatters the Great Recession pe...


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Day 1161: "Critical to maintaining national security."


Editor’s note: The White House coronavirus task force briefing just started and a last-minute dispute over unemployment aid is delaying a Senate vote on the aid package. Per usual, who the f*ck knows what’s going to happen. So instead of waiting ...


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Day 1160: "I want America to understand: This week, it's going to get bad."


1/ Congressional negotiators signaled that they are nearing a bipartisan agreement on an estimated $2 trillion emergency stimulus package to address economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, and Treasury Secre...


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Day 1159: "The pandemic is accelerating."


1/ The World Health Organization: “The pandemic is accelerating.” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of WHO, said “It took 67 days from the first reported case to reach 100,000 cases, 11 days for second 100,000 cases, and just four d...


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Day 1156: "The only thing we weren't prepared for."


1/ Senate Republican and Democratic negotiators, as well as senior Trump administration officials kicked off talks on a $1 trillion economic stabilization plan – the third stimulus package Congress has considered this month to confront the coronav...


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