Coronavirus: Italian priest dies after giving his respirator to younger patient he did not know

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 12:31 PM

An Italian priest who contracted coronavirus has died after donating his respirator to a younger patient who was also battling the illness. Friar Don Giuseppe Berardelli, 72, was the priest for the parish of Casnigo, a small village just 40 miles north east of Milan.

People built bone circles at the edge of ice sheets, and we don’t know why

Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:01 PM

As the last Ice Age tightened its hold on Europe, a group of people living near the Don River piled dozens of mammoth bones into a 12.5m (30ft) wide circle.

Why Joe Biden’s Virtual Speech Was So Weird

Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:01 PM

Joe Biden is not good at technology. The 77-year-old Democratic presidential candidate has been confused by a cell phone ringing, by texting, by Twitter, and by internet law. His virtual town hall was a mess.

The Modern Supply Chain Is Snapping

Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10:31 PM

When President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act yesterday, it was telling in two respects. First, it showed that the full force of the federal government will be brought to bear in the manufacturing of vital medical supplies.

Trump is ignoring his top health advisers over 2020 election fears

Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10:31 PM

On day seven of the White House’s “15 days to slow the spread” initiative, President Donald Trump started talking about sending Americans back to work — an idea at odds with advice from his top health advisers.

Infectious Disease Experts Don’t Know How Bad The Coronavirus Is Going To Get, Either

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7:31 PM

One of the most pernicious parts of the COVID-19 crisis is how uncertain everything is. Researchers and officials cite statistical models that estimate infection rates, death counts and when things will go back to normal, but those estimates are changing rapidly.

U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7:31 PM

U.S. intelligence agencies were issuing ominous, classified warnings in January and February about the global danger posed by the coronavirus while President Trump and lawmakers played down the threat and failed to take action that might have slowed the spread of the pathogen, according to U.S.

Barr Is Dismantling Charges Filed by Mueller

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 12:51 AM

Another curious filing by the Department of Justice should not be lost amid news about COVID-19. In yet another reversal in a case initiated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, DOJ filed a motion this week to dismiss charges against two Russian businesses.

Domestic Cozy: 12

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:51 PM

Ever since the coronavirus crisis broke out, multiple people have been telling me I “called it” with this domestic cozy blogchain. I didn’t.

Coronavirus, closed borders, and the authoritarian impulse

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:51 PM

Responding to the coronavirus pandemic requires infringements on civil liberties that citizens of democratic states would never otherwise tolerate.

Democrats are coalescing around Biden — except for young voters

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:51 PM

Democratic primary voters are coalescing around former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign, except for, it seems, younger voters.

There’s no good reason to avoid ibuprofen if you’re infected with the coronavirus

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 9:24 AM

By Staff Writer March 18, 20203 AM First, some facts: The over-the-counter pain reliever ibuprofen is not linked to a higher risk of COVID-19 infection. Nor has it been linked to complications in those infected with the novel coronavirus that has now reached 164 countries.

Vanishing YouTube videos: Google expects AI errors as coronavirus empties offices

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 10:54 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - YouTube could see a jump in videos erroneously taken down for content policy violations as the company relies more on automated software during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Alphabet Inc’s Google warned on Monday.

Colorado Republican calls forced closure of restaurants “socialist”

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 3:54 PM

A prominent Colorado Republican is siding with several other high-profile personalities in attacking America’s response to the novel coronavirus.

The Gig Economy Is a Public Health Risk

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:54 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has crystallized this important fact: Gig economy companies are a public health risk.