The Prophecies of Q

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 11:19 PM

American conspiracy theories are entering a dangerous new phase. If you were an adherent, no one would be able to tell. You would look like any other American. You could be a mother, picking leftovers off your toddler’s plate. You could be the young man in headphones across the street.

The COVID-19 misinformation crisis is just beginning, but there is hope

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8:49 AM

Last year, the United States reported the greatest number of measles cases since 1992. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 1,282 individual cases of measles in 31 states in 2019, and the majority were among people who were not vaccinated against measles.

Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown | Free to read

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 1:19 AM

When the history is written of how America handled the global era’s first real pandemic, March 6 will leap out of the timeline. That was the day Donald Trump visited the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

What we know about the new Covid-19-linked illness in children

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 12:19 AM

Doctors in 15 US states are reporting that at least 164 children have fallen sick with a rare inflammatory illness similar to a condition known as Kawasaki disease. Symptoms include fever and inflammation and can affect organs, including the heart.

DeVos Funnels Coronavirus Relief Funds to Favored Private and Religious Schools

Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 9:41 AM

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, using discretion written into the coronavirus stabilization law, is using millions of dollars to pursue long-sought policy goals that Congress has blocked.

Wildfire base camps are prone to coronavirus outbreaks, government report says

Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 9:11 AM

Dozens of tents were staked in the dried weeds of a cow pasture outside Kremmling at Silver Creek fire camp in September.

Supreme Court worries about collateral damage — Frodo Baggins for president? — in Colorado’s Electoral College case

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 10:41 AM

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday expressed anxiety about the potential impacts on presidential elections — including bribery and political chaos — of not reversing a federal court ruling in a case out of Colorado centering around the Electoral College.

We don’t have a president, or a plan

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8:41 AM

Here’s the truth: Lockdown is economically ruinous, and America can’t sustain it from now until a vaccine. And you don’t have to take it from me. “You can’t be in lockdown for 18 months,” says Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.

The band that created the Cowboy Bebop theme song held a virtual performance

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 12:01 PM

It’s the early 2000s. You stay up late to watch anime on your TV hoping your parents don’t hear. Next thing you know, you hear the iconic intro to Cowboy Bebop play, and all is well in the world.

Stacked coffins in mass graves: COVID-19 ravages Latin America

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 11:02 PM

As deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic begin to plateau and slowly decline in some parts of Europe and the United States, the devastation is reaching a fever pitch in Latin America.

Elizabeth Warren’s book, The Two-Income Trap, explained

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10:31 AM

Many presidential candidates write books. Most are invariably forgettable — the product of the same collaborative writing process that produces a “major address” but without the excitement of live performance, an audience, or a charismatic performer. Elizabeth Warren is different.

38% rise in bleach poisoning predates Trump’s suggestion, data shows

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 9:31 AM

On April 23, President Trump told a press conference that, among other things scientists had learned about the SARS-CoV-2 virus was the fact that it could be neutralized by sunlight or bleach.

Without A Vaccine, Herd Immunity Won’t Save Us

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 9:31 AM

Daniel Arlein has already had COVID-19. In March, the 36-year-old small business owner and DJ, who lives in Brooklyn, tested positive for the viral infection and suffered through two weeks of flu-like symptoms.

Thunderspy: What it is, why it’s not scary, and what to do about it

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 1:02 PM

There’s a new attack that uses off-the-shelf equipment to take full control of a PC—even when locked—if a hacker gets just a few minutes alone with it.

Pork Chops vs. People: Battling Coronavirus in an Iowa Meat Plant

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 9:01 AM

After President Trump’s executive order, meat plants are reopening. Can they do so without endangering their low-wage workers and their communities? On April 10, Tony Thompson, the sheriff for Black Hawk County in Iowa, visited the giant Tyson Foods pork plant in Waterloo.