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US breaks its one-day record with 865 Covid-19 fatalities, but peak not expected until mid-April

The US has shattered its one-day record for Covid-19 fatalities, tallying some 865 deaths on Tuesday alone as the lethal illness rapidly spreads in major hotspots across the country. Counting more than 188,000 confirmed cases nationwide, the world’s leading epicenter for Covid-19 has achieved another grim milestone, with data gathered by Johns Hopkins University showing […]

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‘Sailors Do Not Need to Die’: US Navy Captain Pleads for Help as COVID-19 Consumes Carrier

As the COVID-19 outbreak onboard the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt gets worse, its captain has penned a pleading letter to the Navy for enough resources to isolate his entire crew. “Request all available resources to find NAVADMIN [Navy Personnel Command] and CDC [US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] compliant quarantine rooms […]

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Attempted coup & assassinations: Venezuelan prosecutors subpoena Guaido as ‘among main perpetrators’ in US-backed regime-change op

Venezuela’s prosecutors have summoned Juan Guaido over his role in the “attempted coup d’etat,” as well as in alleged assassination attempts. Guaido is the main figure in US-backed efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro. The move was announced by Attorney General Tarek William Saab on Tuesday in a televised speech. The official described Guaido as […]

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The US was named the best equipped country to deal with a pandemic not a year ago — what happened there?

Just last year, the US topped a list of the countries best equipped to deal with a pandemic. But the experts have egg on their face as America spirals into Covid-19 catastrophe. What went wrong? It looks clear now that the US is going to be one of the countries worst affected by the coronavirus […]

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Run for the hills! Pentagon sends teams into MOUNTAIN BUNKERS as pandemic preparations go into full swing

The US’ Northern Command has sent teams of essential staff deep underground to wait out the Covid-19 pandemic. On the surface, more than a million grunts won’t be quite as cocooned. Air Force General Terrence O’Shaughnessy heads up the US’ Northern Command, as well as the North American Aerospace Defense Command – a joint US/Canadian […]

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US quietly seeks out foreign doctors to fight Covid-19 pandemic

As the entire world has become the frontline of the fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus, the US State Department is headhunting foreign doctors to assist the US, promising they can skip to the front of the immigration queue. In a message posted on its website on Thursday night, Foggy Bottom encouraged medical professionals who have […]

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Situation in Washington DC as Residents Asked to Stay Inside Amid Coronavirus Epidemic 🎞️

The United States is at present the third worst-affected country by the new coronavirus with 42,164 cases and 471 deaths. While New York has registered the majority of cases, the US capital has reported 183 cases and two fatalities. Tune in to Sputnik’s live feed to follow the situation in the District of Columbia, the […]

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US stimulus just ‘another temporary bandage’ adding to massive amounts of debt – chief strategist tells Boom Bust 🎞️

The US Senate and the White House have reached an agreement on a $2 trillion relief plan to buffer the economy as fears of a deep global recession continue to mount amid the coronavirus outbreak. RT’s Boom Bust is joined by Todd Horwitz of Bubba Trading to discuss the measure and its impact on financial markets. […]

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US shows ‘very large acceleration’ in Covid-19 cases, has potential to become new epicenter of pandemic – WHO

The amount of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the US is growing so rapidly that the country has a potential to become the new epicenter of the pandemic, a spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO) has said on Tuesday. WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris was asked whether the US could become the new epicenter of the […]

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Hospitals ‘10 days away’ from shortages of essential supplies, Mayor De Blasio warns, as Covid-19 cases in NYC top 8,000

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio believes April will be ‘a lot worse’ than March when it comes to coronavirus, and wants the US military ‘mobilized’ in response to the disease. Speaking on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ De Blasio took a jab at the federal government, claiming he sees very little positive about its […]

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US Economy in Free Fall, Could Lose Up to 24% of GDP and Face Ocean of Unemployment Due to COVID-19

Most major global economies have already been affected by the outbreak, which has forced many workers to stay in their homes and almost entirely dried up the restaurant and hospitality industries. The US economy is facing the prospect of sustaining a heavier blow from the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak than it suffered from the financial crisis […]

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‘Behind the Curve’: Washington Must Act More Decisively to Avoid Recession – Economist

Dr. Jack Rasmus, a professor of economics at Saint Mary’s College of California, joined Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Friday to discuss how the Trump administration needs to enact more drastic economic stimulus measures to prevent the coronavirus from pushing the US into a recession. In his piece titled “A Tale of Three Crises: Comparing […]

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Philippines quitting military alliance with US may cause domino effect & is sure to spoil Washington’s anti-China drumbeat

The scrapping by the Philippines of a military partnership with the US occurs with rather embarrassing timing for Washington, as it seeks to rally its allies to adopt America’s hostile line towards China. Evidently, the Southeast Asian nation has decided it doesn’t need Washington’s presumed military ‘protection’ and is confident it can conduct normal relations […]

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Never let a crisis go to waste: US lawmakers bask in coronavirus panic while quietly building the police state of their dreams

As the coronavirus epidemic monopolizes the attention of the American people, government is taking the opportunity to sneak through all manner of restrictive legislation, including a law that could end the internet as we know it. Killing the internet… to save the children? The ominously-named EARN IT Act (short for “Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies […]

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Woman Who Concealed Coronavirus Symptoms During Beijing-Bound Flight Could Face Prison Time

A Chinese citizen and US permanent resident infected with COVID-19 who flew from Los Angeles to Beijing on March 12 is accused of concealing her coronavirus symptoms and could face prison time as a result. According to reports, the woman, who has only been identified by her surname Li, became sick with symptoms consistent with […]

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