June 14, 2024

Coronavirus
Hospitals Tell Doctors They’ll Be Fired If They Speak Out About Lack of Gear
First US service member dies from coronavirus
What Experts Say You Can Do to Treat Yourself at Home If You Have a Mild Case of COVID-19
Connecticut Newborn Believed To Be World’s Youngest Patient To Die From COVID-19
These Coronavirus Exposures Might Be the Most Dangerous
U.S. coronavirus deaths top 1,000 in single day, White House expected to recommend everyone wear masks
Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Worldwide Pass One Million After Doubling In Less Than A Week
Georgia governor says he didn’t know people without symptoms can spread coronavirus
Fauci: ‘I don’t understand why’ every state hasn’t issued stay-at-home orders

Business/Economy
GOP Rep. Rogers: ‘The Economy Is Going to Roar Back by Fall’
A glossary of the Federal Reserve’s full arsenal of ‘bazookas’
Instacart employees plan nationwide strike as demand for grocery delivery soars amid coronavirus outbreak
US mall owner Taubman is telling tenants they must pay rent
YouTube to reduce video quality worldwide to ease strain on internet networks
Retailers Prepare For Civil Unrest; Boarded-Up Stores Seen From SoHo To Beverly Hills
Whole Foods Employees Are Staging a Nationwide ‘Sick-Out’
Kennedy Center, with $25 Million Stimulus Funding, Furloughs 96 Members of National Symphony
Banks Stuck With $23 Billion of Loans for T-Mobile’s Sprint Deal
Fed Launches Repo Facility To Provide Dollars To Foreign Central Bank
U.S. Retail Crisis Deepens as Hundreds of Thousands Lose Work
Amazon Fires Worker Who Led Strike Over Virus
U.S. consumer confidence sinks as virus begins having impact
28 percent of Americans say they’ve already lost wages
J.C. Penney furloughs most of its 90,000 workers as stores remain closed until further notice
Ford Is Delaying North American Production “Indefinitely”
Foretaste of the Lockdown-Driven Collapse in the Services & Retail Sectors: Holy Moly, What a Catastrophic Mess
Broken Markets: A Visual Odyssey Through All The Market’s Dislocations In 56 Charts
Fed Temporarily Eases Capital Requirements for Big Banks
Jobless claims leap record 6.6 million at end of March
Amazon Bans Sale Of N95 And Surgical Masks To General Public
US Box Office Sales Collapse To Just $5,179; Was $204 Million During Same Period Last Year
What Really Caused Oil To Rally By 25%?
As millions lose jobs, Fed policymakers say recession is here
“US Labor Market Is In Free-Fall” – 10 Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In Past 2 Weeks
Amazon warehouses will stop accepting non-essential items
U.S. Payrolls Fall 701,000 in March Ahead of Surge in Layoffs

Government
Trump Authorizes Defense Secretary Mark Esper to Order National Guard and Reservists to Active Duty
Mnuchin: US will bounce back after we ‘kill this virus’ and ‘reopen this economy’
Trump extends federal social distancing guidelines to April 30
DC mayor threatens jail time for leaving home during coronavirus
CDC considering recommending general public wear face coverings in public
White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus
Protective gear in national stockpile is nearly depleted, DHS officials say

World
German state minister kills himself as coronavirus hits economy
China Shuts Down All Cinemas
China Is “Fixed”: Chinese PMIs Soar Back Into Expansion, Smashing Expectations
Wuhan Residents Dismiss Official Coronavirus Death Toll: ‘The Incinerators Have Been Working Around the Clock’
New Law Gives Sweeping Powers To Hungary’s Orban
For India’s Laborers, Coronavirus Lockdown Is an Order to Starve
Coronavirus measures could cause global food shortage, UN warns
Social unrest spreads in Italy as coronavirus lockdown nears fourth week
“Shoot them dead”: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte orders police and military to kill citizens who defy coronavirus lockdown
Wuhan, endless queues for ashes of coronavirus dead cast doubts on numbers

Society
Federal authorities warn of an increase in Asian American hate crimes
Malaysia apologises for telling women not to nag during lockdown
Florida Pastor Arrested After Defying Virus Orders
‘Jails Are Petri Dishes’: Inmates Freed as the Virus Spreads Behind Bars
Empire State Building Debuts Dystopian Red ‘Siren’ Light
Louisiana pastor arrested for holding services with up to 1,000 attendees
Cincinnati police temporarily suspending in-person response to certain 911 calls
Lines stretch at California food banks near Disneyland as ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’s’ home city is crippled by its closure and charities warn of 40-fold increase in pleas for help

Lockdowns, Closures
Florida governor Ron DeSantis finally issues a statewide lockdown
30 states have issued stay-at-home orders
Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard
Grand Canyon National Park closes to visitors amid pandemic

Local
Dunwoody shelter-in-place begins Sunday at midnight
Days After a Funeral in a Georgia Town, Coronavirus ‘Hit Like a Bomb’
All Fulton residents ordered to stay home or face jail/fines
Gov. Kemp orders statewide shelter-in-place, closes schools for rest of school year

Military
US Navy relieves commander of coronavirus-hit ship over memo leak

Sports
Wimbledon Canceled for 1st Time Since WWII

Food
U.S. dairy farmers dump milk as pandemic upends food markets

Weather
Swarm of 650 earthquakes rattles Utah, Idaho and California
Strong Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Hits Idaho For First Time In 50 Years, As Quakes Recorded In Yellowstone And Salt Lake City
“Above normal” 2020 Atlantic hurricane season on tap, researchers forecast

Precious metals
The COMEX Issues and Stops Reports Expose Conditions Behind Physical Gold Supply Problems
Gold Is Now “Unobtanium”
US Mint West Point Shut Down 2 Week Minimum
Gold Dealers Report Big Shortages of Small Bars and Coins
Mexico mining suspension to hit silver supply

Videos
You Need To Listen To This Leading COVID-19 Expert From South Korea | ASIAN BOSS
Do Re Mi – Covid 19 version

Twitter
Hundreds of cars wait to receive food from the Greater Community Food Bank in Duquesne

Op-ed
Donald Trump And The Fed Are Destroying The U.S. Dollar
Did Pensions Just Kill The Rally: Quarter-End Rebalancing Suspended Until Further Notice?
Billionaire David Geffen Incites Social Media Riot After Posting Photos “Quarantined” On His $590 Million Superyacht
Is Your Grocery Delivery Worth a Worker’s Life?