April 22, 2024

Coronavirus
Coronavirus hospitalizations rise sharply in several states following Memorial Day
Dr Fauci admits coronavirus has become his ‘worst nightmare’ and ‘it is not close to over yet’ as infections near 2 million in the US with more than 110,000 dead
Masks to be compulsory in Spain until virus ‘permanently’ defeated: Health Minister
19 states see rising coronavirus cases and Arizona is asking its hospitals to activate emergency plans
Coronavirus update: Global infections climb above 7.2 million as health experts question WHO statement on asymptomatic carriers
Furious Backlash in Brazil After Ministry Withholds Coronavirus Data
Study: People With Type O Blood Less Likely to Test Positive for Coronavirus
Texas Reports Record Jump In COVID-19 Infections As US Total Tops 2 Million: Live Updates
Lawmaker asks if ‘colored population’ not washing their hands as well as others behind COVID rates
Grocery chain makes coronavirus face coverings mandatory for customers
Is it safe to go swimming during the coronavirus pandemic?
Florida sees biggest number of coronavirus cases in one day since outbreak began

Business/Economics
The Longest Expansion In History Is Officially Over: The US Entered Recession In February, NBER Finds
Reebok And Athletes Cut Ties With CrossFit Over Founder Greg Glassman’s George Floyd Tweet
A Crash in the Dollar Is Coming
Nasdaq Soars Above 10k For First Time As Retail Rampage Continues
CrossFit CEO steps down after inflammatory George Floyd comments
Fed Officials Project No Rate Increases Through 2022
Federal Debt Tops $26 Trillion for First Time; Jumps $2 Trillion in Just 63 Days
Dovish Fed sees no interest-rate hikes for years, will keep buying assets
Over 1.5M Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, as pace of layoffs slows
Fed says it will keep stimulus coming for years
Tesla Trades Over $1,000 For The First Time
Musk tweets ‘lol’ at stock market
Apartment rents plummet in the city’s most expensive neighborhoods, including Buckhead and Midtown
Stocks Crash, Hit By Biggest Sell Program On Record; Retail Favorites Implode
Stocks suffer their worst day since March, with the Dow plunging more than 1,800 points
Bankrupt Hertz wants to sell up to $1 billion in stock

Politics
Colin Powell endorses Biden, says Trump is a liar and a danger to the nation
Minneapolis City Council members intend to defund and dismantle the city’s police department
CNN Poll: Trump losing ground to Biden amid chaotic week
Seattle mayor tells Trump to ‘go back to your bunker’ after he criticizes her handling of protests
Chairman of Joint Chiefs Milley says he was wrong to play a role in Trump photo-op at Lafayette Square
Pelosi wants 11 Confederate statues removed from Capitol

Protests/Riots/Race
Protesters have been marching for nearly two weeks and crowds have only gotten bigger
Washington, DC paints a giant ‘Black Lives Matter’ message on the road to the White House
Americans Are More Troubled by Police Actions in Killing of George Floyd Than by Violence at Protests, Poll Finds
Police chief blames pastors for contributing to national unrest
Seattle Protesters Storm City Hall After Running Cops Out Of Precinct, Establishing “Autonomous Zone”
Seattle protesters take City Hall, declare police-free autonomous zone, demand mayor resign
Everyone Who’s Lost Their Job During the Racism Reckoning of 2020
Christopher Columbus Statue Beheaded In Boston; Another Toppled & Torched In Richmond
NASCAR bans Confederate flag at all events and properties
18 murders in 24 hours: Inside the most violent day in 60 years in Chicago
Jefferson Davis statue torn down in Richmond, Virginia
Seattle “Autonomous Zone” Now Has A “Heavily-Armed” Warlord; Trump Dunks On “Clueless” Governor
Confederate statues are coming down following George Floyd’s death. Here’s what we know

Police
Las Cruces police officer fired and charged after fatally choking a man during an arrest, police say
The cities, states and countries finally putting an end to police neck restraints
Move Against Police Chokeholds Gains Steam
The ‘Defund The Police’ Movement Is Sweeping The Country. Here’s What It Really Means.
New Poll: 80 Percent Want to Keep, Increase Police Funding

World
“Triple Threat”: COVID-19, Ebola, Measles Outbreak In Congo
Toppled statue of 17th-century slave trader fished out of British harbor, taken to ‘secure location’

US
With no public bathrooms, the Big Apple is now ‘the Big Toilet’

Local
Georgia police chief under fire for personal Facebook post
‘A hot, flaming mess’: Georgia primary beset by chaos, long lines

Media
Stan Wischnowski resigns as The Philadelphia Inquirer’s top editor
TV Networks Unplug ‘Cops’ After 31 Years Amid Nationwide Protests
‘Gone with the Wind’ pulled from HBO Max until it can return with ‘historical context’

Gold/Precious metals
Gold Becomes Lifeline During India Credit Crunch
A Scramble for Gold Is Redrawing the Map of the Market

Plagues
A ‘Biblical’ Plague Of Locusts Has Put Millions On The Brink Of Famine: “We Have Never, Ever Seen What We Have In The Last Six Months”

Food
More Food Shortages Loom With Outbreaks at 60 U.S Plants
Groceries were hard to find for millions. Now it’s getting even worse