'Trump is killing his own supporters' – even White House insiders know it

... In the words of one administration insider, to the Guardian: “The Trump organism is simply collapsing. He’s killing his own supporters.” ...
Submitted by B. Weed at 2020-04-06 3:50am to the Politics forum.

What it feels like to survive COVID-19’s dreaded ‘cytokine storm’

It was the following day that reality returned as the illness really hit me. I was experiencing tremendous headache, nausea, abdominal distention making it harder to breath. I continued with fever to 103°, attendant chills and sweats while breathing at about 30 times per minute. It was challenging but again I didn’t feel alarmed or frightened. As a pulmonary physician trained in ICU realities it was more of a funny reality to look at oneself now as a patient and say “Look at you Raskin, ...
Submitted by Yikes at 2020-04-06 3:30am to the Health & Beauty forum.

Larry David: Bernie Sanders should drop out of 2020 race

“I feel he should drop out,” David told The New York Times in an interview published Saturday. “Because he’s too far behind. He can’t get the nomination. And I think, you know, it’s no time to fool around here. Everybody’s got to support Biden.”
Submitted by SharoKham at 2020-04-06 2:58am to the Television forum.

Fire at Southwest Florida International Airport destroys 3,500 rental cars

FORT MYERS, Fla. — (CNN) - A fire at an airport in Fort Myers destroyed thousands of rental cars on Friday.

The fire started with just 20 vehicles in a grassy overflow area at Southwest Florida International Airport. The blaze then spread to 15 acres and burned 3,500 vehicles.

It took more than 18 hours to extinguish the blaze.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says it had to make 80 airdrops. The fire wasn't contained until late Saturday morning.

No injuries were reported, ...
Submitted by blicero at 2020-04-06 0:14am to the Crime forum.

Boris Johnson hospitalized with coronavirus

Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital due to coronavirus after suffering 10 days of symptoms including a high fever, bringing doubts about his capability to lead the response to the pandemic despite No 10 insisting it was purely precautionary.
Submitted by steelrose at 2020-04-05 23:11pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Joe Rogan would 'rather vote for Trump than Biden' after endorsing Sanders

Podcast host says former vice-president, 77, is too old despite having endorsed Sanders, 78, for the Democratic nomination
Submitted by Mordant at 2020-04-05 16:04pm to the Horseshit! forum.

Navy Captain Removed From Carrier Tests Positive for Covid-19

Capt. Brett E. Crozier, the Navy captain who was removed from command of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, has tested positive for Covid-19, according to two Naval Academy classmates of Crozier’s who are close to him and his family.

A Navy spokesman declined to comment on Crozier’s Covid status.

The commander began exhibiting symptoms before he was removed from the warship on Thursday, two of his classmates said. Crozier was fired following a leak to ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-04-05 16:20pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

NASA Outlines Lunar Surface Sustainability Concept

When NASA sends astronauts to the surface of the Moon in 2024, it will be the first time outside of watching historical footage most people witness humans walking on another planetary body.
Submitted by Nibbles at 2020-04-05 3:28am to the The World forum.

Detainees in US immigration jails living in fear as coronavirus spreads

A number of detainees have expressed concern they are not being properly cared for in packed detention centers. Former senior immigration officials and attorneys have called for the release of nonviolent detainees. Judges in New Jersey, New York and California have ordered the release of small numbers, based on health concerns.

“People are terrified for their lives and think that they’re going to die there,” said Phoebe Lytle, a law student volunteer who has spoken with detainees at US ...
Submitted by Dreaded Candiru at 2020-04-04 4:27am to the The World forum.

Happy as a pig (rescued from) muck: Water bosses send two huge 8000ml tankers to empty a flooded animal reserve to save a pig which is scared – of MUD

Water bosses have sent tankers to remove 8000ml from a flooded animal reserve to save a pig that is scared - of mud.

Barry the pig had become trapped when his field at Trindledown Farm in Newbury, Berkshire, was flooded due to bad storms.

He was brought up in the back yard of an urban home and developed a fear of mud and water.
Submitted by #YOLO at 2020-04-04 1:54am to the The World forum.

'Ventilators' donated by Elon Musk can't be used on coronavirus patients, health officials say

Elon Musk's ventilator giveaway may do more harm than good.

After weeks of brushing off the COVID-19 pandemic as "dumb," the billionaire Tesla founder earlier this week announced he had 1,000 "FDA-approved ventilators" and ended up donating 40 to New York City's hospital system. Except the devices Musk gave away aren't powerful enough to use in the ICU, and health officials have actually warned against using them on COVID-19 patients because they could spread the virus further.

What Musk ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-04-04 1:35am to the Health & Beauty forum.

Huge feral hogs invading Canada, building ‘pigloos’ as they go

IN THE LATE 1980s and early 1990s, some Canadian farmers imported wild boars from Europe to raise for meat. But as wild boars are wont to do, some of them escaped, either digging under fences or barreling through them. Others were set free once the boar meat market cooled.

At first, it didn’t seem like a big problem; many thought they couldn’t survive Canada’s long winters. But the boars proved hardier than some researchers expected, and now they’re causing havoc across wide swaths ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-04-03 22:46pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate — ProPublica

The coronavirus entered Milwaukee from a white, affluent suburb. Then it took root in the city’s black community and erupted.

As public health officials watched cases rise in March, too many in the community shrugged off warnings. Rumors and conspiracy theories proliferated on social media, pushing the bogus idea that black people are somehow immune to the disease. And much of the initial focus was on international travel, so those who knew no one returning from Asia or Europe were quick ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-04-03 21:31pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

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ALBANY - New York had its most deadly 24 hours due to the coronavirus, prompting Gov. Andrew Cuomo to say Friday he will call in the National Guard to take unused ventilators and supplies and redistribute them to the places of greatest need.

New York had a shocking 562 deaths since Thursday morning — an average of 23 deaths an hour — as the total number of deaths in the state ...
Submitted by revdrew at 2020-04-03 21:09pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

The Smugness of the Obama Sellouts

The ‘hope and change’ president’s trusted allies went on to join the bad guys. What does it mean for Obama’s legacy?
Submitted by nocash at 2020-04-03 20:39pm to the Politics forum.

US swoop on masks sees 3M supplies diverted from Berlin

Protective medical equipment made by US manufacturer 3M and bound for Germany was intercepted in Thailand and diverted to the US, in an incident a senior German official described as “modern piracy".

The city of Berlin had ordered special FFP2 and FFP3 masks that are used to protect emergency staff and care workers from infection with coronavirus. The order was for 200,000 such masks, according to the German newspaper Tagesspiegel.

Berlin's interior minister Andreas Geisel confirmed ...
Submitted by #YOLO at 2020-04-03 20:26pm to the Crime forum.

Ecuador's largest waterfall has disappeared

The largest waterfall in Ecuador has seemingly vanished after a sinkhole swallowed part of its water source.

San Rafael Waterfall on the Coca River was a prominent tourist attraction for the country, and according to NASA, drew tens of thousands of people every year. The water dropped 150 feet into a crater-like opening on the other side.

Now, the iconic waterfall is gone, replaced by three streams, NASA said. All tourism to the site has been closed and it no longer appears on the ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2020-04-03 19:13pm to the The World forum.

Venezuelan naval boat rams cruise liner, damages itself, sinks

A Venezuelan naval boat picked and lost a fight with a passenger cruise liner off the country's northern coast this week, ramming it several times before accidentally taking on water and sinking.

The proprietors of the German-owned RCGS Resolute cruise ship said its vessel had been receiving maintenance in international waters on Tuesday morning when the armed navy boat approached it and ordered it to change direction.

The encounter escalated when, according to the company, "gun shots ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2020-04-03 18:18pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Opinion | What We Pretend to Know About the Coronavirus Could Kill Us

At the end of February, as the coronavirus was spreading in the United States, Surgeon General Jerome Adams argued that masks were not effective for the general public, tweeting, “STOP BUYING MASKS!”

Now it seems that information was, depending on your interpretation, overly simplistic, misleading or just wrong. “I’m not sure it’s that the knowledge changed, but that our priorities changed,” Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the chairman of the department of medical ethics and health policy ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-04-03 16:13pm to the Off Topic News forum.

In Desperation, New York State Pays Up to 15 Times the Normal Prices for Medical Equipment

With the coronavirus outbreak creating an unprecedented demand for medical supplies and equipment, New York state has paid 20 cents for gloves that normally cost less than a nickel and as much as $7.50 each for masks, about 15 times the usual price. It’s paid up to $2,795 for infusion pumps, more than twice the regular rate. And $248,841 for a portable X-ray machine that typically sells for $30,000 to $80,000.

This payment data, provided by state officials, shows just how much the shortage ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2020-04-03 16:17pm to the The Economy forum.