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Older Workers Can’t Work From Home and Are At a Higher Risk For COVID-19

Elise Gould Economic Policy Institute
Nearly three-fourths of workers age 65 and older—over 5 million older workers—are unable to telecommute. That means that these workers, who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, could be putting themselves at risk to earn a paycheck.

How Did the U.S. End Up with Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags?

Susan B. Glasser The New Yorker
America watched, shocked, as doctors and nurses pleaded for protective gear and medical equipment such as ventilators. What followed was an inside glimpse of the dysfunction emanating from Trump's Washington in the midst of the pandemic

Meet the Climate Science Deniers Who Downplayed COVID-19 Risks

Sharon Kelly DeSmogBlog
...when so much of the message that there’s nothing to worry about on climate change comes from think tanks like Cato, AEI, and ACSH that made unsupported and flawed calls on COVID-19, it’s worth taking a moment to pause and think about that as well

Fox Endangers Viewers. Pence Says, 'Thank You.'

Max Gertz Media Matters for America
Polls show Fox viewers are much less likely to take the virus seriously than people who get their news from more credible sources. But the Trump administration is happy with the network’s spin, which prioritizes Trump's political standing.

Don't Let Trump Off the Hook for the Coronavirus Crisis

Alex Shephard The New Republic
In its rush to praise the president for his response to the pandemic, the press is forgetting how we got into this mess in the first place. It was Trump's choices that put us in the situation we are in now.
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