New York Post – by Mark Moore

The International Monetary Fund warned the economic havoc caused by the coronavirus pandemic could spark further social unrest around the globe and urged governments to take steps to prevent the disturbances, according to a report.  Continue reading “IMF warns of global social unrest amid coronavirus pandemic”

Market Watch – by Paul Brandus

I’ve mentioned before that Social Security is now dipping into its reserves—the so-called “trust fund”—to pay benefits. That’s because the system isn’t taking in enough cash from payroll taxes, which is how the gargantuan Social Security program—by far the single biggest source of federal spending—is financed.  Continue reading “Thanks to COVID-19, Social Security’s day of reckoning may be even closer than we thought”

New York State

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

1 Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 6527 of the education law, as  Continue reading “NY Bill: AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing licensed pharmacists to administer an approved vaccine for COVID-19”

The Hour

WASHINGTON – A team of government officials – led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – has created a public health strategy to combat the coronavirus and reopen parts of the country. Continue reading “CDC, FEMA have created a plan to reopen America. Here’s what it says.”

Daily Caller – by William Davis

Police arrested protesters at a #reopenNC rally in North Carolina, where restless citizens demanded businesses in the state be allowed to reopen.  Continue reading “Police Threaten, Arrest North Carolina Protesters Demanding America Reopen”

CBS News 4

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The state’s top public health officer said Florida residents could be social distancing and wearing facial coverings for a year because of the coronavirus. Continue reading “Florida Surgeon General: Coronavirus Could Force Residents To Continue Social Distancing For A Year”


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed the “total” authority Monday to decide how and when to reopen the economy after weeks of tough social distancing guidelines aimed at fighting the new coronavirus. But governors from both parties were quick to push back, noting they have primary responsibility for ensuring public safety in their states and would decide when it’s safe to begin a return to normal operations.

Continue reading “Trump claims ‘total’ authority, over govs, to reopen economy”

Stat News – by Maggie Fox

K.J. Seung is surprised to be hiring and training new workers in Boston.

His public health nonprofit, Partners in Health, specializes in helping the poorest people in developing nations — tracking down contacts of Ebola patients in Liberia and Sierra Leone; running child health and HIV clinics in Haiti; and operating tuberculosis control programs in Peru. But now it is advertising for 500 people to help do what’s known as contact tracing to try to control Covid-19 in Massachusetts.  Continue reading “‘We need an army’: Hiring of coronavirus trackers seen as key to curbing disease spread”


HAZLETON, Pa. – The Keystone State of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1776 represents 800 of Cargill’s employees at its Hazleton facility. Union President Wendell Young says the meat-packing plant is packed itself.  Continue reading “Hazleton meat packing plant closed as 164 workers come down with coronavirus”