Eoin Higgins, staff writer

Eoin Higgins is senior editor and staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @EoinHiggins_

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During the COVID-19 coronavirus emergency, tourists on the quay of the port of Naples in Italy are checked with a thermo scanner by Civil Protection personnel, dressed in overalls and masks to protect themselves News
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Top CDC Official: Staggering Spike in New York 'Just a Preview' of What's Coming Elsewhere
A top official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told The Hill Thursday that the coronavirus outbreak in New York City and state is "just a preview" of what's to come for the rest of the U.S. as the pandemic spreads across the nation. "I think what we're seeing in New York City...
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Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro oversees a military parade in Caracas in 2017. News
Thursday, March 26, 2020
'Another Attempted Coup': US Rebuked for 'Absurd' Drug Trafficking Charges Against Venezuela's Maduro
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced charges of international drug trafficking against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, a move that was immediately denounced by progressives as a cynical Washington attempt to overthrow the Latin American leader as the coronavirus outbreak...
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Minister for Health Simon Harris at a news conference at Government Buildings in Dublin on March 24 where he announced Ireland will nationalize its healthcare system for the duration of the coronvirus outbreak. News
Thursday, March 26, 2020
'For Common Benefit of All,' Ireland Nationalizes Hospitals for Duration of Coronavirus Crisis, Sparking Demand for US to Follow Suit
The news that Ireland is nationalizing its healthcare system for the duration of the coronavirus crisis inspired observers including Rep. Ilhan Omar to call for the same approach in the U.S. as the world's largest economy faces the disease. "For the duration of this crisis the State will take...
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The number of unemployed Americans could be in the tens of millions by April, economists warn. News
Thursday, March 26, 2020
'Tip of the Iceberg': Economists Warn Record 3.28 Million Jobless Claims Could Signal Coming Depression
Jobless claims last week were a record 3.28 million, smashing the previous high mark of 695,000 in 1982 and deepening fears of a looming economic depression that could see millions more out of work. "We are about to experience something we cannot really imagine," tweeted HuffPost reporter Zach...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-N.Y) speaks in Durham, New Hampshire on February 10. News
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
'Completely Dangerous and Unacceptable,' Ocasio-Cortez Says of Impending Senate Recess in Midst of Coronavirus Crisis
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was among a number of progressives angered by news Wednesday that the Senate intends to take a long recess—reportedly until April 20—while the coronavirus crisis roils the country and threatens the lives and economic well-being of millions of Americans. "This is...
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A sign is seen in front of the closed Department of Labor on March 25, 2020 in New York. News
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Unprecedented Surge in US Unemployment Claims Cause State Government Servers to Crash
A drastic spike in unemployment across the U.S. is causing state servers to crash as an unprecedented number of Americansfile claims due to the economic slowdown from the coronavirus outbreak spreading nationwide. The surge in filings comes even as a bipartisan agreement in the U.S. Senate...
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The U.N. Secretary-General called for a global ceasefire to allow the world to come together against the coronavirus. News
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
As 'Fury of Virus Illustrates Folly of War,' UN Chief Calls for Global Ceasefire
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on the countries of Earth to declare an immediate ceasefire and join together to battle the coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging people and communities across the planet. "The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war," said...
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An image of Holocaust victim Anne Frank was projected onto the John F. Kennedy Federal Building in Boston Sunday night. News
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Because 'Anne Frank Did Not Die in a Gas Chamber,' Jewish Activists Cite Disease in Nazi Death Camps in Call to Free Detained Immigrants
Activists with the Jewish advocacy group Never Again Action are reminding the American people that famed Holocaust victim Anne Frank died in a Nazi concentration camp not from a gas chamber but from typhus—warning that an infectious disease like coronavirus within immigration detention camps in the...
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An intensive care nurse treats a patient at an intensive care unit at the Klinikum Bad Hersfeld hospital on March 20, 2020 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. News
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
'A Patriotic and Moral Requirement': Healthcare Workers, on Frontlines of Coronavirus Pandemic, Demand Protective Equipment
Healthcare workers are demanding that Congress make protecting those on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis a priority as masks and other protective gear are beginning to run short—well before the outbreak is expected to peak in the U.S. and overwhelm hospitals. "Protecting all workers is the...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y) and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) stand together during his campaign event at the Whittemore Center Arena on February 10, 2020 in Durham, New Hampshire. News
Sunday, March 22, 2020
WATCH: Bernie Sanders Holds Roundtable on Coronavirus Response With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib
Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold a virtual roundtable on the coronavirus response Sunday night with three of his strongest supporters, the Vermont lawmaker's 2020 Democratic presidential campaign announced. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) will...
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