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Lack of Paid Sick Days and Large Numbers of Uninsured in US Increase Risks of Spreading the Coronavirus

Meaningful paid sick leave legislation is incredibly important for low-wage workers and their families and important to reduce the spread of illness. Indeed, lives depend on it.

Elise Gould ·

As Trump Cries 'Hoax,' Nurses in California Warn Quarantines of 124 Health Workers Show US Hospitals Remain Unprepared for Coronavirus

Warning from frontline health providers comes as Trump accuses those criticizing his handling of the crisis as perpetrating a "new hoax" against him.

Jon Queally ·

'Sad Day in Our State,' Says Gov. Jay Inslee as First US Coronavirus Death Confirmed in Washington

President Donald Trump, under fire for his handling of the situation, was expected to hold a press conference Saturday afternoon to offer an update on the situation.

Common Dreams staff ·

CNN Host Michael Smerconish Rebuked for Comparing Sanders Surge to Spread of Coronavirus

"Nice to wake up to discover that CNN is giving a platform to the idea that the left is a disease. That's never led to anything bad happening before."

Jon Queally ·

First US Coronavirus Death Near Canada, But Trump Confirms Closing Mexico Border Under Consideration

"Why isn't Donald Trump focused on our northern border? I'll give you three guesses but you'll only need one."

Jon Queally ·

Warren Accuses Trump of 'Bungling Every Aspect of This Crisis' as WHO Elevates Coronavirus Threat to Highest Level

"This is a reality check for every government on the planet: Wake up. Get ready," said a top World Health Organization official. "This virus may be on its way and you need to be ready."

Jessica Corbett ·

Whistleblower Accuses Trump of 'Corrupt' Effort to 'Cover Up' Possible Exposure of Federal Workers to Coronavirus

"The utter ineptitude of this administration is infuriating. They are going to get people killed."

Jake Johnson ·

A Message for Trump: Coronavirus Threat Is About Public Health—Not the Stock Market or Your Reelection

The gangerous cynicism of the Trump administration's response to the growing crisis.

Amy Goodman ·

Mick Mulvaney Suggests Media Attention on Coronavirus Merely a Ploy to Tank Trump

"As Mulvaney spews this disinformation for political reasons, he highlights the grave danger of politicizing the response to an emergency for the benefit of a corrupt president."

Eoin Higgins ·

"I Don't Think That You are Telling Us the Truth": House Democrats Grill Pompeo on Iran and Coronavirus

"You can't hide behind classification on this one because you can't classify something that doesn't exist."

Eoin Higgins ·

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