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Video: The Shalva Band / together@home     After touching the hearts of millions around the world at their Eurovision performance and being named one of Israel’s most influential personalities in 2019, the Shalva Band was invited to perform at

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Jonathan Sacks - What do Pesach and Hamilton have in common?

Jonathan Sacks – What do Pesach and Hamilton have in common? Dear Friends, As we approach Pesach, and if you want a break from the preparations, please take a few minutes to watch my short video below that explores what Pesach and Lin-Manuel Miranda

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WHO Demands Abortion Be Considered ‘Essential’ Healthcare Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

The World Health Organization may be struggling to explain its initial response to the coronavirus pandemic — particularly its deference to Chinese authorities and official Chinese government reports about the spread of the virus — but they ha

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George W. Bush in 2005: 'If we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare' - ABC News

In the summer of 2005, President George W. Bush was on vacation when he began flipping through an advanced copy of a new book about the 1918 flu pandemic.

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SHAKKED BEERY - Ex-Gur-Hasid Talks about the COVID-19 Crisis in the Ultra-Orthodox Community

SHAKKED BEERY – Ex-Gur-Hasid Talks about the COVID-19 Crisis in the Ultra-Orthodox Community I’m bringing you an interview I decided to conduct with a dear friend of mine, an ex-Gur Hasid, hoping that in the midst of the latest events such as the

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LA doctor seeing success with hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19

A Los Angeles doctor said he is seeing significant success in prescribing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc to treat patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19.

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Fact check: Did Obama administration deplete N95 mask stockpile?

During the presidency of Barack Obama, the national stockpile was seriously taxed as the administration addressed multiple crises over eight years.

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CCP Virus: US Hospitalizations Way Below Projections

While tens of thousands are hospitalized across the United States due to the COVID-19 disease caused by the ...

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    This Week's Sanity Report from Israel April 5 2020

    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 5 2020 The highlights include: Major advances in Israeli coronavirus testing and treatment solutions Bio-filter sticker gives extra protection to surgical masks. Israelis have donated millions to combat co

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    How the cell phones of spring breakers who flouted coronavirus warnings were tracked - CNN

    The Trump administration wants to use Americans' smartphone location data to help track and combat the spread of coronavirus. Now, a pair of US data companies are making a public pitch to show just how that kind of technology might work.

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    Anti-Semitism and Israel Advocacy Matters Even More During Coronavirus

    There’s no doubt that anti-Semites and Israel detractors haven’t gone away simply because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like the coronavirus, they, too, have

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    What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage

    Around the world, in countries afflicted with the coronavirus, stores are sold out of toilet paper. There have been shortages in Hong Kong, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. And…

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    L.A. moves to prosecute eight businesses that refuse to close amid coronavirus

    Coronavirus: L.A. moves to prosecute eight businesses that refuse to close, in violation of Safer at Home directive.

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    Moptu: More Coronavirus News & Advice (4/3/20) - Joshua Namm

    As we finish up yet another week in isolation, often worried about loved ones, I wanted to bring you another summary of the incredible posts by our even more incredible users. I will continue to do…

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    CTECH – Daily Briefs on Technology, Science, Industry in Israel

    CTECH – Daily Briefs on Technology, Science, Industry in Israel Can a two-day workweek eradicate coronavirus? Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute developed a model that demonstrates that a weekly cycle of two workdays and five lockdown days

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    Judicial Watch: Strzok’s ‘Weiner Timeline’ Shows Gap between Clinton Email Discovery and Search Warrant | Judicial

    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it received 180 pages of records of communications between former FBI official Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page that include Strzok’s “weiner timeline,” which shows a time gap of almo

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      Judicial Watch Seeks Pete Buttigieg’s Testimony in Lawsuit for Records on Creation of South Bend ID Card for Illegals

      (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed its opposition to South Bend, IN’s attempt to prevent former Mayor Pete Buttigieg from testifying under oath in a Judicial Watch Access to Public Records Act (APRA) lawsuit. The lawsuit seeksr

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        Judicial Watch: House Lawyers for Adam Schiff Assert Privilege over Schiff Subpoenas of Impeachment Phone Records | Judi

        Schiff published private phone records of Rudy Giuliani, Devin Nunes, Journalist John Solomon (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) and the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence asked th

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          Revealed: Monsanto predicted crop system would damage US farms | US news | The Guardian

          Internal documents describe how to profit from farmer losses and desire to oppose some independent testing

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            Report: Trump Campaign Has Been Anonymously Donating Meals to Hospitals Across the Country

            The Trump campaign reportedly 'has been quietly calling local restaurants and ordering large amounts of food to be delivered to hospitals.'

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            U.S. Coast Guard Seizes 19,000 Pounds Of Cocaine, Apprehends Smugglers - Sara A. Carter

            The United States Coast Guard seized roughly 19,000 pounds of cocaine, more than 1400 pounds of marijuana in months long operations on eastern Pacific that will culminate Friday morning as the cutters return to dock in Florida. Moreover, the massive law e

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              Bill Gates Calls for a "Digital Certificate" to Identify Who Received COVID-19 Vaccine - The Vigilant Citizen

              Bill Gates recently stated on Reddit that "digital certificates" will be used to identify who received the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine. And these certificates will also be used to identify who can conduct business or not. Here's how this plan is a

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                Why Social Distancing Might Actually Result In More Coronavirus Deaths

                What the media and policymakers are not telling us is that the longer we delay the development of herd immunity, the more high-risk people will die.

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                Israeli scientists: Coronavirus vaccine to be tested on humans by June 1

                MIGAL and IIBR are both testing potential COVID-19 vaccinations on mammals

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                Arabs Riot in Jaffa After Resident Arrested for Violating Quarantine Regulations

                An aerial view of the port of Jaffa. Photo: Andrew Shiva via Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Arab residents of Jaffa …

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                Trump’s friend in coma from coronavirus is a Jewish real estate mogul - The Jerusalem Post

                Chera, 78, is part of the tight-knit Syrian Jewish community in Brooklyn. In 2014, he was honored at the gala dinner of the American Friends of the Rabin Medical Center.

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                Medical Device Company’s Israel Division to Provide Ventilator Blueprints for Free

                The Israel division of the medical device company Medtronic will provide the blueprints for its ventilators for free to companies seeking to manufacture them.

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                Jonathan Sacks - Left- and Right-Brain Judaism

                Jonathan Sacks – Left- and Right-Brain Judaism The institution of the Haftarah – reading a passage from the prophetic literature alongside the Torah portion – is an ancient one, dating back at least 2000 years. Scholars are not sure when, where,

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                Haiti child sex traffickers busted in undercover sting: Sunday Night

                “WHO is afraid of the water?”

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                    Hydroxychloroquine 'most effective' coronavirus treatment: poll

                    An international poll of thousands of doctors rated the Trump-touted anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as the best treatment for the novel coronavirus.

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                    Navy relieves captain who raised alarm about COVID-19 on ship

                    The Navy relieved the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

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                    95-year-old WWII veteran shares positive message after surviving coronavirus

                    ABC News(SALEM, Oregon) -- William "Bill" Kelly, a 95-year-old veteran of WWII 2 who also lived through the Great Depression has added another accomplishment to his name after contracting the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and beating it."I am doing well,"

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                    Trump announces enhanced narcotic operations amid coronavirus, deploys destroyers and Air Force assets | Fox News

                    President Trump -- flanked by Attorney General Bill Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and top military officials at the White House coronavirus briefing -- announced on Wednesday a massive new "counternarcotics operation" in the Eastern P

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                    Badly-Hit Israeli Town Succeeds in Beating Coronavirus

                    A beit midrash in the Israeli town of Kiryat Yearim. Photo: Michael Jacobson via Wikimedia Commons. As Israel remains under …

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                    Shelly Schreter - Our Haredi Problem

                    Shelly Schreter – Our Haredi Problem I was very sad to read yesterday that 100 corona tests in the haredi community of Boisbriand, Quebec yielded 40 positives. Israeli TV news brought shocking images of loaded body bags piled up, for lack of space,

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                    Three unmistakable signs that WAR is coming to America: Pompeo orders all American citizens to "immediately" return to the USA

                    By now, you know that I was more than a month ahead of virtually all media -- independent and mainstream -- in warning about the coming coronavirus pandemic. When I first released projections of 10,000 deaths in America by May 10th, nearly everyone though

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                      Port of L.A. engineer intentionally derailed train in an attempted attack on USNS Mercy, prosecutors say

                      LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – A train engineer at the Port of Los Angeles is facing federal charges for allegedly charging a locomotive off tracks toward the USNS Mercy, which he suspected is tied to a government plot, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Eduardo M

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                      An outbreak on a Navy warship — and an ominous sign of a readiness crisis

                      A growing list of Navy warships are sidelined because crews are reporting COVID-19 outbreaks.

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                      Lexington couple shares the love with daily balcony music

                      Every evening at 5:30, Nadja Piatk and her husband, Doug Smith, head out onto their second-floor balcony, overlooking their Lexington Avenue neighborhood, and d…

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                      Ishmael Khaldi - Listen to: From Shepherd to Diplomat

                      Ishmael Khaldi – Listen to: From Shepherd to Diplomat In this episode, TIIF CEO and Founder Adam Scott Bellos and Executive Director David Hazony sit down with Ishmael Khaldi, Israel’s first Bedouin diplomat. Their discussion touches on the tough

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                      Israel ranks 'safest' country during coronavirus pandemic

                      The website Deep Knowledge Group has ranked Israel the safest country in the world in terms of its handling of

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                      California once had mobile hospitals and a ventilator stockpile. But it dismantled them - Los Angeles Times

                      The state's supply of mobile hospitals, ventilators and N95 respirators would have helped in the coronavirus outbreak, but the state got rid of them years ago.

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                        Coronavirus Pandemic: California May Have Developed Greater Herd Immunity

                        One less-mentioned hypothesis about California's relatively low death rate from COVID-19 is that California, as a front-line state, may have rather rapidly developed a greater level of herd immunity than other states have.

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                        UNPACKED - 5 Unique Passover Traditions From Around The World

                        UNPACKED – 5 Unique Passover Traditions From Around The World Not Your Usual Seder Traditions We’re exploring Pesach (Passover), specifically some of the more unusual traditions of the seder, the ritual feast that’s the centerpiece of the festiv

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                        'Trump is right about the coronavirus. The WHO is wrong,' says Israeli expert - Israel News - Haaretz.com

                        Dr. Dan Yamin has developed models for predicting the spread of infectious diseases, and helped curb the Ebola epidemic. He says the coronavirus could take some 13,000 lives in Israel – but there's cause for optimism

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                        Cuomo speculates that quarantine may have backfired in some cases

                        Sweeping statewide quarantine orders may not have been the most effective strategy to combat the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo conceded on Thursday.

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                        Pentagon Orders Essential Staff To Deep Underground Mountain Bunker As Pandemic Prep Escalates

                        "...I'm not at liberty to discuss who's moving in there."

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                          CTECH - Daily Briefs on Technology, Science, Industry in Israel

                          CTECH – Daily Briefs on Technology, Science, Industry in Israel As the number of domestic Covid-19 cases rises, Israel settles on economic support measures. Israel reported 3,865 confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday morning, 66 of them in serious o

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                          101-Year-Old Holocaust And Spanish Flu Survivor Just Beat COVID-19

                          A 101-year-old man, identified as ‘Mr. P’ has been released from isolation after recovering from COVID-19 in the Italian city of Rimini. Mr. P., a WWII

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                          New Jersey Man in Custody for Threatening to Beat Up Orthodox Jews Over Coronavirus Distancing

                          Anthony Lodespoto was arrested for allegedly threatening Orthodox Jews in Lakewood, New Jersey, over coronavirus distancing. Photo: Ocean County Jail. …

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                          Rhode Island Governor Announces National Guard Will Go 'Door-to-Door' to Identify New Yorkers to Slow COVID-19 Spread

                          Rhode Island officials will patrol the highways and knock on doors, ordering anyone coming from New York into quarantine.

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                          E.P.A., Citing Coronavirus, Drastically Relaxes Rules for Polluters

                          The agency said it would not penalize companies that violate rules on monitoring and reporting pollution discharges. 

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                          Seattle Coronavirus Cases Beginning to Slow After Strict Stay-at-Home Measures

                          The city had the first reported case of the virus in the U.S., and has since been able to reduce the spread, early data shows.

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                          Coronavirus Vaccine Update: When Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Be Ready? These Programs Are Making Progress.

                          A true return to normalcy is unlikely without a widely-available coronavirus vaccine. There are currently at least 47 Covid-19 vaccine programs under way. Here are some to keep an eye on.

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                          Coronavirus: National Guard transforms Los Angeles Convention Center into field hospital

                          A transformation is underway inside the Los Angeles Convention Center as members of the National Guard set up dozens of beds, preparing the center for use as a federal field hospital in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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                          Coronavirus fight New York Gov. Cuomo issues nationwide call for doctors and nurses

                          New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said "what you see us going through here, you will see happening all across the country."

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                          FSI - Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?

                          Current estimates about the Covid-19 fatality rate may be too high by orders of magnitude, Stanford Health Policy's Eran Bendavid and Jay Bhattacharya write in this editorial published in the Wall Street Journal.

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                          Trump announces 30-day extension of coronavirus guidelines

                          That's well past the president's Easter target to re-open parts of the country.

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                          Coroanvirus: Holland recalls 600,000 masks imported from China - Business Insider

                          The Dutch Ministry of Health said on Saturday that it asked hospitals to return 600,000 face masks after they failed to meet safety requirements.

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                          Manhattan Beach surfer issued $1,000 citation for violating beach closure order, disrespecting lifeguard.

                          Manhattan Beach, newsletter - A  Manhattan Beach surfer was issued a $1,000 citation Saturday morning after ignoring a lifeguard’s order that he not go in the water. And being disrespectful.

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                          Manhattan D.A. Prosecuted Just 21 Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes in Past Decade

                          Records from the Manhattan district attorney's office indicate D.A. Cyrus Vance prosecuted just 13 individuals for anti-Semitic hate crimes between 2017 and 2019, less than half of those arrested in his jurisdiction during that time and a bare 6 percent o

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                          Disney’s U.S. Parks Will Be Closed Indefinitely

                          After an initial decision to remain open, Disneyland announced that its Southern California parks and resorts will close for coronavirus beginning on Monday, March 16.

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                          The Scientist Whose Doomsday Pandemic Model Predicted Armageddon Just Walked Back The Apocalyptic Predictions

                          After the U.S. and U.K. governments effectively shut down their citizens and economies, scientist Neil Ferguson is walking back his doomsday forecasts.

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                            'Big Pharma and Its Well-Heeled Swamp Creatures’ Should Stop Being Divisive, Navarro Says

                            White House trade adviser Peter Navarro slammed Big Pharma’s attempts to send a letter to President Donald Trump to oppose the potential “Buy American” executive order.

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                              America’s Largest Population of Holocaust Survivors Is Endangered by the Coronavirus as Crown Heights and Borough Park Shut Down

                              The pandemic inflicts miseries that are particular to each place it visits

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                              Boris Johnson in self-isolation after catching coronavirus

                              Prime minister has mild symptoms and says he will still lead Covid-19 response

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                              Fred 'Curly' Neal, Harlem Globetrotters Legend, Dead at 77

                              “Before the internet and cable television really existed, it was Curly Neal and the Harlem Globetrotters who first introduced the sport of basketball to millions of people around the world for the first time”

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                              Coronavirus Stimulus Checks Are Coming: Here's How to See If You Qualify

                              The federal government is offering financial support to Americans in the coming weeks. Here's how to find out how much you'll get.

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                              Amazon warehouse workers are outraged after a coworker tested positive for COVID-19 and they weren’t notified

                              Workers at 10 Amazon warehouses in the United States have tested positive for the coronavirus. Many learn of it through rumors and aren’t notified by the company.

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                              Kathy Griffin, In Hospital, Lashes Out At Trump Administration

                              On Wednesday morning, President Trump tweeted, “Just reported that the United States has done far more ‘testing’ than any other nation, by far! In fact, over an eight-day span, the United States now does more testing than what South Korea (whi

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                              The virus spreading faster than coronavirus: Antisemitism - The Jerusalem Post

                              Social media seems to have exploded with antisemitic comments, ranging from “The Jews created coronavirus” to absurd false accusations that Israel has separate medical treatment for non-Jews.

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                              Inaccurate Virus Models Are Panicking Officials Into Ill-advised Lockdowns

                              How a handful of Democratic activists created alarming, but inaccurate data to scare local and state officials into making rash, economy-killing mandates.

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                              21 Million Fewer Cellphone Users in China May Suggest a High CCP Virus Death Toll

                              The number of Chinese cellphone users dropped by 21 million in the past three months, Beijing authorities announced ...

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                              Obama Depleted Mask Supplies—But Who Cares?! - Freedom Wire

                              New reports show that the Obama administration depleted the nation's stockpile of medical supplies...but during an outbreak, does that even matter?

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                              Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive but 'remains in good health'

                              The Prince of Wales, 71, has mild symptoms but "otherwise remains in good health," Clarence House says.

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                              Coronavirus: More Vital Info From Our Users - Joshua Namm

                              I wanted to give everyone an update and quick set of reference points provided by Moptu’s incredibly informative users. As we all settle into the new reality of life in self-Isolation, it’s more…

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                              Washing Hands

                              Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Diamond shares his updated version of his classic song "Sweet Caroline".

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                              Astounding Photos Show New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles Empty Amid Coronavirus Quarantine

                              Photographers across the country are documenting an amazing sight: empty streets in some of the largest cities in the United States, if not the world, as places like New York, Illinois, California, and Louisiana beg residents to stay inside, practice soci

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                              Private Sector Thrives, Government Regulations Hurt, Capitalism Is Valuable in a Crisis

                              Commentary Even as there are pros and cons to the way the Trump administration has handled the CCP ...

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                              Los Angeles to Start Testing High-Risk Residents for Coronavirus

                              Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the city is making novel coronavirus testing available beginning Monday to high-risk residents who are showing...

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                              Palestinian Authority daily slams Israel for closing mosques, Hamas for not closing mosques - The Jerusalem Post

                              The PA Religious Affairs Ministry has recommended that Palestinians should avoid mosques and instead pray at home due to the risk of contracting COVID-19.

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                              Chinese Regime Directly Targets Trump in Latest Disinformation Push

                              In a notable shift in messaging, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is now turning to directly target President Donald ...

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                                Why this Nobel laureate predicts a quicker coronavirus recovery: ‘We’re going to be fine’

                                A Nobel laureate predicted China's recovery weeks before it happened. Analyzing the numbers, he sees a much brighter global outcome than many experts.

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                                A Minyan in the Time of Social Distancing

                                Fifteen of us gathered loosely around a streetlight to pray for my late mother.

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                                HELL YEAH! As Dems call on Trump to nationalize the supply chain, 3M announces it’s now making 35 MILLION N95 masks per month

                                "...More than 500,000 respirators are on the way to two of the more critically impacted areas, New York and Seattle..."

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                                Nonprofits launch site for Asian Americans to report coronavirus-related racism

                                “We hope members of the AAPI community will report incidents they have experienced, which may range from microaggressions to incidents of racial profiling to hate violence,” the site's co-founder said.

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                                New drug combo wiped out coronavirus in patients – BGR

                                A combination of two existing drugs is proving to be effective at eliminating the novel coronavirus in patients confirmed to have the infection.  Treatment with both hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, and the antibiotic azithromycin dramatically s

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                                #QuarantineLife is trending and it's the joy we need to get through this

                                If you're going a little stir-crazy, we've got just the thing - and it's called #QuarantineLife.