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Cyber criminals are trying to wreak havoc during global pandemic

First responders hit with malicious software. Ransomware deployed against medical facilities. Average citizens duped by stimulus check scams. Children facing electronic eavesdropping. As government leaders and first responders battle the Covid-19 virus causing sickness and death across much of the globe, US federal law enforcement officers are also working to fend off malicious cyber actors…MORE

Trump passes the buck as deadly ventilator shortage looms

President Donald Trump is pinning the blame on states for a shortage of ventilators that governors warn could effectively condemn coronavirus patients to death when the pandemic peaks. Trump on Thursday made the belated decision to invoke wartime powers to speed production of the lifesaving breathing machines by streamlining supply chains — but the bulk…MORE

Fauci: ‘I don’t understand why’ every state hasn’t issued stay-at-home orders

Fauci: ‘I don’t understand why’ every state hasn’t issued stay-at-home orders

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Thursday he doesn’t understand why every state hasn’t issued stay-at-home orders as novel coronavirus cases continue to surge across the US. “I don’t understand why that’s not happening,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN’s Anderson Cooper during CNN’s coronavirus town hall. More than 30 states and the District of…MORE

How Fauci and Birx got Trump to listen to science

How Fauci and Birx got Trump to listen to science

It’s the piece of advice long-timers offer nearly every new arrival to President Donald Trump’s ranks: bring visual aids. Luckily for Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, charts are their thing. Summoned to the Oval Office last weekend to state their case for keeping the country closed, Fauci and Birx arrived armed with tangled multicolored…MORE

Russian coronavirus aid delivery to US prompts confusion and criticism

Russian coronavirus aid delivery to US prompts confusion and criticism

Former State Department officials were “mystified” and “bemused” by the United States’ purchase of medical supplies from Russia amid the coronavirus pandemic — a move that experts say is a propaganda win for the Kremlin. A Russian plane with the equipment touched down in New York City on Wednesday, with an air traffic controller thanking…MORE

Trump says new recommendations on face masks are coming

Trump says new recommendations on face masks are coming

President Donald Trump said Thursday his administration will soon release nationwide recommendations on wearing face masks after initially telling Americans they weren’t necessary to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But a top health adviser on his team strongly cautioned that masks should not lull Americans into a false sense of security that would lead them…MORE

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