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Environmentalist Group: “Corona is the Cure – Humans are the Disease”

A climate change group that aligns itself with Extinction Rebellion posted stickers claiming that coronavirus is a “cure” for the “disease” that is humanity. “Earth is healing. The air and water is clearing,” tweeted Extinction Rebellion East Midlands. “Corona is the cure. Humans are the disease!” The post shows stickers with the same message and […]

TSA Reports All Time Low Number Of Passengers Screened In A Single Day

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confirmed Wednesday that on Tuesday, the agency saw a record low in the number of passenger screenings in airports nationwide. According to CBS News Transportation Reporter Kris Van Cleave, the TSA screened only about 297,000 people on Tuesday seeing a 16 percent drop from Monday. Tuesday’s screenings were reported to […]

Trump, Pence join 700 pastors in prayer call during coronavirus outbreak

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence joined over 700 pastors on a conference call Friday to pray for strength and stamina amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. In a one-hour call organized by the Christian conservative activist group Family Research Council, Trump told pastors that the outbreak “came upon us so suddenly.” “[W]e were […]

Miss. Suspends Abortions During Coronavirus Pandemic

The governor of Mississippi has demanded abortion procedures cease during the coronavirus crisis. During a recent press conference, Republican Governor Tate Reeves turned to the issue of abortion. He emphasized the procedure is elective, making it subject to the restrictions put in place to preserve medical supplies for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Mississippi only […]

Heartening Photo Shows Jewish and Muslim Emergency Responders in Israel Taking Joint Prayer Break Amid Coronavirus Crisis

One of the enduring images of the coronavirus was captured in Israel on Wednesday, as a camera caught the remarkable sight of two emergency workers — one a Jew, the other a Muslim — standing alongside their ambulance vehicle and praying in their respective traditions. The image was shared by Nir Dvori, a journalist with […]

Warnings about big tech data collection as schools shift to online learning during pandemic

As millions of students across the country transfer to online learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, several senators are calling on the federal government to develop guidance that protects student data and privacy. U.S. Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) penned a joint letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and leaders […]

Israeli PM Netanyahu: ‘We Got Past Pharoah, We’ll Get Past Corona’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday warned that a total shutdown of the country was imminent if the number of Israelis infected with the coronavirus continued to rise. Citing the Talmudic passage, “Whoever saves one life, it is as if he saved the entire world,” Netanyahu said, “Everyone who infects one life, he infects […]

Coronavirus deals blow to Putin’s plans to stay in power until 2036

Russian President Vladimir Putin has long provided other world leaders with a template for authoritarian rule. Now he faces a new test: Whether his top-down system can survive the coronavirus pandemic. In a televised address to the nation Wednesday, Putin announced a sweeping array of measures to cope with the spread of the virus and […]

Netanyahu: Full lockdown possible within days if virus spread doesn’t slow

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Wednesday that a full closure of the country could be introduced within days to curb the coronavirus pandemic, hours after further restrictions on Israelis’ movement were put into effect. “The number of those infected doubles every three days,” he said. At that rate, “in two weeks we’ll have thousands — […]

Netanyahu and Gantz discuss unity government, plan fresh talks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz discussed the possibility of setting up an emergency government to tackle the coronavirus Wednesday, taking a rare step toward a much-touted unity coalition. The two spoke by phone and agreed negotiators from their respective parties would resume coalition talks on Thursday, according to […]