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DoD working to get 100,000 body bags in anticipation of increasing coronavirus deaths

As fatalities climb from the spread of coronavirus, the Department of Defense has moved to procure 100,000 body bags to accommodate increased demand from morgues across the country. “The Department of Defense and the Defense Logistics Agency have a longstanding arrangement with FEMA to procure key commodities from DLA’s industrial partners during crisis response operations,”…MORE

How 2 Trump-loving governors are struggling amid the coronavirus crisis

On Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued a shelter-in-place order for his state. Asked why he had made the decision, Kemp said this (bolding mine): “Finding out that this virus is now transmitting before people see signs, so what we’ve been telling people from directives from the CDC for weeks now that if you start…MORE

Filing for unemployment benefits? Read this first

Filing for unemployment benefits? Read this first

Unemployment benefits are becoming a financial lifeline for millions of Americans after their employers shut their doors to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. The growing tsunami of layoffs has overwhelmed state unemployment systems as a record number of workers try to apply for benefits. The situation isn’t likely to improve anytime soon. The…MORE

As tragic toll from virus rises, so do questions about Trump’s leadership

President Donald Trump‘s White House appears powerless to halt an increasingly tragic trajectory in the coronavirus pandemic as the death toll climbed by nearly 1,000 on a single, dark day. Vice President Mike Pence warned in a CNN interview that the most comparable example for what is to come is Italy, which has endured weeks…MORE