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America’s terrible, growing coronavirus death toll makes Trump accept reality

America’s terrible, growing coronavirus death toll makes Trump accept reality

Even President Donald Trump, a serial spinner of his own political realities, accepted science’s dire truth in ditching an Easter target to open up the US economy with the coronavirus pandemic set to take a savage turn. Trump’s extension of social distancing guidelines until April 30 is a highly significant move that means American life…MORE

Singing orthopedic surgeon featured on iHeart ‘Living Room Concert for America’

Singing orthopedic surgeon featured on iHeart ‘Living Room Concert for America’

There was a cameo from a singing orthopedic surgeon Sunday as millions watched “The iHeart Living Room Concert for America” on Fox. The man in scrubs performing John Lennon’s “Imagine” was Dr. Elvis Francois, a resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, accompanied by Dr. William Robinson on the piano. Francois’ cameo followed a…MORE

Opera singer Plácido Domingo hospitalized in Mexico with coronavirus

Opera singer Plácido Domingo hospitalized in Mexico with coronavirus

Opera legend Placido Domingo has been hospitalized in Acapulco, Mexico, with complications related to coronavirus, according to the singer’s spokesperson. “He is doing well and is responding to treatment,” Domingo’s spokesperson said in a statement to CNN. Domingo announced on his Facebook page last week that he had tested positive for the disease. He encouraged…MORE

Singer-songwriter John Prine critically ill with Covid-19

Singer-songwriter John Prine critically ill with Covid-19

Musician John Prine is in a critical condition in hospital after a “sudden onset” of coronavirus symptoms, his family says. Prine, 73, was hospitalized on Thursday and intubated Saturday night and continues to receive care but “his situation is critical,” according to a family statement posted on his verified Twitter account. “This is hard news…MORE

Civil liberties in the time of coronavirus

Civil liberties in the time of coronavirus

As the number of deaths caused by coronavirus climbs in America, new civil liberties dilemmas have emerged for governments trying to protect public health without unconstitutionally limiting individual rights. The controversy that erupted Saturday when President Donald Trump threatened state quarantines was only the latest dispute over how the country balances individual liberties with community…MORE

Trump concedes US coronavirus death toll could be 100,000 or more

Trump concedes US coronavirus death toll could be 100,000 or more

President Donald Trump acknowledged Sunday for the first time that deaths in the United States from coronavirus could reach 100,000 or more, adding that if the death toll stays at or below 100,000, “we all together have done a very good job.” Trump’s assertion came after he was asked about comments the nation’s top infectious…MORE

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