Tag: coronavirus

Herman Cain Hospitalized With COVID-19 After Posting Up at Trump Rally Without a Mask

Photo: Rick Diamond (Getty Images) Former long-shot presidential candidate and Tea Party darling Herman Cain is now in the hospital being treated for COVID-19, just a little over a week after he attended a Trump campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma when coronavirus cases there had spiked to their highest numbers since the start of the […]

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Indonesia’s House of Representatives Dropped an Anti-Sexual Violence Bill

The interior of Indonesia’s House of Representatives. (Romeo Gacad/AFP) The Legislative Board of the Indonesian House of Representatives on Thursday officially withdrew from consideration an anti-sexual violence bill, ostensibly to better focus on the country’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, though the bill had run afoul of conservatives in the House for its alleged “liberal perspective.” Prior […]

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Celebrating July 4th Like This Isn’t a Pandemic Will Cost Lives

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Coronavirus cases are on the rise in an overwhelming majority of states now, and Texas just mandated masks in public places. President Donald Trump is set for a super-spreader event at Mt. Rushmore, and Dr. Anthony Fauci is warning that a new […]

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A Gigantic Meth Bust in Thailand Suggests Coronavirus Isn’t Hurting the Drug Market

Royal Thai Police personnel film 1.42 metric tons of seized “ice” during a press conference in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat on July 3, 2020. Madaree TOHLALA / AFP Thai authorities intercepted a massive shipment of 1.42 metric tons of crystal methamphetamine en route to Malaysia early Thursday morning, lending further evidence to suspicions that […]

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Graphic T-Shirts Are Perfect Conversation Starters for the Pandemic

Giacomo Lucarini via Unsplash Seven hundred weeks into self-quarantine in New York City, sometime in mid-May, I was participating in my beloved pastime of standing in a line to enter a grocery store when something big happened. A person behind me said, “My friend just started working there,” and I turned around to see her […]

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Conservative Austerity Created the Mask Wars

As coronavirus cases soared this week in a number of states—not a few of them red—a handful of GOP leaders and right-wing pundits had a desperate message for conservatives: Wear a mask, please. Mike Pence now wears a mask; Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, who had previously blocked local governments from requiring masks, now calls them […]

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The Democrats’ Dumb Idea to Cut Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

However, Senate Democrats, led by Chuck Schumer, propose ratcheting down the $600 add-on according to an individual state’s unemployment rate. If unemployment is more than 11 percent, then people collecting benefits get the full $600. If it’s more than 10 percent but less than 11 percent, they get only $500. Benefits drop $100 for every […]

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Fiat Chrysler to Workers: We’ll Decide When Our Plants Shut Down, Thank You

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Trump Is So Amped About the Economy Surging That He Forgot COVID Is Too

WASHINGTON — President Trump took a victory lap over new numbers showing the economy bounced back in June, even as a surge in new coronavirus cases is forcing states’ governors to reconsider their push to reopen their economies. Trump held a surprise White House press conference Thursday morning, taking the podium just over an hour […]

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Trump Is So Amped About the Economy Surging That He Forgot COVID Is Too

WASHINGTON — President Trump took a victory lap over new numbers showing the economy bounced back in June, even as a surge in new coronavirus cases is forcing states’ governors to reconsider their push to reopen their economies. Trump held a surprise White House press conference Thursday morning, taking the podium just over an hour […]

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Trump Says the Coronavirus Will Soon ‘Just Disappear’ as U.S. Breaks New Infection Record

Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA (Sipa via AP Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Back in February, President Donald Trump famously said that the coronavirus would be gone by April. Later in the month, he said it would be “close to zero” in a couple of days. In March […]

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Trump Says the Coronavirus Will Soon ‘Just Disappear’ as U.S. Breaks New Infection Record

Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA (Sipa via AP Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Back in February, President Donald Trump famously said that the coronavirus would be gone by April. Later in the month, he said it would be “close to zero” in a couple of days. In March […]

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Searching for Consolation in Max Weber’s Work Ethic

Charisma and Disenchantment: The Vocation Lectures Max Weber Buy on Bookshop New York Review of Books, 176 pp., $15.95 Modern invocations of the work ethic are usually misreadings: The Protestant Ethic was more lament than celebration. Weber sought to narrate the arrival of what had become a no-longer-questioned assumption: that our duty was to labor […]

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S&P 500 Jumps 0.5% After Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine News

TOPLINE Despite a surge in coronavirus cases across the country, the market finished mostly higher on Wednesday—the first day of the third quarter, after stocks got a boost from positive coronavirus vaccine news and strong U.S. economic data. Stocks moved higher to start the third quarter. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images KEY FACTS The S&P […]

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Fla. Governor Continues to be a Goddamn Idiot, Has No Plans to Do Anything as COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis takes his mask off as he prepares to speak during a press conference at the Hard Rock Stadium testing site on May 06, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida.Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Have you ever heard the story of how Florida was created? It all started with a chicken sandwich. God […]

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UK Homelessness Could Skyrocket Because of the Coronavirus Rent Debt Crisis

Homelessness will treble this year if new measures aren’t introduced to protect tenants who can’t pay their rent, warn housing campaign group Generation Rent. Today, the organisation is advising that if the government doesn’t implement measures to protect renters before the 24th of August, when the ban on evictions lifts, it could see many thrown […]

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Europe Doesn’t Count Black Lives. So How Can They Matter?

As an intensive-care resident in a hospital in Seine-Saint-Denis, a region of mainly poor Black and Arab people outside Paris, Dr. Tona Tchoubou has seen some of the worst of what the COVID-19 pandemic has done to France. At the crisis’ peak in April, Tchoubou’s ICU at Hôpital Delafontaine was quickly overwhelmed and ran out […]

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Byton Falls Victim To Covid-19, Suspends Most Operations To Seek More Funds

Byton is suspending most operations, including production at its factory in Nanjing, China, from July 1 to raise new funds and issue cost-cutting measures in a bid to deal with the heavy blow from the coronavirus pandemic. The EV start-up company, which has reportedly furloughed half of its US-based employees since April, is faced with […]

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Carmakers Charging Ahead With Discounts To Make Up For COVID-Caused Sales Slump

Offering their customers significant discounts is one way for carmakers to deal with the devastating effects that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had on the automotive sector in terms of retail sales. While analysts are expecting June sales to drop 25% year-to-year, they will still show improvements compared to the declines from April and May, […]

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The Stock Market Just Had Its Best Quarter Since 1998

TOPLINE The stock market finished higher on Tuesday, closing out its best quarter since 1998 despite a rising number of coronavirus cases across the country—as many states pause or walk back reopening plans altogether. The market had its best second quarter in decades. Spencer Platt/Getty Images KEY FACTS The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up […]

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Black Mayor of Kansas City, Mo., Threatened With Lynching After Mandating Masks

Photo: Jamie Squire (Getty Images) If you were still skeptical that much of America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic—namely, people posturing against a disease, taking up AR-15’s in defense of the right to get haircuts, and angrily dismissing commonsense advice to wear masks—has more than a tinge of racism embedded in it, this news may […]

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Fox & Friends to Trump: Please Wear a Mask Over Your Anus-Like Mouth (I’m Paraphrasing a Bit)

Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images) The shadow president known to the American public as Fox News is getting tired of Trump’s shit and has asked, practically begged, the president of people who fry snacks to wear a goddamn mask over his anus-shaped pie hole because he’d be modeling good practices and would stop being such […]

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