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Detroit's Outbreak Is 'Off the Charts'

Cases also have been rising rapidly in Detroit, where poverty and poor health have been problems for years. The number of infections surged to 1,381, with 31 deaths, as of noon Saturday. A Detroit doctor called the city's trajectory "even more steep than New York" and "off the charts."


companies are planning to reduce paychecks by the calc'd amount employee will receive from stimulus


A company in Austin, Texas is looking to dock pay from workers who receive government stimulus checks, according to an anonymous employee.

With the historic $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus deal signed, Americans can look forward to receiving some economic relief during the pandemic.

An unnamed company in Texas, though, appears to be looking to use the stimulus to relieve their payroll strain.

On Wednesday, the company sent out a form titled “Employee Acknowledgement of ‘Government Assistance’ Pay Reduction.”

The form was reported by an employee who wished to remain anonymous, but the employee spoke to local news KXAN about the situation.

“The form says they are preemptively deducting funds from our paychecks. That number is based on what they’re anticipating the government relief fund to be,” the worker told the outlet.

“The company that I work for is a national company and they make hundreds of millions of dollars in profit a year and instead of making sacrifices at the higher levels, they’re passing it on down to everybody else.”

The form states that the company would take payment from the employee’s paycheck by 100 percent of any money received under the stimulus bill, a number they can accurately calculate since the stimulus money is scaled based on income.

Other companies may or may not also attempt to take advantage of the stimulus money.

On the blog AskAManager.org, another anonymous employee wrote in to ask if it is legal for her company to take the stimulus money from their paychecks. She states that she learned of the decision during a conference call.

She claimed her company is a national restaurant chain. The company she works for may or may not be the same as the one in Austin.https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-stimulus-money-company-paychecks

270 Million Americans are being held hostage by one deranged maniac with a mandate from 63 million


270 Million Americans are being held hostage by one deranged maniac with a mandate from 63 million other Americans.

He will leave office next January and then the truth will begin to come out.

What we will eventually hear will shock us.
1:40 PM · Mar 28, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

The next financial crisis: A collapse of the mortgage system

The next financial crisis: A collapse of the mortgage system
The mortgage finance system could collapse if the Fed doesn’t step in with emergency loans to offset a coming wave of missed payments from borrowers crippled by the coronavirus pandemic.


The U.S. mortgage finance system could collapse if the Federal Reserve doesn’t step in with emergency loans to offset a coming wave of missed payments from borrowers crippled by the coronavirus pandemic.

Congress did not include relief for the mortgage industry in its $2 trillion rescue package — even as lawmakers required mortgage companies to allow homeowners up to a year's delay in making payments on federally backed loans.

When individuals stop making payments on their home mortgages, the companies that handle the loans and process those payments, so-called mortgage servicers, are still on the hook: They're legally obligated to keep sending money to insurers and investors in mortgage-backed securities, the giant bundles of home loans that are packaged and sold on the securities markets.

Now industry executives and regulators are worried that Congress's generosity toward homeowners could wipe out those companies, causing investors not to get paid and potentially bankrupting the entire mortgage finance system — a domino effect that would make it much harder for borrowers to access credit to buy homes.

21-Year-Old Tests Positive After Online Post Bragging About Not Social Distancing


A Tennessee woman who once mocked self-quarantining and social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic has tested positive for COVID-19. Days before she was diagnosed, she shared a video on social media, bragging she did not think she would ever get the illness. Now, she is complaining about struggling to breathe because it "feels like someone is sitting on my chest."

"So, I'm aware that we’re supposed to be self-quarantining and social distancing all these things to keep everyone safe. Cool. I get it," Ireland Tate, 21, said in a video she published before she was diagnosed, reports WZTV in Nashville. "I just don’t think that I’m going to get the virus." She later got the virus though, and is now self-quarantining at her parents' home.

"It feels like someone is sitting on my chest at all times," Tate said of her symptoms. "It's really hard to breathe. I’ve coughed until my throat has bled."

Dr. Eugene GU shares the racist emails he's getting


"we have lost it all" - the shock felt by millions of Americans

WASHINGTON — So much has changed so quickly for Joseph Palma that he barely recognizes his life.

On Tuesday last week, he was going to work, helping passengers in the customs area of the Miami airport. The next day, he was laid off without severance or benefits. Five days later, he moved back in with his 59-year-old mother, loading his bed and his clothes into the back of his friend’s pickup truck.

Now he is staring at his bank account — totaling about $3,100 — and waiting on hold for hours at a time with the unemployment office, while cursing at its crashing website.

“I’m feeling scared,” said Mr. Palma, who is 41 and nervous about the $15,000 in medical debt he has from two recent hospital stays. “I don’t know what’s the ending. But I know I’m not in good shape.”

For the millions of Americans who found themselves without a job in recent weeks, the sharp and painful change brought a profound sense of disorientation. They were going about their lives, bartending, cleaning, managing events, waiting tables, loading luggage and teaching yoga. And then suddenly they were in free fall, grabbing at any financial help they could find, which in many states this week remained locked away behind crashing websites and overloaded phone lines.



In 17 interviews with people in eight states across the country, Americans who lost their jobs said they were in shock and struggling to grasp the magnitude of the economy’s shutdown, an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. Unlike the last economic earthquake, the financial crisis of 2008, this time there was no getting back out there to look for work, not when people were being told to stay inside. What is more, the layoffs affected not just them, but their spouses, their parents, their siblings and their roommates — even their bosses.


Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right


Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the administration’s most outspoken advocate of emergency virus measures, faces a torrent of false claims that he is mobilizing to undermine the president.

At a White House briefing on the coronavirus on March 20, President Trump called the State Department the “Deep State Department.” Behind him, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, dropped his head and rubbed his forehead.


Some thought Dr. Fauci was slighting the president, leading to a vitriolic online reaction. On Twitter and Facebook, a post that falsely claimed he was part of a secret cabal who opposed Mr. Trump was soon shared thousands of times, reaching roughly 1.5 million people.

A week later, Dr. Fauci — the administration’s most outspoken advocate of emergency measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak — has become the target of an online conspiracy theory that he is mobilizing to undermine the president.

That fanciful claim has spread across social media, fanned by a right-wing chorus of Mr. Trump’s supporters, even as Dr. Fauci has won a public following for his willingness to contradict the president and correct falsehoods and overly rosy pronouncements about containing the virus.

An analysis by The New York Times found over 70 accounts on Twitter that have promoted the hashtag #FauciFraud, with some tweeting as frequently as 795 times a day. The anti-Fauci sentiment is being reinforced by posts from Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, a conservative group; Bill Mitchell, host of the far-right online talk show “YourVoice America”; and other outspoken Trump supporters such as Shiva Ayyadurai, who has falsely claimed to be the inventor of email.

Many of the anti-Fauci posts, some of which pointed to a seven-year-old email that Dr. Fauci had sent praising Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of State, have been retweeted thousands of times. On YouTube, conspiracy-theory videos about Dr. Fauci have racked up hundreds of thousands of views in the past week. In private Facebook groups, posts disparaging him have also been shared hundreds of times and liked by thousands of people, according to the Times analysis.

One anti-Fauci tweet on Tuesday said, “Sorry liberals but we don’t trust Dr. Anthony Fauci.”

Coyotes are being seen on the empty streets of San Francisco


As San Franciscans get through their second week of sheltering in place, coyotes are seemingly enjoying the newfound space on the street.

On Monday twitter user @manishkumar457 shared a photo of a coyote on the sidewalk during the shutdown.

A cruel president dismisses a coronavirus-afflicted New York's desperate need for ventilators

We can’t breathe: A cruel president dismisses a coronavirus-afflicted New York’s desperate need for ventilators

Thursday night, a cluelessly cruel President Trump scoffed at Gov. Cuomo’s urgent, evidence-based pleas for thousands more ventilators to manage a coming surge of coronavirus cases. Hours later, after wasting precious days dragging his feet, Trump seemed to tweet that he might invoke the Defense Production Act to order manufacturers to start making more ventilators, but one never knows with him.

Crisis management in the age of Donald Trump is more about managing Trump than it is about managing the crisis itself.

The president had used Sean Hannity’s Fox News evening show to deliver a cold-blooded message: Despite horrifying growth curves, despite clear scientific projections, he’s got a hunch his home city and state of New York just don’t need the life-saving equipment we’ve been begging and begging and begging for.

“I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators,” said the Expert in All Things. “You know, you go into major hospitals sometimes and they’ll have two ventilators. Now all of a sudden they’re saying, ‘Can we order 30,000 ventilators?’ ”


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