2020-03-31: Social Media Postees

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Time for a rematch? Golf ace Phil Mickelson says he's 'working on' potential head-to-head rematch with Tiger Woods
rt.com | 2020-03-31
American golfer Phil Mickelson has excited golf fans around the world after hinting at the possibility of another head-to-head showdown with longtime rival and golfing superstar, Tiger Woods. | Mickelson was asked on Twitter about the possibility of a round of golf against Woods being live streamed in the near future, and the left-hander replied, "Working on it." | Working on it– Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) March 30, 2020 | Mickelson's post prompted a slew of replies, including one fan, who begged him not t…

Chris Cuomo of CNN tests positive for coronavirus after scolding people who don't self-isolate
rt.com | 2020-03-31
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is self-quarantining after testing positive for coronavirus, his brother New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed, proving that even spreading hysterical fear of the virus is no protection from it. | The journalist revealed he had tested positive in a statement posted to Twitter on Tuesday, and his older brother confirmed the diagnosis during his morning coronavirus press conference in Albany, waxing poetic about how the virus was "the great equalizer" even as he reassured reporters that the yo…

Give us a password clue, Boris! PM Johnson LEAKS cabinet Zoom meeting's private ID as he tweets screenshot
rt.com | 2020-03-31
Self-isolating British PM Boris Johnson has been left red-faced after making his UK cabinet Zoom meeting ID public on social media, prompting some to cheekily suggest they'll join in next time if they can guess the password. | Johnson tweeted a screenshot of his Zoom meeting on Tuesday afternoon, in which ministers and key officials all appeared on a single screen via the video conferencing app to discuss the coronavirus crisis. | However, eagle-eyed observers, like Virgin Media News' Richard Chambers, noticed that Johnson had been somewhat slack in maintaining tight security protocols by failing to hide the p…

Head of Russian coronavirus hospital visited by Putin tests positive for Covid-19
rt.com | 2020-03-31
Denis Protsenko, head doctor at a hospital treating coronavirus patients in Moscow has tested positive for Covid-19. President Vladimir Putin visited the clinic earlier this month. | Protsenko confirmed on Facebook that he has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating in his office. Despite the diagnosis, he is set to continue his work as the head of the hospital. | "Dear friends, I'm really touched by your concerns. Yes, I've tested positive for the CoV, but I feel quite well. I've self-isolated at my office where I have everything n…

Video of flour truck being looted goes viral; 'no wrong was done,' says truck owner
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-03-31
'I believe that they have done no wrong because there is widespread hunger [amidst the lockdown] and people are helpless.'…

Emily Ratajkowski Sparkles in Nearly Nude COVID-19 Quarantine Pic
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-31
Social media updates are hardly a rare thing during the global quarantine and self-isolation, but Emily Ratajkowski has made hers a bit more out of the ordinary, stretching her best angles for new shots and naturally showcasing her personal stress killer – the fluffy pup Colombo.

Netizens Lambast Vietnamese Model For Making Swimsuit Out of Medical Masks Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-31
The coronavirus outbreak has put immense pressure on healthcare systems and resulted in a shortage of medication and medical equipment. There have been more than 800,000 confirmed cases worldwide, with 38,000 deaths.

Russian doctor who met Putin last week diagnosed with coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-31
A doctor who gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a tour of Moscow's main coronavirus hospital last week said on Tuesday he had himself been diagnosed with the virus.Putin visited the Kommunarka hospital last Tuesday where he chatted to the doctor, Denis Protsenko. Neither man was wearing protective equipment during their conversation, TV footage from the visit showed.Protsenko, writing on Facebook said: "Yes, I have tested positive for coronavirus, but I feel pretty good. I've isolated myself in my office. I think the immunity I've developed this month is doing its job."The Kremlin said that Putin was being reg…

Germany confirms first INSTEX transaction
IRNA | iranian.com | 2020-03-31
The Federal Foreign Office of Germany in a tweet confirmed the first transaction with Iran through the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) on Tuesday. The Federal Foreign Office of Germany wrote in its Twitter page, "France, Germany and the United Kingdom confirm that INSTEX has successfully concluded its first transaction, facilitating the export …

Outcry as Migrants in India Are Sprayed With Disinfectant
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-30
Health workers in India caused outrage Monday on social media after spraying a group of migrant workers with chemical disinfectant, amid fears that a massive displacement of people from cities to the countryside could spread the novel coronavirus. | RELATED: | India's PM Asks Poor to 'Forgive Him' Over COVID-19 Lockdown | A video that circulated online showed a group of migrant workers in a district in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh being doused in disinfectant by health offic…

Pompeo behind corona? Iran's foreign ministry employs PHOTOSHOP to take a not-so-subtle jab at US sanctions (PHOTO)
rt.com | 2020-03-30
Iranian diplomats have yet again taken aim at ongoing US sanctions which are hampering the country's efforts to battle the coronavirus outbreak, this time showing off decent photo-editing skills. | The image, posted by the ministry on Twitter, is a call to "stop aiding war crimes" and "obeying immoral and illegal US sanctions," echoing earlier comments by the country's top diplomat Javad Zarif. | The picture features "sanction" written in large right in the center, its letter "O" stylized as coronavirus with a tran…

China: COVID-19 hospital construction worker's protest blog goes viral before being deleted
wsws.org | 2020-03-30
The worker described the wage theft and repressive conditions suffered by thousands of construction employees who build hospitals in Wuhan at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

'Incredibly selfish': Labour MP who broke Covid-19 travel rules to wish elderly father happy birthday leaves people divided
rt.com | 2020-03-30
A UK lawmaker who traveled miles to celebrate the birthday of his father

Number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Netherlands surpasses 11,000 as death toll nears 900
rt.com | 2020-03-30
Dutch authorities have registered 884 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infected nationwide to 11,750. The grim tally linked to the dreaded virus has jumped by 93 to 864. | The number of coronavirus hospitalizations in the Netherlands has almost reached 4,000, the national RTL broadcaster reported, as 507 new patients were admitted to hospitals over the last 24 hours. The Netherlands' National Institute for Health (RIVM) confirmed the numbers in its official Twitter account. | Sinds gisteren zijn er in Nederland: | – 93 mensen overleden aan COVID-19 gemeld (Totaal 864) | – 507 mensen opgenome…

Twitter REMOVES posts by Brazil's Bolsonaro in crackdown on information that 'may increase risk' of Covid-19 spread
rt.com | 2020-03-30
In an unprecedented move, Twitter has yanked two posts by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, in which he took aim at coronavirus lockdowns as part of his controversial campaign to avoid a shutdown of the economy. | Bolsonaro has become the first ever head of state to have his tweets censored by the platform under recently-updated guidelines, requiring users to remove content that defies "global or local health authorities recommendations" aimed at halting the spread of the deadly disease that has already taken hold in the Latin American country. | I could be mistaken but I'm pretty sure these two tweets from…

St. Kitts and Nevis Thanks Cuba for Its Aid Against COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-30
The government of Saint Kitts and Nevis expressed Saturday its appreciation and gratitude for the assistance Cuban authorities are providing to the Caribbean island to help it handle the novel coronavirus outbreak. | RELATED: | Caribbean Governments Join Forces Against COVID-19 | In a message published on Twitter, Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris announced that a Cuban medical team is arriving at the country to help cure the COVID-19 cases and prevent their increase.

Colombia: Violence Against Social Leaders Continues
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-30
Harassment and violence against social leaders in Colombia has continued, despite the ongoing quarantine that has been imposed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. | RELATED: Colombia: ELN Announces Ceasefire Over COVID-19 | Social and agricultural leaders comply with isolation in their homes as part of the restrictive measures for the spread of the virus. Because of this circumstance, they are easy targets for violent acts. | The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said on Twitter this week that the aggression against John Restrep…

All the craziest things about America are being highlighted by this virus
Caitlin A. Johnstone | mronline.org | 2020-03-30
"Corona is a black light and America is a cum-stained hotel room," comedian Megan Amram colorfully tweeted a couple of weeks ago. Her observation has only grown more accurate since.

All the craziest things about America are being highlighted by this virus
Caitlin A. Johnstone | mronline.org | 2020-03-30
"Corona is a black light and America is a cum-stained hotel room," comedian Megan Amram colorfully tweeted a couple of weeks ago. Her observation has only grown more accurate since.

A doctor's coronavirus message shows why we certainly aren't 'all in this together'
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-03-30
People across the globe are grappling with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. But while prime minister Boris Johnson claims "we're going to beat it together", a doctor in India has highlighted perfectly that the fight against this virus is anything but equal. Because in a poignant message now doing the rounds on social media, they explain why the criteria for staying safe is easier for some to follow than others: How we'…

Billy Joe Saunders' boxing license suspended following controversial video
rt.com | 2020-03-30
The British Boxing Board of Control has suspended WBO super-middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders after he released video in which he appeared to condone men engaging in domestic violence during coronavirus isolation. | Undefeated Saunders, 30, released the video to social media showing him striking a punching bag and offering advice on techniques to use on one's spouse or girlfriend should tempers begin to fray during the current period of social distancing. | Saunders issued an apology following a social media backlash, saying that he "would never condone" domestic violence and implied that the video was…

Live Stream: Health Care Town Hall: Our Lives On The Line Series Kick-off
Health Care Voter, Indivisible, others | indybay.org | 2020-03-30
Live stream on Facebook…

Iran's Covid-19 death toll reaches 2,757 with almost 41,500 identified cases
rt.com | 2020-03-30
There are 41,495 Covid-19 cases in Iran, the country's health officials reported in the latest update. The death toll from the pandemic has reached 2,757 in the Islamic Republic, a nation hit hard by the viral disease. | …

'Now isn't the Time to Do That': US Congressman Again Slams Hillary Clinton Over Her Trump Jab
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-30
On Friday, Hillary Clinton shared a recent report from The New York Times about the US now leading the world in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, tweeting that President Trump "did promise 'America First'".

#LETSLOVESUHO Trends Worldwide as EXO Leader's Solo Album, MV Released
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-30
The leader of the popular K-pop boy band EXO has finally made his solo debut, showing his warm and tender side.

Chinese philanthropist sends medical aid to Europe
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-30
A Chinese businessman and philanthropist on Monday said his foundation will rush urgent medical aid to Europe, the new epicenter of coronavirus.In a tweet, Jack Ma, founder of China's Alibaba Group, called for unity in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed over 34,600 lives across the globe since last December."Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation will donate additional urgent equipment including 800 ventilators, 300,000 sets of protective gowns and 300,000 face shields to hospitals in Europe. #OneWorldOneFight," he tweeted.He previously sent medical aid to many countries in Asia and Afr…

'Not necessary': Trump says he will not impose quarantine on New York, New Jersey & Connecticut
rt.com | 2020-03-29
US President Donald Trump has apparently abandoned the idea of imposing a federal quarantine on the three US states hardest-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, including New York, saying a "strong" travel warning will be issued instead. | In an apparent about-turn, which came mere hours after he floated the idea of placing the coronavirus "hotspots" of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut under federally mandated quarantine, Trump took to Twitter, stating that such a robust measure would "not be necessary." | ….F…

Trump Announces Plan to Refuse Congressional Oversight of Corporate Bailout
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-29
Progressive lawmakers on Friday evening denounced President Donald Trump's intention to disregard provisions in the just-passed coronavirus relief bill that would provide crucial oversight of $500 billion in taxpayer money already poised to be a "Wall Street slush fund." | "This is unacceptable," Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) said on Twitter Friday. | t.co/QsP9dsR3kT |

ONE MUST PAY: Trump promises Harry & Meghan no free ride in US
rt.com | 2020-03-29
President Donald Trump has assured Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle that the US taxpayer won't be footing their security bill, after the absconding royals left Canada to settle in Los Angeles. | "I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom," Trump tweeted on Sunday. "It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the US however, the US will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!" | I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Megh…

Turkey Becomes Latest Victim of Coronavirus as Death Toll Soars
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-29
In the past 24 hours in Turkey, 16 more people lost their lives due to COVID-19, raising the death toll to 108, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Saturday night. | RELATED: | Turkey Prosecutor Indicts 20 Saudi Suspects for Khashoggi Killing | The total number of novel coronavirus cases rose to 7,402 in Turkey, the minister tweeted, which is a significant rise in the total number of people infected by the illness. | A total of 7,641 tests were performed on Saturd…

US Teen Dies After Being Rejected by Clinic for No Insurance
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-29
A 17-year-old U.S. citizen with symptoms of coronavirus did not receive medical attention at an emergency clinic because he did not have health insurance, Lancaster Mayor Rex Parris said on March 25 in a video posted on YouTube. | RELATED: | Turkey Becomes Latest Victim of Coronavirus as Death Toll Soars | "He did not have insurance, so he was not treated," Parris said, adding that medical personnel at this emergency center, whose name was not released by authorities, advised…

Zarif warns US to stop aiding war crimes
IRNA | iranian.com | 2020-03-29
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message referred to the US' background of sabotage and assassinations and warned Americans to stop aiding war crimes. twitter.com/JZarif/status/1244229089772224512 "The US has gone from sabotage & assassinations to waging an economic war & #EconomicTerrorism on Iranians–to #MedicalTerror amidst #covid19iran," Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Sunday, adding: …

Run for the hills! Pentagon sends teams into MOUNTAIN BUNKERS as pandemic preparations go into full swing
rt.com | 2020-03-28
The US' Northern Command has sent teams of essential staff deep underground to wait out the Covid-19 pandemic. On the surface, more than a million grunts won't be quite as cocooned. | Air Force General Terrence O'Shaughnessy heads up the US' Northern Command, as well as the North American Aerospace Defense Command

NHS staff launch website to help colleagues working in 'scary' and 'heartbreaking' environments
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-28
Two friends have launched a free set of online resources to help NHS staff cope with the stresses of working during the coronavirus pandemic. | Trained cognitive behavioural hypnotherapists Slee Parrish and Alex James designed NHS in Mind after becoming concerned by the impact of the outbreak on the mental health of frontline workers. | The website contains instructions for a set of eight techniques, accompanied by simple YouTube videos, to help staff manage feelings of fear, anxiety and stress while they are at work. | This includes breathing exercises, guided meditatio…

'Open your STUPIDLY abandoned plant': Trump lashes out at GM & Ford over ventilator delay
rt.com | 2020-03-27
President Donald Trump has lost his patience with automakers who promised to produce ventilators to treat Covid-19 patients, threatening to invoke his emergency powers to force General Motors and Ford to live up to their pledge. | "They said they were going to give us 40,000 much needed Ventilators, 'very quickly,'" Trump tweeted on Friday. "Now they are saying it will only be 6000, in late April, and they want top dollar." | He added that it's "always a mess" with GM CEO Mary Barra, and that he will invoke the Defense Production Act, a piece of wartime legislation giving the president the power to order manuf…

How austerity and anti-immigrant politics left Italy exposed to viral blitzkrieg
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-27
As the viral blitzkrieg rolls across one European border after another, it seems to have a particular enmity for Italy. The country's death toll has far surpassed China's, and scenes from its hospitals look like something out of Dante's imagination. Why? Italy has the fourth-largest economy in the European Union, and in terms of health …

Our leaders are terrified. Not of the virus, of us!
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-25
You can almost smell the fear-laden sweat oozing from the pores of television broadcasts and social media posts as it finally dawns on our political and media establishments what the coronavirus actually means. And I am not talking about the threat posed to our health. A worldview that has crowded out all other thinking for …

Economist Jeffrey Sachs: Trump "Understands Nothing, Listens to Nothing" as Pandemic Surges in U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-24
As #NotDying4WallStreet trends on Twitter, President Trump defies his top scientists and soaring infection rate, saying he will ease restrictions soon to jumpstart the economy. We speak with economist Jeffrey Sachs about the stimulus package that failed to pass again Monday, as Democrats called the measure a slush fund for corporations. Sachs also led the WHO's Commission on Macroeconomics and Health from 2000 to 2001 and played a key role in conceiving and establishing the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which helped distribute new medicines to fight infectious diseases.