The Media Is Helping Spread Trump’s Coronavirus Racism

Elie Mystal It’s time for every major media outlet to stop disseminating Trump’s hate—and stop repeating his racist nicknames for the virus. The post The Media Is Helping Spread Trump’s Coronavirus Racism appeared first on The Nation.

Why we’re not overreacting to the coronavirus, in one chart

Christina Animashaun/Vox Italy tried to stem its outbreak, belatedly. We’re on the same course. The national mobilization against the Covid-19 coronavirus is now in full swing. Schools and workplaces nationwide have shuttered. The federal government has recommended that people not gather in groups of 10 or more. Social distancing and self-isolation are now becoming part of the fabric of daily American life. This has all sparked … Read more

Sean Penn wants US military running coronavirus response

Actor Sean Penn praised the United States military and declared they’re needed to help with coronavirus response, prompting one media watchdog to declare that it wouldn’t be surprising if President Trump actually enlisted his help.

Belgium to unlock 1 billion euros for hospitals

Belgium’s newly formed federal government will provide 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) urgently to help hospitals face the coronavirus crisis as the situation in the coming days become “extremely intense” for healthcare services, it said on Friday.

2020 NFL Mock Draft 11.0: Three Rounds After most of Free Agency

With most of the top free agents now off the board, it’s time to go three rounds deep in our latest mock draft. Could the Buccaneers still take a QB? With the sports world largely on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL offseason marches on. Despite some speculation that the start of the NFL league year could have been pushed back, it has begun … Read more

Ola suspends shared ride option in India

Ride-hailing giant Ola said on Friday evening that it is temporarily suspending its pool ride option, called Ola Share, in India in a bid to slow the coronavirus pandemic by encouraging social distancing. The Indian firm, which operates in several countries, including Australia, New Zealand and the U.K., offers Ola Share only in India. “In our efforts to curb the spread of COVID- 19, we are … Read more

Everyone’s favorite goat farm is posting a soothing video every day

Sunflower Farm Creamery has long been the premier YouTube destination for people who love goats wearing sweaters (which should be everyone). Now, as the internet grows increasingly panicked about coronavirus, the farm is providing a small oasis of calm with a pleasant daily goat video. “What strange times we are in. My heart is with you all as we sort through this new normal for a … Read more

Why streaming isn’t the savior of canceled film festivals

The cancellation of the SXSW festival came as a major blow to the film industry, bringing with it the postponement of 99 world premieres. To cut down on the spread of coronavirus, other film festivals soon followed suit. All this has led to a flurry…

European Championship Moved to 2021, Will Still Be Called Euro 2020

UEFA says the tournament will still be called Euro 2020, with plans to play in the same 12 cities as originally scheduled. As part of the coronavirus pandemic that is causing just about every sports organization and league to restructure its calendar, UEFA pushed its European Championship by a year to 2021. But it’ll still be known as Euro 2020. UEFA wanted to make that clear … Read more

‘B-U-M-M-E-R’: National Spelling Bee called off due to coronavirus outbreak

Ninety-third edition of orthographic competition called off Last year’s bee finished in an unprecedented eight-way tie Bee has been held annually since 1925 except during WWII The Scripps National Spelling Bee won’t be held as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus. Scripps announced the decision Friday morning, citing recommendations against large gatherings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the ongoing state of … Read more