Fury as Wisconsin voters forced to risk coronavirus at polling station

A potentially crucial Democratic primary election has been overshadowed by accusations of voter suppression and even murder, as residents of Wisconsin were forced to decide between forgoing their chance to vote or risk being exposed to coronavirus. After the state’s…

Sanders denounces ‘systemic racism’ behind disparity in virus deaths

Bernie Sanders has denounced the “systemic racism” responsible for the huge disparity of coronavirus deaths among the African American community. Amid growing evidence that people of colour, especially African Americans, make up a disproportionate number of people being infected or killed by…

James Moore Markets are betting on a V-shaped recovery. Is that wise?

There’s been a whiff of optimism on the markets this week, despite the run of historically bad economic indicators we’ve seen and the continuing rise in the Covid-19 death toll. The FTSE 100 reached its nadir on 23 March, when…

Prison coronavirus plan could lead to ‘avoidable suffering and death’

Louisiana plans to house coronavirus patients who are jailed in prisons across the state at a notorious prison under fire for unconstitutional medical care and “cruel and unusual punishment” in a series of lawsuits. According to the state’s Department of…

Animals are taking over during lockdown and having a great time

Herds of deer gallivanting through the streets of Wisconsin. Hundreds of squirrels sunbathing in a California park. An alligator casually strolling through beach plazas and closed storefronts in South Carolina. As hundreds of millions of Americans currently reside under some…

Women detained at ICE facility call for their release over coronavirus

Women detained at US immigration facilities in Louisiana have released videos protesting their conditions over fears of a coronavirus outbreak.  The videos, one of which was sent to The Intercept over the facility’s video visitation phone, shows the women holding up signs to raise the alarm about the risk…

How China stopped coronavirus

On Wednesday, for the first time in more than two months, 11 million people in China’s Wuhan will have the option to step out of their homes and leave the city. The lifting of the lockdown in the place where…

Raab insists government will deliver 100,000 coronavirus tests a day

Dominic Raab has insisted the government’s commitment to deliver 100,000 coronavirus tests a day within weeks still stands despite a series of setbacks.  Officials admitted earlier this week that none of the new antibody tests ordered by the government were…

Washington hospitals ‘dangerously low’ on protective equipment

Hospitals in Washington state – the original epicentre of the US’s coronavirus crisis – are running “dangerously low” on personal protective equipment as they prepare for a critical two week period, a top official has warned. While a new projection…

Government delays scheduled coronavirus lockdown review

The government has postponed a scheduled review of whether to continue with its coronavirus lockdown, amid signs that the measures could be slowing the spread of the virus. Boris Johnson had originally said he would review the lockdown after it was in place…