Senior WHO adviser appears to dodge question on Taiwan's Covid-19 response // Guardian

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Best summary of the theory:
The Coronavirus CONSPIRACY - Did COVID-19 Come from America? // YouTube @ Nathan Rich

'They see my blue eyes then jump back' – China sees a new wave of xenophobia // Guardian

The Second Virus Shockwave Is Hitting China's Factories Already // Bloomberg

China is closing itself off as coronavirus cases spike worldwide // CNN

Report: 'With Cancellation of 21 Million Cellphones…Real Death Toll in China is A Mystery' // Jeffrey Lord

Spat Between China Diplomats Signals Internal Split Over Trump // Bloomberg


WHO Says It's Working With Taiwan Experts After Video Goes Viral // Bloomberg

Taiwan Foreign Minister Invites U.S. Reporters Expelled by China // US News

Video: Top WHO doctor Bruce Aylward ends video call after journalist asks about Taiwan's status // HKFP

How Taiwan fended off the coronavirus // World

Generation next: How the young are changing Taiwan's politics // Aljazeera

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait amid tensions with China // Aljazeera

How Taiwan handles it...
Taiwan Tourism Bureau recommends hiking Mt. Hehuan peaks // Taiwan News

Taiwan quarantine skipper handed hefty fine for clubbing // Yahoo News

Taiwan & United States: Free-Trade Agreement Would Benefit Both Nations // National Review

Hong Kong

Language barriers: some Hong Kong restaurants still cite Covid-19 in turning away Mandarin speakers – but at what cost? // SCMP

Hong Kong protests: opposition politician arrested under colonial-era offence of sedition after Facebook post about police officer // SCMP

A third wave Hong Kong thought it had a handle on the coronavirus pandemic it doesnt // MarketWatch

Hong Kong police hold anti-terrorism drill amid rising concerns of potential bomb attacks // SCMP


Stimulus checks: Senate deal includes individual payments -- but don't expect the money right away // CNN

Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill // AP

White House

Stimulus checks: Treasury Secretary says Americans can expect checks to be direct deposited within 3 weeks // CNN

US state department urges all American citizens to return from abroad // Irish Times

Washington as Usual

State & Local

Michigan governor says shipments of medical supplies 'canceled' or 'delayed' and sent to federal government // CNN

Radical Extremism & Terrorism

FBI agents kill man allegedly plotting bomb attack on hospital amid coronavirus pandemic // Guardian

Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Privacy

A rouse?
DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic // Politico

Lone troll, testing the public, or off the deep end?
In Sweeping Power Grab, DOJ Seeks Ability To Detain People Indefinitely Without Trial // Zero Hedge

DOJ Wants to Suspend Constitutional Rights for Coronavirus Emergency // Rolling Stone

You're Kidding

Some Megachurches Are Still Packing In Crowds // MSN News

North America

The frantic search for medical supplies has states begging for answers // CNN

The government is distributing Covid-19 supplies. Some states are losing out. // Vox

Scramble for medical equipment descends into chaos as U.S. states and hospitals compete for rare supplies // Anchorage Daily News

Desperate for medical equipment, states encounter a beleaguered national stockpile // WA Post

New Yorkers who break social distancing rules will now face fines up to $500 // Politico

Trump asks CDC to issue 'strong travel advisory' for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut // CNN

New York coronavirus: At least 13 patients have died over 24 hours at Elmhurst Hospital // CNN

Stay-at-home orders: Which states are implementing them // CNN