Like President Jair Bolsonaro, preachers in Brazil are competing to define the coronavirus. But empty church pews around the country suggest the faithful aren’t buying their stories.
— Read on m.dw.com/en/how-brazils-evangelicals-are-spinning-covid-19/a-53024007
Apple has sourced over 20 million face masks it aims to donate to governments to fight the spread of COVID-19, with the iPhone maker also working on designing and producing face shields for use by front-line medical workers.
— Read on iphone.appleinsider.com/articles/20/04/05/apple-sources-20m-face-masks-designs-and-ships-face-shields-for-medical-workers
One day after Wisconsin Republicans asked the Supreme Court to block a lower-court ruling that extended the deadline for voters to submit absentee ballots in the state’s primary election, Wisconsin Democrats urged the justices to stay out of the dispute and allow that ruling to stay in place for now
Source: Democrats urge justices to stay out of Wisconsin primary dispute – SCOTUSblog
Idiots in charge of safety from war.
Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper agreed to proceed with US withdrawal of Open Skies Treaty despite pandemic, sources say
The Trump administration is determined to withdraw from a 28-year-old treaty intended to reduce the risk of an accidental war between the west and Russia by allowing reconnaissance flights over each other’s territory.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, which has put off a full national security council (NSC) meeting on the Open Skies Treaty (OST), the secretary of defence, Mark Esper, and secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, have agreed to proceed with a US exit, according to two sources familiar with administration planning.
Joe Biden, whose campaign previously encouraged Americans to go out and vote in droves in the middle of a pandemic, is now advocating for a “virtual” 2020 Democratic National Convention.