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Cyber criminals are trying to wreak havoc during global pandemic

First responders hit with malicious software. Ransomware deployed against medical facilities. Average citizens duped by stimulus check scams. Children facing electronic eavesdropping. As government leaders and first responders battle the Covid-19 virus causing sickness and death across much of the globe, US federal law enforcement officers are also working to fend off malicious cyber actors…MORE

Washington nursing home where dozens died faces federal fine of $600,000

The Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, which was an epicenter of Covid-19 cases in the early days of the pandemic, faces a fine of more than $611,000 if it does not correct problems found by federal inspectors. Inspectors for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found three “immediate jeopardy” deficiencies as well…MORE

A waitress couldn’t pay her rent, and then a stranger came forward

Thanks to a total stranger, a now-jobless Los Angeles waitress will be able to pay her rent. Shujana Anthony loved being a waitress, she told CNN. But restaurants across the nation have been hard hit by the shutdowns mandated because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Anthony was among the vast numbers who are now without…MORE

Chris Cuomo shares covid-19 experience: ‘The beast comes at night’

Chris Cuomo shares covid-19 experience: ‘The beast comes at night’

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. CNN’s Chris Cuomo has become the most visible face of the coronavirus in the United States by giving daily updates about his condition on TV, social media and, on Thursday, at his brother’s New York…MORE

Trump passes the buck as deadly ventilator shortage looms

President Donald Trump is pinning the blame on states for a shortage of ventilators that governors warn could effectively condemn coronavirus patients to death when the pandemic peaks. Trump on Thursday made the belated decision to invoke wartime powers to speed production of the lifesaving breathing machines by streamlining supply chains — but the bulk…MORE


APRIL 2, 2020

52 year old ADAM SCHLESINGER from FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE died yesterday of complications from the coronavirus.  A statement from the band’s attorney said,  “Although he had been making some small improvements over the last few days, Adam’s condition was critical and he was ultimately unable to recover from Covid-19 complications. “The band’s biggest hit was “Stacy’s Mom“, but Adam was nominated for an Oscar…

MARCH 30, 2020

JOE DIFFIE died yesterday because of complications from COVID-19.  He was 61.  It was only Friday that he announced he had tested positive for coronavirus. Joe had 17 Top 10 Country hits . . . and five of them went to #1.  Those were:  “Pickup Man”, “Third Rock From the Sun”, “Bigger Than the Beatles”, “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)”, and “Home”. Some of…