Various masks on medical staff

The assumption seems to be that they are being handed over to FEMA for distribution to other parts of the country. As explained by Admiral Polowczyk on Thursday at the White House briefing) or whether they are being distributed to other parts of the country on a preferential basis. We simply don’t know. 

Economics (word cloud)

Some are arguing that the American economy is "imploding" and won't (easily) recover - that it is worse than the Great Depression.

This map is for economists to debate this issue - how bad is it? Will it bounce back?

Masks and other PPE

According to a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine, state and local governments have been stopped and had their PPE seized by the Federal government:

Anti-lockdown protesters in VA
Several mainstream newspapers have claimed to have evidence that the protests against "lockdown" during coronavirus or the Covid-19 crisis. Some have even called them "AstroTurf" as opposed to "grassroots" protests, meaning that they were organized or funded by groups which have a different goal and a lot of money, rather than by activists interested in their purported goal of ending lockdown.
Presentation on sun and disinfectants

BBC News:

During Thursday's White House coronavirus task force briefing, an official presented the results of US government research that indicated coronavirus appeared to weaken more quickly when exposed to sunlight and heat.

The study also showed bleach could kill the virus in saliva or respiratory fluids within five minutes and isopropyl alcohol could kill it even more quickly.

5g network tower

As CNN puts it:
"One of the most recent, baseless conspiracy theories surrounding the virus is that 5G networks -- the next generation of wireless technology that's steadily being rolled out around the world -- are fueling the global coronavirus pandemic. They are not.

Covid Lockdown

Peter Hitchens has said that the stay-at-home orders, or "lockdown" policy, is disproportionate to the coronavirus pandemic and that there is no evidence that it will save lives. Could it be true that there is no evidence that a "lockdown" will help to save a single life? Is there evidence that a lockdown will help to flatten the curve of infection?

Biden and Trump

Ben Shapiro has argued that Trump should not be blamed for not taking coronavirus seriously until early March, because major Democrats also did not.


There has been disagreement about whether the anit-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine should be used to treat the coronavirus /COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984 and has been one of the lead members of the Trump Administration's White House Coronavirus Task Force, appears to be quite skeptical of its efficacy. Others, including some within the Trump Administration itself, argue that there is enough evidence and that many doctors support its use against COVID-19.

Hospital in Bergamo, Italy, Sky News

[Updated: This video was taken down by YouTube, so this conversation is closed unless someone else asserts that hospitals are empty, counter to news reports.]