Guardian front page, Tuesday 24 March 2020 – PM: 'Stay at home, this is a national emergency' pic.twitter.com/iE2vppvrve
— The Guardian (@guardian) March 23, 2020
‘You must stay at home’: Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Britons to stay at home to halt the spread of coronavirus, imposing curbs on everyday life without precedent in peacetime https://t.co/Ou1FLx4dOj pic.twitter.com/9GsGPJVpZA
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 23, 2020
Boris Johnson unveils the lockdown that isn't quite a lockdown | John Crace https://t.co/fkktuNegB1
— John Crace (@JohnJCrace) March 23, 2020
Nae shite. It’s a lockdown.
Stay home. Unless you need to go out. Or want to, for exercise. Or to help a friend. Or you know, whatever, but then straight home. Yes.
— Kerry-Anne Mendoza (@TheMendozaWoman) March 23, 2020
Don't mock the panic-buyers in Asda. Ask why Boris Johnson lost the public's trust https://t.co/F3DEKiWlZo
— The Independent (@Independent) March 23, 2020
This means that ONLY 5,605 people were tested in a day! Where are the 25,000 tests a day that Boris Johnson promised? Or even the 10,000 tests a day that were claiming they were about to bring in over a week ago! What is the reason for the delay? HELLO JOURNALISTS…? #UKlockdown https://t.co/AwqOIAXgAX
— Pete Sinclair (@pete_sinclair) March 23, 2020
— Clay Harris 🇪🇺 (@mudlarklives) March 23, 2020
Funnily enough it’s what Churchill supposedly (ie probably didn’t) used to say of the Americans, no? Boris Johnson has done the right thing after exhausting all other available options.
— Alan Beattie (@alanbeattie) March 23, 2020
I can't believe I'm saying this, but Trump needs to do what Boris Johnson just did.
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) March 23, 2020
Trump Suggests Businesses Might Open Again Soon, Defying Experts' Warnings About The Coronavirus https://t.co/ekicbXuszb
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) March 24, 2020
With Dr. Fauci nowhere to be seen, Trump touts unproven, dangerous drugs that he thinks could treat coronavirus pic.twitter.com/5QZHl5iCXI
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 23, 2020
Fact check: President Trump claims 'normal life will return soon.' Doctors and scientists caution otherwise. https://t.co/ba4qo5bw3j
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 24, 2020
The virus is playing chess and Trump is playing checkers or something https://t.co/HMAjHFFh4H
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) March 23, 2020
"Trump’s latest noises are those of a man who believes more deaths are not as bad as more economic hardship—and someone who gives the appearance he is willing to pave the way to electoral victory with the bodies of fallen Americans." Please read my latest.https://t.co/zrpS2HC2qV
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) March 23, 2020
He is repeating mantras: we can do two things at one time, we’ve learned a lot, we are built to be open. Buckle up, because he’s going to tell America to get back out there in about six or seven days.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) March 23, 2020
I'm watching the "just let the virus do it's thing and keep the economy humming" school of thought grow on the right. And it seems worth noting something crucial.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 23, 2020
We’ve gone from Republican scaremongering that Democrats were out to kill Grandma with socialized health care — to Republicans now calling upon Grandma to die to save capitalism. https://t.co/Y0XNQD9Moe
— Eric Kleefeld (@EricKleefeld) March 24, 2020
NEW: Frustrated by his inability to rally the markets or campaign the way he wants vs Joe Biden, Trump is considering defying health experts and begin to reopen American economy and society amid pandemic https://t.co/GSncknaQ52
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) March 23, 2020
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: "We're seeing milestones in the growth of this disease that are just absolutely staggering. Things we could not have imagined even a week or two ago we've now passed by quite a bit." https://t.co/Z3azdNU1nk pic.twitter.com/HGF6QZizpH
— ABC News (@ABC) March 23, 2020
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) March 23, 2020
Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says coronavirus crisis is a media trick https://t.co/sVNpwnxdQZ Yes. Really.
— Gerry Lynch (@gerrylynch) March 23, 2020
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s initial test for coronavirus came back negative. Merkel, 65, went into quarantine on Sunday after coming into contact with an infected doctor https://t.co/69xqcfPFwH pic.twitter.com/k5JTLvNY4T
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 23, 2020
and still more…
Denmark: government will pay wages if firms don't fire workers
Netherlands: government will pay wages if firms don't fire workers
UK: government will pay wages if firms don't fire workers
US: The Fed will distribute some money
— Gabriel Zucman (@gabriel_zucman) March 23, 2020
Amid criticism that they’re delaying a coronavirus response bill, House Democrats released a counterproposal that bars companies using bailout money to buy back stock and boosts unemployment insurance. This could pressure Senate Republicans to make a deal. https://t.co/H1mc9CrZA6
— NPR (@NPR) March 23, 2020
The GOP bill:
—Creates a $500B slush fund for corporations that Mnuchin has complete control over
—Provides only a 1-time $1200 check & just $600 for those who need it most
Don't listen to the pundits trying to spin this. Senate Dems were right to reject this corporate bailout. https://t.co/nRxy6KlXPl
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) March 23, 2020
Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduces Democratic coronavirus relief bill as negotiations stall in Senate: “We require that any corporation that takes taxpayer dollars must protect their workers’ wages and benefits — not CEO pay, stock buybacks or layoffs.” https://t.co/Y3X21xfl77 pic.twitter.com/fsQVo8LXqh
— ABC News (@ABC) March 23, 2020
The federal government is already lagging badly in its response to the coronavirus crisis. People are losing their jobs, and their businesses, with every passing day. It is time to act. https://t.co/GASWdXsRlK
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) March 23, 2020
Trump won’t commit to exempting his business from emergency coronavirus stimulus legislation that Congress is negotiating —
Which is exactly why he wants Mnuchin to be in charge of who gets what (in secret).https://t.co/B2IthCWY02
— LiA (@LibsInAmerica) March 23, 2020
Six of the Trump company’s seven top-performing clubs and hotels closed because of the coronavirus. It is possibly costing his business millions, @Fahrenthold, et al. report. It isn’t difficult to connect the dots between this news and his current posture. https://t.co/hxCv8qH9sy
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) March 23, 2020
EXCL @realDonaldTrump's last visit to his flagship overseas resort in Scotland incurred a bill for US taxpayers totalling nearly $1m, although auditors say they "could not determine" how much Trump's resort gained in profits. My @TheScotsman story: https://t.co/UKp1zMf585
— Martyn McLaughlin (@MartynMcL) March 24, 2020
Stated plainly: Republicans are using pandemic as cover to launch a major injection of wealth into the best connected companies of which the Trump Organization is first. It is the duty of reporters to report this not to regurgitate nonsense about "partisan bickering".
— Edward Luce (@EdwardGLuce) March 23, 2020
Asked about the proposed provision in the relief package to allow Treasury to dole out money to companies as it sees fit, Trump says: "Look, I'll be the oversight. I'll be the oversight."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) March 24, 2020
As the Senate squabbles, the Dow closes at 18,591, down 3% for the day and 6% below where it was the day that Trump took office. https://t.co/v1TNXf189f
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) March 23, 2020