Coronavirus, oil and money

This 9 March 2020 video says about itself:

Bernie Sanders Joins a Roundtable Discussion Regarding Coronavirus

CAMPAIGNING WHILE CORONAVIRUS SPREADS: Bernie Sanders joins a roundtable discussion in Detroit, Michigan regarding the coronavirus outbreak. As large public events and gatherings are being cancelled across the country, campaign rallies featuring Sanders, Biden, and Trump are continuing as planned. As each of the presidential contenders would be the oldest to assume office, they are also each within the most vulnerable age group to a coronavirus infection.

TRUMP’S NEW CHIEF OF STAFF SELF-QUARANTINES Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the incoming White House chief of staff, said he would quarantine himself after potentially coming into contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference last month. His office said he was tested out of an “abundance of caution”, and he would isolate himself for two weeks. President Donald Trump, who also attended the conference, has not been tested. [HuffPost]

TRUMP FLAILS WITH MISINFORMATION AS CRISIS DEEPENS Trump took to Twitter Monday as financial markets tanked on the coronavirus and oil price collapse. First, the president hailed the oil sell-off as good news because consumers will pay less at the pump. Then the president sought to downplay coronavirus fears by emphasizing that “life & the economy” don’t shut down for the seasonal flu each year. Trump’s lies about the coronavirus may finally catch up with him. [HuffPost]

PLUMMETING OIL PRICES COULD FORCE A RECKONING The dramatic fall of oil prices could upend the American fracking industry, analysts said, as panic over the coronavirus outbreak lessened global demand and Saudi Arabia and Russia flooded the market with new supply. Oil prices suffered the steepest tailspin since the United States began bombing Iraq in the 1991 Gulf War. [HuffPost]

Editorial: Saudi slashing the oil price is a desperate gamble: here.

U.S. WARNS COMPANIES NOT TO MAKE FALSE VIRUS CLAIMS U.S. regulators warned seven companies to stop selling products with false claims that they can treat the new coronavirus. Those warned included The Jim Bakker Show. Last month, the disgraced former televangelist‘s program aired an episode in which a guest promoted silver particles in liquid, claiming it had been eliminated previous coronavirus strains in hours. [HuffPost]

Indian Wells Tennis Is First Large U.S. Sporting Event Canceled Over Coronavirus Fears: here.

ITALY LOCKS DOWN ENTIRE COUNTRY Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced all of Italy is on lockdown as the country tries to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The northern part of the country was already on lockdown. The new lockdown goes into effect on Tuesday and lasts until April 3. The country, which has about 60 million people, had over 9,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and at least 463 dead as of Monday. [HuffPost]

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