Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur)

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National political reporter at @NBCNews / sahil.kapur@nbcuni.com / DMs open

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Washington, D.C.

2009-02-01 05:18:57

👀 Dr. Birx predicts up to 200,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths 'if we do things almost perfectly' https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dr-deborah-birx-predicts-200-000-deaths-if-we-do-n1171876

NEW: Joblessness is soaring and scores of Americans are losing their health insurance during a deadly pandemic. Here’s what they can do now — and what they could do if Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump got their way on health care. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/what-white-house-contenders-have-suggested-uninsured-...

As someone who covered Rubio’s presidential campaign, it’s hard not to think about the contrast between what could have been and what has become.

As someone who covered Rubio’s presidential campaign, it’s hard not to think about the contrast between what could have been and what has become.

Today 13% of the NYPD is out sick, 4,651 officers. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said he expects 900 to have tested positive for coronavirus by tomorrow morning.

The shutdown has been framed by opponents as sacrificing the economy to improve public health. But this survey finds economists at America’s top schools broadly agreeing that *the economy would suffer more damage* if  #ReopenAmerica got its way. http://www.igmchicago.org/surveys/policy-for-the-covid-19-crisis/

Survey of leading economists:

"Abandoning severe lockdowns at a time when the likelihood of a resurgence in infections remains high will lead to greater total economic damage than sustaining the lockdowns to eliminate the resurgence risk."

0% disagree.

Survey of leading economists: "Abandoning severe lockdowns at a time when the likelihood of a resurgence in infections remains high will lead to greater total economic damage than sustaining the lockdowns to eliminate the resurgence risk." 0% disagree. http://www.igmchicago.org/surveys/policy-for-the-covid-19-crisis/

From  @CNN — Exclusive: Justice Department reviews stock trades by lawmakers after coronavirus briefings https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/justice-stock-trades-lawmakers-coronavirus/index.html

Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, reopened the school's campus last week. By Friday, nearly a dozen Liberty students were sick with symptoms that suggest Covid-19. https://nyti.ms/2UqPrcC

Fun fact: 15% of Hillary Clinton ‘08 supporters voted for John McCain over Barack Obama in the general election. https://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/04/exit.polls/

This stuff is bait and yall just fall for it. There remains no evidence Sanders-Trump voter crossover happened in any mass or unique numbers in 2016. To the extent we do know it happened, it was pretty consistent with normal primary-general dropoff -- be skeptical of this stuff

If you’re unsure why these words from Johnson are eyebrow-raising: A conservative PM is rebutting Margaret Thatcher’s (in)famous comment that “there is no such thing as society,” just individuals.

"One thing I think the coronavirus crisis has already proved is that there really is such a thing as a society".

We have colleagues who have died.

Some in our media can’t contain their glee & delight in reporting that the U.S. has more  #CoronaVirus cases than  #China Beyond being grotesque,its bad journalism We have NO IDEA how many cases China really has but without any doubt its significantly more than why they admit to

Why bother to tweet about this, of all things?

“President Trump is a ratings hit. Since reviving the daily White House briefing Mr. Trump and his coronavirus updates have attracted an average audience of 8.5 million on cable news, roughly the viewership of the season finale of ‘The Bachelor.’ Numbers are continuing to rise...

A message from an ICU physician I know, posting with his permission 👇

A message from an ICU physician I know, posting with his permission 👇

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