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The American System

Apr 2020

April 20, 2020

April 21, 2020

In Worst Day Ever For Petroleum Markets, May Oil Futures Plunge Deep Into Negative Territory As Covid Shrinks World Demand; Dow Dives 592; Eager To Make US Motorists, Commuters, And Farmers Pay To Prop Putin And MBS, Trump Orders 75 Million Bbl For US Strategic Reserve; 

Trump’s Dress Rehearsal Of Hooligan Shock Troops For November Yields Meager Results; Anti-Distancing Demonstrations Crippled By Pitifully Low Turnout Despite Active Support From White House And State GOP Apparatus; Only Complicity Of Cable Networks Has Camouflaged A Failed Attempt By Republicans; 

Broad-Based Pew Poll Finds That 65% Of Adults Think Trump’s Covid Response Was Too Slow; Just 39% Trust Trump During Pandemic, While 52% Can See He Is Lying;

In NBC-WSJ Poll, 58% Fear Overhasty Abolition Of Stay At Home Measures, While Minority Of 32% Fear Shutdowns Will Last Too Long; Just 44% Approve Of Trump’s Handling Outbreak, With No Rally Round Effect To Be Found; In Fundamental Shift, 73% Are Now Afraid Family Members Will Be Stricken, As Compared With 53% In March; Don Losing Battle Of Public Opinion;

Serious Proposals For Daily Testing Range From Harvard Estimate Of 5 Million To TWSP’s Starting Point Of 10 Million (Testing All Americans Once A Month) To NYU Professor’s Guess Of 35 Million Per Day (Testing Entire US Every 2 Weeks);

Breaking: Pandemic Author Laurie Garrett Reports Signs Of Second Wuhan Epidemic Emerging In Northern China Along Russian Border; Is Xi Covering This One Up Too?