Iowa Sends National Guard Troops to Defend Meat Plants From Virus – Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- Hundreds of National Guard personnel are being activated in Iowa as coronavirus sweeps through meat-processing plants in a state that accounts for about a third of U.S. pork supply.Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said 250 National Guard members have been moved to full-time federal duty statusSource: Iowa Sends National Guard Troops to Defend Meat …

This Isn’t the Flattened Curve We Were Promised – Bloomberg

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- “Flatten the curve” has become the mantra of the global effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic. It’s a powerful and immensely valuable image, helping people understand why their sacrifices are necessary to save lives.It’s also wrong in a crucial way: The dying won’t be overSource: This Isn’t the Flattened Curve We Were …

Woodrow Wilson lied about ‘1918 Spanish Flu,’ likely helping it spread – MSNBC

Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. is compared to President Woodrow Wilson’s response to the ‘Spanish Flu’ outbreak during WWI, during which Wilson lied to the public to prevent panic about the deadly, viral outbreak that killed 675,000 Americans. Presidential historian Michael Beschloss joins Joy Reid to discuss.Source: Trump response to …