How Mexico Could Make $6 Billion From Negative Oil Prices

Mexico is on track to cash in on a $6 billion windfall once its massive insurance program against low oil prices kicks in following a dramatic plunge in prices, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday. For the past two decades, Mexico has locked in its oil revenue via put options it buys from … Read more How Mexico Could Make $6 Billion From Negative Oil Prices

Hong Kong Upcycler Turns Trash to Coronavirus Protective Gear

A Hong Kong upcycler is turning household waste into face masks and goggles amid the battle against the coronavirus. None of the items are scientifically proven to protect wearers, but with a shortage of proper protective equipment, his designs are drawing attention. Trash becomes treasure – treasure fit for a virus pandemic. Fong Yik-hang is … Read more Hong Kong Upcycler Turns Trash to Coronavirus Protective Gear

Trump Says He Was Told ‘A Lot More Than Democrats’ About Coronavirus in January

President Donald Trump met at the White House Tuesday with Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, who says he’ll announce his plans this week to start reopening his state. DeSantis told Trump that Florida’s ability to test people for the virus now exceeds current demand and that moving to the first phase of reopening the economy … Read more Trump Says He Was Told ‘A Lot More Than Democrats’ About Coronavirus in January

Covid-19 Will Change How We Fly Forever

Higher fares, fewer routes, pre-flight health checks and less free food: The coronavirus pandemic is ushering in a new era of air travel. A seismic shift is underway as the world’s airlines reassess their operations and how they will look emerging from the crisis. At eerily empty airports, mask-wearing and social distancing already show a … Read more Covid-19 Will Change How We Fly Forever

First Responders at Work After Covid-19 Worry They Might Get Sick Again

Across the country, hundreds, if not thousands, of first responders have contracted the coronavirus as they helped battle the pandemic. But unlike most Americans, they don’t have the luxury waiting for a full recovery. With N95 masks swinging from their duty belts and disposable blue gloves hanging out of their back pockets, America’s first responders … Read more First Responders at Work After Covid-19 Worry They Might Get Sick Again

20,000-Person Moria Refugee Camp in Lesbos, Greece Braces for Coronavirus

“If this virus gets into this camp with this overcrowding who will come and help?” The largest refugee camp in Greece — housing 20,000 and designed for under 3,000 — is bracing for Covid-19. Here’s a rare insider’s view into Moria camp. Footage via Refocus Media Labs Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON … Read more 20,000-Person Moria Refugee Camp in Lesbos, Greece Braces for Coronavirus

Harvard University Says It Won’t Take Federal Stimulus Money

Harvard University, the richest U.S. college, said it won’t accept federal stimulus funds after a barrage of criticism, including from President Donald Trump. The U.S. government’s $2 trillion stimulus to combat the effects of coronavirus lockdowns across the country provided about $12.5 billion in direct aid for all colleges. Distribution of the funds was determined … Read more Harvard University Says It Won’t Take Federal Stimulus Money

AOC Blasts Republicans Who Blame Democrats for Holding Up Small Business Aid

New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is slamming Republicans who are blaming Democrats for holding up additional funding for small businesses. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, whose district is one of the hardest hit areas in New York, says “it’s a joke” that Republicans say they are working urgently to help Americans. The Paycheck Protection Program exhausted its $350 … Read more AOC Blasts Republicans Who Blame Democrats for Holding Up Small Business Aid

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Successfully Launches 60 Starlink Satellites into Orbit

Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched a batch of 60 of its Starlink broadband internet satellites, the seventh launch of the project. With this launch, Musk’s company has put more than 420 of its nearly 12,000 planned satellites into orbit. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake … Read more Elon Musk’s SpaceX Successfully Launches 60 Starlink Satellites into Orbit

Earth Day: Face Masks Are Ending Up in Oceans

The conservation group OceansAsia has found a dismaying by-product of the COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong – face masks washing up on the beaches of the territory’s remote Soko Islands. In this footage uploaded on February 28, OceansAsia founder Gary Stokes can be seen on one of the beaches of the islands, which are located … Read more Earth Day: Face Masks Are Ending Up in Oceans

Netflix Swears It Won’t Run Out of TV Shows During the Pandemic

Faced with an unprecedented global health crisis that has frozen businesses around the world, Netflix Inc. is reassuring customers (and investors) that it won’t run out of new TV shows or movies anytime soon. The company has already finished production on almost all of its slate for this year, and has also finished filming many … Read more Netflix Swears It Won’t Run Out of TV Shows During the Pandemic

‘Just Do the Job:’ Cuomo Says He Put Politics Aside in Meeting With Trump

Setting aside their differences for at least an afternoon, President Donald Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed in an Oval Office meeting to work to double coronavirus testing in the hard-hit state over the next few weeks. #Coronavirus #COVID19 #CoronavirusUpdates “We will work together to help them secure additional tests,” Trump said after … Read more ‘Just Do the Job:’ Cuomo Says He Put Politics Aside in Meeting With Trump

Cemetery Races to Keep Up as New York Virus Deaths Mount

The streets are eerily quiet. Barely a soul walks by. But when Rabbi Shmuel Plafker arrives at the cemetery, it’s buzzing: Vans pulling in with bodies aboard, mounds of dirt piling up as graves are dug open, a line of white signs pressed into the ground marking plots that are newly occupied. Some of the … Read more Cemetery Races to Keep Up as New York Virus Deaths Mount

AOC: Biden ‘Needs a Real Plan to Extend Health Care to Young People’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she wants to hear Democratic hopeful Joe Biden speak in detail on how to provide health care for everyone. The freshman congresswoman from Queens, New York tells The Associated Press that Biden is “struggling” with millenials and people of color and needs to describe how he’d preserve Medicare, for example, for people … Read more AOC: Biden ‘Needs a Real Plan to Extend Health Care to Young People’

U.S. Not Testing Enough for States to Reopen, Experts Say

There is no argument that testing is the key to reopening the nation’s virus-shuttered schools and businesses. But a gap is opening over how much testing is enough — and many public-health experts worry the current level could cost lives and even set back efforts to reopen. #Coronavirus #COVID19 #CoronavirusUpdates The Trump administration says the … Read more U.S. Not Testing Enough for States to Reopen, Experts Say