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In March, US deaths from COVID-19 totaled less than 2% of all deaths

As Lee notes, total COVID-19 deaths could still increase significantly this season, but even then we must ask what percentage of total deaths warrants an international panic. Is it 5 percent? Ten percent? The question has never been addressed, and so far, a figure of 1 percent of total deaths in some places is being treated as a reason to forcibly shut down the global economy.

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Bern out: Sanders suspends his presidential campaign

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suspended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on April 8.

“Please know that I do not make this decision lightly. In fact it’s been a very difficult and painful decision,” Sanders told supporters in a livestream from his home in Burlington.

“If I believed I had a feasible path to the nomination I would have continued this campaign.”

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