Mar 5, 2017

The best of this week in Axios

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Take the weekend to catch up on some of Axios' best stories from the week:

  1. Mike Allen got the inside scoop on the West Wing's attempts to discredit a NYTimes article.
  2. We played Go Fish with 12 cards that explain the populist movement consuming Europe.
  3. We rounded up all of the Russian diplomats who have been dying unexpectedly...
  4. We studied the Yin and Yang of Trump's brain
  5. The Sessions situation got sticky... we tracked all of the top lawmakers who want him out.
  6. We took a closer look at the Stephens, the ministers of Trump's truths.
  7. Stock markets have gone bananas for Trump so far, we looked at why that's likely to change.
  8. Snap went public... it was quite the spectacle.
  9. We highlighted the 12 things that mattered in Trump's Tuesday address.
  10. We got a hold of the leaked draft of the Obamacare repeal and replace plan... and broke it down into one fancy chart.

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History's largest lockdown leaves Indian workers stranded, afraid

A migrant worker on the move with his child, in Gurugram, India. Photo: Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty

Few moments better capture the world into which we've slipped than the decision of one man to order 1.4 billion into lockdown.

Why it matters: India’s three-week lockdown is the largest ever attempted, and it sparked South Asia's greatest migration since partition in 1947. While the economic effects could be devastating, the public health crisis it's intended to fend off could be more destructive still.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 782,319 — Total deaths: 37,582 — Total recoveries: 164,565.
  2. U.S.: Leads the world in confirmed cases. Total confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. ET: 161,807 — Total deaths: 2,953 — Total recoveries: 5,595.
  3. Federal government latest: The White House will extend its social distancing guidelines until April 30.
  4. State updates: Rural-state governors say testing is still inadequate, contradicting Trump — Virginia, Maryland and D.C. issue stay-at-home orders to residents, joining 28 other states.
  5. Business latest: Ford and General Electric aim to make 50,000 ventilators in 100 days.
  6. In photos: Navy hospital ship arrives in Manhattan.
  7. What should I do? Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk.
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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First U.S. service member dies from coronavirus

Photo: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.

The Pentagon on Monday announced the death of a member of the New Jersey National Guard who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: It's the first U.S. service member — active, reserve or Guard — to die from the virus, according to the Pentagon. The guardsman passed away on Saturday after being hospitalized for the novel coronavirus on March 21.

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