The Coronavirus Lockdown Means I Suddenly Care About Your Baby—A Lot

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast/Photos Getty Just a few weeks ago, back when we could go out and live life unencumbered by social distancing, I stared down a baby brunching with his family across from my table. He wore a kangaroo onesie and looked me right in the eye as he rubbed scrambled … Read more

Woke Butler Service Faces Worker Rage Over Coronavirus

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty Hello Alfred, a casual butler startup that caters largely to affluent people in large cities, is battling internal unrest as it continues operating during the coronavirus outbreak.  The “Alfreds,” the workers who perform the housekeeping, delivery, and errand services offered by the company, are carrying out a reduced … Read more

Trump’s Using ‘Chinese Virus’ to Pull a Fast One on Dems

As President Trump changed his tune about the coronavirus this past week, shifting on a dime from shrugging it off to calling it “the invisible enemy” America is at war with, he also began referring to it as the “Chinese Virus.” Using racist or racially inflected language, and waiting for Democrats to respond with fury, … Read more

Indian Migrant Workers Crowd Trains, Defying Virus Curfew

Indian migrant workers attempting to reach their home villages have crowded a railway station in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, defying a 14-hour “people’s curfew” that Prime Minister Narendra Modi called to stem a surge in coronavirus cases in the world’s second-most populous country.

Coronavirus live updates: US now third highest globally in COVID-19 total cases

The United States now has 26,747 diagnosed COVID-19 cases, the third highest total globally, while the number of deaths around the world has now surpassed 13,000. Oregon issued such an order on Friday night, joining states that include California, Illinois and New York. The respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, has reached every continent except … Read more