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Trump Ally in Europe Uses COVID-19 Fears to Grab Power

President Donald Trump welcomes visiting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to the White House in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2019. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.On Monday, Hungary’s parliament awarded its nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orban, the power to rule by decree until…

Doctors Are Being Told That Wearing Masks “Might Freak Out Patients”

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.As hospitals face a wave of patients with COVID-19, Dr. Christopher Garofalo, a family physician in Massachusetts, has become increasingly concerned about physicians working without masks and other protective equipment. In private Facebook groups for doctors, Garofalo asked them to share their experiences—and he…

President Trump Argues That More Voting Means More Republican Losses

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.President Trump just flat-out admitted that Republicans will lose elections if more people vote. “The things they had in there were crazy,” Trump said on Monday morning, discussing voting provisions pushed by Democrats in a coronavirus response package. “They had things, levels of…

Our Recent Pandemic History Hurt Our Response to COVID-19

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been, if anything, far worse than President Trump on the coronavirus front. Keep hugging and kissing! Go to restaurants! Keep the economy going! But that’s finally changed: As virus cases have begun surging, the president…