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  • Donald Trump is now accusing the Chinese government of making a “horrible mistake” in its coronavirus response and of orchestrating a cover-up that allowed the virus to spread around the world.
  • An Upper East Side woman who was almost stabbed to death by her roommate says she "only had her attacker’s best interests in mind when she criticized her excessive drinking" during the coronavirus lockdown.
  • Carnival Cruise is planning to resume some of its North American cruise service this summer starting August 1st, can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want to be the first in line to do that.
  • Some nonessential businesses in Brooklyn, including several clothing stores, shoe stores and Judaica gift centers, have begun quietly reopening.
  • The New Yorker wrote about mourning during quarantine: “Pain is cruel because it doesn’t stop the world from turning, but, for now, the world has stopped turning, relative to its usual pace.”
  • A Brooklyn man has continued his quest to run 100 100-mile races in 100 consecutive weeks by running on a treadmill in his apartment.
  • Ah yes, here is a relatable story about cigar aficionados meeting up to hang out by enjoying cigars "from the open windows of their socially-distanced Mercedes sedans and G-Wagons."
  • Seattle has a plan to end their lockdown, and The Daily Beast writes it may not work.
  • A senior engineer and Vice President at Amazon has “quit in dismay” because Amazon has been “firing whistleblowers who were making noise about warehouse employees frightened of COVID-19”—he called the company “chickenshit” for firing and disparaging employees who have organized protests.
  • Jerry Seinfeld talked to the Times about his upcoming comedy special, being “post-show business,” and comedy during and after the pandemic.
  • Why have the Queens neighborhoods of Flushing and Corona had such different experiences handling the outbreak of COVID-19?
  • SNL released a cut-for-time sketch in which Beck Bennett gives Architectural Digest a tour of his home.
  • Here are some suggestions on where to start listening to legendary afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, who died over the weekend at 79.
  • And finally, this is the most pure thing I've seen all week (yes I know it's only Monday, but does that really matter at this point?):