Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • Total knee replacements are out, for now. Here’s what else is impacted by non-urgent elective surgery bans (ABC)
  • Accountants at centre of multi-million-dollar ‘dummy director’ scam shut down (ABC)
  • Reinforcing Australia’s coronavirus frontline: Retired nurses to return and rundown hospitals reopen (New Daily)
  • NT coronavirus cases rise to eight, Parap Markets cancelled (ABC)
  • WA Government inquest response labelled too little, too late (NIT)
  • Prince Charles Tests Positive For Coronavirus (Ten)
  • Opinion

  • Grattan on Friday: Which leaders and health experts will be on the right side of history on COVID-19 policy? (The Conversation)
  • On the wrong side of the ditch (Overland)
  • Politics with Michelle Grattan: Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty on the coronavirus crisis and the timeline for a vaccine (The Conversation)
  • What dreams may come: ‘Hamnet’ (The Monthly)
  • I fled from coronavirus in New York. I was shocked by what I saw in Sydney (ABC)
  • Australia’s (temporary) welfare catch-up (Inside Story)
  • Business

  • Investment fund to receive public warning from Asic over Dunk Island redevelopment (The Guardian)
  • Keeping NSW jobs the goal of second coronavirus stimulus package (ABC)
  • Which jobs are most at risk from the coronavirus shutdown? (The Conversation)
  • Positive Australian Covid-19 cases rise to 2,793 and states eye tighter restrictions – as it happened (The Guardian)
  • ‘Most photographed’ Wall Street trader contracts coronavirus (SMH)
  • Home-owning dream on hold as Tasmanian property market braces for coronavirus hit (ABC)
  • World

  • I’m a doctor at Italy’s hardest-hit hospital. I had to decide who got a ventilator and who didn’t (ABC)
  • US charges Venezuela’s Maduro issues bounty (Deutsche Welle)
  • ‘Let hospitals decide,’ experts warn, as chloroquine hype triggers rush on pharmacies (France 24)
  • Europe marks 25th anniversary of open borders with closed ones (ABC)
  • Coronavirus in the Balkans: Can disasters defeat hatred? (Deutsche Welle)
  • At least 385 dead as NY cases spike, hospitals overwhelmed: Cuomo (Al Jazeera English)
  • Climate

  • As the ocean warms, marine species relocate toward the poles (Science Daily)
  • Under extreme heat and drought, trees hardly benefit from an increased CO2 level (Science Daily)
  • Wood Mackenzie: ‘Low-risk’ renewables now offer same return as oil and gas projects (IEEFA)
  • UK greenhouse gas emissions fall for seventh year in a row (The Guardian)
  • Less ice, more methane from northern lakes: A result from global warming (Science Daily)
  • Victoria council works around Covid-19 restrictions to approve 200MW solar farm (Renew Economy)
  • Sport

  • NRL players face 87% pay cuts after staff and coaches stood down (The Guardian)
  • The Breakdown | Rugby in Wales has survived mass shutdown before and will again (The Guardian)
  • World Rugby readying plan to save nations from financial collapse (The Guardian)
  • Geelong coach Chris Scott defends AFL players amid pay cut negotiations (ABC)
  • Indy 500 postponed until August because of coronavirus pandemic (BBC Sport)
  • ‘Have to keep an eye’ on players and staff living alone – Justin Langer (Cricinfo)
  • Further reading

  • The power of proximity and the theatre of touch: what losing live audiences may mean for theatre (The Conversation)
  • My psychosis (Aeon)
  • We just glimpsed how a “digital dollar” might work, thanks to coronavirus (MIT Tech Review)
  • The Masculinization of Little Lord Fauntleroy (Jstor)
  • Under-the-Hill Saloon in Natchez, Mississippi (Atlas Obscura)
  • A Doctor Puts Telemedicine to the Test During COVID-19 – Issue 83: Intelligence (Nautilus)

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