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Re: World Coronavirus News II with Updates
« Reply #600 on: March 25, 2020, 05:02:24 PM »
Iran And Italy Are Paying A Hefty Price For Close Ties With Communist China

Iran and Italy's economies are worsening, and their people are suffering most in this Wuhan virus outbreak — all because of their leaders’ short-sighted and foolish decisions.

The coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has now swept through 126 countries, infected close to 170,000 people worldwide, and is responsible for more than 6,400 deaths as of March 15. China is leading the world in the number of confirmed cases and deaths. What many people find shocking is that Italy and Iran are the second- and third-hardest hit nations in this outbreak.

By any common-sense measure, both countries should have much lower numbers of confirmed cases and deaths because they are geographically far from the epicenter of the outbreak. The reason these two countries are suffering the most outside China is mainly due to their close ties with Beijing, primarily through the “One Belt and One Road” (OBOR) initiative.

OBOR is Beijing’s foreign policy play disguised as infrastructure investment. Here’s how it works: China and country X agree to do an infrastructure project in country X. Country X has to borrow from a Chinese bank to finance the project. A contract is always awarded to Chinese companies, which then bring supplies and Chinese employees to country X to build the project. Clearly, the country that benefits most from this initiative is China.

The OBOR provides new markets and consistent demand for China’s goods and services, creates employment opportunities for Chinese workers, and gives China access to strategically important locations and natural resources. Beijing’s real objective is to leverage its newly gained financial power to greatly expand its geopolitical influence as well as its economic and military footing from Asia to Europe and Africa.

While this initiative has worked out well for China’s strategic interests, it hasn’t done the same for participating countries. At least eight countries that signed on the OBOR initiative are so indebted to the Chinese that they had to hand over their strategic assets to China to offset their debt. Despite these worrisome precedents, leaders in both Italy and Iran eagerly signed up to OBOR in 2019, hoping the red capital from Communist China would rescue their nations from economic woes. Now they are paying a dear price for it...


Excerpted from: https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/17/iran-and-italy-are-paying-a-hefty-price-for-close-ties-with-communist-china/

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Re: World Coronavirus News II with Updates
« Reply #601 on: March 25, 2020, 05:06:52 PM »
Just in case our government inexplicably fails us.
DIY Respirator #2 (improved version)
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To heck with a filter mask. If I had those skills I’d scare up some scotch tape & popsicle sticks and build me an ICU bed.

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« Reply #602 on: March 25, 2020, 10:45:22 PM »
Here is Robert Spalding again:
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Using the Name ‘CCP Virus’ Holds Chinese Regime Responsible for Global Crisis, Expert Says
By Cathy He   March 24, 2020

“It’s clearly not because of China or the Chinese people that we’re dealing with a global pandemic,” said Robert Spalding, former senior director for strategy at the White House National Security Council and author of “Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept,” in an interview with The Epoch Times.

“It’s because of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).”

...

Spalding said it’s important to distinguish between the Chinese regime and Chinese people, and cast light on the fact that the “regime’s secrecy and control is the reason that we are dealing with a pandemic today, which has caused trillions of dollars in economic destruction across the globe.”

Read more at:  https://www.ntd.com/using-the-name-ccp-virus-holds-chinese-regime-responsible-for-global-crisis-expert-says_448195.html

See full article.
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Re: World Coronavirus News II with Updates
« Reply #603 on: March 26, 2020, 12:08:05 AM »
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China Is Lashing Out Because Wuhan Flu Has Unmasked It To The World
Communist China’s leaders are afraid because they feel a parallel to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which hardened everyone’s resolve and awakened a sleeping giant.
By Sumantra Maitra
March 24, 2020

The Chinese communists are afraid. You might not guess it from the invertebrate and borderline anti-national corporate media parroting Chinese state propaganda, but they are. Beijing is shaken. Their dream of dominating the globe eventually, with the slow overstretch and collapse of the Pax Americana, was considered a matter of destiny.

Then suddenly, it all was shaken. A combination of incompetence, criminal negligence, and totalitarian suppression of a new devastating virus originating from the raw meat and wet markets of interior China let it rage through the globe.

The world’s first postmodern global pandemic, preventable but not prevented, has so far already caused the deaths of more than 13,000 people, torched all the major power centers, decimated the service sector, pushed the global economy to the brink of an unprecedented recession, devastated the stock market, closed the borders of all the great powers, ended global cooperation on vaccines, and rocked the boat of globalisation in ways unthinkable since the peak days of the autarkic 1930s. If this is the hegemonic order of the future superpower, then civilization is doomed.

More:  https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/24/china-is-lashing-out-because-wuhan-flu-has-unmasked-it-to-the-world/

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« Reply #604 on: March 26, 2020, 12:17:27 AM »
As long as the Chinese people tolerate their rulers they are responsible for what they've done.

The regime's power comes from the people who do its bidding.

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« Reply #605 on: March 26, 2020, 07:24:25 AM »
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China, U.S. to set aside differences in G20 coronavirus summit: SCMP

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States are expected to call a timeout on their coronavirus blame game and focus on the challenges of the pandemic when leaders of the G20 nations hold talks via video conference on Thursday, the South China Morning Post said.

The virus has spread around the globe, infecting more than 470,000 people and killing more than 20,000, since it emerged in central China late last year.

The leaders are expected to agree that the outbreak is a threat to humanity and will set up a mechanism to share information and experiences in fighting the disease, the paper said, citing a draft statement to be discussed at the summit.

More at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-g20-differences/china-u-s-to-set-aside-differences-in-g20-coronavirus-summit-scmp-idUSKBN21D0CB

Taiwan, sounds like someone broke the quarantined, fined.... $32,000+ American.


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Virus Outbreak: Taipei quarantine breaker found, fined NT$1 million

    By Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

A Taipei resident who had breached his home quarantine order was found on Tuesday night in an Internet cafe and fined NT$1 million (US$32,976), Taipei Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang (黃珊珊) said yesterday, as the Taipei City Government announced a short-term COVID-19 relief plan.

Huang on Tuesday afternoon publicized the name of the man, Chen Tse (陳冊), who on Saturday last week returned from Beijing and was ordered to undergo 14-day home quarantine.

However, city monitoring officials were unable to contact him by mobile phone or at his home.

Read more at:  https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2020/03/26/2003733389

Front page image, Taipei Times:


Somewhere I read this was a crisis like the 1939 invasion of Europe, I'm not sure if it is the biggest crisis since. It's hard to put in perspective.

Also, per Robert Spalding's words, I'd just chime in and say, it's not the people who concealed the truth, there were whistle blowers.
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Re: World Coronavirus News II with Updates
« Reply #606 on: March 26, 2020, 07:31:56 AM »
Oh, here is more on the fertility issue. I have no idea what to make of that....
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 Wuhan doctors plan long-term look at coronavirus impact on male sex hormone


    Blood samples from Covid-19 patients in small-scale study indicate what could be a testicle malfunction, researchers say
    Results ‘not conclusive and require further investigation’


Stephen Chen in Beijing      Published: 6:00pm, 26 Mar, 2020

Doctors in the central Chinese city of Wuhan plan to embark on a long-term study of the effects of the coronavirus
on the male reproductive system, building on small-scale research indicating that the pathogen could affect sex hormone levels in men.

Though still preliminary and not peer reviewed, the study is the first clinical observation of the potential impact of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, on the male reproductive system, especially among younger groups.

In a paper published on the preprint research platform medRxiv.org, the researchers – from Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University and the Hubei Clinical Research Centre for Prenatal Diagnosis and Birth Health – said they analysed blood samples from 81 men aged 20 to 54 who tested positive for the coronavirus and were hospitalised in January.

Read more at:  https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3077113/wuhan-doctors-plan-long-term-look-coronavirus-impact-male-sex

If there was any kind of issue, the more important for avoiding it.

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Re: World Coronavirus News II with Updates
« Reply #607 on: March 26, 2020, 07:38:07 AM »
Taiwan, sounds like someone broke the quarantined, fined.... $32,000+ American.


Front page image, Taipei Times:


Somewhere I read this was a crisis like the 1939 invasion of Europe, I'm not sure if it is the biggest crisis since. It's hard to put in perspective.

Also, per Robert Spalding's words, I'd just chime in and say, it's not the people who concealed the truth, there were whistle blowers.

Since he was at the internet cafe, I am assuming it was open and the people running it should have been fined also?
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Re: World Coronavirus News II with Updates
« Reply #608 on: March 26, 2020, 07:44:09 AM »
Since he was at the internet cafe, I am assuming it was open and the people running it should have been fined also?
Something missing here...

But the man was quarantined because he came back from China, Beijing... so maybe the internet cafe was not quarantined.

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« Reply #609 on: March 26, 2020, 09:59:14 AM »
This is going to be shorter and faster than people think

JoNova 3/26/2020

http://joannenova.com.au/2020/03/this-is-going-to-be-shorter-and-faster-than-people-think/

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Option three gathers wings

Finally the world is tossing out the pointless old Influenza Pandemic plan that called for six months of slow bleeding. Leaders are waking up to the high speed, hard and fast option. Tonight 20% of the worlds’ population are crushing that curve with a full lockdown because it’s the only option. 1.3 billion people in India are now in a three week home quarantine, joining France, Italy, China, Poland, Spain, Belgium, the United Kingdom, New York, California, South Africa, Colombia, Bolivia, Jordan and Tunisia and New Zealand. Sadly half a million people (at least) have caught Covid-19 and there will be another few doublings before the new lockdowns even start to show on the graphs.

The worst of this will hopefully be over in four to six weeks. Not six months. The sooner we start the better. It’s not the end of the world to mind the kids at home (parents do it every school holidays).

The difference between Covid-19 and Influenza is that this disease is so awful we can afford (we have to afford) to eradicate it — or at the very least — deal with it, find a treatment, a cure, a vaccine. Everyone thinks we can’t possibly stop Influenza, but the truth is, if it hurt this much, we could. We’d find a way. We don’t because the price is just too high.

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Re: World Coronavirus News II with Updates
« Reply #610 on: March 26, 2020, 10:05:25 AM »
Trump might yet pull off a gamechanger thanks to chloroquine

JoNova 3/26/2020

http://joannenova.com.au/2020/03/trump-might-yet-pull-off-a-gamechanger-thanks-to-chloroquine/

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A High Stakes Game

If the trials of the anti-malarial chloroquine (or variants) work, Trump will get away with all the understatements he said in February.

On twitter the combination of Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin are known as #TrumpPills. The trials started Tuesday. We don’t know the results but doctors are buying up pharmacy stocks across the US — presumably to protect themselves (hopefully).

As the death tolls mounts, the Democrats are surely planning to put all the Trump quotes like “it’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle” on high rotation leading up to the election. But if the trials of anti-viral agents bring good news, he can reframe the past as if he was betting on that in February. (Perhaps he was?)

Key takeaway: “Our experience suggests that hydroxychloroquine, with or without a Z-Pak, should be a first-line treatment. Unfortunately, there is already a shortage of hydroxychloroquine.

The whole world will be watching these results. Spare a thought for Indonesia which has ordered 3 million chloroquine tablets in a population of 260 million people and where people are falling in the streets today.

But if it’s not Chloroquine, there are plenty of other possibles: like blood plasma from survivors.

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Re: World Coronavirus News II with Updates
« Reply #611 on: March 26, 2020, 10:16:29 AM »
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"Journalism is about covering the news.  With a pillow.  Until it stops moving."    - Iowahawk

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« Reply #612 on: March 26, 2020, 11:20:38 AM »
Somewhere along the way, there were Twitter posts regarding a New York health official stating Coronavirus concerns were "misinformation" and telling people to enjoy traditional celebrations in Chinatown.  I can't seem to find it.

Can anyone direct me to the right link?
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« Reply #613 on: March 26, 2020, 11:23:04 AM »
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Coronavirus: Australia reverses 30 minute hair appointment rule

Australia has reversed a decision to limit hairdressing appointments to just 30 minutes following a backlash.

However, while appointments can now go on for longer, hairdressers and barbers must still observe the "four square metre per person" rule.

Salons have been allowed to remain open, despite other businesses being closed amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-52048530

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Re: World Coronavirus News II with Updates
« Reply #614 on: March 26, 2020, 11:32:42 AM »
@Lando Lincoln  , No, I haven't heard a thing about Chinatown .

While, here, the Atlantic published this story yesterday, unrelated to above question. Denmark is "freezing" their economy.

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‘Do More—Fast. Don’t Wait.’
Derek Thompson
Denmark, which is basically freezing its economy, has a message for America.

Around the world, countries are seeking to lock down their populations to halt the spread of the coronavirus, “freeze” their economies in place, and help people survive the ice age by any means necessary.

Denmark’s version of ice-age economics goes like this: To discourage mass layoffs, the government will pay employers up to 90 percent of the salaries of workers who go home and don’t work. The plan could require the government to spend as much as 13 percent of its GDP in three months—roughly the equivalent of a $2.5 trillion stimulus in the United States spread out over just 13 weeks.

In the 48 hours since I first wrote about this plan, I have heard from politicians and policy makers around the world, including Spain, the UK, and Australia. To go deeper on this radical idea, I spoke on Monday with Peter Hummelgaard, the Employment Minister of Denmark. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Read more at:  https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/denmark-has-a-message-for-america-do-more-fast/608629/?src=rss

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« Reply #615 on: March 26, 2020, 11:37:14 AM »
Here it is.  Commissioner Oxiris Barbot, February 9:

https://twitter.com/NYCHealthCommr/status/1226508570646269954

Commissioner Oxiris Barbot

@NYCHealthCommr
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Today our city is celebrating the #LunarNewYear parade in Chinatown, a beautiful cultural tradition with a rich history in our city. I want to remind everyone to enjoy the parade and not change any plans due to misinformation spreading about #coronavirus.
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For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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« Reply #616 on: March 26, 2020, 11:49:33 AM »
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Prof. Steve Hanke
@steve_hanke
Behind the scenes of #China's "zero case" act, #Hospitals are refusing to treat potential #COVID19 victims to keep their new cases #'s low. 

Never trust the #CCP. #CommunismKills.


https://twitter.com/steve_hanke/status/1243193865579921411
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Department of State
@StateDept
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: I made it clear to our #G7 partners – especially to our friends in Italy and the rest of Europe – that the United States remains committed to assisting them in all possible ways.

https://twitter.com/StateDept/status/1243168429005320195
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The Epoch Times
@EpochTimes
“The CCP must be held to account for what the world is now suffering.”

Sen. Josh @HawleyMO
 and Rep. @EliseStefanik
 are calling for an international probe into #Beijing’s handling of the #CCPVirus-caused #Pandemic.


https://twitter.com/EpochTimes/status/1243178392599638029

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China in Focus - NTD
@ChinaInFocusNTD
“Chinese corporations operating in America must not be eligible for the upcoming trillion-dollar bailout, now or ever."

Rep. @mattgaetz
 has proposed a bill that would prevent funds from flowing into #China.


#CCPVirus #coronavirus

https://twitter.com/ChinaInFocusNTD/status/1242982344887341060

It's almost an act of war.... we don't know enough but still, at the least, a greatly negligent act.


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Re: World Coronavirus News II with Updates
« Reply #617 on: March 26, 2020, 12:27:28 PM »
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Rebel-held Syria braces for coronavirus 'tsunami' -- without soap, running water or the prospect of social distancing
By Gul Tuysuz, Arwa Damon, Zaher Jaber and Eyad Kourdi, CNN

Everything Fatima Um Ali needs to protect herself and her family from the novel coronavirus is out of reach. There is no running water, soap is expensive and hand sanitizer is an unaffordable luxury. She cannot even imagine what social distancing for her family of 16 would look like in the three tents they share in a makeshift camp near the Turkish-Syrian border.

"We try with our limited capabilities to keep clean. All those sanitizers, cleaning materials that you are talking about, we can't get," Um Ali tells CNN.

She lives in one of the many camps that have cropped up in the fields, olive groves, and rolling hills of Syria's rebel-held Idlib province. Most of the children have runny noses from exposure to harsh living conditions.

Read more at: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/rebel-held-syria-braces-for-coronavirus-tsunami-without-soap-running-water-or-the-prospect-of-social-distancing/ar-BB11JBQu

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Turkish-occupied Syria cuts off water to 400,000 during pandemic
Turkish-backed far-right militants cut off the water to 400,000 Syrians, including tens of thousands of children, during the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports in eastern Syria.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN   MARCH 26, 2020

Turkish-backed far right militants cut off the water to 400,000 Syrians, including tens of thousands of children, during the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports in eastern Syria. It comes at the worst possible time for people in Syria, including Kurdish and Christian minorities, who are in lockdowns due to the pandemic and now have no water. The area is already threatened by the virus because the international community has cut off aid and does not provide testing for the virus.

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces defeated ISIS a year ago in eastern Syria but now millions of people who live in the area lack access to basic needs. Turkey invaded part of eastern Syria in October 2019 after the US withdrew. 

Read more at: https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Turkish-occupied-Syria-cuts-off-water-to-400000-during-pandemic-622467

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33-year-old Turkish woman with chronic disease dies due to coronavirus: report

By TM -  March 26, 2020



Dilek Tahtalı, a 33-year-old woman with a chronic disease, has become one of the latest victims of the coronavirus in Turkey, the Hürriyet Daily News reported, a worrisome development since until now, the elderly were believed to be the main at-risk group for contracting COVID-19, caused by the deadly virus.

Tahtalı, who worked as administrative assistant at a private hospital in İstanbul, had been admitted to a public healthcare institution with high fever and fatigue.

She had been suffering from a rheumatic disease since childhood and was taking medication for it.

Read more at: https://www.turkishminute.com/2020/03/26/33-year-old-turkish-woman-with-chronic-disease-dies-due-to-coronavirus-report/

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« Reply #618 on: March 26, 2020, 12:32:24 PM »
Here it is.  Commissioner Oxiris Barbot, February 9:

https://twitter.com/NYCHealthCommr/status/1226508570646269954

Commissioner Oxiris Barbot

@NYCHealthCommr
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Today our city is celebrating the #LunarNewYear parade in Chinatown, a beautiful cultural tradition with a rich history in our city. I want to remind everyone to enjoy the parade and not change any plans due to misinformation spreading about #coronavirus.

www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,395838.msg2176762.html




It was more than one city official.  Mark D. Levine is the Chair of New York City Council health committee.
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« Reply #619 on: March 26, 2020, 12:36:12 PM »
www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,395838.msg2176762.html




It was more than one city official.  Mark D. Levine is the Chair of New York City Council health committee.

Thank you @Once-Ler.  That is what I was looking for in the archives. 
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« Reply #620 on: March 26, 2020, 12:54:47 PM »
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Coronavirus Outbreak
Virus Has Brazil’s Bolsonaro Facing Governor ‘Insurrection’
By Associated Press
March 25, 2020 09:37 PM

 SAO PAULO - Brazil’s governors on Wednesday rebelled against President Jair Bolsonaro’s call for life to return to pre-coronavirus normalcy, saying his proposal to reopen schools and businesses runs counter to recommendations from health experts and endangers Latin America’s largest population.

State governors, many of whom have adopted strict measures to limit gatherings in their regions, defied the president’s instructions in a nationwide address Tuesday evening that they lift the restrictions and limit isolation only to the elderly and those with longstanding health problems.

The governors weren’t the only defiant ones. Virus plans challenged by Bolsonaro were upheld by the Supreme Court. The heads of both congressional houses criticized his televised speech. Companies donated supplies to state anti-virus efforts. And even some of his staunch supporters joined his detractors.

Read more at: https://www.voanews.com/science-health/coronavirus-outbreak/virus-has-brazils-bolsonaro-facing-governor-insurrection

Per dissident Iranian media, Iran seems to lead the world in deaths:

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Coronavirus Crisis in Iran: Dimensions, Causes as MEK Announced Exceeded 11,000 Deaths
Written by  Staff Writer   26th March 2020

In a webinar: Mohammad Mohaddessin, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), addresses the causes for the spread of coronavirus in Iran, Iranian regime’s cover-up, mismanagement and politicizing the issue to get international sanctions lifted. He also referred to the rising number of casualties, which according to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK) has exceeded 11,000. 

The full text of remarks by Mr. Mohammad Mohaddessin: 

Ladies and gentlemen,

The world is dealing with Coronavirus crisis. The situation in Iran is different in many respects, it is alarming, catastrophic and is getting worse by the day. For us as Iranians, this is a pressing humanitarian issue since our people from all age groups and all over Iran are perishing in broad daylight. Urgent international action is needed.

More:  https://www.ncr-iran.org/en/news/iran-resistance/coronavirus-crisis-in-iran-dimensions-causes-as-mek-announced-exceeded-11000-deaths/

Some of our politicians have addressed MEK, so it might be true.  At least, Giuliani has met with them. I won't post other names until I'm sure.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/30/rudy-giuliani-mek-iran-paris-rally

Personally, I don't find MEK too bad. In the 1970s, possibly they were.

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« Reply #621 on: March 26, 2020, 11:20:08 PM »
India:
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"15,000 Ltrs Milk, 10,000 kg Veg Dumped": E-Tailers Allege Police Attacks
Rishika Baruah


Coronavirus India Lockdown: Policemen have been caning people seen on streets during the lockdown.

New Delhi:

E-commerce companies delivering essentials like groceries, medicines and food are facing attacks and harassment from law enforcement officials and security guards, leading to severe inconvenience in times of an unprecedented crisis, online retailers have said, calling for an urgent intervention from the government. A huge amount of fresh produce had to be thrown away because of the disruptions, they said.

K Ganesh, promoter of online platforms like BigBasket, FreshMenu and Portea Medical, said that over the last few days, policemen have abused, assaulted and in one case even arrested a delivery agent leading to huge disruption in their activities.

"Even though the government has done absolutely the right step and has been categorical in exempting essential services and have specified essential services like online delivery of goods, groceries, food, medicines and medical equipment, that message has not gone to the people down the line," Mr Ganesh told NDTV.

More:  https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/coronavirus-india-lockdown-e-tailers-complain-police-beating-up-delivery-agents-2200587

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India's Doctors Worry The Country Is Unprepared For A Coronavirus Surge
March 26, 2020

With a fraction of the hospital beds and ventilators per capita of developed countries, Indian doctors and public health experts warn an explosion of coronavirus cases could overwhelm their hospitals on a greater scale than what's happening in Italy and the United States — and lead to many millions of deaths.

Doctors in India are posting photos and videos on social media of homemade hazmat suits. Some hospitals are making their own hand sanitizer, and there are reports of rationing.

For now, India's coronavirus diagnoses are low: The government has identified 633 active cases and 16 deaths in a population of 1.3 billion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi nevertheless announced the world's largest lockdown on Tuesday, and a $2 billion investment to improve India's health system.

Read more at: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/03/26/821895160/indias-doctors-worry-the-country-is-unprepared-for-a-coronavirus-surge

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Coronavirus Is Communist China's Chernobyl, by Josh Hammer
March 27, 2020
Last year, the popular HBO miniseries "Chernobyl," which recounted the eponymous 1986 nuclear disaster in Soviet Ukraine, enthralled audiences across America. The docudrama unsparingly portrayed the obfuscation and dissembling that characterized the Soviet Communist Party's response in the aftermath of the meltdown. In a deceitful attempt to save face before domestic and international audiences, the Soviet politburo risked untold lives.

Fast-forward to 2020. As the coronavirus pandemic grips the world, we are all paying the price for the Communist Party of China's own Chernobyl. The only difference is that the ChiComs' Chernobyl is on a global scale.


Start with the fact that the Chinese Communist Party was clearly warned of the dangers of continually operating its "wet markets," believed to be the virus's zoonotic provenance. In these wet markets, exotic animals, to which some in China ascribe superstitious belief, are bartered like routine commodities. But these wet markets also previously brought onto the world SARS, bird flu, Asian flu and swine fever. Chinese scientists had warned the Beijing politburo that continuing to operate the wet markets could easily lead to another epidemiological outbreak — quite possibly a novel strain of coronavirus. Beijing paid no heed.

Failing to shut down the wet markets is bad enough. But even more disastrous was the Chinese Communist Party's initial handling of the metastasizing situation in and around Wuhan....

See more at: https://www.creators.com/read/josh-hammer/03/20/coronavirus-is-communist-chinas-chernobyl

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Re: World Coronavirus News II with Updates
« Reply #622 on: March 27, 2020, 12:20:18 PM »
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Lots of videos here! Fights burst out when people from #Hubei not allowed to enter #Jiangxi. My prediction: #CCP will lose centralized control over #China soon.


https://twitter.com/jenniferatntd/status/1243545730217922565

A number of videos on the page she links to.

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But if enough people predict China's Communist Party government will fail, they may eventually be right.

It would be nice if they lost control...often said, never happens, the government is too powerful.
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« Reply #623 on: March 27, 2020, 12:44:22 PM »
I couple days ago, I was using a wonderfully interactive county-by-county map of COVID-19.  If I wanted to look at Bottineau County, North Dakota, all I had to do was click on the map.  It's crazy, but I can't find it.  Any help?

For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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But if enough people predict China's Communist Party government will fail, they may eventually be right.

It would be nice if they lost control...often said, never happens, the government is too powerful.

Don't think this is not possible here.  If we are unable to get back to a marginally normal life and enough people become desperate, local anarchy can happen.
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev


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