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  • After This Story About a Wife of an Ex-Employee, You Can See Why Bloomberg Wants This NDA Circus to Just Go Away

    02/21/2020 3:59:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | February 21, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    If there was one thing that blew up in Mike Bloomberg’s face at the recent Democratic debate in Nevada, it was the nondisclosure issue. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) came out swinging. And it didn’t stop. She pummeled Bloomberg over the allegations. It wasn’t made any better by Bloomberg saying nothing was really in there, except for maybe a joke he told that some might find offensive. What was the joke, Mike? He came off as unlikeable, cold and just plain entitled. Like, why do I even have to debate these people; just give the nomination to me and stop asking...
  • Coronavirus Drag On U.S. Economy Appears Bigger Than Expected

    02/21/2020 1:11:23 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-21-2020 | John Carney
    The coronavirus outbreak may be taking a heavier toll than expected on businesses in the United States, according to a survey released Friday. Private firms across the U.S. signaled “a slight decline in business activity in February,” IHS Markit said. The IHS Markit Flash U.S. Composite PMI Output Index dropped to 49.6 in February. That is down from 53.3 in January and below the consensus forecast. IHS said that overall contraction was driven by a the first fall in service sector output in four years. “With the exception of the government-shutdown of 2013, US business activity contracted for the first...
  • Only three U.S. states can test for coronavirus: public lab group

    02/21/2020 10:03:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 21, 2020 | by Saumya Sibi Joseph
    California, Nebraska and Illinois are the only U.S. states that can currently test for coronavirus, the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) told Reuters. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week said some of the testing kits sent to U.S. states and at least 30 countries produced "inconclusive" results due to a flawed component and the CDC planned to send replacement materials to make the kits work. The CDC has set up surge testing capacity until new testing kits become available, said Scott Becker, the executive director of APHL, which represents public health laboratories in the...
  • Coronavirus updates: South Korea reports big jump in cases, virus spreading in Chinese prisons

    02/21/2020 4:08:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 21, 2020
    The mayor of South Korean city of Daegu said it was facing an “unprecedented crisis” after a series coronavirus infections linked to a single church service, as worries mounted in the country. The number of cases of coronavirus in South Korea has doubled in 24 hours, reaching 204. [snip] Hundreds of new coronavirus cases in China on Friday traced back to four prisons on the mainland, including two in Hubei, the center of the outbreak. In Hubei, the Wuhan Women’s prison has 230 cases, and the Shayang Hanjin prison reported 41 on Friday. Rencheng Jail in eastern China’s Shandong province...
  • China suspends more penalties on US goods after trade truce

    02/21/2020 3:55:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 21, 2020
    BEIJING -- China on Friday suspended more punitive tariffs on imports of U.S. industrial goods in response to a truce in its trade war with Washington that threatened global economic growth. Financial markets have welcomed announcements by both sides of reductions in penalties on each other’s goods, though they have yet to resolve much of the conflict that erupted in 2018 over Beijing’s technology ambitions and trade surplus. Goods affected by the latest reduction include industrial components and medical and factory equipment, according to the Finance Ministry. It gave no details of the value of goods affected but said penalties...
  • Ukraine: violent clashes as locals hurl stones at coronavirus evacuees’ bus

    02/20/2020 7:37:37 PM PST · by NorseViking · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 20, 2020
    Ukraine’s effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak was plunged into chaos on Thursday as local residents hurled stones at buses carrying the evacuees and engaged in violent clashes with police. The vehicles were finally able to reach the designated place of quarantine after hours of clashes. The masked evacuees, exhausted by the long journey, peeked through shattered bus windows as they drove slowly under heavy police escort. Since the early morning, several hundred residents of the village of Novi Sanzhary in Ukraine’s central Poltava region had barricaded the road to a...
  • Preliminary Results From Two Clinical Trials for Coronavirus Treatments Expected in 3 Weeks

    02/20/2020 12:32:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 02/20/2020 | Zachary Steiber
    Preliminary results from two clinical trials of therapeutics for the new coronavirus that’s spreading around the world are expected in several weeks, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Feb. 20. The organization’s R&D Blueprint, a plan that allows the rapid activation of research and development activities during epidemics, has enabled the fast-tracking of two trials, WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference in Geneva at the organization’s headquarters on Feb. 20. “We expect preliminary results in three weeks,” Tedros said. 1) One of the trials is using lopinavir and ritonavir, two drugs typically used to...
  • The biggest breakdown yet of novel coronavirus cases suggests that 80% are mild. Some patients never show symptoms

    02/20/2020 9:58:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/20/2020 | Morgan McFall-Johnsen
    About 80% of novel coronavirus cases are mild, according to China's most comprehensive report about the outbreak published so far.Many patients experience only a fever or dry cough, while some never show no symptoms.The new numbers, along with the fact that 322 out of 621 confirmed cases on a quarantined cruise ship involved people who showed no symptoms, suggest that many mild cases of the new coronavirus are going unreported.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The death toll from the novel coronavirus that originated in China crossed 2,000 this week, but new research suggests that most cases of...
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump joins Venezuela's Juan Guaidó to battle the anti-America coalition

    02/20/2020 8:05:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 20, 2020 | Newt Gingrich
    President Trump earned a standing ovation during his State of the Union Address this year when he recognized Venezuelan President Juan Guaidó in the audience. For many, it was an electrifying moment – Guaidó is a symbol of courage and of freedom pitted against a bad and destructive anti-American dictatorship. President Trump said, "We are supporting the hopes of Cubans, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans to restore democracy. The United States is leading a 59-nation diplomatic coalition against the socialist dictator of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. Maduro is an illegitimate ruler, a tyrant who brutalizes his people. But Maduro’s grip on tyranny will...
  • China's Government Is Like Something Out of '1984'

    02/20/2020 3:39:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | February 20, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Chinese communist government increasingly poses an existential threat not just to its own 1.4 billion citizens but to the world at large. China is currently in a dangerously chaotic state. And why not, when a premodern authoritarian society leaps wildly into the brave new world of high-tech science in a single generation? The Chinese technological revolution is overseen by an Orwellian dictatorship. Predictably, the Chinese Communist Party has not developed the social, political or cultural infrastructure to ensure that its sophisticated industrial and biological research does not go rogue and become destructive to itself and to the billions of...
  • When Bloomberg News’s Reporting on China Was Challenged, Bloomberg Tried to Ruin Me for Speaking Out

    02/20/2020 1:19:10 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    The War Room ^ | February 19, 2020 | Staff Writer
    I am one of the many women Mike Bloomberg’s company tried to silence through nondisclosure agreements. The funny thing is, I never even worked for Bloomberg. But my story shows the lengths that the Bloomberg machine will go to in order to avoid offending Beijing. Bloomberg’s company, Bloomberg LP, is so dependent on the vast China market for its business that its lawyers threatened to devastate my family financially if I didn’t sign an NDA silencing me about how Bloomberg News killed a story critical of Chinese Communist Party leaders. It was only when I hired Edward Snowden’s lawyers in...
  • The Forever Coronavirus Thread. 2/19-.....

    02/19/2020 5:53:45 PM PST · by Vermont Lt · 733 replies
    This will be the forever thread.
  • Epidemic Situation of New Crown Pneumonia in Hubei Province on February 19, 2020 (615 cases???)

    02/19/2020 3:51:36 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Health Commission of Hubei Province ^ | February 20, 2020 | Hubei Provincial Health Committee
    From 04:00 to 24:00 on February 19, 2020 , 349 new cases of new coronary pneumonia were confirmed in the province , including: 615 in Wuhan, 5 in Xiantao, 3 in Shiyan, 3 in Suizhou, 2 in Xiangyang, and Huanggang City reduction of 5 cases, Ezhou reduction of 5 cases, Enshi Prefecture reduction of 5 cases, Tianmen City reduction of 13 cases, Xiaogan City reduction of 15 cases, Huangshi City reduction of 16 cases, Yichang City reduction of 16 cases, Jingzhou City reduction of 31 cases, Xianning City reduction 66 cases, 107 cases of nuclear reduction in Jingmen City. There...
  • Response To Bloomberg Fundraiser

    02/19/2020 3:09:37 PM PST · by ml/nj · 6 replies
    Barnhardt Website ^ | Feb 19, 2020 | Posted by Ann Barhardt
  • FBI Investigates China-Related 'Economic Espionage' in All 50 States Following Arrest of Harvard Professor....

    02/19/2020 9:21:00 AM PST · by caww · 24 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 2/19/2020 | Kevin Hogan
    The Chinese regime is using “non-traditional collectors,” such as professors, researchers, and front companies — as opposed to traditional undercover spies - to acquire sensitive technology from the US. The Chinese regime is 'very proactive' acquiring U.S. research BEFORE it becomes classified,keep in mind with western democracies and in the U.S. in particular a lot of information that’s of use is not classified. This is 'a vulnerability that’s significant'...So essentially they’re obtaining vast amounts of data/information essentially legally, but because they are being very active and proactive, they access it either before it becomes classified or they access obscure information...
  • Coronavirus: China expels Wall Street Journal journalists for article it deemed racist

    02/19/2020 12:48:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    bbc ^ | 02/19/2020
    The article published on 3 February criticised the country's response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The Chinese foreign ministry said it had asked the newspaper to apologise several times but it had declined. The newspaper said the journalists - who had not written the opinion piece - were given five days to leave China. China's decision came a day after the US State Department tightened rules on Chinese state media organisations operating in the US, classifying them as foreign missions. It told five outlets including state-run Xinhua news agency and the China Global Television Network that they had to submit...
  • China deploys 40 incinerators to Wuhan amid fears of coronavirus death toll 'cover up'

    02/19/2020 10:46:56 AM PST · by Mariner · 83 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | February 19th, 2020 | By Henry Holloway Chief Reporter
    China has reportedly deployed 40 industrial incinerators to the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak Wuhan. Chinese media reports that the furnaces have been shipped to the city amid ongoing fears the death toll is being covered up. NTD reports that the cabins are for the disposal of animal carcasses, while China Ship news reports the incinerators are for medical waste. Wuhan has been at the centre of the global epidemic which has infected more than 75,000 people and killed more than 2,000. It is believed the virus spread from bats to other animals in the so-called “wet markets” in the...
  • Some students say colleges not doing enough to combat coronavirus-fueled racism

    02/19/2020 12:00:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 8, 2020 | By Julian Shen-Berro
    A social media post spread through the Barnard College and Columbia University campuses on Manhattan's Upper West Side, quickly garnering hundreds of comments and shares earlier this month. In it, a Chinese student at Barnard who had self-quarantined herself as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak was warned by a college official not to leave her dorm room. The student, Sylvia Su, had received an email from a deputy dean at the college, Natalie Friedman, asking why she had not been present when a meal was delivered to her room, warning that "a conduct charge" may be warranted. Su posted...
  • China’s virus center vows no patient unchecked as cases fall

    02/19/2020 11:09:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 19, 2020 | By YANAN WANG
    BEIJING -- Inspectors in protective suits went door-to-door Wednesday in the epicenter of China’s viral outbreak to try to find every infected person in an epidemic that is showing signs of waning as new cases fell for a second straight day. The city of Wuhan, where the new form of coronavirus emerged, was in the final day of a campaign to root out anyone with symptoms whom authorities may have missed so far. “This must be taken seriously,” said Wang Zhonglin, the city’s newly minted Communist Party secretary, adding that “if a single new case is found” after Wednesday “the...
  • Coronavirus: Iran reports two suspected fatal cases at Qom hospital

    02/19/2020 10:33:24 AM PST · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 2-19-20
    <p>Spokesman Kianush Jahanpour tweeted that they died due to their "old age and deficient immune systems" while being treated in hospital in Qom.</p> <p>Deputy Health Minister Qasem Janbabaei told the Young Journalists' Club (YJC) that they were both Iranian nationals.</p>