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« Reply #645 on: February 28, 2020, 08:17:30 am »

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Global stocks fall on virus fears after Wall Street plunge

apnews.com - Global stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading virus fears, deepening a global rout after Wall Street endured its biggest one-day drop in nine years. Germany’s DAX skidded more than 5%, Tok…

A government whistleblower alleges US health workers treated coronavirus evacuees without proper protective gear or training

businessinsider.com - According to The Times, the workers went to Travis Air Force Base and March Air Reserve Base and were ordered to go into quarantined areas without proper training in how to handle infectious diseases…

Live updates: Coronavirus pummels financial markets; Japanese island declares state of emergency

washingtonpost.com - By Adam Taylor close Adam Taylor Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of subjects Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow February 28, 2020 at 5:18 AM EST refreshRefresh for updates Fears that a coron…

Nigeria confirms first coronavirus case in sub-Saharan Africa

theguardian.com - The first confirmed case of coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa has been reported by Nigeria, as stock market losses around the world deepened amid investor alarm over a potential global pandemic. The …

Cool: Health Officials, Scientists Banned From Speaking About Coronavirus Without Mike Pence’s Approval

vanityfair.com - On Wednesday night, in an effort to allay fears about the rapidly spreading coronavirus, Donald Trump held a press conference designed to convince the American public that he’s totally got everything…

Geneva Motor Show canceled after coronavirus causes government to ban large events

theverge.com - The 2020 Geneva Motor Show is canceled after the Swiss government banned gatherings of 1,000 people or more on Friday due to concerns over the coronavirus. The ban is effective immediately and runs a…

World Bank's $500m pandemic scheme accused of 'waiting for people to die'

theguardian.com - A flagship $500m World Bank scheme to help the poorest countries deal with a health emergency is “too little too late” for the coronavirus outbreak, say health experts. The first pandemic emergency f…

Prayers at fire-bombed mosques as India's riot toll grows

apnews.com - NEW DELHI (AP) — Muslims in a northeastern neighborhood of India’s capital returned for weekly prayers at fire-bombed mosques on Friday, two days after a 72-hour clash between Hindus and Muslims that…

Russia denies responsibility for attack in northern Syria that killed 33 Turkish soldiers

washingtonpost.com - Turkish troops patrol in the town of Atareb in the rebel-held western countryside of Syria's Aleppo province on Feb. 19. (Aref Tammawi/AFP/Getty Images) By Robyn Dixon close Robyn Dixon Moscow bureau…

Brian Kemp Seemed to Really Enjoy Suppressing Votes, Congressional Report Finds

nymag.com - The House Oversight Committee held a hearing on Wednesday to address an issue that’s stymied Democrats for more than a decade: voter suppression. The event preceded a renaming ceremony for the room o…

Clearview clients include ICE, Macy's, Best Buy, leaked data reveals

dailydot.com - Clearview AI, the controversial company that made a facial recognition app that uses scraped public-facing photos online, lists several government agencies and a number of major retailers among its c…

West Texas Fracking Boom Sputters as Apache Corp. Admits Firm Lost Billions, Cites Alpine High “Challenges”

desmogblog.com - Balmorhea, Texas – Less than four years ago, oil and gas company Apache Corp. announced an oil strike worth $80 billion in one of the most pristine reaches of west Texas — the “biggest oil find” of 2…

The Red-Baiting Attacks on Bernie Sanders Ignore His Flawed Foreign Policy Record

mintpressnews.com - Bernie Sanders has once again caused a firestorm of condemnation from America’s talking heads and political mouthpieces. What did Sanders say this time that got pundits like Republican strategist and…

Houthis Release Video Showing US Destruction of Yemen's Air Defenses Before Saudi-led War Began

mintpressnews.com - Yemen’s Houthis have accused the United States of intentionally destroying the country’s air defense systems during the reign of former Yemeni president the late Ali Abdullah Saleh in preparation for…

Coronavirus Spending Bill Could be Used to Cement Spying Authorities

theintercept.com - The Trump administration’s request for $2.5 billion to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic is likely to become an unstoppable legislative vehicle — as must-pass legislation that congressional leaders o…

How Will Trump’s Supreme Court Remake America?

nytimes.com - It appears in retrospect that Thomas was obscuring his views in order to win Senate votes. On the court, he became the justice most determined to use originalism to rip up whole fields of American la…

Top General Orders Removal of All Confederate Paraphernalia From Marine Bases

slate.com - Gen. David Berger, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, on Capitol Hill on Dec. 3. Elizabeth Warren’s Deft Approach to Male Bluster, as Seen in a Disastrous Live Chris Matthews Interview For Some Rea…

In Israel, Corruption and Political Turmoil Mark Netanyahu’s Desperate Bid to Stay in Power

mintpressnews.com - Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, must be channeling the spirit of Houdini as he continues to plot his escape from one of the most convoluted political dilemmas in Israel’s history. It is n…

The Opioid Epidemic Might Be Much Worse Than We Thought

theatlantic.com - So the researchers set out to try to determine the real causes behind those unspecified drug overdoses. In the process, they uncovered something unsettling about how deaths are tracked in the U.S.: T…

Watch: Glenn Greenwald’s Exclusive Interview With Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Who Was Deposed in a Coup

theintercept.com - We also discussed the once-notorious but now forgotten extraordinary event in 2013, when Morales’s presidential plane was forced to land in Austria as he was traveling back to Bolivia from a state vi…

You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus

theatlantic.com - Even if Lipsitch’s estimates were off by orders of magnitude, they wouldn’t likely change the overall prognosis. “Two hundred cases of a flu-like illness during flu season—when you’re not testing for…

Media Vapors Over Vaping Cloud Public Health Goals

fair.org - The “vaping-related” injuries in NPR‘s headline (12/19/19) are not caused by e-cigarettes like the one in NPR‘s photo. There’s been a moralist war on nicotine vaping for years, despite the scientific…

The End of Egyptian Cotton

newyorker.com - In 1994, Ayman Nassar, an Egyptian-American who grew up in California, briefly abandoned his studies at Colorado University and followed his older brother to Egypt. “There were so many opportunities,…

Virus epidemic growing by day hits schools, concerts, parks

apnews.com - TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s schools prepared to close for almost a month and entertainers, topped by K-pop superstars BTS, canceled events as a virus epidemic extended its spread through Asia into Europe an…

Could the Covid-19 Pandemic Collapse the U.S. Healthcare System?

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - Observers have noted that the number of available beds in U.S. hospitals is modest compared to the potential demands of a pandemic, and others have wondered who will pay the astronomical bills that w…

Rush Limbaugh So Mad Rod Rosenstein Invented Coronavirus With The Deep State And His Sister

wonkette.com - Bad news, y'all. Rush Limbaugh, the well-known Nobel-Prize-winning epidemiologist, has figured out what is going on with this whole coronavirus thing. Actually, we should say good news, because knowi…

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