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Live updates: New coronavirus cases of unknown origin indicate virus is spreading in U.S.

washingtonpost.com - Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul on Friday. (Ahn Young-Joon/AP) By Gerry Shih and close Gerry Shih China Co…

Trump barred a top health expert from speaking freely about the coronavirus. It's one of many ways the administration has muzzled scientists.

businessinsider.com - Anthony Fauci has been the director of the US' National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for 36 years. He guided the US through the AIDS and Ebola epidemics, and is now helping to…

Coronavirus latest: South Korea reports 'critical moment' after 594 new cases – live

theguardian.com - Health officials in the US have identified four “presumptive” coronavirus cases believed to have been infected within the country, in a turning point in efforts to contain Covid-19 there, Reuters is …

Trump administration tries to play down the health and economic risks of the coronavirus

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks to the press on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One en route to North Charleston, S.C., on Friday. (Amanda Voisard/for The Washington Post) By Anne Gea…

People can't stop touching their faces–and the CDC really wants them to

dailydot.com - People are painfully aware that they can’t stop touching their faces since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its coronavirus prevention methods. The prevention guidelines tell p…

S&P 500 posts worst week since the financial crisis as coronavirus fears flare | Markets Insider

businessinsider.com - The historically deep sell-off in US stocks showed no signs of recovery on Friday. All major US stock indexes tanked on Friday as investors continued fleeing highly volatile equities. The S&P 500 san…

Months After Supporting a Deadly Coup, WaPo Admits Bolivia's Elections Were Clean

mintpressnews.com - The Washington Post published an op-ed yesterday from a research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology showing that there was no fraud in the October elections in Bolivia after all. The P…

Sam Husseini: Media Promote Militaristic Foreign Policy in Democratic Debates

mintpressnews.com - On Tuesday, CBS News hosted the latest Democratic debate in South Carolina. Described by mainstream media outlets as both “feisty” and “chaotic,” the debate was largely characterized by efforts by ot…

The Media’s Deafening Silence on Mike Bloomberg's Ties to Epstein and Other Criminals

mintpressnews.com - After his late jump into the Democratic primary and, as critics argue, purchasing his way into the primary debates, former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg has received mixed coverage from co…

Pence Hates Science. Tasking Him With Coronavirus Response Could Cost Lives.

truthout.org - The world has been watching the encroachment of the coronavirus closely ever since it emerged from Wuhan, China. Tens of thousands have been infected in 56 countries and counting, some of them lethal…

Media's coronavirus stories trying to hurt Trump, Mick Mulvaney says as he urges public to turn off TV

cnbc.com - The Office of Management and Budget referred CNBC's request for comment on Mulvaney's remarks to the White House, which did not immediately provide a response. The Trump administration imposed travel…

Coronavirus Could Affect Availability of THESE Products from China

theorganicprepper.com - If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! The effects of the Wuhan coronavirus could end up being far more widespread than the illness itself. It is already a…

Once Saudi Allies, Tribes in Eastern Yemen's Al-Mahrah Are Now Battling Saudi Forces

mintpressnews.com - AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN — Saudi Arabia’s continued efforts to occupy Yemen’s province of al-Mahrah, which lies on the country’s border with Oman, appear only to have emboldened al-Mahrah tribes, who have re…

US Military Building Presence in Saudi Arabia for First Time in 17 Years

mintpressnews.com - Amid rising tensions with Iran, the United States is increasing its military presence in Saudi Arabia- separated from the Islamic Republic by only the Persian Gulf. Some 2,500 troops have arrived at …

Greece blocks migrants on border with Turkey

news.yahoo.com - Kastanies (Greece) (AFP) - Greece blocked hundreds of migrants trying to enter the country on Friday, hours after Turkey said it would no longer prevent them from going to Europe. At a border crossin…

Cognitive Dissonance and Outright Lies at the Edge of Extinction

kevinhester.live - In recent weeks and months I have been amazed at the general public and most scientists ability to ignore the blatant evidence that we are in early stage, non-linear runaway warming. From individual …

This is What a Society Without a Future Looks Like

eand.co - I wake every day and watch their implosion with a combination of fascination, horror, and disbelief. Like you do, perhaps. “Our societies” means Anglo ones: America, Britain, Australia perhaps. You c…

Trump Will Not Be the Churchill of the Coronavirus

nymag.com - As a private germophobe and very public xenophobe, Donald Trump has the intuitive disposition to grasp the severity of a global epidemic that originated in China. And yet in the early stages of what …

Will Spring Temperatures Stop Coronavirus?

forbes.com - Like everyone else, I am watching the Coronavirus. It has become a world-wide threat and governments are scrambling for a response. The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a su…

The case that America’s in decline

vox.com - Is Trump a symptom or a disease? And if he’s a symptom, what’s the underlying sickness? Decadence is one possible answer. This is very close to the argument New York Times columnist Ross Douthat make…

How to Think About the Plummeting Stock Market

theatlantic.com - What investors think the public is thinking is therefore crucial. Whether the costs of the outbreak turn out to be historically large or not, there is a risk that investors’ worries will snowball dur…

Spooky 'blood snow' invades Antarctic island

livescience.com - It's summer in Antarctica, which means record-high temperatures, jarring glacial melt and — in a very metal symbol of our changing climate — a bit of blood-red snow spattered across the Antarctic Pen…

Guess who’s hiding again? Oregon Republicans hoping to squash a climate bill.

grist.org - When it came time to vote on a bill to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the Oregon Senate on Monday, the Republican state senators’ chairs were empty. All of them except state Senator Tim Knopp of B…

JP Morgan warns of end to human life in climate report

telegraph.co.uk - The human race could cease to exist without massive worldwide action to tackle global warming, economists at JP Morgan have warned in a hard-hitting report on the "catastrophic" potential of climate …

The vengeful, lawless, corporate toady Trump explodes

intrepidreport.com - The day after his acquittal by the Republican Party in a trial that banned witnesses, the unhinged Donald Trump gloated for over an hour on all the television networks. Trump flattered his courtiers,…

Uber and Lyft generate 70 percent more pollution than trips they displace: study

theverge.com - Uber and Lyft have weathered criticism about pollution and traffic congestion for years, but it’s been difficult to get an exact gauge about how much ride-hailing contributes to daily emissions. A ne…

Naomi Seibt: 'anti-Greta' activist called white nationalist an inspiration

theguardian.com - A young campaigner who has been hailed by climate sceptics as the right’s answer to Greta Thunberg has previously described a white nationalist who appeared to promote “white genocide” theories as on…

World’s most polluted cities are mostly in India: Report

hindustantimes.com - Several Chinese cities, including Beijing, have dramatically improved their air quality in recent years, while Indian metropolises remain some of the world’s worst polluted, according to a new report.

Closing the 'Collapse Gap': the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US - Resilience

resilience.org - Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I am not an expert or a scholar or an activist. I am more of an eye-witness. I watched the Soviet Union collapse, and I have tried to put my observations into a co…

Opinion - Even NATO is unwilling to touch Turkey’s Idlib mess with a ten-foot pole

informationclearinghouse.info - February 28, 2020 "Information Clearing House" - Having been hit by the Syrian Air Force in Idlib, Turkey has called on NATO’s protection, but as much as the alliance would like a fight with Assad an…

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