Ex-NATO Head: Taiwan Can Help With the Coronavirus Pandemic

Former NATO Secretary General ANDERS FOGH RASMUSSEN writes about Taiwan’s unfair exclusion from the global health community in TIME. Eight hundred and fifty thousand of Taiwan’s 23 million citizens reside in mainland China. Four hundred thousand work there. At its narrowest point, the Taiwan Strait between the island and the mainland is just 130 km. […]

SPECIAL: War Room: Pandemic’s Jack Maxey Joins Simone Gao (Part 2)

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We’ll Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic, But Will We Survive China’s Communist Party?

Matt Mowers, in Townhall, writes the following: […] as we get through this crisis, I think it’s important to be mindful of a bigger problem on the horizon. America will certainly survive the Coronavirus outbreak, but it is clear now that our nation’s reliance on China hamstrung the early days of our response and lays […]

US Gov. Coronavirus Planning Doc Anticipates 18-Month Pandemic, Shortages

The NYTimes reports that a leaked coronavirus planning document paints a grim picture of the future if we don’t all take extreme measures to socially distance: A federal government plan to combat the coronavirus warned policymakers last week that a pandemic “will last 18 months or longer” and could include “multiple waves,” resulting in widespread shortages that […]

Senate Approves Coronavirus Relief Bill for Sick Leave, Free Testing; POTUS Will Sign

USA Today reports that the Senate has approved an emergency coronavirus relief bill. The Senate approved a multibillion-dollar emergency aid package Wednesday that will provide paid sick and family leave for many Americans while also offering free testing for the coronavirus and bolstering unemployment insurance. The 90-8 vote of approval comes after days of intense […]

SPECIAL: War Room: Pandemic’s Jack Maxey Joins Simone Gao (Part 1)

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US Military To Test Civilians for Coronavirus; Will Donate Millions of Masks to Fight Pandemic

CNN reports that the America’s finest are again rushing to our rescue: Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced Tuesday the department will make 14 certified coronavirus testing labs available to test civilians and donate five million medical masks to the Department of Health and Human Services for distribution as hospitals deal with an influx of patients […]

Nowhere to Run: Coronavirus Pandemic Hits All 50 US States

The BBC reports that America has crossed a grim threshold. The deadly coronavirus has now hit all 50 states in the US as West Virginia reported its first case of the infection on Tuesday. Announcing its first Covid-19 patient, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice said: “We knew this was coming.” New York City said it […]

On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish PM Warns Now is the “The Calm Before The Storm”

WATCH: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar delivers Ministerial Broadcast to the country about the Covid-19 pandemic | Read more: https://t.co/5DnhnO5zAz https://t.co/irOPKnN3Ci — RTÉ News (@rtenews) March 17, 2020

CORTES: Three Bold Economic Proposals for Virus Response

Today in RealClearPolitics, War Room: Pandemic and War Room: 2020 contributor Steve Cortes writes, “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.” Legendary Chicago architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham used those words more than a century ago to exhort a post-fire Chicago toward great renewal. His compelling words, combined with […]

Coronavirus claims 100 in the United States

As The Hill reports, the coronavirus death toll in the United States has now reached 100, with more than 6,200 confirmed cases reported. At least 100 people have died from the coronavirus in the U.S., a grim milestone in what is likely to be just the beginning of an epidemic with no end in sight. […]

Expert: Let the Federal Reserve Administer an Antiviral Shot

An emergency lending program would keep a liquidity crisis from turning into a solvency crisis. Kevin Warsh The policy pronouncements and tools used in 2008 by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his crisis-fighters weren’t designed to address the current threat. Yet Chairman Jerome Powell fired a 2008-style barrage Sunday evening. Cutting interest rates to […]

Europe Scrambles, UK Plays Catch Up On Coronavirus Pandemic

Raheem Kassam in The National Pulse reports on the latest on the crisis in Europe: The French are shuttering. A national coronavirus lockdown for 15 days for just about everyone with the threat of a $150 fine for going out for non-essential reasons. The Germans now consider the threat level to be “high”, and Europe, as a whole, […]

Law Firm Files The Mother of all CLASS ACTION Lawsuits Against China Over Coronavirus

Law.com reports that the Berman Law Group of Boca Raton (which is renowned for its class action lawsuits) has set its sights on the biggest fish yet: the People’s Republic of China. Law.com reports: There is a lot of blame to go around for the coronavirus outbreak, but one plaintiffs attorney took his gripes to […]

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Roll Out Regional Coronavirus Pandemic Containment Measures

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have banded together to enact regional containment measures. The Guardian reports: ‘It’s chaos’: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut close bars and restaurants Bars and restaurants in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will become takeout-only and businesses from movie theaters and casinos to gyms and beyond will be shuttered because […]

Dow Down 3,000 Points in Worst Day since 1987

After a tumultuous day of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 3,000 points in its worst day in more three decades. The S&P 500 dropped around 325 points, representing a 20 percent decline. The day began with a 15 minute halt on trading after yesterday’s interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve failed […]

President Trump Issues New Coronavirus Guidelines: “15 Days to Slow the Spread”

President Donald J. Trump issued a new set of guidelines Monday afternoon aimed at containing and mitigating the growing spread of the novel coronavirus across the country. In a Monday afternoon Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the White House, the President urged Americans to stay home, urging against eating out or holding gatherings of […]

White House Cancels Annual Easter Egg Roll

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham announced Monday morning that the Office of the First Lady would cancel this year’s Easter Egg Roll, an annual tradition, out of an “abundance of caution.” Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with the National Emergency Declaration concerning the COVID-19, the Office of the First Lady […]

After “Circuit-Break,” Markets Re-open, Dow Drops More than 2,700 Points

After more than 12 hours of market tumult following the Federal Reserve’s drastic rate cut announcement, stock futures hit “limit downs” earlier this morning, which continued into early trading. Shortly after U.S. markets opened, massive drops and volatility triggered a “circuit-break” to kick in, halting trading for fifteen minutes. Since trading re-opened at roughly 9:50 […]

CDC: Cancel Mass Gatherings, Events of 50-plus

In a Sunday evening update, the Center for Disease Control urged citizens across the country to cancel large events and mass gatherings with 50 or more attendees. Per the CDC advisory: Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce […]

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