NYC doc says he has to ‘plead to test people’ for coronavirus

CNBC reports the following about crisis with CDC testing kits/protocols: New York City doctor says he has to ‘plead to test people’ for coronavirus Hospitals across the U.S. are unprepared to identify and treat the new coronavirus, which has begun to spread across the country, New York City-based physician and author Dr. Matt McCarthy told […]

Taiwan, excluded from WHO, completes synthesis of potential coronavirus drug

Taiwan News reports on Taiwan’s herculean efforts to synthesize alternative sources of anti-virals, which is something Americans should be cheering for as we seek to diversify our medical & pharmaceutical supply chains away from a dangerous dependence on China. Taiwan completes synthesis of potential COVID-19 drug Favilavir has been used by Japan and China to […]

China’s Regime Requires Government Offices to Destroy Data on Coronavirus Pandemic

Dissident Chinese media giant The Epoch Times, which has a remarkable knack for obtaining documents that China’s authorities would prefer to be kept hidden, reports that shredders are humming in China’s local government offices. Chinese Authorities Require Government Offices to Destroy Data Related to Coronavirus Outbreak In recent weeks, the Chinese regime has reported fewer […]

More Deaths in Washington State; Fauci Warns Coronavirus Is Likely “Pandemic Proportions”

Seattle-Tacoma’s KING 5 News reports the following: Six people have died and a total of 18 people in King and Snohomish counties have tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, in Washington state. Dozens of other people are being tested or monitored. Key facts: A total of 18 people have tested positive for […]

FEMA preparing for possible coronavirus pandemic emergency declaration

NBC News reports that FEMA is prepping for an emergency declaration: FEMA preparing for possible coronavirus emergency declaration “To me this is another indication that the president and the White House are finally aware of the gravity of the situation,” said former FEMA official Michael Coen. WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is planning […]

Lucky California man with coronavirus: It’s been easier than having a cold

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports about one lucky man who is handling the coronavirus pandemic fairly well, despite being infected. California man with coronavirus: It’s been easier than having a cold His wife never showed signs of the virus, he said, even though they spent weeks quarantined together A Santa Clarita man infected with coronavirus […]

🚨 Coronavirus Pandemic Reaches Manhattan, NYC; Stock Exchanges Readying Contingencies

It’s here. Coronavirus has been detected in a woman who returned from travel in Iran. New York Government Andrew Cuomo’s office issued the following statement: “This evening we learned of the first positive case of novel coronavirus — or COVID-19 — in New York State. The patient, a woman in her late thirties, contracted the virus while […]

China factory activity collapses to worst on record as coronavirus pandemic paralyses economy

Reuters reports the following: China factory activity dives to worst on record as coronavirus paralyses economy – PMI * Caxin Feb factory activity contracts at sharpest pace on record * Output, new orders collapse to historic lows as virus jolts * Exports and employment also in sharp contraction * Economy paralysed by outbreak, sharp contraction […]

Xi Jinping’s Anti-Coronavirus Campaign Magic Trick

Dr. Bradley A. Thayer and Lianchao Han write the following in the National Interest: Xi Jinping’s Anti-Coronavirus Campaign Magic Trick The China coronavirus pandemic is 30 percent natural disaster and 70 percent a Communist-Party-of-China-made catastrophe. Desperate times call for desperate measures, especially if those desperate times were self-inflicted through misrule. Xi Jinping’s measures to contain […]

Two cases of coronavirus found in Washington state nursing home

The Washington Examiner’s Kimberly Leonard reports: Two cases of coronavirus found in Washington nursing home A skilled nursing facility in Washington state reported that at least two people have the coronavirus, and state officials say other residents are reporting similar respiratory symptoms. The development, reported on Saturday, is particularly worrisome because scientists say that coronavirus […]

Person dies from coronavirus in Washington state, first in the US, health officials say

Fox News reports: Health officials in Washington confirmed Saturday that one person has died from coronavirus, marking the first disease-related death in the U.S. Seattle and King County Public Health officials issued a vague media advisory announcing the first COVID-19 death in the U.S., adding that there was an undisclosed number of new cases as well. The article […]

NASA: China’s Airborne Nitrogen Dioxide Plummets As Coronavirus Pandemic Crushes Economy

NASA Earth Observatory reports plummeting nitrogen dioxide as China’s economy grinds to a halt under the burden of the coronavirus pandemic: Airborne Nitrogen Dioxide Plummets Over China January 1 – February 25, 2020 NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) pollution monitoring satellites have detected significant decreases in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over China. There is evidence […]

NIH Clinical Trial of Possible Coronavirus Treatment, Remdesivir, Now Underway

In case you missed it, NIH released the following press release on Tuesday: NIH Clinical Trial of Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19 Begins Study Enrolling Hospitalized Adults with COVID-19 in Nebraska February 25, 2020 A randomized, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the investigational antiviral remdesivir in hospitalized adults diagnosed with coronavirus […]

Federal Reserve Chair Signals Fed May Cut Interest Rates As Coronavirus Pandemic Spreads

Dow Jones (via Morningstar) reports that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is reassuring markets that the Federal Reserve will do whatever is appropriate in the face of the unfolding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting economic contagion: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday the central bank was prepared to cut interest rates to cushion […]

Experts Simulated a Coronavirus Pandemic Last Year, It Killed 65 Million

New York Mag’s Intelligencer reports: Last October, two months before the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 emerged in central China, a group of public-health experts gathered in New York City for a simulation. Their objective was to determine how industry, national governments, and international institutions could work together to respond to a hypothetical “pandemic with potentially […]

Coronavirus Pandemic May Explode in U.S. Overnight Just Like in Italy

The Daily Beast warns: Sooner or later, it’s virtually bound to happen. Though novel 2019 coronavirus cases in the United States have so far ticked up in fits and starts, experts on deadly diseases say Americans should be prepared to see an overnight boom in cases that mirror the skyrocketing outbreaks in Italy and South Korea. The […]

Tanker rates plunge over 80% as coronavirus pandemic torpedoes shipping

Hellenic Shipping News reports the following: Tanker charter rates have plunged more than 80% as the coronavirus outbreak slams the brakes on major economies, costing the sector hundreds of millions of dollars in lost business, a senior shipping industry official said. While some of the revenue is gone for good, a trade rebound could put […]

SOFREP: Brace Yourselves, Coronavirus Pandemic About to Hit US Mainland

SOFREP: Brace Yourselves, Coronavirus Outbreak About to Hit US Mainland By SOFREP Editor Stavros Atlamazoglou An outbreak of the Coronavirus on the U.S. mainland is imminent, according to officials with the Center for Disease Control (CDC). As of February 25, 53 cases have been diagnosed, 39 of which concern Americans who have been repatriated from […]

EXCLUSIVE: Uyghurs Languishing, Starving Under China’s Coronavirus Quarantines

Uyghurs Are Languishing, Starving Under China’s Coronavirus Quarantines By Salih Hudayar Over the past month, as the coronavirus began to grab the attention of the international community, the intense persecution of the Uyghurs and other peoples of East Turkistan (the region that China calls “Xinjiang”) has become largely forgotten. Now, perhaps more than ever, the […]

Break with China? Top Trump aide Navarro eyes an opening with coronavirus

Politico reports that President Trump’s Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy is leading the push to cure our dangerous dependence on China for essential medical goods: Peter Navarro, the leading China critic in the Trump administration, is seizing the moment. The White House’s director of trade and manufacturing policy and the administration’s other China hawks […]

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