Vatican Locking Down As Coronavirus Pandemic Hits Italy; Grocery Shelves EMPTY in Milan

Italian news service ANSA reports (in Italian) that the Vatican is beginning to shut down as coronavirus cases explode. ANSA writes: The Vatican has put off events where a significant presence of people in confined areas is expected due to the coronavirus emergency, Holy See press office director Matteo Bruni told ANSA Monday. READ THE […]

Chairman Xi Jinping: Coronavirus a “Crisis”

Politico reports that Chairman Xi Jinping is acknowledging the failings of the Chinese Communist Party, while in the same breath defending it. Politico reports [excerpt]: “This is a crisis for us and it is also a major test,” he said, acknowledging that the country needed to learn from the “obvious shortcomings exposed” in its response, […]

PANDEMIC Likely As Coronavirus Outbreaks Spike in Several Countries

The world is awakening to the grave risk posed by coronavirus growing from an epidemic to a pandemic. NY Mag reports: On Friday, the head of the World Health Organization offered a stark warning about the chances of containing the global spread of the novel coronavirus amid ominous new outbreaks of the disease outside of China. “The […]

Woman infects 5 family members; China’s researchers warn patients can transmit coronavirus without showing symptoms

More worrying news coming from China. Business Insider reports the following: Chinese researchers have confirmed a case of asymptomatic transmission of the new coronavirus: A 20-year-old woman from Wuhan passed it to five of her family members but never got physically sick herself. The case study is the first concrete evidence that a person showing no […]

Ex-HHS Official: Biggest Threat to Trump Re-Election Is Not Democrats, but Coronavirus

Politico reports the following: The Trump administration is bracing for a possible coronavirus outbreak in the United States that could sicken thousands — straining the government’s public health response and threatening an economic slowdown in the heat of President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. That stark realization has taken hold in high-level White House meetings, during which […]

China’s Xi Jinping warns: ‘The peak of the [coronavirus] outbreak has not yet been reached’

The Washington Examiner reports: Chinese communist officials should expect the coronavirus outbreak to get worse before it gets better, according to the Communist Party general secretary. “We have to be clear that the peak of the outbreak has not yet been reached,” Xi Jinping, chairman of the government, told his top party lieutenants on Friday. Xi sounded that cautionary […]

Coronavirus causing China’s economic cardiac arrest

Desmond Lachlan writes the following in The Hill: China’s coronavirus economic cardiac arrest In the best of times, an economic cardiac arrest in China, the world’s second-largest economy, would not be good for the global economy. But these are far from the best of times. This makes it all the more difficult to understand both the […]

“A Sentinel Event:” Woman In Canada Who Visited Iran Returns With Coronavirus

Canadian health authorities are reporting a surprising development: the spread of coronavirus from Iran (not China) to Canada. The CBC reports: A sixth person in B.C. is believed to be infected with the coronavirus, and the case is raising new questions about how the disease is spreading, health officials announced Thursday. The latest patient is […]

Jim Cramer: Expect more Wall Street sell-offs without good news on the coronavirus

Wall Street is fretting over the potential economic impact of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”), according CNBC’s Jim Cramer. CNBC reports: Investors were spooked by a pickup in coronavirus cases in South Korea and triggered a sell-off on the stock market, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 128 points, the S&P 500 declined 0.38% […]

Hatfill Scoop: Russia CLOSES BORDER with China as Coronavirus Pandemic Spreads

Frequent guest and resident virus-hunter Dr. Steven Hatfill has noted that Chinese state media is now reporting that Russia is CLOSING ITS BORDER with its frenemy, China. #Russia will close its border to Chinese citizens from Feb. 20 amid #COVID19 epidemic, said an order signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Sputnik reported pic.twitter.com/JgGiyNeWDg — […]

China Weakens Yuan As Coronavirus Pandemic Rages, Companies Can’t Afford to Pay Workers

As economists worldwide are warning that China’s coronavirus-economic slowdown might be contagious, the People’s Bank of China has again manipulated the yuan weaker to give the China’s sick economy a boost of adrenaline. The PBOC sets the CNY fix 0.27% weaker vs the USD at 7.0012 (markets allowed to trade in a 2% band) & […]

Brave Chinese Woman: China’s Government a “Corrupt Regime” that “Doesn’t Care About Us”

A woman in China has posted a video saying that China’s Communist Party-state clearly doesn’t care about the Chinese people as they suffer through the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic (“COVID-19”). Going further, she called the regime “corrupt” and says that people are suffering, and cannot even buy medicine. She then says she supports […]

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South Korean President calls for ‘all possible measures’ to help virus-hit economy

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the government should make an all-out effort to boost the economy as it comes under pressure from a coronavirus outbreak. “(The government) shouldn’t quibble over whether anything is unprecedented or not, rather, we should take every possible measure we can think of on the […]

Exiled Chinese Dissidents Pen Open Letter to POTUS Trump on Novel Coronavirus

The following open letter was posted today by Citizen Power Initiatives for China, a group advocating for democracy and human rights for China’s ~1.4 billion people. Given its importance, we are reposting it here: Dear President Trump: We commend you for taking precautionary measures to contain and monitor the deadly outbreak of the Wuhan novel […]

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Chinese General with Bioweapons Background Takes Lead in Coronavirus Fight

Bill Gertz writes the following in the Washington Times: A Chinese general with a long record in biological warfare defense was dispatched to Wuhan at the end of January, fueling suspicions about the origin of the deadly virus and whether the outbreak is linked to a secure medical laboratory engaged in COVID-19 research. People’s Liberation Army Maj. […]

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Dems Question Trump’s Response To Coronavirus: “Very Grave Threat To The World”

In what will likely come as absolutely no surprise to anyone who has been capable of fogging a mirror for the last few years, Senate Democrats have decided to write a sternly-worded email to the Trump administration questioning their response to the Covid-19 outbreak, demanding they increase spending immediately. 26 Democrats including Patty Murray, ranking member of […]

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4 Pandemic Scenarios: The Bad, The Worse, The Ugly, & The Unthinkable

The following analysis, submitted by Michael Every of Rabobank to ZeroHedge is worth a read… Summary The Covid-19 coronavirus could be more disruptive than markets are currently pricing in. Not in the least because the ‘true’ number of infected people remains uncertain, as the recent surge in cases exemplifies We outline four scenarios in which […]

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