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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Video: Bloomberg Mocks Trump on Pandemic Response

Mike Bloomberg is taking aim at President Trump’s coronavirus response. Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t have the most stellar record when it comes to pandemic response, but all is fair in love and politics. For those keeping track, Bloomberg’s time as New York City Mayor (January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2013) saw some serious outbreaks. Here’s […]

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CNBC: Nearly 20% of S&P 500 companies have warned investors about coronavirus impact

CNBC reports that major companies are warning investors about coronavirus impact: Just shy of 20% of S&P 500 companies have warned about coronavirus effects, according to analysis of more than 180 earnings transcripts and other releases. Another sizable number of S&P executives said at the time of their earnings release that it was too early […]

China Rounding Up Suspected Coronavirus Infected

NYMag: Chinese Gov’t Rounds Up More Citizens Who Have Coronavirus

The New York Times reports that, according to China’s state-run broadcaster, the country is planning a further “mass roundup” of anyone who has exhibited symptoms of the coronavirus that continues to wreak havoc in the country. Previously, such operations were limited to Wuhan, the city at the center of the outbreak. The paper describes how that worked: Confirmed patients […]

LANCET: 1/29/20 Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 99 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, China: a descriptive study

(Newest case study from LANCET describing a second group of 99 victims in Wuhan.) Methods: In this retrospective, single-centre study, we included all confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV in Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital from Jan 1 to Jan 20, 2020. Cases were confirmed by real-time RT-PCR and were analysed for epidemiological, demographic, clinical, and radiological features and […]

Thayer and Han: China’s biological ‘Chernobyl’: Different country, same lies

China’s recent deadly coronavirus outbreak, commencing in Wuhan in early December 2019 and rapidly spreading throughout the country and world, demonstrates that dictatorship can  exacerbate a disaster, whether it is naturally occurring or manmade, such as the Soviet Sverdlovsk anthrax outbreak in 1979. The pandemic is China’s Chernobyl. While the Chinese authorities initially reported about […]

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