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Mar 06 05:59

Hawaii and Maryland both declare state of emergency as U.S. coronavirus infections explode to 226… air traffic lockdown coming soon

There are now 226 confirmed coronavirus infections across America, meaning my projections over the last two weeks have been overly optimistic. In truth, the coronavirus epidemic in America is exploding faster than I feared. (It seems like only yesterday that Trump was confident there were only “15 cases” in America that would fade quickly.)

Mar 05 17:53

What is Reye’s syndrome?

Reye’s syndrome is a rare disorder that causes brain and liver damage. Although it can happen at any age, it is most often seen in children.

Reye’s syndrome usually occurs in children who have had a recent viral infection, such as chickenpox or the flu. Taking aspirin to treat such an infection greatly increases the risk of Reye’s.

Mar 05 17:53

Coronavirus: Doctor tells Congress he developed vaccine years ago but 'could never get funding' to start trials

A team of scientists created a vaccine that may have been able to prevent the deadly coronavirus outbreak, but they were never able to get funding to commence clinical trials, experts told Congress on Thursday.

Dr Peter Hotez, co-director of the Centre for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital, testified before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee as health officials confirmed at least 160 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in at least 17 states across the country.

“We had the vaccine ready to go," the doctor told lawmakers about a vaccine his team developed to protect against a strain of coronavirus in 2016, but "by then nobody was interested in a coronavirus vaccine."

Mar 05 17:52

Here is the President of the United States telling the country it's okay to go to work with Coronavirus.

Mar 05 16:46

Low vitamin D levels a risk factor for pneumonia

A new study has shown that low serum vitamin D levels are a risk factor for pneumonia. The risk of contracting pneumonia was more than 2.5 times greater in subjects with the lowest vitamin D levels than in subjects with high vitamin D levels.

Mar 05 13:57

Voyager 2 is gathering science data again after recovering from a glitch in interstellar space

All five remaining instruments on NASA's venerable Voyager 2 spacecraft are back to gathering science data after power overuse in late January interrupted the probe's operations.

NASA made the announcement yesterday (March 3), over a month after the incident occurred. Troubleshooting for the spacecraft is a slow process because of its distance from Earth; it takes 17 hours for each command to reach the probe and for data indicating its efficacy to reach engineers.

Mar 05 12:14

Satellite constellations like Elon Musk's SpaceX Starlink could hamper astronomers' ability to spot dangerous asteroids and supernovae, study warns

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) study examined the impact satellites from the likes of Amazon, SpaceX and OneWeb would have on astronomy.

Companies plan to launch thousands of communications satellites into orbit in the next few years in order to provide a satellite broadband internet service.

Some of these are visible in the sky and astronomers from the ESO say the worst affected telescopes will be those doing wide-field surveys of the night sky.

These telescope arrays scan large parts of the sky very quickly and so are crucial in spotting supernovae and potentially dangerous asteroids.

ESO says a good step would be for the industry to ensure they darken the satellites before launching them into orbit - something SpaceX said it would do.

Mar 05 12:13

Life on Mars? Organic molecules discovered on the red planet by NASA Curiosity rover are 'consistent with alien life'

Organic molecules present in truffles, coal and oil on Earth have been identified on the surface of Mars and may hint at the presence of alien life on the red planet.

These chemicals, called thiophenes, are important molecules as they contain both carbon and sulphur — two ingredients essential for life.

NASA's curiosity rover has identified signs of them on the surface of Mars and astronomers think the most likely source of origin is from biological processes.

Mar 05 11:38

IRANIAN GENERAL: CORONAVIRUS IS A MANMADE BIO-WEAPON

An Iranian military leader has suggested that the coronavirus is not a naturally occurring disease, and that it is a manmade bioweapon cultivated and released against China and Iran by a ‘hostile state’.

Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, an Iranian officer in charge of the country’s Civil Defense Organization claimed Tuesday that “A study of the consequences of the virus in terms of tolls or the extent of the epidemic and the type of media propaganda over this issue that is aimed at increasing fear and panic among people strengthens the speculations that a biological attack has been launched against China and Iran with economic goals.”

Strongly hinting that the the virus is a bio-attack by the US, Jalali told Iranian Fars News Agency, state media, that he is seeking “laboratorial investigations and comparing the genome of the primary virus and the new genomes” to confirm his theory.

Mar 05 09:28

Smart helmets featuring infrared temperature detector and code-read cameras were adapted in China to spot fever people in crowds accurately as a method to control the novel #coronavirus epidemic.

Mar 05 09:21

Cannabis greenhouse retreat continues as Canopy closes two facilities, sheds 500 jobs

Another Canadian cannabis producer is slashing jobs and closing greenhouses in the wake of a years-long expansion drive that resulted in an oversupplied market and underutilized facilities.

Canopy Growth, one of the world’s biggest cannabis producers, on Wednesday announced the closure of two British Columbia greenhouses, in Aldergrove and Delta.

Mar 05 09:05

Man getting back his $82K life savings after it was seized at Pittsburgh International Airport

PITTSBURGH — A man’s life savings of more than $82,000 will be returned to him after it was seized in August at Pittsburgh International Airport, officials said.

In a letter from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Institute for Justice said it was told, “After further review, a decision has been made to return the property.”

Mar 05 09:01

Who Made Coronavirus? Was It the U.S., Israel or China Itself?

The most commonly reported mainstream media account of the creation of the Coronavirus suggests that it was derived from an animal borne microorganism found in a wild bat that was consumed by an ethnic Chinese resident of Wuhan. But there appears to be some evidence to dispute that in that adjacent provinces in China, where wild bats are more numerous, have not experienced major outbreaks of the disease. Because of that and other factors, there has also been considerable speculation that the Coronavirus did not occur naturally through mutation but rather was produced in a laboratory, possibly as a biological warfare agent.

Mar 05 08:28

IT’S OFFICIAL: Chinese Scientists Find Genetic Explanation for Coronavirus Discriminating By Race

A study by a Chinese research group has emerged that offers concrete proof of race differences in susceptibility to Corona virus are very real.

The study—a preprint that has not yet been peer-reviewed—is entitled Single-cell RNA expression profiling of ACE2, the putative receptor of Wuhan 2019-nCov, By Yu Zhao et al., bioRxiv, 2020] and is authored by a group of medical scientists based at Tongji University in Shanghai

The authors explain that “2019-nCov was reported to share the same receptor, Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2)” as the SARS disease, an outbreak of which in 2003 seemed almost exclusively to kill Northeast Asians.

Mar 05 08:04

Scientists in China detect two main coronavirus strains affecting humans

Scientists in China studying the coronavirus outbreak said they had found two main types of the disease could be causing infections.
The researchers, from Peking University`s School of Life Sciences and the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, cautioned that their analysis examined a limited range of data, and said follow-up studies of larger data sets are needed to better understand the virus`s evolution.

Mar 05 05:56

FEMA IS PREPARING FOR CORONAVIRUS “EMERGENCY DECLARATION”

SOURCE: MAC SLAVO
As Americans scramble to prepare themselves for the possibility that the coronavirus outbreak becomes a pandemic, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is also preparing. FEMA is “aware of the gravity of the situation” and ready to assist in a coronavirus response.

FEMA officials are preparing for an “infectious disease emergency declaration” by the president that would allow the agency to provide disaster relief funding to state and local governments, as well as federal assistance to support the coronavirus response, according to agency planning documents reviewed by NBC News.

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There is an accompanying story to which you also need to pay attention, by Mac Slavo, from shtfplan.com; you need to read:

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM FEMA AFTER A DISASTER (SPOILER: IT’S NOT GOOD)

Mar 05 05:43

McCormick Place show canceled amid coronavirus fears

The International Housewares Association calls off a show that brings nearly 60,000 people who book more than 47,000 room nights at area hotels.

Mar 05 05:42

Biden botches famous quote on ‘the thing’ that created all men equal

'We hold these truths to be self-evident: all men and women are created, by the, you know the, you know the thing,' the gaffe-prone former vice president said.

Mar 05 05:42

Biden hails Clyburn, promises 'revival of decency and honesty and character' in victory speech

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to supporters in Los Angeles on Tuesday, following a string of early Super Tuesday victories in states including Massachusetts, Minnesota, Virginia and North Carolina.

Biden hailed House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), whose endorsement of Biden proved instrumental to the former vice president’s landslide victory in the South Carolina primary over the weekend.

His staggering victory in the Southern state could be what has given Biden the burst of momentum seen in the early Super Tuesday nominating contests.

Mar 05 05:39

Fauci Warns Outbreak Could Overwhelm US Health-Care System, Cali Declares State Of Emergency: Live Updates

Yonhap reports that South Korea has reported 438 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the national total to 5,766. Most of the new cases were identified in the southeastern Daegu, a city of 2.5 million and the epicenter of the outbreak.

As of Thursday morning in Seoul, the death toll had climbed to 35, mostly elderly patients with underlying illnesses.

So far, roughly 60% of SK cases have been linked to a branch of the Shincheonji church in Daegu.

Mar 05 05:30

A Beijing Hospital Confirms Covid-19 Attacks Central Nervous System

Beijing Ditan Hospital affiliated to the Capital Medical University said on March 4 that the first patient with novel coronavirus pneumonia complicated with encephalitis was discharged from the hospital on February 25.

Mar 05 05:28

Scientists Discover More Aggressive Strain Of Coronavirus Responsible For 70% Of Current Infections

Chinese scientists studying the new coronavirus have found two new primary strains of the disease - one of which appears to be far more aggressive.

The researchers, from Peking University's School of Life Sciences, discovered a milder "S-type" strain, and an "L-type" which is highly infectious and currently accounts for around 70% of cases, according to The Telegraph. The researchers cautioned that their preliminary findings looked at a limited number of cases (103), and that follow-up studies with larger data sets are needed to better understand the virus's evolution.

A genetic analysis of the coronavirus found in a man who tested positive in the United States on January 21 also showed that it's possible to be infected with both strains.

Mar 05 05:28

Wuhan Seafood Market, Ground-Zero For Coronavirus Outbreak, Demolished

A seafood market at the heart of the coronavirus outbreak has been demolished two months after it was closed down, according to journalist Jennfer Zeng.

Mar 05 05:27

How The Pandemic Crisis Will Probably Develop Over The Next Year

For a while now I have been hearing it said that Americans are “in a panic” over the coronavirus outbreak in the US, and that mainstream media outlets are “feeding the fear”. This is an odd conclusion to come to and something worth noting, because the truth is mostly the opposite. For the past couple of months the WHO, the CDC and even Donald Trump have been dismissing Covid 19 as nothing much to worry about. The WHO actually still refuses to call it a pandemic even though the virus meets all of their own criteria.

Mar 05 05:25

Have We Brewed a Whirlwind?

In the United States and throughout the Western World there is public distrust of public authorities and distrust among the public of one another. Public authorities who do not like “conspiracy theories” do a lot to generate them.

We can see the public’s distrust of public authorities in the negligent response to the coronavirus. The refusal of public authorities to stop incoming flights from infected countries has brought the dangerous virus into the Western World where inaction has so far prevailed.

Many virologists and other experts have criticized the inaction for seriously endangering the public. I recently posted some of the expert statements made to public health authorities. See:

Mar 05 05:24

Washington county with 39 coronavirus cases advises ALL its 2.2million residents to work from home and tells everyone over 60 to stay indoors - while state officials urge primary voters not to lick their ballots

Residents of a Washington county where 31 people have tested positive for coronavirus and nine people have died are being advised to work from home to avoid possible exposure to the killer strain.

Public health officials in King County, which includes Seattle and is home to over 2.2 million people, have urged local businesses to allow employees to telecommute for the next three weeks in an effort to curb the COVID-19 outbreak.

They are also recommending that higher-risk groups - including people over the age of 60, pregnant women and people with underlying health conditions or weakened immune systems - stay home and away from large social gatherings.

Mar 05 05:23

DHS office in Washington state shutters after employee catches the coronaviru

An office of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the state of Washington has been closed for two weeks after an employee fell ill with COVID-19. The employee had apparently contracted the virus after visiting a relative at a nursing facility which is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19.

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf made the announcement at the beginning of his congressional testimony on Tuesday. Wolf revealed that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in Tukwila in King County, Washington will be closed for 14 days after an employee had contracted the virus. The employee had previously visited the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington where a number of cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported.

Mar 05 05:17

Venezuela Responds with Principled Conviction to the US’ Desperate Attempts at Regime Change

The continued effort to overthrow President Maduro does not seem to produce the intended results for the perpetrators, but rather sends signals of desperation. The regime change plotters may be wishing to achieve what they did in Bolivia. But that is not likely to happen anytime soon. That must cause some political frustration in Washington and of course more resistance in Caracas.

Mar 05 05:16

Iran's first vice president 'has coronavirus', it is claimed, as illness affects 8% of MPs and 54,000 prisoners are released to stop it spreading

Iran's First Vice President has reportedly contracted coronavirus as the death toll soared to 92 today, exceeding Italy's, with the worsening contagion prompting the regime to cancel Friday prayers.

Tehran announced total infections rose to 2,922 on Wednesday and it was said the country's most senior VP, Eshaq Jahangiri, was the latest high-profile figure to contract the disease.

Iranians were told Friday prayers - deeply significant in the Islamic Republic - were to be cancelled in the capital and in other areas after the death toll became the highest from the virus outside mainland China.

Mar 05 05:15

Microsoft asks employees in Seattle area to work from home

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday joined the growing number of US companies asking employees to work from home in order to limit exposure to the spreading coronavirus outbreak, as it responded to cases near its Seattle headquarters and in California.

Microsoft asked many of its employees in the Seattle region near its headquarters and the San Francisco Bay Area to work from home if possible until March 25.

"Taking these measures will ensure your safety and also make the workplace safer for those that need to be onsite," Executive Vice President Kurt DelBene told employees in a blog post.

Mar 05 05:15

China’s Coronavirus: A Shocking Update. Did The Virus Originate in the US?

The Western media quickly took the stage and laid out the official narrative for the outbreak of the new coronavirus which appeared to have begun in China, claiming it to have originated with animals at a wet market in Wuhan.

In fact the origin was for a long time unknown but it appears likely now, according to Chinese and Japanese reports, that the virus originated elsewhere, from multiple locations, but began to spread widely only after being introduced to the market.

More to the point, it appears that the virus did not originate in China and, according to reports in Japanese and other media, may have originated in the US.

Mar 05 05:13

Preventing and Curing the Wuhan Virus: Work in Progress

This protocol to treat the Wuhan virus, which is a bioweapon, is a work in progress. I expect a dangerous Super Duper Wuhan virus vaccine and two more bioweapons to be released (weaponized SARS and MERS). I also expect great harm to be done to our health from the adoption of the forthcoming 5G 60 MHZ mobile network broadcasting towers. China is already afflicted with this monster.

Let’s begin with disease prevention first: Dr Rhonda Patrick suggests very strongly that you get an annual blood test to determine your nutrient levels. Most people are deficient in the minerals that make your body work. Very few have sufficient fiber for good health. Insist prior to taking the test that YOU be allowed to read the results and get a copy. Gone are the days of trusting doctors who trust Big Pharma.

Hint: The Rodale Institute reported that giving sick people a thousand dollars of organic food to eat did more for them than $24,000 of treatments from Mr Big Pharma.

Mar 05 05:03

After first coronavirus death, California declares state of emergency

Placer County Public Health officials announced that a patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a cruise to Mexico last month died. The individual was an elderly adult with underlying health conditions and was the county’s second confirmed case of COVID-19, reported Tuesday night. Officials said that close contacts of the patient were being quarantined and monitored for the illness.

The person’s likely exposure occurred during travel on a Princess cruise ship that departed Feb. 10 from San Francisco and sailed to Mexico, returning Feb. 21, officials said.

Mar 04 22:21

Greek army deployed at Turkish border

Huge numbers of migrants and refugees have been heading to Turkey's European borders since Thursday, after announcements by Turkish officials that they would no longer try to prevent migrants and refugees from reaching Europe.

Mar 04 22:05

Coronavirus: High Recovery Rates in China. Most Recent Figures

Western media hype: Fear and panic, disruption of the global economy, that makes the headlines.

But not a word is mentioned that the COVID-19 in China is under control, people are being treated in hospitals and they are recovering.

On February 28, China reported 36,157 out of a total of 78,961 reported cases as having recovered.

China has reported (March 1st) a 52.1 percent recovery rate, which signifies that more than half of the patients (confirmed cases) have been discharged from the hospitals. And the Chinese hospitals (which are very strict) will not release them if they are still infected or could transmit the COVID-19 coronavirus.

What this means is that the number of “reported infected cases” in China (80 304) (WHO data, March 3, 2020) has fallen to less than 40,000. But that does not make the headlines.

Mar 04 22:01

China’s Coronavirus: A Shocking Update. Did The Virus Originate in the US?

The Western media quickly took the stage and laid out the official narrative for the outbreak of the new coronavirus which appeared to have begun in China, claiming it to have originated with animals at a wet market in Wuhan.

In fact the origin was for a long time unknown but it appears likely now, according to Chinese and Japanese reports, that the virus originated elsewhere, from multiple locations, but began to spread widely only after being introduced to the market.

More to the point, it appears that the virus did not originate in China and, according to reports in Japanese and other media, may have originated in the US.

Chinese Researchers Conclude the Virus Originated Outside of China

Mar 04 21:40

WATCH: Fistfight breaks out in Turkish parliament after lawmaker lashes out at Erdogan over Idlib soldier deaths

Turkey’s parliament descended into a chaotic fistfight after an opposition lawmaker accused President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an of disrespecting Turkish soldiers killed recently in Idlib, Syria.

During a closed session about the country’s operations in Idlib, opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) member Engin Ozkoc said Erdogan disrespected the dead troops and had also acted irresponsibly by sending them into conflict without air cover.

Mar 04 21:36

Erdogan or Erdo-gone in Turkey?

Date: March 4, 2020 Author: Tom Luongo

“Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad”
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Prometheus”

It looks like Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is headed for the political gallows a lot quicker than I ever thought.

His offensive in Idlib has bogged down. And a day before he’s scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Erdogan Turkish parliament degrades quickly as opposition speaks out against his Syria campaign.

This prompted a fistfight.

Mar 04 21:31

MAJOR: Turkish Forces attack Russian Positions in Idlib

Right before Erdogan sees Putin.

SYRIA – Late on March 3rd were confirmed attacks by the Turkish army in the area where the Russian military was located in the city of Sarakib in the east of Idlib province.

In the wee early hours of March 4th, these attacks continued on as Turkish artillery launched a further series of attacks on Sarakib, where Russian military police units were deployed on March 2nd.

Mar 04 20:17

Joe Biden Is Coming for Your Legal Weed

No one person created America's war on drugs. No individual is responsible for the accompanying manufactured crises of mass incarceration and impoverishment of working class communities of color. But in the same shamed strata as Richard Nixon and Nancy Reagan, in the view of many, you can find Joe Biden, the wobbly 2020 frontrunner and former vice president.

In his 40 years in the Senate, as is now well known, Biden was a key architect of harsh criminal penalties for nonviolent drug users.

Mar 04 17:09

Very hungry caterpillar that chomps its way through PLASTIC could help speed up the breakdown of carrier bags and other litter

The unique digestive system of a small caterpillar that is powered by tiny bacteria could hold the key to ridding the world of plastic waste.

Wax worms are a naturally occurring pest which survive in the wild by invading beehives and eating the beeswax inside.

Researchers discovered that this particular diet has cultivated an array of bacteria which can break down the hardy honeycomb — and it also digests plastic.

Specifically, the bee pest is adept at breaking down low-density polyethylene (LDPE) which is widely used, most notably in carrier bags.

Experiments by researchers at the Brandon University in Canada found around 60 of the moth larvae could consume around 4.5 square inches of plastic every week.

The worms themselves can survive on a diet of only plastic for several weeks, the study confirmed.

Mar 04 16:38

How many people die from tuberculosis every year?

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is one of the main causes of human death throughout history. In 2016, it was the single infectious agent causing the most deaths. However, many tuberculosis cases are not diagnosed, and many of the deaths it causes are not properly assigned, which means that the global disease mortality must be estimated using mathematical and statistical models.

And here lies the problem. The WHO estimated that the disease caused 1.8 million deaths in 2015, while the IHME, that leads the Global Burden of Disease study, estimated 1.3 million deaths for the same year.

3561 to 4931 people die from TB every day.

Mar 04 15:34

The Bush Administration’s Secret Biowarfare Agenda

A Brief Modern History of Biowarfare

— the Hague Convention of 1907 bans chemical weapons;

— WW I use of poison gas causes 100,000 deaths and 900,000 injuries;

— Britain uses poison gas against Iraqis in the 1920s; as Secretary of State for War in 1919, Winston Churchill advocates it in a secret memo stating: “I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes;”

— the 1928 Geneva Protocol prohibits gas and bacteriological warfare;

— in 1931, Dr. Cornelius Rhoads infects human subjects with cancer cells – under the auspices of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Investigations; Rhoads later conducts radiation exposure experiments on American soldiers and civilian hospital patients;

— in 1932, the Tuskegee Syphilis Study begins on 200 black men; they’re not told of their illness, are denied treatment, and are used as human guinea pigs to follow their disease symptoms and progression; they all subsequently die.......

Mar 04 15:28

The US Used Biological Warfare Against Mainland China in the 1950s

The US amnestied Japanese war criminals and told them to develop biological weapons for its use. It then used those weapons widely in the Korean War, but vehemently denied doing so, blaming any reports on “Communist propaganda” which it continues to this day. ‘Fortunately’ the Chinese and Korean familiarity with Japanese bioweapons meant they were able to limit the fallout and render the US biological warfare campaign ineffective.

https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/first/e/endicott-bio...

Mar 04 15:21

Oregon Indian casino closes after employee gets coronavirus

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Leaders of an Indian reservation in Oregon shut down its casino and several other facilities after an employee contracted the coronavirus.

Mar 04 15:19

Coronavirus could hit Oregon homeless population particularly hard

By Molly Harbarger | The Oregonian/OregonLive

Experts say that the coronavirus could be deadly for homeless people in Oregon and along the West Coast who already face higher health risks and have fewer ways to protect themselves from infection or to recuperate if infected.

Mar 04 15:14

Children can carry coronavirus but don’t seem to get really sick; it’s elderly adults who are most likely to die

By Aimee Green | The Oregonian/OregonLive

If the new coronavirus takes a foothold in Oregon, children are almost certainly not the ones you need to worry about. It’s elderly adults. Or people with conditions such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension, heart disease or lung disease.

Meanwhile.......New Oregon cave rules would ban glitter, music, dog poop from caves.....
https://www.oregonlive.com/travel/2020/03/new-oregon-cave-rules-would-...

Mar 04 14:48

Hong Kong coronavirus patient's dog HAS been infected with the disease in likely case of human-to-animal transmission, authorities confirm

The pet dog of a coronavirus patient in Hong Kong was confirmed to be infected with the disease, in a likely case of human-to-animal transmission.

The canine had repeatedly tested 'weak positive' for the new coronavirus since Friday, when it was quarantined at an animal centre.

The city's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said on Wednesday that repeated tests suggest the dog - a Pomeranian - has 'a low-level of infection'.

Mar 04 14:25

2,300 cruise passengers including dozens of Britons are ordered back on board their ship off of Greece and told not to leave after it is revealed former passenger has coronavirus

Cruise ship passengers were kept on an ocean liner in yet another coronavirus scare at sea today after a former shipmate tested positive in Italy.

Some 2,300 people - including 39 Britons - were called back on board the MSC Opera from an excursion in Athens today and told not to leave the ship.

Once they returned, the captain revealed that an Austrian tourist who left the ship on February 28 had been infected with the virus.

The virus patient, a man, had disembarked in Genoa in northern Italy, the region at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe.

Mar 04 14:23

Viruses are pH Sensitive

Coronavirus infectivity is exquisitely sensitive to pH. For example, the MHV-A59 strain of coronavirus is quite stable at pH 6.0 (acidic) but becomes rapidly and irreversibly inactivated by brief treatment at pH 8.0 (alkaline). Human coronavirus strain 229E is maximally infective at pH 6.0. Infection of cells by murine coronavirus A59 at pH 6.0 (acidic) rather than pH 7.0 (neutral) yields a tenfold increase in the infectivity of the virus.

Mar 04 13:14

Biden: 'I Am The Only Candidate Who Can Beat Ronald Reagan'

HOUSTON, TX—Fresh off his afternoon nap, presidential candidate Joe Biden gave a fiery, high-energy speech in Houston today, claiming to be the only candidate who could beat incumbent Ronald Reagan.

"I am the only candidate who can unite the party to defeat Reagan," he said to scattered applause. "When Super Thursday hits here in a few weeks, we can rally the 150 million Democrats here in the great country of Texas to vote for me so we can get Reagan and his crony Dick Cheney off the Iron Throne there in the Imperial Senate. Go Hoosiers!"

Mar 04 12:33

'I'LL NEVER FORGET' D-Day veteran, 94, who was one of first soldiers on Gold Beach dedicates his MBE to 22,442 comrades who died at Normandy

A D-DAY veteran who was one of the first soldiers to storm the Gold Beach has dedicated his MBE to his 22,442 comrades who died at Normandy.

Former Royal Engineer Horace "Harry" Billinge, 94, was given his MBE from the Queen for raising more than £50,000 for veterans.

Mar 04 12:17

WHO Urges People To Go Cashless Because “Dirty Banknotes Can Spread The Virus”

Are you people starting to figure this out yet? Can you see where this is going?

By Tyler Durden

It looks like the Chinese started something…

Following reports that Beijing had “quarantined” dirty cash, the WHO warned on Monday that the virus could survive on banknotes, potentially spreading Covid-19 within communities, and across the world. To reduce the risk of being infected by money, the NGO advised citizens in countries struggling with outbreaks to favor digital payments when possible, the Daily Telegraph reported.

That the WHO is telling the public to avoid cash is hardly a surprise: research has found that coronaviruses have been found to live on surfaces for as long as 9 days.

Mar 04 11:32

The Army is now screening recruits for coronavirus before they start basic training

With coronavirus beginning to spread across the United States, the Army wants to make sure the only thing you catch during basic training is a hefty dose of grief from your drill sergeant.

New recruits are now being screened for coronavirus symptoms while having their temperature taken, McClatchy reports.

Recruits are also being asked questions such as if they've been living with anyone who has traveled to China, South Korea, Iran, or other coronavirus hotspots in recent months

Mar 04 10:31

How to Fake a Pandemic for a World Wide Police State

Many aren't old enough to remember, but in the Swine Flu panic in (1976), the US Congress approved the money to vaccinate every person in the US. After they had inoculated about 25% of the population, and more people had died from the vaccine than did the Swine Flu, they discontinued the program. By the way, ONE person in the US died from the Swine Flu, THIRTEEN were hospitalized, and an estimated THIRTY-TWO died from the vaccine. "Never let a good crisis go to waste." - Rahm Emanuel Thanks Max!

Mar 04 10:25

Covid19, 5G and the Digitalized "V"irus

Every few years they pull this crap and people fall for it over and over.SARS,MERS,Avian Flu ect.

Mar 04 07:25

Italy Closes All Schools & Universities, German Minister Declares Outbreak "A Global Pandemic": Virus Updates

Italian newswire ANSA reports that the Italian government will move ahead with plans to close all schools and colleges in the country for two weeks.

Mar 04 07:01

Three Intravenous Vitamin C Research Studies Approved for Treating COVID-19

OMNS Chinese edition editor Dr. Richard Cheng is reporting from China about the first approved study of 12,000 to 24,000 mg/day of vitamin C by IV. The doctor also specifically calls for immediate use of vitamin C for prevention of coronavirus (COVID-19). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC0SO9KDG7U

A second clinical trial of intravenous vitamin C was announced in China on Feb. 13th. In this second study, says Dr. Cheng,....

Mar 04 06:56

NHS England declares coronavirus a 'level 4 incident' - the highest degree of emergency - as 12 more people in the UK are diagnosed and Big Four accountants Deloitte lock down London office over positive worker

The NHS has hiked the coronavirus outbreak to the highest possible threat level, it was revealed today as 12 more British patients tested positive for the infection.

Health chiefs have declared the epidemic a 'level four incident', which grants them emergency powers to take control of local hospitals.

Coronavirus was ratcheted up to level four status in January, but this was only confirmed today as the government tried to calm public concern by unveiling a four-pronged strategy to tackle the growing crisis.

Meanwhile a member of staff at accountancy firm Deloitte tested positive for the virus after returning from Asia, MailOnline can reveal.

Mar 04 06:55

Iran Coronavirus Outbreak: Thousands Infected, Over 650 Dead, yet No Action by the Regime

After days of denial and downplaying the Coronavirus outbreak in Iran, the regime’s Deputy Health Minister Ghasem Janbabaei admitted in an interview on state TV that “over 12,000 people have been hospitalized after being diagnosed with the coronavirus and this is only 20 percent of the individuals who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.”

“Less than 20 percent of individuals testing positive for the coronavirus actually enter hospitals. Some 80 percent of individuals who are infected with the coronavirus either have slight symptoms or their conditions allow them to remain at home,” Janbabei said.

Yet, regime continues its campaign of downplaying the casualties of this deadly virus.

Mar 04 06:54

Virus expert Tony Fauci gives Donald Trump a slide show about coronavirus vaccine to PROVE to skeptical president that National Institutes of Health ARE rushing to produce one

Dr. Anthony Fauci gave Donald Trump a slideshow Tuesday to demonstrate how quickly the federal government is working to produce a vaccine for the coronavirus - after a sharp exchange Monday in which the president said he wanted it in a 'couple of months.'

The president visited the National Institute of Health for a briefing on the containing the outbreak and Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who is a leading expert on HIV/AIDS, showed Trump a graph on their progress.

'I just want to connect what we've been talking about the past few weeks,' Fauci, 79, told the president.

Mar 04 06:48

Number of People Infected With Coronavirus Outside China Exceeds 10,000, WHO Says

The outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus was first registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei province, later spreading to more than 70 countries worldwide.

The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outside China has exceeded 10,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, adding that 1,792 new cases have been registered in the past 24 hours.

A total of 10,566 people have been infected with coronavirus in 72 countries, while the death toll outside China now stands at 166, with 37 new fatalities registered in the past 24 hours.

Mar 04 06:46

White House Pledge To Deliver '1 Million Coronavirus Tests' By Friday Might Be 922,500 Short

As the White House scrambles to assure the public that the coronavirus is under control, and that the CDC is working with local officials and labs to ramp up testing, it appears that the White House hasn't been entirely forthcoming about a critical component of its 'containment' strategy: The virus tests.

Last night, during a press conference hosted by Vice President Mike Pence and HHS Secretary Alex Azar, FDA head Dr. Stephen Hahn boasted that labs across the US would have enough materials on hand to carry out "close to 1 million" tests by the end of this. According to Politico, that claim far exceeds the number of tests that several labs told POLITICO they will actually be able to run each day. Under ideal conditions, the nation's public health labs could run up to 10,000 tests per day by the end of the week, according to figures provided by the Associated of Public Health Laboratories.

Mar 04 06:45

Schiff: We're On The Precipice Of A Much Larger Crisis

On Sunday, March, 1, Peter Schiff appeared on Fox News to discuss the market and economic turbulence surrounding coronavirus. Peter said the coronavirus isn’t the real problem. It’s the Fed. Everything the central bank has done since 2008 has only made things worse and set us up for an even bigger crisis.

Peter opened up the interview saying that even with the big declines through the previous week, the US stock market is still significantly overvalued.

Mar 04 06:44

BBC Publishes Leaked Iran Footage Showing Bagged Bodies Of Covid-19 Victims Piling Up

More shocking leaked footage published by the BBC shows bodies piling up at a local morgue in Qom, said to be victims of the country's spiraling coronavirus outbreak. Located 140km to the south of Tehran, Qom is believed ground zero for Iran's epidemic, and crucially is a popular place of Shia religious pilgrimage.

Mideast-based correspondent Joyce Karam comments of the newly published video: "If these are confirmed to be from Corona as videos claim, death toll is higher than the government claims (officially at 77)."

Mar 04 06:43

"Project Kennedy": JPMorgan Tells Thousands Of Workers To Work From Home

America's largest bank is going on lockdown.

According to Bloomberg, JPMorgan is asking thousands of US-based employees to work from home in test of "virus contingency plan" for closing domestic offices should the coronavirus spread. As part of the test, managers have requested that about 10% of staff across its consumer bank work remotely as part of the plan’s resiliency testing, which has been code-named “Project Kennedy" (it wasn't clear why JPM picked that name for the project). And since JPMorgan’s consumer bank has 127,137 employees, the most of any of the firm’s divisions, that means that over 12,000 workers will be working from home for the foreseeable future.

Mar 04 06:43

Mike Pence Wiped His Nose With His Hand Before Shaking Doctors Hands At Coronavirus Press Conference

The gist of how everyone wants you to respond to the coronavirus mostly boils down to normal hygiene: wash your hands, don't touch your face and keep your distance from people that appear to be sick.

Vice President and coronavirus czar Mike Pence violated all of these rules in one fell swoop during last week's coronavirus press conference when he wiped his nose with his hands, moments before shaking the hands of doctors on the stage tasked with combating the ongoing virus outbreak, according to The Independent.

Mar 04 06:37

SPECULATION ON THE ORIGINS OF THE CORONAVIRUS

Is the Coronavirus man-made?

If so who made it and how did it get released into the population?

The answer to the second and third question may be as simple as government incompetence and corruption…two things we can always count on in China and at home.

Seven things support Adams’ speculations:

Mar 04 06:36

Saying Government-Funded Healthcare’s Too Costly is Nuts…

The new corporate media and conservative Democratic argument against front-runner Bernie Sanders’ eminently logical proposal for creating a single-payer government health insurance program that he calls “Medicare for All” is that it would destroy the huge health insurance industry and put 1.8 million insurance industry employees out on the street.

That is about the stupidest argument for not making an urgent reform of an outrageous pirate-capitalist system I can imagine!

Mar 04 06:35

Coronavirus: The "Cures" Will Be Worse Than the Disease

Yes, there are as many theories about coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as there are people talking about it. The reality is that I don't know the truth about what this virus really is or where it came from and neither do you.

But there's something that we do know for sure regardless of where this virus came from or whether it even really exists. The hype and fear and panic and pandemonium surrounding this (supposed) outbreak is going to be far worse than the disease could ever be. Because, as I've been screaming about for over a decade now, a bioweapon attack (real or manmade, false flag or otherwise) is the perfect cover for a slew of agenda items on the globalist checklist. And the more the population panics, the more they play into the globalists' hands.

Mar 04 06:34

Super Tuesday: Israel partisans work to block Sanders’ nomination

As voters go to the polls in 14 states, the Democratic establishment, often heavily influenced by Israel partisans, is trying to block a Sanders’ nomination. Israeli leaders and partisans worry that a Sanders win could eventually have “catastrophic” results for Israel.

Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg have now dropped out of the race and endorsed Joe Biden. (The inducements used to accomplish this are not yet known.) Meanwhile, billionaire Bloomberg, an Israel advocate, has also been lobbying superdelegates and is hoping for a brokered convention where he could win on a second ballot.

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