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China’s Propaganda Machine Loves WHO Official Bruce Aylward

China’s state-controlled media outlets have frequently boosted the remarks of Dr. Bruce Aylward, a top WHO official who has come under scrutiny following an interview in which he suggested Taiwan is part of China.  Aylward has been a staunch defender of Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.  “If I had COVID-19, I’d want to be treated in China,” Aylward said ...

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DOJ Is Probing Sen Richard Burr’s Stock Trades

The Justice Department is probing a series of stock trades that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr made in the weeks after receiving briefings about the coronavirus pandemic, CNN reported. The Justice Department is coordinating with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the matter, and the FBI has contacted Burr, a North Carolina Republican, according to CNN, which cited two ...

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Study Raises Hope That Blood Plasma Can Treat Coronavirus Patients

A preliminary study released Friday found that blood serum from people who recovered from coronavirus was effective at treating critically-ill patients, raising hopes that the technique will curtail a pandemic that has already killed more than 30,000 people around the globe. The new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at only five patients, and the ...

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Trump Considering Quarantine, Travel Restrictions On New York And New Jersey

President Donald Trump said Saturday he is considering travel restrictions and a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and other states hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Trump told reporters that he hopes to not have to impose the restrictions, but he also said that they could be implemented later on Saturday. “I’m thinking about that right now. We might ...

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Rhode Island Governor Orders Police, National Guard To Track Down New Yorkers

The National Guard in Rhode Island will begin going door-to-door on Saturday to enforce an executive order requiring visitors from New York to go into self-quarantine for 14 days in order to limit the spread of coronavirus. Gov. Gina Raimondo, who signed the order on Thursday, also authorized police to make traffic stops of vehicles with license plates from the ...

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New Orleans Mayor Blames Trump, Federal Government For Her Decision To Hold Mardis Gras

The mayor of New Orleans on Thursday blamed the federal government and President Donald Trump for her decision not to cancel this year’s Mardi Gras, which health experts believe might have helped spread coronavirus in the Big Easy. “The federal government did not issue any red flags, and therefore we moved forward,” LaToya Cantrell said in an interview with CNN’s ...

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White House Coronavirus Coordinator Forcefully Rejects Doomsday Scenario

Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House task force on coronavirus, took a crack Wednesday at scientific models that have projected doomsday scenarios for the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the estimates do not take into account adjustments made to stop the spread of the virus. “And I think the numbers that have been put out there are actually ...

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Chinese Propaganda Has Infected Daily Mail’s Coronavirus Coverage

A prominent British news outlet widely read in the U.S. has recently published multiple stories about the coronavirus pandemic based on information from the Communist Party of China’s official newspaper and other propaganda outlets.  The Daily Mail this week published stories that pushed the communist party’s line that the new cases of coronavirus that have appeared in China came from ...

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Cuomo And Trump Both Say Economic Standstill Is Unsustainable, But Differ On How Quickly To Get Back To Business

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he hopes that the U.S. will be back open for business by mid-April, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that he expects a massive spike in coronavirus cases within three weeks.  Both New York-born politicians acknowledged that the economic situation is unsustainable, but they differ on how quickly New York and the ...

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WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Was Accused Of Covering Up Cholera Epidemics In Africa

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, was accused in 2017 of downplaying cholera epidemics that hit Ethiopia and Sudan.   A group of American doctors wrote that Tedros was “fully complicit in the terrible suffering and dying” that stemmed from a cholera outbreak in Sudan. Before that, Tedros faced allegations that he refused to investigate three cholera ...

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CDC: Coronavirus Lived Up To 17 Days In Cruise Ship Cabins

Coronavirus was found on surfaces in the cabins of a Japanese cruise ship 17 days after passengers disembarked, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Monday, raising the possibility that the virus can remain viable for much longer than previously believed. Genetic material from coronavirus, technically known as SARS-CoV-2, “was identified on a variety ...

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Says New York To Begin Trials For Malaria Drug Touted By Trump

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that his state is set to begin clinical trials this week for a malaria drug that President Donald Trump has touted as a possible treatment for coronavirus. “The president is optimistic about these drugs, and we are all optimistic that it could work,” Cuomo said at a daily press conference in Albany. Cuomo ...

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