Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/15/2020

The first death in Europe from the Wuhan Coronavirus has been reported in France. The victim is an elderly tourist from China. Meanwhile, the total number of officially acknowledged cases of the disease in China is approaching 70,000.

In other news, former New York Mayor Michael “Shorty” Bloomberg is reportedly considering Hillary Clinton as his running mate in the 2020 presidential election.

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Thanks to AF, Dean, JD, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» 5G Danger: Hundreds of Respected Scientists Sound the Alarm About Health Effects as 5G Networks Go Up Nationwide
» 5G Super-Hotspots Will Soon be the Most Dangerous Places on Earth
» All Men in Alabama Will be Forced to Have a Vasectomy at 50 or When They Have Their Third Child Under ‘Outrageous’ State Law Proposed by Democrat
» Bloomberg Reportedly Considering Hillary Clinton as His Running Mate
» Buttigieg Won Essay Contest in High School Defending Socialism and Hero Bernie
» Chicago Couple Treated for Coronavirus Released From Isolation
» Dr. Martin Pall to the NIH: “The 5G Rollout is Absolutely Insane.”
» Pentagon to Extend Availability of 4 Military Bases to Help With Coronavirus Efforts: Official
» Prosecutors Seek Almost 5 Years in Prison for Pugh; Defense Suggest 1
» Second Teen Arrested in Tessa Majors Murder Named as Rashaun Weaver
» US Presidential Election Odds 2020 Weekly Rundown: Bloomberg Rising
» Watch: Eco-Radicals Sing Epic ‘Tree Murder’ Song in Front of Seattle City Council
» WOAH: FiveThirtyEight predicts ‘No One’ Will Win a Majority of Democrat Delegates
» Woman in Seat Recline Controversy Wants Flight Attendant Fired, Demands Name of Seat-Puncher
 
Canada
» Breaking: Anti-Pipeline Protestors Block Major Train Tracks, Burn Police Injunction
» Canada’s Telus Announces Pre-Valentine’s Pledge to ‘Stay Faithful’ To Huawei in National 5G Rollout
 
Europe and the EU
» 65 Per Cent of French Believe French Civilisation Will Collapse
» Austria’s Kurz Backs Merkel Rejection of Far Right
» Downing Street Declares War on BBC With Plan to Abolish License Fee
» EU Faces Major Budget Battle With Britain Gone
» EU Mired in Squabble Over Who Should Pay to Cover Lost British Money
» France Reports Europe’s First Coronavirus Death
» Head of Merkel’s CDU in Thuringia Steps Down Over Far-Right Crisis
» Merkel Rival Merz in Bid to Succeed Her as German Chancellor
» More ‘Asian’ Grooming Gang Abusers Sentenced in Oxford, England
» Sweden Democrat MP to Minister: Why Won’t You Admit That Racism Against the Native Swedes Exists?
» Swedish PM Says Sadistic Pee Robberies Are a Result of Conservative Tax Cuts 10 Years Ago
» Switzerland Stops 5G Rollout Over Health Concerns
» Switzerland Thwarts Major Islamic State Terror Attack
» The First Coronavirus Death Outside of Asia Reported in France
» UK: Exclusive Video: Climate Strike Chaos as Antifa, Extinction Rebellion Clash With London Police
» Update: Video Where One of the UK Schoolgirl Rapists’ Head is Shoved Down a Filthy Toilet by Other Inmates
 
Far East
» 500 Medical Workers in Wuhan Have Been Infected and Experts Are Warning of an Exponential Rise in Coronavirus Cases
» Amazing But Hidden News About Coronavirus
» China’s Hubei Reports 139 New Coronavirus Deaths on Feb. 15
» Chinese Medical Staff Paying ‘Too High a Price’ In Battle to Curb Coronavirus
» Coronavirus Found to Have Up to 24-Day Incubation Period; CDC Releasing Wuhan Evacuees in Texas, Nebraska, And California After Just 14 Days
» Coronavirus: New Infections Fall for Third Day, Nearly 70,000 People Infected
» Coronavirus Bombshell: ‘Real Cause’ of Outbreak Claim — Chinese Scientists Break Cover
» Expert: China Has ‘Global Chokehold’ on Medicine, Can Shut Down Our Pharmacies, Hospitals in Months
» Hong Kong Protesters Slam Government Response to Coronavirus Outbreak
» Japanese Woman Now Has Coronavirus After Husband Contracted Disease Following Recent Hawaii Trip
» None of Japan’s New Coronavirus Patients Had Direct China Links
» Still No Non-East Asian Deaths From Corona—but CNN’s Sanjay Gupta Won’t Admit it
» Why it’s Too Late to Contain COVID-19
» Wuhan Was the Province Where 5G Was Rolled Out, Now the Center of Deadly Virus
» Wuhan City Has About 10,000 5G Base Stations
 
Immigration
» Ethiopian Airlines to Open Flights From Norway to Ethiopia So Fake Refugees Can Visit the Countries They “Fled” From
» Italy: Senegalese Migrant Staged Fake ‘Racist’ Attack by Stabbing Himself
» Orban: “It’s Forbidden to Say So in Europe, But Migration is an Organized Invasion”
» Plurality of Italians Oppose Putting Salvini on Trial for Stopping Migrant Boats
» Slain 92-Year-Old’s Granddaughter Slams NYC’s Sanctuary City Policy During Speech With Trump
» The Terrorists Migrating Into Europe
» Trump Administration to Deploy Tactical Officers to Sanctuary Cities
 
Culture Wars
» Cambridge Academic Says Human Race Must Become Extinct to Save the Planet
» London Times Says Embracing Traditional Gender Roles is a Form of ISIS-Style Extremism
» ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue to Feature 56-Year-Old, Plus Sized, And Bald Finalists
» Swedes See Avalanche-Like Increase in Gender Dysphoric Teenage Girls
» Watch School Official Bully Team Handing Out Pro-Life Information
» Woke Hook-Up Culture, Terror of Toxic Masculinity Wrecking Gen Z’s Love Lives
 

5G Danger: Hundreds of Respected Scientists Sound the Alarm About Health Effects as 5G Networks Go Up Nationwide

5G waves are “ultra high frequency” and “ultra high intensity”, but they are also easily absorbed by objects such as buildings and trees. So although cell towers will be much, much smaller, but they will also have to be much, much closer together than before. According to CBS News, it is estimated that the big cell phone companies will be putting up at least 300,000 of these small towers, and it has been projected that it will cost hundreds of billions of dollars to fully set up the 5G network nationwide.

Needless to say, there is a tremendous amount of money at stake, and the big cell phone companies are trying very hard to assure everyone that 5G technology is completely safe.

But is it?

Today, there is a growing body of scientific evidence that indicates that the electromagnetic radiation that we are constantly being bombarded with is not good for us. Hundreds of scientists that are engaged in research in this area have signed the “International EMF Scientist Appeal”, and this is how that document begins…

[Comment: From 2019, but health concerns of 5G are no less today.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

5G Super-Hotspots Will Soon be the Most Dangerous Places on Earth

The deployment of 5G continues unabated across the USA in spite of zero mandatory health and safety testing being conducted.

This illegal roll-out is focusing on the largest urban centers and especially high-profile venues that can be used as an advertisement for how ‘awesome’ 5G is [NOT].

It will be these specially chosen venues where smartphone users can play with their own portable Internet of Things (IoT)… at the expense of everyone else in those 5G super-hotspots.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

All Men in Alabama Will be Forced to Have a Vasectomy at 50 or When They Have Their Third Child Under ‘Outrageous’ State Law Proposed by Democrat

All men would be forced to have vasectomies when they reach the age of 50 or have a three children, under a new law proposed by an Alabama lawmaker.

Rep. Rolanda Hollis, a Democrat, on Thursday put the bill forward requiring men in the state to pay for the procedure within a month of turning 50 or the birth of their third biological child.

The HB 238 bill to sterilize all men in the state has been branded an ‘outrageous overstep’ by critics.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Bloomberg Reportedly Considering Hillary Clinton as His Running Mate

He’s with her?

Mike Bloomberg could team up with Hillary Clinton to try to take down President Trump in November — by making her his running mate.

Bloomberg’s internal polling found the combo “would be a formidable force,” sources close to the campaign told the Drudge Report Saturday.

Bloomberg’s communications director did not deny the rumored matchmaking effort.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Buttigieg Won Essay Contest in High School Defending Socialism and Hero Bernie

Young Pete Buttigieg won an essay contest in 2000 as a high schooler from the Kennedy Library.

In his essay Pete Buttigieg in 2000 praises Bernie Sanders and his unapologetic stand for socialism.

You just can’t make this stuff up.

From the essay.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Chicago Couple Treated for Coronavirus Released From Isolation

CHICAGO — A Chicago woman and her husband, who became the United States’ first person-to-person transmission of the new virus from China, have been released from home isolation, health officials said Saturday.

The couple was released from a suburban Chicago hospital on Feb. 7 and remained in home isolation until Friday, according to a statement from the city’s Department of Public Health.

“We believe both patients can now safely return to their regular activities, including work, without restrictions,” Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the health department, said in the statement. “They have now had multiple rounds of negative testing for the virus and are clinically well. They do not need to wear masks, and neither does anyone interacting with them. They have been cleared.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Dr. Martin Pall to the NIH: “The 5G Rollout is Absolutely Insane.”

During the “Health in Buildings Roundtable” sponsored by the NIH & co-organized by the US CDC and several other organizations, Dr. Martin Pall from the Washington State University (WSU) concluded that the “5G rollout is absolutely insane”.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pentagon to Extend Availability of 4 Military Bases to Help With Coronavirus Efforts: Official

The Pentagon on Saturday said it will extend the availability of four military installations to act as temporary housing through March 15 in an effort to help the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) manage the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19.

Lt. Col. Chris Mitchell, a Defense Department spokesman, confirmed the move to Fox News and said the Pentagon will continue to assist HHS by providing support at the following installations: Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas; Fort Carson, Colo., and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Prosecutors Seek Almost 5 Years in Prison for Pugh; Defense Suggest 1

BALTIMORE — Federal prosecutors are recommending a sentence of almost five years in prison for former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, while her defense is seeking a year and a day.

Federal prosecutors said an investigation into Pugh began in February 2017 based on accusations she used her children’s books as a ruse to raise money for her mayoral campaign and a new house.

Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 57 months. The case never went to trial and this new 90-page filing is loaded with details of what likely would have been used against Pugh in court.

In its sentencing memorandum, the government wrote, “The maximum sentence within the applicable guideline range provides an adequate and just punishment for Pugh’s longstanding pattern of criminal conduct and serves to deter other would be corrupt politicians from breaching the public’s trust.”

Prosecutors painted Pugh as a scheming, win-at-all-cost politician who deceived not just buyers of her children’s books, but even the FBI, when agents raided her house.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Second Teen Arrested in Tessa Majors Murder Named as Rashaun Weaver

Tessa Majors scratched and struggled like hell against the teen with a knife who took her life during a botched robbery in Morningside Park last year — and now his DNA, recovered from under one of her fingernails, has helped implicate the boy who investigators are “confident” is her murderer.

Rashaun Weaver, 14, was indicted by a grand jury and taken into custody without incident Friday at around 10:30 p.m. in the lobby of his home at the Taft Houses project in East Harlem.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

US Presidential Election Odds 2020 Weekly Rundown: Bloomberg Rising

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the New Hampshire Democratic primary winner, and runner-up Pete Buttigieg are in strong positions in the odds. But the fastest riser is a candidate who did not even run in New Hampshire or in the Iowa caucus: Michael Bloomberg.

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s odds are in free-fall after his dreadful fifth-place showing in New Hampshire.

[Comment: Article dated February 14, 2020.]

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Watch: Eco-Radicals Sing Epic ‘Tree Murder’ Song in Front of Seattle City Council

“There’s a hole in the sky where the tree once was / Somebody’s making money!” Eco-activists burst into song at Seattle City Council on Wednesday to protest trees being “murdered.”

The group called “Save Our Trees” was led by Suzanne Grant whose lead vocals were raw and powerful. Her fellow tree rights activists included one woman dressed as a tree.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

WOAH: FiveThirtyEight predicts ‘No One’ Will Win a Majority of Democrat Delegates

The last time there was a brokered convention was in 1952. Is the next one going to happen it 2020?

According to FiveThirtyEight, “No One” has a slightly better chance of winning more than half of pledged delegates than Bernie Sanders does. There’s a 2 in 5 chance (37 percent) that no candidate will receive a majority of delegates, and there’s a 1 in 3 chance (36 percent) that Bernie Sanders will.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Woman in Seat Recline Controversy Wants Flight Attendant Fired, Demands Name of Seat-Puncher

American Airlines passenger Wendi Williams filmed the man behind her on a recent flight “punching” her seat after she reclined it back, spilling his alcoholic beverage, and creating a national debate/argument over who was right and who was rude.

The video went crazy viral, and she is speaking out now, demanding the airline reveal the name of the man behind her so she can press charges. She also wants the flight attendant who addressed the situation to be fired over the handling of the confrontation.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Anti-Pipeline Protestors Block Major Train Tracks, Burn Police Injunction

A huge group of anti-pipeline protestors swarmed the Toronto subway and blocked major train tracks on Saturday to spread their message of solidarity with demonstrators in northern B.C. who oppose the building of the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

After riding the subway from Matt Cohen Park to Pioneer Village, chanting with megaphones the entire way, the protestors arrived at major train track near York University where they proceeded to set up a blockade.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Canada’s Telus Announces Pre-Valentine’s Pledge to ‘Stay Faithful’ To Huawei in National 5G Rollout

In a statement ahead of Valentine’s Day, the Canadian executive said it was “important” for Telus to launch its network “when the time is right”, adding that his company would continue working with govenrment officials to build its networks.

Canadian telecom operator Telus Corp is set to begin its 5G rollout with equipment from Huawei Technologies by 2021, chief financial officer Doug French announced on late Thursday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

65 Per Cent of French Believe French Civilisation Will Collapse

A survey released by polling firm Ifop has claimed that more than six in ten French people think that French civilisation as we know it will collapse.

The survey noted that a third of the people who believed in the collapse, think it will occur in a brutal fashion and put the time frame for the collapse within the next 20 year or so.

One of the chief reasons stated by respondents as the prime cause of a potential collapse is climate change, with 27 per cent stating that climate factors and overconsumption will spell the end for French civilisation, French media outlet L’Aisne Nouvelle reports.

Around 15 per cent of the respondents said that mass migration would be the cause of the collapse, while another 14 per cent stated that internal conflicts within French society, or even civil war, could precipitate it. …

Many have warned of a potential civil war in France, including leading radical Islam scholar Gilles Kepel, who stated in 2016 that the “Jihadi Generation” had a goal to destroy Europe in a civil war and rebuild an Islamic society in the aftermath.

The following year, Belgian historian David Engels made a similar prediction saying that “in 20 to 30 years Europe will have become an authoritarian or imperial state, after a phase resembling civil war and decay.”

“I expect a civil war, which will force a fundamental social and political reformation in Europe, whether we like it or not, following the example of the decaying Roman Republic in the first century BC,” he added.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

Austria’s Kurz Backs Merkel Rejection of Far Right

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Friday said it was “right” for German leader Angela Merkel to rule out working with the far right, even after he did the opposite in his previous government.

There are “differences” between Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) and Austria’s FPOe Freedom Party, Kurz told the Munich Security Conference, describing the AfD party as more radical.

“That’s why I think the path chosen” by Chancellor Merkel’s conservative CDU party “is right and sensible”. “I think it’s justified that the party has clearly decided not to cooperate with the AfD.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Downing Street Declares War on BBC With Plan to Abolish License Fee

THE GOVERNMENT is planning to scrap the BBC licence fee and force the corporation to operate as a subscription service according to incendiary reports.

Such a move could leave to multiple BBC TV and radio channels being sold off or closed in the biggest shakeup of British broadcasting in decades. According to the Sunday Times senior figures in Downing Street have decided the BBC needs to be dramatically cut down in size. A source told the newspaper: “We are not bluffing on the licence fee. We are having a consolation and we will whack it. It has to be a subscription model.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

EU Faces Major Budget Battle With Britain Gone

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brexit drama shook the foundations of the European Union for years and laid bare the need for much-delayed political renovations at the 27-nation bloc. But now that Britain has finally left, where does the EU revamp even start and who is going to foot the bill?

Those questions loom large for EU officials and European leaders alike, because substantial structural changes require some common vision of what a future EU should look like.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

EU Mired in Squabble Over Who Should Pay to Cover Lost British Money

[…]

The EU’s lack of clout to match its potential in the world goes well beyond the departure of Britain. The EU’s institutional quagmire makes smooth, swift decision-making a pipe dream and its shared euro currency proved quite wobbly during the bloc’s financial crisis, which almost saw debt-strapped Greece leave the euro.

But like little else, Brexit brought home the EU’s need to change with the times.

Beyond losing an economic giant, the departure of the United Kingdom was also a geopolitical blow to the EU, since Britain is a UN Security Council permanent member with nuclear weapons and a standing in the world outside Europe that few other countries can match.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

France Reports Europe’s First Coronavirus Death

An 80-year-old man in France has become the first person in Europe to die from the coronavirus.

The man — a Chinese tourist from the province of Hubei — arrived in France on Jan. 16, then was hospitalized on Jan. 25 under strict isolation measures. His condition deteriorated rapidly, officials said.

“I was informed last night of the death of an 80-year-old patient who had been hospitalized,” Health Minister Agnes Buzyn announced Saturday.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Head of Merkel’s CDU in Thuringia Steps Down Over Far-Right Crisis

The head of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU in Germany’s Thuringia state stepped down Friday over his role in an alliance with a far right party which plunged the party into crisis.

“I believe we are right to calm our party down, set personal interests aside and find a common way forward,” Mike Mohring said in a video posted to Twitter.

“I don’t want to stand in the way, and that’s why I won’t stand for the state presidency” of the party again, he added.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Merkel Rival Merz in Bid to Succeed Her as German Chancellor

Friedrich Merz, a longtime rival of Angela Merkel within the ruling CDU party, is hoping to replace her as German chancellor, local media has reported.

Merz, who wants to shift the centre-right party further to the right, is throwing his hat into the ring after Merkel’s chosen successor, CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, gave up her leadership ambitions on Monday in a deepening party crisis over ties between the centre and far right.

The next CDU leader will also be the party’s candidate to become chancellor at elections due by the end of 2021.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

More ‘Asian’ Grooming Gang Abusers Sentenced in Oxford, England

Another three “Asian” grooming gang abusers have been sentenced for multiple rapes, indecent assaults, and drug dealing offences in Oxford, England.

41-year-old Naim Khan ( 24/8/1978), 44-year-old Mohammed Nazir (20/3/1975), and 42-year-old Raheem Ahmed (22/2/1977) were convicted of the following crimes, respectively, according to a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announcement:

Seven counts of rape (two counts were multiple incidents covering at least 12 occasions); four counts of indecent assault (two counts were multiple incidents covering at least 15 occasions); one count of procuring a man to rape the victim; two counts of procuring men to indecently assault the victim; one count of supplying class B drugs on at least 12 occasions (Victim 1)

one count of indecent assault (Victim 2)

Six counts of rape (four counts were multiple incidents covering at least 14 occasions); five counts of indecent assault (all counts were multiple incidents covering at least 27 occasions); one count of procuring a man to rape the victim; three counts of procuring men to indecently assault the victim (one count was a multiple incident covering at least three occasions); one count of supplying class B drugs on at least 10 occasions (Victim 1)

Two counts of indecent assault, and one count of supplying class B drugs on at least 10 occasions (Victim 1)

A fourth man, 42-year-old Afzal Mohammed of Randolph Street, Oxford, was acquited of one count of rape.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Sweden Democrat MP to Minister: Why Won’t You Admit That Racism Against the Native Swedes Exists?

Voice of Europe earlier this week reported on the shocking incident that occurred last December where a group of migrant men robbed and peed in a Swedish boy’s mouth while calling him dirty Swede.

Now, the brutal incident is being discussed by MPs in Sweden’s parliament and by the Swedish mainstream press.

During Thursday’s parliamentary debate, Adam Marttinen — the Sweden Democrats spokesman for Justice issues — asked the Minister for Housing, Per Bolund, if he would admit that racism by non-European migrants against native Swedes exist and is a problem, Expressen reports.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Swedish PM Says Sadistic Pee Robberies Are a Result of Conservative Tax Cuts 10 Years Ago

For Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, it is not mass migration or virulent racism against Swedes that are behind the wave of sadistic child robberies in the country. Instead, he blames the former conservative government’s tax cuts.

Löfven claims that he reacts strongly to the sadistic, brutal humiliation robberies that have been carried out on multiple occasions against Swedish children. He thinks the robbers’ behavior shows a complete lack of morality, Fria Tider reports.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Switzerland Stops 5G Rollout Over Health Concerns

Unanswered questions about the technology’s potential to cause damage raises concerns

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Switzerland Thwarts Major Islamic State Terror Attack

According to a new investigation by Swiss media, a cell of jihadists based in Geneva plotted to bomb cisterns full of oil near the city’s airport in a major terror attack.

The plot, which was set to take place last year before being stopped, revolved largely around a man named Daniel D., who also went by the Islamic name Abu Ilias al-Swisri, a convert to Islam who went on to join the Islamic State terror group two years later, Le Temps reports.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

The First Coronavirus Death Outside of Asia Reported in France

An 80-year-old tourist died in France; his case marked Europe’s first coronavirus death.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Exclusive Video: Climate Strike Chaos as Antifa, Extinction Rebellion Clash With London Police

At least three activists were arrested by police in London during the annual “Climate Strike”.

Student climate change activists, Extinction Rebellion and Antifa took to the streets of London on Friday, joining “Climate Strike” protests across the world, shouting slogans like “climate change is ing real, give us all a Green New Deal” and “the students united will never be defeated”.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Update: Video Where One of the UK Schoolgirl Rapists’ Head is Shoved Down a Filthy Toilet by Other Inmates

As Voice of Europe reported earlier, Hilal Mohamed, 22, Abdisalam Mohamad, 21, and Roberto French, 22 have been convicted for raping a 16-year-old schoolgirl, after one threatened her with a machete, robbed her and held her captive.

The three defendants were all found guilty of rape at Wood Green Crown Court last Friday, with one further convicted of robbery and false imprisonment against the same victim.

Now footage has emerged from inside a prison where one of the rapists was stripped and beaten before having his head shoved down the toilet, Metro UK reports.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

500 Medical Workers in Wuhan Have Been Infected and Experts Are Warning of an Exponential Rise in Coronavirus Cases

If the coronavirus is spreading this rapidly among hospital workers, what chance do the rest of us have? What we are witnessing in China right now is absolutely unprecedented. Despite the lockdown of major city after major city, this mysterious new coronavirus continues to spread like wildfire, and Chinese government officials are becoming visibly frustrated. The number of confirmed cases has nearly doubled over the past seven days, and that is extremely concerning. But even more alarming is the unofficial information which has been leaking out of China. According to the South China Morning Post, “at least 500 hospital staff in Wuhan” have now been infected…

At least 500 hospital staff in Wuhan had been infected with the deadly new strain of coronavirus by mid January, multiple medical sources have confirmed, leaving hospitals short-staffed and causing deep concern among health care workers.

While the government has reported individual cases of health care workers becoming infected, it has not provided the full picture, and the sources said doctors and nurses had been told not to make the total public.

There have been numerous reports that indicate there isn’t enough equipment to sufficiently protect medical personnel in Wuhan, and that is probably the biggest reason why this number is so high.

But most of these workers are not completely unprotected, and this just shows how easily this virus can spread.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Amazing But Hidden News About Coronavirus

[…]

The hidden story

On January 25, I wrote that that “the 2019-nCoV virus shows that we’ve built a better world.” The response by public health agencies was faster and more powerful than anything before in history, a combination of global organization and high technology. China’s scientists isolated the virus on January 9 and sequenced it on January 10. On January 20 the CDC released a diagnostic test for the virus. On January 22, China quarantined the city of Wuhan.

Since then, China has implemented quarantines on a scale never before attempted. Coordinated by the WHO, the world’s nations implemented screening and research programs of unprecedented scale. See the full timeline here.

China has been hit hard by the epidemic. It combines poverty, high population density, and people living in close proximity with animals (even wild animals). It will have horrific epidemics. China’s people must deal with them. The rest of the world must act so that these epidemics do not devastate the other six-plus billion people. …

Conclusions

Events in the three weeks since my post have validated my original assessment. This is a milestone in history, no matter what happens next. But this is not the amazing news. It is that this remains hidden news.

The news media are no different than McDonald’s. Both work in the free market, serving us what we want. Americans today want exciting and scary news, not accurate news. We saw this in the hysteria during the 2009 swine flu and 2015 ebola epidemics. This weakness of ours almost guarantees that we will make poor decisions as citizens about America’s future — about coronavirus and our many other big challenges.

           — Hat tip: AF [Return to headlines]
 

China’s Hubei Reports 139 New Coronavirus Deaths on Feb. 15

BEIJING (Reuters) — The number of new deaths in China’s central Hubei province from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 139 on Saturday, the province’s health commission said on its website on Sunday.

A further 1,843 cases had been detected in Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, said the commission, taking the total in the province to 56,249.

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Chinese Medical Staff Paying ‘Too High a Price’ In Battle to Curb Coronavirus

More than a thousand health care workers have been infected with Covid-19, many of whom contracted the virus that causes the disease in the early weeks of the outbreak when there was a shortage of protective equipment and the authorities said there had been few cases of human-to-human transmission.

One specialist warned that frontline medical workers were paying “too high a price” in the battle to contain the disease and warned that the high number of infected health care staff increased the risk of cross-infection in hospitals.

On Friday the government said a total 1,716 health care workers had been infected with the disease.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Coronavirus Found to Have Up to 24-Day Incubation Period; CDC Releasing Wuhan Evacuees in Texas, Nebraska, And California After Just 14 Days

The CDC has already flown hundreds of American evacuees from Wuhan, China to various cities across the United States, including San Antonio, Texas, and Omaha, Nebraska. There, evacuees are being quarantined for 14 days, after which they will be released to return to their homes.

This 14-day quarantine is based on an assumption that this nCoV coronavirus has a maximum 14-day incubation period. But what if that assumption was wrong?

What if some patients actually experienced a 24-day incubation period before showing symptoms?

If that were the case, the CDC would be releasing people into the population 10 days too early, effectively contributing to the outbreak.

Guess what? That’s exactly what’s happening, according to a science paper published on the MedRxIV website, backed by the British Medical Journal and Yale. The study, entitled, “Clinical characteristics of 2019 novel coronavirus infection in China,” is noted as a “preprint” which “has not been peer-reviewed,” but the study notes that incubation periods for the coronavirus vary from zero days to 24 days.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Coronavirus: New Infections Fall for Third Day, Nearly 70,000 People Infected

China’s National Health Commission reported a fewer number of new coronavirus cases for the third day in a row on Sunday, with 2,009 new infections reported, bringing the total to 68,500 confirmed cases since the outbreak began in December.

The death toll on mainland China from COVID-19, a disease stemming from a new form of coronavirus, now stands at 1,665, officials said.

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Coronavirus Bombshell: ‘Real Cause’ of Outbreak Claim — Chinese Scientists Break Cover

CORONAVIRUS spread from a science laboratory in Wuhan and not a ‘wet market’, a group of Chinese scientists have sensationally claimed.

They said scientists researching bat diseases could be responsible for the global outbreak, in a bombshell report published this week. Their report details how sick bats urinated, attacked and bled on researchers, who did their best to quarantine themselves. But the disease still spread through Wuhan, across China and throughout the world.

The new report by biological scientists from the prestigious South China University of Technology in Guangzhou, China, contradicts Beijing, who said it spread from contaminated bats being sold at a food market.

Biologists Botao Xiao and Lei Xiao, published a pre-print entitled “The possible origins of 2019-nCoV coronavirus”, in the report they described how “the killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan”.

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Expert: China Has ‘Global Chokehold’ on Medicine, Can Shut Down Our Pharmacies, Hospitals in Months

China could effectively shut down America’s healthcare system within months given the one-party state’s “global chokehold” on the manufacturing of medicines and medical supplies, explained Rosemary Gibson, author of China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine.

Gibson, senior adviser at the Hastings Center, offered her remarks on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour and special guest host Ed Martin.

Mansour noted how the coronavirus outbreak in China has exposed America’s dangerous dependence on Chinese production of pharmaceutical and medical supplies, including an estimated 97 percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients needed for domestic drug production.

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Hong Kong Protesters Slam Government Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus fears sparked fresh protests in Hong Kong Saturday, as angry residents took to the streets to condemn local officials’ inadequate response to the spread of the deadly illness.

“The government didn’t listen to public demands of a complete border closure, and now they want to set up epidemic clinics,” protester Chan Mei-lin said. “Doing that is like creating more wounds rather than trying to stop the bleeding.”

Hundreds marched in opposition to the government’s plan to turn neighborhood buildings into quarantine centers — even as Chief Executive Carrie Lam continues her refusal to shut the city’s border with China, where the virus outbreak began.

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Japanese Woman Now Has Coronavirus After Husband Contracted Disease Following Recent Hawaii Trip

A woman who was traveling with her husband to Hawaii in recent weeks has now contracted the coronavirus, according to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Hawaii health officials Friday confirmed her husband had the disease, but her condition was unknown until today.

The couple, in their 60s, were on Maui from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3 and on Oahu from Feb. 3 to 7 and stayed at the Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club timeshare property. It is unclear where they stayed while on Maui.

The man developed a 102-degree fever Feb. 8 and was subsequently hospitalized, diagnosed with pneumonia and tested positive for the virus, called COVID-19, according to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. His wife had a low-grade fever on Feb. 14 and headaches, the ministry said.

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None of Japan’s New Coronavirus Patients Had Direct China Links

First death raises fear that virus is quietly spreading

Japan’s first domestic coronavirus victim and three patients newly confirmed Thursday had no direct connections to China, raising concerns that a stealth outbreak is already under way in the country.

The Japanese government said Thursday that a Kanagawa Prefecture woman in her 80s died from the coronavirus. Her son-in-law also tested positive for the disease. Additionally, a doctor in Wakayama Prefecture and a man in Chiba Prefecture are confirmed to have the virus. None of them traveled to China recently or had contact with people who visited Hubei Province, the epicenter of the outbreak.

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Still No Non-East Asian Deaths From Corona—but CNN’s Sanjay Gupta Won’t Admit it

The story so far: There is still no confirmed case of the Coronavirus killing anyone other than ethnic East Asians. The Drudge Report today (February 15) features FRANCE REPORTS FIRST DEATH OUTSIDE ASIA… but the underlying story, from Bloomberg via Yahoo Finance, says the victim was an “80-year-old Chinese tourist.” Drudge, of course, is just scaring up clicks. But why does the rest of the Main Stream Media, and the medical Establishment, want to suppress a possibility that could relieve fears around the world: that the Coronavirus disproportionately impacts, and perhaps only kills, East Asians?

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Why it’s Too Late to Contain COVID-19

While we may have reservations about Chinese data, there is no doubting they have done a sterling job in trying to contain the COVID-19 outbreak (as the new coronavirus symptoms are now known). However, it is not enough and we have now reached a point where it is impossible to contain. This piece looks at why.

China effectively shutting down its cities and adopting aggressive containment processes at a level never seen before has helped slow down the spread of COVID-19, but unfortunately it may now be too late as additional clusters appear around the world.

The infectivity rate, R0, is how many people one infected individual infects on average, for a given population. Factors such as herd immunity, climate etc can affect this, but so far we see around 2.5 people per infected person which means it spreads aggressively. We are perhaps also seeing evidence of superspreaders like SARS. For reasons we do not fully understand, most SARS carriers did not get other people sick. Some infected 50 or more.

Aside from concerns over severe cases flooding ICUs, with a higher apparent severity case than most, the main factor that is concerning about COVID-19 has been the long incubation period and asymptomatic transmission through proximity alone, something we haven’t really seen before.

This makes it so hard to detect, as opposed to SARS and Ebola, as well as other highly infectious diseases such as measles. Combined with relatively inaccurate tests which are not widely distributed, for example only to two African countries and just now to Indonesia, it is reasonable to expect that the disease has spread and is incubating in clusters all over the world, particularly as the symptoms are so similar to the normal flu. It being flu season when would you even come in for testing? Flu is still deadly, with more people dying of flu in China since the start of the crisis than from COVID-19.

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Wuhan Was the Province Where 5G Was Rolled Out, Now the Center of Deadly Virus

What are the odds that the province in China that first rolled out the use of 5G networks and technology is now the center of a deadly virus where people are dropping dead on the streets.

What if the deaths are not a virus but a cellular degradation caused by 5G that mimics the effects of a virus.

Exposure to 5G waves leads to … “ flu-like symptoms.”

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Wuhan City Has About 10,000 5G Base Stations

We all know that this 5G tech is no good, and in cities where this has become a major infrastructure update for the ‘convenience’ of the future. It seems where these 5G systems have been deployed there is either a shooting or some other type of disaster. Now we see that Wuhan City has about 10,000 of these base stations, and just so happens this is where the major Coronavirus outbreak happened. So here is some information; I found about the 5G in Wuhan City:

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Ethiopian Airlines to Open Flights From Norway to Ethiopia So Fake Refugees Can Visit the Countries They “Fled” From

Ethiopian airlines this summer will open daily departures from Oslo to Addis Abeba because the demand is high among the large and ever-expanding African diaspora in Norway

Jasper Spruit, the Director for Traffic Development in Avinor says that this particular route is very popular among “Norwegian” travelers and that Addis Abeba has good connections to other destinations in Africa.

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Italy: Senegalese Migrant Staged Fake ‘Racist’ Attack by Stabbing Himself

A Senegalese migrant who claimed to be a victim of a racist knife attack on the streets of Sulmona — a city in the province of L’Aquila in Abruzzo — has now admitted that he actually stabbed himself and made the entire story up.

The incident occurred last July when Sadio Camara, a 27-year-old Senegalese national, arrived at the hospital reception center with a serious cut to his throat, claiming that he was on his way home from a migrant reception center when two men out of nowhere approached him, shouted racist insults at him, and attacked him with a knife, Il Giornale reports.

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Orban: “It’s Forbidden to Say So in Europe, But Migration is an Organized Invasion”

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban — the only head of state in Europe who’s been willing to take any real action to stop the ongoing migrant invasion of Europe — on Thursday spoke of the mounting migratory pressure on Hungary’s southern border.

Following a routine inspection of Hungary’s border fence with his Slovak counterpart, Peter Pellegrini, Orban said that Hungarian authorities have started to prepare for an expected increase in the number of organized migrant caravans attempting to enter the country illegally as the weather improves, Remix News reports.

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Plurality of Italians Oppose Putting Salvini on Trial for Stopping Migrant Boats

According to a poll, nearly half of Italians say that is was the wrong choice for senators to strip populist leader Matteo Salvini of his immunity as a potential trial against the former interior minister looms.

Forty-three per cent said that it was “wrong” for the chamber to give authorisation for the League (Lega) leader to be put on trial over a 2019 case in which he refused to allow migrants aboard a coastguard vessel to land on Italian soil.

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Slain 92-Year-Old’s Granddaughter Slams NYC’s Sanctuary City Policy During Speech With Trump

A granddaughter of a 92-year-old Queens woman who was raped and murdered last month allegedly by an illegal immigrant spoke at the White House Friday — and slammed New York’s city’s “sanctuary city” policy.

Daria Ortiz, 19, one of victim Maria Fuertes’ grandchildren, spoke at the invitation of President Trump during an event focusing on border security with members the Border Patrol agents union.

“Unfortunately, my grandmother had to be example of why something like this, [these] horrific crimes should never happen,” an emotional Ortiz said in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

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The Terrorists Migrating Into Europe

A new report, “What Terrorist Migration Over European Borders Can Teach About American Border Security”, by Todd Bensman, a senior national security fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, describes the extent to which terrorists disguised as migrants have entered the European Union to commit terrorist attacks. Although the study was written primarily for an American audience to prevent the same mistakes from being made on US borders, the study is extremely relevant for the European public — especially as Germany recently warned of a repeat migration crisis, similar to the one that occurred in 2015. According to Bensman:

“Between 2014 and 2017, 13 of the 26 member states lining the so-called Schengen Area’s external land borders recorded more than 2.5 million detections of illegal border-crossings along several land and sea routes, an historic, mostly unfettered surge that came to be known as the ‘migrant crisis’. The Schengen Area, which generally encompasses the European Union, consists of countries that combined immigration enforcement of a common external border of 27,000 sea miles and 5,500 land miles while removing all interior border controls to facilitate the free movement of goods and people.

“During the 2014-2018 migrant crisis, the majority of travelers who crossed the external border and were then able to move unfettered between member nations came from nations in the Middle East, such as Syria and Iraq; South Asia, such as Afghanistan and Pakistan; and Africa, such as Somalia and Eritrea. It first became known that some ISIS terrorist operatives also were in the flows after some of them committed the November 2015 Paris attacks… and then the March 2016 Brussels attacks”.

According to Bensman “The totality of how migration and terrorism intertwined as a destructive force against Europe, and the continent’s response, remains largely unacknowledged, undocumented, and not analyzed”.

Nor does it get much — if any — prolonged attention in European public debates about migration.

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Trump Administration to Deploy Tactical Officers to Sanctuary Cities

The Trump administration is deploying special tactical officers from US Customs and Border Patrol to sanctuary cities, including New York, in order to assist ICE with cracking down on undocumented immigrants, officials and law enforcement sources said Friday.

Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence told The Post in a statement that ICE “is utilizing CBP to supplement enforcement activity in response to the resource challenges stemming from sanctuary city policies.”

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Cambridge Academic Says Human Race Must Become Extinct to Save the Planet

A Cambridge academic has called for the extinction of humanity to save the planet while noting that white, male, heterosexuals are to blame for all the world’s woes.

In her new book The Ahuman Manifesto, Professor Patricia MacCormack argues that the only way to prevent ecological disaster is to begin “gradually phasing out reproduction.” According to CambridgeshireLive’s Alistair Ryder, despite literally calling for the entire human species to be wiped out, the book has a “joyful and optimistic tone.”

OK, then.

MacCormack said her ideas were first inspired by her interest in “feminism and queer theory.” Imagine my shock.

The professor also wants to completely dismantle religion, although whether that would extend to her own beliefs is unclear.

MacCormack appears in a YouTube video entitled ‘Performing the Occult’ in which she discusses the crucial topic of “vulvic deamonitalia.”

[Comment: Look at the picture of this “academic”.]

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London Times Says Embracing Traditional Gender Roles is a Form of ISIS-Style Extremism

The London Times has become the latest media outlet to suggest that embracing traditional gender roles is a form of extremism with an article that claims so-called ‘trad wives’ are on a par with “ISIS brides.”

Ebner works for the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a think tank that partners with national governments, Google and others “to counter hate and extremism in the UK.”

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‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue to Feature 56-Year-Old, Plus Sized, And Bald Finalists

Sports Illustrated has introduced its next slate of finalist models for its upcoming swimsuit issue, and a plus-sized model, a 56-year-old model, and a bald fitness trainer will be among them.

The magazine introduced the six finalists that the magazine touted as its most diverse ever. The finalists were winnowed down from seventeen hopefuls unveiled last October, the Daily Mail reported.

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Swedes See Avalanche-Like Increase in Gender Dysphoric Teenage Girls

Over the past decade, the number of cases of gender dysphoria among teenage girls has increased by almost 1,500 percent. Gender dysphoria is often aggravated by several psychiatric diagnoses and patients with such tendencies are more likely to commit suicide.

The number of patients diagnosed with gender dysphoria, defined as severe distress due to a mismatch between their perceived gender identity and biological sex, has risen dramatically over the past decade, Sweden’s National Board of Health reported.

The spike has left Swedish health professionals puzzled.

“Yes, that the increase is clear, no doubt about that, however, we don’t know the reason for it,” National Board of Health investigator Peter Salmi told national broadcaster SVT.

[Comment: Puzzeled!? Are you kidding! This is the result of the State sanctioned “reeducation” (aka child abuse) of Swedish children. Primarily designed to deconstruct societies and neutralize any Swedish popular resistance against mass migration.]

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Watch School Official Bully Team Handing Out Pro-Life Information

An organization called Created Equal routinely sets up pro-life displays on public property near schools or colleges.

Routinely, the group’s members are bullied by pro-abortion activists who don’t want others to have the right to express their opinion.

But the latest confrontation that developed wasn’t routine, and it has the group asking people to contact an Ohio school and complain about the behavior of one of its officials.

The organization reported it was John Kuijper, a ninth grade administrator, who was harassing Lexie Hall, a young Created Equal representative.

“In the video, Kuijper begins by accusing the young pro-life individuals of being on school grounds. But when this false accusation fails to deter the activists, Kuijper next tries to intimidate them, including Lexie who repeatedly says, ‘Please back away’ as Kuijper walks into her, trying to force her off of the sidewalk,” the group reported.

“When his intimidation fails, Kuijper proceeds to interfere with their free speech. He repeatedly interrupts their conversations and tries to stop students from speaking with or taking literature from the activists. For example, he tells students the activists are ‘pro-abortion’ and that they’re ‘trying to kill babies.’ He even threatens one student, saying he will never again charge her phone again if she speaks with the pro-life activists,” the group reported.

He further alleges the images of abortions are “pornographic.”

And he asks a police officer on the scene, “Do we have anything we can file against these idiots?”

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Woke Hook-Up Culture, Terror of Toxic Masculinity Wrecking Gen Z’s Love Lives

Intimacy almost impossible in a sexually ‘liberated’ culture

Gen Z is also more likely to report as lesbian, gay, and so on. So despite declaring themselves open for business for any and all comers, they still cannot get together. The great irony of their generation is that instead of a never-ending Summer of Love, replete with swinging-sixties fashion and Bacchanalian rock music filling the airwaves, youth culture appears to be modelled more on a Victorian Gothic novel. Gen Z is personified by mannish women and metrosexual men.

[Comment: This is the Tavistock institution’s goal — destroy the family unit in western countries.]

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9 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/15/2020

  1. Re; China’s chokehold on base medical supplies. How Absolutely foolish,stupid and greedy to have only one source for many of the best ingredients for many pharmaceuticals and over the counter items. When will we ever learn?

    • They might figure it out when they are pulling rickshaw carts for Chinese VIPs.
      Naw, I doubt it. Sheep are made to be shorn.

  2. Laugh at Clown World. Don’t be sad, mad, or afraid. This is the Terminal Madness.
    Get in shape physically and mentally. Be prepared for anything.
    Trust no one even if they have the same last name or mother.

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