Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/28/2020

French President Emmanuel “Toy Boy” Macron is in the midst of a political crisis after police unions threatened to stop enforcing the coronavirus quarantine. The police reaction came after the first fatality of a gendarme from the disease. Meanwhile, Italian authorities have decreed that going to church is not a valid reason for leaving home during social isolation. Also, South African soldiers fired rubber bullets at a crowd outside a supermarket to enforce social distancing.

In other news, German Intelligence reports that Turkish government agents disguised as migrants were among the crowd at the border with Greece, inciting the immigrants to riot.

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USA
» Catholic League: New York Times is ‘Mainstreaming Paranoia’ Against Christians
» Google Bans InfoWars App After Alex Jones Covers COVID-19 Meds Popularized by Trump
» Is Coronavirus Deadly? Yes, Just Not in the Way You Might Think
» PA Woman Who Coughed, Spit on $35k Worth of Food Charged With 4 Felonies
» Rare New Species of Feathered Raptor Unearthed in New Mexico
» Scorched Earth — Socialists Going All Out for Broke
» Trump Pushes Travel Advisory Instead of Quarantine for Tri-State; NYC Reports 155 Deaths in Single Day
» UC Tells Students ‘Do Not’ Say ‘Chinese Virus’ And ‘Do Not Allow’ Others to Say it Either
» UW-Madison Publicly Denounces ‘Anti-China’ Chalkings Amid Deadly Pandemic
» Victory: Iowa Students’ Free Speech Rights Prevail
 
Europe and the EU
» Before the Coronavirus: Hungary Jobless Rate 3.5%
» Epidemic Approaching Its Peak in Poland — Dep Health Minister
» European Disease Control Centre: Summer Unlikely to Halt Coronavirus
» French Police Unions Threaten to Stop Enforcing Lockdown as First Gendarme Dies From Coronavirus
» Italy: Six Million Face Masks Have Arrived From China — Di Maio
» Italy: Onlookers Flee as Suspected Coronavirus Patient Wheeled Through Florence Train Station
» Italy Decrees Going to Church is Not a Valid Reason for Leaving Home
» Large-Scale “Internet Rationing” Possible, Experts Warn
» Macron Crisis: France Plunged Into Chaos as Police Threaten to Stop Enforcing Lockdown
» Macron: ‘The European Project is at Stake’ Due to the Virus
» Royal Reckoning: Prince Harry Could be Asked to Give Up Duke of Sussex Title
» Spain: “Youths” Attack Ambulances and Police Carrying Elderly People
» Spain Sees 832 Virus Deaths in Single Day; World Economy Plunges Into Recession
» UK: One Battle Boris Johnson is Clearly Winning
» UK: Police Urge Brits to Spy and Snitch on Neighbours Breaking Corona Lockdown
» UK: Police Create an Online Portal for Snitching on People Who Don’t Practice “Social Distancing”
» UK: Pictures: Medical Detection Dogs Training to Sniff Out Coronavirus
» Virus Fallout Reveals a Deeply Divided European Union
» Was Coronavirus Already Present in Italy in the Fall?
» What is the Real Death Rate for the Coronavirus? Figures Reveal Just 0.6% of Patients in Germany Die But the Rate in Italy is Higher Than 10% Because of a Stark Difference in Testing Regimes
» Why France is Hiding a Cheap and Tested Virus Cure?
 
North Africa
» Coronavirus: Tunisia Renegotiates IMF Aid Program
» Three New Species of Flying Dinosaurs Discovered in Morocco
 
Russia
» Chess: Candidates Stopped at Midway Point After Russia Suspends Air Traffic
» Russia to Close Borders to Curb Coronavirus
 
South Asia
» ‘Super-Spreader’ Guru Puts Indian Villages on High Alert
 
Far East
» COVID-19 May Attack Testicles, Reduce Testosterone: Study
» COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
» Gen. Spalding: How China’s Communist Party Uses the Pandemic to Expand Global Influence
» The West Needs to Wake Up to China’s Duplicity
 
Australia — Pacific
» Almost One in Seven of Australia’s Coronavirus Cases Were Contracted on Cruise Ships, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Says
» Unemployed Audi Driver, 25, Who Allegedly SPAT in the Face of a Police Officer ‘While on Her Way for a Coronavirus Test Has Psychological Issues’
» ‘You F***king Dog’: Shocking Moment Woman Who Was Pulled Over for ‘Speeding in Her Audi SPITS on a Police Officer After Claiming She Was on Her Way to Get Tested for Coronavirus’
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» South African Soldiers Fire Rubber Bullets to Enforce Social Distancing
 
Immigration
» EU to Resume Patrols Off Libyan Coast; Increased Migrant Pick-UPS Likely to Occur
» Germany: Migrant NGO Demands Asylum Seekers be Moved to Hotels and Vacation Rentals With Wifi in Every Room Due to Virus
» German Intelligence: Turkish Govt Agents Disguised as Migrants Fuelled Riots at Greek Border
» Globalist Response to Coronavirus: Open America’s Borders to the World
» UK: Despite Serious Shortages of Virus Testing Kits for Frontline Medical Workers, Migrant Invaders Caught Crossing the Channel Are Tested Immediately
 
Culture Wars
» James Lindsay: Deep Dive Into “Critical Social Justice” & How it Took Over the Humanities
» Lights Off Around the Globe for Earth Hour Amid Coronavirus Restrictions
 
General
» Global Pandemic Response Handing Governments Sweeping Powers They May Never Relinquish
 

Catholic League: New York Times is ‘Mainstreaming Paranoia’ Against Christians

The New York Times is “mainstreaming paranoia” by blaming evangelical Christians for the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic League President Bill Donohue said on Friday.

The Times is playing a “cheap game,” Dr. Donohue noted, in trying to whip up anti-Christian sentiment by accusing disciples of Jesus of being “anti-science” and, therefore, responsible for the spread of the coronavirus.

In her Friday New York Times op-ed titled “The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals,” journalist and author Katherine Stewart claimed that since religious voters supported Trump, he governs without regard for science.

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

Google Bans InfoWars App After Alex Jones Covers COVID-19 Meds Popularized by Trump

The app was apparently removed due to comments Alex Jones made about promising drug touted by White House.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Is Coronavirus Deadly? Yes, Just Not in the Way You Might Think

The Coronavirus is all we hear about and many people simply aren’t listening anymore. Here’s the real problem — the effects are deadly serious.

(True Conservative Pundit) Yesterday, a fellow author on TCP posited that the Coronavirus is basically not what it seems, I would have to agree. Lyle’s premise here is that the COVID-19 outbreak is being exaggerated and used by the Democrats for maximum harm to President Trump — “Never let a good crisis go to waste!”

Indeed.

If you think I/we are exaggerating, a quick perusal on Twitter should change your mind:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

PA Woman Who Coughed, Spit on $35k Worth of Food Charged With 4 Felonies

The Pennsylvania woman who coughed and spit all over $35,000 worth of food at Gerrity’s Supermarkets Wednesday has been charged with four felonies, according to local police.

The Hanover Township Police Department said the suspect was making threats while coughing and spitting on food in several sections of the grocery store.

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

Rare New Species of Feathered Raptor Unearthed in New Mexico

Proving that raptors once roamed a much more extensive area in the waning days of the dinosaurs, a recent discovery in the Ojo Alamo Formation in New Mexico has unearthed a pint-sized predator which belongs to the same family of razor-taloned carnivores seen in the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World films.

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

Scorched Earth — Socialists Going All Out for Broke

Whether or not CoVid19 is a Wuhan lab created weaponized version of the Coronavirus, the expanding “global pandemic” has been weaponized by global socialists in the USA and around the world. Although the direct threat to human life remains very small, approximately .00018% of the USA population to date (60,000 cases from 330M people), the weaponized “pandemic” threatens the health and well-being of more than 90% of Americans, via a total economic collapse. It may not be without purpose….

For evidence, look no further than the constant Democrat power-grab attempts in the USA during this “pandemic.”

State and Federal governments have essentially shut down the U.S. economy via “shelter in place” policies, instantly stopping incomes for millions of Americans, many of whom live paycheck to paycheck. But Democrats have seen it fit to go several steps further, instituting bans on gun and ammo sales, calling for mail-in elections, easy to manipulate and impossible to verify, in a nation full of Democrat controlled sanctuary cities.

After blocking the bipartisan Senate Stimulus Bill this week, aimed at helping Americans to stay in their homes and feed their families while under government forced lockdown, House Democrats demanded a laundry list of totally unrelated partisan expenditures in a proposed House bill of their own…

Make no mistake, no one wants to die from CoVid19 or any other contagion. But the threat to Americans from a total economic collapse far exceeds any threat from any virus. No imagination is required to see who is making every effort to take full advantage of this crisis to gain political power over the American people, either.

[Comment: Democrats are seeking to bankrupt the USA with obligations — classic communist strategy.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Pushes Travel Advisory Instead of Quarantine for Tri-State; NYC Reports 155 Deaths in Single Day

New York City surpassed its own record Saturday when it reported 155 additional deaths related to the coronavirus, passing the single-day high set the day before.

The spike in deaths came as President Donald Trump weighed the possibility of a 14-day quarantine for New York State, and possibly New Jersey and Connecticut as well. Ultimately, the president said he asked the CDC to issue a travel advisory.

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

UC Tells Students ‘Do Not’ Say ‘Chinese Virus’ And ‘Do Not Allow’ Others to Say it Either

The Council of Chief Diversity Officers at the University of California released a “guidance document” to announce “supportive positive and inclusive campus climates during the COVID-19 crisis.”

The list begins by telling students to “reject racism, sexism, xenophobia and all hateful or intolerant speech, both in person and online,” and to “Be an ‘up-stander,’ and discourage others from engaging in such behavior.”

“Do not use terms such as ‘Chinese Virus’ or other terms which cast either intentional or unintentional projections of hatred toward Asian communities, and do not allow the use of these terms by others,” the university tells students and faculty, insisting that all members of the campus community refer to the virus as only “COVID-19” OR “coronavirus” in all “oral and written communications.”

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

UW-Madison Publicly Denounces ‘Anti-China’ Chalkings Amid Deadly Pandemic

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Asian American Studies program denounced “anti-China” and “anti-Chinese” chalkings discovered on the campus earlier this week.

On Wednesday, the program shared photos to its official Facebook page of chalkings it said were found on campus on Tuesday.

One of the photos showed a chalking on a sidewalk just across the street from a 7-Eleven that read, “It’s from China #ChineseVirus.” The second photo showed a chalking that read “ the Chinese Government.”

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

Victory: Iowa Students’ Free Speech Rights Prevail

A recent settlement agreed to between a free speech advocacy group and Iowa State University has restored some confidence in the rights of Iowa students.

Speech First, an organization that advocates for freedom of speech across all American campuses, filed its initial lawsuit against Iowa State University in January due to what it said were infringements on students’ First Amendment right by the university.

Specifically, the university was accused of impeding on students’ ability to send political emails relating to elections and having an unjust policy against chalking political slogans, phrases, or terms on Iowa State’s campus.

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

Before the Coronavirus: Hungary Jobless Rate 3.5%

Hungary’s three-month rolling average jobless rate was 3.5 percent in December-February, up 0.1 of a percentage point from the previous three-month period, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday.

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

Epidemic Approaching Its Peak in Poland — Dep Health Minister

The coronavirus epidemic in Poland is approaching to its peak, though the number of cases will continue to increase, Deputy Health Minister Slawomir Gadomski said on Saturday, adding that the next two weeks will be decisive.

In an interview with private radio broadcaster Radio Zet, Gadomski said that some patients are asymptomatic and are not included in the statistics. He noted that the Polish government focuses on cases confirmed with a test, on patients placed in quarantine, who can be included in epidemiological activities.

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

European Disease Control Centre: Summer Unlikely to Halt Coronavirus

The European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) has predicted that warmer temperatures this summer are unlikely to halt the spread of the Chinese coronavirus.

The agency said on Wednesday that despite some hopes, a summer slowdown was unlikely, stating: “There is no evidence to date that SARS-CoV-2 will display a marked winter seasonality, such as other human coronaviruses in the northern hemisphere.”

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

French Police Unions Threaten to Stop Enforcing Lockdown as First Gendarme Dies From Coronavirus

A French gendarme has died from the coronavirus, becoming the first officer to succumb to the virus. It comes as French unions threaten to stop enforcing lockdown measures unless they are given more protective equipment.

           — Hat tip: JM [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Six Million Face Masks Have Arrived From China — Di Maio

They will be distributed by civil protection, Arcuri

(ANSA) — Rome, March 27 — Some six million more coronavirus face masks have arrived in Italy from China, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said Friday.

He said they would be distributed with the help of the civil protection department and coronavirus emergency procurement commissioner Domenico Arcuri.

Di Maio said that, when current and pending contracts kick in, Italy will have 100 million masks a week.

“We’ll get masks to every hospital,” he said after deaths among frontline doctors rose to 46.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Onlookers Flee as Suspected Coronavirus Patient Wheeled Through Florence Train Station

As Italy struggles to get to grips with a burgeoning coronavirus outbreak onlookers were caught on camera fleeing in apparent panic as a suspected patient was wheeled through Florence’s main train station.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Italy Decrees Going to Church is Not a Valid Reason for Leaving Home

ROME — Italy’s Interior Ministry decreed Friday that going to a church to pray does not constitute a valid reason for leaving one’s home during the coronavirus lockdown, and violators are subject to heavy sanctions.

Italians may leave their residences to purchase cigarettes, food, and medication and to walk their dogs, but they may not go to pray in a church unless they have a superior reason for being out and about and the church happens to fall along their path, in which case they may enter to pray, the Interior Ministry declared.

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

Large-Scale “Internet Rationing” Possible, Experts Warn

The risk of large-scale “internet rationings” by European governments could be on the horizon.

[Comment: Internet is effective at getting the truth to the public, thus destroying the lies mainstream media spouts. That is why globalists seek to curb its use.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Macron Crisis: France Plunged Into Chaos as Police Threaten to Stop Enforcing Lockdown

FRENCH PRESIDENT Emmanuel Macron is in crisis after French police unions threatened to stop enforcing the coronavirus lockdown across the country.

French President Emmanuel Macron has been rocked by a “state scandal” after French police unions vented their anger at the lack of protective gear during the coronavirus outbreak. The leading French police unions have come together to issue a dire warning to the French government, warning President Macron that they will refuse to enforce the lockdown if the police are not given protective gear. This comes after a 51-year old gendarme became the first member of the French force to die of the virus.

           — Hat tip: JM [Return to headlines]
 

Macron: ‘The European Project is at Stake’ Due to the Virus

French President Emmanuel Macron, while speaking with the heads of state of 26 EU countries during a video-conference on Thursday about the coronavirus pandemic, warned that the bloc’s core pillars like a no-border zone could be undone entirely if individual nation-states fail to maintain a unified front to combat the crisis.

“What’s at stake is the survival of the European project,” Macron warned the heads of state during the conference call, according to a report by the news agency Reuters, citing a diplomat.

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

Royal Reckoning: Prince Harry Could be Asked to Give Up Duke of Sussex Title

The Duke and Duchess will step down as senior members of the royal family at the end of this month and have now set up a permanent home in Los Angeles. The pair were reported by the Sun to have flown to California by private jet just before Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shut the border. Meghan and Harry now face giving up their nobility, if they are to be settled in the US properly.

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

Spain: “Youths” Attack Ambulances and Police Carrying Elderly People

A gang of youths in masks and hoods attacked a convoy of ambulances with a police escort in La Linea de la Concepción that was bringing elderly people from Alcala del Valle. Later, they attacked the building where the pensioners are being housed.

The police said that the youths threw stones at the vehicles as they were transporting the residents of a retirement home which had seen an outbreak of the coronavirus virus (COVID-19) to a new home, according to a report by The Daily Mail. Later, they threw incendiary Molotov cocktails at the police officers who were guarding the home.

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

Spain Sees 832 Virus Deaths in Single Day; World Economy Plunges Into Recession

(AFP) — Europe was reeling from a staggering surge in coronavirus deaths Saturday, still days or weeks from what experts desperately hope will be the epidemic’s peak.

Grim new tolls from Italy and Spain came as the IMF confirmed the world economy has plunged into a historic slump, and the US invoked wartime procurement powers.

More than 600,000 cases of the new coronavirus have been officially recorded around the world since the outbreak of the epidemic, according to an AFP tally.

Variations in testing regimes mean the true number is likely far higher still, and confirmed deaths are mounting.

Spain recorded 832 fatalities in 24 hours, bringing its toll to 5,690, second in the world only to Italy, which confirmed a one-day record of 969 on Friday.

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

UK: One Battle Boris Johnson is Clearly Winning

(Bloomberg Opinion) — As recently as a few weeks ago, it seemed as though U.K. politics could not possibly talk about anything besides Brexit, even after the country’s formal departure from the EU. Business as usual was expected to return at some unspecified point in the future.

As elsewhere, the coronavirus has turned British politics on its head. Unlike Brexit, which continues to divide opinion fairly evenly, the coronavirus crisis has prompted an outbreak of recently unfamiliar unity. Number Cruncher polling (excusive to Bloomberg) finds personal ratings for Boris Johnson — himself now diagnosed with coronavirus — that have not been seen for a British Prime Minister since the early days of Tony Blair’s premiership in 1997.

Fully 72% of eligible voters are satisfied with Johnson’s performance as Prime Minister, with 25% dissatisfied. Ninety-one per cent of those currently supporting the Conservatives count themselves as satisfied, along with about half of Labour voters and those voting for other parties and a large majority of undecided voters. Johnson’s government gets similar approval ratings, both overall (73% to 24%) and on its handling of the Coronavirus outbreak (72% to 25%).

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

UK: Police Urge Brits to Spy and Snitch on Neighbours Breaking Corona Lockdown

‘Hotlines’ and ‘online portals’ set up where people can submit tip-offs if lockdown infractions occur.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Police Create an Online Portal for Snitching on People Who Don’t Practice “Social Distancing”

The Humberside Police department — which handles policing for East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, and North and Northeast Lincolnshire — is encouraging residents to report others for not observing the “social distancing” regulations that have been enacted in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

They have created a portal on their website which allows anyone to submit details of those who have been observed not practicing social distancing.

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

UK: Pictures: Medical Detection Dogs Training to Sniff Out Coronavirus

Medical sniffer dogs in Britain will be trained to sniff out coronavirus.

The charity Medical Detection Dogs is conducting trials in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Durham University to expand their dogs’ skill set beyond sniffing out malaria, cancer, low blood sugar, and Parkinson’s disease.

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

Virus Fallout Reveals a Deeply Divided European Union

As the coronavirus claims lives, ruins livelihoods and wreaks economic havoc, tensions are rising between European Union countries over how best to respond as the pandemic overwhelms some member nations, once more raising troubling questions about the EU’s ability to stand united in times of crisis.

Almost 16,000 people infected with the virus have died in Europe. Over a quarter of a million had tested positive, as of Friday. Countries hit especially hard, like Italy and Spain, are imploring their partners to do more, particularly on the economic front, and to do it now.

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

Was Coronavirus Already Present in Italy in the Fall?

Italian researchers are looking at the higher than the usual number of cases of severe pneumonia and flu in Lombardy in the last three months of 2019, as they suspect that the new coronavirus may have spread beyond China earlier than previously thought.

Adriano Decarli, an Italian epidemiologist and professor of medical statistics at the University of Milan, said that the number of hospitalized patients with flu and pneumonia in the Milan and Lodi area increased significantly between October and December last year. According to Decarli, compared to previous years, hundreds more such cases appeared in the area at that time.

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

What is the Real Death Rate for the Coronavirus? Figures Reveal Just 0.6% of Patients in Germany Die But the Rate in Italy is Higher Than 10% Because of a Stark Difference in Testing Regimes

Countries such as Germany which diagnose more people with mild cases of COVID-19 will have lower death rates than those which only test people in hospital, like the UK.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Why France is Hiding a Cheap and Tested Virus Cure?

The French government is arguably helping Big Pharma profit from the Covid-19 pandemic

What’s going on in the fifth largest economy in the world arguably points to a major collusion scandal in which the French government is helping Big Pharma to profit from the expansion of Covid-19. Informed French citizens are absolutely furious about it.

My initial question to a serious, unimpeachable Paris source, jurist Valerie Bugault, was about the liaisons dangereuses between Macronism and Big Pharma and especially about the mysterious “disappearance” — more likely outright theft — of all the stocks of chloroquine in possession of the French government.

Respected Professor Christian Perronne talked about the theft live in one of France’s 24/7 info channels: “The central pharmacy for the hospitals announced today that they were facing a total rupture of stocks, that they were pillaged.”

           — Hat tip: JM [Return to headlines]
 

Coronavirus: Tunisia Renegotiates IMF Aid Program

MEDC suspended, talks for more emergency aid

(ANSAmed) — TUNIS, MARCH 26 — Tunisia and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed to suspend the sixth review of the aid program granted in 2016 to Tunisia through the Mécanisme Elargi de Credit (MEDC) and to adopt another program reflecting the government’s new economic and social policies. The announcement was made by Finance Minister Mohamed Nizar Yaich to the TAP news agency. He noted that “the two parties are currently discussing the general terms of this new program”. Tunisian and the IMF have agreed to implement a joint program called “Corona Program”, on the basis of which the country will get 400 million dollars to deal with the global healthcare crisis caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Tunisia has received six of the eight tranches provided for by the IMF as part of the May 2016 MEDC: 1.6 billion dollars out of a total of 2.8 billion. This large loan called for an 8-tranche payment subject to the implementation of a program aiming to “support economic and social reform” in the North African country.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Three New Species of Flying Dinosaurs Discovered in Morocco

Apparently there were even more dinosaurs flying the fearsome skies.

“Scientists have discovered three new species of flying reptiles that lived in the Sahara 100 [million] years ago,” according to the Guardian. The winged, fish-eating reptiles, called pterosaurs, inhabited prehistoric Morocco — back when the desert was an ocean.

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

Chess: Candidates Stopped at Midway Point After Russia Suspends Air Traffic

The world championship Candidates in Ekaterinburg was abruptly stopped on Thursday morning, with seven of 14 rounds played, after the Russian government announced international air traffic would be suspended from Friday. Fide, the global chess body, planned a charter flight to Amsterdam enabling the Chinese, Dutch, French, and US grandmasters plus their aides and tournament officials to leave before the deadline.

Fide’s intention is to complete the tournament later this year, still in Russia and with points already scored counting, so that its winner, the official challenger for Magnus Carlsen’s crown, can play the Norwegian in Dubai in December. Whether coronavirus will permit this schedule remains to be seen.

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

Russia to Close Borders to Curb Coronavirus

Russia will close all border crossings on March 30, the government said on Saturday, tightening restrictions after the country reported its biggest one-day rise in new coronavirus cases.

The authorities said they so far had recorded 1,264 confirmed cases, an increase of 228 in 24 hours, and ordered that all vehicle, rail and pedestrian checkpoints, as well as the country’s maritime borders, be closed from Monday.

Russia has already grounded all international flights and declared next week a non-working week — which does not apply to workers from key businesses like pharmacies and supermarkets — in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.

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

‘Super-Spreader’ Guru Puts Indian Villages on High Alert

At least 15,000 people who may have caught the coronavirus from a “super-spreader” guru are under strict quarantine in northern India after the Sikh religious leader died of COVID-19.

The 70-year-old guru, Baldev Singh, had returned from a trip to Europe’s virus epicentre Italy and Germany when he went preaching in more than a dozen villages in Punjab state.

It has sparked one of India’s most serious alerts related to the pandemic and special food deliveries are being made to each household under even tighter restrictions than the 21-day nationwide stay-at-home order imposed by the government.

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

COVID-19 May Attack Testicles, Reduce Testosterone: Study

The testicles could become a ‘major target’ in a coronavirus infection.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus Cases:

663,740

view by country

Deaths:

30,879

Recovered:

142,183

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

Gen. Spalding: How China’s Communist Party Uses the Pandemic to Expand Global Influence

Amidst the CCP virus pandemic, how is the Chinese Communist Party using the doctrine of “unrestricted warfare” to attack America?

How is it leveraging medical supplies to do so?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The West Needs to Wake Up to China’s Duplicity

The Chinese Communist Party is the “central threat of our times”, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo astutely said in January. Back then, coronavirus was already spreading throughout China and over the world; the Communist Party’s attempt to hide the epidemic proved that Pompeo was more than right. “My concern is that this cover-up, this disinformation that the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in, is still denying the world the information it needs so that we can prevent further cases or something like this from recurring again”, Pompeo addedthis week.

Had China responded to the outbreak three weeks earlier than it did, cases of coronavirus could have been reduced by 95%, according to a study by the University of Southampton. In those three weeks, China was busy hiding the truth. According to Steve Tsang, director of the University of London’s SOAS China Institute, “It is the cover-up of the Communist Party for the first two months or so which created conditions to generate a global pandemic”.

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

Almost One in Seven of Australia’s Coronavirus Cases Were Contracted on Cruise Ships, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Says

Almost 500 of Australia’s coronavirus cases have come from cruise ships, the nation’s deputy chief medical officer said on Saturday.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Unemployed Audi Driver, 25, Who Allegedly SPAT in the Face of a Police Officer ‘While on Her Way for a Coronavirus Test Has Psychological Issues’

Hannah Ayoub, 25, allegedly failed to stop for police in Greenacre, southwest Sydney, on Friday afternoon, after driving at speeds exceeding 120km/h in a 50km/h zone.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

‘You F***king Dog’: Shocking Moment Woman Who Was Pulled Over for ‘Speeding in Her Audi SPITS on a Police Officer After Claiming She Was on Her Way to Get Tested for Coronavirus’

The 25-year-old woman allegedly failed to stop for police in Greenacre, southwest Sydney, on Friday afternoon, after driving at speeds exceeding 120km/h.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

South African Soldiers Fire Rubber Bullets to Enforce Social Distancing

South African soldiers trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus fired rubber bullets at hundreds of grocery shoppers in Johannesburg to keep them a safe distance apart, photos taken Saturday show.

The soldiers were deployed to a Shoprite in the Yeoville neighborhood, where a crowd of a few hundred had gathered outside the store, The Guardian reported.

Saturday was the second day of a 21-day imposed last week by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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

EU to Resume Patrols Off Libyan Coast; Increased Migrant Pick-UPS Likely to Occur

Next month, the European Union will begin conducting sea and air patrols off the Libyan coast in an effort to prevent armaments from being illegally delivered to the various factions currently at war there. They will also rescue any migrants who are found in the Mediterranean, as is required by international law.

The EU’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, said that the bloc “risked becoming irrelevant” if it didn’t act to control the arms smuggling situation, according to a report from the Greek newspaper Ekathimerini.

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

Germany: Migrant NGO Demands Asylum Seekers be Moved to Hotels and Vacation Rentals With Wifi in Every Room Due to Virus

A migrant NGO operating in Germany is demanding that asylum seekers who’re currently being housed in centers be moved in hotels, holiday homes, and church apartments due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Refugee Council for Lower Saxony, a migrant NGO, has started to put pressure on state and local governments to move the asylum seekers from “crowded” reception facilities into private accommodations such as hotels, holiday homes, and church apartments around the country in order to “protect their health” during the pandemic.

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German Intelligence: Turkish Govt Agents Disguised as Migrants Fuelled Riots at Greek Border

German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) findings indicate that the Turkish government purposely incited riots by planting members of its security services among crowds of migrants.

The BND accuses Turkish forces of intermixing with migrants along the border and posing as migrants themselves, throwing rocks and other missiles at Greek forces in an effort to incite riots and facilitate a breakthrough into Greece and the European Union.

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Globalist Response to Coronavirus: Open America’s Borders to the World

Globalist ideologues, bureaucrats, and elected Democrats have said the United States’ response to protecting American citizens from the coronavirus should be to keep America’s borders open to the world.

While the deadly coronavirus spreads across the globe, The Atlantic writer James Hamblin wrote this week that the U.S. should actually consider opening its borders:…

In 2017, Breitbart News reported on a study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) that warned of the potential for a deadly disease outbreak across the U.S. if proper illegal and legal immigration controls were not implemented.

[Comment: Globalists seek to destroy the USA — it is the only hurdle between them and world government.]

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UK: Despite Serious Shortages of Virus Testing Kits for Frontline Medical Workers, Migrant Invaders Caught Crossing the Channel Are Tested Immediately

Despite serious shortages of test kits to screen crucial frontline healthcare workers for coronavirus, migrant invaders who are caught attempting to illegally cross the English Channel are tested for coronavirus immediately.

As Voice of Europe reported earlier this week, about 80 illegal migrants in five small boats were intercepted by the UK Border Force while attempting to cross the Channel from camps in Calais, France over to Dover in South East England.

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James Lindsay: Deep Dive Into “Critical Social Justice” & How it Took Over the Humanities

To “expose the political corruption that’s taken hold of the university,” James Lindsay, Peter Boghossian, and Helen Pluckrose made headlines in 2018 with a series of hoax papers that were accepted in peer-reviewed journals.

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Lights Off Around the Globe for Earth Hour Amid Coronavirus Restrictions

Despite coronavirus restrictions, Earth Hour has commenced across the world, starting from New Zealand, followed by Fiji and Australia, with lights switched off on famous buildings and regular homes to boost awareness of climate change.

The initiative, started by environmental group the WWF in 2007, asks people, companies and local authorities to turn off lights for one hour from 8.30pm local time in their town or city.

[Comment: Earth hour is silly.]

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Global Pandemic Response Handing Governments Sweeping Powers They May Never Relinquish

History shows that emergency powers can be hard to relinquish.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/28/2020

    • What about EU Rule of Law in France and braking West European Values ?
      Will EC start infringements procedure against France ?

  1. “Meanwhile, Italian authorities have decreed that going to church is not a valid reason for leaving home during social isolation.”
    I just went to Church, on my computer. Who needs a building when you can huddle with your family in the comfort of your home in bathrobe and bunny slippers listening to the Word of God being faithfully ministered. Even the skies are clearer and bluer here in SoCal. Forget the office and work from home and leave the roads to us road warriors who must drive to where the work is being done or goods are being delivered.
    PS. check out http://www.calvarycch.org and its live sermons, especially this morning’s message.

  2. How about that glorious golden globalist utopia, yes we can!
    We need a hashtag and a montage to stop the dastardly man made Kung Flu that wasn’t made in China you wayciss.
    If we turn off the lights for one hour and extinguish what rights we have left mommygov will save us.
    The virus won’t infect those who don’t have wrongthink so open up all borders and testing of replacements, we don’t need no stinking testing. Testing be wayciss.

  3. German intelligence is a Oxymoron with Angela Merkel in the top job.
    Who started this “refugee crisis “in the first place.

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