Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/3/2020

The leader of Catalonia has asked for Spain’s help, including doctors, in dealing with the Wuhan Coronavirus. Meanwhile, a brothel in Prague has been converted into a homeless shelter so that homeless people may be quarantined. Also, the Danish government announced that churches will be allowed to hold Easter services.

In other news, in a single day the UK border force intercepted 52 migrants trying to enter the country.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Caroline Glick, Fjordman, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, SS, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» AP-NORC poll: About Half of Workers Lose Income Due to Virus
» Coronavirus-Led Global Recession to be Deeper Than Thought But Hopefully Short: Reuters Poll
» ESM ‘Completely Inadequate as is’ Says Gentiloni
» Italy: ESM Hasn’t Worked: EU Should Share Risks — Di Maio
» Millions of Small Businesses Stunned to Learn They Are Not Eligible for Bailout Loans
» This is What Economic Collapse Looks Like
» U.S. Shed 701k Jobs in March vs. 100k Expected; Unemployment Jumped to 4.4% vs. 3.7% Expected
 
USA
» AOC Calls for Coronavirus “Reparations” For Black People
» Bill Gates Funding Factories for 7 Coronavirus Vaccines
» CDC Recommends All Americans Wear Face Coverings in Public, Trump Announces
» CNN Fails to Place Single Show in Top 20 During 1st Quarter of 2020
» CNN’s Cuomo Appears Fine While Describing “Hallucinations” And “Tremors” Hours Earlier
» Conservative Activists Organize D.C. “Mass Gathering” To Protest Coronavirus Restrictions
» Federal Prisons Fail to Monitor Terrorist Inmates Amid 250% Hike in Radicalized Convicts
» Florida Man Friday: Drone Delivery TP is Just What the Doctor Ordered
» Google Launches New Site That Tracks Social Distancing Activity Via Location Data
» Harvard Doctor Tells White House ‘Talking and Breathing is Spreading Coronavirus’
» Hundreds of Journalists Are Being Labelled Non-Essential, Laid Off or Given Reduced Salaries
» If You Use Twitter With Firefox in a Shared Computer Account, You May Have Slightly Spilled Some Private Data on That PC
» Mark Levin: Schiff Missed Coronavirus Warning Signs
» Oregon Court Affirms Conviction of Journalist Who Pulled Gun to Stop Advancing Antifa Mob
» Photo Shows Packed New York City Subway During Coronavirus Lockdown
» Poll: Doctors Say Hydroxychloroquine ‘Most Effective’ Coronavirus Treatment
» President Trump Tests Negative for Coronavirus for 2nd Time, White House Reports
» Texas Town Clamps Down: Wear a Mask in Public — or Face Fines, Arrest
» Trump Blasts Sen. Schumer in Open Letter: “You Should Have Had New York Better Prepared Than You Did”
» Tucker: The New York Times’ Coronavirus Coverage Can be Explained in 4 Steps
» Unnamed 5G Whistleblower Claims That People Are Being Infected With Coronavirus Via COVID-19 Tests
» US Box Office Sales Collapse to Just $5,179; Was $204 Million During Same Period Last Year
» Video: Americans Being Forced to Take COVID Test, Medical Martial Law is Here
» Video: Man Drinks From Bottles, Puts Them Back on Shelf to ‘Spread Coronavirus’
» Wisconsin Prof Blames U.S. For Coronavirus, Says ‘This is Exactly Like What Happened With Hitler’
» YouTube Finally Allows All Creators to Monetize Coronavirus Content But There Are Some Big Caveats
 
Canada
» Breaking: Ford Government Projects 80,000 Infected, 1,600 Dead by April 30 From Coronavirus
 
Europe and the EU
» Coronavirus: Catalonia Asks Spain for Help, Doctors
» Coronavirus: China Floods Europe With Defective Medical Equipment
» Czechia: Homeless Moved Into Brothel as Coronavirus Measure
» Czechia: Prague Removes Monument to WWII Soviet Commander
» Denmark Announces Opening of Churches for Easter Sunday
» European Leaders Warn Coronavirus Could Break Up Union
» French Gangs Engage in Machete Street Brawl Despite Lockdown
» Germany: Muslims Flagrantly Violate Quarantine Law to Congregate at Mosque in Berlin
» Hungary Again Under Attack From International Liberal Mainstream
» Italy: Coronavirus: Man Kills Self After Being Sacked
» Limits of EU Solidarity: Merkel and Conte Clash Over COVID-19 Measures
» Macron Surges in Polls During Coronavirus Crisis
» Parties Call for Orban’s Fidesz to be Expelled From Largest EU Parliament Political Bloc
» ‘Smell of Failure in the Air’ — Farage Shocked UK Still Has No Travel Bans, Says Health Secretary Must Go
» UK Media: ‘Bleating’ About Muslim Rape Gangs Takes Focus Away From ‘Islamophobia’
» UK: Care Providers Accuse Suppliers of Profiteering Over Coronavirus
» UK: Garden Centres Facing £1 Million Fine for Staying Open During Lockdown
» UK: Media: ‘Bleating’ About Muslim Rape Gangs Takes Focus Away From ‘Islamophobia’
» UK: Pharmacists See Spike in Threats and Violence During Coronavirus Pandemic
» Violence Erupts in Italian Supermarket After Argument Over Masks
» Your Papers, Please: UK Govt Considering Immunity Passports to Escape Coronavirus Lockdown
 
North Africa
» Algeria: President Pardons 5,000 Detainees, ‘Hirak’ Excluded
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Caroline Glick: Coronavirus Lessons for Coalition Talks
 
Middle East
» Coronavirus: Syrians Discriminated in Lebanon — HRW
 
Russia
» Italy and Russia Spar Over Alleged Coronavirus Spies
» Moscow Church Holds Anti-Coronavirus Procession Despite Stay-at-Home Order
 
South Asia
» Pakistan: Mob Violently Chases Police Away After Authorities Try to Close Mosque
» Pakistan: Video: Mob Violently Chases Police Away After Authorities Try to Close Mosque
» Sensing Government Apathy, Danish Kaneria Requests Yuvraj, Harbhajan to Help Minorities During Corona Crisis in Pakistan
 
Far East
» Confirmed: China Launched COVID-19 to Take Down the Western World
» COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
» Global Survey: Doctors Rate Chloroquine ‘Most Effective Therapy’ For Coronavirus
» Molecular Biologist Says Coronavirus Could Have Leaked From Wuhan Biolab
» Reports: Residents in Wuhan Believe Coronavirus is 100 Times Worse Than Chinese Government Says
» Researchers Shocked Some Zoom Encryption Keys Generated by Servers in China
» Residents in Wuhan Believe Coronavirus is 100 Times Worse Than Chinese Government Says
» Twitter Removes Propaganda From Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, And Serbia — So Why Not China?
» United Nations Wants 10% of Entire Planet’s Annual Income in Fund for Coronavirus Response
 
Australia — Pacific
» Bondi Backpackers Hostel Shuts Down After Guests Flouted Social Distancing Rules — But Its Manager Says Travellers Have Been Unfairly Blamed for Coronavirus Cluster
» British Backpackers Are Booted Out of Down Under: Australian PM Orders All Foreign Tourists Home After Fury at Bad Behaviour During Coronavirus Crisis — Who Now Face Scramble for Over-Priced Flights
» Inside of Story if How a Major Melbourne Hospital Failed to Confirm it Was Suffering a Coronavirus Outbreak for Two Days — and Now Three Are Dead
» ‘Make Your Way Home’: Prime Minister Scott Morrison — Who Was Behind Australia’s Famous Tourism Campaign ‘Where the Bloody Hell Are You?’ — Orders Tourists to Get Out of the Country Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
» Victoria Braces for ‘Stage Four-Style’ Restrictions as the Coronavirus Infection Rate Continues to Rise With Wa Recording Another 22 Cases
» ‘We Need an Ambulance’: Ruby Princess’ Eerie Mayday Call as Leaked Emails Reveal How NSW Health Let Thousands of Passengers Off the Ship Without Testing Them for Coronavirus
» Whingeing Vegan Breaks Down in Four-Star Hotel Quarantine After Being Served Salad Leaves With Cucumber and Grated Carrot on Top
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» WHO Director Was Top Member of Violent Ethiopian Communist Party
 
Immigration
» Border Force Intercepts 52 Migrants, Including Five Children, Trying to Reach the UK in a Single Day…
» EU Court Rules Refusing to Accept Migrant Quotas is Breaking the Law
» Germany: Leftist Officials Push to Import Migrants Amid Pandemic
» Half a Million Chinese People Entered America at the Height of the Coronavirus Outbreak
» Journalist Blasts ‘Absurdity’ of National Quarantine With Open Borders
» Polish MEP: European Court’s Migrant Quotas Verdict is ‘Laughable and Pathetic’
 
Culture Wars
» Breaking: Jessica Yaniv Gets Suspended From Twitter
» Experts Fear ‘Suicide Wave’ As the Social Fabric of America Becomes “Unstitched”
» LGBT Lobby Attacks Rev. Franklin Graham for Christian Outreach in New York
 
General
» Marxist UN WHO Boss Must be Put on Trial, Critics Say
 

AP-NORC poll: About Half of Workers Lose Income Due to Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — About half of all working Americans report some kind of income loss affecting themselves or a member of their household due to the coronavirus pandemic, with low-income Americans and those without college degrees especially likely to have lost a job, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Sixty percent of Americans now say the national economy is “poor,” an alarmingly swift reversal from the 67% who called it “good” in January. The spike in pessimism has followed a stock market collapse and the closures of businesses around the country as regular economic activity has been halted in an attempt to limit the number of COVID-19 deaths to hundreds of thousands instead of millions.

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

Coronavirus-Led Global Recession to be Deeper Than Thought But Hopefully Short: Reuters Poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) — The global recession that economists polled by Reuters say is under way will be deeper than thought a few weeks ago due to the coronavirus pandemic, although most are clinging to hopes for a swift rebound.

With more than 1 million cases reported, the outbreak has acted as a catalyst to an already-slowing global economy and a rout across world financial markets, wiping about $15 trillion from stock markets alone.

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

ESM ‘Completely Inadequate as is’ Says Gentiloni

We have other instruments and other goals says commissioner

(ANSA) — Brussels, April 2 — The European Stability Mechanism bailout fund, as it is, is “completely inadequate” to provide the necessary funds to counteract the economic impact of the coronavirus, European Economic Affairs Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said Thursday.

“The ESM was born in another historical epoch and today it is completely inadequate for what we are facing,” he told Sky news.

If the conditions restricting its use were to change, he said, “it might be looked at in a different way, but let’s not get fossilized, we have several other instruments and various goals”.

Italy is pushing for coronabonds to fund the response to the virus-induced economic crisis, and Rome has rejected the use of the ESM which Germany and other northern deficit hawks are advocating.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: ESM Hasn’t Worked: EU Should Share Risks — Di Maio

In order to share future opportunities

(ANSA) — Rome, April 1 — The European Stability Mechanism bailout fund “did not work in Greece, just think today,” Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said Wednesday reiterating Italy’s request for coronabonds to share the risks of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The ESM is a way of saying to countries, we’ll give you a tool, but then you have to look after yourself. We, on the other hand, are proposing to European States share the risks now, in order to share the opportunities in the future”.

Germany and other northern European deficit hawks are proposing using the ESM for the crisis, a proposal Italy has rejected.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Millions of Small Businesses Stunned to Learn They Are Not Eligible for Bailout Loans

It’s the first day that America’s small businesses can apply for the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, i.e., the $350BN program that is part of the bigger $2 trillion bailout package designed to provide small businesses access to capital for payroll and other overhead costs to the tune of 2.5 months of average payroll and which must be accessed via an existing banking relationship — and the rollout is predictably a mess, with some banks such as BofA already accepting loans (which convert to grants if used exclusively for payrolls and business continuity purposes), while others like JPM delaying the roll out to 1pm; a third group of banks such as Wells Fargo has conspicuously failed to provide its rollout plans — perhaps it is scheming how to cross-sell bailout loans with auto insurance or engage in some other typically Wellsfargoian fraud.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

This is What Economic Collapse Looks Like

Approximately ten million Americans have filed new claims for unemployment benefits over the past two weeks. To put that in perspective, the all-time record for a single week before this coronavirus pandemic hit was just 695,000. So needless to say, 6.6 million claims in a single week puts us in uncharted territory. Just check out this chart. We have never seen a week like this before, and we may never see a week quite this bad again. Of course millions more jobs will be lost in the months ahead as this pandemic stretches on, but it is hard to imagine another spike like we just had. When you add the last two weeks together, somewhere around 10 million Americans have filed new unemployment claims during that time period…

Personally, I was absolutely astounded when the latest box office numbers were released…

The Domestic Box office (movie theaters) brought in a whopping $5,179 for the week of Mar 20-26. Down 100% from $204,193,406 the same week a year ago… These numbers are just incredible.

And even once all the “shelter-in-place” orders have finally been lifted, a substantial portion of the population will not want to go to movie theaters anymore due to fear of catching the virus.

Many movie theaters that have closed down will simply never open up again.

[Comment: Looks like excessive fear mongering of COVID is being used to destroy western economies and implement a global tyranny.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

U.S. Shed 701k Jobs in March vs. 100k Expected; Unemployment Jumped to 4.4% vs. 3.7% Expected

The U.S. economy shed 701,000 jobs in March, the Labor Department announced Friday. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones were expecting a loss of 100,000 jobs. The previous month, February, saw a gain of 275,000 jobs.

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

AOC Calls for Coronavirus “Reparations” For Black People

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called for coronavirus “reparations” for black and brown people, claiming that “environmental racism” is an “underlying health condition.”

Yes, really.

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

Bill Gates Funding Factories for 7 Coronavirus Vaccines

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates announced that his foundation is funding new factories to manufacture seven coronavirus vaccines.

During an interview on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Gates said he believes his foundation can save time in finding a vaccine for COVID-19.

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

CDC Recommends All Americans Wear Face Coverings in Public, Trump Announces

President Trump announced Friday evening the official CDC recommendation that all Americans cover their face with a “non-medical, cloth-based” face mask when in public.

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

CNN Fails to Place Single Show in Top 20 During 1st Quarter of 2020

Liberal media giant CNN failed to place a single show in the top 20 in ratings during the first quarter of 2020. The network’s highest ranked show was The Lead with Jake Tapper, which came in at number 22.

Fox News saw eight of its shows in the top ten and 14 in the top 20. Left-wing MSNBC filled in the remaining slots.

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

CNN’s Cuomo Appears Fine While Describing “Hallucinations” And “Tremors” Hours Earlier

‘I was shivering so much, I chipped my tooth,’ the anchor claims.

[Comment: Everything fakestream media says must be taken with a grain of salt. Sounds like this was another fake news designed to increase fear in public.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Conservative Activists Organize D.C. “Mass Gathering” To Protest Coronavirus Restrictions

Conservative activists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman said they are organizing a rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to protest stay-at-home orders put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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

Federal Prisons Fail to Monitor Terrorist Inmates Amid 250% Hike in Radicalized Convicts

The nation’s federal prison system is supposed to keep America safe by, among other things, monitoring all social communications of high-risk inmates, especially those with terrorist ties. This is a crucial part of the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) duties considering that in the last decade the number of inmates with known links to terrorism increased by an astounding 250%. But surprise, surprise, the agency with a $7.1 billion annual budget doesn’t adequately check the communications of terrorist prisoners. Furthermore, the BOP, which operates under the Department of Justice (DOJ), hasn’t even bothered identifying all terrorists in its custody, according to a report issued this month by the DOJ Inspector General.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Man Friday: Drone Delivery TP is Just What the Doctor Ordered

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis just issued a statewide stay-at-home order going into effect at noon today, so this might be the last Florida Man Friday for a while.

Can a nation long survive such deprivation? Or will bloggers come up with fanciful new ways to pass along the silly news? Instead of a total dearth of Florida Man stories, maybe we’ll see intriguing special editions like “Best of Florida Man Friday” or “Floria Man Friday Gold.”

Stay tuned, because only time will tell.

So in good cheer and (I hope) good health, let us begin the final pre-stay-at-home episode of…

Florida Man Friday!

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

Google Launches New Site That Tracks Social Distancing Activity Via Location Data

Google launched a new website on Thursday that uses location data collected from users of its products to show how well communities all over the world are practicing social distancing.

The COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports website charts “movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.”

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

Harvard Doctor Tells White House ‘Talking and Breathing is Spreading Coronavirus’

The chairman of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has reported to the White House that simply talking and breathing could be spreading the coronavirus, according to new research.

Dr Harvey Fineberg, who is also a former Harvard School of Public Health dean, discussed his advice to the Trump administration with CNN, noting that aerosolized coronavirus droplets are capable of lingering in the air and infecting anyone who walks by, even hours later.

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

Hundreds of Journalists Are Being Labelled Non-Essential, Laid Off or Given Reduced Salaries

Corporate media is being thrown into upheaval amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

If You Use Twitter With Firefox in a Shared Computer Account, You May Have Slightly Spilled Some Private Data on That PC

HTTP header ends in own goal

Twitter on Thursday warned of an esoteric bug that, in limited circumstances, allowed users’ non-public profile information to potentially fall into the hands of other users.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mark Levin: Schiff Missed Coronavirus Warning Signs

“With respect to the Democrats investigating the coronavirus, that would be like Jack the Ripper investigating the failures of the London police force,” Levin told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Oregon Court Affirms Conviction of Journalist Who Pulled Gun to Stop Advancing Antifa Mob

Before Ann Coulter, Ben Shapiro, Milo Yiannopoulos, Andy Ngo, and any number of people were bullied off the stage and silenced by the rampaging antifa mob, there was Mike Strickland.

Before most people had ever heard of the far-left group, the Portland videographer was recording the antics, ridiculous utterances, and violent actions of this mob, writing about them and selling his videos to news outlets, some of which went national. Strickland put the videos on his YouTube channel called “Laughing at Liberals.”

He’s the first person I’d ever heard utter the name “antifa.”

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

Photo Shows Packed New York City Subway During Coronavirus Lockdown

A stunning photograph published Thursday shows a wall-to-wall packed New York City subway car during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, an indicator that, amid the city’s crippling lockdown, residents are still gathering in large groups in close proximity to one another.

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

Poll: Doctors Say Hydroxychloroquine ‘Most Effective’ Coronavirus Treatment

A poll made up of thousands of doctors worldwide has rated hydroxychloroquine as the best treatment against the COVID-19 virus.

Over 6,200 physicians were surveyed in over 30 countries, with 37 percent reporting that hydroxychloroquine is “most effective therapy” against the potentially fatal virus.

The survey, which was released Thursday, was conducted by Sermo, a global health care polling company. The poll also found that only 23 percent of US doctors had prescribed hydroxychloroquine in the US—far less than countries like Spain, where over 70 percent of doctors had used it.

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

President Trump Tests Negative for Coronavirus for 2nd Time, White House Reports

White House doctor Sean Conley reported Thursday that President Trump tested negative for coronavirus for a second time.

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

Texas Town Clamps Down: Wear a Mask in Public — or Face Fines, Arrest

Residents who don’t comply could face a fine of up to $1,000, and punishment could include incarceration.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Blasts Sen. Schumer in Open Letter: “You Should Have Had New York Better Prepared Than You Did”

‘If you spent less time on your ridiculous impeachment hoax, then New York would not have been so completely unprepared for the invisible enemy.’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Tucker: The New York Times’ Coronavirus Coverage Can be Explained in 4 Steps

The establishment press has botched coronavirus from the beginning.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Unnamed 5G Whistleblower Claims That People Are Being Infected With Coronavirus Via COVID-19 Tests

Could the tests be spreading the virus?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

US Box Office Sales Collapse to Just $5,179; Was $204 Million During Same Period Last Year

As millions of Americans spend quality time with their families to avoid the global pandemic, box office sales across the US have predictably cratered — falling to just $5,179 from March 20 through March 26 as movie theaters across the country remain shuttered.

During the same week in 2019, ticket sales were over $204 million — thanks to “Captain Marvel” and “Us.”

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

Video: Americans Being Forced to Take COVID Test, Medical Martial Law is Here

One of the strongest examples of medical tyranny ever caught on tape.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Man Drinks From Bottles, Puts Them Back on Shelf to ‘Spread Coronavirus’

A video shows a man taking a swig from bottles of soft drink in a supermarket before putting them back on the shelf in order to ‘spread coronavirus’.

The clip features an African-American male carrying out the disgusting act while his friend who is filming him states, “We spraying that shit with coronavirus.”

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

Wisconsin Prof Blames U.S. For Coronavirus, Says ‘This is Exactly Like What Happened With Hitler’

A professor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has blamed the U.S. for the coronavirus, insisted there is no “patient zero” in China, compared the situation to Adolf Hitler, and insisted that more people die around the world from U.S. economic policies than from the virus.

Regarding the coronavirus, Palestinian-American Sociology professor Seif Da’na insisted that “more people die every year not just from diseases that you can get vaccinated for, like malaria — from which half a million people [die] in Africa — but also from the West’s economic policies, at least in the 20th century and the two decades of the 21st century. More people die every year from the consequences of these economic issues than from what is happening now.”

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

YouTube Finally Allows All Creators to Monetize Coronavirus Content But There Are Some Big Caveats

After picking and choosing which channels are allowed to monetize coronavirus content since early March, YouTube is finally allowing all creators to monetize the topic…with a few big exceptions.

There are three main exceptions and the biggest of these is that videos containing what YouTube deems to be “medical misinformation” won’t be eligible for monetization.

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

Breaking: Ford Government Projects 80,000 Infected, 1,600 Dead by April 30 From Coronavirus

Ontario has released their COVID-19 death and infection predictions. According to the government’s own figures, 80,000 cases are expected by April 30, based on current intervention levels.

Doctor Peter Donnelly told viewers that the objective of the meeting is to “share the modelling and projection data that command table has been using to inform our work and has been using to advise government on their response to COVID-19.”

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

Coronavirus: Catalonia Asks Spain for Help, Doctors

One of hardest-hit regions reported over 2,000 deaths

(ANSAmed) — ROME, APRIL 2 — The leader of Catalonia Quim Torra has asked Spain to help his region, one of the epicenters of the coronavirus emergency.

Only a month ago, the Catalan government said it did not need the Spanish army but after 21,804 people tested positive for the virus and the victims became 2,093 — including 362 in retirement homes — Torra was forced to plead for help. “If they can help, if any doctor can help us and come, we would be grateful”, the separatist leader told Radio Ser Catalunya. Torra complained he has not received testing kits from Spain.

“The Catalan government is providing 90% of resources, the Spanish 10%”, he added. The Spanish army has already intervened in Barcelona where it is sanitizing retirement homes and creating a hospital in a conference hall in the city.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Coronavirus: China Floods Europe With Defective Medical Equipment

As the coronavirus rages across Europe, a growing number of countries are reporting that millions of pieces of medical equipment donated by, or purchased from, China to defeat the pandemic are defective and unusable.

The revelations are fueling distrust of a public relations effort by Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Communist Party to portray China as the world’s new humanitarian superpower.

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

Czechia: Homeless Moved Into Brothel as Coronavirus Measure

A brothel in Prague has been converted into a homeless shelter to enable the city’s underprivileged to quarantine during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Showpark, which is the largest brothel in Prague, was asked by the municipal authorities to vacate its premises a week ago in order to accommodate the homeless, according to a report at Expats.cz. The brothel had been operating since 1998.

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

Czechia: Prague Removes Monument to WWII Soviet Commander

PRAGUE (AP) — A district in the Czech capital, Prague, went on Friday ahead with a plan to remove the statue of a Soviet World War II commander.

The plan had drawn angry protests from Russia and from pro-Russian Czech President Milos Zeman.

Marshall Ivan Stepanovic Konev led the Red Army forces that liberated Prague and large parts of Czechoslovakia from the Nazi occupation in 1945. His monument, unveiled in the Prague 6 district in 1980 when the country was occupied by Soviet troops, has been a source of controversy.

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

Denmark Announces Opening of Churches for Easter Sunday

The government of Denmark has declared its intention to open churches on Easter Sunday so Danes “can celebrate Easter in church in a responsible way” during the coronavirus lockdown.

Denmark imposed a lockdown on March 11 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, obliging citizens to remain at home except for essential excursions, such as trips to the supermarket or pharmacy. The lockdown included shutting down Christian churches as well as synagogues and mosques.

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

European Leaders Warn Coronavirus Could Break Up Union

European leaders are beginning to warn that strained relationships as a result of the pandemic could lead to the breakdown of the European Union.

The cohesion of the union has already been impacted by Brexit, the 2015 migration surge, and the 2008 financial crisis. It has also been effected by the early responses to the pandemic, including haphazard border restrictions and export bans on medical equipment in Germany and France.

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

French Gangs Engage in Machete Street Brawl Despite Lockdown

Rival gangs in the French city of Montpellier engaged in a street fight armed with machetes, despite the lockdown measures enacted by the government to stop the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

The violence took place in the Gambetta district at around 3:30 pm on Wednesday. Despite the presence of machetes and other weapons, many of which were left at the scene, no injuries were reported.

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

Germany: Muslims Flagrantly Violate Quarantine Law to Congregate at Mosque in Berlin

A video out of Berlin shows Muslim worshippers flagrantly violating Germany’s quarantine law and social distancing rules by congregating outside a mosque as police fail in attempting to disperse them.

The clip shows dozens of Muslims crowded outside the Dar-as-Salam mosque in Berlin’s immigrant-heavy Neukölln district as the Islamic call to prayer is broadcast on a loudspeaker.

The gathering is in total violation of Germany’s new lockdown law, which bans gatherings of more than two people and mandates social distancing.

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

Hungary Again Under Attack From International Liberal Mainstream

Hungary has yet again “come under fire from the international liberal mainstream”, Peter Szijjarto, the foreign minister, said on Tuesday on Facebook.

Referring to criticism of Hungarian measures against novel coronavirus, Szijjarto wrote: “There’s nothing surprising about the recent attack by the failed Italian left-wing prime minister, the German Socialist who are forever the little brother in the grand coalition, the never-elected Austrian Greens or the Luxembourg communists, or indeed the extremely intolerant northern liberals.”

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

Italy: Coronavirus: Man Kills Self After Being Sacked

Senegalese, 26, lost job due to sales fall

(ANSA) — Milan, April 1 — A 26-year-old Senagalese-Italian man killed himself Tuesday night shortly after being told he had lost his job in a Milan food store because of he fall in sales due to the coronavirus.

The man threw himself out of his bathroom window after his employer sacked him from his job in the Navigli area of the Lombard capital.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Limits of EU Solidarity: Merkel and Conte Clash Over COVID-19 Measures

by Thomas O. Falk

Covid-19’s impact reaches far beyond just its devastating physical health implications. Most notably, the ever-verbose EU has become a union in name only, silent and obsolete. Its virtues, freedom of movement, open borders, and cooperation are currently in free-fall. Amid the coronavirus crisis, Europe has witnessed a resurgence of nation-states that are self-focused and in survival-mode as opposed to being concerned with the greater good of the continent.

Coronavirus is Showing the Limits of EU Solidarity

It might be a first indication of how Covid-19 could alter the European Union moving forward as the heads of government are in an open dispute about the economic measures to overcome the crisis — and this is only the beginning.

The southern Europeans, Italy, France, and Spain are calling for joint borrowing: so-called Eurobonds to mitigate the economic impacts caused by the pandemic. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, and the Dutch leader Mark Rutte are rejecting the idea.

This rejection is an enormous affront for Italy’s Prime Minister Conte, who urgently needs the tools to overcome the recession that is emerging on Italy’s horizon. Merkel’s laboriousness and deliberative nature — a trait the German Chancellor has long been (in)famous for — has frustrated Conte, who urged the other leaders that the consequences of the Covid-19 needed not to be addressed in the subsequent months, but “tomorrow morning.”

Prioritizing National Self-Interest

Those who have paid close attention to European — and indeed global politics — over the previous decade might rightfully wonder whether Germany has all of a sudden lost its ability to bring Europe together. The answer is no, it has not. However, Merkel, Kurz, and Rutte, just like any other leaders, have shifted their focus away from the common good and onto their own interests.

The argument over Eurobonds revolves around the fact that governmentss would have to increase the taxpayers’ burden in Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands. Conservative figures for Germany are estimated at between €20 to €30 billion.

Italy, France, and Spain, on the other hand, seek to secure funds on the capital markets via Eurobonds and be jointly liable for their debts, which, in turn, would largely protect them from the pressure of the market. Moreover, sharing debts would reduce interest rates for economically troubled nations such as Portugal and Greece. However, nations with excellent credit ratings such as Germany or the Netherlands would have to pay increased interests on the debts raised — a concept they are not inclined to accept, particularly as no one can currently project how hard the corona impact on the respective economies will be.

EU Parliament President Disappointed

EU Parliament President David Sassoli was disappointed that no consent could be realized yesterday. He had expected a sense of “greater responsibility,” as some governments had displayed “nearsightedness” and “selfishness.”

Sassoli’s criticism, however, is misleading as Germany is inclined to help in the right circumstances. It is only that the approach of how the help is being facilitated differs from the specific demands. Merkel did propose aid in the form of the ESM rescue fund, which would provide for extended credit lines. In theory, the ESM offers credit guarantees if a country has difficulty refinancing on the capital markets. According to Merkel’s plan, each country ought to have access to sums of two percent of its economic output — a total of €240 billion. However — unlike Eurobonds — any ESM aid is linked to conditions that result in budget consolidation and some supervision over the domestic fiscal policy.

Conte rejects Merkel’s idea. So much so that he prevented including Merkel’s proposal in the session’s final communique. With no solution reached, the Eurogroup under President Mário Centeno is now tasked to develop a new plan within two weeks.

The situation is very complicated. Moreover, the current developments display perhaps more plainly than ever that in times of crisis, the old, noble EU rules, which call for nearly unconditional solidarity, could soon cease to exist since European states are currently scrambling to uphold their respective economies more than preserve the union.

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Macron Surges in Polls During Coronavirus Crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron has seen a huge surge in popularity during the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, increasing to popularity not seen since February 2018.

A poll released by the firm Ifop for Paris Match and broadcaster Sud Radio has shown that the French leader has been boosted a full 13 points in the polls over the last month with 46 per cent of French now having a positive view of him.

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Parties Call for Orban’s Fidesz to be Expelled From Largest EU Parliament Political Bloc

Thirteen centre-right parties have signed a letter demanding that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party be removed from the European People’s Party (EPP), the largest bloc in the European Parliament.

The letter calls on Donald Tusk, the president of the EPP, to expel Fidesz from the political group in response to the emergency law the Hungarian government passed to combat the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

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‘Smell of Failure in the Air’ — Farage Shocked UK Still Has No Travel Bans, Says Health Secretary Must Go

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage detects “the smell of failure in the air” as the coronavirus crisis unfolds in Britain, blaming Health Secretary Matt Hancock and the medical technocrats at Public Health England (PHE).

Writing in The Telegraph, Farage conceded that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was enjoying a bump in popularity — which is often the case during major crises, when the public rally around their leaders, right or wrong — and that this popularity had even “survived the reversal of the herd immunity strategy that his government had been pursuing”, but predicted that this would not last if it continued to fail on priorities such as testing.

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UK Media: ‘Bleating’ About Muslim Rape Gangs Takes Focus Away From ‘Islamophobia’

One of the major issues with Muslim grooming gangs is that the police, prosecutors, and social services turned a blind eye to them for decades for fear of being accused of racism.

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UK: Care Providers Accuse Suppliers of Profiteering Over Coronavirus

Medical protection suppliers are operating a “racket”, charging sometimes 1,000 per cent more for masks, according to Britain’s private social care providers.

Social care providers and care homes have remarked that hand sanitiser, masks, gloves, plastic gowns, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) have gone up since the shortage brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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UK: Garden Centres Facing £1 Million Fine for Staying Open During Lockdown

The owner of Plants Galore, a business in Devon, South West England has become the first in Britain to be threatened with legal action for remaining open despite the government’s orders during the coronavirus lockdown, ITV News reports.

Tony Joyner, the owner of the chain of garden centres made headlines when he ripped up a prohibition notice from the local council asking him to close. The tighter restrictions introduced by Boris Johnson’s government in response to the coronavirus outbreak mean that shops selling “non-essential” items such as clothes and electronics have been forced to shut, but garden centres claim they have been unfairly treated because as a gardening shop, having to close could mean that thousands of plants have to be thrown away.

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UK: Media: ‘Bleating’ About Muslim Rape Gangs Takes Focus Away From ‘Islamophobia’

Britain’s highest-circulation newspaper has published an article complaining that “bleating” about Muslim rape gangs is taking the focus away from “important discussions” around “Islamophobia”.

Faima Bakar, “lifestyle reporter” at the Metro, which is distributed for free across Britain’s buses, trains, railway stations, and airports, complained that “constant bleating about ‘Muslim grooming gangs’ is specifically being used to shut down important discussions about islamophobia [sic]” in the article, headlined ‘The majority of sexual offenders are white men — there is no Muslim problem with sexual grooming’.

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UK: Pharmacists See Spike in Threats and Violence During Coronavirus Pandemic

Pharmacists in the UK have said that violence and threats have increased, with major high street chain Boots installing protective perspex guards at tills in thousands of stores.

The pharmacists have observed tensions worsening since the implementation of social distancing and the lockdown. Customers have become agitated with having to wait outside before being permitted entry to reduce overcrowding, and with GP surgeries closed and shortages of basic medicines, they have begun to take out their frustration on the frontline workers.

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Violence Erupts in Italian Supermarket After Argument Over Masks

A brawl broke out in a supermarket in the Italian commune of Casoria this week when two men began arguing about wearing medical masks while waiting to pay for their goods.

Footage of the fight went viral across Italian social media which showed a man refusing to put on a mask while lining up to pay for items at the supermarket and getting violent after screaming at other patrons demanding he wear a protective mask to stop the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

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Your Papers, Please: UK Govt Considering Immunity Passports to Escape Coronavirus Lockdown

The British government is considering the controversial notion of certifying recovered coronavirus patients with immunity passports so they can leave lockdown, rejoin society, and go back to work.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said during Thursday’s Downing Street briefing: “We are looking at an immunity certificate. People who have had the disease have got the antibodies and then have immunity can show that and therefore get back as much as possible to normal life.”

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Algeria: President Pardons 5,000 Detainees, ‘Hirak’ Excluded

Measure for inmates serving less than 18 months, not opposition

(ANSAmed) — TUNIS, APRIL 2 — Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has pardoned 5,037 detainees, excluding however inmates who are waiting to be tried on charges of being members of anti-regime movement ‘Hirak’.

The measure concerns detainees who have been sentenced by a court and who need to serve less than 18 months, according to a statement issued by the president’s office, quoted by official news agency Aps.

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Caroline Glick: Coronavirus Lessons for Coalition Talks

We are living through a grave crisis. And crises have a knack for clarifying fundamental truths. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed several of them.

First, our ability to control our world is limited. An unknown number of months ago, through unclear means, the coronavirus broke out in China and landed in the rest of the world shortly thereafter.

Over the past month, everything that makes up our lives and our world came to a grinding halt. Schools closed. Workplaces shut down. Israel’s previously stable and promising economic outlook has disappeared. No one can tell us when or if our lives will ever go back to normal and what our economy will look like when this is over.

The second truth the pandemic has shown us is that no matter how bad things are in Israel, the plight of our neighbors is immeasurably worse…

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Coronavirus: Syrians Discriminated in Lebanon — HRW

More stringent measures imposed

(ANSAmed) — BEIRUT, APRIL 2 — Communities of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are being discriminated in several areas of the country due to the coronavirus emergency, Human Rights Watch has denounced. The international humanitarian emergency has just published a statement denouncing violations committed by dozens of Lebanese municipalities against Syrian refugees. About one million Syrian refugees have fled to Lebanon since the start of the conflict in 2011. Some sources say there are 1.5 million refugees in Lebanon, which has a population of roughly four million people.

From February 21 until today, Lebanon has registered some 500 cases of Codiv-19 and 16 have died from the virus, according to official data. The Lebanese government in mid-March imposed the shutdown of all non-essential commercial activities and a nighttime curfew.

In this context, even before the middle of March, dozens of Lebanese municipalities imposed discriminatory measures against Syrian refugees, said Human Rights Watch, citing the example of places where Syrians had to abide by a curfew during the day which Lebanese nationals did not have to respect. In general, Syrians did not have the same freedom of movement as the rest of the population. For their part, UN agencies already supporting Syrian refugees in Lebanon have started awareness campaigns in refugee camps, distributing soap and disinfectant for families.

They have also set up facilities for isolation.

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Italy and Russia Spar Over Alleged Coronavirus Spies

Italy was engaged in a war of words with Russia on Friday over allegations Moscow hid spies among doctors it had sent to the country’s coronavirus epicenter near Milan.

The unusual exchange between the traditionally friendly nations followed the publication of an Italian newspaper story about the purportedly nefarious nature of the Russian mission.

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Moscow Church Holds Anti-Coronavirus Procession Despite Stay-at-Home Order

Russian Orthodox priests in Moscow led a religious procession against the coronavirus, seemingly breaking the city’s self-isolation rules aimed at curbing the spread of the pandemic.

Russia is currently under a nationwide paid holiday until April 30 as authorities urge citizens to stay at home as much as possible.

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Pakistan: Mob Violently Chases Police Away After Authorities Try to Close Mosque

Social distancing proving to be a problem in Pakistan.

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Pakistan: Video: Mob Violently Chases Police Away After Authorities Try to Close Mosque

A video out of Karachi, Pakistan shows a violent mob chasing away a police car after authorities tried to shut down a local mosque as part of social distancing rules.

The clip shows a mob of hundreds of men pursuing the police cruiser while screaming and hurling rocks at the car.

“Today when police reportedly tried to stop a Friday prayer congregation at a mosque forcibly in #Karachi’s Liaquatabad, residents reacted violently,” tweeted journalist Zia Ur Rehman.

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Sensing Government Apathy, Danish Kaneria Requests Yuvraj, Harbhajan to Help Minorities During Corona Crisis in Pakistan

Pakistan’s oppressed and neglected minorities need your help too in Corona Crisis: Danish Kaneria appeals to Yuvraj and Harbhajan.

Ajit Parmer | HENB | Karachi | April 3, 2020:: Former Pakistani Hind cricketer Danish Kaneria put up a special request on Twitter on Friday to help marginal minorities including the Hindus under extinction in Pakistan.

Earlier, it has been reported in various social media platforms and forums that the poor and marginalized Pakistani Hindu minorities are in an pathetic situation under Corona Lock down in Pakistan being neglected or deprived of Govt and NGO help+ and services.

Kaneria, the second Hindu cricketer after Anil Dalpat and the seventh non-Muslim cricketer overall, to represent Pakistan in international cricket requested Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh to make a video to help the minorities in Pakistan as the Coronavirus pandemic rages on.

Kaneria, who played 61 Tests & 18 ODIs for Pakistan, took to Twitter to urge his Indian counterparts to do this. He also shared a link through which people can donate to help Pakistan’s minorities+ during this crisis…

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Confirmed: China Launched COVID-19 to Take Down the Western World

Get this exclusive report out; fight back against the communist operation.

[Comment: It was the globalists that raised up Communist China. They held back arms shipments from the anti-communists so that Mao won. Those anti-communists setup in Taiwan — which is why communist China sees Taiwan as “unfinished business”. Globalists were also the ones pushing for China’s entry into the WTO and the export of western company factories to China. Communist China power today is a direct result of globalist policies. Look at how Rockefeller basically said the 50 million “eggs” broken were worth it to create the glorious communist state. Globalists own COVID-19 and now their puppets are all over media selling globalist tyranny — no cash, UN tax etc.]

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus Cases:

1,098,456

view by country

Deaths:

59,162

Recovered:

228,923

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Global Survey: Doctors Rate Chloroquine ‘Most Effective Therapy’ For Coronavirus

37% of those treating COVID-19 patients rated hydroxychloroquine as the ‘most effective therapy’ from a list of 15 options,” The Washington Times reports.

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Molecular Biologist Says Coronavirus Could Have Leaked From Wuhan Biolab

A molecular biologist proclaimed Thursday that the Chinese coronavirus could have originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and been leaked, leading to it’s horrific spread around the globe.

Richard H. Ebright, a professor of chemical biology at Rutgers University, told The Daily Caller that he believes it is a distinct possibility that an accident in the laboratory in China could have caused the outbreak.

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Reports: Residents in Wuhan Believe Coronavirus is 100 Times Worse Than Chinese Government Says

Residents in Wuhan, the origin of the coronavirus outbreak, have told reporters that “nobody believes the official numbers” being touted by the communist Chinese government, and that the general consensus is it could be 100 times worse than the world is being told.

While Wuhan is reopening its transport systems and businesses, residents are adamant that they have not been informed of the true scale of the situation, according to Spanish newswire service EFE.

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Researchers Shocked Some Zoom Encryption Keys Generated by Servers in China

Let’s face it — anybody who knows a thing or two about Skype won’t actually be likely to want to use Skype — although this is a popular video chat app that’s often imposed on people working remotely (aka, “from home”). But if you thought Skype is the worst thing that happened to you as a remote worker, think of the alternatives.

Especially now, in this era of more and more people being corralled into using video conferencing tools whether or not they like it, or planned for it — these alternatives are being explored, and, as in the case of Zoom, they are gaining a lot of traction.

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

Residents in Wuhan Believe Coronavirus is 100 Times Worse Than Chinese Government Says

“Nobody in Wuhan believes the official numbers.”

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Twitter Removes Propaganda From Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, And Serbia — So Why Not China?

Whether or not Twitter really has any authentic and independent policy around how different countries might or might not be using and abusing the platform, isn’t coming across any clearer after the company announced it had undertaken some spring cleaning in that department.

Specifically, “five distinct campaigns associated with five countries” have been identified, investigated, and removed. Spoiler: none of them are China. Instead, these countries are Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Serbia.

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United Nations Wants 10% of Entire Planet’s Annual Income in Fund for Coronavirus Response

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has announced the creation of a fund for addressing the global coronavirus pandemic — and he is simultaneously asking nations to contribute the equivalent of at least 10 percent of the annual income of the entire planet to a massive “human-centered, innovative and coordinated stimulus package” that would be administered at the international level. Although Guterres doesn’t state it explicitly, he seems to be connecting the new fund, which he calls a “dedicated COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund,” with the massive stimulus package plan, announcing both measures in the same press release.

If countries were to accept the plan, the United Nations or some similar coordinating agency would be given the equivalent of approximately 8.7 trillion USD, an unprecedented amount that would be 2,900 times greater than the UN’s annual budget of 3 billion USD.

The proposed plan would effectively place a global agency, presumably the UN itself, in charge of propping up the economies of the world during the coronavirus crisis, placing it in charge of 10% of global income.

[Comment: This idea should be flushed down the toilet where it belongs. If anything, the UN delay and ineptitude caused a greater spread of COVID — so their budget must be slashed.]

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Bondi Backpackers Hostel Shuts Down After Guests Flouted Social Distancing Rules — But Its Manager Says Travellers Have Been Unfairly Blamed for Coronavirus Cluster

Noah’s Backpackers Hostel in Bondi was slammed earlier this week after guests on a balcony were seen flouting distancing practices and stay home measures.

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British Backpackers Are Booted Out of Down Under: Australian PM Orders All Foreign Tourists Home After Fury at Bad Behaviour During Coronavirus Crisis — Who Now Face Scramble for Over-Priced Flights

Australia’s Prime Minister has told all foreign visitors and students to leave the country now amid fury at backpackers for failing to follow social distancing rules.

Scott Morrison said that while those with essential skills — such as visiting doctors and nurses — will be encouraged to stay, it was past time for everyone else to ‘make their way home’.

It comes after one hostel in Sydney was shut down after police were called to break up a party, while tourists also packed on to Bondi Beach despite warnings not to gather outdoors.

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Inside of Story if How a Major Melbourne Hospital Failed to Confirm it Was Suffering a Coronavirus Outbreak for Two Days — and Now Three Are Dead

A Melbourne hospital gripped in a COVID-19 outbreak responsible for multiple deaths refused to confirm it was battling infections for two days.

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‘Make Your Way Home’: Prime Minister Scott Morrison — Who Was Behind Australia’s Famous Tourism Campaign ‘Where the Bloody Hell Are You?’ — Orders Tourists to Get Out of the Country Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

The prime minister said that while ‘it is lovely to have visitors to Australia in good times’, now is the time for them to leave.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Victoria Braces for ‘Stage Four-Style’ Restrictions as the Coronavirus Infection Rate Continues to Rise With Wa Recording Another 22 Cases

The restrictions, which will further impact every aspect of Australian’s everyday lives, could be brought in imminently, the state’s premier Daniel Andrews warned.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

‘We Need an Ambulance’: Ruby Princess’ Eerie Mayday Call as Leaked Emails Reveal How NSW Health Let Thousands of Passengers Off the Ship Without Testing Them for Coronavirus

The cruise ship made a desperate appeal for an ambulance to help two of its passengers, a male and female Australian citizen, presenting signs of ‘upper respiratory tract infections’.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Whingeing Vegan Breaks Down in Four-Star Hotel Quarantine After Being Served Salad Leaves With Cucumber and Grated Carrot on Top

Crown Promade Hotel in Melbourne provided Alex Oh, 24, with breakfast, lunch and dinner at no cost but said the meals aren’t vegan and barely fill her stomach.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

WHO Director Was Top Member of Violent Ethiopian Communist Party

The Director-General of the World Health Organization is a former member of a violent revolutionary communist party in Ethiopia that denied emergency medical treatment to an ethnic group and he is accused of personally overseeing the extradition of dissidents who were later imprisoned and tortured.

As we have previously highlighted, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has repeatedly parroted Chinese Communist Party talking points, constantly heaping praise on Beijing’s response to coronavirus despite the fact that China hid the truth about its spread and viciously silenced scientists and doctors who tried to warn the world.

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Border Force Intercepts 52 Migrants, Including Five Children, Trying to Reach the UK in a Single Day…

…Taking the total this year to 495 — as coronavirus reaches Calais camps

At least 52 migrants, including five children, risked their lives to cross the Channel on Thursday.

They were intercepted by Border Force travelling across the Dover straits in four inflatable boats, the Home Office confirmed late on Thursday.

It comes as two cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Calais migrant community and another in a refugee camp in Dunkirk.

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EU Court Rules Refusing to Accept Migrant Quotas is Breaking the Law

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the EU’s top court, ruled earlier this week that Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic — three of the V4 nations — ‘broke the law’ by refusing to accept migrant quotas set back in 2015.

In its ruling, the ECJ declared that because the three countries refused to take in a total of 120,000 migrants who had arrived in elsewhere in the European Union, that they had ‘broken the law’, Reuters reports.

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Germany: Leftist Officials Push to Import Migrants Amid Pandemic

As more and more Europeans die from the Chinese COVID-19 virus, leftist politicians in Germany are demanding that Berlin immediately takes in at least 1,500 migrants currently being housed on the Greek islands.

Earlier this week, during a radio interview, Dirk Behrendt of the Green party who serves as Minister of Justice and Anti-Discrimination in Berlin, argued that migrants from Greece should be moved to Berlin where they can be housed in unoccupied hotels, German weekly newspaper Junge Freheit reports.

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Half a Million Chinese People Entered America at the Height of the Coronavirus Outbreak

Around half a million Chinese people, some of them infected with coronavirus, entered America from December to February at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, new figures show.

The numbers, which were obtained from Commerce Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection records, were compiled by ABC News.

They show that in the three month period when coronavirus was raging across China, 759,493 people entered the U.S. from China.

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Journalist Blasts ‘Absurdity’ of National Quarantine With Open Borders

Governments forcing citizens behind individual borders instead.

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Polish MEP: European Court’s Migrant Quotas Verdict is ‘Laughable and Pathetic’

Instead of helping its member states in need during the time of the coronavirus pandemic, EU intuitions focus on outdated migration cases and climate neutrality projects, said Law and Justice (PiS) MEP Patryk Jaki.

Jaki criticized the verdict of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which decreed that “Poland, Czechia and Hungary, by refusing to participate in the relocation refugees, broke the law”.

“It is the ECJ that is breaking the law. The court should operate based on the competencies given to it through treaties. There is no treaty entry which would force member states to violate their sovereignty when it comes to the decision to accept migrants,” he stressed in an interview with wPolityce.pl.

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Breaking: Jessica Yaniv Gets Suspended From Twitter

In 2019, the world was horrified when a trans activist from Langley, British Columbia took 16 mostly-immigrant estheticians to British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal for refusing to wax her male scrotum.Today, a large part of this sordid saga came to an end.

As the cases progressed through the BCHRT and details about Jessica Yaniv began to emerge, Yaniv gained substantial—mostly negative—notoriety for her virulent racism and alleged history of sexual predation towards minors.

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Experts Fear ‘Suicide Wave’ As the Social Fabric of America Becomes “Unstitched”

What could come next is social unrest.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

LGBT Lobby Attacks Rev. Franklin Graham for Christian Outreach in New York

The LGBT lobby group Accountable for Equality has launched an attack on Christian pastor Franklin Graham for recruiting Christian volunteers for coronavirus relief work in New York.

As part of their “No Time for Nonsense” campaign, Accountable for Equality issued a press release accusing Rev. Graham and his Christian outreach Samaritan’s Purse of “putting New Yorkers’ lives on the line” by recruiting Christians who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

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Marxist UN WHO Boss Must be Put on Trial, Critics Say

Critics say ‘Marxist revolutionary’ should be on trial for crimes against humanity — not sitting atop the WHO.

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20 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/3/2020

  1. “In other news, in a single day the UK border force intercepted 52 migrants trying to enter the country.”

    “Intercepted” is the wrong word. 52 invaders were welcomed. They will be given a flat, food of their voice and pocket money enough to have time and ability to train for jihad.

    Intercepted?

    If Britain and other European countries were normal there would not be interception. When Europe was populated by norman humans any interceptee would be given a lesson that would teach others not to dare invade.

    When people of so called advanced civilization think the way show in the following article by Mellanie Phillips, then doom is approaching fast.

    “APRIL 1, 2020 MELANIE COMPUTER MODELLING, CORONAVIRUS, LORD KING, UNHERD
    If you want to discover why so many of our experts are getting things so terribly wrong, Giles Fraser’s interview on Unherd’s “Confessions” with the former Bank of England governor, Lord King, is essential listening.
    King asks what it means to be rational in an age of deep uncertainty. Many experts, he says, have come to believe that mathematical calculations and computer modelling provide us with an authoritative representation of reality.
    This is hopelessly wrong because such calculations can never encompass the uncertainties that help form human behaviour. Yet these experts have come to believe that everything can be thus quantified and explained. So anything that can’t be quantified is therefore useless; and anyone who challenges the quantification model is somehow suspect and is disregarded or even disrespected. :

    What a dark age in the age of advanced computers!

  2. UK Media: “’Bleating’ about muslim rape gangs….”, is the article by Faima Bakar in the Metro, a free paper that is thrust into your hand at London’s Underground Stations. An internet search for Faima Bakar produces this from her Twitter:

    “Currently there are more than 1,300 tweet replies to my article, not to mention the ones underneath the story, the Facebook messages, the DMs, the emails. And just wanted to say…Not reading or interacting with any of it. So pls, knock yourselves out. IDGAF”

    That is her standard of journalism. She gives the example of how to treat it.

  3. Not that I follow Twatter or particularly care about the goings on of it’s idiot CEO, but it is nice to hear that that sow masquerading as a woman is now banned from the platform.

    Mr Yaniv (pretending he is female is “misgendering”) is a prime example of how there desperately needs to be a service to allow blanket parties to be crowdfunded and outsourced. Such a simple expedient would have saved the poor foreign women he has harrassed a fortune in legal bills, and would have likely saved Mr Yaniv a fortune in legal judgements. Nothing focuses the mind more clearly than a good beating, which Mr Yaniv so richly deserves.

    • These police scum need to be doxxed, especially the prosecutor and police chief. Maybe they were just following laws, but they certainly have some amount of discretion to not charge her or ignore the fact that she used a banned item to end the attempted rape. Since they chose not to do so, it follows that they have chosen to be on the side of rapists and evil laws and therefore should be fair game for vigilante justice.

      • its not the police-its the law.in germany its also not allowed to keep pepperspray at demonstrations,big meetings etc.-a joke!

        • That is what I mean. There is the law, and also there is police and prosecutorial discretion. Police can choose to not observe the can of pepper spray and simply classify it as hair spray. The orc just happened to have a strong allergic reaction to it and that was why it’s eyes were watering. The prosecutor can throw out the case or downgrade it to a misdemeanor and just make it a fine and waive that. That would demonstrate that they are on the side of civilized humans and not rapist orcs.

          Here in America, many sheriffs in counties with oppressive gun laws have announced their refusal to enforce such bad laws. Whether such refusal stands up legally is a matter for the courts but at least the citizens know what side their police officers are on.

          • The Police is back to the old saying: I was just following orders.

            And we all know where this ended.

            And that is the irony / funny thing (I dont know the correct word to describe it):

            If an old Nazi of WWII is put before a court both the prosecutor and the judge yell at him: You should have thought before you acted and you should have recognized that your actions were against the Declaration of Human Rights.

            But today: Oh, if these actions were a violation of the Declaration of Human Rights has to be decided by a court of law. And no, the Police need not think about the legality of their actions. Thats what the courts are for.

            If we take the stand that the law has for the actions of the Police of today and apply it to the old Nazis of WWII we would end up with (and I censor myself): You have to go through all the Courts of Nazi Germany till Mr Freisler and only he can say if the actions of the SS at certain places is a violation of the Declaration of Human Rights or not.
            (Do you puke? Yes I do.)

  4. Three north London men have been jailed for raping a 16-year-old school girl, after one threatened her with a machete, robbed her and held her captive.
    Roberto French, 22, Abdisalam Mohamad, 21, and Hilal Mohamed, 22, face a combined prison term of 45 years over the incident which took place in August 2016.
    During the trial, which ended on February 6, 2020, jurors heard how the victim had travelled to London from Bristol when French held a machete against her throat while robbing her in front of the other two men.
    The 22-year-old then falsely imprisoned her in a residential block in Enfield, where she was forced by the defendants to perform oral sex on each of them.
    Three guilty of ‘horrific’ rape of schoolgirl, 16, in north London
    Once the assault was over, French followed the victim as she attempted to make her escape.
    Abdisalam Mohamad and Hilal Mohamed were both sentenced to 14 years each for rape at Wood Green Count Court on Friday.
    French was sentenced at the same court to 17 years for rape, five years for robbery and 10 for false imprisonment, to run concurrently.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/three-jailed-enfield-rape-imprisonment-wood-green-crown-court-a4406911.htm

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