Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/6/2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is still suffering from the ChiCom flu, was hospitalized after his condition worsened. When his breathing became difficult, he was transferred to the ICU. First Secretary of State Dominic Raab is acting in his stead while the PM is incapacitated.

Meanwhile, Denmark will ease its coronavirus restrictions next week, and Austria is considering something similar.

In other news, up to 80 illegal migrants attempted to cross the English Channel into Britain over the weekend.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Confidential EU Report: Coronavirus Has Left Europe’s Economy at Only 66 Percent of Capacity
» Italy: Conte Reiterates Call for EU ‘Coronabonds’
» Overkill: The Purposeful Destruction of America’s Economy
» Stocks Soar 7% on Hopes That COVID-19 Infection Peak May be Near
 
USA
» 40,000 Landed in U.S. From China After Trump’s Travel Ban
» Big Three Networks to Air ‘One World Global Citizen’ Coronavirus Benefit Concert
» Coronavirus: Is it Time to Release Americans From Bondage?
» COVID: Here Come the Antibody Tests— Quick, Easy, And Insane
» Data Scientist Reveals Eye Pain May be a Symptom of COVID-19 After Tracking Google Searches in Some of the Worst-Hit American States
» Ethicists Urge Equal Respect for All Lives During Pandemic
» Exclusive: Notre Dame Issues Warning to Students Who Share ‘Recordings of Live Classes’
» Fire Near Florida Airport Burns More Than 3,500 Rental Cars
» FISA Reauthorizations in Doubt After Findings That FBI Surveillance Was Riddled With Major Errors
» Hillary Clinton Can’t Duck Out of Benghazi Testimony by Citing Official Privilege, State Dept. Says
» Independent News Outlet We Are Change Suddenly Demonetized by YouTube
» Jussie Smollett in Scrubs: CBS Story of Crying Nurse Who Claimed No COVID-19 Protection Just Crumbled
» LA Doctor Seeing Success With Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19
» Mainstream Media Ignored Fauci Downplaying Coronavirus
» Neighbor Calls Lockdown Police on Family for Weightlifting in Their Own Front Yard
» New York to Start Burying Coronavirus Victims in Parks
» Police Give Woman $200 Ticket for ‘Going for a Drive’ Amid Stay-at-Home Order
» Ron Paul to Trump: End the Shutdown; It’s Time for Resurrection!
» Sheriff Rebels Against Governor: ‘We Will Not be Setting Up a Police State’
» Staged? Video Shows Hospital Using Dummies in Er for Coronavirus Footage
» Thousands of Coronavirus-Infected Patients in New York Being Treated With Anti-Malarial Drug
» Trump Warns COVID-19 Vaccine Kills More People Than the Outbreak
 
Canada
» Climate Activists Are Taking Notes as Coronavirus Successfully Shuts Down the Economy
» Edmonton Woman Who Committed Herself to ISIS Denied Passport
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria Eyes Easter ‘Resurrection’, Easing Coronavirus Lockdown at Shops
» Bologna Cardinal Rejects Matteo Salvini’s Appeal for Open Churches
» Breaking! No One Will be Allowed to Leave Their Homes or Work Until They Have Been Injected by COVID-19 Experimental Vaccine
» Car Fires Continue in Scandinavia Over the Weekend
» Coronavirus: Virological Findings From Patients Treated in a Munich Hospital
» Denmark to Ease Restrictions Next Week After Coronavirus Lockdown
» European Union Approves Bugs for Human Consumption
» Fake News: Leftist Berlin Mayor Falsely Accuses Trump of “Piracy” Over Botched Order of N95 Masks
» France’s Coronavirus Death Rate Accelerates, Cases Near 100,000
» Germany: AfD’s Uwe Junge Announces Retirement; Wing Dispute Over
» Italy: Coronavirus: Food Requests Up 50% — Caritas
» Italy: We’ve Only Had ‘Crumbs’ From Rome -Lombardy Governor Fontana
» Italy’s Matteo Salvini Calls for Open Churches on Easter
» Merkel: Dutch People Don’t Come to Germany!
» Millions of Chinese-Made Coronavirus Tests Bought by British Government Don’t Work
» Pope Francis Reminds Discouraged Christians That Jesus Faced ‘Extreme Desolation’
» Russian Report on Boris Johnson’s Coronavirus Ventilation ‘Disinformation, ‘ Britain Says
» Scotland: Chief Medical Officer Steps Down After Getting Caught Ignoring Own Lockdown Advice to Visit Second Home
» Spain Will be 1st European Country to Implement Universal Basic Income
» Third Migrant Arrested Following Suspected Terrorist Knife Rampage in France
» UK Cops Broadcast ‘Corona Rap’ To Make People Stay Inside
» UK Ministers ‘No Longer Discounting’ Theory That COVID-19 Leaked From Wuhan Lab — Report
» UK: Boris Johnson Was in Charge at 5pm… and in Intensive Care by 7: How PM’s Breathing Deteriorated in Just Hours — a Day After Being Admitted to Hospital Following Video Call That Left His Cabinet Members Shocked at His Ailing Appearance
» UK: Four Arrested for Murder After Man in His 20s ‘Hacked to Death With a Machete’ In Broad Daylight in Brighton
» UK: Grounded Aircraft, High Speed Trains Converted for New Coronavirus Response Roles
 
North Africa
» Coronavirus: Tunisian Parliament Gives Govt Special Powers
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Coronavirus: Over 7,000 Test Positive in Israel, 36 Dead
 
Russia
» Alleged ISIS Supporter Shot Dead by FSB in Murmansk
» U.S. Labels Russian Far-Right Group as Foreign Terrorist Organization
 
South Asia
» “China Virus Go Back!” Indian Men ‘Protest’ Against COVID-19
» Main Suspect Behind 2019 Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Church Bombing Arrested
 
Far East
» #coronavirus #covid-19 Chinese Virus: The Exit Strategy
» Bannon Flames Kissinger Over Chinese Communist Ties, Vows ‘Nuremburg-Type Trial’ Against CCP for Unleashing Virus
» China’s Fake News: Its ‘Superior System’ Defeats Coronavirus
» China’s Disgusting Profiteering From Coronavirus Spread Exposed
» How the Left is Trying to Blame Capitalism for COVID-19 Deaths
» MPs Blasts China’s ‘Lies’ Over Coronavirus Saying Regime Cost Lives by Allowing ‘Disinformation to Spread as Quickly as the Virus’ To Protect Their Image
» Sue Communist China for Coronavirus Pandemic, Says British Think Tank
» The COVID-19 Powder Keg
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Dad is Forced to Say His Final Goodbye to His Wife and Three Children on Facetime Before Dying From Coronavirus He Caught in Luxury Ski Resort Town of Aspen
» Australia’s Bizarre Lockdown Penalties: Break the Rules by Hitting the Beach and Nobody Bats an Eyelid — But Go on a Driving Lesson With Your Mum or Sit Down With a Friend and You’ll Get Slugged
» Australian Designers Repurpose Their Factories to Make Protective Clothing for Healthcare Workers on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Crisis
» Beijing Peddles Billion-Dollar ‘Traditional Chinese Medicine’ Industry in Australia
» Cardinal George Pell, Former Vatican Treasurer, To be Freed After Child Sex Abuse Convictions Overturned by Australia High Court
» Couple Sitting in a Car in a Quiet Suburban Street Are Fined $2,000 Under Strict New Coronavirus Laws
» National Broadcaster Snubs the Queen’s Speech While Seven, Nine and 10 All Showed it Live — So Why Did the ABC Shun Our Head of State?
» Tireless Sikh Volunteers Continue to Cook Thousands of Delicious Meals and Deliver Them for Free to People Unable to Leave Home Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
» Turning the Tide in Bondi: How the World Famous Beach Has Been Cleared of Sunbathers and Turned Into a Mobile Coronavirus Testing Clinic to Allow Locals to be Swabbed From the Seat of Their Cars
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria: Fulani Muslims Have Killed More Than 60 Christians Since March 1
» Two New Species of Shark Discovered
 
Latin America
» Bodies Are Dumped in the Streets in Ecuadorian City as Officials Struggle to Cope With Rising Coronavirus Deaths and Grieving Families Are Forced to Use Cardboard Boxes for Coffins
 
Immigration
» 50 Migrants Cross Into Spanish African Enclave; 5 Injured
» Belgium: Face Masks Destroyed to Make Room for Migrants
» Croatia: We’ll Take Unaccompanied Migrant Minors
» Greece: Illegal Immigrants ‘Battle’ On Lesvos, Then Turn Against Local Residents (Video)
» Malta: Migrant Camp Under Quarantine After COVID-19 Outbreak
» Three Arrested in Deadly French ‘Terror’ Attack
» Up to 80 Migrants in Eight Boats Risked Their Lives to Cross the Channel During the Weekend’s Sunny Weather Despite Lockdown in Both UK and France
 

Confidential EU Report: Coronavirus Has Left Europe’s Economy at Only 66 Percent of Capacity

A harrowing confidential report about the economy of the Eurozone shows that it is only wobbling along at 66 percent of its capacity. The report obtained by Hungarian news portal Index indicates that the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are even worse than expected.

With curfews, travel restrictions and a blanket ban on all public events, the entertainment industry, which includes cultural and sporting events, has come to a de facto standstill, with its output exactly zero.

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

Italy: Conte Reiterates Call for EU ‘Coronabonds’

European Recovery and Investment Plan says Italy PM

(ANSA) — Rome, April 2 — Premier Giuseppe Conte on Thursday reiterated Italy’s call for euro bonds for the coronavirus crisis, or ‘coronabonds’.

“It is clear that euro bonds would be an effective response,” he told Spanish TV channel La Sexta.

“I have thought about a broad plan expressing a fiscal policy able to reinforce all the European states so that they can react to he financial emergency,” he said, reiterating his call for a European Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.

Conte called for a “shared, strong and rapid” European response to the coronavirus emergency.

“I believe that everyone in time will realise that a shared, strong and rapid European response is the only solution” to the emergency, he said.

“I’d like to underscore the importance of the rapidity of response: a slow response would be useless,” he said.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Overkill: The Purposeful Destruction of America’s Economy

Economists are telling us there will be unemployment as high as 32 percent…that’s 47 million unemployed Americans, far worse than the worst year of the Great Depression. Here’s what Anthony Fauci said on January 21, on Newsmax. “Obviously you need to take it seriously and do the kinds of things the CDC and DHS are doing, but this is not a major threat to the people of the United States and this is not something the citizens of the United States should be worried about.”

Two days later China quarantined a city of 11 million people. Then on February 17th when the virus was appearing all over the world, Fauci told us we could go to the Superbowl, but we shouldn’t travel to Wuhan, China. Florida Governor DeSantis now believes the Superbowl was a breeding ground for the spread of Covid-19.

When talking to Anderson Cooper on April 3rd, Fauci was then promoting a national “stay at home” edict and the entire country lock down. He says every state should do it, that we should remain under quarantine and we need a national federally mandated shutdown until no more viruses appear and there are no more deaths. VA Governor Northam has shuttered his state until June 10th. Andrew Cuomo has privately discussed shutting down the state of New York until fall. Epidemiologists want the nation on a year of cycled shutdowns. Talk about the economic destruction and loss of trillions of dollars to American business…

The predictions by the experts’ “models” were overkill. None of them were even close to needing the amount of beds forecast. These models have caused this massive shutdown and have driven massive disruptive policy. Fear was the main factor pushed by the so-called “experts” and media. Those experts are intrinsically tied to globalists, China and the United Nations.

Over 10 million Americans have lost their jobs…can you imagine another year of this? That would be national suicide and we’d definitely see more people taking their own lives. This is what Fauci is suggesting and he’s not an economist or one who fears being unemployed himself. He believes the shutdown is just an inconvenience…but it’s more than that…the country has lost trillions in sales and merchandise…and so many businesses will never be revived. Anthony Fauci has impoverished this nation.

The Real Lethality of Covid-19

America took drastic mitigation because the “experts” told us millions and millions would die. But other experts think we went too far and the projected “models” are off by many multiples. Stanford’s Jayanta Bhattacharya expressed doubt in his article, Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?…

A few days ago the news surfaced that only 12% of the cases reported in Italy are sound, because Italy is including in these numbers not only those who died from the Coronavirus, but also those who died from other causes but were contaminated with the virus. This information completely changes the objectivity of the data, since the primary cause of death of an elderly person who contracted Covid-19 can be pneumonia or the flu; in this case Covid-19 would not be the cause of his death. So, if we project this percentage of 12% to the global number of deaths, the reported number of 18,919 becomes 2,270. This fraudulent inflation of the victims reveals a clear intention to scare the population.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Stocks Soar 7% on Hopes That COVID-19 Infection Peak May be Near

U.S. stocks jumped more than 7% Monday as investors cheered new data showing the possibility that the number of new coronavirus cases may be slowing and a peak may be near.

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

40,000 Landed in U.S. From China After Trump’s Travel Ban

New data reveals that nearly 40,000 people have landed in the United States from China after President Trump imposed the coronavirus travel ban.

“The travel data finds that since Trump’s travel ban, close to 40,000 people landed in the U.S. from China,” reports Breitbart. “Since New Year’s Eve, about 430,000 people landed in the U.S. on direct flights from China — thousands of which traveled directly from Wuhan, China, while mostly arriving in California, New York, Illinois, Washington, Michigan, and New Jersey.”

These states have since all become epicenters of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.

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

Big Three Networks to Air ‘One World Global Citizen’ Coronavirus Benefit Concert

NGO Global Citizen has teamed up with CBS, ABC and NBC to broadcast a “One World: Together at Home” concert that will air on more than a dozen cable channels as well as radio and YouTube later this month.

The concert is set to take place on Saturday April 18 and will feature performances from numerous big ticket artists with all the proceeds going to the World Health Organization.

According to CNN’s Brian Stelter, the event will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.

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

Coronavirus: Is it Time to Release Americans From Bondage?

Millions of words have now been written about CORVID-19 and likely millions more in the future. The disgraceful, lying “mainstream” media and too many in the alternative media have been hyping death and disaster since mid-January. The herds reacted exactly as the shadow government knew they would with panic buying and hysteria.

Let me remind the imbiciles out there who continue to attack Trump hourly since January — that would be dunces in the MSM, the Hollywood crowd and human trash like Mad Max Waters, Chuckie Schumer, Pelsoi (FLASHBACK: Nancy Pelosi Zones Out During State Of Union While President Trump Addresses Coronavirus) and other career politicians — their golden boy, Hussein Obama was given a free pass while Americans died:

Fact-Check: Obama Waited Until ‘Millions’ Infected and 1000 Dead in U.S. Before Declaring H1N1 National Emergency

“Surely, St. Barack of Obama would have dealt with this horrible pandemic better than Orange Man Bad, right? No-Drama-Obama had this whole thing under control, of course!

“Well, let’s compare and contrast.Now, let’s go to the Wayback Machine…”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

COVID: Here Come the Antibody Tests— Quick, Easy, And Insane

What is actually going on behind propaganda parading as medical research?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Data Scientist Reveals Eye Pain May be a Symptom of COVID-19 After Tracking Google Searches in Some of the Worst-Hit American States

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz claimed that Google search results from around the world could be key to determining undiscovered coronavirus symptoms.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Ethicists Urge Equal Respect for All Lives During Pandemic

A group of leading scholars and bioethicists have issued a joint statement reaffirming the inestimable value of all human life and urging against discrimination toward the elderly or the disabled during the coronavirus pandemic.

The scholars, a number of whom have served on the U.S. President’s Council for Bioethics, insist that the reasonable allocation of scarce resources should never “undermine a core conviction of our moral tradition, viz., that the lives of all human beings are of inherent, equal, and indeed incalculable value.”

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

Exclusive: Notre Dame Issues Warning to Students Who Share ‘Recordings of Live Classes’

In an internal communication obtained by Campus Reform, students at the University of Notre Dame were advised not to publicly share “recordings of live classes” with anyone outside the school, and threatened “severe sanctions” for anyone who might do so.

“All Notre Dame students should keep the following general principles in mind,” the email to students read, adding that classrooms, “whether physical or virtual or physical,” is meant to a “safe and secure environment for learning.” Students were instructed to “pay careful attention to your instructors’ rules and guidance regarding the sharing of class learning materials, permitted forms of collaboration, and other behaviors related to remote learning and teaching.”

“Do not share learning materials, recordings of live classes, or any other depictions of in-class conduct by your classmates or your instructor with external groups or via social media or other public platforms for any reason; and sharing private communications, information, depictions, or learning materials for the purpose of inviting external commentary, ridicule, or embarrassment is an especially egregious violation of trust and University policy that may lead to severe sanctions,” the message to students continued.

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

Fire Near Florida Airport Burns More Than 3,500 Rental Cars

A fire near a Florida airport burned more than 3,500 rental cars before it was contained late Friday.

The fire spread through a grassy area near Southwest Florida International Airport used as an overflow area for car rental companies.

Witnesses said they heard several small explosions and saw flames leaping into the air. Roughly another 3,850 vehicles were left undamaged, according to an airport spokesperson.

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

FISA Reauthorizations in Doubt After Findings That FBI Surveillance Was Riddled With Major Errors

New findings by the Justice Department inspector general that the FBI has repeatedly violated surveillance rules could impact Congress’ pending reauthorization of key powers related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), with top Republican lawmakers already saying the DOJ report will have major consequences for surveillance law.

Several surveillance provisions under the 2015 USA Freedom Act have lapsed in recent weeks, at least temporarily, because the House has not yet passed the Senate’s 77-day temporary extension. The House had amended portions of the law in its own proposed three-year reauthorization, but the Senate couldn’t reach an agreement on the matter and decided to try to punt the matter so that lawmakers could focus on the coronavirus pandemic.

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

Hillary Clinton Can’t Duck Out of Benghazi Testimony by Citing Official Privilege, State Dept. Says

In a devastating move, the State Department has joined with Judicial Watch in claiming that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cannot dodge a court-ordered deposition in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking “talking points or updates on the Benghazi attack.” This FOIA request uncovered Clinton’s insecure private home-brew server in 2015.

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

Independent News Outlet We Are Change Suddenly Demonetized by YouTube

Amid the increasingly difficult economic circumstances that are facing online creators, YouTube has now suddenly demonetized the popular independent news outlet We Are Change.

The channel currently has over 622,000 subscribers and many of its videos have amassed millions of views.

We Are Change has also provided on the ground reporting on the Hong Kong protests, the riots in Paris, and many other top news stories.

Last year, it scooped legacy media outlets and published an exclusive first-ever look at deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s private island.

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

Jussie Smollett in Scrubs: CBS Story of Crying Nurse Who Claimed No COVID-19 Protection Just Crumbled

CBS News has picked up the story of the woman who claims her hospital gave her no protection to take care of COVID-19 patients.

But CBS News apparently didn’t check the story because, as they say, it was too good to check.

Imaris Vera, part-time nurse and part-time Instagram model, claims she quit her job at a Chicago area hospital — still unnamed — because the hospital didn’t provide nurses with proper equipment around COVID-19 patients.

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

LA Doctor Seeing Success With Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A Los Angeles doctor said he is seeing significant success in prescribing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc to treat patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19.

Hydroxychloroquine has been touted as a possible treatment for COVID-19 by President Trump among others, but it remains controversial as some experts believe it is unproven and may not be effective.

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

Mainstream Media Ignored Fauci Downplaying Coronavirus

Recent Fauci report compared COVID-19 to a bad flu season

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Neighbor Calls Lockdown Police on Family for Weightlifting in Their Own Front Yard

A neighbor called the police on a family because they were outside on their front yard weightlifting during the coronavirus lockdown.

That’s according to writer and podcaster Jack Murphy, who revealed what happened in a tweet that went viral.

“My neighbor just called the cops on my family for….wait for it….weight lifting,” he tweeted. “We were cleaning and pressing on our own front walk that leads to the front steps. Not the public sidewalk. And. She. Called. The. Cops. Quarantine making people nuts.”

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

New York to Start Burying Coronavirus Victims in Parks

New York is so overwhelmed by the number of coronavirus victims that it will have to start burying bodies in mass graves at parks, according to the city’s council health committee chairman.

New York City council health committee chairman Mark D. Levine said today on Twitter that the system is experiencing “the equivalent of an ongoing 9/11” and that managing the sheer number of dead bodies is becoming a struggle.

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

Police Give Woman $200 Ticket for ‘Going for a Drive’ Amid Stay-at-Home Order

A York County woman this week was the first person in Pennsylvania to be cited for violating Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order, according to state police.

The 19-year-old woman was given a nontraffic citation for allegedly “going for a drive,” according to the citation obtained by Pennlive.

State police spokesman Ryan Tarkowski said Friday the woman initially was pulled over because of a vehicle code violation. Warnings have been issued by troopers in Troop A, which includes Westmoreland County, and Troop E in the Erie area, he said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ron Paul to Trump: End the Shutdown; It’s Time for Resurrection!

President Trump would do well to end this ridiculous shutdown so that Americans can get on with their lives and get back to work.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Sheriff Rebels Against Governor: ‘We Will Not be Setting Up a Police State’

The coronavirus cannot kill the spirit of American defiance in the face of government orders Americans believe to be unjust, as shown by Scott Nichols, the sheriff of Franklin County, Maine.

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Friday issued an executive order that requires all out-of-state travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days to lessen the chance of transmitting coronavirus, according to the Portland Press-Herald. The order also tells would-be visitors not to come to Maine if they have symptoms of the virus. Violators could face up to six months in jail and $1,000 fine.

“While I cannot simply close the state’s border or pull up the Maine-New Hampshire bridge, as a few people have suggested, I will insist that persons entering our state or returning to Maine from somewhere else that they self-quarantine for 14 days,” Mills said, according to the Press-Herald.

“For those people who come to Maine, however, my message is clear: You cannot escape the virus by coming here.”

Like other governors who closed businesses, Mills shut down hotels, motels and other lodging operations in the state, including RV parks and campgrounds.

Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said police will investigate reports of “blatant” violations.

To Nichols, a Republican, the travel ban smacked of the kind of government Americans fight against and not obey, and he posted his manifesto on the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page.

“We will not be setting up a Police State. PERIOD,” he wrote.

“The Sheriff’s Office will not purposefully go out and stop vehicles because they are on the road or stop and ask why people are out and about. To do so puts our officers at risk. This is not Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia where you are asked for your papers!” he wrote.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Staged? Video Shows Hospital Using Dummies in Er for Coronavirus Footage

Media using stock footage to claim hospitals overwhelmed with critical coronavirus patients.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Thousands of Coronavirus-Infected Patients in New York Being Treated With Anti-Malarial Drug

According to state health officials, around 4,000 gravely ill coronavirus patients in New York are currently being treated with the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, a drug President Trump believes could be vital in curbing the worldwide spread of COVID-19.

The Department of Health has shipped doses of the drug to 56 hospitals across New York to be used in combination with the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin). The University of Albany’s School of Public Health is responsible for monitoring the drug’s effect on patients.

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

Trump Warns COVID-19 Vaccine Kills More People Than the Outbreak

There’s too many mutations of Covid-19 for a vaccine to even work effectively!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Climate Activists Are Taking Notes as Coronavirus Successfully Shuts Down the Economy

Coronavirus has successfully shut down major economies and billions of people are on lockdown to prevent the spread of the Chinese virus.

On the latest episode of The Ezra Levant Show (click here to subscribe!), Marc Morano of Climate Depot joined me to talk about how the climate movement including Extinction Rebellion and the celebrity spokesman Greta Thunberg are struggling to stay relevant during the pandemic.

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

Edmonton Woman Who Committed Herself to ISIS Denied Passport

Public Safety Canada denied an Edmonton woman a passport because she committed herself to ISIS and Al-Shabaab.

Ayan Jama, 31, is currently in court challenging the Canadian Passport Order. The order allows the minister of public safety to refuse passports to individuals suspected of participating in terrorism.

In a report released by the court, CSIS determined Jama to be a member of the Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab.

Jama had “indicated a desire to attain martyrdom,” according to authorities.

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

Austria Eyes Easter ‘Resurrection’, Easing Coronavirus Lockdown at Shops

VIENNA (Reuters) — Austria is preparing for a “resurrection” the day after Easter by reopening some shops in an initial loosening of its coronavirus lockdown, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Monday, the first European country to outline such plans.

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

Bologna Cardinal Rejects Matteo Salvini’s Appeal for Open Churches

ROME — Bologna Cardinal Matteo Zuppi said Monday that he opposes Matteo Salvini’s call for open churches on Easter, saying that it is too “risky” and the Church has to “obey the rules.”

Salvini, the leader of Italy’s Lega party, said this weekend that people of faith should be able to care for their spiritual health as they care for their bodies.

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

Breaking! No One Will be Allowed to Leave Their Homes or Work Until They Have Been Injected by COVID-19 Experimental Vaccine

The UK, Italy, Texas, and other governments have publicly announced the diabolical plan — tune in and share this extraordinary link now!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Car Fires Continue in Scandinavia Over the Weekend

Car fires continue to occur across Scandinavia, despite many people staying at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Sunday night, 8 to 9 cars were destroyed in fires in Haugerudveien in Oslo, Norway. The fires were so bad that Police asked residents of Haugerudveien to close windows and doors due to the heavy smoke presence in the area, news portal Document Norway reports.

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

Coronavirus: Virological Findings From Patients Treated in a Munich Hospital

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According to the researchers’ observations, all COVID-19 patients showed a high rate of viral replication and shedding in the throat during the first week of symptoms. Sputum samples also showed high levels of viral RNA (genetic information). Infectious viral particles were isolated from both pharyngeal (throat) swabs and sputum samples. “This means that the novel coronavirus does not have to travel to the lungs to replicate. It can replicate while still in the throat, which means it is very easy to transmit,” explains Prof. Drosten, who is also affiliated with the DZIF, and is a professor at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH). Due to genetic similarities between the new virus and the original SARS virus, the researchers initially assumed that, just like the SARS virus, the novel coronavirus would predominantly target the lungs — thus making human-to-human transmission more difficult. “However, our research involving the Munich cluster showed that the new SARS coronavirus differs quite considerably in terms of its preferential target tissue,” says the virologist, and adds: “Naturally, this has enormous consequences for both viral transmission and spread, which is why we decided to publish our initial findings in early February.”

In most cases, viral load decreased significantly during the first week of symptoms. While viral shedding in the lungs also decreased, this decline happened later than in the throat. The researchers were no longer able to obtain infectious virus particles from day 8 after the initial onset of symptoms. However, levels of viral RNA remained high in both the throat and lungs. The researchers found that samples with fewer than 100,000 copies of viral RNA no longer contained any infectious viral particles. This allowed the researchers to draw two conclusions: “A high viral load in the throat at the very onset of symptoms suggests that individuals with COVID-19 are infectious very early on, potentially before they are even aware of being ill,” explains Colonel PD Dr. Roman Wölfel, Director of the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology and one of the study’s first authors. “At the same time, the infectiousness of COVID-19 patients appears to be linked to viral load in the throat and lungs. In hospitals with limited bed capacity and the resultant pressure to expedite patient discharge, this is an important factor when it comes to deciding the earliest point at which a patient can be safely discharged.” Based on these data, the study’s authors suggest that COVID-19 patients with less than 100,000 viral RNA copies in their sputum sample on day 10 of symptoms could be discharged into home-based isolation.

The researchers’ work also suggests that SARS-CoV-2 replicates in the gastrointestinal tract. However, the researchers were unable to isolate any infectious virus from patients’ stool samples. None of the blood and urine samples tested positive for the virus. Serum samples were also tested for antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. Half of the patients tested had developed antibodies by day 7 following symptom onset; antibodies were detected in all patients after two weeks. The onset of antibody production coincided with a gradual decrease in viral load.

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Denmark to Ease Restrictions Next Week After Coronavirus Lockdown

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) — Denmark plans to reopen day care centres and schools on April 15 as a first step to gradually relax a three-week lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the country’s prime minister said on Monday.

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European Union Approves Bugs for Human Consumption

The European Union’s Food Safety Authority has approved the sale of bugs as “novel food,” meaning that they are likely to be mass produced for human consumption throughout the continent by the end of the year.

Can’t wait.

“These have a good chance of being given the green light in the coming few weeks,” the secretary-general of the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed, Christophe Derrien, told The Guardian.

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Fake News: Leftist Berlin Mayor Falsely Accuses Trump of “Piracy” Over Botched Order of N95 Masks

Berlin’s Left-wing Mayor and Interior Secretary have both accused the Trump administration of “piracy” for allegedly “confiscating” 200.000 N95 masks ordered for Berlin police from 3M in China. When called out by the conservative opposition, the entire story turned out to be Fake News.

Berlin’s Interior Secretary Andreas Geisel confirmed his anti-American allegations to Left-wing Tagesspiegel newspaper, which ran with the story without waiting for independent confirmation or checking with US authorities.

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France’s Coronavirus Death Rate Accelerates, Cases Near 100,000

PARIS (Reuters) — France’s coronavirus figures on Monday showed that the rate of increase in fatalities — now at almost 9,000 — sped up again after several days of slowing, while the increase in people needing intensive care continued to decelerate.

The total number of cases, combining hospital and nursing home statistics, increased by 5,171 over the last 24 hours to 98,010, meaning France will likely become the fifth country, after Italy, Spain, the United States and Germany, to cross the 100,000 threshold on Tuesday.

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Germany: AfD’s Uwe Junge Announces Retirement; Wing Dispute Over

Uwe Junge, the Chairman of the Alternative for Germany’s (AfD) group in the Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament, announced that he will be retiring from politics when his term ends in 2021.

Junge, 62, made the announcement on Sunday, stating that he is leaving politics for health reasons, according to a report by Junge Freiheit. Previously an officer in the Bundeswehr, he has been a member of the AfD since it was established in 2013. From 2015 until 2019, he was the AfD’s Chairman for the Rhineland-Palatinate, and since 2016 he has been a member of the state parliament and the Chairman of its parliamentary group. He was unsuccessful in being elected to the AfD’s federal board, however.

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Italy: Coronavirus: Food Requests Up 50% — Caritas

Used 2 mn of CEI’s 10 mn contribution

(ANSA) — Rome, April 1 — Catholic charity Caritas said Wednesday that requests for food due to the coronavirus crisis across Italy had risen by 20-50%. It said it had immediately used some two million euros of the 10 million placed at its disposal by the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI), and was ready to spend another four million.

Caritas doles out food to the needy across the country, as well as operating food banks.

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Italy: We’ve Only Had ‘Crumbs’ From Rome -Lombardy Governor Fontana

If we hadn’t acted ‘we would have closed hospitals in 2 days’

(ANSA) — Milan, April 2 — The northern region of Lombardy, by far the worst hit by the coronavirus, has only received “crumbs” from the central government in Rome for the last month and a half, Governor Attilio Fontana said Thursday.

“Almost a month and a half have passed since the start of the epidemic and substantially, we have only been receiving crumbs from Rome,” he told Radio Padania, the broadcaster of his nationalist League party.

“If we hadn’t rolled our sleeves up ourselves, we would have closed the hospitals within two days. “The number of masks that were arriving from the civil protection wouldn’t have enabled us to open the hospitals. This is a disgrace, we only got a small part of what we had requested.”

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Italy’s Matteo Salvini Calls for Open Churches on Easter

ROME — Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy’s opposition party, has called for churches to be open at Easter, insisting people should be able to care for their spiritual health as they care for their bodies.

“I can’t wait for science — and also the good God, because science alone is not enough — to defeat this monster so we can go out again,” Mr. Salvini said on national television. “Easter is coming and we also need the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

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Merkel: Dutch People Don’t Come to Germany!

Dutch nationals traveling to Germany — including those who live and work in Germany — will need to be quarantined for two weeks, starting this Friday.

Although truck drivers, professional commuters, and people with urgent work appointments will be exempt from the new measure, it will still affect tens of thousands of Dutch citizens who live in Germany, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports.

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Millions of Chinese-Made Coronavirus Tests Bought by British Government Don’t Work

The British government has ordered millions of coronavirus tests made in China that do not work, Public Health England’s Professor John Newton has admitted.

Professor Newton, the government’s new testing chief, said that while some of the Chinese tests could identify immunity in those who had been very sick, all of the tests had failed the minimum thresholds set for the trials. They “are not good enough to be worth rolling out in very large scale”, he said.

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Pope Francis Reminds Discouraged Christians That Jesus Faced ‘Extreme Desolation’

ROME — Jesus faced “extreme desolation” during his passion, Pope Francis told the faithful on Sunday, and so he understands our own weakness, fears, and discouragement.

Speaking via video-streaming from an empty Saint Peter’s Basilica Sunday, the pontiff called on believers to unite the sufferings of the coronavirus ordeal to those that Jesus underwent for the salvation of humanity.

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Russian Report on Boris Johnson’s Coronavirus Ventilation ‘Disinformation, ‘ Britain Says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman dismissed as disinformation a Russian media report Monday that he was to undergo artificial lung ventilation after being hospitalized with persistent coronavirus symptoms.

Johnson said he tested positive for coronavirus on March 27 and was due to re-emerge from seven days of self-isolation Friday. Downing Street announced Sunday that Johnson had been hospitalized for further tests as a precaution.

Russia’s state-run RIA Novosti news agency quoted an unnamed British healthcare system source as saying early Monday that Johnson would need ventilation 10 days after testing positive for Covid-19.

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Scotland: Chief Medical Officer Steps Down After Getting Caught Ignoring Own Lockdown Advice to Visit Second Home

The Chief Medical Officer for Scotland has been obliged to resign after flouting the lockdown rules she promulgated for a break at her second home.

Dr Catherine Calderwood had been photographed at her countryside retreat in Earlsferry, Fife, more than an hour’s drive from her main home and place of work in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh — completely at odds with her own advice, backed by the force of law, that the well-off avoid non-essential travel to second home, particularly to more rural and remote areas which could struggle to cope with coronavirus outbreaks.

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Spain Will be 1st European Country to Implement Universal Basic Income

Spain will reportedly become the first country in Europe to debut a “universal basic income,” an effort by the national government to offset the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

The policy is being touted as a means to help families and workers hit hard by the country’s lockdown policy, which is set to last at least until near the end of April. Spain’s Minister of Economic Affairs Nadia Calvino said the program could become permanent.

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Third Migrant Arrested Following Suspected Terrorist Knife Rampage in France

A third migrant has been arrested following a knife rampage in Romans-sur-Isère, France, believed to be terrorist in nature.

The suspected perpetrator, a Sudanese migrant named as Abdallah Ahmed-Osman, struck seven people in and around a tobacconist and butcher’s shop in the small French town, which like the rest of the country is subject to stringent anti-coronavirus lockdown measures.

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UK Cops Broadcast ‘Corona Rap’ To Make People Stay Inside

In what some are lamenting as a perfect illustration of the state of law enforcement in the United Kingdom, a video shows a police officer performing a ‘coronavirus rap’ through a loudspeaker in an effort to make people stay inside their homes.

The full cringe is as follows;

Yo, this is Derby Police.
Don’t be afraid, we come in peace.
The government said so listen up quick.
Take our advice and you may not get sick.
Stay at home whenever you can.
Don’t go out on the streets with your fam.
Don’t walk around in two or more, or we’ll come knocking at your door.
Only go to the shop for essential things like bread, milk, fruit and cheese strings.
Go stretch your legs but only one time.
Do as we say or you might get a fine.
Please help us to fight this disease.
Lots of love from your favorite PCs.

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UK Ministers ‘No Longer Discounting’ Theory That COVID-19 Leaked From Wuhan Lab — Report

Suggestions that Covid-19 was man-made were thought to be mere conspiracy theories unsupported by any actual proof, but it has now emerged that this possibility was discussed at the highest level in the UK.

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UK: Boris Johnson Was in Charge at 5pm… and in Intensive Care by 7: How PM’s Breathing Deteriorated in Just Hours — a Day After Being Admitted to Hospital Following Video Call That Left His Cabinet Members Shocked at His Ailing Appearance

Boris Johnson was last night moved to intensive care after his coronavirus condition worsened, forcing him to temporarily delegate his responsibilities while he is treated by doctors.

The Prime Minister was transferred to the ICU at St Thomas’ Hospital in London at 7pm yesterday — 11 days after testing positive for the deadly disease.

Only two hours earlier, Downing Street were insisting he was still spearheading the government’s coronavirus response, despite de facto deputy Dominic Raab chairing the morning crisis meeting.

Yet shortly after the Foreign Secretary left the Number 10 podium following the daily 5pm press briefing, Mr Johnson suffered breathing problems and was given oxygen.

Medics moved him into the critical care unit, and although he was last night not in need of a ventilator, the PM asked Mr Raab, the first secretary of state, to start deputising for him.

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UK: Four Arrested for Murder After Man in His 20s ‘Hacked to Death With a Machete’ In Broad Daylight in Brighton

FOUR men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was allegedly hacked to death with a machete in broad daylight. Cops were called to Whitehawk Road in Brighton at around 2.30pm yesterday, where a man believed to be in his 20s was brutally attacked.

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UK: Grounded Aircraft, High Speed Trains Converted for New Coronavirus Response Roles

Aircraft and trains are finding a new lease of life amid the coronavirus epidemic as European nations activate emergency healthcare capacity.

The surplus of wide-bodied jet airliners grounded due to a lack of demand for air travel during the coronavirus pandemic could be converted into intensive care units under a new plan being presented to the British government. The aircraft, which already have internal oxygen delivery systems — essential for ventilating patients suffering from respiratory virus coronavirus — are also designed to be easy to clean and can be hermetically sealed, exactly as they are while in flight.

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Coronavirus: Tunisian Parliament Gives Govt Special Powers

To handle emergency, president goes to Carthage

(ANSAmed) — TUNIS, APRIL 6 — The Tunisian parliament has voted in favour of applying Art. 70 of the constitution, which provides for the government to rule by decree for up to two months. The implementation of Art. 70 will help the government to speed up its actions to counter COVID-19 spread, especially as its peak in the country is expected to come next week or within the next ten days. In a parliamentary chamber half-empty since many of the MPs were working online, Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said that he understood the concerns expressed by some MPs about risks to democracy, noting that the parliament continues to be able to monitor the government’s actions and to withdraw the government’s right top rule by decree if it were to be abused. Tunisian president Kais Said has meanwhile decide to move to the Carthage palace due to the COVID-19 emergency, according to an official statement.

The pandemic, it noted, requires his constant presence in the palace. Tunisia has 574 recorded cases of COVID-19 an 22 people testing positive for it have died.

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Coronavirus: Over 7,000 Test Positive in Israel, 36 Dead

Thousands recovering at home or in hotel rooms

(ANSAmed) — TEL AVIV, APRIL 3 — The number of people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Israel rose to 7,030 on Friday. Some 36 people who tested positive have died, the health ministry noted, while 95 are in intensive care units and 115 are considered in serious condition. Almost 4,000 of those infected are recovering at home, while 700 are doing so in hotel rooms made available by the authorities. The number of recovered and no longer in hospital has risen to 357.

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Alleged ISIS Supporter Shot Dead by FSB in Murmansk

An improvised explosive device, weapons and ammunition were found at the site of the shootout, news agency Interfax reports.

The weapons and explosives were ready for use in a planned terrorist attack, the Anti-terrorism Committee informs.

“Tonight, during FSB’s operational-search in Murmansk, the whereabouts of an armed bandit who planned to carry out a terrorist attack was established,” the agency told Interfax.

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U.S. Labels Russian Far-Right Group as Foreign Terrorist Organization

The United States on Monday branded a Russian far-right group as a foreign terrorist organization, the first time it has targeted white supremacists with tools regularly used against jihadist groups.

The State Department said that the Russian Imperial Movement runs two paramilitary training camps in St. Petersburg and has pulled in neo-Nazis from across the Western world.

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“China Virus Go Back!” Indian Men ‘Protest’ Against COVID-19

A video out of India shows a group of men ‘protesting’ against coronavirus while huddled together in a crowd potentially getting and spreading coronavirus.

“China virus go back, go back, go back,” the men chant as they stand very close to one another in what is clearly a violation of social distancing rules.

The men are holding what at first glance appear to be tiki torches, although the tweet describes them as “flaming toilet plungers.”

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Main Suspect Behind 2019 Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Church Bombing Arrested

Local police have arrested the main suspect behind the bomb attack on Zion Church in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, on Easter Sunday 2019.

The man allegedly organized the suicide bombing by providing the transport for the bomber who blew himself up just before the Easter service began on April 21, 2019, killing 30 and wounding around 300 others.

The attack on Zion Church was part of a series of bombings targeting two other churches and three luxury hotels. More than 350 people were killed in the attack claimed by the Islamic State.

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#coronavirus #covid-19 Chinese Virus: The Exit Strategy

by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

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From today, the results of the benchmark test will be published daily in the form of a simple graph that allows visual comparison of the various territories’ performances over time. The benchmark graph shows that the various policies adopted by nearly all governments to inhibit transmission of the infection appear to be beginning to work. Spain, Italy and Norway (the last of these added to this analysis today at the request of a Norwegian commenter justifiably proud of the effectiveness of his nation’s response to the emergency) are doing particularly well in bringing the case growth rate down. South Korea remains far and away the most efficient country at controlling the pandemic. …

What, then, should governments’ exit strategy be? The woeful lack of preparedness on the part of most nations is exemplified not only by the useless World Death Organization, whose dismal director is a fawning, soon-to-be-sacked lickspittle lackey of the Chinese Communist regime, which actively and openly campaigned for his nomination to the post, but also by the pandemic preparedness team who were rightly dismissed by Mr Trump two years ago, for they had plainly failed to make the necessary preparations that South Korea, for instance, had had the prudence and foresight to make. What was needed above all, and what is still absent in most countries, is the capacity to test the entire population if necessary.

Three forms of testing are necessary, the first two of them at whole-population scale. The first is an antigen test, which looks for the presence of the pathogen. That test shows whether the subject is currently infected. The second, no less important, is an antibody test, which shows whether the subject, having previously been infected, is now resistant to the pathogen.

The third test, which, like the antibody test, is serological, preferably using the polymerase chain reaction method, is capable of detecting not only whole virions in the blood but also, where a successful method of either boosting the immune system so that it destroys the offending particles or of destroying them chaotropically has been found, the fragments of the destroyed pathogens. This form of serological testing does not need to be done at population scale, though where it is available it yields more precise results than the quick and easy swab tests now being performed. But it is a vital research tool.

The greatest failure of public-health policy on the part of the various quangos expensively maintained to protect us from pandemics lies in the failure of Public Health England, the late U.S. pandemic response team, the World Death Organization et hoc genus omne to ensure that sufficient supplies of reagents, swabs, testing kits, analysis machines and personal protective equipment were available to test the entire population.

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Bannon Flames Kissinger Over Chinese Communist Ties, Vows ‘Nuremburg-Type Trial’ Against CCP for Unleashing Virus

‘You propped up the Chinese Communist Party, and not just that, you took the blood money from them,’ he says.

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China’s Fake News: Its ‘Superior System’ Defeats Coronavirus

China has “defeated” the coronavirus and declared “victory,” Communist Party media tells us.

A funny thing happened on the way to victory, however. The virus is hitting China in a second wave. The second wave is claiming victims, including the Party’s propaganda narratives. The most dangerous of these narratives is that ruler Xi Jinping, with heaven’s mandate, has an obligation to dominate the international system.

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China’s Disgusting Profiteering From Coronavirus Spread Exposed

Several reports over the past couple of days have exposed how China is profiteering hugely from the coronavirus that it failed to contain, and the severity of the spread that the communist state lied about.

The New York Post reported on Sunday that China blocked US manufacturers from exporting personal protective equipment (PPE), which was desperately needed to protect health care workers in the hardest hit areas.

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How the Left is Trying to Blame Capitalism for COVID-19 Deaths

The Left conveniently ignores dozens of state-dominated and state-controlled medical systems and decides that the lack of preparedness for COVID-19 was all the fault of those small slivers of healthcare systems that are actually private

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MPs Blasts China’s ‘Lies’ Over Coronavirus Saying Regime Cost Lives by Allowing ‘Disinformation to Spread as Quickly as the Virus’ To Protect Their Image

Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Tom Tugendhat (pictured) said Beijing had initially ‘allowed disinformation to spread as quickly as the virus’.

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Sue Communist China for Coronavirus Pandemic, Says British Think Tank

A British think tank has said that Western nations where tens of thousands have died and whose economies have been damaged by Chinese coronavirus should sue the Communist country for compensation.

The neoconservative Henry Jackson Society (HJS) released a report on Sunday that said that if China were found liable for failures in its initial response to the Wuhan-origin pandemic and for intentionally withholding information from the rest of the world, a court could find Beijing in contravention of international treaties and the communist country would be liable to the rest of the world to the tune of trillions of pounds.

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The COVID-19 Powder Keg

How long will the world put up with government oppression?

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Australian Dad is Forced to Say His Final Goodbye to His Wife and Three Children on Facetime Before Dying From Coronavirus He Caught in Luxury Ski Resort Town of Aspen

In isolation and unable to be with his loved ones, Graham Findlay spent his final moments with his wife and three children on FaceTime.

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Australia’s Bizarre Lockdown Penalties: Break the Rules by Hitting the Beach and Nobody Bats an Eyelid — But Go on a Driving Lesson With Your Mum or Sit Down With a Friend and You’ll Get Slugged

Hunter Reynolds, 17, was learning to drive in the wet with her mother in the car when a police officer pulled the vehicle over the weekend.

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Australian Designers Repurpose Their Factories to Make Protective Clothing for Healthcare Workers on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Crisis

With medical supplies in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic, Australian fashion designers are now creating purposeful medical clothing for practitioners and hospitals.

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Beijing Peddles Billion-Dollar ‘Traditional Chinese Medicine’ Industry in Australia

The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, boasted on Monday of an “academic symposium” held this weekend to promote Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Australia.

Chinese state media has regularly advertised TCM, which generates billions of dollars a year for the regime, as the answer to fighting the Chinese coronavirus. The core of TCM is the belief in qi, the sum of the various energies flowing through a person. Two opposing forces, yin and yang, must be balanced for a person to be healthy. TCM practitioners diagnose diseases as imbalances in qi and use practices like acupuncture, herbal teas, and exercises known as tai chi to restore balance.

Animal rights activists condemn TCM practice for creating lucrative and abusive wild animal trades, as some TCM practitioners claim rare ingredients like pangolins, rhinoceros horn, and tiger and bear organs can help restore qi balances. Some scientific studies have suggested that consumption of pangolin, a species of anteater native to Asia, may have led to the current pandemic.

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Cardinal George Pell, Former Vatican Treasurer, To be Freed After Child Sex Abuse Convictions Overturned by Australia High Court

Cardinal George Pell — former Vatican treasurer and the highest Catholic official to be convicted of child sex abuse — will be freed after Australia’s High Court overturned his convictions Tuesday.

In a summary of the decision, the High Court said that the jury “ought to have entertained a doubt as to the applicant’s guilt with respect to each of the offenses for which he was convicted, and ordered that the convictions be quashed and that verdicts of acquittal be entered in their place.”

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Couple Sitting in a Car in a Quiet Suburban Street Are Fined $2,000 Under Strict New Coronavirus Laws

The 32-year-old woman and the 27-year-old man were parked on a wide and grassy street in the NSW Hunter Region.

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National Broadcaster Snubs the Queen’s Speech While Seven, Nine and 10 All Showed it Live — So Why Did the ABC Shun Our Head of State?

Disappointed viewers were shocked to find Insiders on ABC’s main channel and Landline on the news channel when they tuned in to see the Queen’s televised address on Monday morning.

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Tireless Sikh Volunteers Continue to Cook Thousands of Delicious Meals and Deliver Them for Free to People Unable to Leave Home Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Hundreds of volunteers gather in kitchens each day to spend hours cooking and delivering meals for Australians unable to leave home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Turning the Tide in Bondi: How the World Famous Beach Has Been Cleared of Sunbathers and Turned Into a Mobile Coronavirus Testing Clinic to Allow Locals to be Swabbed From the Seat of Their Cars

A drive-through testing facility set up beneath a sterile white tarpaulin has become the single distinctive feature along Sydney’s iconic Bondi beach.

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Nigeria: Fulani Muslims Have Killed More Than 60 Christians Since March 1

Muslim Fulani herdsmen have killed more than 60 Christians since March 1, according to sources familiar with the attacks.

Fulani herders killed seven Christians in Bassa County around 7 p.m. on April 1, said Patience Moses, who lives in the area.

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Two New Species of Shark Discovered

Scientists have announced the discovery of two new species of shark.

Both new species do not correspond to the traditional image of a shark since they are six-gill sawsharks, with long snouts filled with teeth. Both species were identified in the Indian Ocean, with one species caught off Zanzibar, while the other was caught off Madagascar.

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Bodies Are Dumped in the Streets in Ecuadorian City as Officials Struggle to Cope With Rising Coronavirus Deaths and Grieving Families Are Forced to Use Cardboard Boxes for Coffins

At least 150 rotting corpses were left on the street or kept in the homes of grieving relatives in Guayaquil, Ecuador, as the deadly bug ravages the horror-struck port city.

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50 Migrants Cross Into Spanish African Enclave; 5 Injured

MADRID (AP) — Some 50 migrants on Monday forced their way into Spain’s Melilla city over the fence that separates the European enclave in northern Africa, authorities there said.

The central government’s delegation in Melilla, which borders Morocco, said that they were part of a group of around 250 migrants who launched a “massive and violent entry” into the city, scaling the fence and ignoring the Spanish law enforcement officers on guard.

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Belgium: Face Masks Destroyed to Make Room for Migrants

Tens of millions of face masks that could have been used to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic were destroyed in Belgium starting in 2015. The reason? They needed more room for migrants.

Maggie De Block, who is both Minister of Social Affairs and Health as well as for Asylum and Migration, has acknowledged that face masks were indeed destroyed, but she claimed that this was because they had already passed their expiration date and were no longer in usable condition.

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Croatia: We’ll Take Unaccompanied Migrant Minors

Under pressure from the Council of Europe, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic is signalling that he will reverse course and allow unaccompanied minors among illegal migrants to enter his country.

Plenkovic met with Pejcinovic Buric, the current Secretary General of the Council of Europe, in January. Buric is also from Plenkovic’s centre-Right Croatian Democratic Union party. Among the topics they discussed was the importance of “establishing of European standards” throughout the Balkans and Eastern Europe, particularly in relation to international law and human rights, according to areport by Total Croatia News.

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Greece: Illegal Immigrants ‘Battle’ On Lesvos, Then Turn Against Local Residents (Video)

With Greece in the midst of dealing with coronavirus, illegal immigrants on the island of Lesvos are using the pandemic as an opportunity to defy police and lockdown laws. As reported by Greek City Times, a total of 20,084 violations have been recorded across Greece since the first day of the measures began on March 12.

However, what makes yesterday’s incident on Lesvos shocking, especially compared to the thousands of other violations recorded in Greece, is that after police had asked the illegal immigrants to go back to their accommodation, the mostly Africans migrants not only refused the order, but started ridiculing Greek authorities and coughing on them.

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Malta: Migrant Camp Under Quarantine After COVID-19 Outbreak

oughly 1,000 African migrants who are staying at a camp in Malta have been placed under quarantine after an outbreak of the Chinese COVID-19 virus was found to have occurred at the camp.

The camp, situated on the south end of the island at Hal Far, was surrounded by police and army on Sunday to make sure those in the camp adhere to the quarantine measures, news agency Reuters reports.

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Three Arrested in Deadly French ‘Terror’ Attack

French police said on Sunday they had arrested a third suspect in a terror probe triggered after a man went on a deadly knife rampage on Saturday in the southeastern town of Romans-sur-Isère. Three Sudanese nationals have been detained over the incident. The main suspect, a refugee, who killed two people and injured five, was found by police “on his knees on the pavement praying in Arabic” after the attack.

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Up to 80 Migrants in Eight Boats Risked Their Lives to Cross the Channel During the Weekend’s Sunny Weather Despite Lockdown in Both UK and France

At least 80 migrants risked their lives to try to cross the Channel as the UK experienced a sunny weekend in lockdown.

Despite hefty restrictions on movement in both the UK and France, eight boats were intercepted in the Channel.

Sunny weather in the South East of England may have contributed to the spike in attempts to cross the narrow Dover straits.

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21 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/6/2020

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    April 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In a surprise move, Pope Francis has dropped the historic and essential title “Vicar of Christ” from the 2020 Pontifical Yearbook, the Holy See’s annual directory, relegating the title to a footnote, calling it a “historical title.”

    While previous yearbooks listed the title “Vicar of Christ” and the name of the reigning Pope under that title, this year’s annual directory simply lists the name “Jorge Mario Bergoglio,” the name of the man who became Pope Francis in 2013. A photo of this year’s yearbook was published by Rome-based journalist Marco Tosatti.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-francis-drops-vicar-of-christ-title-in-vatican-yearbook

  2. “Downing Street announced Sunday that Johnson had been hospitalized for further tests as a precaution.” Oh, really? So whom do you trust today, Reader from Chicago? “Russian disinformation” or British information?

  3. LGBT Witch hunt in Australia to send INNOCENT Priest to prison for many years Fail !
    Cardinal George Pell set free ,after Australia High Court unanimously acquitted Cardinal from all charges.. They comment :…”A lot of people today should be ashamed of their role in the persecution, witch hunting and jailing – for 404 days – of an innocent man.”
    Why lieing Western media didn’t notify public about this ?
    NO journalist from the West can be trusted ! Snakes and Vermin !!
    This Criminal Organization has to be branded as Terrorist..and treated accordingly !!

  4. “European Union Approves Bugs for Human Consumption”

    Is this another way of decreasing earth’s population?
    I would like to see Mr Derrien ,eating a tost with cockroach or a centipede and mustard(μπλιάχ*)!

    * expression of utter disgust.

  5. “Greece: Illegal Immigrants ‘Battle’ On Lesvos, Then Turn Against Local Residents (Video)”

    They have already burn down 5000 olive trees.
    Very soon i see them swimming towards Turkish coast,if they are alive.

  6. Bio-ethicists? A soft term for herd management. Have the neo-Brownshirts at BLM heard about this?
    The big three Criminals In Action networks are absolutely giddy over the hysteria that they have caused.
    And just like that the media recovered from its laughing stock status, well to some anyway.
    I’m no Sikh but have been running errands for elders who are too scared or incapable of going out during the not so great toilet paper wars of 2020.
    How fitting for a world going down the swirly bowl.

    • In fact, everything is very bad in our country. You just need to turn on the online translator and see what people write on the ground and more or less independent media.
      Once I read a lot of different literature of Russian classics about the first years after the First World War and the October Revolution. A complete sense of hopelessness and anarchy. I look around and I have the same feelings.

      Films about the Second World War and the stories of my grandmother about the occupation are still superimposed on this. Only this time the invaders speak the same language with me.

      I think that soon there will be a lot of bad news from Russia.

  7. Before the books are closed on this remarkable miscarriage of justice, one more investigation should be undertaken, to ascertain whether it was purely coincidental that the campaign to indict Cardinal Pell in Australia, and thus remove him from active involvement in Rome, was launched just at the time when he was threatening to expose powerful and corrupt business interests around the Vatican.

    CRUX SACRA SIT MIHI LUX
    NON DRACO SIT MIHI DUX
    VADE RETRO SATANA
    NUMQUAM SUADE MIHI VANA
    SUNT MALA QUAE LIBAS
    IPSE VENENA BIBAS AMEN

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