Top Wuhan Coronavirus Doc: High Blood Pressure Is Major Death Risk

Underscoring the danger of high blood pressure (hypertension), a top doctor from Wuhan and his colleagues are warning that the chronic condition places people at a higher risk of death. Bloomberg reports: Patients with hypertension appear to be at a higher risk of dying from the coronavirus, said a top Chinese intensive care doctor who’s […]

CNN Begins Calling Wuhan Coronavirus What It Is: A Pandemic

CNN has now joined War Room: Pandemic in calling the coronavirus outbreak that originated in China what it is: a pandemic. CNN reports: Starting today, you will notice that CNN is using the term pandemic to describe the current coronavirus outbreak. It is not a decision we take lightly. While we know it sounds alarming, […]

Taiwan, excluded from the WHO, rushes to the rescue with a super-fast coronavirus test; also helping Palau

Taiwan News is reporting that Taiwanese scientists have developed a rapid test for coronavirus. It isn’t yet clear if the FDA will work with Taiwanese authorities to roll the test out here in America. Taiwan scientists develop antibodies for 15-minute Wuhan virus test in 19 days TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academia Sinica on Sunday (March […]

Top Hong Kong microbiologist: Coronavirus pandemic will not end this year

The South China Morning Post reports the following: The Covid-19 epidemic caused by the coronavirus will not end this year as the contagion has spread worldwide, a leading microbiologist from Hong Kong has said. Professor Yuen Kwok-yung from the University of Hong Kong, who advised authorities on control measures against the disease, said although the […]

Former Trump adviser: 2020 could be about who keeps Americans safe from coronavirus pandemic

The War Room’s Jason Miller is warning about the high stakes for President Trump in handing the coronavirus emergency. The Hill reports: Former senior communications adviser for President Trump’s 2016 campaign Jason Miller warned that the November 2020 election could be a race over which leader can guard the United States from the coronavirus outbreak. […]

Top Chinese Geneticist: World Infections will increase 10 fold every 19 days, unless “drastic measures” taken

The South China Morning Post reports that a team led by Jin Li, a leading geneticist and the vice-president of Fudan Univeristy, is sounding the alarm about the need for drastic containment measures. The number of coronavirus cases outside China will increase tenfold every 19 days if no drastic measures are taken to contain its […]

Federal Reserve, IMF, World Bank All Rush to Contain Coronavirus Contagion

The Federal Reserve cut rates on Tuesday in an unprecedented effort to soften the effect that coronavirus might have on the US economy. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the U.S. economic outlook was at risk due to the #coronavirus outbreak, which led the Fed to slash interest rates by half a percentage point. More […]

Taiwan, excluded from WHO, completes synthesis of potential coronavirus drug

Taiwan News reports on Taiwan’s herculean efforts to synthesize alternative sources of anti-virals, which is something Americans should be cheering for as we seek to diversify our medical & pharmaceutical supply chains away from a dangerous dependence on China. Taiwan completes synthesis of potential COVID-19 drug Favilavir has been used by Japan and China to […]

China’s Regime Requires Government Offices to Destroy Data on Coronavirus Pandemic

Dissident Chinese media giant The Epoch Times, which has a remarkable knack for obtaining documents that China’s authorities would prefer to be kept hidden, reports that shredders are humming in China’s local government offices. Chinese Authorities Require Government Offices to Destroy Data Related to Coronavirus Outbreak In recent weeks, the Chinese regime has reported fewer […]

More Deaths in Washington State; Fauci Warns Coronavirus Is Likely “Pandemic Proportions”

Seattle-Tacoma’s KING 5 News reports the following: Six people have died and a total of 18 people in King and Snohomish counties have tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, in Washington state. Dozens of other people are being tested or monitored. Key facts: A total of 18 people have tested positive for […]

FEMA preparing for possible coronavirus pandemic emergency declaration

NBC News reports that FEMA is prepping for an emergency declaration: FEMA preparing for possible coronavirus emergency declaration “To me this is another indication that the president and the White House are finally aware of the gravity of the situation,” said former FEMA official Michael Coen. WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is planning […]

🚨 Coronavirus Pandemic Reaches Manhattan, NYC; Stock Exchanges Readying Contingencies

It’s here. Coronavirus has been detected in a woman who returned from travel in Iran. New York Government Andrew Cuomo’s office issued the following statement: “This evening we learned of the first positive case of novel coronavirus — or COVID-19 — in New York State. The patient, a woman in her late thirties, contracted the virus while […]

China factory activity collapses to worst on record as coronavirus pandemic paralyses economy

Reuters reports the following: China factory activity dives to worst on record as coronavirus paralyses economy – PMI * Caxin Feb factory activity contracts at sharpest pace on record * Output, new orders collapse to historic lows as virus jolts * Exports and employment also in sharp contraction * Economy paralysed by outbreak, sharp contraction […]

Xi Jinping’s Anti-Coronavirus Campaign Magic Trick

Dr. Bradley A. Thayer and Lianchao Han write the following in the National Interest: Xi Jinping’s Anti-Coronavirus Campaign Magic Trick The China coronavirus pandemic is 30 percent natural disaster and 70 percent a Communist-Party-of-China-made catastrophe. Desperate times call for desperate measures, especially if those desperate times were self-inflicted through misrule. Xi Jinping’s measures to contain […]

Two cases of coronavirus found in Washington state nursing home

The Washington Examiner’s Kimberly Leonard reports: Two cases of coronavirus found in Washington nursing home A skilled nursing facility in Washington state reported that at least two people have the coronavirus, and state officials say other residents are reporting similar respiratory symptoms. The development, reported on Saturday, is particularly worrisome because scientists say that coronavirus […]

Person dies from coronavirus in Washington state, first in the US, health officials say

Fox News reports: Health officials in Washington confirmed Saturday that one person has died from coronavirus, marking the first disease-related death in the U.S. Seattle and King County Public Health officials issued a vague media advisory announcing the first COVID-19 death in the U.S., adding that there was an undisclosed number of new cases as well. The article […]

NASA: China’s Airborne Nitrogen Dioxide Plummets As Coronavirus Pandemic Crushes Economy

NASA Earth Observatory reports plummeting nitrogen dioxide as China’s economy grinds to a halt under the burden of the coronavirus pandemic: Airborne Nitrogen Dioxide Plummets Over China January 1 – February 25, 2020 NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) pollution monitoring satellites have detected significant decreases in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over China. There is evidence […]

NIH Clinical Trial of Possible Coronavirus Treatment, Remdesivir, Now Underway

In case you missed it, NIH released the following press release on Tuesday: NIH Clinical Trial of Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19 Begins Study Enrolling Hospitalized Adults with COVID-19 in Nebraska February 25, 2020 A randomized, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the investigational antiviral remdesivir in hospitalized adults diagnosed with coronavirus […]

Federal Reserve Chair Signals Fed May Cut Interest Rates As Coronavirus Pandemic Spreads

Dow Jones (via Morningstar) reports that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is reassuring markets that the Federal Reserve will do whatever is appropriate in the face of the unfolding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting economic contagion: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday the central bank was prepared to cut interest rates to cushion […]

Experts Simulated a Coronavirus Pandemic Last Year, It Killed 65 Million

New York Mag’s Intelligencer reports: Last October, two months before the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 emerged in central China, a group of public-health experts gathered in New York City for a simulation. Their objective was to determine how industry, national governments, and international institutions could work together to respond to a hypothetical “pandemic with potentially […]

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