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Monday, April 06, 2020

Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine likely to begin human trials by July

Bharat Biotech is collaborating with virologists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the vaccine company, FluGen, for the project.

Bharat Biotech, the country’s pandemic vaccine leader, is working on an intranasal vaccine against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) called “CoroFlu”.

Bharat Biotech is collaborating with virologists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the vaccine company, FluGen, for the project.

CoroFlu is in the animal testing phase in the US, and is expected to move to human trials in the next three months.

“Bharat Biotech will manufacture the vaccine, conduct clinical trials, and prepare to produce almost 300 million doses of vaccine for global distribution. Under the collaboration agreement, FluGen will transfer its existing manufacturing processes to Bharat Biotech to enable the company to scale up production and produce the vaccine for clinical trials,” said Raches Ella, head, business development, Bharat Biotech.


"They Want Their Monies Out" – Baltimore Residents 'Storm Bank' Amid Fears Of Social Unrest

The evolution of panic hoarding started with 3M N95 masks, then hand sanitizers, non-perishable foods, guns and ammo, and now cash?

A video surfaced on Instagram on Saturday, showing a possible bank run in Baltimore City at the MECU Credit Union, located at 2337 E Northern Pkwy.

The area is considered low/middle class working families (predominantly African American community). The video shows a large line of cars on Saturday afternoon and a line at the ATM. People weren't cashing in their paychecks because many people were laid off, as we noted, more than 14 million people in the last several weeks have lost their jobs across the county, and what we could be looking at is the beginnings of a bank run.

"As soon as the National Guard rolled into Baltimore City – many folks asked themselves – is this a revisit of the Freddy Gray unrest back in 2015," said Teresa Davis, owner and operator of Teresa Davis Productions.


Law and order fears for NYC as nearly 10,000 NYPD and FDNY members call out sick amid a rise in burglaries

There are fears of a breakdown in law and order in New York as the city's key agencies feel the brunt of the coronavirus.

The NYPD has reported that up to a sixth of its force, or around 6,500 members called out sick towards the end of last week and the numbers are not expected to improve over the coming days.

Things are even worse at the FDNY with the number of those having to stay at home because of the disease even higher.

One in four members of its EMT paramedic team, about 4,000 people, are currently having to stay off work.

Among firefighters as a whole, around 17 percent are off on sick leave.


Bush Foundation Sent 2 Million Face Masks to China During Coronavirus Outbreak While They Shut Down Mask Exports to US ...WTH?

Earlier this year the George H. W. Bush Foundation sent two million masks to China during the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan and Hubei Province.

This was despite face mask shortages here in the United States.

The National Pulse reported on this event.
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This was around the same time that China put export restrictions on N-95 masks and then nationalized a US factory that made them there.




FDA-approved Ivermectin, a drug for livestock, found to be highly effective at treating coronavirus

A new study published in the journal Antiviral Research finds that Ivermectin, a common agricultural drug used as a de-wormer for cats, dogs, horses and livestock — achieves a 5000-fold reduction in replication of the SARS-cov-2 “Wuhan” coronavirus.

Ivermectin is sold at agricultural supply stores and online retailers such as It’s normally sold as an edible paste or a sterile solution for injection into cattle and other livestock. The drug is FDA-approved for certain treatments, although not yet FDA approved for treatment of COVID-19. We are not recommending it for human consumption until more data are available.

The study, found here, is entitled, “The FDA-approved Drug Ivermectin inhibits the replication of SARS-CoV-2 in vitro.”


Joe Biden Speaks Gibberish, Forgets When 1918 'Spanish Flu' Pandemic Occurred (VIDEO)

Biden made no sense during his interview on ABC’s “This Week” and he forgot when the 1918 flu pandemic occurred.

The Spanish flu is literally called the 1918 flu pandemic but Biden couldn’t remember when it occurred.

Biden not only forgot when the 1918 flu epidemic took place, he was speaking gibberish and made no sense whatsoever.

“We cannot let this, we’ve never allowed any crisis from the Civil War straight through to the pandemic of 17, all the way around, 16, we have never, never let our democracy sakes second fiddle, way they, we can both have a democracy and … correct the public health.”


Fauci warns coronavirus could become 'seasonal' illness if not controlled soon

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned that if the coronavirus outbreak does not get “globally under control,” it is likely to become a recurring problem.

Fauci echoed officials who warned that the coming week will be a bad one with the number of deaths expected to increase to a “shocking” degree, but said that social distancing practices will help flatten the curve of cases.

“Unless we get this globally under control there’s a very good chance that it will assume a seasonal nature,” Fauci told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.


Biden Switches to 'Front Porch' Campaign, Loses Porch

The Virus Insanity Shut-In Time ought to be a perfect opportunity for a presidential candidate like Joe Biden, whose mental acuity was never that sharp, and which lately cuts like a bent yardstick through rawhide. We've all watched what sure looks like a decline in Biden's faculties and energy in recent months, but I did see exactly one time when he still looked and sounded like the old, slightly younger... Joe Biden. It was at his most recent debate, mano a mano against Bernie Sanders. Biden showed energy we hadn't seen in weeks, and if he was still spewing the same old word vomit, he was spewing it with more force. Also, he was completing sentences for the most part.

It seemed like the slower campaign pace was doing Biden some good, and fit in nicely with an idea several political writers had been pushing: Keeping Biden off the campaign trail is the best thing for him.

The Wuhan coronavirus pandemic gives Biden a perfectly legitimate excuse to stay at home, too. No one is going to blame the old guy with questionable health for avoiding crowds and airplanes. And as Peter Sage wrote a couple weeks ago:

I have watched Biden up close in Town Hall settings about six times. He isn't at his best. He is not persuasive when reading from a teleprompter, and off the teleprompter he makes errors. He moves slowly. He tells stories but doesn't answer questions sharply. The format shows his vulnerabilities; he isn't quick, nor flexible, nor energetic.

Instead, he writes, "Biden could run a 'Front Porch' campaign, with Biden meeting with friendly groups in his coalition... TV cameras will be there to share it with the country. It sends a message of order and control. It is low drama, the Biden brand, bringing back normalcy."


Governors give mixed response to Trump's handling of coronavirus crisis, but all say pandemic will get worse

Governors in some of the states hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic have had mixed reactions to President Trump’s response to the public health crisis, but they all agree on one thing: they need more help.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat who has arguably been the most vocal critic of Trump during the crisis, lambasted the president on Sunday for his remarks that states were “totally unprepared” for the pandemic and that they need to take the lead in combatting the virus.

“The president does not understand the word federal, Federal Emergency Management Agency, we have a State Emergency Management Agency, but if [Trump] were right, why would we ever need a Federal Emergency Management Agency?” Pritzker asked on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “It’s because individual states can't possibly do what the federal government can do.”

Pritzker’s criticism comes after Trump said on Friday that the federal government is “not an ordering clerk” and that states must try to procure the necessary supplies themselves first before asking for help.


Governor Hogan Takes Aggressive Action to Protect Nursing Home Residents and Staff Amid COVID-19 Outbreaks

Nursing Home Facilities Required to Provide Personal Protective Equipment for StaffFacilities Must Expedite Testing of Symptomatic Residents Through Maryland State LabSeparate Observation Areas Must Be Created for Residents Who Are Sick and Require MonitoringState Officials To Directly Coordinate Placement of Discharged Patients
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today enacted an emergency order to protect residents and staff at Maryland nursing home facilities, and bolster the state’s mitigation and suppression efforts amid outbreaks of COVID-19. Effective immediately, new directives will require facilities to direct all staff who interact with residents to wear personal protective equipment, create separate observation and isolation areas for residents, and expedite all testing through the Maryland State Public Health Laboratory. 
“As we have been saying for several weeks, older Marylanders and those with underlying health conditions are more vulnerable and at a significantly higher risk of contracting, getting more severely ill, and dying from this disease,” said Governor Hogan. “Of major concern is that we currently have cases or clusters of cases at 81 nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the state. Our highest priority is keeping Marylanders safe, and we will use every tool at our disposal to protect the most vulnerable among us.”
On March 10, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) issued strong guidance to long-term and continuing care facilities to restrict visitation and begin implementing infection control protocols. Today’s directives requires nursing home facilities to adjust and strengthen their policies, protocols, and procedures in line with all state and federal guidance related to COVID-19, and immediately adopt a series of enhanced protective measures:
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR STAFF. All personnel who are in close contact with residents of nursing homes shall wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including a face mask, appropriate eye protection, gloves, and gown. The PPE should be worn at all times while providing care to residents in the facility and personnel should follow CDC guidance for using personal protective equipment. Facilities must use the process established by MDH to request PPE from the state.
EXPEDITED TESTING FOR SYMPTOMATIC RESIDENTS. All facilities must use the most expeditious means available for testing. This includes using either a COVID-19 test kit provided by the state laboratory or another lab to send specimens to the state laboratory for expedited COVID-19 testing of residents and staff. Symptomatic residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities are among the patient groups prioritized by the state laboratory, alongside hospitalized patients and symptomatic health care providers and first responders.  
SEPARATE OBSERVATION AREAS. All facilities must designate a unit of staff who are assigned to care for known or suspected COVID-19 residents; designate a room, unit, or floor of the nursing home as a separate observation area where newly admitted and readmitted residents are kept for 14 days on contact and droplet precautions while being observed every shift for signs and symptoms of COVID-19; and designate a room, unit, or floor of the nursing home to care for residents with known or suspected COVID-19.
PLACEMENT OF DISCHARGED PATIENTS. MDH’s Office of Health Care Quality will assist acute care hospitals, if necessary, in discharging patients who require nursing-home level care.  Facilities must cooperate with the Office of Health Care Quality and hospitals in the placement of discharged patients.
RIGHT OF RETURN FOR RESIDENTS. Nursing home residents admitted or seen at a hospital for COVID-19 must be allowed to return to the nursing home as long as the facility can follow the approved CDC recommendations for transmission-based precautions. If the residents must temporarily go to other facilities, every effort must be made by the receiving and original nursing homes to transfer the residents back to their original nursing homes as soon as possible.

Cerveny: Coronavirus crisis – why being out of control is a gift

Our family went to the beach in South Florida last month. The first morning there I took my 5-year-old daughter into the ocean and pulled her past the breakers on a cheap plastic raft.

Once we were in the calmer water she grinned and pushed away from me, testing the boundaries of her control. It was a game that brought her a tremendous amount of joy; that is, until a fish flipped or a large boat sent a wake big enough to wash her illusions of control out to sea. She would then scramble like a cat in a bathtub to jump onto my arms as we both belly laughed.

Toward the end of our trip, my wife and I woke to hear the coronavirus had reached pandemic proportions. I sat on our porch that afternoon and found myself thinking about my daughter and the game we played in the ocean. Her floating confidently in water too deep for her to stand was like a performance art piece for my own spiritual life.

It is so easy to become giddy with the illusion that things are in my control. I can blindly trust the thin plastic rafts of my health, ministry life, abilities and religious busyness. But as I watched infection statistics and line graphs rise like waves, all those things seemed so anemic. There was something much more powerful and untamed coming my way; something beyond my control.

Our current situation — barring a supernatural gift for denial — brings things into sharp focus. It not only reveals how flimsy the rafts upon which we tend to build our lives actually are, but how helpless we become when the air goes out of them.

If we dare to be honest, the pandemic isn’t stripping us of control. It is showing us how little control we have always had. It also reveals the God-given cry of every human heart: What is bigger than me and more powerful than me that will take care of this?


Report: 100+ Vanderbilt Students Suffer Chinese Virus Symptoms After Campus Parties

A report published this week by Reuters claims that a group of more than 100 Vanderbilt University students that ignored concerns about the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic were responsible for spreading it to their home communities after leaving campus.

According to a report by Reuters, a group of Vanderbilt students that ignored directives from their university about the Wuhan coronavirus may have spread it to their local communities. The report claims that the students refused to shut down their social gatherings. Now, 107 students from Vanderbilt University claim to be experiencing coronavirus symptoms.

One student told Reuters that he experienced symptoms just days after returning home from campus. Just days prior to his departure from Vanderbilt, the student admitted that he attended an off-campus party.

The report claims that at least one student, prior to returning home, mocked the impending pandemic. One student posted a photo on Instagram in which he joked about being infected with the virus during the party.

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U.S. scientists say China hampering search for virus origin

American scientists are actively working to learn the origin of the deadly coronavirus behind the pandemic now spreading around the world, but say a lack of Chinese virus samples has hampered research.

Officials and experts in virology and epidemics tell The Washington Times that researchers need to learn the origins of the virus to find treatments and vaccines and to better prepare for future pandemics.

Robert G. Darling, a medical doctor and expert on biological weapons formerly with the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland, said it is crucial that researchers find out where the virus originated and how it spread.

Authorities in Beijing say the virus outbreak began at a wild animal market in Wuhan, based on reports that many of those first infected worked at the market.

But the skeptics point to a Chinese scientific study that also reported that some early victims had no connection to the market.

They also note the emergence of new insights into the virus that have emerged in recent weeks both from Chinese state media and unofficial online reports, including a censored scientific paper by two Chinese researchers.

The two scientists, Xiao Botao and Lei Xiao, are with the state-run universities in Guangzhou and Wuhan. They argue in the paper that the virus may have escaped from a laboratory near the market.



VENTILATORS may be causing the lung damage, not the virus

A NYC physician named Cameron Kyle-Sidell has posted two videos on YouTube, pleading for health practitioners to recognize that COVID-19 is not a pneumonia-like disease at all. It’s an oxygen deprivation condition, and the use of ventilators may be doing more harm than good with some patients. The ventilators themselves, due to the high-pressure methods they are running, may be damaging the lungs and leading to widespread harm of patients.

Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell describes himself as an “ER and critical care doctor” for NYC. “In these nine days I have seen things I have never seen before,” he says. Before publishing his video, we confirmed that Dr. Kyle-Sidell is an emergency medicine physician in Brooklyn and is affiliated with the Maimonides Medical Center located in Brooklyn.

In his video (see below), he goes on to warn the world that the entire approach to treating COVID-19 may be incorrect, and that the disease is something completely different from what the dogmatic medical establishment is claiming.


Troopers Conduct Weekend Checkpoints to Continue Engagement with Out of State Travelers – Sussex County

Sussex County – The Delaware State Police conducted multiple checkpoints over the course of the weekend throughout Sussex County, as a measure to enforce Governor Carney’s order restricting out of state travelers entry into Delaware. The checkpoints occurred between approximately 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., both days, and rotated between roadways which had been identified as having a high volume of out of state travelers.

The seventh modification of the Governor’s State of Emergency Declaration specifically addresses the requirement for out-of-state persons traveling in to the State of Delaware to self-quarantine for 14 days. This order authorizes any Delaware law enforcement officer to stop a vehicle driving within the state simply because it is displaying an out-of-state tag. This authorization does not apply to vehicles traveling on I-95, I-295, or I-495.

On Saturday the checkpoints took place on Plantation Rd. south of John J. Williams Hwy., Coastal Hwy. southbound at Rt. 1A, and northbound Coastal Hwy., south of Bethany. A total of 1,507 vehicles passed through the three checkpoints with 1,284 being Delaware vehicles and 223 being from out of state.

On Sunday the checkpoints took place on Rt. 113 in the area of Rt. 20, south of Millsboro, Rt. 24 in the Long Neck area and again on northbound Coastal Hwy. south of Bethany. A total of 1126 passed through the checkpoints on this day, 872 from Delaware and 254 from out of state.

As vehicles proceeded through the checkpoints, those displaying out of state tags were stopped, and the driver was then asked limited questions related to their recent travel and purpose for entering Delaware. The driver was then informed of the Governor’s declaration and explicitly advised that if they are coming into Delaware from out-of-state, they are required by law to self-quarantine for 14 days or immediately return to their home state.

The interactions with both the Delawareans who passed through the check-point, as well as the out of state drivers who were stopped, were productive and non-confrontational. Those being stopped were appreciative in being made aware of the Governor’s order and what the requirement was. During the interactions the Troopers stressed that the primary purpose of the stop was to inform and to educate as opposed to it being a criminal enforcement initiative, although violating the order does constitute a criminal offense. There were no citations issued or arrests made during the two day operation.

Directed patrols throughout the state are expected to continue. The purpose of the patrols and checkpoints is to achieve voluntary compliance with the order, through education and awareness. These stops are intended to serve the public welfare by helping to prevent and contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

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Amanda Elizabeth Johnson 21 Salisbury MD
Jonathan Russell Hartman 28 Pocomoke City MD
Raymond Charles Davis Jr. 35 Millsboro DE
Erin Frances Shockley 40 Sharptown MD
Jessica Ashley Cherrix 30 Pittsville MD
Phong Khac Vo 61 Salisbury MD
Kaley Gabrielle Campbell 25 Salisbury MD
Alesha Ryan Nicole Walker 27 Snow Hill MD
Marquita Cherylle Tucker 32 Salisbury MD
Edwin Lee Wright 52 Salisbury MD
Jennifer Kristen Oneill 45 Salisbury MD
Shameca Michelle Morant 32 Salisbury MD
Laurencio Vite Tolentino 56 Salisbury MD
Sadiq Tobi Sola-RuFai 31 Frederick  MD
Gregory James Watkins 34 Chester MD
Brandon Maurice Selby 34 Princess Anne MD
Carlos Gomez Sanchez 29 Fruitland MD
Nicholas Elias Sacayon 24 Honduras
Ty'meire Ty'quan Conway 21 Salisbury MD
Timothy Maurice Niskey 50 Salisbury MD
Richard Alan King 32 Salisbury MD
Joshua Khali Seldon 25 Fruitland MD
Charles Christopher Sample 34 Carlsbad CA
Manuel Williams Jr. 54 Snow Hill MD
Leonard Joseph Zawacki 34 Tyaskin MD
Dwayne Anthony Quailes 60 Federalsburg MD
William Richard Stokes 31 Accomac VA
Bryce Devron King 22 Salisbury MD
Ashley Nicole White 33 Salisbury MD
Jose Alfredo Jimenez Jarquin 32 Salisbury MD

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Which US States Have The Most At-Risk Seniors?

The U.S. now has the largest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases globally, and modelling predicts that the country could see about 100,000 to 200,000 total deaths. Unfortunately, as Visual Capitalist's Jenna Ross details below, adults aged 65 or older - about 16% of the U.S. population - are at much higher risk of both severe illness and death.

Today’s chart uses U.S. Census Bureau data to map the percentage of the population that is 65 years or older by state. It also outlines the urban areas that are most heavily skewed towards this older age group.


Boris Johnson hospitalized after experiencing coronavirus symptoms, PM's office says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital after suffering fromcoronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive, his office announced Sunday.

Downing Street officials said the hospitalization was a “precautionary step” and he remained in charge of the government.

A spokesperson said: “On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests. This is a precautionary step, as the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus. The prime minister thanks [National Health Service] staff for all of their incredible hard work and urges the public to continue to follow the government’s advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”

Johnson had been showing persistent symptoms including a high temperature, Sky News reported.

Johnson has received medical advice by phone during his illness, but going to a hospital meant doctors could see him in person.


Giuliani says doctors, not 'national bureaucracy,' should decide whether to use hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that doctors, not lawmakers, should decide whether the immunosuppressive drug hydroxychloroquine is worth using as a possible treatment for the coronavirus.

President Trump and some other politicians have touted hydroxychloroquine – a drug used to treat and prevent malaria – as a possible remedy against the coronavirus following a number of small, early tests that some researchers said were encouraging.

“I think we should let doctors decide whether we should use hydroxychloroquine, not the national bureaucracy,” Giuliani said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”


10 Caronavirus cases in Worcester County

As of this morning, Worcester County has 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The most recent case is a male in his 40s. He is recovering at home. Worcester County Health Department continues to conduct contact investigations following Maryland Department of Health guidelines. For more information on COVID-19 in Worcester County, including prevention and social distancing information, visit

Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus, officials say

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the coronavirus, in what may be the first confirmed case of an animal being infected with the virus in the U.S.

The tiger is a 4-year-old female from Malaysia, officials said. Three other tigers and three African lions also have developed a dry cough and were expected to recover, according to the zoo, which has been closed to the public since March 16.

The National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the tiger's positive COVID-19 test.

"We tested the cat out of an abundance of caution" and aimed to "contribute to the world's continuing understanding of this novel coronavirus," Dr. Paul Calle, the zoo's chief veterinarian, said.


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US' daily coronavirus death count Saturday is highest since pandemic started

The U.S. on Saturday recorded its highest daily total of coronavirus deaths since the pandemic started, according to new data.

On Saturday, the U.S. recorded 1,320 deaths from the coronavirus, the highest daily total to date after two days of roughly similar death figures.

Johns Hopkins University researchers recorded the spike as just one of a few grim milestones that the U.S. has passed in the last few days.

For three days now, the U.S. has seen over 1,100 deaths each day, according to the data.

As of Sunday, the U.S. has seen 9,302 deaths, the bulk of which have occurred over the past five days.

President Trump warned that the coming week would be "rough" after predicting that the peak of the virus would be in 1-2 weeks’ time.


Ousted USS Theodore Roosvelt captain tests positive for coronavirus, defense official says

The captain relieved of command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt after warning of an outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship has tested positive for the virus, a U.S. defense official told Fox News on Sunday.

The Navy ousted Capt. Brett Crozier, 50, after he authored a letter warning that the outbreak of the sometimes-deadly virus had created a dire situation on the carrier.

The letter ended up in the hands of a San Francisco Chronicle reporter who first reported its contents last week.


Maryland COVID-19 Data 4-6-2020

COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland

Number of Confirmed Cases: 4,045
Number of negative test results: 25,572
Number of Deaths: 91
Hospitalizations: 1,059 ever hospitalized
Released From Isolation: 184

Cases and Deaths by County (deaths):
Allegany 6
Anne Arundel 343, (8)
Baltimore City 435, (8)
Baltimore County 648, (11)
Calvert 40, (1)
Caroline 6
Carroll 150, (10)
Cecil 37, (1)
Charles 129, (2)
Dorchester 1
Frederick 138, (4)
Garrett 3
Harford 55
Howard 214, (3)
Kent 5
Montgomery 793, (19)
Prince George's 916, (23)
Queen Anne's 15
St. Mary's 41
Somerset 4
Talbot 8
Washington 37
Wicomico 11, (1)
Worcester 10

Cases by Age Range and Gender:

0-9 16
10-19 76
20-29 469
30-39 718
40-49 737
50-59 825
60-69 597
70-79 407
80+ 200

Female: 2,155 Male: 1,890

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Schumer Insists..

President Donald Trump should appoint a military official to lead efforts at getting production and shipping done through the Defense Production Act, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Saturday.

Officials in New York and elsewhere are having trouble getting what they need to treat coronavirus patients, Schumer told CNN.

"Just in the last day, I heard from hospitals who didn't have ventilators. Police officers who don't have masks," Schumer said. "Nurses, medical technicians on the front lines risking their lives who don't have PPE. So the system that the federal government has put in place is not working, plain and simple."

Trump already has put in limited use of the Defense Production Act, typically used in wartime, to force manufacturers to make goods to fight to COVID-19 pandemic. But he has attempted to show restraint, hoping businesses will do the right thing on their own.

Schumer said that isn't getting the job done.

"We are not going to overcome this supply problem unless we have someone, a military person in charge," he said.

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Kentucky Governor Vetoes Voter ID Bill

Democrat Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday vetoed a bill pushed by Republican lawmakers to require Kentucky residents to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote.

In his veto message, the governor said the measure would create an obstacle to voting, resulting in fewer people casting ballots and “undermining our democracy.”

Beshear said the bill seeks to “resolve a problem that does not exist" because voter impersonation isn’t a problem in Kentucky.

The measure passed the Senate and House by wide margins. The legislature is scheduled to reconvene April 13. Secretary of State Michael Adams urged lawmakers to override the veto.


Surgeon general warns this week will be ‘our Pearl Harbor moment’ as coronavirus death toll rises

U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams issued a dire warning Sunday to Americans as the coronavirus outbreak has yet to hit its expected peak, but did offer a glimmer of hope in terms of when the situation could improve and how.

Adams looked at the trajectories of the virus in China and Italy – both significantly ahead of the U.S. – and the exponential rise in American cases, predicting that the worst is about to come.

“Well, it’s tragically fitting that we’re talking at the beginning of Holy Week because this is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly,” Adams told “Fox News Sunday,” comparing it to historic national tragedies. “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it’s not going to be localized. It’s going to be happening all over the country. And I want America to understand that.”


Report: Bank of America Disses Many Small Business Applying for Relief Loans

President Donald Trump on Friday heaped praise on Bank of America for doing a "great job" complying with the federal government's new coronavirus pandemic stimulus plan to hand out $350 billion in loans to small businesses.

But small business owners say they’re getting the brush-off from one of the nation’s largest bankers, Fox Business reported.

Several small business owners say the loan program is hampered with defects, and that applications are being rejected for arbitrary reasons, the news outlet reported.

And bankers complain they still don't have guidance from the federal government to begin the application process even though guidance was made official Thursday night, according to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

Several business owners are complaining that Bank of America found reasons to backlog their loan application or deny them altogether.


Michigan ER nurse dies alone at home from coronavirus

A Detroit ER nurse has become one of the first Michigan health care workers known to have died from the coronavirus.

Lisa Ewald died alone at her home in Dearborn — the cause of death COVID-19, according to reports. She was last heard from Tuesday. A friend found her body the next day. She would have turned 54 on Saturday.

“You always think that it can’t affect you to a degree. So this is making it real for me,” niece Carly Ewald told Fox 2 Detroit Saturday.

Lisa Ewald was working on the frontlines, since the coronavirus hit Michigan and patients began flooding the emergency room at Henry Ford Hospital, where she worked, according to the station.


430,000 people have traveled from China to the US since the pandemic

At least 430,000 people have traveled from China to the United States on direct flights since the COVID-19 disease surfaced last year - with nearly 40,000 arriving in the two months after President Trump imposed travel restrictions.

Additionally, there were more than 1,300 direct passenger flights and 381,000 travelers arriving to the United States from China in January. Around a quarter were Americans.

The New York Times reports that thousands of these passengers flew directly from China as US health officials were just beginning to gauge the severity of the outbreak.

The first reported cases of coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, at the end of last year.


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All Trails Lead Back To The Wuhan Bio-Lab

There’s no proof the coronavirus accidentally escaped from a laboratory, but we can’t take the Chinese government’s denials at face value.

It is understandable that many would be wary of the notion that the origin of the coronavirus could be discovered by some documentary filmmaker who used to live in China. Matthew Tye, who creates YouTube videos, contends he has identified the source of the coronavirus — and a great deal of the information that he presents, obtained from public records posted on the Internet, checks out.

The Wuhan Institute of Virology in China indeed posted a job opening on November 18, 2019, “asking for scientists to come research the relationship between the coronavirus and bats.”

The Google translation of the job posting is: “Taking bats as the research object, I will answer the molecular mechanism that can coexist with Ebola and SARS- associated coronavirus for a long time without disease, and its relationship with flight and longevity. Virology, immunology, cell biology, and multiple omics are used to compare the differences between humans and other mammals.” (“Omics” is a term for a subfield within biology, such as genomics or glycomics.)


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Fauci Tells All States It’s Time to Issue Extremely Strict Stay-at-Home Orders

Anthony Fauci has told all states it’s time to stop allowing any exemptions tosocial-distancing guidelines, and warned that forcing people to stay home across the nation is the “only thing we have” in the federal government’s arsenal to fight back against the coronavirus pandemic.

Appearing on NBC’s Today show on Thursday morning, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stopped just short of telling President Donald Trump to order a national stay-at-home order at the federal level, saying states are still able to make their own rules.

But, asked about state-level exemptions to distancing rules—such as some religious services in Florida, florists in New Hampshire, and hair salons and golf courses in Arizona—Fauci responded, “When you see things like some of those exemptions—I can’t make any official proclamations here—but I can say [to] really seriously consider [if] those exemptions [are] appropriate when you think about what’s going on. I urge people at the leadership at the state level to really take a close look at those kinds of decisions.”


DC Mayor says one in seven residents could be infected with COVID-19

Washington DC's mayor said during a Friday press conference that bleak projections show that one in seven of the city's residents could be infected with the coronavirus.

Democrat Muriel Bowser said that roughly 93,000 people could contract COVID-19 in the city, according to model projection city officials are relying on.

Included in the projection are people who have tested positive for the virus but have since recovered, the Washington Post reports.


United Nations Proposes New "Global Currency"

The United Nations would like the dollar, euro, yen, and other national currencies to be succeeded by a new "global currency."

That recommendation appears in a U.N. report released this week, which suggests the dollar's outsize role in international finance has ended -- and says that it's time to invent a successor currency that would be managed by a "Global Reserve Bank."

Countries could "agree to exchange their own currencies for the new currency, so that the global currency would be backed by a basket of currencies of all the members," says the218-page report from the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development.

Keep in mind that this is a U.N. report written by bureaucrats without any actual legal ability to create the global equivalent of the Federal Reserve. Anyone who remembers how a U.N. agency once called for a global e-mail tax of one cent per 100 e-mail messages -- but didn't exactly get it -- can attest to that.


REPORT: Mueller Hid Evidence Exonerating Don Jr. Over Infamous Trump Tower Meeting

Despite the fact that the Mueller report proved there was no collusion between Donald Trump and the Russians during the 2016 campaign, Democrats were convinced that there was more evidence out there, perhaps in the tiny fraction of the report that was redacted for national security reasons, that proved Trump actually did collude with the Russians.

It turns out that the most interesting things about Mueller's investigation were not what was redacted from the report, but what wasn't included in the first place. According to investigative reporter John Solomon, Bob Mueller hid evidence exonerating Donald Trump Jr. over the infamous Trump Tower meeting, during which Democrats were convinced he had met with a Russian lawyer to discuss dirt on Hillary Clinton.