Category COVID-19

New England Journal Of Medicine Says Wearing A Mask Outside Is Not Needed

FYI, article from New England Journal of Medicine on transmission of Covid-19.  “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at […]

Coronavirus: Experts Warn Of Bioterrorism After Pandemic

Coronavirus: Experts warn of bioterrorism after pandemic | DW | 25.05.2020 DW · by Deutsche Welle (www.dw.com) The Council of Europe has warned of a potential increase in the use of biological weapons, like viruses or bacterias, in a post-coronavirus world. Terrorists would not forget “lessons learned” during the pandemic. Security experts from the Council of Europe […]

Frontrunners Start To Emerge In The Race For A COVID-19 Vaccine

Frontrunners Start To Emerge In The Race For A COVID-19 Vaccine   http://www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from a May 15, 2020 article in this weekend’s Barron’s by Josh Nathan-Kazis. I refer you to Barron’s for Mr. Kazis’s full article. The race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine is as hot as the final […]

Edward Luttwak On The Political Repercussions Of The Pandemic

Key point:   Yet the biggest impact may be on politics. Looking back, we might call the coronavirus of our affliction “the truth virus”. Wherever it has spread, it has revealed submerged truths about political regimes, entire societies and international institutions. Edward Luttwak on the political repercussions of the pandemic The Economist May 11th 2020 […]

Special Operations Forces’ Adviser Warns ISIS May Exploit Pandemic: ‘Maybe We’re Not Paying Enough Attention’

Special operations forces’ adviser warns ISIS may exploit pandemic: ‘Maybe we’re not paying enough attention’ foxnews.com · by Matt London | Fox News Video ISIS could exploit coronavirus pandemic to carry out terror attacks, EU officials warns Former Green Beret Lt. Col. Scott Mann, writer of ‘Last Out’ airing on Fox Nation, reacts. Get all the latest […]

As China Hoarded Medical Supplies, The CIA Believes It Tried To Stop The WHO From Sounding Alarm On The Pandemic

As China hoarded medical supplies, the CIA believes it tried to stop the WHO from sounding alarm on the pandemic Newsweek · by Naveed Jamali · May 12, 2020 The CIA believes China tried to prevent the World Health Organization from sounding the alarm on the coronavirus outbreak in January—a time when Beijing was stockpiling medical supplies from […]

U.S. Formally Accuses China Of Hacking U.S. Entities Working On COVID-19 Research

US formally accuses China of hacking US entities working on COVID-19 research DHS CISA and the FBI issue joint statement on recent Chinese cyber-attacks against COVID-19-related targets. By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | May 13, 2020 — 18:45 GMT (11:45 PDT) | Topic: Coronavirus: Business and technology in a pandemic https://www.zdnet.com/article/us-formally-accuses-china-of-hacking-us-entities-working-on-covid-19-research/?ftag=TREc64629f&bhid=23450473&mid=12832853&cid=716683688 From cancelled conferences to disrupted supply chains, not […]

How To Decouple Key Supply Chains From China

How to decouple key supply chains from China | Opinion JONATHAN SCHANZER , SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH, FOUNDATION FOR DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACIES ON 5/13/20 AT 7:30 AM EDT Newsweek · May 13, 2020 The great power competition between Washington and Beijing is heating up. The U.S. effort to contain China’s rise is now on full display, […]

Taiwan’s Exclusion From WHO Caused Coronavirus Deaths, U.S. Panel Says

Excerpts: In a report released on Tuesday, the U.S. Congress’ U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said Taiwan’s exclusion contributed to “critical delays” in timely receipt and accurate guidance for WHO members in the early stages of the outbreak. “Had the WHO allowed Taiwan’s health experts to share information and best practices in early January, […]

World Renowned Virologist, Dr. Michael Osterholm Warns COVID-19 — In The Absence Of A Vaccine — Will Continue To Spread Until ‘Up To 70 Percent Of The Population Is Infected,’ And A Second Wave Could Be Even Worse – ‘We Are Going To Have To Learn To Live With This Virus’

World Renowned Virologist, Dr. Michael Osterholm Warns COVID-19 — In The Absence Of A Vaccine — Will Continue To Spread Until ‘Up To 70 Percent Of The Population Is Infected,’ And A Second Wave Could Be Even Worse – ‘We Are Going To Have To Learn To Live With This Virus’ http://www.fortunascorner.com      Keith […]