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Post By Steve Sailer on 04/02/2020
From the Daily Telegraph (UK): Why is the number ‘one’ so important as Covid-19 sweeps Britain?The reproductive value describes the average number of people an infected individual can expect to pass the coronavirus onto By Sarah Newey,GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY CORRESPONDENT1 April 2020 • 9:41am There are a lot of figures involved in understanding the coronavirus pandemic, be it around cases, death...
Post By Steve Sailer on 04/02/2020
I’ve matched up, as best I can, the L.A. Times’ April 1, 2020 count of coronavirus cases in huge Los Angeles County vs. the Times’ estimates of population. Some of these are municipalities (e.g., West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Compton), others are the Times‘ definition of a neighborhood within Los Angeles city (e.g., Hancock Park, Century City, Bel-Air). (About a decade ago the L.A. Times invited p...
Post By Steve Sailer on 04/02/2020
The NYT is running obituaries of celebrities who have died of coronavirus, with 28 so far. The average age thus far has been 66, which seems somewhat younger than the average age of NYT obituaries for other other causes. For comparison, I took the average of the first 28 obituaries I found for March 2019 and they averaged 82, or 16 years longer. Obviously, these are small sample sizes so far, and t...
Post By Steve Sailer on 04/02/2020
The NYT has a lot of New York City statistics on coronavirus cases, hospital admissions, deaths, and so forth by zip code. A Month of Coronavirus in New York City: See the Hardest Hit AreasBy Larry Buchanan, Jugal K. Patel, Brian M. Rosenthal and Anjali Singhvi April 1, 2020 The coronavirus has ravaged all of New York City, closing schools, emptying streets and turning stadiums into makeshift hos...
Post By Paul Kersey on 04/02/2020
The black mayor of 70 percent black Baltimore begged blacks to stop shooting each other, all to make room in the hospital for those sick with the Coronavirus. The black mayor of 65 percent non-white Houston asks criminals to “chill out” and not commit crime during the Coronavirus pandemic. What does the black police chief (you can bet she was promoted to the position purely on merit…) of one of Ame...
Post By James Fulford on 04/02/2020
Originally published here on VDARE.com on this day in 2008. This is from Mark Steyn's latest column in Macleans Magazine about the Canadian Human Rights commission which has been harassing him and others for expressing their opinions, (or for quoting Muslim fanatics expressing theirs) The lead investigator testifying on Tuesday, Dean Steacy, is blind, but the justice his commission administers cer...
Post By John Derbyshire on 04/01/2020
The Radio Derb transcript is up for March 27. Go here to read or listen. Playlist: 01m55s  Pandemic anxiety, blue v. red.  (Tutsis more worried than Hutus.) 09m19s  The Jobpocalypse.  (Why not an immigration moratorium now?) 13m07s  Viruses round the world.  (Turkmenistan leads the way.) 18m59s  The Cuomo menace.  (We have been warned.) 26m08s  Still dickering with the Afghans.  (Pull us out, Mr Pr...
Post By James Fulford on 04/01/2020
Originally published here on this day in 2008. I don't know if Janet Murguia would call this media malpractice—at least the headline follows the rule that victim is an immigrant, the criminal never. And in fact, John Ernest Guerrero Jr., 6'3", 350 lbs, pictured, is probably a native-born American citizen, like George Washington or Paul Revere. Cops: Illegal immigrants held captive in Port Chester; ...
Post By Federale on 04/01/2020
Earlier, by Allan Wall: Border Closed To "Nonessential" Travel. How Do You Define It? Mexican President Still Considers Border Open Is Customs And Border Protection sabotaging Trump's Border Shutdown? Maybe. Initial reports from Ports-of-Entry (POE), the designated place where persons and goods enter the United States and are inspected or examined, suggest that Port Directors were ignoring Presiden...
Article By Ann Coulter on 04/01/2020

When the after-action report on the current pandemic is being prepared, I’m going to ask the guy with the notepad to write down: “China” and “globalists.”

Those words won’t be on Trump’s list. He can’t stop gushing about how much he respects China and the American companies that have outsourced jobs there. Even as China withholds vital medical supplies, he refuses to end our suicidal dependence on them.

His one slight annoyance with China is that it lied about the Wuhan virus, allowing the disease to explode across the globe.

I have a longer list of complaints, beginning with the fact that they eat bats. The resulting pandemic now raging through our country would be bad enough, but our new crisis is a shortage of medical equipment.

Too bad we shipped all our manufacturing to China! Not to worry, surely China wouldn’t disrupt the sacred “global supply chain.”

Oops. China is stockpiling masks and ventilators.

And there’s more good news! China makes more than 90% of our antibiotics, vitamin C, ibuprofen and hydrocortisone, 70% of acetaminophen, and 40% to 45% of heparin, according to The New York Times. The last American penicillin plant closed more than 15 years ago.

In early March, the Chinese government ominously warned that if China stopped exporting drugs, “the United States would sink into the hell of a novel coronavirus epidemic.”

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By Ann Coulter on 04/01/2020

When the after-action report on the current pandemic is being prepared, I’m going to ask the guy with the notepad to write down: “China” and “globalists.”

Those words won’t be on Trump’s list. He can’t stop gushing about how much he respects China and the American companies that have outsourced jobs there. Even as China withholds vital medical supplies, he refuses to end our suicidal dependence on them.

His one slight annoyance with China is that it lied about the Wuhan virus, allowing the disease to explode across the globe.

I have a longer list of complaints, beginning with the fact that they eat bats. The resulting pandemic now raging through our country would be bad enough, but our new crisis is a shortage of medical equipment.

Too bad we shipped all our manufacturing to China! Not to worry, surely China wouldn’t disrupt the sacred “global supply chain.”

Oops. China is stockpiling masks and ventilators.

And there’s more good news! China makes more than 90% of our antibiotics, vitamin C, ibuprofen and hydrocortisone, 70% of acetaminophen, and 40% to 45% of heparin, according to The New York Times. The last American penicillin plant closed more than 15 years ago.

In early March, the Chinese government ominously warned that if China stopped exporting drugs, “the United States would sink into the hell of a novel coronavirus epidemic.”

By John Derbyshire on 04/01/2020

What, me worry?     I'm not as bothered by this coronavirus outbreak as, according to the public-service announcements, I ought to be.

I belong to two high-risk categories: over seventy and with a compromised immune system. I live in one of the worst-affected states. Shouldn't I be cowering in a basement room compulsively checking my temperature and lung function in between having my meals delivered in sterilized containers through a hatch in the wall?

Perhaps I should, but it all seems like too much trouble. My life history is all against it, anyway. I'm a 1940s English baby. The background wallpaper to my childhood was the Blitz (well, by close hearsay), poliodiphtheria, and the Bomb. We took in fatalism with our daily dose of cod liver oil, supplied free to kiddies by the then shiny-new National Health Service. Worry? Eh, if it's got your number on it …

There's sheer good luck in my circumstances, too. I live in a spacious outer suburb. There's nowhere I have to go, no-one I have to meet. My wife and son are at home; but her work and his studies have all been put online, so they are as self-quarantining as I am.

So here we huddle, mumbling repetitively at each other like characters in a Harold Pinter play, hoping the lockdown will be eased before we go stir-crazy.

We need to go shopping, of course; but we wear masks and gloves, carry hand sanitizers, and stay away from touch-screen services. I walk the dog, waving cheerily at neighbors across ten or fifteen feet of social distancing.

At this point I should be casting nervous glances over my shoulder in fear of having attracted the attention of those demons who punish mortals boasting of good luck. Nope: I've paid a price for my vacation. I've been ill.

 

By Michelle Malkin on 03/31/2020
A little less than two months ago, the U.S. State Department made a curious announcement that suggests President Trump's "America First" administration put "China First" at a critical moment during the burgeoning Wuhan pandemic. I asked the State Department about the controversy this week—and the vague and nonresponsive responses I received on background from a Foggy Bottom spokesperson raise more ...
By Nicholas Stix on 03/31/2020

Earlier, by James Fulford: The “China Virus” Came From China And Chinese People. AND IT'S OK TO SAY SO

The New York Times published a story that claimed  Chinese-Americans are the targets of hate attacks because President Trump gave an accurate name to SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen that has now killed more than 1200  of my fellow city dwellers [Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety, by Sabrina Tavernise and Richard A. Oppel Jr., March 23 2020]. Trump called it the “Chinese Virus.” Hysteria ensued, and, on cue, the Times sallied forth with a sob story that didn’t identify the race of the man who attacked its principal victim. Of course that probably means the attacker wasn’t white, but the larger point is this: the Mainstream Media is using the Chinese Virus to provoke hatred against whites in general and Trump in particular.

The “news story” opens with Yuanyuan Zhu, 26. She’s been here just five years and lives in Chinese-friendly San Francisco. A pedestrian  cursed and spit on her, she claims.

“He just looked like a normal person,” she told the Times reporters, which invites the question of just how “normal” a person in the middle of an unhinged racial attack can look:

[H]e was yelling an expletive about China. Then a bus passed, she recalled, and he screamed after it, “run them over.”

She tried to keep her distance, but when the light changed, she was stuck waiting with him at the crosswalk. She could feel him staring at her. And then, suddenly, she felt it: his saliva hitting her face and her favorite sweater.”

He sounds more like a wild-eyed nut to me, but in any event can you imagine the New York Times’s refusing to identify his race if he were white?

I didn’t think so.

By Allan Wall on 03/30/2020


AMLO Still Resists Closing Border With U.S.

The Chinese Virus continues its march through Mexico. As of Monday March 30, the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map reported 993 cases, with 35 recovered and 20 deaths. That’s nearly five times the number  I reported here nine days ago. 

Unsurprisingly, Mexico’s pandemic point man Hugo Lopez-Gatell Ramirez, Undersecretary for Disease Protection and Health, has announced that the contagion had moved into Phase 2 [Declaran la fase 2 de la emergencia por el Covid-19 (“Phase 2 of the Covid-19 Emergency Declared”), Excelsior, March 25, 2020].

Meetings of 100 persons or more and jobs that require a lot of movement are suspended. As well, nonessential government activities are suspended [Gobierno federal suspenderá actividades por coronavirus (“Federal Government to Suspect Activities for Coronavirus”), by Blanca Valadez, Milenio, March 25, 2020].

Though President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has been accused of not taking the China Virus seriously, he is working the issue his own way.

Recently, he said that Mexicans in the United States shouldn’t travel to Mexico [Versión estenográfica de la conferencia de prensa matutina (“Stenographic Version of the Morning Press Conference, Thursday March 26, 2020”), Gob.mx, March 26, 2020].

Still, despite the much-hyped closing of “nonessential travel” across the border, the president is resisting further restrictions, even though U.S. cases are 145 times greater than Mexico’s.

Indeed, when AMLO participated in the G20 Conference Summit on March 26, he called on fellow G20 leaders not to close borders [AMLO pide a líderes de G20 no cerrar fronteras ni especular con precio de petróleo (“AMLO Asks G20 Leaders Not to Close Borders nor to Speculate with the Price of Petroleum”), by Pedro Dominguez, Milenio, March 26, 2020].

AMLO seems to be slowly coming around, though. He released a video on March 27 telling Mexicans to stay home unless they had to leave their houses unless they really have to [Stay at home, urges López Obrador as Covid-19 cases surge to 717, Mexico News Daily, March 28, 2020]

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