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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.”

Article 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.

 

Post By Steve Sailer on 04/01/2020
My suspicion is that the authorities decided a long time ago to ixnay reporting by race during epidemics to avoid Stigmatizing the Marginalized. But now … From the Associated Press via The Mainichi: US Democratic lawmakers call for racial data in virus testingMarch 31, 2020 (Mainichi Japan) (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they say is needed to moni...
Post By Steve Sailer on 04/01/2020
We need an agreed upon vocabulary for discussing the two main reasons for masks. Maybe .. “inbound” protection for yourself and “outbound” protection for others. I think that could also help foster a useful compromise for the shortage problem that has been causing a lot of the disinformation about how Masks Don’t Work: reserve the top-of-the-line N95 masks right now for health care workers who need...
Post By Audacious Epigone on 04/01/2020
Confirmed coronavirus cases per 100,000 people as of March 31, 2020: State Cases/100k New York 389.7 New Jersey 210.5 Louisiana 112.7 Massachusetts 95.2 Michigan 76.4 Connecticut 72.1 District of Columbia 70.1 Washington 68.1 Illinois 47.0 Rhode Island 46.1 Colorado 45.6 Vermont 41.0 Pennsylvania 38.8 Nevada 36.1 Georgia 35.3 Delaware 32.8 Indiana 32.1 Miss...
Post By Paul Kersey on 04/01/2020
At first, the reality of post-America was only confined to 70 percent black Baltimore, where the black mayor begged citizens to stop shooting each other to make room for Coronavirus patients in hospitals. But now the same scenario is found in Houston, Texas, a 35 percent white city where the black mayor is asking criminals to “stay at home and chill” during the pandemic. Coronavirus: Mayor mocked...
Post By Steve Sailer on 04/01/2020
From The Guardian: Worst-hit German district to become coronavirus ‘laboratory’Study will follow 1,000 people in Heinsberg to create plan for how to deal with virus Kate Connolly in Berlin Tue 31 Mar 2020 08.11 EDT German scientists have announced what they described as a first-of-its-kind study into how coronavirus spreads and how it can be contained, using the country’s worst-hit district as a ...
Article 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 ...
Post By Steve Sailer on 03/31/2020
California public schools had been hoping to reopen their campuses in May, but that now seems unlikely: California schools unlikely to reopen this academic year amid coronavirus, state schools chief says By HOWARD BLUME, SONALI KOHLIMARCH 31, 2020 4:26 PM California public school campuses are unlikely to reopen for the remainder of the academic school year in response to the coronavirus pandemic,...
Letter By VDARE.com Reader on 03/31/2020
From: Fabrizio Evola [Email him] Over the next few months, there could be a huge drop in the number of immigrants in the United States as a result of the pandemic. The effects on the economy have been rather profound, and millions of people are expected to lose their jobs. The one bright spot to all of this is that we are likely to see a drop in the number of immigrants in the labor force as well. ...
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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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