U.S. government gave $3.7million grant to Wuhan lab at center of coronavirus leak scrutiny
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14 April 2020 
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Revealed: U.S. government gave $3.7million grant to Wuhan lab at center of coronavirus leak scrutiny --The US National Institutes of Health, a government agency, awarded a 3.7million research grant to the Wuhan Institute of Virology --The lab is the center of several conspiracy theories that suggest it is the original source of the coronavirus outbreak | 12 April 2020 | The Chinese laboratory at the center of scrutiny over a potential coronavirus leak has been using U.S. government m-ney to carry out research on bats from the caves which scientists believe are the original source of the deadly outbreak. The Wuhan Institute of Virology undertook coronavirus experiments on mammals captured more than 1,000 miles away in Yunnan which were funded by a 3.7 million grant from the US government. Sequencing of the COVID-19 genome has traced it back to bats found in Yunnan caves but it was first thought to have transferred to humans at an animal market in Wuhan. The revelation that the Wuhan Institute was experimenting on bats from the area already known to be the source of COVID-19 - and doing so with American m-ney - has sparked further fears that the lab, and not the market, is the original outbreak source.

US: Hospitals Get Paid $13K to List Patients as COVID-19 and $39K to Put Them on a Ventilator | 10 April 2020 | Minnesota: Republican state senator Scott Jensen, who is also a medical doctor, says the AMA is encouraging doctors to over-count coronavirus deaths. He revealed that "Medicare is determining that if you have a COVID-19 admission to the hospital you get 13,000. If that COVID-19 patient goes on a ventilator you get 39,000, three times as much." Several days ago, he told local media he received a directive from the Minnesota Department of Health to list COVID-19 as the cause of death on death certificates even if patients were never tested for it. When asked why officials would want to inflate the death statistics, Jensen said, "Fear is a great way to control people, and I worry about that." The document mentioned by Jensen is from the CDC and is here.

Roger Stone: Bill Gates, globalists may have created coronavirus as pathway to mandatory vaccines, microchipping people|13 April 2020 | Roger Stone suggested Monday that Bill Gates may have had a hand in the creation of coronavirus so that he could plant microchips in people's heads to know who has and has not been tested for COVID-19. "Whether Bill Gates played some role in the creation and spread of this virus is open for vigorous debate. I have conservative friends who say it's ridiculous and others say absolutely," Stone told Joe Piscopo, host of the radio program "The Answer" on 970 AM, who had asked about conspiracy theories regarding the pandemic. "He and other globalists are using it for mandatory vaccinations and microchipping people so we know if they’ve been tested. Over my dead body. Mandatory vaccinations? No way, Jose!” Stone told Piscopo, who referred to President Trump's longtime adviser as "a legend."

Pentagon to extend troop movement freeze past May 11 | 14 April 2020 | The Pentagon will extend the freeze on service member travel and movement domestically and overseas past the current order's May 11 end date, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday. The original 60-day stop movement order -- which applies to all U.S. forces, civilian personnel and families -- was put in place last month to attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus among troops. A new end date has not yet been set.

Trump announces US will halt funding to World Health Organization over coronavirus response | 14 April 2020 | President Trump announced at the White House coronavirus press briefing on Tuesday that the United States will immediately halt all funding for the World Health Organization (WHO), saying it had put "political correctness over lifesaving measures." ....Trump declared that the United States would undertake a 60-to-90 day review into why the "China-centric" WHO had caused "so much death" by "severely mismanaging and covering up" the coronavirus' spread. The United States is the WHO's largest single donor, and the State Department had previously [*insanely*] planned to provide the agency 893 million in the current two-year funding period.

Former Rep. Ron Paul: Trump should fire Dr. Fauci, 'fraud' leading coronavirus response | 10 April 2020 | Former Rep. Ron Paul on Thursday called for the firing of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease specialist leading President Trump's medical response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Paul, a retired doctor who ran three times for president during his decades in politics, also called Dr. Fauci a "fraud" and encouraged Americans to "quit listening to him." The former Republican congressman from Texas made the remarks during an internet program he co-hosts, the Ron Paul Liberty Report, after Dr. Fauci slashed the number of Americans projected to die from COVID-19, the infectious respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. "He should be fired," Mr. Paul said about Dr. Fauci. "But if you don't do it in the literal sense, the people have to fire him. And they have to fire him by saying 'he's a fraud.'"

Trump shares tweet from supporter calling for Fauci to be fired | 12 April 2020 | President Trump on Sunday reposted a tweet from a supporter who called for Anthony Fauci, a top member of the White House coronavirus task force, to be fired. Former congressional candidate DeAnna Lorraine in her tweet accused Fauci of reversing his position on the danger posed by the coronavirus, writing that Fauci claimed the virus "posed no threat to the US public at large" on February 29. "Time to #FireFauci," Lorraine added... Trump retweeted the message Sunday evening, along with a message taking aim at the "Fake News." It was one of many tweets from the president on Sunday lashing out at the media over its coverage of his administration's coronavirus response. "Sorry Fake News, it’s all on tape. I banned China long before people spoke up. Thank you @OANN," he tweeted, adding praise for One America News Network.

Trump announces new initiative for hospitals to lend unused ventilators to areas of need | 14 April 2020 | President Trump on Tuesday announced a new public-private partnership aimed at allowing hospitals to lend unused ventilators to areas that need them to treat patients who have contracted the novel coronavirus. Trump announced the new initiative, which he called the "Dynamic Ventilator Reserve," during a meeting with health care executives at the White House on Tuesday afternoon. He said there were 60,000 unused ventilators in hospitals across the country and that the new program would help get the critical devices to areas that need them. "Hospitals throughout the country currently have 60,000 unused ventilators," Trump said at the start of the meeting. "Through this initiative, your hospitals are committing to lend unused surplus ventilators to other hospitals if they have an immediate need, and you’ve been doing that. We appreciate it."

South Dakota implements statewide hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for potential coronavirus treatment | 13 April 2020 | South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday announced a statewide clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine for the possible treatment of COVID-19, making her state the first in the country to institute a program exploring the potential effectiveness of the drug in treating and preventing coronavirus. "From Day One, I’ve said we’re going to let the science, facts and data drive our decision-making in South Dakota," Noem said in a statement provided to Fox News. Noem, a Republican, announced the comprehensive clinical trial Monday after communicating with White House officials in the last week to "let them know that South Dakota's medical community was ready to step up and lead the way on research efforts."

French study of 1,000+ patients, including seniors, see 98% success rate with hydroxychloroquine-azithromycin regimen | 10 April 2020 | In late March, FOX News host Laura Ingraham reported that the latest study by the French research team led by the renowned epidemiologist Dr. Didier Raoult was able to repeat his findings from a previous study. This time, Dr. Raoult administered hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to 80 patients and observed improvement in EVERY CASE except for a very sick 86-year-old with an advanced form of coronavirus infection. This doctor's work helps the the global community and Trump so the media has either ignored, attacked, or mocked his research.

Potential Coronavirus Drugs May Cost as Little as $1, Study Says | 10 April 2020 | Potential coronavirus treatments could be made for as little as $1, well below their typical price tags in pharmacies, according to an analysis of nine drugs in clinical trials. If their promise is confirmed in ongoing studies, medicines for Covid-19, including hydroxychloroquine, which President Donald Trump touted as a treatment, and Gilead Sciences Inc.'s remdesivir could be manufactured from 1 to 29 a course, a study published Friday in the Journal of Virus Eradication found... If the drugs show promise, there is a potential to massively scale up production and provide low-cost generic supplies worldwide, said Andrew Hill, a senior visiting research fellow in the pharmacology department at Liverpool University and a co-author of the paper.

AG Barr Accuses Media of 'Jihad' to Discredit Hydroxychloroquine After Trump Touts Drug as COVID-19 Treatment | 09 April 2020 | Attorney General William Barr has condemned the media for what he says are partisan attacks on President Donald Trump for touting the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a possible weapon against the novel coronavirus. In an interview on Fox News, Barr told anchor Laura Ingraham it was "disappointing" to see the media response to Trump who had been "statesmanlike" in working with governors, and yet still had to deal with "snarky 'gotcha' questions from the White House media pool." He said that "the stridency of the partisan attacks on him has gotten higher and higher," and said the "politicization of decisions like the hydroxychloroquine has been amazing to me." "Before the president said anything about it, there was fair and balanced coverage of this very promising drug and the fact that it has such a long track record, that the risks were pretty well known. "As soon as he said something positive about it, the media has been on a jihad to discredit the drug, It's quite strange," Barr said.

Major Disaster Declared in All 50 American States at Once, First Time in History | 12 April 2020 | It is the first time in US history that a major disaster has been declared for the entire country, as the number of confirmed cases in the ongoing deadly coronavirus pandemic tops 530,000 in the US, taking more than 20,000 lives. US President Donald Trump issued a major disaster declaration for Wyoming on Saturday, meaning that now the declaration applies to every state in the country due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. It is the first time in history, according to Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere... This move comes after the governor of Wyoming formally requested the declaration for his state in a letter to Trump on Thursday.

W.H.O. Leader: Now We Must Snatch People From Their Homes to Defeat Coronavirus Pandemic | 10 April 2020 | Dr. Michael Ryan, who serves as executive director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme, is ready to take the coronavirus emergency measures to the next level. He wants to invade people's homes and take their loved ones in order to protect the public health. "In most parts of the world, due to lockdown, most of the transmission that's actually happening in many countries now is happening in the household at family level," Ryan said last week. "In some senses, transmission has been taken off the streets and pushed back into family units." "Now, we need to go and look in families to find those people who may be sick and remove them and isolate them in a safe and dignified manner," he added.

Coronavirus: Police to verify Canadians complying with quarantine order, RCMP says --Non-compliance could result in three years imprisonment. | 10 April 2020 | Canadian police are to begin visiting homes to enforce the government's COVID-19 quarantine, the RCMP said on Friday, warning that "recklessly" failing to comply could result in a 1-million fine and three years in prison. The RCMP said it had been asked by the Public Health Agency of Canada to help with national coordination and enforcement of the March 25 Quarantine Act Order that requires everyone arriving in Canada to stay home for 14 days. Officers will speak to those under quarantine and advise them of the "potential consequences of non-compliance," the police force said in a statement that cautioned violators could face "significant penalties, including fines and imprisonment.

Coronavirus NC: 1 arrested as ReOpenNC protesters violate state's Stay-at-Home order in downtown Raleigh | 14 April 2020 | At least one person was arrested by Raleigh Police on Tuesday after refusing to leave a ReOpenNC demonstration outside the North Carolina legislative building. At its height, an estimated 100-plus people attended the tailgate-style rally, calling for the reopening of the economy following the limits placed by authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Police issued several warnings for the crowd, which included some small-business owners struggling during the shutdown, to disperse as the protesters violated social-distancing guidelines and limits on public gatherings.

California County Fining Residents $1,000 and Threatening Imprisonment for Not Wearing Fask Masks in Public --'We will not be setting up a police state and this is not a declaration of martial law.' | 07 April 2020 | Residents in Riverside County, California, are now required to wear face coverings and could face a fine of 1,000 per violation per day if the mandate, which went into effect Sunday, is ignored. Recent data from the Riverside University Health System indicated 946 confirmed positive cases of coronavirus within the county with 25 deaths attributable to the illness. "This is a valid order and enforceable by fine, imprisonment or both," said Riverside Sheriff Chad Bianco in a Monday video statement. "However, I need to make it perfectly clear to all residents of Riverside County we will not be setting up a police state and this is not a declaration of martial law in Riverside County.

DOJ: 'Expect action' on government regulation of religious services amid COVID-19 outbreak | 11 April 2020 | The Justice Department (DOJ) may take action next week against local governments that have cracked down on religious services as widespread parts of the country are shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, a DOJ spokesperson said Saturday. "While social distancing policies are appropriate during this emergency, they must be applied evenhandedly [and] not single out religious [organizations]," DOJ Director of Communications Kerri Kupec tweeted. She said the Attorney General William Barr is "monitoring" such regulations. The DOJ move would come as some churches are standing up to city governments that have blocked them from holding in-person services during the outbreak -- even in "drive-in" formats that keep people separated and in their own cars.

Louisville Mayor: Police will collect license plates of Easter churchgoers | 10 April 2020 | Mayor Greg Fischer said Louisville Metro police will attend known church gatherings this Easter Sunday to collect license plate information so that the Metro government health department can follow up with attendees to share information about the coronavirus and find out with whom they've been in contact, as part of efforts to stop the virus's spread. Fischer said during his daily press briefing that he was "imploring, begging, requesting" the "handful" of churches in Jefferson County known to be planning services not to go forward with those plans, saying they would violate Gov. Andy Beshear's executive order prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people during the pandemic emergency. "If there are gatherings on Sunday, Louisville Metro Police Department will be there on Sunday handing out information detailing the health risks involved, and I have asked LMPD to record license plates of all vehicles in attendance. We will share that information with our public health department, so they can follow up with the individuals that are out in church and gathering in groups, which is clearly a very, very unsafe practice," Fischer said.

Kansas Supreme Court upholds order banning religious services of over 10 people | 11 April 2020 | The Kansas Supreme Court late Saturday night upheld Gov. Laura Kelly's (D) executive order banning religious services of more than 10 people on the eve of Easter Sunday, as COVID-19 concerns prohibited in-person services across the country. Kelly filed the lawsuit Thursday after Kansas's Republican-controlled legislature overturned her ruling. The governor appealed to the state's Supreme Court so that a decision could made before Easter Sunday. "The Court ruled swiftly and narrowly, relying on the plain language of House Concurrent Resolution No. 5025," the court said in a release.

Mississippi city's coronavirus shutdown bans drive-in church services ahead of Easter | 11 April 2020 | Drive-in church services that attempt to adhere to social distancing guidelines by keeping worshipers physically apart from one another in their own cars will not be allowed this Easter Sunday in at least one Mississippi community, as the coronavirus crisis has left wide swaths of the country shut down. The mayor and city council of Greenville, Miss., banned all in-person church services and implemented a citywide 10 p.m. curfew from April 7 until whenever Gov. Tate Reeves's statewide shelter-in-place order is lifted.

'Medical Tyranny:' Colorado GOP Votes Against Vaccine Mandates, Despite Virus | 06 April 2020 | As scientists across the globe are racing to develop a vaccine against COVID-19 [and billions in profits for big pharma], Republicans in key Colorado counties voted overwhelmingly in recent weeks against any state vaccination requirements for children or anyone else. In a platform position passed [overwhelmingly] by a 58 to 19 vote last week, the Adams County, Colorado, Republican Party, condemned "any form of mandated vaccinations." Asked about the plank, JoAnn Windholz, Chair of the Adams County Republican Party, told the Colorado Times Recorderthat the resolution was about the "parents' right to choose what's best for their children," and it would apply to "any type of shot.” [Exactly! No one wants Bill Gates's deadly mandatory vaccines, in response to a pandemic which likely originated due to backing by the Gates Foundation.]

Navy battles growing coronavirus outbreak on hospital ship Mercy as 7 test positive | 14 April 2020 | Naval health officials are fighting an outbreak of the novel coronavirus among the crew of the hospital ship Mercy, where four more sailors tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the total cases among the crew to seven, a Navy official said Monday. The affected sailors, as well as those with whom they had close contact, have left the ship and are either isolated or quarantined off the ship, according to Cmdr. John Fage, a 3rd Fleet spokesman. The outbreak has not affected Mercy's ability to receive patients, he said.

Seattle's Army-built field hospital is coming down without treating a single patient | 09 April 2020 | Even as some questions remain about the extent of the outbreak in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee Wednesday announced he would return to the federal government the field hospital recently assembled in Seattle's CenturyLink Field Event Center to help the health care system cope with the new coronavirus. With the USNS Comfort still stationed in New York, and the USNS Mercy in Los Angeles, Inslee's decision could mark the first return of hospital beds to the federal government during the pandemic from anywhere in the nation... The University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation recently sharply reduced its estimate of how many Washingtonians are likely to die from COVID-19, and it has suggested the state may already have passed its peak for COVID-19 hospitalizations.

California governor gives outline for lifting virus closures | 14 April 2020 | California Gov. Gavin Newsom has revealed an outline for lifting coronavirus restrictions in the nation's most populous state. Newsom he wants to see hospitalization numbers flatten and decline before he begins rolling back state-at-home orders. But he said things won't look the same when the state reopens. He said waiters at restaurants will likely be wearing masks and gloves... California has been under a statewide stay-at-home order since March 19. Since then, more than 2 million Californians have filed for unemployment benefits.

Trump eager to 'reopen' nation but governors will decide when to ease coronavirus lockdown | 12 April 2020 | President Donald Trump is eager to reopen the nation and claims to have "absolute authority" to do so, but experts say the decision on when Americans can ditch coronavirus distancing and return to normal will ultimately be made by governors. Trump is set to announce a new task force Tuesday that will focus solely on whether the administration should extend federal social distancing guidelines past May 1 or attempt to reopen parts of the country to blunt the economic consequences of the pandemic. As U.S. unemployment claims soar because of the coronavirus, the president has indicated a desire to ease guidelines in less hard hit states.

Dow jumps 558+ points, Nasdaq exits bear market as coronavirus concerns ease | 14 April 2020 | U.S. equity markets rallied Tuesday as concerns over the coronavirus ease and early-stage plans of re-opening some pockets of the economy take shape. The Nasdaq, which exited a bear market, surged nearly 4 percent stretching its winning streak to four days, the longest since February. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 558 points, or 2.4 percent, while the S&P 500 rose 3.05 percent.

John Brennan Is Main Focus of Durham Investigation; Intel Officers Have Already Testified | 14 April 2020 | According to former US Attorney Joe diGenova, current US Attorney John Durham started bringing in witnesses under oath in front of a grand jury. And according to Joe, the key focus of the Durham investigation is currently John Brennan. DiGenova was on the Howie Carr Show. After Carr shared that the Wall Street Journalreported that the Durham investigation was still ongoing, diGenova shared the following about what he knew about the John Durham investigation: "One of the more interesting revelations is what I have confirmed with my sources, is that John Brennan is in fact the focus, the main focus of the investigation. And, a number of former intelligence officers have been interviewed and apparently testified about a series of questions involving the production of the famous assessment done after the election which of course was a phony assessment.

Obama endorses Biden for president in video message | 14 April 2020 | Former President Barack Obama offered his formal endorsement of Joe Biden on Tuesday, injecting himself squarely in the presidential race for the first time by urging Democrats across the party's ideological spectrum to rally behind Biden and form a unified front to defeat President Donald Trump and win back the White House. Obama, in a lengthy video taped on Monday and posted on Tuesday, lauds Biden's character and resilience, touting him as the right kind of candidate to lead the country through a crisis like the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden for president | 14 April 2020 | Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president, pledging to help him defeat President Donald Trump in the general election as the two agreed to launch a series of task forces to work jointly on policy matters. "We need you in the White House. I will do all that I can to see that that happens, Joe," Sanders said to Biden during a livestream broadcast by Biden's campaign on his website and on social media. The endorsement of Biden by his leading Democratic rival marks a key moment for Democrats as the party seeks to unify and turn its focus toward a November match-up with President Donald Trump.

Biden and Trump Agreed to Keep Details of Their Call Private. Then Biden Told Us Everything He Said. | 10 April 2020 | Though President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden said they had agreed to keep the details of their Monday phone call private, Biden appears to have reneged on the agreement. The Democratic nominee has now divulged several details about the exchange in media interviews and a meeting with donors. Biden said during his first interview after the call that he and Trump agreed they "wouldn't go into detail" on what was said during the call between the political rivals. Biden in the days since has laid out the specifics of the five suggestions he made to Trump on how the administration could improve its coronavirus response and even began to detail to donors at a fundraiser how Trump responded.

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