MONKEYPOX cases in Spain and Italy have been traced to an island festival attended by 80,000 revellers.
“Cases of monkeypox in the UK have doubled in just a week after a total of 20 cases were reported. And doctors warned that the number will rise significantly as the virus spreads through Europe and as far as the US, Canada, and Australia. Spain now has the highest number of infections, outside places in Africa where the virus is endemic, with more than 50 known cases. Now authorities are investigating a festival in Gran Canaria after it was linked with a number of cases in Madrid, Tenerife, and Italy."Read more
America's Elections Are Rigged (And Everybody Knows It)
“If you want to unravel the mysterious results of the 2020 election, you must begin by asking a simple question: why were 78 million American votes from 800 counties in 7 states sent overseas to be “handled” by a bankrupt Spanish company in Barcelona?”
Emerald is bringing up a salient point. SCYTL has not been mentioned in months.Read more
Sidney Powell — ‘I’m going to release the Kraken…I’m going to expose every one of them’
“Release the Kraken: vows to expose the Silicon Valley and left-wing corporations that are using their power to help Democrats steal the election from President Trump.”Read more
An Optimistic Assessment of COVID-19
This blog's author has done very nice modeling of COVID-19 on a Country basis. We have known and read David Merkel for more than 20-years. He is a statistician and has been an actuary and a bond trader and manager of bond departments for insurance companies. His analysis is very similar to what your state health department uses and what the CDC uses to model epidemic progression in a population. Highly recommended reading.Read more
UPDATE: 3/23 Trump Says Coronavirus Restructions Will Be Lifted "Soon", The US "Was Not Built To Be Shut Down": Live Updates
Update (2015ET): Perhaps realizing that facing down a second great depression if the US economy is halted indefinitely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic would not improve his re-election chances, President Trump struck a defiant tone at Monday's coronavirus press briefing when he said that the American economy can’t remain slowed for too long to fight the coronavirus, declaring that the country "was not built to be shut down."
Update (1720ET): Now that Boris Johnson has over-delivered by ordering all of Britain to undergo a strict national lockdown requiring all Britons, but especially the vulnerable, to remain inside for 3 weeks (except for certain essential shopping trips, solitary exercise and seeking medical help).Read more
Update: 3/22 Italy Goes Full "Wuhan", Orders Most Restrictive Lockdown Yet, As Global Case Total Passes 300k: Live Updates
Update (0940ET): After one of his aides tested positive, VP Pence was tested, and as it turns out, has tested negative, along with his wife, Karen Pence.
Update (1510ET): Across Europe on Saturday, deaths accorded to COVID-19 soared, with Italy reporting a record 793 deaths on Friday, and Spain reporting another 300 cases, bringing their totals to 4,825 and 1,326.
Update (1415ET): Just as Gov. Cuomo hinted earlier this week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed an executive order mandating that all non-essential workers living in the state stay home.Read more
Friday, 3/20 UPDATE Italy Declares 'Martial Law', Uses Army To Enforce Lockdown, As Too Many Citizens Defy Gov't: Live Updates
"Update (0850ET): Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte blamed the Italian people earlier this week when he said he would extend Italy's nationwide lockdown until April 3, claiming that too many were still violating the lockdown despite stiff penalties.
As the country's death toll passes the death toll from mainland China (or the 'official' death toll at least), whispers about even restrictive measures appear to have just been validated: Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday effectively declared martial law Friday morning in Italy's worst-hit region of Lombardy, claiming that he will now be bringing in the Army to enforce the lockdown, something that the region's governor swiftly confirmed."
"The World breathed a sigh of relief Thursday night when China reported no new domestically-transmitted cases of the coronavirus for a second straight day. "Read more
Coronavirus: Spain Limits Public Movement, Shuts Down Bars, Restaurants, Hotels, and More
" Spain´s government is set to announce Saturday that it is placing tight restrictions on movements and closing restaurants and other establishments in the nation of 46 million people as part of a two-week state of emergency to fight the sharp rise in coronavirus infections."
Wed Update: Brazil Confirms South America's First Case Of Coronavirus: Live Updates
"The news helped rattle investor confidence, sending futures into the red as US stocks looked set to open in the red on Wednesday, building on four days of losses.
The virus has now spread to every continent except for Antarctica. Brazil's Health Ministry said a man has tested positive for the coronavirus in an initial test. If it's confirmed in a second test, it will be the first case in South America."Read more