Friday, February 28, 2020

From Jenna Orkin

Whistleblower: Personnel handled coronavirus evacuees without proper training or gear
What this story doesn't tell you: Travis Air Force Base, where untrained medical personnel were sent to handle the first American evacuees from China, is in Solano County CA, north of San Francisco, only a few miles down the toad from Vacaville, home of the first unsourced US coronavirus victim. - Peter Dale Scott
Sanders Can Beat Trump - Here's the Math - NYTimes

'The OAS Has a Lot to Answer For': New MIT Study Disputes Key Claim That Paved Way for Right-Wing Coup in Bolivia

Questions raised about of China anti-locust ‘duck army’

Lithuania introduces plastic deposit scheme and within 2 years has a 92% recycling rate

Airplanes spread diseases quickly – so maybe unvaccinated people shouldn't be allowed to fly


U.S. Health Workers Responding to Coronavirus Lacked Training and Protective Gear, Whistle-Blower Says

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Facing 250 sex abuse lawsuits, Diocese of Buffalo declares bankruptcy
Airlines around the world are now using hospital-grade disinfectants to sterilize planes to stave off the coronavirus

Amazon has pulled one million products that inaccurately claim to defend against the coronavirus from its site

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

From Jenna Orkin

Bloomberg's Paid “Volunteers” Are Telling Voters to Support Other Candidates

France has seen a 30% to 40% fall in tourists following the coronavirus outbreak: Finance minister

Apparently, this is about a South Korean crisis response coordinator who jumped off a bridge after coronavirus cases continued their upward trend

Big tech stocks lost more than $200 billion in market value in a single day as coronavirus fears forced the market down

From Jenna Orkin

Iran rejects reported Qom death toll of 50 from new virus

Virus hits China's economic heart -- its small businesses

Over 85% expect to run out of cash within three months

Trump accused Boris Johnson of 'betrayal' after slamming the phone down on him in a moment of 'apoplectic' fury

Friday, February 21, 2020

From Jenna Orkin

Drought slashes Australian crop output to record low

Coronavirus Found In China Prisons, As Cases Spike In South Korea
Antarctica Melts Under Its Hottest Days on Record

With Half of China Locked Up, Car Sales Plunge 92%

Europe’s anti-science plague descends on Africa

Is there a viable yet more benign alternative to the pesticides?
Gold prices today hit record high, silver rates surge

No casket, no cost: Tennesseans go back to ‘natural’ burial

Hippocampal-dependent appetitive control is impaired by experimental exposure to a Western-style diet

Pigeons with 'Make America Great Again' hats glued to their heads released in Las Vegas

China Injects A Record 5 Trillion Yuan In New Debt To Arrest Economic Crash

'The deep state is 100% true': Trump is launching an all-out assault on the US intelligence community

Babies may learn most of their vocabulary from their fathers

"We often talk about "Mother Language" but there may also be a link between vocabulary and the Y chromosome, which is passed on by the father."
Your (or somebody's) tax dollars at work