Coronavirus: Italy’s Death Toll Exceeds 11,000, 812 Die in 24 Hours
by Alana Mastrangelo on March 30, 2020 at 5:26 pm
In the last 24 hours, 812 people have died in Italy from the Chinese coronavirus, bringing the nation’s overall death toll to 11,591 as of Monday — an increase of 7.5 per cent in one day.
Hostin: Trump’s ‘Inaction Early on Has Led to Deaths’ from Coronavirus
by Pam Key on March 30, 2020 at 5:25 pm
Monday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host and network legal analyst Sunny Hostin accused President Donald Trump of “inaction” in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.
Facebook Pledges to Invest $100 Million in News Industry
by Lucas Nolan on March 30, 2020 at 5:22 pm
Social media giant Facebook has pledged to invest $100 million in the news industry to promote journalism during the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
Joy Behar: Narcissist Trump ‘Has Shown He Is Incapable of Empathy’
by Pam Key on March 30, 2020 at 5:15 pm
Monday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Joy Behar called President Donald Trump a narcissist, adding that he “has shown he is incapable of empathy” during the coronavirus pandemic.
U. of Texas Dean: Saying ‘Chinese Virus’ Inspires Hate Crimes
by Tom Ciccotta on March 30, 2020 at 5:14 pm
A University of Texas at Austin dean argued this week that the term “Chinese virus” is inspiring hateful acts against Asian-American students on campus.
Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Envisions a 2020 NFL Season with ‘No Fan Attendance’
by Dylan Gwinn on March 30, 2020 at 5:08 pm
The good news is, there could very well still be NFL football in 2020. The bad news is, it’s likely that none of us will be able to go watch it.
Coronavirus Plasma Treatments Begin in Major Texas Hospital System
by Bob Price on March 30, 2020 at 5:07 pm
HOUSTON, Texas — Houston Methodist Hospital received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin utilizing plasma transfusions to treat COVID-19 patients. The FDA approved the major Houston hospital system as the first academic medical center in the nation to transfuse donated plasma from a recovered COVID-19 patient into a critically ill one.
West ‘Reaping the Whirlwind’ for Policy of Kowtowing to China
by Victoria Friedman on March 30, 2020 at 5:01 pm
Former Conservative Party leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith has said the West is “reaping the whirlwind” for a policy of kowtowing to China after allowing supply chains to become dependant on the communist country.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Issues Stay-at-Home Order for Southeast Florida Through Mid-May
by Joshua Caplan on March 30, 2020 at 4:50 pm
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Monday that he is imposing a stay-at-home order for Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties through mid-May in an effort to combat the spread of the Chinese coronavirus.
Workers for Grocery Delivery Service Instacart Plan Strike
by Lucas Nolan on March 30, 2020 at 4:47 pm
Workers for the grocery delivery service Instacart are reportedly considering a strike as they worry about their safety as they try to meet online demand for grocery deliveries during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro: ‘We’re All Going to Die,’ Take Coronavirus ‘like a Man’
by Ben Kew on March 30, 2020 at 4:46 pm
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro once again played down the threat posed by the Chinese coronavirus on Sunday, urging people to take it “like a man” and return to normality as quickly as possible.
Sam Smith Changes ‘To Die For’ Album Title and Its Release Date over Coronavirus
by Breitbart News on March 30, 2020 at 4:43 pm
March 30 (UPI) — Sam Smith will rename their forthcoming album, originally titled To Die For, and delay the album’s release.
Rhode Island Authorities Conduct Door-to-Door Checks-ins of New Yorkers Fleeing Coronavirus
by Hannah Bleau on March 30, 2020 at 4:38 pm
Rhode Island police and members of the Rhode Island National Guard went door to door over the weekend to inform New Yorkers who fled the state to escape the outbreak that they must self-quarantine for 14 days as the state, and nation as a whole, continues in its efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Maryland Imposes Stay-at-Home Order
by Joshua Caplan on March 30, 2020 at 4:31 pm
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced he is issuing a “stay-at-home” order for all residents that will take effect Monday evening at 8:00 p.m.
Coronavirus Riot Destroys Much of Prison in Thailand
by Gabrielle Reyes on March 30, 2020 at 4:15 pm
A riot broke out at a prison in northeastern Thailand on Sunday after a rumor spread of a Chinese coronavirus outbreak at the facility. On Monday, corrections officials assured the public they had regained control of the prison. However, an
WaPo Op-Ed: ‘Homeschooling’ During Coronavirus Crisis ‘Damaging’ to Children
by Dr. Susan Berry on March 30, 2020 at 4:13 pm
A Washington Post op-ed says children learning at home with “iPads and parents” during the coronavirus crisis will suffer “damaging” effects.
Rocker Alan Merrill, ‘I Love Rock and Roll’ Co-Writer, Dies at 69 of Coronavirus
by Breitbart News on March 30, 2020 at 4:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Merrill — who co-wrote the song “I Love Rock and Roll” that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett — died Sunday in New York of complications from the coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 69.
U.S. Capitol Police Employee Tests Positive for the Coronavirus
by Hannah Bleau on March 30, 2020 at 4:05 pm
A U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) employee has tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus, it was confirmed Sunday.
Deborah Birx: Could Be Up to 200,000 Deaths ‘if We Do Things Almost Perfectly’
by Trent Baker on March 30, 2020 at 3:42 pm
White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Monday provided a bleak outlook as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, predicting that if everything to combat the virus is done “almost perfectly, there could be up to 200,000 deaths in the country.
Reports: Virus Death Toll in Wuhan over 10x China’s Official Number
by Frances Martel on March 30, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Multiple reports analyzing the number of urns carrying remains of the dead in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the current coronavirus pandemic originated, distributed this weekend suggests that the Communist Party may be downplaying the true number of dead by at least an order of magnitude.
Boxer Has License Suspended After Posting Video on How to Hit Women During Virus Lockdown
by AP on March 30, 2020 at 3:11 pm
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — British boxer Billy Joe Saunders had his boxing license suspended Monday after publishing a social media video in which he appeared to condone domestic violence amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Nolte: Reports of Mask Theft Were Not Controversial Until Trump Brought It Up
by John Nolte on March 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm
In the vernacular of the times, Trump has the receipts…
Britain Faces Six Months of Coronavirus Restrictions
by Victoria Friedman on March 30, 2020 at 2:55 pm
Britain faces six months of disruption, as the country moves from a period of lockdown to longer-term social distancing until the coronavirus threat is abated, the deputy chief medical officer for England has said.
Pharrell Williams Slammed After Asking Struggling Fans to Donate to Hospitals
by Hannah Bleau on March 30, 2020 at 2:47 pm
Grammy-winning music producer Pharrell Williams is worth a reported $150 million. So of course he’s asking his fans, many of whom are likely unemployed and struggling financially, to donate to hospitals fighting the coronavirus.
Oil Prices Crash to Lowest Levels in Decades
by John Carney on March 30, 2020 at 2:42 pm
Gasoline prices in the U.S. are at the lowest level in decades.
British Actor John Cleese Mocks Americans Buying Guns in Response to Coronavirus
by AWR Hawkins on March 30, 2020 at 2:34 pm
Cities across the United States are releasing hundreds of criminals amid the coronavirus outbreak, prompting gun owners to stock up on guns and ammo. And over the weekend, “Monty Python” star and British actor John Cleese mocked those Americans preparing to defend themselves.
Report: DOJ Investigating Burr for Coronavirus Stock Selloff
by Haris Alic on March 30, 2020 at 2:33 pm
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched an investigation into Sen. Richard Burr’s (R-NC) unloading of upwards of $1.72 million in stock ahead of the coronavirus pandemic.
Donald Trump: Andrew Cuomo Would Be a Better Candidate than Joe Biden
by Charlie Spiering on March 30, 2020 at 2:27 pm
“I think probably Andrew would be better,” Trump said. “I’m telling you right now, you know, I want somebody in this country that’s going to do a great job.”
Fauci: We Argued ‘Strongly’ with Trump to Extend Social Distancing Guidelines — ‘He Did Listen’
by Trent Baker on March 30, 2020 at 2:14 pm
In a Monday interview on CNN’s “New Day,” Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed the newest federal social distancing guidelines amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Report: Amazon Workers in New York City Plan Warehouse Walkout
by Lucas Nolan on March 30, 2020 at 1:58 pm
According to a recent report, two hundred Amazon workers plan to walk out of the company’s New York City warehouse where seven workers have fallen sick with the Chinese virus in protest of poor safety measures.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue: Coronavirus Having ‘Very Little’ Impact on Food Supply
by Jeff Poor on March 30, 2020 at 1:55 pm
Monday on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue argued that in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States has demonstrated that it has a sound and stable food chain, the best in the world.
Delingpole: British Police Declare Easter Eggs ‘Non-Essential’
by James Delingpole on March 30, 2020 at 1:25 pm
Police enforcing the British government’s lockdown have been trying to ban convenience stores from selling Easter eggs because they are “non-essential goods” — despite it not being at all clear that there are actually any rules mandating what shopkeepers can and cannot sell.
Donald Trump: ‘Sick Puppy’ Nancy Pelosi Was Focused on Impeachment During Coronavirus Outbreak
by Charlie Spiering on March 30, 2020 at 1:23 pm
President Donald Trump fired back at Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday after she accused the president of failing to act quickly enough to combat the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
Dutch Doctors Ask Eldery to Choose: Ventilation or Let Virus ‘Run Its Course’
by Alana Mastrangelo on March 30, 2020 at 12:14 pm
Dutch doctors are asking their older patients to choose between either long-term ventilation or letting nature take its course if they become infected with the Chinese coronavirus.
Aussies Rush for Dog Rescue Adoptions to Ease Coronavirus Isolation
by Simon Kent on March 30, 2020 at 11:52 am
Australians are rushing to local pet shelters to adopt animals to help ease their isolation during the global Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
Report: UK Govt Knew Health System Could Not Handle Pandemic Three Years Ago– But Kept It Secret
by Kurt Zindulka on March 30, 2020 at 11:31 am
The government of the United Kingdom was made aware three years ago that the National Health Service (NHS) would be overwhelmed in the event of a severe pandemic, yet it kept the findings secret from the public and failed to implement reforms before the coronavirus outbreak.
Pope Francis Warns of ‘Viral Genocide’ from Coronavirus
by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. on March 30, 2020 at 11:05 am
Pope Francis has warned of a possible “viral genocide” if governments prioritize the economy over the people, insisting that the state’s first task is to “defend the population.”
Report: Confusion Surrounds L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Homeless Coronavirus Plan
by Joel B. Pollak on March 30, 2020 at 7:01 am
Confusion is growing around Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti’s plan to relocate the homeless to recreation centers during the coronavirus outbreak, which contradicts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
Rumor Linking Lachlan Murdoch to Coronavirus in Aspen Is Fake News
by David Ng on March 30, 2020 at 6:57 am
A social media rumor linking Lachlan Murdoch to cases of coronavirus in Aspen, Colorado, has turned out to be false. The rumor appears to have started last week with a tweet from a Johns Hopkins University professor, who alleged the
Delingpole: Dissenting Voices Question ‘Police State’ Coronavirus Policies
by James Delingpole on March 30, 2020 at 6:22 am
Lockdown measures imposed by governments to tackle coronavirus may be excessive and based on false assumptions, writes James Delingpole.
FDA Gives Emergency Authorization of Hydroxychloroquine Use
by Joel B. Pollak on March 30, 2020 at 5:56 am
The Food And Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency authorization Sunday for hydroxychloroquine, a drug already used to treat malaria and other ailments, which has shown anecdotal efficacy against coronavirus.
India’s Unemployed H-1B Workers Lobby White House to Stay in the U.S.
by Neil Munro on March 30, 2020 at 5:21 am
Indian H-1B workers are lobbying the White House for rules to help them stay in the United States until the economy recovers from the coronavirus crash.
Ex-Obama Campaign Mgr: Lack of Breitbarts on Left Puts Biden at Disadvantage
by Tony Lee on March 30, 2020 at 4:28 am
Former President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager this week said former Vice President Joe Biden will be disadvantaged in the 2020 election against President Donald Trump because the left lacks outlets like Breitbart News to help Biden “fight the social media wars.”
Dem Rep. Richmond: Trump’s Actions Have Cost American Lives
by Trent Baker on March 30, 2020 at 4:11 am
During Sunday’s “Kasie DC” on MSNBC, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) accused President Donald Trump of having cost American lives in his actions amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Marsha Blackburn: Pelosi ‘Fiddled Around’ with ‘Sham Impeachment,’ Wasting Time in Coronavirus Response
by Kristina Wong on March 30, 2020 at 4:04 am
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her accusations that President Donald Trump did not move fast enough to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
CDC: Japanese Data Show Indoor Coronavirus Transmission 18.7 Times Likelier, as Garcetti Moves L.A. Homeless to Rec Centers
by Joel B. Pollak on March 29, 2020 at 2:42 pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published a paper reporting that Japanese data showed that coronavirus transmission was nearly 20 times more likely indoors than outdoors.
4 Ways China Gains from the Coronavirus Pandemic
by Aaron Klein on March 28, 2020 at 7:03 pm
Despite outrage over Beijing’s initial coverup of the Chinese coronavirus outbreak, the country is already attempting to leverage the global pandemic at a time the U.S. finds itself in survival mode.
India: Police Beat People with Sticks for Violating Coronavirus Curfew
by Gabrielle Reyes on March 28, 2020 at 5:14 pm
Videos of security forces beating quarantine violators with sticks and batons in India flooded social media this week. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the total shutdown of India for 21 days on Tuesday night in an effort to curb the spread of the Chinese coronavirus in the nation of 1.3 billion people.