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China Imposes Checks on Large Transactions After Bank Runs

Selective Media Reporting Further Fuels Our Racial Divide

Zika may have damaged more infants’ brains than expected

Leftists Freak Out After Noam Chomsky and Other Liberal Voices Declare Support for Free Speech. Also read the comments on The Harpers free speech letter and controversy to see what the debate looks like in real time. Here is the letter in question that some people have taken back their signature because they don’t want to be associated with Rowling.

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NYC COVID-19 Contact Tracers Not Asking About George Floyd Protest Participation, Despite Fears of New Virus Wave

So where did Covid come from?

Court’s ‘Preposterous’ Trans Ruling Threatens Religion, Speech, Privacy, and Safety. A less heated take here.

Forecasting for COVID-19 has failed

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De Blasio Orders Gates Welded Shut at Jewish Park While Approving Mass BLM Gatherings

Woman in China, 45, made S$589,800 by buying insurance on flights she predicted would get delayed

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A snarky reading of this would be “Conservatives have always been more right then liberals” but that would be mean to Benjamin Rush who did his best. Having send that, many conventional treatments for Covid pushed by doctors (like ventilators) have also shown themselves to be harmful so that is also a parallel. Americans Have Always Politicized Public Health

Not in the Bee. Minnesota Governor and Media Blame White Nationalists and Russians for Riots

Russians are scary I guess. Riot Police, National Guard ‘Completely Abandon’ Perimeter in Minneapolis, Chased Away by Protesters

All those people who were up in arms because protesters against the lock down were literally killing people are strangely silent. Mayor Frey Gives Masks to Rioters But Says Opening Churches Would Be a ‘Public Health Disaster’ and also De Blasio backs George Floyd protests despite coronavirus gathering ban

If they were changed every hour and people did not pull them down to talk they might help. But that is never going to happen. More evidence masks are merely a symbolic gesture

Fang Fang’s “Wuhan Diary”

After day of fiery protests, uneasy calm in Seattle

Coming soon to a broke city/town near you? New Speed Limit Turns DC Into Giant School Zone

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I don’t know why they don’t lead with “Russia and Iran struggle over the control of Syria. Once you get to the end, that seems to be the theme. A Bitter Feud over Power and Money Erupts in Syria

Russia Sent Warplanes to Back Mercenaries in Libya: US Military

India’s heartland states battle the worst locust attack in 27 years: What does it mean for the economy?

Tension mounts in Ladakh as China brings in more troops; India maintains aggressive posturing

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And now the bill comes due. Italy Enters Chapter Two of the Corona Crisis

Something you will not see in the normal news. Explosive Revelations in the Flynn Case

At least in this country all they do is take down the post if it is wrong think. We still have a ways to go. Chinese internet users who uploaded coronavirus memories to GitHub have been arrested

They are using that magic word and they have letters after there name and they are publishing in paper read by a lot of voters in NY. We can hope it will start to change things Science says: It’s time to start easing the lockdowns

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A reminder of what real pandemics are like. We could still have one someday. Imagine how well we would handle it. Invisible Little Worms

Lots of charts about something you already know. Nearly all NYC coronavirus patients had underlying health conditions, study finds

All the panic about not having enough ventilators when they don’t help much. Nearly all Covid-19 patients put on ventilators in New York’s largest health system died, study finds

I wish I could believe this was false. Poll: 8 in 10 Americans Favor Strict Shelter-in-Place Orders To Limit Coronavirus’ Spread, and Most Say They Could Continue to Obey Such Orders for Another Month or Longer

They say 5 times deadlier then the flu like it was something horrible but not too long ago people saying that it was only 5 times worse were considered naive. New York City antibody survey reveals more than a FIFTH residents have been infected and mortality rate is FIVE TIMES deadlier than the flu

This was a choice. Coronavirus-Induced Food Supply Disruptions Hitting Farmers, Poor Consumers