There is no reason why presidents and senators should treat official documents filed in their offices as their personal property. The Presidential Records Act, for example, allows a president to not only conceal material but appoint his own loyalists to make critical decisions on whether and when material can be reviewed. Presidents can unilaterally declare matter as privilege and nonpublic to protect themselves from embarrassment and the judgment of history.
This is wrong. Those personnel records from Biden’s public service are public records, not his.
The American public has been told next to nothing about the Jeffrey Epstein coverup. Here, veteran journalist Whitney Webb estimates the public knows less than 5 percent of the scandal. The rest has been hidden and left untold, largely to placate the rich and wealthy guilty parties.
Remdesivir has been recently recognized as a promising antiviral drug
against a wide array of RNA viruses (including SARS/MERS-CoV5) infection in cultured cells, mice and nonhuman primate (NHP) models. It is currently under clinical development for the treatment of Ebola virus infection.6 Remdesivir is an adenosine analogue, which incorporates into nascent viral RNA chains and results in pre-mature termination.7 Our time-of-addition assay showed remdesivir functioned at a stage post virus entry (Fig. 1c, d),
which is in agreement with its putative anti-viral mechanism as a nucleotide analogue. Warren et al. showed that in NHP model, intravenous administration of 10 mg/kg dose of remdesivir resulted in concomitant persistent levels of its active form in the blood (10 μM) and conferred
100% protection against Ebola virus infection.7 Our data showed that EC90
value of remdesivir against 2019-nCoV in Vero E6 cells was 1.76 μM, suggesting its working concentration is likely to be achieved in NHP.
Our preliminary data (Supplementary information, Fig. S2) showed that remdesivir also inhibited virus infection efficiently in a
human cell line (human liver cancer Huh-7 cells), which is sensitive to 2019-nCoV.2
a widely-used anti-malarial and autoimmune disease drug, has recently been reported as a potential broad-spectrum antiviral drug.8,9 Chloroquine is known to block virus infection by increasing endosomal pH required for virus/cell fusion, as well as interfering with the
glycosylation of cellular receptors of SARS-CoV.10
Our time-of-addition assay demonstrated that chloroquine functioned at
both entry, and at post-entry stages of the 2019-nCoV infection in Vero E6 cells (Fig. 1c, d). Besides its antiviral activity, chloroquine has an immune-modulating activity, which may synergistically enhance its antiviral effect in vivo. Chloroquine is widely distributed in the whole body, including lung, after oral administration. The EC90 value of chloroquine against the 2019-nCoV in Vero E6 cells was 6.90 μM, which can be clinically achievable as demonstrated in the plasma of rheumatoid
arthritis patients who received 500 mg administration.11
Chloroquine is a cheap and a safe drug that has been used for more than 70 years and, therefore, it is potentially clinically applicable against the 2019-nCoV.
Our findings reveal that remdesivir and chloroquine are highly effective in the control of 2019-nCoV infection in vitro.
Old news 2020/02/05.
As the Taiwan Times reports …
According to the report, late on Saturday evening,
Tencent, on its webpage titled “Epidemic Situation Tracker”, showed
confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (2019nCoV) in China as standing at
154,023, 10 times the official figure at the time. It listed the number of suspected cases as 79,808, four times the official figure.
And while the number of cured cases was only 269, well below the official number that day of 300, most ominously, the death toll listed was 24,589, vastly higher than the 300 officially listed that day.
This also explains a glaring discrepancy in news reports. Seventeen cities in China are locked down, 5 million people left Wuhan before the lockdown there started, the recently-built hospital in Wuhan for a thousand people has bars on the windows to prevent escape, victims are rushed to cremation without funerals, and there are reports of people being shot for disobeying quarantine. You don’t take these measures if the new virus is only flu-like, or has a small death rate.
The Chinese are acting as if the coronavirus is much more lethal than the flu, and these figures are in line with their actions. Watch what they do, not what they say.
According to a transcript, Steele said: “I presumed it was the Clinton campaign, and Glenn Simpson had indicated that. But I was not aware of the technicality of it being the DNC that was actually the client of Perkins Coie.”
He said he believed that Hillary Clinton herself was aware of his work.
Solomon reported Steele was confronted with what lawyers said were notes he took at a meeting with the FBI in 2016.
At that meeting, Steele purportedly told agents that Clinton was aware of his research.
The lawyers read from those notes during the court proceedings.
The notes said: “We explained that Glenn Simpson/GPS Fusion was our commissioner but the ultimate client were the leadership of the Clinton presidential campaign and that we understood the candidate herself was aware of the reporting at least, if not us.”
… the ministry also warned that once restrictions are lifted – which could be as soon as Monday – organized gangs could try to take advantage of struggling Italians.
To that end, reports of criminal loan-sharking jumped 9.1% according to the report, indicating that those who cannot obtain traditional financing are turning to illegal lending networks to make ends meet.
Earlier this month, prosecutors told Reuters that Italian mafia clans were taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak to ingratiate themselves with low income families, while The Guardian reported nearly three weeks ago that videos have surfaced of known Mafia gangs distributing free food to quarantined families who have run out of cash.
“For over a month, shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs have been closed,” said Nicola Gratteri – head of the Catanzaro prosecutor’s office and antimafia investigator according to The Guardian. “Millions of people work in the grey economy, which means that they haven’t received any income in more than a month and have no idea when they might return to work. The government is issuing so-called shopping vouchers to support people. If the state doesn’t step in soon to help these families, the mafia will provide its services, imposing their control over people’s lives.“
In October 2018, Andrews signed an initial Memorandum of Understanding (pdf) to be involved in the BRI. The federal government had not signed up and Victoria was the only state or territory to do so.
In October 2019, Andrews flew to China to sign a second agreement, which outlined opportunities for Chinese companies to be part of Victoria’s $107 billion infrastructure program and apparently gave Victorian companies “inside running” on projects in China.
Andrews emphasised the relationship between China and Victoria saying, “We don’t see China as our good customers, we see them as our good friends.”
The move was criticised then by Home Affairs Ministers Peter Dutton who told reporters on Oct. 23, 2019, “Why does he believe this is in our national interest? Why does he believe it’s in Victoria’s interest?”
Senator Henderson said the premier did not “explain in any detail” why Victoria was signed up to the agreement, even when foreign interference was currently a major issue for the federal government.
Former US Attorney was on with Howie Carr again this week and he dropped some more bombshells about the current investigation of the investigators involved in removing President Trump and his team from office.
diGenova discussed the Durham investigation and said at the 5:30 mark that Durham is building a conspiracy case and anyone who lied to the court will be indicted for obstruction of justice charges:
At the 8:55 mark diGenova drops another bomb when discussing the notes that were released today that show the government was actively working to frame General Flynn:
“China will do anything they can to have me lose this race,” said Trump. He said he believes Beijing wants Joe Biden to win the race to ease the pressure Trump has placed on China over trade and other issues.
A senior Trump administration official told Reuters that an informal “truce” in the war of words that Trump and Xi essentially agreed to in a phone call in late March now appeared to be over.
Earlier Wednesday, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said that China posed a threat to the world by hiding information about the origin of the coronavirus: “The Chinese Communist Party now has a responsibility to tell the world how this pandemic got out of China and all across the world, causing such global economic devastation,” Pompeo told Fox News on Wednesday morning, during an interview in which he repeatedly criticized China’s government. “America needs to hold them accountable.”
The comments came after China Central Television’s top evening news program on Wednesday questioned the transparency and accuracy of U.S. data on Covid-19 infections; they also followed a US government report which concluded that the Wuhan lab is the “most likely source” of the coronavirus outbreak.
Here are a few of the many consequential differences between all previous recessions and the current
have never been:
1. Households … so dependent on debt as a substitute for stagnating wages.
2. Real earnings (adjusted for inflation) … so stagnant for the bottom 90% for so long.
3. Corporations … so dependent on debt (selling bonds or taking on loans) to fund money-losing operations (see Netflix) or stock buybacks … to enrich insiders.
4. The stock market … so dependent on what amounts to fraud–stock buybacks–…
5. The economy … so dependent on absurdly overvalued stock valuations to prop up pension funds and the spending of the top 10%.
6. The economy and the stock market … so dependent on central bank free money for
financiers and corporations
, …what amounts to an embezzlement scheme.
7. Federal statistics … so gamed, rigged or distorted to support a neofeudal
8. Major sectors of the economy … such rackets, i.e. cartels and quasi-monopolies
that use obscure pricing and manipulation of government mandates to maximize profits …
9. The economy … in such thrall to sociopaths who have mastered the exploitation
of the letter of the law while completely overturning the spirit of the law.
10. Households and companies … so dependent on “free money” gained from asset
appreciation based on speculation, …
11. The ascendancy of self-interest as the one organizing directive in politics and finance … so complete, and the resulting moral rot never more pervasive.
12. The dependence on fictitious capital masquerading as “wealth” …
13. The dependence on simulacra, simulations and false fronts to hide the decay of trust, credibility, transparency and accountability … so pervasive and complete.
14. The corrupt linkage of political power, media ownership, “national security” agencies
and corporate power … so widely accepted as “normal” and “unavoidable.”
15. Primary institutions such as higher education, healthcare and national defense … so dysfunctional, ineffective, sclerotic, resistant to reform or costly.
This is only a selection of a much longer list, but you get the idea.