18 Mar 2020

5.7-magnitude earthquake shakes Salt Lake County, Utah
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Magna, Utah, Wednesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The temblor knocked out power for tens of thousands and operations at Salt Lake City International Airport came to a halt.

Top 10 ‘Good News’ Stories from the Corona-Virus Era
As much of our news feed is riddled with cancellations of events, flights and general doom and gloom … Thus, the following is a list of good news for you to share with your family or friends who are unhealthy, bored or just keep seeing the glass half empty:

We’ve got the coronavirus vaccine, says Pentagon-funded company
A Canadian company says that it has produced a COVID-19 vaccine just 20 days after receiving the coronavirus’s genetic sequence, using a unique technology that they soon hope to submit for FDA approval. Medicago CEO Bruce Clark said his company could produce as many as 10 million doses a month. If regulatory hurdles can be cleared, he said in a Thursday interview, the vaccine could start to become available in November 2021.

Denmark rushes through emergency coronavirus law
Jens Elo Rytter, law professor at Copenhagen University, said the measures were unlike anything passed in the last 75 years “It is certainly the most extreme since the Second World War,” he told the Jyllands-Posten newspaper. “There have been some powerful encroachments in various terror packages. But this goes further.” Trine Maria Ilsøe, DR’s court correspondent, said that Danish citizens could face prosecution under the new law if they refused to comply with health authorities’ demands.

Iranian Official Calls to Deliberately Spread Coronavirus Worldwide to Bring Messiah
Ali Reza Banahyan (also spelled Alireza Panahian), a Hojatoleslam (Shia cleric) and head of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s ‘think tank for universities’, was recently quoted in Shafaq News as saying that the coronavirus pandemic is a prelude to the emergence of the expected Mahdi (Muslim Messiah). Banahyan called on the Iranian people to actively spread the virus, “because it will accelerate the emergence of al- Mahdi.”

Doctor with 4 Degrees from MIT Warns ‘Deep State’ Using Coronavirus Fear-Mongering To Suppress Dissent
“As an MIT PhD in Biological Engineering who studies & does research nearly every day on the Immune System, the #coronavirus fear mongering by the Deep State will go down in history as one of the biggest fraud to manipulate economies, suppress dissent, & push MANDATED Medicine!” he said.

First phase of human trials begin for experimental coronavirus vaccine
Preliminary human trials of a coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine have begun at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) in Seattle. The vaccine was injected into four volunteers as part of clinical trials funded by the US National Institutes of Health and, while results of this phase 1 trial are more than a year away, the eventual aim is to create an effective vaccine against the pandemic-causing virus.

Plague of locusts set to descend upon Middle East in time for Passover
A plague of locusts the likes of which have been unseen for over 30 years is about to hit Africa and the Middle East. Adding to the perfect biblical storm, the current coronavirus pandemic is affecting travel of international experts and in-country gatherings for training to combat the locust threat, said Rome-based Senior Locust Forecasting Officer Keith Cressman on Monday.

Pentagon Preparing Navy Hospital Ships Mercy, Comfort for Coronavirus Response
The Pentagon is starting the process of activating Navy hospital ships USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) and USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) as part of the Defense Department’s domestic response to the spreading COVID-19 virus, USNI News has learned. “We’ve already given orders to the Navy… to lean forward in terms of getting them ready to deploy,” Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told reporters on Tuesday.

Trump pushes for massive aid from Congress, checks to public
In a massive federal effort Tuesday, President Donald Trump asked Congress to speed emergency checks to Americans, enlisted the military for MASH-like hospitals and implored ordinary people — particularly socially active millennials — to do their part by staying home to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

UK stocks fall despite stimulus plans
UK stocks have fallen as major UK and US stimulus plans failed to quell worries about the coronavirus pandemic. The FTSE 100 index of top UK companies fell more than 3.5% in early trading, with miners, oil and gas companies and life insurers leading the declines. It came after Wall Street’s main indexes rebounded by more than 5% on Tuesday following Monday’s steep falls.

European Union seals borders to most outsiders
The EU is banning travellers from outside the bloc for 30 days in an unprecedented move to seal its borders amid the coronavirus crisis. The measure is expected to apply to 26 EU states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. UK citizens will be unaffected. The ban came as deaths continued to soar in Italy and Spain, and France began a strict lockdown.

Saudi Arabia urges G20 virtual talk on coronavirus, shuts mosques
Saudi Arabia plans to convene a virtual summit next week, bringing together the leaders from the Group of 20 major economies (G20) to address the coronavirus pandemic, as it also takes more drastic measures to contain the spread of the illness within the kingdom. Early on Wednesday, the country announced that mosques would no longer be open for the customary five daily prayers or Friday congregations…

Jordan imposes state of emergency to curb coronavirus pandemic
Jordan’s King Abdullah has approved a national defence law that gives the government sweeping powers to enforce a state of emergency to help it combat the coronavirus pandemic. The royal decree issued on Tuesday allows Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz to impose curfews, close businesses and place restrictions on freedom of movement of the people.

Rockets strike Baghdad’s Green Zone, fourth attack in days
At least three rockets struck Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone near the United States Embassy late Tuesday, the fourth such attack in the span of a week. It came a day after an attack on a training base south of the capital, where US-led coalition troops and NATO trainers were present, Iraqi security officials said.

Turkey’s Erdogan discusses Syria, refugees with European leaders
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday discussed the war in Syria’s rebel enclave of Idlib, with the leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as the refugee crisis it has largely caused. The four-party video conference…came after Turkey decided last month to reopen its border for refugees trying to reach Europe.

LGBTQ activists demand Harvard restrict religious-freedom clinic 
Following other prestigious institutions, Harvard Law School announced the launch of a religious freedom clinic, but already officials are refusing to defend it in response to criticism by LGBTQ activists.

Religious freedom sacrificed in coronavirus fight
The coronavirus pandemic..now it’s being blamed for a loss of religious freedom in nations such as China and Iran, and even the United States, where churches services have been canceled due to restrictions on public gatherings.

The left-wing media has LIED for so long that now Trump supporters don’t believe anything reported about the coronavirus
A new survey has found that a majority of those convinced that news coverage about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is exaggerated identify as Republicans, while less than one in three Democrats is questioning the media’s narrative about the pandemic.

Normal decent Americans increasingly describe today’s Democratic Party..using terms like “madness,” “delusion” and “derangement.” But there’s a much deeper..illuminating and..more useful way to look at what is cryptically known as “the left.” Leftism is a religion.

Powerful Kona Low continues to drench Hawaii, flash flood watches in force for all islands with rare tornado warning for Niihau
The National Weather Service (NWS) has placed all islands of Hawaii under flash flood watch on Tuesday, March 17, 2020– and has also issued a rare tornado warning for Niihau for the first time in 11 years– as a powerful low-pressure system – Kona Low – continues to dump widespread heavy rains across the islands.

Torrential rains and hailstorms lash parts of Colombia, widespread flooding and damaging landslides reported
Severe weather continues to lash parts of Colombia, causing widespread flooding and landslides. On March 10, 2020, streets were left in whiteout conditions after a severe hailstorm hit the Bogota’s north and center. On March 15, a mudslide killed one person and injured two others in Santander Department. Flooding was also reported in Bucaramanga city on March 16, affecting around 100 families.

MIT PhD reveals sinister theory about coronavirus
A biological engineer with four degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believes the coronavirus pandemic is being used by “Deep State” bureaucrats to further their agenda.

Democrats tried to use a deadly crisis to fund something heartless, immoral and evil
According to the Blaze and other sources, Pelosi and her band of Democrat socialists attempted to sneak tax payer-funded abortions into the Coronavirus relief bill. In other words, Democrats tried to use the outbreak of a deadly virus, that primarily kills the elderly, to fund a socialist program of genocide, that murders infants.

The Coronavirus Outbreak Shows Clearly That President Trump Was Right All Along About Borders, Trade And Most Of All, He Was Right About China Even when he was only a candidate for president, Donald Trump hammered home the fact that the United States was too dependent on China in deals that were good for the Chinese and bad for America. He warned against being overly-dependent on the Communist regime for our medicines, as well as other goods and services. Candidate Trump also warned against the catastrophe that waited for a United States who had no control over their borders. In one fell swoop, the COVID-19 coronavirus proved Donald Trump to be right on all of it, and then some.

If a natural cure for coronavirus is ever proven, this Chinese Medicine herb is likely to be the one (and no, we don’t sell it)
News is breaking all over the world that chloroquine, a prescription medication used to treat malaria, also appears to be effective against the coronavirus.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Says People Should Prepare for a ‘Shelter-in-Place’ Order in Coming Days
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is warning New Yorkers that they should prepare for a “shelter-in-place” order in the coming days. The mayor said that a decision about an order will come in the next 48 hours.

In Dead Of Night, Israel Approves Mass Surveillance Of Its Citizens Through Cellphone Tracking To Slow Spread Of COVID-19 Coronavirus
As of right now, Israel currently has 304 confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus, with none dead and 4 already recovered from it out of a population of 8.7 million people. So why, one wonders, is Israel taking such strong measures when they are not very hard hit? One such measure is attracting attention this morning, a vote by the Israeli government approving mass surveillance of its citizens through tracking their cellphones. Normally this would requite a court order on a case by case basis, now it does not.

HUGE! New Study Reveals Taking Chloroquine Fights Off COVID-19 in 6 Days and Works as Preventative for Coronavirus Infection
On Monday Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, announced that the first trial vaccine for the coronavirus is now being tested.   The trial taking place in Seattle, which has been a hotbed for COVID-19. The test includes 45 people age 18-55 and they are receiving two injections, one at zero days, one at 28 days. The individuals will then be followed for one year.  The trial results is still months away.

Sheriff Clarke: George Soros is ‘Involved’ in Coronavirus Outbreak ‘Panic’
Former Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke has blasted George Soros, accusing the liberal billionaire of being “involved” in the “panic” surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Ravages Middle East as Iran Warns of ‘Millions’ of Deaths
From Jerusalem’s Western Wall to Saudi Arabia’s Mecca, the coronavirus is changing the Middle East and people in the region are adjusting to a new normal.

New York Times Authors Deceptively Edit Trump Quote on Medical Ventilators
At least eight New York Times authors shared a deceptively edited quote Monday from President Donald Trump’s recent call with state governors, creating the false impression that the president is denying federal support for ventilators that are needed in hospitals treating coronavirus patients.