9 Apr 2020

Vast Majority of Pastors See Signs of End Times in Current Events
Almost 9 in 10 pastors see at least some current events matching those Jesus said would occur shortly before he returns to Earth, according to a new survey focused on Christian eschatology, or the study of end times.

Erdogan Accused of Waging ‘Biological Warfare’ on Europe
A boat filled with illegal migrants that was prevented from entering Greece’s territorial waters in the eastern Aegean Sea, was escorted by a Turkish coastguard who approached the boat but then, in unusual fashion, kept a safe distance from it reports Greek City Times. After that, the Greek forces noticed another Turkish coastguard crew who boarded the boat filled with the illegal migrants. This time, the Turkish crew wore full medical protective suits confirming suspicions that some of the Syrian migrants on that boat were infected with coronavirus.

Clinton scandal whistleblower Linda Tripp dies at age 70
Linda Tripp, the former US civil servant whose secretly taped telephone conversations with a former White House intern documented the sex scandal that led to then-President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment, died on Wednesday at age 70. Tripp’s unspecified illness was unrelated to the coronavirus.

British PM’s condition improving
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition is improving in the intensive care unit of a London hospital, British Treasury chief Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday. Johnson has been sitting up in bed and engaging with his doctors at St. Thomas’ Hospital, said Sunak, according to The Associated Press.

No sign Europe’s COVID-19 epidemic is at peak, EU disease monitoring agency says
The COVID-19 disease pandemic is still infecting and killing large numbers of people across Europe and there is no sign yet that the peak of the region’s outbreak has been reached, the EU’s disease monitoring agency said on Wednesday. A risk report by the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) said its mortality monitoring system showed that deaths from all causes, including COVID-19, are above expected rates in Belgium, France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Switzerland and Britain, mainly in over 65s.

China blocked US companies’ health supplies from reaching US – Trump weighing legal options
The Trump administration is considering legal action against China after it seized control of valuable coronavirus medical protective equipment, refusing to allow U.S. companies to export it out of China. Executives for the U.S. companies 3M and Honeywell claimed that in January the Chinese government took control over the personal protective equipment (PPE) they manufactured in China and blocked the supplies from being exported. Lawyers for President Donald Trump are now considering legal recourse, the New York Post reported Sunday. “In criminal law,
… this would be considered first-degree murder.”

Judicial Watch presses to make sure Hillary can’t slither out of testimony
Government watchdog Judicial Watch is asking a federal appeals court to uphold an order for Hillary Clinton to testify under oath about the private email system she used as secretary of state to transmit classified information. Clinton’s “desperate appeal to avoid testimony is even too much for her defenders at the State and Justice Department.”

Israeli COVID-19 treatment shows 100% survival rate – preliminary data
Six critically ill coronavirus patients in Israel who are considered high-risk for mortality have been treated with Pluristem’s placenta-based cell-therapy product and survived… The patients were treated at three different Israeli medical centers for one week under the country’s compassionate use program and were suffering from acute respiratory failure and inflammatory complications associated with COVID-19.

Donald Trump’s blessing for Passover: “this year is going to be different”
US President Donald Trump released a video blessing for Passover… “Passover is truly the story of strength of the Jewish people,” the President said. “I want to wish everybody a very happy Passover, but this year is going to be different. You won’t be sitting tightly knit together in a temple. You’ll be in your homes; you’ll be helping our country, frankly – we want to get together really soon. We want to be together.”

A massive wave of evictions is coming. Temporary bans won’t help.
Before the novel coronavirus struck, 300,000 evictions were filed in the United States in a typical month. With nearly 10 million people filing unemployment claims last month, evictions would clearly skyrocket… In one hint of the trouble to come, researchers at the City University of New York found at the end of March that 44 percent of New Yorkers expected to have trouble making their April rent.

Anthony Fauci sets stage for mandatory — lucrative! — vaccine
Anthony Fauci, America’s most-listened-to medical professional on the coronavirus, and apparently on all the political, economic, cultural and social precautions every man, woman and child in the nation should take on the coronavirus, has just warned what cooler-head coronavirus watchers have suspected all along: that this country may never, no never, go back to normal.

Coronavirus pandemic pushes US and China closer to cold war
The coronavirus pandemic, in an unexpected but potentially fateful twist, has moved the United States and China a big step closer to a new cold war. It has strengthened hard-liners in both countries, and political pressures stemming from the pandemic are making it harder for leaders to back away from escalation.

Coronavirus in Suifenhe: Remote border town locks down as China opens up
A Chinese city on the Russian border is entering a “lockdown” due to an increase in coronavirus cases – even as the rest of China cautiously opens up. In Suifenhe, 1,000 miles from Beijing, people have been ordered to stay indoors, with some exceptions. The border is closed to people, although not goods, and a 600-bed isolation hospital is being built.

Yemen war: Coalition ceasefire to help combat coronavirus begins
A unilateral two-week ceasefire called by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has come into effect. The coalition said it wanted to support UN efforts for a political solution and help stop coronavirus spread, though no cases have been reported in Yemen. UN Secretary General António Guterres welcomed the move.

Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events in Iran may stop over virus
Iran’s supreme leader suggested Thursday that mass gatherings in the Islamic Republic may be barred through the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the comment in a televised address as Iran tries to restart its economic activity while suffering one of the world’s worst outbreaks.

Tropical Cyclone “Harold” leaves a trail of destruction across Vanuatu and Fiji — passing over Tonga
Severe Tropical Cyclone “Harold” left a path of destruction across Fiji on April 8, 2020, just 2 days after its devastating impact on Vanuatu — the country’s second-strongest cyclone on record. Harold’s eye is passing just south of Tonga at 22:00 UTC on April 8.

Record-breaking snowfall engulfs parts of Norway
A number of snowfall records tumbled across Norway, particularly its northern region, over the weekend. According to state meteorologist Eirik Samuelsen, Northern Norway has been practically buried by snow all throughout the season. With more heavy snow expected later in the week, this season is likely to become Tromso’s snowiest.​

Pope Francis Says Coronavirus May Be Nature’s Response to Climate Change
Pope Francis suggested the COVID-19 Chinese coronavirus may be nature’s response to climate change in comments in an email interview with Commonweal Magazine’s Austen Ivereigh published Wednesday. The interview was conducted in Spanish and translated by Ivereigh into English.

Jared Kushner Proposes A National COVID-19 Coronavirus Surveillance System For Tracking Movements Of All Infected US Citizens In Real-Time
Isn’t it amazing how fast everyone was locked down, and how easy it was to crash our robust economy seemingly overnight? Looks like ‘they’ didn’t even work up a sweat doing it. And that $2 trillion dollar stimulus, wouldn’t you like to know exactly in which account that was sitting? Me, too. So I suppose it is only fitting, given everything that has transpired over the last three weeks, that we are now talking about Jared Kushner and a national coronavirus surveillance tracking system. Yep, right on cue.

Ezekiel Emanuel: We Cannot Return to Normal Until There’s a Vaccine
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, an architect of Obamacare and special adviser to the director-general of the World Health Organization, told MSNBC’s The Last Word that the United States cannot return to normal until a Chinese coronavirus vaccine is available, which he speculated could take between 12-18 months.

Mysterious Heart Damage, Not Just Lung Troubles, Befalling COVID-19 Patients
While the focus of the COVID-19 pandemic has been on respiratory problems and securing enough ventilators, doctors on the front lines are grappling with a new medical mystery.

Biocompatible near-infrared quantum dots delivered to the skin by microneedle patches record vaccination
Vaccines prevent disease and save lives; however, lack of standardized immunization recordkeeping makes it challenging to track vaccine coverage across the world. McHugh et al.developed dissolvable microneedles that deliver patterns of near-infrared light-emitting microparticles to the skin. Particle patterns are invisible to the eye but can be imaged using modified smartphones.

CDC Director: COVID-19 Death Toll Will Be ‘Much Lower’ Than Previously Predicted
The director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has claimed that the coronavirus death toll will be “much, much, much lower” than previously predicted.

Trump: coronavirus ‘social distancing’ gives time ‘to focus on our personal relationship with God’
Trump says he spoke with 10,000 American faith leaders to, ‘Thank them for raising the spirits of our people during these very difficult days’

African Americans may be dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate. Better data is essential, experts say.
In Chicago, a recent report found that 70 percent of people who died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, are black — even though the city’s population is just 30 percent black.

NTEB RADIO BIBLE STUDY: The First Passover Saw The Jews Sheltered Inside Waiting For The Destroyer To Pass, And So It Is Yet Again In 2020
Tonight we bring you a very special program, for it is the observance and remembrance of both start of Passover and Jesus’ death on the cross, which this year fall on the exact same day. Not only that, as we told you on Sunday, the global population is set to hit 7,777,777,777 one day this week. As the cherry on top of this end times sundae, the entire nation of Israel is on COVID-19 lockdown with the Jews sheltered inside as they did during the first Passover. These are truly the days of prophecy!

Maybe nature shouldn’t be worshiped after all
A statement widely attributed to the great British thinker G. K. Chesterton describes the modern period as perfectly as any single idea can: “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing; they believe in anything.” One of these substitute gods has been nature.

Birx says government is classifying all deaths of patients with coronavirus as ‘COVID-19’ deaths, regardless of cause
The federal government is classifying the deaths of patients infected with the coronavirus as COVID-19 deaths, regardless of any underlying health issues that could have contributed to the loss of someone’s life.