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https://apnews.com/6e04783f95139b5f87a5febe28d72015

In Iran, false belief a poison fights virus kills hundreds
By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Standing over the still body of an intubated 5-year-old boy wearing nothing but a plastic diaper, an Iranian health care worker in a hazmat suit and mask begged the public for just one thing: Stop drinking industrial alcohol over fears about the new coronavirus.

The boy, now blind after his parents gave him toxic methanol in the mistaken belief it protects against the virus, is just one of hundreds of victims of an epidemic inside the pandemic now gripping Iran.

Iranian media report nearly 300 people have been killed and more than 1,000 sickened so far by ingesting methanol across the Islamic Republic, where drinking alcohol is banned and where those who do rely on bootleggers. An Iranian doctor helping the country’s Health Ministry told The Associated Press on Friday the problem was even greater, giving a death toll of around 480 with 2,850 people sickened.

The poisonings come as fake remedies spread across social media in Iran, where people remain deeply suspicious of the government after it downplayed the crisis for days before it overwhelmed the country.
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Here's to this beautiful culling of not only lots of people, but the worst people of all shit skins and chinky winkies
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>>574124
lost.
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>>574109
You base a country on a medieval ideology, which has religious leaders in charge of the science and then have to write about the absurd things the populace under that system does? Fucking really.?.. How about we take some fucking rats and vat them in a olympic pool of toothpaste... write a story about how rats die when exposed to Crest? It would be more fucking accurate!
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>>575103
I feel like the rats would live.
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Not allowed to drink alcohol?Try our new bone juice! drink enough and you'll never get sick again!

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-tampa-florida-church-jammed-for-sunday-service-despite-pandemic/


Florida church jammed for Sunday service despite pandemic

March 30, 2020 / 6:13 AM / CBS News

A Florida church was packed with worshippers Sunday despite a local "safer-at-home" order designed to help curb the spread of COVID-19, reports CBS Tampa affiliate WTSP-TV. A live-stream of the service at The River at Tampa Bay Church showed its crowded main sanctuary.

WTSP says the sheriff told church leaders they were in direct violation of the order, which was issued by Hillsborough County officials and went into effect Friday. It requires that businesses and organizations considered essential abide by social distancing guidelines and keep people six feet away from each other or shut down.

Attorneys for local officials and the church were working to resolve things as quickly as possible, WTSP reported.
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>>575614
I just saw a religious show last sunday that said this wasn't the time to close the churches, but to have the followers feel better by going. I hope they didn't mean like this
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>>576450
>I hope they didn't mean like this
They did. They do. Over the past few weeks the "Herd Immunity" hoax has spread throughout the Xstian community, which already has an unGodly percentage of anti-vaxxers. They're just eating this up. Literally, pure cult mentality:
> "Magic Sky Being will protect ME, but ALL OF THE BAD PEOPLE WILL DIE HORRIBLY!! AND burn in HELL FOREVER. Then my superior Master Race genes with Magic Herd Immunity will propagate the New Era of Man."

They think that by spreading the virus as far & fast as possible, all the "bad people" will be punished and God will put an extra layer of turd polish on heir halos. Not even making this shit up. They really believe this.
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>>576450
Oh they did. Church/temple is one of the original mega corporations. They need their $$. The first was the pimp industry and the two often tied together.
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Natural selections a bitch.
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>>576481
Can confirm, boomers self exterminating.

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>She details an assault she says occurred in 1993.

>In April of last year, Tara Reade accused Joe Biden of inappropriate behavior when she worked at his Senate office in 1993. Now, she's accusing the Democratic presidential nominee of sexual assault, according to a graphic interview with podcaster Katie Halper.

>When Reade initially came out about her experience with Biden, she told The Union that he did uncomfortable things like "put his hand on my shoulder and run his finger up my neck." Reade also said that she cut ties with Biden's office over an early 1993 staff argument. According to Reade, Biden wanted her to serve drinks because he liked her legs. Reade says she didn't hear this directly from Biden but she learned of it during her argument with staff. Reade refused to serve the drinks, which she believes was a move that affected her career.

>"My life was hell," Reade said. "This was about power and control. I couldn't get a job on the Hill." She eventually left Biden's office in August of 1993.

>Now, Reade is speaking out even more with a sexual assault allegation against Biden. Katie Harper posted an excerpt from an interview done with Reade to Twitter around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, writing "This is a story that @ReadeAlexandra has been trying to tell since it happened in 1993. It's a story about sexual assault, retaliation and silencing. #meToo."

>In the interview excerpt, which is posted to Soundcloud, Reade described a graphic 1993 incident where a superior asked her to take a gym bag to Biden "down towards the capital." Then she recalls being called towards the "side area" where Biden greeted her.

>"We were alone and it was the strangest thing," she said. "There was no like exchange really. He just had me up against the wall."

https://newsone.com/3917043/tara-reade-joe-biden-sexual-assault-accuser-breaks-silence/
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>>576550
>human nature
Not everyone behaves the same way you know. People can be taught how to behave and you can learn to behave yourself. It's not a natural law or human nature you put it. It's how you're raised and how people take responsibility of your own actions, words and texts. You can ALWAYS change that. And you can always say to people that this is wrong and then explain WHY it is wrong. Being racist is wrong because it's very bad for the people who you are racist against. Race is also stereotypical shit. Being sexist is wrong because you don't treat women right and think you are allowed to women anything you want. Being imperialistic is very, very wrong, because it usually means killing people, taking power away from the local people for your own gain etc.

Not every country does those things. So it can't be human nature but something that can be changed.
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>>574968
>and we would like to fix it
.... by being more sexist?
>>576574
>because you don't treat women right and think you are allowed to women anything you want
>women
>women
oh that's right, I forgot you people don't even call it "sexism" when it's against men so in your warped, twisted minds the Left isn't being sexist when they openly hate men and advocate for discrimination against males.
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>>575703
>>575703
Obviously you can't read. I said it won't appear on TV, and it hasn't. If it was real then Tucker, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham would be devoting 100% of their time to the s. But there is nothing.
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>>576580
>the left openly hates men
>49% of leftists are men
Where do you people get this shit from?
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>>576582
Democrats have actually been losing a lot of male voters. Also
>what is internalized misandry?
The fact that there are some men who go along with the Left's view that males are disposable and deserve to be discriminated against doesn't make it okay you brainlet. There is also a lot of propaganda out there so many men on the left don't even know how deeply misandrist the left actually is.

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https://www.rt.com/news/484515-sweden-covid-no-lockdown/

Sweden says no to quarantine – is this the most reckless or the most proportionate Covid-19 response in the West?

With most of Europe imposing extraordinary restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus, Sweden has left its citizens surprisingly free. Are Swedes rolling the dice with their public health, or is everyone else overreacting?

As most of Europe clamps down in a bid to slow the spread of Covid-19, one country is bucking the trend. Sweden is taking a markedly more liberal approach to combatting the virus. Despite its closest neighbours, Denmark and Norway, shutting down all but essential services, Swedes remain free to socialise as the harsh Scandinavian winter comes to an end. Although universities and high schools have shut, pre-schools, kindergartens, bars, restaurants, ski resorts, sports clubs and hairdressers have all remained open.

The streets of Stockholm and Malmo are noticeably quieter than usual, but positively bustling compared to those of Copenhagen, Oslo, London, Paris and Rome. Standing in bars is banned but as long as punters can find a seat they’re free to enjoy a night out. Other steps taken include gatherings of more than 50 people being banned and the over 70s being urged to self-isolate.

With the exception of Belarus, which hasn’t even suspended its football league, Sweden’s restrictions amount to the most relaxed out there. This has prompted observers both in and outside the country to wonder if they are playing fast and loose with the nation’s health or taking the most proportionate response in the West. Prime minister Stefan Lofven has warned that times ahead would be tough but also put the onus on individual Swedes. He added: “We all, as individuals, have to take responsibility. We can’t legislate and ban everything.”
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If the pandemic turns out not to be as fatal as, for example, Britain’s experts initially feared, then the draconian measures enforced by other countries could result in the cure being worse than the disease. However, if it does turn out to be as deadly as predicted, but no more so in Sweden than in other countries, the government could still not be accused of having done nothing but would still be in a more economically stable condition. The only situation that would leave the Swedish government truly open to criticism would be if the mortality rate in Sweden outstrips similar countries, but thus far there seems little indication that that is likely to be the case.
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>>576497
>Sweden says no to quarantine
DRUMPF BTFO
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> punters

You mean patrons, please edit
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>>576497
Sweden seems to be on a one way ticket to self destruction which I can only relate to internal brainwashing and manipulation from outside group/s

>allow in migrants without any sort of proper integrative program
>majority government of women
>change their criminal stats to hinder migrant crime stats
>allow their economy to be cannibalised by the parasite migrants
>now allowing Coronavirus to run rampant
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>>576526
>>Allow migrants in
>>Allow coronavirus in

Oh shit my negros, Sweden went full /pol/

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https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/03/30/Police-responding-to-shut-down-comedy-show-find-it-was-pre-recorded/8021585598825/

>A British comedy club said about 20 police officers responded to the facility to shut-down a live show that actually took place more than two weeks earlier.

>The owners of the Hot Water Comedy Club in Liverpool, England, said a Facebook Live show featuring comedian Paul Smith hosting a selection of clips from when the club was still open led a concerned viewer to contact police and report the club for violating bans on large gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

>"I was really surprised. The first we heard about it was when we got a call from the convenience store next door, saying a full police squad had turned up at the club," Paul Blair, one of the club's owners, told Sky News.

>"I looked at our CCTV and saw about 20 police officers outside," he said.

>The club shared CCTV footage showing the confused officers gathered outside the empty club.

>Police confirmed officers responded to a report from the public about a live comedy event taking place at the club Saturday night.

>"Our officers responded to a report that a comedy club was open and live streaming a show with a large number of customers inside," a Merseyside Police representative said. "To verify this, they attended the club and found it closed. Checks were made around the building to make sure no-one was inside."

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>>576487
Its a new virus spreading talking ideas about rule of the people (direct democracy) gather in to PPC Popular Peoples Congress as a highest democratic executive institution that can cancel representative sand them in jail or hang right at the meeting. What ever people all we decide that will be done by us.

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https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/03/30/brain-freeze-joe-biden-says-coronavirus-started-in-luhan-province/

Appearing Monday on MSNBC, former Vice President Joe Biden erroneously referred to Wuhan — the Chinese city (of the Hubei province) in which the deadly coronavirus originated — as “Luhan province.”

A partial transcript is as follows:

YASMIN VOSSOUGHIAN: As you’ve been seeing, our healthcare system seems to be crumbling underneath this crisis. There’s not enough, there’s not enough support for the healthcare systems, there’s not enough support for the American people inside the healthcare system. Are you now reconsidering your position when it comes to single-payer healthcare?

JOE BIDEN: Single-payer will not solve that at all. The thing that is needed, for example, we have a whole number of hospitals that are being so stretched, including rural hospitals that are going to need more financing. That doesn’t come from a single-payer system, that comes from the federal government stepping up and dealing with the concerns that they have, the reimbursement that they are going to get, how they are going to be able to move forward and how her going to be able to provide all the needed help needed in their communities.

This is an opportunity to look at reconstructing the healthcare system in a way that in fact can respond more rapidly and more effectively to these kinds of crises because it is going to come again. We should be spending — and we are — spending a great deal of time and effort finding a vaccine, finding a way that we can deal with preventing these diseases further down the road. But for example, we had people when our administration, we had CDC people in other countries because we wanted to anticipate when in fact another virus would occur, when in fact a pandemic might occur as a consequence of a spreading virus in another country, to act quickly. The president withdrew those people.
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>>576365
Maybe hes faking it to justify changing the candidate. Maybe it was still her turn all along
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>>576427
The real question is why /news/ mods allow brietbart slime pieces to be spammed constantly onto the board, but they are deleting threads and blocking URLs of other news sites that have decades' worth of credible, fact-checked journalism published to their record?

breitbart was literally founded on the premise of pushing right-wing propaganda. The entire organization is dedicated to pushing right-wing memes, hit jobs, talking points, and agenda. It's existence violates the basic rules of /news/. Yet editorial after blog after slime job are relentlessly posted here and curated along to keep turning /news/ into /pol/.
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>>576365
>>576263
>Biden is secretly working for Trump!
There's a reason nobody takes you people seriously outside of hugspaces like /news/. Hell even the facade on here is cracking.
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>>576461
just hide dogshit breitbart thread anon.
little shitbag that posts them will fuckoff back to /pol/ eventually.
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>>576463
If anything, I was going to suggest he's on his meds when up against Bernie, but he's simultaneously underestimated Trump.

But yeah, there's a reason the establishment is the establishment, whether Democrat or Republican. At the end of the day, the folks at the DNC have already won if Trump and Biden are the candidates Americans get to pick from. Because they get to sleep securely in their wealth and connections no matter which one wins. Some of them do even better under Republican policy.

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The Chinese have had less than 500 new infections and only 45 death in the past week. Two weeks ago China was raging with disease and now they've got it almost completely cleared up. What are the Chinese doing differently that the rest of the world isn't? How can the west repeat China's success in controlling Coronavirus?
https://google.org/crisisresponse/covid19-map
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>>575157
>The hospital they built has no bathrooms its a defective installation.

it has a collective shower and some ovens.
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>>575475
wuhanschwitz
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50 cent army
Tell Poo we said hello
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Cent_Party
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>>575477
lol
nice, original and funny
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>>575721
thanks, you owe me one

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The MSM isn't covering this one, only Breitbart is reporting this part of the story
>Joe Biden’s Campaign Paid $806K to PR Firm Tied to New #MeToo Allegation
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/03/27/joe-bidens-campaign-paid-806k-to-pr-firm-tied-to-new-metoo-allegation/
Joe Biden’s campaign exponentially increased payments to a public relations firm after a #MeToo advocacy group founded by one of the firm’s partners began considering an allegation against the former vice president.

Federal Election Commission filings indicate Biden’s campaign paid SKDKinckerbocker more than $806,000 in the first two months of this year. The money, supposedly used for direct mail fundraising, dwarfed what the public relations firm was paid the year prior.

More troubling is that the payments came as the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, founded by SKDKnickerbocker partner Hilary Rosen, was weighing if it would offer legal assistance to Tara Reade, a former Biden staffer.

In January, Reade approached Time’s Up in hopes of receiving help in dealing with the fallout generated by her own #MeToo story involving a powerful man. The previous April, Reade had come forward to accuse the former vice president of inappropriate touching while working in his Senate office during the early 1990s. The allegations, which were reported to a local Nevada newspaper, had resulted in Reade being attacked by journalists and media personalities for an old Medium piece she had penned praising Russia and Vladimir Putin. Whether intended or not, the revelations about Reade’s pro-Russian sentiments ensured that most media outlets paid little attention to her allegations.

Given how poorly that first attempt had gone, Reade was hoping that Time’s Up could not only help renew interest in her story, but also provide financial assistance for any suit against Biden or her online “harassers.
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>>575440
One thing you need to learn in life is that all women are trash. Its unfortunate, but its true. Its no coincidence that the start of the decline of the west began around the same time women were starting to vote.
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>>575451
>One thing you need to learn in life is that all women are trash
What a sad, sad life you lead. I can't imagine the sheer fucking misery it must be to live in your skin. Christ. Thanks for the emotional boost, anon. At least I'm not you.
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>>575454
tits or gtfo, ma'am
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>>575398
Cry more redditnigger, for every butthurt comment you post I'll post another thread.
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lmao@roasties

>Hillary Clinton under fire for joke about US leading in virus cases: Trump 'did promise America First'
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hillary-clinton-joke-virus-cases-trump-promise-america-first
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was blasted on social media Friday for her swipe against President Trump amid the growing coronavirus outbreak within the U.S.

Since the availability of testing kits has broadened in recent days, the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. has skyrocketed. On Thursday, the U.S. has reportedly outpaced both China and Italy with more than 97,000 reported cases.

Clinton took the latest developments as an opportunity to knock her former 2016 rival on Twitter.

"He did promise 'America First,'" Clinton wrote, referring to one of the president's oft-repeated campaign slogans.

Her tweet was slammed by critics across Twitter.

"Delete your account. This isn’t the time. This can’t be the new normal, where American tragedy is applauded for the sake of political opportunism," Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, wrote.

"This sort of vicious celebratory tone about Americans getting sick & dying during a deadly global pandemic is just appalling," Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy reacted.

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>>575842
hmm thanks for predicting the future pal, but as of right now what was said here >>575838 is 100% true
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>>575842
>check back on the per capita thing
"per capita" with still mean the same thing in two weeks, and you will still be a fucking idiot as well.
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>>575827
>everyone else is dealing with relatively well
YIKES!
>>575842
>i can't into statistics
YIKES
also
>the US has broad testing and that's somehow a bad thing
why don't we look at the death numbers?
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>>575458
ReNt FrEe
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>>575915
you seem upset

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8170991/World-renowned-NYC-pediatric-neurosurgeon-73-separated-conjoined-twins-dies-coronavirus.html?ito=push-notification&ci=11914&si=1723550
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Who cares? If he was young and healthy I could understand but an old bastard dying from this is nothing special, it's expected.
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Well... surgeons (and quite a few other professions) can't be both young and experienced.

Hope you don't need any surgery in the near future, anon.
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>>576439
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Cent_Party
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>>576451
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Cent_Party
Brain surgery is exclusive to China?
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>>576407
At least he contributed to Herd Immunity on his way out and managed to accomplish one thing of note with his life. Boris Johnson is quite proud on this day.

Britannia STRONK! All hail the Master Race!

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/us/politics/trump-coronavirus.html#click=
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>>576442
On Monday morning, Trump called into “Fox and Friends” to share that 2 million could have died if “we just kept the business as usual.”

“If we just kept the business as usual, didn’t do anything to stop it or impede it, could have been 2.2 million people could have died,” Trump said, before sounding exasperated as he repeated the figure. “2.2 million people — would have been between 1.6 they say, and then they showed you the numbers: 1.6 and 2.2 million people. It could have been more than that, so that’s when you realize that what we did last week with the $2 trillion bill was very worth it.”

Trump’s latest comments come as Dr. Deborah Birx, who warned that “no state, no metro area will be spared” from the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, told Savannah Guthrie on the “Today Show” Monday that 100,000-200,000 fatalities from COVID-19 would happen “if we do things together well, almost perfectly” regarding social distancing measures.


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So, translation:
If less than one million Americans die, it's a victory for how how bigly perfectly trump saved the universe.
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https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

Total Confirmed
801,400

Confirmed Cases by Country/Region/Sovereignty
164610 US
101739 Italy
94417 Spain
82276 China
67051 Germany
45171 France
44605 Iran
22465 United Kingdom
16176 Switzerland

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Clown
World

It has to be set up. He surely cannot be this stupid and incompetent

>But my potus le trump is unflinching and American and never backs down and nevr apologises! Oorah! Semper fi!

Kys lmao
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>>568825
Based retard
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>>576446
It should be a victory against the normal flu, this is far worse. You are a fucking moron

https://www.ft.com/content/4dc85972-e917-4c8d-9db1-8e72400b9e8a
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>>576368
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/30/hungarys-viktor-orban-wins-vote-to-rule-by-decree-155476

The Hungarian parliament on Monday voted by a two-thirds majority to allow the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to rule by decree without a set time limit.

While the new legislation remains in place, no elections can be held and Orbán's government will be able to suspend the enforcement of certain laws. Plus, individuals who publicize what are viewed as untrue or distorted facts — and which could interfere with the protection of the public, or could alarm or agitate a large number of people — now face several years in jail.
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>>576368
>>576370
>Hungary
Who gives a shit?
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>>576373
>Who gives a shit?

not you? but another question Shlomo. if you dont give a shit why are you even commenting then?
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>>576373
People who live in Hungary?
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Are there people who are surprised by this? Orban has been not-so-subtle about his ambition for power since he was first elected in 2010.

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Critics slammed President Donald Trump on Sunday for posting tweets touting the television ratings of his news conferences about the coronavirus outbreak, which has now killed more than 2,300 people in the U.S.

Trump's tweets were in response to a New York Times article that said the audience for his briefings was as large as that for popular programming such as "The Bachelor" and "Monday Night Football"

"Because the 'Ratings' of my News Conferences etc. are so high, 'Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football type numbers' according to the @nytimes, the Lamestream Media is going CRAZY," Trump tweeted. He quoted the Times article in three more tweets, which cited the millions of people who have tuned in for his briefings and a CBS News poll that found Republicans have far more faith in Trump than the news media.

But Trump did not accurately quote the article and failed to mention the central point of the piece, which was that news networks were debating whether to air the conferences because the president has consistently provided the public with false or misleading information about the COVID-19 outbreak.


https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/29/trump-tweets-touting-tv-ratings-coronavirus-briefings/2936761001/
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>>576285
i am pretty sure shes formerly male
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>>576388
Gross
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>>576118
Quit acting like a grownup anon! What the fuck is wrong with you?
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>>575719
He's the one claiming chloroquine's a 'proven' and 'effective' treatment against COVID when all the evidence is ANECDOTAL. The FDA is only approving it because they're desperate enough to try anything that has a ghost of a chance of working. If that's not a lie, then what is?
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>>576403
>He's the one claiming chloroquine's a 'proven' and 'effective' treatment against COVID when all the evidence is ANECDOTAL.
Thats not what the WHO has said

>The FDA is only approving it because they're desperate enough to try anything that has a ghost of a chance of working. If that's not a lie, then what is?
You are speculating

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/26/weekly-jobless-claims.html

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis filed unemployment claims in record numbers, with the Labor Department reporting Thursday a surge to 3.28 million.

The number shatters the Great Recession peak of 665,000 in March 2009 and the all-time mark of 695,000 in October 1982. The previous week, which reflected the period before the worst of the coronavirus hit, was just 282,000.

Consensus estimates from economists surveyed by Dow Jones showed an expectation for 1.5 million new claims, though individual forecasts on Wall Street had been anticipating a much higher number. The surge comes amid a crippling slowdown brought on by the coronavirus crisis.

The 4-week moving average, which smooths out weekly distortions, was 1,731,000, an increase of 27,500 from the previous week’s revised average.

Businesses across the country have shut down amid a policy of social distancing aimed at keeping the virus’s growth in check. Individual states have reported websites crashing amid a rush to file.
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>>572763
>Trump destroys another thing Obama did.
Keep in mind Trump is currently, and actively censoring unemployment numbers too.
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>>572683
By the end of this Zimbabwe might look like a good deal. We haven't even finished climbing up this rollercoaster, anon.
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>>572654
A new estimate from economists at the St. Louis Fed project total COVID-19 Crisis employment reductions at 47 million people. That would translate into a 32.1% unemployment rate. To give some perspective that is significantly higher than the peak unemployment during the Great Depression (24.9%) and wildly higher than anything seen during the Great Recession (10%).

There are some very important caveats. The first is that the author of the study calls it a “back-of-the-envelope” projection – again, known unknowns. Toward the end of the report the author notes that different modeling assumptions produce ranges of unemployment from 10.5% and 40.6%. Which is to say, very high normal to higher than anyone has ever imagined, a big range.

More concretely it does not factor in the impact of the crisis response bill that just became law. That should significantly off-set the numbers. The unemployment insurance provisions should also buoy spending power even for people who are out of work. The final point is that that depth of unemployment is expected to be brief, at least in this study. (I’m less sure of that point.)

For all this though these are stunning numbers that put some estimates to the scale of a truly historic public health and economic crisis.
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In times of crisis, the kind of economic data that is ordinarily only of interest to economists and finance pros draws more attention from the rest of us as we look for signs of what is going on, and what is to come. Last week’s jobless claims number, the highest in United States history, was a sobering look at what is in store economically.

This week we’ll get another round of jobless claims numbers, along with looks at manufacturing and service jobs that will help us understand the velocity and depth of the economic crisis we are facing.


The big headline will doubtless come on Thursday when the weekly jobless claims are released and top last week’s already record-breaking figure. Jobless claims will likely increase by about 6.5 percent as 3.5 million people will have filed for unemployment, according to the median analyst estimate in Bloomberg News survey.

Before that, on Wednesday, we’ll see the latest ISM Manufacturing Index, which is a measure of activity in the manufacturing sector. The median forecast is 44 — down from 50.1 a month ago. A reading over 50 indicates expansion while a reading below 50 means contraction. The brief blip into expansionary territory — represented by that 50.1 in February — followed seven months of contraction as the sector entered a recession in the latter half of 2019.

The first nonfarm payroll report since the outbreak of the coronavirus will come on Friday, and analysts expect there to be a loss of 25,000 jobs raising the unemployment rate to 3.7%. We’ll also get a look at the ISM Non-manufacturing Index, a measure of activity in the majority of the economy, which analysts expect to decrease to 42 from 57.3.
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>>573321
doesn't matter m8, none of that "money" exists anyway. everything's going according to the nwo plan

Could medical cannabis actually work? Looks like Health Canada may approve them given the unprecedented times

https://torontosun.com/news/national/in-covid-19-fight-medical-cannabis-retailer-eyes-use-of-cannabinoids-in-clinical-trial
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>>576172
propaganda of nothing causing fear
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We got nothing else right now except jank pharma

This could legit work
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>>576172
Cannabis helps with inflammation, pain and hunger, but I don't think cannabis is in any way a treatment for viral pneumonia.
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>>576238
not if you're smoking it that's for sure
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>>576255
Its like a glue trap, how is a virus's genetic material suppose to attach to your lung's receptors and eventually replicate itself when your lung's receptors are covered in a 1000 mg of sticky icky resin that barely lets air through?


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