HCQ, Fauci is wrong, again, and the insurgency spreads and uses guns: Links 1 for September 24, 2020

1. USA Police rolling in to engage rioters attacked with Molotov cocktails & projectiles

2. Seattle:

3. Ontario Member of the Provincial Legislature, Randy Hillier discusses the Canadian response to Covid

4. Daniel Greenfield on George Soros. (Opening statement is bang on) From March 2, 2020

5. Louisville: “Shots fired, officer down”

6. Interesting clip on Obama and his role in the application of Critical Race Theory

7. Were doctors free to prescribe Hydroxychloroquine, ‘we wouldn’t need the lockdowns’

More on the defaming of HCQ

Curious related Telegraph article:

Revealed: Sir Patrick Vallance has £600,000 shareholding in firm contracted to develop vaccines

Government denies claims of potential conflict of interest, maintaining he is not involved in commercial decisions on coronavirus vaccines.

8. Rand Paul Educates His Eminence Dr. Fauci On Covid-19 And Herd Immunity

(Dr. Andrew Bostom explains that Rand Paul is precisely correct and Fauci is exactly wrong.)

Thank you A. Bostom, Johnny U., PC., Richard, Tao X., Wrath of Khan, Hellequin GB., Malevolent Pixie, Chris Jones, Yucki and all who contribute to the effort to restore Western Civ and individual liberty to the world.

This looks like it could be an interesting twitter feed to follow:

Reader’s Links for September 24, 2020

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

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The insurgency continues and even our own media doesn’t understand what they see: Links 2, September 23, 2020

1. REVEALED: Tibetan-born NYPD cop accused of spying for China and betraying his own people raised suspicions at Tibetan New Year party where he sat next to AOC

The New York City police officer who has been accused of acting as an illegal agent for China, reportedly raised suspicions at a Tibetan New Year party last year that was attended by Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 

Baimadajie Angwang was arrested on Monday at his home in Nassau County, Long Island. 

Angwang, who was born in Tibet, an autonomous region of China, has been suspended from the NYPD’s 111th precinct in Queens. 

The 33-year-old also serves in the US Army Reserve where he holds the rank of staff sergeant. He’s stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey in an Airborne Civil Affairs battalion.

2. The Graph that matters

3. BLM lighting government buildings on fire

4. He has a point

5. Louisville

 

Thank you M., Wrath of Khan, Johnny U., Coram Deo, Xanthippa, and many more.

There is a great deal of content being prepared for tomorrow. Please check back then. Meanwhile:

A reader caught this photo of a man cycling through Vanier with this sign today. If you blow it up you can read it.

If people are starting to cycle around town with signs that have this much thought in them, maybe Canadians are getting fed up with being negated by mass migration.

Communism has always been a project by and for the elites: Links 1, September 23, 2020

1. Below, comment from Hellequin GB.

At the same time People struggle to survive the Political Economy Erasion Pandemic,
our “Politicians”, all around the World, live it up to the max.

Incompetent German Health Minister Tries to Silence Media Who Talk About His Extravagant Lifestyle

Hey guys, today I have to talk about Mr. Jens Spahn, our dear minister for health, again.
He made the news by buying an extremely expensive luxury villa in Berlin at a time when his policies caused many Germans to lose their jobs.
Now, to make things worse, he ordered his lawyers to threaten and intimidate people who talked about the price he and his husband payed for this villa.
Extremely bad optics, for somebody who wants to become the next chancellor of Germany.

2. Do people still do bomb threats? Seems quaint. Mostly people do bombs these days.

3. Federal government commits $1B for cities to buy motels, hotels for rapid-housing program

(It starts to get more clear as to how this pandemic leads to communism)

The federal Liberals plan to spend $1 billion over the next six months so cities and housing providers can buy properties being sold because of the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to keep people from becoming homeless.

The details of the program unveiled Monday fill what was seen as a gap in the Liberals’ decade-long national housing strategy.

The Liberals say the program will create 3,000 new affordable housing units across Canada, and want all the funds committed by the end of March 2021, when the federal fiscal year finishes.

Municipalities, provinces, territories, Indigenous governing bodies and agencies as well as non-profit organizations can tap into the money that for now appears to be a one-time program.

(Wait, how does an emergency measure from a pandemic that started in early 2020 fit into a decade old housing plan? Also the tweet below)

4. BEATLE BLOCKED  ISIS ‘Beatles’ CAN face trial in US after terror suspect’s mum loses High Court challenge

ISIS “Beatle” El Shafee Elsheikh has lost his last ditch bid to dodge trial in the US  – and is facing life in a Supermax prison if convicted.

His mum Maha Elgizouli challenged Home Secretary Priti Patel’s decision to share evidence about her jihadi son with US authorities.

But top High Court judges threw out the case – funded by £23,000 in British taxpayers’ cash through legal aid – ruling her claim was “not properly arguable”.

The ruling means 32-year-old Sudanese-born British citizen Elsheikh and cohort Alexander Kotey, 36, can be dealt with by tough American authorities.

They were part of the bloodthirsty four-man gang dubbed “The Beatles” who revelled in the barbaric video beheadings of Western hostages during Islamic State’s reign of terror.

5. Here is a clip on the cold facts on Kyle Rittenhouse. Note that Youtube has put it in a special state. Presumably because it shows his justification for shooting ANTIFA/BLM terrorists who were attacking him at the time.

6. Trump Bans U.S. From Doing Business With Those Who Promote ‘Harmful’ Far-Left Critical Race Theory

(More proof that our faith and hope in this president is justified)

President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday afternoon that he has banned the U.S. government from doing business with people and companies who promote far-left critical race theory, noting that the ideology is “divisive and harmful.”

“A few weeks ago, I BANNED efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies,” Trump tweeted. “Today, I’ve expanded that ban to people and companies that do business with our Country, the United States Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees. Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!”

7. Open Letter from Medical Doctors and Health Professionals to All Belgian Authorities and All Belgian Media

The following letter has made an impact on public health authorities not only in Belgium but around the world. The text could pertain to any case in which states locked down their citizens rather than allow people freedom and permit medical professionals to bear the primary job of disease mitigation. 

So far it has been signed by 394 medical doctors, 1,340 medically trained health professionals, and 8,897 citizens.

* * * * *

We, Belgian doctors and health professionals, wish to express our serious concern about the evolution of the situation in the recent months surrounding the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We call on politicians to be independently and critically informed in the decision-making process and in the compulsory implementation of corona-measures. We ask for an open debate, where all experts are represented without any form of censorship. After the initial panic surrounding covid-19, the objective facts now show a completely different picture – there is no medical justification for any emergency policy anymore.

The current crisis management has become totally disproportionate and causes more damage than it does any good.

8. It CAN Be Done: Tunisia Stops and Turns Backs Hundreds of Boat Migrants at Sea

(AFP) — Tunisia said Monday that naval patrols had intercepted 19 boats carrying a total of 246 people seeking to cross from the North African nation to Europe overnight Saturday to Sunday alone. The vast majority of those stopped were Tunisians, the interior ministry said, with just 29 people coming from other countries. Thousands regularly risk the dangerous crossing from North Africa’s coasts to reach Europe.

For Tunisia, a small Mediterranean country with a population of around 11 million, the number of people attempting the crossing dropped sharply from a peak in 2011. But it began rising again in 2017, driven in part by the struggling economy and deep inequalities in the country, almost a decade after a revolution that many hoped would bring change.

9. Twitter threat on President Trump’s ban on Critical Race Theory. The most dangerous Marxist dialectic nonsense currently destroying the US and all its institutions.

10. Tucker Carlson on the left’s reaction to the death of RBG

11. More suppression of reportage of the facts of Victorian cruching of freedoms.

12. I would like to add my 2 cents reviewing a book NONE of us have read.

I think Rowling is screwing with us all. The killer wore a disguise to commit his crimes. This does not make him a transvestite as there is no indication he liked women’s clothing on a personal basis. He just thought that would make him harder to catch. And by doing so, she is mucking out all the psychos who want her cancelled for daring to tread the waters trans in a non-positive way.

Thank you Maplewood, M., CJ.,  Johnny U., ML., DH., Richard, Wrath of Khan, Hellequin GB., CrossWare, Coram Deo, and all who read, write, and think on these monumental subjects. If we lose this thing, it will be because of among other things, a failure of our imagination to understand how horrible and how large this thing actually is.

 

Reader’s Links for September 23, 2020

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

Florida takes a rational approach to communist insurgents and rioters of all kinds

President Trump crushes it at the UN: Links 2, September 22, 2020

1. President Trump calls it on China and spreading the Wuhan Flu, and its environmental record.

2. CDC guidelines urge families to avoid trick-or-treating this Halloween

(The CDC could save itself a lot of time, effort and ink if it just said all Western traditions can kill you or someone you love so abandon them now.)

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its guidance for celebrating Halloween amid the pandemic. 

The CDC says many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses, including COVID-19.

New guidelines posted to the CDC website on Monday now recommend families avoid participating in traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating, which the health agency has labeled a “high risk” activity.

Other high-risk activities include: 

  • Having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in large parking lots
  • Attending crowded costume parties held indoors
  • Going to an indoor haunted house where people may be crowded together and screaming
  • Going on hayrides or tractor rides with people who are not in your household
  • Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors
  • Traveling to a rural fall festival that is not in your community if you live in an area with community spread of COVID-19

The CDC suggests these low risk activities as a safer alternative to celebrating Halloween:

(So the one day a year it is traditional to wear a mask, they don’t work. I know I know its a different mask but you could easily wear whatever they say works underneath a halloween one. But hey its just 2 weeks to flatten the curve, right?)

3. In the UK, visiting other households WILL NOT BE PERMITTED

(I bet the British feel pretty foolish for having given up their guns)

4. Subtitled speech to the UN general assembly by Brazilian leader, Jair Bolsonaro

5. UN warns its better to have some vaccinated in all countries and not all in some countries. An ominous warning from a communist. I wonder who he feels should get it and who not. Also interesting that China did not sign on to this program.

Thank you M., ML., Wrath of Khan, Yucki, Wrath of Khan, EB., ET., Maplewood, Sassy, and all of you who read, comment and even consider that the materials at this site may be worthy of consideration.

Woman accused of mailing ricin to Trump identified as Pascale Ferrier

[…] Poirier said there is a link between the residence and the suspect, but couldn’t confirm she lived there.

“The RCMP is assisting the FBI in this investigation,” Poirier told reporters, according to CBC. “We believe a total of six letters were sent — one to the White House and five to Texas.”

Poirier could not say where in Texas the envelopes were sent, but Sheriff Eddie Guerra of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office in Edinburg, Texas, has confirmed that ricin was mailed to him and three of his detention staff.

Contents of an email From George I on the new Covid lock down rules for Great Britain.

(UK Armed Forces are now to police the “domestic“ internal threat, of the non-compliant citizen, not the actual external — well-established, ISIS terrorist-conduit constituting — threat, on the nation’s frontier.)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8759693/Boris-Johnson-announces-new-measures-tackle-spread-coronavirus.html

While Italy’s non-conservative Interior Minister actually uses troops for their proper purpose, border-protection from violent illegal entry (a laughable contrast with Britain’s incumbent Home Secretary):

With over four years to iron out the logistics of illegal English Channel crossings — by fortune-making people smugglers, quite obviously known in bulk, to both British and French authorities, as Facebook is routinely used to coordinate rally-points for maritime passage— migrant boat people landings are now so numerous, in 2020, across the UK’s southern coast, daily, that even Covid-emptied hotels are insufficient to house them all. (article from 2016)

Instead, army bases emptied by decades of defence underfunding are being pressed into service (no, their gates shan’t be locked). In the below army barracks’ case, it was first founded, in Napoleonic times, to resist rather than facilitate invasions from the Continent.

New makeshift migrant camp in Kent sees its first arrivals

The backbone of daily live coverage, of the influx of illegal aliens, is chiefly provided by citizen YouTube journalists, frequently subject to arrest for “trespass” and police harassment; whose own exposés would get zero traffic, were it not for the almost unique heroism of Nigel Farage in bringing the ongoing scandal to national attention. (today alone)

And in a Britain now denied Freedom of Assembly, for more than six (with illegals clearly exempt), having state imposed curfews, and whose citizens now face £10,000 fines merely leaving their own homes — on the basis of Covid tests whose established statistical inaccuracy, ranges from 30-90%, or even merely being recorded as in close proximity to someone exhibit “symptoms” — the country’s press continues to ignore the grave warnings of its senior commentator Peter Hitchens:

Namely, that the statistically-unfounded Covid hysteria (see below), within which the nation’s media is being drenched by government: finds its core impetus in precisely 8 days time.

The Real Science of Covid

When, on September 30th — with the Westminster Parliament having been entirely written-out of consultation or decision-making — the provisions of the Coronavirus Act (2020), under which an executive Statutory Instrument-driven, rule-by-decree/regulation/& fines reality, has genuinely replaced legislative government in Britain — the provisions of this Act, itself hinging on a 1984 law to deal with nationwide radiological attack(!) — this fundamental piece of democracy-gutting law, comes up for expiry, and requires a House of Commons vote, that day, in order to be renewed.

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/973/made?view=plain

With the above, a mere single example, of the sort of chilling five-to-midnight Statutory Instruments (SI) routinely being made law by government, several times each week now, thanks to the Coronavirus Act — SI’s are comparable to Executive Orders, in the US; a constitutional checks-and-balances based republic, however, instead of a supposedly sovereign parliamentary democracy — these facts, when combined with how the country’s pro-statist “Opposition,” have declared their intent to continue voting to award sweeping powers to government, without question…

Starmer Will Agree to any Further Restrictions Whatever they Are

…means that, there is genuinely just over a week left, to preserve the survival of recognisable freedom, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, from its ongoing and open-ended extinction.

Sincere thanks,

G.

More unsubtle attacks on Western culture: Links 1, September 22, 2020

1. And here I was, thinking Covid was really part of a Marxist attack on Western culture, “Aufhaben der Kultur”.

2. Boris Johnson announces massive new lockdown measures. Which makes sense cause in England, you know, they speak English and all.

3. C’mon man!

4. Speaking of negating the culture, having a dog is racist. Cause racist isn’t Marxist code for destroying an attribute of Western culture at all is it.

5. Please watch Andrew Bolt on Sky news Oz as he exposes ABC, the Australian equivalent of CBC or BBC as the lapdogs of a dictator, and makes a solid case for it. ABC ran a scathing piece on Bolt’s criticism of Dan as a dictator, but hasn’t talked about Victoria’s measures that allow indefinite detainment of a person on the suspicion of having a disease. An unprecedented power for a non-communist government.

6. NYC police officer, an Army reservist, charged with spying on Tibetan immigrants for China

Baimadajie Angwang, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Tibet, worked since 2018 as an agent for the People’s Republic of China in its effort to suppress the movement, according to a criminal complaint filed in Brooklyn federal court. It says he secretly worked for unnamed handlers from the Chinese consulate in New York.

There was no allegation that Angwang compromised national security or New York Police Department operations. Still, he was considered “the definition of an insider threat,” William Sweeney, head of the FBI’s New York office, said in a statement.

7. An undervalued report on another “autonomous zone”

8. Hard core Aufhaben. German newspaper claims there never was such a people as Germans.

9. Melbourne Victoria Australia: Footage has captured a dramatic stand-off between police and two elderly women, with one officer appearing to snatch a mobile phone.

Dramatic footage has captured a bizarre stand-off between five police officers and two elderly women sitting on a Melbourne park bench.

The video posted to YouTube on Sunday showed the officers surrounding the two women as one of them said firmly: “No, I’m not standing up”.

“On what grounds am I under arrest? This is unlawful,” the woman said.

She then went on to raise her voice, again questioning why she was under arrest.

A female officer replied: “For failing to provide your name and address”.

The other woman had been recording the encounter, until a male officer walked behind her and appeared to snatch the device from her hand.

“Excuse me, you have no right to seize my property,” she yelled.

10. 2 Aides For Ilhan Omar Challenger Lacy Johnson Shot, 1 Killed

Two campaign aides for Lacy Johnson, a Republican seeking to unseat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), were shot in Minneapolis in broad daylight this week, including a 17-year-old boy.

The teenager was rushed to the hospital, where he died a short time later from his wounds, a Minneapolis police spokesman said.

Officials haven’t officially identified the deceased but his family and school named him as Andre Conley.

“My nephew Andre did not deserve this,” Conley’s aunt, Fatemah Green, said at a vigil for the boy on Wednesday night, KARE 11 reported. – READ MORE

(This explains a lot of headlines out of Somalia)

Thank you Hellequin GB., Johnny U., Wrath of Khan, EB., GC., EW., Jan Sjunnessen, Richard, ET., Yucki, and everyone who has the witt and courage to take a critical look at what we are being shown and told.

Reader’s Links for September 22, 2020

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

Looking for link, Covid deaths in Scotland exaggerated by over 5 times

Just listening to Dennis Prager. He is quoting a new press release from Scotland that says they reported people who had been cured or recovered of Covid, discharged, then back in hospital for unrelated problem and died, and recording that as a Covid death. The new numbers, from memory, are that out of over 250 reported Covid deaths, only 43 of them where actual covid.

If anyone can find a link to this, please post in comments. Google only gives hysteria, fear and increased measures alerts.

 

Thank you Coram Deo, DM and EB!

Here is the whole Dennis Prager show

Steep drop in hospital cases of Covid-19 in Scotland as definition changed

Scotland is now reporting hospitalizations due to Covid-19 in line with England.

The number of patients in hospitals battling Covid-19 has seen a steep drop due to a change in definition on how the Scottish Government reports the figure.

Following around two weeks of reviewing the figure, Nicola Sturgeon said the decision had been made to bring Scotland in line with England as to how they count the number of people in hospital with the virus.

The previous definition, which would have seen 262 people recorded as being in hospital with coronavirus, covered anyone who had ever tested positive for the virus while in hospital and who was still being treated, potentially after recovering from Covid-19, for any condition.

The new definition, also in place in England, is for patients to be considered Covid-19 patients if they received a positive test in the two weeks prior to admission or on the day of admission.

They will also no longer be considered Covid-19 patients if they are in hospital for longer than 28 days or 28 days after their first positive test, whichever is later.

This meant a steep drop in the total number of patients in hospital considered to be Covid-19 patients to 48.

Also, from DM

Check on a site called Lockdown Sceptics. https://lockdownsceptics.org/ it is a site from across the pond. Can not remember the date but the bit about Scotland was something that was posted. You will find a bunch of good stuff about Wuhan with plenty of links to back up the articles. Also covers Australia and the mess in Victoria.

More specifically:

Scotland Changes Its Covid Count — Down
Dennis Prager – September 21, 2020
https://dennisprager.com/scotland-changes-its-covid-count-down/

DP – Scottish Government @ 2:42:36…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay77Sn6RWnc

 

CDC says its guidance that coronavirus spreads through the air was posted ‘IN ERROR’: Links 2, September 21 2020

1. Joe Biden is not always wrong

2. More Rosa on Agenda 21

3. Department Of Justice Identifies New York City, Portland And Seattle As Jurisdictions Permitting Violence And Destruction Of Property

Identification is Response to Presidential Memorandum Reviewing Federal Funding to State and Local Governments that are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities

The U.S. Department of Justice today identified the following three jurisdictions that have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities: New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington. The Department of Justice is continuing to work to identify jurisdictions that meet the criteria set out in the President’s Memorandum and will periodically update the list of selected jurisdictions as required therein.

The list was published on DOJ’s website today in response to President Trump’s memorandum of September 2, 2020, entitled “Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.” 

4. Victoria Oz ramps up its Soviet game

5. Sassy left some comments about the woman that sent the poison letter to President Trump but the sources, CBC for one, had changed their stories to omit details without bothering to explain that they did that. What we can call, “A full Winston Smith”. However this source does say she had a gun on her when she was arrested. Sassy also points out that the postal code the woman used as a return address is notorious for hard core muslims in Quebec and famous for hate preachers etc. Hard to believe she would use a proper return address though but there you have it.

Trump Ricin Poisoning Suspect Arrested At Canadian Border

On Saturday, we learned that someone had sent a letter containing the deadly poison ricin to the White House, addressed to President Trump. While the toxic envelope never made it anywhere near Trump, it still sent law enforcement scurrying to find the culprit who was suspected of having sent it from Canada. At the time, I speculated that we would find out who cooked up this attempted assassination, even if it took a few days or weeks. It turns out that the trail wasn’t all that hard to follow, however. By last night, authorities had arrested a suspect who was allegedly trying to make her way into the United States from Canada at a border crossing near Buffalo, New York. And yes… the suspect is a woman. (NBC News) […]

Authorities aren’t releasing much information about the suspect yet beyond her gender and the location where she was taken into custody. CBS News offered up a few more details this morning, including the fact that she was carrying a gun when she was taken into custody. Also, she allegedly also sent similar poison letters to an unspecified number of federal prisons, but the intended recipients were not disclosed. If she’s made any statements at this point they aren’t being offered to the media.

6. Hillary Clinton on appointing a SCJ

7. Dr. Oz: “Getting a flu shot increases your chances of contracting Covid 19” then, cutoff

8. This is an important article and explains why the Democrats do not appear to be even trying to win. It is because they no longer view elections as they way to achieve power. It is about unrestricted warfare of every kind and every manner. Endless impeachments, armed gangs of trained thugs, interfering with proceedure. The Democrats are now a communist insurgency group, and if not all communist, (the DSA most certainly are) they are all insurgents.

This may even explain why in 2016 Clinton ran such a weak campaign.

9. More on the woman who sent a poison letter to President Trump

10. CDC says its guidance that coronavirus spreads through the air was posted ‘IN ERROR’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it mistakenly published guidance suggesting that the novel coronavirus spreads through the air.  

‘A draft version of proposed changes to these recommendations was posted in error to the agency’s official website,’ the agency in a statement.

‘CDC is currently updating its recommendations regarding airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Once this process has been completed, the update language will be posted.’  

If the virus does spread in fine particles, six feet of distance from an infected person would not necessarily be enough to protect you from catching the virus – but whether or not this is a significant mode of transmission is still hotly debated. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it contacted the CDC earlier on Monday about the update to its guidance.

During a news conference, Dr Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies program, said the WHO had not seen ‘new evidence’ regarding airborne transmission and that it reached out to CDC to ‘better understand’ why the guidelines had changed.

It comes days after the CDC changed its controversial recommendations that people exposed to COVID-19 who are asymptomatic forego testing.

Thank you ML., M., Richard, Wrath of Khan, EB., Johnny U., ET., Sassy and all who sent in materials today.