(There is a bit of confirmation bias on my part here. I do not know this source at all. But the deck is so stacked against Chloroquine use that it feels like we need to shine a light in every corner to get any balance, or much more importantly, truth in this matter.)
Rabat, March 24, 2020 -Morocco has authorised hospitals to use antimalarial drugs in treating the new coronavirus, according to a document seen by AFP, as scientists urge caution over encouraging results from small trials.
The Moroccan health ministry on Monday gave hospitals and regional health directors the green light to start using hydroxychloroquine and related compound chloroquine “in the care of confirmed COVID-19 cases”.
In a message seen by AFP, it said that “efforts have been made to ensure the availability of these medicines”, urging caution in how the stocks are managed.
Rabat last week ordered the Moroccan branch of French drug maker Sanofi to hand over its entire stock of Nivaquine and Plaquenil, both of which contain chloroquine.
Foreign investment in Canada may endanger national security, according to a 34-page report tabled in Parliament Wednesday by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
In the 2019 annual public report, CSIS said “a number of state-owned enterprises and private firms” with close ties to foreign governments may be a problem, but didn’t name the enterprises or countries.
“While the vast majority of the foreign investment in Canada is carried out in an open and transparent manner, a number of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and private firms with close ties to their government and or intelligence services can pursue corporate acquisition bids in Canada or other economic activities,” says the CSIS report.
“Corporate acquisitions by these entities pose potential risks related to vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, control over strategic sectors, espionage and foreign influenced activities, and illegal transfer of technology and expertise. CSIS expects that national security concerns related to foreign investments or other economic activities in Canada will continue.”
The report went on to say, “CSIS expects that national security concerns related to foreign investments or other economic activities in Canada will continue.”
(This seems like the right time to revisit this 2010 story of Canada’s most known counter-espionage service, CSIS, which tried to warn Canadians directly in 2010 about the extent of Chinese influence in our government right to the level of MPs. I think we know who some of them are now, don’t we?)
At least two provincial cabinet ministers and a number of other government officials and employees are under the control of foreign countries as part of espionage schemes, Canada’s top security official said Tuesday.
In an exclusive interview on CBC’s The National, CSIS director Richard Fadden said foreign powers are infiltrating Canadian political circles and influencing public servants, fuelling a growing concern about economic espionage in Canada.
Economic espionage, the trading, sharing or theft of federal secrets, can be considered a crime. He would not name the provinces the cabinet ministers are from.
4. If you can prick yourself to stay awake through this banker’s answers, it almost sounds like he is saying that the reserve rate, that amount of YOUR money banks have to keep on hand in case you want it, is totally fake.
If you have insomnia, my Q&A with the CMHC President about bank buffers & covered bonds is a proven cure.
If you want taxpayers to stop subsidizing the financial risks of the Big Banks, you might find the exchange exhilarating. pic.twitter.com/tsSiDCHcS8
— pierrepoilievre (@PierrePoilievre) May 24, 2020
5. May 6th enjoyed a No-mask Fauci
His voice seems familiar somehow…
6. Montreal cops emulate their Western authoritarian brethren with a $1500.00 fine using a measuring tape to check distance. None of the cops have masks. All of them are close together. Its a safe bet they do not all live together with their ponies.
Can you believe it. Cops at Mt Royal Park in Montreal today. Fine a guy $1500 for sitting too close to his buddy. Demanded ID. I hope Quebecors are enjoying their Police State. They must know transfer payments will soon be cut off. #RevenueStream pic.twitter.com/huFkbpbsAE
— Flat Lander (@Plaqster) May 25, 2020
CHINA may have used the deadly coronavirus pandemic to “even the playing field” on the world stage, an expert has claimed, as the communist nation’s initial response to the crisis is scrutinised.
Asia political expert and author Gordon Chang claimed China‘s President Xi Jinping‘s actions suggest he intended to spread coronavirus around the world – something the communist nation has always denied. During an interview with Express.co.uk, Mr Chang said he believed China had behaved maliciously and he claims there was evidence to suggest they had taken steps to attack all nations of the world. He also insisted the origin of the virus was not as important as scrutinising China for how they behaved at the beginning of the pandemic.
The British government will make plans to reduce the United Kingdom’s reliance on imports from foreign countries like China after a study revealed that the UK is reliant on the communist country for the supply of 71 “critical goods” including pharmaceuticals, personal protective equipment (PPE), and electronics.
Headed by Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Dominic Raab, codename “Project Defend” will examine the resilience of the UK’s economy and supply chain vulnerabilities of “essential supplies” strategic for national security.
(Like ANYONE did not know that is what this was about. The special rule to allow it during the lockdown, which made no sense because you cannot gather for prayer, was clearly to normalize it)
Mosques across Great Britain could begin daily broadcasts of the Islamic call to prayer through loudspeakers after they were given special dispensation to play the adhan in the holy month of Ramadan.
Some 25 mosques in London and dozens more throughout the country began to use public address systems to connect with Muslims last month as they were unable to attend religious services during the coronavirus crisis.
The scheme was started by the London council of Kensington and Chelsea, which gave permission to the Al-Manaar mosque — the largest mosque in the borough — to begin broadcasting the Islamic message every night during Ramadan, an act that was previously illegal under noise pollution laws.
The move was picked up by the Waltham Forest Council in north-east London, which allowed nine mosques to play the call to prayer through loudspeakers every night and twice on Fridays to mark the Jumu’ah — the Friday prayer celebrated by Muslims) — according to the Mail on Sunday.
10. The border not talked about enough: The Chinese Indian border dispute
Thank you M., Wrath of Khan, Xanthippa, Richard, Pam Purnell, ET., Sassy and all who made the effort to help clarify important events to us all here at VTB.