Category: Web Briefing

NYT: How the Virus Got Out of Wuhan

From The New York Times: The most extensive travel restrictions to stop an outbreak in human history haven’t been enough. We analyzed the movements of hundreds of millions of people to show why.  

8% Mortality Rate in Italy

From The Telegraph in the U.K.: Of the 47,000 people confirmed coronavirus patients in Italy, 4,032 so far have died – with a record increase of 627 in the last 24 hours. By contrast China...

Secretary Pompeo goes with Wuhan Virus

Disinformation is not only coming from random actors around the world – but also from the Chinese Communist Party, Russia, and the Iranian regime. We must not permit these efforts to undermine our democracy,...

Hamid: China Trolls the World to Avoid Blame

From MSN via The Atlantic: Some American commentators and Democratic politicians are aghast at Donald Trump and Republicans for referring to the pandemic as the “Wuhan virus” and repeatedly pointing to China as the source of...

AOC: Senator Burr Should be Removed as Intel Chair

From The Federalist: Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr is being criticized by liberals and conservatives due to the news he sold up to $1.6 million in stock after receiving private briefings about the coronavirus but...

Trump goes with Chinese Virus

Close up of President @realDonaldTrump notes is seen where he crossed out "Corona" and replaced it with "Chinese" Virus as he speaks with his coronavirus task force today at the White House. #trump #trumpnotes...

Axios via Bloomberg: Sanders Suspends His Campaign

Axios: Sen. Bernie Sanders is suspending his presidential campaign after Joe Biden swept all three primary states on Tuesday, further extending his delegate lead, according to a source familiar. The big picture: It’s an end to the...

Sanders virtual events draw 5.3M views

From The Hill, call it forced-pandemic-campaigning-innovations: Digital events conducted by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the past three days drew a total of 5.3 million views, his presidential campaign said Tuesday. Sanders and his opponent former Vice...

China Bans Journalists from NYT, WaPo and WSJ

Axios: The Chinese government announced Tuesday that it will revoke press credentials for American journalists who work for the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal and whose credentials were set to expire in...

France says ibuprofen may aggravate coronavirus

From CNN: (CNN)France’s health ministry has suggested that popular anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen could worsen the effects of the coronavirus, raising questions over which over-the-counter drugs people should be taking to treat the symptoms...

HHS Cyber Attack Failed

From Vox: The US Health and Human Services Department was the victim of a cyberattack yesterday, the agency confirmed to Recode. Bloomberg, which was first to report the attack on Monday morning, initially described it as...

EU Considers 30 Day Travel Ban

From the Washington Examiner: European Union leaders want to ban most travel to the continent for 30 days in an effort to counter the coronavirus pandemic that is rocking healthcare systems around the world. “We think nonessential travel should be...

The Wuhan Virus Will End Trump’s Presidency

From The Atlantic: Earlier this week, Anthony Fauci, the widely respected director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases whose reputation for honesty and integrity has been only enhanced during this crisis,...