From almost the very beginning of the COVID-19/coronavirus crisis in January and early February, it’s often been asked whether it might be the “Chinese Chernobyl.” Could the crisis expose the weakness of the mix of oppression, information control, and social disgust that underpin the Chinese Communist regime and trigger its collapse? Others have suggested that it might instead be “president Xi Jinping’s Tiananmen,” meaning he will use all the tools at his disposal to tighten down and prevent, well . . . a Chinese Chernobyl.
It is too soon to know what may happen. But it’s not too soon for attempts to whitewash the timeline and Chinese-government actions in the earliest moments of the crisis. Indeed, even now, the level of public anxiety about both the virus and what the Chinese government is doing and saying about it remain high.
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says travel restrictions are being imposed nationwide to try to stop the spread of the spread of coronavirus.
Conte said Monday night that a new government decree will require all people in Italy to demonstrate a need to work, health conditions or other limited reasons to travel outside the areas where they live.
Trump admitted at the White House that he was taking his own precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. “I haven’t touched my face in weeks,” he said. “In weeks. I miss it.”
Coronavirus task force leader Dr. Deborah Birx encouraged everyone to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap or using hand sanitizers.
The president met with airline executives at the White House to discuss the precautions they were taking to prevent the spread of the virus and keep customers and crew members safe.
“I think where these people are flying, it’s safe to fly,” Trump said.
I will be having a News Conference at the White House, on this subject, today at 6:00 P.M. CDC representatives, and others, will be there. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2020
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he’ll discuss the coronavirus threat at a White House news conference Wednesday, a day after he sought to minimize fears of the virus spreading widely across the U.S.
Trump tweeted that representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and others, would join him at the late-afternoon appearance.
CLINTON, SC (FOX Carolina) – A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to cover funeral expenses for a 7-year-old Clinton girl who passed away unexpectedly while having her tonsils removed.
Paisley Elizabeth Grace Cogsdill passed away on Feb. 21 at Self Regional Hospital in Greenwood. Paisley’s parents said she went into surgery, and one minute later, her heart stopped.
“You don’t understand why these things happen but we know it was God’s plan and that’s the only thing that can get us through, cause we know it was God,” Paisley’s grandmother, Mary Beth Truelock, said.
Police in China’s Henan province posted a video on social media showing a simulation of how they will deal with drivers who ignore virus checkpoints.