Conspiracy theories fly. That’s to be expected when the whole world is told to stay home. Some say 5G is the killer. Though suspicious as interesting, that doesn’t explain everything. The more disturbing part is that the video was censored by Facebook and, reportedly, YouTube. Elsewhere, people are reporting empty hospitals around the world, contrary to reports by big news media. Most disturbing of all was the decision for governors to close schools, which runs against common sense. Consider an article published by AAPS in which a doctor from Cadillac, Michigan explains that keeping schools open would have had the best affect on containment.
Public panic and shutting down the economy by closing the schools that would have slowed viral spread aside, look how the greater damage from overreacting is helping in other ways.
Trump only grows in popularity. Michigan’s governor is in the spotlight and will be a likely pick for a typical establishment Democratic VP candidate come November. If she runs, the voters in Michigan she unemployed may vote against her in the general election. If that happens, she would likely be a one-term governor, facing a double loss like Scott Walker did after he lost in the 2016 presidential primaries.
More importantly, unexpected things are shifting. Businesses are forced to reinvent. While the masses go into panic mode, money is moving toward those who keep calm and level heads.
FISA court orders DOJ to review flawed surveillance applications and provide names of targets // WA Examiner
Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who told Congress about whistleblower complaint that led to impeachment // CNN
DOJ’s FISA report contradicts claims by Dems, media figures that surveillance rules were strictly observed // Fox News
Next failed VP candidate?
Michigan Gov. Whitmer slammed by home state paper for allegedly playing politics in middle of coronavirus crisis // Fox News
Biden confirms he’s considering Whitmer for VP // The Hill
IRS Gives Stimulus Check Distribution Details, Says Payments To Begin Within Three Weeks // Forbes
Washington as Usual
Pelosi responds to claim that impeachment distracted Trump from virus // YouTube @ CNN
Graham: Pelosi comment on Trump is ‘most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history’ // The Hill
State & Local
Why these 8 Republican governors are holding out on statewide stay-at-home orders // CNN
Here are the states restricting travel from within the US // CNN
News Media, Journalism & Free speech
MSNBC treads water during jam-packed news quarter, fails to add viewers // Fox News
Prices, Rates, Oil & Food
U.S. dairy farmers dump milk as pandemic upends food markets // Yahoo News
Feds direct airlines to refund passengers for canceled flights // CNN
Science, Weather & Health
Censored: nCoV caused by 5G – Truth or Lie? // BitChute
Hoax? If not, what?
Citizen reporters go out and do what the media won’t! (empty hospitals) // YouTube @ Didi Vanh
Sobriety from a doctor
Coronavirus COVID-19: Public Health Apocalypse or Panic and Anti-American? // AAPS
Put your own mask on first
3M is selling lifesaving PPE to foreign countries over US: Florida Official // YouTube @ Fox News
US freezes shipments of protective gear overseas // CNN
Coronavirus: US ‘considers cloth face masks for public’ // BBC News
Why People Aren’t Listening to Experts About Face Masks // TIME