Archive | May 27th, 2020

Yemen: Zionist puppet Arab League Welcomes Ceasefire

By: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr

Yemeni civilians attend a demonstration in the capital city, Sanaa.

On Wednesday, the Saudi Zio-Wahhabi led coalition announced its forces would begin a two-week cease-fire starting on Thursday in response to UN calls for halting hostilities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Arab League (AL) Secretary General Zionist puppet Ahmed Aboul-Gheit welcomed on Thursday the Saudi Zio-Wahhabi led coalition’s two-week cease-fire in Yemen.

He urged the Houthi rebels in Yemen to respond to the Saudi initiative that constitutes “a rare opportunity for stopping the bloodshed in the war-torn country.”

He stressed “the Yemeni people is the first winner of that important initiative that mirrored feeling of responsibility and realization to the dangers that face all sides now.”

“Facing the coronavirus pandemic necessitates collaboration and solidarity,” he added.

Extending his thanks to the kingdom for the move, the Arab League chairman reiterated the war has exhausted Yemenis who aspire serious peace process.

On Wednesday, the Saudi Zio-Wahhabi led coalition announced its forces would begin a two-week cease-fire starting on Thursday in response to UN calls for halting hostilities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The five-year-old Saudi Zio-Wahhabi war in Yemen has killed more than 100,000 people and has pushed millions to the verge of famine and forced thousands to seek shelter in displacement camps.

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Yemen: Piracy by Saudi Zio-Wahhabi regime and its allies

By: Sammi Ibrahe,Sr

An oil tanker held off the coast of Yemen. April, 2020.

The U.S. and its allies confiscated 17 ships loaded with food and fuel heading for Yemen.

The U.S. and Saudi Zio-Wahhabi regime confiscated 17 ships loaded with food and fuel heading for Yemen, even though the vessels had the necessary permits to arrive in that country.

Although 14 ships carrying oil and three vessels carrying food had permits issued by the United Nations to enter Yemen, the Saudi Zio-Wahhabi coalition’s marine forces prevented them from doing so.

“We are facing a new case of piracy by Saudi Arabia and its allies,” Yemeni television station Al Masirah reported from the Al-Hudayda port.

The oil tankers were carrying 320,000 tons of fuel to this war-torn Middle Eastern country, which reported its first COVID-19 case on Friday.

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5 years of horror.

5 years of bloodshed.

5 years of the siege

5 years of darkness.

5 years of sadness.

5 years of fear of the unknown.

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According to the Yemeni Oil Company, Saudi Zio-Wahhabi regime still holds 12 oil tankers in the Al-Hudayda port.

The continued confiscation of oil in Yemeni waters will severely affect millions of civilians, especially at a time when the coronavirus is just being introduced into the country.

If COVID-19 spreads in Yemen, its effects will be catastrophic. The country is experiencing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in tghe last five years, due to a endless war.​​​​​​​

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Yemen: COVID-19 Will Spread Easily

By: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr

A Yemeni walks through a ruined community.  Sana'a, Yemen, May 5, 2020.

This Southwest Asian country is facing the COVID-19 pandemic and the strike of Saudi Arabia.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday warned that the COVID-19 pandemic could spread in Yemen and infect most of its citizens because of their low levels of immunity.

“The precarious situation in Yemen reduces its ability to overcome epidemics such as the new coronavirus,” the WHO explained.

In this Southwest Asian territory, which is the Arab world’s poorest country, people live in survival conditions, mainly because of the war that has been shaking the nation since 2015.

Yemen suffers two tragedies: the outbreak of COVID-19 and the strike of Saudi Zio-Wahhabi and its allies. The economy and the health system are in ruins, local media reported..

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To date, there are 7 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in the south of #Yemen, including 2 deaths, as declared by national authorities. No other cases have been reported to @WHO, although we anticipate the virus is actively circulating throughout the country https://bit.ly/2y9NitP 

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On Tuesday, Health Minister Taha al-Mutavakel confirmed the first COVID-19 case in his country, which now has over 20 patients.

About 80 percent of the Yemeni population depends on aid provided by international institutions for its survival.

With the help of the United Nations, more than 300 rapid response teams have been deployed in the country to support the fight against COVID-19. They check reports and provide essential supplies for the treatment of the disease..

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US bleats for Islamic State group, Al-Qaeda and people smugglers in Libya

Africom and Turkish-sponsored terrorism in Libya
By Nureddin Sabir
Editor, Redress Information & Analysis

The United States is bleating — and bleating loudly — about the possibility that Russia might have sent warplanes to help the Libyan National Army (LNA) in its campaign to liberate the 15 per cent or so of Libya that is still under the control of the unelected Muslim Brotherhood / Al-Qaeda-backed “Government of National Accord” (GNA).

statement posted on the website of the US Africa Command (Africom), the force dedicated to intervening in African countries, quoted the Africom commander, General Stephen Townsend, as saying:

Russia is clearly trying to tip the scales in its favor in Libya. Just like I saw them doing in Syria, they are expanding their military footprint in Africa using government-supported mercenary groups like Wagner [a private military contractor said to be close to the Kremlin]… We watched as Russia flew fourth generation jet fighters to Libya…

Turning a blind eye to Turkish support for terrorists

Townsend somehow forgot to mention that in Syria Russia tipped the scales against Islamic State group, Al-Qaeda affiliates, and numerous other Islamist terrorist groups. That is a statement of fact, not an expression of support for Russian policy in general, for Russian President Vladimir Putin or for the Syrian regime.

Townsend also conveniently omitted to mention the massive Turkish military intervention on behalf of the unelected GNA, which can be accurately described as an umbrella for Islamist terrorist and organised crime groups, notably people smugglers and oil smugglers. Turkish drones and a warship participated directly in the assault on Al-Watiya air base, west of Tripoli, earlier this month. Turkey has also deployed surface-to-air missiles and electronic jamming equipment on behalf of the GNA.

The US says it is committed to fighting Islamist terrorism in the Middle East and Africa, and it has on occasion targeted Islamic State (IS) group and Al-Qaeda (AQ) terrorists in Libya. Yet the fact that Turkey has brought into Libya at least 10,100 Syrian mercenaries, including IS and AQ cutthroats, some of whom have been captured by the LNA (see here and here and here), seems to have escaped Townsend’s mind.

According to a US air force commander, Gen. Jeff Harrigian — quoted by the Africom website — “If Russia seizes basing on Libya’s coast, the next logical step is they deploy permanent long-range anti-access area denial (A2AD) capabilities… If that day comes, it will create very real security concerns on Europe’s southern flank.”

Implied support for terrorists and crime syndicates

Bizarrely, Harrigian, Townsend and others in Africom don’t seem to think that the IS and AQ terrorists brought to Libya by Turkey, or people smugglers such as crime boss Muhammad Kashlaf, an ally of the GNA, pose a threat to Europe.

As we write, it is being reported that Turkey is working on turning Al-Watiya into a full-blown Turkish air base. It is also being reported that two Qatari air force C-17A Globemaster III heavy transport planes, usually based at Al-Udaid, home to the largest US air force base in the Middle East, had left Istanbul Grand Airport and flew over the Bosphorus to an unknown destination in the Sahel, possibly Libya.

So, for the Africom commanders and US policymakers, it would seem that what is good for the goose is definitely not good for the gander. And it would seem that the possibility of Russian forces sent to Libya to fight some of the world’s vilest terrorists and crime syndicates poses a greater threat to Europe than these terrorists and criminals.

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Joe Biden’s US national values: Reality or propaganda?

Joe Biden - slave of Israel
By Lawrence Davidson

American values

Joe Biden, presumptive Democratic Party presidential candidate, thinks he knows what American values are. Here are some of them: “inclusivity, tolerance, diversity, respect for the rule of law”. Biden defines these as among the “democratic values that define us”.

Actually, what Biden is describing are practices that allegedly reflect American values. And, indeed, these are the sort of practices/values that most US citizens agree are important. Most, but not all – not the 30 to 35 per cent of Americans who constitute President Donald Trump’s infamous base. These citizens are typically intolerant and are uncomfortable with diversity. Their notion of inclusiveness does not go much beyond their own perceived community or group. And their respect for the rule of law is conditional at best. Thus, they appear energised by Trump’s rhetoric, which has overtones of classic fascism. But let’s leave this minority aside for the moment and just concentrate on Biden’s classic value claims for democratic America. 

I don’t think that there is much doubt that Biden believes the practices he talks of are reflective of real values and that these somehow shape national character. That is, he does not see them as just ideals. After all, it is only in assuming the faithful practice of inclusivity, tolerance, diversity, and the respect for the rule of law that he can justify his claim that “We are by far the greatest, powerful, decent nation in the world.” Historically, such assertions and assumptions are not unusual. Free Roman citizens and their leaders assumed that Roman practices/values (both the republican and imperial versions) underpinned civilisation in their era. The same can be said for those who believed in the glory of the British Empire. Most citizens of the United States will assume and assert similar practice/value claims – just like Joe Biden does. 

As much as the assertion of national practice/value claims is historically standard operating procedure, there is something misleading about this tradition. Just how meaningfully do these professed values influence practice and policy? Do they serve as real guides to a national code of conduct, or are they propaganda?

Special circumstances values

It turns out that for the United States, practices/values like those claimed by Biden form guides to policy only under special circumstances. When it comes to domestic affairs, the values underlying inclusivity, tolerance, diversity and respect for the rule of law have helped shape policy only when the nation’s white majority (presently a shrinking demographic of about 61 per cent) is forced to implement change. That is, when the normative white leadership is put under sufficient pressure from those whose supposed otherness has not been well tolerated due to racism and other culture biases. This was the case in the 1960s, when politically organised African Americans and their allies put together a successful civil rights movement. Success here means that laws were changed to enforce greater legal equality. A bit later a similar process promoted greater acceptance of the rights of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community. 

Subsequently, these changes sparked a right wing reaction that gave us a number of reactionary legislators and presidents, culminating in the present administration of the neo-fascist Donald Trump. When Joe Biden claims that “Trump has waged an unrelenting assault on our values” he is taking a stand against a movement to return to pre-1960s social norms. Biden is asserting that the significant minority, led by Trump in a culture war against “inclusivity, tolerance, diversity”, is an anachronism and no longer represents the nation. Yet up until the civil rights movement, that minority was arguably the majority. It held a monopoly on both the government’s domestic policy and what passed for American national values. Biden’s assertion that they are obsolete is, unfortunately, premature. 

Foreign policy

It should be noted that Biden makes his practice/value claims for national conduct “both at home and abroad”. Ultimately, it is with the application of these claims to foreign policy that he becomes, apparently without noticing the fact, bogged down in contradictions. For instance, Biden is a longstanding supporter of Israel. He states that he will continue to support this country which he describes as a place he “loves” and as “absolutely essential for the security” of world Jewry no matter how it behaves. Unfortunately, US support of Israel, in terms of billions of dollars and the maintenance of a “military edge”, must undermine his claim that inclusivity, tolerance, diversity and respect for the rule of law represent “the values that define us” in our national conduct abroad. This is because Israeli treatment of its Palestinian minority violates every aspect of these practices/values. As a consequence, more and more Jews have, unlike Joe Biden, faced the evidence and are distancing themselves from the Zionist state. So, while President Trump demeans inclusivity, tolerance, diversity and respect for the rule of law here in the US, the Israelis have long been doing the same thing in Palestine. This fact is verified by a number of sources. These include:

The World Inequality Database; the Inequality Report published by Adalah, the Legal Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel; the Human Rights Watch report, Separate and UnequalAmnesty International; the International Crisis Group; and both the General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations. These and other various data-based reports that show that Israel is imposing apartheid like conditions on Palestinians.

Under these circumstances, what can we say about Biden’s talk of character-shaping national practices and values? At best we must insist that he has misrepresented them. They are not “the values that define us”. They are ideals that some, but not all, Americans would have the nation aspire to.

Propaganda

Too much loose talk about national practices/values can easily degenerate into propaganda which, to quote George Orwell, becomes little more than “speech and writing [used] largely [in] defence of the indefensible”. Much of Joe Biden’s posturing about American values comes close to this sort of political rhetoric. As a career politician he has sometimes acted in violation of the same practices/values he now extols. For instance, his emphasis on inclusiveness hides the fact that there have been times when he has made deals with segregationists in Congress – a strategy he referred to as “getting things done”. This would suggest that his ability to combine values and practice depends on the political moment and not on principle. Biden may well uphold the rule of law for domestic policy of the United States. Yet when it comes to applying this alleged practice abroad, he doesn’t do much better than Trump. His support of Israel, along with an acceptance of the ongoing attempted coup in Venezuela, points at this failing.

Conclusion

So when you hear Joe Biden, or for that matter any other politician, American or otherwise, talk about national practice and values, ask yourself if their words are more than storytelling. Do the values extolled translate into reality, and if so does this happen with consistency or only under special conditions? And, are these alleged national practices/values actively contested by citizens on the left or the right? It might turn out that, most of the time, claims such as Biden’s are only words that fill our heads with false images – images that even the politicians themselves may have mistaken as real. 

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Dr. Ron Paul’s Urgent Coronavirus Message for Every American

By Rep. Ron Paul

Most Americans will be blindsided by what’s about to happen…

But not those who learn the critical steps necessary to protect yourself and your family from what’s coming next.

Click the image or click here to watch the video.

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US-China Relations. Are We Seeing a New Cold War?

By Global Research News

Washington Keeps Accusing China of Orchestrating Border Clashes with India

By Paul Antonopoulos,

In a conversation with Richard Verma, who served as the U.S. ambassador to India for the 2014-2017 term, she pointed out the similarities between growing skirmishes in the Himalayas and Chinese actions in the South China Sea. Alice Wells called China’s activities on the border with India and in the South China Sea an ongoing effort to change the rules and the status quo. The U.S. diplomat spoke out against China’s actions, both in the South China Sea and on the border with India, as well as in the Indian Ocean. Wells said that China’s growing military presence on the border with India, where clashes were not uncommon, had become a cause of concern for New Delhi. According to her, the problem is becoming more serious as China strives to shirk responsibility and spread false information.

US Slaps Sanctions on 33 Chinese Companies and Institutions, Dialling Up the Tension Amid the Lowest Point in US-China Relations

By Cheryl Arcibal,

Washington’s latest initiative is likely to anger Beijing at a time when relations between the world’s two largest economies are already fraught with tensions over the US-China trade war, and now the anything but certain Chinese legislation that will outlaw secessionist and subversive activities as well as foreign interference and terrorism in Hong Kong.

The US Is Trying to Dismember China by Promoting Separatism in Its Regions

By Dr. Dennis Etler and Eurasia Diary,

The US Senate, on 14 May passed bill on the mistreatment of Uyghur minority in China. The bill demands President Donald Trump to sanction Chinese officials who partake in the violating rights and freedoms of Uyghur community in the northwestern region of China.  Some American experts accused the US of conducting ethnic and nationalist separatism in other countries.

Corporate Media Setting Stage for “New Cold War” with China

By Gregory Shupak,

The idea that China is a threat to Americans’ security is baseless: China hasn’t threatened to attack America, while the US has a massive military presence in the Asia/Pacific region. The Pentagon, with bipartisan support, wants to engorge that menace with a $20 billion budget increase, and with offensive weaponry such as land-based Tomahawk cruise missiles that had been banned by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty until the US abrogated the deal. China, meanwhile, has no military installations anywhere close to the United States.

Trump Tightens Restrictions on Huawei, China Threatens Retaliation

By Stephen Lendman,

Last May, the Trump regime blacklisted Chinese tech giant Huawei and its 70 affiliates from the US market on the phony pretext of preventing the company from “potentially undermin(ing) US national security.”

At stake is the race to roll out 5G technology in Western and world markets, Huawei way ahead of competitors.

Chinese Ridicule Trump’s China ‘Cut-Off’ Threat

By Global Times,

In the past two months, instead of focusing on handling the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump and his team have insisted on blaming China by using all kinds of excuses – from hyping conspiracies of the virus’ origin, to accusing China of covering up the virus.

China Declares the U.S. an Enemy: Sea-Change in World Affairs

By Eric Sommer,

For a long period the Chinese regime has vacillated between seeking accommodation with the U.S.-led imperialist forces to ‘do business’ with the western world, and defending itself against the attempted economic, political, and military encirclement and strangulation of China by those same imperialist forces.

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US Unemployment Insurance Claims Approaches 40 Million…

By Niles Niemuth

The United States Department of Labor reported on Thursday that more than 2.4 million Americans applied for unemployment insurance last week, bringing the total number of new claims to 38.6 million since mid-March, when social distancing measures and statewide stay-at-home orders were first implemented in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Even with the push by the Trump administration since then to reopen the economy and the easing of lockdown orders in all 50 states—despite a continued rise in COVID-19 infections and deaths—the US marked its ninth straight week in which more than 2 million workers filed for unemployment. While this is down from the peak at the end of March when 6.8 million applied for unemployment insurance, it still dwarfs the worst weeks of the Great Recession in 2008.

It is expected that the official unemployment rate for May, which is to be reported by the federal government in the first week of June, will approach 20 percent, up from 14.7 percent last month. This is a significant undercount, with millions of unemployed immigrants unable to apply for benefits, and many other workers who are not currently looking for work and therefore are not counted as unemployed.

Fortune magazine estimates that real unemployment has already hit 22.5 percent, which is nearing the peak of unemployment reached during the Great Depression in 1933, when the rate rose above 25 percent. Millions more are expected to apply in the coming weeks, pushing the numbers beyond those seen during the country’s worst economic crisis.

But even these figures do not capture the extent of the crisis now unfolding across the country. Millions have been blocked for weeks from applying for unemployment compensation because of antiquated computer systems, and a significant share of those who have applied have been denied any payments. On top of this there are significant delays in processing applications in multiple states, including Indiana, Missouri, Wyoming and Hawaii. Meanwhile, Florida, which has some of the most stringent restrictions, has refused to extend its paltry three-month limit on payments for the few who manage to qualify.Millions of US Workers Blocked from Applying for Jobless Benefits

Sparked by the pandemic, the greatest economic crisis since the 1930s is already having a devastating impact on the millions who have seen their jobs suddenly disappear, while millions more will see wages, benefits and hours dramatically curtailed whenever they are able to return to work. Optimistic projections that the US economy would quickly bounce back once stay-at-home orders were lifted are now becoming much gloomier.

A University of Chicago analysis from earlier this month projects that 42 percent of lost jobs will be permanently eliminated. At the current record number, this will mean a destruction of 16.2 million jobs, nearly double the number of jobs which were lost during the Great Recession just over a decade ago.

“I hate to say it, but this is going to take longer and look grimmer than we thought,” Nicholas Bloom, a Stanford University economist and one of the co-authors of the study, told the New York Times.

A survey by the Census Bureau carried out at the end of April and beginning of this month found that 47 percent of adults had lost employment since March 13 or had someone in their household do so, and 39 percent expected that they or someone else in the home would lose their job in the next month. Nearly 11 percent reported that they had not paid their rent or mortgage on time and more than 21 percent had slight or no confidence that they would do so next month.

With millions missing their rent or mortgage payments, tens of thousands of families will be thrown out on the street in the coming weeks and months, leading to a dramatic rise in homelessness even as the coronavirus continues to spread. While many states took steps in March to place a moratorium on evictions, and eviction notices were unable to be filed due to court closures, those measures are now expiring and courts are reopening.

The Oklahoma County Sheriff announced Tuesday via their Twitter page that the department would resume enforcing evictions on May 26. Nearly 300 eviction cases were filed in Oklahoma City between Monday and Tuesday. This process is being repeated in cities and counties across the country. Evictions are also set to resume in Texas next week, where many families were ineligible for aid due to the undocumented status of one or another parent. The CARES Act provision, which blocks evictions from properties with federally subsidized mortgages, expires on July 25; in Texas this only accounts for one-third of homes.

Meanwhile, another wave of layoffs and furloughs is expected by the Congressional Budget Office at the end of June, when the multi-billion-dollar Payment Protection Program (PPP) expires. Sold as a bailout which would help small businesses keep workers on their payroll in the course of necessary shutdowns, the PPP was in fact a boondoggle for large corporations, their subsidiaries and those with connections to the Trump administration. Many small business owners have not seen any aid, and many do not qualify for loan forgiveness.

Amid historic levels of social misery in the working class, times have never been better for those at the heights of society, with America’s billionaires adding $434 billion to their total net worth since state lockdowns began. Financial markets have soared, underwritten by $80 billion per day from the Federal Reserve.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is rescinding a $2-an-hour hazard pay increase for his warehouse workers at the end of the month, led the pack, increasing his personal wealth by $34.6 billion since the onset of the pandemic. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was close behind, adding $25 billion to his fortune. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who reopened his California auto plant in defiance of state regulators and with the support of President Trump, saw a 48 percent increase in his wealth to $36 billion in just eight weeks as the stock market rebounded from its collapse. All told, the nation’s 620 billionaires now control $3.382 trillion, a 15 percent increase in two months.

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Measuring “Social Distancing”. Do I Know Enough to Get a Job as a Coronavirus “Contact Tracer”?

By: Caroline Chen

Though requirements vary from state to state, many of them are hiring thousands of contact tracers in an effort to curb coronavirus spread. Here’s a brief quiz to check your knowledge.

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States across the country are scrambling to hire tens of thousands of contact tracers, who allegedly will play a key role in keeping the coronavirus contained.

Many experts I interviewed said that a high school diploma should be sufficient for a basic contact tracing job, though teams should be led by an experienced public health worker. Indeed, this could be an opportunity for the U.S. to provide employment for thousands of people who have recently lost their jobs.

But every state has different requirements. Georgia’s basic contact tracing role requires at minimum a high school diploma, while New York City requires at minimum either a bachelor’s degree with 12 semester credits in health education or the sciences, or a high school diploma along with four years of job experience in health promotion or disease intervention.

Dr. Emily Gurley, an associate scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the instructor of an online course on contact tracing, which is required for all New York contact tracers, described the job as “part disease detective, part social work, part therapist.” The hardest parts of the job, she said, aren’t necessarily tracking down people’s contacts, but rather the heavy conversations when delivering difficult news, such as when a tracer has to tell a patient to isolate at home, but that person is the sole breadwinner for the family.

Gurley’s six-hour course, which is free to the public, covers technical information, such as how the virus transmits, as well as guidance on how to build rapport and communicate effectively. Inspired by her course, here’s a mini quiz to see how well you know the fundamentals of contact tracing. If you’d like to read up first, here’s my deep dive on the subject.

1. The definition of close contact is, within 48 hours before the patient’s symptoms began:Return of the Brown Shirts? US Federal and State Governments to Hire Contact Tracers to ‘Hunt Down New Covid-19 Cases

A. Anyone who lives in the patient’s household or is a co-worker.

B. Anyone who has been within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes.

C. Anyone with whom the patient remembers spending more than five minutes.

2. What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?

A. They’re the same thing. The words are interchangeable.

B. Isolation means you have to stay away from everyone, and quarantine means you can still go out, but you have to monitor your symptoms.

C. Isolation is the term used for confirmed COVID-19 patients, while quarantine is the term used for exposed contacts. In both cases, you need to stay away from other people.

3. You’re on the phone with Amelia, who tested positive for COVID-19. She tells you her symptoms began on June 4. When you follow up on June 12, she says she hasn’t had a fever in four days and most of her symptoms are gone, but she still feels tired. Can her isolation end?

A. Yes, she’s free to leave home.

B. No, her isolation’s not over yet. (Bonus points if you can explain why.)

4. Andy went to a birthday party on May 7 where he was in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 on May 10. A contact tracer calls Andy on May 11. When is it safe for Andy to end quarantine, assuming he does not develop any symptoms?

A. May 21

B. May 24

C. May 25

5. What is the incubation period of the coronavirus?

A. Usually two days, but it could be as long as seven days.

B. Usually five days, but it could be as short as two days or as long as 14 days.

C. Usually 14 days.

(Answers: 1. B, 2. C, 3. B, It hasn’t been 10 days since symptoms began, 4. A. Quarantine is defined at 14 days since the last day of exposure, 5. B.)

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‘Obvious Our President Is Beyond Incompetent’: Chorus of Ridicule After Trump Brags of New ‘Super-Duper Missile’

“An actual quote by the sitting president of the United States.”

by: Eoin Higgins,

U.S. Space Force Senior Enlisted Advisor Roger Towberman, with President Donald Trump, presents the Space Force Flag on May 15, 2020.

U.S. Space Force Senior Enlisted Advisor Roger Towberman, with President Donald Trump, presents the Space Force Flag on May 15, 2020. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump on Friday afternoon said the U.S. military is developing a “super duper missile” that can go 17 times faster than any existing rocket, earning him ridicule from critics.

“We have, I call it, the super duper missile,” said Trump. “And I heard the other night—17 times faster than what they have right now, when you take the fastest missile we have right now.”

Trump made the remarks at a press conference unveiling the official Space Force flag in the Oval Office. 

“This is a very special moment, because this is the presentation of the Space Force flag,” said the president. “So we’ve worked very hard on this, and it’s so important from a defensive standpoint, from an offensive standpoint, from every standpoint there is.”

Breaking Defense reporter Paul McLeary said on Twitter that he had not yet received confirmation from sources at the Pentagon indicating any knowledge of what the president was talking about. 

paul mcleary@paulmcleary

So far two DoD officials who would likely know about this sort of thing have told me they have no idea what the president’s “super duper missile” that goes 17x faster than any other missile might be.

Reporters at Friday’s White House briefing asked Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany for clarification, but McEnany—in what Vox‘s Aaron Rupar described as “basically an SNL skit”—punted, referring back to the president’s comments. 

Nick Schifrin, PBS Newshour‘s foreign affairs correspondent, suggested the president may have been referring to the AGM-183 Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon hypersonic missile, which was approved for purchase by the Air Force in February. 

Critics on social media roundly mocked the president’s terminology. 

rat king@MikeIsaac

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“It is obvious our president is beyond incompetent,” tweeted California political activist Eric Garcia, “but how do the people who work for him not bust out laughing at his ridiculous statements.”

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