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Mysterious Covid-19 outbreak forces US Navy to quarantine 116 crew on HOSPITAL ship treating handful of non-coronavirus patients

Mysterious Covid-19 outbreak forces US Navy to quarantine 116 crew on HOSPITAL ship treating handful of non-coronavirus patients

The US Navy has removed more than 100 sailors from a hospital ship docked in Los Angeles to aid the city’s fight against Covid-19 after seven crew members contracted the lethal virus – but exactly how remains a mystery.The 116 medical staff members were pulled off the USNS 'Mercy' on Tuesday and brought to a nearby base where they entered quarantine, Lieutenant Rochelle Rieger of the 3rd Fleet told the Associated Press, adding that none have been hospitalized.More puzzling, however, is how – and where – the seven infected sailors could have picked up the virus, given that the ship's entire...

April 15, 2020
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Elon Musk joins California exodus, moves his personal residence to Texas after clashing with Sacramento over Covid-19 restrictions

Elon Musk joins California exodus, moves his personal residence to Texas after clashing with Sacramento over Covid-19 restrictions

Tesla founder Elon Musk said he has moved his personal residence to Texas, following the earlier relocation of his private foundation, and hinted that his companies may join in the exodus from California."For myself, yes, I have moved to Texas," Musk said on Tuesday at a hosted by the Wall Street Journal. He added that "if a team has been winning for too long, they tend to get a little complacent, a little entitled, and then they don't win the championship anymore. California has been winning for a long time, and I think they're taking it for granted a little bit."Musk pointed out that...

December 8, 2020
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In latest ‘conspiracy’ crackdown, Twitter to scrub posts claiming vaccines ‘cause harm’ or are ‘used to control populations’

In latest ‘conspiracy’ crackdown, Twitter to scrub posts claiming vaccines ‘cause harm’ or are ‘used to control populations’

In its latest effort to suppress “misinformation,” Twitter has signaled it will begin removing posts containing vaccine “conspiracies,” including claims vaccines are purposely used to cause harm and “control populations.”Starting next week, the social media giant will excise all posts that “invoke a deliberate conspiracy” or “advance harmful, false, or misleading narratives” about vaccines, the company said in a on Wednesday, focusing particularly on inoculations against the coronavirus.“Using a combination of technology and human review, we will begin enforcing this updated policy on...

December 17, 2020
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Western media concerned coronavirus 'hasn't killed more Russians'

Western media concerned coronavirus 'hasn't killed more Russians'

US and allied media outlets seem frustrated that the pandemic isn’t killing more Russians, so they’re claiming the death toll is higher, despite a lack of evidence – while insisting Moscow is the one spreading disinformation.When the number of confirmed coronavirus cases started accelerating in Russia last month, Western media pounced, presuming the increase would be followed by the kind of spike in casualties seen in the US and many European countries. That hasn’t happened, and the same outlets that were licking their lips waiting for the Russian body count to explode now seem to feel...

May 14, 2020
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Drama erupts after half-naked woman photobombs broadcast of Spanish celebrity journalist

Drama erupts after half-naked woman photobombs broadcast of Spanish celebrity journalist

Spanish journalist Alfonso Merlos is in hot water after a beauty wearing only a top walked into the background of an interview he was broadcasting from home. His jilted girlfriend dubbed the sordid affair “shameful.”Merlos is a journalist, model and celebrity in his native Spain, but now his tangled private life is being torn apart by the Spanish-speaking media.He was speaking as a guest on journalist Javier Negre’s ‘State of Alarm’ YouTube channel last Friday, when a semi-naked woman casually sauntered into the frame, causing Negre’s jaw to drop.Esto es una auténtica maravilla: Javier...

April 28, 2020
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North Korean defectors apologize for Kim Jong-un death rumors – but will Western media ever develop healthy skepticism?

North Korean defectors apologize for Kim Jong-un death rumors – but will Western media ever develop healthy skepticism?

Defectors from North Korea have apologized for spreading fake news about leader Kim Jong-un’s death. Will a Western media that believes their every word now finally start fact-checking their wild claims about the country?Two defectors serving in South Korea’s parliament issued public apologies on Monday after insisting the North Korean ruler was dead or close to it. The apologies came on the heels of heavy rebukes from the South’s ruling Democratic Party, as well as calls for the defectors to be punished for spreading false rumors.Over the course of Kim’s three-week absence from public...

May 4, 2020
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‘We don’t care about coronavirus’: Thousands attend mass prayer in Afghanistan during Ramadan, defying quarantine (VIDEO)

‘We don’t care about coronavirus’: Thousands attend mass prayer in Afghanistan during Ramadan, defying quarantine (VIDEO)

Thousands of defiant Muslims have held public prayers during Ramadan in Afghanistan, ignoring Covid-19 safety measures. Their radical leader previously said that dying from the virus would be a form of martyrdom.A large crowd of followers of hardline Salafist preacher Mujib Rahman Ansari had gathered for an open-air group prayer near the Gazer Gah Sharif pilgrimage site in Herat, Afghanistan’s third-largest city. The worshippers sat in tight rows, close to each other, ignoring social distancing norms and not wearing masks or other protective gear.“We don’t care about the coronavirus. We...

May 2, 2020
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EU country hit by worst inflation since 1970s

EU country hit by worst inflation since 1970s

Consumer prices in Belgium have accelerated to nearly 10%Inflation in Belgium jumped to 9.94% in August, just short of the 1976 record of 9.96%, from the country’s Statbel statistics agency showed on Tuesday.Analysts largely attribute the spike to a surge in energy prices, which accounts for roughly half of the total inflation. “Energy inflation is now running at 49.81%, compared to 49.11% last month and 55.99% in June. Electricity is now 57.2% more expensive than a year ago. Natural gas is 106.9% more expensive than in August last year. The price of domestic heating oil, calculated...

Aug 30
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British pubs at risk of closure – industry

British pubs at risk of closure – industry

Soaring energy prices are hurting businesses across the country, bar owners sayThe over 300% surge in energy prices could force pubs and brewers across the UK out of business in the coming months, industry leaders have warned, as cited by Sky News on Tuesday. According to the report, the bosses of six of the UK's largest pub and brewing companies have sent an open letter to the government urging it to act in order to avoid “real and serious irreversible” damage to the sector.Greene King, JW Lees, Carlsberg Marston’s, Admiral Taverns, Drake & Morgan, and St Austell Brewery are...

Sep 1
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Lockdown-inspired suicides on course to DWARF coronavirus deaths in Australia & in time, even in US – studies

Lockdown-inspired suicides on course to DWARF coronavirus deaths in Australia & in time, even in US – studies

The global suicide rate is accelerating as coronavirus-triggered lockdowns supercharge depression and mass job losses push people over the edge. Australian and US researchers have highlighted the threat to their countries.A spike in suicides triggered by Covid-19 lockdowns is expected to exceed deaths from the actual virus by a factor of 10 in Australia, according to researchers from Sydney University’s Brain and Mind Center, who published their findings on Thursday.In the best-case scenario, suicide rates will increase 25 percent, Professor Ian Hickie predicted, observing that 40 percent...

May 7, 2020
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