Thursday, March 26, 2020

Epidemiologist admits his original computer modeling was wrong, now predicts far fewer deaths from coronavirus.

By Timothy Gamble

3-26-2020 - Neil Ferguson, the British epidemiologist whose computer model predicted over 600,000 people in the UK and over 2,000,000 in the US will die from the coronavirus pandemic, now says his original computer modeling is wrong. 

During testimony yesterday before the UK’s parliamentary select committee on science and technology, Ferguson said his new modeling now shows fewer than 20,000 deaths in the UK in a worst case scenario, and probably much lower. 

A similar adjustment to the US prediction now gives a worst case scenario of around 65,000 deaths, and probably much less.  

The new computer modeling predictions put the potential death totals for both nations around the levels of a bad flu season for each nation.

Ferguson's original computer modeling predictions went viral (no pun intended) on the Internet, causing much fear and panic.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

In Celebration of Farmers, Truck Drivers, and the Backbone of America

3-25-2020 - Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) posted this graphic to his Twitter account yesterday, March 24, which also happened to be National Agriculture Day.


During this current pandemic, we are reminded by empty store shelves of the importance of the men and women who produce, deliver, stock, and sell the food and other goods we need to survive and live. These folks still go to work despite the pandemic, putting themselves and their families at risk. Without them, the rest of us cannot survive for very long. So, if you interact with any of these folks in the coming weeks, please don't shake their hands. Instead, be polite, be nice, and thank them for everything they do. 

This is also a good time to listen to Paul Harvey's tribute to farmers:





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China: Christians Caught Between Coronavirus and Persecution

The following is an unedited press release from International Christian Concern (ICC). Please check out the ICC website at www.persecution.org for more on the persecution and genocide of Christians in China and around the world.
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03/23/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – Despite the Chinese government’s claim that there are no new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the country, China is still very engulfed in the battle against this disease.

Other than the patients and medical professionals who became direct victims from the outbreak, some Christians also face additional challenges during this time.

Christian persecution watchdog China Aid reports on the persecution faced by a member from the Fengle Church in Heshan city, Guangdong province.

Ruan Haonan, who used to be a chef at a hotel, is caught between the disease and harassment from the police. Though he has landed multiple jobs in the past few years, he was laid off repeatedly due to the police’s oppression.

“After our church was raided by the public security bureau in 2017, it has been difficult (for me) to look for a job. Every year local police would call me, question, and scold me, asking me not to share the gospel anymore,” Ruan said.

Ruan was criminally detained for a month for “Organizing and Using a Cult to Undermine Implementation of the Law” in June 2017. After that, he could only stay employed for a short period of time, since the police always find him and pressure his boss to lay him off.

“Now due to the virus, many restaurants are closed, it has become harder for me to find a job. […] Two days ago, I went to a factory (to look for employment), but they claimed that I have a criminal record and I am part of a cult. If I were to return to my hometown, the local police would ask me where I went and whether or not I am proselytizing. With little options left, I can only find a job that doesn’t require registration of ID, which pays little,” he added.

A Christian from Guizhou also told China Aid, “We have been meeting online since the Lunar New Year. Most people in Guiyang are staying at home, although some already started to work, we still gather online and avoid having it at home. First, we worry about the infectious disease. Second, we do not want to let the police know.”

House churches in China have been facing increasing pressure from the government in the last two years, often demanded to join the state-sanctioned Three-Self church, in order for them to survive. Those who refuse to comply face constant harassment or even closure.
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Monday, March 23, 2020

Stunning: Here's Why the Democrats Are Stalling the Coronavirus Reponse Bill

By Timothy Gamble

3-23-2020 - The Senate Democratic Leader, Chuck Schumer, and the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, are stalling votes on the new coronavirus response bill, demanding political concessions that have nothing to do with fighting the pandemic or its economic impact. Among the measures the Democrat leaders are demanding:
  1. Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions 
  2. Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines 
  3. Expansion of wind and solar tax credits
  4. Grants for conducting "risk-limiting audits" of results of elections

Part 8 of Nancy Pelosi's 1,198 page Coronavirus Bill

This follows comments this weekend by Democratic Majority Whip James Clyburn, in which he told lawmakers "This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision."

In a statement rerleased via Twitter, Representative Dan Crenshaw said, "I can confirm this. This is what Democrats torpedoed the rescue package for. This will go down as one of the most cynical, disgusting, malevolent actions in history. Millions are losing jobs while they play these games."


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Coronavirus Pandemic: Borders Matter According to New Poll

By Timothy Gamble

3-23-2020 - Apparently, national borders do matter to people when it comes to the Covid 19 pandemic, despite decades of globalism.

Reuters just released a new survey of 12,000 people across 12 nations, showing that people now strongly favor security over open borders, and want their national borders closed to non-essential travel, including all tourism, immigration, and most business travel, until the pandemic is over. 

The percentages of citizens favoring closing their borders ranges from a high of 79% in India to a low of 51% in the UK. In the US, 62% favor closing the borders.  

Percentage of Citizens In Favor of Closing the Borders:

India  79%
Vietnam  78%
Italy  76%
China  73%
Russia  70%
Japan  67%
Australia  69%
United States  62%
Canada  59%
Germany  57%
France  54% 
UK  51%
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