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Governor Cuomo denying New Yorkers hydroxychloroquine

Geller Report - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 15:00

New York State was ill prepared for the any emergency or crisis. The Governor of the highest tax state banned fracking, oil drilling etc and pursued climate and and university diversity. His lack of leadership during the corona crisis is an extension for that mismanagement. Instead, Andrew Cuomo is busy mugging for the corona cameras, whining, telling hokey stories, whining, waxing poetic about pop and the old country, whining and showing off his nipple rings.

WATCH: Democrat NYC nurses blame Governor Cuomo for New York’s coronavirus chaos: ‘He’s no hero’

President Trump responded w/lightning speed getting NYPD what they needed while Cuomo mugged for Corona cameras regaling Dem-media with hokey bro stories during Cuomo Cracker Barrel Hour

NYS has been badly managed, ill prepared. Cuomo pursued climate crap & university diversity

— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) April 3, 2020

BUSTED: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Stockpiled Thousands of Unused Ventilators

— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) March 31, 2020

Every New Yorker needs to know that Gov. “all talk no action” Andrew Cuomo has failed to deliver for the people of his state during the crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic.

While the Democratic governor continues to blame President Trump for a ventilator shortage in New York, a state Health Department report warned Cuomo all the way back in 2015 about this exact problem.

Cuomo Cracker Barrel Hour

— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) April 3, 2020

Gov. Cuomo, stop denying New Yorkers hydroxychloroquine

By Sean Hannity | Fox News

Enough is enough. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs to IMMEDIATELY lift his pharmacy ban that is forcing New Yorkers stricken by the coronavirus into an already overburdened hospital system to get the potentially life-saving drug hydroxychloroquine.

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Because of an executive order issued by the Democratic governor, any new prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine must go through the already overrun hospital system. This makes no sense.

Sources tell me that Cuomo has access to MILLIONS of doses of hydroxychloroquine right now. The federal government has tens of millions of doses and has made millions of doses available to the New York governor.

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— WINNING⭐⭐⭐AMERICA 2020 (@TrumpLadyFran) March 29, 2020

I live on Long Island and many doctors are telling me that they want to prescribe this medication to their patients who test positive for COVID-19 – the disease caused by the coronavirus – but do NOT need the patient to come to a hospital. However, Cuomo’s executive order forbids pharmacies from filling the prescriptions.

The governor is creating a much bigger crisis in his state’s hospital system by denying New Yorkers THE CHOICE (in consultation with their doctors) to take this potentially life-saving medication.

Many doctors believe hydroxychloroquine is the best treatment option available for their patients. Why is Cuomo denying these ill New Yorkers this medication?

Cuomo doesn't hold press conferences. He holds daily dirges.

He's so depressing. "No end" "Even after the peak, it's going to be terrible." "No matter what we have, it's never gonna be enough."

Whine, whine, whine.

'Not a time for partisanship, but first let me lay blame..

— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) March 31, 2020

Just a few days ago Dr. Mehmet Oz was a guest on my show. I asked Dr. Oz about a randomized trial done by the Chinese that supports the potential benefit of hydroxychloroquine to treat patients with COVID-19.

Dr. Oz told me: “This week when the controlled study came out, I thought there’d sort of be an embrace of it, because in only 62 patients they had statistically significant improvement with less fever, less coughing and improvement, significant improvement in pneumonia, all again statistically significant.

Dr. Oz added: “We should at least be opening our minds to this idea, especially when so many doctors choose it as their Number One option outside this country.”

It’s bad enough that Cuomo completely ignored the specific and clear recommendations of his own health care task force to purchase 15,783 ventilators that the task force said would be needed for a pandemic such as COVID-19. But now Cuomo is making the problem exponentially worse by forcing every patient testing positive for the coronavirus into the hospital system to get this pharmaceutical treatment.

This is a dereliction of duty. The governor is failing the people of New York AGAIN.

Release the medicine, Gov. Cuomo and let New Yorkers and their doctors decide! For some patients stricken with the coronavirus, this could be a matter of life and death.

Nine States Refuse to Issue Stay-At-Home Orders, South Dakota’s Governor Says They’re ‘Draconian Measures’ Like the ‘Chinese Government Has Done’

GatewayPundit - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 14:54

There are now only nine states in America that are not under stay-at-home orders by their governors.

Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas and South Carolina are now the only states where residents are not under orders to only leave their homes for “essential” purposes.

“The contrast is the starkest in five states — Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota — where there are no such orders in place, either in major cities or statewide. Another four had partial restrictions issued locally in certain cities or counties,” the New York Times reports.

On Friday, Missouri and Alabama were issued orders to stay home by their reluctant governors. Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama’s mandate began on Saturday at 5 p.m. and will last until Thursday, April 30 at 5 p.m. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s shelter-in-place order will begin on Monday at 12:01 a.m. and continue until Friday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m.

“The people themselves are primarily responsible for their safety,” South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said, explaining that both her state’s and the U.S. constitutions “prevent us from taking draconian measures much like the Chinese government has done.”

President Donald Trump has refused calls for taking action on a federal level, leaving it up to state leaders to decide what is best for their constituents.

“I can’t lock the state down,” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds told the Times. “People also have to be responsible for themselves.”

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has strongly urged people to stay at home, but, like the others, believes that an order would violate the liberty of his constituents.

“It’s important that we exercise individual responsibility,” Gov. Burgum said at a news conference. “By following these guidelines, we’re literally saving lives.”

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What Queen Elizabeth II Will Say Tonight In Rare Address To Britons

Daily Wire - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 14:37

Queen Elizabeth II will address the United Kingdom and Commonwealth nations on Sunday night, and she will tell her citizens that their “quiet, good-humoured resolve” will help them overcome the coronavirus crisis.

In excerpts released late Saturday, the 93-year-old monarch will tell Britons, “I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time.”

“A time of disruption in the life of our country: a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all,” she will say. “I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.

“And those who come after us will say that the Britons of this generation were as strong as any. That the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet good-humoured resolve and of fellow-feeling still characterise this country,” she will say.

In the televised broadcast, which was recorded at Windsor Castle “with a sole cameraman dressed in protective clothing,” The Daily Mail reports, the Queen will lay out just what Britons face, invoking the spirit of the Second World War. And, according to Buckingham Palace, the Queen will thank healthcare providers on the front line of the pandemic for their selfless efforts.

The Queen’s address, which will air at 3 p.m. EDT, is just the fifth time in her 68-year reign that she will deliver a special televised speech outside of her annual Christmas Day message.

She first appeared in a special national broadcast in 1991 during the first Gulf War. She delivered another such address on the eve of Diana, princess of Wales’, funeral in 1997 and one after the death of her mother in 2002. And the Queen aslo delivered an address in 2012 was to thank the public after celebrations for her Diamond Jubilee, marking the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne.

Her address was filmed in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, where she remains in isolation with the Duke of Edinburgh, The Mail reports. “Prince Philip is understood to have advised on the tone and delivery of the message. The Queen had earlier taken part in her first-ever ‘remote’ video-link Privy Council meeting.”

Details of her speech came as the UK death toll rose by 708 to 4,313. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has tested positive for COVID-19, has called for his government to go on a war footing to handle the virus.

The Queen’s eldest son and heir to the throne Prince Charles, 71, has been in self-quarantine on his sprawling Balmoral estate in northeast Scotland after reportedly developing mild symptoms of COVID-19.

“Having recently gone through the process of contracting this coronavirus, luckily with relatively mild symptoms, I now find myself on the other side of the illness but still in no less a state of social distance and general isolation,” Charles said. “As we are all learning, this is a strange, frustrating and often distressing experience when the presence of family and friends is no longer possible and the normal structures of life are suddenly removed.

WATCH: Bumbling Joe Biden Appears to Forget the Name of the Coronavirus

GatewayPundit - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 14:31

In today’s episode of “the best the Democrats have to offer,” former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to forget how to say the word “coronavirus” while speaking about the pandemic.

The latest Biden gaffe took place during an appearance on Sunday’s episode of ABC’s “This Week.”

Biden was attempting to say that President Donald Trump is moving to slow in dealing with the pandemic, but seemed to forget the name of the virus mid sentence.

Biden also discussed possible plans for a virtual Democratic National Convention, something he adamantly opposed recently.

“Well, we’re going to have to do a convention. We may have to do a virtual convention. I think we should be thinking about that right now. The idea of holding the convention is going to be necessary. We may not be able to put 10, 20, 30,000 people in one place and that’s very possible. Again let’s see where it is — and what we do between now and then is going to dictate a lot of that as well. But my point is that I think you just got to follow the science,” Biden told ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.

Biden has also said that he is open to a phone call with the president, as if he has anything important to add to the conversation.

“Well, it hasn’t happened. I’m happy to talk to him and I’d just tell him what we found is important to do … and that is to move swiftly and … we have to move more rapidly,” Biden said.


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EXCLUSIVE: Despite China Coronavirus Crisis – Current Trump Economy Still Better that What He Inherited and Way Better than Obama At Same Respective Time Period

GatewayPundit - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 14:04

Despite the China coronavirus nightmare and worldwide crisis, President Trump’s economy is still much better than what he inherited and way better than Obama’s economy at his respective time in office. 

The numbers are astounding.

With all the despair, shock and Mainstream media (MSM) frenzy surrounding the China coronavirus crisis, the average American would think that the US is in a depression and we’re all going to die!

The news has been abhorrent as businesses shutter their doors while America and the world attempt to survive the China coronavirus pandemic.  But the actual results may surprise you indicating the MSM may be as far off on their predictions for the economy as they are in their predictions of fatalities due to the virus.  Here are some comparisons for where the economy is today with when President Trump inherited it and with Obama’s first three plus years in office.


When President Trump stepped into office, the national unemployment level was at 4.7%.  In January of 2017, the month President Trump was inaugurated, the national unemployment rate was at 4.8%.  On Friday, the unemployment rate for the month of March was reported at 4.4%.  This is still much better than the unemployment rate President Trump inherited.

Obama on the other hand was horrible managing unemployment during his first three plus years in office.  Obama saw the national unemployment rate rise to 10% for the first time in ages.  He inherited a rate of 7.3% the December before he was inaugurated and he never saw that rate his entire first term in office.

Over their same times in office, President Trump has an average unemployment rate of 4% while Obama oversaw an unemployment rate of 9.2%.  We are no where close to that today.

Job Gains and Losses

Along with unemployment job gains and losses are in the same boat.  When President Trump took over, the Obama economy was stagnant and going backwards.  He immediately implemented policies that created jobs.  He lowered the corporate taxes that allowed American companies to better compete with foreign companies and encouraged them to build at home.  As a result, even with the poor performance in March due to the coronavirus, the US has gained more than 6.3 million more jobs since the President took office.

The same could not be said for Obama.  He lost over a million jobs in his respective first three plus years in office.

Obama was so bad at creating jobs that by the end of his second term he said that jobs were not coming back. This showed in his first two years with millions of lost jobs.

Overall President Trump has gained more than 7.4 million more jobs than Obama in their respective first three plus years in office!

Number of Americans Working

Again, President Trump is smashing the economic record book, even with the horrible numbers from March.  More Americans are working than ever in history under President Trump.

The same could not be said for Obama.  Under Obama the US lost more than a million jobs in his first three plus years in office.

Obama lost so many jobs that in February of 2010, only 129,698 Americans were working.  Today more than 22 million Americans are working than in February of 2010.

The Stock Market

The last month and a half has been horrific for the stock market.  It may be the worst market in US history.  As fears of safety engulfed the US and the world because of the China coronavirus, the markets collapsed.

But what many people don’t know (because the MSM hasn’t told them these past three years) is that the market under President Trump these past three years was the greatest market rally in US history.  Numerous records have been set, from largest single day point gain, largest annual point gains (in 2017 and then broken in 2019) and many more.

This is why the markets are still up since President Trump won the election by 15%.  In spite of the arguably most shocking setback to the US economy and markets in history, the US markets are still up since President Trump won the election.

In Summary

President Trump has done a marvelous job to date protecting Americans.  Thankfully the US economy was the strongest it has ever been after three years of his Presidency. 

When Americans get back to work, and the sooner the better, it will be the greatest economic miracle and rise in world history.


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UK: Muslim barrister headbuts female lawyer, leaving her covered in blood on ground, gets three-month suspension

Geller Report - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 14:00

Of course he got off. Islam trumps all.

UK: Muslim barrister headbuts female lawyer, leaving her covered in blood on ground, gets three-month suspension

“But critics say the suspension is further evidence of regulators showing leniency to barristers guilty of crimes.”

Maybe the leniency stems from his being a barrister. But we have also seen, many, many times, Muslims in the U.K. get special treatment from fearful and deferential officials. Remember the Muslim rape gangs that roamed free for years because authorities were afraid of being accused of “racism” and “Islamophobia.” Were officials in this case too afraid of appearing “Islamophobic” to give justice to Ahmed’s victim?

Immigration barrister, 40, avoids being struck off after headbutting female lawyer and shoving her against wall outside Calvin Klein store in Chelsea

By Sam McEvoy, Mailonline, April 1, 2020:

A top barrister who headbutted a female lawyer – leaving her covered in blood on the ground – was spared being struck off.

Disciplinary chiefs handed Rashid Ahmed just a three-month suspension over a drunken attack on King’s Road in Chelsea.

Ahmed, an immigration law specialist, left his junior colleague ‘on the pavement, on her back’, with ‘blood all over her face, and surrounded by members of the public’.

Ahmed, a deputy head of chambers, was restrained by passers-by and was allegedly seen still clenching his fists.

He was convicted over the assault at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in April 2018 and handed a 12-month community order.

A Bar disciplinary tribunal has now sided against kicking Ahmed from the profession – despite ruling he had undermined public confidence.

The tribunal insisted Ahmed was ‘not a risk to the public’, and had ‘shown insight’.

But critics say the suspension is further evidence of regulators showing leniency to barristers guilty of crimes….

It started with Mr Ahmed throwing water and an ashtray before he was then allegedly seen ‘to grab her, shake her, push her up against a pillar between two of the shop windows’.

Ahmed then tried ‘one headbutt that missed’, and then ‘a second headbutt to her face’, making contact ‘just above her nose, close to the eye’….

Ahmed admitted a single charge of professional misconduct – behaving in a way likely to diminish public trust in the profession….

Ahmed was initially handed a suspended jail term after admitting assault. The conviction was later swapped for a community order and unpaid work following an appeal….

WATCH: Gov. Newsom providing millions of U.S. tax dollars to illegal alien business owners during coronavirus crisis

LifeZette - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 13:58

California’s progressive Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed that his administration is giving millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to keep afloat businesses owned by illegal aliens.

“We always consider those that are documented, those that are undocumented, those that are living in mixed-status families,” Newsom said on Friday during a press conference.

His comments came on the heels of a Telemundo reporter’s question about what he was doing to support illegal aliens.

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“Just yesterday, I announced the work we are doing to help support small businesses. I very specifically mentioned in my remarks yesterday that there are many businesses, tens of thousands of businesses that do not and cannot get the support of the [Small Business Administration],” the governor went on to say. You can watch the video below:

@GavinNewsom: In California, we’re providing “emergency grants” to businesses run by illegal immigrants

— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 3, 2020

This is infuriating. Americans are suffering and losing everything they have and California is using resources and money to keep illegal aliens in business. Everything we have —especially at this point in time— must go to Americans. It’s shameful that we have to remind people of this. If I was a California taxpayer, I’d be raising cain over this abomination.

This piece originally appeared in and is used by permission.

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Bush Foundation Sent 2 Million Face Masks to China During Coronavirus Outbreak While They Shut Down Mask Exports to US …WTH?

GatewayPundit - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 13:45

Earlier this year the George H. W. Bush Foundation sent two million masks to China during the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan and Hubei Province.

This was despite face mask shortages here in the United States.

The National Pulse reported on this event.
Via LinkedIn:

This was around the same time that China put export restrictions on N-95 masks and then nationalized a US factory that made them there.

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Surgeon General Jerome Adams: Next Week Will Be The Coronavirus "Pearl Harbor, 9/11 Moment"

RealClear - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 13:28
Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Sunday that the next week or two will be the critical time for halting the spread of the coronavirus. "Next week is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, next week is going to be our 9/11 moment," Adams, told NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd. "You've got to be Rosie the Riveter. You've got to do your part." "It's going to be the hardest moment for many Americans in their entire lives," he also said.

Jane Fonda tries to hold online climate change protest during coronavirus: It immediately backfires when live-stream crashes

LifeZette - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 13:21

Hollywood star Jane Fonda has been arrested four times over the past few months for her Fire Drill Friday protests, which are climate change protests that have been attended by other members of the radically Left elite like Sally Field and Joaquin Phoenix. Since the coronavirus pandemic has forced people to stay inside, Fonda decided to move her weekly protest online yesterday, but it didn’t end well for her and her fellow left-wing activists.

Fonda’s plans to hold her virtual protest via Zoom blew up in her face when the live-stream crashed, stopping many people from even registering for the event, according to Breitbart News.

“Earlier during the launch of our first virtual Fire Drill Friday we experienced some technical difficulties,” Fonda’s activist group tweeted. “We are very sorry and are grateful to the thousands of people who joined us. We will be posting the full rally later today.”

Earlier during the launch of our first virtual Fire Drill Friday we experienced some technical difficulties. We are very sorry and are grateful to the thousands of people who joined us. We will be posting the full rally later today.

— Fire Drill Fridays (@FireDrillFriday) April 3, 2020

Fonda had been promoting the event all week, posting an exercise video on TikTok in which she called on people to “work out with me for the planet.”

“There’s a climate crisis that’s a real emergency,” she said. “The future needs you. I need you.”

Join me for a Virtual Fire Drill Friday!!!
Friday at 11am PT / 2pm ET!
Register here:

— Jane Seymour Fonda (@Janefonda) April 3, 2020

Fonda’s last climate protest had taken place in the Los Angeles area last month, when she protested against oil and gas companies while blaming “a small bunch of white men getting really rich” for causing pollution. “There’s a small bunch of white men getting really rich while they’re destroying the health of the people like the people you heard from. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. And guess what: it’s happening all across the country and all across the world,” Fonda said at her rally. “We have to say no more fossil fuels. Windmills are great, and solar panels are great, and Priuses are great. And we have to do all of that. But it’s not going to matter if we don’t stop the drilling and the fracking and the exporting and the refining of fossil fuels.”

Back in November, President Donald Trump let loose on Fonda, blasting her for the protests that have resulted in her being arrested multiple times. “They arrested Jane Fonda, nothing changes. I remember 30, 40 years ago they arrested her,” Trump said, according to Fox News. “She’s always got the handcuffs on, oh man. She’s waving to everybody with the handcuffs. I can’t believe it.”

He went on to bring up her infamous trip to North Vietnam during the Vietnam War, when she was nicknamed “Hanoi Jane” after being photographed sitting on an enemy weapon that was used to kill American soldiers. “Remember that? She went to Vietnam to find out how nice they were. They weren’t too nice to her, by the way,” Trump said. “No, they arrested her today. Jane Fonda, nothing changes. They arrest…every 25 years they arrest her.”

President Trump: “They arrested Jane Fonda. Nothing changes. I remember 30, 40 years ago, she always has the handcuffs on… Jane Fonda. Nothing changes. Every 25 years they arrest her.”

— The Hill (@thehill) November 7, 2019

Fonda has shown for years that she is nothing more than a radically liberal Hollywood hack who really has no clue what she’s talking about. We’re glad to see that her pathetic live-stream crashed, as she does not deserve to have a platform to spew her radical left-wing propaganda.

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This Is Fraud: Per CDC Regulations Death of Omaha Man in His 80s on Hospice Care with Several Underlying Conditions is Determined COVID-19 Infection

GatewayPundit - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 13:17

As was reported on Saturday — The amount of Americans who reportedly died from the Coronavirus is based on a CDC coding system that will “result in COVID-19 being the underlying cause more often than not.”

“COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death,” CDC guidelines issued March 24 read. “Certifiers should include as much detail as possible based on their knowledge of the case, medical records, laboratory testing, etc.,” the guidance continued.

“If the decedent had other chronic conditions such as COPD or asthma that may have also contributed, these conditions can be reported in Part II.”

1/ As you sit home watching #COVID death counts spiral, please know the official @CDCgov guidance for coding COVID-related deaths is as follows: any death where the disease “caused or is *assumed* to have caused or *contributed to* death.” Confirmed lab tests are not required…

— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) April 3, 2020

So the number of deaths due to coronavirus is purposely not accurate.

This is an insane policy.

And it is already taking place across the country

There were two more deaths reported Saturday in Omaha that were attributed to the COVID-19 virus including this one from the Omaha World Herald

A man in his 80s, had several underlying conditions and was receiving hospice care, according to Douglas County, but authorities determined that the COVID-19 infection was his leading, or “acute,” cause of death.

It’s not clear why the medical professionals attributed his death to coronavirus since he was already in hospice care for unrelated conditions. This is fraud perpetrated on the American public. The US may have an Italian-like definitional problem. 

The other reported coronavirus death was a woman in her 70s also with multiple underlying conditions. 

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American Biotech Company Donates 1.5 Million Doses of Potential Coronavirus Drug Remdesivir

GatewayPundit - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 13:10

The American biotech company Gilead Sciences Inc. is donating 1.5 million doses of a potential coronavirus cure to hospitals across the nation.

The experimental antiviral treatment remdesivir has already been accepted for use on coronavirus patients by the European Union’s health regulator.

Remdesivir is used to stop infected cells from reproducing nearly any virus — though the success with treating COVID-19 has only been anecdotal and not yet subject to full testing. It is currently undergoing clinical testing on patients with the virus.

In a statement released on Saturday, Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day said that they will be expanding access to the drug beyond the clinical trials. They will be offering it to severely ill patients who have few options remaining, as well as children and pregnant women, at no cost.

“In addition to the expanded access programs, we continue to provide remdesivir on an individual compassionate use basis for children and pregnant women. More than 1,700 patients have now been treated through these programs,” the statement said. “Remdesivir is still an investigational medicine and has not been approved by regulatory authorities anywhere in the world. The safety and efficacy are not yet known so while we feel the greatest sense of urgency in our work with remdesivir, we must take the responsible, ethical approach of determining whether it is indeed a safe, effective treatment. This is why multiple clinical trials for remdesivir are underway, involving thousands of patients with COVID-19 across the world.”

The company has greatly ramped up their production efforts over the past two months and now has a supply of 1.5 million doses which could potentially treat 140,000 patients. The drug is given through daily intravenous infusions.

“Having a potential treatment in our hands comes with significant responsibility. Providing our existing supplies at no charge is the right thing to do, to facilitate access to patients as quickly as possible and in recognition of the public emergency posed by this pandemic,” O’Day’s statement continued.

Though there are no approved treatments for the coronavirus at this time, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency-use of two anti-malaria drugs last week.

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Giovanni Gasparro, the Catholic Church, and Antisemitism (Part 2)

Geller Report - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 13:00

Giovanni Gasparro has for the past decade been the favorite painter of Catholic clerics in Italy, who have commissioned him to produce works for a half-dozen churches and the restored Basilica of San Giovanni Artigiano in L’Aquila.

Ben Cohen at describes his success with Church patrons:

Gasparro has exhibited his work in Italy and other countries for more than 10 years. His career highlights have included solo exhibitions in Paris in 2009 and at the Venice Biennale in 2011.

Also in 2011, Gasparro was commissioned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Italy’s L’Aquila region to restore a medieval basilica that had been badly damaged in an earthquake. In 2013, he was awarded Italy’s prestigious Pio Alferano prize for “young and talented artists.”

Gasparro received from the Archdiocese of L’Aquila in 2011 the commission to restore a medieval basilica in the town that had been damaged in an earthquake in 2009. He painted 19 works of art between the altar and the altarpiece for that damaged Basilica of San Giovanni Artigiano (XIII sec.), which constitute the largest painting cycle of sacred art made in recent years. In 2012 he painted the Anomalia with the Largillière’s hat for the Costa Fascinosa, Europe’s largest cruise ship, in the Costa Crociere fleet. In 2013 he won the Bioethics Art Competition of UNESCO’s Bioethics and Human Rights Chair with Casti connubii, against abortion, inspired by Pope Pius XI’s (1930) encyclical, exhibiting in Hong Kong, Houston and Mexico City. The following year, with Quum memoranda – a portrait of Pope Pius VII, he won the Pio Alferano Prize and the Excellent Painters – Brazzale Prize. He exhibited at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi and at the National Gallery of Cosenza juxtaposed with Mattia Preti, the Pinacoteca Nazionale of Bologna, the Real Basilica of Superga in Turin, Palazzo Venezia in Rome , the Alinari Museum and Villa Bardini of Florence, Castel Sismondo and the Museum of the City of Rimini, the Aurora Casino of Guido Reni at Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi in Rome, the Pinacoteca of San Severino Marche juxtaposed with a Pinturicchio, Pinacoteca Corrado Giaquinto of Bari, the Civic Museum of Bassano del Grappa, the Labyrinth of Franco Maria Ricci in Fontanellato, the Napoleonic Museum and Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia in Rome, the Grand Palais of Paris, MART of Rovereto and Stadtgalerie in Kiel (Germany). His works are exhibited in important European and American public and private collections as well as in several Italian churches and basilicas including Siena, Trani, Rome, and L’Aquila and Malta, Switzerland and Greece.

The list of achievements isn’t as lofty as it sounds, given that practically every city and town in Italy has exhibitions and prizes galore for art; according to my Italian informants, his participation in many of these exhibitions is far less impressive than it might appear to non-Italians. But clearly Gasparro has his admirers: those whose taste runs to a very derivative mannerist style, and saints, lots of saints, hands clasped, eyes turned heaven-ward. And among those admirers have been prelates who commissioned him to produce paintings for the Basilica of San Giovanni Artigiano in L’Aquila and churches in a half-dozen cities.

One wonders if Gasparro managed to hide – or even bothered to try to hide — his antisemitism from those in the Church who commissioned many of his pieces. It seems unlikely, given that antisemitism at this level of virulence is hard to hide; it’s a pathological mental condition. But if all those priests and prelates really “had no idea” about Gasparro, they certainly have an idea now of the obsessive antisemite who is Giovanni Gasparro. And what do they think should now be done?

Which brings us to the Catholic Church, its past failures to denounce antisemitism, and its responsibilities today. The Church, as all educated people know, has a lot to answer for when it comes to how it has treated Jews. Centuries of Jew-hatred and persecution, charges of ritual murders followed by the roundup, torture, and murder of Jews (one example of “ritual murder” being the subject of Gasparro’s painting — the story of two-year-old Simon of Trent), Jews locked in barns, houses, synagogues, and then burned alive. From St. John Chrysostom in the 4th century, all the way to Father Coughlin in 20th-century America, there is an unbroken thread of Jew-hatred. Malcolm Hay, a Roman Catholic Scot, wrote in a white-hot fury just after World War II what remains the most eloquent (and impassioned) study of the subject, Europe and the Jews: The Pressure of Christendom on the People of Israel For 1,900 Years.

We know, too, that in the last century, just before World War II, Pope Pius XII refused to publish the encyclical left by his predecessor Pope Pius XI, Humani Generis Unitas (The Unity of the Human Race). Although he privately gave shelter to a few Jews, he did not do what would have made a real difference. Not once, between 1939 and 1945, did he ever publicly utter the word “Jew,” not once did he denounce the antisemitism of the Nazis. He never spoke out, either, about Mussolini’s “racial laws” except insofar as they applied to people of “mixed race” or to Jews who had converted to Christianity; many Italian Catholics, would have been deeply affected had the Pope denounced those laws. He said nothing after Kristallnacht in November, 1938, though he was fully informed about what had happened, and never said anything about the death camps, though he was fully informed about what was happening to the Jews in those camps as early as 1941. It was said that he could see, right under his windows at the Vatican, the Jews of Rome being taken off to be murdered. And he said not a word.

The Church’s role after World War II in helping Nazi murderers escape, and seeking clemency for convicted Nazi criminals, is well-documented. Thousands were aided by prelates, including bishops and priests, to make their way either to Arab countries or, more often, to South America. One example can stand for many. In 1948, just three years after the end of World War II, a leading Nazi war criminal managed to escape from a prison in Linz, Austria. Franz Stangl, a former SS-Hauptsturmführer and commander of the Sobibor and Treblinka extermination camps, was responsible for the deaths of almost 1 million Jews. He made his way to Rome and most importantly for him, to the Vatican. In Rome, Bishop Alois Hudal, a fellow Austrian, greeted him with the words: “You must be Franz Stangl — I’ve been expecting you.” He then handed Stangl forged documents that allowed the Nazi war criminal to travel to Syria, where his family eventually joined him. In 1951, the Stangl family emigrated to Brazil, where he found work in a Volkswagen plant.

Many others were similarly helped by Catholic clergy to escape to South America or to Arab countries on one of the many “ratlines.” Adolf Eichmann was so grateful to his Catholic helpers that he converted to Catholicism. Other war criminals—among the thousands who were helped by the Church– were Walther Rauff, Josef Mengele, Erich Priebke, and Alois Brunner. A formerly top secret State Department report, dated 1947 and never officially made public, called the Vatican ”the largest single organization involved in the illegal movement of emigrants,” including Nazis.

This shameful history should be kept in mind, as we return to the subject of the Italian painter and virulent antisemite, Giovanni Gasparro. Now that his painting of the so-called “ritual murder” of little Simon of Trento (Simonino da Trento) – irrefutable visual evidence of that antisemitism – has been displayed on-line (Gasparro, naturally proud of his work, had posted it on his Facebook page), and widely condemned by many, what, if anything, will the Catholic Church do?

The Vatican must not remain silent. It has to take a firm stand, lest anyone misconstrue its attitude as one of indifference, or even support, for this monstrous painting and its creator. It must declare that this painting by Giovanni Gasparro violates what the Church believes and that it deplores the murderous hatred it expresses. It should make clear that no prelate or priest should from now on commission works by Gasparro; Catholic laymen true to the teachings of the Church should not buy his paintings, no matter what their subject. As for those paintings that were commissioned previously by prelates, and now are hanging in churches, including the nineteen works of art in the Basilica of San Giovanni Artigiano in L’Aquila, the Vatican will appoint a commission to discuss their fate: whether those paintings should remain in place, or be removed and returned to the deplorable Giovanni Gasparro.

Child Rapist Freed From Massachusetts Jail to Protect Him From Coronavirus, Lawyer Slammed For Celebrating on Twitter

GatewayPundit - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 12:42

A convicted child rapist was freed from a Massachusetts jail on Saturday due to “risk for complications” if he were to catch the coronavirus.

Glenn Christie, 54, repeatedly raped a 12-year-old boy which lead to his convictions for child rape and indecent assault on a child under 14. Though he had already been released from prison for those crimes, he was now being held for repeatedly violating his ten-year long parole orders.

On Friday, Superior Court Judge Heidi Brieger ordered Christie be released over concerns about his health making him more vulnerable to the coronavirus. He currently uses a wheelchair and has kidney disease, spinal stenosis, and other health issues.

“The health risks to a person in custody caused by the pandemic constitute changed circumstances,” which entitle Christie to a new hearing, Chief Justice Ralph Gants wrote, according to a report from The Salem News. “We also conclude that, in conducting that (new) review, a judge must give careful consideration not only to the risks posed by releasing the defendant –- flight, danger to others or to the community, and likelihood of further criminal acts — but also, during this pandemic, to the risk that the defendant might die or become seriously ill if kept in custody.”

Christie’s attorney, David Rangaviz, had argued that two people have already died from the virus at the prison — including Christie’s former cellmate.

Rangaviz is now facing major backlash for publicly celebrating freeing the pedophile on social media. He claims that he has even received death threats.

“Mr. Christie was ordered released this morning by the Superior Court!” Rangaviz tweeted Friday. “There are so many move lives to save, but it is an unbelievable relief to get him released while it appears he may have dodged this ongoing outbreak in his facility.”

Yesterday at 9PM — 10 hours after the judge’s order — my client was released.

And I’m getting death threats for winning this case.

This article tells the story of why he was held, and his fight for release from a place with an ongoing outbreak:

— Dave Rangaviz (@DRangaviz) April 5, 2020

“Yesterday at 9PM — 10 hours after the judge’s order — my client was released. And I’m getting death threats for winning this case,” Rangaviz tweeted on Sunday.

Christie was sent back to prison for missing a meeting with his probation officer, being suspended from his sex offender treatment program and violating the terms of his GPS monitoring. He was supposed to remain in custody for “one to two” years.

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Exact Number of Coronavirus Deaths in Spain Remains a Huge Unknown

GatewayPundit - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 12:00

Guest post by Christian Gefke

The number of coronavirus deaths in Spain stands at nearly 12,000.

The Spanish people are slowly becoming aware that the coronavirus mortality rate must be understood as an excess rate in context to previous years.  This number in Spain today is not being debated sufficiently.

Data coming out from the Carlos the 3rd Institute of Health and Science shows that the excess mortality rate in Spain is recorded as due to general causes and the coronavirus is simply one of these.

Mortality rate from Covid-19

This means that so far it has not been published by the above-mentioned institute the exact number of how many of these deaths are attributable exclusively to COVID-19, leaving this up to the Spanish Ministry of Health.

In this context, since the only source for the real numbers is the Spanish Government, it would be relevant to state who are the parties forming the coalition: PSOE (Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol: the Spanish Peoples Workers Party) a known leftwing party, PODEMOS (yes we can) a communist party openly declaring admiration for Venezuela and the late Hugo Chavez, and the last one being ERC (Ezquerra Republicana Catalana: The leftwing republicans from Catalonia). These three are currently the coalition Government in Spain.

For the reader who does not know about Spanish history or current state of affairs, these parties could well be overstating or understating the facts, and depending on which kind of political opportunity they wish to take advantage of, the data will most certainly be manipulated.

In other words, statistics coming from these guys are not to be trusted.

A collapsed public-run healthcare system.

The primary cause behind the total lockdown and the declaration of the State Of Emergency is the collapse of the public healthcare system, and not the virus itself.

The Spanish Ministry of Health has contextualized this problem in very vague ways. As an example we could pull the 28th of March press conference out of the hat. Regarding the exact number of mortality cases, the representatives from the Ministry stated:

  1. “…the identification process of the underlying causes of deaths is relative…” – F. Simon
  2. “…the identification process may contain errors…” – F. Simon
  3. “…the identification process has many leaks…” – F. Simon

The above can obviously be interpreted in opposite directions. But it’s clear that someone is preparing the ground for future corrections.

Of the above mentioned statements, all of them ended with a warning on how absolutely horrible and horrific the virus is (and not the health-care system), without determining explicitly the exact number of mortality cases caused directly by COVID-19.

Ending remarks.

What seems extraordinary is twofold: the collapsing of the Spanish healthcare system as one, and two, the insufficient data underscoring the exact causes of death.

Obviously it’s a tragedy to see so many people die either from or with the virus. Saving lives is not a question to be debated. But the shutting down of society requires specific scrutiny and thereby justification, and if more people compared to last year are dying as a direct cause of COVID-19, this data must be provided.

We eagerly await the third party accounts of independent institutes scrutinizing the exact number of COVID-19 mortality cases in Spain.  But being realistic we recognize that the waiting will be long.

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Christian Gefke, danish nationality and libertarian writer, based in Barcelona and Lanzarote of the Canary Islands. He has an advisory background in civil-law, and graduated from the University of Las Palmas with a degree in legal sciences.

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Japan’s vice premier slams WHO for political ties to Beijing

Geller Report - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 12:00

WHO is China’s puppet.

Japan’s vice premier slams WHO for political ties to Beijing

By: OAN Newsroom, Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Japan has criticized the World Health Organization (WHO) for siding with mainland China in its assessment of COVID-19. In a recent statement, Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso accused the WHO of helping Beijing cover up the coronavirus outbreak in its early stages.

Aso added the organization should be renamed the “Chinese Health Organization” over its political proximity to Beijing.

“People think the World Health Organization should change its name. It shouldn’t be called the WHO, it should be renamed the CHO. This appeal is truly resonating with the people.”

– Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister of Japan

The vice premier noted that back in January, the WHO claimed China did not have a flu outbreak, but then changed its story. The official slammed the organization for excluding Taiwan and not helping it fight the outbreak.

Aso also stressed both China and the WHO have spread “misinformation,” while accusing other countries of doing just that.

Joe Biden Is Confident That Bernie Sanders Supporters Will Vote For Him In November

GatewayPundit - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 04:04

Democrats are still a divided party and as much as their leaders are trying to push the idea of unity, some people aren’t coming around.

A significant portion of Bernie Sanders supporters don’t want to vote for Biden but he thinks they’ll come around.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Biden ‘confident’ Bernie Sanders supporters will fall in line

Joe Biden isn’t worried about disappointed Bernie Sanders supporters not voting for him in the general election.

“If I’m the nominee, I’m confident Bernie will push his supporters to support me, just as I would if it were reversed,” the former vice president told donors late Thursday. “He’s poured his heart and soul into this. He’s made some significant changes in American politics that have been positive.”

Biden is the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee with 1,196 pledged delegates to Sanders’s 883, though primary contests that would have helped the two-term vice president reach the 1,991 threshold have been pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite the delegate deficiency, Sanders touts the “movement” he’s created behind his campaign, saying he can bring new voters into the Democratic Party’s coalition.

Polls indicate Biden is mistaken.

USA Today recently reported:

Poll: 15% of Sanders supporters will vote for Trump if Biden is nominee; 80% would back Biden

If former Vice President Joe Biden secures the Democratic presidential nomination, 15% of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters will vote for President Donald Trump’s reelection, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll.

If accurate, that would represent a slightly larger defection than occurred after the bitter battle between Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016, when 12% of Sanders voters broke for Trump in the general election…

The 15% who said they plan to vote for Trump represents just 6% of Democrats and voters who lean Democratic, according to ABC News. Trump won 8% of Democrats in 2016.

That 15 percent number is probably a little low.

Cross posted from American Lookout.

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Malzberg: Did CNN's Acosta Use Quotes From Soros-Funded Ad In Confrontation With Trump?

RealClear - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 03:40
MALZBERG/EAT THE PRESS: In this week's episode of Eat the Press, we compare notes from the questions Jim Acosta asked President Trump in their latest match-up, and an anti-Trump Ad ran by a Liberal Super-PAC.

Joe Rogan: I'd Vote For Trump Over Biden

RealClear - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 03:26
Joe Rogan said he would vote for President Donald Trump over Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden. On the Friday broadcast of his podcast, Rogan said he doesn't believe Biden can handle anything and he would be relying entirely upon his cabinet. ERIC WEINSTEIN: I think that in general people, when they are given no choice at all, express themselves moronically. JOE ROGAN: When they are given no choice at all - How so? WEINSTEIN: I want a choice of an actual president that's viable. I don't have one. Now you're going to ask me which of the none-viable people do you like best? ROGAN: This is the real issue with the Democratic Party. They've essentially made us all morons with this Joe Biden thing. WEINSTEIN: Can you imagine? ROGAN: I can't vote for that guy. WEINSTEIN: I can't vote for him, I can't vote for Trump. ROGAN: I'd rather vote for Trump than [Biden]. I don't think he can handle anything. You're relying entirely on his cabinet. If you want to talk about an individual leader who can communicate, he can't do that. And we don't know what the fuck he'll be like after a year in office. The pressure of being President of the United States is something than no one has ever prepared for. The only one who seems to be fine with it is Trump, oddly enough. He doesn't seem to be aging at all or in any sort of decline. Obama, almost immediately, started looking older. George W. [Bush], almost immediately, started looking older. Watch the full interview:

CNN's Acosta: You'd Think The President Would Be Humble After "Being Wrong So Many Times"

RealClear - Sun, 04/05/2020 - 03:15
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta said President Trump is not grasping the reality that he has been wrong and the scientists have been right in commentary delivered Friday night on CNN. Acosta said while Trump blames the Obama administration for not having a stockpile of medical equipment he has had 3 years to restock. "This administration did not prepare when it had a chance," Acosta said. COOPER: Yes, Jim Acosta, we're now in a situation if -- I mean, again, the models that were presented at the White House, you know, based on all states doing this. If all states aren't doing this, those models could actually go up. That 100,000 to 240,000 could go up. ACOSTA: That's exactly right, Anderson. And, you know, that has been the fear expressed by public health officials all along. We know Dr. Deborah Birx expressed this in the briefing yesterday. She said communities just aren't doing enough. And so, you know, I think, just towards the end of that briefing, the president, Dr. Birx were pressed on whether or not they're still sticking with these models that were offered up earlier this week. And they were sort of hedging on that answer. I think, as Sanjay was saying, we don't know what we don't know. And, you know, you would think, at this point, Anderson, the president would be humbled somewhat by being wrong so many times. I pressed him, you know, at one point, I said it's April. You said this was going to be over by April. And he says well it is going to be over. He's just not dealing with the reality of the fact that he's been wrong, and the scientists and the health experts have been right. And he just can't grasp that reality. COOPER: Jim, let's talk about the supply problem because, clearly, there is a supply chain issue here that's been longstanding now. The president blaming previous administrations for lack of supplies, and there's certainly blame to go around. There's an argument that after I think it was the swine flu, I think, 2009 or 2009 pandemic that they didn't restock some of the -- the stockpiles. But that was, you know, ten years ago. This administration has had several years and warnings, we now know, about a pandemic just like this one to stock up and supply and -- and they haven't. What's the latest? I mean -- I -- I have yet to see some sort of breakdown of, you know, there's a billion masks coming by this date. There is X number of ventilators that will be made by the end of this month and by the next month. And I -- I hear piecemeal things of, like, oh, we got all these things, you know, being made and a lot of folks working on it. I have yet to see any kind of breakdown of what is actually coming down the pike and when. ACOSTA: I think part of the reason why, Anderson, as you recall a couple weeks ago when therapy saying that they were saying there would be millions of test kits sent out by the end of this week or by the end of next week. And they just couldn't hit those benchmarks. And so I think they're reluctant to do that. And one of the things we're saying -- and I brought this up at the briefing, and so did other reports -- is you know, why is it that the president is shifting the blame? Why is he blaming other states when he, also, had the opportunity to fill the national stockpile? To make sure that their shelves weren't, quote, empty. And the president just doesn't have a good answer to that. He blames the Obama administration for it. And as I told him during the briefing today, Anderson, he's been president for three or four years. He's had plenty of time to prepare. He put out this notion we couldn't have seen this coming. This was an unforeseen problem. That's just not the case. As our Andrew Kaczynski was reporting earlier today, Secretary Azar at HHS was talking about the -- the potential for a pandemic flu in April of last year. More than one year ago. When I asked the president about that, he said, well, he was aware of the possibility of a pandemic as a concept. And he knows pandemics are a problem. But, Anderson, the -- just the flat-out truth of the matter is this administration did not prepare when it had the chance.


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