This week, the Chinese People’s Congress in Beijing, the regime’s rubber-stamp parliament, will pass a special law banning subversion, separatism, acts of foreign interference and ‘terrorism’ in Hong Kong.
The current levels of income support could not be sustained long term without a significantly higher rate of tax.
A few dozen volunteers and mercenaries tried to land on the Venezuelan coast near Caracas a week ago. Six were killed, all the rest were arrested.
There are many clever people working on all the problems that threaten our future, and that for some of them at least, solutions will arrive in time.
Other East Asian countries that had experience of SARS understood the seriousness of the WHO warning and promptly began diligent testing, tracing, and isolation of infected persons.
Last year saw an unprecedented upsurge in public concern about climate change—Australian wildfires, record floods all over the place, Extinction Rebellion, Greta Thunberg—but all that has now been pushed aside by the coronavirus. Global heating and its associated disasters will kill far more people in the long run, but COVID-19 is killing them now.
Donald Trump downplayed the threat as long as he could, then became a last-minute advocate of lockdown. He has now moved on to being the liberator of the American people from lockdown, without any contact tracing.
Fauci has become a familiar figure standing beside Donald Trump at media briefings, never openly contradicting him, but subtly trying to steer him away from his worst ideas. It’s a humiliating position to be in.