Saved Stories http://feed.informer.com/digests/AJUSNHD6VB/feeder Saved Stories Respective post owners and feed distributors Sat, 03 Nov 2018 02:24:41 -0400 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Saved Stories - None: The Truth About Cats and Pigs and SARS-CoV-2 https://www.porkbusiness.com/news/hog-production/truth-about-cats-and-pigs-and-sars-cov-2 Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:5ec3e2a6-98a7-7190-a5e4-27bbe5ff6722 Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:48:34 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><p>Understanding the role pets and livestock play in the transmission of disease from animals to humans is critical. Two new studies out of Kansas State University (K-State) on pigs and cats are increasing the knowledge around SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. The research shows domestic cats can&#160;be asymptomatic carriers of SARS-CoV-2, but pigs are unlikely to be significant carriers of the virus.&#160; </p><p>"Other research has shown that COVID-19-infected human patients are transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to cats; this includes domestic cats and even large cats, such as lions and tigers,"&#160; J&#252;rgen A. Richt, the Regents distinguished professor at K-State&#160;in the College of Veterinary Medicine, said in a K-State <a href="https://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/2020-11/coronavirus-transmission-in-cats-and-pigs.html">release</a>. "Our findings are&#160;important because of the close association between humans and companion animals."&#160; </p><p><strong>Cats can spread SARS-CoV-2 efficiently to other cats</strong><br />There are about 95 million house cats in the U.S., explained Richt, who is the senior author on the two publications in <em>Emerging Microbes &amp; Infections</em>: "SARS-CoV-2 infection, disease and transmission in domestic cats" and "Susceptibility of swine cells and domestic pigs to SARS-CoV-2." </p><p>Through their in-depth study at the K-State Biosecurity Research Institute, or BRI, at Pat Roberts Hall, the researchers looked at susceptibility to infection, disease and transmission in domestic cats. The team discovered&#160;domestic cats may not have obvious clinical signs of SARS-CoV-2, but can still shed the virus through their nasal, oral and rectal cavities and&#160;spread it efficiently to other cats within two days. </p><p>Richt said further research is needed to study whether domestic cats can spread the virus to other animals and humans. </p><p>"This efficient transmission between domestic cats indicates a significant animal and public health need to investigate a potential human-cat-human transmission chain," Richt said.&#160; </p><p><strong>Pigs are unlikely careers of&#160;SARS-CoV-2&#8203;&#8203;&#8203;&#8203;&#8203;&#8203;&#8203; </strong><br />Meanwhile, researchers found that SARS-CoV-2-infected pigs are not susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection and do not appear to transmit the virus to contact animals.&#160; </p><p>"Pigs play an important role in U.S. agriculture, which made it important to determine the potential SARS-CoV-2 susceptibility in pigs," Richt said.&#160; </p><p>Like the Germans and Chinese, the K-State team concluded that pigs are not susceptible by infection with the U.S. version of the SARS-CoV-2 virus through intratracheal-intranasal-oral challenge and are unlikely to be significant carriers of SARS-CoV-2.&#160; </p><p>&#8220;However, we have to be aware that this only applies to the rather young pigs, the commercial pig breed and the virus we have used for infection. It could be different in an old sow or boar, in a different pig breed or with a different virus,&#8221; Richt explains. We always have to be aware that if the virus changes &#8211; if the genome changes &#8211; the story could be different.&#8221; </p><p>Read more about this study <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/news/hog-production/pigs-do-not-transmit-covid-19-according-k-state-study">here</a>&#160;in a previous Farm Journal's PORK article.<br /><strong>What's ahead?</strong><br />The team plans to further study SARS-CoV-2 transmission in cats and pigs. They also plan to study whether cats are immune to SARS-CoV-2 reinfection after they have recovered from a primary SARS-CoV-2 infection, the release said. </p><p>"This research is important for risk assessment, implementing mitigation strategies, addressing animal welfare issues, and to develop preclinical animal models for evaluating drug and vaccine candidates for COVID-19," Richt said.&#160; </p><p><em>The research has involved other K-State researchers from the department of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine: Natasha N. Gaudreault, Jessie D. Trujillo, David A. Meekins, Igor Morozov, Daniel W. Madden, Sabarish V. Indran, Dashzeveg Bold, Velmurugan Balaraman, Taeyong Kwon, Bianca L. Artiaga, Konner Cool, Wenjun Ma and Jamie Henningson, also director of the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.</em> </p><p><em>Other researchers involved include Mariano Carossino and Udeni B. R. Balasuriya from Louisiana State University; William C. Wilson with the U.S, Department of Agriculture's Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Unit; Adolfo Garc&#237;a-Sastre with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and Heinz Feldmann with the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. &#160;</em> </p><p><strong>More from Farm Journal's PORK:</strong><br /><a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/news/hog-production/pigs-do-not-transmit-covid-19-according-k-state-study">Pigs Do Not Transmit COVID-19, According to K-State Study</a> </p><p><a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/new-research-says-pigs-chickens-are-not-susceptible-covid-19">New Research Says Pigs, Chickens Are Not Susceptible to COVID-19</a> </p><p><a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/can-livestock-transmit-covid-19-humans">Can Livestock Transmit COVID-19 to Humans?</a> </p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: France new COVID-19 cases surge, deaths also mount - The Jerusalem post https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/france-new-covid-19-cases-surge-deaths-also-mount-650274 Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:176d6cde-24e5-6dca-de6f-908b9980fb4b Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:40:19 -0500 <div><p>France reported a new surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours along with another rise in deaths, according to data published from the country's health ministry on Wednesday.</p><div class="fake-br-for-article-body"></div><div>The ministry said there had been a further 16,282 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed cases in France to 2,170,097.</div><div>It added the death toll had risen to 50,618 - up by more than 380 from the previous day.</div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Коронавирус мог перейти к человеку через нескольких животных - ВОЗ | Все о коронавирусе | Здоровье https://aif.ru/health/coronavirus/koronavirus_mog_pereyti_k_cheloveku_cherez_neskolkih_zhivotnyh_-_voz Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:765307f2-d002-d4be-02d1-8fac5baebd2d Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:38:43 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-459d5962-7fff-1387-5933-117abe29f607">&#1050;&#1086;&#1088;&#1086;&#1085;&#1072;&#1074;&#1080;&#1088;&#1091;&#1089;, &#1074;&#1077;&#1088;&#1086;&#1103;&#1090;&#1085;&#1077;&#1077; 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Bassett, a <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/nyregion/nyc-health-mary-bassett-resignation.html" title="">former city health commissioner</a> under Mr. de Blasio and now the director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, said that the three key elements of handling the coronavirus &#8212; testing, tracing and quarantine &#8212; have long been performed by the Health Department.</p><p>&#8220;These are core functions of public health agencies around the world, including New York City, which has decades of experience,&#8221; Dr. Bassett said in an email. &#8220;To confront Covid-19, it makes sense to build on this expertise.&#8221;</p><p>The move also angered some within the ranks of the Health Department, which has been at odds with Mr. de Blasio since the early days of the outbreak, when top officials in the department clashed with City Hall over the timing of school closures and public health messaging.</p><p>In announcing the move Friday morning, the mayor said, &#8220;Everything at Health and Hospitals has been based on speed and intensity and precision, and they&#8217;ve done an amazing job.&#8221;</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>Dr. Mitchell Katz, the head of Health and Hospitals, said that the move was made because his agency, a public benefit corporation rather than a city department, could more quickly hire contact tracers and enter into contracts for testing and other needed services.</p><div><div><div><div><div><p><span>The Morning: </span><span>Make sense of the day&#8217;s news and ideas. David Leonhardt and Times journalists guide you through what&#8217;s happening &#8212; and why it matters.</span></p></div><button type="button">Sign Up</button></div></div></div></div><p>His agency, he said, would also oversee the hotels for housing people who could not quarantine at home, as well as some coronavirus testing.</p><p>But he said the tracing itself would be supervised by a team of roughly 50 Health Department experts who will be detailed to Health and Hospitals to run the operation.</p><p>&#8220;So we&#8217;ll be able to have the best of both worlds,&#8221; he said. &#8220;We&#8217;ll be able to have the people who are used to supervising this kind of work still doing the supervision of it. But we&#8217;ll be able to hire as quickly as possible and get as many tests done&#8221; as possible.</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>The city&#8217;s public hospital system struggled with budgetary shortfalls even before the coronavirus outbreak sent thousands of sick and dying patients into its 11 hospitals. Their emergency rooms have been the front lines of the crisis, as doctors and nurses faced a wave of patients at facilities including <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/nyregion/nyc-coronavirus-hospitals.html" title="">Elmhurst Hospital in Queens</a> and <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/nyregion/coronavirus-woodhull-madhvi-aya-dead.html" title="">Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn</a>. Staff members died, even some who <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/04/nyregion/coronavirus-ny-hospital-workers.html" title="">did not work directly with patients</a>.</p><p>A spokeswoman for Mr. de Blasio declined to comment about any dissatisfaction expressed by Health Department officials and declined to make the city health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, available to discuss the matter.</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>Contact tracing is one part of an accepted strategy for responding to disease outbreaks, and it is now at the center of a national discussion of how and when to begin allowing economic activity to restart. State officials included the number of contact tracers working in a region as one key metric for determining when businesses in that region would able to reopen.</p><p>Mr. de Blasio, in recent days, has talked repeatedly about the large new public health system that will be needed to contain the virus as the number of new cases recedes. Officials have said the efforts are essential to reviving the city&#8217;s economic life.</p><div id="NYT_MAIN_CONTENT_3_REGION"><div><section id="styln-prism-freeform-1603124101540"><div><div id="prism-freeform-block-8962" tabindex="0"><div><section><header><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/news-event/coronavirus?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc"><h3>The Coronavirus Outbreak &#8250;</h3></a><h4>Words to Know About Testing</h4></header><p>Confused by the terms about coronavirus testing? Let us help:</p><ul><li><ul><li><strong>Antibody</strong>: <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/health/coronavirus-antibody-prevalence.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">A protein produced by the immune system</a>&#160;that can recognize and attach precisely to specific kinds of viruses, bacteria, or other invaders.</li><li><strong>Antibody test/serology test: </strong>A test that detects antibodies specific to the coronavirus. Antibodies begin to appear in the blood about a week after the coronavirus has infected the body. Because antibodies take so long to develop, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/article/antibody-test-coronavirus.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">an antibody test</a>&#160;can&#8217;t <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/21/health/coronavirus-antibody-tests.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">reliably diagnose an ongoing infection.</a>&#160;But it can identify people who have been exposed to the coronavirus in the past.</li><li><strong>Antigen test: </strong>This test detects bits of coronavirus proteins called antigens. Antigen tests are fast, taking as little as five minutes, but are <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/06/health/coronavirus-rapid-test.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">less accurate</a>&#160;than tests that detect genetic material from the virus.</li><li><strong>Coronavirus: </strong>Any virus that belongs to the Orthocoronavirinae family of viruses. <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/health/coronavirus-unveiled.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 is known as SARS-CoV-2. </a></li><li><strong>Covid-19: </strong>The disease caused by the new coronavirus. The name is short for <a href="https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/naming-the-coronavirus-disease-(covid-2019)-and-the-virus-that-causes-it">coronavirus disease 2019</a>.</li><li><strong>Isolation and quarantine: </strong>Isolation is the separation of&#160;people who know they are sick with a contagious disease from those who are not sick.&#160;<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/article/quarantine-coronavirus.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">Quarantine</a>&#160;refers to restricting the movement of people who have been exposed to a virus.</li><li><strong>Nasopharyngeal swab: </strong>A long, flexible stick, tipped with a soft swab, that is inserted deep into the nose to get samples from the space where the nasal cavity meets the throat. Samples for coronavirus tests can <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/06/health/fast-coronavirus-tests.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">also be collected with swabs that do not go as deep into the nose</a>&#160;&#8212;&#160;sometimes called nasal swabs &#8212;&#160;or oral or throat swabs.</li><li><strong>Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR): </strong>Scientists use PCR to make millions of copies of genetic material in a sample. Tests that use PCR enable researchers to detect the coronavirus <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/29/health/coronavirus-testing.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">even when it is scarce.</a></li><li><strong>Viral load: </strong>The amount of virus in a person&#8217;s body. In people infected by the coronavirus, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/02/science/charting-a-coronavirus-infection.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">the viral load may peak before they start to show symptoms,</a>&#160;if symptoms appear at all.</li></ul></li></ul></section><button id="prism-freeform-button-8962" type="button"></button></div></div>&amp;&amp;&amp;&amp;&amp;</div></section></div></div><p>&#8220;You&#8217;re talking about tens of thousands of people who will be tested daily,&#8221; the mayor said in an interview on MSNBC on Sunday. &#8220;You&#8217;re talking about a tracing apparatus that, anyone who is tested positive, we ask them, we interview them: who they&#8217;ve been close with in recent days, who they&#8217;ve come in contact with.&#8221;</p><p>Before the shift, hiring was being conducted by the nonprofit Fund for Public Health in New York City in partnership with the Health Department; salaries for contact tracers <a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20200428080921/https://1w20ju1nsz1k2xqrjx3ccsd1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/76/2020/04/CT-I.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">started at $57,000 a year</a>. Thousands had already applied.</p><p>Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and former New York City health commissioner, said that the city&#8217;s Health Department is the &#8220;greatest in the world&#8221; and that &#8220;if any health department can excel at contact tracing, New York City can.&#8221;</p><p>David Harvey, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors, a membership organization of health officials who deal with contact tracing to limit the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, said that while there was a &#8220;role for the health care delivery system to coordinate with the health department,&#8221; the group was concerned that the mayor&#8217;s decision might slow the implementation of contract tracing in the city.</p><p>&#8220;New York is leading the nation as the epicenter of this epidemic and it&#160;is a leader of the nation,&#8221; Mr. Harvey added. &#8220;We are worried about anything that delays the rollout of an expanded contact tracing program.&#8221;</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>The Health Department has the authority to issue quarantine orders in New York City. Such orders are likely to be an important part of the program, which would not only involve getting in touch with people who have had close contact with an infected person, but also getting those contacts to quarantine themselves, either at home or, possibly, in a city-funded hotel.</p><p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/nyregion/tracing-patients-possible-contacts-creates-host-of-challenges-for-the-city.html" title="">During the Ebola outbreak early in Mr. de Blasio&#8217;s first term</a>, the Health Department created a telephone center to track potential contacts.</p><p>As the rapid spread of infections overwhelmed the system in late March and April, the city largely stopped doing contact tracing on confirmed Covid-19 cases. In recent weeks, health workers have been doing a few case investigations to prepare to ramp up the system, and they plan to restart tracing on a broad scale once hundreds of new people have been hired.</p><p>Yet the city has never tried to trace a disease as commonplace in the population as Covid-19, Dr. Shama Ahuja, who oversees tuberculosis contact tracing for the Health Department, said in an interview last week.</p><p>&#8220;It is like tracing the flu,&#8221; she said. &#8220;The level of this effort is unprecedented.&#8221;</p><p>Sharon Otterman contributed reporting.</p></div><aside></aside></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Contact Tracing Is Failing in Many States. Here’s Why. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/31/health/covid-contact-tracing-tests.html Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:2aeee936-0fba-42e4-1ae8-c5c03de978c8 Wed, 25 Nov 2020 10:26:19 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><div><p>In Arizona&#8217;s most populated region, the coronavirus is so <a href="https://www.azfamily.com/news/continuing_coverage/coronavirus_coverage/contact-tracing-important-but-less-useful-with-spiking-cases-maricopa-county-says/article_57d55328-bb4b-11ea-8718-8b1cf4ab4137.html" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">ubiquitous</a> that <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/05/health/contact-tracing-white-house.html" title="">contact tracers</a> have been unable to reach a fraction of those infected.</p><p>In Austin, Texas, the story is much the same. Just as it is in North Carolina, where the state&#8217;s health secretary recently told state lawmakers that its tracking program was hiring outside workers to <a href="https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/ncdhhs-selects-first-vendors-expand-testing-and-contact-tracing-covid-19" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">keep up</a> with a steady rise in cases, as <a href="https://www.nashp.org/state-approaches-to-contact-tracing-covid-19/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">a number of other states</a> have done.</p><p>Cities in Florida, another state where Covid-19 cases are surging, have largely<a href="https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/miami-beach-mayor-urges-desantis-to-address-failures-of-floridas-contact-tracing-program/2268324/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title=""> given up on tracking cases</a>.<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/coronavirus-ravaged-florida-as-ron-desantis-sidelined-scientists-and-followed-trump/2020/07/25/0b8008da-c648-11ea-b037-f9711f89ee46_story.htmlhttps://calmatters.org/health/coronavirus/2020/07/california-covid-contact-tracers-video-los-angeles/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title=""> Things are equally dismal in California.</a> And in <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/29/nyregion/new-york-contact-tracing.html" title="">New York City&#8217;s tracing program</a>, workers complained of crippling communication and training problems.</p><p>Contact tracing, a cornerstone of the public health arsenal to tamp down the coronavirus across the world, has largely <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/06/us/united-states-failure-coronavirus.html" title="">failed in the United States</a>; the virus&#8217;s pervasiveness and major lags in testing have rendered the system almost pointless. In some regions, large swaths of the population have refused to participate or cannot even be located, further hampering health care workers.</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>&#8220;We are not doing it to the level or extent that it should be done,&#8221; said Steve Adler, the mayor of Austin, echoing the view of many state and city leaders. &#8220;There are three main reasons. One is the sheer number of people, the second is the delay in getting test results back, the third is the wide community spread of the disease.&#8221;</p><p>The <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/contact-tracing/contact-tracing-plan/contact-tracing.html" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">goal </a>of contact tracing for Covid-19 is to reach people who have spent more than 15 minutes within six feet of an infected person and ask them to quarantine at home voluntarily for two weeks even if they test negative, monitoring themselves for symptoms during that time. But few places have reported systemic success. And from the very beginning of the U.S. epidemic, states and cities have struggled to detect the prevalence of the virus because of spotty and sometimes rationed diagnostic testing and long delays in getting results.</p><p>&#8220;I think it&#8217;s easy to say contact tracing is broken,&#8221; said Carolyn Cannuscio, an expert on the method and an associate professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Pennsylvania. &#8220;It is broken because so many parts of our prevention system are broken.&#8221;</p><p>Tracking those exposed is so far behind the virus raging in most places that many public health officials believe the money and personnel involved would be better spent on other resources, like increasing test sites, helping schools prepare for reopening and educating the public about mask wearing. Some public health experts now believe that, at the very least, testing and contact tracing need to be scaled back in places with major outbreaks. In some places, they say the effort may never succeed.</p><p>&#8220;Contact tracing is the wrong tool for the wrong job at the wrong time,&#8221; said Dr. David Lakey, the former state health commissioner of Texas who helped oversee the Ebola response in Dallas in 2014.</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>&#8220;Back when you had 10 cases here in Texas, it might have been useful,&#8221; said Dr. Lakey, who is now the chief medical officer for the University of Texas System. &#8220;But if you don&#8217;t have rapid testing, it is going to be very difficult in a disease with 40 percent of people asymptomatic. It is hard to see the benefit of it right now.&#8221;</p><p>Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, a former director of the C.D.C. who is a strong advocate for robust contact tracing programs, largely agreed that it is impossible to do meaningful or substantial contact tracing with huge numbers of cases. He noted that when testing results lag as much as they have, it becomes almost impossible to keep up with the high volume of infected individuals and those who have been in contact with them.</p><p>&#8220;At some point when your cases are very high, you have to dial back your testing and contact tracing,&#8221; said Dr. Frieden, who now runs Resolve to Save Lives, a nonprofit health advocacy initiative. &#8220;We may be in that situation in some parts of the country today.&#8221;</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>Others argue that contact tracing efforts around the country are still nascent, and many workers fanning out in particular zones are still too inexperienced to call it quits. These experts contend that tracking remains an important mechanism that can help as flare-ups continue over the next year and beyond.</p><div><div><div><div><div><p><span>Coronavirus Briefing: </span><span>An informed guide to the global outbreak, with the latest developments and expert advice.</span></p></div><button type="button">Sign Up</button></div></div></div></div><p><a href="https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-people/C%20Watson/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">Crystal Watson</a>, a risk-assessment specialist at the Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said she had hoped more contact tracers would be trained and in place before states started reopening. For now, she expects it to be feasible only in Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota and the District of Columbia. Massachusetts, where the nonprofit group Partners in Health leads the efforts, has done particularly well.</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>Contact tracing has been used as a tool for hundreds of years to contain diseases like <a href="https://www.who.int/tb/areas-of-work/laboratory/contact-investigation/en/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">tuberculosis</a>, yellow fever and Ebola. A rudimentary form was even used to track <a href="https://theconversation.com/contact-tracing-how-physicians-used-it-500-years-ago-to-control-the-bubonic-plague-139248" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">the route</a> of a syphilis outbreak in the 16th century. Countries like <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexandrasternlicht/2020/04/30/south-koreas-widespread-testing-and-contact-tracing-lead-to-first-day-with-no-new-cases/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">South Korea</a>,<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/20/cheap-popular-and-it-works-irelands-contact-tracing-app-success?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title=""> Ireland</a> and <a href="https://www.aei.org/technology-and-innovation/a-tale-of-two-contact-tracing-apps-lessons-from-australia-and-new-zealand/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">Australia</a> used the method to successfully control the spread of the coronavirus, too.</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>The C.D.C. has <a href="https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/05/18/hhs-delivers-funding-to-expand-testing-capacity-for-states-territories-tribes.html" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">sent about $11 billion</a> in relief funds to states and local jurisdictions for expanding coronavirus testing and contact tracing. A survey of state health departments <a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/06/18/879787448/as-states-reopen-do-they-have-the-workforce-they-need-to-stop-coronavirus-outbre" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">by National Public Radio</a> last month found they had roughly 37,000 contact tracers in place, with an additional 31,000 in reserve for when they would be needed. The work force &#8212; a mix of government employees, volunteers and contract workers hired by outside companies or nonprofit organizations &#8212; still falls short of the 100,000 people that the C.D.C. has recommended.</p><p>The contact tracers, whose training varies considerably in length and content depending on what state they are in, have struggled to keep up with the rising number of cases.</p><p>&#8220;The challenge is that we are not dealing with ones and twos,&#8221; said Fran Phillips, a deputy Secretary for Public Health for Maryland, a state that has largely kept the virus in check but still faces over 900 new cases daily. For every new case, there are several if not dozens of people to contact, especially in large cities, which further strains the system.</p><p>Contact tracing generally works best, public health experts say, when a disease is easily detected from its onset. That is often impossible with the coronavirus because a large percentage of those infected have no symptoms.</p><p>&#8220;When you have a situation in which there are so many people who are asymptomatic,&#8221; said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, at a recent Milken Institute event, &#8220;that makes that that much more difficult, which is the reason you wanted to get it from the beginning and nip it in the bud. Once you get what they call the logarithmic increase, then it becomes very difficult to do contact tracing. It&#8217;s not going well.&#8221;</p><p>Perhaps most harmful to the effort have been the persistent delays in getting the results of diagnostic tests. Often by the time an individual tests positive, it&#8217;s too late for the health care workers tracking that person to do anything.</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>&#8220;It&#8217;s a race against time,&#8221; Ms. Phillips said. &#8220;And if we have lost days and days of infectious period because we didn&#8217;t get a lab result back, that really diminishes our ability to do contact tracing.&#8221; In Maryland, like many states, some labs are taking as long as nine days to turn around results. &#8220;We are getting some assurances from national manufacturers this lag is short term,&#8221; she said. &#8220;I am not confident.&#8221;</p><p>In contrast, when sports teams and staff of the White House test people constantly, with fast turnarounds, contact tracing is i<a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/white-house-executive-office-cafeteria-closed-after-positive-coronavirus-test-n1234662?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">nstant and effective.</a></p><div id="NYT_MAIN_CONTENT_3_REGION"><div><section id="styln-prism-freeform-1603124101540"><div><div id="prism-freeform-block-8962" tabindex="0"><div><section><header><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/news-event/coronavirus?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc"><h3>The Coronavirus Outbreak &#8250;</h3></a><h4>Words to Know About Testing</h4></header><p>Confused by the terms about coronavirus testing? Let us help:</p><ul><li><ul><li><strong>Antibody</strong>: <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/health/coronavirus-antibody-prevalence.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">A protein produced by the immune system</a>&#160;that can recognize and attach precisely to specific kinds of viruses, bacteria, or other invaders.</li><li><strong>Antibody test/serology test: </strong>A test that detects antibodies specific to the coronavirus. Antibodies begin to appear in the blood about a week after the coronavirus has infected the body. Because antibodies take so long to develop, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/article/antibody-test-coronavirus.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">an antibody test</a>&#160;can&#8217;t <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/21/health/coronavirus-antibody-tests.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">reliably diagnose an ongoing infection.</a>&#160;But it can identify people who have been exposed to the coronavirus in the past.</li><li><strong>Antigen test: </strong>This test detects bits of coronavirus proteins called antigens. Antigen tests are fast, taking as little as five minutes, but are <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/06/health/coronavirus-rapid-test.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">less accurate</a>&#160;than tests that detect genetic material from the virus.</li><li><strong>Coronavirus: </strong>Any virus that belongs to the Orthocoronavirinae family of viruses. <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/health/coronavirus-unveiled.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 is known as SARS-CoV-2. </a></li><li><strong>Covid-19: </strong>The disease caused by the new coronavirus. The name is short for <a href="https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/naming-the-coronavirus-disease-(covid-2019)-and-the-virus-that-causes-it">coronavirus disease 2019</a>.</li><li><strong>Isolation and quarantine: </strong>Isolation is the separation of&#160;people who know they are sick with a contagious disease from those who are not sick.&#160;<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/article/quarantine-coronavirus.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">Quarantine</a>&#160;refers to restricting the movement of people who have been exposed to a virus.</li><li><strong>Nasopharyngeal swab: </strong>A long, flexible stick, tipped with a soft swab, that is inserted deep into the nose to get samples from the space where the nasal cavity meets the throat. Samples for coronavirus tests can <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/06/health/fast-coronavirus-tests.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">also be collected with swabs that do not go as deep into the nose</a>&#160;&#8212;&#160;sometimes called nasal swabs &#8212;&#160;or oral or throat swabs.</li><li><strong>Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR): </strong>Scientists use PCR to make millions of copies of genetic material in a sample. Tests that use PCR enable researchers to detect the coronavirus <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/29/health/coronavirus-testing.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">even when it is scarce.</a></li><li><strong>Viral load: </strong>The amount of virus in a person&#8217;s body. In people infected by the coronavirus, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/02/science/charting-a-coronavirus-infection.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">the viral load may peak before they start to show symptoms,</a>&#160;if symptoms appear at all.</li></ul></li></ul></section><button id="prism-freeform-button-8962" type="button"></button></div></div>&amp;&amp;&amp;&amp;&amp;</div></section></div></div><p>Even as health care workers leap over these hurdles, they are also finding that it can be difficult not just to reach people who were potentially exposed to the virus but to get them to cooperate. Sometimes there is no good phone number, and in the cellphone era, unrecognized numbers are often ignored; 25 percent of those called in Maryland don&#8217;t pick up. Others, suspicious of contact tracers or fueled by <a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/07/14/890628203/conspiracy-theories-aside-heres-what-contact-tracers-really-do" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">misinformation about them</a>, decline to cooperate, a stark contrast with places like Germany where compliance with contact tracers is viewed as a civic duty.</p><p>In Florida&#8217;s Miami-Dade County, contact tracers employed by the state have reached only 18 percent of those infected over the last two weeks, according to Mayor Dan Gelber of Miami Beach; many of the others were never even called. Mr. Gelber <a href="https://twitter.com/CBoomerVazquez/status/1287841499422629889?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1287850787830468613%7Ctwgr%5E&amp;ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.local10.com%2Fnews%2Flocal%2F2020%2F07%2F27%2Fcoronavirus-in-miami-dade-contact-tracing-failures-and-talk-of-how-to-spend-federal-money%2F" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">wrote a letter</a> to Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday decrying the state of the program.</p><p>&#8220;You think it&#8217;s a natural situation where people will say, &#8216;Oh of course, I&#8217;ll cooperate,&#8217;&#8221; Dr. Fauci said. &#8220;But there&#8217;s such pushback on authority, on government, on all kinds of things like that. It makes it very complicated.&#8221;</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>In Seattle, tracers found 80 percent of the people they reached <a href="https://komonews.com/news/coronavirus/only-1-in-5-isolating-when-covid-symptoms-develop-king-county-says" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">were not in quarantine</a>, even if they had symptoms. And there is little appetite in the United States for intrusive technology, such as electronic bracelets or obligatory phone GPS signals, that has worked well for contact tracing in parts of Asia. Although Americans are free to cross state lines, no national tracing program exists.</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>&#8220;We need federal leadership for standards and privacy safeguards, and I don&#8217;t see that happening,&#8221; said <a href="http://leighbureau.com/speakers/lborio" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">Dr. Luciana Borio</a>, a former director of medical and biodefense preparedness at the National Security Council.</p><p>Many epidemiologists believe fixing the program in the United States to combat and contain the coronavirus outbreaks is essential.</p><p><strong>&#8220;</strong>We have to start by supporting people in getting tested, which means making it easy enough for those exposed to someone or has symptoms to just show up and not worry about a doctor&#8217;s order,&#8221; Ms. Cannuscio said. &#8220;People in the Covid era have a hard time telling you what day it is.&#8221;</p><p>Dr. Joia Mukherjee, the chief medical officer at Partners in Health, the group in charge of the Massachusetts effort, outlined the principles her group insisted on: Tracers must come from the hardest-hit communities and be able to speak Spanish, Haitian Creole or whatever language the communities do.</p><p>Every tracer must be paid, not a volunteer. And Massachusetts had to put in enough money to let the tracers &#8220;support&#8221; anyone expected to self-quarantine.</p><p>&#8220;We ask: Do you need food? Infant formula? Diapers? Cab fare? Unemployment insurance? And we help them get it,&#8221; Dr. Mukherjee said. &#8220;That way people feel it&#8217;s care, not surveillance.&#8221;</p><p>Dr. Marcus Plescia, the chief medical officer at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, said that despite the failures so far, it was too soon to surrender. States need more time to build up a tracing work force and the infrastructure to do it well, he said, and Americans need to grow more comfortable with the concept, similar to becoming accustomed to wearing masks.</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>Dr. William Foege, a former director of the C.D.C., <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/sunday-review/coronavirus-contact-tracing.html" title="">said recently</a> that effective tracers should be &#8220;psychiatrists, detectives and problem solvers all at once,&#8221; and that will also take time for many who are new to the job.</p><p>But in the meantime, Dr. Plescia said, even finding a fraction of cases through contact tracing will help slow the virus&#8217;s spread.</p><p>&#8220;We don&#8217;t have Saved Stories - None: Netanyahu trial postponed until February https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/evidence-phase-of-netanyahu-trial-postponed-to-february-650139 Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:0c45f40b-cf05-07ab-8444-d27c8af4d3b4 Wed, 25 Nov 2020 10:18:37 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div id="startBannerSticky"><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;"> The Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday postponed the start of the public corruption trial against Prime Minister </p><a href="https://www.jpost.com/Tags/Benjamin-netanyahu">Benjamin Netanyahu</a><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;"> until February in light of ongoing evidentiary disputes between the prosecution and the defense.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">The </p><a href="https://www.jpost.com/Tags/Trial">trial</a><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;"> had been scheduled to start in January.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">While the postponement seems like a modest victory for Netanyahu, who has consistently tried to push back the stage at which witnesses will be called, there was no indication from the court that there would be more delays.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">If the trial proceeds according to a February calendar, it could fall in the middle of an election campaign.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">However, the court did not postpone the upcoming deadlines of November 29 for the defense to file motions to dismiss the case on broad legal grounds without need for witnesses (motions the court is expected to reject) or the December 6 pre-trial hearing of those motions.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">But in view of the evidentiary disputes, the court did push back the submission of a formal and final answer by Netanyahu and other defendants to the indictments against them to January 4.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">On November 19, Jerusalem District Court Judge Rivkah Friedman-Feldman endorsed a request by Netanyahu to have certain pretrial evidentiary disputes heard by a different panel of judges.</p><div></div><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">Friedman-Feldman&#8217;s decision kept the trial and certain pretrial evidentiary issues under her purview, but specifically, it moved any issues that require a hearing out of the presence of Netanyahu&#8217;s defense lawyers to another panel.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">Friedman-Feldman referred the handling of the other panel of judges to Jerusalem District Court President Aharon Farkash, who has yet to select the new panel.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">It is unclear whether Netanyahu&#8217;s trial could be further delayed if Farkash does not act soon, or whether the separate panel issues may be handled in a period of weeks.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">At a November 15 pretrial hearing, Friedman-Feldman seemed opposed to transferring any issues to another panel.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">However, she later explained that she had altered her position after hearing from the state prosecution that some of the evidence in dispute could reflect poorly on Netanyahu and the other defendants in the cases. &#160;</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">Under a special process, the prosecution, without the defense in the room, will present the disputed evidence before this second judicial panel.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">The second judicial panel will then decide whether the evidence is relevant and must be given to the defense, or whether it will remain classified, or privileged, and kept out of the trial.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">Friedman-Feldman wanted to avoid exposure to evidence which could demean Netanyahu and other defendants, while at the same time coming to a conclusion that the evidence could not be admissible during the trial anyway.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">This would have left her potentially unnecessarily prejudiced against Netanyahu and the defendants given that judges are directed only to view evidence that is admissible at trial.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">The special issues before the panel, and without the defense present, will likely involve a woman who was not Nir Hefetz&#8217;s wife but with whom he was romantically involved, and who the police brought to confront him.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">Hefetz is a former top aide to Netanyahu turned star state&#8217;s witness in Case 4000, the Bezeq-Walla Affair.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">They may also relate to any negotiations between the prosecution and other former aides of Netanyahu turned state&#8217;s witnesses, Shlomo Filber and Ari Harow, as well as key witness and former Walla CEO, Ilan Yeshua. </p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Key Takeaways From An Unprecedented G20 Summit - OpEd https://www.eurasiareview.com/25112020-key-takeaways-from-an-unprecedented-g20-summit-oped/ Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:987153ba-fb59-4cd4-93ff-8beae5ab2efc Wed, 25 Nov 2020 10:16:43 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><p> <ins><ins id="aswift_1_expand"><ins id="aswift_1_anchor"></ins></ins></ins> </p><p>By Dr. Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg*</p><p>On Sunday, the G20 virtual summit concluded a year of around-the-clock work by the Saudi presidency of the group from December 2019 to November 2020. It was a new experience for the country and unprecedented in the G20&#8217;s history in many ways. For Saudi Arabia, it was probably the most intensive 12 months in international diplomacy since the Gulf War of 1990-91. As in the process of joining the World Trade Organization in 2005, the Kingdom strove during its G20 presidency to revisit and reform the business climate.</p><p>It was the first time in G20 history that two summits, in March and the one earlier this week, were held under one presidency. The March (virtual) summit focused on meeting the challenges posed by coronavirus, mobilizing funds and multilateral organizations, and energizing national bureaucracies around the world to fight the pandemic and begin dealing with its socio-economic repercussions. It is important to remember that at the time many countries facing the twin crises of the disease and economic recession resigned themselves to its devastation. As I discussed at the time in Arab News, the March summit provided a reasonable way to face the pandemic and economic meltdown.</p><p>The November summit was held in a more hopeful atmosphere, coming on the heels of several breakthroughs in the development of a vaccine. It is true that about 60 million people were afflicted with the disease and about 1.4 million lives were lost, but with the promise of effective vaccines, there is finally light at the end of this long tunnel. However, even if we succeed in containing the pandemic, its economic and social devastations will linger for a while.</p><p>In a meeting on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, the representative of the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) said that the collective gross domestic product of the Ibero-American region of 22 countries has fallen to 2010 levels, as the disease wiped out a decade of economic growth. Poverty levels rose to levels not seen since 2005, erasing the progress made over 15 years in the fight against poverty. Other regions have suffered as much or more, and it will be some time before they fully recover.</p><p>The Saudi presidency faced another, unprecedented, challenge in having to organize the group&#8217;s business almost entirely virtually. Curfews and lockdowns at home, as well as travel restrictions, made any other approach difficult. The March and November summits were held by videoconference, as were numerous ministerial and expert meetings, as well as those of the &#8220;engagement groups,&#8221; which also worked mostly virtually. The eight engagement groups were especially interesting and inclusive, including groups dedicated to youth, women, labor, civil society, urban (mayors and city representatives), science and think tanks, as well a business engagement group.</p><div><p> <ins><ins id="aswift_2_expand"><ins id="aswift_2_anchor"></ins></ins></ins> </p></div><p>The summit approved or supported about a dozen new or recent initiatives, some quite novel for the G20 and for Saudi Arabia. In addition to several initiatives on reforming the WTO and the international financial system, energizing tourism, education, transport and infrastructure sectors, the summit endorsed the Riyadh Initiative for Enhancing International Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Cooperation and the G20 Action on International Cooperation on Corruption and Economic Crimes, Offenders and the Recovery of Stolen Assets. It also endorsed the G20 Anti-corruption Accountability Report, and G20 High-Level Principles for the Development and Implementation of National Anti-Corruption Strategies; Promoting Public Sector Integrity Through the Use of Information and Communications Technologies; and Promoting Integrity in Privatization.</p><p>They also supported &#8220;adherence by all G20 countries to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Anti-Bribery Convention&#8221; and welcomed Saudi Arabia joining the OECD Working Group on Bribery.</p><p>There was a special effort to empower women globally, and a commitment to &#8220;step up our efforts toward achieving the Brisbane Goal to reduce the gap in labor force participation between men and women by 25 percent by 2025.&#8221; The G20 welcomed &#8220;the commencement, under the Saudi presidency, of the Private Sector Alliance for the Empowerment and Progression of Women&#8217;s Economic Representation (EMPOWER) for women&#8217;s advancement in leadership positions.&#8221;</p><p>To accelerate the recovery of the tourism sector, the G20 endorsed G20 Guidelines for Inclusive Community Development through Tourism and the AlUla Framework for Inclusive Community Development, developed by Saudi Arabia.</p><p>There was strong support for multilateral work to protect the environment, fight climate change and protect fragile ecosystems, especially coral reefs. The summit approved the G20 Initiative on Clean Cooking and Energy Access and G20 Energy Security and Markets Stability Cooperation and endorsed the Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) Platform, with its 4Rs framework (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Remove).</p><p>These were among the main key outcomes of the summit, some of which were inspired by member states&#8217; experience during the pandemic. For example, some countries, including Saudi Arabia, accelerated anti-corruption campaigns after uncovering abuse of emergency funds dedicated to fighting the pandemic.</p><p>In the presidency speech delivered on behalf of King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cited three key achievements of the Saudi presidency. First, the G20 immediately provided the necessary resources to those at the frontline of the battle against COVID-19, including $21 billion to support the immediate funding needs for diagnostic tools, vaccines and medication. Saudi Arabia alone contributed $500 million to support these efforts. Second, the G20 Action Plan included extraordinary economic measures, such as the injection of more than $11 trillion stimulus into the global economy to support businesses and protect individuals&#8217; livelihoods.</p><p>Third, the G20 provided emergency support to the most vulnerable countries in the world, hit hardest by the pandemic and the recession.</p><p>With such hard work, it is important to follow through to make sure that the bright new ideas developed during the Saudi G20 presidency are implemented, domestically and internationally. With the G20 troika mechanism, Saudi Arabia will be able to work with the next two presidencies, Italy and Indonesia, to ensure that the outcomes of this week&#8217;s summit are not forgotten.</p><ul><li><em>Dr. Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg is the GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs &amp; Negotiation, and a columnist for Arab News. The views expressed in this piece are personal and do not necessarily represent GCC views.&#160;Twitter: @abuhamad1</em></li></ul></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Recent Posts – newsandtimes.org: Stock futures trim losses on GDP, Durable Goods data - November 25, 2020 https://thenewsandtimes.blogspot.com/2020/11/recent-posts-newsandtimesorg-stock.html Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:69b4d5c7-7b82-63b2-72cd-76a97f3c98c1 Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:50:27 -0500 <div><div class="widget widget_text"><div class="widget-content"><div class="textwidget"><h1 class="site-logo"><a class="custom-logo-link" href="https://newsandtimes.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><img alt="The News And Times" class="custom-logo" height="1050" src="https://newsandtimes.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/gold-rupor.jpg" width="1050" /></a></h1><div class="site-description"><span><a href="https://newsandtimes.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">The News And Times &#8211; 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S&amp;P 500 futures were little changed and Nasdaq futures were higher by 0.2%.</p><table><thead><tr><th>Ticker</th><th>Security</th><th>Last</th><th>Change</th><th>Change %</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><a href="https://www.foxbusiness.com/quote?stockTicker=I:DJI">I:DJI</a></td><td>DOW JONES AVERAGES</td><td>30046.24</td><td>+454.97</td><td>+1.54%</td></tr><tr></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>GDP, DURABLES SOLID AS JOBLESS CLAIMS TICK UP</strong></p><p>Durable Goods rose 1.3%, better than the 0.9% expected, excluding transportation, a 1.5% rise was recorded in October. The second read for 3Q GDP was a record 33.1%, basically in line with the prior read of 33.2%.</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/us-economy-gdp-q3-2020-second-estimate" target="_blank">U.S. GDP GROWS BY RECORD 33.1% </a></strong></p><p>And jobless claims slightly weaker rising by 778,000, more than the 730,000 economists were expecting. Continuing claims remain elevated at 6.07 million as the pandemic continues to weigh on industries including restaurants and hotels.</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/jobless-claims-coronavirus-pandemic-november-21" target="_blank">JOBLESS CLAIMS TICK HIGHER AS COVID-19 OVERHANG REMAINS</a></strong></p><p>Early trading suggests oil majors Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. were set for a pullback despite West Texas Intermediate crude oil trading up 43 cents at $45.34 per barrel.</p><p><a href="https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/dollar-coronavirus-losses-hint-boom-riskier-markets" target="_blank"><strong>DOLLAR'S CORONAVIRUS LOSSES HINT AT BOOM IN RISKIER MARKETS</strong></a></p><p>Retailers that saw strong gains in recent sessions due to optimism surrounding a COVID-19 vaccine were set to open sharply lower with Gap Inc. and Macy&#8217;s Inc. among the biggest decliners in premarket trading.</p><p>Nordstrom Inc. bucked the downtrend in the retail sector after the company swung to an unexpected quarterly profit as digital sales in the three months through September totaled $1.6 billion, or 54% of revenue. The department store anticipates &#8220;pent-up customer demand&#8221; as a COVID-19 vaccine is distributed to the masses. </p><p>Elsewhere in earnings, Deere &amp; Co. reported stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings and forecast a higher fiscal year 2021 profit amid higher crop prices and improving fundamentals in the agricultural sector. </p><p><strong><a href="https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/tesla-nabs-526b-market-cap-for-first-time-leapfrogs-toyota-gm-ford" target="_blank">TESLA SECURES $500B+ MARKET CAP </a></strong></p><p>Meanwhile, Tesla Inc. shares were on track for a higher open after climbing above $500 for the first time since September, when shares split 5-for-1. The company's market cap hit $526 billion for the first time making it larger than rivals including Toyota, Ford and General Motors.</p><p>In other economic reports, October new home sales,&#160;&#160;personal income and spending, and November consumer sentiment will all cross the wires at 10 a.m. ET.</p><p>Minutes from the Federal Reserve&#8217;s meeting earlier this month are due out at 2 p.m. ET. </p><p><a href="http://foxbusiness.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESS</strong></a></p><p>European markets were lower across the board with Britain&#8217;s FTSE 100 pacing the decline, off 0.55%. 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He threw us under the bus anyway.&#8221;</p> </div> </div> <div class="card collection-item "> <div class="card-content card-article" id=""> <p> Brad Raffensperger is criticizing President Trump&#8217;s campaign for <a href="https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/let-counting-begin-again-trumps-requested-recount-ga-expected-start-tuesday/GDA2A4NS2JCVTLX2PKZZNJ6TXA/" target="_blank"><b>questioning Georgia&#8217;s election results</b></a>.</p> <div class="flex-container-column align-items-center"> <a class="continue_below" href="https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/secretary-state-brad-raffensperger-releases-scathing-op-ed-criticizing-president-trump/2QJPJJIJ7VH2JKO3XS66CTJ5NI/#continue_below">Content Continues Below</a> <div class="spaced spaced-top spaced-sm"> <div class="flex-container-column " id="ad1390-sticky"> <div class="flex-container-row justify-center "> <button class="hidden absolute-right top-0 no-border button-pointer button-transparent "> <i class="fas fa-times-circle fa-2x"></i> </button> <div class="arcad ad-300x250" id="ad1390"><div id="google_ads_iframe_/12523293/Atlanta_TV/wsbtv_web_default/news/local_3__container__" style="border: 0pt none;"><iframe height="250" id="google_ads_iframe_/12523293/Atlanta_TV/wsbtv_web_default/news/local_3" name="google_ads_iframe_/12523293/Atlanta_TV/wsbtv_web_default/news/local_3" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom; width: 300px; height: 250px;" title="3rd party ad content" width="300"></iframe></div></div> &amp;&amp;&amp;&amp; </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="card collection-item "> <div class="card-content card-article" id="continue_below"> <p> <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2020/11/25/georgia-secretary-of-state-election-integrity-2020-column/6407586002/" target="_blank"><b>In the article</b></a>, Raffensperger described the past few weeks as &#8220;difficult&#8221; for the voters in the state. 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State health officials ordered restaurants and bars to not sell alcohol starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday until 8 a.m. Thursday in an effort to prevent social gatherings.</p><p>&#8220;It turns out the biggest day for drinking is the day before Thanksgiving," Gov. Tom Wolf said at a news conference this week. "When people get together in that situation, it leads to the exchange of fluids that leads to the increase in infection."</p><aside></aside><p>Overseas, British authorities relaxed restrictions on social gatherings to allow people to celebrate the Christmas holiday with friends and family. 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For updates in your inbox, subscribe to&#160;<a href="https://profile.usatoday.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/?_ga=2.6734706.1780697197.1600023510-542637974.1594173963" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><strong>The Daily Briefing</strong></a> newsletter.</em></p><a href="https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/news/2020/11/24/heartbreaking-look-inside-covid-19-hospital-units/6404857002/"><img alt="" height="372" width="660" /></a><h2><a id="gpd-1606311854347"></a>Fauci has a final Thanksgiving message for Americans</h2><p>Dr. Anthony Fauci, the&#160;director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, issued his final Thanksgiving message for Americans as COVID-19 cases surge and dinner tables are still expected to fill up.</p><p>"The final message is to do what really we&#8217;ve been saying now for some time, is to the extent possible, keep the gatherings,&#160;the indoor gatherings,&#160;as small as you possibly can," Fauci said Wednesday on "<a href="https://twitter.com/GMA/status/1331578177999806466" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Good Morning America</a>."</p><aside></aside><p>"By making that sacrifice, you're going to prevent people from getting infected," he added. "A sacrifice now could save lives and illness and make the future much brighter as we get through this."</p><h2><a id="gpd-1606307243173"></a>27 virus deaths at Illinois veterans nursing home</h2><p>Illinois officials will investigate a COVID-19 outbreak at a state-run veterans nursing home after 27 veterans&#160;died and nearly 200 residents and staff members tested positive.</p><aside id="gnt_atomsnc"></aside><p>Illinois' Department of Veterans'&#160;Affairs&#160;requested an independent probe into the facility after the outbreak was first spotted in late October.</p><p>&#8220;The tragedy of what has unfolded at the veterans&#8217; home cannot be understated,&#8221; said State Senator Sue Rezin, who represents the district where the home is located.</p><h2><a id="gpd-1606306817320"></a>Ravens log more COVID cases,&#160;but Thanksgiving Steelers game still on</h2><p>The Baltimore <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/ravens/2020/11/24/nfl-covid-19-baltimore-ravens-positive-tests/6408075002/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Ravens canceled Tuesday's practice</a> after learning in the morning that additional players had tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports.</p><p>On Monday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed that <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2020/11/23/nfl-covid-19-updates-baltimore-ravens-positive-tests/6394174002/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. 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The restrictions have slowed a virus spike, but cases remain at high levels rather than sinking lower.</li></ul><aside></aside><h2><a id="gpd-1606305689680"></a>Singapore nearly virus&#160;free</h2><p>Once a hotspot of cases in southeast Asia, Singapore is virtually virus free after Tuesday marked 14 days without a new local case, <a href="https://de.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-singapore/singapore-nearly-virus-free-after-local-cases-and-clusters-cease-idUSKBN2850G6" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Reuters reported</a>.</p><p>A few infections from abroad have been recorded, but people in those cases have been immediately isolated. Many cases in Singapore have been tied to infections at dormitories for foreign workers, the news agency reported.</p><p>Tuesday also marked the first time there were no live infection clusters across Singapore, Reuters reported.&#160;</p><p>The country was one of the first outside of China to report a COVID-19 infection, but it has staved off the worst of the virus&#160;and has&#160;the lowest case fatality rate in the world, according to&#160;<a href="https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/mortality" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Johns Hopkins data</a>.</p><h2>CDC pondering quarantine reduction to 7-10 days, report says</h2><p>In an effort to encourage compliance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may reduce the recommended quarantine period for those exposed to the coronavirus from 14 days to seven to&#160;10,&#160;the <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/cdc-finalizing-recommendation-to-shorten-covid-19-quarantines-11606247975" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal</a> reported.</p><p>The newspaper said agency officials are putting the final touches on the recommendation, which would require a negative COVID test for the exposed person to exit quarantine.</p><p>Henry Walke, the&#160;CDC's incident manager for COVID-19 response, told the Journal that studies have shown effective quarantines can be done in less time than the currently recommended two weeks. Although there's a chance some infections could be missed, he said there's a valuable tradeoff to be gained.</p><p>"Hopefully people would be better able to adhere to quarantine if it was, for example, seven to 10 days,'' he said.&#160;&#160;&#160;</p><aside></aside><h2>New Mexico approves&#160;$330M relief bill, including stimulus checks</h2><p>New Mexico lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bipartisan coronavirus relief bill that will deliver a one-time $1,200 check to all types of unemployed workers and up to $50,000 for certain businesses.</p><p>The bill also provides smaller stimulus checks to immigrants without legal status in the country and dependents, as well as additional funds for food banks, virus testing and contact tracing efforts.</p><p>Most of the proposed spending will be made possible by federal relief funding previously assigned to New Mexico, including around $319 million in unspent funds that were expected to expire soon. An additional $10 million in state general funds were allocated for testing and tracing efforts.</p><p>The bill allocates $100 million to support businesses with 100 or fewer employees. The New Mexico Finance Authority is tasked with distributing the grants, which can be up to $50,000, and has wide discretion about whom to choose. It&#8217;s instructed to focus on the service industry.</p><h2>Texas judge&#160;implements new shelter-at-home&#160;curfew in El Paso</h2><p>Judge Ricardo Samaniego<a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/11/24/county-judge-samaniego-updates-el-paso-new-covid-curfew/6408404002/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">&#160;implemented a new curfew</a> to&#160;combat the surge of COVID-19 cases in El Paso, Texas. The 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew goes into effect Wednesday and will last&#160;until Monday.</p><p>However, unlike his previous curfew, people would not be barred from going to businesses outside those hours,&#160;Samaniego told the El Paso Times Monday.</p><p>The curfew sends a message that "we are serious about this and have to do something" to curb the rise in cases, he said. Even if the COVID-19 numbers go down, it's still a serious problem in El Paso County based on existing cases, he said.</p><p>"It is a shelter-at-home order.&#160;Residents are encouraged to stay at home," Samaniego said. "We want no more than 10 people to gather together in public or at home."</p><p><em>&#8211; Aaron A. Bedoya, El Paso Times</em></p><figure><img alt="A sign at the entrance to a park on Tuesday warns pedestrians about increased risk for the coronavirus in the Ironbound section of Newark, N.J." /></figure><h2>OAN suspended from YouTube for COVID misinformation</h2><p>One America News Network, a right-wing cable network touted by President Donald Trump, has been suspended from YouTube after repeatedly posting misinformation about COVID-19.</p><p>"After careful review, we removed a video from OANN and issued a strike on the channel for violating our COVID-19 misinformation policy, which prohibits content claiming there&#8217;s a guaranteed cure," Ivy Choi, a YouTube spokesperson, said in a statement emailed to USA TODAY.</p><aside></aside><p>Citing repeated violations of YouTube's COVID-19 misinformation policy,&#160;Choi said OANN's account has also been suspended from the program that allows it to monetize its channel.</p><p>The network, also known as OAN, has developed a reputation for airing baseless conspiracy theories and spreading false information, including about COVID-19 and the 2020 presidential election.</p><p><em>&#8211; Joel Shannon</em></p><h2>Tennessee won't mandate COVID vaccine in K-12 schools</h2><p>Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that COVID-19 vaccines will be optional <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/11/24/tennessee-covid-update-pfizer-vaccine-distribution-moderna/6414220002/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">in the state's K-12 public schools</a> once they become available.</p><p>The Republican governor said vaccines will be very important for Tennessee to "ultimately really be able to handle" the spread of the virus. However, it is a choice he believes people should make on their own.</p><p>"Vaccines are a choice and people have the choice and will have the choice in this state as to whether or not they should take that vaccine."</p><p>Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey said the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines could be available to residents as soon as Dec. 15.&#160;Front-line health care workers and first responders will receive the first wave of vaccines.</p><h2>COVID-19 resources from USA TODAY&#160;</h2><p><em>Contributing: The Associated Press</em></p><a href="https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/news/world/2020/03/16/world-struggles-stop-spread-coronavirus-covid-19/5059005002/"><img alt="" height="372" width="660" /></a></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: UK announces largest peacetime budget ever https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/25/coronavirus-uk-announces-largest-peacetime-budget-ever.html Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:15c54483-8272-b30e-f33c-d5095e07f9ce Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:04:07 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><p>LONDON &#8212; The U.K. has announced its largest peacetime borrowing level ever as the coronavirus pandemic is forecast to cause the largest plunge in economic output for 300 years.</p><p>The British economy is forecast to contract by 11.3% in 2020, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), before growing by 5.5% in 2021, 6.6% in 2022 and 2.3%, 1.7% and 1.8% in each of the following years.</p><p>GDP (gross domestic product) is not expected to return to pre-crisis levels until the fourth quarter of 2022, and the economy will be around 3% smaller in 2025 than expected in the government&#8217;s March budget.</p><p>The OBR also forecast that borrowing is set to reach a total of &#163;394 billion this year ($526 billion), 19% of GDP, its highest level in peacetime history, before falling to &#163;164 billion in 2021, &#163;105 billion in 2022/3 and remaining at around &#163;100 billion, 4% of GDP, for the remainder of the forecast period.</p><span></span><p>Underlying debt after removing the temporary impact of the Bank of England&#8217;s asset purchase program is forecast to be 91% of GDP this year, rising steadily to 97.5% in 2025/6.</p><p>In his budget statement Wednesday, British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak announced &#163;280 billion in public spending to guide the country through the aftermath of the pandemic.</p><p>Next year, this will include &#163;18 billion for testing, PPE and vaccines, &#163;3 billion to support the recovery of the National Health Service (NHS), &#163;2 billion on transport, &#163;3 billion to local councils and &#163;250 million to address homelessness. A further &#163;2.6 billion will be given to devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as part of the &#163;55 billion expenditure in 2021.</p><p>&#8220;High as these costs are, the costs of inaction would have been far higher, but this situation is clearly unsustainable over the medium term,&#8221; Sunak told the House of Commons on Wednesday.</p><p>&#8220;We could only act in the way we have because we came into this crisis with strong public finances, and we have the responsibility, once the economy recovers, to return to a sustainable fiscal position.&#8221;</p><span></span><p>Ahead of the release, Prime Minister Boris Johnson&#8217;s spokesman had told reporters that the OBR forecasts would be &#8220;sobering&#8221; but that &#8220;costs would have been much higher&#8221; had the government not taken its chosen course of action to combat the pandemic.</p><p>As of Wednesday morning, the U.K. has recorded more than 1.5 million cases of Covid-19 and 55,935 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. England is currently in lockdown until December 2 in a bid to halt a second wave of infections, after which a nationwide tiering system will be reintroduced.</p><p>Preliminary figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) earlier this month showed the U.K. economy grew by 15.5% in the third quarter, its sharpest quarterly expansion since records began, following a record 19.8% plunge in the previous quarter.</p><p>However, activity is expected to take another hit in the run up to year-end. GDP (gross domestic product) remains 9.7% below the level seen at the end of 2019, according to the ONS.</p><p>In an effort to avoid a sudden spike in unemployment, the government has already announced the extension of its furlough scheme until the end of March.</p><p>Sunak championed the government&#8217;s economic response in his statement, highlighting that the scheme had &#8220;protected jobs, supported incomes and helped businesses stay afloat.&#8221;</p><p>However, the OBR has projected that unemployment will rise to a peak of 7.5%, or 2.6 million people, in the second quarter of 2021, before falling steadily to 4.4% by the end of 2024.</p><p>Sunak announced a further &#163;3 billion on Wednesday for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to deliver a &#8220;three-year restart program&#8221; aimed at helping more than 1 million people who have been unemployed for over a year back into work.</p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Spain’s PM sides with Germany over importance of US security role – EURACTIV.com https://www.euractiv.com/section/defence-and-security/news/spains-pm-sides-with-germany-over-importance-of-us-security-role/ Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:3272ace0-a0e4-b726-6e5d-3d373b94502e Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:01:31 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><p>Spanish Prime Minister Pedro S&#225;nchez on Tuesday (24 November) backed Germany&#8217;s view that Europe would not be able to provide for its own security without US and NATO help, distancing him from a call by France for an independent European defence strategy.</p><p>&#8220;I would say I am more with the German vision of international relations,&#8221; S&#225;nchez said during a video conference on foreign policy held by the Krober Foundation when asked whether he backed the German or French stance.</p><p>German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer last week rejected French President Emmanuel Macron&#8217;s call for an independent European defence strategy, saying Europe would continue to rely on the United States and the NATO military alliance for security for decades to come.</p><div><div><h4><a href="https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/short_news/german-defence-minister-eu-security-without-us-is-illusion/">German defence minister: EU security without US is &#8216;illusion&#8217;</a></h4><p>&#8220;Without America&#8217;s nuclear and conventional capabilities, Germany and Europe cannot protect themselves,&#8221; German Defence Minister and current leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK) told students at the Bundeswehr University in Hamburg on Tuesday. </p><p>However, going forward, &#8230;</p></div></div><p>S&#225;nchez said both the European Union and the United States were stronger together, and the election of Joe Biden as the next US president was a positive development for their relationship.</p><p>&#8220;We have a great opportunity after the US elections to reestablish a positive agenda with the United States,&#8221; he said.</p><p>S&#225;nchez also said he was confident the EU would by the end of the year find a solution to overcome opposition from Hungary and Poland and secure the adoption of the bloc&#8217;s 2021-2027 budget and its coronavirus crisis economic recovery package.</p><p>&#8220;I see no other option &#8230; I am confident we will reach an agreement before the end of the year,&#8221; he said.</p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Biden's pick for top spy brings experience from CIA and White House https://in.reuters.com/article/us-usa-biden-intelligence/bidens-pick-for-top-spy-brings-experience-from-cia-and-white-house-idUSKBN283309 Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:a3c58666-a61f-3987-4796-377977a889c1 Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:46:58 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Avril Haines, tapped by President-elect Joe Biden to be the top U.S. spy, is a former CIA No. 2 who would be taking over as the chief overseer of a U.S. intelligence community beset by low morale and charges its work has been used for political attacks.</p><figure><figcaption>FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters following an online meeting with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) executive committee in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner</figcaption></figure><p>A lawyer from New York, judo brown belt and licensed pilot who once tried unsuccessfully to fly a small plane across the Atlantic Ocean, Haines is the first woman named as director of national intelligence, a post created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to coordinate the work of the 17 U.S. intelligence agencies.</p><p>Republican and Democratic Senate sources said Haines is expected to win confirmation - but not without some hard questioning about her role as deputy CIA director from August 2013 to January 2015 and her views on national security challenges, from Russia to cyber warfare.</p><p>&#8220;Avril is smart and capable,&#8221; said Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. &#8220;I expect that she will face rigorous questioning from senators on both sides of the aisle.&#8221;</p><p>At the CIA, Haines accepted a review board&#8217;s recommendation not to discipline CIA officials involved in monitoring computers used by intelligence committee staffers to draft a report on the agency&#8217;s detention of suspected extremists subjected to brutal interrogation methods widely condemned as torture.</p><p>Speaking earlier this year with the Daily Beast, Haines said she found the recommendation &#8220;persuasive&#8221; and unrelated to the report or the interrogation program, and she condemned torture as &#8220;immoral.&#8221;</p><p>She returned to the White House as former President Barack Obama&#8217;s deputy national security adviser. There, she steered a decision to expand U.S. refugee admissions as the Syrian civil war unleashed a refugee flood, arguing that doing so contradicted Islamist extremists&#8217; anti-Western messages.</p><p>If confirmed, Haines would confront low workforce morale fueled by President Donald Trump&#8217;s attacks on intelligence agencies and their assessments and his ousters of career officials he considered disloyal.</p><p>She would succeed John Ratcliffe, a former Texas congressman with scant intelligence experience when he was chosen in February by Trump after vigorously opposing Trump&#8217;s impeachment.</p><p>Democrats and former intelligence officials accuse Ratcliffe of declassifying intelligence for use by Trump and his Republican allies to attack political opponents, including Biden, a charge Ratcliffe&#8217;s office has denied.</p><p>&#8220;The sooner we can get a confirmed DNI in place to start fixing the damage the last four years have done to our intelligence agencies, the better,&#8221; said Warner.</p><div><div><p>Reporting by Jonathan Landay; Editing by Mary Milliken and Tom Brown</p></div></div></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Key Democrat warns Biden not to nominate Mike Morell as CIA director https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/politics/biden-morell-cia-director-wyden/index.html Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:a884a86b-be36-977c-ded2-3ad9e658145c Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:43:42 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><p>Morell, who was a deputy director of the CIA under President Barack Obama and twice served as the agency's acting director, is a contender to be nominated for the full-time role under Biden, according to two sources familiar with the deliberations, who note that others remain in the mix for the job. </p><p>But the prospect of Morell leading the CIA has prompted harsh criticism from members of Biden's own party -- namely Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, a member of the Intelligence Committee who will ultimately vote on whether any nominee for the job is confirmed. </p><p>"No torture apologist can be confirmed as CIA director. It's a nonstarter," Wyden told CNN, referring to Morell's previous suggestions that the agency's so-called "enhanced interrogation" of terrorists was both effective and moral -- claims that go further than those made by other officials who have faced scrutiny over the the agency's handling of detainees at black sites, including former Director John Brennan and current Director Gina Haspel. </p><div><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/biden-weighs-mike-morell-as-his-cia-chief-a-key-dem-senator-says-dont-bother?ref=home" target="_blank">The Daily Beast</a><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;"> was first to report Wyden's objection to Morell's possible nomination. </p></div><div><p>Wyden's opposition to Biden nominating Morell could jeopardize his chances of being tapped for the job despite the fact that his name has long been floated as a contender. Multiple sources familiar with the internal transition discussions told CNN that the decision remains up in the air and there is no clear front-runner for the role. </p><p>As such, Biden notably did not announce a nominee for CIA director Tuesday despite formally unveiling his picks for several other key national security positions, including his choice for director of national intelligence, Avril Haines, who has faced criticism from progressives who accused her of complicity in the CIA's use of torture or "enhanced interrogation techniques" after 9/11.</p><div id="bx-campaign-1245919"><a href="" id="bx-close-outside-1245919"><svg viewBox="240 240 20 20" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"><g><path d="M255.6 255.6l-11.2-11.2"></path><path d="M255.6 244.4l-11.2 11.2"></path></g></svg><p>close dialog</p></a></div><p>Morell's name has repeatedly surfaced in recent weeks as a possible choice for CIA director given his leadership experience at the agency. But while he has long been considered the likely choice by some Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Wyden made clear that he would vote against Morell's confirmation due to his public remarks on the issue of torture and resistance to congressional oversight. </p><p>A congressional aide said Morell's previous comments on the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques and his previous resistance to congressional oversight are a problem.</p><p>A 2015 report produced by the staff of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat who was investigating the CIA's enhanced interrogation program, slammed Morell for repeatedly contradicting internal agency cables related to those efforts to extract information from suspected al Qaeda operatives and his references to studies that misconstrued findings about the effectiveness of measures like waterboarding. </p><div><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">"The 6,300-page December 2012 Committee Study to which Morell refers includes the following conclusion: 'The evidence the CIA provided for the effectiveness of the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques was found to be inaccurate.' The Committee Study has never included a conclusion about the effectiveness of the overall program and, in fact, details valuable information provided by CIA detainees, to include Abu Zubaydah and Hassan Ghul, prior to their being subjected to the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques," </p><a href="https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/e/3/e369f4a2-6993-43d2-aa99-23c15075dd4d/78FA199F8373DAFA360335AA07372B80.fact-check---response-morell-and-harlow-book-6-2-15.pdf" target="_blank">the fact check produced by Feinstein's office says</a><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">. </p></div><p>Nick Shapiro, a former CIA deputy chief of staff who currently serves as a spokesperson for Morell, pushed back on Wyden's assertion, telling CNN, "Michael Morell is one of the smartest, most dedicated and hardest-working intelligence officers we have. He has served both Democrats and Republicans for decades. He was by President Bush's side on 9/11 and with President Obama when we removed Osama bin Laden. </p><p>"Morell was not in any way involved with the creation of the EIT program and he did not even learn about it until 2006, four years after it started. He publicly stated in a 2013 '60 (Minutes)' interview and wrote in his 2015 book that he believed waterboarding is indeed torture."</p><p>"Morell believes there were many mistakes with the EIT program and has written extensively on them," Shapiro said. </p><p>Still, involvement and public support for the CIA's enhanced interrogation program remains an issue for Morell and other individuals who have already been nominated to top intelligence posts by Biden. </p><p>Some progressives have questioned Haines' record on sensitive issues and accused her of complicity in the CIA torture program.</p><p>While serving as deputy CIA director from 2013 to 2014, Haines decided not to punish agency personnel who were accused of improperly accessing the Senate Intelligence Committee's computers during their investigation into the CIA's use of the enhanced interrogation techniques -- a dispute that prompted criticism from Democrats on the panel.</p><p>She also voiced support for Haspel when she was nominated for the job in 2018 and faced criticism for her involvement in the execution of the George W. Bush-era CIA interrogation programs, including those carried out at the "black site" prison she reportedly ran.</p><p>At the time, Haines' support for Haspel put her at odds with many Democrats on the panel, and it remains a sticking point for some within the party.</p><p>"Haines has an unfortunate record of repeatedly covering up for torture and torturers. Her push for maximalist redactions of the torture report, her refusal to discipline the CIA personnel who hacked the Senate and her vociferous support for Gina Haspel -- which was even touted by the Trump White House as Democrats stood in nearly unanimous opposition to the then-nominee to lead the CIA -- should be interrogated during the confirmation process," David Segal, co-founder and executive director of the group Demand Progress, told CNN.</p><p>But Morell's comments portraying "torture" as a useful tool may be considered as more severe for some Democrats if he is nominated as CIA director, raising more questions about who Biden will choose to lead the agency in coming days. </p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: 6:14 AM 11/25/2020 - James Bond, Sidney Reilly, and Lenin Assassination attempt - Audio Posts https://thenewsandtimes.blogspot.com/2020/11/614-am-11252020-james-bond-sidney.html Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:8c742ee8-3d82-d4ce-d04a-37abf37b5aef Wed, 25 Nov 2020 07:56:36 -0500 <div><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qLb6tdz73oA" width="560"></iframe>&#160;<div><br /></div><div><h1 class="title style-scope ytd-video-primary-info-renderer"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLb6tdz73oA&amp;list=PLppHqt7CIm6hfqPO2BvAYmFkPZEHHCE0Z&amp;index=24" target="_blank">Reilly, Ace Of Spies Theme</a> |&#160;<a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" dir="auto" href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLppHqt7CIm6hfqPO2BvAYmFkPZEHHCE0Z">The Brooklyn Radio</a></span></h1><p><b><span style="font-size: large;">&#160;<a href="https://thenewsandtimes.blogspot.com/2020/11/am-11252020-james-bond-sidney-reilly.html" target="_blank">6:14 AM 11/25/2020 - James Bond, Sidney Reilly, and Lenin Assassination attempt</a></span><span style="font-size: x-large;">&#160;- <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=James+Bond,+Sidney+Reilly,+and+Lenin+Assassination+attempt&amp;source=lmns&amp;bih=762&amp;biw=1474&amp;rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS733US733&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwj4o9O2x53tAhUQWt8KHVpqAJcQ_AUoAHoECAEQAA" target="_blank">Google Search</a></span></b></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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It&#8217;s rare to come across a full-dress conspiracy, a planned scheme to overthrow and replace a government by violence, successfully mounted by one country against another. There are examples, of course. The Anglo-American conspiracy in 1953 to oust Mossadegh&#8217;s government in Iran came off in the short term, leaving behind it hatreds and fears that still torture the region seventy years later. The Soviet Union engineered &#8216;regime changes&#8217; in Eastern Europe in the 1940s, but most of them weren&#8217;t so much conspiracies as conquests: political collapses as a gigantic army approached, followed by the secret police. The record of success for the&#160;<span style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">US</span>&#160;in destabilising Latin American governments is very long, but not unbroken. Remember the Bay of Pigs.</p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It&#8217;s not enough to have enormous sums of cash, or weapons ready to ferry in, or satellite images of military airports and barracks, or some plausible exile who can be hurried into the presidential palace. All those are helpful. But they come second to two basic forms of knowledge. The first is self-knowledge: what the hell do you think you are doing? Are you clear about your aim, are you just getting rid of the current rulers, or installing a regime you have designed to be your obedient servant for years to come (in which case invasion might be simpler than conspiracy)? Having settled on what you want, how much blood are you willing to shed for it, and how much chaos can you handle? The second form of knowledge is about people. Secret emissaries promise that a certain army general will bring ten thousand soldiers across to you. &#201;migr&#233; &#8216;experts&#8217; assure you that the peasantry of a certain province is itching to rise in arms as soon as you land and raise the rebel standard. How confident are you that any of this is true &#8211; or is it at best greedy con-men&#8217;s patter, at worst a trap?</p></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: The Lockhart Plot · LRB 5 November 2020 https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v42/n21/neal-ascherson/they-saw-him-coming Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:9edbbf5e-b68e-80e0-cc91-b7121cc5cf69 Wed, 25 Nov 2020 05:57:28 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><p><span>M</span><span>ost</span>&#8203; successful conspiracies are home-cooked &#8211; designed and carried out by men and women in their own nation (that leaves aside mere assassinations or terror bombings, which are frequently committed by intruders). It&#8217;s rare to come across a full-dress conspiracy, a planned scheme to overthrow and replace a government by violence, successfully mounted by one country against another. There are examples, of course. The Anglo-American conspiracy in 1953 to oust Mossadegh&#8217;s government in Iran came off in the short term, leaving behind it hatreds and fears that still torture the region seventy years later. The Soviet Union engineered &#8216;regime changes&#8217; in Eastern Europe in the 1940s, but most of them weren&#8217;t so much conspiracies as conquests: political collapses as a gigantic army approached, followed by the secret police. The record of success for the <span>US</span> in destabilising Latin American governments is very long, but not unbroken. Remember the Bay of Pigs.</p><p>It&#8217;s not enough to have enormous sums of cash, or weapons ready to ferry in, or satellite images of military airports and barracks, or some plausible exile who can be hurried into the presidential palace. All those are helpful. But they come second to two basic forms of knowledge. The first is self-knowledge: what the hell do you think you are doing? Are you clear about your aim, are you just getting rid of the current rulers, or installing a regime you have designed to be your obedient servant for years to come (in which case invasion might be simpler than conspiracy)? Having settled on what you want, how much blood are you willing to shed for it, and how much chaos can you handle? The second form of knowledge is about people. Secret emissaries promise that a certain army general will bring ten thousand soldiers across to you. &#201;migr&#233; &#8216;experts&#8217; assure you that the peasantry of a certain province is itching to rise in arms as soon as you land and raise the rebel standard. How confident are you that any of this is true &#8211; or is it at best greedy con-men&#8217;s patter, at worst a trap?</p><p><em>The Lockhart Plot</em> is a book &#8211; not the first &#8211; about a very famous conspiracy by several nations against another. In 1918, Britain and France, with some American support, covertly sponsored a military plot to overthrow the Bolshevik regime in Russia, not yet a year old. The organisers accepted that this would mean eliminating its leaders, Lenin and Trotsky. Only one of the conditions for a successful external conspiracy was present. The agents on the spot in Petrograd and Moscow had quite unbelievable sums of cash to spend as bribes or to use to purchase food and weapons for the troops their Russian co-conspirators claimed to command. It was basic intelligence, above all, that was lacking. The British and French agents had no reliable information about the numbers and whereabouts of the Allied forces that were supposed to march in and support them, let alone any intelligence about the new Red Army. Their notions of levels of popular morale in different parts of Russia and Siberia were hopeful guesswork. Finally, they were never quite sure what their masters in London and Paris wanted from them. The politicians were desperately anxious not to be seen to be involved, and they also suspected that the Bolsheviks had broken their codes. Direct communication with their men &#8216;in the field&#8217; amounted to mutters out of the corner of the mouth. The result was that when the plotters put some dangerous proposal to London or Paris, they came to assume that silence meant approval. That wasn&#8217;t always the case.</p><p>To Jonathan Schneer, who has taught modern history in several American universities, &#8216;the Lockhart Plot seemed<span>&#160;<span>.</span><span>.</span><span>.</span></span> an important subject; also, dramatic, romantic, intrinsically gripping.&#8217; Dramatic and romantic it certainly was, and Schneer has made not one but several gripping narratives out of what he has been able to discover. This makes the book a bit disjointed. There is the story of the plot itself, as far as he can reconstruct it, and its failure. There is the Russian context of surreal confusion and bloodshed, as the Bolsheviks fought to survive and impose their authority, while their enemies &#8211; and sometimes their supposed allies &#8211; responded with local uprisings and assassination attempts (like the pistol attack on Lenin by Fanny Kaplan). And then there are the personalities. Schneer gives four of them almost lurid prominence. These are Lockhart himself; his brilliant and tempestuous mistress Moura von Benckendorff (better remembered in Britain as Moura Budberg); Feliks Dzerzhinsky, founder of the Cheka, the first version of the Soviet secret police; and Dzerzhinsky&#8217;s Latvian lieutenant, Jacov Peters. He also gives a chapter to the ungraspable rogue he calls the &#8216;Ace of Spies&#8217;, the man known to the Special Intelligence Service in London as Sidney Reilly. Born &#8211; maybe &#8211; as Shlomo Rozenbluim in Russian Poland, Reilly operated in a fog of rapidly changing identities and through platoons of willing girlfriends and wives (some of them bigamous).</p><p>Back in 1980, Bernard Crick began his Life of George Orwell by imploring English biographers to be honest, to confess when they didn&#8217;t know something about their subject instead of veering off into fiction. They took little notice. Schneer is endearingly open about the holes in the exceedingly tattered and piecemeal record of the Lockhart plot, some the result of weeding and redaction by intelligence services, some the work of nervous letter-burners, some just missing. When he comes to a gap, he inserts a string of &#8216;perhapses&#8217; or &#8216;he/she would haves&#8217; before switching on his imagination. This at least warns the reader. But it can still go over the top. There&#8217;s a sustained fantasy about what Dzerzhinsky must have thought on one particular journey: &#8216;He would have stared out the window, his grey-blue eyes unseeing, his quick cold brain analysing<span>&#160;<span>.</span><span>.</span><span>.</span></span> Iron Felix, cold-blooded and pitiless<span>&#160;<span>.</span><span>.</span><span>.</span></span> had sat ruminating as his train hurtled through the black night from Petrograd towards Moscow. He knew now: discriminate terror must be supplemented by terror that was indiscriminate.&#8217; In reality, all we know about that journey is that the train arrived in Moscow and Dzerzhinsky was on it. Schneer can do better than this.</p><p>Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart was born in 1887, into a well-off Scottish family in Fife. Charming and intense, he studied languages and culture in Germany and France before being recruited to manage rubber estates in Malaya (a very Scottish path). Illness, probably malaria, brought him back to Britain: he joined the consular service and in 1912 was posted to Moscow as vice-consul. He soon spoke Russian like a native, and swam blissfully in the city&#8217;s prewar nightlife of vodka, champagne, Gypsy music and gorgeous women. Given to falling violently in love, he had a disconcerting way of rapidly forgetting about a lover if she wasn&#8217;t present. Schneer connects this with another weakness: his ability to shelve his own principles when duty &#8211; and career &#8211; required.</p><p>The February Revolution overthrew the tsardom in 1917; the Bolshevik seizure of power followed in November. Unlike some stuffy colleagues, Lockhart welcomed both revolutions, and his well-informed, enthusiastic reports won him respect from the leaders of the war cabinet in London. He registered early that the &#8216;liberal&#8217; regime in Russia was failing, and prophesied the second upheaval. But a scandalous love affair (he was newly married) induced his ambassador to send him back to Britain. There he argued that the Bolsheviks might provide Britain with a reliable ally in the war against Germany. After Lenin took power, Lloyd George, the prime minister, sent for Lockhart and entrusted him with an extraordinary, semi-secret mission: to return to Russia as Britain&#8217;s unofficial envoy to the Bolshevik regime. In his memoirs, he wrote of this moment: &#8216;Adventure tugs at the heart-strings of youth<span>&#160;<span>.</span><span>.</span><span>.</span></span> I had had a colossal stroke of luck.&#8217;</p><p>Lockhart returned to Russia in January 1918. His job was to keep Russia &#8211; even a Red Russia &#8211; in the war. In Moscow, he formed a close alliance with the American Raymond Robins and a young Arthur Ransome, far the best-informed foreign correspondent in the country. Robins, a personal envoy of Woodrow Wilson&#8217;s, urged full recognition of the Bolshevik regime. Ransome, who knew the team around Lenin and had won their trust, passionately supported them. He, at least, was well aware that collapsing morale in the army meant that Russia would no longer maintain the Eastern Front against Germany. All three &#8216;ridiculed the charge that Lenin and Trotsky were German puppets. They believed that the Allies and the Bolsheviks could work together.&#8217; Another member of Lockhart&#8217;s circle was the fiercely vigorous Captain Cromie, the British naval attach&#233;, who regarded the Bolsheviks &#8211; indeed, all Russians &#8211; with contempt, but agreed on the tactical need for good relations.</p><p>Back in London, right-wing advisers were selling the war cabinet a different plan. The Allies should seize the Russian ports of Murmansk, Archangel and Vladivostok, and use them as bases to cross Russia and &#8211; with the help of anti-Bolshevik forces &#8211; re-establish the Eastern Front. Like the Americans in Iraq in 2003, the British had deluded themselves that they would be welcomed as liberators by the Russian population. Patriotic Russian soldiers, they told themselves, would be burning to resume the war against Germany.</p><p>By now, the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk had taken Russia out of the war, and German troops were surging towards the outskirts of Petrograd. In February 1918, Lockhart met Trotsky, then commissar for foreign affairs. He reported excitedly that Trotsky would accept Allied aid against the Germans and might even invite the British to occupy the ports &#8211; on condition that they renounced all co-operation with counter-revolutionary elements. &#8216;My policy,&#8217; Lockhart told London, &#8216;promises you in a short time recommencement of war on this front.&#8217; His cables to London became perilously big-headed for an unofficial diplomat aged only thirty: &#8216;If His Majesty&#8217;s government consider suppression of Bolsheviks is more important than complete domination of Russia by Germany I should be grateful to be informed.&#8217;</p><p>This cocksureness made him enemies, and events soon undermined him. Concentrating forces for Ludendorff&#8217;s final, vain offensive in the west, Germany began to withdraw troops from Russia, and the Bolshevik leaders lost interest in gaining Allied support. At the same time, the priorities of the British and French intervention plan changed. Dragging Russia back into the war gave way to the hope of overthrowing Bolshevism in co-operation with local counter-revolutionaries. A small British force landed in Murmansk, preparing to occupy Archangel; Japanese and then American troops took over Vladivostok; efforts were made to enlist the formidable Czech Legion, ex-prisoners of war who now controlled the Trans-Siberian Railway Lockhart, who at heart still felt that Russia&#8217;s future lay with Lenin and Trotsky, reluctantly admitted to himself that opposing London&#8217;s policy would cost him his career.</p><p>He was already involved with Moura von Benckendorff. It was for both of them the great love of their lives and Schneer makes a splendid story out of it, avoiding most of the conventional rubbish that gets piled up around the lives of women like her. She is supposed to have been a sexy spy for Britain, for Dzerzhinsky&#8217;s Cheka, for the Germans, for the Ukrainians<span>&#160;<span>.</span><span>.</span><span>.</span></span> No real evidence exists for any of this, though it seems that she did make some sort of bargain with the Cheka to save Lockhart&#8217;s life when he was finally arrested. In a letter to Lockhart, she described herself as a &#8216;big, strapping, noisy, gay creature&#8217;. But Schneer shows his readers a charming and sharply intelligent woman, better educated than Lockhart and with a wider outlook, who loved being at the centre of political intrigue and gossip and who &#8211; wherever she found herself &#8211; sailed effortlessly into the circles of &#8216;people who mattered&#8217;. Especially after Lockhart, she had some interesting lovers &#8211; Maxim Gorky and <span>H.G.</span> Wells among them. Many people told her secrets, some of which she passed on. But she had nothing in common with the code-stealing tarts of spy fiction.</p><p><span>B</span><span>orn</span>&#8203; <span>into</span> a landowning family in Ukraine, Budberg was married to a Russian diplomat when she met Lockhart in February 1918. In April, they became lovers, and soon were living together openly in Moscow. These were the weeks in which Lockhart began very discreetly to change sides, and to work for the Allied plan of military intervention &#8211; even if there was no invitation from Lenin&#8217;s government, and even if seizing the ports and advancing across Russia meant armed conflict with the Bolshevik regime. &#8216;It would be advantageous to support an anti-Bolshevik movement,&#8217; he wrote. As Schneer remarks, he knew counter-revolution would be a by-product of this policy. There&#8217;s some evidence that his conscience troubled him. But &#8216;idealism warred with deceit, for every day he was smilingly and charmingly meeting with, and seeming to agree with, not only Bolsheviks<span>&#160;<span>.</span><span>.</span><span>.</span></span> but also with his friends Ransome and Robins, unreconstructed champions of Allied-Bolshevik understanding.&#8217; Many years later, Robins described Lockhart as a &#8216;rat&#8217;. Schneer rather agrees.</p><p>At this point, Schneer pauses his tale to insert a sequence of profiles: Moura Budberg, of course, then Reilly, Dzerzhinsky and Peters, his Latvian deputy in the Cheka. The most interesting figure, unexpectedly, turns out to be Peters, a stocky, affable farmer&#8217;s son with (according to Bessie Beatty, an American journalist) &#8216;a pair of blue eyes full of human tenderness&#8217;. He seemed utterly unlike his boss, the gaunt and unsmiling Dzerzhinsky. Foreigners found that Peters enjoyed clever conversation and could be persuaded to do favours for people he liked. Before the revolution he had been married to an English banker&#8217;s daughter and lived (concealing his revolutionary views) in Islington. Peters was seen as the &#8216;civilised one&#8217; among the Cheka leaders &#8211; he told Lockhart that &#8216;he suffered physical pain every time he signed a death sentence&#8217; &#8211; and yet within months of the failure of the Lockhart plot, he was &#8216;signing away daily the lives of scores of men he never saw&#8217;. He was largely responsible for both penetrating and disabling the plot and (probably) for sparing Lockhart&#8217;s life afterwards, though Budberg&#8217;s entreaties and promises, whatever they were, clearly helped. He was a Latvian, a Lett, and kept in touch with his own small, trodden-down nation, where German occupation had replaced the Russian Empire, and he was intimate with the men of the famous Latvian Rifle Brigade, the praetorian guard of the Bolshevik revolution. A survivor of tsarist torture and imprisonment, he was above all a loyal and battle-hardened Bolshevik. But somewhere in his complicated head, the fate of Latvia also mattered. Twenty years later, Stalin&#8217;s henchmen thought so, and appear to have shot him for it.</p><p>Latvians and their Rifle Brigade were to determine the shape and then the outcome of most of the conspiracies and internal eruptions that convulsed Russia for the rest of the year. It was troops from the brigade, led by Captain Eduard Berzin, who crushed the revolt of the Left Socialist Revolutionaries in July, after they murdered the German ambassador. Meanwhile, the Allied conspiracy, now managed by an erratic caucus of Lockhart, Cromie, Reilly and the French ambassador, Joseph Noulens, was in chaos. They had assumed that the British force at Archangel, under General Frederick Poole, would advance south to seize the junction town of Vologda. His march was supposed to be timed to support counter-revolutionary risings in towns nearer Moscow, launched by their fanatical fellow plotter Boris Savinkov, who was involved in several attempted risings against the Bolsheviks. Unfortunately, General Poole failed to tell them that he had decided to postpone his offensive (he had previously requested reinforcements in the form of a brass band from Britain &#8211; jolly good for recruitment). As a result, Savinkov&#8217;s insurrections took place but were suppressed by the Red Army after brutal street-fighting.</p><p>Lockhart did not despair, though he now knew that Poole&#8217;s force was far too small to defeat the Red Army. &#8216;Determined, competitive, hard-nosed, capable and supremely confident, he set out to recoup the situation,&#8217; Schneer writes. He began by hurling money around. He gave Savinkov&#8217;s clandestine National Centre a million roubles in cash, and planned &#8211; with a French colleague &#8211; to raise this to 81 million (nearly &#163;60 million in today&#8217;s money). Then he began to think about the Latvians. How loyal were the soldiers of the Rifle Brigade to Bolshevism, now that the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk had allowed the Germans to overrun Latvia? How loyal, indeed, were they to Russia as opposed to their own country? Could they be persuaded at least to move out of Poole&#8217;s way? In Petrograd Cromie was recruiting Latvian seamen for his own plot to disable Russia&#8217;s Baltic fleet, while Reilly was saying: &#8216;If I could buy the Letts, my task would be easy.&#8217; Lockhart began to look for disillusioned members of the Rifle Brigade.</p><p>Just when the Bolsheviks became aware of the plot isn&#8217;t clear from Schneer&#8217;s book. But they surely assumed its existence even before it took shape. Nothing was more inevitable than that the envoys of the &#8216;bourgeois imperialist Entente&#8217; would look for ways to subvert a communist revolution and incite its opponents to rebel. The Cheka kept a close eye on the consulates and embassies in Moscow and Petrograd, noticing that counter-revolutionary leaders were using them as sanctuaries, even as bases. It wasn&#8217;t long before Dzerzhinsky knew that Lockhart was trying to subvert the Latvians. When Lenin was told about it, he &#8216;laughed heartily and exclaimed: &#8220;Just like in the novels!&#8221;&#8217; Dzerzhinsky was not known for laughter, and in fact he and Peters had already set up a simple penetration scheme that soon rendered Lockhart&#8217;s operations harmless. The Lockhart Plot was from that moment doomed.</p><p>On 14 August, two Latvians &#8211; Jan Sprogis and Captain Berzin of the Rifle Brigade &#8211; called on Lockhart. The brigade was disaffected from Bolshevism, they said, and ready to help its overthrow. As Schneer writes, this seemed to Lockhart and later to Reilly like the answer to a prayer. Lockhart promised money, as well as Allied support to establish a free and independent Latvia, and wrote the visitors safe-conduct passes to reach Poole. But both men, well primed by Peters, were Cheka double-agents.</p><p>Captain Cromie in Petrograd had already been fooled by them. Now Lockhart and Reilly, with their French and American co-conspirators, fell headlong into the trap. The plot went into top gear. The Latvian Rifle Brigade would seize Vologda, opening the way for Poole and his brass band to march south. Reilly was preparing a simultaneous rising in Moscow by the White Guard, anti-Bolshevik Russian forces. From Petrograd, Cromie would fix the sabotage of Russia&#8217;s Baltic fleet. Lenin and Trotsky would be arrested, paraded through the streets in their underwear and then probably shot. Nothing that Schneer was allowed to see proves that London knew all these details, but Lockhart was obviously confident he was doing what his government wanted.</p><p>On 25 August, the plotters called a full meeting in the American consulate. More than a dozen conspirators turned up, among them (it&#8217;s not clear how he got in) the radical French journalist Ren&#233; Marchand. When he heard what was planned, he went straight to Lenin and Dzerzhinsky and told them everything. The Cheka was alerted that the counter-revolution was about to begin. But then events suddenly burst out of control. On the morning of 30 August, the head of the Petrograd Cheka, Moisei Uritsky, was murdered by a young poet; that evening in Moscow, Lenin himself was shot and desperately wounded by Fanny Kaplan. Neither shooting, it now seems, had any connection to Lockhart. But Dzerzhinsky and his staff assumed they did. He rushed to Petrograd; Peters ordered arrests in Moscow.</p><p>In Petrograd the next day, Cromie was persuaded by two other fake conspirators to hold a plotters&#8217; meeting in the British Embassy. The Cheka stormed in, and Cromie (&#8216;Clear out, you swine!&#8217;) died gun in hand. Briti Saved Stories - None: Book review of Stalin: Passage to Revolution by Ronald Grigor Suny https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/did-stalins-rise-to-power-foretell-the-butchery-that-came-next/2020/10/29/57c7cf16-1233-11eb-ad6f-36c93e6e94fb_story.html Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:2c9206a2-b28c-52db-fa41-06938313f82e Wed, 25 Nov 2020 05:52:58 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div id=""><div><p>Suspicion and vainglory, as Ronald Grigor Suny shows, were present from the start in Stalin&#8217;s approach to politics. Suny, a distinguished Soviet historian, has been working on &#8220;<a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0691182035?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=thewaspos09-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;creativeASIN=0691182035" title="www.amazon.com">Stalin: Passage to Revolution</a>&#8221; for as many years as the dictator was in power. His more than 800-page book is a half-biography, being limited to the years up to the October 1917 revolution in Petrograd. The purpose is to trace how a working-class Georgian boy in the Russian Empire rose to the height of power in the second half of his life, when he towered over Soviet politics and became one of the most murderous autocrats in world history &#8212; and to explain &#8220;why a revolution committed to human emancipation ended up in dictatorship and terror.&#8221;</p></div><div><p>The conventional picture of Stalin was first painted by his enemies. Leon Trotsky, who was assassinated in Mexico in 1940 by a Soviet NKVD agent, depicted him as talentless, a poorly educated dullard, a communist who believed in no ideology &#8212; communism included. Trotsky contended that Stalin as ruler was simply a spokesman for the oppressive state bureaucracy.</p></div><div><p>Suny, like most who have written about Stalin in the past three decades or more, finds gaping holes in that old approach. Stalin was a bright student who did well at primary school. After abandoning his training as a priest, he spent the rest of his life reading voraciously. He was an autodidact intellectual who came to adhere to the precepts of Marxism as Vladimir Lenin interpreted them. As an underground Bolshevik he developed skills as a writer, organizer and leader. Before 1917 he was not afraid to voice his opinions on the big questions of revolutionary strategy. After the Bolsheviks seized power, he showed that he could put his words into practice. Stalin was no mere pen-pusher.</p></div><div><p>The book&#8217;s strength lies not in any innovative, broad analysis but in its excavation of important episodes of the early years. Above all, Suny knows Georgia. (His sources are mainly in the Russian language, but many of them are brought to light for the first time.) Stalin, the author demonstrates, was thrashed not by his booze-soaked father but by his devout mother, Keke, who wanted to inculcate an ambition to make a better life for himself. Suny also relentlessly describes the succession of party committees that Stalin joined as he climbed the Russian Marxist hierarchy. It was a dangerous life. No revolutionary could be sure whether anyone was a true comrade or a police informer. Arrests and periods of exile were the common fate.</p></div><div><p>What I took from &#8220;Passage to Revolution&#8221; &#8212; and I agree with the idea &#8212; is that young Stalin was an angry optimist. He dedicated his time to the Marxist project when few imagined that Lenin&#8217;s Bolsheviks would ever come to power. He could have become an Orthodox priest or continued as a staff member at the Georgian meteorological observatory, but instead he channeled his ambition into the cause of revolution.</p></div><div><p>Disappointingly, the book&#8217;s final chapters reproduce a tired account of Stalin in 1917. Suny wants to judge him mainly by his willingness to recognize the genius of Lenin&#8217;s policies after his return from Switzerland in April of that year. That Lenin led a successful seizure of power is beyond doubt. It is equally undeniable that Lenin did more than anyone to get the Bolsheviks to focus on removing the provisional government that ruled after the fall of the Romanov dynasty in the February Revolution. But Lenin had to learn important lessons of his own before he could become an effective party leader. He came back from abroad spouting wild ideas about the desirability of a European civil war and a proletarian dictatorship that were unpopular with Russia&#8217;s workers. Stalin was one of the party&#8217;s leaders who got Lenin to moderate his rhetoric.</p></div><div><p>Moreover, Stalin had always been ahead of Lenin in explaining that Bolsheviks would never get the peasantry on their side unless they promised to let them take over all the agricultural land in whatever fashion they wanted. It took Lenin months in 1917 to accept this case. The political partnership between Lenin and Stalin was one of the most momentous of the 20th century, and Suny&#8217;s book fails to take its measure.</p></div><div><p>Neither Lenin nor Stalin exercised power before the October 1917 revolution &#8212; and the unanswered question is why Stalin, after rising to the apex of party leadership in the 1920s, would come to stun the U.S.S.R. with his penchant for human butchery. Does the first half of Stalin&#8217;s life allow us to predict what we all know came next? Suny is a skeptic. He rejects attempts to over-psychologize his subject while admitting that he reportedly was exceedingly antisocial in many of his traits. He stresses that Georgia was a cauldron of violence in the early 20th century but argues that this is not enough to explain the passage to the Great Terror.</p></div><div><p>His hefty, demanding tome emphasizes the effects of changing circumstances that pivoted both Stalin and Russia into a vortex of revolution and civil war. Suny leaves unexplained the mystery of why Stalin, once he achieved supreme power, went on with the killing on a scale that almost defies belief.</p></div><h4>Stalin</h4><div><p>Princeton. <br />857 pp. $39.95</p></div></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Who Was James Bond Based On? The Real Inspirations For Fleming's Characters https://www.historyextra.com/period/20th-century/james-bond-who-based-on-inspiration-ian-fleming-villains-q-m/ Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:04dc9d63-b3c6-86d5-8a83-ea74ec55b799 Wed, 25 Nov 2020 04:46:34 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div id=""> <p>Some authors spend years on their first novel. Ian Fleming&#8217;s came in a matter of weeks. In January 1952, the middle-aged British journalist was enjoying a little winter&#8217;s sun on holiday in the Caribbean. One morning, after a swim and his usual breakfast of scrambled eggs and coffee, Fleming sat down to his battered Royal typewriter and hammered out the opening line of <em>Casino Royale</em>. Barely a month later, he had finished. James Bond had come to life.</p> <p>Fleming went on to write a further 13 Bond novels, which have since sold more than 100 million copies globally. Big-screen adaptations have generated more than &#163;5bn at the box office, making the Bond film franchise one of the most successful in history.</p> <p>Bond is a phenomenon. It is rare to find a fictional character so intricately woven into one country&#8217;s self-image, and at the same time so hugely popular around the world. Diehard fans have ranged from the US president <a href="https://www.historyextra.com/people/jfk">John F Kennedy</a> to the North Korean despot Kim Jong-il.</p> <div><div><div><div><blockquote> <span><svg height="10" viewBox="0 0 14 10" width="14" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"><path d="M13.05 9.175c-.635.55-1.428.825-2.383.825-.85 0-1.602-.357-2.258-1.073-.641-.674-.962-1.403-.962-2.187 0-2.298 1.717-4.518 5.15-6.662.123-.077.43-.144.609.04l.331.384c.16.25-.034.481-.16.578-.596.456-1.03.81-1.3 1.06-.532.514-.924 1.03-1.183 1.544-.06.118.092.192.17.216C13.021 4.492 14 5.535 14 7.03c0 .88-.317 1.595-.95 2.145m-7.448 0c-.634.55-1.428.825-2.381.825-.85 0-1.603-.357-2.26-1.073C.322 8.253 0 7.524 0 6.74 0 4.442 1.717 2.222 5.15.078c.123-.077.43-.144.61.04l.33.384c.16.25-.034.481-.16.578-.596.456-1.03.81-1.3 1.06-.531.514-.924 1.03-1.183 1.544-.06.118.092.192.17.216 1.957.592 2.936 1.635 2.936 3.13 0 .88-.317 1.595-.951 2.145" fill-rule="evenodd"></path></svg></span>These characters were not pulled out of thin air. They are an amalgam of traits that Fleming stole from a colourful cast of personalities he encountered in his own life<span><svg height="10" viewBox="0 0 14 10" width="14" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"><path d="M13.05 9.175c-.635.55-1.428.825-2.383.825-.85 0-1.602-.357-2.258-1.073-.641-.674-.962-1.403-.962-2.187 0-2.298 1.717-4.518 5.15-6.662.123-.077.43-.144.609.04l.331.384c.16.25-.034.481-.16.578-.596.456-1.03.81-1.3 1.06-.532.514-.924 1.03-1.183 1.544-.06.118.092.192.17.216C13.021 4.492 14 5.535 14 7.03c0 .88-.317 1.595-.95 2.145m-7.448 0c-.634.55-1.428.825-2.381.825-.85 0-1.603-.357-2.26-1.073C.322 8.253 0 7.524 0 6.74 0 4.442 1.717 2.222 5.15.078c.123-.077.43-.144.61.04l.33.384c.16.25-.034.481-.16.578-.596.456-1.03.81-1.3 1.06-.531.514-.924 1.03-1.183 1.544-.06.118.092.192.17.216 1.957.592 2.936 1.635 2.936 3.13 0 .88-.317 1.595-.951 2.145" fill-rule="evenodd"></path></svg></span> </blockquote></div></div></div></div> <p>Bond&#8217;s extraordinary popularity is rooted in the world &#8211; and the characters &#8211; Fleming created: Bond himself, along with &#8216;M&#8217;, Miss Moneypenny and a rogues&#8217; gallery of villains, including Scaramanga, Goldfinger and Blofeld. But these characters were not pulled out of thin air. They are an amalgam of traits that Fleming stole from a colourful cast of personalities he encountered in his own life. &#8220;Everything I write has a precedent in truth,&#8221; Fleming wrote. So who were the real people behind his most celebrated literary creations?</p> <hr /> <p><strong>Listen: Henry Hemming discusses&#160;the real historical personalities who Ian Fleming drew on to create 007 and other characters in the Bond novels, on this episode of the <a href="https://www.historyextra.com/podcast">HistoryExtra podcast</a>:</strong></p> <hr /> <h3>James Bond &#8211;&#160;How a respected birdwatcher became the spy world&#8217;s &#8220;ultimate prostitute&#8221;</h3> <p>Fleming was a man of many interests, including birdwatching. That&#8217;s why he had on his bookshelf at Goldeneye, his Jamaican retreat, a well-thumbed copy of Birds of the West Indies (shown above), a field guide written by the respected American ornithologist James Bond.</p> <p>Fleming later acknowledged this real-life Bond as the source of his celebrated protagonist&#8217;s name. But he did not choose it on a whim. Fleming wanted a name that was straightforward and trustworthy, and would reveal as little as possible about his character&#8217;s background. There may have also been an espionage inside-joke: &#8216;birdwatcher&#8217; at the time was slang for spy. Many years later, the producers of Die Another Day (2002) made a knowing reference to this: when Bond, played by Pierce Brosnan, disguises himself as a birdwatcher, he buries himself in a copy of the original James Bond&#8217;s guide to West Indian birds.</p> <p>Name aside, these two Bonds had almost nothing in common. The physical appearance of Fleming&#8217;s Bond was largely modelled on his creator. Both Fleming and Bond had blue eyes, dark hair and a &#8220;cruel mouth&#8221;. As the author admitted, however, his literary creation was much better looking.</p> <p>Just as Fleming went to Eton, left early, was fatherless for most of his life, and during the war achieved the rank of acting commander in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, so did Bond. Fleming had a love of women, fast cars, gambling and martinis &#8211; as long as they were made the right way &#8211; and for some people possessed a certain coldness or reserve; again, characteristics all ascribed to Bond.</p> <p>At the same time, Fleming and Bond were very different. While the author spent most of the Second World War behind a desk, his creation was a man of action. &#8220;Bond is not in fact a hero,&#8221; Fleming explained, &#8220;but an efficient and not very attractive blunt instrument in the hands of government,&#8221; and &#8220;a meld of various qualities I noted among secret service men and commandos in the last war.&#8221; Much of Bond&#8217;s rugged adventurousness can be traced back to Fleming&#8217;s wartime encounters with intrepid soldiers and spies, including the guerrillas of 30 Assault Unit, the maverick commando group he had helped to create and run.</p> <div><div><div><div><blockquote> <span><svg height="10" viewBox="0 0 14 10" width="14" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"><path d="M13.05 9.175c-.635.55-1.428.825-2.383.825-.85 0-1.602-.357-2.258-1.073-.641-.674-.962-1.403-.962-2.187 0-2.298 1.717-4.518 5.15-6.662.123-.077.43-.144.609.04l.331.384c.16.25-.034.481-.16.578-.596.456-1.03.81-1.3 1.06-.532.514-.924 1.03-1.183 1.544-.06.118.092.192.17.216C13.021 4.492 14 5.535 14 7.03c0 .88-.317 1.595-.95 2.145m-7.448 0c-.634.55-1.428.825-2.381.825-.85 0-1.603-.357-2.26-1.073C.322 8.253 0 7.524 0 6.74 0 4.442 1.717 2.222 5.15.078c.123-.077.43-.144.61.04l.33.384c.16.25-.034.481-.16.578-.596.456-1.03.81-1.3 1.06-.531.514-.924 1.03-1.183 1.544-.06.118.092.192.17.216 1.957.592 2.936 1.635 2.936 3.13 0 .88-.317 1.595-.951 2.145" fill-rule="evenodd"></path></svg></span>Ian Fleming had a love of women, fast cars, gambling and gin martinis &#8211; just like Bond<span><svg height="10" viewBox="0 0 14 10" width="14" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"><path d="M13.05 9.175c-.635.55-1.428.825-2.383.825-.85 0-1.602-.357-2.258-1.073-.641-.674-.962-1.403-.962-2.187 0-2.298 1.717-4.518 5.15-6.662.123-.077.43-.144.609.04l.331.384c.16.25-.034.481-.16.578-.596.456-1.03.81-1.3 1.06-.532.514-.924 1.03-1.183 1.544-.06.118.092.192.17.216C13.021 4.492 14 5.535 14 7.03c0 .88-.317 1.595-.95 2.145m-7.448 0c-.634.55-1.428.825-2.381.825-.85 0-1.603-.357-2.26-1.073C.322 8.253 0 7.524 0 6.74 0 4.442 1.717 2.222 5.15.078c.123-.077.43-.144.61.04l.33.384c.16.25-.034.481-.16.578-.596.456-1.03.81-1.3 1.06-.531.514-.924 1.03-1.183 1.544-.06.118.092.192.17.216 1.957.592 2.936 1.635 2.936 3.13 0 .88-.317 1.595-.951 2.145" fill-rule="evenodd"></path></svg></span> </blockquote></div></div></div></div> <p>Some of those who may have directly inspired Bond&#8217;s character include Patrick Dalzel-Job, a fearless member of 30 Assault Unit; Fleming&#8217;s dashing brother Peter, who took part in covert wartime operations; and the British spy and expert skier Conrad O&#8217;Brien-ffrench, who befriended Fleming in Austria before the war.</p> <p>The soldier, writer and politician Sir Fitzroy Maclean (one-time member of the SAS) and Wilfred Dunderdale, the MI6 head of station in Paris during the early part of the war, have also been put forward as possible real-life Bonds. Fleming later described <a href="https://www.historyextra.com/period/second-world-war/fake-news-world-war-two-henry-hemming/">Sir William Stephenson</a>, MI6 head of station in New York, as not so much a direct model for Bond, who was &#8220;a highly romanticised version of the true spy&#8221;, but &#8220;the real thing&#8221;.</p> <p>Most revealing here, perhaps, is the sheer number of people thought to have inspired the character of James Bond. Fleming made a point in his books of revealing as little as possible about the personality and background of his protagonist. The great spy writer John le Carr&#233; described Bond as &#8220;the ultimate prostitute&#8221;, in the sense that his appeal was rooted in readers never knowing too much about him, and instead being able to project their own fantasies and desires onto him, until they feel as if on one level they are him. This might explain why there is always such heated debate about which actor should next play Bond. We need it to be someone in whom we can see a part of ourselves &#8211; which is testament, ultimately, to Fleming&#8217;s achievement as a writer.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>Listen: Henry Hemming describes the adventures of Sir William Stephenson, a British spymaster who plotted to bring the United States into World War Two, on this&#160;episode of the <a href="https://www.historyextra.com/podcast">HistoryExtra podcast</a>:</strong></p> <hr /> <h3>M &#8211;&#160;Authentic spymaster or family matriarch?</h3> <p>At first, the inspiration for M &#8211; the spy chief and Bond&#8217;s boss &#8211; appears to be straightforward. During the war, Fleming served as an aide to the director of Naval Intelligence, Admiral John Godfrey. His role involved coming up with bold deception plans, and this was the first job at which Fleming excelled, partly because he was able to put his imagination to good use, but also because he developed a good relationship with his curmudgeonly superior.</p> <p>In demeanour, Godfrey was identical to M. Even the door to Godfrey&#8217;s house matches Fleming&#8217;s description of M&#8217;s door with its brass bell from a ship instead of a doorbell. The relationship between Bond and his boss is also similar to how Godfrey and Fleming collaborated.</p> <p>Why did Fleming call this character M? Naturally, he wanted Bond&#8217;s boss to sound like an authentic spymaster. The head of the agency for which Bond nominally worked, the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) &#8211; popularly known as MI6 &#8211; was called &#8216;C&#8217;. But as MI6 still did not officially exist, giving him this name might have resulted in a stern message from the Treasury solicitor.</p> <p>Instead, Fleming went for another letter of the alphabet. He was possibly inspired by Major-General Sir Colin Gubbins, a leading figure in the Special Operations Executive, who signed his letters &#8216;M&#8217;. But more likely this was a nod to the best-known M in the secret service at that time: the MI5 spymaster <a href="https://www.historyextra.com/period/second-world-war/a-legendary-spymaster/">Maxwell Knight</a>. Since 1931, Knight had called himself &#8216;M&#8217; while running his own &#8216;M Section&#8217; and giving his agents codenames starting with the prefix &#8216;M&#8217;.</p> <p>Yet there may have been another explanation. In 1917, when Fleming was still a child, his much-loved father was killed on the western front. Valentine Fleming had always been known to his children as &#8216;Mokie&#8217;, and some have suggested that M may be a veiled reference to him.</p> <p>But could M have referred to someone else in the family? Ian&#8217;s mother, Evelyn Fleming &#8211; a strong presence in his life &#8211; was often known to her children as &#8216;M&#8217;. As he struggled to find a school or job that suited him, she was the one who moved him from one institution or office to another. During the 1920s and 1930s, Evelyn arranged a string of new placements and jobs for her beloved second son, many involving overseas travel, and it is easy to imagine each one resembling a fresh mission in the future author&#8217;s eyes.</p> <div><source media="(max-width: 320px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(max-width: 320px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(max-width: 375px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(max-width: 375px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(max-width: 425px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(max-width: 425px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(max-width: 589px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(max-width: 589px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(min-width: 992px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(min-width: 590px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(min-width: 590px)" type="image/jpeg" /><img alt="Bond author Ian Fleming with his mother, Evelyn St Croix Fleming, in 1957" height="413" title="M for mummy? Bond author Ian Fleming with his mother, Evelyn St Croix Fleming, in 1957. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)" width="620" /></div> <figcaption><span><i></i> M for mummy? Bond author Ian Fleming with his mother, Evelyn St Croix Fleming, in 1957. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)</span></figcaption><span></span> <h3>Miss Moneypenny &#8211;From unrequited crush to longest flirtation in history</h3> <p>She may have had no more than a minor role in Fleming&#8217;s books, but after Bond himself, Miss Moneypenny is probably the most recognisable character in Fleming&#8217;s world. Appearing in every film bar two certainly helps, as does having an unforgettable name &#8211; not to mention being one half of the longest-running flirtation in film history.</p> <p>The most likely model for Miss Moneypenny was Kathleen Pettigrew, secretary to C, the head of MI6, when Fleming worked in Naval Intelligence. Another possible source was Victoire &#8216;Paddy&#8217; Ridsdale, who worked in the same office as Fleming. While Fleming might have wanted to have the same teasing relationship with both women as Bond did with Money-penny, there is no evidence that he achieved it. Instead, it seems Moneypenny was a (hugely successful) example of the author projecting a real-life fantasy into fiction.</p> <div><source media="(max-width: 320px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(max-width: 320px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(max-width: 375px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(max-width: 375px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(max-width: 425px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(max-width: 425px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(max-width: 589px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(max-width: 589px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(min-width: 992px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(min-width: 590px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(min-width: 590px)" type="image/jpeg" /><img alt="Secretaries at work in Admiralty House in 1941" height="413" title="Secretaries at work in Admiralty House in 1941. Bond&#8217;s office crush may have been based on women Fleming knew, says Henry Hemming. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)" width="620" /></div> <figcaption><span><i></i> Secretaries at work in Admiralty House in 1941. Bond&#8217;s office crush may have been based on women Fleming knew, says Henry Hemming. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)</span></figcaption><span></span> <h3>Q &#8211;&#160;The lethal origins of a lovable eccentric</h3> <p>A fact well-known to Bondologists (less so to everyone else) is that the lovably eccentric quartermaster Q &#8211; responsible for everything from exploding tubes of toothpaste to a machine gun disguised as a set of bagpipes &#8211; never actually appeared in any of Fleming&#8217;s books. However, the novels did feature a &#8216;Q Branch&#8217;, and this, we know, was copied directly from real life. During the Second World War, undercover British agents bound for occupied Europe &#8211; including some of those in Fleming&#8217;s 30 Assault Unit &#8211; would pay a visit to Q (short for Quartermaster) Branch, where they were often kitted out with devices known as &#8216;Q gadgets&#8217;. Usually these were everyday objects adapted to contain some kind of tool or weapon, such as golf balls containing compasses; pencils hollowed out to hide silk maps; hairbrushes with saws inside; garlic-flavoured chocolate for British agents heading to France (in the hope that the smell on their breath would allow them to blend in more easily with the local population); and a shoelace that doubled up as a garotte.</p> <p>The enterprising figure behind the real Q Branch was Charles Fraser-Smith. Before the war, Fraser-Smith had been a missionary in Morocco, where he and his wife ran a farm and an orphanage in the foothills of the Atlas mountains. Soon after the outbreak of war, Fraser-Smith took a job at the Ministry of Supply, where his main task was to source clothes for undercover agents travelling to Europe. But he also devised his ingenious &#8216;Q gadgets&#8217;, and soon had several hundred specialist companies across London. It was at this point that he met a fellow civil servant called Ian Fleming.</p> <h3> <span>The villains &#8211;&#160;</span><span>How Fleming got back at the bad guys</span> </h3> <div id="div3CC95A85A16D152B258B8A08F7881B5B"><p><span>If Bond, Q, M and Moneypenny were composites of people Fleming had encountered in real life, so too were his villains. But in&#160;this case, the emotion firing the author&#8217;s imagination wasn&#8217;t so much admiration as a&#160;thirst for revenge. This certainly appears to have been the case in the creation of Ernst Blofeld and Francisco Scaramanga &#8211; the former, Bond&#8217;s nemesis in no fewer than nine&#160;films (including <i>No Time to Die</i>); the&#160;latter, the brilliant assassin in 1974&#8217;s <i>The&#160;Man With the Golden Gun</i>.</span></p></div> <div id="div701A7263FA27819FE78FFA7063E35E89"><p><span>So why the names Blofeld and Scaramanga? The most convincing explanation is&#160;centred on Fleming&#8217;s nephew, Nichol Fleming, who told his uncle shortly before Ian began work on the novels that he was being bullied at school by two prefects. One of these bullies was called Blofeld &#8211; a relative of the legendary cricket commentator Henry &#8211; while the other was called Scaramanga. It turned out that Scaramanga senior had been at school with Fleming, where they had had several fights. Fleming, it seems, decided it was time to get even in print.</span></p></div> <div id="divB3FF4178C5B6B6EAF6621257529C4DF3"><p><span>Fleming may also have had revenge in mind (though of a different type) when creating Auric Goldfinger, the gold-smuggling antagonist of the eponymous novel and film (released in 1959 and 1964 respectively). Like many postwar Londoners, Fleming was not fond of the work of Ern&#246; Goldfinger, one of the modernist architects responsible for the efflorescence of tower blocks across the capital. The real-life Goldfinger was furious at the use of his name and tried to&#160;halt publication &#8211; without success.</span></p><div><source media="(max-width: 320px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(max-width: 320px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(max-width: 375px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(max-width: 375px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(max-width: 425px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(max-width: 425px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(max-width: 589px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(max-width: 589px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(min-width: 992px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="(min-width: 590px)" type="image/webp" /><source media="(min-width: 590px)" type="image/jpeg" /><img alt="Christopher Lee as Scaramanga" height="413" title="Christopher Lee as Scaramanga. (Image by Alamy)" width="620" /></div><figcaption><span><i></i> Christopher Lee as Scaramanga. (Image by Alamy)</span></figcaption><span></span> </div> <div id="divEE01787E4FE9C53E28FF4F9185677BFC"><p><span>During his career as an intelligence officer, Fleming crossed paths with a succession of large-than-life personalities, but surely none were more extravagantly weird than Aleister Crowley. And it was Crowley &#8211; sadomasochist, occultist and &#8220;wickedest man in the world&#8221; &#8211; who is thought to have inspired Fleming to create Le Chiffre, the mathematical genius with the blood-weeping eye, who appeared in the first Bond novel, <i>Casino Royale</i> (1953) and the 2006 film of the same name.</span></p></div> <div id="divD80730F6818090258765EB750A7EA194"><p><span>Fleming would have known about Crowley anyway, but the occultist came to the aut Saved Stories - None: An early coronavirus mutation may have made the pandemic more difficult to stop, new evidence suggests https://www.orlandosentinel.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-coronavirus-mutation-20201124-ft6jusqxfncobopzddmp2tomeq-story.html Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:f772636c-a54a-9a40-4bc6-8d81d76bb7f8 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:14:09 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div id="ot-pc-desc"><p>If you are a California resident, the California Consumer Privacy Act (&#8220;CCPA&#8221;) gives you the right to opt out of the &#8220;sale&#8221; of your &#8220;personal information&#8221;. </p><p>The opt-out on this page applies only to &#8220;sales&#8221; of &#8220;personal information&#8221; in relation to targeted advertising. 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Brown</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Bushes, Roosevelts, Kennedys, Clintons: Where would any of them be without John Quincy Adams? That the son of a president could himself assume the presidency, as John Quincy did in 1825, was hardly self-evident in a nation that had only recently freed itself from monarchy. The election of John Quincy Adams proved that political dynasty was possible in the United States.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">The fact that the Adams family produced just two presidents seems less notable if only because subsequent political dynasties have done the same. But from the perspective of John Quincy&#8217;s sons and grandsons the issue looked different. When 12-year-old Henry Adams first visited the White House in 1850, he felt as if he &#8220;owned&#8221; it. This wasn&#8217;t only because he had known his recently deceased president grandfather, or because the family gardener joked that young Henry expected to become president. It was also because his father, Charles Francis Adams, was the vice-presidential candidate on the Free Soil ticket in 1848. Henry had every reason to believe that his father would soon become the third Adams president, and he the fourth.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">What he became instead was one of the great intellectuals of the Gilded Age, lauded for his elegant works of history, trenchant political critiques and essays bristling with aesthetic sophistication, none of which made him happy. &#8220;The Last American Aristocrat,&#8221; a marvelous new biography by David S. Brown, reveals how dynastic burden shaped the personality and career of the brilliant, bitter and thoroughly unlikable man who brought the prominence of the Adams family, and expectations for the endurance of political legacies, to an ignominious end. In the process it provides a compelling account of America&#8217;s transformation in the space of one man&#8217;s lifetime, from a Republic where the Adams name meant everything, to an industrialized behemoth that had left him behind.</p></div><aside class="css-ew4tgv"></aside></div><div class="css-1r07izm" id="story-ad-1-wrapper"><div class="css-l9onyx" id="story-ad-1-slug"><p>Advertisement</p></div><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/books/review/the-last-american-aristocrat-henry-adams-david-s-brown.html#after-story-ad-1">Continue reading the main story</a><div class="ad story-ad-1-wrapper" id="story-ad-1" style="text-align: center; height: 100%;"><div id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/books/review_4__container__" style="border: 0pt none; display: inline-block; width: 970px; height: 250px;"><iframe height="250" id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/books/review_4" name="" src="https://70c60427331c962919fc589aad066606.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;" title="3rd party ad content" width="970"></iframe></div></div><div id="after-story-ad-1"></div></div><div class="css-1fanzo5 StoryBodyCompanionColumn"><div class="css-53u6y8"><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0"><em class="css-2fg4z9 e1gzwzxm0">[ Read an excerpt from </em><a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/books/review/the-last-american-aristocrat-the-brilliant-life-and-improbable-education-of-henry-adams-by-david-s-brown-an-excerpt.html" title=""><em class="css-2fg4z9 e1gzwzxm0">&#8220;The Last American Aristocrat.&#8221;</em></a><em class="css-2fg4z9 e1gzwzxm0"> ] </em></p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Few Americans have entered life with more advantages than Henry Brooks Adams. He grew up in the rarefied atmosphere of Quincy, Mass., where the Adams family were as close to aristocrats as the Republic allowed. His intellectual prowess was apparent at an early age and he had the good luck to be born a third son. His adoring parents allowed him to follow his muse, even as two older brothers trod the expected path from Harvard College to law to positions of national leadership. Henry graduated from Harvard too, but then went to Europe, where he wrote fine essays about the chaotic political situation at the close of the 1850s and cultivated a cosmopolitanism that compounded an already distasteful superiority complex. His decision to become a writer was made possible by his millionaire maternal grandfather, who ensured that none of the Adams children would have to work for a living. 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Biden Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala Harrris met with a group of mayors from around the United States on Monday." class="css-11cwn6f" src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/11/24/world/24virus-briefing-biden-transition1/merlin_180375909_f743377e-5afa-41fa-bce4-a52178efac48-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&amp;auto=webp&amp;disable=upscale" style="cursor: pointer;" /></div><figcaption class="css-17ai7jg e18f7pbr0"><span class="css-16f3y1r e13ogyst0">President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala Harrris met with a group of mayors from around the United States on Monday.</span><span class="css-cnj6d5 e1z0qqy90"><span class="css-1ly73wi e1tej78p0">Credit...</span><span><span>Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times</span></span></span></figcaption></figure></div></div><p class="css-1c6ppvu evys1bk0">Until now, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.&#8217;s Covid-19 task force has had to prepare its battle plan without the keys to the government agencies leading the pandemic response.</p><p class="css-1c6ppvu evys1bk0">That changes this week, when Mr. Biden can finally dispatch what are known as landing teams to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.</p><p class="css-1c6ppvu evys1bk0">They will have prepared the traditional welcome gift: enormous briefing books that detail nearly everything the agencies have been working on for the past four years; lists of friendly lawmakers, budgets, accomplishments, roadblocks; and suggested targets for the new administration.</p><p class="css-1c6ppvu evys1bk0">The president-elect will also inherit something nobody would want: a national crisis that is accelerating by the day. The daily average of new cases in the United States over the past week is at record levels, a staggering 173,000, and growing. Forty-five states are recording sustained caseload increases, and nine are reporting more than twice as many new cases a day as they did two weeks ago.</p><p class="css-1c6ppvu evys1bk0">In the weeks since Election Day, the dire outlook has been tempered by encouraging early results from <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/business/astrazeneca-oxford-coronavirus-vaccine.html" title="">three major vaccine developers</a>. But Mr. Biden and his top aides have <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/us/politics/biden-security-transition.html" title="">said</a> their ability to effectively plan a pandemic response had been <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/18/us/joe-biden-trump-updates#biden-calls-on-the-gsa-head-to-authorize-the-transition-so-he-can-focus-on-the-pandemic-response" title="">stymied</a> by President Trump&#8217;s refusal to acknowledge his victory and the refusal of the head of the General Services Administration to formally authorize the transition process that would grant Mr. Biden&#8217;s transition team access to funds, equipment and government data. That argument has been seconded by a growing chorus of senior Republican lawmakers, business executives and other public figures.</p><p class="css-1c6ppvu evys1bk0">On Monday, President Trump&#8217;s government <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/us/politics/trump-transition-biden.html" title="">finally authorized Mr. Biden to begin a formal transition process</a>. It is supposed to be led by career staff, not political appointees &#8212; and the Biden team can expect to find a warm welcome from them, particularly scientists on the team who Mr. Trump has criticized for years.</p><p class="css-1c6ppvu evys1bk0">But in a pandemic, there is no time to waste. The F.D.A. landing team will need to get up to speed on a planned vaccine roll out, as well as the most promising new vaccine candidates and therapeutics. It may also designate a career staff member to be the agency&#8217;s acting commissioner if the current one, Stephen M. Hahn, leaves before a replacement can be nominated and confirmed.</p><p class="css-1c6ppvu evys1bk0">At the C.D.C., one of the most pressing issues will be taking over a public education campaign, now in development, to persuade the public to trust &#8212; and take &#8212; the vaccine.</p><p class="css-1c6ppvu evys1bk0">In the absence of a formal transition, Mr. Biden had been left trying to signal to Americans that he is prepared to take charge of a disjointed federal virus response.</p><p class="css-1c6ppvu evys1bk0">&#8220;It doesn&#8217;t matter who you voted for, where you stood before Election Day,&#8221; Mr. Biden said in Delaware in early November after <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/us/politics/coronavirus-pandemic-biden.html?action=click&amp;module=RelatedLinks&amp;pgtype=Article" title="">announcing a coronavirus task force</a>. &#8220;It doesn&#8217;t matter your party, your point of view. 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class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">This month has seen a torrent of news about experimental vaccines to prevent Covid-19, with the latest development from AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. On Monday they <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/business/astrazeneca-oxford-coronavirus-vaccine.html?searchResultPosition=8" title="">announced</a> that a preliminary analysis showed their vaccine was effective &#8212; especially when the first dose was mistakenly cut in half.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">The announcement came on the heels of stunning reports from <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://nyti.ms/2Uy7YmA" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">Moderna</a>, as well as <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://nyti.ms/36MItUn" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">Pfizer and BioNTech</a>. But AstraZeneca&#8217;s news was murkier, leaving many experts wanting to see more data before passing final judgment on how effective the vaccine may turn out to be.</p><h2 class="css-1aoo5yy eoo0vm40" id="link-2c3fb770">What is the AstraZeneca vaccine?</h2><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Researchers at the University of Oxford <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/27/world/europe/coronavirus-vaccine-update-oxford.html" title="">built the vaccine</a> using a kind of virus, called an adenovirus, that typically causes colds in chimpanzees. They genetically altered the virus so that it carried a gene for a coronavirus protein, which would theoretically train a person&#8217;s immune system to recognize the real coronavirus.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Adenovirus-based vaccines are also being tested by <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/17/health/coronavirus-vaccine-johnson-janssen.html" title="">Johnson &amp; Johnson</a>, as well as by labs in China, Italy and elsewhere. An adenovirus-based vaccine called <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/19/world/europe/russia-coronavirus-vaccine.html?searchResultPosition=6" title="">Sputnik V</a> is already being distributed in Russia on an emergency basis, although researchers have yet to release detailed results from their late-stage trial.</p></div><aside class="css-ew4tgv"></aside></div><div class="css-1r07izm" id="story-ad-1-wrapper"><div class="css-l9onyx" id="story-ad-1-slug"><p>Advertisement</p></div><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/health/astrazeneca-covid-vaccine.html#after-story-ad-1">Continue reading the main story</a><div class="ad story-ad-1-wrapper" id="story-ad-1" style="text-align: center; height: 100%;"><div id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/health_4__container__" style="border: 0pt none; display: inline-block; width: 970px; height: 250px;"><iframe height="250" id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/health_4" name="" src="https://c97fa7eeaaf70c80265b8ce1fe50e9d9.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;" title="3rd party ad content" width="970"></iframe></div></div><div id="after-story-ad-1"></div></div><div class="css-1fanzo5 StoryBodyCompanionColumn"><div class="css-53u6y8"><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Scientists have been testing adenovirus-based vaccines for decades, but it wasn&#8217;t until July of this year that the first one was licensed, when Johnson &amp; Johnson got <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.jnj.com/johnson-johnson-announces-european-commission-approval-for-janssens-preventive-ebola-vaccine" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">approval</a> from European regulators for an Ebola vaccine.</p><h2 class="css-1aoo5yy eoo0vm40" id="link-391003fe">What have the AstraZeneca trials found?</h2><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">In the spring, AstraZeneca and Oxford started running clinical trials, first in Britain and then in other countries including the United States. The first round of trials showed that the vaccine prompted volunteers to produce antibodies against the coronavirus &#8212; a good sign.</p><div class="css-16l7vy9"><div><div class="css-1od6ynp"></div><ul><li>Gift Subscriptions to The Times, Cooking and Games. </li></ul><a class="css-1h74mhy" href="https://www.nytimes.com/subscription/gift?campaignId=9LHRQ&amp;channel=ometered&amp;areas=inlineUnit&amp;campaign=coregift" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Starting at $25.</a><div class="css-16858bh"></div></div></div><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">On Monday, AstraZeneca and Oxford released details about the first 131 volunteers to get Covid-19 in late-stage trials in the United Kingdom and Brazil. 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The seven-day average positive test rate in the city was 3.06 percent on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.</p></div><aside class="css-ew4tgv"></aside></div><div class="css-1r07izm" id="story-ad-1-wrapper"><div class="css-l9onyx" id="story-ad-1-slug"><p>Advertisement</p></div><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/nyregion/coronavirus-nyc.html#after-story-ad-1">Continue reading the main story</a><div class="ad story-ad-1-wrapper" id="story-ad-1" style="text-align: center; height: 100%;"><div id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/nyregion_4__container__" style="border: 0pt none; display: inline-block; width: 1456px; height: 250px;"><iframe height="250" id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/nyregion_4" name="" src="https://569aa3dc2c7494138630cdd7658df714.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;" title="3rd party ad content" width="1456"></iframe></div></div><div id="after-story-ad-1"></div></div><div class="css-1fanzo5 StoryBodyCompanionColumn"><div class="css-53u6y8"><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">With the upcoming holidays, officials worry that increased gatherings and socialization could leave some areas battling a second wave for months. &#8220;That is a dangerous situation,&#8221; Gov. 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Cuomo said on Monday. &#8220;And that is exactly where we are going.&#8221;</p><div class="css-16l7vy9"><div><div class="css-1od6ynp"></div><ul><li>Gift Subscriptions to The Times, Cooking and Games. </li></ul><a class="css-1h74mhy" href="https://www.nytimes.com/subscription/gift?campaignId=9LHRQ&amp;channel=ometered&amp;areas=inlineUnit&amp;campaign=coregift" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Starting at $25.</a><div class="css-16858bh"></div></div></div><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Here are five things to know about the outbreak in New York:</p><h3 class="css-e307km e1gnsphs0" id="link-7cd4e773"><span>Some parts of Manhattan now fall into the state&#8217;s zoned restrictions.</span></h3><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Since October, Mr. Cuomo has relied on targeted restrictions to contain virus outbreaks, dividing hot spots into <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://twitter.com/NYGovCuomo/status/1330966377096732672" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">tiered zones</a> of red, orange and yellow based on their severity. Some areas in Upper Manhattan, including parts of Washington Heights and Hamilton Heights, will be designated a yellow zone, Mr. Cuomo announced on Monday.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">The restrictions are the first in the borough under the tiered system. Indoor and outdoor dining will be capped at four people per table, while houses of worship will be limited to 50 percent capacity.</p><h3 class="css-e307km e1gnsphs0" id="link-ff2f189"><span>On Staten Island, tougher rules will be put in place.</span></h3><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Less than three weeks ago, Mr. de Blasio announced that <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/05/world/covid-19-coronavirus-updates#staten-island-coronavirus" title="">two ZIP codes</a> on Staten Island had a concerning rise in test positivity rates. Now, the southern end of the borough will be classified as an orange zone.</p></div><aside class="css-ew4tgv"></aside></div><div class="css-1r07izm" id="story-ad-2-wrapper"><div class="css-l9onyx" id="story-ad-2-slug"><p>Advertisement</p></div><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/nyregion/coronavirus-nyc.html#after-story-ad-2">Continue reading the main story</a><div class="ad story-ad-2-wrapper" id="story-ad-2" style="text-align: center; height: 100%;"><div id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/nyregion_5__container__" style="border: 0pt none; display: inline-block; width: 970px; height: 250px;"><iframe height="250" id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/nyregion_5" name="" src="https://569aa3dc2c7494138630cdd7658df714.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;" title="3rd party ad content" width="970"></iframe></div></div><div id="after-story-ad-2"></div></div><div class="css-1fanzo5 StoryBodyCompanionColumn"><div class="css-53u6y8"><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">In <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://twitter.com/NYGovCuomo/status/1330966385028182018" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">that area</a>, which includes Tottenville, Great Kills and Bay Terrace, high-risk nonessential businesses such as gyms will close and indoor dining will be banned <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://twitter.com/GarethRhodes/status/1330955285033316354" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">starting Wednesday</a>. The borough&#8217;s northern side will remain a yellow zone.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Mr. Cuomo has also <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/22/world/covid19-coronavirus#warning-of-new-restrictions-cuomo-says-staten-island-hospitals-are-becoming-overburdened" title="">warned that hospitals</a> on Staten Island are overburdened, and he said that <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/nyregion/coronavirus-staten-island.html" title="">an emergency hospital</a> for virus patients would open in the South Beach neighborhood.</p><h3 class="css-e307km e1gnsphs0" id="link-3ceb1e86"><span>Plans have not been finalized for reopening the city&#8217;s public schools.</span></h3><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Mr. de Blasio offered few specifics on Monday about how the roughly 300,000 students who received some in-person instruction at the city&#8217;s public schools would return to classrooms after <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/nyregion/schools-closing.html" title="">last week&#8217;s shutdown</a>. &#8220;A lot of details have to be worked out between the city and the state,&#8221; he said.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">He added, however, that the &#8220;most vulnerable&#8221; groups of students would be prioritized in plans for a return, especially younger children and <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/16/nyregion/special-education-coronavirus-nyc.html" title="">those with special needs</a>.</p><h3 class="css-e307km e1gnsphs0" id="link-440a874b"><span>Other areas in the state remain a concern.</span></h3><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">There are also worries over the virus numbers in upstate New York. Mr. Cuomo said on Monday that parts of Syracuse, Rochester and their suburbs would be designated as orange zones.</p><div class="css-1q1hscp"><div class="css-1xk4eoy"><div id="UR"></div><div class="css-1q8sr0j"><div class="css-1ibyhwt"><div class="css-azx95j"><div class="css-1ds2y4q"><span class="css-xokhaa">New York Today: </span><span class="css-1uk1gs8">Compelling daily stories, transit news and a glimpse at the lighter side of life in the city.</span></div></div><button class="css-1pwtjn3" type="button">Sign Up</button></div></div></div></div><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">The state will now have <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://forward.ny.gov/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">dozens of zones</a> under various levels of restrictions. Mr. Cuomo warned that the area around Buffalo, where test positivity rates in some suburbs are over 9 percent, is on track to become a red zone, the most stringent level of lockdown.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Mr. Cuomo also said parts of Great Neck and Massapequa Park on Long Island would become yellow zones.</p></div><aside class="css-ew4tgv"></aside></div><div class="css-1r07izm" id="story-ad-3-wrapper"><div class="css-l9onyx" id="story-ad-3-slug"><p>Advertisement</p></div><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/nyregion/coronavirus-nyc.html#after-story-ad-3">Continue reading the main story</a><div class="ad story-ad-3-wrapper" id="story-ad-3" style="text-align: center; height: 100%;"><div id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/nyregion_6__container__" style="border: 0pt none;"><iframe height="90" id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/nyregion_6" name="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/nyregion_6" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom; width: 728px; height: 90px;" title="3rd party ad content" width="728"></iframe></div></div><div id="after-story-ad-3"></div></ Saved Stories - None: Opinion | Should Trump Be Prosecuted? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/opinion/trump-prosecution.html Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:20199583-5837-0e4e-9a10-d33f57576e44 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:36:26 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><p>His potential criminal liability goes further, to actions before taking office. The Manhattan district attorney is by all appearances conducting a classic white-collar investigation into tax and bank fraud, and the New York attorney general is engaged in a civil investigation into similar allegations, which could quickly turn into a criminal inquiry.</p><p>These state matters may well reveal evidence warranting additional federal charges. Such potential financial crimes were not explored by the special counsel investigation and could reveal criminal evidence. Any evidence that was not produced to Congress in its inquiries, like internal State Department and White House communications, is another potential trove to which the new administration should have access.</p><p>The matters already set out by the special counsel and under investigation are not trivial; they should not raise concerns that Mr. Trump is being singled out for something that would not be investigated or prosecuted if committed by anyone else.</p><p>Because some of the activities in question predated his presidency, it would be untenable to permit Mr. Trump&#8217;s winning a federal election to immunize him from consequences for earlier crimes. We would not countenance that result if a former president was found to have committed a serious violent crime.</p><p>Sweeping under the rug Mr. Trump&#8217;s federal obstruction would be worse still. The precedent set for not deterring a president&#8217;s obstruction of a special counsel investigation would be too costly: It would make any future special counsel investigation toothless and set the presidency de facto above the law. For those who point to the pardon of Richard Nixon by Gerald Ford as precedent for simply looking forward, that is not analogous: Mr. Nixon paid a very heavy price by resigning from the presidency in disgrace for his conduct.</p><p>Mr. Trump may very well choose to pardon not just his family and friends before leaving office but also himself in order to avoid federal criminal liability. This historic turn of events would have no affect on his potential criminal exposure at the state level. If Mr. Trump bestows such pardons, states like New York should take up the mantle to see that the rule of law is upheld. And pardons would not preclude the new attorney general challenging a self-pardon or the state calling the pardoned friends and family before the grand jury to advance its investigation of Mr. Trump after he leaves office (where, if they lied, they would still risk charges of perjury and obstruction).</p><p>In short, being president should mean you are more accountable, not less, to the rule of law.</p><p>Andrew Weissmann, a senior prosecutor in Robert Mueller&#8217;s special counsel investigation, is a senior fellow at the New York University School of Law and the author of &#8220;<a href="https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/634189/where-law-ends-by-andrew-weissmann/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation</a>.&#8221;</p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Watching What Goes Down Our Toilets Could Help Keep a Pandemic From Spiraling Out of Control - The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/magazine/watching-what-goes-down-our-toilets-could-help-keep-a-pandemic-from-spiraling-out-of-control.html Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:33c8fb4d-e9f2-ebf4-6838-4ee14a70884b Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:33:59 -0500 <div><header class="css-e0qsdu e12qa4dv0"><p class="css-1vhtahu e6idgb70"><a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/column/studies-show" title="Studies Show">Studies Show</a></p><div class="css-1vkm6nb ehdk2mb0"><h1 class="css-ifmu1a e1h9rw200" id="link-784610c4">Watching What Goes Down Our Toilets Could Help Keep a Pandemic From Spiraling Out of Control</h1></div><div class="css-79elbk"><div class="css-z3e15g"></div><div class="css-1603rzd ehw59r12" height="480px" width="480px"><div class="css-tux0zj ehw59r13"><div class="css-uxlr2c ehw59r11" height="762px" width="200px"></div><div class="css-1bwsnqe ehw59r14" height="480px" width="480px"><div><div 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Worldwide, clinical testing has not identified enough cases, or returned results fast enough, to enable either individuals or health officials to slow the surges without lockdowns. In private, however, nearly everyone does produce a biological sample every day that is then voluntarily sent to a central location to be processed &#8212; when they flush the toilet. And fecal waste carries with it a great deal of information about the people who generated it. &#8220;If you want to really understand what&#8217;s going on in a city on a basic chemical, biological level, you should be looking at the wastewater,&#8221; says Eric Alm, a co-director of the Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics at M.I.T. and the scientific director of Biobot Analytics, a company that collects health data from sewage.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">As early as March, evidence began to emerge that the coronavirus is shed in stool and can be detected in sewage. Beginning on March 18, Alm and his colleagues compared a week&#8217;s worth of coronavirus concentrations in sewage from an urban treatment facility in Massachusetts with clinical diagnoses in the same area. The wastewater concentrations seemed startlingly high when set beside the number of cases, they reported in the July/August issue of mSystems, a journal from the American Society for Microbiology; to study why, the researchers waited several months and looked at waste samples taken from January to May. The virus first appeared in the sewage on March 3, increased significantly between mid-March and mid-April and then declined.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">These changes preceded rises and falls in the number of positive tests by four to 10 days. According to another study by Alm and colleagues (which is a preprint, yet to be peer-reviewed), they have inferred that infected people may shed extremely high amounts of virus in their stool before they show symptoms &#8212; if they have them at all &#8212; and lower amounts later on. Similar results were reported in a paper published in the October issue of Nature Biotechnology. Jordan Peccia, a professor of environmental engineering at Yale University and his colleagues found that in New Haven an increase in the concentration of virus in sewage preceded by six to eight days an increase in the number of positive test results.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">The findings in these papers suggest that sewage surveillance could warn public health officials of an uptick in cases about a week before clinical-testing data alone could, enabling them to issue advisories or implement closures sooner. This would give those measures a better chance of working. Had such monitoring been available early in the pandemic, we might have realized that the virus was spreading within communities on both coasts sooner and been better able to forecast where emergency medical workers and scarce supplies like personal protective gear and ventilators would be needed. &#8220;You would want any additional information you could get about the severity and location of the virus,&#8221; says Ted Smith, an associate professor of medicine and director of the Center for Healthy Air, Water and Soil at the University of Louisville Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute. Early diagnostic testing was so limited, Smith says, that &#8220;our ability to see the prevalence of the virus was really compromised.&#8221;</p></div><aside class="css-ew4tgv"></aside></div><div class="css-2ninbb" id="story-ad-1-wrapper"><div class="css-l9onyx" id="story-ad-1-slug"><p>Advertisement</p></div><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/magazine/watching-what-goes-down-our-toilets-could-help-keep-a-pandemic-from-spiraling-out-of-control.html#after-story-ad-1">Continue reading the main story</a><div class="ad story-ad-1-wrapper" id="story-ad-1" style="text-align: center; height: 100%;"><div id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/magazine_4__container__" style="border: 0pt none;"><iframe height="251" id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/magazine_4" name="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/magazine_4" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;" title="3rd party ad content" width="1282"></iframe></div></div><div id="after-story-ad-1"></div></div><div class="css-1fanzo5 StoryBodyCompanionColumn"><div class="css-53u6y8"><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Though uncommon, monitoring sewage for other infectious diseases has proved useful elsewhere. In 2013-14, Israel experienced a poliovirus outbreak. At first, no one noticed; the country believed it had eradicated the pathogen through vaccination. Polio can cause paralysis, but a vast majority of those who get it, typically through exposure to fecal matter from infected people, experience no symptoms. That means poliovirus, like the coronavirus, can circulate widely before being identified. Israel, however, was monitoring its wastewater for poliovirus. Once alerted, health officials quickly immunized a million children, halting the outbreak before any cases of paralysis were reported.</p></div><aside class="css-ew4tgv"></aside></div><div class="css-79elbk"><div class="css-z3e15g"></div><div class="css-1603rzd ehw59r12" height="480px" width="480px"><div class="css-tux0zj ehw59r13"><div class="css-uxlr2c ehw59r11" height="762px" width="200px"></div><div class="css-1bwsnqe ehw59r14" height="480px" width="480px"><div><div class="css-8h527k"><div style="height: auto;"><source media="(max-width: 599px) and (min-device-pixel-ratio: 3),(max-width: 599px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 3),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 3dppx),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 288dpi)" /><source media="(max-width: 599px) and (min-device-pixel-ratio: 2),(max-width: 599px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 2dppx),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" /><source media="(max-width: 599px) and (min-device-pixel-ratio: 1),(max-width: 599px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 1dppx),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 96dpi)" /><img alt="" src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/11/29/magazine/29mag-studiesshow-02/29mag-studiesshow-02-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&amp;auto=webp&amp;disable=upscale" /></div></div></div><button class="css-1vkv6l7 ehw59r10"><svg fill="none" height="60" viewBox="0 0 60 60" width="60" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"><circle cx="30" cy="30" fill="#000" fill-opacity="0.5" r="30"></circle><path d="M23.9665 37.3668L26.5997 40H20V33.4003L22.6332 36.0335L26.6667 32L28 33.3333L23.9665 37.3668Z" fill="#fff" fill-rule="evenodd"></path><path d="M36.0335 22.6332L33.4003 20H40V26.5997L37.3668 23.9665L33.3333 28L32 26.6667L36.0335 22.6332Z" fill="#fff" fill-rule="evenodd"></path></svg></button></div></div></div><div class="css-1a48zt4 ehw59r15"><figure class="css-ujjex e1g7ppur0"><div class="css-1xdhyk6 erfvjey0"><span class="css-1ly73wi e1tej78p0">Image</span><source media="(max-width: 599px) and (min-device-pixel-ratio: 3),(max-width: 599px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 3),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 3dppx),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 288dpi)" /><source media="(max-width: 599px) and (min-device-pixel-ratio: 2),(max-width: 599px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 2dppx),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" /><source media="(max-width: 599px) and (min-device-pixel-ratio: 1),(max-width: 599px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 1dppx),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 96dpi)" /><img class="css-1m50asq" src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/11/29/magazine/29mag-studiesshow-02/29mag-studiesshow-02-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&amp;auto=webp&amp;disable=upscale" style="cursor: pointer;" /></div><figcaption class="css-1l44abu ewdxa0s0"><span class="css-ach9cc e1z0qqy90"><span class="css-1ly73wi e1tej78p0">Credit...</span><span>Illustration by Ori Toor</span></span></figcaption></figure></div></div><div class="css-1fanzo5 StoryBodyCompanionColumn"><div class="css-53u6y8"><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">On a small scale, effluent from individual buildings &#8212; college dorms, prisons, nursing homes and homeless shelters &#8212; is increasingly being surveilled for coronavirus. &#8220;When you have congregate living, there&#8217;s no question about its utility,&#8221; Smith says. Indeed, more than 140 universities around the world have begun monitoring wastewater, according to a dashboard maintained by the Covid-19 Wastewater-&#8203;Based Epidemiology Collaborative. In those settings, where the transmission risks are high, it&#8217;s crucial to quickly identify and isolate positive cases. Testing a daily sewage sample from a building, Smith adds, is a &#8220;completely passive and much more cost-effective&#8221; way to make sure the inhabitants are virus-free than giving them diagnostic tests every few days. If the virus is detected in sewage, then follow-up diagnostic tests can be administered. In August, the University of Arizona made news when, using this process, it identified and successfully quarantined two asymptomatic students during the first week of classes.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">On a larger scale, tracking sewage can serve as a check on whether testing regimens are correctly capturing the spread of the virus in given locations. &#8220;Many people will say, &#8216;There&#8217;s not an outbreak, we&#8217;ve just increased testing,&#8217;&#8221; Peccia says. &#8220;The wastewater doesn&#8217;t know where testing has increased.&#8221; In other words, sewage findings that mirror patterns seen in clinical-test reports reinforce their accuracy. Furthermore, while testing sites are often centralized, drawing users from a wide geographic area, sewage can be traced to specific neighborhoods, potentially providing more detailed information about the distribution of the virus. In their preprint, Alm and colleagues noted that in ZIP codes around Boston, the amount of virus present in sewage was not correlated with the number of people who lived there, as they had expected. Rather, the wealthier a neighborhood, the less virus in its effluent. That kind of information could allow local officials to more efficiently direct limited resources to disproportionately affected areas, whose residents may also have less access to Covid testing.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Surveillance could also &#8220;exacerbate and compound existing social inequalities,&#8221; Alm and co-authors note in a separate July paper in Water Research. Residents from heavily impacted regions could conceivably face harsher restrictions and penalties than, or discrimination from, those who have less exposure to the virus.</p></div><aside class="css-ew4tgv"><div class="css-j64t31" id="c-col-editors-picks"><h2 class="css-ohexsw">Editors&#8217; Picks</h2><article class="css-5raq8g"><a class="css-1sj6bre gtm-tagged" href="https://www.nytimes.com/article/top-book-lists.html?action=click&amp;algo=bandit-all-surfaces_desk_filter&amp;block=editors_picks_recirc&amp;fellback=false&amp;imp_id=894569682&amp;impression_id=59e2b990-2e59-11eb-98e4-6fe5f4c83e47&amp;index=0&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;region=ccolumn&amp;req_id=477805404&amp;surface=home-featured&amp;action=click&amp;module=editorContent&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;region=CompanionColumn&amp;contentCollection=Trending"><div class="css-1rcvpgy"><img alt="" src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/11/20/books/00BESTBOOKS-COMBO/00BESTBOOKS-COMBO-square640.jpg?quality=75&amp;auto=webp&amp;disable=upscale&amp;width=350" /></div><h3 class="css-1p08cbr">The 10 Best Books Through Time</h3></a></article><article class="css-5raq8g"><a class="css-1sj6bre gtm-tagged" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/17/style/deuxmoi-gossip.html?action=click&amp;algo=bandit-all-surfaces_desk_filter&amp;block=editors_picks_recirc&amp;fellback=false&amp;imp_id=963626284&amp;impression_id=59e2b991-2e59-11eb-98e4-6fe5f4c83e47&amp;index=1&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;region=ccolumn&amp;req_id=477805404&amp;surface=home-featured&amp;action=click&amp;module=editorContent&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;region=CompanionColumn&amp;contentCollection=Trending"><div class="css-1rcvpgy"><img alt="" src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/11/17/fashion/17DEUX-MOI-chalamet/merlin_168689538_6f18818c-f64c-4a86-900e-d7c0c9d627e0-square640.jpg?quality=75&amp;auto=webp&amp;disable=upscale&amp;width=350" /></div><h3 class="css-1p08cbr">The Celebrity Gossip You Won&#8217;t Find in the Tabloids</h3></a></article><article class="css-5raq8g"><a class="css-1sj6bre gtm-tagged" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/06/dining/easy-thanksgiving-recipes.html?action=click&amp;algo=bandit-all-surfaces_desk_filter&amp;block=editors_picks_recirc&amp;fellback=false&amp;imp_id=455303925&amp;impression_id=59e2b992-2e59-11eb-98e4-6fe5f4c83e47&amp;index=2&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;region=ccolumn&amp;req_id=477805404&amp;surface=home-featured&amp;action=click&amp;module=editorContent&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;region=CompanionColumn&amp;contentCollection=Trending"><div class="css-1rcvpgy"><img alt="" src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2014/04/24/dining/Brussels-Sprouts/Brussels-Sprouts-square640-v3.jpg?quality=75&amp;auto=webp&amp;disable=upscale&amp Saved Stories - None: Opinion | Covid-19 Data Is a Mess. We Need a Way to Make Sense of It. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/opinion/coronavirus-testing.html Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:d0ec07ad-edcd-c81a-f5a4-4baf0a54d8b5 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:28:42 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><div><p>The United States is more than <a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32191675/#:~:text=The%20World%20Health%20Organization%20(,outbreak%20a%20global%20pandemic." rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">eight months</a> into the pandemic and people are back waiting in long lines to be tested as coronavirus infections surge again. And yet there is still no federal standard to ensure testing results are being uniformly reported. Without uniform results, it is impossible to track cases accurately or respond effectively.</p><p>We test to identify coronavirus infections in communities. We can tell if we are casting a wide enough net by looking at test positivity &#8212; the percentage of people whose results are positive for the virus. The metric tells us whether we are testing enough or if the transmission of the virus is outpacing our efforts to slow it.</p><p>If the percentage of tests coming back positive is low, it gives us more confidence that we are not missing a lot of infections. It can also tell us whether a recent surge in cases may be a result of increased testing, as President Trump has asserted, or that cases are rising faster than the rate at which communities are able to test.</p><p>But to interpret these results properly, we need a national standard for how these results are reported publicly by each state. And although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issue protocols for how to report new cases and deaths, there is <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/lab/resources/calculating-percent-positivity.html" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">no uniform</a> guideline for states to report testing results, which would tell us about the universe of people tested so we know we are doing enough testing to track the disease. (Even the C.D.C. was found in May to be reporting states&#8217; results in a way that presented a <a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/21/860480756/scientists-warn-cdc-testing-data-could-create-misleading-picture-of-pandemic" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">misleading picture</a> of the pandemic.)</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>Without a standard, states are deciding how to calculate positivity rates on their own &#8212; and <a href="https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/differences-in-positivity-rates" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">their approaches</a> are very different.</p><p>Some states include results from positive antigen-based tests, some states don&#8217;t. Some report the number of people tested, while others report only the number of tests administered, which can skew the overall results when people are tested repeatedly (as, say, at colleges and nursing homes).</p><p>At one point in the spring, Texas, Virginia and Vermont <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/texas-virgina-vermont-accused-of-misleading-coronavirus-data-2020-5" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">were accused</a> of reporting their data so that it inflated the scale of their testing programs and made it impossible to determine how many active infections they were probably missing. The problem has since been corrected.</p><p>Only seven states and the District of Columbia <a href="https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/racial-data-transparency" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">report testing data by race and ethnicity</a> &#8212; indicators that can often point to virus trouble spots in some of the nation&#8217;s poorest communities. Many states have also changed how and when they report their testing data. This has led to wild swings in reported test positivities that have nothing to do with the virus&#8217;s spread.</p><p>Last week, the governor of New York and the mayor of New York City disagreed on whether a threshold of 3 percent positivity had been breached in the city. The mayor said it had and closed the schools; the governor said it had not. &#8220;The cause of the discrepancy,&#8221; <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/22/nyregion/Coronavirus-cases-numbers-nyc.html" title="">according to The Times</a>, lay &#8220;in both the tests that are included and the time frame in which statistics are reported.&#8221; This inconsistency can be the difference between shutting down schools and indoor dining, for instance, or not.</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>Inconsistent data also limits how reliably positivity can serve as an early warning about demand for hospital beds and medical equipment. Making informed comparisons between states requires having similar data to compare.</p><div id="NYT_MAIN_CONTENT_3_REGION"><div><section id="styln-prism-freeform-1603124101540"><div><div id="prism-freeform-block-8962" tabindex="0"><div><section><header><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/news-event/coronavirus?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc"><h3>The Coronavirus Outbreak &#8250;</h3></a><h4>Words to Know About Testing</h4></header><p>Confused by the terms about coronavirus testing? Let us help:</p><ul><li><ul><li><strong>Antibody</strong>: <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/health/coronavirus-antibody-prevalence.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">A protein produced by the immune system</a>&#160;that can recognize and attach precisely to specific kinds of viruses, bacteria, or other invaders.</li><li><strong>Antibody test/serology test: </strong>A test that detects antibodies specific to the coronavirus. Antibodies begin to appear in the blood about a week after the coronavirus has infected the body. Because antibodies take so long to develop, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/article/antibody-test-coronavirus.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">an antibody test</a>&#160;can&#8217;t <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/21/health/coronavirus-antibody-tests.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">reliably diagnose an ongoing infection.</a>&#160;But it can identify people who have been exposed to the coronavirus in the past.</li><li><strong>Antigen test: </strong>This test detects bits of coronavirus proteins called antigens. Antigen tests are fast, taking as little as five minutes, but are <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/06/health/coronavirus-rapid-test.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">less accurate</a>&#160;than tests that detect genetic material from the virus.</li><li><strong>Coronavirus: </strong>Any virus that belongs to the Orthocoronavirinae family of viruses. <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/health/coronavirus-unveiled.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 is known as SARS-CoV-2. </a></li><li><strong>Covid-19: </strong>The disease caused by the new coronavirus. The name is short for <a href="https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/naming-the-coronavirus-disease-(covid-2019)-and-the-virus-that-causes-it">coronavirus disease 2019</a>.</li><li><strong>Isolation and quarantine: </strong>Isolation is the separation of&#160;people who know they are sick with a contagious disease from those who are not sick.&#160;<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/article/quarantine-coronavirus.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">Quarantine</a>&#160;refers to restricting the movement of people who have been exposed to a virus.</li><li><strong>Nasopharyngeal swab: </strong>A long, flexible stick, tipped with a soft swab, that is inserted deep into the nose to get samples from the space where the nasal cavity meets the throat. Samples for coronavirus tests can <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/06/health/fast-coronavirus-tests.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">also be collected with swabs that do not go as deep into the nose</a>&#160;&#8212;&#160;sometimes called nasal swabs &#8212;&#160;or oral or throat swabs.</li><li><strong>Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR): </strong>Scientists use PCR to make millions of copies of genetic material in a sample. Tests that use PCR enable researchers to detect the coronavirus <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/29/health/coronavirus-testing.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">even when it is scarce.</a></li><li><strong>Viral load: </strong>The amount of virus in a person&#8217;s body. In people infected by the coronavirus, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/02/science/charting-a-coronavirus-infection.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;state=default&amp;module=styln-coronavirus&amp;region=MAIN_CONTENT_3&amp;context=storyline_glossary_recirc">the viral load may peak before they start to show symptoms,</a>&#160;if symptoms appear at all.</li></ul></li></ul></section><button id="prism-freeform-button-8962" type="button"></button></div></div>&amp;&amp;&amp;&amp;&amp;</div></section></div></div><p>Without a federal standard, the data also becomes more susceptible to political influence. By deciding how many tests to offer and prioritizing certain groups for testing, local officials can artificially slow rising positivity rates. Recently, suspicions were raised among public health officials in New York when skyrocketing positivity in one community suddenly <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/02/world/a-new-york-countys-miraculous-improvement-prompts-suspicions.html" title="">reversed course</a>.</p><p>Covid-19 is surging and hospital capacity is again being stretched. Disparities are deepening, with Black and Latino patients more likely to be hospitalized and die from Covid-19. Since May, our institution, Johns Hopkins, has generated state-by-state positivity calculations, and it is clear to us that the lack of reporting standards for testing data is hindering the U.S. response to the virus.</p><p>This is inexcusable. As the pandemic accelerates to new levels of transmission every day, we urgently need a federal standard to guide testing and inform public health responses. That&#8217;s the reason we test and track the results in the first place.</p><p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-blauer-01083853/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">Beth Blauer</a>, the executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact, and <a href="https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-people/nuzzo/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">Jennifer Nuzzo</a>, an associate professor of epidemiology in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, are on the leadership team of the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.</p><p><em>The Times is committed to publishing </em><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/opinion/letters/letters-to-editor-new-york-times-women.html" title=""><em>a diversity of letters</em></a><em> to the editor. We&#8217;d like to hear what you think about this or any of our articles. 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It translates as &#8220;stab-in-the-back myth&#8221; and was a key element in the revival of German militarism in the Weimar years. Even modestly educated Germans know exactly what it denotes and the evil it entails.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Donald Trump and his legal team are now contriving their own Dolchstosslegende.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">That&#8217;s true even as Trump&#8217;s effort to overturn the results of the election seems to descend from fantasy to farce. The main point of the exercise is no longer (if it ever seriously was) to find a judge, governor or other pliable instrument to deny Joe Biden the presidency. It is to deny the legitimacy of the Biden presidency, of the electoral system that gave him the office and of the federal and judicial systems that turned Trump&#8217;s legal challenges aside.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">The point of the farce <em class="css-2fg4z9 e1gzwzxm0">is</em> farce. It is to make an obscene joke of the Biden administration and our constitutional system of government.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">This was also the point of the Dolchstosslegende, which claimed that the German Army, though in retreat in the fall of 1918, could have kept up the fight had it not been betrayed by defeatist and scheming politicians who agreed to an armistice that November.</p></div><aside class="css-ew4tgv"></aside></div><div class="css-2ninbb" id="story-ad-1-wrapper"><div class="css-l9onyx" id="story-ad-1-slug"><p>Advertisement</p></div><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/opinion/trump-biden-conspiracy-theory.html#after-story-ad-1">Continue reading the main story</a><div class="ad story-ad-1-wrapper" id="story-ad-1" style="text-align: center; height: 100%;"><div id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/opinion_4__container__" style="border: 0pt none; display: inline-block; width: 100%; height: auto;"><iframe height="600" id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/opinion_4" name="" src="https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;" title="3rd party ad content" width="0"></iframe></div></div><div id="after-story-ad-1"></div></div><div class="css-1fanzo5 StoryBodyCompanionColumn"><div class="css-53u6y8"><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">This was, of course, a self-serving lie: Germany&#8217;s armies were being routed, its strategic situation was hopeless, its sailors were mutinying, its people were approaching starvation and only the armistice (which the kaiser&#8217;s generals asked for) spared it from a much more painful defeat.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">But the nature of the myth wasn&#8217;t that it should be believable. It&#8217;s that it should be believed.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">There&#8217;s a difference. The success of the first rests on a plausible interpretation of facts. The success of the second requires a psychologically astute understanding of the people to whom the lie is peddled. The Dolchstosslegende may have been a transparent falsehood, but it had the double advantage of bucking up a humiliated nation&#8217;s pride and playing to its gut prejudices. Translated into the bigoted vernacular, &#8220;defeatist&#8221; and &#8220;scheming&#8221; almost always meant socialists, communists and Jews.</p><div class="css-16l7vy9"><div><div class="css-1od6ynp"></div><ul><li>Gift Subscriptions to The Times, Cooking and Games. </li></ul><a class="css-1h74mhy" href="https://www.nytimes.com/subscription/gift?campaignId=9LHRQ&amp;channel=ometered&amp;areas=inlineUnit&amp;campaign=coregift" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Starting at $25.</a><div class="css-16858bh"></div></div></div><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">In this sense, it doesn&#8217;t matter that Rudy Giuliani&#8217;s legal case is being laughed <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/politics/pennsylvania-trump-lawsuit-dismissal/index.html" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">out of court.</a> What matters is that the district judge who did so is an Obama appointee (despite being a conservative Republican), and therefore can be dismissed as part of the deep-state conspiracy seeking to bring Trump down.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Nor does it matter that the lawyer Sidney Powell painted an anti-Trump conspiracy so vast that it seems to have embarrassed Giuliani and would have made the ghost of Joe McCarthy proud. What matters is that Powell&#8217;s list of enemies &#8212; from the director of the C.I.A. to the former Venezuelan leader Hugo Ch&#225;vez &#8212; hit all the right notes for the president&#8217;s die-hards.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">And there are a lot of them: 52 percent of Republicans think the president &#8220;rightfully won&#8221; re-election, at least according to a <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll/half-of-republicans-say-biden-won-because-of-a-rigged-election-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN27Y1AJ" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">Reuters Ipsos poll</a> from last week. In other words, a majority of Republicans will believe literally anything Trump says.</p></div><aside class="css-ew4tgv"><div class="css-j64t31" id="c-col-editors-picks"><h2 class="css-ohexsw">Editors&#8217; Picks</h2><article class="css-5raq8g"><a class="css-1sj6bre gtm-tagged" href="https://www.nytimes.com/article/top-book-lists.html?action=click&amp;algo=bandit-all-surfaces_desk_filter&amp;block=editors_picks_recirc&amp;fellback=false&amp;imp_id=849312615&amp;impression_id=8e3f87a0-2e58-11eb-98d7-4f432d25c2b1&amp;index=0&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;region=ccolumn&amp;req_id=654413608&amp;surface=home-featured&amp;action=click&amp;module=editorContent&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;region=CompanionColumn&amp;contentCollection=Trending"><div class="css-1rcvpgy"><img alt="" src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/11/20/books/00BESTBOOKS-COMBO/00BESTBOOKS-COMBO-square640.jpg?quality=75&amp;auto=webp&amp;disable=upscale&amp;width=350" /></div><h3 class="css-1p08cbr">The 10 Best Books Through Time</h3></a></article><article class="css-5raq8g"><a class="css-1sj6bre gtm-tagged" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/17/style/deuxmoi-gossip.html?action=click&amp;algo=bandit-all-surfaces_desk_filter&amp;block=editors_picks_recirc&amp;fellback=false&amp;imp_id=29930594&amp;impression_id=8e3f87a1-2e58-11eb-98d7-4f432d25c2b1&amp;index=1&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;region=ccolumn&amp;req_id=654413608&amp;surface=home-featured&amp;action=click&amp;module=editorContent&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;region=CompanionColumn&amp;contentCollection=Trending"><div class="css-1rcvpgy"><img alt="" src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/11/17/fashion/17DEUX-MOI-chalamet/merlin_168689538_6f18818c-f64c-4a86-900e-d7c0c9d627e0-square640.jpg?quality=75&amp;auto=webp&amp;disable=upscale&amp;width=350" /></div><h3 class="css-1p08cbr">The Celebrity Gossip You Won&#8217;t Find in the Tabloids</h3></a></article><article class="css-5raq8g"><a class="css-1sj6bre gtm-tagged" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/nyregion/nyc-dining-covid.html?action=click&amp;algo=bandit-all-surfaces_desk_filter&amp;block=editors_picks_recirc&amp;fellback=false&amp;imp_id=283107287&amp;impression_id=8e3f87a2-2e58-11eb-98d7-4f432d25c2b1&amp;index=2&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;region=ccolumn&amp;req_id=654413608&amp;surface=home-featured&amp;action=click&amp;module=editorContent&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;region=CompanionColumn&amp;contentCollection=Trending"><div class="css-1rcvpgy"><img alt="" src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/11/22/nyregion/22nyvirus-tworestaurants-print1/00nyvirus-tworestaurants4-square640.jpg?quality=75&amp;auto=webp&amp;disable=upscale&amp;width=350" /></div><h3 class="css-1p08cbr">Will These Two Classic New York Eateries Survive the Pandemic?</h3></a></article><div id="pp_edpick-wrapper"><div class="css-1hyfx7x" id="pp_edpick-slug"><p>Advertisement</p></div><a class="gtm-tagged" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/opinion/trump-biden-conspiracy-theory.html?action=click&amp;module=editorContent&amp;pgtype=Article&amp;region=CompanionColumn&amp;contentCollection=Trending#after-pp_edpick">Continue reading the main story</a><div class="ad pp_edpick-wrapper" id="pp_edpick" style="text-align: center; height: 100%;"><div id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/opinion_6__container__" style="border: 0pt none; display: inline-block; width: 100%; height: auto;"><iframe height="99" id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/opinion_6" name="" src="https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;" title="3rd party ad content" width="0"></iframe></div></div><div id="after-pp_edpick"></div></div></div></aside></div><div class="css-1r07izm" id="story-ad-2-wrapper"><div class="css-l9onyx" id="story-ad-2-slug"><p>Advertisement</p></div><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/opinion/trump-biden-conspiracy-theory.html#after-story-ad-2">Continue reading the main story</a><div class="ad story-ad-2-wrapper" id="story-ad-2" style="text-align: center; height: 100%;"><div id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/opinion_5__container__" style="border: 0pt none; display: inline-block; width: 970px; height: 250px;"><iframe height="250" id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/opinion_5" name="" src="https://8a931dc1edcda671e87d05100449c1a8.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;" title="3rd party ad content" width="970"></iframe></div></div><div id="after-story-ad-2"></div></div><div class="css-1fanzo5 StoryBodyCompanionColumn"><div class="css-53u6y8"><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Here again the comparison to Germany rings loud. In a famous passage of &#8220;The Origins of Totalitarianism,&#8221; Hannah Arendt noted how &#8220;Mass Propaganda discovered that its audience was ready at all times to believe the worst, no matter how absurd, and did not particularly object to being deceived because it held every statement to be a lie anyhow.&#8221;</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">The Dolchstosslegende worked because so many Germans were happy to believe what, at some level, they also knew wasn&#8217;t true. But it also worked because it had a clear aim that a growing number of Germans shared, which was to overthrow the struggling Weimar Republic by claiming that it was founded on treason. In other words, it wasn&#8217;t just a conspiracy theory. It was a political weapon with the revolutionary aim of destroying democracy itself.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">What Trump and his minions are now attempting is of a piece. It is rich that many of the same people who spent years claiming that Robert Mueller&#8217;s lawful and constrained investigation was a deep-state coup are now happy to entertain a sitting president&#8217;s preposterous claims of electoral fraud.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">But the aim is clear: to treat the Biden presidency as a product of treachery by a political order that is so comprehensively corrupt that it will require far tougher means than the ones Trump employed to root out.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">In case certain readers think I&#8217;m making a comparison between Trump supporters and Nazis, let me emphasize that I am not. What I am saying is that this modern-day Dolchstosslegende, like surf pounding against a bluff, abets future demagogues by eroding public confidence in democratic institutions, until, unprotected, they collapse.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">No comparison with the Weimar years is complete without noting that the republic wasn&#8217;t just done in. It did a lot to do itself in, too, mostly through economic mismanagement. All the more reason to wish the Biden administration well as it navigates crises that now include some of the most disreputable opponents our own republic has ever known.</p></div></div></section></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Opinion | Trump Wars II: The Loser Strikes Back - The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/opinion/trump-mnuchin-federal-reserve.html Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:4b053855-0053-b6c3-42a2-6e55abe96ff8 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:10:49 -0500 <div><div><header class="css-b6338s euiyums1"><div class="css-79elbk"><div class="css-1a48zt4 ehw59r15"><figure class="sizeLarge layoutHorizontal css-1ox9jel"><div class="css-bsn42l"><img alt="" class="css-11cwn6f" src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/11/24/opinion/24krugman-print2/23krugman-2-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&amp;auto=webp&amp;disable=upscale" style="cursor: pointer;" /></div><figcaption class="css-17ai7jg e18f7pbr0"><span class="css-cnj6d5 e1z0qqy90"><span class="css-1ly73wi e1tej78p0">Credit...</span><span><span>Andres Kudacki</span></span></span></figcaption></figure></div></div></header></div><section class="meteredContent css-1r7ky0e" name="articleBody"><div class="css-1fanzo5 StoryBodyCompanionColumn"><div class="css-53u6y8"><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">We all knew that Donald Trump would react badly to defeat. But his refusal to concede, the destructiveness of his temper tantrum and the willingness of almost the entire Republican Party to indulge him have surpassed even pessimists&#8217; expectations.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Even so, it&#8217;s very unlikely that Trump will manage to overturn the election results. But he&#8217;s doing all he can to wreck America on his way out, in ways large and small. Among other things, his officials are already trying to sabotage the economy, setting the stage for a possible financial crisis on Joe Biden&#8217;s watch.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">To the uninitiated, the sudden announcement by Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, that he&#8217;s <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.ft.com/content/e4b3a063-db44-4e6c-b998-74a29d70b136" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">terminating support</a> for several emergency lending programs created back in March might not seem like that big a deal. After all, the financial markets aren&#8217;t currently in crisis. In fact, defying Trump&#8217;s prediction that &#8220;<a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-donald-trump-better-your-401-k-1542665" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">your 401(k)s will go to hell</a>&#8221; if he were to lose, stocks have <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://fred.stlouisfed.org/graph/?g=y28A" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">risen substantially</a> since Biden&#8217;s win.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Furthermore, much of the money allocated to those programs was <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://adamtooze.substack.com/p/chartbook-newsletter-3-by-adam-tooze" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">never actually used</a>. So what&#8217;s the problem?</p></div><aside class="css-ew4tgv"></aside></div><div class="css-2ninbb" id="story-ad-1-wrapper"><div class="css-l9onyx" id="story-ad-1-slug"><p>Advertisement</p></div><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/opinion/trump-mnuchin-federal-reserve.html#after-story-ad-1">Continue reading the main story</a><div class="ad story-ad-1-wrapper" id="story-ad-1" style="text-align: center; height: 100%;"><div id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/opinion_5__container__" style="border: 0pt none; display: inline-block; width: 100%; height: auto;"><iframe height="600" id="google_ads_iframe_/29390238/nyt/opinion_5" name="" src="https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;" title="3rd party ad content" width="0"></iframe></div></div><div id="after-story-ad-1"></div></div><div class="css-1fanzo5 StoryBodyCompanionColumn"><div class="css-53u6y8"><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Well, the Federal Reserve, which administers the programs, has objected strenuously &#8212; for good reason. You see, the Fed knows a lot about financial crises and what it takes to stop them &#8212; and Mnuchin is depriving the nation of tools that could be crucial in the months or years ahead.</p><div class="css-1q1hscp"><div class="css-1xk4eoy"><div id="PK"></div><div class="css-1q8sr0j"><div class="css-1ibyhwt"><div class="css-azx95j"><div class="css-1ds2y4q"><span class="css-xokhaa">Paul Krugman&#8217;s Newsletter: </span><span class="css-1uk1gs8">Get a better understanding of the economy &#8212; and an even deeper look at what&#8217;s on Paul&#8217;s mind.</span></div></div><button class="css-1pwtjn3" type="button">Sign Up</button></div></div></div></div><div class="css-16l7vy9"><div><div class="css-1od6ynp"></div><ul><li>Gift Subscriptions to The Times, Cooking and Games. </li></ul><a class="css-1h74mhy" href="https://www.nytimes.com/subscription/gift?campaignId=9LHRQ&amp;channel=ometered&amp;areas=inlineUnit&amp;campaign=coregift" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Starting at $25.</a><div class="css-16858bh"></div></div></div><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">In the old days, what we now call financial crises were generally referred to as &#8220;panics&#8221; &#8212; like the <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.federalreservehistory.org/essays/panic-of-1907" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">Panic of 1907</a>, which was the event that led to the Fed&#8217;s creation. The causes of panics vary widely; some have no visible cause at all. Nonetheless, they have a lot in common. They all involve a loss of confidence that freezes the flow of money through the economy, often with dire effects on growth and jobs.</p></div><aside class="css-ew4tgv"></aside></div><div class="css-79elbk"><div class="css-z3e15g"></div><div class="css-1lvwqlc ehw59r12" height="1014.8375244140625px" width="720px"><div class="css-tux0zj ehw59r13"><div class="css-1xccg7i ehw59r11" height="762px" width="200px"></div><div class="css-11sm8zk ehw59r14" height="1014.8375244140625px" width="720px"><div><div class="css-8h527k"><div style="height: auto;"><source media="(max-width: 599px) and (min-device-pixel-ratio: 3),(max-width: 599px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 3),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 3dppx),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 288dpi)" /><source media="(max-width: 599px) and (min-device-pixel-ratio: 2),(max-width: 599px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 2dppx),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" /><source media="(max-width: 599px) and (min-device-pixel-ratio: 1),(max-width: 599px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 1dppx),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 96dpi)" /><img alt="" src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/11/23/opinion/23krugman3/23krugman3-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&amp;auto=webp&amp;disable=upscale" /></div></div></div><button class="css-1vkv6l7 ehw59r10"><svg fill="none" height="60" viewBox="0 0 60 60" width="60" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"><circle cx="30" cy="30" fill="#000" fill-opacity="0.5" r="30"></circle><path d="M23.9665 37.3668L26.5997 40H20V33.4003L22.6332 36.0335L26.6667 32L28 33.3333L23.9665 37.3668Z" fill="#fff" fill-rule="evenodd"></path><path d="M36.0335 22.6332L33.4003 20H40V26.5997L37.3668 23.9665L33.3333 28L32 26.6667L36.0335 22.6332Z" fill="#fff" fill-rule="evenodd"></path></svg></button></div></div></div><div class="css-1a48zt4 ehw59r15"><figure class="css-1viisko e1g7ppur0"><div class="css-1xdhyk6 erfvjey0"><span class="css-1ly73wi e1tej78p0">Image</span><source media="(max-width: 599px) and (min-device-pixel-ratio: 3),(max-width: 599px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 3),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 3dppx),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 288dpi)" /><source media="(max-width: 599px) and (min-device-pixel-ratio: 2),(max-width: 599px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 2dppx),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" /><source media="(max-width: 599px) and (min-device-pixel-ratio: 1),(max-width: 599px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 1dppx),(max-width: 599px) and (min-resolution: 96dpi)" /><img class="css-1m50asq" src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/11/23/opinion/23krugman3/23krugman3-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&amp;auto=webp&amp;disable=upscale" style="cursor: pointer;" /></div><figcaption class="css-18crmh6 ewdxa0s0"><span class="css-cnj6d5 e1z0qqy90"><span class="css-1ly73wi e1tej78p0">Credit...</span><span>Andres Kudacki</span></span></figcaption></figure></div></div><div class="css-1fanzo5 StoryBodyCompanionColumn"><div class="css-53u6y8"><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Why do such things happen? Panics don&#8217;t necessarily reflect mob psychology, although that sometimes plays a role. More often we&#8217;re talking about self-fulfilling prophecy, in which individually rational actions produce a collectively disastrous result.</p></div><aside class="css-ew4tgv"></aside></div><div class="css-1r07izm" id="story-ad-2-wrapper"><div class="css-l9onyx" id="story-ad-2-slug"><p>Advertisement</p></div><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/opinion/trump-mnuchin-federal-reserve.html#after-story-ad-2">Continue reading the main story</a><div class="ad story-ad-2-wrapper" id="story-ad-2" style="text-align: center; height: 100%; display: block;"></div><div id="after-story-ad-2"></div></div><div class="css-1fanzo5 StoryBodyCompanionColumn"><div class="css-53u6y8"><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">In a classic bank run, for example, depositors rush to get their money out, even if they believe that the bank is fundamentally sound, because they know that the run itself can cause the institution to collapse.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Which is where public agencies like the Fed come in. We&#8217;ve known <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://files.stlouisfed.org/files/htdocs/publications/es/09/ES0907.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">since the 19th century</a> that such agencies can and should lend to cash-starved players during a financial panic, stopping the death spiral.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">How much lending does it take to stop a panic? Often, not much at all. In fact, panics are often ended simply by the promise that cash will be provided if needed, with no need to actually write any checks.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Back in 2012 there was a <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://twitter.com/paulkrugman/status/1330125685759807491" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">runaway financial crisis</a> in much of southern Europe. Countries like Spain saw their ability to borrow collapse and the interest rates on their debt soar. Yet these countries weren&#8217;t actually insolvent; Spain&#8217;s fiscal position was no worse than that of Britain, which was able to borrow at very low interest rates.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">But Spain, which doesn&#8217;t have its own currency &#8212; it uses the euro &#8212; was the subject of a self-fulfilling panic attack, as investors fearing that it would run out of cash threatened to provoke the very outcome they feared. Britain, which can print its own money, was immune to such a crisis.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">In July 2012, however, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank &#8212; the Fed&#8217;s counterpart &#8212; promised to do &#8220;whatever it takes&#8221; to save the euro, which everyone interpreted as a commitment to lend money to crisis countries if necessary. And suddenly the crisis was over, even though the bank never did end up doing any lending.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Something similar happened here this past spring. For a few weeks in March and April, as investors panicked over the pandemic, America teetered on the edge of a major financial crisis. But the Fed, backstopped by the Treasury, stepped up with new programs offering to buy assets like corporate bonds and municipal debt. In the end, not much of the money was used &#8212; but the assurance that the money was there if needed <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.hoover.org/sites/default/files/research/docs/20123-bordo-duca.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">stabilized the markets</a>, and the crisis faded away.</p></div><aside class="css-ew4tgv"></aside></div><div class="css-1r07izm" id="story-ad-3-wrapper"><div class="css-l9onyx" id="story-ad-3-slug"><p>Advertisement</p></div><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/opinion/trump-mnuchin-federal-reserve.html#after-story-ad-3">Continue reading the main story</a><div class="ad story-ad-3-wrapper" id="story-ad-3" style="text-align: center; height: 100%; display: block;"></div><div id="after-story-ad-3"></div></div><div class="css-1fanzo5 StoryBodyCompanionColumn"><div class="css-53u6y8"><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">So far, so good. But in case you haven&#8217;t noticed, the pandemic is back with a vengeance; <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://covidtracking.com/data/charts/us-currently-hospitalized" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">hospitalizations</a> are already much higher than they were in the spring, and rising fast.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Maybe the new coronavirus surge won&#8217;t provoke a second financial crisis &#8212; after all, we now know that a vaccine is on the way. But the risk of crisis hasn&#8217;t gone away, and it&#8217;s just foolish to take away the tools we might need to fight such a crisis.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">Mnuchin&#8217;s claim that the money is no longer needed <a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/20/opinion/mnuchin-treasury-fed-economy.html?smid=tw-nytopinion&amp;smtyp=cur" title="">makes no sense</a>, and it&#8217;s not clear whether his successor will be easily able to undo his actions. Given everything else that&#8217;s happening, it&#8217;s hard to see Mnuchin&#8217;s move as anything but an act of vandalism, an attempt to increase the odds of disaster under Trump&#8217;s successor.</p><p class="css-158dogj evys1bk0">The thing is, until this latest move, it looked as if Mnuchin might be one of the few officials who managed to emerge from their service under Trump without completely destroying their reputations. 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Russia detains police colonel over 2010 Moscow metro bombings Russia said on Monday it had detained a police colonel from the southern region of Dagestan and charged him with offences including terrorism after accusing him of aiding a suicide bomber in a 2010 attack on the Moscow [&#8230;]<p></p><p>The post&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/russia-detains-police-colonel-over-2010-moscow-metro-bombings/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Russia detains police colonel over 2010 Moscow metro bombings</a>&#160;first appeared on&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Michael Novakhov &#8211; SharedNewsLinks &#8211; michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com</a>.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span><a class="rssdog" href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/why-foreign-election-interference-fizzled-in-2020/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Why foreign election interference fizzled in 2020</a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><i>Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:16:24 +0000</i><br />Michael_Novakhov shared this story from Atlantic Council. A woman uses her mobile phone to check the election results as Joe Bidens lead increases, in Houston, Texas, U.S., November 6, 2020. 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The signers included Ridge, the former Pennsylvania governor who served as Homeland Security secretary under President George W. Bush, former CIA Director Michael Hayden and John D. Negroponte, who served as director of national intelligence. 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Published Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 | 9 p.m. Updated 4 hours, 44 minutes ago LONDON (AP) AstraZeneca said Monday that late stage trials of its COVID-19 vaccine developed with Oxford University were highly effective in preventing disease. 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advertising--rendered" id="adzone-sharethrough_1"><div id="google_ads_iframe_/6458/euronews_new/programs-news/web-digital-stories_3__container__" style="border: 0pt none; display: inline-block; width: 2px; height: 1px;"><iframe height="1" id="google_ads_iframe_/6458/euronews_new/programs-news/web-digital-stories_3" name="" src="https://0cf5db712f6b360bf362cba6d6c1163f.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;" title="3rd party ad content" width="2"></iframe></div></div><p>He is said to have used his official position to provided information to the group's leaders about police activity in Kizlyar and special operations against illegal armed groups.</p><p>Isaev is also accused of personally transporting senior members of the group across the southern region of Dagestan.</p><p>He is alleged to have driven one of the female suicide bombers with an improvised explosive device to a bus station in the Kizlyar area, from where she would travel 1,470 km north to Moscow to carry out the attack.</p><p>The investigation is being carried out in cooperation with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB).</p><p>The man thought to have masterminded the twin suicide bomb attacks was killed during an operation by security forces in Dagestan in August 2018.</p></div></div></section></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Russia detains police colonel over 2010 Moscow metro bombings https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/business/1318042-russia-detains-police-colonel-over-2010-moscow-metro-bombings Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:ef584496-bd4f-c9a6-8c15-b12c3b36daca Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:18:38 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div id=""><p>Maharashtra government on Monday made it mandatory for those seeking to enter the state from Delhi, Rajasthan, <a href="https://www.devdiscourse.com/news?tag=Gujarat">Gujarat</a> and <a href="https://www.devdiscourse.com/news?tag=Goa">Goa</a> to carry RT-PCR negative reports. For those flying in, the RT-PCR sample collection should have been done within 72 hours of scheduled time of landing at airports in Maharashtra, a government order said.</p><p>In case of journey by trains, the collection of RT-PCR samples should have been done within 96 hours before the scheduled arrival in Maharashtra, the notification issued by Maharashtra chief secretary <a href="https://www.devdiscourse.com/news?tag=Sanjay%20Kumar">Sanjay Kumar</a> said. There will be mandatory screening at border check posts for people coming by road. Passengers without symptoms will be allowed entry. Road travellers with symptoms shall have the option of turning back and going to their home to recuperate, it said.</p><p>The four states - Delhi, Rajasthan, <a href="https://www.devdiscourse.com/news?tag=Gujarat">Gujarat</a> and <a href="https://www.devdiscourse.com/news?tag=Goa">Goa</a> - have been reporting high caseload of the coronavirus disease, an official said. People with COVID-19 symptoms seeking to enter the state from Delhi, Rajasthan, <a href="https://www.devdiscourse.com/news?tag=Gujarat">Gujarat</a> and <a href="https://www.devdiscourse.com/news?tag=Goa">Goa</a> would be turned back, the order said.</p><p>The order stipulated that all domestic passengers traveling from airports in NCR Delhi, Rajasthan, <a href="https://www.devdiscourse.com/news?tag=Gujarat">Gujarat</a> and <a href="https://www.devdiscourse.com/news?tag=Goa">Goa</a> shall carry RT-PCR negative test reports with them before boarding and show them to the teams at the arrival airport in Maharashtra. "The Airports Authority of India is requested to check the report before allowing passengers to board the flight, the government order said.</p><p>The state government on Monday came out with revised standard operating procedures on preventive measures to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Air travellers not having the RT-PCR test reports shall compulsorily undergo RT-PCR test at the concerned airports at their own cost, the government said in the order.</p><p>"The airport shall arrange (for) the testing centres and charge the passengers directly for testing," the order said. Airport operators will allow passengers to go home only after they undertake the test, the government said. Contact information and address shall be collected by the airport operator from all the passengers who undergo tests at the airport to facilitate contact in case the test report comes out positive, it said.</p><p>"Passengers whose report comes out positive will be contacted and treated as per the existing protocol," the order said. Similarly, passengers travelling to Maharashtra by trains originating or having halt/stop at stations in Delhi, Rajasthan, <a href="https://www.devdiscourse.com/news?tag=Gujarat">Gujarat</a> and <a href="https://www.devdiscourse.com/news?tag=Goa">Goa</a> shall carry with them their respective RT-PCR negative test report before they decide to enter Maharashtra, the government said.</p><p>"Passengers not having the RT-PCR test negative report shall be screened for symptoms and body temperatures at the alighting railway stations. Passengers without symptoms would be allowed to go home," the government said. Railway passengers showing symptoms shall be segregated and made to undergo antigen test. Passengers whose antigen test report will be negative will be allowed to go home, the government said.</p><p>It said that passengers not testing/found COVID-19 positive, shall be sent to COVID-19 care centres and the cost shall be borne by the commuters themselves. On road travel, the government said that collectors of land border districts shall make arrangements to ensure that passengers from NCR of Delhi, Rajasthan, <a href="https://www.devdiscourse.com/news?tag=Gujarat">Gujarat</a> and <a href="https://www.devdiscourse.com/news?tag=Goa">Goa</a> are tested for symptoms including body temperature.</p><p>"The passengers without symptoms will be allowed entry. Passengers with symptoms shall have the option of turning back and going to their home to recuperate, the government said in the order. Those showing symptoms shall be segregated and made to undergo antigen test and will be allowed to travel further into Maharashtra if the (antigen test) report is negative, the government said.</p><p>It said that passengers not testing/found COVID-19 positive shall be sent to COVID-19 care centres and the commuters will have to bear the cost..</p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Why foreign election interference fizzled in 2020 https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/why-foreign-election-interference-fizzled-in-2020/ Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:d18f62e6-5f40-923b-c1d8-b3b1f70d40f2 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:16:24 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><div><img alt="Why foreign election interference fizzled in 2020" src="https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/election-phone-large-2-1024x683.jpg" /><p>A woman uses her mobile phone to check the election results as Joe Biden&#8217;s lead increases, in Houston, Texas, U.S., November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare</p></div><p>As the 2020 presidential campaign ramped up in August, US intelligence agencies warned that Russia, China, and Iran would attempt to <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/us-intelligence-says-russia-china-and-iran-will-attempt-election-interference/a-54492203">interfere in the elections</a> using disinformation campaigns or potentially disrupting voting processes. While officials continue to believe that Russia should remain the primary concern, Iran stole the headlines this election season with a brazen email campaign, while China steadily expanded efforts to shape US policy. US agencies and social media companies had four years to prepare after the high-profile Russian onslaught of hacked material and fake news in 2016, and the initial evidence suggests the new policies and playbooks they deployed helped limit the damage in 2020. &#160;</p><p>One scenario that worried US officials was the possibility of highly <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-31/u-s-officials-warn-close-vote-will-fuel-russian-disinformation">visible tactics</a> on Election Day that would create distrust about the integrity of the vote, such as the flooding of election websites with overwhelming traffic or the shutdown of voting infrastructure with ransomware. Officials also warned that a <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/election-2020-results-trump-biden-11-05-2020-11604580224?tesla=y">close contest</a> that took days to resolve could be fertile ground for foreign disinformation campaigns. But while the 2020 contest stretched on for days, no real evidence of successful foreign disinformation campaigns has materialized. Quick action by US agencies to identify and publicize potential disinformation activities, &#8220;hunt forward&#8221; missions to build intelligence and offensive cyber campaigns, as well as rapid takedowns by social media companies seem to have helped prevent the dramatic foreign efforts observed in 2016.</p><h4 id="h-federal-agencies-acted-fast">Federal agencies acted fast:</h4><p>Thirteen days before the election, a surprise federal government press conference revealed that Russia and Iran had both obtained US <a href="https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-targeted-by-tehran-as-russians-and-iranians-meddle-in-2020-election-intel-officials-say">voter registration</a> information, possibly from publicly available sources. While Russian usage was reported to be narrowly localized in its targets, Iran used the data to send barrages of spoofed emails to sow chaos. The emails warned Democratic voters in Florida, Alaska, and elsewhere that &#8220;we will come after you&#8221; if they did not vote for President Trump. The <a href="https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2020-10-21/unknown-group-sends-democratic-voters-intimidating-emails">threatening messages</a> claimed to be from the far-right group called the Proud Boys. While Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe argued that &#8220;these actions are desperate attempts by desperate adversaries,&#8221; FBI Director Chris Wray insisted that claims online that question the voting process should be met with &#8220;a healthy dose of <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-iran-trying-to-influence-election-top-u-s-intelligence-official-says-11603325040">skepticism</a>.&#8221;</p><p>The National Security Agency had been watching the Iranians for a while, which allowed for rapid attribution and a public release on their tactics. A <a href="https://us-cert.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/2020-10/AA20-304A-Iranian_Advanced_Persistent_Threat_Actor_Identified_Obtaining_Voter_Registration_Data.pdf">joint cybersecurity advisory</a> provided technical details on how the Iranians responsible for the intimidating emails obtained voter registration data by scanning state election websites with widely-used tools and advanced open source queries while attempting intrusion methods. Access in one state, namely Alaska, involved an abuse of a <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/iran-probed-state-election-websites-since-september-u-s-says-11604104649">misconfiguration</a> that made the website available, but did not constitute a direct compromise of the site. The advisory gave mitigation recommendations for organizations to effectively detect and block further attempts to steal voter files.</p><h4 id="h-taking-the-fight-abroad">Taking the fight abroad:</h4><p>US Cyber Command took the response further, conducting a covert cyber operation against the hackers working for the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and the Russian state-run group Dragonfly. Cyber Command uses its global reach to search for disinformation or hacking operations that are underway and conducts pre-emptive strikes to stop them. Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of the Cyber Command General Paul Nakasone was &#8220;<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/us/politics/cyberattacks-2020-election.html?searchResultPosition=5">very confident</a> in actions&#8221; over the past several weeks to ensure adversaries were not going to interfere in the election. Cyber Command also expanded overseas missions over the past two years, sending teams to Europe to monitor the Russians, and to the Middle East and Asia to find Iranian and Chinese hackers on partner networks. During these <a href="https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2020-08-25/cybersecurity">hunt forward</a> missions, the teams tried to identify the tools foreign adversaries use to break into computer networks, and then these findings were used to help defend critical networks and update antivirus products to better protect users.</p><p>The malicious <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/02/us/politics/cyber-command-hackers-russia.html">software uncovered</a> by Cyber Command during these overseas missions was used by other government agencies to help state and local officials shore up election system defenses. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) also helped <a href="https://www.cisa.gov/election-security">election officials</a> from roughly 8,800 voting precincts find and fix security gaps in vote-registration, tallying, and reporting systems. CISA encouraged them to patch systems to reduce entry points, configure firewalls to block data, and limit applications to prevent malicious software from running and spreading throughout a network. After the election, CISA director Christopher Krebs reported that &#8220;we <a href="https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/93846-director-of-cisa-chris-krebs-says-theres-no-evidence-of-foreign-interference-in-the-2020-election">have no evidence</a> any foreign adversary was capable of preventing Americans from voting or changing vote tallies,&#8221; suggesting that these steps might have deterred adversary access or interference by making it simply too hard.</p><p>In addition, US Cyber Command hacked command and control servers for the Russian-speaking<a> </a><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/12/us/politics/election-hacking-microsoft.html">TrickBot</a> criminal operation and temporarily cut off access to thousands of infected computers used for global ransomware attacks. In a parallel takedown effort, Microsoft had seen TrickBot surveillance capabilities that would allow determination of which infected computers belonged to election officials and lock them. The connection of TrickBot operators to the Kremlin is questionable, but nonetheless the <a href="https://www.wired.com/story/cyber-command-hackers-trickbot-botnet-precedent/#:~:text=Now%20that%20offensive%20strategy%20has,be%20controlled%20by%20Russian%20cybercriminals.">first publicly</a> confirmed US military actions against cybercriminals sent a signal that interference will not be tolerated. Another warning of potential punishment was the recent indictment of <a href="https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/six-russian-gru-officers-charged-connection-worldwide-deployment-destructive-malware-and">Sandworm</a>, a hacker team affiliated with Russian military intelligence and responsible for worldwide disruptive cyberattacks, including on the 2017 French presidential election.</p><h4 id="h-emphasis-on-rapid-takedowns">Emphasis on rapid takedowns:</h4><p>US officials were <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/officials-on-watch-for-disinformation-if-2020-election-results-are-delayed-11604399402">on alert</a> for disinformation spreading on social media as the votes were tallied. False narratives discrediting the election processes and outcomes could be more damaging than cyberattacks. Officials were also quick too act. When fake Twitter accounts impersonating the Associated Press attempted to call election results prematurely, the CISA director immediately tweeted &#8220;<a href="https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/election-results-and-news-11-04-20/h_974348ffa91076ca58c161aea6f7e861">Don&#8217;t fall for it!</a>&#8221; linking to an agency guide that says, &#8220;malicious actors can use fake personas and impersonate real accounts.&#8221; Twitter permanently suspended the accounts in question.</p><p>Facebook was prepared with &#8220;<a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-takes-down-group-organizing-protests-of-vote-counting-11604603908">break glass</a>&#8221; options to prevent election unrest, to include suppressing inflammatory posts. The social media giant employed them not against foreign entities, but a domestic group called &#8220;Stop the Steal&#8221; that was organizing protests of vote counts across the country. Facebook removed the group, of more than 361,000 members, over calls for violence&#8212;although the platform has not been able to eliminate widespread use of the hashtag.</p><h4 id="h-foreign-action-dwarfed-by-domestic-misinformation"><strong>Foreign action dwarfed by domestic misinformation</strong></h4><p>Overall, foreign disinformation campaigns appeared to be smaller in reach and impact than in 2016.&#160; Researchers at the <a href="https://www.eipartnership.net/">Election Integrity Partnership</a>&#8212;which includes the Atlantic Council&#8217;s Digital Forensic Research Lab&#8212;found limited activity by Russian trolls. They report in 2020 that assets linked to the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/03/us/politics/russian-internet-trolls-are-amplifying-election-fraud-claims-researchers-say.html">Russian Internet Research Agency</a> promoted unverified claims of massive ballot tampering with hyper-partisan headlines. The false information was shared by US citizens and spread across fringe social media sites visited by right-wing groups. This election cycle, Russian seemed to rely on state-controlled news outlets to push rhetoric on <a href="https://www.fpri.org/fie/mail-in-voting-disinformation-efforts/">voter fraud</a>, while boosting President Trump&#8217;s vocal claims of a rigged election. A Russia Today headline read &#8220;<a href="https://www.rt.com/usa/503112-ohio-50000-ballots-error/">Ohio county elections</a> board confirms mailing 50,000 WRONG BALLOTS, denies Trump&#8217;s &#8216;rigged&#8217; race claim.&#8221;&#160;</p><p>While seemingly unable to reproduce their massive disinformation campaign from 2016, the Kremlin saw the US election as a chance to <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/05/world/europe/russia-media-us-election-trump-biden.html">cast Western democracy</a> as prone to chaos on Russian state television in order to discredit liberal ideas in their own country.</p><p>Meanwhile in China, state media and commentariat followed the same pattern, lambasting democracy in the face of potential violence and court battles. In Hong Kong, newspapers seized on election turmoil as evidence of <a href="https://www.bing.com/search?q=China+is+awash+with+schadenfreude&amp;form=EDGSPH&amp;refig=9cf78f9339c74bc8b760ec94ca47c0b7&amp;mkt=en-us&amp;msnews=1&amp;sp=-1&amp;pq=china+is+awash+with+schadenfreude&amp;sc=0-33&amp;qs=n&amp;sk=&amp;cvid=9cf78f9339c74bc8b760ec94ca47c0b7">hypocrisy</a> by Washington.</p><p>Thanks to the efforts of US agencies, the chaotic aftermath of the presidential election saw no massively successful foreign interference campaigns. But President Trump&#8217;s continued baseless claims of voter fraud did achieve the <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-national-security-officials-horrified-by-his-election-lies">erosion of trust</a> in the voting process that many of these foreign adversaries were hoping for. The lessons of 2016 seem to have been heeded by those looking to protect us from disinformation from abroad, but the real threat in 2020 came from misinformation within the United States.</p><p><em>Scott Jasper teaches at the Naval Postgraduate School and is the author of </em><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Russian-Cyber-Operations-Boundaries-Conflict/dp/1626167974">Russian Cyber Operations: Coding the Boundaries of Conflict</a><em>. You can follow him @ScotJasper</em>.</p><h4 id="h-further-reading">Further reading: </h4><section id="horizontal-multi-item-feature-block_5fbbce0939fd6"> </section></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: National security experts call on GOP leaders to rebuke Trump’s election claims https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-concede-republicans-national-security/2020/11/23/af5e6a36-2d3c-11eb-860d-f7999599cbc2_story.html?utm_source=rss&#38;utm_medium=referral&#38;utm_campaign=wp_politics Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:c741419b-1e97-52d7-0de5-a0f28377da48 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:15:20 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div id=""><div><p>The signers included Ridge, the former Pennsylvania governor who served as Homeland Security secretary under President George W. Bush, former CIA Director <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/on-leadership-gen-michael-hayden-on-leading-the-cia-and-nsa/2011/07/19/gRgA7tMZ0i_video.html?itid=lk_inline_manual_5">Michael Hayden</a> and John D. Negroponte, who served as director of national intelligence.</p></div><div><p>The message called on &#8220;Republican leaders &#8212; especially those in Congress &#8212; to publicly demand that President Trump cease his anti-democratic assault on the integrity of the presidential election.&#8221;</p></div><div><p>Trump has refused to acknowledge his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden, and continues to wage a clamorous, unsuccessful bid to overturn the election&#8217;s outcome in several key states that turned the race in Biden&#8217;s favor. In the popular vote, Biden is projected to best Trump by a margin of approximately 6 million.</p></div><div><p>In a nod to these developments, the statement&#8217;s signers urged Republican leaders to &#8220;strongly oppose&#8221; Trump&#8217;s &#8220;dangerous and extra-legal efforts to threaten and intimidate state officials in order to prevent a vote by the Electoral College.&#8221;</p></div><div><p>Asked about the former officials&#8217; statement, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell&#8217;s office on Monday referred to comments he made last week dismissing requests to speak out. &#8220;In all of these presidential elections we go through this process. What we all say about it is frankly irrelevant,&#8221; McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters Nov. 17. &#8220;All of it will happen right on time, and we will swear in the next administration on January 20.&#8221;</p></div><div><p>A spokesperson for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did the White House.</p></div><div><p>The national security officials&#8217; statement was released hours before <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obscure-michigan-board-thrust-into-fracas-over-electoral-results/2020/11/21/340d9e9a-2ad2-11eb-b847-66c66ace1afb_story.html?itid=lk_inline_manual_16">officials in Michigan</a> were scheduled to vote on whether to certify election results in that state showing Biden defeating Trump by more than 140,000 votes. Last week the president <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/11/19/wayne-county-rescind-certifying-election/?itid=lk_inline_manual_16">personally called a county canvas board</a> official in Wayne County, Mich., home to Detroit. That official subsequently tried to rescind her vote to certify results there.</p></div><div><p>&#8220;President Trump&#8217;s continued efforts to cast doubt on the validity of the election and to interfere in state electoral processes undermines our democracy and risks long-term damage to our institutions,&#8221; the statement says.</p></div><div><p>The organizers of Monday&#8217;s statement led <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republican-us-attorneys-back-biden/2020/10/27/c1b55702-17fd-11eb-befb-8864259bd2d8_story.html?itid=lk_inline_manual_20">previous efforts</a> before the election to get Republican national security experts and others to support Biden over Trump. Among other initiatives, they published <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/gop-foreign-policy-defectors-form-alliance-with-biden--for-now/2020/08/20/abea34be-e31a-11ea-8181-606e603bb1c4_story.html?itid=lk_inline_manual_20">a newspaper ad</a> signed by many of the same names that appeared on Monday&#8217;s statement. The organizers said they were motivated by concern that so many Republican leaders have declined to repudiate Trump&#8217;s unfounded election claims.</p></div><div><p>&#8220;It was a sense of both alarm that the President of the United States is trying to undermine our election &#8230; and disappointment that so many Republican leaders are abetting that effort either with active support or with their silence,&#8221; said Ken Wainstein, a former U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C., who later served during the George W. Bush administration as assistant attorney general for National Security.</p></div><div><p>Another organizer of the effort, John B. Bellinger III, said that he encouraged the statement out of dismay that many congressional Republicans have remained silent. Bellinger served as legal adviser to the National Security Council and the State Department during the George W. Bush era.</p></div><div><p>&#8220;It is shocking to me and other senior national security officials, who have dedicated much of our careers to protecting the country, that congressional Republicans are allowing Trump to impugn the integrity of our elections,&#8221; Bellinger said, adding that elections are &#8220;the very core of American democracy.&#8221;</p></div><div><p>Negroponte, who served nine successive presidents, said of the Trump team: &#8220;They&#8217;re in denial about the loss and therefore not allowing the transition to go forward.&#8221; It takes time to identify and vet nominees for core jobs within the new government, including the roughly 1,000 or so people who need <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-administration-appointee-tracker/database/?itid=lk_inline_manual_27" target="_blank">Senate confirmation</a>, he said. &#8220;Every day that&#8217;s lost is not only unfair to the new administration, it&#8217;s harmful to the country and our national security.&#8221;</p></div><div><p>Blocking the transition, he said, &#8220;is wrongheaded. It&#8217;s just immature.&#8221;</p></div><div><p>Hayden, who as CIA director briefed then-President-elect Barack Obama in 2008 on covert action programs, said that the agency &#8220;very much&#8221; wants to brief Biden, but is being prevented from doing so. &#8220;That,&#8221; he said, &#8220;is very concerning.&#8221;</p></div><div><p>The statement added to complaints from a small but growing number of Republicans who describe Trump&#8217;s election response as a threat to the nation&#8217;s security.</p></div><div><p>&#8220;The Republican Party is not going to be saved by hiding in a spider hole,&#8221; said Trump&#8217;s former national security adviser, John Bolton, during an appearance Sunday on CNN&#8217;s &#8220;State of the Union.&#8221; Bolton is not among those who signed the statement. &#8220;We need all of our leaders to come out and say, &#8216;the election is over.&#8217; We&#8217;re not talking about an abstract right for Trump to use his legal remedies. We&#8217;ve passed that.&#8221;</p></div></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Thanksgiving weather — what to expect https://www.foxnews.com/us/thanksgiving-weather-what-to-expect Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:a90821cf-7757-97c7-26df-40379679a180 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:43:58 -0500 As America prepares for the Thanksgiving holiday, this is what the weather holds in store.<br /><br /><img src="https://static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/11/thumbnail_Thanksgiving_NationalIconTemp.pngnov23.png" /><br /><br /><img src="http://a57.foxnews.com60/60/thumbnail_Thanksgiving_NationalIconTemp.pngnov23.png" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None 487575b2-8461-5ae4-8407-14a5918daffb fox-news weather lifestyle occasions thanksgiving us personal-freedoms america-together fnc Peter Aitken Saved Stories - None: Deutsche Welle: Under Joe Biden, US eyes Middle East policy overhaul https://www.dw.com/en/under-joe-biden-us-eyes-middle-east-policy-overhaul/a-55690510?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:6e92a2ac-6d6e-fb95-4fb6-f219746cbae3 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:43:24 -0500 US President-elect Joe Biden has signaled his intention to re-engage with the global community to tackle the Mideast's greatest challenges. Experts say he will need to confront the risks posed by Russia, Iran and Turkey.<br /><br /><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/122437" width="16" /> Deutsche Welle<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None world Saved Stories - None: Early Edition: November 23, 2020 https://www.justsecurity.org/73500/early-edition-november-23-2020/ Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:de1b066e-8eb6-49ff-07d1-2df3e57fc901 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:41:35 -0500 <p>Signup to receive the Early Edition in your inbox <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org/early-edition-email-signup/">here</a>.</p> <p>A curated guide to major national security news and developments over the past 24 hours. Here’s today’s news</p> <p><strong><em>TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND US ELECTION RESULTS</em></strong></p> <p><strong>President Trump and his legal team continue in their efforts to challenge the election results, which include:</strong> a <a href="https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/22/trump-campaign-files-narrow-appeal-in-pennsylvania-439500">planned appeal</a> to a Saturday federal <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/context/read-the-opinion-federal-judge-dismisses-trump-campaign-lawsuit-in-pennsylvania/2afd3821-220b-4596-b172-aaa1d3ab63a5/?itid=lk_inline_manual_5&amp;itid=lk_inline_manual_8&amp;itid=lk_inline_manual_7">ruling</a> in Pennsylvania where US District Court Judge Matthew Brann slammed the team’s “strained legal arguments and speculative accusations;” a filed recount petition in Georgia after it <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-election/georgia-confirms-results-in-latest-setback-for-trump-bid-to-overturn-biden-win-idUKKBN2800I4?il=0">certified</a> President-elect Joe Biden as the winner; and Trump continuing to spout claims of election fraud in a series of <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/11/23/trump-election-fraud-tweets-flagged/">posts</a> on Twitter over the weekend. Catherine Lucey and Ted Mann report for the <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-continues-to-challenge-election-results-as-legal-options-dwindle-11606066065">Wall Street Journal</a>.</p> <p><strong>Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a longtime ally of Trump, said yesterday that Trump’s unrelenting legal challenges to the election results have been a “national embarrassment” as his legal team continue to raise doubts about the results without providing evidence of voter fraud.</strong> Christie stressed: “If you’ve got the evidence of fraud, present it,” highlighting that when the Trump campaign’s legal team “go inside the courtroom, they don’t plead fraud, and they don’t argue fraud,” further adding, “You have an obligation to present the evidence. The evidence has not been presented, and you must conclude, as Tucker Carlson even concluded the other night, that if you are unwilling to come forward and present the evidence, it must mean the evidence doesn’t exist.” “I have been a supporter of the president’s … I voted for him twice, but elections have consequences, and we cannot continue to act as if something happened here that didn’t happen,” Christie made clear. Allie Bice reports for <a href="https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/22/christie-donald-trump-legal-embarassment-election-439251">POLITICO</a>.</p> <p><strong>The Trump campaign has removed Sidney Powell from its legal team, a key member of Trump’s legal team, although no specific reason has been given. <ins>Today’s Early Edition, a curated guide to major national security news and developments over the weekend.</ins> </strong>Powell recently touted a host of conspiracy theories about the election result, including that it had been rigged by “communist money” from China and Cuba, but offered no evidence. Powell “is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity,” said a campaign statement signed by Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna <ins>Ellis<strong>. </strong></ins> <del>Ellis.</del> Felicia Sonmez and Josh Dawsey report for the <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/11/22/giuliani-releases-statement-distancing-trump-campaign-lawyer-sidney-powell/">Washington Post</a>.</p> <p><strong>Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is consulting with election law experts as she considers criminal investigations of state and local officials who allow themselves to be influenced by Trump’s will on overturning election results,</strong> looking into the possibility that “officials may have violated any state laws prohibiting them from engaging in bribery, perjury and conspiracy, according to people familiar with the deliberations who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.” The potential probe follows after two Republican officials in Wayne County attempted to rescind their certification vote of the election results in their county following a call the day before with Trump, although they have insisted that Trump did not attempt to pressure them. Also, more recently, four leaders of Michigan’s Republican-controlled state legislature visited the White House to meet with Trump at his invitation, although the leaders released a statement following their meeting, stating: “have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan and as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan’s electors, just as we have said throughout this election.” Carol D. Leonnig and Tom hamburger report for the <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/michigan-attorney-general-canvassing-board-lawmakers/2020/11/20/87d19ce6-2b65-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html">Washington Post</a>.</p> <p><strong><em>PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN’S TRANSITION OF POWER</em></strong></p> <p><strong>President-elect Joe Biden is expected to soon nominate a number of key positions within his administration, including:</strong> Antony Blinken to serve as secretary of State; Jake Sullivan as national security advisor; and Linda Thomas-Greenfield to serve as ambassador to the United Nations, according to a number of people familiar with the internal matters. Natasha Korecki, Natasha Bertrand and Nahal Toosi report for <a href="https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/22/antony-blinken-secretary-of-state-439513">POLITICO</a>.</p> <p><strong>More Republicans have acknowledged Biden’s victory and have undercut President Trump’s litany of false voter fraud claims.</strong> These include: Rep. Liz Cheney (WY), who said Trump should respect “the sanctity of our electoral process” if he can’t evidence his claims in court; Rep. Fred Upton (MI), who said yesterday that “it’s over,” while talking on CNN’s “Inside Politics;” and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who said Trump’s actions were similar to that seen in a “banana republic.” GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AL) has also <a href="https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/527108-murkowski-calls-on-trump-to-begin-transition-process-decries-pressure">called</a> on Trump to start the transition process after numerous judges have found his lawsuits to be “without merit.” Stephen Collinson reports for <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/23/politics/donald-trump-republicans-transition/index.html">CNN</a>.</p> <p><strong>Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday that he won’t acknowledge Biden’s victory until the results have been confirmed “in a legitimate, legal way” or until the win is recognized by the Republican party. </strong>“We will work with anyone who has the confidence of the American people,” Putin stated, adding, “But that confidence can only be given to a candidate whose victory has been recognized by the opposing party, or after the results are confirmed in a legitimate, legal way.” Aris Folley reports for <a href="https://thehill.com/policy/international/527061-putin-not-ready-to-recognize-biden-win">The Hill</a>.</p> <p><strong><em>CORONAVIRUS</em></strong></p> <p><strong>The novel coronavirus has infected close to 12.25 million and killed over 256,700 people in the United States, </strong>according to <a href="https://justsecurity.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=96b766fb1c8a55bbe9b0cdc21&amp;id=f657ec0423&amp;e=7a7a5fad61">data</a>compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Globally, there have now been over 58.75 million confirmed coronavirus cases and close to 1.39 million deaths. Sergio Hernandez, Sean O’Key, Amanda Watts, Byron Manley and Henrik Pettersson report for <a href="https://justsecurity.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=96b766fb1c8a55bbe9b0cdc21&amp;id=f8c913a21a&amp;e=7a7a5fad61">CNN</a>.</p> <p><strong>The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued authorization for the emergency use of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc’s Covid-19 antibody therapy, an experimental treatment that President Trump said helped cure him of the disease.</strong> “The FDA <a href="https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-monoclonal-antibodies-treatment-covid-19">said</a> the monoclonal antibodies, casirivimab and imdevimab, should be administered together for the treatment of mild to moderate Covid-19 in adults and pediatric patients with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing and who are at high risk for progressing to severe Covid-19.” <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-regeneron-pharms-f/u-s-fda-grants-emergency-use-authorization-to-regeneron-covid-19-antibody-given-to-trump-idUKKBN28202C?il=0">Reuters</a> reporting.</p> <p><strong>The Covid-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca is up to 90 percent effective</strong> when it is administered at a half dose and then a full booster dose the following month, scientists confirmed today. Yuliya Talmazan reports for <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/astrazeneca-says-its-covid-19-vaccine-highly-effective-late-stage-n1248583">NBC News</a>.</p> <p><strong>G20 leaders have pledged to ensure that “all people” will have access to an eventual Covid-19 vaccine, </strong>according to a <a href="http://www.g20.utoronto.ca/2020/2020-g20-leaders-declaration-1121.html">Leaders’ Declaration</a> Saturday.</p> <p><strong>A map and analysis of all confirmed cases of the virus in the US</strong> is available at the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirus-maps.html?action=click&amp;module=Top%20Stories&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;action=click&amp;module=Spotlight&amp;pgtype=Homepage">New York Times</a>.</p> <p><strong>US and worldwide maps tracking the spread of the pandemic</strong> are available at the <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/01/22/mapping-spread-new-coronavirus/?arc404=true">Washington Post</a>.</p> <p><strong>A state-by-state guide to lockdown measures and reopenings</strong> is provided by the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/states-reopen-map-coronavirus.html">New York Times</a>.</p> <p><strong>Latest updates on the pandemic</strong>at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/nov/23/coronavirus-live-news-us-germany-and-uk-may-start-covid-vaccinations-in-december">The Guardian</a>.</p> <p><strong><em>OTHER US DEVELOPMENTS</em></strong></p> <p><strong>The US has formally withdrawn from the decades-old Treaty of Open Skies,</strong> an accord aimed at reducing the risk of war by permitting Russia and the West to carry our unarmed reconnaissance flights over each other’s territories. The withdrawal comes six months after President Trump announced his intention to withdraw, with the US long claiming that Russia is not complying with the treaty’s terms. White House National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien confirmed in a <a href="https://twitter.com/WHNSC/status/1330511236065267712">statement</a>: “Today marks six months since the United States submitted our notice of withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies … We are now no longer a party to this treaty that Russia flagrantly violated for years.” Dominick Mastrangelo reports for <a href="https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/527056-us-withdraws-from-open-skies-treaty-with-russia">The Hill</a>.</p> <p><strong>US judge Beryl Howell has barred US Agency for Global Media (USAGM) CEO Michael Pack, appointed by Trump, and his team from investigating or interfering with journalists at Voice of America and its sister networks,</strong> marking an important win for USAGM’s staffers who have criticized him during his five-month leadership, including five senior executives which Pack recently suspended. David Folkenflik reports for <a href="https://www.npr.org/2020/11/20/935456549/voas-5-months-under-trump-ceo-lawsuits-bias-claims-and-a-sex-scandal?live=1&amp;t=1606125854784">NPR</a>.</p> <p><strong><em>US-AFGHAN-TALIBAN RELATIONS</em></strong></p> <p><strong>“Afghanistan’s chief peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah said Saturday that the US decision to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan has come too soon</strong>.” <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/chief-afghan-peace-envoy-says-us-troops-pulling-out-too-soon/2020/11/21/2243e2f6-2bfd-11eb-9c21-3cc501d0981f_story.html">AP</a> reporting.</p> <p><strong>ISIS militants struck Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, with deadly rockets, leaving at least 8 dead and many more injured</strong> <strong>—</strong><strong>the attack happened hours before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Qatar to meet Afghan and Taliban negotiators to discuss the stalling peace negotiations between the two warring sides.</strong> Pompeo said to the negotiations teams that the United States will “sit on the side and help where we can,” adding, “I would be most interested in getting your thoughts on how we can increase the probability of successful outcome that I know we share.” Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Fatima Faizi report for the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/21/world/middleeast/afghanistan-kabul-rocket-attack.html">New York Times</a>.</p> <p><strong><em>US RELATIONS</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday that there will be no change in the US’s policy approach to Iran during President Trump’s remaining time in office.</strong> Pompeo said during an interview with Saudi-owned broadcaster Al-Arabiya, which is based in Dubai, that the Trump administration’s singling out of Iran as “the central threat inside the region” would not change, stating: “It will be our policy until our time is complete … Our policies don’t change. Our duty doesn’t change. My responsibilities don’t change … I still have an obligation — every hour, every minute — to defend the American people and to keep them foremost in our efforts, and we’ll do that. We’ll do that to the very last minute.” John Bowden reports for <a href="https://thehill.com/policy/international/middle-east-north-africa/527099-pompeo-says-mideast-strategy-will-be-trump">The Hill</a>.</p> <p><strong>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly made a secret visit to Saudi Arabia yesterday to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Pompeo,</strong> Israeli media said, marking a significant diplomatic step between the two countries. Yossi Cohen, the director of Israel’s spy agency Mossad, accompanied Netanyahu. “The leaders discussed several issues, including normalization of ties and Iran, but no substantial agreements were reached, one of the senior Saudi advisers familiar with the talks told The Wall Street Journal. He said the meeting lasted a couple of hours … Saudi Arabia’s foreign and media ministries didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. A spokesman for Mr. Netanyahu declined to confirm the meeting,” report Felicia Schwartz, Dov Lieber and Summer Said for the <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/israels-netanyahu-meets-saudi-crown-prince-hebrew-media-says-11606120497?mod=hp_lead_pos11">Wall Street Journal</a>.</p> <p><strong>The US has provided precision guided missiles and other weapons to the Philippines in support of its battle against ISIS-linked militants and to help with any potential attack in the disputed South China Sea.</strong> National Security Advisor “Robert O’Brien represented Trump in Monday’s ceremony at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, where he announced the delivery of the missiles and bombs to the Philippine military. Trump pledged to provide the $18 million worth of missiles in a phone conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in April, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said.” <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/us-provides-missiles-renews-pledge-to-defend-philippines/2020/11/23/8fc1ec6a-2d56-11eb-9dd6-2d0179981719_story.html">AP</a> reporting.</p> <p><strong>Navy Rear Admiral Michael Studeman, the leading military intelligence official at US Indo-Pacific command, <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/22/asia/taiwan-us-navy-intl-hnk/index.html">visited</a> Taiwan yesterday, which has prompted China to say it will respond to reports of the visit and that opposed any military relationship between the two countries.</strong> <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-taiwan-usa-china/china-says-it-will-respond-to-u-s-admiral-visit-to-taiwan-idUKKBN2830Q6?il=0">Reuters</a> reporting.</p> <p><strong><em>GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Yemen’s Houthi rebel group today claimed responsibility for a missile attack on a distribution station operated by the Saudi Aramco oil company in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Jeddah, </strong>stating that the attack was in retaliation to the Saudi-coalition’s involvement in Yemen’s conflict. Sudarsan Raghavan reports for the <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/saudi-yemen-missile-jiddah-missile/2020/11/23/138f3278-2d5c-11eb-9dd6-2d0179981719_story.html">Washington Post</a>.</p> <p><strong>“Iran on Sunday vowed to defeat any Israeli attempt to harm its role in Syria, saying the era of “hit and run” attacks by Israel there was over, days after Israel carried out air strikes on Syrian army and Iranian paramilitary targets in the country.” </strong><a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-syria-crisis-attacks-iran/iran-vows-to-crush-any-israeli-attempt-to-hit-its-advisory-role-in-syria-idUKKBN2820AV?il=0">Reuters</a> reporting.</p> <p><strong>Russia on Friday blocked a UN Security Council committee from blacklisting a Libyan militia group and its leader for alleged human rights violations, stressing that it wanted to see more evidence that they had been responsible for killing civilians. </strong>“The United States and Germany proposed that the council’s 15-member Libya sanctions committee impose an asset freeze and travel ban on the al-Kaniyat militia and its leader Mohammed al-Kani. Such a move has to be agreed by consensus, but Russia said it could not approve,” reports Michelle Nichols for <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-libya-security-un/russia-stops-u-n-blacklisting-of-libya-militia-leader-idUKKBN28101J?il=0">Reuters</a>.</p> <p><strong>“Ethiopia’s military is warning civilians in the besieged Tigray regional capital that there will be “no mercy” if they don’t “save themselves” before a final offensive to flush out defiant regional leaders — a threat that Human Rights Watch on Sunday said could violate international law.”</strong> <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/ethiopia-civilians-warns-of-no-mercy-in-tigray-offensive/2020/11/22/435caa16-2cef-11eb-9dd6-2d0179981719_story.html">AP</a> reporting.</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org/73500/early-edition-november-23-2020/" rel="nofollow">Early Edition: November 23, 2020</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.justsecurity.org" rel="nofollow">Just Security</a>.</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None daily news roundup featured Siven Watt Saved Stories - None: AP Top News at 3:50 a.m. EST https://lasvegassun.com/news/2020/nov/23/ap-top-news-at-350-am-est/ Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:899d975a-9104-85cb-ef11-7f0f613c90a7 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 08:36:40 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><p>Published Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 | 9 p.m.</p><p>Updated 4 hours, 44 minutes ago</p>AstraZeneca: COVID-19 vaccine 'highly effective' prevention<p>LONDON (AP) &#8212; AstraZeneca said Monday that late stage trials of its COVID-19 vaccine developed with Oxford University were &#8220;highly effective&#8217;&#8217; in preventing disease. The results are based on interim analysis of trials in the U.K. and Brazil of the vaccine developed by Oxford University and manufactured by AstraZeneca. No hospitalizations or severe cases of COVID-19 were reported in those receiving the vaccine, AstraZeneca said. &#8220;These findings show that we have an effective vaccine that will save many lives. Excitingly that one of our dosing regimens may be around 90% effective,&#8217;&#8217; said Professor Andrew Pollard, the chief investigator for the trial.</p>Trump aims to box in Biden abroad, but it may not work<p>WASHINGTON (AP) &#8212; On its way out the door, the Trump administration is enacting new rules, regulations and orders that it hopes will box in President-elect Joe Biden's administration on numerous foreign policy matters and cement President Donald Trump&#8217;s &#8220;America First&#8221; legacy in international affairs. Yet, the push may not work, as many of these decisions can be withdrawn or significantly amended by the incoming president when he takes office on Jan. 20. In recent weeks, the White House, State Department and other agencies have been working overtime to produce new policy pronouncements on Iran, Israel, China and elsewhere that aim to lock in Trump's vision for the world.</p>Biden expected to nominate Blinken as secretary of state<p>WASHINGTON (AP) &#8212; President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of state, according to multiple people familiar with the Biden team's planning. Blinken, 58, served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the Obama administration and has close ties with Biden. If nominated and confirmed, he would be a leading force in the incoming administration&#8217;s bid to reframe the U.S. relationship with the rest of the world after four years in which President Donald Trump questioned longtime alliances. In nominating Blinken, Biden would sidestep potentially thorny issues that could have affected Senate confirmation for two other candidates on his short list to be America&#8217;s top diplomat: Susan Rice and Sen.</p>Trump's legal team cried vote fraud, but courts found none<p>PHILADELPHIA (AP) &#8212; As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump's failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centered on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania. The strategy may have played well in front of television cameras and on talk radio to Trump's supporters. But it has proved a disaster in court, where judges uniformly rejected their claims of vote fraud and found the campaign's legal work amateurish. In a scathing ruling late Saturday, U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann &#8212; a Republican and Federalist Society member in central Pennsylvania &#8212; compared the campaign's legal arguments to &#8220;Frankenstein's Monster,&#8221; concluding that Trump's team offered only &#8220;speculative accusations," not proof of rampant corruption.</p>China tests millions after coronavirus flare-ups in 3 cities<p>BEIJING (AP) &#8212; Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after multiple locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered in three cities across the country last week. As temperatures drop, large-scale measures are being enacted in the cities of Tianjin, Shanghai and Manzhouli, despite the low number of new cases compared to the United States and other countries that are seeing new waves of infections. Many experts and government officials have warned that the chance of the virus spreading will be greater during the cold weather. Recent flareups have shown that there is still a risk of the virus returning, despite being largely controlled within China.</p>Inequality 'baked into' virus testing access as cases surge<p>The day after Amanda Serulneck found out she might have been exposed to COVID-19, she visited a rapid testing center in New Jersey but was turned away because they ran out of tests. She returned at 7 a.m. the next day. After waiting for an hour, officials said they had run out again. On her third try, Serulneck and her friend called several testing centers before driving for an hour to one with availability. Lines for free COVID-19 tests stretch for blocks and hours in cities where people feel the dual strain of the coronavirus surge and the approaching holidays. But an increasing number of pop-up clinics promise visitors instant results &#8212; at a cost.</p>Reports: Israeli PM flew to Saudi Arabia, met crown prince<p>JERUSALEM (AP) &#8212; Israeli media reported Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials. Hebrew-language media cited an unnamed Israeli official as saying that Netanyahu and Yossi Cohen, head of Israel's Mossad spy agency, flew to the Saudi city of Neom on Sunday, where they met with the crown prince. The prince was there for talks with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. A Gulfstream IV private jet took off just after 1740 GMT from Ben-Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, according to data from website FlightRadar24.com.</p>Trump campaign legal team distances itself from Powell<p>WASHINGTON (AP) &#8212; Perhaps Sidney Powell has gone too far for even Rudy Giuliani this time. The Trump campaign's legal team moved to distance itself Sunday from the firebrand conservative attorney after a tumultuous several days in which Powell made multiple incorrect statements about the voting process, unspooled unsupported and complex conspiracy theories and vowed to &#8220;blow up&#8221; Georgia with a &#8220;biblical&#8221; court filing. &#8220;Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity," Giuliani and another lawyer for Trump, Jenna Ellis, said in a statement.</p>Trump election challenges sound alarm among voters of color<p>DETROIT (AP) &#8212; When longtime Detroit community advocate Frank McGhee watched two Republican canvassers vote against certifying election results in the majority Black city, he was furious. McGhee, 58, has spent more than two decades working with Detroit youth and educating them on the electoral process. He said it was &#8220;outrageous&#8221; to see hard-fought Black voter-mobilization efforts threatened. "I thought, these are the ultimate executioners, if you will, put in place so that quietly they could take what belongs to us,&#8221; he said. President-elect Joe Biden was in part powered to victory in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia by Black voters, many of them concentrated in cities such as Detroit, Philadelphia and Atlanta where he received a significant share of their support.</p>Cut off: School closings leave rural students isolated<p>CUBA, N.M. (AP) &#8212; The midday arrival of a school bus at Cyliss Castillo's home on the remote edge of a mesa breaks up the long days of boredom and isolation for the high school senior. The driver hands over food in white plastic bags, collects Castillo's school assignments and offers some welcome conversation before setting out for another home. The closing of classrooms and the switch to remote learning because of the coronavirus have left Castillo and other students in this school district on the sparsely populated fringe of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico profoundly isolated &#8212; cut off from direct human contact and, in many cases, unconnected to the grid.</p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Trumpism lives https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/nov/23/trumpism-lives/ Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:3c2e451b-a92d-3a06-3258-a0ea4fea1da5 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 07:57:59 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><p>The election's over, Joe Biden won decisively, and Republican politicians are starting to accept the inevitable. We're not two halves of a broken country. This is when we always heal and unify, although this time it's harder than usual.</p><p>Chances for a peaceful, productive future depend on the many-faceted ideology of Trumpism.</p><p>This ideology existed before Trump put his stamp on it. Trumpists and others share a widespread dissatisfaction with the political system, political parties, and the power of corporations. Automation and industrial decline threaten jobs. Economic inequality has grown for 40 years. Many feel that whichever party is in charge, nothing improves for working people.</p><p>Some saw Donald Trump as a different kind of leader, not corrupted by association with politics--someone who actually cares about the average American. Others who share the general dissatisfaction advocate remedies such as a $15 minimum wage and new jobs in renewable energy and infrastructure; they see Donald Trump as a dangerous con man.</p><p>Does common ground exist?</p><p>It appears a main driver of Trumpism is white supremacy, a theory invented to support European and American colonialism, slaveholding, and Jim Crow. It is a psychological prop for the insecure by providing them with others to look down on. Discrimination is embedded in social institutions ("systemic"). Add in old resentments about the Civil War and 10 years of Reconstruction, so that some 150 years later, many in Dixie could not bear the election of Obama, nor can they now abide the election of Kamala Harris as vice president.</p><p>Please, let's finally end the Civil War.</p><p>Trumpism denies that systemic racism exists, describing racial justice protests as "riots" although the vast majority have been peaceful. A related factor is ethnocentrism: hostility toward cultures and religions other than one's own, such as Muslims, Asians, and immigrants from Mexico and Central America. This white nationalism is incompatible with our nation's founding ideals.</p><p>Blind faith in political leaders is usually found only in authoritarian regimes, but at the center of Trumpism is a personality cult. Many of Trump's followers see him as a fighter, admiring his aggressive energy and his disdain for traditional norms and common civilities. He projects machismo: exaggerated masculine traits and silverback dominance. Some followers even want to believe that Trump was chosen by God.</p><p>This kind of hero worship is not healthy for a democracy. Hopefully, it will fade away when Trump leaves the limelight.</p><p>Trump supporters who are more fact-oriented point to an economy doing well before the pandemic, although they sometimes exaggerate the effects of Trump's policies. There was more job growth in Obama's last three years than during Trump's first three years. Today, all sides want economic recovery. Can they agree on a hefty covid-19 relief package?</p><p>One of Trumpism's most striking features is its disruptive, irrational, and rowdy atmosphere. Some followers are entertained by Trump's unpredictability and gratuitous insults. They feel liberated from both society's conventions and the rules of evidence and logic. Absurd conspiracy theories and denial of facts in plain sight abound. Rule-breaking resembles childish rebellion more than rugged individualism. "Wear a mask? You can't make me!"</p><p>Eventually, more-adult attitudes should prevail.</p><p>Followers of Trumpism are super-patriotic, and many have proved themselves ready to fight and die for this country. Yet they are often not very knowledgeable about representative government, its history and norms. Many don't really like government.</p><p>An important component of Trumpism is resentment of educated people, along with distrust of both science and universities. Trumpists would much sooner follow Fox News opinionators than climate scientists or public health experts.</p><p>Yet when people discard humanity's accumulated knowledge, it becomes an even more dangerous world out there. Here's an idea: What if we had free tuition through junior college level? And easy access to adult education courses teaching media literacy and critical thinking?</p><p>The contentious issue of abortion may become even more so now with enough Supreme Court justices to overturn Roe v. Wade. This action would certainly not heal any of our divisions.</p><p>Trumpism includes many other dislikes: cities of any size, both coasts, ill-defined "elites," Hollywood, Iran, the UN, and any kind of gun regulation. Trumpists strongly oppose socialism, which they identify with Venezuela.</p><p>One-party governments are inevitably authoritarian. What if Trumpism solidifies as a minority political party that tries to maintain one-party rule through voter suppression, gerrymandering, bad faith, and obstructionist legislators and officials?</p><p>Widespread belief in "the end justifies the means" is incompatible with democracy. It would be impossible to unify the country in this case.</p><p>--&#8211;&#8211;&#8211;&#8211;&#8211;v&#8211;&#8211;&#8211;&#8211;&#8211;--</p><p>Coralie Koonce is a writer living in Fayetteville. Her latest book is "Twelve Dispositions: A Field Guide to Humans."</p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Hundreds of bodies remain in Brooklyn disaster morgue https://www.trumbulltimes.com/news/article/Hundreds-of-bodies-remain-in-Brooklyn-disaster-15746550.php Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:27d5401c-48b2-596a-4201-e16bbb423b37 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 07:27:54 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"> <span>Updated <time datetime="2020-11-22T21:09:49Z"> 4:09&#160;pm EST, Sunday, November 22, 2020 </time> </span> <div><p>NEW YORK (AP) &#8212; Hundreds of bodies are still stored in freezer trucks at a disaster morgue set up during New York City&#8217;s coronavirus surge in the spring, according to the city&#8217;s Office of Chief Medical Examiner.</p><p>Many of the 650 bodies at the disaster morgue on the Brooklyn waterfront are of people whose families can&#8217;t be located or can&#8217;t afford a proper burial, officials said. The unit tasked with identifying bodies is set up to handle about 20 deaths a day, but during the peak of the pandemic it received as many as 200 a day, Aden Naka, deputy director of forensic investigations, tells the Wall Street Journal.</p><p>Normally, the deceased would have been buried within a few weeks in a gravesite for the indigent on Hart Island in the Long Island Sound. But as COVID-19 deaths surged in New York in April, with as many as 800 deaths in one day, Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged that mass burials in temporary graves wouldn't take place.</p><div id="a300-mobile"><p> </p></div><p>The medical examiner's office is having trouble finding relatives of about 230 deceased people, officials said. When next of kin have been contacted, many bodies haven't been collected because families haven't arranged burial for financial reasons, nor have they requested free burial on Hart Island.</p><div id="b300-mobile"><p> </p></div><p>&#8220;Supporting families and helping facilitate respectful final arrangements for individuals who passed at the height of the pandemic reflects the core mission of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner,&#8221; Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson said in a statement Sunday.</p><div id="s300-mobile"><p> </p></div><p>The city is slowly reducing the number of bodies in storage, with the number declining from 698 to 650 since mid-September, according to Dina Maniotis, the chief medical examiner&#8217;s office&#8217;s executive deputy commissioner.</p><div><div></div></div><p>New York state has reported at least 34,187 deaths of people due to COVID-19, according to data from John Hopkins University &amp; Medicine. And at least 6,600 residents have died in nursing homes, according to state data, which doesn&#8217;t state how many nursing home residents died in hospitals.</p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Netanyahu met MBS, Pompeo in Saudi Arabia: Israeli media | Middle East https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/23/netanyahu-met-with-mbs-pompeo-in-saudi-arabia-israeli-sources Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:7df876e5-80a9-851a-7c9f-bc9b60281f8e Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:18:16 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div id=""><p>Reports say Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with the Saudi crown prince and US secretary of state.</p></div><div><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly flew to Saudi Arabia on Sunday to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Israeli media said.</p><p>Sunday&#8217;s meeting, if confirmed, would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials, amid a US push to convince Arab countries to normalise ties with Israel.</p><p>Israel&#8217;s Kan public radio and Army Radio on Monday said Mossad chief Yossi Cohen also attended the meeting, which was reportedly held in Neom on Saudi Arabia&#8217;s Red Sea coast.</p><p>Netanyahu&#8217;s office and the US embassy to Israel had no immediate comment. There has also been no comment from the Saudi government.</p><p>According to Israeli daily Haaretz, aviation tracking data showed that a private jet had made a brief trip from Tel Aviv to Neom, where MBS and Pompeo had a scheduled meeting on Sunday.</p><p>Flight-tracking websites showed that the plane was grounded for approximately two hours before it returned to Israel about half an hour past midnight.</p><p>The jet, according to Haaretz, is the same private plane Netanyahu took several times for his visits to Russian President Vladimir Putin.</p><p>Pompeo has tried to coax the Gulf powerhouse to follow its neighbours, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, in establishing formal relations with Israel &#8211; a rapprochement built largely on shared concerns over Iran.</p><p>Riyadh has so far declined to normalise ties with Israel, saying Palestinian statehood goals should be addressed first. But the Saudis have allowed Israeli airliners to overfly their territory to newly available Gulf destinations and to Asia.</p><p>Over the weekend, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said his country has &#8220;supported normalisation with Israel for a long time, but one very important thing must happen first: a permanent and full peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians&#8221;.</p><p>During a meeting with the Saudi foreign minister last month, Pompeo had urged the Saudis to consider normalising relations with Israel.</p><p>&#8220;We hope Saudi Arabia will consider normalising its relationships as well, and we want to thank them for the assistance they&#8217;ve had in the success of the Abraham Accords so far,&#8221; Pompeo said.</p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Netanyahu trip to Saudi Arabia shows importance of Israeli-Saudi ties https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/reported-netanyahu-trip-to-saudi-arabia-shows-importance-israeli-saudi-ties-649961 Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:5644d08b-16d5-208f-c864-d04c6b7c2098 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:16:20 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div id="startBannerSticky"><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;"> A reported </p><a href="https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/netanyahu-mossad-chief-may-have-visited-saudi-arabia-alongside-pompeo-649959" target="_blank">trip by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Saudi Arabia</a><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;"> on Sunday showcased the importance of Israel-Saudi Arabia ties in the last months of the Trump administration. This is important for numerous reasons, including regional alliances and security and economic ties that are flowering between Israel the Gulf states after the Abraham Accords.</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">Israeli prime minister adviser Topaz Luk tweeted about Netanyahu &#8220;doing peace.&#8221; KAN correspondent Amichai Stein tweeted Monday morning that the prime minister traveled to Saudi Arabia for a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. </p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">Pompeo tweeted yesterday about his &#8220;Constructive visit with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in NEOM today. The United States and Saudi Arabia have come a long way since President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz Al Saud first laid the foundation for our ties 75 years ago.&#8221; </p><em>Haaretz</em><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;"> reported the secret flight. Avi Scharf reported about the unusual business jet flight that left Israel and flew to Saudi Arabia and back. &#160;</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">The meeting came as Iranian-backed Houthi rebels fired ballistic missiles at an Aramco installation in Jeddah, which is far south of Neom, where the apparent meeting took place. Boris Johnson had noted during the recent G20, hosted by Saudi Arabia, that he wished he could have visited. </p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">In this sense the center of the story is also about Saudi Arabia&#8217;s future. Riyadh has been talking more about climate change and trying to showcase the city of the future, the planned city of Neom which will cost hundreds of billions to build but will show what Saudi Arabia&#8217;s future can be. </p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">WHILE RIYADH has suffered diplomatic setbacks on the world stage in recent years, it has been trying to shore up support. Working with the current US administration and supporting peaceful outreach from Bahrain and the UAE to Israel have been part of that. Saudi Arabia was the main engine behind the Arab peace initiative of 2002 and supported the concept of peace and normalization with Israel, with a Palestinian state being created. It doesn&#8217;t want to go back on that promise. </p><div></div><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">The UAE, however, has posited that peace has helped stop Israeli annexation. Yousef al-Otaiba, the UAE ambassador to the US and Hend al-Otaiba, the spokesperson at the Foreign Ministry who recently penned an op-ed in </p><em>Tablet</em><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">, have stressed this point. </p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">The Emirates and Bahrain are deeply investing in coexistence and interfaith initiatives, and Israelis are running to embrace them. Saudi Arabia, the larger of the countries and a global power in the Muslim world, has been more cautious, but has the same overall agenda as it speaks about reform and change. </p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">However, Saudi Arabia has challenges abroad. It has been critiqued for human rights abuses in recent years, especially in the wake of breaking relations with Qatar in 2017. Qatar and Turkey have mobilized state media and allies in Western governments, academia and media to portray Saudi Arabia as a human rights violator. The truth is more complex. Riyadh has been a monarchy for the last century and has had the same human rights issues in the 1990s as it has today. </p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">The sudden daylight in relations that Riyadh feels from Western powers is about more than just an objective view of the situation in the kingdom, it is about some agendas being pushed by those in the West who seek a redress to decades of the West being close to Middle East Gulf countries. There are also claims that those who are more close to Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood have driven this narrative, trying to portray Riyadh more negatively than Qatar and Turkey. &#160;</p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">THE RESULT has been much closer visible work between Saudi Arabia and Egypt, as well as between the UAE, Bahrain, India, Jordan, Greece and Egypt and Israel. This system of countries is juxtaposed with the Iranian alliance that includes its proxies in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Yemen, and the Turkey-Qatar alliance that includes Hamas. </p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">These countries work on opposite sides in Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon. Riyadh is a supporter of Sunnis in Lebanon and Iraq, for instance, but must seek to fight for their hearts and minds against Turkey. This is a global struggle that also involves Pakistan and Malaysia. And it also involves Israel. </p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">That is why the Pompeo visit, fresh from meeting the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Saudi hosting of the G20, the Houthi missile fire and reports of Netanyahu&#8217;s trip are all part of the same story. Saudi Arabia appeared to be moving toward peace with Israel. That would open many doors. But there are questions in Riyadh about what will change next year under President-elect Joe Biden. </p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">Biden has been critical of Saudi Arabia and also of Turkey. US commentators critique the Riyadh-led war against the Houthis in Yemen. Major think tanks, some of which are warmer toward Iran or Qatar, seek to tarnish Saudi Arabia&#8217;s image. But at the G20 meeting Riyadh and Ankara appeared to be getting along better. </p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">Many wonder what comes next. Closer Saudi-Israeli ties could be on the list. Riyadh has been flexible about flights and more openly supportive of the Abraham Accords. There is a role that Israel could play in the Saudi economy and cities like Neom if there were normalization. It could also mean a re-alignment of other issues from Iraq to Lebanon. </p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">These are essential and important talks and Pompeo&#8217;s presence was key. Whether there will be a new groundbreaking announcement will be seen in the coming weeks. </p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">Clearly the willingness to be more open about these types of meetings is part and parcel of a movement in a direction that has been paved by Abu Dhabi and its innovative approach to rapidly expanding ties. Flights begin on November 26 to Dubai, for instance. That is symbolic, as symbolic as the business jet that left Israel at five in the afternoon yesterday and appeared headed to Neom. </p><p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline;">Trump helped to create a safe space for these kinds of meetings. But as he leaves office, the countries must work together closely and create their own future &#8211; that they will then present to the world. </p><br /></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Netanyahu Meets With Saudi Crown Prince https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/world/middleeast/israel-saudi-netanyahu-visit.html Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:c816e36d-5df5-79e4-bba8-572e212d2bea Mon, 23 Nov 2020 04:57:10 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><div><p>BEIRUT, Lebanon &#8212; Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel flew to Saudi Arabia for a covert meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, Israeli news media reported on Monday.</p><p>The reported visit, Sunday night, would be the first known meeting between high-level Israeli and Saudi leaders and could signal an acceleration of <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/13/world/middleeast/israel-bahrain-mideast-persian-gulf.html" title="">gradually warming relations between the two powers.</a></p><p>Mr. Netanyahu&#8217;s visit was reported by Army Radio and Kan public radio in Israel, which cited an unidentified official saying that the prime minister had flown with Yossi Cohen, the head of the Mossad spy agency, to Neom, a futuristic city Prince Mohammed is planning near the Red Sea coast.</p><p>Saudi officials and Mr. Netanyahu&#8217;s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.</p><p>On Monday, Topaz Luk, a media adviser to Mr. Netanyahu, posted an article on Twitter about the latest moves of Mr. Netanyahu&#8217;s defense minister and rival, Benny Gantz, with <a href="https://twitter.com/TopazLuk/status/1330775027571191809" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">a comment that read</a>: &#8220;Gantz plays politics while the prime minister makes peace,&#8221; perhaps hinting at a confirmation of the meeting.</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>Israel and Saudi Arabia have no formal diplomatic relations, but speculation has been mounting that the kingdom could eventually follow the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/13/us/politics/trump-israel-united-arab-emirates-uae.html" title="">United Arab Emirates</a> and <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/11/world/middleeast/bahrain-israel-trump.html" title="">Bahrain</a>, its neighbors, in normalizing relations with Israel, which the two smaller states did this year. They were the third and fourth Arab states to do so.</p><p>Saudi officials have said that normalizing relations with Israel could come only in the context of a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, but the kingdom&#8217;s tone when speaking about Israel has shifted in recent years.</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/world/middleeast/mohammed-bin-salman-saudi-arabia.html" title="">Prince Mohammed</a>, 35, a son of the Saudi monarch and the kingdom&#8217;s de facto ruler, has said that both Israelis and Palestinians have the right to their land and that Israel has overlapping economic and security interests with Arab states, specifically over their shared animosity toward Iran.</p><p>A key question for the Saudis is how pushing ahead with normalization in the waning days of the Trump administration would affect their standing in Washington and relationship with the incoming Biden administration.</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is likely to welcome further Saudi-Israeli rapprochement, although it remains unclear whether his administration will push for it in the same way President Trump has, or seek to use the possibility as leverage in efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.</p><p>Opening diplomatic ties with Israel could also help Prince Mohammed rehabilitate his reputation in Washington, dampening criticisms of the Saudi war in Yemen, crackdowns on activists and <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/07/world/middleeast/jamal-khashoggi-sentence.html" title="">the killing of the dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi</a> by Saudi agents in Istanbul in 2018.</p><p>Mr. Netanyahu&#8217;s visit would have followed the end of the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/22/us/politics/g20-summit-trump.html" title="">virtual Group of 20 summit meeting</a> hosted by Saudi Arabia over the weekend and coincided with a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who met with Prince Mohammed on Sunday night. Mr. Pompeo&#8217;s plane landed in Neom at 8:30 p.m. and departed three hours later.</p><p>The website Flightradar24, which provides live flight tracking, showed a flight leaving Tel Aviv on Monday around 7:30 p.m. which then dropped off the radar near Neom about an hour later. The same plane reappeared and flew back to Tel Aviv after midnight.</p><p>Avi Scharf, the editor of the English language edition of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, posted a map of the first flight on Twitter on Monday.</p><p>&#8220;ABSOLUTELY rare Israeli flight direct to new Saudi megacity Neom on Red Sea shore,&#8221; Mr. Scharf wrote, noting that the jet used was one that Mr. Netanyahu had used before.</p></div><aside></aside></div><div><div><p>Isabel Kershner and David M. 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Police said a 29-year-old man was shoved from behind and fell on the tracks, but, fortunately, was able to lift himself up.<iframe class="teads-resize" style="height: 0px !important; width: 100% !important; border: none !important; margin: 0px !important; padding: 0px !important; display: block !important;"></iframe></p><div class="teads-inread sm-screen" style="margin: 0px auto 25px; height: 331px;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px !important; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px;"><div class="teads-ui-components-adchoices" style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><span>AdChoices</span></div><div class="teads-ui-components-label" style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;">ADVERTISING</div><div class="teads-player" id="teads0" style="display: block !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><iframe style="margin: 0px !important; padding: 0px !important; width: 550px !important; height: 310px !important; border: 0px !important; overflow: hidden !important; float: none !important; display: block;"></iframe></div><div class="teads-ui-components-hpl" style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><a href="https://t.teads.tv/track?action=hpl-register&amp;auctid=fb8a5e65-e5f5-4a62-8db7-2a30d957a405"></a></div></div></div> <p>These attacks have prompted new patrols by members of the <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/guardian-angels/">Guardian Angels</a>.</p> <p>This past week saw a string of crimes in the subway system.</p> <p>There was <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/11/20/woman-pushed-onto-subway-tracks-union-square/">the shocking caught-on-camera push at the 14th Street/Union Square station</a> that grabbed the most attention.</p> <p>Just steps from where it happened, the Guardian Angels announced Sunday they are back in a big way, CBS2&#8217;s Dave Carlin reported.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;ve never seen as many emotionally disturbed persons having episodes as we see now,&#8221; said <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/curtis-sliwa/">Curtis Sliwa</a>, the president of the Guardian Angels.</p> <p>Sliwa founded the group in 1979 and said the Big Apple was &#8220;Fear City&#8221; back then and is again now.</p> <p><strong>MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/11/21/jays-levittown-pandemic-appliance-shortage/">Long Island Appliance Store Owner&#8217;s Gamble Pays Off After Stocking Up On $1 Million Worth Of Inventory At Start Of Pandemic</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/11/21/nypd-officer-attacked-jogging-queens/">NYPD Officer Assaulted By Multiple People While Jogging In Queens</a></li> <li><a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/11/22/tri-state-area-coronavirus-restrictions-shutdowns-new-york-new-jersey-newark/">Tri-State Area Officials Sound Alarms As Coronavirus Shutdowns Likely To Impact Holiday Season</a></li> </ul> <p>During Thursday&#8217;s incident, the female victim was lucky to survive after a homeless man allegedly ran up and shoved her on to tracks just as the train rolled in.</p> <p>Hours earlier, there was another push onto tracks that injured a man.</p> <p>There were two attacks Tuesday. <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/11/20/broadway-actor-alex-weisman-sucker-punched-on-subway/">A man sucker-punched Broadway actor Alex Weisman inside the 103rd Street station, seriously injuring his eye</a>.</p> <p>And another suspect is being hunted by the <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/nypd/">NYPD</a>, which said <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/11/21/mta-worker-punched-on-subway-platform/">he punched the face of a 65-year-old Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker inside the 23rd Street station</a>.</p> <p>Slashings followed on Saturday. A 53-year-old man was slashed on the face on a 4 train approaching Grand Central Terminal. Hours earlier, a knife-wielding man attacked a 26-year-old man inside Brooklyn&#8217;s High Street station, police said.</p> <p>&#8220;People are afraid to use the subways,&#8221; Sliwa said.</p> <p><strong>MORE</strong>:&#160;<a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/11/15/slashing-near-penn-station/">NYPD: Suspect At Large After Man Slashed With Large Kitchen Knife Near Penn Station</a></p> <p>Some riders said they are skeptical the Guardian Angels can stop subway crime, but they invite them to try.</p> <p>&#8220;Maybe their presence will make people feel safer and that&#8217;s a great thing,&#8221; said Calvin Schneider of Midtown.</p> <p>Other riders said extra patrols are only part of the solution.</p> <p>&#8220;A lot more efforts have to go into thinking about people&#8217;s mental health,&#8221; Upper West Side resident Madeline Park said.</p> <p><strong>FLASHBACK</strong>: <a href="https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/02/01/guardian-angels-subway-slashings/">Guardian Angels Return To Patrolling NYC Subways After Series Of Slashings</a></p> <p>Getting more help for emotionally disturbed New Yorkers is something Sliwa said his group can make happen by doing outreach, photographing repeat offenders, and then shaming the city into action.</p> <p>&#8220;We&#8217;re going to make the city agencies do what it is they get paid to do,&#8221; Sliwa said. &#8220;And if they are not going to do it, then the Guardian Angels will do it.&#8221;</p> <p>When Carlin pressed City Hall for comment he was told officers and other city workers are connecting people with mental health needs to treatment every day, and initial outreach has been extended to more than 4,000 people in the past six months.</p></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: deutschewellerussian's YouTube Videos: "Марш против фашизма" прошел в Минске http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm_sXy7k9YM Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:3ec569d0-c6ae-e991-a4f6-a97fe802c978 Sun, 22 Nov 2020 14:11:34 -0500 <div class="NB-youtube-player"><iframe allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Nm_sXy7k9YM?iv_load_policy=3"></iframe></div> <div class="NB-youtube-stats"><small> <b>From:</b> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXoAjrdHFa2hEL3Ug8REC1w">deutschewellerussian</a><br /> <b>Duration:</b> 01:20<br /> </small></div><hr /> <div class="NB-youtube-description"><p>В Минске состоялся "Марш против фашизма". 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Lucille Ball was one of the most beloved stars of her time. And she is still deeply adored today. While Lucy Ricardo got up to all sorts of hi-jinx in I Love Lucy, Ball lived a relatively quiet life. But the actor did raise a few eyebrows in 1953 when she found herself involved in an investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee where she admitted that she’d registered to vote as a Communist in 1936. Why Lucille Ball registered to vote as a Communist During the 1953 investigation, Ball admitted that she had indeed registered as a Communist in 1936. But she said she only did so to appease her ailing socialist grandfather. She said she was never actually an active member of the party. The committee forgave her and Ball’s millions of fans, as well as CBS, understood. So everyone moved on. Everyone except J. Edgar Hoover. The FBI continued to keep an eye on Lucille Ball According to a 1989 Washington Post article, The FBI director continued to collect evidence about Ball. Though, the FBI claims it never officially investigated her. The Post obtained the FBI’s secret file on Ball and her then-husband, Desi Arnaz. In the file, there are memos that are marked “confidential” and addressed to Hoover with the memo, “pursuant to your request.” The FBI’s findings include The Daily Worker, a communist newspaper, alleging in 1951 that Ball was on a list of celebrities that had, at one time, “been vocal in their opposition to [Sen. Joseph] McCarthy but then later kept their mouths shut.” In 1946, Arnaz performed in a show sponsored by the Hollywood Independent Citizens Committee of the Arts, Sciences and Professions, an organization the FBI claimed was a communist front. Information regarding Arnaz’s appearance was included in the file. Additionally, in 1973, a Hollywood writer said they attended a Communist Party membership meeting at Ball’s house. But Ball wasn’t there. J. Edgar Hoover called Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz some of his ‘favorite stars’ In Hoover’s requested file on Ball and Arnaz’s possible involvement in the Communist party, he also kept a clipping of an Associated Press article about Arnaz being arrested in 1959 for public drunkenness. The Post notes that “Hoover was notorious for collecting ammunition against his enemies to use for future face-offs.” It’s no secret that Hoover wasn’t a fan of The Untouchables, a series produced by Ball and Arnaz’s Desilu Studios that praised Treasury agent Eliot Ness for accomplishments achieved by the FBI. The Post reports that Hoover “had his G-men monitor the show for mistakes.” And yet, in a 1956 interview, Hoover said that Ball and Arnaz made his list of “favorite stars.” RELATED: Lucille Ball’s Daughter Used To Go Through Her Mother’s Trash and Sell Things Like Used ‘Pieces of Kleenex’ With Lipstick on Them One of Hoover’s fans didn’t appreciate the FBI director’s interview answer and wrote him a letter telling him so. The letter is included in the file. “I’m wondering if there is not a mistake or misquote of some kind since it lists Lucy and Desi among your favorite entertainers who you think set a good example for the youth of America,” read the letter. Of course, today, Ball is not remembered for her involvement in McCarthy’s communist witch hunt, but her contribution to the world of entertainment. She died on April 26, 1989. Her death was felt around the world.<br /><br /> <audio controls="controls" preload="none"> <source src="https://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/934007497-mike-nova-3-why-the-fbi-kept-tabs-on-the-i-love-lucy-star.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" /> </audio><br /><br /> Download audio: <a href="https://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/934007497-mike-nova-3-why-the-fbi-kept-tabs-on-the-i-love-lucy-star.mp3">https://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/934007497-mike-nova-3-why-the-fbi-kept-tabs-on-the-i-love-lucy-star.mp3</a><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Michael Novakhov Saved Stories - None: Why the FBI Kept Tabs on the ‘I Love Lucy’ Star – 11:09 AM 11/22/2020 https://thenewsandtimes.blogspot.com/2020/11/why-fbi-kept-tabs-on-i-love-lucy-star.html Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:97283c5d-7e11-0af7-2f77-44dd961c6945 Sun, 22 Nov 2020 11:39:01 -0500 <p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>&nbsp;<a href="https://thenewsandtimes.blogspot.com/2020/11/why-fbi-kept-tabs-on-i-love-lucy-star.html" target="_blank">Why the FBI Kept Tabs on the ‘I Love Lucy’ Star – 11:09 AM 11/22/2020</a></b></span></p><span style="font-size: large;"><b><iframe height="166" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/934007497&amp;color=%2368b4c7&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true" width="100%"></iframe></b></span><div><span style="font-size: large;"><b><a href="https://soundcloud.com/mike-nova-3" style="color: #cccccc; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank" title="Mike Nova 2">Mike Nova 2</a> · <a href="https://soundcloud.com/mike-nova-3/why-the-fbi-kept-tabs-on-the-i-love-lucy-star" style="color: #cccccc; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank" title="Why the FBI Kept Tabs on the ‘I Love Lucy’ Star">Why the FBI Kept Tabs on the ‘I Love Lucy’ Star</a></b></span></div><span style="font-size: large;"><b> -</b></span><div><span style="font-size: large;"><b><a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=lucille+ball&amp;newwindow=1&amp;rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS733US733&amp;sxsrf=ALeKk00l-Y_OXMfwzmaUgYXe6zMpwSXr9Q:1606062195267&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwii-Ir1x5btAhUztjEKHUl3AbcQ_AUoAXoECDMQAw&amp;biw=1474&amp;bih=762&amp;dpr=1.25#imgrc=h61feYNTl53NGM" target="_blank">Lucille Ball</a></b></span></div><div><span style="font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span><div><table align="left" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="100%"><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Michael_Novakhov<br /><a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/why-the-fbi-kept-tab/170833:787563">shared this story</a><br />from<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/icons.newsblur.com/170833.png" />Thoughts of a Wierdo.</b></span></span></td></tr></tbody></table><hr /><div><div><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b><a class="external" href="https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/i-love-lucy-lucille-ball-desi-arnazs-relationship-more-passionate-after-divorce.html/" rel="nofollow">Lucille Ball</a>&nbsp;was one of the most beloved stars of her time. And she is still deeply adored today. While Lucy Ricardo got up to all sorts of hi-jinx in&nbsp;<em><a class="external" href="https://www.cheatsheet.com/tag/i-love-lucy/" rel="nofollow">I Love Lucy</a></em>, Ball lived a&nbsp;<a class="external" href="https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/lucie-arnaz-on-what-people-would-be-surprised-to-know-about-mom-lucille-ball.html/" rel="nofollow">relatively quiet life</a>. But the actor did raise a few eyebrows in 1953 when she found herself involved in an investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee where she admitted that she’d registered to vote as a Communist in 1936.</b></span></span></p><h2><span><span style="font-size: large;">Why Lucille Ball registered to vote as a Communist</span></span></h2><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>During the 1953 investigation, Ball admitted that she had indeed registered as a Communist in 1936. But she said she only did so to appease her ailing socialist grandfather. She said she was never actually an active member of the party.</b></span></span></p><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The committee forgave her and Ball’s millions of fans, as well as CBS, understood. So everyone moved on. Everyone except J. Edgar Hoover.</b></span></span></p><h2><span><span style="font-size: large;">The FBI continued to keep an eye on Lucille Ball</span></span></h2><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>According to a 1989&nbsp;<a class="external" href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/1989/12/07/apparently-the-fbi-did-not-love-lucy/ca6ccf7b-269b-4992-abb8-26afef7bae28/" rel="nofollow">Washington Post</a>&nbsp;article, The FBI director continued to collect evidence about Ball. Though, the FBI claims it never officially investigated her.</b></span></span></p><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The Post obtained the FBI’s secret file on Ball and her then-husband, Desi Arnaz. In the file, there are memos that are marked “confidential” and addressed to Hoover with the memo, “pursuant to your request.”</b></span></span></p><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The FBI’s findings include The Daily Worker, a communist newspaper, alleging in 1951 that Ball was on a list of celebrities that had, at one time, “been vocal in their opposition to [Sen. Joseph] McCarthy but then later kept their mouths shut.”</b></span></span></p><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>In 1946, Arnaz performed in a show sponsored by the Hollywood Independent Citizens Committee of the Arts, Sciences and Professions, an organization the FBI claimed was a communist front. Information regarding Arnaz’s appearance was included in the file.</b></span></span></p><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Additionally, in 1973, a Hollywood writer said they attended a Communist Party membership meeting at Ball’s house. But Ball wasn’t there.</b></span></span></p><h2><span><span style="font-size: large;">J. Edgar Hoover called Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz some of his ‘favorite stars’</span></span></h2><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>In Hoover’s requested file on Ball and Arnaz’s possible involvement in the Communist party, he also kept a clipping of an Associated Press article about Arnaz being arrested in 1959 for public drunkenness. The Post notes that “Hoover was notorious for collecting ammunition against his enemies to use for future face-offs.”</b></span></span></p><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>It’s no secret that Hoover wasn’t a fan of&nbsp;<em>The Untouchables</em>, a series produced by&nbsp;<a class="external" href="https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/lucille-balls-strategy-for-keeping-desilu-studios-afloat-after-desi-arnaz-left.html/" rel="nofollow">Ball and Arnaz’s Desilu Studios</a>&nbsp;that praised Treasury agent Eliot Ness for accomplishments achieved by the FBI. The Post reports that Hoover “had his G-men monitor the show for mistakes.”</b></span></span></p><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>And yet, in a 1956 interview, Hoover said that Ball and Arnaz made his list of “favorite stars.”</b></span></span></p><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>RELATED:&nbsp;<a class="external" href="https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/lucille-balls-daughter-used-to-go-through-her-mothers-trash-and-sell-things-like-used-pieces-of-kleenex-with-lipstick-on-them.html/" rel="nofollow">Lucille Ball’s Daughter Used To Go Through Her Mother’s Trash and Sell Things Like Used ‘Pieces of Kleenex’ With Lipstick on Them</a></b></span></span></p><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>One of Hoover’s fans didn’t appreciate the FBI director’s interview answer and wrote him a letter telling him so. The letter is included in the file.</b></span></span></p><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>“I’m wondering if there is not a mistake or misquote of some kind since it lists Lucy and Desi among your favorite entertainers who you think set a good example for the youth of America,” read the letter.</b></span></span></p><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Of course, today, Ball is not remembered for her involvement in McCarthy’s communist witch hunt, but her contribution to the world of entertainment. She died on April 26, 1989. Her death was&nbsp;<a class="external" href="https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/lucie-arnaz-says-when-mom-lucille-ball-died-the-worst-part-was-feeling-a-tremendous-responsibility-to-take-care-of-everybody-the-world.html/" rel="nofollow">felt around the world</a>.&nbsp;</b></span></span></p><p><span><span style="font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span></span></p></div></div></div></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">The News And Times - Blogs By Michael Novakhov</div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None audio posts fbi noreply@blogger.com (Michael Novakhov (Mike Nova)) Saved Stories - None: Why the FBI Kept Tabs on the ‘I Love Lucy’ Star https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/lucille-ball-the-communist-why-the-fbi-kept-tabs-on-the-i-love-lucy-star.html/ Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:abe46a89-0eb1-7297-751b-52d306756d38 Sun, 22 Nov 2020 10:55:31 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div id="spt-initial-content"><p><a href="https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/i-love-lucy-lucille-ball-desi-arnazs-relationship-more-passionate-after-divorce.html/">Lucille Ball</a> was one of the most beloved stars of her time. And she is still deeply adored today. While Lucy Ricardo got up to all sorts of hi-jinx in <em><a href="https://www.cheatsheet.com/tag/i-love-lucy/">I Love Lucy</a></em>, Ball lived a <a href="https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/lucie-arnaz-on-what-people-would-be-surprised-to-know-about-mom-lucille-ball.html/">relatively quiet life</a>. But the actor did raise a few eyebrows in 1953 when she found herself involved in an investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee where she admitted that she&#8217;d registered to vote as a Communist in 1936. </p><figure><img alt="Lucille Ball" id="lucille-ball" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" /><img alt="Lucille Ball" class="wp-image-2076476" id="lucille-ball" src="https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Lucille-Ball-9-1200x911.jpg?x34804" /><figcaption>Lucille Ball | Gene Lester/Archive Photos/Getty Images</figcaption></figure><h2>Why Lucille Ball registered to vote as a Communist</h2><p>During the 1953 investigation, Ball admitted that she had indeed registered as a Communist in 1936. But she said she only did so to appease her ailing socialist grandfather. She said she was never actually an active member of the party. </p><p>The committee forgave her and Ball&#8217;s millions of fans, as well as CBS, understood. So everyone moved on. Everyone except J. Edgar Hoover. </p><h2>The FBI continued to keep an eye on Lucille Ball </h2><p>According to a 1989 <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/1989/12/07/apparently-the-fbi-did-not-love-lucy/ca6ccf7b-269b-4992-abb8-26afef7bae28/" target="_blank">Washington Post</a> article, The FBI director continued to collect evidence about Ball. Though, the FBI claims it never officially investigated her. </p><p>The Post obtained the FBI&#8217;s secret file on Ball and her then-husband, Desi Arnaz. In the file, there are memos that are marked &#8220;confidential&#8221; and addressed to Hoover with the memo, &#8220;pursuant to your request.&#8221;</p><p>The FBI&#8217;s findings include The Daily Worker, a communist newspaper, alleging in 1951 that Ball was on a list of celebrities that had, at one time, &#8220;been vocal in their opposition to [Sen. Joseph] McCarthy but then later kept their mouths shut.&#8221;</p><p>In 1946, Arnaz performed in a show sponsored by the Hollywood Independent Citizens Committee of the Arts, Sciences and Professions, an organization the FBI claimed was a communist front. Information regarding Arnaz&#8217;s appearance was included in the file. </p><p>Additionally, in 1973, a Hollywood writer said they attended a Communist Party membership meeting at Ball&#8217;s house. But Ball wasn&#8217;t there. </p><h2>J. Edgar Hoover called Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz some of his &#8216;favorite stars&#8217;</h2><p>In Hoover&#8217;s requested file on Ball and Arnaz&#8217;s possible involvement in the Communist party, he also kept a clipping of an Associated Press article about Arnaz being arrested in 1959 for public drunkenness. The Post notes that &#8220;Hoover was notorious for collecting ammunition against his enemies to use for future face-offs.&#8221;</p><p>It&#8217;s no secret that Hoover wasn&#8217;t a fan of <em>The Untouchables</em>, a series produced by <a href="https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/lucille-balls-strategy-for-keeping-desilu-studios-afloat-after-desi-arnaz-left.html/">Ball and Arnaz&#8217;s Desilu Studios</a> that praised Treasury agent Eliot Ness for accomplishments achieved by the FBI. The Post reports that Hoover &#8220;had his G-men monitor the show for mistakes.&#8221; </p><p>And yet, in a 1956 interview, Hoover said that Ball and Arnaz made his list of &#8220;favorite stars.&#8221;</p><figure><img alt="" id="Lucille-Ball-and-Desi-Arnaz-3-1200x1116" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" /><img alt="" class="wp-image-2076478" id="Lucille-Ball-and-Desi-Arnaz-3-1200x1116" src="https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Lucille-Ball-and-Desi-Arnaz-3-1200x1116.jpg?x34804" /><figcaption>Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz | Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images</figcaption></figure><p><strong>RELATED: <a href="https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/lucille-balls-daughter-used-to-go-through-her-mothers-trash-and-sell-things-like-used-pieces-of-kleenex-with-lipstick-on-them.html/">Lucille Ball&#8217;s Daughter Used To Go Through Her Mother&#8217;s Trash and Sell Things Like Used &#8216;Pieces of Kleenex&#8217; With Lipstick on Them</a></strong></p><p>One of Hoover&#8217;s fans didn&#8217;t appreciate the FBI director&#8217;s interview answer and wrote him a letter telling him so. The letter is included in the file. </p><p>&#8220;I&#8217;m wondering if there is not a mistake or misquote of some kind since it lists Lucy and Desi among your favorite entertainers who you think set a good example for the youth of America,&#8221; read the letter. </p><p>Of course, today, Ball is not remembered for her involvement in McCarthy&#8217;s communist witch hunt, but her contribution to the world of entertainment. She died on April 26, 1989. 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Did this factory in fact house the</span><span>&#160;</span><a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=Nazi+and+Japanese+secret%2C+clandestine+human+subjects+bio+research&amp;rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS733US733&amp;oq=Nazi+and+Japanese+secret%2C+clandestine+human+subjects+bio+research&amp;aqs=chrome..69i57.25646j0j7&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">secret, clandestine human subjects bio research</a><span>&#160;</span><span>lab and possibly, hypothetically, years later became the source of the virus in the buildings plumbing systems? &#8211; M.N. &#8211; 4:44 AM 11/22/2020</span></p><p class="read-aloud"><span>From Wikipedia: &#8220;The site was purchased by&#160;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoy_Food" title="">Amoy Canning</a>&#160;in the 1920s for use as a factory.&#160;Amoy put the site&#160;up for auction in March 1977, intending to move their manufacturing operations elsewhere in stages. The auction failed as the reserve price was not reached. Subsequently,&#160;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hang_Lung_Group" title="Hang Lung Group">Hang Lung Development</a>&#160;signed an agreement to purchase the site in April 1977 for about HK$200 million. 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The auction failed as the reserve price was not reached. Subsequently,&#160;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hang_Lung_Group" title="Hang Lung Group">Hang Lung Development</a>&#160;signed an agreement to purchase the site in April 1977 for about HK$200 million. Under the agreement, Amoy would take a share of the profits from the site&#8217;s redevelopment.</span></p><p class="read-aloud">The estate was built in four phases. 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pmc &#8250; articles &#8250; PMC7327324</span></span></cite></div></a><div class="B6fmyf"><div class="TbwUpd"><cite class="iUh30 Zu0yb qLRx3b tjvcx">www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov<span class="dyjrff qzEoUe"><span> &#8250; pmc &#8250; articles &#8250; PMC7327324</span></span></cite></div><div class="eFM0qc"></div></div></div><div class="IsZvec"><div><span class="aCOpRe"><span class="f">May 30, 2020 &#8212; </span><span>Evidence generated to-date on the virulence and pathogenicity of severe acute respiratory syndrome <em>coronavirus</em> 2 (SARS-CoV-2) suggests that&#160;...</span></span><div class="fG8Fp uo4vr"><span>by G Lippi</span> &#183; &#8206;<span>2020</span> &#183; &#8206;<a class="fl" href="https://scholar.google.com/scholar?bih=762&amp;biw=1474&amp;hl=en&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;lr&amp;cites=12766191068628349166" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=https://scholar.google.com/scholar%3Fbih%3D762%26biw%3D1474%26hl%3Den%26um%3D1%26ie%3DUTF-8%26lr%26cites%3D12766191068628349166&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlltf7s5TtAhXqSjABHa8uDPMQzgIwAnoECAcQBw"><span>Cited by 18</span></a></div></div></div></div></div><div class="g"><div class="rc"><div class="yuRUbf"><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7445685/" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7445685/&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlltf7s5TtAhXqSjABHa8uDPMQFjADegQIBRAC" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><br /><h3 class="LC20lb DKV0Md"><span>In the Shadow of Biological Warfare: Conspiracy Theories on ...</span></h3><div class="TbwUpd NJjxre"><cite class="iUh30 Zu0yb qLRx3b tjvcx">www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov<span class="dyjrff qzEoUe"><span> &#8250; pmc &#8250; articles &#8250; PMC7445685</span></span></cite></div></a><div class="B6fmyf"><div class="TbwUpd"><cite class="iUh30 Zu0yb qLRx3b tjvcx">www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov<span class="dyjrff qzEoUe"><span> &#8250; pmc &#8250; articles &#8250; PMC7445685</span></span></cite></div><div class="eFM0qc"></div></div></div><div class="IsZvec"><div><span class="aCOpRe"><span class="f">Aug 25, 2020 &#8212; </span><span>Abstract. Two theories on the origins of <em>COVID</em>-<em>19</em> have been widely circulating in China and the West respectively, one blaming the United&#160;...</span></span><div class="fG8Fp uo4vr"><span>by JB Nie</span></div></div></div></div></div><div class="g"><div class="rc"><div class="yuRUbf"><a href="https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/resources/fact-sheets/" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/resources/fact-sheets/&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlltf7s5TtAhXqSjABHa8uDPMQFjAEegQIARAC" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><br /><h3 class="LC20lb DKV0Md"><span>Agent Fact Sheets from Johns Hopkins Center for Health ...</span></h3><div class="TbwUpd NJjxre"><cite class="iUh30 Zu0yb qLRx3b tjvcx">www.centerforhealthsecurity.org<span class="dyjrff qzEoUe"><span> &#8250; resources &#8250; fact-sheets</span></span></cite></div></a><div class="B6fmyf"><div class="TbwUpd"><cite class="iUh30 Zu0yb qLRx3b tjvcx">www.centerforhealthsecurity.org<span class="dyjrff qzEoUe"><span> &#8250; resources &#8250; fact-sheets</span></span></cite></div><div class="eFM0qc"><span><div class="action-menu"><a class="GHDvEf" href="https://www.google.com/search?q=covid-19+as+bioweapon&amp;source=lmns&amp;bih=762&amp;biw=1474&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiiv9yus5TtAhVlneAKHbuxB8YQ_AUoAHoECAEQAA" id="am-b4"><span class="mn-dwn-arw"></span></a><ol class="action-menu-panel" tabindex="-1"><li class="action-menu-item"><a class="fl" href="https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:drj_UC_oT00J:https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/resources/fact-sheets/+&amp;cd=5&amp;hl=en&amp;ct=clnk&amp;gl=us" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search%3Fq%3Dcache:drj_UC_oT00J:https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/resources/fact-sheets/%2B%26cd%3D5%26hl%3Den%26ct%3Dclnk%26gl%3Dus&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlltf7s5TtAhXqSjABHa8uDPMQIDAEegQIARAH" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span>Cached</span></a></li></ol></div></span></div></div></div><div class="IsZvec"><div><span class="aCOpRe"><span>Both have the potential to produce fatal disease and have been identified by the CDC as Category B biological agents. HHS has identified these diseases as top&#160;...</span></span></div></div></div></div><div class="g"><div class="rc"><div class="yuRUbf"><a href="https://www.psypost.org/2020/09/conspiracies-about-covid-19-being-a-bioweapon-linked-to-reduced-social-distancing-over-time-57946" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=https://www.psypost.org/2020/09/conspiracies-about-covid-19-being-a-bioweapon-linked-to-reduced-social-distancing-over-time-57946&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlltf7s5TtAhXqSjABHa8uDPMQFjAFegQIAxAC" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><br /><h3 class="LC20lb DKV0Md"><span>Conspiracies about COVID-19 being a bioweapon linked to ...</span></h3><div class="TbwUpd NJjxre"><cite class="iUh30 Zu0yb qLRx3b tjvcx">www.psypost.org<span class="dyjrff qzEoUe"><span> &#8250; 2020/09 &#8250; conspiracies-about-covid...</span></span></cite></div></a><div class="B6fmyf"><div class="TbwUpd"><cite class="iUh30 Zu0yb qLRx3b tjvcx">www.psypost.org<span class="dyjrff qzEoUe"><span> &#8250; 2020/09 &#8250; conspiracies-about-covid...</span></span></cite></div><div class="eFM0qc"><span><div class="action-menu"><a class="GHDvEf" href="https://www.google.com/search?q=covid-19+as+bioweapon&amp;source=lmns&amp;bih=762&amp;biw=1474&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiiv9yus5TtAhVlneAKHbuxB8YQ_AUoAHoECAEQAA" id="am-b5"><span class="mn-dwn-arw"></span></a><ol class="action-menu-panel" tabindex="-1"><li class="action-menu-item"><a class="fl" href="https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:NQUpEA2w4hgJ:https://www.psypost.org/2020/09/conspiracies-about-covid-19-being-a-bioweapon-linked-to-reduced-social-distancing-over-time-57946+&amp;cd=6&amp;hl=en&amp;ct=clnk&amp;gl=us" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search%3Fq%3Dcache:NQUpEA2w4hgJ:https://www.psypost.org/2020/09/conspiracies-about-covid-19-being-a-bioweapon-linked-to-reduced-social-distancing-over-time-57946%2B%26cd%3D6%26hl%3Den%26ct%3Dclnk%26gl%3Dus&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlltf7s5TtAhXqSjABHa8uDPMQIDAFegQIAxAH" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span>Cached</span></a></li></ol></div></span></div></div></div><div class="IsZvec"><div><span class="aCOpRe"><span class="f">Sep 12, 2020 &#8212; </span><span>Even conspiracy theories that do not deny the threat of the <em>COVID</em>-<em>19</em> pandemic are linked to lower levels of social distancing, according to new&#160;...</span></span></div></div></div></div><span id="fld"></span>&amp;&amp;&amp;&amp;<div class="g"><div class="rc"><div class="yuRUbf"><a href="http://medicalrepublic.com.au/how-we-know-covid-didnt-come-from-a-lab/31440" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=http://medicalrepublic.com.au/how-we-know-covid-didnt-come-from-a-lab/31440&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlltf7s5TtAhXqSjABHa8uDPMQFjAGegQIDBAC" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><br /><h3 class="LC20lb DKV0Md"><span>How do we know COVID isn't a bioweapon? &#8226; The Medical ...</span></h3><div class="TbwUpd NJjxre"><cite class="iUh30 Zu0yb qLRx3b tjvcx">medicalrepublic.com.au<span class="dyjrff qzEoUe"><span> &#8250; how-we-know-covid-didnt-c...</span></span></cite></div></a><div class="B6fmyf"><div class="TbwUpd"><cite class="iUh30 Zu0yb qLRx3b tjvcx">medicalrepublic.com.au<span class="dyjrff qzEoUe"><span> &#8250; how-we-know-covid-didnt-c...</span></span></cite></div><div class="eFM0qc"><span><div class="action-menu"><a class="GHDvEf" href="https://www.google.com/search?q=covid-19+as+bioweapon&amp;source=lmns&amp;bih=762&amp;biw=1474&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiiv9yus5TtAhVlneAKHbuxB8YQ_AUoAHoECAEQAA" id="am-b6"><span class="mn-dwn-arw"></span></a><ol class="action-menu-panel" tabindex="-1"><li class="action-menu-item"><a class="fl" href="http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:JimvYrg_3L8J:medicalrepublic.com.au/how-we-know-covid-didnt-come-from-a-lab/31440+&amp;cd=7&amp;hl=en&amp;ct=clnk&amp;gl=us" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search%3Fq%3Dcache:JimvYrg_3L8J:medicalrepublic.com.au/how-we-know-covid-didnt-come-from-a-lab/31440%2B%26cd%3D7%26hl%3Den%26ct%3Dclnk%26gl%3Dus&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlltf7s5TtAhXqSjABHa8uDPMQIDAGegQIDBAJ" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span>Cached</span></a></li></ol></div></span></div></div></div><div class="IsZvec"><div><span class="aCOpRe"><span class="f">Jul 13, 2020 &#8212; </span><span>It's a virus that has infected more than 12 million people and caused more than half a million deaths worldwide. 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The groups she works for were&#160;...</span></span></div></div></div></div><div class="g"><div class="rc"><div class="yuRUbf"><a href="http://www.bioethics.net/2020/05/covid-19-weapon-accident-or-an-administration-gone-batty/" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=http://www.bioethics.net/2020/05/covid-19-weapon-accident-or-an-administration-gone-batty/&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlltf7s5TtAhXqSjABHa8uDPMQFjAIegQIChAC" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><br /><h3 class="LC20lb DKV0Md"><span>COVID-19: Weapon, accident or an administration gone batty ...</span></h3><div class="TbwUpd NJjxre"><cite class="iUh30 Zu0yb qLRx3b tjvcx">www.bioethics.net<span class="dyjrff qzEoUe"><span> &#8250; 2020/05 &#8250; covid-19-weapon-accid...</span></span></cite></div></a><div class="B6fmyf"><div class="TbwUpd"><cite class="iUh30 Zu0yb qLRx3b tjvcx">www.bioethics.net<span class="dyjrff qzEoUe"><span> &#8250; 2020/05 &#8250; covid-19-weapon-accid...</span></span></cite></div><div class="eFM0qc"><span><div class="action-menu"><a class="GHDvEf" href="https://www.google.com/search?q=covid-19+as+bioweapon&amp;source=lmns&amp;bih=762&amp;biw=1474&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiiv9yus5TtAhVlneAKHbuxB8YQ_AUoAHoECAEQAA" id="am-b8"><span class="mn-dwn-arw"></span></a><ol class="action-menu-panel" tabindex="-1"><li class="action-menu-item"><a class="fl" href="http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:PHLFoz3aTb4J:www.bioethics.net/2020/05/covid-19-weapon-accident-or-an-administration-gone-batty/+&amp;cd=9&amp;hl=en&amp;ct=clnk&amp;gl=us" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search%3Fq%3Dcache:PHLFoz3aTb4J:www.bioethics.net/2020/05/covid-19-weapon-accident-or-an-administration-gone-batty/%2B%26cd%3D9%26hl%3Den%26ct%3Dclnk%26gl%3Dus&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlltf7s5TtAhXqSjABHa8uDPMQIDAIegQIChAH" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span>Cached</span></a></li></ol></div></span></div></div></div><div class="IsZvec"><div><span class="aCOpRe"><span class="f">May 6, 2020 &#8212; </span><span>D. and Arthur Caplan, Ph.D. For a moment, let's suppose that the novel <em>coronavirus</em> was produced by a lab in Wuhan as a <em>biological weapon</em>&#160;...</span></span></div></div></div></div><div class="g"><div class="rc"><div class="yuRUbf"><a href="https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-pandemic-pathogen-bioweapon-45417c86-52aa-41b1-8a99-44a6e597d3a8.html" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-pandemic-pathogen-bioweapon-45417c86-52aa-41b1-8a99-44a6e597d3a8.html&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlltf7s5TtAhXqSjABHa8uDPMQFjAJegQICBAC" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><br /><h3 class="LC20lb DKV0Md"><span>The coronavirus pandemic reawakens bioweapon fears - Axios</span></h3><div class="TbwUpd NJjxre"><cite class="iUh30 Zu0yb qLRx3b tjvcx">www.axios.com<span class="dyjrff qzEoUe"><span> &#8250; Science</span></span></cite></div></a><div class="B6fmyf"><div class="TbwUpd"><cite class="iUh30 Zu0yb qLRx3b tjvcx">www.axios.com<span class="dyjrff qzEoUe"><span> &#8250; Science</span></span></cite></div><div class="eFM0qc"><span><div class="action-menu"><a class="GHDvEf" href="https://www.google.com/search?q=covid-19+as+bioweapon&amp;source=lmns&amp;bih=762&amp;biw=1474&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiiv9yus5TtAhVlneAKHbuxB8YQ_AUoAHoECAEQAA" id="am-b9"><span class="mn-dwn-arw"></span></a><ol class="action-menu-panel" tabindex="-1"><li class="action-menu-item"><a class="fl" href="https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:WtKKwTE7uN8J:https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-pandemic-pathogen-bioweapon-45417c86-52aa-41b1-8a99-44a6e597d3a8.html+&amp;cd=10&amp;hl=en&amp;ct=clnk&amp;gl=us" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search%3Fq%3Dcache:WtKKwTE7uN8J:https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-pandemic-pathogen-bioweapon-45417c86-52aa-41b1-8a99-44a6e597d3a8.html%2B%26cd%3D10%26hl%3Den%26ct%3Dclnk%26gl%3Dus&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlltf7s5TtAhXqSjABHa8uDPMQIDAJegQICBAJ" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span>Cached</span></a></li></ol></div></span></div></div></div><div class="IsZvec"><div><span class="aCOpRe"><span class="f">May 14, 2020 &#8212; </span><span>New advances in gene editing and DNA synthesis raise the threat from deliberately engineered viruses.</span></span></div></div></div></div><div class="g"><div class="rc"><div class="yuRUbf"><a href="https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2020-05-23/Is-COVID-19-a-bioweapon-Here-s-what-the-experts-say-QHUXqEGDVC/index.html" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2020-05-23/Is-COVID-19-a-bioweapon-Here-s-what-the-experts-say-QHUXqEGDVC/index.html&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjlltf7s5TtAhXqSjABHa8uDPMQFjAKegQIDhAC" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><br /><h3 class="LC20lb DKV0Md"><span>Is COVID-19 a bioweapon? Here's what the experts say - CGTN</span></h3><div class="TbwUpd NJjxre"><cite class="iUh30 Zu0yb qLRx3b tjvcx">newseu.cgtn.com<span class="dyjrff qzEoUe"><span> &#8250; news &#8250; Is-COVID-19-a-bioweapon-...</span></span></cite></div></a><div class="B6fmyf"><div class="TbwUpd"><cite class="iUh30 Zu0yb qLRx3b tjvcx">newseu.cgtn.com<span class="dyjrff qzEoUe"><span> &#8250; news &#8250; Is-COVID-19-a-bioweapon-...</span></span></cite></div><div class="eFM0qc"><span><div class="action-menu"><a class="GHDvEf" href="https://www.google.com/search?q=covid-19+as+bioweapon&amp;source=lmns&amp;bih=762&amp;biw=1474&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiiv9yus5TtAhVlneAKHbuxB8YQ_AUoAHoECAEQAA" id="am-b10"><span class="mn-dwn-arw"></span></a><ol class="action-menu-panel" tabindex="-1"><li class="action-menu-item"><a class="fl" href="https://webcache Saved Stories - None: Covid-19 conspiracy theories erode belief in safety measures https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&#38;sa=t&#38;url=https://pakobserver.net/covid-19-conspiracy-theories-erode-belief-in-safety-measures/&#38;ct=ga&#38;cd=CAIyGmY4ZTY1OTAxYmU3M2ZiNjE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&#38;usg=AFQjCNECp9QABDSVWuPjJ-nmgvZhTSh9AQ Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:5167c0fa-9cfb-946c-7542-2a0c69aa39ec Sat, 21 Nov 2020 15:13:49 -0500 The study found that it was easy to sway people's opinions by asking them to read an article claiming that <b>Covid-19</b> originated in a <b>bio weapons</b>&nbsp;...<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Joe Biden Urges Americans to Wear Masks Until Inauguration: 'We Can Save 100000 Lives' https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&#38;sa=t&#38;url=https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/18/biden-urges-americans-wear-masks-until-inauguration-we-can-save-100000-lives/&#38;ct=ga&#38;cd=CAIyGmY4ZTY1OTAxYmU3M2ZiNjE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&#38;usg=AFQjCNGFXnz9gvrj_YyPOyJIHV-MemlczA Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:7b263662-f213-4044-4d5a-c156d5389278 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 15:13:34 -0500 Biden responds to Trump <b>COVID</b> adviser Dr. Scott Atlas saying Michigan residents should &quot;rise up&quot; against their governor's restrictions: &quot;What the&nbsp;...<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Making America ungovernable https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&#38;sa=t&#38;url=https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-11-20/making-america-ungovernable/&#38;ct=ga&#38;cd=CAIyGmY4ZTY1OTAxYmU3M2ZiNjE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&#38;usg=AFQjCNFCbmQfdVdVMsyA4SY3g0VUA-5GqA Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:c8f6db98-898e-8bd8-c7ca-fe40e7926caf Sat, 21 Nov 2020 15:13:05 -0500 The ongoing <b>coronavirus</b> pandemic is now entering the most virulent stage since its ... Was the <b>coronavirus</b> deliberately created as a <b>bio-weapon</b>?<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Health care workers bear heavy burden of rampant spread of Covid-19 https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&#38;sa=t&#38;url=https://news.yahoo.com/health-care-workers-bear-heavy-061232083.html&#38;ct=ga&#38;cd=CAIyGmY4ZTY1OTAxYmU3M2ZiNjE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&#38;usg=AFQjCNEBeQvhkKyCSjHYFSvfVVmTBeVD0Q Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:d3e61784-5b52-e515-0172-2b5002680712 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 15:12:37 -0500 Health care workers bear heavy burden of rampant spread of <b>Covid-19</b> ... to millions that the coronavirus was a <b>bioweapon</b> manufactured by China.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Interpol Warns Of COVID-Infected Letters Being Used To Target Politicians Worldwide https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&#38;sa=t&#38;url=https://edtimes.in/interpol-warns-of-covid-infected-letters-being-used-to-target-politicians-worldwide/&#38;ct=ga&#38;cd=CAIyGmY4ZTY1OTAxYmU3M2ZiNjE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&#38;usg=AFQjCNEbGuEXkiZm2n3Dw25W_1AVyU0WZg Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:73a49ecc-962b-2a49-4400-65bc868732b3 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 15:12:22 -0500 Although coronavirus, as now known, is not a <b>bio-weapon</b>, there are good chances of it being used that way. Interpol Warns Agencies Against <b>COVID</b>-&nbsp;...<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: STUDY: Masks make no significant difference https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&#38;sa=t&#38;url=https://sharylattkisson.com/2020/11/study-masks-make-no-significant-difference/&#38;ct=ga&#38;cd=CAIyHGU3ZTZhZThiMGMwOTJjOTY6Y29tOmVuOlVTOkw&#38;usg=AFQjCNHsfHY-HPv4qvDXsm33Ie7F2FvHPA Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:a53f47d5-ebf4-d718-1199-0c7b2be86032 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 15:11:33 -0500 This is MUCH WORSE than 9/11, especially if it's true as the scientist/defector stated, China developed <b>Covid 19</b> as a <b>bio-weapon</b> and intentionally&nbsp;...<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: A Potential Weapon Kills Over 1.5 Million Worldwide –Without a Single Shot Being Fired https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&#38;sa=t&#38;url=http://www.ipsnews.net/2020/11/potential-weapon-kills-1-5-million-worldwide-without-single-shot-fired/&#38;ct=ga&#38;cd=CAIyHGU3ZTZhZThiMGMwOTJjOTY6Y29tOmVuOlVTOkw&#38;usg=AFQjCNEP4IcdwSiBnlEyZDMHnyEj1hb36A Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:94292348-271c-f0ca-c54e-2d87f2db395b Sat, 21 Nov 2020 15:11:19 -0500 But the sudden surge in the <b>coronavirus</b> pandemic last week, particularly in the US ... of a <b>biological weapon</b> could be even more deadly than <b>COVID</b>-<b>19</b>,” said Dr ... She said Guterres makes the important point that “we <b>need</b> to focus&nbsp;...<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Interpol Warns Of COVID-Infected Letters Being Used To Target Politicians Worldwide https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&#38;sa=t&#38;url=https://edtimes.in/interpol-warns-of-covid-infected-letters-being-used-to-target-politicians-worldwide/&#38;ct=ga&#38;cd=CAIyHGU3ZTZhZThiMGMwOTJjOTY6Y29tOmVuOlVTOkw&#38;usg=AFQjCNEbGuEXkiZm2n3Dw25W_1AVyU0WZg Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:be941a48-af14-e854-ea6f-8df087655171 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 15:09:54 -0500 Although <b>coronavirus</b>, as now known, is not a <b>bio-weapon</b>, there are good chances of it being <b>used</b> that way. Interpol Warns Agencies Against COVID-&nbsp;...<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Датские фермеры устроили акцию протеста на тракторах https://ria.ru/20201121/traktory-1585730604.html Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:07608212-158e-ab67-a6fc-0790cfe5a84b Sat, 21 Nov 2020 15:08:51 -0500 Несколько сотен фермеров на тракторах вышли на акцию протеста в центре датской столицы в субботу, протестуя против неправомерного, по их мнению, требования правительства пустить под нож всех норок в стране из-за опасности распространения мутировавшего коронавируса, сообщило Датское радио.<br /><br /><img src="https://cdn21.img.ria.ru/images/155510/63/1555106309_0:167:3050:1883_600x0_80_0_0_9efd62fb2d79db63361f957afee74e22.jpg" /><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None лента новостей Saved Stories - None: Serbia: Thousands mourn Patriarch Irinej amid Covid concerns https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55029541 Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:3e5d8bc5-28ad-de3a-efc6-d7caefaab952 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 15:08:19 -0500 Worshippers pay their respects to the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, who died with Covid-19.<br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: 11:07 AM 11/21/2020 – Current News Review | The News And Times https://newsandtimes.org/2020/11/21/1107-am-11-21-2020-current-news-review/ Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:ec16b13a-c135-926f-d436-0f5753a83d9b Sat, 21 Nov 2020 11:35:40 -0500 <div><p><img alt="maxresdefault.jpg" src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/2ep5bpVj-5I/maxresdefault.jpg" /></p> <p><a href="https://newsandtimes.org/2020/11/21/1107-am-11-21-2020-current-news-review/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>11:07 AM 11/21/2020 &#8211; 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font-size: 12px; line-height: 16px;">by&#160;<a class="customisable-highlight" href="https://twitter.com/mikenov" style="color: #2b7bb9;" title="&#8206;@mikenov on Twitter">&#8206;@mikenov</a></span></h1></div></div></div><script id="twitter-wjs" type="text/javascript" async defer src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Germany marks 75th anniversary of landmark Nuremberg trials https://apnews.com/article/nuremberg-war-crimes-trials-coronavirus-pandemic-berlin-9c0c0c7c092ea429b0daf8c3106cdce5 Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:e0fe6f8c-ac66-75e1-8cdb-5946172b95ae Fri, 20 Nov 2020 07:20:00 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><p>BERLIN (AP) &#8212; Seventy-five years ago, the dock of Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice was packed with some of the most nefarious figures of the 20th Century: Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop and 18 other high-ranking Nazis.</p><p>They weren&#8217;t yet known as war criminals &#8212; it was a charge that didn&#8217;t exist until the Nuremberg trials began on Nov. 20, 1945, in what is now seen as the birthplace of a new era of international law. </p><p>The proceedings broke new ground in holding government leaders individually responsible for their aggression and slaughter of millions of innocents. In addition to establishing the offense of war crimes, it also produced the charges of crimes against peace, waging a war of aggression, and crimes against humanity, whose legacies live on in the International Criminal Court of today.</p><p>Nuremberg was the city where Adolf Hitler reviewed torchlight Nazi party rallies and promulgated the race laws of 1935 that paved the way for the Holocaust. </p><p>Filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl&#8217;s famous propaganda movie &#8220;Triumph of the Will,&#8221; with its sweeping aerial photography and other pioneering techniques, brought the 1934 Nuremberg Nazi Party Congress to the world, with footage of top officials speaking to massive crowds of followers at the Bavarian city&#8217;s Luitpold Arena and the sweeping Zeppelin Field. The Congress Hall begun by the Nazis near the parade grounds was never finished, and today houses a documentation center about Nuremberg&#8217;s history during the Nazi era.</p><p>The choice to use the city&#8217;s Palace of Justice for the trials was less symbolic than pragmatic, as it was one of the few large buildings left undamaged by Allied bombing during the war. </p><p>The testimony of hundreds of witnesses was heard over 218 trial days. One of them was Rudolf Hoess, the Auschwitz death camp commandant, who &#8220;reacted to the order to slaughter human beings as he would have to an order to fell trees,&#8221; wrote U.S. prosecutor Whitney R. Harris.</p><p>Chief U.S. prosecutor Robert Jackson and his colleagues also had the Nazis&#8217; own meticulous records to work from, quoting document after document in &#8220;laying bare the workings of the German conspiracy,&#8221; Associated Press correspondent Daniel De Luce reported from the courtroom at the time.</p><p>On Oct. 1, 1946, Goering, Hitler&#8217;s air force chief and right-hand man, was sentenced to death along with 11 others, including Martin Bormann, Hitler&#8217;s deputy, who was tried in absentia. Bormann is now known to have died in Berlin in 1945 as he tried to flee the Soviets. Seven drew long prison sentences and three were acquitted.</p><p>Fifteen days later, the condemned men were hanged in the courthouse&#8217;s adjacent prison. Goering committed suicide by swallowing a poison pill in his cell the night before.</p><p>One of the last surviving witnesses to the trial, Emilio DiPalma, died earlier this year after contracting the coronavirus in the care home where he lived in Massachusetts.</p><p>After fighting the Germans on the front lines during the war, DiPalma found himself at age 19 being tasked to serve as a guard in the courtroom, where he stood at the witness box with his arms clasped behind his back while Hitler&#8217;s deputies were grilled about their atrocities. </p><p>&#8220;To this day, I can hardly believe that any human being could do such cruel things to another,&#8221; DiPalma wrote in his memoirs. </p><p>The city of Nuremberg is marking the <a href="https://museums.nuernberg.de/memorium-nuremberg-trials/current-information/anniversary/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">anniversary</a> in Courtroom 600 with a ceremony Friday that will include German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier as the guest of honor. Due to coronavirus restrictions it will be closed to the public, but will be broadcast live on the internet including an English translation.</p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Pizza Shop Worker's Lie Cause Of South Australia's Strict Coronavirus Lockdown : Coronavirus Updates : NPR https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/11/20/936957351/australian-state-cuts-covid-lockdown-short-saying-man-lied-to-contact-tracers Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:4026a380-2f08-838b-5c44-90ba3a6dc853 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 07:14:10 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div id="storytext"><div id="res936962601"><div><img alt="" src="https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/11/20/gettyimages-1286610364-90687339daf3646c6332312ce6198575375bb931-s600-c85.jpg" /><p> <button>Enlarge this image</button></p></div><div><div><div><p> South Australian Premier Steven Marshall announces restrictions being eased in South Australia after a lie the discovery that a man misled contact tracers. <b> Kelly Barnes/Getty Images </b> <b><b>hide caption</b></b> </p></div><b><b>toggle caption</b></b></div><span> Kelly Barnes/Getty Images </span></div><div><div><img alt="" /></div></div><div><div><p>South Australian Premier Steven Marshall announces restrictions being eased in South Australia after a lie the discovery that a man misled contact tracers.</p><span> Kelly Barnes/Getty Images </span></div></div></div><p>South Australia officials say a worker at a pizza shop lied about the circumstances of his exposure to the coronavirus, leading the region to a strict lockdown earlier this week.</p><p>South Australia Premier Steven Marshall announced the six-day coronavirus lockdown on Monday to curtail a growing virus outbreak in the area. As a result, schools were closed and outdoor exercise and non-essential businesses were banned.</p><p>But those restrictions are ending three days early, after officials discovered the worker from the restaurant, Woodville Pizza Bar, lied about his exposure and interaction with others. </p><p>The worker "deliberately misled our contact tracing team," Marshall said during a news conference on Friday.</p><p>Pieces of that person's story "didn't add up," he said. "We now know that they lied."</p><p>The man told contract tracers he was simply a customer at Woodville Pizza Bar, leading health officials to believe a super strain of the virus had taken root in the area. </p><p>Based on the man's information, health officials concluded that a large group of people had been exposed to coronavirus through limited and casual transmission from the pizza bar, making them believe the scope of the outbreak was wider. </p><aside id="ad-backstage-wrap"> </aside><p>But what he did not say initially was they he'd worked several shifts at the restaurant and was infected with the coronavirus along with another close contact of his who also worked at the pizza bar, according to <a href="https://www.smh.com.au/national/streets-empty-as-police-chief-praises-south-australians-in-lockdown-20201120-p56gbd.html">the Sydney Morning Herald</a>.<strong> </strong>It's unclear why the man misled contract tracers, the report said. </p><p>Though Marshall used strong words to condemn the unnamed man, no fines or criminal charges are likely to be filed against the man, the newspaper reported. </p><p>Health officials are still trying to contact potentially thousands of others who had contact with the Woodville Pizza Bar in order to isolate people who associated with the worker.</p><p>In the meantime, the person's "disgraceful conduct" won't keep other South Australians locked down a day longer, Marshall said. </p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Trump knows he lost but wants revenge on Dems who disputed 2016: CNN https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-knows-lost-election-wants-revenge-for-2016-cnn-2020-11 Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:e6080498-4431-623e-1c37-a99e2cb58386 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 06:46:46 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div id="piano-inline-content-wrapper"><ul> <li>President Donald Trump told an ally that he has accepted his loss in the 2020 election, but wants to avenge Democrats for disputing his win in 2016, <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/19/politics/trump-democrats-election/index.html">CNN reported</a>.</li> <li>President-elect Joe Biden was <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/joe-biden-wins-general-election-against-donald-trump-2020-11">projected to defeat Trump two weeks ago</a>, but Trump has still not conceded or permitted his administration brief Biden's transition team.</li> <li>The Trump campaign has tried to deny Biden victory and overturn vote counts with a string of lawsuits in several states.</li> <li>According to CNN, Trump wants to get back at former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for saying Russia helped him win, and wants revenge for the Mueller investigation.</li> <li>Many of the Trump campaign's election lawsuits <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-campaign-lawsuits-election-results-2020-11">have hit a wall</a>, with Trump and his team now launching a new plan to <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-wants-delay-final-vote-count-throw-biden-victory-doubt-2020-11">stall the final vote count for long enough</a> to throw Biden's victory into doubt.</li> <li><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/?hprecirc-bullet">Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories</a>.</li> </ul><p>President Donald Trump told an ally that he knows he lost the 2020 election, but is refusing to concede because he wants revenge on the Democratic Party for disputing his 2016 win, <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/19/politics/trump-democrats-election/index.html">CNN reported</a>, citing a person familiar with his thinking.</p><p>After Trump's shock win in 2016, Democrats including then-presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former President <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/obama-on-russia-hacking-the-us-election-2016-12">Barack Obama poured cold water on his achievement</a>, saying that Russia had <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/senate-intel-committee-report-russia-election-interference-biggest-takeaways-2020-8">worked to sway Americans</a> to vote for Trump.</p><p>Trump now wants to get even and said he is looking to get back at the Democratic Party for championing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's Russia ties, CNN reported, citing the source.</p><p>Insider and Decision Desk HQ <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/joe-biden-wins-general-election-against-donald-trump-2020-11">projected President-elect Joe Biden to win the 2020 election</a> on November 6, and other outlets made the same call on November 7.</p><p>Since that time Trump <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/dictators-trump-refuse-concede-voter-fraud-american-election-international-2020-11">has refused to concede</a>, falsely claimed that <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-set-election-fraud-claims-help-in-2024-report-2020-11">electoral fraud was widespread</a>, and filed <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-invalidate-election-results-lawsuits-differ-from-tweets-2020-11">a string of lawsuits</a> seeking to overturn the results in several states.</p><figure> <div><img alt="Joe Biden Donald Trump debate" src="https://i.insider.com/5fb7915b32f2170011f703c7?width=800&amp;format=jpeg&amp;auto=webp" /> <img src="https://i.insider.com/5fb7915b32f2170011f703c7?width=600&amp;format=jpeg&amp;auto=webp" /> </div> <span> <figcaption> Joe Biden and Donald at the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2020. </figcaption> <span> <a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/this-combination-of-pictures-created-on-september-29-2020-news-photo/1228795652?adppopup=true"> JIM WATSON,SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Image </a> </span> </span> </figure><p>In recent days, Trump's business partners and friends have urged him to allow Biden and his transition team access to government resources, a source told CNN, adding that Trump declined and told them they were "absolutely wrong."</p><p><strong><em>Read more</em></strong><em>:&#160;</em><em><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-biden-transition-gsa-ascertainment-federal-officials-pandemic-security-2020-11" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">'No one can talk about it':&#160;Federal officials are fuming as transition books are gathering dust on their desks and their Trump-appointed bosses won't acknowledge Biden's win</a></em></p><p>On Wednesday, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-election-strategy/2020/11/18/94fbe50e-29c9-11eb-92b7-6ef17b3fe3b4_story.html">The Washington Post reported</a> that <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-wants-delay-final-vote-count-throw-biden-victory-doubt-2020-11">Trump and his team had given up hope</a> of overturning the election result with their lawsuits, and have settled on a new plan to stall the final vote announcement long enough to throw Biden's victory into doubt.</p><p>The change in tack comes after a number of Trump's lawsuits ran into major hurdles.</p><p>On Wednesday night, Rudy Giuliani and Marc Scaringi, two lawyers for the Trump campaign, <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/giuliani-asks-federal-judge-ignore-voters-declare-trump-pennsylvania-winner-2020-11">asked a federal judge to ignore Pennsylvania voters</a> and declare Trump the winner. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-lawyers-withdraw-federal-pennsylvania-election-case-before-hearing-2020-11">Three lawyers on Trump's Pennsylvania case dropped out</a> the day before.</p><p>And on Thursday, the Trump campaign withdrew its last lawsuit in Michigan, <a href="https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/19/trump-campaign-drops-lawsuit-michigan-438220">according to Politico</a>.</p><p>Trump has threatened to go to the Supreme Court to overturn the election result, however experts <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/supreme-court-hear-trump-election-lawsuits-time-running-out-2020-11">told Business Insider</a> that he is simply running out of time and that the Supreme Court will likely be disinterested.</p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: The Nuremberg Trials: fascism as a morality play https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/11/20/the-nuremberg-trials-fascism-as-a-morality-play/ Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:8dd8e26d-cd09-1207-89fe-85bb1a71c101 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 06:27:21 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div id="articleMain"><div><div><p>Seventy-five years ago, at 10 o&#8217;clock on 20 November 1945, the courtroom in the Palace of Justice, Nuremberg, Germany, was crowded. Present were lawyers, generals, soldiers, white-helmeted US military police, photographers, movie cameras, journalists and locals. Punctually, the four judges began the proceedings of the International Military Tribunal.</p></div><div><p>It was &#8216;International&#8217; because of the four Allies &#8212; America, the Soviet Union, Britain and France. And it was &#8216;Military&#8217; because they were occupying powers. There was no German government.</p><p>A procession of more than 20 top Nazi officials, led by former Luftwaffe chief Herman Goering, <a href="https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/2017/01/13/michael-prestianni-guarding-the-war-criminals-at-nuremberg/" target="_blank">came up</a> from dank, windowless solitary confinement elsewhere in the building, and took to two rows of serried seats. The lights in the panelled room were almost as intense as those shone by each black-helmeted GI as he inspected his own personal captive &#8211; known by just a number &#8211; in the cells. As we will see, Nuremberg was more than a courtroom drama, a show trial, or the double-standards exercise of victors&#8217; justice. For more than 10 months, the Allies not only saw some kind of justice done there. They also contained the populist and radical worldwide atmosphere of anti-fascism immediately after the war, by making justice <em>seen</em> to be done &#8211; in a style more convincing than Stalin&#8217;s infamous Moscow Trials. The Allies wanted to make some key political points, of a fundamentally conservative nature, about the postwar order, and to make them in the full glare of the world&#8217;s media.</p></div><div><p>Indeed, that was one reason why they had alighted on Nuremberg as the venue for the Trials. It was the historic seat, with Munich, of Nazism. Nuremberg had been where the architect and wartime Nazi arms chief Albert Speer had organised Hitler&#8217;s famously full-on annual party rallies. It was also where Hitler&#8217;s deputy, Rudolf Hess, first promulgated the 1935 Nuremberg Laws. These deprived Jews of the right to intermarry and have sex with Gentiles, deprived them of citizenship, and, beyond the Jews, threatened &#8216;even those who silently distanced themselves&#8217; from the Nazis by their &#8216;lack of enthusiasm&#8217; with the same lowly status (1). </p><p>Now Speer and Hess joined Goering in the rogues&#8217; gallery. The justice dispensed to them in the city with which their infamy was most closely associated almost seemed poetic.</p></div><div><h3>Relevance beyond the legal domain</h3><p>In Nuremberg, the Allies hoped that a sober judicial ritual would act as a cool riposte to the hysteria that had always surrounded Hitler in this particular city. The Trials were a huge gamble, but, by and large, the allies pulled it off. They were succeeded by 12 separate trials, from December 1946 to April 1949. These subsequent hearings covered Nazi generals, doctors and judges, as well as ministerial officials and major companies (IG Farben, Krupp) associated with the Nazi regime. Yet, by contrast with the much lengthier International Military Tribunal of the Far East (1946-8), which was held in Tokyo, guided by the same Charter as the Nuremberg Trials, but &#8216;increasingly fraught with dissension&#8217; (2), the earlier proceedings in Germany were relatively uncontroversial. Why then go back to them now?</p></div></div><div><div><img alt="The annual rally of the Nazi Party in Germany in Nuremberg, 1935." src="https://media.spiked-online.com/website/images/2020/11/19194638/nuremberg_2_rally-800x551.jpg" /></div><p>The annual rally of the Nazi Party in Germany in Nuremberg, 1935.</p></div><div><p>One reason is that in Nuremberg we have a template for postwar declarations, principles and conventions that defined much of today&#8217;s international law on war. Though times have changed since 1945-6, and the Nuremberg legal approach has been widely and seriously distorted, contemporary international institutions and tribunals on war crimes often still invoke Nuremberg to claim legitimacy.</p><p>The legal relevance of the Nuremberg Trials to the 21st century, which has been demonstrated <a href="https://www.spiked-online.com/2002/03/22/why-the-hague-is-not-nuremberg/" target="_blank">elsewhere</a> on <em>spiked</em>, is not the subject of this essay, however. Rather, it will focus on <em>the politics of Nuremberg as the anti-Nazi climax to the Second World War</em>, and the unique and thus unrepeatable reasons why the Trial succeeded. Paradoxically, it is this very uniqueness which makes it worth understanding Nuremberg&#8217;s relevance to today, when memories have faded and times have changed beyond recognition.</p><p>Let&#8217;s therefore look at the historical run-up to the main Trial, review some key features of it, and assess both its aftermath and its legacy today. First, though, a word on the moral, political and historical distance between the Nazis who were arraigned at Nuremberg and today&#8217;s era.</p><h3>Then and now</h3><p>That distance is vast. In 2020, it remains important to realise just what those in the dock in 1945, who had outlived the suicides of Hitler, Himmler and Goebbels, had done. It is important because the term &#8216;<a href="https://www.spiked-online.com/tag/fascism/" target="_blank">fascist</a>&#8217; is used so liberally today to refer to anyone from Donald Trump to President Xi. This completely relativises what happened in the 1930s and 1940s, and obscures the horrific dimensions of the <a href="https://www.spiked-online.com/tag/holocaust/" target="_blank">Holocaust</a>.</p><p>And the Nazis&#8217; deeds were horrific. At a later Nuremberg trial, Otto Ohlendorf, appointed by SS chief Reinhard Heydrich as commander of the death squads (<em>Einsatzgruppen</em>) in the Ukraine and Crimea, described one feature of Nazi rule. To save money and the feelings of his executioners, the SS developed lorries with airtight space behind their cabs. They were mobile gas chambers, using the exhaust fumes lorries produce to deadly effect. The lorries &#8216;looked very harmless, so there was no panic when the victims were loaded&#8230; there was no excessive stress for the truck driver or his mate, as the engine noise drowned the cries of the dying&#8217;. The lorries were equipped with a &#8216;rapid discharge device&#8217;, or tipping mechanism, the more swiftly to unload bodies into freshly dug pits. In October 1941, one engineer noted that no fewer than 97,000 victims were &#8216;processed&#8217; in just three vehicles, &#8216;without any faults appearing&#8217;. At that time, victims were crammed into lorries at the rate of nine or 10 per square metre. By 5 June 1942, however, the same engineer looked forward to squeezing still more Jews and communists into the same space (3). In Mogilev, Belarus, gassing by lorries took place after midnight, for cover, and lasted just 10 minutes; after it was over, Jewish prisoners would clean the lorry&#8217;s space of vomit and faeces, before themselves being shot (4).</p><p>At the main trial in Nuremberg, then, <a href="https://avalon.law.yale.edu/imt/count4.asp" target="_blank">crimes against humanity</a> formed the last and most memorable of the four counts against the defendants. The others, in order, were a Nazi common plan or conspiracy, crimes against peace &#8211; waging aggressive wars and/or wars that broke treaties &#8211; and war crimes, which included: concentration camps and other mass exterminations, mass torture and <a href="https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-37697-0_18" target="_blank">medical experiments</a> (children included (5)), deportations for slave labour, killing of prisoners of war and hostages, and plunder.</p><p>These crimes had not been defined before Nuremberg. Altogether, they formed a rather blurred concept, one which tended to strip the Nazis&#8217; methods of their historical and political context.</p><p>But that was just the point. It was not so much fascist politics that were put on trial, but, ironically, humanity itself. As Ann and John Tusa&#8217;s old but much-acclaimed account of the Trial has it, &#8216;It was part of the search for a better way to control strong human impulses, aggression and revenge. It was an attempt to replace violence with acceptable and effective rules for human behaviour.&#8217; At the same time, the left-liberal writer Rebecca West, observing parts of the trial toward its end, opined that its task was &#8216;to prove that victors can so rise above the ordinary limitations of human nature as to be able to try fairly the foes they vanquished, by submitting themselves to the restraints of law&#8217; (6).</p><p>Nuremberg, then, amounted to a juridical attack on evil. To its credit, the tribunal recognised the extraordinarily monstrous deeds of the Nazis. To its discredit, and despite its key charge of conspiracy, it tended to convert the historical experience of fascism into a timeless morality play &#8211; indeed, Robert Jackson, the chief US prosecutor, <a href="https://www.roberthjackson.org/speech-and-writing/opening-statement-before-the-international-military-tribunal/" target="_blank">invoked</a> &#8216;the moral sense of mankind&#8217; in his opening address. The impulse was to portray the Nazi leaders as criminals able to dupe a pliant German population. The focus was on individual sinners, their psychology and their blind group loyalty to Hitler. </p><p>That was a travesty worse than the obvious legal travesty of we-make-the-rules victors&#8217; justice. While Nuremberg left Allied mass murder around <a href="https://www.woudhuysen.com/what-did-you-do-in-the-war-michael/" target="_blank">Hamburg</a>, <a href="https://www.spiked-online.com/2010/11/26/when-churchill-starved-india/" target="_blank">Bengal</a>, <a href="https://www.spiked-online.com/2005/02/08/dresden-dont-apologise-understand/" target="_blank">Dresden</a>, <a href="https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/08/06/hiroshima-an-experiment-in-extermination/" target="_blank">Hiroshima</a> and Nagasaki out of account, these events were not its only omissions. Also absent were the class character of the Nazi regime, its drive to destroy the enormous force that had been the German left, and its success, on behalf of capital, in terrorising workers into unprecedented levels of exploitation.</p><p>The trial was not just a snow job for the Allies. Over 30 volumes and three supplements of proceedings, 250,000 pages and 775 recorded hours, along with films and photographs, it brought to light the gigantic scale and horror of the Nazi years. At the same time, Allied elites used Nuremberg in the same way as they did <a href="https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/06/06/d-day-beyond-the-myth-of-the-good-war/" target="_blank">D-Day</a>, little more than a year earlier, &#8216;to neuter radicals, cover over imperial designs, and present imperial politics as progressive&#8217;.</p><p>Nevertheless, it should be clear that the size, ferocity and duration of Nazi exterminations completely dwarfed anything that might be cast as fascism today. And the historical prelude to Nuremberg, together with the way in which the West used the trial, were quite different from the <a href="https://www.spiked-online.com/2007/06/06/international-tribunals-not-fit-for-purpose/" target="_blank">International Criminal Court</a>, which began life at the Hague in 2002 as a creepy 21st-century imitation of Nuremberg. </p><h3>The origins of the Trials</h3><p>The footage and photography of the Nuremberg Trials are mostly black and white, with indicted Nazi leaders wearing headphones, to hear the proceedings by means of a then novel system: simultaneous interpretation. Goering and one or two others are in uniform; the rest, in suits and ties. Sometimes, perhaps because of the bright lights, Goering, Admiral Doenitz and the odd accomplice don dark glasses which, compounded by headphones, make them look spookier than ever. Throughout, Goering is contemptuous, Speer maintains a calm bearing, and Rudolf Hess, Hitler&#8217;s party deputy, looks madder and madder.</p></div><div><div><img alt="Goering, left, and Hess, right, in court during their trials, 4 December 1945. Photo: Chris Ware/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images" src="https://media.spiked-online.com/website/images/2020/11/19195122/nuremberg_3-800x471.jpg" /></div><p>Goering, left, and Hess, right, in court during their trials, 4 December 1945. Photo: Chris Ware/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images</p></div><div><p>The fact that top politicians and militarists on the losing side were held in jail, and not under house arrest, was new. Yet these interior scenes were only part of the picture. The pointless Allied bombing of Nuremberg&#8217;s quaint old town, which now surrounded the courthouse with rubble, was one sign of the devastation of the Third Reich and the uniqueness of the whole episode. The state of the German working class was another: Rebecca West noted the presence in Nuremberg of &#8216;a puddle of survivors&#8217; &#8211; &#8216;a frail and scrawny army of old women doing navvies&#8217; work&#8217; to the foundations of ruined buildings (7). And, beyond the immediate vicinity of the trial, its political origins were also very special.</p><p>First, in the run-up to the trials, there was much indecision and then unanimity about what to do with the defendants. Three months after the success of D-Day, Roosevelt joined Churchill in initialling a <a href="https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1944Quebec/d86" target="_blank">programme</a> drawn up by US Treasury secretary Henry Morgenthau: one which, apart from the impoverishment of Germany, sought simply to identify Nazi &#8216;arch-criminals&#8217; whose guilt was &#8216;obvious&#8217;, and &#8216;put them to death forthwith by firing squads made up of soldiers of the United Nations&#8217;. But by the time of the Yalta &#8216;Big Three&#8217; conference in February 1945, Stalin came out in favour of a trial &#8211; before, that is, the dispatch of defendants, again by firing squad. The founding of the United Nations at the San Francisco Conference in April 1945 confirmed America&#8217;s hegemony in the world and its revised plans to go to trial, which Britain had no choice but reluctantly to accept.</p><p>Second, in the light of wider political events, the tribunal was forced to tack toward mass anti-fascist sentiment. A great fear, after D-Day, was that Allied soldiers and others would visit revenge on the remnants of fascism, and so create disorder. There was also a big change in the atmosphere at the tribunal after 19 February 1946, when the Russians <a href="https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn616417" target="_blank">showed</a> a one-hour compilation film of Nazi atrocities. Made by Elizaveta Svilova, the collaborator and wife of the famed director Dziga Vertov, the film unexpectedly transformed the court. Among other terrible sequences, it showed how naked Polish women were made to lie down in mass graves before being shot. Afterwards, the perpetrators are seen smiling for the camera.</p><p>Third, political priorities demanded not only an accommodation to the Soviets, but also a mass lesson, in the West, in anti-Communism. The appointment, in May 1945, of the arch Tory MP and lawyer Sir David Maxwell Fyfe as head of the British prosecuting team was a move towards this end. Thus the conservative texture of the trial was assured.</p><p>Then, at the Potsdam conference of the Big Three in July, 1945, new US President Harry Truman and Churchill learned that US scientists had successfully exploded an experimental atomic weapon. That emboldened them against the Soviets (8), as did the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki early the following month. After that, little more than three months passed after the opening of Nuremberg before Churchill was ready to give, on 5 March 1946 at Fulton, Missouri, his famous &#8216;Iron Curtain&#8217; speech against Russia. </p><p>In Britain, Mediterranean Europe, Asia and the US, serious class struggles attended the aftermath of the war. Democracy was widely restricted. The Allies therefore had both to come to terms with Russia&#8217;s expansion westward and the international left&#8217;s wartime prestige, while also stigmatising Communism. But at Nuremberg that didn&#8217;t prove difficult. When the Russians falsely alleged that the German army had murdered thousands of Polish officers at Katyn wood, near Smolensk, about 200 miles west of Moscow, the tribunal let the defence team demolish the Soviet claim over two days &#8211; hinting in the process that the allegations were a cover-up for a massacre the Russians had themselves organised.</p><p>What, then, could the left ever do about Nuremberg? It surely wanted to avenge itself on the fascists. But was it not also in a position to suggest that Allied leaders themselves be put in the dock for assorted bestial acts? No, it was not. Given its unalloyed support for the war as a left-wing cause, and after the courtroom quarrel over the Katyn massacre and the strong suspicion that the Russians had been responsible, the left could only acquiesce to the trial, and to the framework it provided for postwar international relations.</p><p>In this respect Nuremberg, with all its trappings, proved an effective weapon against socialism in the mid-20th century. It took the whole nine yards of fascism, reduced them to man&#8217;s inhumanity to man, and depoliticised them.</p><h3>Psychology and the personalisation of politics</h3><p>Nuremberg was not just a victory for lawyers over politics. It was also where the character analysis beloved of a burgeoning wartime discipline &#8211; psychology &#8211; came into its own (9). Thus prosecutor Jackson reminded Hjalmar Schacht, appointed by Hitler as <em>Reichsminister</em> of economics in 1934, of the opinion about Goering that he had shared with British intelligence interrogator Major Edmund Tilley. According to Schacht, Goering <a href="https://avalon.law.yale.edu/imt/05-03-46.asp" target="_blank">was</a>: </p><p><em>&#8216;Endowed by nature with a certain geniality which he managed to exploit for his own popularity, he was the most egocentric being imaginable. The assumption of political power was for him only a means to personal enrichment and personal good living. The success of others filled him with envy. His greed knew no bounds. His predilection for jewels, gold and finery, </em>et cetera<em>, was unimaginable. He knew no comradeship. Only as long as someone was useful to him did he profess friendship.&#8217;</em></p><p>This was an early and influential form of the personalisation of politics that so afflicts what passes for political critique today. It rests on the assumption that politics can be reduced to and explained away by an individual&#8217;s putative psychopathology. So it is notable that both Schacht, a placeman for the Nazis, and Jackson took this psychological explanation of Goering as good coin.</p><p>That was not by chance. Lieutenant colonel Douglas Kelley, a US Army military intelligence officer who served as chief psychiatrist at Nuremberg, claimed to have spent no fewer than 80 hours with each of the prisoners he assessed. US Army first lieutenant Gustav Gilbert, a Jew with flawless German, was also appointed psychologist to the prisoners.</p><p>Before and during the trial, the two men played soft-cop listeners to the defendants in their confinement, with Gilbert using the results to help guide Jackson with his case. Like Jackson in court, Gilbert coached Speer in his cell. That way Speer&#8217;s acceptance, at the trial, of personal and collective responsibility for fascist misdeeds could undo Goering&#8217;s combative oratory for and leadership of those in the dock, and work to the Allies&#8217; maximum advantage.</p></div><div><div><img alt="A break in the proceedings: defendants in a relaxed moment. Left to right: Goering, Hess, and, in the back row, Admirals Karl Doenitz (in the shades) and Erich Raeder. Photo: Lewis Woudhuysen" src="https://media.spiked-online.com/website/images/2020/11/19194642/nuremberg_1-800x512.jpg" /></div><p>A break in the proceedings: defendants in a relaxed moment. Left to right: Goering, Hess, and, in the back row, Admirals Karl Doenitz (in the shades) and Erich Raeder. Photo: Lewis Woudhuysen</p></div><div><p>Interestingly, Kelley and Gilbert also administered the newly trendy Rorschach inkblot test to the defendants. &#8216;Psychiatry and psychology&#8217;, in <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022399915002378#!" target="_blank">the words</a> of one Californian academic,</p><p><em>&#8216;were oddly central to the trial in ways that are largely forgotten. First of all, the trial was not so much &#8220;who done it&#8221; as it was a &#8220;why did they do it&#8221;&#8230;. This was an enormous and unusual effort in the history of medicine. Never before, have we studied so closely leaders who had steered a country into such an abyss.&#8217;</em></p><p>Indeed, never before had inkblot marks on a piece of paper been used to provide an explanation of barbarism.</p><p>The rise of psychology in the war had, back in June 1945, allowed American professional associations dedicated to mental deficiency, neurology, psychiatry and unrelated disciplines to write a letter to Jackson saying that &#8216;detailed knowledge of the personality of these leaders&#8230; would be valuable as a guide to those concerned with the reorgani Saved Stories - None: President Biden: Think Bigger and Broader with Berlin https://warontherocks.com/2020/11/president-biden-think-bigger-and-broader-with-berlin/ Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:8b3e205d-1872-fc95-180c-37e1052e7fbd Fri, 20 Nov 2020 05:17:52 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div id="post-23885"><p>Is the United States Germany&#8217;s strategic rival? Germany is the <a href="https://www.tatsachen-ueber-deutschland.de/en/germany-glance/strong-hub">fourth-largest economy</a> in the world, a leading liberal democratic power, the core state in the European Union, an active NATO ally, and home to the headquarters of the U.S. military&#8217;s European and African commands. Its cooperation is vital to U.S. national interests. Yet U.S.-German relations have deteriorated over the past four years. Last year, even Chancellor Angela Merkel, formerly a champion of close German-U.S. relations, suggested that Germans and their E.U. partners might need <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/15/angela-merkel-interview-europe-eu-unite-challenge-us-russia-china">to consider the United States as rivals</a>, as they already regard Russia and China. The new U.S. president has an opportunity to revitalize the U.S.-German partnership by thinking bigger and broader about a new series of centerpiece projects. Four areas of possible cooperation in which to promote positive and forward-looking solutions to shared problems are: transatlantic security, trade, public health, and climate change.</p><p>Serious tensions between the partners developed during the <a href="https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9780230504189_9">2003 American intervention in Iraq</a> and were inflamed again by the <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-usa-spying/u-s-spy-agency-tapped-german-chancellery-for-decades-wikileaks-idUSKCN0PI2AD20150709">2015 WikiLeaks allegations of NSA spying</a> on the German leadership. President Barack Obama restored trust between the two governments by developing a strong personal relationship with Merkel that helped make Germany <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2016/04/24/politics/barack-obama-angela-merkel-germany-europe/index.html">the preeminent U.S. partner in Europe.</a></p><p>Since 2017, President Donald Trump&#8217;s trade war, unilateralist approach to<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-europe/europe-tells-u-s-we-wont-back-unilateral-iran-sanctions-snapback-idUSKBN23Q1DB"> Iran</a> and to <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/merkel-calls-out-trump-over-paris-accord-renews-commitment-fight-n884631">climate change</a>, and exacerbation of long-simmering differences over defense commitments have dangerously frayed relations &#8212; and revived distrust &#8212; between Washington and Berlin. According to <a href="https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2020/09/15/us-image-plummets-internationally-as-most-say-country-has-handled-coronavirus-badly/pg_2020-09-15_u-s-image_0-09/">a September 2020 Pew Research Center poll</a>, the percentage of Germans who regard the United States favorably has declined from 57 percent to 26 percent during Trump&#8217;s presidency. The aggressive and insulting manner in which Trump allegedly dealt with Merkel in their telephone calls, reportedly <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/german-officials-alarmed-trump-merkel-call-conversations-cnn-report-2020-6">calling her &#8220;stupid,&#8221;</a> and German suspicions that a sudden announcement of <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/06/world/europe/germany-troop-withdrawal-america.html?action=click&amp;module=RelatedLinks&amp;pgtype=Article">U.S. troop withdrawals from Germany</a> was instigated by Merkel&#8217;s decision not to travel to Washington for a G-7 meeting have&#160;raised serious questions about American dependability.&#160;A 70-year-old alliance based on shared values and interests, possessing deep interoperability, appears to be in jeopardy.</p><p>President-elect Joe Biden has signaled that <a href="https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2020-01-23/why-america-must-lead-again">multilateral diplomacy</a> will be far more important in his administration&#8217;s strategic calculations than it has been under Trump. Whether it is working with NATO, the European Union, or the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, effective multiparty diplomacy begins with sound and respectful bilateral relations with a European insider: multilateralism with a bilateral foundation. Reinforcing the U.S.-German relationship, speaking more from a position of equality rather than dominance, and putting the relationship on a sounder policy foundation for the future will have benefits for the entire transatlantic community.</p><p>The initial German reaction to Biden&#8217;s election <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/us-election-germanys-angela-merkel-congratulates-biden-on-win/a-55531839">has been positive</a>. However, the new Biden administration should avoid the pitfalls of a &#8220;nostalgia-based policy&#8221; that attempts to turn back the clock to the Obama administration. Like the United States, Germany will have a new leader in the coming year. Papering over differences through personal diplomacy may not be enough. Now is a time to relaunch the relationship based on new as well as old areas of shared interest. Biden should &#8220;think bigger and broader&#8221; by prioritizing new investments in this critical relationship beyond NATO diplomacy, to include soft-power strategic issues. This approach could restore trust between German and American leaders while increasing the utility of the relationship to both capitals. This article proposes four areas where the two governments have the potential for such cooperation.</p><p><strong>Transatlantic Security Policy</strong></p><p>Russia will remain a central challenge for both governments.&#160;As in the 2016 U.S. elections, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been recklessly aggressive in using hybrid warfare techniques, including <a href="https://www.voanews.com/europe/merkel-hard-evidence-russian-cyber-attack-german-parliament">cyber warfare against the German parliament</a>. German federal prosecutors have also accused Russian authorities in the <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/georgians-death-in-berlin-was-a-russian-ordered-assassination-prosecutors-believe/a-53860911">2019 assassination</a> of a Chechen man with Georgian citizenship in Berlin. In recent years, Germany has led Europe in responding to Russian aggression. Although Germany has substantially more investments in Russia than the United States does, Berlin has supported and helped shape the sanctions imposed by the United States following Moscow&#8217;s incursions into eastern Ukraine and its seizure of Crimea. In 2020, Germany provided safe treatment for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny following his poisoning and called for E.U. <a href="https://www.voanews.com/europe/germany-calling-eu-sanctions-belarusian-president">sanctions</a> on the Belarusian leader for the violent treatment of protestors in the wake of fraudulent elections. Given Germany&#8217;s economic and political strength, there can be no effective Western policy toward Russia without close cooperation between Berlin and Washington.</p><p>One of the top priorities of the Biden administration will be the revitalization of the transatlantic alliance. The United States and Germany should form a joint working group on Russia policy based in both the National Security Council and the Chancellor&#8217;s Office to develop a coordinated strategy for dealing with Putin. This process should be separate from NATO consultations. NATO now has 30 members. Given its size and divisions, it would be advantageous for Washington to find agreement with Berlin prior to seeking support from other allies. As the German foreign minister <a href="https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/newsroom/news/-/2409524">recently suggested</a>, the German government perceives a need for coordination on sanctions policies, and this should be a key element in a new transatlantic strategy.</p><p>The Trump administration <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/06/world/europe/germany-troop-withdrawal-america.html?action=click&amp;module=RelatedLinks&amp;pgtype=Article">did not consult</a> with Berlin prior to announcing its decision to withdraw more than a quarter of the U.S. troop presence in Germany. Both governments should reconsider this decision and the long-term <a href="https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/10/worth-preserving-us-military-posture-germany/168974/">U.S. military profile in Germany</a> as part of the discussions of the proposed joint working group. American bases in Germany have been as much about deployments to Southwest Asia and the Middle East as about defending Germany. Because the American withdrawal from the Middle East is likely to continue under the Biden administration, their role is now about the credibility of the U.S. guarantee of European security &#8212; which needs to be reinforced after Trump&#8217;s weakening of NATO&#8217;s Article 5 reassurances.</p><p><strong>Trade and China Policy</strong></p><p>Washington and Berlin face similar problems in dealing with an increasingly assertive and authoritarian regime in Beijing.&#160;Unlike the Trump approach, Biden&#8217;s will understand that without a unified West, China will divide and conquer. Here, too, Germany remains the key player in Europe given that it has the strongest economic relationship with China of any E.U. member state. However,&#160;<a href="https://www.economist.com/europe/2020/07/16/angela-merkels-soft-china-stance-is-challenged-at-home">German elites are increasingly skeptical</a> that fair trade with China is possible. In September, wary of Chinese state influence, the German government <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/35197477-acef-4429-a1d8-71743ee8d8e3">moved to block</a> telecom giant Huawei from the country&#8217;s 5G program.</p><p>The dormant Obama-era <a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/19/germans-protest-ttip-and-ceta-trade-agreements-with-us-and-canada.html">Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership</a> failed to generate enthusiasm in Germany and was dropped by Trump. The Biden administration should explore the possibility of &#8220;a newly consolidated Western trade alliance&#8221; with the United States to counter China&#8217;s &#8220;aggressively controlled state capitalism,&#8221; as the German defense minister <a href="https://www.bmvg.de/en/news/speech-akk-presentation-steuben-schurz-media-award-3856630">recently argued</a>. This may be the best way to meet shared challenges with China such as defending intellectual property rights, preventing the takeover of key companies, and creating a level playing field in trade and investment &#8212; in short, ensuring that the terms of trade are fair. As a first step, the new U.S. team should suspend the Trump tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports, which have been damaging to both the transatlantic relationship and American companies.</p><p><strong>Public Health</strong></p><p>The COVID-19 pandemic cannot be dealt with unilaterally. Pandemics are not national emergencies &#8212; they require international cooperation. Germany has world-class biomedical capabilities and facilities and will be an indispensable partner in containing and ending the pandemic. It was Germany that developed the <a href="https://apnews.com/article/78f7c6b4555a28e64dc96d395366290e">first successful test</a> for COVID-19 that was deployed globally. Germany has been credited with <a href="https://www.aspeninstitute.de/events/germany-mobilizes-tech-whole-of-technology-responses-to-covid-19/">utilizing technology more effectively</a> than other Western democracies to track and manage the pandemic. Yet in early 2020, the <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-germany-covid-19-vaccine-not-for-sale-donald-trump-2020-3">German government revealed</a> that the Trump administration had attempted to purchase a German firm making progress on a COVID-19 vaccine, possibly <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/world/europe/cornonavirus-vaccine-us-germany.html">to secure exclusive</a> rights for Americans. In response, in May 2020, Germany passed <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-germany-adopts-powers-to-block-foreign-takeovers-in-health-sector/a-53509951">legislation</a> to protect its vaccine manufacturers from similar poaching and compelled the government to <a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/15/germany-to-buy-stake-in-curevac-as-world-races-for-covid-19-vaccine.html">acquire a stake</a> in the same company that the United States had allegedly targeted.</p><p>The United States should repair the relationship by looking for cooperative opportunities to not only address the current pandemic but also prevent future ones.&#160;The German government was displeased by the announced <a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/07/germany-and-france-quit-who-reform-talks-amid-tension-with-washington.html">U.S. withdrawal</a> from the World Health Organization and will be glad to see a U.S. president reaffirm the U.S. commitment to multilateral cooperation on public health. At the same time, cooperation at the bilateral level would help address deficiencies in both countries&#8217; pandemic responses. As in the United States, many Germans have <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-germany-democracy/a-55346478">resented and resisted</a> government-led efforts to address the pandemic, but the German government has more successfully limited the number of <a href="https://www.vox.com/21495327/covid-19-germany-coronavirus-cases-deaths">cases and deaths.</a> There are lessons that Americans could draw from Germany&#8217;s experience if they could be effectively disseminated to the public.</p><p><strong>Climate and Energy</strong></p><p>Germany has also made progress on another new dimension of foreign policy: environmental security. The&#160;<em>Energiewende</em>&#160;(energy transition) initiative increased renewable-sourced (wind, solar, hydroelectric) electricity generation, which will decrease carbon emissions. There are <a href="https://www.csis.org/analysis/defense-energiewende">critics of the Energiewende</a>, and its success has been masked by other factors, including the simultaneous <a href="https://www.wired.com/story/germany-rejected-nuclear-power-and-deadly-emissions-spiked/">elimination of nuclear power generation</a>. Still, renewables accounted for <a href="https://www.eia.gov/international/analysis/country/DEU">40 percent of German power generation in 2019</a>, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency. The United States is struggling with unprecedented severe weather, water insecurity, and wildfires, and gets only 17 percent of its production from renewables. Germans appreciate the importance of the United States for addressing global climate change, and there is potential for a broad discussion of energy and environmental security to mutual benefit. Such a project would require diplomacy beyond the diplomats. The secretaries of the Departments of Energy and Commerce, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and other senior figures could take part in regular cabinet-level meetings &#8212; reflecting the complex, interdepartmental nature of this challenge.</p><p>There is also an unprecedented urgency &#8212; and opportunity &#8212; to bring societies into decisions that deeply affect people in their locales. The Biden administration should find creative ways to incorporate state governments in both countries in joint efforts to promote environmental security. For example, <a href="http://climateinitiativesplatform.org/index.php/Under_2_Coalition">cooperation between California and Baden-Wurttemberg</a> on lowering emissions through the United Nations&#8217; Under 2 MOU Coalition represents a creative way to think about partnership. The administration should convene a high-level joint commission, which could be reinforced by vertical cooperation from civil society and partnerships between American and German cities and states, and should also cultivate interest in the project within Congress and the German Bundestag.</p><p>A major source of irritation with Germany in Washington has been Berlin&#8217;s cooperation with Moscow on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea. In 2020, the U.S. Congress has deliberated <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-03/senators-to-back-expanding-nord-stream-2-sanctions-to-insurers">expanding sanctions</a> to discourage completion of this project, which Congress fears will undermine Ukraine and increase Russian influence. Strategic thinkers in both countries have long shared concerns that Germany <a href="https://www.iea.org/reports/germany-2020">is too dependent</a> on Russian energy supplies, and this has been a source of rancor in relations with Berlin. Biden&#8217;s longtime national security adviser <a href="https://2009-2017.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/236057.htm">Antony Blinken</a> even wrote a 1987 book on the subject. Nevertheless, the Biden team should keep its focus on the big picture and realize that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will be a <em>fait accompli</em> when Biden is sworn in and should not inhibit broader cooperation with Berlin. The Biden administration should instead use increased bilateral dialogue to push Germany&#8217;s government beyond Nord Stream 2, to diversify the country&#8217;s natural gas supply to include greater consumption of <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/07/business/energy-environment/germany-liquefied-natural-gas.html">liquefied natural gas from the United States</a> and elsewhere. The German government should also be thinking of offering compromises to the United States on this thorny issue.</p><p>The common thread in these recommendations is that the Biden administration should invest attention in the U.S.-German relationship, think big and broad, and take a less unilateral approach, one that emphasizes engagement across multiple levels of government and society. The Biden team can&#8217;t necessarily undo the perception the Trump years created in that the United States had <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/chancellor-angela-merkel-president-donald-trumps-isolationism-risks-making-us-irrelevant-not-great/a-40209831">withdrawn from the world</a>. There may not be as large a shift in German attitudes as Obama&#8217;s presidency generated. Germany&#8217;s post-World War II aversion to flexing its hard power is understandable but sometimes makes it a problematic partner. From an American perspective, one good outcome of the perception that <a href="https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2020/07/15/germany-sets-up-a-european-defense-agenda-with-a-waning-us-footprint-in-mind/">the United States cannot be relied on</a> may be that Germany, which has committed to greater defense spending, will cooperate with its European partners to take greater responsibility for their collective security. Security cooperation with Berlin should be defined in the broadest possible terms to incorporate trade, health, and climate, as well as hybrid military threats.</p><p>Today&#8217;s Germany has taken on a leadership role at the center of Europe that would have been unimaginable when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. In the wake of Brexit, Germany has become an even more central player in shaping E.U. policies. Brexit is likely to see a further diminution of the United Kingdom&#8217;s economic and military power. For the foreseeable future, London will be focused on its internal problems, including the territorial integrity of the union with Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Biden team and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi have already warned U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson about preserving the Good Friday agreements as part of its withdrawal from E.U. membership. Regrettably, Britain&#8217;s ability to assist the United States in bridge-building within Europe was dramatically curbed by Brexit.</p><p>Germany&#8217;s importance to the United States as a European partner, given the growing importance of the European Union to American diplomacy and economic statecraft, becomes more significant post-Brexit. While France remains the most important military power in the European Union &#8212; the only one with an independent nuclear force &#8212; it remains ambivalent about NATO and prizes its strategic independence from the United States. The Franco-German tandem remains central to any leadership in the European Union, but France is not in the same league as Germany in economics. In the future, the United States is almost certain to maintain strong ties with Britain and France, but Germany is key. A strong bilateral relationship between Washington and Berlin should not be mistaken for a strong partnership with the European Union. Berlin is a partner in Brussels, a first call when navigating the political shoals of Europe.</p><p>Biden can and should deepen ties with this anchor state in areas where the United States can benefit from its experience, and should generate a more robust symbiotic relationship that is relevant to the new generations in both countries. While German public confidence in the United States <a href="https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2020/09/15/us-image-plummets-internationally-as-most-say-country-has-handled-coronavirus-badly/">has plummeted</a>, <a href="https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/05/18/amid-coronavirus-crisis-americans-and-germans-see-changing-world-in-different-ways/">the American public remains positive about Germany</a>. There is also bipartisan support for the transatlantic relationship in Congress. Trump was an outlier in the Republican Party on Europe, especially on Germany. The United States can and should be judged by the allies it makes and keeps on the world stage. It should endeavor to rebuild ties to Germany, a partner worth having.</p><p><em>Stephen F. Szabo is a Saved Stories - None: How do Pfizer’s and Moderna’s 95% Effective mRNA Shots Actually Work https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/how-do-pfizer%E2%80%99s-and-moderna%E2%80%99s-95-effective-mrna-shots-actually-work-172909 Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:a3ca69de-6f81-ccb6-1f5e-a56eb222425b Fri, 20 Nov 2020 05:09:03 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><p><span>The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a massive allocation of resources towards producing solutions, from </span><a href="https://dx.doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.virusres.2020.198137" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">identifying life-saving medications</a><span>, tracking </span><a href="https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.23.20178236" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">how the virus spreads</a><span> and ultimately to preventing infection with vaccines.</span></p><p>As a physician scientist, I study how the virus has evolved over the pandemic, since any changes in the virus could also change the effectiveness of current treatments. On Nov. 9, Pfizer announced preliminary trial results showing that a vaccine it developed with BioNTech was about <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03166-8" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">90 per cent effective</a>. That was followed up nine days later with <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-vaccines-pfizer/a-special-day-end-of-pfizer-trial-paves-way-for-a-covid-shot-this-year-idUSKBN27Y1GM" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">final trial results</a> and two months of safety data, indicating a 95 per cent effectiveness rate.</p><div><div><p></p></div></div><p>Pfizer announced on Nov. 18 that it intends to file for emergency authorization with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. </p><p>Meanwhile, on Nov. 16, <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-vaccines-moderna-int/moderna-trial-success-gives-world-more-hope-in-race-to-end-pandemic-idUSKBN27W1EJ" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Moderna announced preliminary results</a> for its own vaccine, developed with the U.S. National Institutes of Health, which also indicated effectiveness of about 95 per cent.</p><div><div><div><div id="primis_container_div"><div id="primis_playerSekindoSPlayer5fb7955e7a3c5"><div id="Player-Div-SekindoSPlayer5fb7955e7a3c5"><div id="Video-Div-SekindoSPlayer5fb7955e7a3c5"><div id="Video-iFrame-SekindoSPlayer5fb7955e7a3c5"><div id="videoContainerDiv"><img src="https://video.sekindo.com/uploads/cn10/video/users/converted/24271/video1511884217/vid5e98f3586c2f6312891030.jpg?cbuster=1599734715" /></div><div id="layoutContainerDiv"><div id="layoutDesign"><div id="topLeftElements"><div id="titleObj"><p>John Krasinski Surprises Boston Health Care Workers With Red Sox Tickets for Life</p></div></div><img id="publisherLogo" src="https://video.sekindo.com/uploads/video/users/logo/26558/logo_7503.png?cbuster=1583844061" /><div id="liveIco"><svg id="Layer_1" viewBox="0 0 101.43 34.65" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"><defs></defs><g id="_Live_1"><g><path d="M486.72,381l-.94,4.81H474.33l6.73-34.65h11.45l-.94,4.81h-6.12l-4.86,25Z" transform="translate(-474.33 -351.15)"></path></g><g><path d="M495,357.71h5.44l-3.09,15.89h8.47l-1,4.92H490.92Z" transform="translate(-474.33 -351.15)"></path><path d="M511.32,359.73h5.56l-3.65,18.8h-5.56Zm.51-4.74a4,4,0,0,1,3.79-3.17,2.52,2.52,0,0,1,2.55,3.17,4,4,0,0,1-3.78,3.13A2.53,2.53,0,0,1,511.83,355Z" transform="translate(-474.33 -351.15)"></path><path d="M518.82,359.73h5.63l2.6,11.94,7.21-11.94h5.63l-11.71,18.8h-5Z" transform="translate(-474.33 -351.15)"></path><path d="M537.81,369.09a12.07,12.07,0,0,1,12.09-9.85c5.82,0,8.83,4.25,7.8,9.55,0,0-.18.93-.42,1.79H543.08c-.32,2.24,1.33,3.69,4.28,3.69a7.41,7.41,0,0,0,4.94-1.83l2.64,3.1a12.91,12.91,0,0,1-8.76,3.43c-6.12,0-9.55-3.84-8.4-9.73ZM552.47,367c.33-1.72-1.22-3.13-3.46-3.13-2.42,0-4.67,1.38-5.16,3.13Z" transform="translate(-474.33 -351.15)"></path></g><path d="M564.63,381l4.86-25h-6.12l.94-4.81h11.45L569,385.8H557.58l.94-4.81Z" transform="translate(-474.33 -351.15)"></path></g></svg></div></div><p><span>1</span></p></div></div></div><div id="playlistLayoutElement"><div id="slider"><div id="playlistUnitContainer"><p>NOW <br />PLAYING</p><img height="100" src="https://video.sekindo.com/uploads/cn10/video/users/converted/24271/video1511884217/vid5e98f3586c2f6312891030.jpg?cbuster=1599734715" width="180" /></div><div id="playlistUnitContainer"><p>NOW <br />PLAYING</p><img height="100" src="https://video.sekindo.com/uploads/cn25/video/users/converted/24508/video_5c59942dac016937505809/vid5ecfb5aa0e184765420528.jpg?cbuster=1590670764" width="180" /></div><div id="playlistUnitContainer"><p>NOW <br />PLAYING</p><img height="100" src="https://video.sekindo.com/uploads/cn7/video/users/converted/24508/video_5c59942dac016937505809/vid5ec2fdcf7ef73337279843.jpg?cbuster=1589837265" width="180" /></div><div id="playlistUnitContainer"><p>NOW <br />PLAYING</p><img height="100" src="https://video.sekindo.com/uploads/cn24/video/users/converted/24508/video_5c59942dac016937505809/vid5eb98665b2c34259272560.jpg?cbuster=1589216872" width="180" /></div><div id="playlistUnitContainer"><p>NOW <br />PLAYING</p><img height="100" src="https://video.sekindo.com/uploads/cn4/video/users/converted/24508/video_5c59942dac016937505809/vid5eb0925ec4f13311312427.jpg?cbuster=1588839466" width="180" /></div><div id="playlistUnitContainer"><p>NOW <br />PLAYING</p><img height="100" src="https://video.sekindo.com/uploads/cn16/video/users/converted/28530/video_5d5b9eefa3fc7205450607/vid5eb04010f25aa986292116.jpg?cbuster=1588609045" width="180" /></div><div id="playlistUnitContainer"><p>NOW <br />PLAYING</p><img height="100" src="https://video.sekindo.com/uploads/cn19/video/users/converted/24508/video1515925501/vid5e908cc6133e6004649433.jpg?cbuster=1586531528" width="180" /></div></div><div id="leftArrow"> Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. </div><div id="rightArrow"> Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. </div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><p>This is good news, but we need to understand what it means so life can ultimately go back to normal.</p><p>Both Pfizer&#8217;s and Moderna&#8217;s vaccines are mRNA-based. In each of our cells, DNA produces messenger RNA (mRNA) containing the templates for making proteins. It&#8217;s called messenger RNA because it carries that information to other parts of the cell, where the instructions are read and followed to produce specific proteins. </p><p>When a patient is injected with mRNA in a vaccine, their cells use the information in that mRNA to create a protein: in this case, a version of the spike protein from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The immune system recognizes that protein as a signal to produce antibodies and immune cells.</p><p>An <a href="https://dx.doi.org/10.1038%2Fnrd.2017.243" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">mRNA vaccine has some advantages for mass vaccination</a>. It can produce robust immunity, can be made rapidly at low cost, and, like <a href="https://theconversation.com/covid-19-vaccine-update-pfizer-may-be-the-frontrunner-but-canada-has-hedged-its-bets-149962" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">inactivated and subunit vaccines</a>, it is impossible for it to cause someone to develop the illness. </p><p><strong>Building immunity</strong></p><p>This vaccine has the potential to protect many people from this devastating virus. When it is said that a vaccine is 90 per cent effective, this means that if 100 people received the vaccine and were then exposed to the virus, 90 would be unlikely to get sick. While 10 would be at risk of still developing the infection, fortunately protection from vaccines is not all-or-nothing. These 10 individuals could have milder disease than someone who did not receive the vaccine. </p><p>It takes time for immune systems to prepare to fight infections. Think of building immunity to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, like preparing to run a marathon. First, the runner must register, just as the immune system must be exposed to the infectious agent. Then, they need to build stamina. For the immune system, this means making antibodies and immune cells. Finally, they run the marathon: the bolstered immune system now removes the infectious agent from the body, or prevents it from doing further damage.</p><p>In both the <a href="https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT04368728" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Pfizer</a> and <a href="https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04470427" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Moderna clinical trials</a>, subjects received the vaccine in two doses, three or four weeks apart, respectively. That&#8217;s about how much time it takes for the stimulated immune system to produce meaningful protection. A booster vaccine was given to produce even more antibodies and immune cells. In terms of the marathon example, this is like doing a practice marathon around three weeks into training. The runner will do better than they would have on day one, but more training is likely still needed. The booster vaccine provides that extra training. </p><p><strong>The beginning of the end</strong></p><div><div><p> </p></div></div><p>Should we expect the pandemic to be over once a vaccine is available for public use? Not exactly. A vaccine will not be perfect, and it takes time for the immune system to be ready to protect us. </p><p>In addition, it is possible that the vaccines will be less effective than cited. Clinical trials are carefully set up, but it is possible that the virus will have evolved enough since the vaccines were designed so they will provide less benefit. It will also take time for enough vaccine to be made and administered for the population to achieve <a href="https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/herd-immunity-lockdowns-and-covid-19" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">herd immunity</a>.</p><div><div><p> </p></div></div><p>Masks and social distancing will still most likely be necessary throughout 2021 because it takes time to accomplish such large-scale projects. We cannot expect <a href="https://theconversation.com/5-failings-of-the-great-barrington-declarations-dangerous-plan-for-covid-19-natural-herd-immunity-148975" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">herd immunity from our neighbours getting sick</a> to get the world back to normal, even while neighbours are receiving vaccines. The human cost is unacceptable and the virus is too infectious for this to produce meaningful results unless <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2020.04.012" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">67 per cent of the population is infected</a>, with a lot of people dying up to that point and afterwards. </p><p>We are in a scary time but have reason to have hope. The news of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines is good news and could potentially bring the world back to something more normal. We must not forget that it will take time and all of us working together. Masks and social distancing are our reality right now, and will remain so until at least next year. We must persevere with these measures, even when we find them frustrating. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and we can all reach it if we work together.</p><div><div><p> </p></div></div><p><img alt="The Conversation" height="1" src="https://counter.theconversation.com/content/149957/count.gif?distributor=republish-lightbox-basic" width="1" /> </p><div><div><p> </p></div></div><p><em><span><a href="https://theconversation.com/profiles/julian-daniel-sunday-willett-1174654" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Julian Daniel Sunday Willett</a>, PhD Student, Quantitative Life Sciences, <a href="https://theconversation.com/institutions/mcgill-university-827" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">McGill University</a></span></em> </p><p><em>This article is republished from <a href="https://theconversation.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">The Conversation</a> under a Creative Commons license. Read the <a href="https://theconversation.com/covid-19-vaccines-how-pfizers-and-modernas-95-effective-mrna-shots-work-149957" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">original article</a>.</em> </p><p><em>Image: Reuters</em> <span rel="schema:url"></span><span></span> </p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Finland's Prime Minister Warns COVID-19 Will Trigger A Populist Backlash https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/finlands-prime-minister-warns-covid-19-will-trigger-populist-backlash Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:38ca3d51-1f9c-6dfe-3a2a-a55855d5d154 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 05:06:07 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><div><p>Finland has fewer confirmed cases of COVID-19 than any of its rival EU members, which has apparently qualified the country's young prime minister, Sanna Marin, to lecture her peers about the dangers of right-wing populism <a href="https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/slovenia-backs-hungary-poland-standoff-brussels-thats-delaying-covid-relief">as Brussels clashes with Poland and Hungary over "rule of law" requirements, delaying desperately needed COVID aid. </a></p><p>Marin explained that citizens will ultimately blame the government for imposing all of these COVID-19-inspired restrictions on movement and business, some of which have helped destroy businesses and careers, leaving a swath of pain and misery, aggravated by worsening drug and alcohol abuse.</p><p>Finland is the only EU member not to see a resurgence of the virus over the past few months; its average rate of about 40 daily cases per million people has endured for months. Austria's rate is 20x that. The Czech Republic's rate is 15x, while Sweden's rate is 10x.</p><p><a href="https://www.zerohedge.com/s3/files/inline-images/FINLAND.jpg?itok=01mZbQfC"><source media="all and (min-width: 1280px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="all and (min-width: 480px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="all and (min-width: 1024px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg" /><source type="image/jpeg" /><img alt="" height="284" src="https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/inline-images/FINLAND.jpg" width="500" /></a></p><p>So, what should European governments do? Marin seems to think that agreeing to a common EU-wide strategy would help. Or at the very least, she believes the strategy would help keep Finland safe, if more European states signed on.</p><blockquote> <p>"This will cause protests more and more, and it&#8217;s a breeding ground for populist movements across Europe. When you&#8217;re closing an economy and people&#8217;s workplaces, it will cause political instability. Populists come with easy answers to difficult problems, but their solutions are rarely the right ones," she added.</p> </blockquote><p>The common strategy envisioned by Marin would include more comprehensive testing and tracing. More than half of Finland's population is using a government testing and tracing app, which Marin has credited for helping keep infection rates low. However, outside Finland, contact tracing efforts around the world have largely met with mixed results.</p><p>She also pitched more travel restrictions, arguing that "we all need to be successful to be safe".</p><blockquote> <p>&#8220;This is not a competition. We all need to be successful to be safe...In Finland, the situation is more stable, but still we are also more at risk if the virus spreads in other countries."</p> </blockquote><p>Whatever benefit populist parties might receive from the pandemic, nothing has happened yet. But Marin believes that the more frustrated the public becomes, the more people will turn toward right-wing populists who have advocated a less restrictive approach focused on the most vulnerable.</p><p>Finland has one of the most restrictive policies in Europe governing when travelers must enter quarantine, although adherence during that period is mostly self-policed. While Finland's economy has avoided the massive blowback experienced by its neighbors, Marin insisted that people always need someone or something to blame for their problems.</p><blockquote> <p>"I think that the situation might get even worse and people might get even more tired. The situation has got worse in the autumn. People often want to find someone to blame and often the easiest ones to blame are the governments and politicians."</p> </blockquote><p>Importantly, Marin said she saw no distinction between protecting individual health and protecting the economy, and that testing - not travel restrictions - is really the key to suppression.</p><aside><div><div><p>ZEROHEDGE DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX</p><p>Receive a daily recap featuring a curated list of must-read stories.</p></div></div><h3>Thank you for subscribing!</h3><h3>Something went wrong. Please refresh and try again.</h3></aside><blockquote> <p>"Testing is key - we need to test people more. This is the key to maintaining the situation under control. We don&#8217;t want to stop people from traveling, we want to stop the virus from spreading."</p> </blockquote><p>That almost sounds <a href="https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/pariah-state-no-longer-architect-swedens-covid-19-strategy-shows-lockdowns-werent">like something Anders Tegnell,</a> the architect of Sweden's no-lockdown approach, might say.</p></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: Trump behavior suggests mood and personality disorders https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/11/20/trump-behavior-history-suggest-mood-personality-disorders-column/6332417002/ Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:d2978314-e05e-92e9-ce56-2fa8184d1332 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 04:30:26 -0500 <div class="" id="readability-page-1"><p>Dr. Kenneth Paul Rosenberg and Norman Ornstein</p><div><p>One of us is a psychiatrist, the other a political scientist. We have watched the fiasco since the election with mounting trepidation, from two very different perspectives. But we have a common bond: For more than a decade, each of us has worked to advocate for people with serious mental illness to get treatment. We are coming together now to advocate for immediate intervention for our president.</p><p>Since President Donald Trump&#8217;s election, the psychiatric community has debated calling out his illness(es). The American Psychiatric Association&#160;says we should remain silent out of fear that we would violate the <a href="https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/goldwater-rule" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Goldwater Rule</a> &#8212; an APA rule adopted&#160;largely to prevent the partisan misuse of psychiatric diagnoses to unduly influence an election. But it is clear what many psychiatrists know privately, and a few have said publicly. The threat to our democracy is too great to remain silent.</p><aside></aside><h2>Not just tantrums or selfishness</h2><p>It may be no surprise that Trump railed against a 2020&#160;election process that promised a major increase in turnout through early voting and voting by mail. He and many Republicans have advocated for ways to suppress votes, and suggested&#160;repeatedly that when everybody votes, Republicans lose. Remember, Trump had said before the 2016 election that if he lost, it was rigged; if he won, it was fair.</p><aside></aside><p>It also may be no surprise that Trump&#160;denied the outcome of the 2020 election in the days that followed it, despite the fact that President-elect Joe Biden&#8217;s margins in battlegrounds&#160;<a href="https://www.usatoday.com/elections/results/2020-11-03/state/michigan/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Michigan</a>&#160;and&#160;<a href="https://www.usatoday.com/elections/results/2020-11-03/state/pennsylvania/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Pennsylvania </a>were larger than Trump's&#160;four years ago and he flipped <a href="https://www.politico.com/2020-election/results/arizona/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Arizona</a> and <a href="https://www.politico.com/2020-election/results/georgia/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Georgia</a> to the Democratic column. And it is true that there is neither a legal nor constitutional requirement for a presidential candidate to concede when he has lost.&#160;</p><p>But Trump's&#160;behavior since is antithetical to every norm we have in a democracy that values as much as anything the legitimacy of elections and the peaceful and orderly transfer of power after voters have spoken.</p><figure><img alt="Trump supporter Tara Immen of Happy Valley, Ariz., protests at the Maricopa County Elections Department in Phoenix on Nov. 18, 2020." /></figure><p>The president&#8217;s actions &#8212; ordering his minions to deny all the elements of a transition to the president-elect, including access to intelligence and pandemic briefings, access to agencies to plan the next administration, access to the FBI to begin security clearances for incoming appointees &#8212; are not just wrongheaded, they are dangerous to the security and health of the American people.</p><p><em><strong>Biden's top unification task:</strong><a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/11/19/biden-expose-trump-wrongdoing-corruption-restore-trust-column/6328965002/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Expose every ounce of Trump team wrongdoing, restore trust in government</a></em></p><aside id="gnt_atomsnc"></aside><p>The president&#8217;s moves to fire key officials, including those in charge of the safety of our nuclear stockpile and those in charge of our national security, suggest that the loyalty test &#8212; loyalty to the president and not to the Constitution &#8212; is going to be applied more often, hollowing out our pandemic teams and intelligence and defense capabilities, and leaving in charge a group of sycophants willing to do his bidding in his remaining weeks in office. The fact that <a href="https://khn.org/morning-breakout/trump-absents-his-administration-at-covid-emergency-tipping-point/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">he has not attended a meeting on the pandemic</a> in months and has barely mentioned it as it explodes across the country is another sign of alarm.</p><p>Many say that Trump's&#160;refusal to agree to a peaceful and orderly concession is just a threat from a selfish man who can&#8217;t accept defeat.&#160;President-elect Biden calls Trump&#8217;s failure to concede an &#8220;embarrassment.&#8221;&#160;It is worse. When someone says they are planning their suicide, mental health professionals don&#8217;t call it a &#8220;cry for attention.&#8221; They hospitalize them immediately to prevent harm. When someone threatens homicide, violence or child abuse, we act swiftly to protect potential victims. It is na&#239;ve to consider the current acts of President Trump as childish tantrums and nothing more than fodder for late night comedians.&#160;</p><h2>Signs of personality or mood&#160;disorder</h2><p>To any first-year psychiatric resident, Trump&#8217;s sleepless nights filled with ranting tweets suggest irrational exuberance and lack of control, possibly a sign of a mood disorder called <a href="https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/what-is-hypomania" rel="noopener" target="_blank">hypomania</a>. His life-long history of disregard for others and deceit, if correct as reported, are characteristic of a personality disorder on the <a href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/narcissistic-personality-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20366662" rel="noopener" target="_blank">narcissistic</a> and even <a href="https://www.health.com/condition/antisocial-personality-disorder/sociopath-traits" rel="noopener" target="_blank">sociopathic</a> spectrum.&#160;&#160;</p><aside></aside><p>To be sure, definitive psychiatric diagnoses cannot be made without an in-person examination And certainly, psychiatric diagnoses themselves don&#8217;t make someone unfit to be president.&#160;But President Trump&#8217;s particular history and actions create a high index of suspicion for destructive mental processes which are putting the country and its safety and security&#160;in jeopardy.</p><p><em><strong>Norman Ornstein:</strong><a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/11/08/trump-loss-biden-win-transition-new-national-nightmare-column/6202290002/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Donald Trump has lost to Joe Biden, what's next? The presidential transition from hell.</a></em></p><p>If we had a functioning Republican Party, this would be the time either to pressure the president to resign early and let Vice President Mike Pence handle the remainder of the term (with the promise of a pardon to sweeten the deal) or to invoke the 25th Amendment. At minimum, we would hope that key figures, like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and other senior officials, would act to embrace the reality of the election outcome and put constraints on Trump to stop destructive acts. Instead, they are enabling his worst instincts and behaviors.&#160;</p><p>But it is important to at least call it out for what it is. Whatever President Trump does leading up to Jan.&#160;20 &#8212; whether it is reckless actions abroad or lawless and destructive acts of commission or omission at home &#8212; it should be clear that these are not normal nor acceptable actions by an American president.</p><p><em>Dr. Kenneth Paul Rosenberg is a psychiatrist affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical Center. His&#160;<a href="https://m.facebook.com/BedlamTheFilm/photos/a.338976513615463/784713052375138/?type=3&amp;source=54" rel="noopener" target="_blank">award-winning</a> 2019 documentary "<a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9358042/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_1" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Bedlam</a>" chronicles the roots of the broken mental health system in America and was shown on <a href="https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/bedlam/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">PBS' Independent Lens</a>. Norman Ornstein (<a href="https://www.twitter.com/normornstein" rel="noopener" target="_blank">@normornstein</a>) is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. His family foundation spearheaded "<a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12116104/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1" rel="noopener" target="_blank">The Definition of Insanity,</a>" a 2020 PBS documentary on the criminal justice system and how it deals with those with serious mental illness.</em></p><aside></aside><a href="https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/opinion/2020/06/01/june-cartoon-commentary-politics-trump-democrats-minneapolis-slaying/5310942002/"><img alt="" height="372" width="660" /></a></div></div><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Saved Stories - None: 1. 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ROME (Reuters) &#8211; The new coronavirus was circulating in Italy in September 2019, a study by the National Cancer Institute (INT) of the Italian city of Milan shows, signaling that it might have spread beyond China earlier than thought. COVID has been in Italy since Sept. 2019: study The World Health Organization has said the new coronavirus and COVID-19, the respiratory disease it causes, were unknown before the outbreak was reported in Wuhan, central China, late last year. But it has said &#8220;the possibility that the virus may have silently circulated elsewhere cannot be ruled out.&#8221; The WHO said on Monday it was reviewing the results from Italy and additional information published there at the weekend and was seeking clarification. Italy&#8217;s first COVID-19 patient was detected on Feb. 21 in a small town near Milan, in the northern region of Lombardy. The Italian researchers&#8217; findings, published by the INT&#8217;s scientific magazine Tumori Journal, show 11.6% of 959 healthy volunteers enrolled in a lung cancer screening trial between September 2019 and March 2020 had developed coronavirus antibodies well before February. A further SARS-CoV-2 antibodies test was carried out by the University of Siena for the same research titled &#8220;Unexpected detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the pre-pandemic period in Italy&#8221;. It showed that four cases dating back to the first week of October were positive for antibodies, meaning they had got infected in September, Giovanni Apolone, a co-author of the study, told Reuters. &#8220;This is the main finding: people with no symptoms not only were positive after the serological tests but also had antibodies able to kill the virus,&#8221; Apolone said. &#8220;It means that the new coronavirus can circulate among the population for a long time and with a low rate of lethality, not because it is disappearing, only to surge again,&#8221; he said. The WHO said it would contact the paper&#8217;s authors &#8220;to discuss and arrange for further analyses of available samples and verification of the neutralization results&#8221;. Italian researchers told Reuters in March that they reported a higher than usual number of cases of severe pneumonia and flu in Lombardy in the last quarter of 2019 in a sign that the new coronavirus might have circulated earlier than thought. 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Researchers find coronavirus was circulating in Italy earlier than thought Reuters Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:54:39 +0000 Audio Preview Mike Nova 2 &#183; The post-presidency of a con man 9:59 AM 11/16/2020&#160; ________________________________________________ Trump Investigations Google News: Michelle Goldberg: [&#8230;]</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The post&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/the-post-presidency-of-a-con-man-959-am-11-16-2020/" target="_blank">Researchers find coronavirus was circulating in Italy earlier than thought Reuters | The post-presidency of a con man 9:59 AM 11/16/2020 | The News And Times Blogs Network - newsandtimes.net</a>&#160;first appeared on&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/" target="_blank">Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks - michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com</a>.</b></span></p></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span><a class="rssdog" href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/av-55614972/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: large;">Kalbajar: Russian troops guard Armenian monastery | DW News latest news and breaking stories | DW</span></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:41:24 +0000</i><br/></b></span><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Michael_Novakhov shared this story . Save this story</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The post&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/av-55614972/" target="_blank">Kalbajar: Russian troops guard Armenian monastery | DW News - latest news and breaking stories | DW</a>&#160;first appeared on&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/" target="_blank">Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks - michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com</a>.</b></span></p></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span><a class="rssdog" href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/a-55604866/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: large;">UKs Prince Charles praises friendship with Germany during Berlin visit | News | DW</span></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:32:00 +0000</i><br/></b></span><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Michael_Novakhov shared this story . The UK&#8217;s&#160;Prince Charles and his wife Camilla met with&#160;German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin on Sunday, with the heir to the British throne taking part in&#160;commemorations for Germany&#8217;s Day of Mourning (Volkstrauertag). Charles also addressed German lawmakers in a speech delivered partly in German. &#8220;The United Kingdom had chosen a [&#8230;]</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The post&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/a-55604866/" target="_blank">UKs Prince Charles praises friendship with Germany during Berlin visit | News | DW</a>&#160;first appeared on&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/" target="_blank">Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks - michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com</a>.</b></span></p></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span><a class="rssdog" href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/822-am-11162020-headlines-review-happy-html/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: large;">8:22 AM 11/16/2020 Headlines Review: Happy #Diwali (whatever it is)!</span></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:21:00 +0000</i><br/></b></span><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The News And Times. https://thenewsandtimes.blogspot.com/2020/11/822-am-11162020-headlines-review-happy.html 8:22 AM 11/16/2020 Headlines Review: Happy #Diwali (whatever it is)! Audio Preview Mike Nova 2&#160;&#183;&#160;8:22 AM 11/16/2020 Headlines Review: Happy #Diwali (whatever it is)!&#160; __________________________________________________ What does the Moderna vaccine mean for the fight against Covid?German EU presidency must find deal on EU [&#8230;]</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The post&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/822-am-11162020-headlines-review-happy-html/" target="_blank">8:22 AM 11/16/2020 Headlines Review: Happy #Diwali (whatever it is)!</a>&#160;first appeared on&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/" target="_blank">Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks - michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com</a>.</b></span></p></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span><a class="rssdog" href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/happy-diwali-whatever-it-is-713-am-html/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: large;">Happy #Diwali (whatever it is)! 7:13 AM 11/16/2020 Tweets by @mikenov</span></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>Mon, 16 Nov 2020 12:19:39 +0000</i><br/></b></span><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Michael_Novakhov shared this story from Tweets And News &#8211; From Michael Novakhov. &#160;Happy #Diwali&#160;(whatever it is)!- 7:13 AM 11/16/2020 &#8211; Tweets by @mikenov &#160;Michael Novakhov Retweeted Commissioner Shea @NYPDShea Happy #Diwali. Wishing all those celebrating peace, and prosperity as we celebrate this Festival of Lights and new beginnings. &#160; Tweets&#160;by&#160;@mikenov &#160;Michael Novakhov Retweeted &#1058;&#1040;&#1057;&#1057; @tass_agency [&#8230;]</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The post&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/happy-diwali-whatever-it-is-713-am-html/" target="_blank">Happy #Diwali (whatever it is)! - 7:13 AM 11/16/2020 - Tweets by @mikenov</a>&#160;first appeared on&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/" target="_blank">Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks - michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com</a>.</b></span></p></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span><a class="rssdog" href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/455-am-11162020-armenia-azerbaijan-and-html/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: large;">4:55 AM 11/16/2020 Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh: Germany is pretending not to see or hear</span></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>Mon, 16 Nov 2020 10:39:18 +0000</i><br/></b></span><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The News And Times. 4:55 AM 11/16/2020 Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh: Germany is pretending not to see or hear Mike Nova 2&#160;&#183;&#160;Behind the Nagorno Karabakh War of 2020 are the New Abwehr and Germany, pursuing their old WW2 goals ____________________________________________ Michael Novakhov SharedNewsLinks Michael Novakhov SharedNewsLinks&#160;|&#160;In Brief&#160;|&#160; Michael [&#8230;]</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The post&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/455-am-11162020-armenia-azerbaijan-and-html/" target="_blank">4:55 AM 11/16/2020 - Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh: Germany is pretending not to see or hear</a>&#160;first appeared on&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/" target="_blank">Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks - michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com</a>.</b></span></p></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span><a class="rssdog" href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/behind-nagorno-karabakh-war-of-2020-is-html/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: large;">Behind the Nagorno Karabakh War of 2020 is the #NewAbwehr #Germany, pursuing their old &amp; #WW2 goals of conquering #Transcaucasia 5:21 PM 11/15/2020</span></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>Sun, 15 Nov 2020 22:41:33 +0000</i><br/></b></span><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The News And Times. Behind the Nagorno Karabakh&#160; War of 2020 is the #NewAbwehr #Germany, pursuing their old &amp; #WW2 goals of conquering #Transcaucasia &#8211;&#160;5:21 PM 11/15/2020 Michael Novakhov: In my opinion, behind the Nagorno Karabakh&#160; war of 2020 is the&#160;NewAbwehr&#160;&#160;Germany, pursuing their old and also&#160;World War 2&#160;goals of [&#8230;]</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The post&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/behind-nagorno-karabakh-war-of-2020-is-html/" target="_blank">Behind the Nagorno Karabakh War of 2020 is the #NewAbwehr #Germany, pursuing their old &amp; #WW2 goals of conquering #Transcaucasia - 5:21 PM 11/15/2020</a>&#160;first appeared on&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/" target="_blank">Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks - michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com</a>.</b></span></p></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span><a class="rssdog" href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/389053-2/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: large;">The Mobster Who Brought Armenia and Azerbaijan Together in Death OZY</span></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>Sun, 15 Nov 2020 21:45:33 +0000</i><br/></b></span><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Michael_Novakhov shared this story from OZY. On the last weekend of September, one of the worlds frozen conflicts heated up. Armenia and Azerbaijan, two small nations in the Caucasus Mountains on the southeast frontier of Europe, accused each other of shelling around the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Officially part of Azerbaijan on the map, Nagorno-Karabakh [&#8230;]</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The post&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/389053-2/" target="_blank">The Mobster Who Brought Armenia and Azerbaijan Together in Death - OZY</a>&#160;first appeared on&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/" target="_blank">Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks - michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com</a>.</b></span></p></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span><a class="rssdog" href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/who-emerge-as-the-real-winners-from-the-bloody-nagorno-karabakh-conflict-196299/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: large;">bne IntelliNews Who emerge as the real winners from the bloody Nagorno-Karabakh conflict?</span></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>Sun, 15 Nov 2020 21:25:19 +0000</i><br/></b></span><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Michael_Novakhov shared this story . The bloody six-week war waged for Nagorno-Karabakh has ended with a stark defeat for Armenia and a clear triumph for Azerbaijan. It ushers in a reshaping of influence in the South Caucasus and raises questions as to what Russia, Turkey, Iran and, to an extent, Georgia, stand to win or [&#8230;]</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The post&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/who-emerge-as-the-real-winners-from-the-bloody-nagorno-karabakh-conflict-196299/" target="_blank">bne IntelliNews - Who emerge as the real winners from the bloody Nagorno-Karabakh conflict?</a>&#160;first appeared on&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/" target="_blank">Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks - michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com</a>.</b></span></p></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span><a class="rssdog" href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/news-nagorno-karabakh-military-analysis-in-nagorno-karabakh-drones-gave-azerbaijan-huge-advantage-and-showed-future-of-warfare-247-pm-11-15-2020/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: large;">News Nagorno Karabakh military analysis: In Nagorno-Karabakh, drones gave Azerbaijan huge advantage and showed future of warfare 2:47 PM 11/15/2020 | The News And Times Blogs Network newsandtimes.net</span></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>Sun, 15 Nov 2020 20:13:02 +0000</i><br/></b></span><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The News And Times Blogs Network newsandtimes.net. Audio Preview&#160; News Reviews with Michael Novakhov Mike Nova 2 &#183; Military analysis: In Nagorno-Karabakh, drones gave Azerbaijan huge advantage &amp; showed future of war _________________________________________ In Nagorno-Karabakh, drones gave Azerbaijan huge advantage and showed future of warfare Roots of War: When [&#8230;]</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The post&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/news-nagorno-karabakh-military-analysis-in-nagorno-karabakh-drones-gave-azerbaijan-huge-advantage-and-showed-future-of-warfare-247-pm-11-15-2020/" target="_blank">News Nagorno Karabakh military analysis: In Nagorno-Karabakh, drones gave Azerbaijan huge advantage and showed future of warfare 2:47 PM 11/15/2020 | The News And Times Blogs Network - newsandtimes.net</a>&#160;first appeared on&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/" target="_blank">Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks - michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com</a>.</b></span></p></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span><a class="rssdog" href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/armenia-azerbaijan-and-nagorno-karabakh-germany-is-pretending-not-to-see-or-hear/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: large;">Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh: Germany is pretending not to see or hear</span></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>Sun, 15 Nov 2020 19:17:22 +0000</i><br/></b></span><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Michael_Novakhov shared this story from Qantara.de &#8211; Dialogue with the Islamic World. The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh has been brewing for decades. Why is it taking so long to find a solution? Ilias Uyar: The solution would be peace and security for the people in Nagorno-Karabakh. The international community and the OSCE Minsk Group havent done [&#8230;]</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The post&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/armenia-azerbaijan-and-nagorno-karabakh-germany-is-pretending-not-to-see-or-hear/" target="_blank">Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh: Germany is pretending not to see or hear</a>&#160;first appeared on&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/" target="_blank">Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks - michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com</a>.</b></span></p></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span><a class="rssdog" href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/op-ed-does-armenia-pose-a-threat-to-the-state-of-israel/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: large;">Op-Ed: Does Armenia Pose a Threat to The State of Israel?</span></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>Sun, 15 Nov 2020 19:14:27 +0000</i><br/></b></span><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Michael_Novakhov shared this story from JOL. In recent days,&#160;Advisor to the Chief of the Armenian Army General Staff Vladimir Pogosyan&#160;compared Israel to Nazi Germany and threatened: We will not forgive anyone, and we will not forget whose hands are covered in Armenian blood. The day will come, and we will take revenge. Israel, Turkey, and [&#8230;]</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The post&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/op-ed-does-armenia-pose-a-threat-to-the-state-of-israel/" target="_blank">Op-Ed: Does Armenia Pose a Threat to The State of Israel?</a>&#160;first appeared on&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/" target="_blank">Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks - michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com</a>.</b></span></p></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span><a class="rssdog" href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/nagorno-karabakh-conflict-israel/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: large;">Nagorno-Karabakh conflict highlights Israels strategic role in region</span></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>Sun, 15 Nov 2020 19:07:30 +0000</i><br/></b></span><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Michael_Novakhov shared this story from Comments on: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict highlights Israels strategic role in region. A bloody six-week conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over control of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region came to an end Tuesday with a deal brokered by the Russian government, which deployed its own peacekeepers and transferred control of much of the [&#8230;]</b></span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>The post&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/nagorno-karabakh-conflict-israel/" target="_blank">Nagorno-Karabakh conflict highlights Israels strategic role in region</a>&#160;first appeared on&#160;<a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/" target="_blank">Michael Novakhov - SharedNewsLinks - michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com</a>.</b></span></p></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span><a class="rssdog" href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/15112020-the-realist-victory-in-nagorno-karabakh-analysis/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: large;">The Realist Victory In Nagorno-Karabakh Analysis</span></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="rssdog"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>S noreply@blogger.com (Michael Novakhov (Mike Nova)) Saved Stories - None: News and Music: Michelle Goldberg: The post-presidency of a con man https://soundcloud.com/mike-nova-3/michelle-goldberg-the-post-presidency-of-a-con-man Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:02111420-351e-e2b5-28cb-19b626073b0b Thu, 19 Nov 2020 15:37:07 -0500 <p>Michelle Goldberg: The post-presidency of a con man https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/michelle-goldberg-post/ Michael_Novakhov shared this story . It&#8217;s hard to tell whether Donald Trump is attempting a coup or throwing a tantrum. Crying voter fraud, his administration has refused to begin a presidential transition despite his decisive electoral defeat. Some Republicans have floated the idea of getting legislatures in states that Joe Biden won to disregard vote totals and instead appoint pro-Trump electors to the Electoral College. The president has decapitated the Pentagon, putting fanatical loyalists in some of its highest ranks. Anthony Tata, who called Barack Obama a &#8220;terrorist leader&#8221; and tweeted a lurid fantasy about the execution of former CIA Director John Brennan, is now the Pentagon&#8217;s policy chief. This is all supremely alarming. But there&#8217;s cause for comfort, of a sort, in signs that the president is preparing for life outside the White House in exactly the way one would expect &#8212; by initiating new grifts. Trump has been sending out frantic fundraising requests to &#8220;defend the election,&#8221; but as The New York Times reports, most of the money is actually going to a political action committee, Save America, that &#8220;will be used to underwrite Trump&#8217;s post-presidential activities.&#8221; Axios reports that Trump is considering starting a digital media company to undermine Fox News, which he now regards as disloyal. These moves suggest that while Trump may be willing to torch American democracy to salve his wounded ego, at least part of him is getting ready to leave office. When he finally does, some political observers and Republican professionals assume he&#8217;ll remain a political kingmaker, and will be a favorite for the party&#8217;s nomination in 2024. The Times reported, &#8220;Allies imagined other Republicans making a pilgrimage to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida seeking his blessing.&#8221; Sen. Marco Rubio told The Daily Beast&#8217;s Sam Brodey, &#8220;If he runs in 2024, he&#8217;ll certainly be the front-runner, and then he&#8217;ll probably be the nominee.&#8221; Maybe. There&#8217;s no doubt that Trump has a cultlike hold on his millions of worshippers, and a unique ability to command public attention. But there are reasons to think that when he is finally ejected from the White House, he will become a significantly diminished figure. Once Trump is no longer president, he is likely to be consumed by lawsuits and criminal investigations. Hundreds of millions of dollars in debt will come due. Lobbyists and foreign dignitaries won&#8217;t have much of a reason to patronize Mar-a-Lago or his Washington hotel. Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch could complete the transition from Trump&#8217;s enabler to his enemy. And, after four years of cartoonish self-abasement, Republicans with presidential aspirations will have an incentive to help take him down. &#8220;His whole life he&#8217;s been involved in a bunch of litigation,&#8221; said superstar liberal attorney Roberta Kaplan. But post-presidency, &#8220;I have to assume that, given the amount of civil litigation and potential criminal exposure, it&#8217;s going to be at a completely new dimension.&#8221; Kaplan is pursuing three high-profile lawsuits against Trump, including writer E. Jean Carroll&#8217;s defamation case. Carroll, you might remember, accused Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room during the 1990s. Trump called her a liar, and she&#8217;s suing him for damaging her reputation. Under Attorney General Bill Barr, the Department of Justice has tried to shut down the suit, arguing that Trump was acting in his official capacity when he said Carroll had made up the story to sell books. In October a judge rejected the department&#8217;s theory, but had Trump been reelected, Kaplan expected an appeal.<br/><br/> <audio controls="controls" preload="none"> <source src="https://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/930354892-mike-nova-3-michelle-goldberg-the-post-presidency-of-a-con-man.mp3" type="audio/mpeg"/> </audio><br/><br/> Download audio: <a href="https://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/930354892-mike-nova-3-michelle-goldberg-the-post-presidency-of-a-con-man.mp3">https://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/930354892-mike-nova-3-michelle-goldberg-the-post-presidency-of-a-con-man.mp3</a><br/><br/><img height="16" src="https://www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/7990418" width="16"/> News and Music</p><br><br><img src="//www.newsblur.com/rss_feeds/icon/6673845" width="16" height="16"> Saved Stories - None Michael Novakhov Saved Stories - None: The Trump Investigations - Review Of News And Opinions - Blog by Michael Novakhov: 1:04 PM 11/16/2020 - My Comment: The main issue is the Counterintelligence investigations of Donald Trump and his circles which are not even mentione https://trumpinvestigations.blogspot.com/2020/11/104-pm-11162020-my-comment-main-issue.html Saved Stories from Michael_Novakhov (1 sites) urn:uuid:9d595d57-e67a-df1b-e335-50c95868b23d Thu, 19 Nov 2020 15:36:36 -0500 <div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://draft.blogger.com/blog/post/edit/6488864097062266363/3672649348912142434" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2naOIiFnMEg/X7LAmYIM6YI/AAAAAAAAEf4/tZJ8ca-hHwwJz-s1TmrkxtWV_v7IbdkWQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/trump%2B-%2Bmarried-to-the-mob.jpg" width="320"/></a></div><h1 class="entry-title"><br/></h1><h1 class="entry-title"><span style="font-size: large;"><a href="https://michaelnovakhov-sharednewslinks.com/michelle-goldberg-post/" target="_blank">Michelle Goldberg: The post-presidency of a con man</a></span></h1><p><span><a href="https://soundcloud.com/mike-nova-3/michelle-goldberg-the-post-presidency-of-a-con-man?in=mike-nova-3/sets/news-and-music-november-2020" target="_blank">Listen to this article</a></span></p><p><iframe height="166" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/930354892&amp;color=%2368b4c7&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true" width="100%"/></p><div><a href="https://soundcloud.com/mike-nova-3" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="Mike Nova 2">Mike Nova 2</a>&#160;&#183;&#160;<a href="https://soundcloud.com/mike-nova-3/michelle-goldberg-the-post-presidency-of-a-con-man" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="Michelle Goldberg: The post-presidency of a con man">Michelle Goldberg: The post-presidency of a con man</a></div><p>___________________________________________</p><p><span><a href="https://trumpinvestigations.blogspot.com/2020/11/104-pm-11162020-my-comment-main-issue.html" target="_blank">My Comment: The main issue is the Counterintelligence </a>investigations of Donald Trump and his circles which are not even mentioned in this op-ed.&#160;</span></p><p><span>We have to think and talk about it, it is too big to be ignored or omitted. M.N.</span></p><div><table align="left" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2" valign="top" width="36"><span><img src="https://graph.facebook.com/808427925927439/picture"/></span></td><td width="100%"><span><br/>Michael_Novakhov<br/><a href="http://michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/michelle-goldberg-th/0:b5e2b0">shared this story</a><br/>.</span></td></tr></tbody></table><div><div><div><p>&#160;</p><p>&#160;</p><p><span>It&#8217;s hard to tell whether Donald Trump is attempting a coup or throwing a tantrum.</span></p></div><div><p><span>Crying voter fraud, his administration has refused to begin a presidential transition despite his decisive electoral defeat. Some Republicans have floated the idea of getting legislatures in states that Joe Biden won to disregard vote totals and instead appoint pro-Trump electors to the Electoral College. The president has decapitated the Pentagon, putting fanatical loyalists in some of its highest ranks. Anthony Tata, who called Barack Obama a &#8220;terrorist leader&#8221; and tweeted a lurid fantasy about the execution of former CIA Director John Brennan, is now the Pentagon&#8217;s policy chief. This is all supremely alarming.</span></p></div><div><p><span>But there&#8217;s cause for comfort, of a sort, in signs that the president is preparing for life outside the White House in exactly the way one would expect &#8212; by initiating new grifts. Trump has been sending out frantic fundraising requests to &#8220;defend the election,&#8221; but as The New York Times reports, most of the money is actually going to a political action committee, Save America, that &#8220;will be used to underwrite Trump&#8217;s post-presidential activities.&#8221; Axios reports that Trump is considering starting a digital media company to undermine Fox News, which he now regards as disloyal.</span></p></div><div><p><span>These moves suggest that while Trump may be willing to torch American democracy to salve his wounded ego, at least part of him is getting ready to leave office.</span></p></div><div><p><span>When he finally does, some political observers and Republican professionals assume he&#8217;ll remain a political kingmaker, and will be a favorite for the party&#8217;s nomination in 2024. The Times reported, &#8220;Allies imagined other Republicans making a pilgrimage to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida seeking his blessing.&#8221; Sen. Marco Rubio told The Daily Beast&#8217;s Sam Brodey, &#8220;If he runs in 2024, he&#8217;ll certainly be the front-runner, and then he&#8217;ll probably be the nominee.&#8221;</span></p></div><div><p><span>Maybe. There&#8217;s no doubt that Trump has a cultlike hold on his millions of worshippers, and a unique ability to command public attention. But there are reasons to think that when he is finally ejected from the White House, he will become a significantly diminished figure.</span></p></div><div><p><span>Once Trump is no longer president, he is likely to be consumed by lawsuits and criminal investigations. Hundreds of millions of dollars in debt will come due. Lobbyists and foreign dignitaries won&#8217;t have much of a reason to patronize Mar-a-Lago or his Washington hotel. Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch could complete the transition from Trump&#8217;s enabler to his enemy. And, after four years of cartoonish self-abasement, Republicans with presidential aspirations will have an incentive to help take him down.</span></p></div><div><p><span>&#8220;His whole life he&#8217;s been involved in a bunch of litigation,&#8221; said superstar liberal attorney Roberta Kaplan. But post-presidency, &#8220;I have to assume that, given the amount of civil litigation and potential criminal exposure, it&#8217;s going to be at a completely new dimension.&#8221;</span></p></div><div><p><span>Kaplan is pursuing three high-profile lawsuits against Trump, including writer E. Jean Carroll&#8217;s defamation case. Carroll, you might remember, accused Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room during the 1990s. Trump called her a liar, and she&#8217;s suing him for damaging her reputation.</span></p></div><div><p><span>Under Attorney General Bill Barr, the Department of Justice has tried to shut down the suit, arguing that Trump was acting in his official capacity when he said Carroll had made up the story to sell books. In October a judge rejected the department&#8217;s theory, but had Trump been reelected, Kaplan expected an appeal.</span></p></div><div><p><span>Once Biden is president, Kaplan told me, &#8220;It&#8217;s hard for me to imagine that the DOJ won&#8217;t change its position.&#8221; So the case is likely to proceed. Kaplan expects it to go into discovery shortly after Biden&#8217;s inauguration. She anticipates deposing Trump and collecting his DNA to compare with male DNA found on the dress Carroll was wearing at the time of the alleged attack.</span></p></div><div><p><span>If Kaplan and Carroll prevail at trial, it would be a high-profile legal validation of Carroll&#8217;s claims. Her suit has not, so far, been a major news story &#8212; there&#8217;s too much else going on. But a verdict in her favor could be the #MeToo version of the civil judgment against O.J. Simpson &#8212; not justice, exactly, but a powerful rejection of impunity.</span></p></div><div><p><span>Carroll&#8217;s suit is not the only one that could force Trump to answer for his predatory history with women. The former &#8220;Apprentice&#8221; contestant Summer Zervos, who says Trump groped and kissed her against her will, is, like Carroll, suing for defamation because Trump called her a liar. (Her lawyer is Beth Wilkinson, who defended Brett Kavanaugh when he was accused of sexual assault during his Supreme Court confirmation fight.)</span></p></div><div><p><span>In addition to Carroll, Kaplan is representing Mary Trump, the president&#8217;s niece, who is suing Trump, his sister and his late brother Robert&#8217;s estate for fraud and civil conspiracy, saying they cheated her out of an inheritance. And she&#8217;s representing a group of people who are suing Trump and his three oldest children for enticing them to invest in an alleged pyramid scheme, run by a telecommunications company called ACN, which sold clunky videophones.</span></p></div><div><p><span>The plaintiffs are poor and working class, including a hospice caregiver who paid thousands of dollars to ACN because she trusted Trump&#8217;s fulsome endorsements, having no idea that ACN was paying Trump millions. As with the other suits, there is obviously no guarantee of success. But Trump&#8217;s alleged involvement in a multilevel marketing scheme that traded on a false image of his business acumen will be a minor subplot over the next few years.</span></p></div><div><p><span>It&#8217;s too much to expect any sudden exposure of Trump. There will be no cathartic moment when everyone realizes that the emperor was always naked. But the question isn&#8217;t whether Trump&#8217;s support will evaporate. It&#8217;s whether it will erode, especially once he loses the ability to make Republican dreams come true.</span></p></div><div><p><span>Besides, the threats to Trump are not only to his reputation, such as it is. In Bob Woodward&#8217;s book &#8220;Fear,&#8221; he wrote that Trump&#8217;s former lawyer John Dowd implo