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Newt Gingrich: Coronavirus and seniors — Cuomo sold them out. Here are the astonishing details

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The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States is in New York state, particularly the New York City region. As of this writing, New York state has 376,309 confirmed cases and 29,653 deaths — most of which are in New York City.

Why is New York the epicenter of the virus? Did the lack of leadership from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D.) contribute to increasing the spread of the virus?

I try to answer these questions on this week’s episode of my podcast “Newt’s World.” My guest is Dr. Betsy McCaughey, former lieutenant governor of New York from 1995 to 1998 and author of “The Next Pandemic,” in which she discusses the coronavirus crisis and how to battle the next pandemic without an economic shutdown.

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Of course, the news media has been utterly unwilling to tell the truth about New York state. Cuomo has been portrayed as some Churchillian figure, leading his state through this crisis courageously and effectively. Just a few weeks ago, people were even calling for Cuomo to run for president.

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Contrast that with the coverage of red-state governors from Georgia, Florida and other places who have been portrayed as heartless and incompetent.

In reality, New York has far more infections and deaths than any other state, and it’s because of bad decisions from Cuomo and others, not bad luck.

Most egregiously, Cuomo’s Health Department actually mandated that nursing homes accept patients with coronavirus from hospitals. As the pandemic worsened and hospitals in New York filled up with people infected by the virus, hospitals said they needed to move elderly patients into nursing homes with empty beds to make room for others. The state government wouldn’t even let nursing homes require coronavirus testing for admission.

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This process led to an astonishing number of deaths in nursing homes. And McCaughey, who has intimate knowledge of Albany’s inner workings, explains in detail how it all happened because Cuomo sold out New York’s senior citizens to the hospital industry.

Indeed, the Greater New York Hospital Association is a massive donor to Cuomo. With so much money at stake, McCaughey argues, Cuomo and his Health Department kowtowed to the hospital industry and chose money over lives.

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We also go beyond New York and look toward the next pandemic by discussing McCaughey’s book. She details how we don’t need to put the country on lockdown to fight a pandemic and can use a number of new technologies that, inexplicably, we don’t seem to be prioritizing now.

I hope you will listen to this week’s episode to hear the truth about what is happening in New York and help me think through how we can prepare for the next pandemic. I also hope you will listen to my next episode, set to air Wednesday. We’ll be discussing the future of space exploration and space as an infrastructure investment, topics near and dear to my heart.

To read, hear, and watch more of Newt Gingrich’s commentary, visit Gingrich360.com

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As China’s coronavirus shutdowns end, levels of air pollutants rise to traditional levels again

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As economic activity resumes in China following the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, levels of the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are rising to traditional standards for the first time this year.

According to NASA’s Earth Observatory reports, in February of 2020 scientists using NASA and European satellites identified there was a significant reduction in NO2 over the country after COVID-19 shutdown regulations took effect.

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With the conclusion of stringent health mandates, just three months later scientists saw their anticipated rebound.

NO2 is a noxious gas emitted primarily through the burning of gasoline, coal, and diesel fuel by motor vehicles, power plants, and industrial facilities.

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The maps on this page show levels of nitrogen dioxide in the troposphere (the lowest layer of the atmosphere) over China. The maps above show NO2 levels in central and eastern portions of the country from February 10–25 (during the quarantine) and April 20 to May 12 (after restrictions were lifted). (NASA)

When nitrogen dioxide is closer to the Earth’s surface, it can turn into ozone that decreases air quality and makes breathing conditions unhealthy. When higher in our atmosphere, NO2 can form acid rain.

Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory have monitored NO2 as well as general global air quality for several decades.

Data collected by the Tropospheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) on the European Space Agency’s Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite marked notable changes in levels of nitrogen dioxide in the troposphere over China during periods during and after shutdowns.

The Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA’s Aura satellite — which provides lower spatial resolution, but a longer data record — has made comparable measurements since the early 2000s.

Interestingly enough, past research has revealed that air pollution in China usually decreases during New Year’s celebrations and then increases slowly in the month after the celebrations are over.

Yet, during the pandemic, this increase was delayed by several weeks.

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In February and March 2020, NO2 levels over Wuhan and some other Chinese cities were well below long-term trends. By April levels bounced back, reaching the long-term norm for the season.

That said, NASA’s Earth Observatory noted that increasing sunlight shortens the lifetime of the gas near the ground, and shifting weather patterns can temper NO2 to disperse without resistance from the air.

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Lake of the Ozarks pool party reveler tests positive for coronavirus

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A Missouri man has tested positive for the coronavirus after hanging out over the Memorial Day weekend at Lake of the Ozarks pool bars where viral videos shot at the time showed large crowds and little social distancing.

Camden County Health Department released on Friday a timeline of the man’s visit to Lake of the Ozarks “due to the need to inform mass numbers of unknown people.”

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Revelers celebrate Memorial Day weekend at Osage Beach of the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, U.S., May 23, 2020 in this screen grab taken from social media video and obtained by Reuters on May 24, 2020. (Twitter/Lawler50/via REUTERS)

Those video images prompted St. Louis County Executive Sam Page to issue a coronavirus travel advisory and to scold the pool party revelers for their “reckless behavior.” The advisory urged those who went to the Lake of the Ozarks for Memorial Day to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The person who became infected was from Boone County.

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“The case arrived here on Saturday [May 23] and developed illness on Sunday [May 24], so was likely incubating illness and possibly infectious at the time of the visit,” the Camden health department said in a Facebook post.

The post said the person went to Backwater Jacks Saturday afternoon and Saturday night and to Shady Gators and Lazy Gators Pool Saturday and Sunday. The visit to Shady Gators on Saturday took place between visits to Backwater Jacks.

The man also spent an hour Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings.

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Camden County said no new coronavirus cases had been reported this week.

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Fmr. MN Congressman Jason Lewis calls for investigation into Democrats’ Floyd protest policy

The Minnesota Democratic leadership who created a “powder keg” of chaos in their state needs to be held accountable for their negligent policy,  former Republican Congressman Jason Lewis urged Saturday.

In an interview on “Fox & Friends Weekend” with host Pete Hegseth, Lewis said Minnesotans were left in a “state of shock” over the “total absence of leadership” in their cities.

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The third night of protests over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, at the hands of a 48-year-old white Minneapolis Police Officer, Derek Chauvin, turned even more violent on Friday evening with rioters destroying police vehicles, setting businesses alight , police shooting rubber bullets at members of the media and using excessive force against those who stood in their way.

Chauvin was arrested on Friday afternoon, but it had been days after a video of Floyd’s killing went viral.

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Fire burns inside The Family Dollar Store after a night of unrest and protests in the death of George Floyd early Friday, May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

On Saturday, however, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced that he had authorized “full mobilization” of the state’s National Guard – something that has never been done in the 164-year history of the Minnesota National Guard. According to Walz, protests had devolved and the cause of those who took to the streets no longer had anything to do with Floyd’s death.

“This has been a crisis in leadership the likes of which we have never seen in Minnesota,” Lewis remarked. You know, a week and a half ago or so I said the idea of putting the infected in nursing homes under the COVID crisis — we have the highest nursing home rate of fatalities in the country in Minnesota — while quarantining the healthy and destroying Minnesota businesses was the largest policy blunder in history. I should have waited a week.”

Lewis told Hegseth that rioters were denying thousands of Minnesota residents the “very due process” denied to Floyd by destroying lives and livelihoods.

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“This has nothing to do with the memory of Mr. Floyd,” he asserted. “Everybody was on board and getting to the bottom of that. But Democrats in charge in Minnesota…are now trying to push the blame someplace else? They’re the ones [who] created this powder keg. They’re the ones [who] have been in charge.”

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“We all believe there’s a federal investigation warranted under the 14th amendment and under the color of law that policemen and women operate, but that was already happening,” Lewis exclaimed. “These people are deflecting blame for their own negligence.”

“And I will tell you, heads need to roll here. This has been a devastating week for the state of Minnesota,” he concluded.

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Bruce Mehlman: Economic recovery from coronavirus demands more available, affordable and accessible broadband

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New York state law mandates K-12 schools practice 12 fire drills per year. But the state has never required schools to practice remote instruction, leading to predictable failures and avoidable inequities when the coronavirus pandemic arrived and schools closed.

And 19 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks shut down airspace across the nation, Congress still had no plan for remote operations in a national emergency when the coronavirus hit.

Voters in Wisconsin’s primaries had to literally risk their lives to exercise their franchise because planners never planned for foreseeable contingencies.

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When the pandemic postmortem is written, historians won’t need to look far to find fault. For decades, policymakers underfunded pandemic preparedness and opted for health system efficiency over surge resilience.

Our safety nets are woefully inadequate: 53 percent of American families lack emergency savings, over 33 million have no paid sick leave, and 28 million lack health insurance.

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Across our economy, we see a mixed bag of readiness. Government, health care and education were least prepared for the arrival of the disease COVID-19 that is caused by the novel coronavirus.

In stark contrast to these failures, the more digitized sectors of our economy proved the most buoyant in dealing with the pandemic. Technology companies led the way, shifting employees to remote work before government mandates, and enabling the millions of other Americans to continue working, playing and learning.

Digital readiness begat pandemic resilience beyond the technology sector itself. From retail to banking to communications to manufacturing, businesses that had embraced mobility, the cloud and broadband-enabled services persisted and often increasing productivity despite the lockdowns.

Of course, few of these businesses became digital-savvy in anticipation of a global pandemic. Rather, digital readiness is a 21st-century business imperative, and few companies or individuals can hope to compete without leveraging the power of such technologies.

We see this in the productivity statistics. From 2000 to 2015, the digital industries generated productivity growth of 2.7 percent per year, compared to just 0.7 percent for physical industries. And according to data from the National Science Foundation, digital industries were twice as likely to innovate compared to physical industries.

This contrast will only accelerate after the coronavirus pandemic has ended. In this decade it’s not the strongest companies that will survive nor the most intelligent individuals. The businesses and people who are most digital-ready and adaptable to technological change will succeed.

Survival of the connected-est. The fourth industrial revolution is accelerating, and even more than before the pandemic, software is “eating the world.”

Despite many positive possibilities for workers, consumers and students of the future, this trend threatens to exacerbate the already significant inequality between the digital haves and have-nots. Well before the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown, we saw how digital divides contribute to gaps in learning, earning and even life expectancy.

Today some children who were struggling to keep up in the physical classroom are denied admission to the virtual school for want of Internet-enabled devices.

Rural businesses without broadband connections found it impossible to apply for and obtain government stimulus loans.

Older Americans in need of health care services but unable to leave home could not access the telehealth providers to whom so many of us have turned.

We can do better. As policymakers focus on helping Americans rebuild our economy and our lives, they can take meaningful steps to close these digital divides and accelerate our comeback by making broadband more available, affordable, accessible and American.

Available

Deployment of broadband to serve rural areas takes investment in infrastructure where market forces alone may not reach – in addition to regulatory approaches that do not discourage private sector investment and spectrum policies that prioritize broadband.

Congress could include such incentives in the next round of COVID-19 recovery legislation.

Affordable

While there are effective existing programs to help make broadband more affordable to low-income Americans, they need greater funding – especially now.

Additional initiatives could ensure that K-12 students have access to computers with Internet access so that no child is denied entry to the Zoom classroom and no family is unable to access government services.

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Accessible

Even when broadband is available and affordable, it remains inaccessible for too many businesses and individuals. Some lack the digital literacy that should be taught in schools. Others reasonably worry about cybersecurity risks or insufficient privacy protections.

Still more find essential government and health care online offerings poorly designed and user-unfriendly.

American

Years of aggressive investment in innovation combined with robust government subsidies and domestic protectionism enabled Chinese technology companies such as Huawei to vie for global dominance in 5G.

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American policymakers have awakened to the economic and national security challenges presented by questionable foreign network equipment deep in the network. They should catalyze efforts by U.S. innovators to develop and deploy alternative technologies that replace expensive proprietary hardware systems with smarter, American-made open standards software alternatives.

The coronavirus pandemic exposed many longstanding failures in our nation’s safety nets and policy priorities. But we know how to fix the challenges. Investments in today’s recovery can yield greater leadership, fairness and innovation in the decades ahead.

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Donna Brazile: In age of coronavirus, my commencement address to Class of 2020 – advice for tough times

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I was supposed to give the commencement address at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, La., this month – until the coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of graduation ceremonies at universities, colleges and high schools around the nation.

This was a special occasion for me because my niece, Brianna Francis Golden, was in the graduating class. She is now the first law school graduate in the Brazile family – and graduated cum laude!

Well, the coronavirus won’t stop me from sharing my message with new graduates – not just at Southern University, but with every graduate reading these words. So here is my commencement address for all college and university graduates who had no commencement ceremonies of their own this year.

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Dear Class of 2020:

Let me begin by saying how much I am impressed with you.

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I am impressed because you are graduating. That’s no mean feat in the best of times. This is also a remarkable occasion because you are the first generation of university graduates who have already made history – you are the first to graduate virtually.                                    

You already have “a first” to tell your future grandchildren.

And you are graduating after surmounting obstacles that haven’t been faced by young people entering this society in many generations. You are beginning your adult lives after already having accomplished something impressive just by getting this far.

If you begin to wonder if things will ever get back to normal, remember this: Not only do “all good things come to an end,” so do “all bad things come to an end.”

 Gratitude lifts the spirit, soothes the strain of struggle and replenishes your energy.

It’s been over a century since our world has seen a pandemic on this scale – longer than living memory for almost all of us. The 1918 flu pandemic ended in the spring of 1919, in a world much less equipped to deal with the challenges the disease posed.

This current pandemic will also end, more from our own efforts than from the vicissitudes of nature.

Not every generation experiences a pandemic. Not every generation is as rudely tossed into the tides of history as your young generation already has been. It’s a challenge. But rising to that challenge is not simply a necessity – it’s also an opportunity.

My ancestors survived American slavery. My grandparents experienced the 1918 flu pandemic. My parents were born during the Great Depression, grew up during World War II, and graduated into the Korean War.

They call the generation that grew up during the Depression and fought the Second World War the “Greatest Generation.” Like you, their path to adulthood was littered with obstacles. But their success in dealing with those obstacles shaped them and benefited all subsequent generations. And they earned the gratitude and admiration of all who have followed.

Most of you were born during the presidencies of Bill Clinton or George W. Bush. The first president you remember much about is likely Barack Obama. And because the universe likes variety, you are graduating when Donald Trump is president. You’ve already experienced the entire gamut of presidents!

Who knows what other twists life has in store for us. But whatever comes our way, we’re equipped to survive and thrive.

Consider this: we are all here today because some relatives survived the 1918 flu pandemic and found each other. They had children who persevered and triumphed. And they in turn raised another generation that fought to make the world we were handed a better place for all of us to live.

Now it’s your turn to take the torch. I know you will make your own descendants admire and revere you as much as we admire and revere those who have come before us.

So what is it that I can say that you will want to take with you today? It is this: Regardless of how unique the novel coronavirus pandemic is, you have a place in this world and God has a purpose for you. That purpose may be a once-in-a-generation responsibility, or it may be to serve where you are living, as supportive spouses, parents, friends, good neighbors and good citizens.

Whatever purpose there is for you, you’re up to it! You’re up to it because you’ve not only acquired knowledge at a good institution of higher learning. You’re up to it because you’ve passed tests of your courage, your endurance, your resourcefulness and your persistence. The fact that you’re here today, graduating, is evidence you’re ready and able to confidently enter into life.

Take time to pursue your goals. Do not be a bystander. Be a participant in – and a shaper of – history. Most importantly, the history of helping to meet the current challenges of your generation.

Here is my challenge to you: Go beyond yourself. Seek to be of service every single day. Look for the goodness around you; express kindness in the small acts you can do. If you see a lack of love, then how much more important it is for you to be a small, steady light of love in this world.

Measure yourself soberly, in humility, yet with a quiet confidence. By whatever name we give the presence of good in this world – know that you have the ability to do great things.

Go beyond the ordinary.

You are not where you are by accident of time and birth. You are exactly where the universe intends you to be. Take it one day at a time. Know that you are an agent of change and a manifestation of love that others can depend on.

Do not despair of graduating into a world of dangers. This has always been a dangerous world. The cave dwellers daily experienced wild animals that saw them as lunch, and came down with illnesses they didn’t understand and couldn’t treat, much less prevent or cure.

Rather than feel a victim, believe that you are born to serve at a time when you have a vital role to undertake and an opportunity to make a difference.

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“In all things be thankful,” says scripture. It doesn’t say: “For all things be thankful.” When you are most discouraged, think about what you can be thankful for. The Almighty, who is still in charge of this universe, wants you to be grateful because gratitude helps you.

Gratitude lifts the spirit, soothes the strain of struggle and replenishes your energy.

We are meant to struggle in this world. Take hold of hope and faith. They are gifts that allow us to keep going and to accomplish the seemingly impossible.

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How fortunate you are to be where you are now, just when the world most needs you. Those of us who have graduated prior to this day have your back – and you have our support.

Just be yourself. That’s all you have to do because you, like the Greatest Generation, have a rendezvous with destiny. Believe that you will be the difference we need in the future.

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Gordon G. Chang: Trump is right to ditch 5 decades of failed US-China engagement policy

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In less than nine minutes, President Trump delivered remarks at the White House on Friday signaling his administration has ditched almost five decades of the American policy of engagement with China.

It’s about time. China has been challenging the United States across the board, and Trump – with his comprehensive comments Friday – signaled the United States would defend itself across the board.

Trump announced a series of actions, including:

Terminating America’s relationship with the World Health Organization. Trump said the WHO is biased in favor of China and has failed to approve reforms arising out of its dealing with the coronavirus pandemic that originated in China. The move cuts off about $450 million in U.S. funding for the WHO. Trump said the U.S. would use those funds for “other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs.”

Suspending entry into the U.S. of Chinese nationals posing a security risk.

Revoking almost all special exemptions and rules for Hong Kong and imposing sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials.

Studying the “differing practices” of Chinese companies listed in the U.S.

The president signed a proclamation stating that he will block entry into the United States of Chinese students and researchers tied to U.S. military efforts.

In his brief remarks, Trump also commented on other matters, especially the spreading of the coronavirus. “The world is now suffering as a result of the malfeasance of the Chinese government,” he said.

On the issue of Hong Kong, Chinese leaders were undoubtedly waiting to see if Trump would withdraw America’s special treatment of the beleaguered territory on trade and other issues. Some thought Trump would not do this, making this issue a test of his resolve. In meeting the test, the president showed political will rarely seen in American leaders.

Most observers thought the president would concentrate his remarks on Hong Kong. The surprising aspect of the comments was their comprehensive nature.

Moreover, the tone of the president’s words – he was not only adversarial but also angry – broke with decades of precedent. Chinese leaders have not heard an American leader talk to them this way in public.

The range of announced actions should concern Chinese leaders. The actions suggest Trump is now leading a whole-of-government charge on China.

Not everyone thought Trump was so resolute. The Financial Times, for instance, said Trump “pulled his punches,” not adopting a “range of measures” the markets feared. For instance, he did not terminate the Phase One trade deal, signed Jan. 15.

Yet the trade agreement looks shaky – termination or no termination. There are signs China will not meet its principal commitment – increasing purchases of American goods and services by $200 billion over a two-year period. A result, the trade deal is in danger.

The Financial Times also said the markets were relieved that Trump did not impose new tariffs or freeze assets of Chinese nationals.

The markets should not break out the champagne just yet, however. The Trump administration will be announcing more actions in the weeks to come, probably including “full expensing” for costs to relocate factories from China and Hong Kong to the United States.

Larry Kudlow, the director of the president’s National Economic Council, talked about such subsidies in an interview with Fox Business’ Stuart Varney on Tuesday.

Moreover, Trump’s mentioning of the behavior of listed Chinese companies is a warning that investment is the next big area on the chopping block.

China for months has been saying the “decoupling” of the United States from China was not possible. However, on Friday Trump was making the process look inevitable.

Trump said he wanted “an open and constructive relationship with China” – but ultimately the state of relations is not up to him.

Beijing, showing off its “wolf warrior diplomacy” has taken a series of aggressive actions since February including: invading India; engaging in boat-bumping and other incidents against six of its neighbors in the South China and East China Seas; threatening to invade Taiwan; breaking promises over Hong Kong; and increasing the tempo of dangerous intercepts of the U.S. Navy in China’s peripheral waters and airspace.

It’s not entirely clear why China is lashing out at this moment. Some say it’s a sign of strength. Others says it is a sign of weakness. But it is evident that America’s engagement policy has failed.

Engagers, adopting a long view, often ignored or condoned unacceptable Chinese behavior. That feckless policy approach – conducted by U.S. presidents of both parties and by liberals and conservatives alike – only emboldened the worst elements in Beijing by showing everybody else that aggression worked.

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The upshot is that there is now a perception that Chinese communism cannot be reformed – meaning the only thing the Trump administration can do to protect America is to reduce exposure to China.

The underlying theme of the president’s actions Friday was that his administration is cutting ties with Chinese communism. That is the correct approach.

The People’s Republic of China is more than just an adversary. A year ago the Communist Party declared a “people’s war” on America. That hostility means that apart from surrendering to Beijing, there is not much Trump can do to patch up relations with China. This is not a Trump issue; it is a China one.

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There will be costs in unwinding decades of misguided U.S. policies toward China – how could there not be? But Beijing is leaving Trump with little choice.

It’s time an American leader did what is necessary: go after China on all fronts. And that’s what the world heard Friday from President Trump.

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Missouri’s only Planned Parenthood will stay open after commissioner’s decision

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Missouri’s only abortion clinic will be allowed to continue operating after a state commissioner declared Friday that the health department was wrong to drop the license of Planned Parenthood’s facility in St. Louis.

Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi said, “Planned Parenthood has demonstrated that it provides safe and legal abortion care. Therefore, Planned Parenthood is entitled to renewal of its abortion facility license.”

Friday’s decision means that Missouri will not become the first state without an abortion clinic since 1974.

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“In over 4,000 abortions provided since 2018, the Department has only identified two causes to deny its license,” Dandamudi wrote in his decision.

Missouri’s health department director, Randall Williams, accused Planned Parenthood’s St. Louis Reproductive Health Services (PPSLR) office of carrying out inadequate medical services resulting in two “failed abortions,” though they did not result in any reported complications.

After reviewing the cases, the Administrative Hearing Commission said it could not find evidence of safe practice negligence.

“We do not find Planned Parenthood failed to ensure safe and appropriate care in ensuring the accuracy of its gross tissue exams,” Dandamudi wrote. “With respect to this issue, we find no cause to deny Planned Parenthood’s renewal application.”

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PPSLR’s president and CEO for the St. Louis region, Yamelsie Rodríguez, said Planned Parenthood was vindicated by the ruling.

“For more than a year, Missouri’s health department has targeted Planned Parenthood,” said Rodríguez in a statement Friday. “Missouri’s health department director, Randall Williams, made false allegations about the high-quality care we provide and the dedicated, expert medical staff who provide it.”

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, who has said he would like to make Missouri “the most Pro-Life state in the country,” signed a bill in May last year criminalizing abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy.

Parson could not be immediately reached for comment on today’s decision.

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Hydroxychloroquine prescriptions rose nearly 2,000 percent the week Trump ‘supported’ it: study

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A new study notes that prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine surged nearly 2,000 percent the week in March that President Trump first touted it as a potential treatment for COVID-19.

The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, notes that during the week of March 15 to March 21, there were 45,858 prescriptions filled for less than 28 tablets of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, an increase of 1,977 percent compared to 2019.

“The growth observed in the week of March 15 to March 21 followed the World Health Organization declaring a global pandemic on March 11, the United States declaring a national emergency on March 13, a single-group nonrandomized study published on March 17, and President Trump’s support of the drug on March 19,” the researchers wrote in the study.

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There was also a rise in prescriptions of hydroxychloroquine for 28-60 days and 61-plus days, with the numbers rising 179 percent and 182 percent, respectively.

The researchers noted the “surge” in short-term prescriptions coincided with a reduction in longer-term prescriptions for the anti-malarial drugs, which are also used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis at the end of the study.

“At study end, these increases remained sustained for fewer than 28 tablet fills (+848.4 [percent]) and 28 to 60 tablet fills (+53.3 [percent]), while more than 60 tablet fills of hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine were below 2019 estimates (−64.0 [percent] decrease),” the researchers added.

In total, the researchers found that 483,425 excess prescriptions of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were filled between Feb. 16 and April 25.

The experts, who come from a number of different organizations, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and GoodRx, used pharmacy data from 58,332 pharmacies across all 50 states and more than 14,000 zip codes, to come up with their findings.

Rick Bates, founder and CEO of prescription savings service SingleCare, said the service has seen a similar spike in demand for hydroxychloroquine fills, both in March and when Trump mentioned earlier this month that he was taking hydroxychloroquine.

“There’s clearly a tie between the president’s opinion on COVID treatments and consumer demand for certain medications,” Bates told Fox News via email. “It’s an unprecedented time where news and studies about effective treatments for COVID are changing daily, so, Americans are searching for facts and are eager for information, whether it’s from scientific studies, physicians or the White House.”

In March, President Trump said, “I feel good about it [hydroxycholoroquine],” adding it was “just a feeling,” despite no evidence at the time the anti-malarial drug was effective in being used to treat the novel coronavirus.

The spike in hydroxychloroquine prescriptions indicates both the general population’s search for a cure for the pandemic and the reach of the president’s words.

“President Trump pushed hard – for a long time – for hydroxychloroquine as a therapeutic for COVID – even while the science behind the drug’s use was unproven,” Benjamin Corb, Director of Public Affairs for American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, said in an email to Fox News. “Medical experts talked openly about the unproven claims, and recently we’ve seen the science prove that this drug just isn’t a viable therapeutic.”

In mid-May, Trump said he was taking hydroxychloroquine, which he has previously referred to as a “game-changer,” to prevent coronavirus symptoms. On Monday, however, Trump revealed that he was finished taking hydroxychloroquine.

No drug should be taken without a doctor’s prescription.

Earlier this week, World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the organization would temporarily halt global trials of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine after a study showed that hospitalized coronavirus patients taking the drugs have a higher mortality rate.

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A May 22 study published in The Lancet said that COVID-19 patients were more likely to have heart issues, including serious heart arrhythmias, if they were treated with hydroxychloroquine.

A study in Brazil testing chloroquine in COVID-19 patients had to be stopped in April after people who took high doses of the drug developed dangerous heart rhythm problems.

Separately in April, a study of 150 COVID-19 patients in China who received the drug showed it did not clear the patients of the virus, but it did alleviate some symptoms.

In late April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned against the use of the two antimalarial drugs following reports of “serious heart rhythm problems” in COVID-19 patients treated with the medications.

“The FDA is aware of reports of serious heart rhythm problems in patients with COVID-19 treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, often in combination with azithromycin,” the agency said on its website. “We are also aware of increased use of these medicines through outpatient prescriptions. Therefore, we would like to remind health care professionals and patients of the known risks associated with both hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine.”

“I appreciate why the President [Trump] would want to give hope to American’s suffering during the pandemic – but the help should be supported by evidence – and the evidence just wasn’t there to support this push,” Corb added. “It is unfortunate that citizens took unproven, unverified medical advice from political leaders, who seemingly ignored the advice of experts.”

In recent days, government-run VA hospitals have “ratcheted down” prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for veterans with coronavirus. At a House hearing on Thursday, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie noted the number of studies linking the unproven drug to an increased risk of death and heart arrhythmia.

Currently, there is no known scientific cure for the disease known as COVID-19, however, a number of drugs are being tested to see if they can treat it.

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As of Friday afternoon, more than 5.86 million coronavirus cases have been diagnosed worldwide, more than 1.72 million of which are in the U.S., the most impacted country.

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NYC tanning salon owner fined $1,000 for reopening: ‘It’s insane what’s happening’

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A New York tanning salon owner who was fined $1,000 for reopening in defiance of the state’s coronavirus lockdown order said Friday that he is already “broke,” as are other members of his community.

In an interview on “Fox & Friends First” with host Todd Piro, Staten Island’s Sunbelievable Salons owner Bobby Catone explained that as soon as he had briefly opened his doors on Thursday, law enforcement threatened him with jail time and an indefinite suspension of his health license.

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“We went as a peaceful protest basically,” he stated. “Trying to get small businesses in the community open. [It was a] very nice turnout…Our first customer was [New York City Council member] Joe Borelli. He came in, bought his products, [and] as soon as he bought his products police very politely issued a summons and if I continued to stay open [they would] threaten me with jail time and [take] my health license away indefinitely.”

“So, of course, we chose to shut down and not take it to the next level,” he added.

Borelli pointed out that the obstacles for business owners only increase as each day passes.

“We have business owners [who] every day that goes by, more and more go bankrupt, more and more jobs are lost, more and more people join the one million meals a day now given out by the city of New York to people who are newly impoverished,” he told Piro. “And yet, there’s no sense of urgency on reopening.”

New York is not expected to enter the first phase of a reopening plan until June. Phase 1 of the plan would include loosened restrictions for manufacturers, construction, wholesale supply chains, and retail businesses implementing curbside pickup. It would not include businesses like Sunbelievable. 38 other states are currently allowed to open up salons, but New York is still very much the epicenter of the pandemic which has killed over 100,000 Americans.

“We’ve been told to hold off, hold off, hold off,” Catone exclaimed.

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“How long could this go on?” he asked. “We’re broke. I’m broke. My fellow Staten Island business owners are broke. My staff is broke. We’ve got a little PPP [money], but you know that only goes so far.”

“It’s insane what’s happening,” Catone concluded.

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