C-Net – by Marguerite Reardon

President Trump on Monday signed into law a pair of bills designed to boost wireless and broadband networks: the Secure 5G and Beyond Act and the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act. The first requires the president to develop a strategy to secure and protect 5G technology, while the second is meant to improve the accuracy of maps detailing where broadband is and isn’t available in the US.  Continue reading “Trump signs laws to boost 5G security, broadband availability”

The Federalist – by Madeline Osburn

As U.S. state and local officials halt the economy and quarantine their communities over the Wuhan virus crisis, one would hope our leaders were making such major decisions based on well-sourced data and statistical analysis. That is not the case.  Continue reading “Inaccurate Virus Models Are Panicking Officials Into Ill-Advised Lockdowns”

Intellihub – by Shepard Ambellas

WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) — United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a slip of the tongue while addressing the American people from the White House when he stated that COVID-19 is a live military exercise. Continue reading “Mike Pompeo Admits COVID-19 Is a “Live Exercise,” Trump Retorts “I Wish You Would Have Told Us””

New York Post – by Lorena Mongelli and Bruce Golding

Seriously sick coronavirus patients in New York state’s largest hospital system are being given massive doses of vitamin C — based on promising reports that it’s helped people in hard-hit China, The Post has learned.  Continue reading “New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C”

Forbes – by Jason Brett

As the markets continue to drop and the U.S. looks to Congress for agreement on a massive stimulus package to save the economy from impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the newest offer by House Democrats includes a very forward-looking kind of stimulus: the creation of a ‘digital dollar’ and the establishment of ‘digital dollar wallets.’ In what will send shock waves through the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, particularly for those following central bank digital currencies around the world, this signals the U.S. is serious in establishing infrastructure for a central bank digital currency.  Continue reading “New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill In Congress Creates U.S. Digital Dollar”

WKOW

MADISON (WKOW) — Dane County residents now have a method to report violations of the governor’s ban on gatherings of 10 or more people.

Public Health Madison and Dane County set up an online form that can be used to submit a violation of Gov. Tony Evers’ order. Continue reading “Dane County sets up website to report gatherings of 10 or more people”

APhA, December 20, 2017

Federal officials on Tuesday ended a moratorium imposed 3 years ago on funding research that alters germs to make them more lethal. Such work can now proceed, said Francis Collins, MD, the head of NIH, but only if a scientific panel decides that the benefits justify the risks. A government panel will require that researchers show that their studies in this area are scientifically sound and that they will be done in a high-security lab. Some scientists are eager to pursue these studies because they could, for example, yield clues to making a better vaccine. Continue reading “Flashback 2017: A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted”

Station Gossip

Actress Rosanna Arquette implied Tuesday that a Jewish conspiracy is behind the coronavirus spreading across the world.

“I’m still confused,” she wrote in a post on Twitter, now deleted, “so Israel has been working on a corona virus vaccine for a year already? (so they knew ) Vaccines take a long time to know if they are safe and KUSHNER OSCAR is the major investor in the new vaccine that is supposedly coming here. lives at risk for profit.”  Continue reading “Actress Says Jewish Conspiracy Behind Coronavirus”

Dakota News Now

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the city of Sioux Falls is closing most city facilities to public access effective at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020. This closure will remain in effect through Monday, March 30, 2020.

City Center and City Hall join the list of previously closed city facilities for public access. Carnegie Town Hall will close to the public except for public meetings. Previously scheduled public meetings and bid letting planned for City Hall or City Center will be relocated to Carnegie Town Hall. Continue reading “Sioux Falls closes city office buildings to public”

Yahoo News

WASHINGTON — A federal government plan to combat the coronavirus warned policymakers last week that a pandemic “will last 18 months or longer” and could include “multiple waves,” resulting in widespread shortages that would strain consumers and the nation’s health care system.

The 100-page plan, dated Friday, the same day President Donald Trump declared a national emergency, laid out a grim prognosis for the spread of the virus and outlined a response that would activate agencies across the government and potentially employ special presidential powers to mobilize the private sector.  Continue reading “U.S. Virus Plan Anticipates 18-Month Pandemic and Widespread Shortages”