Monday, April 6, 2020

MixedTimes - Fox News

Amid coronavirus, George W. Bush's 2005 pandemic warning resurfaces, may underscore slip-ups by successors

Newly resurfacedfootageof then-President George W. Bush urgently warning of the risks posed by pandemics in 2005 -- "If we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare," Bush said at the National Institutes of Health -- has drawn belated praise from his detractors, and raised new questions as to the state of the federal government's disaster preparedness since his administration.

Bill Gates: Pandemic is 'nightmare scenario,' but national response can reduce casualties

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who warned five years ago that the world’s greatest threat was a pandemic, believes that the current coronavirus pandemic is “a nightmare scenario,” but said social distancing and a strong national response can keep casualties lower than the projected numbers that President Trump has used.

Actress Patricia Bosworth dead at 86 due to coronavirus

Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died from complications of the coronavirus.

Biden tells Sanders he’s moving forward with VP search

Joe Biden says he’s pushing ahead with his search for a running mate and revealed that he had a conversation with Sen. Bernie Sanders - his last remaining rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Trump says CDC wants Americans to cover faces with cloth amid coronavirus

President Trump on Friday announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)is recommending Americanswear facial coverings made of cloth while out in public to help stop the spread ofcoronavirus-- though the president repeatedly called it "voluntary" and said he wouldn't do it himself.

Nikki Haley accuses WHO of taking 'China's word' on coronavirus transmission

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley took aim at the World Health Organization on Friday, saying the health body owes an explanation for why “they took China’s word” on the claim that coronavirus could not be spread from person to person -- a claim now known to be entirely false.

Russian-drafted coronavirus resolution that swiped at US fails at UN

A Russian-drafted U.N. General Assembly resolution on the coronavirus that took a number of swipes at the U.S. was shot down by the U.S. and its allies -- a significant defeat for Moscow as members chose instead to pass a more neutral resolution urging action on the virus.

Of sad news and silver linings

In light of the grim news, let’s keep things a little lighter off the top today with some news nuggets.