A patient is transferred by an ambulance to the Infectious Disease Centre of Princess Margaret Hospital on January 22, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong reported its first two cases of Wuhan coronavirus infections as the number of those who have died from the virus in China climbed to 17 on Wednesday and cases have been reported in other countries including the United States,Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about Hong Kong Confirms First Wuhan Virus Case, Endangering Protests
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“The mayor of Wuhan, Hubei province, called on people not travel to and from the city in order to combat the ongoing pneumonia outbreak,” the state-run newspaper China Daily reported. “Mayor Zhou Xianwang said during an interview with CCTV on Tuesday that reducing the flow of people will also decrease the possibility of the virus spreading and lighten the pressure on disease prevention and control efforts.” … [Read more...] about China Expands Quarantine Powers, Mayor Says ‘Stay Away’ as Wuhan Virus Toll Nears 500
Despite reportedly circulating for at least a month, Chinese authorities only revealed on Monday that they had identified the culprit of the disease as a new evolution of coronavirus, the same type of virus responsible for the 2003 outbreak of Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The SARS outbreak killed nearly 800 people, largely due to Chinese officials downplaying its lethality and keeping pivotal information from the public. … [Read more...] about China ‘Handles’ Eight People for Posting About Wuhan Virus on Social Media
It seems clear the Trump administration — even sophisticated people within it, like trade representative Robert Lighthizer — were caught off guard by what they saw as Chinese efforts to recut terms they’d already agreed to. It seems like Xi may not have realized how constrained he is by domestic politics, and that made his negotiating position unclear. Trump’s tendency to change his mind makes it hard for us to maintain a clear position. … [Read more...] about Are Recession Fears More Justified Now?
This is a truly wild retcon. The origin story of Facebook at this point was well-known, but given how much Zuckerberg wants to not talk about that, it’s worth restating. Facebook started as FaceMash, a web app that allowed Harvard students to choose which of two other students they thought was more attractive. Early on, as he built out Facebook’s social network, Zuckerberg referred to people trusting him with their data as “dumb fucks.” These are well-established facts, and these early transgressions would not be worth repeating endlessly if Zuckerberg were willing to own up to them. Instead he continues to retrofit new company stances onto its founding myth. … [Read more...] about The Zuck’s Speech