A group of more than 60 Members of Congress from both parties are calling for a worldwide ban on “Wet Markets” during the Coronavirus pandemic; saying the sites are breeding grounds for new threats against the population.
“In a letter spearheaded by Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the lawmakers urged leaders of the World Health Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health and the United Nations to make the move ‘to protect public health,’” reports The Hill.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 9, 2020
“It is clear that to protect human health, these close and sustained interactions with wildlife must stop,” the lawmakers wrote.
“While China has banned the trade and consumption of wild animals in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, there are significant loopholes relating to the current legal trade of wildlife for medicinal purposes,” they wrote. “China took similar steps after the 2003 SARS outbreak, but ultimately lifted the restrictions after the outbreak came under control and perceived risk decreased.”
Read the full report at The Hill.
BACKLASH BUILDS: Calls for Resignation of WHO Director Grow Over Handling of Coronavirus, Ties to China
An international backlash grew Monday morning against the Director of the World Health Organization over his response to the global Coronavirus pandemic and close ties to the Chinese government.
“Amid persistent criticism that his organization failed to properly oversee China’s coronavirus response and worked to downplay the communist nation’s responsibility for the pandemic, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is facing growing calls for his resignation from American politicians and others around the world,” reports Fox News.
Dr. Tedros deceived the world. At one point, he even praised China’s ‘transparency' during its coronavirus response efforts despite a mountain of evidence showing the regime concealed the severity of the outbreak. This deception cost lives. https://t.co/ymmnCTeV8O
— Martha McSally (@SenMcSallyAZ) April 3, 2020
For the first time, #China has reported no domestic #COVID19 cases yesterday. This is an amazing achievement, which gives us all reassurance that the #coronavirus can be beaten. https://t.co/py3Ka2cbLK
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) March 20, 2020
“Dr. Tedros deceived the world. At one point, he even praised China’s ‘transparency’ during its coronavirus response efforts despite a mountain of evidence showing the regime concealed the severity of the outbreak. This deception cost lives,” said Senator Martha McSally.
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BERNIE SANDERS: Republican Coronavirus Relief Plan Focuses on ‘Corporate CEOs’
Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders ripped the Republicans’ Coronavirus relief package on social media Monday; saying the plan focuses on “corporate CEOs” at the expense of “food and transit workers.”
“Reading the Republican coronavirus bill, you’d think the most important people in America are corporate CEOs. That is wrong. Our essential workers include: Health workers. Delivery and warehouse workers. Food workers. Transit workers We must put their needs ahead of CEOs,” posted Sanders on twitter.
Reading the Republican coronavirus bill, you'd think the most important people in America are corporate CEOs. That is wrong.
Our essential workers include:
🚚Delivery and warehouse workers
We must put their needs ahead of CEOs.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 23, 2020
President Trump sent a message of hope directly to the American people during his daily press briefing Sunday evening; saying the US has “a leader that will always fight for you” and “won’t stop until we win.”
“For those worried and afraid, please know as long as I am your President, you can feel confident that you will have a leader that will always fight for you and I will not stop until we win,” said the Commander-in-Chief flanked by the Vice President.
The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the United States rose to 35,000 over the weekend; making the USA the third largest outbreak in the world after China and Italy.
“As the U.S. works to contain the rapidly spreading virus, Italy has seen surging statistics in both cases and deaths. The number of infections jumped to 59,138, while the death toll stands at 5,476,” reports Fox News. “The death toll in China, where the virus originated in late December and where the contagion rate has started to slow, stood at 3,274, with at least 81,454 confirmed cases.”
“All 50 states have reported confirmed cases of coronavirus. New York has the largest number of cases at nearly 17,000 after seeing a 37.4 percent spike Monday, while Washington has the second-most at 1,996,” adds Fox.
States like California and New York have taken drastic measures to contain the virus; ordering millions of residents to stay at home to slow the spread of the contagion.