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CNN Comes Out And Labels Coronavirus A Pandemic, Ahead Of Any Such Declaration By The WHO And CDC



Left-leaning news network CNN stated on Monday they would begin to refer to the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, despite the fact several global health organizations have not designated the crisis as such.

The network’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, posted a piece he wrote that revealed the announcement and also explained the reasons for the decision, saying the change was “not a decision we [CNN] take lightly,” noting that “it should not cause panic.”

Well, when you start throwing scary words like pandemic around, it’s kind of hard not to panic, wouldn’t you agree?

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Neither the World Health Organization nor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have labeled the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.

There are no specific criteria or definition for a pandemic, but there are three factors that are generally considered necessary for an outbreak to reach the level of a pandemic. They are: a virus that can cause illness or result in death, sustained person-to-person transmission, and global spread.

The CDC defines a pandemic as “an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number of people.”

Gupta cited several public health leaders who all “agreed that we are now in a pandemic.”

Currently, the coronavirus has infected 111,000 people all over the world and the illness has arrived on every continent except for Antarctica. Is that really all that surprising? What’s in Antarctica? A whole lot of nothing. Well, except researchers, but you get the point.

The current outbreak has caused 3,800 deaths with 22 so far in the United States.

It’s important to remember to keep this information in context. There are a lot of cases of this virus that are likely going unreported and untested because the symptoms are so similar to the common cold. Folks are getting sick and likely just staying home and toughing it out. The death rate of this illness is probably lower than it is currently because of this very fact.

However, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take the virus seriously. We absolutely should. People need to calm down, not panic, and put into practice precautions that will help stop the virus from spreading. Wash your hands religiously. Maybe try a different greeting other than shaking hands. Cough and sneeze into your elbow.

It’s really just common sense.


Apple Backs Down, Will Allow Parler Back on App Store

The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.



Free speech is a fickle thing, and precious too.  If we’re not careful, it can be stripped away but those who hide behind the claim that a “private” company can limit your personal freedoms. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms are almost always the culprits here, bending the algorithmic reach of those with whom they disagree. Enter Parler:  A free speech app where only the bare legal minimum of content would be moderated. The platform became incredibly popular with an astonishing swiftness, but soon faced trouble from companies who had previously aligned themselves with Facebook and Twitter’s more controlling stance. Apple, who had previously booted Parler from its App Store, has now relented to the Constitution. Apple has approved Parler’s return to the iOS app store following improvements the social media company made to better detect and moderate hate speech and incitement, according to a letter the iPhone maker sent to Congress on Monday. The decision clears the way for Parler, an app popular with conservatives including some members of the far right, to be downloaded once again on Apple devices. The letter — addressed to Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Ken Buck and obtained by CNN — explained that since the app was removed from Apple’s platform in January for violations of its policies, Parler “has proposed updates to its app and the app’s content moderation practices.” On April 14, Apple’s app review team told Parler that its proposed changes were sufficient, the letter continued. Now, all Parler needs to do is to flip the switch. The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.

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WATCH: NC Man Slings Rabid Bobcat Across His Front Yard




For many North Carolinians, neighborhood living brings with it the peace of mind that the most invasive animals you might have to deal with are squirrels who are trying to rest in your attic, or raccoons hoping to fatten up from your trash can.  The Tar Heel state has some bears, sure, but they’re not often the pestering or dangerous type like you might see in the Pacific Northwest or parts of California. But one man this week got up close and personal with a seriously frightening creature this week, after it lunged at his wife from underneath their car. A disturbing video captures the moment a rabid bobcat attacks a North Carolina woman—and the moment her husband grabs it off her and throws it through the air. Kristi and Happy Wade of Burgaw were walking to their SUV to take their cat to the vet the morning of April 9 when the growling animal ran across the street and attacked, WIS-TVreports. After throwing it several feet, Happy Wade eventually shot it after it ran into the couple’s garage and then continued to charge, ABC 11 reports. A neighbor who had been jogging by at the time stopped to help and called 911. Video of the incident is simply unbelievable. The bobcat was injured by Wade and later euthanized by local law enforcement.  An autopsy revealed that the animal was indeed rabid, and the family has been undergoing treatment for their numerous bite wounds.

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