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US at heightened risk for a germ attack but also more ready

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

America hasn't seen the last of killer coronaviruses.

China's "bat woman," a Wuhan Institute of Virology investigator who handles bat viruses, is warning that the current pandemic is "just the tip of the iceberg." Friendly advice from a researcher? Perhaps, but America's enemies are watching.

They've seen the devastating impact of the ...Read more

The longer lockdowns drag on, the dumber rules get

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

Citing the Bill of Rights and the "ideals of civil disobedience," the owner of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey, defied Governor Phil Murphy's orders by reopening on Monday. Cops "formally" notified the gym owner he was in violation of the shutdown order and then wished him "a good day." The crowd cheered.

Civil disobedience is alive and well...Read more

It's time to get back to business

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

All across the nation, business owners are waiting for the signal to reopen. In some places, it's happening now, but in too many parts of the U.S., towns and cities are being held to the same footdragging schedule that is killing commerce in the epicenter of the pandemic, New York City.

New York officials fear half the city's smallest ...Read more

Prolonging the shutdown defies science and the US Constitution

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

Across the nation, protesters are taking to the streets and business owners are filing lawsuits objecting to the coronavirus shutdown rules. As the rules drag on, they're causing job losses, bankruptcies and a feeling that people have no rights. The liberal media are labeling the protesters "virus deniers." Don't fall for that. The protesters ...Read more

Anti-COVID technology makes returning to work safer

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

Governor Andrew Cuomo is allowing upstate construction and assembly line businesses to reopen May 15, but other businesses have to stay shut longer. How long? That depends on how "essential" they are, he said.

Sorry, Governor, but any business is essential if it's how you earn your paycheck. People need to work, and new research indicates for ...Read more

Wearing a homemade cotton mask is a false assurance

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

New York, New Jersey, Maryland and other states are requiring everyone to wear a mask or a substitute face covering to leave home. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has suddenly flipped from urging the public not to wear masks to recommending that they wear something that covers their nose and mouth.

New York's Mayor Bill ...Read more

Shutdown could kill more Americans than COVID-19

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

Thursday's unemployment update confirms that over the last three weeks, nearly 17 million Americans have been laid off because of the shutdown. That's one-tenth of the nation's workforce. It's not just an economic fact. It's a public health disaster. If the shutdown is dragged on, as many public health experts recommend, it is almost certain to ...Read more

It's time for a task force to rescue America from the shutdown

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

President Donald Trump is hinting at a second task force responsible for getting Americans back to work. Appoint it now, Mr. President. Don't wait until the virus peaks. This second task force should prepare the country to reopen, with new tools to fight the virus.

The president's top epidemiologist, the esteemed Anthony Fauci, insists "the ...Read more

The facts and fears behind continuing the coronavirus shutdown

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

President Donald Trump is extending the nation's shutdown at least until the end of April. He's largely basing his decision on predictions from the University of Washington that even if the nation sticks to the shutdown, 83,967 Americans will die of coronavirus by early August, including 15,788 in New York state.

Deaths will likely soar over ...Read more

When to end the coronavirus lockdown? Soon

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

New facts about coronavirus are pouring in from scientists around the globe. This information needs to guide our response.

People infected are most contagious before they have symptoms, and some spread the infection widely but never get sick themselves, reports the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. That's why screening for fever and...Read more

Cuomo's grim reaper rules applied as New York's ventilator rationing plan

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

Coronavirus is causing working-age people to worry about missing paychecks, caring for kids home from school, stockpiling groceries and canceling plans. But people in their 50s, 60s or older have bigger worries. Many are lying awake wondering if this is how they're going to die.

At its most severe, coronavirus attacks the lungs, making it ...Read more

Good and bad news about coronavirus

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

There's good news and bad news about coronavirus.

First, there's reason for optimism. The virus struck only four months ago, yet we already know its genetic features. It took scientists years to get that far with HIV/AIDS. Antiviral drugs are in development, and a vaccine could be available within 18 months. The pace of scientific progress is ...Read more

What the first coronavirus deaths tell us

From the Right / Betsy McCaughey /

The first nine coronavirus deaths in the U.S. show the biggest risks are not traveling internationally, riding mass transit or attending a crowded event. The most dangerous place to be is in a rehab or nursing home. The second-most dangerous is a hospital.

Five residents of the Life Care Center, a nursing facility in Kirkland, Washington, have ...Read more

 

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