Second Chinese City Bars Residents From Leaving Their Homes, Apple Closes All Offices & Stores In China

Second Chinese City Bars Residents From Leaving Their Homes, Apple Closes All Offices & Stores In China By Tyler Durden Update (1230ET): Vietnam has become the latest country to strictly limit travel with China. SCMP reports that the country has banned all passenger plane traffic to and from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Apparently, Vietnam, which has confirmed several cases, including at least one instances of human-to-human transmission, doesn’t think much of the WHO’s assurances. Can’t say we blame them. Meanwhile, back in China, a citizen journalist took…

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Coronavirus Chaos Forces Starbucks To Shutter Almost Half Its Stores In China

Coronavirus Chaos Forces Starbucks To Shutter Almost Half Its Stores In China By Tyler Durden Starbucks announced Tuesday that it could take a big financial hit from the coronavirus outbreak in China, as it was forced to close thousands of stores in top operating markets, reported Reuters. The outbreak of the deadly disease has so far resulted in 132 deaths and over 6,145 confirmed cases. Authorities have locked down 15 cities and all transportation networks, along with 57 million people confined to their homes. Many of these cities have shuttered factories and all retail…

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Harvard Chemistry Chair & Two Chinese Nationals Arrested For Lying About China Ties, Smuggling “Biological Material”

Harvard Chemistry Chair & Two Chinese Nationals Arrested For Lying About China Ties, Smuggling “Biological Material” By Tyler Durden Will this Harvard Chemistry Department Head be remembered as the Aldrich Ames of the modern-day ‘Cold War’? In a shocking revelation made Tuesday afternoon – a revelation that will almost certainly rattle the US-China relationship at an already fragile time – a federal court unsealed indictments against Harvard professor and Chemistry Department Head Charles Lieber, along with two Chinese nationals. One is a Boston University researcher who was once a lieutenant…

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Johnson & Johnson Advised Coronavirus Simulation and Now Stands To Gain Financially With New Vaccine

Johnson & Johnson Advised Coronavirus Simulation and Now Stands To Gain Financially With New Vaccine By Spiro Skouras Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security hosted Event 201, a high-level pandemic exercise focused on a coronavirus outbreak — yes they ran a simulation of exactly what we see unfolding right now, before it happened! The pandemic exercise was conducted in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. During Event 201 Johnson & Johnson was asked specifically about a coronavirus…

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Virus Spread Exposes Fragility Of Global Markets

Virus Spread Exposes Fragility Of Global Markets By Tyler Durden As the numbers of infected and dead soar exponentially this weekend, with the deadly coronavirus spreading to multiple nations and seemingly very much not “contained,” early trading in markets suggest, as Bloomberg macro strategist Mark Cudmore details below, that this ‘black swan’ event is exposing the fragilities, and vulnerability, of financial markets that long ago de-tethered from any fundamental underpinning. Source: Bloomberg USDJPY is tumbling in early trading, implying a 400-point drop in Dow futures… Source: Bloomberg And Aussie fell…

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Will Coronavirus Crater Hopes Of A Global Recovery As World Trade Tumbles?

Will Coronavirus Crater Hopes Of A Global Recovery As World Trade Tumbles? By Tyler Durden The global economy is faced with a synchronized slowdown as central bank ammunition to fight the next global recession is limited. Monetary authorities across the world have slashed interest rates 80 times over the last 12 months and printed upwards of $1 trillion over four months to counter the slowdown. The only apparent solution central bankers have offered is a liquidity-fueled massive stock market melt-up across the world that rivals the end years of the…

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Did Bill Gates & World Economic Forum Predict Coronavirus Outbreak? An Inside Look May Shock You!

Did Bill Gates & World Economic Forum Predict Coronavirus Outbreak? An Inside Look May Shock You! By Spiro Skouras In this report we take an inside look at Event 201, which took place in NYC on October 18 2019. Event 201 is a high-level pandemic exercise hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This is extremely fascinating because this pandemic simulation exercise of coronavirus took place about 6 weeks before the first illness from…

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Chinese Medics Reportedly Claim That Coronavirus Has Infected 100,000 And China Is Lying

Chinese Medics Reportedly Claim That Coronavirus Has Infected 100,000 And China Is Lying By Aaron Kesel Chinese medics are purportedly uploading videos onto social media app Weibo chat, which are being deleted and funneled out of China. Medics are claiming that the Wuhan coronavirus is much worse than what the Chinese government is stating to the public; two videos state that an estimated 90,000 – 100,000 people are infected in just Wuhan alone. The virus has now been detected in — China, Australia, Nepal, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, South Korea,…

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Beijing Calls In Military As Virus Overwhelms Wuhan Hospitals

Beijing Calls In Military As Virus Overwhelms Wuhan Hospitals By Tyler Durden Summary: Here’s a glimpse of new virus-related developments that occurred overnight. Total number of confirmed cases now 900+, 26 dead. China restricts travel for 40+ million people as the death toll surges. Two deaths have been reported outside Wuhan. Some residents displaying symptoms are being turned away from hospitals. Hospitals in Wuhan make urgent pleas for help and supplies. Beijing orders PLA medics to assist in Wuhan treating patients UK and US governments tell citizens to avoid outbreak…

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Explosion Hits Russia’s Largest Virus Lab Which Houses Plague, Smallpox, Ebola And Other Deadly Viruses

Explosion Hits Russia’s Largest Virus Lab Which Houses Plague, Smallpox, Ebola And Other Deadly Viruses By Tyler Durden A sudden explosion at a Siberian virus research center on Monday reportedly left the facility engulfed in flames, according to several Russian news outlets. Firefighters and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the “Vector Institute” located several miles from Novosibirsk – an emergency which was upgraded “from an ordinary emergency to a major incident,” according to RT, due to the research center for virology and biotechnology housed in the facility; however, the mayor of Koltsovo said there…

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