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Coronavirus claims 15 more lives in China; first two cases reported in Europe

BEIJING ó France confirmed two cases of coronavirus Friday, marking the first confirmed diagnoses in Europe, as China expanded its efforts to control its outbreak and announced 15 new deaths. A second case of coronavirus was also confirmed Friday in the United States.

There are more than 1,000 confirmed cases of infection, and at least 41 people have died. A total of 8,420 people are reported to be under observation.

A young, previously healthy man died in Wuhan, raising concerns about the deadliness of the virus. Until now, the vast majority of victims have been older than 60 with preexisting conditions.

More at link- https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/coronavirus-china-live-updates/2020/01/24/4e678f9c-3e03-11ea-afe2-090eb37b60b1_story.html

Edit to add: France has just revised confirmed cases to 3 from 2.

Honest question about Bernie Sanders

Itís open to anybody but would love to get his supporters feedback.

If Bernie Sanders wins the nomination, will he run as a Democrat?

Itís that simple. In the past, he ran in the Democratic primaries, won, and then rejected the nomination so he could continue on as an independent without fear of being challenged from the left. Is that what he is planning to do here?

You want me to accept Bernie and support him. Can you guarantee me this wonít happen if I do?

An observation.

Currently, in the GD forum, there are over a half dozen threads about the gun thing in Virginia and only two about MLK. This is what they wanted. To take away from MLK and the struggle for justice and equal rights he fought for. Iím not saying to ignore the rally in Virginia, just donít let it overshadow what today is truly about.

I found Trumps playbook!

Iíve had a game called Plague Inc. for several years now. Since I currently have the flu, I figured, letís infect the world.

When I logged into the game, I noticed it has a new play option. Fake News.

You start off picking a subject you want to start fake news on, pick a group to blame it on, and choose a reason you want to do this. For example, Trumpanzee story was started by politicians about climate change blaming scientists, for political and personal fame.

As I played through one game, I noticed several options for helping me spread my fake info and attacking those who tried to stop it. Some of these options include:

Calling unfavorable news fake
Tweeting out attacks against people who disagree
Accusing fact checkers of being biased
Angrily claiming itís a witch hunt
Digging up dirt on fact checkers
Creating fake fact checker companies to corroborate your story
Blaming the news media
Encouraging your supporters to openly attack opposition so they be afraid to challenge you
Setting up websites, forums, and online advertising to help spread your story
Purchasing partial ownership in a news outlet
And so much more!

Now I canít be for certain, but I believe we have found the source of Trumpís ideas to help him take over the world. Given, my version is just a game with a global map, but Trumpís map is very real and the choices heís making is affecting us all. Who will win?

Rocky Johnson, WWE superstar and father to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, dead at 75

Rocky Johnson, WWE superstar and father of wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, has died. He was 75.

The official WWE Twitter account announced the retired wrestler's death Wednesday evening.


My pet peeve over tonight's debate.

My candidate is guilty of it too.

Every time a candidate is in the middle of talking, they sternly say, LOOK! And then proceed on with their point. I get it! You want everyoneís attention! But everyone is already looking at you! We canít look any harder without risking a brain aneurysm!

I donít know why it bothers me but it does.

Is Performing Pelvic Exams on Unconscious Women Without Informed Consent Legal?

Just to clarify, I am a guy and this doesnít affect me personally. I just wanted to bring awareness to this issue because I do not believe this is common knowledge to that many people.

I was doing some research this morning on the primaries of all things, when I stumbled across a statement that didnít sound believable.

An unconscious woman may be given multiple vaginal exams by multiple people without ever knowing it happened.

After looking into this, I landed on a Snopes page that does in fact confirm it to be true. In 45 states, it is legal. Most of the time it is done by medical students or groups of medical students, even though thereís no medical reason for the exam. They can take turns inserting their fingers all while youíre unconscious.

Now I know some will say itís to help teach the next generation of doctors, but then why no consent? Also, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Medical Association, and the Association of American Medical Colleges has each condemned the practice, yet itís still legal.

If youíd like to read more, hereís the link to snopes.
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