A former boss of the UK intelligence agency MI6 told The Telegraph he believes the Coronavirus was engineered and escaped from a lab in Wuhan.
“I do think that this started as an accident,” Sir Richard Dearlove told the Telegraph, citing a peer-reviewed paper by Professor Angus Dalgleish of St George’s Hospital at the University of London, and the Norwegian virologist Birger Sorensen.
The authors say hey believe the virus has been engineered to bind to humans.
“We are aware that these findings could have political significance and raise troubling questions.”
Dearlove added: “[A]s this debate about the virus develops, I think all this material is going to be in print and is going to embarrass a number of people, I think. Let’s suggest that the Chinese maybe have too much say in their journals, in what appears and what doesn’t.”
He added: “Look, the Chinese understand us extremely well. They have made a study of us over the last decade or longer, particularly through attending our universities. We understand the Chinese very poorly. It’s an imbalanced relationship in that respect.”
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New York has seen a spike in Covid 19 hospitalizations in the last 24 hours. The 75% increase in new admissions is still below the limit to halt the reopening of the city.
De Balsio, when asked if he thought the spike was caused by the protests around George Floyd’s death said, “I would be surprised if that’s what’s causing it,” de Blasio said Friday of the sustained demonstrations that have broken out in the Big Apple and cities throughout the world. “I think we’re much more likely in the next week [or] 10 days to see a manifestation, if there is one.”
However, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been unhappy with the mass gatherings of people protesting, saying, “If you were at one of those protests, I would, out of an abundance of caution, assume that you are infected, …..One person, one person can infect hundreds if you were at a protest.”
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Three US universities are working on a surveillance system to track Covid-19. The technology would be similar to the surveillance system in place in China which is used to create the Chinese Social Credit system.
University of Southern California, Emory University, and the University of Texas Health Science Center received federal funding to develop the contact tracing app. The system would track users locations in real time, their symptoms and give them a virus risk score.
Apple and Google have also announced they are working on bluetooth technology that could be used in third party apps for contact tracing.
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Drug cartels have seen supply chains from China disrupted. The chemicals needed to make the synthetic drugs typically come from China and these are not making it through to the cartels in Mexico.
The price of heroin, methamphetamines and fentanyl have soared in recent weeks amid the Covid-19 crisis.
“The cartels have suffered from COVID-19 due to the inability to get the regular shipments of synthetic opioids and precursor chemicals for the massive production of meth from China,” Derek Maltz, a former special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Operations Division in New York told the press.
“The cartels have continued their production at a slower rate, but the demand seems to be increasing during these times of uncertainty in America. The shutdown of cities in China and travel in and out of China have also negatively impacted the flow of chemicals and drugs to Mexico.”
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Russia is using a network of 100,00 cameras in the capital Moscow to track anyone breaking quarantine during the Coronavirus outbreak.
The cameras are controlled from a purpose-built coronavirus control centre.
Russia has created a database of images, and personal data from those with Covid-19 and this is used to monitor for anyone on the streets who should be in quarantine.
South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan have also used personal data from cell phones to track people in quarantine.
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