The World Health Organization announced Friday that it raised its risk assessment of COVID-19 to “very high” — the highest level of alert for the UN agency https://t.co/A2M1dEwQBs
— TIME (@TIME) February 28, 2020
WATCH: Director of WHO's health emergencies program: "This is a reality check for every government on the planet. Wake up. Get ready … You have a duty to your citizens. You have a duty to the world to be ready."
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 28, 2020
This is not a time for panic. It is time to prepare – based on facts, not fear.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) February 28, 2020
— Bloomberg Next China (@next_china) February 29, 2020
"We have entered a zone of chronic uncertainty—or what economists sometimes refer to as Knightian uncertainty, after Frank Knight, the noted Chicago economist of the early twentieth century."
— John Cassidy (@JohnCassidy) February 28, 2020
— IGN (@IGN) February 28, 2020
The Trump administration has called off a major summit of Asian leaders next month in Las Vegas amid growing alarm over the coronavirus, two U.S. officials tell NBC News.https://t.co/m7fQIRRrkt
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 28, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 29, 2020
Amazon has confirmed it removed or blocked over one million products that falsely advertised to defend against or cure coronavirus, as well as tens of thousands of items—such as face masks—that were listed for inflated prices. https://t.co/gcavJjD7bR
— WIRED (@WIRED) February 29, 2020
I’m always amazed no WH reporter ever snaps and says, “What the f**k are you talking about??” https://t.co/n6Fv7qMwnf
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) February 28, 2020
At some point, I hope American media will drop the “experts say” in headlines. Just report what’s true: a President who misleads the public about public health & seeks to muzzle government scientists is acting like an autocrat, not a @POTUS in a democracy. https://t.co/9BGwVuWI50 pic.twitter.com/NwSdzemDbO
— Alex Howard (@digiphile) February 28, 2020
— Damian Paletta (@damianpaletta) February 28, 2020
— Nancy Levine 🌊Vote.org (@nancylevine) February 28, 2020
It’s "America vs. Socialism" as the CPAC conference previews Trump’s reelection strategy https://t.co/eCsNqcqhJI
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 29, 2020
Fact: the stock market under President Obama rose 63% through February of his fourth year in office. The stock market for President Trump over same time period has risen 28%. Obama also had higher job growth over same period of time.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) February 29, 2020
Fox News just interviewed a Pennsylvania man who went through the coronavirus quarantine process — but he couldn't stop coughing during the interview 😳 pic.twitter.com/kzoIYQM8x6
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 28, 2020
The court held that this is a political question that it should not interfere with. That might make sense if the executive branch was operating in good faith. But with Trump, it’s a license to avoid constitutionally mandated oversight by Congress. https://t.co/eVlH722x8q
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) February 28, 2020
Trump circumvents Senate advise-and-consent power on same day as an appeals panel rules that Congress cannot enforce subpoenas against Executive branch. Grim.
— David Frum (@davidfrum) February 28, 2020
Don’t be fooled; this isn’t a serious nomination. Trump, Ratcliffe, and Senate Rs all know he’ll never be confirmed.
This is a transparent effort to reset the clock on Grenell’s appointment — and a de facto installation of him as DNI for months to come. https://t.co/QgB37ceSpD
— Ned Price (@nedprice) February 28, 2020
Ratcliffe’s attacks on a war hero and public servant with an impeccable record of integrity were repugnant. But he passed his job audition by showing that he would subordinate all considerations, including the truth itself, to Trump’s political interests. https://t.co/GL1nQWMDFZ
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) February 29, 2020
and, of course…
“Joe Biden is gonna kick ass here because this is a normal place… I wonder what the incest rate is in Iowa. I bet it’s high! Really high.” — South Carolina State Senator Dick Harpootlian @NYMag https://t.co/0xRXCPOdeH
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) February 29, 2020
Joe Biden acknowledged he was not arrested in South Africa trying to see Nelson Mandela, as he’d claimed while campaigning in South Carolina https://t.co/txhNC6RHlc
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 28, 2020
Fox News Poll: Trump losing to every major Democratic Party candidate for President
— Bill Murray (@StayWonked) February 29, 2020
A UN rep has called the situation in northern Syria "the biggest humanitarian horror story of the 21st century." https://t.co/Ttcc9FIObe
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) February 28, 2020
Video of #Turkey rockets targeting Assad forces in Syria show magnitude of escalation in last 24 hours.
Idlib, Latakia, Aleppo have been hit, targets reportedly include research centers (Bomb factories). Nothing short of war here: pic.twitter.com/cOBILRwHmB
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) February 28, 2020
#URGENT Emergency UN Security Council open meeting called for 4 pm on Syria/Idlib crisis by Belgium, Germany, Estonia, France, UK, US and DR after increased fighting & Turkey decision to open its southern border with Syria and give Syrian refugees passage to Europe pic.twitter.com/YCPnpdCgbW
— Pamela Falk (@PamelaFalk) February 28, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 28, 2020
"World leaders are behaving like children"
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) February 28, 2020
Excuse my blunt Anglo-Saxon but what the fuck is this lazy idle bastard doing?https://t.co/tCXFUEIKL2
— Jack Jazz (@JackkJazz) February 28, 2020
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson says 'best advice' to stop COVID-19 is to wash your hands https://t.co/yWM724bsE7
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 28, 2020
There's reason to be reassured not alarmed by this. Ministers wargame marauding firearms attacks, aeroplane hijacks, pandemics etc all the time. It's about preparedness: the details below are only relevant to the hypothetical scenario they were testing. https://t.co/iuS1HQjEhe
— Nick Timothy (@NJ_Timothy) February 28, 2020
Has Boris Johnson just announced no-deal Brexit for January 2021? – ITV News https://t.co/3VzL1N5XRp
— Robert Peston (@Peston) February 27, 2020
France has accused Boris Johnson of trying to cherry-pick his preferred Brexit deal https://t.co/MI9ndpzEl1
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 29, 2020
A cruelly expensive, wasteful & destructive way of ensuring some rich people can turn their own country into a tax haven for themselves.
That is absolutely all Brexit is, and its achievement relies on monstrous lies & duplicity practised on just enough of the public to swing it. https://t.co/Nu2e35GJeo
— A C Grayling #FBPE🕷 #Reform #Rejoin 🐟 (@acgrayling) February 28, 2020
— LOZZY (@DudeyRhino_HQ) February 29, 2020
Do we HAVE to have a storm every fucking weekend now? Is that it? 2020, post Brexit, and all we’ve had are fucking storms and diseases.
I might move to a tiny tiny island and live out my days in a coconut bra eating bananas and fish I’ve caught using my knickers.
— David Ames (@semadivad) February 28, 2020