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FBI director: China is ‘greatest threat’ to US | BBC News

The FBI director Christopher Wray was speaking to the Hudson Institute when he revealed that the FBI was dealing with a new counterintelligence report from China every 10 hours, and half of all counterintelligence reports are coming from China. He also talked about an effort that China initiated to blackmail those living abroad from China who speak out against the ... Read More »

Duterte’s four years in power — extrajudicial killings, rights abuses and terror | DW News

Duterte’s handling of his police force has been under fire after many arrests ended up in killings. Duterte claims that his arrests are only being made to prevent crime and high drug trafficking, and argues the ratio of death to arrests as being understandable. The review cited him as being heavy handed and supportive of systematic ongoing widespread killing done ... Read More »

The Air Force is using special boxes to transport COVID patients | Connecting Vets Radio

The Air Force will now use special boxes to isolate and transport COVID-19 personnel to receive treatment. The boxes are being called Negatively Pressured Conex and serves as an isolated containment chamber. The goal is to be able to transport up to 28 patients infected with infectious disease and in this case, COVID-19, without spreading it to the crew. The ... Read More »

At least 166 killed in Ethiopia after week of violence | VOA News

Businesses and private homes have been looted and destroyed. The attackers who have yet to be identified killed at least 166 people by using guns, stoning victims, and burning victims. As a result, 2,000 people have been arrested in the Oromo regional state. Killings happened throughout many towns, however no ethnic centered attacks have occurred. Source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/least-166-killed-ethiopia-after-week-violence Read More »

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing | AP News

Locals were told by Japanese officials to either evacuate or take shelter. Thousands of troops worked to complete rescue missions as the floodwater rose. Many people’s electricity and communication has been cut off. At least 50 have been confirmed dead and dozens of people are still missing. Source: https://apnews.com/e0e14b78f5338c3a7674e49868a754b1 Read More »

Data show panic and disorganization dominate the study of Covid-19 drugs | STAT News

Analysts have said that the way we are going about finding a cure and treatment is disorganized and might have gruesome consequences long term. Much of the research that is currently going on looks at a minimal sample size and does not have much structure to it. These reports and research information has been fed to the public faster than ... Read More »

Iran threatens retaliation after what it calls possible cyber attack on nuclear site | Reuters

Iran has made it clear in a statement that they will retaliate against any country that participates in cyber warfare targeting their country. The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency analyzed the fire and stated that the location of the fire did not contain nuclear materials. Some are suspecting that this was carried out by either Israel or the United States.   Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-natanz/iran-threatens-retaliation-after-what-it-calls-possible-cyber-attack-on-nuclear-site-idUSKBN2441VY  Read More »

Tensions heat up in South China Sea as US makes significant show of force | CNN

The ships that were seen were the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan. They have only operated together twice since 2001. The U.S. Navy made a statement saying that this was an effort to stand up for all nations to fly, sail, and operate under international law. This has caused tensions to rise between the two countries.  Source: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/06/asia/south-china-sea-aircraft-carriers-intl-hnk-scli/index.html  Read More »

Fever checks are a flawed way to flag Covid-19 cases. Experts say smell tests might help | STAT News

This is supposed to be a way to weed out those with fevers who in return might get others sick. However, analysts are saying that this method is not efficient because it does not account for people that have no symptoms. Also, not everyone has a fever with COVID-19. Some are proposing a scratch and sniff test since one of the earliest symptoms of COVID-19 are loss of smell. The customer would have ... Read More »

Essential Vocab For COVID-19: From Asymptomatic To Zoonotic | NPR News

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact daily life, everyone has become more accustomed to certain medical terms. One of these terms is epidemic, which occurs when the number of cases rapidly spike in small area. Another term is aerosolized virus particles, which are particles smaller than droplets than can stay in the air for a longer period of time ... Read More »