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More than 300 people have died and a further 1,000 have fallen ill in Iran after consuming methanol in the belief that it will protect them against the coronavirus, according to local media.

Fake remedies have spread across Iranian social media, with methanol simply the latest supposed cure. As an Islamic nation, the consumption of alcohol is banned, but bootleggers have distributed industrial alcohol.
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Hundreds dead in Iran after consuming methanol thinking it was coronavirus protection | Fox News
General • by stephen19 • 141 views •  7 comments • 22 hours ago

There is a tremendous increase in gun sales across America

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a letter warning city and county officials that they did not have the authority to shut down gun shops in Texas over the coronavirus pandemic.

"While the Legislature granted local officials certain emergency powers to address disaster situations, that local authority is not without limitation," read the letter sent on Friday.
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Texas is not putting up with gun shops being closed - TheBlaze
General • by stephen19 • 49 views •  5 comments • 8 hours ago

Any New Yorkers in there?

Rhode Island plans to send the National Guard out to knock door-to-door in an attempt to hunt down anyone who has arrived in the tiny state from New York City during the coronavirus pandemic. State police, meanwhile, have begun pulling over cars with New York state plates.
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Rhode Island hunting down New Yorkers seeking coronavirus refuge | Fox News
General • by stephen19 • 18 views •  1 comments • 9 hours ago

What will he say now?

In 2018, at the height of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation fight, former Vice President Joe Biden made headlines when he asserted that a woman's public claims of sexual assault should be presumed to be true.

Biden had been dragged into the matter due to similarities between Kavanaugh's confirmation battle and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' 1991 confirmation hearings, during which Biden was an integral figure. Biden was Senate Judiciary chairman at the time and had presided over the hearings, which famously featured a sexual assault allegation against Thomas by a former colleague, Anita Hill.
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Joe Biden in 2018: When women allege sexual assault, we must believe them. Now, he faces allegations of his own. - TheBlaze
General • by stephen19 • 23 views •  2 comments • 20 hours ago

“Cough” with his head? A man was attacked for coughing on a bus in Lvov, Ukraine. In this violent video, passengers were filmed kicking the victim...
Bus passenger viciously attacked for coughing (Video) | New York Post
General • by 1FRAC1 • 5 views •  0 comments • 7 hours ago

For the past two days, New Yorkers have been dying at a rate of one every 17 minutes, according to the latest grim citywide statistics.

On both Thursday and Friday, another 84 people died in the city from the coronavirus, as the number of positive cases and of those who are critically ill also climbed.
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Coronavirus kills 84 more people in NYC Friday
General • by stephen19 • 9 views •  0 comments • 8 hours ago

Is another surge coming?

China has shut down all movie theaters for the second time since the COVID-19 outbreak — and "insiders" say that the move is because the government is concerned about a second wave of coronavirus.

China shuttered all theaters in January because of coronavirus and only just reopened them this week.
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China shuts down all cinemas for a second time as reports emerge that Chinese government fears another wave of COVID-19 - TheBlaze
General • by stephen19 • 16 views •  0 comments • 20 hours ago

A 101-year-old Italian man has reportedly survived his battle with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus spreading around the globe.

An official from the city of Rimini on the northeast coast of Italy says the man, identified publicly as only Mr. P., was released from the hospital earlier this week.
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General • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 14 views •  0 comments • 22 hours ago

Paul Frishkorn, a Philadelphia-based flight attendant, has died from coronavirus, fueling fears in a profession on the front lines of the pandemic.
General • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 3 views •  0 comments • 22 hours ago

On Saturday, President Trump’s mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis continued as he blindsided the governor of New York by telling the media that he may put in place a federally mandated quarantine on the New York metro region.

Trump first said that he just spoke with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, giving the impression that he told Cuomo that he was considering a quarantine because “New York is a hot spot” for COVID-19.
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Trump Says Quarantine of New York Might Happen Today - Rolling Stone
General • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 2 views •  0 comments • 1 hour ago

China hit out at what it called "biased" reporting on Friday in a frosty response to a request by three major U.S. newspapers to reverse the expulsion of several of their China-based journalists.
General • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 2 views •  0 comments • 23 hours ago

The New York Police Department (NYPD) announced its first death from the coronavirus this week amid the pandemic that has infected more than 86,000 people across the country and hammered New York City. 
NYPD announces first employee death due to coronavirus | TheHill
General • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 5 views •  0 comments • 23 hours ago

Designer Michael Costello is answering the call to help medical pros protect themselves while treating COVID-19 patients ... by making much-needed masks.
'Project Runway' Star Michael Costello Converts Factory to Produce Masks
General • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 4 views •  0 comments • 23 hours ago

The BBC has made an $856,000 donation to The Film and TV Charity to help freelancers, pulling funds from commercial arm BBC Studios.
U.K. Broadcaster BBC Makes $856,000 Donation to Film and TV Charity – Variety
General • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 2 views •  0 comments • 23 hours ago

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