The highly secretive Chinese military was credited with aiding in the response to the epidemic in the epicenter of Wuhan earlier this year, but no information has been released about cases among military personnel or any change in the armed forces’ readiness status. … [Read more...] about China home-built aircraft carrier conducting sea trials
“Make no mistake, we face significant challenges today. Our Nation is up against perhaps the greatest test of our commitment to the ideals we hold dear than at any time in our history...surely since the end of World War II. We must recognize this challenge for all it is and all it presents, lurking in the shadows of deceit or the depths of dishonesty.” … [Read more...] about Kenneth Braithwaite sworn in as Navy secretary
Modly relieved Crozier of his command of the Roosevelt last week after a letter the captain wrote pleading for help with a coronavirus outbreak on the ship leaked in the media. Modly did not explicitly accuse Crozier of leaking the letter, but noted it appeared first in his hometown paper, the San Francisco Chronicle, and that he sent a copy to too many people to expect it not to leak. … [Read more...] about Navy chief resigns amid uproar over handling of aircraft carrier coronavirus crisis
Seib wrote in The Wall Street Journal that, "One of the secrets to the president's success is that people don't have to like him to vote for him." He stated that he won the unpopularity contest against Hillary Clinton and although it won't be as easy to "demonize" Biden his campaign is starting to try to do that. … [Read more...] about Professor says election is about Trump’s response to pandemic
But the realisation that asymptomatic people can spread an infection is not completely surprising. For starters, there is the famous early 20th century case of “Typhoid Mary”, a cook who infected 53 people in various households in the US with typhoid fever despite displaying no symptoms herself. In fact, all bacterial, viral and parasitic infections – ranging from malaria to HIV – have a certain proportion of asymptomatic carriers. Research has even shown that at any one time, all of us are infected with between eight and 12 viruses, without showing any symptoms. … [Read more...] about Could nearly half of those with Covid-19 have no idea they are infected?