Covid19 Europe 

New York City Will Now Have COVID-19 Checkpoints That Remind Me Of The ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Interrogations From WWII Nazi Germany

New York City, has decided to take a page from the Nazi Playbook from WWII, and set up military-style checkpoints at all bridge and tunnel crossings. There is a whole litany of things that they will do to you if you do not comply, not the least of which is a $10,000 dollar fine, and they are saying they intend to be as aggressive as possible under this new regime. Under a Democratic governor and mayor, the once-bustling New York City, the “big apple”, the “city that never sleeps”, has…

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Georgia schools just reopened and kids are already catching COVID-19

School reopenings during the novel coronavirus pandemic continue to be a problem, and reports from Georgia’s first week of school aren’t reassuring. A second-grader tested positive on the first day of school, forcing the closure of a classroom. 20 other children and the teacher are now forced to quarantine at home. A photo of a crowded high school hallway revealed that schools seem more concerned with punishing students who criticize them than they are with imposing stricter safety measures that protect the students and teachers. The reopening of schools remains…

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Train Travel in Italy Post COVID-19 – An American in Rome

Italy is much quieter this year, but Italians are having a fairly normal summer all things considered. With daily cases hovering around 250 for the country, and mask wearing mandatory in all indoor environments, the borders have opened to EU and Schengen area visitors. This means that trains are running around the country, but some things have changed for Italian trains because of coronavirus. But travel from other countries, even those approved by the EU, is limited and we don’t know when it will be possible for all to travel…

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Crude Oil Tanker Quarantined in Spain With Outbreak of COVID-19

The Suezmax crude oil tanker Eco Beverly Hills is being held in quarantine at the port of Castellón, Spain after members of its crew were reported to have symptoms of COVID-19. The vessel arrived in Spain on July 15 after a two-week voyage from the oil fields in Nigeria. The vessel had departed the port of Escravos at the end of June heading for the BP refinery. Upon reaching the port, the captain reported that crew members were showing symptoms of the virus. Port authorities are now confirmed that eight members…

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Declassified intel says Russia is spreading coronavirus disinformation: reports

Newly declassified intelligence reportedly shows that Russian operatives are using a variety of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the novel coronavirus. Senior officials with the Russian military intelligence unit known as the GRU are responsible for the disinformation campaign, according to reports made on Tuesday. The campaign reportedly includes the dissemination of news articles with unfounded claims about the virus’s origins and how Moscow and the U.S. have responded to it, among other things. Reports on the disinformation were recently declassified so that officials could speak freely about it,…

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