This is the most 2020 headline you will read today.

San Francisco Man Sends Pal a Roll of Toilet Paper Via Drone.

Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine.

Italy and France are now prescribing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine as treatments for coronavirus patients.

In France, the government caved to pressure from renowned Dr. Didier Raoult, who led the new additional study on 80 patients, results show a combination of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin to be effective in treating COVID-19. Dr Didier Raoult, a professor of infectious diseases who works at La Timone hospital in Marseille, then declared in a video on YouTube that chloroquine was a cure for Covid-19 and should be used immediately.

Dr. Raoult reportedly walked out of the scientific advisory committee advising the government after allegations that the government was being influenced by the big pharmaceutical companies which wanted to block hydroxychloroquine because it was cheap, being out of patent.

In another report, France now allows drug chloroquine to be given to coronavirus patients with extreme case of the disease. Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Monday, “The anti-malarial drug chloroquine can be administered in France to patients suffering from the severest forms of the coronavirus but only under strict supervision.” Veran also cautioned: “The high council recommends not to use this treatment… with the exception of grave cases, hospitalized, on the basis of a decision taken by doctors and under strict surveillance.” ...

Nevada governor bans malaria drugs for coronavirus patients.

Nevada’s governor on Tuesday banned the use of anti-malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients.

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak’s executive order came after President Trump touted the medication as holding promise for combating the illness.


Door to door.

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced during a press conference on Friday that the state would take drastic steps to “pin-point” individuals who had recently traveled to New York in an attempt to stem the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. ... Raimondo also announced that, starting Saturday, the National Guard will work with local law enforcement to go “door-to-door” in the state’s coastal communities, asking if anyone has come from New York and requesting their contact information.

Impressive. Efficient. And if they can do that, they can damn well find illegal aliens.



China and COVID-19.

Via my friend Andy Ngo, Bruce Alyward, senior advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), dodges a question from Yvonne Tong from RTHK about prospects for Taiwan's admission to WHO.

'The World Health Organization’s (WHO) current Director-General and Marxist revolutionary Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is so deeply in bed with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that he and his organization should be completely discredited and ignored when it comes to dealing with the Chinese coronavirus.'

Boris Johnson threatens "day of reckoning" for China.

Once the threat of COVID-19 has faded ...

... it will be instructive to see which leaders are the most reluctant to relinquish the "emergency powers" they have summarily assumed.


Leftists love "states of emergency" because then all normal constraints and expectations are waived. Day-to-day technical and managerial competence is no longer scrutinized because "it's an emergency!" Any kind of action, no matter how ill-advised, can be justified because it's "doing something".

And then comes the need to "restore order" ...