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Medical Journal Retracts Article Calling for International Help in Fighting the Coronavirus

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On February 26, 2020, medical journal Lancet retracted an article by two researchers — Yan Zhen and Yingchun Zen — that was originally calling for international assistance in fighting off the COVID-19 outbreak that has rocked the world in the past few months.

The original article was published on February 24, 2020.

This piece was initially shared on Twitter by angel investor and entrepreneur Balaji S. Srinivasan on February 26, 2020.

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He tweeted, “I’ve never seen an article like this in the Lancet. It’s not a study, it’s a cry for help. Chinese medical workers seem to be using academic journals as way to route around censorship and get a message out to the world.”

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Srinivasan highlighted several calls for help that stood out in this correspondence.

The authors asserted that the conditions in Wuhan are much worse than expected:

The conditions and environment here in Wuhan are more difficult and extreme than we could ever have imagined.

They then called for international help:

We are asking nurses and medical staff from countries around the world to come to China now, to help us in this battle.

However, the journal would then retract the article on February 26, 2020.

It announced its decision in a statement:

On Feb 26, 2020, we were informed by the authors of this Correspondence1 that the account described therein was not a first-hand account, as the authors had claimed, and that they wished to withdraw the piece. We have therefore taken the decision to retract this Correspondence.

 

 

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Woke Leftists Upset Over Christian Organzation Setting Up Hospital for Coronavirus Patients

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Samaritan’s Purse, a charitable Christian organization that helps the poor and sick all over the world, has setup a temporary tent hopsital in New York City.

Most see this as an all around positive, but not radical LGBTQ activists and their allies.

Some Leftists in New York have complained of the organization’s traditional Christian beliefs on sexuality. They claim to believe that Samaritan’s Purse might treat LGBTQ patients with less consideration or care.

This nonsensical narrative reached Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s office, who has also now expressed concern. DeBlasio said,

I said immediately to my team that we had to find out ­exactly what was happening. Was there going to be an approach that was truly consistent with the values [of] New York City?

We’re going to send people over from [my] office to monitor. I’m very concerned to make sure this is done right. But if it is done right, of course, we need all the help we can get.

Samaritan’s Purse and its workers have done everything from risking their lives to serve Ebola patients in Africa to helping after tornadoes here in the states. They have also already been dealing with coronavirus in Italy, giving them much needed experience.

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They are exactly who you want to show up in a time like this. The combination of experience, compassion, and dedication they have is very hard to match.

And no, they do not discrimate based on sexuality. They never have and there is no indication they ever will.

To suggest that they need to be monitored or that New York should be worried about their presense is not only unwarranted, it’s insulting.

DeBlasio is taking advantage of Samaritan’s Purse because he knows they, unlike him, are not utter degenerates. He knows that Samaritan’s Purse will do everything they can to help, despite knowing they are hated by the Mayor and his ilk.

This whole incident shows that Bill DeBlasio is a weak effiminate man who is more concerned with his public imagine than saving lives. He will accept the help, but insult those helpers, all while pretending he has displayed some sort of virtue.

This is outright bigotry, disguised with smooth talk.

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