The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Friday, March 13, 2020, that Europe is now the “epicentre” of the Wuhan virus pandemic.
He implored countries to take aggressive measures, while also using community mobilization and social distancing to save lives.
“Do not just let this fire burn,” he advised.
His comments came in the midst of various European countries reporting notable increases in infections and deaths. So far, Italy has recorded its highest death toll in one day.
Reports indicated that there were 250 deaths recorded during the last 24 hours. Now, Italy’s death toll is 1,266, with 17,660 total infections.
Spain, the next country after Italy hardest hit by the Wuhan flu, reported a 50 percent increase in fatalities to 120 on Friday. Infections moved up to 4,231.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that a state of emergency will go into effect in Spain on Saturday, March 14, 2020 for two weeks.
More than 132,500 people have been diagnosed with the Wuhan flu in 123 countries across the globe, according to WHO reports.
The total number of deaths has gone up to 5,000. Dr Tedros described this as “a tragic milestone.”
“Europe has now become the epicentre of the pandemic, with more reported cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined, apart from China,” he said.
“More cases are now being reported every day than were reported in China at the height of its epidemic.”
This makes Trump’s previous travel ban from Europe, which he announced on March 11, look like sensible policy.
While political elites were screaming for open borders, Trump took bold action by banning travel from Europe.
This is in stark contrast to globalist Democrats who enjoy virtue signaling and gushing about open borders.
In times like these, such globalist policies could put thousands of Americans’ lives at risk.
Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign
The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.
At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.
Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.
“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.
I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.
“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:
This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.
I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.
Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.
“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”
“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.
“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.
Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.
A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.
Election Day will be on September 29.
Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.
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