The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory on January 31, 2020 warning Americans to not travel to China due to the coronavirus spreading across the East Asian country.
This virus was first identified in Wuhan, China.
On January 30, the World Health Organization declared that this viral outbreak is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Travelers should expect travel restrictions from the government, while commercial carriers are reducing or suspending routes to and from China.
Americans currently in China were advised to consider departing via commercial means. The State Department requested that all non-essential U.S. government personnel not travel to China in the midst of this coronavirus outbreak.
In order to contain the coronavirus, Chinese officials have suspended, air, rail, and road travel in the vicinity of Wuhan and imposed restrictions on travel and other activities across the country. On January 23, 2020 the State Department ordered all non-emergency U.S. personnel and their family members to leave Wuhan.
In the meantime, China has taken advantage of this situation to roll out its fancy surveillance tech.
The Global Times tweeted about China’s efforts to use drones across China to monitor the outbreak.
It posted, ”Walking around without a protective face mask? Well, you can’t avoid these sharp-tongued drones! Many village and cities in China are using drones equipped with speakers to patrol during the #coronavirus outbreak.”
Walking around without a protective face mask? Well, you can't avoid these sharp-tongued drones! Many village and cities in China are using drones equipped with speakers to patrol during the #coronavirus outbreak. pic.twitter.com/ILbLmlkL9R
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) January 31, 2020
The video the Global Times posted was of a drone instructing an elderly lady in the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia to go back to her home and get her protective face mask. The voice-operated drone told her that she should not be going outside without wearing a mask.
True to its authoritarian nature, China is exploiting this situation to demonstrate its authoritarian powers within its borders.
The Trump administration should act quickly to ensure that this virus does not spread, and he can do so by restricting travel to and from China.
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Democrat Congressman Dismisses Low Black Unemployment under Trump
Even with Black unemployment at its lowest rate in nearly 50 years under the Trump administration’s watch, South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn dismissed these numbers.
Clyburn said these numbers are “not true” because Blacks “were fully employed during slavery.” So, “it all depends on how you measure” it, he asserted.
On Fox News’s Your World With Neil Cavuto, host Neil Cavuto chatted with Clyburn about the Trump economy. Clyburn asked whether the president’s policies are beneficial to Black Americans.
“Let’s leave the words aside,” stated Cavuto. “Whether you like his [Trump’s] style or not, or tweets or not, or comments or not, he’s delivered the goods for a lot of African-Americans has he not? With record-low unemployment levels for one group or another. Among Africa-Americans, you don’t think that’s something constructive?”
Clyburn, who voted to impeach Trump back in December, said, “Come on, Neil. No, no, it’s not true. I’m saying that the African-American unemployment is not the lowest it’s ever been unless you count slavery.”
“We were fully employed during slavery,” claimed Clyburn. “So it all depends on how you measure this up.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the national unemployment rate for African American workers, 16 years and older, was 5.4% in August 2019. Michael W. Chapman of CNS New said this was the lowest rate in recorded history.
The BLS data for African American begins in 1972, almost 50 years ago. According to a chart that Chapman posted, the unemployment rate numbers from July through December 2019 were in the 5’s range — 5.9, 5.4, 5.5, 5.5, 5.6 and 5.9. In January 2020, the rate was 6.0 percent.
Clearly Democrat elected officials are in denial about Trump’s economic success.
However, if the Trump administration wants to win black votes, it will need to push immigration restriction given how unskilled labor tends to displace black labor.
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