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  1. OO, Al-shabaab claimed responsibility for this roadside bomb. IT has nothing to do Madoobe. Unless you are rooting for Al-shabaab. Some of us check the Somali news not from Andalu Agency but from local news.
  2. Russia doesn't have ventilators or other essential medical equipment to help anyone . THey do not have testing kits or ventilators. Look at what they sent to Italy. It was basically a dozen trucks to disinfect and wash streets.
  3. Well, we have to show the other side of the propaganda. We just keep hearing the Chinese trying to extinguish their own fire which they started in Wuhan. I hope Turkey fares better in this crises. THey had huge opportunity to stop the spread of the virus , yet they wasted time. They had their first case in March 18, and did not take any steps to shut down the country. while premier league and other European leagues stopped playing, Turkish league was playing Just ten days ago and stopped after players protested. Last week their testing capacity was as low as 30,000 which was less than Alberta in Canada.. I heard now they are trying to test as many as 15,000 a day.As of today their cases are doubling every two days. THey must build makeshift hospitals just for Covid_19 patients and prepare for the worst before it is too late.. If this trend continues Turkey could be in danger just like Italy.
  4. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) is also covering for China. When a respiratory syndrome virus which originated from the Arab countries reached the world ,they called it MERS (Middle East Respiratory syndrome). Why not call this Wuhan Virus. It looks the virus was circling the world for two months while those who had stronger imunes just felt some flu symptoms and passed the virus to the larger public. When the virus finally reached those who are elderly , it became deadly. Certainly the Chinese are guilty of crimes.
  5. The breathtaking negligence of Communist Party officials for over a month after the COVID-19 outbreak led directly to the pandemic now rampaging across the world. From ordering Chinese scientists to destroy evidence of the virus, to suppressing physician warnings, to turning around ships loaded with vital supplies and threatening to block critical pharmaceuticals so that America might experience “the hell of a novel coronavirus epidemic,” there can be no question that when the dust clears, a day of reckoning will be at hand for China. “China’s actions are going to come back to bite them when this virus is over,” said Harry Kazianis, senior director of Korean Studies at the National Interest, in an interview with TAC. “I think we’re in a whole new world after this. The way people think about the world, globalism—this pandemic is going to have an effect that’s maybe even greater than 9/11. ” Chinese laboratory technicians had identified a highly infectious new pathogen as early as December 2019. But they were ordered to stop tests, destroy samples, and suppress the news, Chinese media outlet Caixin Global revealed a month ago. “A lot fewer people would have died” if the Chinese government had acted sooner, said Wei Guixian, patient zero at the Wuhan wet market where the outbreak is believed to have originated, in February. Chinese authorities prevented the doctors that treated Wei from sounding the alarm publicly. One of the first doctors who alerted authorities to the virus was told to stop “spreading rumors” and another doctor had to write a public self-criticism letter about the “negative impact” his warnings had. A doctor in Wuhan, 34-year-old Li Wenliang, was hauled into custody on December 30 for sending text messages to other colleagues warning of the spread and severity of the virus. He died of COVID-19 complications on February 2. China’s internet censors struggled to contain the deluge of warnings as news of the virus spread like wildfire. “A wide breadth of content,” including neutral keyword combinations like “Wuhan seafood market” and “Sars variation,” were censored on WeChat and other platforms in late December. The Chinese government censored, detained and disappeared doctors, whistleblowers, and citizen journalists who attempted to sound the alarm about what was to come. Despite doctors’ warnings that the virus was transmissible between humans, authorities held a massive a Chinese Lunar New Year banquet for tens of thousands of Wuhan families. By the time the government issued a lockdown in Wuhan on January 23, the virus had been on the march for seven weeks. At that point, more than five million people had already left Wuhan, according to mayor Zhou Xianwang. China also ignored advice from its own experts that an epidemic like this was just around the corner. It was “highly likely that future SARS- or MERS-like coronavirus outbreaks will originate from bats, and there is an increased probability that this will occur in China,” Chinese experts wrote in a 2019 article. “The presence of a large reservoir of SARS-CoV-like viruses in horseshoe bats, together with the culture of eating exotic mammals in southern China, is a time bomb,” scientists wrote in a 2007 journal article. “The possibility of the reemergence of SARS and other novel viruses from animals or laboratories and therefore the need for preparedness should not be ignored.” Even after the COVID-19 outbreak forced officials to ban the trade and consumption of live wild animals for food, the Chinese government is still recommending the use of Tan Re Qing, an injection containing bear bile, to treat severe and critical COVID-19 cases, reports National Geographic. Globalization has only accelerated the devastating consequences of the Communist Party’s terrible decisions. Epidemiologists rely on global statistical models to predict at what rate a virus like COVID-19 will spread in populations. Yet reliance on suspect Chinese data has significantly hampered the global response to the virus. Now, China says they have defeated the coronavirus and have had only one new case over the last five days. But can we believe them? Wuhan residents say hospitals are refusing to test patients who show symptoms, Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK reported Monday. A local doctor said the number of cases has been manipulated and that hospitals have begun “a mass release of infected patients.” While China claims to have had 81,897 cases of the virus, the number of Chinese cellphone users has dropped by 21 million over the past three months, according to an announcement by Beijing authorities on March 19. In addition to all the steps the Chinese government has taken that hurt its own people, it has also been waging an aggressive public relations campaign, hitting back at critics. A prominent Chinese diplomat has been promoting a conspiracy theory that the U.S. military brought COVID-19 to Wuhan during October’s international military games. “CDC was caught on the spot,” tweeted Lijian Zhao, a top official at the “Information Department” of the Chinese Foreign Ministry. “When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! US owe us an explanation!” “The Chinese political system believes it needs an enemy and they have chosen the United States,” said China expert Gordon Chang in an interview with TAC. He added, “China is waging a deliberate misinformation campaign and a lot of Americans are parroting Communist party narratives” when they say that calling the sickness the Chinese or Wuhan virus is “racist.” “We have to understand we have a common enemy that means us harm,” said Chang. “This is an existential fight; this is a time when we could lose everything. We should not have become so reliant on a hostile regime that apparently abhors us.” That reliance is easily weaponized by China, as was seen recently in the disruptions to pharmaceutical and medical supply lines. China nationalized an American factory that makes N95 masks and forced ships full of gloves, masks, and other medical supplies purchased by New York hospitals to turn around. “Industrial safety masks have been banned from export from China,” according to Jonathan Bass, the owner of Los Angeles-based PTM Images. “China has shown us that they will ban the export of masks for the protection of their own people over the protection of all people. This shows us that America is extremely vulnerable to China’s whim of cutting exports for health-and-safety-related products. What’s next? Pharmaceuticals to save lives? Rare earth metals? Shoes?” To add insult to injury, China sold €4,320,000,000 worth of medical supplies from the U.S. factory it nationalized to Spain. That’s 550 million masks, 5.5 million test kits, 950 ventilators, and 11 million pairs of gloves. China accounts for 95 percent of U.S. imports of ibuprofen, 91 percent of hydrocortisone, 70 percent of acetaminophen, 40 to 45 percent of penicillin, and 40 percent of heparin, according to Commerce Department data. In all, “80 percent of the U.S. supply of antibiotics are made” in China, warned Senator Chuck Grassley in an August 2019 letter to HHS and FDA officials. Grassley said that inspections on drugs imported from other countries needed to be stepped up. “It was a blunder of epic proportions that we allowed the manufacture of penicillin to leave our shores,” said Rosemary Gibson, author of the 2018 book China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine. “Right now, we have virtually no capacity in the United States to make even basic drugs for treating coronavirus, or antibiotics for infections that may come with it, including bronchitis or pneumonia.” “I think nations are going to question their dependence on one another through the global supply chain, and I think people are going to rethink whether it’s a good idea to be so reliant on a totalitarian China that blames everyone else in the world for their problems, and is not a responsible stakeholder or honest broker. One outcome of this is that the perception of China as a bad actor is going to be crystallized,” said Kazianis. “I wouldn’t be surprised if you see a sort of Cold War-like containment strategy towards China after this. I think that’s where Trump was going with trade before this happened, but I think now you’ll see a lot of other countries rethinking their reliance on China as well,” Kazianis added. That’s especially true as the flow of bad news out of China continues unabated. We now know that the majority of rapid test coronavirus test kits supplied by China to Spain and the Czech Republic were faulty, and that if the Chinese government had been honest and supplied reliable data, there could have been 95 percent fewer coronavirus cases around the world. That’s the difference between a viral outbreak and a global pandemic. By suppressing critical information about the virus in those early days, then doing very little to contain the virus by permitting public gatherings like the New Years celebration, the government of China has allowed the coronavirus to menace not just its own people but the entire world. Once COVID-19 is contained, they must face a reckoning. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Barbara Boland is TAC’s foreign policy and national security reporter. Previously, she worked as an editor for the Washington Examiner and for CNS News. She is the author of Patton Uncovered, a book about General George Patton in World War II, and her work has appeared on Fox News, The Hill, UK Spectator, and elsewhere. Boland is a graduate from Immaculata University in Pennsylvania. Follow her on Twitter @BBatDC.
  6. By the way, who are these careless people flying from Europe and coming to Somaliland these difficult times? Why bring the virus to people who doesn't have healthcare.?
  7. Four days ago America had just over 30,000, and if the trend continues it could be half million by next weekend. with 2% rate of fatalities , 20,000 could die within two weeks. Trump is done. If he is tough as he claims, he should quarantine New York and New Jersey
  8. Garoowe is peaceful despite the bomb, but Gaalkacayo needs Federal troops before things get ugly.
  9. I hope you are right. Djibouti had declared over hundred today people with the virus.
  10. Waar magaaladayadu ma qabta Coronavirus ee malaha xagaa viyo Burco ka eega. This thing could become another political football. Reer hebel ayaa u badan. Both Borama and Berbera deny the existence, yet Djibouti had announced that four people who crossed from Somaliland tested positive.
  11. Haatu, This is educational for any Somali leader who want to industrialize quickly within a decade. It is a nice peace . Please keep writing. We rarely see people discussing industry, technology and construction. Somalis are best equipped to write political essays, polemics and tribal narratives. The world had changed. Anyone who got his degree in economics or international trade before 1990 doesn't have a clue in the new brave world. If you worked in the old banking system of old world , you will not be able to re-invent new wheels. You need people who want to think outside the box. IF you are the next leader of Somalia, you must hire people like Haatu and his generation. Do not waste your time with old world dinosaurs like OOdweyne who is not only paranoid but preoccupied his whole life about the Russians who might come to Burco one day and distinguish the false flame. I have seen manny over educated Somalis who can not change a light bulb but would try to write poems in kings English. When I was in the middle school in Borama, the power station was managed by one man and his assistant. the light was usually on few hours a night in certain area of the city. He used to drink alcohol , and the God fearing towns people were willing to let him drink and do his thing as long as he keep the light on. Anyone else found drinking was arrested , but not Cali, because without him, it was dark with no way out. I could swear that in that town , you couldn't find anyone who would fix a bicycle or a light bulb, yet there were men who spoke and wrote things like OOdweyne, and kept boasting about their adventures in the towns shops.
  12. The never ending debate of election commission keep playing out in Hargeisa. It is a game . Soon the Nairobi boys will visit again to sort out the false issue. Ardaydii Soomaaliland basas baa loo diray. These people keep lying day in and day out. When Somalia closed international flight every Somali came through Hargeisa flying Ethiopian airline. I just heard that almost everyone left their hotel next day to mind their own business including traveling to Puntland and Mogadishu by car.. Yet , according to Biixi and company they were quarantined for 14 days.
  13. I am not sure but Muuse Biixi seems to be suffering with some kind of illness. Waar ninkani nin xanuusan buu u eegyahay. Badanaaba dadka dagaalda ehliga galay ma caafimaad qabaan. Nin xog ogaal ah ayaa waxa uu igu yidhi Muuse Biixi " Dementia" ayuu qabaa. we will find out soon. this guy is not normal . just look his face.
  14. Fools like you wouldn't understand sending students to Italy. It is symbolic. THey might not do much but showing the Italian people that Somalia is still alive and caring is a huge public relations step. It is a good move by N & N. A large number of Somalis including me are educated by the Italian supported Somali educational institutions. For us Italia is different than Germany, China or even South Africa. Some us had walked the streets or Cremona, Brescia and Milan while ago and still hold great memories. I say it again: Viva Italia and Forza Italia.
  15. Who would have thought Mexicans will demand a wall. The Orange man in the white house was trying to put soldiers few kilometers from the Canadian border. He said he was looking for Illegal steel being dumped at USA. He probably thought Canada might deploy security to stop Americans crossing to Canada and overwhelm our healthcare system.
  16. Americans not welcome due to virus, say Mexicans WWW.BBC.COM Wearing face masks, protesters blocked the US southern border, telling Americans to 'stay home'
  17. all Somali doctors of the past from early seventies to 1991 were trained by Italian professors. THese are probably students who might help in the emergency room. With no one knowing the direction of this virus Somalia itself might need any doctor or medical student it could find. Having said that we are all praying for Italy to get better health. I have been in Italy almost three decades ago and still remember the warmth of the Italian people. I know the world had changed since 1992, but the Italian people have always been an outgoing, happy and family oriented people. In questi difficili giorni tutti preghiamo per un'Italia Sana e bella. Forza Italia.
  18. Suldaanka, Leave alone the Somali girls out this Fadhi ku dirir.
  19. Unlike Putin propaganda, Russia's economy is equal in size that of Italy. His whole economy is based on oil , and the few billions in the national trust fund will not last. Their cases are early just like many countries , but Putin does not have billions to offset the Coronavirus economic disaster. According to Moscow Times, they are already feeling the pinch: " " The Russian economy has been rocked by the coronavirus outbreak, and the breakdown of the OPEC+ oil production pact between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The turmoil has shocked traders around the world and resulted in sharp volatility on the Russian stock markets and swings in the value of the ruble — both of which are down around 20% since the start of the year." Imagine the Ruble is down 20%. The few billions saved from the high oil prices will disappear soon, unless the despot want to keep the money and let everyone starve.
  20. I do not know how long this game of chicken will continue. To quarantine that large number of people you need a well trained medical professionals and large amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) to handle those who might have the virus but doesn't show symptoms. With 50 people landing every other day, the Hargeisa Hotels will be filled soon. If the number reaches hundreds of people, who will be paying their bills. The hotelers do not even have protective equipment to serve these large many guests. Hargeisa Caqlligii waa ka tagay. Here in Canada over 75% of the cases are travel related. I say it again: Shutdown the airport and keep the virus out.
  21. Talaabo, their reluctance to shut down Masjids among Somalis is based on ignorance. We have authentic Hadiths that order people to avoid plague, cholera or other deadly diseases. The Prophet said, " No one should leave and no one should enter plague hit lands" Who has the courage and tell the public that the Masjids will be closed?
  22. Saalax, Why these so called journalists never interview the other side of the story? they just showing us one side .