NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT THURSDAY 7/16/2020
(LIMITED SERVICE WHEN ABLE THROUGH LATE THURSDAY)
Peoples Rights advocates showed up this morning hoping to have their voices heard at the Southwest Idaho District Health Board. An emergency meeting called to pass a face mask (muzzle) mandate but citizens not wearing masks were barred at the door. The meeting called off in the face of the citizen action with a new meeting expected in the coming days......FACEBOOK VIDEO POST
The health board in Idaho's Panhandle moving with a surprise 3 pm meeting tomorrow in Hayden expected to drive through a face mask (muzzle) order.......FACEBOOK POST
In Canada a special police unit that investigates police killings called in after a 73-year old man who refused to wear a mask at a store in the Haliburton region of Ontario ended up being shot and killed by police. The Ontario Provincial Police followed the victim to his home after a store clerk said he was assaulted. There the police describe "interaction" taking place with the man shot and pronounced dead when taken to a hospital. His firearms and those of the police part of the investigation........CBC NEWS
US Attorney General William Barr says that US entertainment and tech companies have made business decisions to please the Chinese government. Barr speaking today in Michigan........THE GUARDIAN
The US is reported to be considering a travel ban on Chinese Communist Party officials and their families......THE HILL STORY
More clashes reported on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan today. Azerbaijan speaks of "large-caliber weapons" and "mortars" being used by Armenia......TASS NEWS REPORT......The two nations exchanged threats of more serious military action against each other today....TASS NEWS REPORT
Russian hackers accused of trying to gain information on Covid-19 vaccine research. Its a joint accusation by intelligence organizations of the US , UK and Canada.......BBC NEWS
A Russian official is claiming that the final trials of coronavirus vaccine may be completed in Russia before they are completed in other countries.......TASS STORY
In Syria the US military blocked the movement of a Russian military police patrol today in the northeastern part of the country. The incident near a key border crossing with Iraq. This story from the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.....SOUTHFRONT
The SOHR group also says that Turkish forces and Turkish backed jihadists shelled Syrian army positions in the northwestern part of Syria early this morning. The attacks were in the city of Saraqib located in Southern Idlib province......SOUTHFRONT
CORONAVIRUS STATS IN THE US TODAY VIA WORLDOMETERS SHOWING 73,388 NEW CASES WITH 13,965 REPORTED IN FLORIDA. SOME OTHER STATE NUMBERS NEW YORK 1,103, ALABAMA 2,021 AND NEVADA 1,447.
ISRAEL TODAY REPORTING A RECORD DAILY NUMBER OF NEW COVID-19 CASES. 1,758 NEW CASES REPORTED WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS CLAIMING A SEVEN PERCENT INFECTION RATE.....YNET NEWS
The coronavirus story around the world is reported by BBC News via its daily blog.......BBC NEWS CORONAVIRUS BLOG 7/16/2020
And that's the way it really is Thursday July 16th, 2020 another day in the Dictatorship of Covid-19.