Of course there may be retaliation…

Asian News International just Tweeted a comment from President Trump that has a lot of people mistakenly believing that he just threatened India with retaliations if they don’t send us hydroxychloroquine.

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The comment was taken out of context. He was answering a reporter’s question about retaliations against America, in response to our own ban of exports.

Reporter:

“Are you worried about retaliation to your decision to ban export of medical goods, like India’s Prime Minister Modi’s decision to not export hydroxychloroquine to the United States and other countries?”

Trump:

“I don’t like that decision, if that’s… I don’t… I didn’t hear that that was his decision. I know that he stopped it for other countries. I spoke to him yesterday. We had a very good talk, and we’ll see whether or not that’s his… I would be surprised if he would because, you know, India does very well with the United States. For many years they’ve been taking advantage of the Unites States on trade. So I would be very surprised if that were his decision. He’d have to tell me that. I spoke to him Sunday morning…”

Buried lede: On Sunday, April 5th, PM Modi told President Trump that India would be sending hydroxychloroquine to America.

Breathing through the COVID-19 Crisis

Curated info about how to survive the Coronavirus.

COVID-19 is a SARS virus that causes respiratory distress. Here’s how a COVID-19 survivor kept himself from being drowned by SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia, and avoided having to be intubated and hooked up to a breathing machine (ventilator):

Fitness.

Until and unless scientists come up with an effective remedy, surviving a COVID-19 infection may well depend on a patient’s ability to win the fight to breathe. Yoga is scientifically proven to boost your immune system, and specific poses can help improve breathing fitness.

COVID-19 damages cilia, making it difficult to clear the lungs of pneumonia fluids. Singing can help increase your lung capacity, and it could be useful to practice singing from your diaphragm to strengthen parts of your body that would help push fluids out of your lungs.

Resistance.

COVID-19 is a retrovirus, and requires protease to thrive. A diet rich in natural protease inhibitors like soy beans and green tea may help resistance to infection. Grapefruit contains a chemical similar to quinine, which has had some success in COVID-19 treatment plans.

Prevention.

Clean your house and keep it clean.

Establish a decontamination area in your home, as best as possible.

Advice from a doctor about how to sanitize your groceries and anything else you may need to bring into your home:

Protect yourself with a medical mask if and when you need to leave home. Congresswoman and National Guardsman Tulsi Gabbard, currently working as a planner for COVID-19 crisis management in Hawaii tells us that masks do work.

Common sense tells us that we are less likely to catch/spread the virus if we wear masks. If masks were not protective, they would not be the most important personal protection tools for doctors & nurses. Unfortunately our leaders don’t have common sense—or are being dishonest.

The real reason why officials were saying people shouldn’t be wearing masks isn’t because they’re not protective, but because they are very protective. Therefore our healthcare workers need them, but there is a serious shortage of masks. It would have been better for them to tell the truth from the beginning and say, “Yes, masks would be good for everybody to wear, but there just aren’t enough of them. So we need to make sure that our first priority is making sure our healthcare workers have access to masks and other protective equipment.”

— Tulsi Gabbard

Because of the supply shortage, we should learn how to make our own masks. If you don’t have a sewing machine or needle and thread, don’t be afraid to improvise with a stapler.

What you make it out of is important: Advice from doctors about using fabrics you may already have on hand.

The design is also important. The fewer air gaps the better. Advice from a doctor about how to construct a DIY mask:

In summary: Wear a mask. Keep a clean house. Do yoga. Eat grapefruit. Drink green tea. Sing your heart out.

Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History

Be that GRRRL who — when they tell her to sit and be quiet, when they tell her to stay out of the way, when they tell her to wait her turn, when they tell her she has no path to the White House — stands her ground and says, “We’ll see about that.”

Joe Biden once called for a person of courage who can challenge our incompetent foreign policy establishment. Tulsi Gabbard is that person.

Tulsi earned a Combat Medic Badge when she fought in the Iraq War – an award given to soldiers who provide medical care to wounded troops while simultaneously engaged in battle with the enemy. The swift-boat attacks against her = mosquito bites.

Tulsi was the youngest person (at 21) to ever be elected to the Hawaii State House, and was the first woman to graduate with Distinguished Honors from the Alabama Military Academy’s Officer Candidate School. She hasn’t met a glass ceiling she couldn’t break.

Tulsi commanded a counterterrorism unit during her second deployment to the Middle East, and she brought every one of her soldiers home alive. She was the first woman honored by the Kuwait National Guard for joint operations she led. She is a competent and natural born leader.

Gravitas. The woman has it in spades.

Others have tried and failed. But I believe Tulsi when she says she will end the #ForeverWar. She is a green-to-gold soldier who has been fighting the Poor Man’s Fight in this Rich Man’s War for more than 17 yrs. She knows what she’s doing, and she has skin in the game.

Tulsi is on a mission to lead our nation into an era of Peace and Prosperity… and she can not be deterred. She is a strong woman of courage, and a force to be reckoned with.

How Tulsi Gabbard Wound Up Blacklisted By Azerbaijan

“Gabbard is the quintessential Soldier-Statesperson.”

— Major General Arthur “Joe” Logan
Hawaii’s State Adjutant General

It is time to bring our troops home…

… because there is no prosperity without peace.