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Great Again

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Clay Bennett)

In other news, Boeing posted its first annual loss since 1997 today after dropping $19 billion on the disastrous 737 Max program.

Meanwhile, the European Union (EU) has given final approval to Britain's decision to formally begin the "Brexit." The legislation will take effect on Friday, January 31st.

Finally, the number of people infected by the so-called Wuhan Coronavirus has increased to over 6,000.

The death toll has risen to 132 in China, with 6,078 confirmed cases of infection as of Wednesday evening local time — a day-over-day increase of more than 1,000. Other countries in the region also are reporting more people infected — nearly all of them tourists from China.

At least 96 cases have been recorded outside of mainland China, and three other countries have reported person-to-person transmission of the virus.

  • katanahamon

    140,000 have been hospitalized and 8,200 have died from influenza from the current flu season..compare to this hysteria over the novel Coronavirus. This is how media shapes perception and events.

    • mnpollio

      Too true. A nurse friend was pointing this out the other day. Of course, look how the media fell down on the job when the Rethuglicans were screaming bloody murder about how we were all going to catch Ebola and die because Obama and the Democrats would not halt air travel. They screamed until the midterms when they got their way and then suddenly there was radio silence…and no one in the media could figure out that the whole thing was a farce to scare people.

  • Aynwrong

    I find myself wondering if Johnson’s government will try to implement Brexit in such a way that it will impact trade as little as possible for fear of dire economic repercussions if any real change actually occurred thus making it the British version of the new NAFTA and then only keeping the anti immigration side of it, which I imagine is why most of it’s supporters voted for it to begin with.

    • muselet

      If Boris Johnson does anything but a hard Brexit, Nigel Farage and the other frothing, anti-Europe loonies will have his guts for garters. Johnson is, as I keep saying, good at playing political games and terrible at actually governing; he doesn’t have the skills needed to pull something like that off.

      We’ll find out in one year’s time.

      –alopecia

      • Aynwrong

        For the record, I wasn’t trying to suggest that he’s all that sophisticated. Just that he’s a race baiting grifter.