China Has Withheld Samples of a Dangerous Flu Virus

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© Philippe Lopez/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Health workers culling chickens in Hong Kong in 2014 following an outbreak of avian flu.

 

For over a year, the Chinese government has withheld lab samples of a rapidly evolving influenza virus from the United States — specimens needed to develop vaccines and treatments, according to federal health officials.

Despite persistent requests from government officials and research institutions, China has not provided samples of the dangerous virus, a type of bird flu called H7N9. In the past, such exchanges have been mostly routine under rules established by the World Health Organization.

Now, as the United States and China spar over trade, some scientists worry that the vital exchange of medical supplies and information could slow, hampering preparedness for the next biological threat. Continue reading

US spies reportedly keeping intelligence from Trump

The intelligence community is leaking their own reports, then calling it compromised information which cannot be fed to the President of the United States.

This will in turn keep President Trump uninformed, putting the entire nation at risk from internal and external threats, while psychologically waging war on the American public. Some of the public is smart enough to figure it out, some are not, and some are cheering for the demise of Trump. The latter two eventually bring about destruction of a state, especially those intentionally rooting for his destruction.

That’s how manipulative the ‘Deep State’ is. Poison pill after poison pill.

Sensitive intelligence is being withheld from President Trump by U.S. intelligence officials because they are reportedly concerned that the information could be compromised.

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that in some cases officials opted not to show the president how it collected the information. The paper, citing both former and current officials, said the decision to hold back information underscores the mistrust between the Executive Branch and spies.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said he has heard about these concerns in the past. Continue reading