A new pandemic disease could kill almost a billion people, a Metro article warns. The only problem: the disease is made up.
A fake terrorist organization created a fake pathogen, the effects of which were monitored via a fake reality simulation. That's today's news.
By the end of the simulation in May, representing 20 months after the start of the outbreak, there were 150 million dead around the world – and no vaccine. The researchers say that the simulation would have ended with up to 900 million dead, nearly 10% of the world's population.
Eric Toner of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Security says the world was 'lucky' the SARS outbreak wasn't worse.
Clade X was designed to spread about as easily and kill a similar percentage to SARS, Toner says.
Go over to the New York Times, and they have run two articles about how Trump lost, as well as won, the 2020 election. The election is over two years away.
Both articles used Elizabeth Warren as Trump's challenger, which to me is more terrifying than the fake pandemic.
With neither a recession nor a major war to run against, Democrats sought instead to cast the election in starkly moral terms. Yet by Election Day, the charge that Mr. Trump is morally or intellectually unfit for office had been made so often that it had lost most of its former edge among swing voters.
Exit polls showed disillusionment across the swing states that Trump won four years ago and lost this year, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. In a sign of the country's changing political map, he held on to Ohio and Iowa, two relatively old and white states — but became the first Republican since 1992 to lose Georgia.