The Health Secretary Has Said Official Statistics Don’t Show The True Number Of People Who’ve Died In The UK’s Care Homes

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The health secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed that the number of deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in care homes is likely to be higher than those reported by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

At a virtual meeting of Parliament’s health and social care committee on Friday, committee chair Jeremy Hunt said the ONS statistics show there have been 217 care home deaths to date.

“Scotland thinks it’s a quarter of all its COVID deaths are in care homes,” he said, “France, Italy, Spain think it’s about half of their COVID deaths are in care homes. Does it really seem likely to you that less than 2% of our COVID deaths are in care homes?”

In response, Hancock said the ONS figures were a couple of weeks behind, but added: “I’m absolutely sure that both the number and the proportion, I can say with a high degree of confidence that the number and the proportion are higher than what you say.”

He then faced criticism from Hunt for the government’s failure to reveal care home deaths along with hospital statistics on a daily basis.

Hancock said the government was working to improve reporting on deaths in residential care.

“I have asked the CQC to make sure we record the deaths of those who are residents of care homes,” he said. “They started to collect that data yesterday and it will start to be published shortly.”

Hancock also defended the government’s record on testing after it emerged only 18,000 tests were carried out yesterday, well short of the 100,000 tests-a-day target he has set for the end of April.

Hancock described drive-through testing centres as a “big policy success,” but MPs grilled him on his failure to improve on numbers with just two weeks for the government to meet its pledge of 100,000 tests a day.

Hancock said around 18,000 tests had been carried out yesterday, with the majority in NHS laboratories, and said testing capacity was now at around 30,000. He insisted the government was still on course to hit its target of 100,000 tests per day by the end of the month — which means it will have to more than double testing capacity in less than a fortnight.

The health secretary also announced that testing would be rolled out to other public service workers, including firefighters, police, the judiciary and prison officers, and critical local authority and Department for Work and Pensions staff from today.

In response, Conservative backbencher Laura Trott asked: “We have capacity for 30,000 tests, and we’re carrying out 18,000. I know my local CCG has said they’ve got capacity for huge amounts of more tests than are actually being carried out.

“I know from today, from the expansion, which is very welcome, to local government, firefighters, etc, that will take up some of that excess capacity, but what is being done centrally to make sure we’re using resources where they’re needed?”

Hancock said using the capacity was a “real challenge”, and suggested that one reason the government was falling behind was a lack of uptake from health workers, adding that the Easter bank holiday could have limited the numbers of people coming forward.

“Within the NHS, the number of staff coming forward for testing is lower than was anticipated,” he said.

“You’ll understand why we had a priority order for the use of the test where it was patients first, then NHS staff. Frankly, the number of NHS staff coming forward wasn’t as high as expected and therefore we extended it very quickly both to residents and staff in social care.”

Hancock added that the Department of Health staff were also working to ensure that supply and demand were adequately matched at centres around the country.

Labour MP Rosie Cooper told the health secretary that NHS staff were struggling to access the drive-through testing centres that the government had set up.

“The testing centres that have been set up in out-of-town areas,” she said, “it could only have come from the centre — somebody who’s got no idea locally how people are supposed to travel miles and miles and miles to get tested — they might as well be on the moon frankly.”

In response, Hancock said: “We’ve now got 22, we’re going to have 50 right across the country, that’s precisely to get the testing capabilities out into the community, and then once we’ve got those established, we’re going to have mobile units, and then when the technology is good enough we will have home testing kits as well.”

The health secretary also admitted that he did not know how many NHS workers had contracted the virus so far.

“What I have is an estimate of the proportion who are off work because they either have suspected COVID-19 or a household member does, which is a little over 8%. And obviously with the expansion of testing, we hope to be able to get that figure down.”

Hancock told MPs that there were still ongoing problems with PPE supply. “We are tight on gowns,” he said. “That is the pressure point at the moment. We have another 55,000 gowns arriving today and we’re working on the acquisition internationally of more gowns, but it is a challenge.

“And this follows changing the guidance 10 days ago which increased the advice on the use of gowns but also said that they should be used for sessional use rather than for individual patient use. And it is a big challenge delivering against that new guidance and we’re doing everything we possibly can.”

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London Police Officers Have Been Criticised For Failing To Enforce Social Distancing During The “Clap For Carers”

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Metropolitan Police officers have been criticised for failing to observe or enforce social distancing measures as a crowd of people gathered on London’s Westminster Bridge during the weekly “Clap for Carers” on Thursday evening.

Several UK police forces have been criticised for taking a heavy-handed approach to enforcing social distancing, for example by moving on people who were sunbathing alone or having picnics 2 metres away from others, and by suggesting they may search supermarket trolleys to ensure that shoppers were only buying essential items.

But a video posted to Twitter on Thursday night showed police officers and members of the public standing close together while showing their support for NHS and care staff as part of the weekly national round of applause.

The footage also shows two paramedics on the scene, although they were standing away from the majority of the crowd.

The footage was shared on twitter by Damir Rafi, a doctor at St Thomas’ Hospital, which stands at the foot of the bridge across the Thames from Parliament.

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“I’m a doctor working at the hospital that’s right there,” he said. “And yes, I was also somewhat perplexed by the lack of social distancing.”

Responding to Rafi’s tweet, one nurse described the incident as “really infuriating” and said it made her “sick”.

“It’s more appreciated if social distancing was practise[d] here than the clapping itself,” she tweeted.

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@d_rafi1 This is just really infuriating!!!!
I’m a Nurse & this scene made me sick!!! It’s more appreciated if social distancing was practise here than the clapping itself!
Do we really CARE???
Expect for more weeks of torture, more casualties because of this!!!
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On Twitter, barrister Matthew Scott questioned why the police had not taken action to impose social distancing with the people on Westminster Bridge, describing it as “worse than sitting on a park bench, worse even than sunbathing”.

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This is worse than sitting on a park bench. Worse even than sunbathing. Why aren't the police arresting these people? https://t.co/f2oyLdmHBs

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When asked about the footage on LBC radio on Friday morning, London mayor Sadiq Khan said he suspected police and the ambulance service will be asking “questions in relation to this”.

“Clearly the advice does not appear to have been followed,” he told host James O’Brien. “A number of people were not 2 metres apart, and these rules are there for all of our wellbeing and health, and we have to be cognisant of the facts that when this goes into social media people can get the wrong impression but also risk personal health so I am sure there will be questions.”

He added: “I suspect and I have no confirmation that the Met and London Ambulance Service will be asking these kind of questions in relation to this. The police have a difficult job to make sure the rules are observed and I think they will both be asking questions.”

But in a statement, Scotland Yard said only that it would remind officers about the importance of social distancing.

A Met spokesperson said: “Officers, along with other emergency service workers, came together last night on Westminster Bridge to celebrate the work of all key workers.

“A large number of members of the public also gathered to express their gratitude. While many people adhered to social distancing guidance, it appears that some did not.

“We regularly remind our officers of the importance of social distancing where practical, and will continue do so.”

BuzzFeed News approached the Home Office for comment on the way the officers on the bridge had handled the incident, but a government spokesperson did not address that question.

In a statement, they said: “The government asks that everyone takes responsibility and adheres to social distancing rules so that we can safely show our appreciation for those who are working so hard to fight coronavirus.”

Police have been given new powers by Parliament to enforce social distancing measures introduced during lockdown, as the government aims to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. More than 3,200 fines have been handed out by officers to people found to be breaching the rules.

Last week, the chief constable of Northamptonshire, Nick Adderley, was forced to backtrack after suggesting his officers would be searching supermarket trollies and baskets to make sure people weren’t buying nonessential items.

Home secretary Priti Patel said his comments were “not appropriate”.

The National Police Chiefs Council issued new guidelines this week to officers on what is and what isn’t allowed. These state, for example, that stopping to rest while doing exercise is fine, but prolonged sitting on a park bench after short exercise is not.

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Conservative Leaders Have Suddenly Funded Huge Social Policy Changes In The Pandemic. Now People Are Joking They’re Socialists.

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The coronavirus pandemic has Australians joking that prime minister Scott Morrison is an unlikely new comrade in the march toward socialism. In a matter of weeks, the once surplus obsessed “ScoMo” has doubled the rate of welfare payments, scrapped childcare fees for essential workers, announced a nationwide moratorium on rental evictions and handed $150 million extra dollars to domestic violence services.

People tweeted in jest, welcoming “Comrade Morrison”, a “socialist leader”, to the resistance, while political pundits say Morrison is an “accidental socialist” or a temporary “whatever-it-takes Keynesian”. But the editor-at-large of the nation’s conservative broadsheet reminded readers the prime minister is “not a radical” who will be manipulated by “revolutionaries”.

“He’s definitely not a socialist,” says Ariadne Vromen, a professor of political sociology at the University of Sydney. Rather, she thinks, the government is realising the role it plays in protecting people from the inequalities of the market.

“We are being forced to think about that, the role of the state, I guess that is what this moment is doing,” Vromen told BuzzFeed News. “[The response from the government] is social democracy.”

Emeritus professor Frank Stilwell from Sydney University’s political economy department said Morrison and his cabinet are implementing policy so unaligned with their own ideological beliefs that he thinks some MPs would be regretting even winning the election.

“These guys must hate every minute of having to do this,” he told BuzzFeed News. “Tenant rights, free childcare, doubling Newstart — this is more than Keynesian economic stimulus, it really is a major change in social policy.

“It must go against every instinct of Morrison and the Liberal cabinet but the circumstances absolutely require it.”

Associate professor Tim Lynch from the University of Melbourne’s school of social and political sciences said Morrison, Donald Trump in the United States and Boris Johnson in the United Kingdom weren’t currently trying to transform a capitalist system — they were trying to salvage it.

“You’ve got conservative leaders who are in many important respects indulging in big government left-wing Labor-style behaviours at a surface level,” he told BuzzFeed News. “Ideology is taking a backseat to the emergency… [Leaders are thinking] ‘how do we protect what we’ve got?’ Not ‘how do I have some Damascene conversion to a new political ideology?’”

Lynch said even former British prime minister Winston Churchill — “the biggest small and big C conservative of the 20th century” — thought in the short-term that centralised government power was needed to fight “a larger evil”: World War II.

“Morrison, Trump and Johnson are doing the same,” he said.

Morrison has been clear the multi-billion dollar spending spree is temporary, repeatedly reminding Australians about what he calls “the snapback” — the moment when the crisis ends and the new spending is cut.

The question for those who have fought inequality for decades is not whether Morrison is suddenly a socialist — he’s not — but how these seismic shifts in funding, policy and rhetoric produced by the crisis can be sustained when life returns to “normal”.

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Jeremy Poxon broke down in tears when the government announced it would double the rate of welfare payments for six months as part of an economic stimulus package.

“It seemed like a human, collective, unified moment,” Poxon, an organiser with the Australian Unemployed Workers Union (AUWU), told BuzzFeed News.

Poxon has campaigned to increase the single rate of Newstart, Australia’s unemployment payment, which hasn’t increased in real terms since 1994, by at least $95 a week.

When the pandemic hit, Poxon said he thought the government might raise the rate by $50, and described the $275 per week increase as “mind blowing”.

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“We didn’t expect a Liberal government to outflank Labor, the Greens and the left,” he said. “They managed to immediately lift like 800,000 people out of poverty. Over the next six months people who have been skipping meals every day will be able to afford three square meals.”

Nations around the world have introduced welfare-as-stimulus measures. In the US, Trump has signed off — literally — on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package through which adults making less than USD$75,000 a year can access an emergency universal income payment of $1,200, plus $500 per child. Those who earn more than $75,000 will receive a smaller payment and the checks are capped for anyone who earns over $99,000.

The UK is expanding welfare payments in a multi-billion dollar package, covering 80% of wages for workers whose jobs are at risk and offering renters a billion pounds in support. Johnson has lifted the UK’s Universal Credit, a consolidated monthly social security payment, by about £80 a month for a year in response to the pandemic.

Poxon’s jubilation is tempered by the fact the huge raise only happened because hundreds of thousands more Australians are applying, or will need to apply, for welfare. Lines to Centrelink, the welfare agency, stretched around the block last month in scenes that were likened to the Great Depression.

Poxon said AUWU members are saying things like “Oh, well now that this unemployment crisis is affecting the middle class it’s a real crisis now” and “Oh goodness gracious me, a rich person is having to access entitlements” — as if their suffering is only now seen as “legitimate”.

“We have been fighting for you all along,” he said.

Poxon knows the government is determined to repeal these changes once the pandemic is over but thinks it will be “incredibly difficult” as many people won’t be “merrily waltzing back into secure employment”.

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Early childhood educator Josephine wipes down tables and bench tops with disinfectant at the Robertson Street Kindy Childcare Centre in Helensburgh south of Sydney, Friday, April 3, 2020.

Earlier this month Morrison announced childcare would be free for parents still using it during the pandemic, describing it as “critical” and saying essential workers must have access to childcare.

Marie Coleman first became involved in Australia’s childcare policy in the 1960s, and in 1976 was appointed the Director of the Office of Childcare under the Fraser Coalition government. She has been campaigning for affordable childcare for decades.

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Marie Coleman in 1993.

“This is the first time I can recall a prime minister of any complexion actually describing childcare as an essential service and that in itself is interesting,” the 87-year-old told BuzzFeed News. “The moment you say in all seriousness that it is an essential service then you begin to think about this model we have, which is predicated on immense profit taking corporations, and in which we can’t really control what is being charged to parents.”

Throwing money at the system would not change the structure, she said, suggesting Australia’s newly “quasi-socialist” government should take this opportunity to rethink how the sector works.

“The structure of childcare at the moment means that developing an organised, unionised workforce is not tremendously easy,” she said. “The inefficiency of the system and its burgeoning costs and public dissatisfaction is still going to be there.”

Late last month Morrison announced a six-month “eviction ban” for those unable to make rent due to financial distress. He then said the ban was for states and territories to enforce. Fewer than half have so far passed the necessary legislation to make it law but the NSW government followed through last week and allocated $220 million to residential renters and landlords. Renters who have lost a quarter of their household’s income due to the new coronavirus will be protected from eviction for half a year if they have “negotiated in good faith” with their landlord.

In the US there are pandemic-induced moratoriums on evictions in more than 30 states and in the UK the government announced a three-month ban on evictions.

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The NSW Tenants’ Union chief executive Leo Patterson Ross said while many European countries have annual moratoriums on evictions, especially over winter, the announcement was a “fundamental shift” in tenancy rights in Australia.

“It is hard to express how hard [that change] was going to be without the pandemic,” Patterson Ross told BuzzFeed News. “If you talk about this kind of thing ordinarily you would just get landlords saying ‘this is my property and I need to be able to recover it’.

“[Europe’s] human rights framework is much more developed and their relationship to housing as an essential need is much further on.”

In the past few months Australian landlords have suggested those facing pay cuts should still cover rent, told those on visas to vacate properties immediately and threatened victions for those who can’t pay rent. One landlord responded to a tenant who asked to negotiate a rent freeze by asking how much they spent on food and entertainment.

“You can be a landlord and have zero knowledge of what that means and your obligations and responsibilities,” Patterson Ross said.

“I think it is weird that we don’t have registration and education for landlords, or make sure they have some cash reserve to be able to fulfil their obligations.”

Patterson Ross said the pandemic is likely to put renters’ rights on the table in upcoming state and federal elections.

According to Vromen, the policies might change, but the lasting legacy of the coronavirus pandemic will be the inequality it has laid bare in Australia. Who does and doesn’t get to work from home is one part of that.

“The people working still in essential services like nursing, care work and grocery stores and so on, they are overwhelmingly women and they are overwhelmingly women of colour,” she said. “It is really forcing us to think about the inequalities that we don’t see and we don’t see them because they’re part of people’s everyday private lives.”

Stilwell said not everyone will be in favour of turning Australia into “one of those Nordic states with a higher level of taxation”, but that this period will show voters the need and benefit of a more robust social security net. In the meantime, Stilwell says the government abandons austerity and spends more than it did in response to the Global Financial Crisis.

“Hopefully we will now see the end of this always stupid rhetoric about the need for a surplus budget,” he said. “Governments are not like households — they can manage higher social priorities by using economic instruments like deficit budgeting.”

Lynch said people were letting their political views colour how they saw the actions of conservative governments, seeing them as “validation” of their own ideologies.

“If you’re a conservative, the response is about saving capitalism and if you’re on the left the extension of government power is validation that the government should be acting in defence of claims of equality and justice,” he said. “These actions aren’t being undertaken because of a newfound love of the poor… they are being done because [equality and justice] are rendered [further] beyond reach in an economy which is broken, [as opposed to] one which is capable of being salvaged.”

So will Morrison be able to “snap back” the reforms when this crisis is over?

“They will try but I don’t think they can,” said Stilwell. “This is a classic example of when material conditions triumph over ideology.”

Lynch vehemently disagreed. He thinks if there is no snapback, the public will ask: “Why are you continuing to take taxation from us for reasons which have now passed?”

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The Coronavirus Has Led To War Between Runners, Walkers And Cyclists

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every man and his dad bod out at the bay run today

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The coronavirus pandemic has put immense pressure on our health systems and the global economy, but you already knew that.

Less discussed is the strain on the already delicate relations between walkers, runners and cyclists.

Leichhardt resident Scott Rhodie was riding along Sydney’s Bay Run track the other day when a guy who had been running in the cycle lane peeled off to the right to overtake two other bikes that had briefly stopped.

“I shouted at him, ‘on your right’, to let him know I was coming up,” Rhodie told BuzzFeed News. “And he turned around and he was like, ‘fuck you, I’ll do what I want’. I was like, ‘this is the cycling area’. He said, ‘get off your fucking bike and I’ll fight you’.

“And I was like, ‘mate, don’t be a fucking fanny’, because I’m from Scotland and I don’t really mess about with that shit. All the pedestrians kind of laughed. As if it was his right to be wherever the fuck he wanted!”

For weeks now, Australians have been told to stay at least 1.5 metres away from each other and to leave the house only when essential, like to exercise. But with gyms and group exercises classes out of the picture, the pickings are slim.

It means that, ironically, just as we’re all meant to be staying home and staying away from each other, parks are filling up with runners, walkers and cyclists competing for space.

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In Sydney, the Bay Run — a 7km loop around the Parramatta River in the inner west — is ground zero for this clash. Normally, it’s *kisses fingers*: no traffic lights, mainly flat, the chance to see fish jumping out of the water. But now, it’s a battlefield.

(Full disclosure: I am a runner and I have been known to run the Bay Run.)

As well as in altercations down by the bay, the fight is piping hot online — in community Facebook groups, comments on the local mayor’s Facebook posts, on Twitter and Reddit. Everyone agrees: the run is overcrowded and some people aren’t respecting social distancing. But who you blame mostly depends on your tribe: runner, walker or cyclist?

This cyclist, for example, has had enough of people casually strolling as they talk shit while sipping coffees.

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Rhodie has encountered irresponsible walkers too. As he cycled down a hilly part of the path recently he had to slam on the brakes, leaving skid marks, when a guy strolled in front of him.

“I said, ‘ah mate, this is a cycling area’,” Rhodie said. “He went, ‘oh, coronavirus mate, I’ve got to be a metre away from everyone. I might die.’ You might die by being hit by my bike at 25 kilometres an hour.”

Walkers walking up to four abreast have also copped it. Is it even “exercise”? This person in an inner west Facebook group has their doubts.

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Haberfield local Jane Nicholls likes to take her schnoodle Jack for a walk along part of the Bay Run, to a beach area where he can have a swim. While acknowledging not all fellow walkers are innocent — she takes issue with “wide walkers”, a phrase she adopted eagerly after seeing it in a tweet — she told BuzzFeed News the number of runners taking up space has increased in recent weeks.

“All these joggers are just running straight at you, not trying to get out of your way,” she said. “My dog is like, why are we stopping and pulling over all the time?”

Many online also lay the blame on runners, who stand accused of huffing and puffing — or “breathing their soul” onto others, as one Redditor put it.

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Runners are “spitting out germs” when they run past others, according to this person (who has “walker” written all over them).

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Runners and cyclists have sustained even more reputational damage in the last week, because of a widely reported study that suggested their droplets can spread the virus even if social distancing is observed. The study’s lead researcher has since said he was not discouraging people from doing these kinds of exercise.

Gus McCubbing, a Lewisham resident, is a Bay Run runner, doing the track every second day at the moment.

“It’s definitely more chockers than normal. It’s no-one’s fault, everyone’s just got to figure out a way to co-exist,” he told BuzzFeed News. He’s been making a concerted effort to run around others on the path, leaving a wide berth. But it’s not always straightforward.

“There are some times when you’re running straight at a group of people and you have to decide who’s going to move,” he said. “If it’s a middle-aged white dude you know they’re just not going to move.”

McCubbing has taken to running in the left side of the cycle lane, which he thinks is the safest thing to do — leaving the pedestrian lane to slower walkers but keeping him visible to cyclists coming up behind him.

But it leaves him vulnerable to cyclists sweating and breathing on him, if what this Twitter user says is true:

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@apiotrowski9 The joggers and cyclists on the bay run did. my. head. in. No social distancing. Would sweat and breathe all over you. Sneak up from behind, and brush past. Infuriating.

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Cyclists have never been that popular in Sydney. But now people want them out of the Bay Run completely.

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Other more generous souls have suggested banning bikes only on the weekend or enforcing a speed limit so cyclists don’t treat the run as their own personal training track.

Sometimes the distinctions people draw in the debate seem arbitrary.

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It’s all getting so heated, some are even calling for the police to come and sort the mess out — which they kind of are.

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@nswpolice Please stop fining people eating kebabs alone on benches and do more to enforce social distancing in places like the Bay Run. Too many people are putting on activewear and going for their walk/jog the scenic way in this pandemic:
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Should the Bay Run area be closed to cars? Should all traffic be clockwise?

City of Canada Bay mayor Angelo Tsirekas says the Bay Run may have to close completely, and has encouraged people to stay away. “We have said consistently that if users cannot abide by social distancing protocols or other relevant directives from NSW Police and health authorities we would be forced to restrict access to the Bay Run,” he told BuzzFeed News. “I would hate to see the Bay Run closed for the first time but it’s not out of the question.”

Everyone BuzzFeed News spoke to for this story agreed that the run should stay open.

“It’s such a precious part of the world and it would drive me nuts if they closed it,” Nicholls said, though admitting she found it stressful at the moment and is approaching the path only with trepidation.

She has taken to walking other routes, and it’s not all bad. “I saw superb fairy wrens on [another local path] this morning,” she said. “That was the absolute highlight of my day.”

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A War Veteran Has Raised £15 Million For NHS Charities To Mark His 100th Birthday

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This is Capt Tom Moore, a 99-year-old war veteran from Bedfordshire in south-east England.

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He set himself the challenge of walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday at the end of the month. He wanted to raise money for NHS staff who are caring for patients being treated for COVID-19.

His daughter Hannah said he wanted to take up the challenge to thank the NHS for the “incredible care” he had received over the past 18 months.

Moore has been walking 10 laps of his garden every day.





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He was born and brought up in Keighley, West Yorkshire, and enlisted in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment at the beginning of the Second World War, where was selected for officer training. He went on to serve in India and Burma.

He now lives in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, where he has, with the aid of a walking frame, been walking 10 laps of his garden — which is 25 metres long — every single day.

“I can get about slowly,” he told the BBC. “So long as people don’t want me to run about too fast I can manage and will continue to manage as long as I possibly can.”

He set out to raise a modest £1,000 — and absolutely smashed it.

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Moore set his initial target at a modest £1,000, but his fundraising page has been absolutely flooded with donations. He has already raised more than £13million.

After news of his challenge spread, he hit his first target in just 24 hours. He upped it to £100,000, then £250,000, and then a huge £500,000 — but he has blown all of them out of the water.

When he first passed the £1 million mark, his family said in a statement: “We are so thrilled, and so glad to be able to unite our country at such a sad time and all for our incredible NHS. Tom would like to thank all of you, from the bottom of his heart.”

He completed the final laps live on television, with a Guard of Honour.

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On Thursday morning, Moore completed the final laps of his garden wearing his army medals, with the 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment forming a Guard of Honour.

Maj Ian Atkins, the officer commanding the troops in the Guard of Honour, said: “The soldiers, standing apart and yet together in support of Captain Tom, couldn’t be prouder to count him as one of their own, and we thank him from the bottom of our hearts for his service to the country, and now his achievements in the name of the NHS.

“The British Army, the NHS and the whole nation has been behind him every step of the way.”

Television cameras from the BBC were there to capture the moment he completed his challenge.

He told reporters he felt “fine” after made his final steps. “I’m surrounded by the right sort of people, so yes, I feel fine,” he said. “I hope you’re all feeling fine too!”

He told the BBC that the donations from the public amounted to “an absolutely fantastic sum of money”.

“I never dreamt I would be involved in such an occasion as this,” he said.

Moore has received messages and support and congratulations from across the country.

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak, whose constituency is in Yorkshire, said: “What you’ve done is extraordinary, and the millions of pounds you’ve raised for the NHS will be put to good use as we continue to tackle this virus together.

“As an adopted Yorkshireman, I’ve come to recognise true Yorkshire grit, and your story is an inspiration to us all, it just goes to show that British spirit is as strong as it’s ever been.”

England cricketer Ben Stokes said: “What you’ve managed to achieve is absolutely fantastic. The funds you have raised for the real heroes today [are] just sensational.

“I hope I’m moving just as well as you at 50, never mind 100. Keep up the good work.”

And NHS Charities Together, which will receive the money he has raised, said it was “truly inspired and humbled.”

Chair Ian Lush said: “It’s extraordinary to see the amount of money and the outpouring of goodwill towards the NHS and towards all the NHS charities who will take good care with the money that he’s raising.”

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The New NHS Coronavirus App Won’t Work Without A Huge Increase In Testing And People To Do Contact Tracing

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A widely publicised NHS contact tracing app announced by health secretary Matt Hancock will prove ineffective if it relies on technology alone, according to leading experts from other countries running similar schemes.

Hancock confirmed plans on Sunday for an app that will warn users if they have been in close proximity to someone who has reported coronavirus symptoms — but officials in nations such as Singapore have warned that such apps only work as a complement to mass testing and human-led contact tracing, not a replacement. The UK has fallen well short in these areas in recent weeks.

Several media reports, including from the BBC, reported that anyone diagnosed with the coronavirus would be able to flag their status through the app, automatically alerting other users with whom they’d been in close contact.

To determine who these contacts are, the app — which is being developed by NHSX, the health service’s technology arm — would use Bluetooth to identify mobile phones that have recently come in close proximity to each other, recording that information through the app.

Whitehall sources told the Sunday Times that the technology, combined with a massive scaling-up of testing, was a central plank of the government’s thinking on how to lift the current lockdown measures.

But experts with experience of deploying contact tracing apps in other countries, such as Singapore, have warned the technology needs to be coupled with human-led contact tracing to be effective.

The UK moved away from contact tracing when the government shifted from a strategy to contain the virus to one aimed at delaying it. Other countries have continued to trace contacts even as the virus spread and lockdowns were put in place.

Contact tracing is a process designed to slow the transmission of a disease by finding those who have been in close contact with someone who is sick as quickly as possible. Once contact is made, that person can be provided with relevant advice, and public health professionals can follow up and keep in contact as needed.

Combined with mass testing, it is seen as a crucial component of any strategy to gradually lift the lockdowns, thereby limiting the economic and social damage. Taken together, at scale, testing and contact tracing help identify, track, and isolate cases and the further spread of the virus, stopping the chain of transmission.

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Medical staff wearing personal protective equipment wait for patients to be transferred to a temporary hospital as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus in Singapore.

In a blog post published earlier this week, a government official behind Singapore’s contact tracing app wrote: “If you ask me whether any Bluetooth contact tracing system deployed or under development, anywhere in the world, is ready to replace manual contact tracing, I will say without qualification that the answer is, ‘No’.”

Jason Bay, the senior director of the Singapore government’s digital services agency, added: “You cannot ‘big data’ your way out of a ‘no data’ situation. Period.”

In the post, titled “Automated Contact Tracing Is Not a Coronavirus Panacea”, Bay went on to say: “We use TraceTogether to supplement contact tracing — not replace it.”

Singapore’s TraceTogether app was launched in mid-March. Previously, contact tracing relied on the memory of interviewees who tested positive for the coronavirus and were asked to recall all their recent contacts and movements in detail.

The app works by exchanging short-distance Bluetooth signals between phones to detect other app users in close proximity, recording those encounters over time so that when someone tests positive for the virus, that information can be more easily shared with contact tracers.

However, Bluetooth-based contact tracing solutions do not, by themselves, record location and environment data — that means it can’t tell where contact between mobile phones actually took place, whether, for example, it occurred in a park or in adjacent rooms of the same building.

As a result, any automated mechanism will necessarily generate both false negatives and false positives.

Further, the technology does not automatically reveal the identity of the user behind a mobile phone and number. All this information still needs to be gathered by a human-led process of interviews.

A partnership between Google and Apple announced earlier this month will help with mass user adoption — which is a prerequisite to any solution functioning effectively — and to overcome technical challenges such as gathering data while an app is in the background and not being actively used.

But the solution would still be reliant on Bluetooth, according to the specifications released by Apple: “The Contact Tracing Bluetooth Specification does not use location for proximity detection. It strictly uses Bluetooth beaconing to detect proximity.”

The technology behind the NHSX app is understood to work in a similar way to Singapore’s app. Once installed, the app will log the distance between a user’s phone and other phones nearby that also have the app installed. It uses a low-energy form of Bluetooth to calculate the distance between users by measuring the signal strength of their respective devices. A log of anonymous proximity information is stored securely on a user’s phone.

The decision of precisely which other app users should be notified will be determined by a “contact risk model” within the app — which will be continuously updated to make it as accurate as possible, an NHS source told BuzzFeed News.

Singapore’s TraceTogether app has some 1 million users — about a sixth of the population — and the island nation has open-sourced the code and made the underlying protocol available to governments and organisations in other countries.

A white paper that accompanied the release underlines the need to use an app in conjunction with human-led contact tracing. The paper says: “A human-out-of-the-loop system will certainly yield better results than having no system at all, but where a competent human-in-the-loop system with sufficient capacity exists, we caution against an over-reliance on technology.”

It concludes: “The experience of Singapore’s contact tracers suggest that contact tracing should remain a human-fronted process. Contact tracing involves an intensive sequence of difficult and anxiety-laden conversations, and it is the role of a contact tracer to explain how a close contact might have been exposed — while respecting patient privacy — and provide assurance and guidance on next steps.”

Asked about the number of people involved in contact tracing, a Singaporean government spokesperson referred BuzzFeed News to a statement made by the health minister to the country’s Parliament in March. The minister said that up to 4,000 contacts could be traced each day and that contact tracing capacity had grown from 3 to 20 teams and would continue to scale up as needed.

Up until mid-March, Public Health England had traced some 3,500 people in total, including on flights and cruises, with 3% of contacts found to be positive during the containment phase of the outbreak and advised to self-isolate. According to a report in the Guardian, PHE’s contact tracing response team consisted of just under 300 staffers at the time.

But contact tracing was scaled back in the UK when the number of cases started growing exponentially and the government strategy changed from containing the virus to delaying its spread.

A key factor in this decision was the limited testing resources the UK had put in place. While Singapore has been testing at a rate of about 12,800 per million people, the UK has managed only about 6,044 tests per million people.

After coming under widespread criticism, the government has pledged to increase testing capacity to 100,000 tests a day by the end of the month, but it’s still well short — on Tuesday, it conducted fewer than 16,000 tests.

When the UK recorded its first COVID-19 cases at the end of January, PHE said it was tracing people who had been in contact with the infected.

After tracing was scaled back, a PHE spokesperson told the Guardian that contact tracing was no longer useful because “with such a level of sustained community transmission there is limited value in doing so”.

The official PHE blog charts this shift in strategy.

On Feb. 13, Nick Phin, deputy director at PHE’s National Infection Service, wrote: “At the moment we undertake contact tracing to prevent the infection spreading further. Contact tracing is a fundamental part of outbreak control that’s used by public health professionals around the world.”

The updated coronavirus information page now reads: “In the contain phase of the outbreak, we were identifying all cases, tracing their contacts and following up with them to determine their level of risk and giving them advice and information on what to do should they become unwell.

“Now, because the virus is more widespread, we will not necessarily be able to determine where someone has contracted the virus and we will have a more targeted approach to contact tracing.

“The targeted approach will likely include tracing close contacts of vulnerable people. For example, those in care homes or other institutions.”

A PHE source told BuzzFeed News that contact tracing would have a role in preventing a resurgence of the virus. Using the experience gained during the contain phase, PHE has carefully designed plans to scale up contact tracing rapidly if needed, they said. PHE was also strengthening surveillance activities to monitor the impact of outbreaks to support local contact tracing.

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German health minister Jens Spahn (right) during a visit to a hospital in Wiesbaden, April 14.

Other countries with comparable population sizes to the UK have also continued to aggressively trace contacts even as they went into lockdown.

Nearly three months since recording its first coronavirus cases, Germany has conducted more than 1.3 million tests. Contact tracing remains central to its strategy and is regarded as one of the most important tools to slow the spread of the virus, the government’s central scientific institute, the Robert Koch Institute, told BuzzFeed News last week.

German media reported in March that the RKI received 11,000 applications for “containment scouts” to support its contact tracing efforts. The RKI told BuzzFeed News on Wednesday that 500 people will be hired centrally, but the institute has no national overview of how many more will have been hired to work on contact tracing in the country’s 400 different local health departments.

Germany is among a number of European countries that are also in the process of developing an app that works with Bluetooth. Virologists advising the government say the app would need mass adoption among the population and for users to comply with any quarantine measures to be effective.

The Department of Health and Social Care, NHSX, and PHE declined to provide on-the-record comments for this story.

Alberto Nardelli is Europe editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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The Woman Who Baked This Jacinda Ardern Cake Is Very Sorry, For Obvious Reasons

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Laura Daniel is a New Zealand television host, comedian and amateur baker. She’s previously impersonated the country’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern.

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Laura Daniel as Jacinda Ardern.

Daniel recently went up against fellow television host Hilary Barry in a baking competition on Barry’s television show Seven Sharp.

The challenge: make a cake, without flour, in two hours depicting a Kiwi icon.

In an episode that aired on Tuesday night, Barry produced a pavlova — a delicious meringue concoction, usually served with cream and fruit, that is popular in New Zealand and Australia — in the shape of Aoraki (Mount Cook).

Isn’t it nice!

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Daniel chose a trickier target. She told BuzzFeed News that she decided to make a cake in the likeness of Jacinda Ardern as a tribute.

“I genuinely love her and think she’s been doing a great job,” Daniel said. “And what better way to honour her than a stunning cake?”

At the end of the allotted time, Daniel produced … this.


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She later apologised for her cake, which incorporated an actual set of prosthetic teeth used by Daniel in her impersonations.

“They say don’t bake your heroes. But I wanted to try anyway. I’m deeply sorry @jacindaardern I truly tried my best with what I had available,” Daniel wrote on Instagram.

People poked fun at the cake on social media. One user commented on Daniel’s post: “That will visit my dreams.” Another said: “And I thought Covid19 was bad.”

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Even Ardern weighed in with a comment: “😳😳”.

Despite her muse’s response to the cake, Daniel still stans her prime minister.

“I guess you could say Jacinda Ardern is a better prime minister than I am a baker,” she said.

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This Man Has Come By Boat To Two Countries Without A Visa, And Now He’s Facing The Coronavirus In An Overcrowded Prison

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Helal Uddin with his wife Alice and their son.

Social distancing is pretty much impossible for Helal Uddin.

The Bangladeshi man — whose nickname “Spicy” is a nod to his training as a chef — shares a prison room with 50 other men, one of whom has tuberculosis. The room is full of bunk beds (without mattresses), but Uddin has only a spot on the floor to sleep on. There are over 600 men in the prison, he said.

“I’m scared,” the 30-year-old Bangladeshi man told BuzzFeed News in a recent telephone interview. “We don’t have any hygiene, we don’t have sanitiser, we don’t have soap, we don’t have anything.”

Uddin has been a prisoner at Papua New Guinea’s Bomana Correctional Facility, just outside Port Moresby, for the last 11 months.

But his journey to the facility started years earlier, in 2013, when he boarded a boat to Australia.

Since then he has experienced a long stint in Australian immigration detention, found love, had a son, been deported from Papua New Guinea, got right back on another boat across the seas to PNG, been arrested and imprisoned again, and converted to Seventh-day Adventism.

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Uddin’s cell.

Uddin remains chatty, despite his current struggles. But every conversation and exchange of messages make clear his singular focus: being reunited with his wife, Alice, and their son Muhamed. In a pandemic, this already difficult task now feels insurmountable.

Uddin was transferred to PNG from Australia’s Christmas Island in 2013, but he wasn’t free to leave the compound where he and hundreds of other asylum seekers were held until 2016. In April that year, PNG’s Supreme Court ruled that indefinite detention was unconstitutional.

He met Alice, a Manus local, who was working at a local Chinese supermarket. They married in a village ceremony in 2016, and welcomed a “beautiful boy” the following year, Muhamed Ali. Uddin started a small food canteen and named it Muhali after his son.

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Uddin stands with a fellow prisoner, a Papua New Guinean man who has tuberculosis.

Uddin’s refugee claim, based on his support for a political party, was rejected in 2017. He said the Australian government offered him $25,000 to go back to Bangladesh but he refused, not wanting to leave Alice and Muhamed. In March 2018 he was arrested and then deported to Bangladesh. His son was two days shy of turning one.

While other refugees and asylum seekers have fought hard to leave PNG, Uddin was desperate to return to Alice and Muhamed. He tried to get an entry visa for PNG after he was deported, even travelling to the embassy in India. But his efforts, and Alice’s in PNG, were unsuccessful.

After seven months Uddin decided he had to take another path. He took a six-week boat journey, travelling from Bangladesh to Thailand, on to Malaysia and then Indonesia. Without a passport or a visa, he crossed over from Jayapura in Indonesia to Vanimo in PNG in November 2018.

His father-in-law collected him in a dinghy and took him to Manus, he said, where he lived with his wife and son for four months, but he was arrested and jailed when he applied for an identity card to register his business. He pleaded guilty to illegally entering the country, and his wife paid his fine last July, roughly $900 AUD.

“They said I didn’t have a passport or visa. It doesn’t matter. I have my wife and son,” he said.

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The toilet shared by over 50 men in Uddin’s room, and a bucket for showering.

In June 2019 he was baptised and became part of the Seventh-day Adventist church. His conversion was the result of witnessing the murder of three of his boat-mates on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, he said, when he told God that if he survived and made it to the Christian country PNG he would convert. He says that now he is Christian, he cannot be returned because his Muslim family will kill him. He won a temporary injunction on his deportation in July 2019.

He is willing to leave the country temporarily if the government agrees to issue him a partner visa quickly, an advocate told PNG’s Immigration and Citizenship Service on his behalf in October 2019. He has not received a response.

His case was heard in February. On Wednesday he was told the court would hand down a judgement on Thursday morning.

In the meantime, a pandemic has overtaken the globe. There have been two confirmed cases in PNG, and the Pacific country has been in lockdown since late March to prevent the spread of the virus.

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The hand sanitiser shared by Uddin and his cellmates.

In Bomana, medical treatment is lacklustre, Uddin told BuzzFeed News (he is friendly with the guards, who allow him to keep his phone). Visits have been banned. The prisoners at Bomana have been told to stay in their rooms, wash their hands, and drink hot water — an unsubstantiated myth to stop the spread of the virus — Uddin said.

Uddin’s fellow inmates have taunted him and the other asylum seeker in the prison, an Afghani man, that they will die from the virus because their skin is paler. The Chinese government made the virus to kill white men, they have told him.

The prison’s toilets are not cleaned properly and are shared by many people, Uddin said. After he first spoke with BuzzFeed News about the situation in prison, the men did not have hand soap or hand sanitiser, only laundry detergent. The men in his room have since received a small bottle of hand sanitiser to share between them, he said.

Papua New Guinea’s Immigration and Citizenship Authority did not respond to questions from BuzzFeed News.

Uddin said his life is a struggle and that he is growing tired, but he remains focused on his wife.

“I love her,” he said. “My love brought me my struggles and brought me to Papua New Guinea. If I didn’t love her, I wouldn’t have come [back].”

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Right Wing Politicians And Media Are Calling For China To Pay “Reparations” For The Coronavirus

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The biggest story about China and the coronavirus across Facebook, Twitter and Reddit last week, according to online engagement data from analytics site BuzzSumo, was a wonky report released by a small British right wing think tank.

The Henry Jackson Society report, released on April 5, argues China could be sued for USD $4 trillion in damages over its handling of the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The report’s authors suggest 10 possible legal avenues for seeking compensation (ranging from filing in domestic courts to action in the International Court of Justice). The most circulated article about the report, published by Australian newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald, had more than 754,000 social media engagements.

It’s not often that a paper about alleged breaches of international law goes viral. But this report gave a shape and legitimacy to the growing calls to hold China financially accountable for the pandemic.

The idea that China should pay has taken several shapes — an international lawsuit, reparations, the waiving of debt — and spread from the fringes of the internet to some of Trump’s biggest supporters, as well as politicians and media around the world. (While he’s had no qualms blaming China for the coronavirus, Trump is yet to call for China to pay for COVID-19 damages.)

An early version of the idea has been circulating on the fringes of the internet for at least a month. Well-known conservative Twitter account @ComfortablySmug, previously revealed as belonging to Shashank Tripathi, tweeted on March 8: “China should pay for costs associated with Coronavirus testing, treatment and containment.” (He didn’t respond to interview requests.)

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China should pay for costs associated with Coronavirus testing, treatment, and containment.

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Two days later, a graphic demanding China pay COVID-19 “reparations” went viral. It was branded with the logo of small, UK-based organisation Stop Eating Dogs, which rallies against Asia’s dog meat trade, and was shared more than 9,600 times from the personal Facebook profile of Stop Eating Dogs founder Guy Wrench. The account did not respond to messages from BuzzFeed News.

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The notion of nations paying reparations is not new — among other examples, Germany agreed to pay reparations following WWI, and there have been (unheeded) calls for the US to pay reparations to African Americans for slavery.

On March 13, US Republican senator Tom Cotton quote-tweeted a post from @ComfortablySmug asserting China will pay for the coronavirus, adding one word: “Correct.”

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On March 16, Republican congressman Jim Banks appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show and called for Trump to force China to forgive US debt, or introduce tariffs to create a relief fund for American victims of the coronavirus. “When we talk about future trade deals, there’s an opportunity, an avenue, and I believe an appetite to go after China to make them pay further costs,” Banks said.

The interview propelled the idea into the mainstream and was covered in conservative publications like Breitbart and the Washington Examiner. The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., shared a video of the interview on March 20 with his two million Facebook followers.

Other large American right wing personalities began to throw their support behind the idea of China paying up. A March 17 article on radio host Dan Bongino’s website covered a survey by conservative pollster Rasmussen Reports that found a plurality of voters supported China paying reparations. Conservative radio host Michael Savage spoke about it on a March 19 episode of his podcast The Savage Nation. Ben Shapiro shared a Daily Wire article quoting a US Naval College professor’s call for reparations due to violations of the WHO’s International Health Regulations on March 27.

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Secretary of state Mike Pompeo declined to answer whether the Trump administration was going ask China to pay damages, when asked at a March 25 press conference. “After we’ve managed to address this crisis, after we’ve managed to get these economies back on their feet,” Pompeo said to reporters, “there’ll be time for the world to evaluate responsibility for what took place.”

Right wing politicians and media from other countries affected by COVID-19 began to pick up on the idea. Australian politician George Christensen posted a widely-shared article from security blog WarOnTheRocks.com, adding “there may be a case for Australia and other nations to sue China for its negligence (or worse) that lead to the global Wuhan coronavirus pandemic”.

Italian journalist Francesca Marino’s article “Why We, Italians, Are Angry With China – And Want ‘War Damages'”, published in Indian online news outlet The Quint, has received nearly 400,000 social media engagements since it was published on March 27.

Recently, Trump’s closest allies have begun to circle around the idea of China waiving US debt as compensation. Senator Marsha Blackburn spoke about the need for China to waive America’s debt in a radio interview on April 2.

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China owns over $1 trillion in US debt.

The US has been forced to spend over $2 trillion to combat the Chinese Coronavirus.

Do the math.

China needs to waive our debt.

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Then senator Lindsey Graham appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show on April 6 in support of the plan, which was soon echoed by Trump surrogate and evangelical pastor Mark Burns.

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When Hannity — sometimes called the “shadow” chief of staff to the president — asked whether China should forgive loans, Graham responded enthusiastically. “Makes sense to me,” he said. “If it were up to me, the whole world would send China a bill for the pandemic.”

And how does China feel about the demand? The editor of the Chinese Communist Party-aligned publication Global Times, Hu Xijin, defiantly responded to the idea on Twitter.

“Too timid. How much money you can collect if you just play such petty tricks in the US? You should call for direct robbery in China where there is huge amount of wealth. Dare you? Do you have the strength? Coward!” he tweeted.

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Too timid. How much money you can collect if you just play such petty tricks in the US? You should call for direct robbery in China where there is huge amount of wealth. Dare you? Do you have the strength? Coward!

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The Human Rights Commission Asked For “Urgent Action” To Protect The Biloela Family

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The Biloela family: Priya, Kopika, Tharunicaa and Nades.

Two human rights commissioners accused immigration minister David Coleman of violating international human rights law with the prolonged detention of the “Biloela family”, BuzzFeed News can reveal.

But the government did not reply to the letter, sent in September 2019 by human rights commissioner Edward Santow and national children’s commissioner Megan Mitchell.

The Sri Lankan family — mum and dad Priya and Nades, and daughters Tharunicaa and Kopika — have been held on Christmas Island for over seven months, after a last-minute injunction halted the government’s attempt to deport them.

They will learn this Friday if their legal fight to stay in Australia has succeeded, when a Federal Court judge rules on Tharunicaa’s protection claim.

“We request urgent action to protect the human rights of this family,” Santow and Mitchell wrote in the letter, obtained by BuzzFeed News through a freedom of information request.

The pair wrote that the Australian Human Rights Commission, an independent government agency, considers the government’s treatment of the family and in particular their detention does “not comply with Australia’s international human rights obligations to uphold the best interests of the child”.

“We are deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of four-year-old Kopika and two-year-old Tharunicaa, who were both born in Australia and have spent their formative years here,” they wrote, adding that children should not be held in prolonged, closed immigration detention.

The minister’s so-called “God powers” allow Coleman to issue a visa to anyone in detention if it is in the public interest. Santow and Mitchell said it was “necessary and appropriate” for him to intervene to ensure a “compassionate resolution” for the family.

Before being taken to Christmas Island, the family had spent a year and a half in a detention centre in Melbourne after their protection claims were rejected. In March 2018, they were seized in a dawn raid in the regional Queensland town of Biloela, where they had lived for years and where the two girls were born. Several members of the Biloela community, and others around Australia, have since campaigned for the family to return and live in the town.

The commission had raised concerns about the family and their ongoing immigration detention at a meeting with the home affairs department on June 21, 2019, the letter said.

The government has spent over $4 million so far in its attempt to deport the family.

Coleman has taken indefinite personal leave for the past four months, with Alan Tudge acting into the position. Tudge was recently criticised for keeping a man in detention despite a tribunal decision to grant him a visa, in a scathing judgement by the Federal Court.

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Lady Gaga – Candy in Control Lyrics

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[Spoken Intro]
I really don’t remember when
But it was quick
And then was… dead
Before I knew the thing inside
I felt something was gone
I cried
He ate my heart
He a-a-ate my heart
Pop ate my heart
And I became a slave to what?
To his LoveGame?
(I can do it now)

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He ate my heart
He ate my heart
He ate my heart
He a-a-ate my heart
He a-a-ate my heart
Yes (yes), No (no)
I (I), Won’t (won’t)
Stop (stop), Don’t get it (don’t)
Yes (yes), Let’s go

[Verse 1]
Baby you got me with your touch
You got this thing about you I don’t understand
You’re so in tune with me tonight
You got me thinking that you just might try

[Chorus]
See that bitch on the floor
Wait ’til she can’t handle more
In my head, on the beat
Candy In Control my babe
So let’s do it in the car
Come to me, come for more!

[Verse 2]
Baby you got me with your touch
You got this thing about you I don’t understand
You’re so in tune with me tonight
You got me thinking that you just might try

[Chorus]
See that bitch on the floor
Wait ’til she can’t handle more
In my head, on the beat
Candy In Control my babe
So let’s do it in the car
Come to me, come for more!

[Outtro]
Yes (yes), No (no)
I (I), Won’t (won’t)
Stop (stop), Don’t get it (don’t)
Yes (yes), Let’s go

Sia – Tsunami Lyrics

Play this song

[Verse 1]
ABC by the Jackson, baby
Swear I’m beginin’, in your music plans
You got up to dance
The way you move, got me lookin’ at my shoes
Forever etched in my heart
Where will you go if you should fall in love
If you should fall in love
Please say my name if you fall in love
See, I was hopin’ you would fall in love
’Cause I’m fallin in the ether with you

[Pre-Chorus]
Tell me, do you feel the same?
Tell me, do you feel this way? (Is your heart on flames?)
Tell me, is your heart on flames?
Tell me, do you feel this way?

[Chorus]
‘Cause when we’re over the sea, a tsunami, a tsunami
‘Cause we’re over the sea when you look at me, when you look at me
No way that we can’t believe
‘Cause see, I can barely breathe
Oh, I can’t get enough of you
Oh, baby, tsunami

[Verse 2]
Run-D.M.C. and Whitney and [?]
That’s where it all began
And where hits would clash
You got up to dance
The way you move got me lookin’ at my shoes
Forever etched in my heart
What will I do if I can’t get enough, if I can’t get enough?
Please say my name if you need me, whoa
See how I open up, I will be enough
‘Cause baby, you are the [?] to me

[Pre-Chorus]
Tell me, do you feel the same?
Tell me, do you feel this way? (Is your heart on flames?)
Tell me, is your heart on flames?
Tell me, do you feel this way?

[Chorus]
‘Cause when we’re over the sea, a tsunami, a tsunami
‘Cause we’re over the sea when you look at me, when you look at me
No way that we can’t believe
‘Cause see, I can barely breathe
But I can’t get enough of you
Oh, baby, tsunami

[Instrumental Break]

[Pre-Chorus]
Tell me, do you feel the same?
Tell me, do you feel this way? (Is your heart on flames?)
Tell me, is your heart on flames?
Tell me, do you feel this way?

[Chorus]
‘Cause when we’re over the sea, a tsunami, a tsunami
‘Cause we’re over the sea when you look at me, when you look at me
No way that we can’t believe
‘Cause see, I can barely breathe
But I can’t get enough of you
Oh, baby, tsunami
Oh, I can’t get enough of you
Oh, baby
Tsunami

Gerry Cinnamon – Head in the Clouds Lyrics

Play this song

[Verse 1]
Head in the clouds or under the weather
[?] to the same old shite and you care to remember
Rough as a stone or light as a feather
You’re on top of the world and you smile looking down on side with the lava
They tell you ”Nothing is free, only thing guaranteed is a load of [?]”

[Verse 2]
Head in the clouds or under the weather
Having your fun with two weeks in the sun then the rest is December
But somethings appearing, it’s blurring your vision
And it’s cutting a shape like a hot razor blade with your deadly precision
Now you’re caught in a game, you don’t know how to play but you win by decision

[Verse 3]
The bonniest burning, the craziest feeling
Down in your guards where you hide all the things you don’t want to be hearing
Your feeling is burning, you try not to fight it
So you try to be cool but then act like a fool, you don’t how to hide it
God, it feels like dream [?] final [?]

[Verse 4]
[?], though you’re no very clever
You’re still stupid enough to know that you can’t run forever
On your mind every day, gives the pain goes away every time you’re together

[Verse 5]
Take a trip to the jungle, become a magician
Find an army of wise old [?] men and hope they kill your condition
No more satellite navigation to reach your position
I don’t know if your really in love but I have my suspicions

PROUD Lyrics and Video Song – Raftaar

Yeah Mr. Nair, #Raa
1988 se bonfire

Go!
Sab bole mujhe that I’m proud of you
Rab bole mujhe that I’m proud of you
Mera dil bole mujhe that I’m proud of you
Ghar wale bole we never doubt at you

Sab bole mujhe that I’m proud of you
Rab bole mujhe that I’m proud of you
Mera dil bole mujhe that I’m proud of you
Ghar wale bole we never doubt at you

Jo tera dil bole wo bann
Aage leke jayegi ye teri lagan
Tere sapno ke liye abhi paise nahin
Aur maang ke laye hum waise nahin

Tu karle jo karna hai karke jatan
Aaj ghutan seh le tod badan
Jod rakam jod le dhan sona chod de
Haath na failana jeena chaud se son

Ye Nair’o ki shaan ke khilaaf
Murkho se ladna ye gyaan ke khilaaf
Samjhenge nahin ye dil tera saaf
Insaan ke nahin tu apmaan ke khilaaf.. Aye!

Haq ki ladayi hai to ladd
Haq ki kamayi hai to
Kabhi chhodiyo na ek paisa
Tune abhi dekhi kam duniya
Tu jaana nahin har koi hota nahi ek jaisa

Tu kabil hai to mauke milenge
Par mauke dene walon se bhi dhokhe milenge
Beta ruk ke kariyo na naam badnaam mera
Keh diyo ab seedha show pe milenge

To yeh locker wali baat dafan par
Par ghar se nikla sar baandh kafan
Jaise marke nikla phir aag se banke
Woh baaz jo karta na haar pasand

Sab bole mujhe that I’m proud of you
Rab bole mujhe that I’m proud of you
Mera dil bole mujhe that I’m proud of you
Ghar wale bole we never doubt at you

Sab bole mujhe that I’m proud of you
Rab bole mujhe that I’m proud of you
Mera dil bole mujhe that I’m proud of you
Ghar wale bole we never doubt at you..
Naa

Kar kabhi bhi mujhpe shaq na
Maa ne bola meri izzat tu rakhna
Papa bole sahi raah pe chalna
Chhote mein bade mein kabhi karna farak na

Jag raha tha ki kaali raat saath chhode
Meri * ke bhai mere saath daude
Kare bhool beta kisi pe bhi hath chhode
Dil roya jab maa ne school aake hath jode

Par maa ko bhi tha yeh pata
Ki kapdon pe haste bada the raheesjade
Papa dekhe ghar kare maa ka kaam
Maa bani papa poori tankhwah se meri fees daale

Beta ab gaadi mein na keys daale
Sadkon pe cruise highway pe kheech daale
Sabke ghar walon se meri yeh ghuzarish
Inhe sapne jeene do inke gale mein na lease daale

DILIN bana MAX phir bana RAFTAAR
Sabar maare meri bhookh jaise Iftaar
Kalamkaar pariwaar naya sapna
Kalakaar se bhi zyada har koi apna

Kabhi ab feeling loon
Seedha 20 foot uchi ceiling loon
Khanna bhai kar lena dealing tu
Tum saath ho to baant lo ye bill in two

Daawat hai, dawat hai
Aaj mere apno ki dawat hai dawat hai
Yeh meri chaahat hai
Sabko khilane ki chhoti si chahat hai

Aadat hai, aadat hai
Lad bhid ke chalne ki bachpan se aadat hai
Raahat hai, raahat hai
Mere apno ki khushi mein bohat zyada taakat hai

Sab bole mujhe that I’m proud of you
Rab bole mujhe that I’m proud of you
Mera dil bole mujhe that I’m proud of you
Ghar wale bole we never doubt at you.. (x4)

Iss safar mein jisne bhi saath diya hai
Sabka shukriya!
Ab kahaani aage leke jayegi kalamkaar pariwar
Aur its your boy raftaar nahin
Aur its your bhai raftaar, #Raa

MERA BHAI Lyrics and Video Song – Bhavin Bhanushali, Vishal Pandey | Vikas Naidu

Hmm o..

Soch na zyada kya hai iraada
Mujhko bol de.. (hmm..)
Kyu hai kafa tu raaz jo dil ke
Mujhpe khol de.. (o..)

Tu udaas toh chehre pe
Mere udaasi chaayi hai

Pagle tu mera bhai hai
Pagle tu mera bhai hai
Pagle tu mera bhai hai
Pagle tu mera bhai hai

Tu mera chehra main tera aaina
Tujhse hi duniya bin tere koi na
Tu mera chehra main tera aaina
Tujhse hi duniya bin tere koi na

Main tera hi aks hoon
Aur tu meri parchaai hai

Pagle tu mera bhai hai
Pagle tu mera bhai hai
Pagle tu mera bhai hai
Pagle tu mera bhai hai

Baat vo bachpan ki
Mujhe yaad hamesha hai
Chaahe rootha tu
Mera saath hamesha hai

Baat vo bachpan ki
Mujhe yaad hamesha hai
Chaahe rootha tu
Mera saath hamesha hai

Bhai tu meri zindagi
Tere bina tanhaai hai

Pagle tu mera bhai hai
Pagle tu mera bhai hai
Pagle tu mera bhai hai
Pagle tu mera bhai hai

CHANN MAKHNA Lyrics and Video Song – G Khan

Ho mere chann makhna
Ve main tainu kehni aan
(Ve main tainu kehni aan
Ve main tainu kehni aan)

Mere chann makhna
Ve main tainu kehni aan
Jadon kol tu hove
Ve main peppy rehni aan

Dil hichkole khanda
Naale peppy rehni aan
Dil hichkole khanda
Naale peppy rehni aan
Ho mere chann makhna haaye

Ho zindagi mein aaye hain ji
Thoda aish kar lo
Nasha hai jawani meri
Do ghoont bhar lo
(Do ghoont bhar lo)

Ho zindagi mein aaye hain ji
Thoda aish kar lo
Nasha hai jawani meri
Do ghoont bhar lo

Ho roz ki tarah yeh shaam dhal jaayegi
Ek baari gayi phir laut na aayegi
Ek baari gayi phir laut na aayegi

Ho taiyon tere naal Garry’aa ve
Cheppi rehni aan
Tere naal Garry’aa ve cheppi rehni aan

Dil hichkole khanda
Naale pappy rehni aan
Dil hichkole khanda
Naale pappy rehni aan
Ho mere chann makhna

Tere naal pyar sadda
Aate vich loon ae
Sohna mukh takk assaan
Milda sukoon ae

Chhad ke na jaavi’n Sandhu
Jind thari payi ae
Maagh da maheena
Mainu lagda ae June ae

Je tera pind Rurka
Ve main Tappy rehni aan
Pind Rurka ve main tappy rehni aan

Dil hichkole khanda
Naale peppy rehni aan
Dil hichkole khanda
Naale peppy rehni aan
Ho mere chann makhna haaye

EHNA CHAUNI AA Lyrics and Video Song – Jassie Gill

Main ehna tainu, ehna tainu chauni aa
Taanhi pichhe pichhe pichhe tere aauni aa
Ehna tainu, ehna tainu chauni aa
Taanhi pichhe pichhe pichhe tere aauni aa

Ve main Allah ton duaawan mangdi
Har din shuru hove tere ton
Tainu bas door naa kare
Chaahe sab kho le mere ton

Baaki saare rang phikke phikke lagde
Tainu jo pasand ohi pauni aa

Ve main ehna tainu, ehna tainu chauni aa
Taanhi pichhe tere, pichhe tere auni aa
Ehna tainu, ehna tainu chauni aa
Taanhi pichhe pichhe pichhe tere auni aa
(Pichhe pichhe pichhe tere auni aa)

Tere saare dukh yaara main
Apne sir te le loon
Tu kahe saah nahi laine
Chal saaha bin vi reh loon

Tere saare dukh yaara main
Apne sir te le loon
Tu kahe saah nahi laine
Chal saahan bin vi reh loon

Apne layi kujh mangeya ni main
Tere layi peer manauni aa

Ve main ehna tainu, ehna tainu chauni aa
Taanhi pichhe tere, pichhe tere auni aa
Ehna tainu, ehna tainu chauni aa
Taanhi pichhe pichhe pichhe tere auni aa

Tere chehra enna dekh leya
Koi hor mainu hun dissda nai
Dil nu kinna samjhawan main
Bin tere rehna sikhda nai

Tere chehra enna dekh leya
Koyi hor mainu hun dissda nai
Dil nu kinna samjhaawan main
Bin tere rehna sikhda nai

Hoju Romaana ik din mera
Ehi dil nu samjhauni aan

Ve main ehna tainu, ehna tainu chauni aa
Taanhi pichhe tere, pichhe tere auni aa
Ehna tainu, ehna tainu chauni aa
Taanhi pichhe pichhe pichhe tere auni aa

(Ve main ehna tainu, ehna tainu
Pichhe tere, pichhe tere
Ve main ehna tainu, ehna tainu
Pichhe tere, pichhe tere)

POPULAR Lyrics and Video Song – Raftaar | Mr. Nair

Popular popular popular
Ni hona popular ae..
Popular popular popular
Na isse jyada popular ae..

Popular popular popular
Ni hona popular ae..
Popular popular popular
Na isse jyada popular..

Chapplon mein ghoomna main chahu poore mall mein
Din ko chahun dekhhna cinema movie hall mein
Kya kiya hai kab kiya hai kisko maine kya kaha hai
Saans lena chahta hun main khule mahaul mein..

Mera mann kare ki main bhi khus rahun
Khabbe na bane main chahe kuch karun
Yeh saari chauk chand se main upar hun
Jo bhi hun muh par hun..

To main kya daru kya meri image
Ghar pe baithe waqt katu itni bhi na age
Duniya walo se daru yeh duniya kaafi tej
Kisi ko na fikar kisi ke dil pe lagti thhes..

Hey! Hey..
Sawaal jaise saare hai cid mein
Mujhko nahin baithna v.I.P mein
Dekhhte hai like dekhhda mushyari mein
Warna kabki kar deta delete apni id mein..

Popular popular popular
Ni hona popular ae..
Popular popular popular
Na isse jyada popular ae..

Popular popular popular
Ni hona popular ae..
Popular popular popular
Na isse jyada popular..

Jyadatar mile jo bole naam aapka suna
Kam mile jo pahle bole kaam aapka suna
Kuch ko na pata main
Kaun hun main karta kya hun..
Par main dun khushi se photo
Kyuki meri naam bhi ek din naam tha

Kahana khana bhi gunaah khane jana bhi gunaah
Kisi jagah baithu chain se toh pahle sochna
Door se le video ya sidhe muh pe camera
Yeh na samjh samjhte nahin jaroori pahle puchhna..

Ghar pe papa raji hai peeche papa raji hai
Jo maange jawab jaise mera paper aaj hi hai
Pahle thhe door mujhse badle unke kyu color
Kaam ka inaam ho bas itna ho na popular..

Popular popular popular
Ni hona popular ae..
Popular popular popular
Na isse jyada popular ae..

Popular popular popular
Ni hona popular ae..
Popular popular popular
Na isse jyada popular ae..!

BOTTLE WARGI Lyrics and Video Song – Raftaar, Jordan Sandhu

Peg de vich jivein ice goriye
Lagdi ae badi nice goriye

Peg de vich jivein ice goriye
Lagdi ae badi nice goriye
Aappan tere husband ban’ne
Kadon banegi wife goriye

Ghut peeke addi graari
Lagdi bottle wargi

Ho tu saari di saari
Lagdi bottal wargi
Tu saari di saari
Lagdi bottal wargi

Ho my lolo kujh taan bolo
Chheti bhed dilan de kholo
Bains bains karwauni aappan
Duet karoge ya phir solo

Saddi Raftaar naal yaari
Lagdi botal wargi
Saddi Raftaar naal yaari
Lagdi bottle wargi
Tu saari di saari
Lagdi bottle wargi

Mainu siddha kare hit bandi wangu lit
Saar lainda desi vi main gabbru aan fit
Gabru nu ankhaan teri kardi aan chit
Kithon leke aayi ae aidan permit

Aye tere hunde bottlan di mainu load nahin
Jinni aan main kholti peeti nahin main dolti
Jinna tussi rokde si rock bhi nahin rokdi
Akhaan naal pilaave naale band kare bolti

Poori Coca-Cola hai bottlan jehi body
Gallan kade mithi te kalla kade kaudi
Vekhda main khwaban ke bann jaani jodi
Saanu lat laake kithe marda na chhodi

Ek juaa jo har dil khele
Wo risk uthaane aaya hoon
Teri aankhon ke mehkhane mein
Main ishq lutaane aaya hoon

Share tere naal wine karan nu
Beh ke tere naal dine karan nu
Bollywood wale producer
Phirde ne tainu sign karan nu

Haaye aaun offer’aan bhaari
Lagdi bottal wargi

Ho tu saari di saari
Lagdi botal wargi
Tu saari di saari
Lagdi botal wargi

Jihde naal tu aave daily
Chakvi jehi ikk rakhe saheli
Chaar mere naal gall kara de
Tainu lagde je oh velly

Ho oh vi lag ju kamm bichari
Lagdi bottle wargi

Lagdi bottal wargi
Lagdi botal wargi
Ho tu saari di saari
Lagdi bottle wargi!

SUPERMAN Lyrics and Video Song – Manj Musik, Raftaar

Yeah! Manj Musik!
Raftaar 2020!

Ho karda na chhota kaam karda main grand
Saareya ch hadd tu baad hegi demand
Gal vich chain meri kardi ae glow
Maa vi kehndi lagda main poora Superman

Ho karda na chhota kaam karda main grand
Saareya ch hadd tu baad hegi demand
Gal vich chain meri kardi ae glow
Maa vi kehndi lagda main poora Superman

(Super Super Superman)
Ho Superman!
Maa vi kehndi lagda main poora Superman
(super super Superman)
Ho Superman!
Maa vi kehndi lagda main poora Superman

Yeah Double R meri chest pe
Saari superpower varna vision meri X-ray
Parakh meri galat tabhi launde bane ex-mates
Neeyat palte next day mere saare facts pe

Kisse sunao ko kishte hain jaati
Sache bayaan ki na jyada azadi
Aur mujhe nahin aati ye baatein banani
Yeh baatein banani na maa nahi sikhati

Maa ne banaya hai man
Maa ne banaya tha plan
Maa ne padhaya hai
Maa ne hi khoke hai chain
Maa ne hi di thi pehli chain
Maa ne padhaya hai maa ne bheji meri dua
Jab * ne maafi thi maangi
Maa ne bheji hogi dua
Jab Bhagat ne khushi se phansi thi maangi

Maa na ho dukhi zara bhi
Maa ko do khusi zara si
Maa meri unchi gang gang

Ho karda na chhota kaam karda main grand
Saareya ch hadd tu baad hegi demand
Gall vich chain meri kardi hai glow
Maa vi kehndi lagda main poora Superman

Karda na chhota kaam karda main grand
Saareya ch hadd tu baad hegi demand
Gall vich chain meri kardi hai glow
Maa vi kehndi lagda main poora Superman

(Super Super Superman)
Ho Superman!
Maa vi kehndi lagda main poora Superman
(super super Superman)
Ho Superman!
Maa vi kehndi lagda main poora Superman

Baatein bahut saari kaafi ek track nahin
Laatein bahut maari kiya set back nahin
Maa ne meri haal mein thi ek baat kahi
Diss track se tu hona kabhi distract nahin
Mili respect nahin mujhe pehli pehli baar
Raftaar ne par kabhi bhi na hath pair joda
Maine tinke ke din dekhe kabhi ravivaar
Kyuki peeta sang maa ka maine hath pair toda

Maine hath pair jode o
Hum hai delhi ke chhore o
Jo bhi kills se wo pare ho
Pahle dil se to bade ho

Pata bhi na chala bada kab hua
Pata na chala maine kab chhua
Pata bhi na chala chhal kapato ka
Phir bhi na dunga inhe badduaa

Ye nalayak mere cryptonite
Jo bole muh par bhai
Wo kare peeth pe bite
Zara si dekhe hype batore view pe like
Bole kitne like jaane inka mic
Apna bhai jo kare theek kamaai
Jo mile itne bhai to sick likh na bhai
Ye meri sikh ki siyahi tu saale weak tu fight
Main de dun ik reply tu hoga hit tonight

Pair zameen par sar hawa mein (hawa mein)
Chhodu na kasar main kisi sabha mein yeah
Maine apne banaye hain ghair kamaake (gair kamaake)
Pyar sa asar na kisi dawa mein yeah

Pair zameen par sar hawa mein (hawa mein)
Chhodu na kasar main kisi sabha mein yeah
Maine apne banaye hain ghair kamaake (gair kamaake)
Pyar sa asar na kisi dawa mein yeah

Karda na chhota kaam karda main grand
Saareya ch hadd tu baad hegi demand
Gall vich chain meri kardi hai glow
Maa vi kehndi lagda main poora Superman

(Super Super Superman)
Ho Superman!
Maa vi kehndi lagda main poora Superman
(super super Superman)
Ho Superman!
Maa vi kehndi lagda main poora Superman

DOWN Lyrics and Video Song – Raftaar, Kr$na

Main hoon do peg down
Phir bhi lage jaise main hoon bottle down
Mujhe haath na lagao
Jab tak na ho jaata hoon main sober down

Main hoon do peg down
Phir bhi lage jaise main hoon bottle down
Mujhe haath na lagao
Jab tak na ho jaata hoon main sober

Aaj raat maine pee hai kyunki dil main baate bahut
Saath jo thhe dost wo hai gayab jaise ghost
Na hi koi story daalu na hi koi post
Khoya khoya rehna hai khud mein hi lost

Calm down, calm down
Haa main gir raha hu
Gir raha hoon gir raha
Sabko chodke akela main hoon phir rha
Na hi raat ka pta na jaanu din kaha
Na hi kya kya maine khoya vo main gin raha
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Main hoon do peg down
Phir bhi lage jaise main hoon bottle down
Mujhe haath na lagao
Jab tak na ho jata hoon main sober down, yeah

Main hoon do peg down
Phir bhi lage jaise main hoon bottle down
Mujhe haath na lagao
Jab tak na ho jata hoon main sober down

Glass khali mera mujhko on the rocks do
Rukne wali nahi never gonna stop woh
Dushman hai jo mere unko sabko shots do
Sabki daaru mujhpe karlo party meri cards lo

Swipe it up, swipe it up, swipe it up bro
Aaj raat sabke liye bas love bro
Aaj raat tere saath hona tight bro
Aaj raat bhula hoon main teri meri fight

Baatein karu seedhi maine peeni jaise na hai koi kal
In musibaton mein jeena aur na hai koi hal
Main do peg down bola aur ek round
Mai toh ghar nahin jaau till I’m falling down

Charcha main na karta kabhi its a no way
Kharcha phir bhi karta main to dil se khulke
Diya nahin saath mera yahaa na tum the
Aaj bhi akele par reham hai tumpe

Main hoon do peg down
Phir bhi lage jaise main hoon bottle down
Mujhe haath na lagao
Jab tak na ho jata hoon main sober down

Main hoon do peg down
Phir bhi lage jaise main hoon bottle down
Mujhe haath na lagao
Jab tak na ho jata hoon main sober down

Calm down calm down
What goes around comes around
Calm down calm down
What goes around comes around
Calm down calm down
Karma hai kameena
Calm down calm down

HAAN Lyrics and Video Song – Raftaar, Harjas, Rashmeet Kaur

Raftaar! Harjai
Mahan on the beat boy!
Kalamkaar yeah!

Bhayankar banger!

Na na kholo club ka door
Aaye bande khab paani khali kar do floor
Shot shot shot jara sabko do
Ek ghoont mein hi down we’re ready to go (go)

Lag gayi aag aa bhi jo beej bonfire
Main paidaisi aag bonfire (fire)
Saare bolo #Raa (#Raa)
Kyuki mujhe tumhi ne banaya
Bolo swag wala gaana kaun laya?
Kaun laaya? (main)

Main Hulk hoon baaki halke
Main aaj hoon baaki kal ke
Main daud mein aaya kafi chalke
Jo jalte unke khulte aankhon ke nalke

Tip tip tip! Tip tip tip!
Heera banda heera pehne drip drip drip
Karo saari fuddu baatein skip skip skip
Yeh beat hai mahan ki to drip drip drip..

Haan mera dil bhar aayega
Haan mera dil bhar jayega
Haan jab haath pakad ke
Mera yaar mujhe club mein nachayega

Haan mera dil bhar aayega
Haan mera dil bhar jayega
Haan jab hath pakad ke
Mera yaar mujhe club mein nachayega

Aaye hain nawab darwaaza kholo club ka
Hum intezaar karein hum pe nahi jachta
Aye! Humein janta nahin tu (hahaha!)
Ye to mujhe sach hi nahi lagta

Dhyaan se dekh apni aankhe kholke
Jo bhi bolna hai aake bolde
Dhoni jaisi thodi meri harqatein baby
Chakke maarta hoon last ball pe

Na kara karo fikar zara
Meri jaan mera jigar bada
To thhodi tu bhi liquor chadha
Bekhauf tu bhi trigger daba

Aankhon se goli maaru goli nahin chukti
Taane khhake sath tha or tarife bhi khoob ki
Ek hi baat badi chubhi thi maashook ki
Banda poora khhake bhi wo haddiya nahin thukti

Haan mera dil bhar aayega
Haan mera dil bhar jayega
Haan jab hath pakad ke
Mera yaar mujhe club mein nachayega

Haan mera dil bhar aayega
Haan mera dil bhar jayega
Haan jab hath pakad ke
Mera yaar mujhe club mein nachayega

MOSCOW SUKA Lyrics and Video Song – Yo Yo Honey Singh, Neha Kakkar, Ekaterina Sizova

All the way from Moscow
Kat (Unh haan)
It’s me Neha (ahaha..)

I love my Moscow suka
I love my Moscow suka

[Russian Vocals by Ekaterina Sizova]
Kruzhit vokrug vso bystrey
Ot tebya zhdu novostey
Bud’ zhe so mnoy posmeley
No vso ravno ne nagley
Kruzhit vokrug vso bystrey
Ot tebya zhdu novostey
Bud’ zhe so mnoy posmeley
No vso ravno ne nagley
English Meaning:
Spinning around faster
I’m waiting for news from you
Be bolder with me
But don’t be impudent anyway
Spinning around faster
I’m waiting for news from you
Be bolder with me
But don’t be impudent anyway

Yo Yo Honey Singh!
Tera good luck, tere te aa meri akh
Koka mein chadadu
Tera khaali khali lage nak
Patla ja lakk
Tenu lena billo godi chakk
Kalashnikov varga jatt
Russia ch paunda dhakk

[Russian]
Podnimi bokal v nebo
YA tvoya koroleva

English Meaning:
Raise a glass to the sky
I’m your queen

Turn the music on
Don’t let me be alone
DJ hold on
My gangsta boy come on

Deek la ke pee lai aja gatt gatt oye
Daaru ton tu tauba kare kahda jatt aein
Mein keha deek la ke pee le
Aaja gatt gatt oye
Daaru ton tu tauba kare kahda jatt aein

I love my Moscow suka
I love my Moscow suka
I love my Moscow suka (yeah, aanh)
Aanh, I love my Moscow suka

Chadheya chand, chand
Gangsta’ fun (fun)
Glock gun (gun)
Naal valaiti rann
Mere shaunk avalle (‘valle)
Meri balle balle (balle)
Haterz, pozers nu rakha jutti thalle
Jatt sirre da shikari (aanh)
Gusse di bimari (aanh)
Geet likhaan khare (khare)
Mein Gall karaari
Meri black ferrari (aanh)
Naale chitti Lambo
Hor ki vikhava thonu chaddo rehndo
Laayi main yaari, (aanh)
Neeli dagaah, (aanh)
Ishq ch v na kade mili meinu wafaa
Vafah, sajah sala kauda nasha
Chaddo fuddu gallan veere
Peg paa, unh!

Deek la ke pee lai aja gatt gatt oye
Daaru to tu tauba kare kahda jatt aein
Mein keha deek la ke pee lai aja gatt gatt oye
Daaru to tu tauba kare kahda jatt aein
I love my Moscow, suka

[Russian]
Kruzhit vokrug vso bystrey
Ot tebya zhdu novostey
Bud’ zhe so mnoy posmeley
No vso ravno ne nagley
Kruzhit vokrug vso bystrey
Ot tebya zhdu novostey
Bud’ zhe so mnoy posmeley
No vso ravno ne nagley

I love my Moscow suka
I love my Moscow suka
I love my Moscow suka
I love my Moscow suka
Yo Yo Honey Singh!

Nieman J & Eric Bellinger – Overtime

[R&B/ soul music]
Oh, no, chills got me on time
Baby, you gon make me sing
If I’m not, you let me in
Yeah
Back down
And if you tap out, I ain’t win
Gotta run that back again
Tryina see what’s hiding in
Girl, I know that you gotta leave to work, work
And I’m on knee [?]
But I can’t leave dessert, yeah
So I gotta re-inverse yeah
I’m wanting you now ‘cause this gotta go down tonight
Yeah, I need that OT
I bet you don’t know who I be
I give it that to you that two piece
[??]
Wipe down that boots, so your bad ass on top of me
I’m tryina hit that money spot
I’m tryina hit that lottery
I run a boot check for you
I run out my neck for you
I come it the next for you
I pay for the next loyal
When we end up in the bed don’t I give you going that nice sex?
Baby you got the best own guy

Break it down, break it down
I just wanna go down, baby

I’ma pull up with the stake
Let you hear yeah
I’ma dog you like a [?]
Cause [?] on me
Oh girl
Cause this gotta go down tonight

I’m gon have your soul stripping
While your boss tripping
Off liquor, I’ll be going up licking on the
I hit you, and have you all getting pick up
Cause you know that I know that you know
I give you that OT
I bet you don’t know who I be
I give it that to you that two piece
[??]
Wipe down that boots, so your bad ass on top of me
I’m tryina hit that money spot
I’m tryina hit that lottery
I run a boot check for you
I run out my neck for you
I come it the next for you
I pay for the next loyal
When we end up in the bed don’t I give you going that nice sex?
Baby you got the best own guy

Machine Gun Kelly – In these walls with Lynn Gunn

[Intro: Lynn Gunn]
I feel you in these walls
You’re a cold air creeping in
Chill me to my bones and skin
I heard you down the hall
But it’s vacant when I’m looking in
Oh, who let you in?
You walk around like you own the place
But you never say anything
I caught you walking straight through my walls
Guess it was all my fault
I think I let you in

[Verse: Machine Gun Kelly]
Look, you said I never wrote a song for you
So I hope this one is haunting you
You said even if it took forever
That me and you would be together
And I never thought that you would lie
So I’ll admit I took advantage of your precious time
I’ll admit I took advantage of you every night that I was on the road
Even at home I wouldn’t do you right
I’ll admit it, but don’t think for a minute I’ma let you
Convince me that what we started is finished
Or for a second that I wouldn’t take a bullet to the head for you
Paint the bottom on my floor red for you and kissed by an angel
Touched by the devil, blood from a nose, red as a rose petal
I think we’re caught up in a power trip
She my Kate Moss, I’m her Johnny Depp

Light pull the fast life in the fast lane
Lights in the cab night drinkin’ champagne
Ice make a last ice for the back pain
With the knife on the dash, pipe with the ashtray
And we fuck with the lights off, break a lamp shade
Did it twice in the room, once in the matinee, oh
Hide all the fresh wounds like a band-aid
With the stripes on the black suits for the campaign, oh
What a damn shame
King of the underworld, what a damn name
‘Cause he killed all the other girls in the damn frame
For a queen that he never realized had fangs
Damn, do you feel what I’m sayin’?
Take a knife in the back, wanna feel my pain
Make a slice to the wrist to reveal those veins
I could see your face, man I feel insane

[Chorus: Lynn Gunn & Machine Gun Kelly]
Never thought that I would feel like this
Such a mess when I’m in your presence
I’ve had enough, think you’ve been making me sick
Gotta get you out of my system, yeah
It’s my house
And I think it’s time to get out
It’s my soul
It isn’t yours anymore
It’s my house
And I think it’s time to get out
Yeah, I think it’s time to get out

[Outro: Lynn Gunn & Machine Gun Kelly]
Yeah, yeah, ooh, oh-oh
Yeah, I think it’s time to get out

Make Them Suffer – Drown With Me

Come drown with me.
Play back these moments in our dreams.
Rewind and repeat. Rewind and repeat.
Sink down with me.
Come be swept up in memory.
Let your spirit be taken by seas.
Let your lungs become wings.

Lost in the surge of the waves.
Relief still feels fathoms away.
Your slumber awaits
for you to come claim.

Take my hand, don’t be scared.
Drown with me if you can.
Like we’re sand, like we’re stones in the water.
Drown with me if you can.
So take my hand and drown with me.

Don’t fear the oceans of change,
These waters waiting an age
are so much wiser than words can explain.
Don’t fear the oceans of change,
for they have spoken your name.
They have known you from long since before you came.
Your bed awaits for you to claim.

Take my hand, don’t be scared.
Drown with me if you can.
Like we’re sand, like we’re stones in the water.
Drown with me if you can.

Let your spirit be taken by seas.
Let your lungs become wings.

Sink down with me,
come be swept up in memory.
Let your spirit be taken by seas.
So take my hand and drown with me.
Drown with me

Dax – Coronavirus (State of Emergency) Lyrics

Play this song

[Intro]
The next week is going to be
Is going to be a 9/11 moment
It’s gonna be the hardest moment for many Americans in their entire life

[Verse]
This quarantine is got me feeling like I’m locked in a prison
I got coffins for these beats they better stay at a distance
Went to Costco for some tissue, they said two was the limit
I saw a granny try to grab ’em, I had to fight her to get it
Everybody turning animalistic
No supplies, no food, next the worlds going cannibalistic
Going crazy we all stuck on our phones
The quarantine Micaulay culkin’, this a movie we all home alone
We got Bills Mr. Gates
I wonder how the doctors feel
They gon’ have to go see doctor Phil or Mr. Gates
By the way, if you’ve ever talked behind my back that shits ok
I might get sick if you come say it to my face
This shits pandemic, certified crisis
I remember when corona was beer and not a man made virus
I remember getting sick wasn’t shit
Now we panic when we cough, sneeze, or feel like we got any type of sinus
What we do now?
Only option is to pray
If you don’t wanna be six feet under stay six away
Stay home, hide your kids, wash your hands, be safe
It’s like a greyhound bus and it’s stopping in every state
Ain’t it funny?
How them kids think it’s funny
And they wanna go and play on Spring Break
Stupid kids they gon’ sleep
In the bed that they made and then be mad
When them same springs that they have break, can’t escape
Shit is viral
I was on it way before it hit the news
This is man made, click baited, automated views
This is way more deadly than the flu
Way stronger than the devil, even he couldn’t empty the church pews
You a fool if you think it’s fake
On set symptoms after 14 days, until your lungs fail and you suffocate
Assisted respiration by a ventilate
Mass population declutiration a reason to eliminate
From Africa to Italy
Nigeria to Sicily
This virus 5G and has global connectivity
Thieving in the night as it creeps in your vicinity
And robs you of your basic motor function capabilities
So my task before the world panics and runs out of all the masks
Before discrimination of Asians becomes something we let pass
Forgetting that the problem stems from something we can’t grasp
Before you yell conspiracy
Before you tweet you at Donald like it’s really gonna fix the situation, but you have no validity
Before the stocks plummet
Before every industry realizes that’s it workers who slave actually run it
Before total lockdown and depression and anxiety
And long nights alone and no with contact with society
The riots, the tanks, 90 days of sobriety
And social validation off IG notoriety
Before you go crazy
Way before you choose the worst time in manking to have a unplanned baby
Just know
We’re all part of the remedy
We’re on the same team
And corona is the enemy

[Outro]
Stay home
Be Safe
And look out for check

A Day To Remember – Mindreader Lyrics

Play this song

[Verse 1]
Some call it powers of the mind
Bendin’ thoughts, through space and time
Readin’ everyone like that old book you’ve read a thousand times
Heard ’bout it when I was young
Finishing sentences on tips of tongues
Sixth senses got you seein’ all these things
I haven’t done
We’re not the only ones

[Chorus]
You’re laughing like I’m supposed to know
What you’re thinkin’ but I don’t
I know that this never comes easy
Not much that matters that won’t
You’re laughing like I’m supposed to know
What you’re thinkin’ but I don’t
I know that this never comes easy
But I’ll never be your mindreader

[Verse 2]
I could head to old Japan
On a mountain with some ancient man
Searchin’ for some wisdom
That I still won’t understand
Tell me what’ll it take
Never even knew ya felt that way
Sittin’ here farther apart than
Orlando to L.A
Delayed at the gate

[Chorus]
You’re laughing like I’m supposed to know
What you’re thinkin’ but I don’t
I know that this never comes easy
Not much that matters that won’t
You’re laughing like I’m supposed to know
What you’re thinkin’ but I don’t
I know that this never comes easy
But I’ll never be your mindreader

[Bridge]
Mind, mind, mindreader
Mind, mind, mindreader
(I can’t tell you what I don’t know)
Mind, mind, mindreader
Mind, mind, mindreader
(I can’t tell you what I don’t know)
Mind, mind, mindreader

[Chorus]
You’re laughing like I’m supposed to know
What you’re thinkin’ but I don’t
I know that this never comes easy
Not much that matters that won’t
You’re laughing like I’m supposed to know
What you’re thinkin’ but I don’t
I know that this never comes easy
But I’ll never be your mindreader

[Outro]
I’ll never be your mindreader
I’ll never be your mindreader
I’ll never be your mindreader
I’ll never be your mindreader

girl in red – ​midnight love Lyrics

Play this song

[Verse 1]
I know I don’t want to
Be the one that you run to
When you got nowhere else to go
When you need some love
I know I’m the last one
You try to call but
I always give in
To give you it all

[Chorus]
Oh, oh
I can’t be your midnight love
Oh, oh, oh
When your silver is my gold
Oh, oh, oh
In this light, I swear I’m blind
Oh, oh, oh
In this light, I swear you’re mine

[Verse 2]
I hope that the right time one day arrives
So, I’ll be willing to let this die
Able to look you right in the eyes
Say I’m not your consolation prize

[Chorus]
Oh, oh
I can’t be your midnight love
Oh, oh, oh
When your silver is my gold
Oh, oh, oh
In this light, I swear I’m blind
Oh, oh, oh
In this light, I swear you’re mine

[Verse 3]
I can’t be your second best
Close but not your favorite
I keep going back for more
Where there’s nothing from before

[Outro]
I can’t be your midnight love
Oh, oh, oh
When your silver is my gold
I can’t be your second best
Close but not your favorite
I keep going back for more
Where there’s nothing from before

Machine Gun Kelly – In These Walls Lyrics

Play this song

[Intro: Lynn Gunn]
I feel you in these walls
You’re a cold air creeping in
Chill me to my bones and skin
I heard you down the hall
But it’s vacant when I’m looking in
Oh, who let you in?
You walk around like you own the place
But you never say anything
I caught you walking straight through my walls
Guess it was all my fault
I think I let you in

[Verse: Machine Gun Kelly]
Look
You said I never wrote a song for you
So I hope this one is haunting you
You said even if it took forever
That me and you would be together
And I never thought that you would lie
So I’ll admit I took advantage of your precious time
I’ll admit I took advantage of you every night that I was on the road
Even at home I wouldn’t do you right
I’ll admit it, but don’t think for a minute I’ma let you
Convince me that what we started is finished
Or for a second that I wouldn’t take a bullet to the head for you
Paint the bottom on my floor red for you and kissed by an angel
Touched by the devil, blood from a nose, red as a rose petal
I think we’re caught up in a power trip
She my Kate Moss, I’m her Johnny Depp

Light pull the fast life in the fast lane
Lights in the cab night drinkin’ champagne
Ice make a last ice for the back pain
With the knife on the dash, pipe with the ashtray
And we fuck with the lights off, break a lamp shade
Did it twice in the room, once in the matinee, oh
Hide all the fresh wounds like a band-aid
With the stripes on the black suits for the campaign, oh
What a damn shame
King of the underworld, what a damn name
‘Cause he killed all the other girls in the damn frame
For a queen that he never realized had fangs
Damn, do you feel what I’m sayin’?
Take a knife in the back, wanna feel my pain
Make a slice to the wrist to reveal those veins
I could see your face, man I feel insane

[Chorus: Lynn Gunn & Machine Gun Kelly]
Never thought that I would feel like this
Such a mess when I’m in your presence
I’ve had enough, think you’ve been making me sick
Gotta get you out of my system, yeah
It’s my house
And I think it’s time to get out
It’s my soul
It isn’t yours anymore
It’s my house
And I think it’s time to get out
Yeah, I think it’s time to get out

[Outro: Lynn Gunn & Machine Gun Kelly]
Yeah, yeah, ooh, oh-oh
Yeah, I think it’s time to get out