Image: Gold Dust Day Gecko. Original photo taken 3 November 2006 in Holualoa, Hawai'i.
Cleo Paskal, non-resident senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, currently in Tonga, in re: Preventing four ships from docking out of fear of Wuhan virus. Dead gecko found in Chinese-run Tongan bottled water; the end of trust n Chinese products. Samoans are preventing guests from landing without a fourteen-day quarantine. Tonga has refused entry to four cruise ships, which constitutes a massive loss of income. Samoa had a recent tragic event with measles: ran out of vaccine, and antivaxers infected some Samoans, with the result of [half a dozen?] deaths. Engagement between Chinese and Tongans is almost always among the elites. The disease will eke out in the summer; in future, Tongans will accept Chinese scholarships if necessary but would prefer to go elsewhere. https://matangitonga.to/print/23432