Western Union officials say government guidelines have forced them to delay or block entirely money transfers simply because the recipients have names common among Muslims, such as Mohammad. According to the Associated Press, Western Union blocks names that even partially match names on a U.S. list of terrorists. One company executive told the AP about 1 percent of his office's money transfers have been delayed or blocked because of suspected terrorist links. Thus far, he said, all have proven false.
So far, it's been silence from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and others.
"You cannot just decide you want to sell groceries," said Barbara Ferrer, the director of L.A. County Public Health.
Social distancing and lockdowns appear to be working to slow the coronavirus pandemic.
Markets are trying to meet spiking demand for face masks, but importers are stymied by the FDA and CDC
Don't the authorities have better things to do with their time right now?