Thursday, April 9, 2020

MODELS HAVE GROSSLY OVERESTIMATED COVID-19

by Jim Quinn, The Burning Platform:

These are the types of “projections” that drive the #COVID19 hysteria. The level of exaggeration by these so-called models is staggering. This is also what JUNK science looks like.
Dr. Fauci’s recommendations for lockdown are based on such faulty models. It’s truly a disgrace!

— Ned Nikolov, Ph.D. (@NikolovScience) April 5, 2020

If Lockdown Is a Needless Over-Reaction, Then Why Did China Lockdown Half its Economy?

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

Recall that the initial deaths and related costs are only the first-order effects; policy makers have to consider the second-order effects.

Everyone who reckons that the lockdown is needless and more destructive than the pandemic that triggered it has to answer this question: then why did China lockdown half its economy?

The reasoning of those who reckon the lockdown is needless can be summarized as follows:

1. The lockdown is based on poorly executed extrapolations of faulty data; the death rate is much lower than expected, and most cases are mild or asymptomatic.

Spring Has Sprung In Sweden With No Coronavirus Quarantine Or Police Enforced Lockdown

by Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution:

  • The Facts:Sweden has not enforced a mandatory quarantine or police enforced lock-down, they are still experiencing deaths as well as infections, but have not enforced policies in place.
  • Reflect On:Just because many governments have taken an extreme approach to “flattening the curve” does not mean that this is the best approach. Sweden trusts it’s citizens to make appropriate decisions for themselves and their families, why don’t ours?

While the majority of rest of the world is under a state of quarantine and some places with a police enforced lockdown, the country of Sweden takes an entirely different approach. The Western approach has triggered mass panic, fear and confusion about what is going on and when and if they will ever get to go back to how things were. The Swedish government, on the other hand has a close bond with their citizens and they have developed a sense of trust over the years by treating the adults, as adults who are capable of making informed decisions and taking appropriate measures to keep themselves and their families safe.

Suddenly, there’s a new wave of “panic buying” of food across China

by Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline:

In several cities all over China, worried citizens have cleared out rice and cooking oil from store shelves. This new wave of “panic buying” has swept across the country in response to rumors of possible food shortages due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Rumors and panic buying

In an interview with the Chinese-language The Epoch Times, Li, a resident of Ezhou in Hubei Province, said that residents have been buying out all the rice from stores in the last couple of days.

Jan Nieuwenhuijs: Central Banks Need a Higher Gold Price

by Jan Nieuwenhuijs, Voima Gold:

Interview Jan Nieuwenhuijs by Piotr Rosik for Polish financial website “Strefa Inwestorow.”

I was interviewed by Polish financial journalist Piotr Rosik this week. Because I found his questions interesting, I would like to share this publication with my regular audience too. Piotr asked me what was causing the spread between the gold futures price in New York and the London spot price, the high gold-silver ratio, if there can be a shortage of gold, and more.

New evidence suggesting COVID-19 came from a Wuhan virology lab is hard to ignore

from True Pundit:

Several new pieces of publicly available evidence that have come to light in recent days seem to indicate that a virology lab in Wuhan, China, may have been the location where the novel coronavirus originated.

In a lengthy article published Friday, National Review senior correspondent Jim Geraghty detailed the investigatory work of Matthew Tye, a documentary filmmaker and YouTuber who used to live in China. In his most recent video upload, Tye professes to have identified the source of the virus.

Liberal states facing a COLLAPSE of state incomes thanks to coronavirus shutdowns: Will pensions collapse, too?

by JD Heyes, Natural News:

The longer the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lasts, the longer governors and mayors will keep ‘stay-at-home’ policies in place, and the longer those last, the longer ‘non-essential’ businesses will be closed and Americans will be laid off from their jobs.

And the longer states will be starved for income taxes, which is creating a new fiscal crunch for jurisdictions that were already hard-pressed.

According to Sophie Quinton of the Pew Trust: 

How much gold does China really have and how will it be used?

by Chris Powell, Gold Seek:

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

A friend writes:

“Here’s a question for you.

“People like GoldMoney’s Alasdair Macleod have stated that China has 20,000 to 25,000 tonnes of gold. Does this total refer just to the People’s Bank of China or does it include all the gold that the central bank and the people of China have?

“Is it possible that the total is much higher — that the central bank has 20,000 tonnes and the Chinese people have another 12,000 tonnes for a total of 32,000 tonnes?

“Meet The Global Robot Army That’s Been Deployed To Fight COVID-19

from ZeroHedge:

In addition to the selfless human heroes who continue to fight the unprecedented global pandemic on its front-lines, there has also been a lesser covered group of virus-fighters, dutifully going about their daily tasks to help battle the virus.

We’re referring to the global robot army that has been deployed to fight the virus.

Robots worldwide are doing everything from bathing surfaces with radiation, sanitizing floors, scanning for fevers, spewing anti-microbial gas and enforcing mask wearing, according to the WSJ. Many of the robots are being put to work in areas where humans haven’t tread yet, especially in areas like hospital cleaning.

Expressions of Moral Courage To Enforce a New Paradigm and End London Monetarism and Geopolitics

by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:

The COVID-19 pandemic is proceeding on course around the globe, with both a terrible death toll in the hotspots, while early arrival in others. Standing out amid the hardship and horrors, are singular expressions of humanity, that signify not only decency, but a reflex of moral courage. It is the impetus to accomplish what otherwise seems impossible: To change the system that created the conditions for this scourge in the first place, and open up a glorious new era for mankind.

COMEX COMPLETELY BROKEN(BLEW UP)

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

GOLD ROCKETS NORTHBOUND BY $32.00 TO $1650/SILVER ALSO RISES BY 50 CENTS TO $14.85/COMEX COMPLETELY BROKEN(BLEW UP)/CORONAVIRUS UPDATES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE//BORIS JOHNSON IS SERIOUS CONDITION IN UK/TAKEN TO ICU//JAPAN ISSUES A STATE OF EMERGENCY SET FOR TOMORROW//TRUMP FURIOUS WITH CHINA..JUST THE START..//OIL MEETING PUT OFF//PROBABLY THE MEETING THIS FRIDAY//SAUDI ARABIA SET ON KNOCKING OUT THE SHALE BOYS//THIS WILL BE A WORK IN PROGRESS

A FRANTIC BILL GATES SPENDING BILLIONS IN ALL-OUT BLITZKRIEG TO BE FIRST TO CREATE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE AND DIGITAL ID, FUNDING 7 FACTORIES AT ONCE

by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:

In a clip released from Friday’s episode of The Daily Show, Gates said his foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is moving forward with building manufacturing capacity for the seven vaccine candidates to save time, as the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world.  “Even though we’ll end up picking at most two of them, we’re going to fund factories for all seven just so we don’t waste time in serially saying ‘ok which vaccine works’ and then building the factory,” Gates told The Daily Show host Trevor Noah.

The NYTimes’ Insidious Ongoing Disinfo Campaign on Russia and Elections

by Gareth Porter, Russia Insider:

For the past three years the new narrative of Russian interference in U.S. elections has bound corporate news media more tightly than ever to the interests of the national security state. And no outlet has pushed that narrative more aggressively – and with more violence to the relevant facts – than The New York Times.

Times reporters have produced a series of stories that loudly proclaim the Russian election meddling narrative but offer no real facts in the body of the story supporting its most sensational claims.

‘Gold Bugs’ Smug as Precious Metal Set to Thrive Amid COVID-19 Pandemic in ‘Financial Apocalypse’

from Sputnik News:

For years, “gold bugs” – investors encouraging buying precious metals at low prices as a hedge against future global economic risks, were shunned amidst consistently rallying global equities markets.

“Gold bug” analysts who have long advocated investing in gold and silver ahead of an allegedly looming “financial apocalypse” appear to be correct as markets crash and the accumulation of physical metals is predicted as likely to pay off in a big way, writes Bloomberg.