from Rethinking the Dollar:
by Joseph P. Farrell, Giza Death Star:
E.G. spotted this one, and it’s almost too bizarre to be believed. And it’s so unusual that even though I promised myself that I wasn’t going to go anywhere near the corona virus story this week, I’m going to go there anyway.
Before we get to the article, however, let me explain my reasons for “going there”. Ever since this story broke out, we have so many theories, c0unter-theories, revelations, and rebuttals, not to mention disputed numbers, narratives, and notions, that it’s impossible to keep up. One of those theories has been the allegation that the HIV virus played a role in the genetic engineering of this particular virus. Again, there have been articles in favor of this hypothesis, and against, and I’m not an immunologist nor a geneticist nor a physician and thus not in a position to evaluate those arguments and counter-arguments. Then, finally, we have those stories of Chinese espionage, inclusive of stealing the very virus in question, from the Canadian Microbiology Laboratory in Winnepeg, that nation’s only level 4 biocontainment facility.
An Executive Order Has Initiated ‘Department Of Defense Global Campaign Plan For Pandemic Influenza And Infectious Diseases 3551-13’
by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:
It appears that the U.S. military is taking this coronavirus outbreak extremely seriously. An executive order has been issued which has initiated the implementation of “the Department of Defense Global Campaign plan for Pandemic Influenza and Infectious Diseases 3551-13”. We don’t know all of the details of the plan, but we do know that it instructs U.S. military officials “to prepare for widespread outbreaks”. Many in the mainstream media continue to try to convince us that this virus is not much more dangerous than the common flu, but if that is true then why is our military taking such a dramatic step? The following comes from a Military Times article…
CORONAVIRUS FOUND TO HAVE UP TO 24-DAY INCUBATION PERIOD; CDC RELEASING WUHAN EVACUEES IN TEXAS, NEBRASKA, AND CALIFORNIA AFTER JUST 14 DAYS
by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:
The CDC has already flown hundreds of American evacuees from Wuhan, China to various cities across the United States, including San Antonio, Texas, and Omaha, Nebraska. There, evacuees are being quarantined for 14 days, after which they will be released to return to their homes.
This 14-day quarantine is based on an assumption that this nCoV coronavirus has a maximum 14-day incubation period. But what if that assumption was wrong?
What if some patients actually experienced a 24-day incubation period before showing symptoms?
by Brandon Smith, Alt Market:
Every disaster contains a lesson or a message that needs to be examined. Every tragedy, no matter how terrible, should be absorbed into the public consciousness and adopted as a cautionary tale; a part of our mythos. These events should not be cast into the memory hole to make life less stressful, they need to be taken seriously. Otherwise, the damage done and the lives lost are all for nothing.
Refusing to examine the dark side of life and its dangers has become a staple of our society, to the point that it has given birth to a kind of religious cult. Naive optimism has become a virtue, a misplaced form of faith that encourages people to remain oblivious in the face of adversity. And the more precarious our system becomes, the more these people see unicorns and rainbows. It is truly bizarre.
- China’s Hubei province admits a massive spike in virus cases and deaths (14,840 additional cases and 528 additional deaths)
- The Sun reports first case confirmed in London, bringing UK total to 9
- UK hospital confirms worker found to be infected treated ‘small number’ of patients
- Russia releases two Chinese nationals who recovered from virus
- China Grand Prix likely to be cancelled
US military approves 11 coronavirus quarantine camps next to major US airports which can treat ‘up to 1,000 people’ as the 13th American case is confirmed in California
by Natalie Rahhal, Daily Mail:
- The Department of Defense approved 11 ‘installation sites’ near major airports around the US
- They will be used if and when hospitals are unable to accommodate passengers in their own quarantine sites
- The airports are located in Hawaii, Illinois, Texas , California , Georgia, New York, Washington state, Washington DC, New Jersey and Michigan
- Americans returning from the coronavirus outbreak epicenter in Wuhan, China, are required to spend 14 days under quarantine
- Those returning from China who did not visit Wuhan are subject to 14 days of self-isolation in their homes
- Foreign nationals who have traveled to China in the last 14 days are not allowed into the US
Asians Far More Susceptible to Coronavirus than Other Races, More Likely to Die, Just Like SARS – REPORT
by Lance Welton, Russia Insider:
With the mounting concern about the growing Coronavirus we are republishing this article we published 7 days ago, taken from the excellent anti-imigration site Vdare.com, which if true, is hugely important to understanding the potential global growth of the Coronavirus. Unfortunately Vdare does not have a comments section, so it is hard to gauge how much engagement that article has gotten.
We have been following the people we think are the smartest Coronavirus analysts, like Chris Martenson at Peak Prosperity, and have not seen anyone address this issue, which is odd, to say the least, considering the implications. We cannot attest to the veracity of the science, but we assume that someone like Martenson could sort it out. If anyone as a connection to him, please bring it to his attention. It is very important. As the days pass, the thesis of this article seems to be being proved out – Chinese are succumbing to it in the hundreds of thousands, but there are hardly any white victims, and what few there are do not seem to be getting very sick.
The Majority Of Coronavirus Victims Are Men, And The Virus Is Hitting Adults Far Harder Than It Is Hitting Children
by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:
This coronavirus outbreak just keeps getting weirder. With each passing day the number of confirmed cases and the number of deaths continue to rise, but not all demographic groups are being affected equally. That seems very odd, but it may also give researchers important clues about how to fight this very deadly virus. On Tuesday, global health officials finally gave this mysterious new coronavirus an official name. From now on they will be calling it “COVID-19”, but I doubt that moniker will really catch on with the general public. In any event, what everybody can agree on is the fact that this disease has the potential to rapidly spread all over the planet, and let us hope that the extreme measures that are being taken to prevent it from getting out of control will be enough.
by F. William Engdahl, New Eastern Outlook:
Historically the greatest economic depressions have started with unexpected events on the periphery of major financial markets. That was the case in May 1931 with the surprise collapse of the Austrian Creditanstalt Bank in Vienna which brought the entire fragile banking system of postwar Germany down with it, triggering the Great Depression in the United States as major US banks were rocked to their foundations. Will it be again an unanticipated event outside the financial markets, namely the China 2029 Novel Coronavirus and its effects on world trade and especially on US-China trade that triggers a new economic depression?
by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:
Factories all over China have been shut down, global supply chains have been hit by an unprecedented shock, the Baltic Dry Index is absolutely collapsing, the tourism industry is being absolutely devastated, and companies all over the globe are warning that sales will be lower than anticipated this quarter. This coronavirus outbreak is already taking a very serious toll on the global economy, and experts are warning that we could still be in the very early chapters of this crisis. If this outbreak ultimately evolves into a horrifying worldwide pandemic that kills millions of people, what will the global economy look like a few months from now?