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Feb 13 07:54

Chinese govt ordered 1 million bodybags

Feb 13 06:50

"IT'S LIKE A HORROR FILM": BOTCHED WUHAN QUARANTINE LEFT DEAD BODIES IN THE STREET, SICK WAITING DAYS FOR CARE

SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE
Western media organizations have published a series of in-depth reports attempting to illuminate what life on the ground at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak looks like. But few have captured the atmosphere of the situation quite like a team of AFP journalists who lingered in Wuhan after the lockdown, and have detailed their experiences in diary format.

The diary begins on Jan. 23, the day Wuhan was placed under lockdown. It starts as one might expect: Though the news was a shock, few tried to escape the city before the lockdown officially went into effect. Police chase the last travelers out of the railroad station.

But the situation doesn't really start to escalate until Jan. 25, or New Year's Day in China.

Those who went to worship at the city's Guiyan temple, normally packed this time of year, found it empty: nobody was allowed inside.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF China is ever to be believed again, or taken seriously by the international community, it must come clean about the true nature of the virus, and allow international health and science bodies to come to China's aid.

Waiting, is only making the international public perception of the problem, worse by the hour.

Feb 13 05:06

China Reports Huge Jump In New Coronavirus Infections And Deaths; Oil, Stocks Tumble

All those clueless hacks who warned us for years not to trust China's economic numbers, yet were so gullible to believe any coronavirus pandemic "data" released by Beijing are going to look pretty stupid right about now.

Hubei just released its latest round of coronavirus outbreak figures, and in a clear confirmation of the 'conspiracy theory' that China had altered the way it was reporting Covid-19 deaths and cases - clearly in order to suggest that things were improving and you should go back to work, while ideally buying stocks, the province at the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic just came clean and the numbers are stunning.

Feb 12 10:05

Want a really deep dive down the rabbit hole?

Feb 12 08:38

Things are getting very bad in China

Feb 12 07:52

Chinese Tourism Has Come to a Halt

Feb 12 06:35

China's Fatal Dilemma

Feb 12 05:58

VIRUSES, EPIDEMICS AND EXPERIMENTS: THE HISTORY OF BIOWARFARE

The use of bacteria, viruses and other biological agents as weapons of war has a long and gut-wrenching history. From the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick Barbarossa, using corpses to poison water wells in 1155 AD, to the Mongols catapulting the dead bodies of plague victims into the besieged city of Caffa in 1346, there are many examples of early, rudimental forms of biological warfare. An infamous use of biological warfare occurred in 1763, when British forces deliberately provided Native Americans with smallpox-contaminated blankets, producing a major outbreak of the disease.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Someone, in the scientific community has to have the "male attributes" to resist being tasked with creating such biological weapons.

And we know that the first person in this country to "just say no", to creating such weapons, will be ridiculed, sideline, ostracized, and blacklisted, to the point of never being able to participate in science again, unless some foreign university admires her or his stand so much, and because of it, hires that person to be teaching medical/scientific ethics.

That would take "industrial-strength male attributes" on the part of that university search committee, but when one scientist is able, publicly and successfully to "just say no" to the creation of these diseases, I think that many others would follow.

Creating these diseases is the polar opposite of the intent of the Hippocratic Oath, which exhorts Doctors and scientists to "do no harm", because the purpose of the creation of these diseases, is to create situations where large numbers of people sicken, and die, including innocent babies; children; women; and the medically fragile elderly.

Feb 12 01:47

50 Kiwis tested for coronavirus, all come back negative

There are still no confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus in New Zealand, one of NZ's top medical officials says.

Dr Ashley Bloomfield, in an update on the deadly outbreak, said there are now three labs in NZ that can test 24/7 as well as ESR in Wellington.

"So far over 50 tests have been done that have come back negative; there are a number of tests that are outstanding."

"None of the outstanding tests fit people who have all the symptoms of coronavirus

Countries have been asked by the WHO's director-general to as "aggressive as possible" in fighting the virus, as it is a "very grave threat", he said.

Healthline's register has been running since Friday and registration levels are high.

*Sounds just like Indonesia....but we don't get the same headlines from the NYT*

Feb 12 01:42

Indonesia Has No Reported Coronavirus Cases. Is That the Whole Picture?

Experts find it astonishing that Indonesia has yet to announce a case despite hosting some 5,000 Chinese tourists a day in Bali before halting flights last week.

NUSA DUA, Indonesia — The family from Shanghai was vacationing in Singapore last month when they learned that the new coronavirus had arrived there from China.

So they packed up and flew to the world’s largest country yet to report a single case of the deadly virus: Indonesia. They landed in Bali, a major destination for Chinese tourists, on Jan. 30 and have no plans to leave.

“People in Bali treat us nicely and are friendly,” said Eva Qin, 36, who is traveling with her mother, husband and son. “We weren’t given any health test.”

None of the 285 people who were evacuated from Wuhan and are now in quarantine on the Indonesian island of Natuna have shown signs of the virus, he added

Feb 11 20:54

Corona Cartoon Numbers

Feb 11 11:38

Russian scientists believe America created the Wuhan coronavirus to sabotage China

Acccording to William Ebbs, several Russian scientists believe America created the Wuhan coronavirus to sabotage China in order to make tonnes of money by subsequently coming up with an antidote or vaccine.

Russian media sources suggest the novel disease, provisionally known as 2019-nCoV, could be an American made bio-weapon designed to sabotage China.The claims have had significant airtime on mainstream Russian media and could be part of Vladimir Putin’s efforts to discredit U.S interests in the region.

“The Chinese believe the coronavirus is created by the Americans,” the popular Komsomolskaya Pravda reported, citing as proof that the virus was “genetically shaped in the American laboratories,” the claim that “all the infected are Asians!” and there are “no Europeans.”

Feb 11 11:01

The Door Is Open for the Crucial Trump-Putin-Xi Summit

“I have great respect for President Xi and great respect for China.” He also called President Xi Jinping last week to praise his all-forces effort to counter the novel coronavirus, while the whorish U.S. and European press are full of insane diatribes about China failing to deal with this global threat, or even accusing it of intentionally unleashing it. In fact, Trump repeatedly tells the throngs attending his rallies, as he does with his tweets to the American people, that he respects President Xi Jinping as a great leader of a great nation.

It is time that Pompeo got the Bolton treatment.

So it is, also, with Russia. There is no American who has not heard President Trump say, over and over, that “being friends with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing.” And yet the press, and the Congress, and even Trump’s Cabinet members, pump out daily diatribes against Russia and the allegedly “evil dictator” Vladimir Putin.

Feb 11 09:35

China is in meltdown! Prepare for blowback!

Feb 11 09:32

Will President Rodrigo Duterte End US Occupation of the Philippines?

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Throughout the post-WW II era, the US sought unchallenged control over Asian nations, their resources and populations — what Obama’s 2011 Asia pivot was and remains all about.

It involves advancing Washington’s military footprint in a part of the world not its own, aiming to contain, weaken and isolate China and North Korea, wanting Russia checked at the same time in East Asia and Europe.

Washington’s global empire of bases is key to advancing its imperium — parts of it used as platforms for endless wars against nations threatening no one.

Yet there’s little or no coverage of what costs US taxpayers trillions of dollars in the post-WW II era.

Feb 11 08:36

U.S. Military Plans Bases For Quarantine; Leaked Funeral Home Phone Call Offers More Evidence China Is Lying

By Aaron Kesel

The U.S. military is preparing to use military installations near 11 major airports to house up to 220 U.S. citizens quarantined due to the novel coronavirus, according to a Department Of Defense statement. Meanwhile, a leaked phone conversation out of China provides yet more evidence that the death toll is higher than is being reported...

Feb 11 06:39

Coronavirus Will Have Lasting Impact on China

Feb 11 00:00

A Most Convenient Virus

As a biological weapon of mass destruction, 2019-nCoV isn’t particularly good. On the plus side, it is highly contagious and can be spread by infected individuals who are not showing any of the symptoms, such as fever and shortness of breath. On the minus side, the mortality rate is a mere 2.1% and is likely to trend down because this rate does not account for a potentially huge number of young, healthy people who contracted the virus but never developed any symptoms, were never tested for it, and will never know that they had survived it. For a virus to be potent as a bioweapon, its kill ratio needs to be optimized for killing the largest possible number of its victims, but doing so slowly enough so that the victims don’t die before they have a chance to spread the infection.

Feb 10 16:32

iPhone maker Foxconn resumes production at major plant in China after coronavirus shutdown - but delay is still predicted to see Apple's sales fall by 10 percent this quarter

Apple's biggest iPhone maker Foxconn has been given the green light to resume production at a key plant in the eastern central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, after being forced to shut it following the coronavirus outbreak.

However, only 10 percent or 16,000 employees of the factory's workforce has managed to return so far, a source told Reuters.

With the shutdown and lack of hands in the plant, it is predicted that Apple's sales will fall by 10 percent this quarter.

Feb 10 09:58

Breitbart Peddles Falun Gong Fairy Tales on Wuhan Virus

A lot of gorilla dust around this story.

Breitbart, peddles sensationalist nonsense by the notorious fake news factory of the Falun Gong cult that is The Epoch Times , which Breitbart deems an “anti-communist newspaper” which is a little bit like calling Joseph Stalin an “anti-Fascist” — technically correct but still fantastically dishonest in how much it leaves out:

Feb 10 08:34

Global Trade effects of Coronavirus in China

Feb 10 08:06

Coronavirus now disrupting China’s shipping industry, which will lead to collapse of global supply chain

As reported by The Epoch Times, the pandemic is beginning to cause major disruptions in China’s shipping industry as lines are re-routed to reduce virus exposure while other nations are cutting their port calls to the Asian giant.

It’s a worsening situation, say analysts, that could set up delays of goods and components for months ahead.

Because of the virus’ pervasiveness, entire cities have essentially been shuttered — quarantined by Chinese health and government officials battling to curb the spread of coronavirus. So, too, have factories in the worst-afflicted areas.

Feb 10 03:24

Beijing Under Partial Lock Down As Virus Death Toll Tops 900; More Than 40,000 Infected

And so the epidemic reaches China's capital Beijing. As gnews reports, as the coronavirus spreads from Wuhan, China has been implementing “closed management” by putting 80 cities under lockdown, and on Monday, Beijing authorities also issued a “Strict Closed Management of Residential Communities” in an epidemic prevention and control announcement (link here). It is an official declaration that Beijing, the country’s capital city of China, is now under lockdown.

Feb 10 03:22

Angry Chinese Ambassador Slams US Senator For "Absolutely Crazy" Theory Coronavirus Is Biological Weapon

Shortly after Zero Hedge asked in the last week of January if the nVoC-2019 Coronavirus pandemic was not, as some early reports claimed, the product of a Wuhan seafood market, where people were allegedly eating infected bats (which we now know never happened) but instead a Chinese biological weapon that had escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (and one lab in particular), which in turn led to an immediate and permanent suspension of our account by the publisher also known as Twitter (and which should thus be subject to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act), none other than Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton echoed our concerns, tweeting that "China claimed—for almost two months—that coronavirus had originated in a Wuhan seafood market. That is not the case. @TheLancet published a study demonstrating that of the original 40 cases, 14 of them had no contact with the seafood market, including Patient Zero."

Feb 10 02:54

Chinese Bank On Verge Of Collapse After Sudden Bank Run

First it was Baoshang Bank , then it was Bank of Jinzhou, then, two months ago, China's Heng Feng Bank with 1.4 trillion yuan in assets, quietly failed and was just as quietly nationalized. Today, a fourth prominent Chinese bank was on the verge of collapse under the weight of its bad loans, only this time the failure was far less quiet, as depositors of the rural lender swarmed the bank's retail outlets, demanding their money in an angry demonstration of what Beijing is terrified of the most: a bank run.

Local business leaders, political cadres and banking executives rallied Thursday at the main branch of Henan Yichuan Rural Commercial Bank, just outside the central Chinese city of Luoyang, where they stood one by one before a microphone to pledge their backing for the bank, as smiling employees brandished wads of cash before television cameras to demonstrate just how much cash, literally, the bank had.

Feb 10 02:51

Coronavirus confirmed death toll exceeds 900 in China, more than 40K cases reported

On Sunday, 97 people died of the virus in China — the largest number of people killed since the virus first started to spread in the country.

The vast majority of deaths caused by the virus have taken place in China, with just two deaths from coronavirus reported outside of the country.

Feb 09 07:42

Trump’s Chumps

I voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

I spent months making the case for Trump on this website. I will be the first to admit that I was wrong and that those who were skeptical of Trump in our community were right in 2016. In that election, I drank the koolaid and was one of Trump’s Chumps. Unlike AmNats, I have tried to learn something from that experience.

In 2020, we have a far better sense of Donald Trump. The Trump administration has a record now. Donald Trump’s first term is mostly history. We can now look back with the benefit of hindsight and evaluate our standing after the last three years without being drunk on Trump koolaid. No one drank the Trump koolaid in our community more deeply than the AmNats. Some of them remained drunk on the Trump koolaid even after the 2018 midterms. A handful of his most faithful cheerleaders have never given up faith in their GOD EMPEROR and succumbed to reality.

What is the reality of the Trump presidency?

Feb 09 07:23

China Secretly Arrests Heroic Reporter

Feb 09 01:39

Chengdu On Lockdown As Coronavirus Deaths Hit 813, Surpassing Total From 2003 SARS Outbreak

Summary:

Hubei officials reported an additional 81 deaths in Hubei on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 806: more than the total from the entire 2002-2003 SARS outbreak.
Lockdown spreads to Chengdu, China's sixth largest city (14.4. million)
A little later, China's National Health commission reported that there were a total of 811 deaths across China, an increase of 89 overnight - the biggest one-day increase yet - while 2,649 discharged patients were cured
China also reported that on Feb 8, the total number of confirmed new cases rose to 37,198, an increase of 2,652 overnight with 3,916 suspected new cases, bringing the total to 28,942 suspected cases.
A total of 188,183 people were receiving medical attention, down 1,477 from 189,660 the day before
First American citizen has died
First Japanese citizen suspected of succumbing to virus
France elevates travel advisory to orange after 5 Britons fall ill in ski resort
Roundup of suspected infected in Wuhan continues

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The rapidity of the spread of this virus ... is nothing short of completely terrifying.

Feb 08 07:09

Trump 'Apoplectic' in Phone Call With Boris Johnson Over Huawei 5G Inclusion - Reports

A conversation between US President Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly became heated over the United Kingdom's decision to allow Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to have a role in the UK's new 5G network last Tuesday.

Anonymous sources in London and Washington described the call between the two anglosphere leaders as "apoplectic" to the Financial Times.

Feb 08 06:26

Corona Lockdown Fallout

Feb 08 06:05

White House Asks Scientists To Investigate Whether 2019-nCoV Was Bio-Engineered

A week ago, we published details that raised questions about the source of the Wuhan novel coronavirus, specifically questioning the official theory for the spread of the Coronavirus epidemic, namely because someone ate bat soup at a Wuhan seafood and animal market as a fabricated farce.

The real reason behind the viral spread, we suggested, was that a weaponized version of the coronavirus (one which may have originally been obtained from Canada), was released by Wuhan's Institute of Virology (presumably accidentally ), China's only top, level-4 biohazard lab, which was studying "the world's most dangerous pathogens."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a moment, in the evolution of humankind, where I would like to see ALL of the scientists in the world collaborating, and making the moral, and desperately needed decision, to please stop engineering viruses as weapons, but start to figure out how we can use what the scientific community knows about biology ... to heal us, rather than kill us.

Please; we have kids, children dying of cancer, and God knows what else; and what could the power of science do, if it was focused on the healing of humankind, rather than its destruction?!?

All I am saying, is just think about that potential, and what it could do, positively, for the world; please.

Feb 08 05:14

THE CHINESE DOCTOR WHO TRIED TO WARN THE WORLD ABOUT CORONAVIRUS HAS DIED

SOURCE: MOTHERBOARD | VICE

The doctor who tried to warn the world about coronavirus in December and was silenced by Chinese authorities has died.

Li Wenliang, 34, was an opthamologist working at Wuhan Central Hospital in December when he saw test results that showed that seven patients from a local market had been diagnosed with an unknown illness that looked a lot like SARS, the virus that killed 774 people across Asia in 2003.

He tried to raise the alarm among friends in a private messaging group in late December. The police ordered him to keep quiet. He went back to work on the front lines fighting the virus and, like tens of thousands of others, ended up contracting it himself.

On Thursday, he died.

Shawn Yuan
@shawnxyny
Remember him

Tie his name to your memory of this cruelly ridiculous time

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Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prayers for EVERYONE who has been hit with this, and the people who love them.

And may the entire scientific community work together with one voice, and one intent, to find what the hell happened here; so that it never, ever happens again.

Feb 07 17:45

Biological Weapons: A Useful and Timely Factual Overview Part I

The US government and its many agencies and educational and health institutions, have for many decades conducted intensive research into biological warfare, in many cases strongly focused on race-specific pathogens.

Feb 07 14:06

China in State of Panic as Death Toll Rises

Feb 07 10:01

Beijing is shut down too

Feb 07 07:49

Coronavirus food warning: PRICES DOUBLE in Russia’s Far East after Chinese border closed, vegetable supplies running scarce

By Jonny Tickle

Events in Russia's Far East rarely register on the global radar, but right now the remote region may serve as canary in the coalmine for dangers to food security if the new Chinese coronavirus goes global.
Prices of some products have doubled since Moscow ordered the closure of a series of border checkpoints last week. At the same time, supplies of vegetables have already started to dwindle, even though there is no official blanket ban on importing Chinese produce.

Speaking to Interfax, a spokesperson for Khabarovsk's largest retail chain Samberi confirmed that prices have risen throughout the Far East. The local Minister of Agriculture, Alexander Shkurin, told a government meeting that stores in the region have begun their search for alternative suppliers, including in distant Turkey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, at the risk of sounding like a chipped CD, this horrific coronavirus issue should get you thinking about prepping, and right the hell now, if you have not already.

Potable water; storable food; medicines; a way to cook if electricity goes out, etc., etc.

One of the finest authorities on this, is a lady who I hold in very high esteem; her name is Daisy Luther, and if you have not either read, nor purchased, some of her very sage advice on this subject, please, do yourself a favor, and do so now.

This lady makes sense in a way that makes absolute horse sense, and her advice is completely easy to understand, and to follow through upon.

Feb 07 07:35

A Stunning 400 Million People Are On Lockdown In China As Guangzhou Joins Quarantine

Guangzhou, the capital of China's southwestern Guangdong Province and the country's fifth largest city with nearly 15 million residents, has just joined the ranks of cities imposing a mandatory lockdown on all citizens, effectively trapping residents inside their homes, with only limited permission to venture into the outside world to buy essential supplies.

The decision means 3 provinces, 60 cities and 400 million people are now facing China's most-strict level of lockdown as Beijing struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak as the virus has already spread to more than 2 dozen countries.

Feb 07 07:18

A NEW SPACE RACE? US, CHINA, RUSSIA, AND EUROPE ALL PLAN FOR MOON BASES

One year ago in January, a Chinese robot landed on the dark side of the moon. Since then, the Chang’e 4 probe and the Yutu-2 rover it carried onboard have been busy photographing and scanning minerals, growing yeast, hatching fruit-fly eggs, and cultivating cotton, potato, and rapeseeds in the moon’s low gravity, according to the Daily Beast.

Now, China’s National Space Administration is quietly planning to launch yet another probe into space. Chang’e 5 could blast off as early as this year.

Last year, TMU reported that the Yutu-2 rover came across a strange “gel-like” substance which the Chinese began to study extensively.

The Chinese space agency has continued to work on its Tiangong 3 space station and is planning on testing a new manned spacecraft for deep-space missions. That permanent station will reach orbit aboard the country’s new Long March 5B rocket in the first half of 2020, AFP reported. The mission will not be associated with the International Space Station.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The very clearly articulated desire of the US government to "weaponize space", concerns me deeply.

Space exploration should be a place in which all countries around the world should be cooperating, and not competing; humankind, as a species, is never better than when it works together to share information, and insights, to give us a better understanding of where we stand, in our little blue island of Light, relative to the rest of the universe.

Feb 07 04:44

In $1.8 Billion Case over Counterfeit Nikes, the Defendants' Chinese Banks are off the Hook

At any given time, consumers can score cheap replicas of Nike’s hottest selling running shoes and can easily get their hands on convincing rip-offs of its otherwise hard-to-get Off-White collaboration sneakers thanks to thousands of websites and individual marketplace sellers. In an effort to stomp out some of the counterfeits that saturate the market, and protect its wildly valuable and “widely-recognized” intellectual property rights and the reputation that comes along with them, Nike filed a trademark infringement and counterfeiting lawsuit in a New York federal court in November 2013.

Feb 07 04:41

California Is Losing More Jobs To China Than Any Other State

When you think of manufacturing in the United States, you're most likely to think of states such as Ohio or Michigan. While California's output - as measured by GDP, is by far the largest in the U.S., most don't think of the state when discussing manufacturing job losses to China.

Feb 07 04:20

When China's Supply Chains Break, so Will the Delusion the U.S. Economy Is Invulnerable

Many commentators talk about supply chains in China, but how many have actually visited factories in China, other than carefully choreographed PR visits to suitably high-tech facilities? I've visited many factories in China, and not with a staff of minders who swiftly guide the visitors through the happy story of high-tech wonderland.

I've visited some high-tech facilities but also many low-tech factories, where most of the supply chain originates, usually with one or two bored local government functionaries. You get a much less distorted view of the supply chain on the ground, away from the carefully guided tours.

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