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Feb 26 02:32

How Many Cases of Covid-19 Will It Take For You to Decide Not to Frequent Public Places?

As empty streets and shelves attest, people taking charge of risk has dire economic consequences.
How many cases of Covid-19 in your community will it take for you to decide not to frequent public places such as cafes, restaurants, theaters, concerts, etc? How many cases in your community will it take for you to decide not to take public transit, Uber/Lyft rides, etc.? How many cases in your community will it take for you to limit going to supermarkets and ask your boss to work at home?
One of the most unexamined aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic is the human psychology of risk assessment and fear. The default human response to novel threats such as the Covid-19 virus is denial and abstraction: it can’t happen here, it won’t happen to me, it’s no big deal, etc.

Feb 26 02:21

Europe keeps Schengen zone open despite coronavirus

European countries have no plans to suspend the Schengen free travel zone despite the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, Brussels has said, as it cautioned against a “panic” response.

The EU’s health security committee was due to meet on Monday for talks on the Italian crisis as the European Commission announced a €232m package for the global fight against the disease’s spread. 

An emergency assessment mission of the World Health Organization and the EU’s European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control is due to arrive in Italy, where 229 have tested positive for the virus and six people have died, on Tuesday as authorities there battle to contain the largest outbreak outside Asia.

“We need to take this situation extremely seriously — but we must not give in to panic and of course to disinformation,” Stella Kyriakides, EU health commissioner, told reporters in Brussels on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When politics trump hard science, bad things happen; of course, with hubris the size of Texas, the Eurocrats are sitting safe in their bunkers, believing, with an absolutely stunning amount of "magical thinking" that this disease is never going to hit the EU, as it has China.

Feb 26 02:07

The U.S. Is the World Leader of Bio-Weapons Research, Production, and Use Against Mankind

While tangible evidence is not available, the new Coronavirus, (2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) one in a line of many that could have been produced by man in laboratories, is affecting almost exclusively the Chinese at this point. This has seemingly opened the floodgates to speculation as to its exact origin. This virus has unique characteristics that have happened before with SARS and MERS, and has genetic material that has never been identified, and is not tied to any animal or human known virus. This should be troubling to all, because if this is manmade, it was manufactured as a weapon of war. So who is responsible for its release in China? It is possible that this virus was created in China and was “accidentally” released into the population, but that does not sound credible at any level. Do any think that the Chinese government would create a Chinese race specific virus and release it in their country?

Feb 26 00:56

WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS $2.5B EMERGENCY CORONAVIRUS PLAN

The White House on Monday sent lawmakers an urgent $2.5 billion plan to address the deadly coronavirus outbreak, whose rapid spread and threat to the global economy rocked financial markets.

The White House budget office said the funds are for vaccines, treatment and protective equipment. The request was immediately slammed by Democrats as insufficient and came as coronavirus fears were credited with Monday’s 1,000-plus point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and are increasingly seen as a potential political threat to President Donald Trump.

The request was released Monday evening and came as key government accounts were running low. The Department of Health and Human Services had already tapped into an emergency infectious disease rapid response fund and was seeking to transfer more than $130 million from other HHS accounts to combat the virus but is pressing for more.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These endless wars have bankrupted this government, leaving it no real position to create any real, substantive measures with which to "knock out" a true pandemic, if it does hit the US with the kind of ferocity some epidemiologists are predicting.

Feb 25 17:29

80 percent of fish sample collected from California’s San Joaquin River Delta have a permanent spinal deformity, which researchers believe was caused by farm wastewater

A team of researchers in California’s San Joaquin Valley have linked widespread spinal deformities in a regional fish to toxic selenium exposure, believed to come from agricultural runoff.

The project, a joint effort from the California Water Science Center, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and UC Davis, began when researchers collected a sample of 1,000 splittail minnows from a pumping station in the San Joaquin River Delta.

The team noticed a severe spinal deformity in the minnows, which left the fish permanently shifted into a kind of zig-zag shape resembling a small lightning bolt.

The condition was widespread among the minnows, affecting more than 80 percent.

‘This was not just a few fish, it was the majority of them,’ co-lead Fred Feyrer told EurekAlert!.

Feb 25 14:44

Tomeka Hart: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Tomeka Hart was the foreperson on the Roger Stone jury. She is also a former Memphis school board member who has written a slew of political posts on social media, some of them negative to President Donald Trump. She has written a Facebook post supporting the prosecutors who resigned after the Justice Department overruled their tougher sentencing recommendation for Stone.

Hart, a Memphis native who works for the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation, is also a frequent campaign donor to Democrats. She donated $100 to the Kamala Harris presidential campaign during Stone’s trial, according to FEC records. She also donated to the presidential campaign of Julian Castro.

Feb 25 11:58

NASA news: Space agency wants YOU to design the next Venus rover - 'Exciting opportunity'

NASA is enlisting the public to design new space tech for a mission to a "hellish" planet.

Feb 25 11:13

Logistical and Technical Exploration into the Origins of the Wuhan Strain of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

“In summary, somebody was entangled with the evolution of 2019-nCoV coronavirus. In addition to origins of natural recombination and intermediate host, the killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan.”

Feb 25 09:16

The Ripple Effect Podcast #208 (John Barbour | The American Media & the 2nd Assassination of JFK)

John Barbour is recognized as ‘The Godfather Of Reality TV’ as the creator-Producer,Co-Host, and Writer of the trend setting hit ‘Real People.’ He won the first of his 5 Emmys as the original Host of ‘AM LA’ in 1970 where he interviewed controversial anti-war guests like Mohammed Ali, Cesar Chavez and Jane Fonda. He was the first in America to do film reviews on the News, winning 3 more consecutive Emmys as KNBC’s ‘Critic-At-Large.’ And ten years as Los Angeles Magazine’s most widely read and quoted controversial critic. Prior to that he was a successful topical stand-up comedian, appearing on ‘The Dean Martin Show,’ ‘The Tonight Show,’ and others; and in Las Vegas opening for Robert Goulet and Bobby Darin. Comedian-activist Dick Gregory did the liner notes for his first album, ‘It’s Tough To Be white,’ and Play-write Neil Simon did them for his second album, ‘I Met A Man I Didn’t Like!’

Feb 25 08:41

Jellyfish-like parasite is the 'first ever animal that can survive without oxygen' - and it sheds light on how alien life could exist on other planets

Researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel say the jellyfish-like parasite spends its life clinging to the inside of a salmon in a low to zero oxygen environment.

The organism doesn't have a mitochondrial genome - that is the system that breaks down oxygen that multicellular organisms use to power their cells and breathe.

Henneguya salminicola isn't new, it is a common salmon parasite and part of the same family as corals and jellyfish - but its genome has only just been mapped.

The team don't know exactly how it survives without oxygen but suggest it could be leeching energy producing chemicals from the salmon.

Feb 25 07:59

Worst extinction since the dinosaurs: Total biomass of flying insects down by a staggering 76%, warn German researchers

We are in the middle of an extinction phase. The animals in danger of extermination? Flying insects.

This is according to entomology enthusiast Martin Sorg, president of the Amateur Entomology Society of Krefeld, who, over the last 37 years, collected 80 million insects from the German countryside. And while the Society’s collection is considered a world-class scientific treasure, it is also gaining a reputation as “evidence” of what is being described as one of Earth’s worst extinction phases since the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago, which resulted in the eradication of dinosaurs.

According to Sorg, the total annual biomass of flying insects collected by him and several volunteers have plummeted by 76 percent since the Society first started its collection – a troubling scenario that can disastrously impact global food chains and habitats.

Feb 25 07:50

Urgent! Forbidden information,a must watch! 5G is a kill grid that will lead to forced vaccinations.

Very important information you will hear nowhere else! Joe Imbriano discusses the plan to microwave all of us and how it eventually will result in forced vaccinations unless we thwart their evil plans for culling humanity.

Feb 25 06:33

Coronavirus-stricken cruise ship passengers returned to US against CDC advice

Fourteen Americans infected with coronavirus who flew back to the United States on Monday (Feb. 17) did so against the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Washington Post reported.

The Americans were passengers on the cruise ship the Diamond Princess, which became a hotspot for the new coronavirus COVID-19 at the beginning of February. From the first confirmed case on the ship on Feb. 1, the number of infected has risen to over 600.

Feb 25 04:47

Incessant heavy rains submerge several provinces in northern Argentina

Heavy downpour continues to batter Argentina, affecting several northern provinces, including Chaco, La Rioja, Salta, and Tucuman. More than a hundred families have been evacuated due to widespread flooding on February 20, 2020.

Feb 25 04:46

Violent mudflows and raging flash floods hit southern Peru

Non-stop intense downpour has triggered violent mudflows and raging flash floods across Peru's southern region, bringing the death toll to nine as of Monday, February 24, 2020. Red warnings for heavy rains, thunderstorms, and strong winds were issued for central regions in the country's south as the severe weather is expected to persist from February 25.

Feb 25 04:46

'They won't survive': Trump gas wells would block pronghorn migration route

The Path of the Pronghorn is a 170-mile migration route that the antelope-like creatures have traveled annually for 6,000 years. It is one of North America’s last remaining long-distance terrestrial migration corridors.

And it is at risk. This week conservation groups filed a legal petition challenging the Trump administration’s plan to allow 3,500 new gas wells in south-western Wyoming that would block the route.

Feb 25 04:16

Bronze Age burials beside Loch Ness

Analysis of Neolithic finds and a Bronze Age cemetery uncovered near Drumnadrochit in the Scottish Highlands (see CA 346) has enhanced understanding of the site’s prehistory.

Feb 25 04:16

8,000 Californians Under "Self-Imposed Quarantine", South Korea Locks Down City Of 2.5 Million People: Virus Updates

Simply put, this means that, as Democratic Party spokesman Hong Ik-pyo explained, "A blockade is being considered by the government, and we are considering using some administrative power in areas such as movement."

Locals have called this a strategy to "enforce the maximum containment policy" - in other words, full lockdown of a city of 2.5 million people (the 4th largest in the country).

Feb 25 04:13

If CDC Believes US Coronavirus Outbreak Is "Imminent", Why Have Only 400 People Been Tested?

As the CDC and the State Department continue their blame game over who was responsible for breaking quarantine during the evacuation of more than 300 American passengers aboard the 'Diamond Princess', a Rutgers professor is raising interesting questions about the federal government's response to the outbreak on Twitter.

Richard Ebright, a professor of chemical biology, pointed out that only 426 Americans have been tested for the coronavirus since the outbreak began.

Feb 25 04:12

Harvard Professor Says 40-70% Of People Worldwide Will Be Infected With Covid-19

Harvard epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch says that the coronavirus will not be containable and that 40-70 of people worldwide will be infected.

Feb 25 04:10

China Cancels Top Political Meeting As Virus Crisis Worsens

China announced Monday it had canceled the biggest political event of the year, the National People's Congress (NPC), slated for March 5, as the Covid-19 outbreak continues to worsen, reported The Washington Post.

The cancellation suggests the virus outbreak continues to worsen with more than 77,000 confirmed cases and nearly 2,500 deaths across mainland China. As we've explained before, the real numbers are much higher.

Feb 25 04:09

Most Americans Are Not Taking This Coronavirus Outbreak Seriously, And That Is Potentially Very Dangerous

We still don’t know if this coronavirus outbreak will become a horrific worldwide pandemic or not, but what we have seen so far is definitely very alarming. People have literally been dropping dead in the streets, the Chinese government has locked down major city after major city, and the virus kept spreading very rapidly on a cruise ship off the coast of Japan even though a strict quarantine was instituted. Scientists that have studied the virus are telling us that it “could be 20 times more lethal than the flu”, and it binds to human cell receptors much more easily than the SARS virus did. Unfortunately, because the epicenter of this crisis is on the other side of the globe, most Americans are simply not paying much attention to it. In fact, most of the people that my wife and I have been talking to and hearing from don’t think that the coronavirus is much of a threat to the United States at all.

Feb 25 04:07

FLASHBACK - Engineered bat virus stirs debate over risky research 

An experiment that created a hybrid version of a bat coronavirus — one related to the virus that causes SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) — has triggered renewed debate over whether engineering lab variants of viruses with possible pandemic potential is worth the risks.

Feb 25 01:40

STUDY RAISES ALARM OVER MICROPLASTICS FOUND IN LAND, AIR

SOURCE: EUREKALERT.ORG
Professor Rob Hale of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science is lead author of a new "Grand Challenges" paper commissioned to mark the 100th anniversary of the American Geophysical Union, the world's largest association of Earth and space scientists with more than 60,000 members in 137 countries.

The paper, "A Global Perspective on Microplastics," is co-authored by VIMS doctoral student Meredith Seeley and senior research scientist Dr. Mark LaGuardia, along with Drs. Lei Mai and Eddy Zeng of Jinan University in Guangzhou, China.

"Microplastics" are microscopic particles fabricated for products like facial scrubs, or produced when physical, chemical, and biological forces break down larger pieces of plastic debris. There has been widespread concern among scientists and the public that these minute synthetic fragments are impacting marine ecosystems.

Feb 25 01:32

US BIOWARFARE ACT AUTHOR: STUDIES CONFIRM CORONAVIRUS WEAPONIZED

SOURCE: SUBMITTED BY SPIRO SKOURAS

In this interview, the Author of the US Biowarfare Act, Professor Francis Boyle uncovers four separate studies which he claims confirm as ‘smoking gun’ evidence the Wuhan Coronavirus known as COVID19 was in fact weaponized.

Professor Boyle also discloses where he believes the true origin of the virus originated and the extent that the US government was involved.

This is a must see interview as Professor Boyle also reveals never before disclosed information.

Links Study: The spike glycoprotein of the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV contains a furin-like cleavage site absent in CoV of the same clade https://www.sciencedirect.com/science...

Study: SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronavirus pose threat for human emergence https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

Study: Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) proteins of different bat species confer variable susceptibility to SARS-CoV entry https://link.springer.com/article/10....

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF what this scientist is saying is true.... this is a deliberately crafted, genetically engineered monster slate-wiper, which the Chinese scientific community has been unable to "get back into the bottle", and we are going to see the effects of this virus with us for a long time to come, which will include a crashed economy and a massive economic depression, because of world reliance on the Chinese supply chain, which has already started to lock up severely.

Feb 24 23:49

'They'd Let You Die Before They Admitted Diversity Is Not Our Strength'

Is globalism and open borders going to get millions killed in a global pandemic?

Feb 24 14:53

Washington State releases hundreds of people from “public health supervision” over the coronavirus; tests NONE of them for the virus

This tells you everything you need to know about how U.S. states plan to handle the coronavirus outbreak: Refrain from testing anyone and then report “zero community outbreaks.”

Last week, the State of Washington was monitoring 794 people for coronavirus symptoms. Yet by Friday of last week, the state had only tested a grand total of 28 people for the virus.

Feb 24 14:36

The REAL White Devil

“The Real White Devil” is a mini-documentary about the evolution of the American diet, particularly focusing on the last fifty years, detailing the rise of added sugars and processed foods, the correlation between the introduction and widespread use of high fructose corn syrup alongside rising rates of obesity, the dangers of too much fructose in the diet, and finally, asking the question: who is benefitting from the obesity epidemic?

Feb 24 14:35

Two million in UK at risk of type 2 diabetes as obesity crisis grows

Record number are increasing likelihood of heart attack or stroke, NHS says

Feb 24 14:25

Coronavirus outbreak could cause shortages of 150 drugs: report

A worsening coronavirus outbreak reportedly could threaten shortages of about 150 prescription drugs, several of them with no alternatives.

China’s role in supplying the ingredients used in medications means that decreased Chinese production capability amid the outbreaks could threaten supplies of the drugs, which include antibiotics, generics, and branded drugs, two sources familiar with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) list of at-risk drugs told Axios.

The FDA did not directly comment on the list but said it was "keenly aware that the outbreak could impact the medical product supply chain” and is working to identify potential vulnerabilities connected with it, according to Axios.

Feb 24 14:20

MAKE YOUR OWN NANO-SILVER

Feb 24 13:08

CDC Confirms 53 Cases of Coronavirus in the US

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed 53 cases of the new coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, with the bulk of infections originating from the quarantined Japanese cruise ship.

Feb 24 12:07

FLASHBACK: Syrian soldiers tortured and executed by US backed 'Rebels' in #Aleppo

Two young Sunni Syrian soldiers from Aleppo,were beaten and executed by Jaish Al fattah rebels in Aleppo a few days ago. Jaish Fattah A coalition of US backed rebel groups and AlQaeda (Jabhat AL Nusra). The video of the soldiers being humiliated was posted by am ember of the white helmets Syrian Civil Defence, who the US gave 23 million dollars to.

Feb 24 12:03

Gold, silver bulls hit the accelerator amid coronavirus fears

(Kitco News) - Gold and silver prices are solidly up in midday U.S. futures trading Monday, but off of their overnight highs, as the coronavirus pandemic has traders and investors worldwide unnerved and seeking out safe-haven metals. Gold scored another seven-year high Monday, while silver futures prices were poised to close at a five-month high close. The negative effects of the coronavirus outbreak on the global economy appear to be increasing. April gold futures hit a new contract high overnight and were last up $29.30 an ounce at $1,678.10. March Comex silver prices were last up $0.355 at $18.885 an ounce.

Markets worldwide are getting rocked by a marked increase over the weekend in trader and investor fears amid the still-growing coronavirus outbreak.

Feb 24 11:59

Is 5g the Real Culprit?

There sure is a lot of Gorilla Dust flying around. Is she on to something or just more Gorilla Dust. I don't know what to believe anymore!

My work now backed up on Brighteon.com. (more below) Is this truly Viral or is to do with the fact that F.I.V.E.-G? C.H.I.N.A has unleashed 60 Ghz all throughout the country with WU-HAN as the PILOT CITY. Unbelievable comparisons to symptoms 'showing' as a V-Irus compared vs what happens when one is hit with 60GHz waves, and it's impact on the uptake of oxygen via the hemoglobin. This specific frequency is absorbed by oxygen. 60GHz causes the rotation of the electrons around the oxygen molecule to spin, thus inhibiting the ability of hemoglobin to properly uptake these oxygen molecules. What would be the ultimate 'solution' to such a problem as this "V.I.Rus"?

Feb 24 11:33

Did You Know Colorado Springs Was Once Home to Nikola Tesla's Secret Research Facility?

Colorado Springs was once home to a secret lab built by engineer and scientific visionary Nikola Tesla, who made many discoveries and breakthroughs in the development, production, transmission, and use of electric power, and among them, the alternating current AC electric system is used principally all over the world and his Tesla coils are utilized in radio and paved the way for many of the wireless technologies we use today.

Feb 24 11:30

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and could be sent to prison for decades, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement.

Feb 24 11:18

NASA reveals first findings of mission to dig below the Martian surface: InSight lander detects hundreds of 'Marsquakes' suggesting the Red Planet could be harbouring alien life

NASA InSight spacecraft proves Mars experiences earthquakes just like Earth and discovers 450 quivers in a year - suggesting there may be life on the Red Planet.

Researchers from around the world have published six papers examining the findings of the £633 million InSight lander's first 10 months on Mars.

The regular seismic events mean there could be active volcanoes with liquid magma and even water under the planet - creating an environment for organisms to thrive.

Webmaster addition: See VIKING, LIFE ON MARS, AND DR. GILBERT LEVIN

Feb 24 11:16

Coronavirus Crisis in China: What To Believe? Brave Journalist Lifts Veil of Secrecy

By Spiro Skouras

In this exclusive interview, Spiro Skouras is joined by journalist Jennifer Zeng. Ms. Zeng helps shed light on what is really taking place in China, as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has crippled the nation.

Jennifer Zeng, born and raised in China, has been a key figure in the information war surrounding the ongoing crisis in China as the Chinese government continues to suppress and control information.

In this powerful interview, Spiro and his guest Jennifer Zeng cover everything from the fake numbers of infected and deceased, to the economic impact, in addition to the exposing state-run propaganda and the stiff 15-year prison terms for those who are deemed guilty by the state for spreading rumors about the outbreak. All this and much more in this must-see interview.

Feb 24 11:04

RADIOACTIVE fracking waste dumped in Oregon landfill – regulators’ response is “a JOKE”

According to the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE), approximately 2.5 million pounds of radioactive fracking waste have been dumped in a landfill in the city of Arlington in northern Oregon. This city is located right next to the Columbia River, which serves as the state’s border with Washington.

The company responsible, Chemical Waste Management, received the fracking waste from North Dakota company Goodnight Midstream over a period of three years. State law prohibits the disposal of radioactive materials within the state.

“We received an inquiry from a citizen from North Dakota in September who was under the impression fracking waste from North Dakota was being disposed of in an Oregon landfill,” said Ken Niles, assistant director for nuclear safety with the ODOE.

Feb 24 09:25

Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician depicted in 'Hidden Figures,' dies at 101

Katherine Johnson, one of the NASA mathematicians depicted in "Hidden Figures," died Monday, the administrator of NASA said. She was 101.

Johnson "was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will never be forgotten," NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote on Twitter.

Feb 24 09:09

"Tsunami-Like" Coronavirus Floods South Korea With New Cases; Europe Begins To Isolate Italy: Live Updates

In a release that was about 4 hours late, China's Hubei province said it has 398 New Coronavirus Cases As Of Feb 23 and 149 New Coronavirus Deaths. Overall, China reported an additional 409 coronavirus cases across the entire nation, and 150 additional deaths as of February 23 vs. 648 additional cases and 97 deaths on February 22. This brings the total number of cases across China to 77,150, and total deaths to 2592.

Feb 24 08:33

How the ‘Interpreter’ Scam Brought 75,000 Iraqis and Afghans to America

One fact about all empires. The Homeland becomes over run by foreigners. Happens to every empire and helps to destroy it.

The latest battle over Special Immigrant Visas pitted Stephen Miller, President Trump’s senior advisor, against the Pentagon. The military brass was lobbying for 6,000 special immigrant visas for Iraqis who worked for American forces in the country. These visas were once again billed as helping “interpreters”.

That’s a lot of interpreters considering that there were only 5,200 American troops in Iraq.

How could there be more Iraqi interpreters for American troops than there are troops?

Feb 24 08:03

Pete Buttigieg Advises Nine-Year-Old Boy How to Come Out as Gay

Disgusting!

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg advised a nine-year-old boy on how to come out as gay during a campaign town hall in Colorado on Saturday.

During the question and answer period, a campaign volunteer pulled a written question out of a bowl and read it out loud, noting that it was from “Zachery, Age 9.”

“This is a really touching question,” she said. “He says thank you for being so brave. Would you help me tell the world I’m gay too? I want to be brave like you.”

Feb 24 07:56

UNESCO: Climate Denial To Be Criminalized And Prosecuted

Technocracy News & Trend’s Editor’s Note:

The Technocrat tango is shifting into high gear to force the world to dump Capitalism and Free Enterprise and adopt Sustainable Development in its place. Global warming deniers would face penalties comparable to war crimes.When climate alarmist Al Gore said in 2015 that “deniers deserve to be punished” everybody chuckled. Well, chuckle no more. Under this proposal, President Trump could be prosecuted for withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord; leaders of “Conservative think-tanks” and other activist organizations that question climate science would be included; widely-read journalists who influence the public to question phony climate science would be individually prosecuted – that would ostensibly include Technocracy News & Trends and its publisher, Patrick Wood...

Feb 24 07:53

SERIOUS: Ultra-fast global spread of coronavirus raises pandemic fears

Fears grew on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak in China will grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for countries around the world, after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran.

Feb 24 07:47

FLASHBACK: The Murder of Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie was said to be a very sweet girl. A 1999 graduate of Capital High School in Olympia, Washington, her teachers described her as "bright and intelligent, idealistic, a star student, always smiling, a young person who unselfishly was always thinking of others."

At Evergreen University, where she attended for three years, close friends said that Rachel was very trusting. She consistently looked for the best in people and just knew there was good in everyone.

Rachel was mistaken. Not everyone is good. Some people, in fact, are just plain evil. Some people are murderers. And sometimes, an entire nation can be persuaded, through satanic philosophies, maniacal religion and political ideology, to engage in heinous criminal acts and genocidal atrocities.

Feb 24 07:45

Officials Scramble To Contain Coronavirus Outbreaks In South Korea, Iran And Italy

As coronavirus prevention and control measures continue in China, new outbreaks of the respiratory disease COVID-19 in South Korea, Italy and Iran have health officials on high alert over the global spread of an illness that has infected nearly 77,000 people in China, with more than 2,400 deaths tied to the virus.

In a meeting with Communist Party leaders on Sunday, Chinese President Xi Jinping called the epidemic "severely complex," noting that efforts to control the spread of the virus have entered a "crucial stage."

Feb 24 07:42

List of 71 Clinton Associates Who Died Mysteriously or Committed Suicide Before Testimony

Jeffrey Epstein is the latest in a long list of Clinton family associates and acquaintances who died mysteriously or committed suicide before their public testimony.
In 2016 CBS Las Vegas posted a list of Bill and Hillary Clinton associates alleged to have died under mysterious circumstances.
Here is that list:
1- James McDougal – Clintons convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.
2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown .. The murder …happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.

Sources: HumansAreFree.com; TheGatewayPundit.com;
PravdaReport.com; Whatreallyhappened.com [infographic]
Whatreallyhappened.com [download as pdf].

Feb 24 07:32

Coronavirus Could Be on the Verge of Worldwide Breakout

Paul Craig Roberts

It is difficult to get reliable information about coronavirus. The information difficulty is further complicated by interest groups using the outbreak for their own agendas. For example, many both inside and outside China are using the spread of the virus to criticize the Chinese government. Others, both inside and outside China, claim the virus is a bioweapon unleashed on China by the US. Still others say the global elite has decided to implement a program to reduce the world population and that Bill Gates, one of the global elite, said some months ago that a global pandemic would break out at this time. Some Internet sites attract traffic by posting reports of massive numbers of Chinese deaths and crematoriums running 24/7. The official Chinese story has been that the virus originated in a market that sold wild animal meat. The fact remains that Wuhan, apparently a city larger than any in the US, has been locked down for a month.

Feb 24 07:27

(Russian?) Warplanes Drop Bombs Next to Turkish Column in Syria, Force It to Halt Advance

Most of the 7,000-strong Turkish force in al-Qaeda-held northwestern Syria is concentrated just to the east of Idlib city to block the advance of the Syrian army toward the biggest city (and only provincial capital) still in rebel hands.

Yesterday Turkey attempted to change that and dispatched a force southward, to try to establish a bigger presence in the southern part of the Idlib pocket, where the Syrians had just started the second phase of their offensive (and already took a couple of villages).

However, as the Turkish column was underway it came under attack — according to SOHR by “regime artillery fire”. Except that in the video of the incident you can clearly hear jets:

Feb 24 07:24

Italy Reports Sixth Coronavirus Death, China's NHC Says Situation In Wuhan "Still Grim And Complex": Live Updates

Summary:

First cases reported in Oman, Bahrain
Italy reports sixth death; confirmed cases >200
WHO kowtows to China in statement
Wuhan issues order to loosen lockdown, then U-turns
NHC says outbreak is fading, though situation remains "grim"
Iranian lawmaker says more than 50 deaths in Qom; officials say 12
Hong Kong bars South Koreans
more cases reported in SK
* * *

Update (0910ET): The coronavirus is already forcing Iranians to tweak certain practices, including their daily greetings.

As we reported over the weekend, more than a dozen towns in Lombardy - the hardest hit region with 167 confirmed cases and 4 deaths - are on complete lockdown. According to the latest update, there are now 219 confirmed cases in Italy, as well as five deaths.

Angelo Borrelli, head of the country's civil protection agency, said Monday during a press briefing that another 91 people are currently in isolation inside their homes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a companion piece to this, dateline today, also from zerohedge.com, with the following title: 'What Coverup?': WHO Refuses To Acknowledge China's Early Censorship Of Outbreak

The article then goes on to state: "Update (0816ET): For the most part, the WHO briefing on its visit was everything we feared it would be: Nothing revelatory, just long, boring droning and lukewarm praise about China's response to the outbreak, without once mentioning any kind of coverup.

One reporter apparently felt empowered to challenge the Chinese censors and ask about the cover-up, to which the WHO responded: 'What coverup?' "

Outstanding work, gentlemen.

Feb 24 06:09

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the most recent John Hopkins mapping of the pandemic; it makes very clear, what is happening here.

Feb 24 05:51

STUDY: GROWING "INFERTILITY CRISIS" MAY BE TIED TO POOR DIETS

SOURCE: FUTURISM
Keeping semen shipshape and in good working order: no easy task.

Across the globe, average sperm count and quality have been gradually declining for years. Scientists have theorized a number of potential causes ranging from household chemicals to microplastics. Another possible culprit may be a man’s diet.

Now, a cross-sectional study published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open lends support to the notion that a man’s diet seems to directly impact both sperm count and quality.

In order to procure the data for such a study, the researchers began at the source, by rounding up a large group of young men. Specifically, 2,935 young Danish men undergoing a physical screening to serve in the Danish armed forces — a portion of which includes a study of fertility.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Neither Mike nor I have become "card carrying vegetarians", but are eating more plants in our diets than we used to.

I made a veggie romanoff over noodles last night (you can cut calories like crazy by using a low-calorie sour cream,and a lower calorie cheese), which included broccoli; mushrooms; asparagus; and pecan nuts, sauteed in a heart-healthy olive oil, with lemon pepper and a little salt, and it was great.

You don't have to be a gourmet cook to turn out some great, surprising, and really nice veggie-centric dishes for you and the people you care about; there are many great recipes on line to turn to as well, if this is a commitment you want to make in 2020 to keep yourself healthier.

Feb 24 05:40

Supply Chain Disruptions Impact On Global Growth: $570 Billion & Growing...

In a previous post, we mentioned that stagflation is a risk that central planners are ignoring. However, this risk is not just an isolated challenge focused on economies like Mexico, India or Argentina. Even in countries like Germany and Japan the trend of inflation, particularly in non-replicable goods, is diverging from economic growth. Inflation is picking up, while growth is slowing down.

Feb 24 05:36

It Begins: Samsung Shutters Smartphone Factory In South Korea After Virus Outbreak

South Korea now emerges as the next hotspot of the Covid-19 outbreak that has been tormenting China for the last several months.

Late on Friday, South Korea reported 142 new confirmed cases, up a mindboggling 70% in just one day, to 346. A second death was also reported.

Feb 24 05:05

Fairview Developmental Center near Los Angeles, where US govt. tried to house up to 50 infected coronavirus patients, has zero isolation rooms, no viral containment facilities and no training for BSL-4 biohazards

Fairview Developmental Center near Los Angeles, where US govt. tried to house up to 50 infected coronavirus patients, has zero isolation rooms, no viral containment facilities and no training for BSL-4 biohazards

Feb 24 04:45

Coronavirus LIVE: EU's Schengen Zone on the brink as deadly virus spreads across Europe

FREEDOM of movement across the European Union's borderless Schengen Zone could be suspended amid growing fears of a coronavirus pandemic.

Feb 24 04:43

US soldiers fighting to keep virus from base at ground zero of South Korean crisis

U.S. soldiers wearing face masks and gloves wielded thermometers instead of guns as the military fought to keep a deadly virus from spreading to this base in the middle of South Korea’s hardest-hit area.

South Korea reported another large jump in new virus cases Monday, according to The Associated Press. The 231 new cases brought South Korea's total to 833, and two more deaths raised its toll to seven.

The outbreak has spread rapidly since hitting the southeastern city of Daegu and surrounding areas last week, prompting growing concern for the local Army garrison with more than 9,000 American soldiers, family members and other personnel.

Feb 24 04:42

Army closes schools, activity centers in Vicenza to guard against coronavirus

All dependent schools and activity centers in the Vicenza military community will close Monday through Wednesday, the Army announced, as Italy scrambles to respond to the spread of the coronavirus.

An Army statement said Sunday that the temporary closings, which affect fitness centers, theaters and chapels, were a precautionary measure and that so far there have been no confirmed cases within Vicenza and the military communities at Darby and Ghedi.

Feb 24 04:38

Northern Italy in Lock-down (around 10 towns)

The number of people in Italy infected with the new virus from China more than quadrupled Friday due to an emerging cluster of cases in the country's north that prompted officials to order schools, restaurants and businesses to close.

Many of the 14 new cases represented the first infections in Italy acquired through secondary contagion and brought the country's total to 17. The cluster was located in a handful of tiny towns around Lodi, in the Lombardy region, said the Lombardy regional health chief Giulio Gallera.

The first to fall ill was a 38-year-old Italian who met with someone who had returned from China on Jan. 21 without presenting any symptoms of the new virus, health authorities said. That person was being kept in isolation and appears to present antibodies to the virus.

Feb 24 04:37

Coronavirus: Italy takes ‘drastic’ action as four die, infections surge

Deaths and steadily rising number of cases have prompted a series of security measures

Spread of virus has disrupted high profile events including Milan fashion Week and the Venice Carnival

Feb 24 04:33

Hundreds in Bay Area self-isolating, watching for coronavirus symptoms

Hundreds of people who recently traveled from China back home to the Bay Area are quarantining themselves under the watch of local public health officials in an unprecedented national effort to slow and possibly stop the spread of the new coronavirus in the United States.

Feb 23 23:22

Where Have You Gone, Smedley Butler?

There once lived an odd little man — five feet nine inches tall and barely 140 pounds sopping wet — who rocked the lecture circuit and the nation itself. For all but a few activist insiders and scholars, U.S. Marine Corps Major General Smedley Darlington Butler is now lost to history. Yet more than a century ago, this strange contradiction of a man would become a national war hero, celebrated in pulp adventure novels, and then, 30 years later, as one of this country’s most prominent antiwar and anti-imperialist dissidents.

Feb 23 11:35

EXCLUSIVE: Innocent Father Branded Domestic Terrorist for Supporting Constitution

We first brought you the story of Joshua Martinez in 2017, when he was arrested for refusing to give his age to police on a Nevada courthouse steps. He was attempting to enter the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, without having to identify himself.

He wanted to attend the Cliven Bundy court case without giving up who he is and why he was there, something he believed was a clear violation of his constitutional rights. Martinez was denied entry. Later, in an attempt to sue the U.S. Marshals for disallowing him entry into the Nevada court, he returned to the court to identify the specific Marshals who denied him entry. That action turned out to be a mistake as he was promptly arrested.

Feb 23 08:52

Alaska fishermen lose MILLIONS of dollars amid US-Russia sanctions war

Fishermen in Alaska are losing up to $60 million annually after access to one of their key markets was cut in 2014, when Russia imposed a food embargo in retaliation to US sanctions.

Feb 23 08:47

Obama DHS Whistleblower Phil Haney Shot Dead, Called Suicide, But Friend Says He Warned Her He Could Be ‘Suicided’ a Month Ago

My friend Phil Haney was found shot yesterday in CA. I had lunch with him a month ago. He warned something could happen to him. He was to get married in a month. It will be falsely called a suicide.

— Jan Markell (@OliveTreeMin) February 22, 2020

Feb 23 08:35

Turkey, So Much We Aren’t Being Told

Iran is deeply resentful of the US and the assassination of Soleimani, particularly since the New York Times article that has made the actions on the part of the US so much more serious than simply the murder of a high-ranking perceived enemy. From the New York Times, February 14, 2020:

“Washington ordered the assassination of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani to sabotage de-escalation talks between Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates following a report by Israel’s Mossad spy agency, according to the New York Times.

The paper reported on Thursday that General Soleimani had been arranging talks in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates in order to de-escalate tensions with Tehran.

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