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Mar 24 10:24

Will The Economy Recover Quickly?

Mar 24 09:26

Spend! Spend! Spend!

Mar 24 08:52

Dr Anthony Fauci is now the President of the United States

HEADLINE: “In Dr. Fauci we Trust.” (Daily Beast)

The Daily Beast writes about Fauci: “…as he guides the nation through the coronavirus crisis…stands at the White House with President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence…introduce[s] actual truth to the coronavirus briefings…Fauci has been in charge from the start.”

The ECONOMIC DEVASTATION now consciously set in place, in the US, as a result of lockdowns, will last…how long?

“This is not politics. This is science and concern and containment and healing.”

No. This is a coup.

This is an economic war.

An attack on freedom.

Mar 24 08:47

“Travel Papers” and the Pandemic Patriot Act 2.0

By Daisy Luther

Did you ever think we’d reach the point in the United States where you had to have papers to freely travel from one place to another? It appears we’re at the point.
The MTA issued “travel papers” to their workers

On March 17th, a few days before New York issued a shelter in place order, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority issued “travel papers” to their employees to prepare for a potential coronavirus curfew. The NY Daily News reports:

Mar 24 08:42

How Corona Could Backfire

How Corona Could Backfire

It looks pretty grim but corona still could have an upside.

So far, the most ‘tangible’ impact of the corona scare is everyone’s out of toilet paper.

But we may not be caught off guard again.

Having a month’s worth of staples on hand will make us less prone to panic next time around.

‘Prepperism’ has now reached main stream America.

Dried foods, water purifiers, wood stoves, generators, gardens, AND firearms, will be found now in countless homes.

‘Self-reliance’ is quite visible at gun stores now.

For with cops answering only critical calls, people see the need to rely on themselves—not the government—for protection.

Just look at the ‘education crisis’ brought on by corona.

Mar 24 08:21

The Third Bull Run For Precious Metals Is Here As Physical Demand Soars

Over the past couple of weeks, precious metals prices have been pulling back from their recent highs. For anyone taking a short-term view, it’s not a positive development. But appearances are sometimes much different from reality – especially once you allow a little bit of time to pass.

Mar 24 07:53

Flash PMI's

Mar 24 07:04

‘Too Low, Too Late’: US Treasury’s Proposed Payouts Won’t Stem Economic Downturn

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that the Trump administration may send checks to Americans “in the next two weeks” to fight the economic fallout of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Though the amount is unknown, an economics expert tells Sputnik that the government has already failed on the matter.

Mar 24 06:58

Morgan Stanley Joins Goldman, JPM In Predicting A Depressionary Crash; Expects Q2 GDP To Plunge 30%

First it was Goldman cutting its Q2 GDP to -5% just one week ago; then JPM quickly upstaged Goldman by slashing its own Q2 GDP forecast to -14%. Then Goldman, which just last December said the US economy is "nearly recession-proof" decided to really show JPM who is boss and nearly doubled this dismal prediction, and on Friday predicted a great depression-like -24% crash in Q2 GDP. And now, in this race to come up with the most apocalyptic GDP number imaginable, here comes Morgan Stanley which expanded its former Q2 GDP -4% prediction nearly 8x to -30%, a number that would have seemed almost insane in isolation... if only it wasn't for St. Louis Fed president James Bullard coming up with an absolutely staggering -50% worst case scenario earlier today.

Mar 24 05:53

Michael Pento: Bond Market Crash Dead Ahead

Mar 24 04:31

Does the Coronavirus Pandemic Serve a Global Agenda?

Although Chloroquine was cited second on the WHO’s original list of drugs to be evaluated for coronavirus treatment as a drug on its list of “essential medicines,” the WHO has not yet released any information about it and has not even mentioned the four clinical trials that received official European Union approval. While the WHO has repeatedly praised China and South Korea, for their “efficient response” using draconian quarantine measures, there has been no mention of the fact that those countries are using Chloroquine as an efficient Covid-19 treatment. But having used Chloroquine together with quarantine, China is nearing the end of its epidemic.

Mar 24 04:21

The pro-Western World Uyghur Congress (WUC) Is Being Used “To Detonate the World”

You read about the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suddenly exploding, antagonizing Russia, even provoking the European Union, and sending more and more occupation troops into neighboring Syria. You could be forgiven for thinking that he has gone insane.

But no, there is actually a steely logic to his actions. For decades, Erdogan has believed that the Turkic minority ethnic group, mainly found in China’s Xinjiang Province, is the proverbial birthplace of the Turkish nation. When he was the mayor of the city of Istanbul, he even erected a small statue of a Uyghur, in the historical Sultan Ahmed neighborhood.

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This draws into far clearer focus, why the US was, and is, allowing Turkish military movement in Syria, constantly risking the ire of Russia to do so.

Mar 24 04:11

Debt Forgivness and Nationalization Are the Answers to the Economic Crisis

The US airline companies have bankrupted themselves by buying back their stock in an enrichment scheme for CEOs and board members (https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/03/david-stockman/the-crony-capitalis...). With the impact of the virus on their revenues, Congress is handing them a $50 billion bailout. Instead of being bailed out they should be nationalized.

In the health and economic crisis in which we find ourselves, the government is going to need all the public trust it can get. Bailouts of those who caused their problems and ours won’t meet the fairness test.

Mar 24 04:09

New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill In Congress Creates U.S. Digital Dollar

As the markets continue to drop and the U.S. looks to Congress for agreement on a massive stimulus package to save the economy from impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the newest offer by House Democrats includes a very forward-looking kind of stimulus: the creation of a ‘digital dollar’ and the establishment of ‘digital dollar wallets.’ In what will send shock waves through the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, particularly for those following central bank digital currencies around the world, this signals the U.S. is serious in establishing infrastructure for a central bank digital currency.

Mar 23 23:30

Dr. Marc Siegel: Virus response threatens our ability to 'stay together as a society'

Fox News contributor Dr. Marc Siegel added his voice to a growing chorus of medical, political and economic experts who are warning that the U.S. must change its approach to the coronavirus pandemic or risk doing more harm to the country than the actual disease.

"About three or four weeks from now, we're going to back off of these draconian measures because we won't be able to stay together as a society if we don't," warned Siegel on Fox Nation's "Deep Dive" on Monday.

Mar 23 23:27

Suicides from depression will be ‘FAR GREATER’ than coronavirus deaths unless America reopens for business ‘soon’ – Trump

Our country was not built to be shut down.

Social distancing rules may be relaxed sometime ‘soon’ to prevent “tremendous death” from economic and social depression that could end up worse than the coronavirus itself, President Donald Trump said.

“People get tremendous anxiety and depression and you have suicide over things like this, when you have a terrible economy, you have death,” Trump said Monday at the White House daily press briefing, adding it would “definitely would be in far greater numbers than we’re talking about with regard to the virus.”

President Trump on economy: "We can't turn that off and think it's going to be wonderful. There'll be tremendous repercussions. There will be tremendous death...probably more death from that than anything that we're talking about with respect to the virus." pic.twitter.com/82WEb4HJ8z

Mar 23 23:19

Back to Work by March 30: A Coronavirus Imperative

China and Russia are open for business and working at close to capacity, as America shutters most all business and industry in states such as Pennsylvania, New York, California, New Jersey, and Connecticut. In many cases only select manufacturing companies are allowed to operate, which means most manufacturers will be short of parts and services necessary to produce goods.

Our leaders are creating an economic crisis and a major national security risk with limited data. The cure is far worse than any perceived impact by COVID-19. Our economy is both fragile and interdependent, an economic reality not understood by our leaders as they order mass closings of many states’ business and industry.

Mar 23 20:51

Here's a list of essential workers following Gov. Inslee's 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' order

Cannabis is on the list as an essential business under medical products.

Monday night, Governor Jay Inslee issued a 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' order for the entire state of Washington to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

According to Gov. Inslee, only essential businesses will be open including grocery stores and doctors offices.

Mar 23 20:25

Coronavirus: Inslee announces mandatory statewide stay-at-home order

Medical Martial Law This is a lockdown,not a quarantine. You quarantine people who are sick,not a whole country or state.

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee announced a statewide stay-at-home order Monday effective immediately, with some exceptions for essential activities and businesses. The order is effective for a minimum of two weeks.

Grocery stores, pharmacies, food banks, convenience stores, liquor stores that sell food, farmers’ markets and other essential businesses as defined by the executive order can stay open. Restaurants can continue to offer take-out and delivery. Non-essential businesses will close within 48 hours.

Every resident is required to stay home unless going shopping for groceries, going to a doctor’s appointment or going to work at an essential business, as defined in Inslee’s executive order.

Mar 23 17:27

What's Coronavirus' Greatest Threat? What's The Most Important Investment? - RonPaulLibertyReport


With nearly one-third of all Americans on government-enforced lockdown and the National Guard pouring into the streets, it's a good time to take stock of the coronavirus scare and the real nature of the threat. What is our most important investment as the markets crash?

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Mar 23 15:06

This Is Why People All Over America Are Scared To Death Of Being Tested For The Coronavirus…

I have written about this numerous times before, but not even I would have imagined that getting tested and treated for coronavirus would cost more than $34,000…

A woman in the United States says she was billed $34,927.43 after being tested and treated for the coronavirus, Time magazine reports.

When Danni Askini first came down with the symptoms of the virus — shortness of breath, a fever, a cough and migraines — she was told by a doctor to go to the emergency room. There, she was told she had pneumonia and could go home. She visited the emergency room two more times as her symptoms persisted and worsened before she was finally tested for the coronavirus. Three days later her results showed she had COVID-19.

How in the world is it possible for a bill to get that high?

As Danni pointed out, she now owes the hospital more than she paid for both of her college degrees.

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This is completely insane; and what is even more insane, is the real, and painfully transparent, lack of preparation in this country for such a pandemic, in an age when more and more diseases are getting weaponised by various countries, as their potential "death blow" to countries with which they are competing, economically.

Mar 23 09:20

In Unprecedented Move, Fed Unveils Open-Ended QE Including Corporate Bonds

Coming into Monday, the Fed had a problem: it had already used up half of its entire emergency $700BN QE5 announced last weekend.

Mar 23 09:08

US unemployment rate may skyrocket to 30% amid 'huge shock' to economy

The United States is expected to see an unprecedented 50 percent drop in gross domestic product in the second quarter due to coronavirus outbreak, says Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard.

According to his projections, the US unemployment rate could hit 30 percent in Q2 as a result of massive shutdowns to combat the virus.

Mar 23 09:05

US stocks plunge despite Fed promises to pump unlimited amount of money into economy

Wall Street’s main indices are down after opening on Monday for the first ever all-electronic trading session, which is aimed at protecting New York Stock Exchange employees from the coronavirus.

Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were down around two percent. The Nasdaq Composite, an index comprised of America’s top technology companies, is swinging between gains and losses in early trading.

Global markets are down despite the promise by the US Federal Reserve to pump in the cash “amounts needed to support smooth market functioning and effective transmission of monetary policy to broader financial conditions and the economy.”

Mar 23 08:51

The Global Economy Won't Bounce Back Soon

Mar 23 07:53

An air-locked lab at UNC is leading research on cures for the coronavirus

There, at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Baric and his many collaborators are on the forefront of research in the fight to keep the coronavirus at bay.

Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article240892791.html#story...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DAI3c9wE0Q&feature=emb_logo

This guy says University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sold or gave a sample of this virus to the lab in Wuhan.

Francis Boyle is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. He drafted the U.S. domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention, known as the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, that was approved unanimously by both Houses of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.

Mar 23 07:21

How Long Will Americans Tolerate Corona-Madness?

A gentleman said this about Democrats/fake news media in an email, "...they are willing to destroy hard working people's jobs to accomplish their power play." This guy is spot on correct. This is why I regard Democrats'/fake news medias' gleeful spread of corona-madness so loathsome and evil.

Democrats and fake news media are 100% committed to destroying Trump, their greatest Nemesis. Collapsing the U.S. economy and even the loss of American lives is acceptable collateral damage in their quest for power to control every aspect of our lives. They believe corona is their highly sought-after kryptonite to kill We-the-Peoples' superman president.

Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/how_long_will_america...
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Mar 23 06:39

Is the U.S. Stimulus deal enough?

Mar 23 06:15

Covid-19 has exposed our financial fragility

Mar 23 05:48

Where Will the US Stock Market Crash End?

Mar 23 05:35

Liberty and the Coronavirus: Not An Either/Or Proposition

Governments have always exploited crises to expand their powers.

It’s always difficult during a crisis for the government to address problems effectively while guarding against potential collateral damage to the freedoms Americans take for granted. That dilemma has become acute with the current coronavirus outbreak and the measures being taken to stem it. No one should doubt that this pandemic is a worrisome problem. Not only is the virus highly contagious, the mortality rate (especially among elderly victims and those with underlying health problems) is substantially higher than with influenza or similar diseases. That gap shows signs of narrowing, but there is little question that coronavirus is a serious health menace.

Mar 23 05:33

Of Viruses and Verities: Is Shutting Down the Nation Over Covid-19 Making Us LESS Safe?

There have been approximately 225,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths. Ninety percent of the deceased are elderly, and 90 percent have underlying medical conditions.

I’m talking about the flu, by the way, and the toll it takes annually in just the United States alone.

As for the Wuhan virus, there are 18,170 confirmed cases in the U.S., with 250 confirmed deaths. Eighty percent of the deceased are elderly, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) tells us, and data from Italy show that 99 percent had underlying medical conditions. So it’s good we’re reacting to the disease the same way we do to the flu.

Except we’re not, of course.

Mar 23 05:31

Theory: A debt jubilee is coming

Mar 23 05:31

Collins blasts Democrats for blocking coronavirus stimulus plan, says they’re ‘playing with fire’

The dems may lose the House big time over this stupidity. They are setting themselves up to take the blame for all this crap. BYE! BYE!

Senate Democrats late Sunday blocked a GOP-backed $1.3 trillion coronavirus rescue package as five Republicans watched helplessly from self-quarantine, prompting U.S. stock futures to dive and sowing fresh doubt the parties can forge an agreement as the nation descends into economic disaster.

Mar 23 05:27

Episode 373 – Medical Martial Law 2020

As the lockdowns go into place and the military takes to the streets in country after country, the decades of preparation for medical martial law are finally paying off for the pandemic planners. Today on this emergency edition of The Corbett Report podcast, James lays out the steps that have led us to the brink of martial law and the steps that are being taken to implement it now. Please help to spread this important information and to raise awareness of the crisis that we are facing.

Mar 23 05:24

Bill Gates -- Vaccine not Virus Will Cull Humanity

"First, we've got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That's headed up to about nine billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines... we could lower that by, perhaps, 10 or 15 percent." https://www.ted.com/talks/bill_gates_innovating_to_zero/transcript?lan...

William Engdahl: "There is practically no area of the current coronavirus pandemic where the footprints of the omnipresent Gates are not to be found. If that is to the good of mankind or grounds to be worried, time will tell."

Mar 23 05:22

Prof. Francis Boyle Update on Coronavirus Bioweapon

Francis Boyle is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. He drafted the U.S. domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention, known as the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, that was approved unanimously by both Houses of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.

In an exclusive interview given to Geopolitics and Empire, Dr. Boyle discusses the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China and the Biosafety Level 4 laboratory (BSL-4) from which he believes the infectious disease escaped.

Mar 23 05:17

FEMA vows to ‘ATTACK health & safety’ of Americans in chilling slip as Trump activates National Guard to battle Covid-19

In an ill-timed blooper, immediately mocked as a Freudian slip, the head of FEMA promised a crackdown on Americans’ health and safety while standing alongside US President Donald Trump at a coronavirus task force briefing.

“The federal government continues to take aggressive action and proactive steps to address the Covid-19 threat...

... as we attack the health and safety, or protect the health and safety of the American people...

“It remains our top priority,” stated the Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Peter Gaynor.

Mar 23 04:38

Short Take on the Long Line to Recession

Mar 23 04:10

Stockman: The Crony Capitalist Thieves Are Back

The nerve of it is a wonder to behold. The US airline industry has spent a decade shoving itself into harm’s way by strip-mining their balance sheets to fund share buybacks and goose top executive stock options.

For crying out loud – the reckless irresponsibility of it is mind-boggling. That’s because for decades upon decades this has been a highly cyclical industry – vulnerable to global dislocations caused by recessions, storms, wars, terror and more. Accordingly, airline companies absolutely need deep equity balance sheets and ample standby liquidity, even at the expense of short-term earnings.

Mar 23 04:09

"Stop The Coronavirus Corporate Coup": Here Is A List Of Everyone Demanding A Bail Out

Courtesy of BIG newsletter author and monopoly researcher, Matt Stoller, here is an ever expanding list of every industry and entity that has floated bailout demands in what Stoller dubs the "CoronavirusCoup" - which if allowed to continue will make America's big business bigger and more entrenched than ever, and crush most of the country's small business. Why? Because from Defense contractors, to billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, to meatpackers and the beer industry, everyone wants a piece, and thanks to their lobby connections and political bribes, they will get it.

Who won't get it? The mom and pop store down the street which will have to quickly shut down for good in the coming weeks.

Here is how Stoller summarizes the dynamic currently taking place in Congress, which is certainly not going to let this crisis go to waste, and jockeying for trillions and trillions in pork, all on the back of US taxpayers and the viability of the world's reserve currency.

Mar 23 04:08

"Critical Medical Supply Shortage": The Moment US Woke Up To Disaster Of Always Outsourcing To China

No doubt Americans will look back on this current crisis as the moment the country collectively learned its lesson 'the hard way' about the dangers of over-reliance on Chinese manufacturing, or sending the vast majority of our manufacturing abroad anywhere for that matter.

"The critical shortage of medical supplies across the U.S., including testing swabs, protective masks, surgical gowns and hand sanitizer, can be tied to a sudden drop in imports, mostly from China," Associated Press reports after a new investigation.

Mar 23 03:57

US debt crisis wasn’t supposed to happen until at least 2035. Covid-19 is rapidly pushing it closer

The overall price tag of the fiscal stimulus package in the US could be around one trillion dollars. With record budget deficits and its national debt at $23 trillion, is the US hastening toward a fiscal reckoning?

The Trump administration wants to send direct cash payments to Americans in the coming weeks to help them cope with the economic ravages of coronavirus, part of a massive relief package developed between the White House and Capitol Hill. The overall price tag of the package is more than $1 trillion, making it one of the largest federal emergency fiscal packages ever assembled.

Whether this is a temporary downturn or a full-blown recession, two things will happen. Tax revenues will fall as people’s income drops, and Federal spending will rise. The result will be higher deficits.

Mar 23 03:47

COVID-19: Welcome to the New Dark Ages

The response by the government to COVID-19 will turn America into a third world country in short order. Destroying the economy, throwing millions of people out of work, creating air money and thus inflation, and draconian measures to head off a virus that kills far less than the ordinary flu will have serious and unprecedented ramifications.

The veneer of civilization will dissolve in short order. If practically everyone is ordered by the state to “shelter in place,” there will be few people left to deliver—let alone produce—food and other necessities. Within the first few days of this exaggerated “new plague,” frantic citizens besieged the stores, striping the shelves of toilet paper, canned goods, and bread. This is happening as a result of the corporate media hammering out an apocalyptic message nonstop.

Mar 23 03:46

Fed's Bullard Warns Unemployment May Soar To 30%, GDP Crash 50% In Q2

Last Friday, when Goldman predicted a 24% drop in Q2 GDP ostensibly in response to JPM's own -14% downgrade to Q2, we were frankly shocked, and wondered who would have the guts to come out with an even more apocalyptic prediction. Well, just 48 hours later, none other than the Fed's James Bullard has literally swept the analyst field with a forecast that - if accurate - could mean nothing short of civil war for the US.

Mar 23 03:45

Nancy Pelosi Nixes Bipartisan Talks on Coronavirus Package

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Sunday that she has decided to move forward with her own emergency coronavirus relief package.

Pelosi spoke just hours before the Senate was scheduled to take a procedural vote that would lead towards a final vote on a bipartisan economic relief package. The bill would provide economic relief after the coronavirus epidemic ravaged the country’s economy.

“From my standpoint, we’re apart,” she said.

Subsequently, Senate leaders decided to delay a planned vote to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Mar 23 03:43

Democrats Block Senate Coronavirus Package

Democrats blocked a coronavirus package on Sunday that would provide economic relief to businesses and Americans suffering from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Senate GOP package failed, with 47 votes in favor and 47 against, which fell 13 votes short of what was necessary to advance the legislation.

An angry Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) slammed Democrats for voting against the bill and blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for nixing bipartisan negotiations over a coronavirus package.

Mar 23 03:27

Panic Has Led to Government “Cures” That Are Worse than the Disease, History Shows

Anyone who’s seen the John Hughes movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off probably remembers the scene where Ferris’s economics teacher (Ben Stein) explains the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act to a roomful of bored, sleeping students. The scene is brilliant for many reasons, perhaps most so because it perfectly demonstrated how some of the most boring things in history are also the most important.

Smoot-Hawley was, of course, one of the great blunders in history.

Passed in 1930 over the objection of more than a thousand economists, the legislation increased tariffs (which were already high) on imports to protect US industries and farmers, sparking a trade war that deepened the Great Depression. It’s a perfect example of authorities taking decisive action to alleviate a crisis—and making things much worse.

Mar 23 03:26

Dow futures plunge as coronavirus slams market, Fed official warns unemployment could hit 30%

U.S. stock-index futures fell by the most allowable for the day Sunday evening as the cases of coronavirus globally neared 330,000 and the market appeared unhappy with a lack of government action to address the current and expected fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

On top of that, a U.S. central bank official estimated that the unemployment rate could surge from just over 3% to 30% at its peak as businesses shutter in an effort to clamp down on the spread of the deadly illness.

Mar 23 00:09

ADL Petitions Congress For A Federal Bailout Due to Coronavirus

The Anti-Defamation League, a far-left social justice group which advocates for online censorship in the name of "fighting antisemitism," is pushing for congress to give them a federal bailout due to the coronavirus.

Mar 22 20:26

How Dead is the Fed?

Mar 22 11:46

A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data

A very brave Stanford professor of medicine dares to state the case that the covid19 reaction is not justified & that "locking down the world with potentially tremendous social and financial consequences may be totally irrational."

Excerpt: 
John P.A. Ioannidis is professor of medicine, of epidemiology and population health, of biomedical data science, and of statistics at Stanford University and co-director of Stanford’s Meta-Research Innovation Center

https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17/a-fiasco-in-the-making-as-the-coro...

Mar 22 10:50

Local farmers optimistic as China lifts 5-year poultry ban

EASTON — Poultry farmers on the Eastern Shore and across the U.S. are seeing dollar signs after China announced it’s lifting its 5-year ban on U.S. poultry imports — a trade block the country enacted in 2014 following an outbreak of the avian influenza virus.

Mar 22 10:46

UPDATE 1-China warns of sustained virus impact on poultry, eggs supply

The world’s second-largest poultry producer, China had been ramping up output to fill a meat shortage after the African swine fever epidemic, which began in 2018, decimated its pig herd.

China has approved the import of all poultry products from the United States including breeding birds, an official website said on Monday.

Mar 22 10:29

Coronavirus Shutdown Leads to Mass Chicken Slaughter in China – Food Shortage and Soaring Meat Prices Ahead

Farmers have already slaughtered at least 100 million young chickens because travel restrictions imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus have blocked shipments of animal feed.

Mar 22 10:27

A Vicious Disease Is Wiping Out China’s Pig Population

Of all the 900 million pigs being raised on farms around the world today, more than 400 million are in China. Pork is so central to the Chinese diet — especially as the country has grown wealthier — that menus there often list pork as simply “meat,” and the amount of pork eaten in China exceeds all the meat Americans consume annually. Now, a global epidemic called African swine fever (ASF) is wreaking havoc in China — the country that produces and consumes the most pork in the world.

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