Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Total Virus Lockdown Is A Misguided Social Experiment?

It is time to end this misguided social experiment, get back to work! We are not denying that there is great merit to social distancing. However, the mandatory aspects of this grand social experiment must be immediately abolished across the world.

Citizens of many countries throughout the world have recently become human subjects in a grand social science experiment that is being conducted without our informed consent. As social scientists, when we conduct an experiment, we are most often required by law to obtain the informed consent of our human subjects.

That is, we are required to explain to each subject, in great detail, precisely what we are trying to accomplish in our project, as well as its duration, cost and risks. We also have to abide by an ethical code, which says that there should be no psychological or physical harm to the subject.

$20 Trillion Lawsuit Against China For Wuhan Virus

$20 Trillion Lawsuit Against China For Waging Biological War: Amidst worldwide criticism U.S. lawyer and conservative activist, Larry Klayman, his Company Buzz Photos and his group Freedom Watch have filed a $20 trillion lawsuit against China for waging a Biological war, alleging that it unleashed the coronavirus as a bioweapon upon the world.

The lawsuit cited following pieces of evidences, as cataloged in a New York Post article: Chinese leader Xi Jinping specifically linked efforts to prevent similar future threats to security of biological laboratories. Xi explained these efforts by saying that laboratory safety is a “National security” issue.

The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology released a new directive titled: “Instructions on strengthening bio-security management in microbiology labs that handle advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus.” China’s only Level 4 microbiology lab that is equipped to handle deadly coronaviruses, called the National Biosafety Laboratory, is part of the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Wuhan Outbreak (March-25): Where Is Patient Zero?

US urged to release health info of military athletes who came to Wuhan in October 2019: Chinese netizens and experts urge the US authority to release health and infection information of the US military delegation which came to Wuhan for the Military World Games in October to end the conjecture about US military personnel bringing COVID-19 to China.

An American journalist claimed one US military athlete in the delegation could be patient zero of the deadly new disease. George Webb, an investigative journalist in Washington, DC claimed in recent videos and tweets that he believes Maatje Benassi, an armed diplomatic driver and cyclist who was in Wuhan in October for the cycling competition in the Military World Games, could be patient zero of COVID-19 in Wuhan.

In a report by the US Department of Defense official website on October 25, Maatje Benassi has participated 50-mile cycling road race in Wuhan. Webb also quoted a military lab, the Fort Detrick laboratory that handles high-level disease-causing organisms such as Ebola, in Fredrick, Maryland, which was shut down and moved in July due to unqualified facilities and management system.

Death Toll In Wuhan: 46,800 Or Declared 2,500?

Wuhan residents say coronavirus figures released by China don't add up: Chinese officials, desperate to recast the country as a global leader that has conquered the coronavirus, have been saying that its death rates are decreasing in the city of Wuhan. The problem, residents say, is that the numbers don't add up.

Wuhan, the first epicenter of the global outbreak, began lifting its two-month lockdown over the weekend. The city in Central China restarted some subway service, reopened its borders and allowed families to reunite.

The move is part of Beijing's choreographed campaign to mark a turning point in China's fight against the deadly virus, which has spread to 200 countries and infected more than 732,000 people as of Monday morning. Of those, 34,686 people have died.

New York Is Fucked: New Wuhan In America?

New York State coronavirus cases hit nearly 60,000, death toll reaches 1,000: Nearly 60,000 coronavirus cases and 1,000 deaths have now been documented across New York State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday, as he extended the closure of non-essential businesses statewide until at least April 15.

“The virus continues its march across the state of New York,” said Cuomo in his now-daily Albany press briefing, noting that only two counties in all the Empire State have so far been spared confirmed cases. “New York is the epicenter.”

The state now has 59,513 confirmed diagnoses, with 965 dead, Cuomo said. That grim tally includes 32,308 cases and 678 deaths in New York City, where a resident is now dying every 8.9 minutes, according to city statistics.

“I don’t see how you look at those numbers and conclude anything less than thousands of people will pass away,” said Cuomo, of the statewide figures. With the apex of the contagion still expected to be weeks away, Cuomo extended his PAUSE order mandating the closure on non-essential businesses statewide until at least April 15. “We’re doing it in two-week intervals, because every day is a new day, and we’ll see what happens day-to-day,” said Cuomo. “But I think it’s not even questionable today.”

Sunday, March 29, 2020

WHO Tedros Paying Back China's Election Support?

WHO DG Tedros met his master Xi Jinpeng.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won his post after China backed him in the May 2017 election. Now, Tedros is leading the WHO, an arm of the United Nations, in providing cover for China’s oppressive regime as it attempts to shirk responsibility for the global coronavirus pandemic.

Despite all evidence to the contrary, Chinese authorities are weaving a false counternarrative in which China was actually the victim of a foreign virus that it quickly moved to contain. And the WHO is helping them do it. Tedros has praised China’s “transparency” and held up the country as a model response  — even though the communist regime covered and then concealed the severity of the outbreak.

Chinese authorities forced scientists who discovered the virus in December to destroy proof of the virus, U.K. newspaper The Sunday Times reported. The Chinese regime also punished doctors who tried to warn the public in the outbreak’s early stages and suppressed information about the virus online. A Chinese real estate mogul who criticized his government’s response has since gone missing.

Patient One In US Brought Back Virus From Wuhan

Because of just one infected Chinaman from Wuhan! 
The man who would become Patient Zero for the new coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. appeared to do everything right. He arrived Jan. 19 at an urgent-care clinic in a suburb north of Seattle with a slightly elevated temperature and a cough he’d developed soon after returning four days earlier from a visit with family in Wuhan, China.

The 35-year-old had seen a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alert about the virus and decided to get checked. He put on a mask in the waiting room. After learning about his travel, the clinic drew blood and took nasal and throat swabs, and called state and county health officials, who hustled the sample onto an overnight flight to the CDC lab in Atlanta. The patient was told to stay in isolation at home, and health officials checked on him the next morning.

The test came back positive that afternoon, Jan. 20, the first confirmed case in the U.S. By 11 p.m., the patient was in a plastic-enclosed isolation gurney on his way to a biocontainment ward at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington, a two-bed unit developed for the Ebola virus. As his condition worsened, then improved over the next several days, staff wore protective garb that included helmets and face masks. Few even entered the room; a robot equipped with a stethoscope took vitals and had a video screen for doctors to talk to him from afar.

More Urns Than Declared Death Toll In Wuhan?

There are more urns of remains than
official death toll in Wuhan? 
Urns in Wuhan far exceed death toll, raising more questions about China’s tally: A single mortuary has had 5,000 urns delivered over the past two days, double the city's reported coronavirus death toll.

The reliability of China’s coronavirus numbers is under question once again in view of the staggering amount of urns being distributed out in Wuhan. According to official Chinese government data, 50,006 people were infected with the Covid-19 virus in Wuhan with 2,535 dying from the disease.

However, Chinese investigative outlet Caixin reports that when mortuaries opened back up this week in the Hubei capital, people had to wait in line for as long as five hours to receive the remains of their loved ones lost during the epidemic.

One photo published by Caixin shows a truck loaded with 2,500 urns arriving at the Hankou Mortuary. The driver said that he had delivered the same amount to the mortuary the day before. Another photo shows stacks of urns inside the mortuary. There were seven stacks with 500 urns in each stack, adding up to 3,500 urns.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

All Is Well In Italy, Just Stay Home And Die, Oldies!

'All is well'. In Italy, triage and lies for virus patients: At that time, doctors in the intensive care unit of Policlinico San Donato phone relatives of the unit’s 25 critically-ill coronavirus patients, all of whom are sedated and have tubes down their throats to breathe, to update the families.

Lunchtime used to be for visiting hours at this Milan hospital. But now, as the country grapples with a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 people, no visitors are allowed in. And no one in Italy leaves their homes anymore. When the doctors make the calls, they try not to give false hope: They know that one out of two patients in intensive care with the disease caused by the virus is likely to die.

As the COVID-19 epidemic expands and the disease progresses, these beds are in increasing demand, especially because of the breathing problems the illness can bring. Every time a bed comes free, two anaesthesiologists consult with a specialist in resuscitation and an internal medicine physician to decide who will occupy it.

Wuhan Outbreak (Mar-13): Where Is Patient Zero?

China’s first confirmed Covid-19 case traced back to November 17: Government records suggest first person infected with new disease may have been a Hubei resident aged 55, but ‘patient zero’ has yet to be confirmed.

The first case of someone in China suffering from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, can be traced back to November 17, according to government data seen by the South China Morning Post.

Chinese authorities have so far identified at least 266 people who were infected last year, all of whom came under medical surveillance at some point. Some of the cases were likely backdated after health authorities had tested specimens taken from suspected patients. Interviews with whistle-blowers from the medical community suggest Chinese doctors only realised they were dealing with a new disease in late December.

Friday, March 27, 2020

What Is A Ventilator and Do We Have Enough?

What's a ventilator and do we have enough of them to fight coronavirus? The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has drawn attention to a vital piece of lifesaving medical equipment: a ventilator. You might not immediately know what it is — but you would have seen them. In hospitals, online or in television medical dramas.

So what exactly is it, and why are they needed right now more than ever? The ventilator is effectively a breathing machine, or the most common component of a "life support" machine. It's connected to a tube that goes into the mouth, past the vocal chords and down into the windpipe.

Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Sydney, Greg King, said it helped a patient by doing either all of their breathing or some of it. "If breathing fails, the patients obviously dies. So you can think of ventilation as very much a life-support system," he said.

It is mainly used for the very serious cases of COVID-19. Anaesthetist Dr Simon Macklin from the Australian Medical Association (SA) said in those cases, patients were weakened to the stage where they have difficulty getting enough oxygen into their lungs and enough carbon dioxide out. "When that happens patients often have to work extremely hard to try to maintain adequate oxygen levels," Dr Macklin said.

God Breathed Into My Fluid-filled Lungs & Healed Me!

Recovered Coronavirus Patient: God Breathed into My Lungs and Healed Me: A coronavirus survivor told his story on Monday’s Fox @ Night, explaining how he was diagnosed with the virus and struggling to breathe as he declined in the hospital and his lungs rapidly filled with fluid.

Everything changed, he said, after God came into his room and breathed into his lungs. Clay Bentley, a retired sheriff’s deputy from Georgia, shared the story of his miraculous recovery after a bitter battle with the Chinese coronavirus.

He believes he contracted the virus after attending a gathering at the Church at Liberty Square in Cartersville, Georgia. He rapidly declined, going to urgent care the next day after struggling to breathe. He was ultimately diagnosed with pneumonia and sent him home.

Wuhan Outbreak (Mar-27): Patient One From Wet Market

The first person from the Wuhan market – where the coronavirus pandemic likely began – to test positive for the virus was a woman selling live shrimps, according to a document leaked to media. The 57-year-old seafood merchant at Wuhan’s Huanan market, who The Wall Street Journal have identified as a woman named Wei Guixian, first started to feel sick on December 10.

Thinking she was getting a cold, she walked to a small local clinic to get some treatment and then went back to work – potentially spreading the virus to countless others. “I felt a bit tired, but not as tired as previous years,” she told Chinese news outlet The Paper, recalling her initial symptoms. “Every winter, I always suffer from the flu. So I thought it was the flu.”

Eight days later, Ms Wei was barely conscious in a hospital bed, one of the first cases in a coronavirus pandemic that has since paralysed countries around the world, sickening half a million people and killing more than 23,000. After initially visiting her local clinic on December 11 and receiving an injection, Ms Wei sought a second opinion at Wuhan’s The Eleventh Hospital when she continued to feel sick.

Wuhan Outbreak (Feb-21): Where Is Patient Zero?

                          (Staff article from the BBC FUTURES on 21 February 2020.)

As the cases of coronavirus increase in China and around the world, the hunt is on to identify "patient zero". But can singling out one person as causing an outbreak do more harm than good? Chinese authorities and experts are at odds about the origin of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. More specifically, who is "patient zero" for the outbreak.

Also known as an index case, patient zero is a term used to describe the first human infected by a viral or bacterial disease in an outbreak. Advances in genetic analysis now make it possible to trace back the lineage of a virus through those it has infected. Combined with epidemiological studies, scientists can pinpoint individuals who may have been the first people to start spreading the disease and so trigger the outbreak.

Identifying who these people are can help address crucial questions about how, when and why it started. These can then help to prevent more people from getting infected now or in future outbreaks. Do we know who patient zero is in the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak that started in China? The short answer is – no.

Chinese authorities originally reported that the first coronavirus case was on 31 December and many of the first cases of the pneumonia-like infection were immediately connected to a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, in the Hubei province.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Sen. Hawley's Senate Resolution On China's Coverup

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a resolution on Tuesday calling for an international investigation into the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) “cover-up” of the early spread of the coronavirus pandemic that then spread to the rest of the world and has affected the global economy.

The resolution lays out how China tried to hide the discovery and spread of the coronavirus and calls for an investigation into how the CPP’s handling of the coronavirus before March 11, 2020, contributed to the emergence of a global pandemic. It also calls on China to pay back all nations affected by coronavirus.

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) introduced a companion bill in the House. Hawley tweeted Tuesday: Proud to partner w/ @EliseStefanik @RepStefanik to introduce this bicameral resolution calling for #China to compensate USA and all affected countries for the harm & destruction the Communist Party unleashed w/ their lies & deception about #coronavirus.

Wuhan Outbreak (Feb-16): Where Is Patient Zero?

The Wuhan Institute of Virology on Sunday denied rumors claiming that the first person to contract novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19), or patient zero of the COVID-19 came from the institute.

Huang Yanling, who received a master's degree from the institute in 2015, moved to work and live elsewhere after her graduation and has not been back to Wuhan since. She has never been infected by the virus and is in healthy condition, according to a statement the Wuhan Institute of Virology released on its website on Sunday.

The statement came after claims circulated on the internet on Saturday saying Huang was the patient zero of the novel coronavirus. At a crucial time fighting against the epidemic, this rumor has greatly disrupted the institute's research work, the institute said in the statement.

China Accusing US Army Lab Of Creating COVID-19

US urged to explain military lab shutdown: Netizens and experts are calling for the US government to release information on the suspension of an infectious disease research lab under the US Army, as a petition on the White House website listed coincident events between the closure and the outbreak of COVID-19, urging the US government to clarify whether the lab was related to the deadly virus.

While the origin of the novel coronavirus is still unknown and conspiracy theories have caused widespread panic, experts said that timely information disclosure to the public would benefit global unity and cooperation against the pandemic, which had infected more than 150,000 people and killed 5,400 around the world as of Saturday. 

The Fort Detrick laboratory that handles high-level disease-causing material, such as Ebola, in Fredrick, Maryland was shut after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a cease and desist order to the organization in July, 2019 according to local media.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Trump Wants US Economy Reopen On Easter

Trump wants to reopen US economy by the Easter.
Trump wants ‘packed churches’ and economy open again on Easter despite the deadly threat of coronavirus: President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants the U.S. economy to “open” back up by Easter Sunday, despite expert warnings about the deadly threat of the coronavirus.

Easter is April 12, less than three weeks away. Trump’s remarks in a Fox News “virtual town hall” event at the White House came as more states imposed extreme  measures, including shutting down businesses and ordering residents to stay home, to try to slow the spread of the disease.

“We’re opening up this incredible country. Because we have to do that. I would love to have it open by Easter,” Trump said. “I would love to have that. It’s such an important day for other reasons, but I’d love to make it an important day for this. I would love to have the country opened up, and rarin’ to go by Easter.”

Chinese Officials Blaming US Army For COVID-19

Chinese Officials Blame US Army for Coronavirus. There is no evidence backing the idea that SARS-CoV-2 originated from US servicemembers visiting Wuhan. A Chinese official who has a history of attacking the United States online has lent a voice to a conspiracy theory that blames American soldiers for bringing COVID-19 to China, though the science does not support that narrative.

According to the unfounded accusation, which reports say has been widely shared on the popular Chinese social media platform Weibo, the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was introduced to China when 300 US military members arrived in the Wuhan region for the Military World Games in mid-October and infected the local population. None of the servicemembers who made the trip have tested positive for the virus.

The rumors seemed to begin when Chinese respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan stated at a February press conference that “though the COVID-19 was first discovered in China, it does not mean that it originated from China,” planting the seeds of doubt.

Biblical Prophet Elijah: Contest On The Mount Carmel

Elijah had been in hiding for the 3 ½ years of the drought. The Lord now told him to reveal himself to King Ahab. Ahab was becoming desperate. He had sent people everywhere to find Elijah because he blamed Elijah for Israel’s troubles (1 Kings 18:17). Ahab made neighbouring nations swear an oath that they did not know where Elijah was.

Then God sent Elijah back to Ahab. Elijah told Ahab that it was Ahab who was to be blamed for the drought. As king of Israel, one of his responsibilities was to be an example to his people in the worship of God. Instead, Ahab had allowed his pagan wife to institute the worship of her false gods. Jezebel was an evil woman. She had even ordered the priests of the true God hunted down and killed.

Elijah offered Ahab a challenge – gather the Israelites to Mount Carmel. The Carmel mountain range runs from the Mediterranean coast inland for about thirteen miles. It divides the northern part of Israel. Exactly which mountain Elijah was referring to is unknown.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

"Hug-a-Chinese" Campaign Killed 5,000+ Italians?

I spoke to my cousins in Italy this week and last. They are confined to their homes and subject to $400 fine and up to three years in prison if they dare go outside for anything but the essentials such as food or medical care. They're being compliant, and hoping for the best.

I am a proud Italian-American, for lack of a better term. Both sets of my grandparents came from Southern Italy. When I first started visiting my wonderful long-lost Italian cousins about 20 years ago, I soon discovered Italians are not like Italian-Americans, or any Americans for that matter. I was shocked at how compliant they are with government restrictions and taxation.

Also, their political correctness was shocking to me. One shocking act of political correctness and virtue-signaling you may have missed happened about a month and a half ago, at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in China and Italy.

China's Propaganda Campaign In Virus-Ravaged Europe

China sends doctors to Wuhan-virus-ravaged Italy.
The Chinese government has been fast-tracking shipments of medical aid to Europe, which has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic that first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The largesse appears to be part of a public relations effort by Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Communist Party to deflect criticism over their responsibility for the deadly outbreak.

Beijing's campaign as a global benefactor may deliver results in Europe, where pandering political leaders have long been notoriously fearful of antagonizing the European Union's second-largest trading partner. What remains unclear is if European publics, which are bearing the brunt of the suffering caused by the epidemic, will be as easily willing to overlook the malfeasance of Chinese officials.

In what can only be described as a geopolitical humiliation, Ursula Von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, the administrative arm of the European Union, which touts itself as the "largest economy in the world," heaped praise on Communist China for donating an inconsequential amount of medical equipment to the bloc. On March 18, she tweeted:

Monday, March 23, 2020

Tom Hanks In Brisbane Self-isolation

'Common sense': Tom Hanks issues warning after testing positive for coronavirus: Tom Hanks has given fans an update on how he and his wife, Rita Wilson, are coping since being diagnosed with the coronavirus.

The 63-year-old actor is currently recovering from COVID-19 in a Gold Coast rental property and he urged his fans to keep their distance from each other in a bid to fight the virus.  “Hey, folks. Two weeks after our first symptoms and we feel better,” Tom wrote on Twitter. “Sheltering in place works like this: You don’t give it to anyone — You don’t get it from anyone. Common sense, no?”

“Going to take awhile, but if we take care of each other, help where we can, and give up some comforts… this, too, shall pass,” the actor wrote. “We can figure this out.” Tom’s statement comes just a few days after the famous actor’s sister revealed he wasn’t doing great in quarantine.

The Crash Of The "Everything Bubble" Is Here!

The Crash of the “Everything Bubble” Is Here – And It’s Not Going Away Anytime Soon: Last November, in an article titled ‘The Economic Crash So Far: A Look At The Real Numbers’, I outlined the reality of statistical fraud by governments and central banks to hide the ongoing economic downturn.

The Everything Bubble, perhaps the biggest debt-fueled bubble in history, has been propping up the global economy for several years, but began to waver dramatically at the end of 2018, as the Federal Reserve tightened liquidity conditions into economic weakness (just as they did in 1929 and in the early 1930’s as the Great Depression took hold).

In that article, I warned: “If the global economy is not on the verge of collapse, then why did central banks keep propping it up for the past ten years? And if central banks have been propping up the system, how much longer do you think they can do this? How much longer do you think they want to do it? What if one day they decide to let the entire house of cards tumble? What if such an event actually benefits them?”

Sunday, March 22, 2020

WHO Tedros Spread Chinese Propaganda For Master Xi

WHO Spread False Chinese Government Propaganda: Coronavirus Not Contagious Among Humans. The World Health Organization (WHO) praised Beijing’s response to the novel coronavirus in line with Chinese propagandists, at one point denying human-to-human transmission was taking place as the deadly and highly contagious disease spiraled out of control inside the communist country.

WHO Twitter messages from January and February show that the United Nations body was spreading Chinese propaganda. Health officials detected the first case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on November 17 in Wuhan, China.

Communist officials in China hid the extent of the coronavirus outbreak during the early stages of the epidemic, jailing and silencing whistleblowers, a move that allowed the virus to gain a firm hold. The ruling communist party, however, has hailed the recent slowdown of the outbreak as a sign of the superiority of its authoritarian political system.

WHO DG Tedros Is Xi's Puppet & Not Even A Doctor

Preventing stigma is much more
urgent than stopping pandemic.
China's relationship with WHO chief in wake of coronavirus outbreak under the microscope: The World Health Organization's director-general kicked off this Friday by praising China's efforts to contain and control the coronavirus.

In an early-morning tweet, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus applauded Beijing for its handling of the global pandemic, which China is largely blamed for spreading. "For the first time, #China has reported no domestic #COVID19 cases yesterday. This is an amazing achievement, which gives us all reassurance that the #coronavirus can be beaten," Tedros tweeted.

On its surface, the praise seems harmless enough. It is encouraging that the world's most populous country-- ground zero of the crisis-- has reported no new cases of the deadly disease. But a deeper dive into the cozy and symbiotic relationship between Tedros and Chinese President Xi Jinping has some crying foul.

On March 11, the WHO finally declared the coronavirus a global pandemic. While some praised the move, others like Bradley Thayer, a political science professor at the University of Texas, San Antonio, and Lianchao Han, the vice president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, questioned why the WHO and its director-general waited so long when health officials from various governments alerted them to the widespread devastation weeks in advance.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Wuhan Flu or China Virus or Just COVID-19?

Trump’s Retweet of ‘China Virus’ Fuels Tensions With Beijing: Both U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping have good reasons to deflect political blame for the coronavirus outbreak. And that has both of them zeroing in on the pathogen’s name.

As the disease formally designated as COVID-19 expands across the U.S., Trump and other top Republicans have sought to highlight the outbreak’s foreign origin and even use it to justify curbs on immigration -- including a wall on the southern border with Mexico. On Tuesday, Trump retweeted supporter Charlie Kirk calling it the “China virus” -- with the president agreeing “we need the Wall more than ever!”

In a major prime time television address about the virus Wednesday night, Trump made numerous references to China, referred to the disease as a “foreign virus” and said “sweeping travel restrictions on China” imposed by the U.S. had prevented the scale of outbreaks now seen in Europe. “It started in China and is now spreading throughout the world,” Trump said.

Xi & Puppet WHO Tedros: Accountable For Pandemic

Xi's puppet & WHO Chief Tedros.
China and the WHO's chief: Hold them both accountable for pandemic: The World Health Organization (WHO) last week finally declared the coronavirus from China that rapidly spread across the world a pandemic.

Now, with more than 150,000 confirmed cases globally and more than 5,700 deaths, the question is why it took so long for the WHO to perceive what many health officials and governments had identified far earlier. 

We believe the organization’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, like China’s Xi Jinping, should be held accountable for recklessly managing this deadly pandemic. Tedros apparently turned a blind eye to what happened in Wuhan and the rest of China and, after meeting with Xi in January, has helped China to play down the severity, prevalence and scope of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Friday, March 20, 2020

First It Was Food & Toilet Paper, Now It's Guns!

It's not just toilet paper: People line up to buy guns, ammo over coronavirus concerns: Ralph Charette, 71, said he bought a rifle and ammunition on Saturday to protect himself and his family as a wave of coronavirus panic sweeps across the country.

Charette, a military veteran, spent $1,500 at a gun shop in Germantown, Wisconsin, after encountering aggressive shoppers and empty shelves at local grocery stores. Now, if looters come knocking, he'll be ready, he said. "There's so much uncertainty and paranoia but you've got to protect your own," Charette said.

Charette is among a growing tide of Americans who are going to retailers, pawnshops and online to purchase gun supplies and ammunition in the wake of COVID-19, which had killed more than 60 people in the U.S. as of Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Super-Vaccinated: We Burmese Don't Get Wuhan Virus?

When I was five or six years old, me and almost all the boys and girls my age were forcibly vaccinated by the government doctors and nurses at the local hospital in Mawgyun Town in the vast Irrawaddy Delta of lower Burma where I grew up.

The horribly painful vaccine was a so-called super vaccine to prevent almost all the viral diseases prevalent in Burma that time. That super vaccine was to protect us From Cholera, small pox, measles, polio, and whatever horrible diseases responsible for the very high infant mortality rate back then in Burma.

But the unexpected side effects were horrendous. We all got seriously sick from the reaction and almost all vaccinated children ended up in the hospital and a few including my one friend died, I still remember. I still have two huge  vaccine-scars each the size of an Aussie-two-dollar coin on my left arm even after nearly 60 years.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

How Italy Got It So Wrong With Wuhan Virus?

Italy thought it was under control until Patient One showed up. The country's first known cases were two visitors from Wuhan, in China. Detected on January 29, they were placed in isolation in a hospital in Rome and the wheels of a national response began to grind forward.

The next day, Italy was the first European state to block all flights to and from China and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte declared his country's emergency response "the most rigorous in Europe". But a local outbreak was already taking hold.

Two weeks after Conte's bold words, a 38-year-old man known only as Mattia — who in the days prior had socialised with friends and competed in a fun run — saw his GP in Codogno complaining of a flu.

Monday, March 16, 2020

6.5 Million Aussies Get $750 Each As Virus Stimulus

Everyone who will get the $750 coronavirus package: The Australian government announced its $17.6 billion coronavirus stimulus package on Thursday, which includes $750 cash payments for around 6.5 million Australians.

Those Australians will receive the payment automatically from 31 March, with the majority to receive the boost by 17 April. It’s estimated to cost around $4.76 billion. The majority of the tax-exempt payments will be targeted at Australians receiving the pension, with 2.4 million pensioners set to benefit.

“Frankly, it is about a cash injection into the Australian economy, which supports small businesses and supports medium businesses,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said while announcing the measure. “That, in turn, supports the jobs, which means people can continue to participate positively in the economy and have greater confidence going forward.”

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Evil Scientists Creating Viruses With Pandemic Potential

Controversial US scientist creates deadly new flu strain for pandemic research. Scientists express horror over the creation of a virus that could render the human immune system defenceless. Most of the world has developed some level of immunity to the 2009 pandemic flu virus.

A controversial Japanese scientist who carried out provocative research on making influenza viruses more infectious has completed his most dangerous experiment to date by deliberately creating a pandemic strain of flu that can evade the human immune system.

Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (and Tokyo University) has genetically manipulated the 2009 strain of pandemic flu in order for it to “escape” the control of the immune system’s neutralising antibodies, effectively making the human population defenceless against its reemergence.