What we do know about the Coronavirus is terrifying.
https://www.ccn.com/hiv-ebola-like-mutations-suggest-coronavirus-leaked-from-a-lab/
According to researchers from Nanki University in Tianjin China, Covid-19 contains a strange HIV-like mutation that may make it more contagious and give it properties not found in other coronaviruses. The Chinese study builds upon earlier research in India that concluded that the disease was unlikely to have originated in nature. This comes amid speculation that Covid-19 originated in a Chinese research lab located in Wuhan. While these theories remain unconfirmed, they should not be dismissed as conspiracies.

Covid-19: British government criticised after Johnson tests positive Administration accused of being careless after health minister also sidelined with virus
Denis Staunton

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/covid-19-british-government-criticised-after-johnson-tests-positive-1.4214239?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fnews%2Fworld%2Fuk%2Fcovid-19-british-government-criticised-after-johnson-tests-positive-1.4214239 
The British government has faced accusations of carelessness in failing to protect prime minister Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock from Covid-19 after they tested positive. The prime minister was tested for the virus after he showed mild symptoms, including a high temperature and cough, on Thursday.
“I’m working from home and self-isolating and that’s entirely the right thing to do. But, be in no doubt that I can continue, thanks to the wizardry of modern technology, to communicate with all my top team to lead the national fight-back against coronavirus,

THE FIRST RESET?
The Rosetta Stone records the achievements of Egyptian pharaoh Ptolemy V.
These include something called a ‘debt jubilee’. It records how Ptolemy declared all debts, then known as ‘slates’, to be ‘wiped clean’. And all debt slaves, known as ‘peons’, were freed.

The rising price of oil and how it plays into the economic crisis...

​Food Shortages...

Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development
CHOOSING THE CRITICAL UNCERTAINTIES
​The Rockelfeller Foundation GBN Global Business Network- A member of the Monitor Group
This report was produced by The Rockefeller Foundation and Global Business Network.
May 2010
Letter from Judith Rodin
President The Rockefeller Foundation

http://www.nommeraadio.ee/meedia/pdf/RRS/Rockefeller%20Foundation.pdf
Introduction
​For decades, technology has been dramatically changing not just the lives of individuals in developed countries, but increasingly the lives and livelihoods of people throughout the developing world. Whether it is a community mobile phone, a solar panel, a new farming practice, or a cuttingedge medical device, technology is altering the landscape of possibility in places where possibilities used to be scarce.

Coronavirus: People must stay at home, with limited exceptions, until Easter Sunday
 Citizens are told not to walk more than 2km from their homes

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/coronavirus-people-must-stay-at-home-with-limited-exceptions-until-easter-sunday-1.4214241?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fnews%2Fhealth%2Fcoronavirus-people-must-stay-at-home-with-limited-exceptions-until-easter-sunday-1.4214241

Leo Varadkar has announced further sweeping restrictions on social and commercial life.
The Government has announced further sweeping restrictions on social and commercial life tonight as it struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus.
From midnight tonight, the country is on lockdown, with people told to stay in their homes with only a limited number of reasons for which they can leave.

3 million out of work: record US unemployment every bit as bad as feared
Estimates for the latest US jobless claims data has ranged from one million up to four million. Even the lowest figure would have been the largest ever by a factor of 50%
As it turned out, the pessimists were right. 


G20 leaders printable up the emergency virtual summit last night, The Age reports , Where, amid global Cases in Excess of 500,000 , mass shutdowns and economic collapse, UN secretary-general António Guterres they "we are at war with a virus - and not winning ”.
While the 20 countries are collectively injecting more than $ 8.2 trillion into the global economy, it is agreed that countries need to ramp up systematic testing, tracing, quarantining and treatment , and further coordinate exit strategies until a vaccine becomes available in 12–18 months.

The UK promised more money for researching a vaccine, while Russia's President Vladimir Putin and China's President Xi Jinping both called for countries to lift sanctions and stop trade wars. Meanwhile, Scott Morrison went into the meeting calling for increased funding for vaccine research and medical supply chains, The Guardian reports 
States ready to break rank
NSW and Victoria are pushing for stage three lockdowns , meaning from grocery shopping, exercise and going out for medical needs, would be banned.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed the state will have to go further unless the spread of the disease slows, with the ACT signaling that it would follow suit.
Australia's death toll has climbed to 13, with seven deaths in NSW, three in Victoria, two in WA and one in Queensland.


NSW starch handing out fines
Fines introduced by NSW this week have already been handed out , with police issuing a $ 5000 fine to a massage parlor owner for continuing to operate, along with $ 1000 fines for its three staff members.
Another $ 1000 fine was given to a Lake Macquarie resident for disobeying isolation rules after traveling abroad.

LNP push to shut off FNQ
Out of Queensland, the National LNG Politicians - George Christensen, Philip Thompson, Michelle Landry and Matt Canavan - have written to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
While their phrasing is in North Queensland it does not have borders, the request to isolate regions. As NT News reports ($) , more than 1400 remote Territory residents returned to the federal 14-day self-isolation rule kicks off today for remote communities .


Clive Palmer endorses non-cure
Clive Palmer has donated $ 1 million to a coronavirus action fund to develop a Covid-19 treatment using hydroxychloroquine, announcing his donation in a bright yellow, two page spread in The Australian .
The antimalarial drug has been spruiked by Donald Trump, though deadly side effects if used inappropriately. Clinical trials of the drug have been too small to be relevant or inconclusive.

First ABS survey shows hit to businesses
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the results of the first Business Impacts of COVID-19 survey , showing 49% of Australian businesses have reported adverse impact between March 16 and 23, with 86% expected to be hit in coming months .
The most common impact was a drop in local demand. Food and accommodation service businesses were most affected with 78% already reporting problems and 96% facing future negative effects.
The least affected were professional services (21%), utilities such as gas and water supply (34%) and mining (37%).

Next up, retailer relief
The Australian ($) reports The Scott ($) reports .
This lear the announced temporary closures of member shops under Premier Investments (Dotti, Jay Jays and Peter Alexander) - Which, from The Sydney Morning Herald reports , Refused to pay rent anyway - and Accent Group (The Athlete's Foot, Platypus and Hype).
Residential rents ar will be discussed, the ABC reports , and follow state Measures Would thrown out Tasmania's rent moratorium or Western Australia's freeze utility .

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US is now a coronavirus-record holder

The US now has more known cases than infection rates surge past both China and Italy. 

There are at least 81,321 people infected with the virus .


What $ 2 trillion gets you
Meanwhile, yesterday, the US Senate voted unanimously for America's historic US $ 2 trillion stimulus package - with the House of Representatives set to pass it Friday morning.

According to CNN, this is what it includes.
Payments of US $ 1,200 to single Americans, US $ 2,400 for married couples and US $ 500 to parents for each child under age 17 - to be phased out for people with a gross income of US $ 75,000 or more.
Suspension of student loan payments through to September 30.
Unemployment payments of an extra US $ 600 a week for four months covering the unemployed, partially unemployed, and those unable to work due to the virus.

Bernie Sanders threatened to delay the whole package if the amendment succeeded, CNBC reports.
A US $ 500 billion lending program at the Treasury Department - which allocates US $ 25 billion for passenger air carriers, US $ 4 billion for cargo air carriers, US $ 17 billion for national security businesses, and the remaining US $ 454 billion to businesses, states and municipalities.
Donald Trump's businesses applying for the lending program.
The Defense Department's National Guard response has been allocated US $ 1.2 billion, with over 10,000 National Guard members to date activated, and an additional US $ 1 billion available for Defense Purchases Act, but no money can be allocated to the counter-drug account that has been used to fund Trump's border wall.
A further US $ 32 billion in grants for benefits and benefits to the airline industry.
Protections against foreclosures and evictions.
And finally, US $ 450 million for The Emergency Food Assistance Program, which supplies food banks.

Alex Jones: Leaders hijacked our nations - RT
The U.S. needs Georgia as a base to attack Iran in the future if it needed to, says Alex Jones, an American radio show host and documentary film-maker. - Category: People & Blogs

Health secretary Matt Hancock, who has tested positive for coronavirus, and chief medical officer Chris Whitty, who is self-isolating with symptoms. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain 

Boris Johnson Prime Minister of the UK  tests positive to Coronavirus

Is $2 trillion coronavirus deal enough to save the economy?
Yahoo News -MICHAEL BEBERNES - Mar 29th 2020


https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/03/29/is-dollar2-trillion-coronavirus-deal-enough-to-save-the-economy/23964860/

What’s happening
President Trump on Friday signed into law a $2 trillion relief bill aimed at saving the economy from the crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
The bill includes more than $500 billion in direct relief to workers in the form of $1,200 checks for middle- and low-income households and expanded unemployment benefits. It will also provide help to businesses through direct payments and loans. States and hospitals will also get a much-needed influx of money to fund their efforts to combat the virus. 
The relief package is more than double the roughly $800 billion stimulus in 2009 to save the economy from the financial crisis. The coronavirus aid bill came together after several days of heated debate between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate over details of how the money would be spent. The final version, however, received near unanimous support in both houses of Congress. 

Why there’s debate
Supporters of the bill say it correctly identifies the areas of the economy that are most in need of support. By mixing direct relief to workers and support to businesses, the legislation will help individuals survive the next few months, while ensuring the companies that employ them are still around when the outbreak subsides, they say. Political observers have praised lawmakers for reaching a compromise that addresses some of each party’s priorities in only a few days of debate. 
Despite its bipartisan appeal, the bill has received criticism from both sides of the aisle. Critics on the left say it gives far too much money to large corporations, with little oversight, while not providing enough for everyday people. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called it “one of the largest corporate bailouts, with as few strings as possible, in American history.” A few critics on the right take issue with such an extraordinary expenditure being added to the deficit, which they argue sets the country on a crash course for true economic collapse in the near future. 
The most common critique of the package is that it may not be big enough. A number of economists argue that the bill provides the proper recipe for rescuing the economy, but only if it’s the first step of a continued effort that could include several more — perhaps larger — stimulus bills.

What’s next
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said $1,200 checks should start going out in as soon as three weeks to taxpayers who have already signed up for direct deposit with the IRS. It may take significantly longer, maybe even several months, for physical checks to be mailed.

Perspectives
Supporters 

The bill may not be perfect, but it makes significant progress toward recovery
“It’s a flawed package, but overall a shockingly ambitious measure from a Republican legislature — and one that can and should be made stronger in the coming weeks as the country sinks deeper into recession.” — Dylan Matthews, Vox

It’s a good start, but more is needed
“Lawmakers got it roughly right with the fiscal stimulus deal reached Wednesday. It will go a long way to cushion the economic body blow from COVID-19. But, given the gravity of the crisis, it won’t be enough, and they must begin work on the next tranche of stimulus.” — Mark Zandi, The Hill

Lawmakers should be applauded for getting the bill done so quickly
“Lawmakers should be applauded for the massive package of fiscal measures to support the economy after just a few days of debate. During the financial crisis of 2008-2009, it took months for policymakers to get it together and pass the fiscal stimulus package that ultimately ended that severe downturn. They understood they had only days to get it together this time.” — Mark Zandi, The Hill

The package is a lifeline for struggling families
“Call it a lifeline, relief, or even a crisis bill. But it isn’t a stimulus — it is a last resort to save individuals from starvation and small businesses from extinction, not to provide a profit boost to the powerful.” — Tiana Lowe, Washington Examiner
The scale of the crisis means throwing political ideology out the window
“The support for business, the relief for individuals, and the expansion of medical capacity are all urgent matters. They justify a bill that, in a happier time, nobody would consider, and we ourselves would vehemently reject.” — Editorial, National Review

Congress correctly identified the problem of the current crisis
“Everyone expects that eventually, Congress will debate a traditional stimulus bill. … For now, though, the immediate goal is to help families and businesses survive, not to help the economy revive and thrive. There’s no way to stimulate an economy that’s still in lockdown. Congress will have to wait for the hurricane to pass before it can start the rebuilding process.” — Renuka Rayasam, Caitlin Emma and Michael Grunwald, Politico 


The No. 1 goal was immediate relief — this bill provides that
“The Trump administration and Congress have more work ahead to deal with this complex crisis. Their new measure may be incomplete, but it offers stability to Americans who desperately need it as more and more of them stay home. That’s crucial.” — Editorial, San Diego Union-Tribune

Skeptics
It’s not enough money

“The bleakest one-time jobs data in American history — 3.28 million people filed for unemployment last week — shows why even a $2 trillion rescue bill can't save the economy.” — Stephen Collinson, CNN
The bill does nothing to change the inequitable system that causes our frail economy

“Make no mistake — the Senate’s $2.1 trillion economic stimulus package is not designed to fundamentally fix America’s broken social safety net and provide for its people — it is designed to prop up a system where major multinational companies can continue to deny their employees fair wages and paid sick days, and the government can get away with not mandating these protections at all times.” — Shaunna Thomas, South Florida Sun Sentinel

The bill doesn’t do enough to protect small businesses
“The hundreds of thousands of restaurants, start-ups, dry cleaners, small manufacturers, craft breweries and other businesses currently closed but employing millions will need more if the pandemic and economic dislocations are prolonged.” — Albert Hunt, The Hill

Lawmakers missed an opportunity to ensure our election in November is safe

“States need those funds to implement vote-by-mail systems and other measures so that voters can still cast their ballots in November no matter the status of the coronavirus emergency. Lawmakers and election security experts widely agree, however, that the sum appropriated by Congress falls far short of what will be needed to guarantee a fair, open, and functional 2020 election process.” — Sam Brodey and Hunter Woodall, Daily Beast

The stimulus can’t be judged until we know how long the crisis will last

“If [social distancing] measures do not prove effective, or if they are relaxed under orders from Mr. Trump or defied en masse, experts warn the crisis could stretch much longer, under the growing cloud of a recession. That’s why it’s hard to say if the congressional deal will be enough to keep families from going hungry and businesses from going under.” — Jim Tankersley, New York Times

Lawmakers are defying free market principles by deciding which businesses get rescued
“We don't like the idea of providing bailouts to favored industries and companies that have been living on the edge. … Government aid to distressed companies distorts competition and allows weaker players to survive and continue their reckless ways.” — Editorial, Chicago Tribune

How fast the money gets into people’s hands is as important as the size of the checks
“To prevent a depression, the relief payments have to get to workers and business owners fast enough to prevent a chain reaction of pain where one person goes out of business and that triggers another failure and another.” — Heather Long, Washington Post

The stimulus is a huge gamble that could have disastrous consequences
“The [bill] plunges the nation into a crash course on experimental economics — and we’re the lab rats.” — Matt Welch, Reason
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Is it worth sacrificing privacy to stop coronavirus?

Mike Bebernes, Editor, Yahoo News 360•March 27, 2020
“The 360” shows you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories and debates.

https://news.yahoo.com/is-it-worth-sacrificing-privacy-to-stop-coronavirus-170904678.html

What’s happening
The coronavirus pandemic has led governments around the world to employ every possible resource to stem the spread of the virus. Those efforts can only go so far, however, before they come up against limitations. 
One of the barriers is privacy. Some experts see opportunities to use technology to track and potentially control the outbreak, but doing so could mean breaking existing legal and social privacy restrictions. 

One of the most effective tools could be location data from phones. The simplest proposed application is to use anonymous data to monitor the effectiveness of social distancing to see whether people are following protocols and identify which areas can be safely reopened. A more intensive idea is to track the recent movements of someone who has tested positive for the virus and alert anyone who came into contact with them that they may be at elevated risk. The U.S. government reportedly met with major tech companies about gaining access to their data. Some private firms are making their data public to help track the virus.
Some countries that have been most successful in curbing outbreaks — including South Korea and Singapore — have used aggressive technological surveillance to track and isolate infected people. China’s authoritarian regime used mandatory wristbands to monitor people under quarantine and required workers to download an app that tracked their health risk. Democracies like Israel and Italy have expanded data monitoring in response to the outbreak.

Why there’s debate
Advocates for softening privacy rules argue that the U.S. should be using every possible tool to combat the virus. In the face of the current crisis, legitimate privacy concerns must take a back seat to saving lives, they argue. Tech experts say systems used to track the virus could be built to ensure as much privacy as possible through rules requiring the data be anonymous, limiting how it can be used and setting a time frame for it to be deleted. If the government is transparent about data collection, the public can make an informed decision about how much privacy it’s willing to sacrifice.
Privacy advocates argue that recent history shows neither the U.S. government nor tech companies can be trusted to responsibly use the data of American citizens. There is also concern that privacy sacrifices that may seem reasonable in the midst of a pandemic could become permanent after the virus is contained. As evidence they point to the period following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, when Congress authorized new surveillance measures to combat terrorism that have sparked accusations of civil liberties violations over the past two decades. 
Others worry that too much data collection could inadvertently violate the core medical principle that personal health information remains anonymous. In South Korea, government disclosures of patient data contained enough information for the public to identify people by name. The Korean government reduced the amount of information in its reports out of fear that people would avoid getting tested if they were worried about the privacy of their results.

What’s next
The $2 trillion economic rescue package recently passed by the Senate includes provisions for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a “public health surveillance and data collection system for coronavirus” within 30 days. The specifics of what that system will look like and whether any private tech firms will be involved have not been released. 

Perspectives
Supporters

Increased surveillance has been shown to be a key factor in containing the virus 
“Many countries that have successfully contained their outbreaks, including China, South Korea, and Singapore, have utilized aggressive surveillance measures to track and isolate infected individuals. Other countries that have been trigger-shy about similar measures, like Italy and Spain, now face devastating caseloads that have overwhelmed their health-care systems.” — Karen Hao, MIT Technology Review

The government must be transparent about how it’s using our data
“The emergency circumstances at play now require marshaling all resources to help fight the pandemic. Yet even here, informing the public about the limited use of collected digital data for aggregated analysis will reflect both good policy and good sense.” — Stuart N. Brotman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Most people would accept a little less privacy if it helped save lives
“The principle we embrace is the principle of reciprocity. We recognize that our liberty is limited, but we are doing that for others.” — Public health expert Amy Fairchild to Verge

Patient privacy rules are holding back efforts to stop the virus
“Patient privacy protections are well intended, but threaten to cripple any effort to nip contagion in the bud. If a murderer were on the loose on the streets of Seattle or New York, police would alert the public of the perpetrator’s identity.  But respect for patient privacy is trumping common sense by obscuring the tracks of a stealthy killer virus.” — Kim-Lien Nguyen, The Hill

The tracking system can be developed to protect as much privacy as possible
“Even so, any plan to use Americans’ location data in any manner should be accompanied by basic privacy assurances, including that private companies not use the data for non-coronavirus purposes, that the data never be shared with law enforcement or immigration agencies, and that the data be destroyed after the pandemic.” — Editorial, Washington Post

Skeptics
There are no laws on the books to prevent abuses 

“In the absence of a federal privacy law, there’s great uncertainty and disarray around the scope of and guardrails around legitimate uses of personal information.” — Privacy advocate Omer Tene to CNET

New rules created in the panic of a crisis are destined to have major flaws
“The fast pace of the pandemic, however, is prompting governments to put in place a patchwork of digital surveillance measures in the name of their own interests, with little international coordination on how appropriate or effective they are.” — Natasha Singer and Choe Sang-Hun, New York Times

Anonymous data rarely stays anonymous 
“Imagine a world where the government can trace where you were and who you met. Or worse, imagine that Facebook or WhatsApp could do that and then allow the government to send a warning message to all your friends if you test positive for COVID-19. How long do you think it will take your friends to piece together who got infected?” — Co-Pierre Georg, Conversation

The government and big tech companies have proved they can’t be trusted
“We don’t live in a culture of public trust when it comes to data. We live in this age that has been called the age of surveillance capitalism, where … our data is abused and exploited.” — Tech ethicist David Leslie to Science

Temporary limits on privacy would likely become permanent 

“We should think back to 9/11 and the Patriot Act and warrantless surveillance, and the fact that ever since then we’ve been trying to put that genie back in the bottle and create better oversight, better auditing. Right now, if we rush forward with, say, tracking people’s location or tracking people’s temperature, tracking people’s interactions with others, that could very quickly lead us into, I think, a dystopian world.” — Digital Democracy Project director Alexander Howard to Marketplace

The government would quickly expand data use beyond just stopping the virus
“I think we have to be on the lookout for ‘scope creep’ — contexts where we demand emergency powers that risk privacy and then fail to walk back after the emergency passes.” — Privacy expert Jennifer King to CNN Business

Data tracking risks legitimizing privacy violations made by big tech companies
“Acting like a public service also means greater legitimacy, prominence and priority for what Facebook and other big tech companies do normally, when there isn’t a life-threatening pandemic sweeping the globe. And increasingly, what such companies have been doing is harvesting more and more of our data in a way that ultimately erodes our personal autonomy and agency.” — Simon Chandler, Forbes

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What are the health risks associated with a 5G network?
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".... above a certain level, referred to as the "threshold", which depends on the duration of exposure, high frequency and the accompanying temperature rise can provoke serious health effects, such as heatstroke and burns...." 

Have the effects of 5G waves on our health been studied enough?
The issue with the question of what risk 5G poses to human health is that "nobody knows", Dariusz Leszczynski, an expert in molecular biology and Adjunct Professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland, told Euronews.
“The assurances of safety concerning 5G-emitted radiation are based solely on the assumption that low amounts of radiation are safe, not on biomedical research,” he added.
Specifically, the question mark lies over the effects of millimetre waves, also known as extremely high frequency, that 5G will tap into: "We don't know what they will mean in practice for our immune systems."
"High-frequency waves only penetrate a few millimetres into the body and this is being used as a 'no worries' card by industries — but our skin is the biggest organ in the body and is linked to numerous things including immune response," Leszczynski explained.

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This is the shocking but extremely informative video documentary "Vaccination - The Hidden Truth" (1998) where fifteen people, including Dr. Viera Scheibner (a PhD researcher), five medical doctors, and other researchers, reveal what is really going on in relation to illness and vaccines.
Ironically, the important facts come from the orthodox medicine's own peer-reviewed research. With so much government and medical promotion of vaccination for prevention of disease, the video is clearly devoted to presenting the other side of the issue that parents and others are not being told.
The result is a damning account of the ineffectiveness of vaccines and their often harmful effects.
It declares that parents are not being told the truth by the media, the Health Department and the medical establishment, with a medical doctor, Dr. Mark Donohoe, confessing that "It is a problem for me that I am part of a profession that is systematically lying to people".
Find out how vaccines are proven to have harmful effects to your health and why do we still have to be vaccinated although there is no real need for it. Although many people simply refuse to believe this, the impeccable documentation presented in this amazing video has changed the minds of many who saw it. (90 min).
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A high-level government source warned me TWO YEARS AGO that US cities would be locked down under quarantine… here’s the stunning proof this was all planned years ago

Saturday, March 21, 2020 by: Mike Adams
https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-03-21-high-level-government-source-warned-me-two-years-ago-cities-locked-down-under-quarantine.html

Tags: chaos, cities, Collapse, coronavirus, lockdown, military contractors, outbreak, pandemic, quarantine, SHTF

(Natural News)

In late November of 2017, a high-level government-connected source described to me almost the exact scenario that is unfolding now across America: Quarantined cities, the collapse of food supplies, the acceleration of martial law and other shocking details you may have forgotten you read here on this website over two years ago.
I published all the details on December 2, 2017 in a Natural News article entitled, “Nationwide civil unrest coming… and city dwellers are the LEAST prepared to survive.”
The article, with selected quotes republished here, is so incredibly accurate in describing what’s happening right now that it’s practically a roadmap for 2020. Although at the time, I believed the context for this was a left-wing uprising. Little did I know the real plan was something far more sinister and deadly on a global scale.
Indeed, the fact that I was told all this two years ago — by a source I haven’t heard from since, by the way — is yet more proof that everything you are seeing unfold right now was pre-planned, engineered and initiated to achieve exactly what’s unfolding now.
Here are some of the quotes and points from the 2017 article, which are now almost unbelievably accurate:
How military contractors are being told to prepare for domestic deployment inside the United States to prevent cities from being burned to the ground by raging, lunatic mobs.
“In much the same way that a viral pandemic must be contained to avoid it spreading, civil unrest will also be “firewalled” off to prevent its spread.” – my actual words from 2017.
The military manning key transportation checkpoints such as those leading in and out of cities.
Destroying supply hubs (ammunition depots, fuel depots, etc.) of domestic enemies.
“Large sections of many U.S. cities will be transformed into “war zones,” complete with arson, looting, gunfire and dead bodies.”
Severe disruptions in food deliveries, fuel supplies, transportation and emergency services, “including hospitals.”
“Disruptions in all these services and supplies will only worsen the degree of panic and desperation among city dwellers. As I point out in the following podcast, city people tend to be the least prepared of all. This will add to the panic and cause the situation to escalate rapidly…”
“Local law enforcement units have been told over the last year or so that when inner cities collapse into chaos and rioting, police units will NOT be sent in to deal with many situations. Instead, in some cases the strategy will simply be to “contain” the chaos and prevent it from spreading. This means manning roadblock checkpoints while allowing certain sectors of some cities to burn to the ground.”
“If you’re stuck in a war zone section of the city, you may very well be on your own for some time, unable to exit the city because all the egress routes are blocked as part of the containment strategy.”
“If you don’t have this special permission, you may find yourself literally trapped in your own city zone, unable to receive any help from calling 9/11…”
“The No. 1 thing you need to be working on right now is getting out of the city. The most dangerous scenario in these potential events is being trapped in the city with no escape, no supplies and no means of self-defense.”
In fact, I even recorded a podcast that was posted in late 2017 which covered all this. Remember: At the time, I believed the context of this would be an Antifa uprising and an attempted violent Leftist revolution. Little did I know the real plan was something much, much bigger. And by releasing a pandemic, globalists have managed to convince all the mobs to stay home.
The big realization in all this is that globalists have planned to exterminate humanity for many years, and they built the weapons to achieve that, then caused those weapons to be released. Now, it’s all proceeding like clockwork to line everybody up and euthanize the clueless masses with the coronavirus vaccine. From a globalist point of view, it’s so much easier to exterminate people when they’re begging for the vaccine, isn’t it? Hence the coordinated censorship of all voices that oppose mandatory vaccines…
Here’s the podcast from 2017 which explains more:
Military contractors told to prepare for DOMESTIC deployment
https://www.brighteon.com/5814850992001

GLOBAL POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ALIGNMENT
During this project’s scenario creation workshop, participants—who represented a range of regional and international perspectives—selected the two critical uncertainties that would form the basis of the scenario framework. They chose these two uncertainties from a longer list of potential uncertainties that might shape the broader contextual environment of the scenarios, including social, technology, economic, environmental, and political trends. The uncertainties that were considered included, for example, the pervasiveness of conflict in the developing world; the frequency and severity of shocks like economic and political crises, disease, and natural disasters; and the locus of innovation for crucial technologies for development. (A full list of the critical uncertainties identified during the project, as well as a list of project participants, can be found in the Appendix.) The two chosen uncertainties, introduced below, together define a set of four scenarios for the future of technology and international development that are divergent, challenging, internally consistent, and plausible. Each of the two uncertainties is expressed as an axis that represents a continuum of possibilities ranging between two endpoints.Once crossed, these axes create a matrix of four very different futures:
 

Emergency Powers: Worldwide Governmental Power Grabs Reveal Scripted Agenda
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The North American Union: Allan Gotlieb
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Allan Gotlieb is the North American Deputy Chairman of the Trilateral Commission, he was the Canadian ambassador to the US from 1981 to 1989 and he is also a Rhodes Scholar and Bilderberg attendee. Gotlieb was instrumental in the signing of the FTA. In this interview he discusses his views on the idea of a North American Union, and the actions that would be necessary in order to produce a change to our current structure. Gotlieb also speaks about the phenomenon of globalization and he mentions that "sovereignty is a 19th century concept" and that human rights take priority over sovereignty. He than states that "if you have incremental damage and it keeps increasing, you can wake up one morning and realize that something has to be done." For more information visit http://pressfortruth.ca/
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Why Washington's COVID-19 Relief Package Must Be Stopped! Profile picture for user 
Tyler Durden by Tyler Durden 
Fri, 03/27/2020

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/why-washingtons-covid-19-relief-package-must-be-stopped

Authored by Mike Whitney via The Unz Review,
The Senate’s $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package is not fiscal stimulus and it’s not a lifeline for the tens of millions of working people who have suddenly lost their jobs. It’s a fundamental restructuring of the US economy designed to strengthen the grip of the corrupt corporate-banking oligarchy while creating a permanent underclass that will be forced to work for slave wages. This isn’t stimulus, it’s shock therapy.#
Who can survive on $1,200 for one, two or three months time? And what happens to the millions of people who paid no taxes last year? Are they supposed to scrape by on nothing? Congress knows that most households live paycheck to paycheck. With no savings how will they pay the rent, the electric bill, the phone and the cable? Congress is quibbling over an extra $600 per month unemployment for those who are lucky enough to get it, when most people are just trying to figure out how they’re going to survive, how they’re going to pay the mortgage, when they’ll be able to go back to work, and whether their job will still be there when this nightmare is finally over? 

Did you know that “if you don’t already have direct-deposit information on file with the IRS from previous tax returns, you won’t get the emergency funds for up to 4 months”? That means millions of people will have zero income for 4 months! What will become of them? Where will they go? Who will provide them with shelter and food? Shouldn’t congress be asking these questions?
And what happens to the 50% of the American people who had less than $400 saved before the crisis hit? What happens to them when they fall between the cracks and lose their apartments, lose their jobs, and lose their ability to maintain their tenuous standard of living? These people will never regain their financial footing. Never. It’s a death sentence. We’re going to see an explosion of homelessness, drug addiction, depression, alcoholism, suicide and crime unlike anything this country has ever seen before. Are the imbeciles in congress so blind that they can’t see that they’re condemning a large part of the population to permanent, inescapable, grinding poverty and desperation? Can’t they see that?

Do you understand why this bill is being rushed through congress?
It has alot to do with the falling stock market but more precisely with the hundreds of corporations that have been hawking bonds to gullible investors who thought they were buying the debt of responsible, well-managed companies that used the money to improve their product-line, train workers, or build new factories. But instead, greedy CEOs have been using the money to buy shares in their own companies to boost executive compensation and reward shareholders. It’s a multi-trillion dollar scam that blew up in their faces causing a complete freeze-over in the corporate bond market. That’s what’s really going on, there’s a massive credit crunch that has a stranglehold on the bond market and there are only two ways to fix the problem:

Let the failing corporations default and pick up the pieces after the dust settles or…
Launch a major $4.5 trillion bailout for busted corporations that drove their companies off a cliff.

Those are the two choices. Naturally Treasury Secretary Mnuchin chose the latter which suggests that the real motive for giving working people the $1,200 checks was simply to divert attention from the massive trillion dollar bailout to teetering corporations. That’s the real objective of the so-called fiscal stimulus bill. It’s another giant welfare check for the plutocrats.

The centerpiece of the new legislation is a provision for $425 billion giveaway to big business. The New York Times explains what is going on in a recent article. Here’s an excerpt:
“Republican senators have suggested creating a fund of $425 billion at the Treasury Department that the Fed could use to back emergency lending facilities — which would enable such programs to grow far beyond that scale.

Because the Fed cannot take on substantial credit risk itself, the Treasury Department backs its emergency lending, using money from a fund that contains just $95 billion. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday suggested that the new money in the Republican bill could be leveraged by the Fed to back some $4 trillion in financing.
“We do have limited amounts of money we’re using before Congress passes this bill, so we’re not waiting on Congress,” Mr. Mnuchin said in an interview on CNBC on Monday. “As Congress gives us the authority, we’ll be increasing the facilities substantially.” (“The Fed Goes All In With Unlimited Bond-Buying Plan”, New York Times)

What does it mean?  
 It means that Mnuchin is transforming the US Treasury into a hedge fund. That’s what it means. It means that the Treasury is going to use the $450 billion that is obliquely allocated in the emergency bill, to create a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)–which is a sleazy, off-balance sheet operation that is used to conceal underhanded bookkeeping, that will leverage up by 10x (which means that the Fed will use the $450 billion to borrow tens times more than the original amount or $4.5 trillion) that will be stealthily used to bail out underwater corporations, financial institutions and, yes, banks. (Note–The fairy-tale about “well capitalized banks” is pure bunkum. These guys have serious exposure through “sponsored repo” which is lending to hedge funds via the repo market.) The Fed has already created one SPV for the Commercial Paper market under the Treasury’s Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF) which is supposed to be used to mitigate volatility in global currency markets, not for bailing out failing corporations. It’s a complete misuse of funds. Unfortunately, targeted suspension of the Sunshine Act will prevent the public from figuring out who is getting money in what amount and for what purpose. This whole scam has been carefully worked out right down to legal provisions preventing transparency.

By the way, Mnuchin’s personal bio is worth reviewing. According to Senator Ron Wyden:
Mr. Mnuchin’s career began in trading the financial products that brought on the housing crash and the Great Recession. After nearly two decades at Goldman Sachs, he left in 2002 and joined a hedge fund….
“In early 2009, Mr. Mnuchin led a group of investors that purchased a bank called IndyMac, renaming it OneWest. OneWest was truly unique. While Mr. Mnuchin was CEO, the bank proved it could put more vulnerable people on the street faster than just about anybody else around.
“While he was CEO, a OneWest vice president admitted in a court proceeding to ‘robo-signing’ upward of 750 foreclosure documents a week…between 2009 and 2014, a period during which the bank foreclosed on more than 35,000 homes. ‘Widow foreclosures’ on reverse mortgages – OneWest did more of those than anybody else. The bank defends its record on loan modifications, but it was found guilty of an illegal practice known as ‘dual tracking.’ One bank department tells homeowners to stop making payments so they can pursue modification, while another department presses on and hurtles them into foreclosure anyway.” (“Stimulus Bill: The Fed and Treasury’s Slush Fund Is Actually $4 Trillion”, Wall Street on Parade)

Does that sound like someone who can be trusted in the distribution of $4.5 trillion in government funds? 


 The media is not even trying to hide the sordid details of what’s going on behind the scenes. Take a look at this excerpt from an article at Bloomberg:
The Federal Reserve could now have as much as $4.5 trillion to keep credit flowing and make direct loans to U.S. businesses through the massive coronavirus stimulus bill being considered by U.S. lawmakers. The bipartisan agreement, which still needs to be passed by the Senate and House and signed into law by President Donald Trump, will include $454 billion in funds for the Treasury to backstop emergency actions by the Fed to support the U.S. economy, Senator Patrick Toomey said on Wednesday.
The central bank will work with the U.S. Treasury to use that money as a backstop against credit risk as it supports markets for corporate and short-term state and local debt, while also loaning directly to large and medium-sized businesses….
“It is a very, very big thing; it is unprecedented,” the Pennsylvania Republican told reporters Wednesday on a conference call, adding it was an opportunity to lever up “the unlimited balance sheet of the Fed.”


Toomey’s comments suggest Fed facilities could be expanded with the new funds, in effect doubling the Fed’s current $4.7 trillion balance sheet if necessary. On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the bill would provide up to $4 trillion in liquidity through broad-based lending programs operated by the Fed.” (“Fed’s Anti-Virus Lending Firepower Could Reach $4.5 Trillion”, Bloomberg)
Toomey is an idiot! Can’t he see what’s going on? Why does he say: “This is a very, very big thing.”… “an opportunity to lever up “the unlimited balance sheet of the Fed”??? Doesn’t he know that the US Treasury has now accepted full liability and credit risk for the Fed’s emergency bailout operations. Does he like the idea that the American people will now be on the hook for the CEOs who blew up their own companies to fatten their own bank accounts?? That’s what this means. Readers should parse these articles very carefully, word by word, phrase by phrase. The ugly truth is spelled out in black and white. Here’s the key phrase in the Times article: 
“Because the Fed cannot take on substantial credit risk itself, the Treasury Department backs its emergency lending.”

And here’s the key phrase in the Bloomberg article: “The central bank will work with the U.S. Treasury to use that money as a backstop against credit risk as it supports markets for corporate and short-term state and local debt, while also loaning directly to large and medium-sized businesses.”

There it is: Credit risk, credit risk, credit risk. Who assumes the credit risk for this $4.5 trillion dollar giveaway?? 

 The American taxpayer. 

Look: The Fed has always had the ability to print as much money as it chooses. (Remember: “Unlimited QE”??) So why did the Fed need to link-up with the Treasury for this operation?

Because the Fed is unwilling to accept the credit risk. Who will ultimately be accountable for all the bad bets and worthless bonds that are being downgraded as we speak? Who is going to mop up the trillions in red ink created by crooked, scheming, cutthroat corporations (and their financial counter-party accomplices) who plundered their companies for the sole objective of enriching themselves and their shareholders?

Who?
The US Treasury backed by the American taxpayer.
This is really the endgame. Wall Street has subsumed the US Treasury and turned it into a massively leveraged hedge fund that is controlled by an unscrupulous charlatan who made his bones evicting families from their homes during the worse economic slump since the Great Depression.

We’re truly fu**ed.

NOTE– As this was being written, stocks were shooting higher for a third consecutive day due, in large part, to the easing of credit spreads in the corporate bond market. According to Matt Maley, chief market strategist at Miller Tabak, “They’ve been able to come into the credit markets and stabilize that area; we see credit spreads starting to tighten up a little bit…..The fact that they’re starting to stabilize gives people the kind of confidence they need to be able to dip their toes back into the market at a time when we absolutely need it.”

In other words, the bailout appears to be working for the investor class. Yipee.


James G. Rickards

Reflections And Warnings - An Interview With Aaron Russo -- Part 3 of 7
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In an historic final interview, filmmaker and music promoter Aaron Russo goes in depth on the insider-knowledge given to him by a member of the Rockefeller family. Russo was told-- prior to 9/11-- of plans to stage terror attacks, invade foreign nations, and kickstart a high-tech police state control grid that would track the populations' every move with implantable RFID microchips. This information-packed presentation is filled with never-before seen footage. Throughout the film, Alex Jones breaks down the latest activities of the New World Order and how it ties into what Russo predicted. Aaron explains how the elite created the women's liberation movement to break up the family and tax working women. Russo breaks down the deception of democracy-- which is nothing more than mob rule guaranteed to produce tyranny.
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Emergency Powers: Worldwide Governmental Power Grabs Reveal Scripted Agenda
The people always have some champion whom they set over them and nursde into greatness ..... This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector...

Further lomg term projections of the Rockerfella Foundation's LockDown Scenario for Planet Earth

The recession of 2008-10 did not turn into the decades-long global economic slide that many had feared. In fact, quite the opposite: strong global growth returned in force, with the world headed once again toward the demographic and economic projections forecasted before the downturn. India and China were on track to see their middle classes explode to 1 billion by 2020. Mega-cities like Sao Paulo and Jakarta expanded at a blistering pace as millions poured in from rural areas. Countries raced to industrialize by whatever means necessary; the global marketplace bustled.

But two big problems loomed. First, not all people and places benefited equally from this return to globalized growth: all boats were rising, but some were clearly rising more. Second, those hell-bent on development and expansion largely ignored the very real environmental consequences of their unrestricted growth. Undeniably, the planet’s climate was becoming increasingly unstable. Sea levels were rising fast, even as countries continued to build-out coastal mega-cities. In 2014, the Hudson River overflowed into New York City during a storm surge, turning the World Trade Center site into a three-foot-deep lake. The image of motorboats navigating through lower Manhattan jarred the world’s most powerful nations into realizing that climate change was not just a developing-world problem. That same year, new measurements showing that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were climbing precipitously created new urgency and pressure for governments (really, for everyone) to do something fast.
In such an interconnected world, where the behaviors of one country, company, or individual had potentially high-impact effects on all others, piecemeal attempts by one nation here, one small collective of environmental organizations there, would not be enough to stave off a climate disaster—or, for that matter, to effectively address a host of other planetary-scale problems. But highly coordinated worldwide strategies for addressing such urgent issues just might. What was needed was systems thinking—and systems acting—on a global scale. 
International coordination started slowly, then accelerated faster than anyone had imagined. In 2015, a critical mass of middle income and developed countries with strong economic growth publicly committed to leveraging their resources against global-scale problems, beginning with climate change. Together, their governments hashed out plans for monitoring and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the short term and improving the absorptive capacity of the natural environment over the long term. In 2017, an international agreement was reached on carbon sequestration (by then, most multinational corporations had a chief carbon officer) and intellectual and financial resources were pooled to build out carbon capture processes that would best support the global ecosystem. A functioning global cap and trade system was also established. Worldwide, the pressure to reduce waste and increase efficiency in planet-friendly ways was enormous. New globally coordinated systems for monitoring energy use capacity—including smart grids and bottom-up pattern recognition technologies—were rolled out. These efforts produced real results: by 2022, new projections showed a significant slowing in the rise of atmospheric carbon levels.
Inspired by the success of this experiment in collective global action, large-scale coordinated initiatives intensified. Centralized global oversight and governance structures sprang up, not just for energy use but also for disease and technology standards. Such systems and structures required far greater levels of transparency, which in turn required more tech-enabled data collection, processing, and feedback. Enormous, benign “sousveillance” systems allowed citizens to access data—all publically available—in real time and react. Nation-states lost some of their power and importance as global architecture strengthened and regional governance structures emerged. International oversight entities like the UN took on new levels of authority, as did regional systems like the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The worldwide spirit of collaboration also fostered new alliances and alignments among corporations, NGOs, and communities. 

These strong alliances laid the groundwork for more global and participatory attempts to solve big problems and raise the standard of living of everyone. Coordinated efforts to tackle longentrenched problems like hunger, disease, and access to basic needs took hold. New inexpensive technologies like better medical diagnostics and more effective vaccines improved healthcare delivery and health outcomes. Companies, NGOs, and governments—often acting together—launched pilot programs and learning labs to figure out how to best meet the needs of particular communities, increasing the knowledge base of what worked and what didn’t. Pharmaceuticals giants released thousands of drug compounds shown to be effective against diseases like malaria into the public domain as part of an “open innovation” agenda; they also opened their archives of R&D on neglected diseases deemed not commercially viable, offering seed funding to scientists who wanted to carry the research forward.

There was a push for major innovations in energy and water for the developing world, as those areas were thought to be the key to improving equity. Better food distribution was also high on the agenda, and more open markets and south-south trade helped make this a reality. In 2022, a consortium of nations, NGOs, and companies established the Global Technology Assessment Office, providing easily accessible, real-time information about the costs and benefits of various technology applications to developing and developed countries alike. All of these efforts translated into real progress on real problems, opening up new opportunities to address the needs of the bottom billion—and enabling developing countries to become engines of growth in their own right. 

In many parts of the developing world, economic growth rates increased due to a host of factors. Improved infrastructure accelerated the greater mobility of both people and goods, and urban and rural areas got better connected. In Africa, growth that started on the coasts spread inward along new transportation corridors. Increased trade drove the specialization of individual firms and the overall diversification of economies. In many places, traditional social barriers to overcoming poverty grew less relevant as more people gained access to a spectrum of useful technologies—from disposable computers to doit-yourself (DIY) windmills.
Given the circumstances that forced these new heights of global cooperation and responsibility, it was no surprise that much of the growth in the developing world was achieved more cleanly and more “greenly.” In Africa, there was a big push for solar energy, as the physical geography and low population density of much of the continent enabled the proliferation of solar farms. The Desertec initiative to create massive thermal electricity plants to supply both North Africa and, via undersea cable lines, Southern Europe was a huge success. By 2025, a majority of electricity in the Maghreb was coming from solar, with exports of that power earning valuable foreign currency. The switch to solar created new “sun” jobs, drastically cut CO2 emissions, and earned governments billions annually. India exploited its geography to create similar “solar valleys” while decentralized solarpowered drip irrigation systems became popular in sub-Saharan Africa.
Reduced energy dependency enabled all of these countries and regions to better control and manage their own resources. In Africa, political architecture above the nation-state level, like the African Union, strengthened and contributed to a “good governance” drive. Regional integration through COMESA (the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) and other institutions allowed member nations to better organize to meet their collective needs as consumers and increasingly as producers.

Over the course of two decades, enormous strides were made to make the world less wasteful, more efficient, and more inclusive. But the world was far from perfect. There were still failed states and places with few resources. Moreover, such rapid progress had created new problems. Rising consumption standards unexpectedly ushered in a new set of pressures: the improved food distribution system, for example, generated a food production crisis due to greater demand. Indeed, demand for everything was growing exponentially. By 2028, despite ongoing efforts to guide “smart growth,” it was becoming clear that the world could not support such rapid growth forever. • 


Concluding Thoughts
DEVELOPMENT-LED INTERVENTIONS ARE OFTEN NOT CAREFUL ENOUGH ABOUT WHAT THE TECHNOLOGY NEEDS IN ORDER TO WORK ON A THREE, FIVE, OR SEVEN YEAR CYCLE. WHAT SCALE IS REQUIRED FOR DEPLOYMENT TO BE SUCCESSFUL? WHAT LEVEL OF EDUCATION IS NEEDED TO BE SUSTAINABLE IN TERMS OF MAINTENANCE? HOW DO THESE REQUIREMENTS EVOLVE OVER TIME? – Isha Ray, Professor, University of California-Berkeley School of Information, Energy, and Resources Group 


As you have seen, each of the scenarios, if it were to unfold, would call for different strategies and have different implications for how a range of organizations will work and relate to changes in technology. But no matter what world might emerge, there are real choices to be made about what areas and goals to address and how to drive success toward particular objectives


We hope that reading the scenario narratives and their accompanying stories about philanthropy, technology, and people has sparked your imagination, provoking new thinking about these emergent themes and their possibilities. Three key insights stood out to us as we developed these scenarios.
First, the link between technology and governance is critical to consider in better understanding how technology could be developed and deployed. In some futures, the primacy of the nation-state as a unit of analysis in development was questioned as both supra- or sub-national structures proved more salient to the achievement of development goals. In other futures, the nation-state’s power strengthened and it became an even more powerful actor both to the benefit and to the detriment of the development process, depending on the quality of governance. Technologies will affect governance, and governance in turn will play a major role in determining what technologies are developed and who those technologies are intended, and able, to benefit.
A second recurring theme in the scenarios is that development work will require different levels of intervention, possibly simultaneously. In some scenarios, philanthropic organizations and other actors in development face a set of obstacles in working with large institutions, but may face a yet-unfolding set of opportunities to work with nontraditional partners—even individuals. The organization that is able to navigate between these levels and actors may be best positioned to drive success.
The third theme highlights the potential value of scenarios as one critical element of strategy development. These narratives have served to kick-start the idea generation process, build the future-oriented mindset of participants, and provide a guide for ongoing trend monitoring and horizon scanning activities. They also offer a useful framework that can help in tracking and making sense of early indicators and milestones that might signal the way in which the world is actually transforming.
While these four scenarios vary significantly from one another, one theme is common to them all: new innovations and uses of technology will be an active and integral part of the international development story going forward. The changing nature of technologies could shape the characteristics of development and the kinds of development aid that are in demand. In a future in which technologies are effectively adopted and adapted by poor people on a broad scale, expectations about the provision of services could fundamentally shift. Developing a deeper understanding of the ways in which technology can impact development will better prepare everyone for the future, and help all of us drive it in new and positive directions.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
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What we do know about the Coronavirus is terrifying.
https://www.ccn.com/hiv-ebola-like-mutations-suggest-coronavirus-leaked-from-a-lab/
According to researchers from Nanki University in Tianjin China, Covid-19 contains a strange HIV-like mutation that may make it more contagious and give it properties not found in other coronaviruses. The Chinese study builds upon earlier research in India that concluded that the disease was unlikely to have originated in nature. This comes amid speculation that Covid-19 originated in a Chinese research lab located in Wuhan. While these theories remain unconfirmed, they should not be dismissed as conspiracies.

Coronavirus: The full list of new restrictions
Varadkar urges everyone to stay at home for two weeks except in limited circumstances
27th March 2020

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-the-full-list-of-new-restrictions-1.4214248?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fnews%2Fireland%2Firish-news%2Fcoronavirus-the-full-list-of-new-restrictions-1.4214248  

On Friday night, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced a range of new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus. From midnight until Easter Sunday, April 12th, everyone must stay at home except in the following circumstances:
To travel to and from work for the purposes of work, only where the work is an essential health, social care, or other essential service that cannot be done from home (a list of these will be provided).
To shop for food or household goods, or collect a meal.
To attend medical appointments or collect medicines and other health products.
For vital family reasons, such a providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people.
To take brief, individual physical exercise within 2km of your own home, which may include children from your own household, as long as you adhere to two-metre physical distancing.
For farming purposes, that is food production and the care of animals.
Apart from the activities listed there should be no travel outside of 2km radius of your home for any reason.

 Should the airlines get a bailout?
Mike Bebernes
Editor, Yahoo News 360•March 25, 2020
“The 360” shows you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories and debates.

https://news.yahoo.com/should-the-airlines-get-a-bailout-194031726.html


What’s hapening
The coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every sector of the economy, and one of the most severely hit has been airlines. Strict travel restrictions and the public’s fear of traveling have caused demand for tickets to plummet dramatically. 
In mid-March, 10 U.S. airlines sent Congress a joint letter asking for a $50 billion bailout to keep the industry afloat and avoid mass layoffs. Congress appears poised to follow through on the request. Bills under consideration in both chambers would provide more than $40 billion in relief to airlines, though Democrats in the House have included strict rules on what the companies can do with those funds.
This would be the second time the government has bailed out airlines in the past 20 years. The industry received $15 billion in aid to counteract losses after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. 

Why there’s debate

Proponents of a bailout argue that airlines are far too important to the economy to allow them to collapse. Not only are 700,000 industry jobs at risk, but the businesses of countless companies would grind to a halt if air travel became unreliable. Airlines are uniquely vulnerable, some argue, because of extremely high day-to-day costs, even when they’re operating at low capacity and can’t count on a surge of new business to make up for revenue losses after the outbreak ends. 
Opponents counter that the airlines don’t deserve a bailout because of how badly they’ve been managed. The country’s biggest airlines raked in record profits over the past decade thanks to consolidation in the industry and additional income streams like baggage fees. Rather than save that money for a possible downturn, the airlines spent a reported 96 percent of their profits on stock buybacks to increase share price and boost executive compensation. Some economists see traditional bankruptcy as the best path for the airlines.
Others advocate a middle ground in which Congress can use the leverage of a bailout to mandate changes in the way airlines do business, including banning stock buybacks, limiting executive pay, reducing carbon emissions and getting rid of exorbitant fees. 

What’s next
On Wednesday, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate reached a deal on a $2 trillion stimulus bill that reportedly includes $50 billion for the airlines. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House could vote on the bill by Friday.

Perspectives
Supporters

The public may not like it, but an airline bailout is necessary
“Nobody wants to bail out executives and shareholders who spent years lining their pockets as hundreds of thousands of owner-operated restaurants go out of business. But letting the planes go down would put nearly a million people out of work and deprive the country of nearly all its long-distance travel infrastructure.” — Henry Grabar, Slate

Workers would suffer most if we try to punish the airlines by denying them a bailout
“Yes, it's unfortunate that companies and CEOs that made bad, dumb and greedy decisions now need federal aid. But what's the alternative? Punish the rich at the expense of everyone else?” — Paul R. La Monica, CNN

A bailout should require a promise to substantially change business practices
“We cannot permit American and other airlines to use federal assistance, whether labeled a bailout or not, to weather the coronavirus crisis and then return to business as usual. Before providing any loan relief, tax breaks or cash transfers, we must demand that the airlines change how they treat their customers and employees and make basic changes in industry ownership structure.” — Tim Wu, New York Times

The airlines should be forced to reduce emissions 

“Since aviation produces a lot of climate pollution, assistance for the airlines should include requirements that they cut their emissions.” — Annie Petsonk, The Hill

The public interest, not the airlines’ bottom line, should be the focus of the bailout
“There’s no doubt that coronavirus poses an exceptional challenge to American businesses, and it’s entirely appropriate for the government to backstop employers of all sizes and sectors as it also backstops American families and workers. But if taxpayers are asked to go above and beyond for any particular industry, those industries will need to go above and beyond for the public interest.” — Editorial, Boston Globe

Restrictions would hamper the airlines long term, ultimately hurting workers 

“Imposing minimum-wage mandates, restrictions on executive compensation, and other directives that restrain business decisions as conditions for the receipt of bailout funds will only increase the likelihood that airlines will encounter financial troubles in the future.”  — Veronique De Rugy, National Review

Detractors
The airlines shouldn’t be rewarded for reckless business practices

“The government must set a precedent for corporations that spend the boom years enriching themselves and their shareholders only to crawl to Capitol Hill hat in hand. Rather than filling up the hat, they ought to get a kick in the butt.” —  Aaron Gordon, Vice

There is no risk of air travel suddenly going away
“There is no danger that the airlines are about to disappear, leaving the flying public grounded after the coronavirus crisis passes. Without a bailout, the air carriers would renegotiate their terms of credit with their lenders outside court, or they would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Either way, they would keep flying.” — Richard Squire, Washington Post

Allowing the airlines to file for bankruptcy is a better plan

“The rational thing for the government to do would be to let the weaker airlines go out of business as the stronger but still viable carriers continue flying under Chapter 11 bankruptcy — as they have done in previous airline downturns.” — Jack Shafer, Politico

The airlines can get favorable loans from the private sector
“The airlines are big enough to get their own loans from banks at rock-bottom interest rates. Their planes and landing slots are more than adequate collateral.” — Robert Reich, Guardian

The airlines wasted a decade of good fortune on greed
“Despite a history of rough patches during unforeseen events … large U.S. airline companies spent most of their free cash flow over the past 10 years on share buybacks, propping up their quarterly earnings-per-share results.” — Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch

Too many businesses are going to need help to rescue everyone
“The vast majority of the economy is going to be affected by the current crisis. Why should sweetheart deals go out to the companies affected first, the companies that have most imperiled themselves by over-borrowing and spending?” — John M. Griffin and James M. Griffin, USA Today

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The rising crisis of inflation and the devaluing of the U.S. Dollar, food shortages, and the recession all have an end in site. A new currency backed by silver called the "AMERO" (already being printed in the Denver mint) and the "North American Union" or NAU. Much like the EU without borders. This means we will be loosing jobs, which is already happening. The unemployment rate is sky rocketing. All the jobs that us Americans will be loosing will be occupied by foreign workers for less salary. This is all part of the agenda for the "New World Order" or "One World Governmental System"...
First a look at the devaluing of the dollar from a worldly view

https://spirituallysmart.com/NAU.html

Whatever you believe about the coronavirus epidemic, it is providing the chaos necessary for new (world) order.
Learn the 5+ NWO agendas being pushed.

https://thefreedomarticles.com/5-nwo-agendas-accompanying-coronavirus-epidemic/

1. Centralized Control of Information, i.e. Censorship and Narrative Control
​2. The Cashless Agenda, 3. Martial Law Quarantines, 4. Mandatory Vaccination
​5. Bill Gates’ ID2020: Digital Identification via Microchipping
​6. Agenda 2030: Wuhan Slated to be one of China’s Smart Cities
​​7. Is the Coronavirus Epidemic a Race-Based Bioweapon?

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230 Years of Rights and Liberties Shredded: Why I Oppose The LockdownOne thing is for certain, however, if Americans give up their rights now, they will never get them back.  
Published March 27, 2020
By Brandon Turbeville
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Although it was nearly 20 years ago, I can remember 9/11 like it was yesterday. I remember the shock of hearing about the planes crashing into towers, at first believing it was a tragic accident and quickly learning it to be otherwise. I remember being told that 19 hijackers, part of a fundamentalist plot to destroy America, were behind the attacks and that the mastermind was a man in a cave in Afghanistan named Osama bin Laden.
As all of America was glued to their television screens, many rushed out to give blood in an effort to at least do something to help one another. George W. Bush’s answer for Americans was to go to work and then go out and shop. Americans dutifully complied. But the government’s answer, in tandem with mainstream media, was also to be afraid. Very afraid. Americans also complied with this request, perhaps more than any other.
In the days and weeks after the initial shock, a college professor informed me about a bill called the PATRIOT ACT that would essentially eviscerate much of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. After class, I questioned him further about the bill, which he explained, and suggested that if I really wanted to understand what was happening, I should read 1984 by George Orwell. I went home and did just that and was surprised to learn that not only was he right, but that I was watching what I was reading happen in front of me in real life.

I watched as the fear of speaking your mind and saying certain words became known as freedom. I watched as Americans came to assume that their communications were listened to, frightened of what they said, but justifying it as they praised their country for being unlike the totalitarian governments of the past. Peace became war. Any suggestion that invading Afghanistan was wrong was unpatriotic. In fact, any criticism of the government was considered unpatriotic and anyone who valued freedom over temporary security was borderline a traitor.
I watched as the United States became The Homeland and I watched as my friends had their window busted out of their car because they did not have one of those ridiculous window flags.
Still, shortly after the event itself, I began speaking out against the erosion of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I questioned the official story of 9/11 and fought against the passage of the PATRIOT ACT. In those days, anyone who did either of these things was considered either woefully ignorant and naive or a traitor who was giving morale support to the enemy.
I spoke out after 9/11 and was largely alone with a few notable exceptions. I was forced to watch the majority of my fellow Americans give away the most precious thing they had, the things which no other country could lay claim to, and the thing that they claimed they were supporting war to protect. America gave away a huge chunk of its rights in the wake of 9/11 and, though they were promised the measures were only temporary, twenty years on we have never received them back.

Instead, police officers are now often indistinguishable from military soldiers, the United States is still in Afghanistan as well as Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Ukraine, and a host of theatres across the world where its undefinable “interests” apparently lie. It is now a foregone conclusion that cellphone, internet, and all other communications are monitored. It is well understood that the iron fist of the state can come down with lack of due process and the Second Amendment is under daily attack. Torture is now general practice for foreign and domestic arrestees.
Now, here we are close to twenty years later. Americans once again have a shadowy nemesis for which our government has once again failed to provide adequate information. Once again, the governmental response is not a robust rethinking of how we got to be where we are, (in this case how medical care is provided, who has access to it, or the overarching philosophy behind it), but a massive police state, quasi martial law, and the evisceration of what is left of the liberties and rights they didn’t give away twenty years ago or give away gradually in the time between.

This time, it is not so much the President leading the charge to burn the Constitution, but Governors all across the country, acting in concert with one another. But they aren’t acting alone. Because of the massive propaganda mouthpiece of the mainstream media blasting hysteria and panic as well as the desired conclusions they intend for their audiences to reach, many Americans are demanding that their rights be taken away and that they and their fellow citizens be forced off the streets and into their homes at gunpoint.
My opposition to the potential Lockdown is twofold but principally it is based on the fact that over two hundred and thirty years of rights and liberties should not be shredded on the basis of any threat, real or imagined. Americans either have rights or we don’t. There is no asterisk in the Constitution that states the Bill of Rights is null and void in the event of a terrorist attack or a virus outbreak. If we do not maintain our rights in a time of crisis, then, simply put, we do not truly have rights at all.

If we do not maintain these rights, our country, such as it is, ceases to exist.


As Peter Hitchens, one of the few critics of this Lockdown mentality (happening all over the world and, in his case, Britain) wrote in his recent article for the Mail Online,

All the crudest weapons of despotism, the curfew, the presumption of guilt and the power of arbitrary arrest, are taking shape in the midst of what used to be a free country. And we, who like to boast of how calm we are in a crisis, seem to despise our ancient hard-bought freedom and actually want to rush into the warm, firm arms of Big Brother.

Hitchens’ article is well worth reading, not only for his views but for his critique of the scale of the pandemic, which is highly questionable.

Secondly, we are quickly driving this country to a second Great Depression where unemployment is at levels never before seen and where only the 1% and the major banks have anything resembling wealth. This Depression will be so devastating that it will make the first look weak in comparison, not just because of employment but because of the real human toll after decades of globalism, Free Trade, and urbanization have gutted this country of its workforce, manufacturing, healthcare, education, production capabilities, and general living standards. With more Americans living urban lives and fewer and fewer farms by the day, the Second Great Depression will kill many more people than the virus and leave those left alive scrounging for crumbs at the bottom. Already, since the beginning of this virus emergency, we have witnessed a huge transfer of wealth from the lower classes to the higher and we will no doubt witness more as this insane Lockdown attempt continues.

After the Lockdown passes, Americans will complain about low wages and lack of work. They will wait in lines for benefits that may or may not exist and that will be lower than their current living standards require. Unlike the loss of their rights, the benefits will be temporary. But Americans won’t be able to fully blame Wall Street this time around since it was the media and the people who listen to it who were howling in the streets for Lockdowns and shutdowns. They will have gotten what they wanted as well as the opportunity to live to regret it.

So here I am, twenty years after a writing career began as a result of generally good people who were frightened into giving away their rights, writing about exactly the same thing yet again. Of course, there may be time to reverse the direction in which we are heading. The next few weeks will most likely determine that matter. One thing is for certain, however, if Americans give up their rights now, they will never get them back.


I don’t have any illusions about the effect this article will have on the direction we are heading as a nation. Instead, I expect it to bring about more criticism, more insults, and more claims that I am no longer “credible” as the propaganda repeaters seen on the major cable networks are credible. But it will be worth it, for no other reason than to register my voice so that, for the record, there was at least a few people who retained their sanity through this worldwide era of panic and did not willingly sacrifice his rights on the altar of fear.


If we are able to step back from the abyss, perhaps the “credibility” and respect that I lose from peers as a result of this article will someday be returned. But if we are not able to step back, I can’t imagine anyone will be able to remember anything I’ve said here and, if that is the case, it probably wouldn’t matter if they did.

​United States now has the most confirmed coronavirus cases in the world
SARAH RUIZ-GROSSMAN - Mar 26th 2020

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/03/26/united-states-now-has-the-most-confirmed-coronavirus-cases-in-the-world/23962566/
The United States hit a grim milestone on Thursday, becoming the country with the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide. 

We’re not going to get back to ‘normal’ for a very, very long time. But it’s NOT too late to build a…
Financial Pandemic Shelter

According to Jim, a new crisis looms.
One that, this time, could actually shut down the world’s major banks.
‘“And that’s what I expect will happen. 
They’ll close exchanges, close banks, close ATMs, freeze accounts.”

‘When people say that will “never happen”, Mr Rickards explained it has happened many times before including Cyprus, Greece and Argentina.
‘He added it also happened in the US in 1933, when US President Franklin D Roosevelt ordered every bank to close.’

The core point, says Rickards, is that the problems that caused the last crisis were never resolved.
‘They haven't solved the problem... They’ve just moved it upstairs. Well, now they're in the penthouse.
‘...The modern monetary theorists are saying there’s no problem, but they’re wrong. It’s not a legal issue. It’s a confidence issue.
‘There's an invisible psychological boundary and once you cross it, people lose confidence in the dollar itself. That’s what we're facing.’

Look, if you take one thing away from this report, make it this:
The international monetary system has collapsed three times in the past 100 years, in 1914, 1939 and 1971.
It’s been over 40 years since the last collapse.
These things do seem to happen every 30 or 40 years. That’s just based on experience.
That seems to be the useful life of the international monetary system before it is RESET.
Now, that doesn’t mean that it will collapse like clockwork tomorrow morning.
Although it certainly feels like something’s up, right?
We have entered ripe conditions for a long-overdue reset
That seems to be the useful life of the international monetary system before it is RESET.
Now, that doesn’t mean that it will collapse like clockwork tomorrow morning.

Although it certainly feels like something’s up, right?
We have entered ripe conditions for a long-overdue reset.
James G. Rickards helped save the financial system from collapse in 1998…warned Washington officials in 2006 of the coming $12.6 trillion mortgage meltdown…and confidently forecast Trump and Brexit when
all the polls pointed the other way.
Find out what he thinks happens NEXT in the
coronavirus pandemic. And what to do right now
to lessen the impact on your personal wealth …

Dear Reader,
We are staring down the brink of total collapse.
Total collapse of trade. Of healthcare systems. Of economies. And of financial markets. 
It's a financial pandemic, as well as a viral one.
This is a panic that will play over months and years.
That's grim. But it also means you have plenty of time... right now... to create a sort of 'financial pandemic shelter'.
There are specific things you can do stem the damage to your wealth... and even to GROW it... during the coming COVID-19 winter.

Gold's bull market, for instance, is not going to end any time soon.
But there are other options for shoring up your wealth for what’s looking like the biggest economic crisis to face the Earth since the Great Depression.
Because we speak our mind here, we often get accused of scaremongering or being hyperbolic.
And, to be honest, maybe sometimes we have come close to doing so in the past.
I don’t think that’s the case here.
A global slowdown of EPIC proportions is here.
I don’t need to convince you of that — you see it all around you already.
It's bad enough now. It's almost impossible to imagine what it might be like two months from now.

BUT WHAT’S THE SENSIBLE BIG-PICTURE OUTLOOK TO THIS?
What you’re actually witnessing is a bubble in central bank hubris finally popping.
That a global pandemic was the pin is scary…but almost irrelevant.

It had to happen.
And central banks' response was also inevitable.
$700 billion in quantitative easing in the US alone.
Zero Hedge called it "the biggest emergency 'shock and awe' bazooka in Fed history".
That's just the beginning...
Now, it’s a smart, cool-headed investor’s job to figure out what comes next…

HOW ARE GOVERNMENTS AND ‘ELITES’ (MORE ON THAT TERM LATER) LIKELY TO REACT?
As you see below, QE and negative interest rates are just the start.

On top of this, those in power may well enact a drastic, wholly unpredicted plan.

I’m NOT talking about helicopter money and a MASSIVE, co-ordinated global fiscal response. (Although we’re seeing the beginnings of that now…)
No, this plan is even more far-reaching than that.
If they pull it off, it will radically alter how the world works for years after this pandemic is over.
This plan — and how to prepare for it — is what this report is about.
Because the most important question to ask right now is…

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO — AS WE SAIL DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO A NEW GREAT DEPRESSION — WITH YOUR MONEY?
First and foremost, you shouldn’t do what everyone else is doing, which is panic.
And that’s a pretty tall order, I know.
This is clearly now a one-in-100 year event. 
It makes the GFC look like NOTHING. And we're only a few months into it.
Unlike the GFC, we could well be looking at a total collapse in the capital markets that central banks and stimulus can’t fix.
You should be planning for a worst-case scenario.
Now. Not next week, or even tomorrow.
You shouldn’t delay, but the good news is you haven’t missed the boat.
Mainstream analysts still don’t quite get it. With every stock selloff, you’re still seeing some pundits saying, ‘Now is the time to buy at the bottom!’

Gold…and gold stocks…are getting caught up in lurching market panics.
That’s what is happening RIGHT NOW.
Span that timeframe out over the next two to three years, and it’s my bet you may be very glad you owned and held onto gold and gold stocks in the first half of 2020.
But gold is not the only way to position your wealth for this crazy, unfolding catastrophe.

As Jim Rickards says:
‘We’re seeing two complex systems colliding into each other, the complex system of markets combined with the complex system of epidemiology.

‘The coronavirus spread is a complex dynamic system. It encompasses virology, meteorology, migratory patterns, mass psychology, etc. Markets are highly complex, dynamic systems.
‘Financial professionals will use the word “contagion” to describe a financial panic. But that’s not just a metaphor. The same complexity that applies to disease epidemics also apply to financial markets.

‘They follow the same principles. And they’ve come together to create a panic that traditional modeling could not foresee.
‘The time scale of global financial contagion is not necessarily limited to days or weeks. These panics can play out over months and years. So could the effects of the coronavirus.’

I know that’s ominous, and you’re getting an ominous overload right now from the mainstream media.
But there is actually a silver lining to what Jim says above.
As I just mentioned, this is going to be a rolling, slow-motion crisis.
One that plays out for months or even years.
Mainstream financial analysis of this crisis to date has been, and continues to be, MORONIC.
As the coronavirus suffocates both its victims and the global economy, there is a bull market in media panic.
Yes…markets have sold off heavily.

But you STILL have a window to act in order to protect yourself. And that’s what this report is about.
Which brings me to the main point of this report.
We’re not going to talk about the number of infections, the closed borders, disrupted supplied chains, etc…

What I’d like to talk about is
what those in power are going
to USE THIS CRISIS FOR
What if the ‘elites’ use this crisis for their own ends?
That’s what we’re going to look at in the rest of this report.
Before we go any further, though, I’ll expand on that term ‘elites’. Because it’s bandied around quite a lot. But often without a clear explanation.
And you’ll see the term ‘elites’ quite a lot in this letter.


Wikipedia isn’t right on everything, but in this instance it’s on the money:
‘In political and sociological theory, the elite (French élite, from Latin eligere, to select or to sort out) are a small group of powerful people who hold a disproportionate amount of wealth, privilege, political power, or skill in a society.’
This is no conspiracy theory.

These people exist.
They hang out with each other. And they plan.
And right now, they’re preparing for a potential apocalypse in several ways.
They’re not bulk-buying hand sanitiser, toilet paper and box sets of The Sopranos.
They’re chartering private jets to their pre-prepared disaster bunkers. As The Guardian reports:
‘Many are understood to be taking personal doctors or nurses on their flights to treat them and their families in the event that they become infected.
‘The wealthy are also besieging doctors in private clinics in Harley Street, London, and across the world, demanding private coronavirus tests.’
Ah, the wealthy. This report is NOT taking a dig at people with means doing what they have to do to deal with this crisis. Fair play to them.
But what about our ‘LEADERS’?
The elites who make the rules for all the rest of us?
What kind of self-preservation decisions are they going to make over the next 12 to 24 months that we should be aware of?
These people know they stuffed up the financial system royally even before this virus crisis hit.
They know there is no such thing as a ‘magic money tree’.
One that makes stock and house prices keep rising. Despite soaring debts, ongoing trade wars with China, and increasing signs of an impending economic recession.
This is not natural. It’s the work of elites pulling strings behind the scenes for years.
And they know exactly what they’ve done.
And what’s coming as a result…
Things have moved so fast they haven’t had time to put a full response together yet.
But it’s coming. And it’s going to be the biggest financial intervention in all of history.
And, again, I’m NOT JUST talking about central banks doing whatever it takes to make the stock market go back up. Although you’re going to see that, for sure.
Interest rates at or below zero.
MASSIVE new quantitative easing, or QE — the term for when central banks print money to buy assets like government bonds and mortgage bonds.
They may expand the program to corporate bonds and stocks soon. Or even begin giving money directly to Americans. We’ll see.
Some analysts see America’s Fed alone printing up to $10 trillion over the next decade to fix this mess.
But I’m talking about an EVEN MORE drastic move in response to this crisis.
It’s happened five times before in the last 97 years.
I believe it’s long overdue to happen again.
The international monetary system even before the pandemic was a patchwork of soaring equity markets, floating exchange rates, hard pegs, dirty pegs, currency wars, open and closed capital accounts, and sky-high sovereign debt.
It is unanchored. It is incoherent.
It is due a reset.
What do you do when your computer gets this mucked up?
You restart it.
Hit Control-Alt-Delete.
Begin again from scratch.
The elites have done this five times in the last hundred years.
I believe it’s about to happen again.
And I want to show you what this reset might look like.
You might think: ‘What do I care? How on Earth do the actions of monetary elites on the other side of the world have ANYTHING to do with me, my wealth and my future here in Australia? Especially with the health of my friends and family at stake right now?’
Well, all I’ll say is just look at what’s happening with the coronavirus itself.
It’s SPREADING EVERYWERE.
An economic pandemic is the same.
I’m convinced what follows will be extremely useful for you.
For one, because you won’t be blindsided.
If the scenario I’ll describe to you plays out (and it IS an ‘if’; nothing is certain here) you’ll remember: ‘Ah! Yes! This is why this is happening. This is why I shouldn’t panic. And this is how I should react to it.’
I’ll show you exactly how those who control the game (senior IMF position holders, central bankers, those at the top of the World Bank) are going to enact their INFLATE or DIE policy (and take actions that will, in the long term, cause even more untold harm to the average investor.)
And how they’ve actually been working for years towards this moment. The virus will just be their excuse.
What the financial landscape might look like after they ‘flip the reset switch’ — and the specific implications for the Australian economy.

But most importantly, I’ll show you some practical precautions you can take now to preserve your wealth, no matter what happens.

Consider these a sort of ‘financial pandemic insurance’ for your portfolio.

Those alone are reasons to read on.
But there’s another compelling reason to take this letter very seriously.
The contention is that a historic event is about to take place using the current crisis as camouflage. And that this will change the financial system as we know it.
If this warning is correct, it means the worldwide financial crisis that just kicked off could be qualitatively different from anything you’ve experienced in your lifetime.


And not just because of a super-flu.
It will encompass multiple asset classes on a global scale.


It will unleash inflation not seen since the 1970s, insolvency not seen since the 1930s, and exchange shutdowns not seen since 1914.
Far, FAR more ‘ordinary person wealth’ will be destroyed than in 2008, 2000 and 1987. As a result, here in Australia, state power could even be summoned to contain panic.

Not only will this next reset last much longer than the Great Depression, this crisis will be historic for another reason.
A network of elites will use it as cover.
And many ordinary investors who don’t see it coming — and take the right precautions — will be badly, BADLY hurt
Those are the stakes.
And I’m sure much of that might sound beyond hyperbolic to you.
But just stay with me a little longer.
Because what’s important to note is this ‘reset event’ warning doesn’t actually come from me…
It comes from James G. Rickards
Before we begin, I want to show you why, when James G. Rickards issues a solid, specific and new warning…you better listen…
Jim has access to some of the highest-level policymakers on the planet.
In 1980, he helped the Carter administration negotiate an end to the Iran hostage crisis, saving 53
American lives.
[Fat Tail Media]

In the 1990s, Jim helped the Fed wind down Long-Term Capital Management, averting a collapse of the global financial system.
After 9/11, Jim was tapped by the CIA to assist on a counter-terrorism project called Project Prophesy. He created a system to detect terrorist attacks before they happened by decoding complex financial signals.
I’m guessing that much of his work here remains classified.

But I can tell you that on 7 August 2006, Prophesy’s system uncovered warning signs of an impending terrorist attack. Three days later in London, a plot to blow up 10 US passenger jets was thwarted. Twenty-four Pakistani extremists were arrested.
In 2005 and 2006, Jim went on a lecture tour, warning of a new looming financial crisis. In an interview with Business Insider, he later explained:
‘I went down to the Treasury and said “look, this crisis is going to get worse, here’s what you need to do: call all the hedge funds, tell them to give you all their positions in machine readable form, put it into a matrix, hire IBM Global Services.”
‘I was completely ignored...’
We all know what happened next.
The result was the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
According to Jim, a new crisis looms.
One that, this time, could actually shut down the world’s major banks.
‘“And that’s what I expect will happen. 
They’ll close exchanges, close banks, close ATMs, freeze accounts.”
‘When people say that will “never happen”, Mr Rickards explained it has happened many times before including Cyprus, Greece and Argentina.
‘He added it also happened in the US in 1933, when US President Franklin D Roosevelt ordered every bank to close.’
The core point, says Rickards, is that the problems that caused the last crisis were never resolved.
‘They haven't solved the problem... They’ve just moved it upstairs. Well, now they're in the penthouse.
‘...The modern monetary theorists are saying there’s no problem, but they’re wrong. It’s not a legal issue. It’s a confidence issue.
‘There's an invisible psychological boundary and once you cross it, people lose confidence in the dollar itself. That’s what we're facing.’
Look, if you take one thing away from this report, make it this:
The international monetary system has collapsed three times in the past 100 years, in 1914, 1939 and 1971.

It’s been over 40 years since the last collapse.
These things do seem to happen every 30 or 40 years. That’s just based on experience.
That seems to be the useful life of the international monetary system before it is RESET.
Now, that doesn’t mean that it will collapse like clockwork tomorrow morning.

Although it certainly feels like something’s up, right?
We have entered ripe conditions for a long-overdue reset.
Does that sound far-fetched to you? Well, keep in mind:
Many of Jim’s ‘far-fetched’ predictions
have a habit of becoming fact
On US Election Day in 2016 Jim Rickards was up early.
It was 4:00am. Polls were about to open.
And Rickards was having makeup applied to appear on live television on the Bloomberg network.
He then sat there patiently as several pundits before him predicted an easy Clinton win.
Then, as soon as the camera was on him, he predicted the unthinkable: Trump would win.
[Fat Tail Media]
So you don’t believe the polls???’, the incredulous anchor asked.
Rickards said it would be close (it was) and election-watchers would be up late (they were).
But — contrary to what virtually every poll, political scientist and statistician on the planet was saying — the world should get ready for President Donald J. Trump.
That morning, polls and prediction markets were giving Hillary Clinton a 91% chance of winning, with Trump’s odds at only 9%.
Hillary was going to easily bag the swing states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Except, as Jim Rickards predicted that morning, she didn’t.
Rickards did the same things several months earlier, on 20 June 2016.
It was three days before the Brexit referendum in the UK, and Jim stood, again in front of a camera, in a capsule on the London Eye Ferris wheel.
He said UK voters would vote to leave the European Union.
And he recommended investors buy gold and short sterling.
Bookmakers…who’re supposed to have a pretty good idea which way the wind is blowing…had a Remain win by 80%.
Leave won, exactly as Jim predicted.

The point of these examples is that they were not lucky guesses.
Jim was not taking a view contrary to the consensus just to be contrary.
In both cases, Trump and Brexit, Jim Rickards got the forecast right by using the right models…and refreshing the output with continual updates from new data.
Much of this data was anecdotal. Meaning: Data gathered from Jim’s numerous connections in the upper echelons of politics and finance. 
Conventional statisticians reject anecdotal evidence.
Because it cannot be quantified or repeated.

According to Jim Rickards, more fool them.
Anecdotal evidence is extremely powerful when added to a Bayesian equation (which Jim uses to make his forecasts). 
Why do I bring this up?
Because Jim Rickards is now making another ‘far-fetched’ prediction.
Like Trump and Brexit, few see it coming.
Everyone is transfixed by the pandemic.
But as my colleague Tom Dyson at Postcards from the Fringe says:
‘The coronavirus outbreak gives the PERFECT political cover for the huge intervention that’s coming. As an excuse for financial intervention and monetary activism, it’s even better than war!’
If Jim is right, you shouldn’t face this unprepared. So, I’d like to show you what it is, how it could play out, and how to position your portfolio for it.
What is this mysterious world-changing event that both Jim and I are convinced is coming?
Jim and I call it:

​RESET 2020

Of course, there’s no way of knowing for certain if it will happen this year.
It depends very much on how elites react to what’s unfolding.
But as Bill Bonner says in The Bonner Diaries:

​‘The economy’s immune system has been compromised by fake money and fake credit. The only way to keep this scam going is to give it massive doses of more fake money and fake credit.
‘Yes, Dear Reader, the economic disaster can’t be stopped, either. But it can be stretched out… disguised… delayed… denied… and ultimately made worse.’

Most importantly, adds Jim Rickards, it can be EXPLOITED…

As you’ll see, we’re convinced the planning stages are very much underway…
My name, by the way, is Nickolai Hubble.
I work with Jim Rickards as investment editor of his newsletter, Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence.
I’m also the chief strategist of UK’s iconic Fleet Street Letter Monthly Alert.
The Fleet Street Letter is the oldest investment letter in Britain and, like Jim, has a track record for pinpointing big turning points in history.
In 1938, for example, after a fact-finding mission inside Germany, Fleet Street Letter editor of the time, Patrick Maitland, predicted war in Europe within a year, while everyone else was in denial.
‘Appeasement will not work,’ he warned… ‘War is coming to Europe, but not until September at the earliest.’
On 1 September 1939, Hitler invaded Poland. Two days later, the Second World War began, exactly as Maitland foretold.
Jim and I share a deep appreciation of the value of anticipating great turning points before the mainstream.

​So, when I got the call a few years back to collaborate with him, I didn’t hesitate.
And, as I say, we believe another historic turning point is imminent.
Jim is convinced. And now I’m a true believer as well.

For a while, we just vaguely called it ‘the coming reset’.
But now I think it’s much closer than I initially thought.
So, I’m now calling it RESET 2020.
Not that we know for certain it will happen this year.
But let’s be honest about where we are at right now.

In 2020, we have already seen a stock market crash as bad as 1929. And serious epidemiologists are projecting a great number of more deaths from the C virus.

And at the time of writing, we’re only a quarter of the way through the year!
Every few decades, the world’s financial system goes through a reset.
Just before, or during, a complete collapse, the powers that be come together in an obscure place and hash out the terms of the new currency system.
That new system usually gets named after the random place they decided to meet.
Towards the end of the Second World War, it was Bretton Woods in the US state of New Hampshire.
But trade imbalances and the outflow of gold under the Bretton Woods system forced the Smithsonian Agreement and the Jamaica Accord in the 70s — two more resets that gave us floating currencies.
The Treaty of Versailles was one they got wrong, with disastrous consequences.
These are just some examples from the 20th century. But the history of financial system resets goes back much further.
Ever wondered what ‘wiping the slates clean’ really means?


Ever bothered to find out what’s written on the Rosetta Stone — the key that allowed us to unlock the secrets of ancient languages?
These refer to ancient financial resets.
The world used to know them as debt jubilees — when all the debt record slates were wiped clean and all debt slaves were released from their bondage.
These resets occurred for the same reason as those last century — to prevent a crisis and the uproar that goes with it. To create a new workable system.
And…most importantly…to ensure the elites that make the rules STAY elite.
Again — I just want to clarify what I mean by ‘elite’.
These are not mysterious, Illuminati-type figures.
These are people with power and means (some of them names you’ll know) who run the institutions that form a kind of global superstructure.


THE FIRST RESET?
The Rosetta Stone records the achievements of Egyptian pharaoh Ptolemy V.
These include something called a ‘debt jubilee’. It records how Ptolemy declared all debts, then known as ‘slates’, to be ‘wiped clean’. And all debt slaves, known as ‘peons’, were freed.


‘To get a sense of how they operate, imagine an array of floating spheres. One sphere is labelled IMF, one is labelled Fed, one is labelled Bilderberg, one is labelled Wall Street, one is labelled Central Banks, one is labelled Intelligence Agencies, one is labelled media, and so on.
‘The elites inhibit all of these spheres, and together the network forms a kind of 3D Venn diagram. As I see it, regardless of what sphere they inhabit, the elites all share the same vision, One World Order, One World Taxation, and One World Money. All of their actions are geared toward moving that agenda forward.’
– Jim Rickards

This superstructure is like a snare net encircling all nations.

The people who run it aren't democratically elected. They're not accountable to you and me. They're beyond the reach of government and citizens, and yet they hold the fate of the global financial system in their hands.

According to Jim Rickards, a shortlist of these people just from the world of central banking and foreign relations would include:

Christine Lagarde, Head of the European Central Bank
Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England
Raghuram G. Rajan, Vice Chairman of the Bank for International Settlements
Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan
William C. Dudley, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Agustin Carstens, former governor of the Bank of Mexico
Janet Yellen, former chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Mario Draghi, former president of the European Central Bank
Zhu Min, former deputy managing director of the IMF
Zhou Xiaochuan, former governor of the People's Bank of China
Robert E. Rubin, Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations.

‘To get a sense of how they operate, imagine an array of floating spheres. One sphere is labelled IMF, one is labelled Fed, one is labelled Bilderberg, one is labelled Wall Street, one is labelled Central Banks, one is labelled Intelligence Agencies, one is labelled media, and so on.
‘The elites inhibit all of these spheres, and together the network forms a kind of 3D Venn diagram. As I see it, regardless of what sphere they inhabit, the elites all share the same vision, One World Order, One World Taxation, and One World Money. All of their actions are geared toward moving that agenda forward.’
– Jim Rickards


Throughout history, people like these have picked certain times when they RESET the global financial system.
At some point, a reset of the financial system becomes preferable to the status quo.

It might be that the level of debt is just too high to service. Or perhaps a government printed too much money.
Or it might be a ‘black swan’.
You will have heard the term before. Many call the pandemic a black swan event…one of huge impact that was highly improbable.
The truth is COVID-19 is the opposite. It’s a highly probable, but neglected, threat.
We’ve been told by experts for years it was a case of when, not if.
But that when is now.
And it’s just the existential threat the elites need to do one of their periodic re-orderings. 
​​


In 1971, it was the American trade deficit that led to an outflow of gold.
Whatever the threat, a reset comes when a financial system hits its limits.


Jim Rickards and I believe another
historic reset is coming — imminently


As Jim details in his latest book Aftermath, Reset 1922 was the first really effective reset that the elites pulled off last century. It was the Genoa Economic and Financial Conference.
Thirty-four nations participated in the conclave, held in the Palazzo di San Giorgio in Genoa, Italy.

​Post World War One, this reset featured the economic reconstruction of Europe…and the status of reparations and relations with the relatively new Soviet Russian regime.

The next reset was the biggest of the 20th century.
RESET 1944 was the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference of 44 nations, better known as Bretton Woods.
You’ll probably recognise the name. It was held at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
To say the Bretton Woods system established a new monetary order is an understatement.
This was where the elites ensured everything would stay in their favour for the next 70 years.
In one meeting, they set up a new system of rules, regulations and procedures for all the major economies of the world.
The aim stated in the press was ‘economic stability’.
It always is!
But Bretton Woods established the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank…and in doing so created the actual institutions that could formally carry out the next reset when needed.

JIM RICKARDS BELIEVES THAT NEXT RESET IS COMING.
AND THAT THOSE WHO DON’T PREPARE FOR IT COULD LOSE OUT BIG-TIME.


Even before this crisis hit…
Did you ever wonder how the world can continue to borrow more than it could ever repay?
Did you think that countries like Greece and Japan will honour their debt mountain forever?
What will happen to the student loans that cannot be repaid? Will younger generations always agree to be debt serfs to banks for decades just to own a house?
And now…
What will a slowdown of the magnitude we are witnessing mean for a financial system ALREADY at its limits?
That’s the really big question, right?
It can take much longer to restart the flow of goods and services than it did to shut them down.
The world is uncomfortably close to a global recession, even if the coronavirus retreated from here. And all the signs say there’s no retreat of COVID-19 in sight for some time…
If you’re wondering how it all will end, it’s likely that a global financial reset is your answer.
No-one — not me, not Jim, not Warren Buffett, not anyone — can know for sure how this will play out.
But we can make a sensible, educated, calculated guess.
As Bill Bonner explains…

‘The first stage of a major debt crisis is deflationary.

Prices fall.

Companies go broke.

People get laid off. Investors typically rush to the safety of U.S. Treasury bonds.

T-Bond prices go up, even as prices for corporate and “junk” bonds go down.’

By that logic, we’re entering that phase right now.
But, says Bill, then comes stage two: Inflation.
‘Now the feds are pumping in new money on a whole ’nuther scale. And that’s when the T-bonds go down.
‘Why? Because the only way the feds can fight the downturn is by issuing more fake money. More bonds. More quantitative easing (QE). More dollars. More stimulus. More deficits. More Repo Madness.

‘Sooner or later, all this new, fake money drives down the value of money itself…
‘…and T-bonds, calibrated in dollars, go down too.’


And amidst all this chaos, as it all comes to a self-inflicted head…
…the elites will simply propose a new system entirely.

This is something Jim Rickards and I feel in our bones is about to happen.
The point is: History shows we’re due a reset.
The thing to know about these momentous events, when the rules of the game of economics are rewritten, is that they cost some people their entire wealth.
The Great Recession was really just a preview for what’s coming.
But, even then, the domino effect of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy caused a wave of wealth destruction in America and around the globe.
All told, losses from that ‘preview’ are estimated at US$10 trillion. That’s more than a sixth of the global gross domestic product in 2008.
Imagine what the main event might look like…
The Great Depression probably gives you a better picture of that.
That truly was a life or death financial calamity.  
As economist JK Galbraith put it: ‘Some people were hungry in 1930 and 1931 and 1932. Others were tortured by the fear that they might go hungry.’
A mammoth 90% was wiped from the New York stock market.
At one point, 32 million Americans alone had no income at all!
By 1933, one in three breadwinners were unemployed in Australia.
Income from Australian exports cratered. Local industries came to a standstill.
Government slashed spending by 20%.
‘Should men now go without the necessities of life in order that the international money ring should have its pound of flesh?’ Labor premier Jack Lang asked at the time.
This is the wealth destruction that occurs when the elites come for their pound of flesh.
But…
There are things you can do to give you a good chance of that not happening to YOU. To protect yourself…even as the bread lines and dole queues grow…
We’ll get to them soon.
Also…
You can potentially enhance your personal portfolio to a great degree…even as others are having their wealth eroded.
I’ll get to specific moves in a second, too.
But, above all, you need to try and get an idea of what the world might look like in the aftermath of a reset event. And arrange your portfolio accordingly. Most importantly: 

You need to make sure you’re on
the right side of the coming reset

With so many variables in play…and the news cycle seemingly having shifted from 24-hourly to hourly…it’s a difficult task predicting the year ahead.
But Jim and I are trying to do it to the best of our abilities.
To summarise: No matter WHAT further path the virus takes, we see more rapid financial asset deflation (falling stocks, with the odd bear market rally)…
…then giving way to rapid inflation, driven by huge government spending and central bank efforts to stop the bleeding.
But we believe you’ve never experienced anything like what’s about to happen in your lifetime.
This is how Jim sees it panning out (and I agree):
Right now you have dominoes falling…trade routes, supply chains, travel, retail, manufacturing, tourism, financial markets…basic things that make society tick…
For now, these dominoes are falling in an orderly way.
The markets will keep falling (Jim thinks by around 60-70% at least from the peak).

Gold will spike to $5,000 an ounce or higher.

Treasury yields will go deep into negative territory.
And THAT’S when the elites will enact their reset.
Freezing the global financial system from the top down. And wiping the slates clean…
Starting in the United States and spreading outward, according to Jim, people will lose access to their money.
That’s right. You won’t be able to get to your money.
If this reset plays out as we predict, it will mean total lockdown of the financial system.
In the 2008 crisis, governments met the demand for liquidity by printing money, guaranteeing banks and money market funds, and engaging in trillions of dollars of currency swaps.
The problem is that the central banks still haven’t normalised their balance sheets and interest rates since the last crisis. And it’s virtually impossible to do so now.
Money printing won’t be an option. Because central banks have printed too much already. Any more money printing would trigger a complete loss of confidence in fiat money and a mad scramble for hard assets.

Instead of money printing, Jim reckons the elites are planning something else.

A total lockdown of the system. One that will not let investors get their money out.

Says Jim:
‘This will begin with money market funds and then spread quickly to bank accounts, ATMs and stock exchanges until the entire system is frozen.
‘Then an international monetary conference will be convened to create a new global monetary standard, probably based on special drawing rights (SDRs), which will be printed by the trillions and handed out to governments to gradually reliquify the system.
‘Governments can see this coming and are already taking steps to prepare for more extreme measures.’
Yes. I know. That sounds crazy.
But I have to draw you back to the ‘crazy’ things that Jim has gotten 100% right before.
People thought The Fleet Street Letter was ‘crazy’ in the 1980s when it predicted that China would become an economic powerhouse.
At the time, it was one of the most impoverished nations on the planet. But it happened.
And, as I’ve shown you, RESETS happen too.
History says we’re due one.
And, if it happens, you better bloody make sure you’re on the right side of it!
There are two ways to do this.

The first is to own assets unaffected by monetary chaos and government decree.

It’s unlikely the government will ever confiscate your home or ounces of gold you own in secret. The price of both might surge or tumble, but you’ll own a hard asset either way.

Assets held in the financial system are at risk. That means not just your stock portfolio, but the money you hold with a bank.

Just look at what happened to people in Cyprus in 2013. A chunk of their bank deposits were used to bail out the bank!

Or in Argentina in late 2001, when government froze bank accounts and forbade withdrawals for a FULL YEAR!

Whilst we’re not suggesting this is likely to happen in Australia, this is an historical example of what’s possible.
At the very least, you need to think very hard about how much of your wealth is tied to the stock market. In the coming months, you need to be very wary of analysts and financial advisers trying to convince you it’s the bottom, and to buy.

(With the exception of certain gold stocks. We believe they’ll likely go up as the wider markets go down over the medium term.)

Australia didn’t have a fully developed stock market in 1929. Nowhere near as many ordinary Australians were stock investors then.
But America did. And a repeat of the collapse on Black Tuesday is almost impossible to imagine here, today.
As History.com writes: ‘Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors, and stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery could not handle the tremendous volume of trading.’

And they kept falling.
At the bottom, some investors had just 10% of their stock portfolio remaining. I’m not saying for a second it will be that bad.
But you need to know that these losses have occurred in history. And history shows we’re due a reset event.
You also need to think about owning things the government need not know about, and things that are unlikely to be taken from you.
Then there’s the second thing you can do…
And that’s take a ‘barbell approach’ with your investment portfolio. One that means having some protection at both ends.
A post-reset world could be of deflation OR inflation. So you need deflation protection AND inflation protection at the same time.
We are in unprecedented times.
This means you have to be nimble, and you have to watch the data as things play out. You can’t put a stake in the ground around one particular outcome because the chance of getting blindsided is high.
For this reason, I believe you need a ‘barbell’ portfolio.
We’ll get to that later.
But for now, just know this…


You’re most definitely running out of time

This reset event could be hosted in a variety of big-name places.
Davos, the G20 in Riyadh, or at a Bilderberg Meeting.
As you’ll see in a second, Jim Rickards — who, I’ll remind you, has gotten so many contentious predictions right — believes the next venue could be Donald Trump’s Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago.
It’s the perfect international monetary reset location.
Built by Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1927, it’s now a national historic landmark owned by Trump.
There would be some irony in the selection of Mar-a-Lago.
The Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire, site of the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944, is also a US national historic landmark. At the time of the conference, it was owned by New Hampshire Senator Charles Tobey, a personal friend of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Before the Bretton Woods location was decided, British economist John Maynard Keynes begged his US counterpart Harry Dexter White not to have the conference in Washington.

Keynes had a bad heart. And in an age before air conditioning, the summer heat in Washington was insufferable.
Keynes’ request was allowed.

If Keynes were alive today, he would no doubt approve of the cool sea breezes of Mar-a-Lago as well.
The ornate gilded halls also bear a passing resemblance to Italy’s 13th-century Palazzo di San Giorgio, site of the Genoa Conference in 1922.
The cool White Mountains of New Hampshire were selected.

But even if it doesn’t happen there, Rickards and I are certain it’s coming.

And it will come out of nowhere.
The Mar-a-Lago Accord, The Davos Accord, The Riyadh Treaty or The Bilderberg Agreement will establish the new financial order — overnight — in the face of chaos.


It might be a global currency, like The Economist magazine predicted this year.
Or the end of the fiat currency experiment and a return to gold, as Jim Rickards has long predicted.


Or perhaps the elites might harness the power of the blockchain, as some countries are already exploring.
China’s secret gold purchases and Germany’s gold repatriation from America suggest where they’re putting their money.
Russia and Singapore are looking at blockchains and digital currencies.
Elites are on the move…positioning themselves for the coming reset.
They won’t admit it publicly — but they know this virus is about to expose how heavily they have abused and mistreated the financial system.
But, according to Jim, it’s been admitted among like-minded elites for years…
‘Incoherent is the exact word used by both Ben Bernanke, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and John Lipsky, former acting Managing Director of the IMF in separate conversations with me,’ says Jim.
‘I spoke to Bernanke in Seoul, South Korea on May 27, 2015 and to Lipsky just a few months later in New York City. Each used the world “incoherent” to describe the international monetary system. I’ve never heard either one of them use that word publicly.’

The point is this…
Whatever new system they choose to make things ‘coherent’ again, you need to be ready.
Because the shift will be swift and firm.
It will come amid the noise and distraction of COVID-19.
Those not paying attention…those who have not read this report…may not even notice it.
It’ll be an article that appears about three quarters down the front page of a newspaper.
But what, specifically, could it mean for you and your wealth?


​Dissecting a potential
2020 Mar-a-Lago Accord

To be clear:

Jim Rickards isn’t the first to posit that this reset is imminent.
Prominent economist Judy Shelton wrote a 2018 article in the Cato Journal called ‘The Case for a New International Monetary System’.
She wrote,
‘Today, there are compelling reasons - political, economic, and strategic - for President Trump to initiate the establishment of a new international monetary system.’
The idea behind it is the same that was behind all other resets.
One country, which has what’s called a ‘convening power’, takes the lead before a crisis begins. In this case, it’d likely be President Trump who holds enough sway to request the powers that be to convene at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

OR…a new hysteria emerges and forces the elites' hand under highly adverse conditions.
So, what will the plan be?
What do Jim and I think they’re going to do?
What will the end of this giant, historic boom period look and feel like?
And what investments and money moves should you be making now with this potential future in mind?
Jim’s put all the pieces together in his most controversial book to date.
It’s called Aftermath: Seven Secrets of Wealth Preservation in the
Coming Chaos.

Now, I realise, for many, a lot of what you’ve read so far may seem hyperbolic.

But I stand by the following statement:

If the predictions in Aftermath are correct — and it IS an ‘if’; nothing is certain — then this book, and the recommendations contained within, could provide you with cover during a period of financial chaos that could be unlike anything you’ve seen in your life.
Think what you’re seeing now is completely crazy?
Just wait and see what comes as a result of it…
It’s an absolute must-read, right now.
For that reason, if you give the go-ahead, I’ve arranged to mail you a physical copy immediately (provided you have an Australian mailing address).
Aftermath digs into what Reset 2020 might look like.

You’ll discover a horrible endgame of control and wealth extraction. One that will make the bank bailouts of the GFC look positively ethical by comparison.

Says Jim:

‘They’ll come after every penny they can, through taxation, penalties, regulatory schemes, bank levies, trumped up criminal prosecutions, good old-fashioned thievery.

‘In the end, we’ll see the rise of Neo-fascism around the world, along with massive redistribution of wealth. The elites will come out the big winners. Everyone else, including the middle class, will come out devastated.’

As will become very clear as you work your way through this book, things ‘won’t go back to normal’ after the next crisis. There will be a new normal.
We're about to go through a one-way door. There is no turning back.
This won't be about fixing the capitalist system. It will be about RESETTING it.

All we're waiting for now is the big domino…
‘History is a hard mistress…’ Aftermath will start by giving you the absolutely crucial historical context for the coming reset event. The more you take in, the harder it will be to deny what’s coming. You’ll journey through geopolitical rivalries, nationalism and trade wars, debt and deficits, behavioural economics, robo-investing, income inequality, systemic risk, and the rise of a new international monetary system.

It may seem dense but DO NOT skip through this to the recommendations. Knowledge of context is power. Especially when so many are ignorant on these matters. Some of the content of this book will shock the most seasoned investors. However, you can take comfort knowing that once prepared, you’ll not be shocked as events unfold in the years ahead.
In a section from page 12, you’ll discover the horrifying potential scope of the next financial crash. According to Jim, every bank, brokerage and business will ‘go dark’ for a period.
‘A house in Langley Woods…’ Beginning in 2003, Jim was on the front lines of global financial warfare, working at CIA headquarters and in the field. His projects involved insider trading in advance of terror attacks, predictive analytics using market data, and national security implications of foreign investment in the US, among others.

In Aftermath, Jim reveals what happened in the secure Virginia compound…which ‘higher ups’ wanted to shut his project down in 2013…and how his years at the heart of the intelligence community helped him develop the ‘threat detector’ that’s screaming right now.
Vision of a post-reset world. What will it look like? And which four key industries could rise from the ashes? You’ll find out from page 44 onwards…
The US debt death-spiral that almost makes the coming reset a fait accompli. Physicists call what’s coming a phase transition. Mathematicians call it hyper-synchronicity. Wall Street analysts call it a black swan, without necessarily understanding the dynamics behind it. Jim and I call it ‘inevitable’…
Three strategies to prepare and preserve wealth for a possible ‘lost decade’… This alone, from page 69, is worth reading the book immediately for. How should you prepare…and in some cases even potentially profit…while everyone else is struggling in what could be the longest period of low growth you will have seen in your lifetime?

Jim gives you three strategies to put in place for a ‘slow growth portfolio’, which provides steady yields, hedges inflation, and offers the chance to ‘bottom fish’ when the timing is right. Says Jim in the book: ‘Patient investors can wait-out the debt denouement and avoid pitfalls that will ensnare others.’


Look, I know I’m biased, but you really have to read this book.
I’ve read hundreds of investment books. Last year I wrote my own, called How the Euro Dies.
But I’ve never seen anything put the pieces together quite like this one.
Remember: Jim’s history and connections get him into the same room as some of the biggest elites on the planet.
‘I set up a one-on-one meeting with another member of the network,’ says Jim in his book.
‘His name is Zhu Min, the former Deputy Governor of China’s Central Bank. Until recently, he served as Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.’
That doesn’t mean they spill their guts to him. Far from it. But, according to Jim, in many cases it’s more about what they DON’T say than what they do.
According to Jim, Zhu is a brilliant guy. He’s pleasant and comes across as well-meaning.


But there’s no doubt in Jim’s mind that he’s also a member of the elite network possibly preparing to impose the imminent reset.


Why you should avoid less liquid ETFs and those with exotic features, such as inverse performance or leverage. These products will not find ready buyers in a market crash.
Why you should maintain a specific, and quite high, cash allocation at all times. Hint: It reduces the overall volatility of your portfolio and gives you ‘dry powder’ to shop for bargains in the aftermath of a crash.
How to best use gold in the event that a futures market meltdown results in account freezes or exchange closures.

Jim’s quest in writing Aftermath also led to another, frankly, incredible meeting.
You don’t get much higher in the elite echelons than a face-to-face summit with the head of Bilderberg.
‘We met at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, and he was very eager to get my take on the Euro as a currency. I was happy to provide it, of course, in exchange for some valuable intelligence,’ says Jim.
Jim insists he did not have horns.
Or a sinister cape. Or a white cat purring on his lap.
He even gave Jim a nice gift when they parted ways — a blue Swedish vase.

But Jim stresses this…
‘My point is, I came away from all three meetings convinced of one thing. When the next crisis hits, the elites are planning to freeze the financial system, and they’ll replace it with a new system, one not based on the US dollar.
‘When that happens, we’ll wake up to a very strange and disturbing new reality.’
​​

What might that reality look like?
It’s all in Aftermath: Seven Secrets of Wealth Preservation in the Coming Chaos.
Now, it should be pointed out that Jim Rickards is not licensed to give direct investment advice here in Australia.
But I am. And as the Australian co-editor of Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence Australia, I can tell you there’s not a single piece of advice in Aftermath I wouldn’t wholeheartedly give to my own readers, friends and family. Like: 

How much — if ANY — should you have invested in private equity right now?
Why you should build a mini ‘barbell portfolio’. I’ve also written a fair bit on this strategy. How does an investor prepare for a world that could be inflationary or deflationary? Find out on page 151.


How to prepare your portfolio for a new breed of ‘asset-backed currencies’.
Investment secret #3 on page 97 is VITAL: How to put on your ‘reset glasses’ so you see when it’s happening…and WHAT’S happening…before everyone else.
‘Don’t worry! The market will come back!’ How a range of cognitive biases lumped under the heading of ‘denial’ — including the ostrich effect, post-purchase rationalisation, and selective perception — will cause professional AND ordinary investors to ignore the next crisis until it’s far too late. 


DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE!
How to ‘bank run-proof’ your wealth. We’re all familiar with the so-called ‘run on the bank’. Runs begin quietly, with a few depositors getting nervous about the solvency of the bank. They line up to get their cash before the bank closes its doors. Soon word spreads and the line gets longer.
The bank projects an air of confidence and gives cash to depositors, who request it as long as they can, but soon the cash runs out.
Aftermath’s most shocking reveal is that a certain kind of stealth bank run is ALREADY UNDERWAY. And it shows you what you should be doing right now before it becomes mainstream news. Prepare to have your mind blown on page 195…

Overall, some may come away from Aftermath a bit shaken.
But recent big news events since 2007 will start to make a whole lot more sense to you.
For instance, Jim believes the elites have been conducting a series of dry runs for the coming reset for years.
Look at Cyprus, for example.

You’ll remember that in 2012 and 2013, the Cypriot economy was in complete financial chaos. Its banks were reeling.

The IMF stepped in and loaned Cyprus $10 billion, but the loan came with strings.
Says Jim…

‘Now pay attention, because this is precisely what they’re going to do, but imagine it on a global scale.’
In exchange for the capital injection, the IMF demanded control over the Cypriot banking system.
More specifically, the IMF froze the entire system.
Literally every bank in the country.
It did that to ensure the IMF’s demands were met, including strict capital controls.
How did all this impact regular citizens?

Their local ATMs went dark.
Even the bank branches closed, permanently in some cases. Citizens could not withdraw cash. They couldn't even transfer funds from one account to the other.
What came next? Wealth extraction on a grand scale.
The IMF basically stole billions in cash from the Cypriot bank accounts.
At the time, a Daily Mail headline called it ‘bank robbery’.
How did the elites justify this? They called it a levy.
The price citizens had to pay for their government's missteps.
Keep in mind these asset confiscations were done at the balance sheet level with the institutions themselves.
They never had to confiscate individual accounts.

They froze every account by controlling a handful of the country's biggest banks.
I want you to imagine that on a GLOBAL SCALE

Because that’s what Jim and I believe is about to happen.

And, as Aftermath will show you in grisly detail, it will be a highly coordinated global attack on the entire system simultaneously.
In writing and public speaking, Jim frequently uses a snowflake-avalanche metaphor to describe the way systems collapse.
It begins with the build-up of an unstable snowpack on a mountainside. Billions of individual snowflakes form an interconnected lattice.

A new snowflake falls, it hits the snowpack in a way that shakes loose a few other snowflakes, those snowflakes begin to slide, the slide gains momentum, soon the entire snowpack rips loose from the mountain and buries the village below.

I think we have a fairly good idea now what that snowflake is.
But in Aftermath, you’ll get a vivid picture of what the avalanche might look like while it’s in motion through the rest of this year and next.
Specific ways to make sure it doesn’t take your wealth with it.
What the world could look like when the snow-dust settles.
I can think of no other more vital book to have in your hands in 2020.
I’d like to personally mail you a physical copy of Aftermath: Seven Secrets of Wealth Preservation in the Coming Chaos.
All I ask in return is that you take a subscription — with a no-obligation, 30-day trial period — of our newsletter, Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence Australia.
This is absolutely a ‘try before you fully commit to a subscription’ deal.
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Even if you do that, you can keep your personal physical copy of Aftermath, with Jim’s and my compliments.

I really think you’ll stick with us though.

The official subscription price is just $149 a year.

Given everything I’ve shown you about Jim, the contacts he has, and the controversial calls he’s got spot on, $149 is a paltry sum to have his ongoing guidance in 2020 and beyond.
Especially when it gets you Aftermath.

In the bulk of Aftermath, Jim examines what the end of this bull market might look like on a global scale.
But when it comes to analysing the implications of this new global downturn…and potential currency reset…Australia is by far the most interesting country in the world. And I can’t wait to explain why.
That’s why I’ve contributed a bonus chapter to Aftermath, designed to bring Jim’s message home to Australia specifically.
To start, very simply, we happen to have a whole load of very good gold mining companies. Miners who produce gold here in Australia and sell their production at the Aussie dollar gold price.
At the time of writing, this price is trading at record highs of around $2,500 per ounce. Average total costs for well-run miners are around $1,300 an ounce (although they obviously differ individually). So that’s a whopping $1,200 margin per ounce of production.
Obviously, if gold is just at the start of a mega bull market (as Jim and I believe), that margin can only get better, which could be a huge factor in their favour.
Even more favourable for gold miners now is the plunging oil price. Energy makes up a large proportion of costs for gold miners. A combination of declining costs and rising revenue works wonders on profit margins.
The market, in full panic mode, has been selling these stocks along with the rest. And while gold mining stocks can be highly volatile and risky, we believe that’s an irrational, short-sighted move. I would guess that the Aussie gold sector could be one of the most successful on the planet in the early 2020s.
But what about the wider economy?
How would our economy react in a global reset scenario?
Today, Australia’s fate is determined by three things when it comes to a future currency reset. Our geopolitical position as allies of the UK and US. Our economic ties to Asia. And, most importantly, our commodity-driven economy.
You probably noticed those also happen to be the three most important factors in determining Australia’s general welfare, regardless of any currency reset.
That’s why I say Australia is the most interesting nation to think about when it comes to a currency reset. More is at stake here than just about anywhere, because currency resets specifically affect those things, which Australia relies on for its prosperity and security.

Do we have the same protections that allowed us to avoid a recession in 2008?
Would our government have a seat at the table when Reset 2020 is hashed out?
How would our Big Four banks…already under siege…hold up during a global monetary reset event? (I’ll even let you in on something very few Aussies know…that the Fed actually ‘rescued’ some of our banks during the last GFC…)
Will our economic ties to China be a help or a hindrance as this
all plays out?

What are some Australia-specific ways to protect yourself?

And what are some Australia-specific investments that could actually thrive when everything else is falling? (You’ll see I’ve identified five.)

I answer those questions in BONUS CHAPTER: Aftermath Australia. 

You could even posit that THIS CHAPTER ALONE is worth $69, let alone the whole book and 12 months of Strategic Intelligence.

Related to this, there’s a final report I want to place in your hands if you take this subscription with a no-obligation trial today. It was published several months ago, but is now looking more prescient than ever. It’s called:

SELL AUSTRALIA! How To Get Your Money
‘ Off-Grid’ Ahead of the Greatest Australian
Financial Crisis Since the 1930s
Now, fair admission:
This report was written a good six months before coronavirus.
But it’s still a brilliant dissection of where we stand in the situation. It was precarious for Australia before the virus. It is even more so now.
As you’ll see, the coming crisis is going to impact two key pillars of Australia’s economy: Resources and housing.
In short, Australia stands to lose a whole lot.
This report will detail how Trump’s policies have set in motion a domino effect that branches out in three specific ways.
Put together, they deliver a simple conclusion: Australia is in deep trouble.

First, we’ll look into just what Trump and his enemies have planned for each other. Blow by blow, the conflict is escalating fast.
Australia won’t be able to avoid the fallout from the crisis this time. Economies are global. Your neighbour’s problem is your problem too.
Entire nations will be unable to repay their vast stacks of US dollar-denominated debts. And those nations are Australia’s key trading partners.
And what about the bigger geopolitical picture? To say Australia is between a rock and a hard place is an understatement.

China, its biggest trading partner, is squaring off with the US, its most important ally. Faced with choosing between its economy and security, which way will Australia’s politicians turn?
But don’t worry about these threats too much. After all, the world’s central bankers are standing at the ready to bail everyone out, right?

Not this time.
You’ll see in Aftermath that, in fact, the exact opposite is the case.
They’re preparing to hang us all out to dry.
‘Sell Australia’ is a chilling look at what that might mean for ‘the Lucky Country’.

EPILOGUE
When money is reset

Dr. Pippa Malmgren used to be part of America’s Plunge Protection Team.

The officially named Working Group on Financial Markets looked into market crashes…and how to prevent them getting out of hand.

They also helped draft statements for policy officials intended to move markets.

In other words, she’s no conspiracy theorist or alarmist — quite the opposite. She worked at the pointy end of government intervention in financial markets. And these days, that’s all that matters to financial markets.

Her incredibly well-informed past makes this quote from her Macro Voices podcast interview rather startling:

‘You have got to understand if the size of your debt problem is so big that it can’t be paid off, and in fact even inflation, which is the usual way you would seek to default on your debt slowly over time, you can’t get enough inflation generated, then there is one further option.
‘And that is you literally abandon the entire system of money, and accounting. I know that sounds unbelievably radical, but we have seen it happen before.’
There you have it. A currency system reset is going mainstream. What is very surprising is that a government insider is starting to talk about it.
That was a major break, even before the virus.
And now, finally, after all these years, we have the spark: A global pandemic.
Just so you’re crystal clear: The Washington Post reports that America is now going into the most abrupt and widespread slowdown in economic activity in all of history.
The world’s second largest economy, China, could even be in worse shape, but the data out of there is sketchy.
Europe. Locked down. Shuttered. On life support. Something big is on the cards here.
Two final pieces of advice.
If you haven’t already, build yourself a ‘Financial Pandemic Shelter’. (Aftermath gives you some tactics.)
And don’t expect those with power to ignore a good crisis.
Instead, keep your eyes peeled for the next reset.
It’s coming…
Arm yourself with the right knowledge. Click on the link below. And be ready for what happens next.
Thanks for reading.
[Nick Hubble Signature]
Nick Hubble,
Managing Editor, Strategic Intelligence Australia

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Isa global financial system reset
definitely going to happen?
As with anything, there are no certainties here.
Jim is merely going through the same predictive process he used in forecasting Trump and Brexit: Using specific models…and refreshing the output with continual updates from new data.
And then overlaying that with anecdotal info gathered from Jim’s numerous connections in the upper echelons of politics and finance. 
None of this is an exact science.
But know this: These resets happen regularly. When they do happen, they can create and destroy massive amounts of wealth. And we are well overdue one…
Herbert Stein, a prominent economist and adviser to presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, once remarked, ‘If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.’
The fact that his remark is obvious makes it no less profound. Simple denial or wishful thinking tends to dominate economic debate.
Stein’s remark is like a bucket of ice water in the face of those denying the reality of non-sustainability. Stein was testifying about international trade deficits when he made his statement, but it applies broadly.
Current global debt levels are simply not sustainable. Debt actually is sustainable if the debt is used for projects with positive returns and if the economy supporting the debt is growing faster than the debt itself.
But neither of those conditions apply today.
Debt is being incurred just to keep pace with existing requirements in the form of benefits, interest and discretionary spending.
It’s not being used for projects with long-term positive returns such as interstate highways, bridges and tunnels; 5G telecommunications; and improved educational outcomes (meaning improved student performance, not teacher pensions).
And developed economies are piling on debt faster than they are growing, so debt-to-GDP ratios are moving to levels where more debt stunts growth rather than helps.
It’s a catastrophic global debt crisis (worse than in 2008) waiting to happen. What will trigger the crisis?

That’s open for debate.
In Jim’s opinion, what’s not up for debate (by any sane individual) is that a giant reckoning of some sort is coming.
Aftermath shows you what that might look like. And how to prepare for it
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What is Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence?
Jim believes the world is on the knife edge of a debt crisis not seen since the 1930s. It won’t take much to trigger the crisis. And it is very likely a global monetary reset will happen as a result.
Aftermath examines what that will mean, and how you can prepare.
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Despite what many will tell you, stock market behaviour has become remarkably easy to predict lately. Stocks go up when the Fed cuts rates or indicates that rate cuts are coming. Stocks also go up when there’s good news on the trade war front, especially involving a ‘phase one’ mini-deal with China.
Stocks go down when the trade war talks look like they’re breaking down. Stocks also go down when the Fed indicates it may stop raising rates or actually goes on ‘pause’.
Good news (rate cuts in July, September and October last year, and good prospects on the trade wars) has outweighed bad news, so stocks have been trending higher. You don’t have to be a superstar analyst to figure this out.
But we believe this period is coming to an end.
Stocks are in bubble territory, based on weak earnings, and have been propped up by expected good news on trade.
The other driver is FOMO — ‘fear of missing out’ — which can turn to simple fear in a heartbeat.
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Who is Jim Rickards?
James Rickards is Chief Global Strategist at West Shore Funds, Editor of Strategic Intelligence and Director of The James Rickards Project, an inquiry into the complex dynamics of geopolitics and global capital.
He is the author of New York Times bestseller The Death of Money (Penguin, 2014) and national bestseller Currency Wars (Penguin, 2011).
He is a portfolio manager, lawyer and economist, and has held senior positions at Citibank, Long-Term Capital Management, and Caxton Associates.
In 1998, he was the principal negotiator of the rescue of LTCM, sponsored by the Federal Reserve.
His clients include institutional investors and government directorates.
He is an op-ed contributor to the Financial Times, The Evening Standard, The New York Times and The Washington Post, and has been interviewed by the BBC, CNN, NPR, C-SPAN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox and The Wall Street Journal.
Jim is also a visiting lecturer in globalisation at the Johns Hopkins University and the School of Advanced International Studies, and has delivered papers on risk at Singularity University, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
He is an adviser on capital markets to the US intelligence community and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.


Who is Nickolai Hubble?
Nickolai Hubble is the editor of Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence Australia and chief strategist of The Fleet Street Letter Monthly Alert.

After finishing his degrees in finance and law at Bond University in Australia in 2009, working for an investment bank didn’t seem so enticing any more. An internship with his scholarship provider Goldman Sachs during the height of the financial crisis was quite enough of that.

Instead, Nick went to work for the company which allows its analysts to predict the financial crises that investment bankers cause. The Agora is a network of publishing businesses dedicated to bringing you ideas that are too controversial to get a hearing in the mainstream press. And that’s where Nick found a very comfortable home.

In 2012, Nick exposed the subprime practices of Australian banks to his readers at The Money for Life Letter. His accusations that bankers and mortgage brokers routinely manipulate their customers’ loan applications were vindicated by a Royal Commission in 2018.
In 2018, Nick predicted Italy’s budget battles would lead to ‘Bloody October’ and successfully warned his subscribers about the worst period in financial markets since 2008. In August 2019, he compiled his predictions into a book called How the Euro Dies.


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All pieces to the puzzle adds up to a North American Union and New World Order...

Mark McGowan Premier of Western Australia


LOCK STEP –
“IT IS POSSIBLE TO DISCIPLINE AND CONTROL SOME SOCIETIES FOR SOME TIME, BUT NOT THE WHOLE WORLD ALL THE TIME.” – GK Bhat, TARU Leading Edge, India


​HEADLINES IN LOCK STEP
Quarantine Restricts In-Person Contact; Cellular Networks Overloaded (2013)
​Intercontinental Trade Hit by Strict Pathogen Controls (2015)
​Italy Addresses 'Immigrant Caregiver' Gap with Robots (2017)
​Will Africa’s Embrace of Authoritarian Capitalism a la China Continue? (2018)
​Vietnam to Require ‘A Solar Panel on Every Home’ (2022)
​Proliferating Trade Networks in Eastern and Southern Africa Strengthen Regional Ties (2023)
​African Leaders Fear Repeat of Nigeria's 2026 Government Collapse (2028)

ROLE OF PHILANTHROPY IN LOCK STEP
​Philanthropic organizations will face hard choices in this world. Given the strong role of governments, doing philanthropy will require heightened diplomacy skills and the ability to operate effectively in extremely divergent environments. Philanthropy grantee and civil society relationships will be strongly moderated by government, and some foundations might choose to align themselves more closely with national official development assistance (ODA) strategies and government objectives. Larger philanthropies will retain an outsized share of influence, and many smaller philanthropies may find value in merging financial, human, and operational resources.
​Philanthropic organizations interested in promoting universal rights and freedoms will get blocked at many nations’ borders. Developing smart, flexible, and wide-ranging relationships in this world will be key; some philanthropies may choose to work only in places where their skills and services don’t meet resistance. Many governments will place severe restrictions on the program areas and geographies that international philanthropies can work in, leading to a narrower and stronger geographic focus or grant-making in their home country only.

TECHNOLOGY IN LOCK STEP
​While there is no way of accurately predicting what the important technological advancements will be in the future, the scenario narratives point to areas where conditions may enable or accelerate the development of certain kinds of technologies. Thus for each scenario we offer a sense of the context for technological innovation, taking into consideration the pace, geography, and key creators. We also suggest a few technology trends and applications that could flourish in each scenario. Technological innovation in “Lock Step” is largely driven by government and is focused on issues of national security and health and safety. Most technological improvements are created by and for developed countries, shaped by governments’ dual desire to control and to monitor their citizens. In states with poor governance, large-scale projects that fail to progress abound. Technology trends and applications we might see:

• Scanners using advanced functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology become the norm at airports and other public areas to detect abnormal behavior that may indicate “antisocial intent.”
• In the aftermath of pandemic scares, smarter packaging for food and beverages is applied first by big companies and producers in a business-to-business environment, and then adopted for individual products and consumers.
• New diagnostics are developed to detect communicable diseases. The application of health screening also changes; screening becomes a prerequisite for release from a hospital or prison, successfully slowing the spread of many diseases.
• Tele-presence technologies respond to the demand for less expensive, lowerbandwidth, sophisticated communications systems for populations whose travel is restricted.
• Driven by protectionism and national security concerns, nations create their own independent, regionally defined IT networks, mimicking China’s firewalls. Governments have varying degrees of success in policing internet traffic, but these efforts nevertheless fracture the “World Wide” Web.

LIFE IN LOCK STEP
Manisha gazed out on the Ganges River, mesmerized by what she saw. Back in 2010, when she was 12 years old, her parents had brought her to this river so that she could bathe in its holy waters. But standing at the edge, Manisha had been afraid. It wasn’t the depth of the river or its currents that had scared her, but the water itself: it was murky and brown and smelled pungently of trash and dead things. Manisha had balked, but her mother had pushed her forward, shouting that this river flowed from the lotus feet of Vishnu and she should be honored to enter it. Along with millions of Hindus, her mother believed the Ganges’s water could cleanse a person’s soul of all sins and even cure the sick. So Manisha had grudgingly dunked herself in the river, accidentally swallowing water in the process and receiving a bad case of giardia, and months of diarrhea, as a result.
Remembering that experience is what made today so remarkable. It was now 2025. Manisha was 27 years old and a manager for the Indian government’s Ganges Purification Initiative (GPI). Until recently, the Ganges was still one of the most polluted rivers in the world, its coliform bacteria levels astronomical due to the frequent disposal of human and animal corpses and of sewage (back in 2010, 89 million liters per day) directly into the river. Dozens of organized attempts to clean the Ganges over the years had failed. In 2009, the World Bank even loaned India $1 billion to support the government’s multi-billion dollar cleanup initiative. But then the pandemic hit, and that funding dried up. But what didn’t dry up was the government’s commitment to cleaning the Ganges—now not just an issue of public health but increasingly one of national pride.
​​Manisha had joined the GPI in 2020, in part because she was so impressed by the government’s strong stance on restoring the ecological health of India’s most treasured resource. Many lives in her home city of Jaipur had been saved by the government’s quarantines during the pandemic, and that experience, thought Manisha, had given the government the confidence to be so strict about river usage  now: how else could they get millions of Indian citizens to completely shift their cultural practices in relationship to a holy site? Discarding ritually burned bodies in the Ganges was now illegal, punishable by years of jail time. Companies found to be dumping waste of any kind in the river were immediately shut down by the government. There were also severe restrictions on where people could bathe and where they could wash clothing. Every 20 meters along the river was marked by a sign outlining the repercussions of “disrespecting India’s most treasured natural resource.” Of course, not everyone liked it; protests flared every so often. But no one could deny that the Ganges was looking more beautiful and healthier than ever.
​Manisha watched as an engineering team began unloading equipment on the banks. Many top Indian scientists and engineers had been recruited by the government to develop tools and strategies for cleaning the Ganges in more high-tech ways. Her favorite were the submersible bots that continuously “swam” the river to detect, through sensors, the presence of chemical pathogens. New riverside filtration systems that sucked in dirty river water and spit out far cleaner water were also impressive—especially because on the outside they were designed to look like mini-temples. In fact, that’s why Manisha was at the river today, to oversee the installation of a filtration system located not even 100 feet from where she first stepped into the Ganges as a girl. The water looked so much cleaner now, and recent tests suggested that it might even meet drinkability standards by 2035. Manisha was tempted to kick off her shoe and dip her toe in, but this was a restricted area now—and she, of all people, would never break that law.

A world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian eadership, with limited innovation and growing citizen pushback

In 2012, the pandemic that the world had been anticipating for years finally hit. Unlike 2009’s H1N1, this new influenza strain—originating from wild geese—was extremely virulent and deadly. Even the most pandemic-prepared nations were quickly overwhelmed when the virus streaked around the world, infecting nearly 20 percent of the global population and killing 8 million in just seven months, the majority of them healthy young adults. The pandemic also had a deadly effect on economies: international mobility of both people and goods screeched to a halt, debilitating industries like tourism and breaking global supply chains. Even locally, normally bustling shops and office buildings sat empty for months, devoid of both employees and customers.

The pandemic blanketed the planet—though disproportionate numbers died in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central America, where the virus spread like wildfire in the absence of official containment protocols. But even in developed countries, containment was a challenge. The United States’s initial policy of “strongly discouraging” citizens from flying proved deadly in its leniency, accelerating the spread of the virus not just within the U.S. but across borders. However, a few countries did fare better—China in particular. The Chinese government’s quick imposition and enforcement of mandatory quarantine for all citizens, as well as its instant and near-hermetic sealing off of all borders, saved millions of lives, stopping the spread of the virus far earlier than in other countries and enabling a swifter postpandemic recovery.

China’s government was not the only one that took extreme measures to protect its citizens from risk and exposure. During the pandemic, national leaders around the world flexed their authority and imposed airtight rules and restrictions, from the mandatory wearing of face masks to body-temperature checks at the entries to communal spaces like train stations and supermarkets. Even after the pandemic faded, this more authoritarian control and oversight of citizens and their activities stuck and even intensified. In order to protect themselves from the spread of increasingly global problems—from pandemics and transnational terrorism to environmental crises and rising poverty—leaders around the world took a firmer grip on power

At first, the notion of a more controlled world gained wide acceptance and approval. Citizens willingly gave up some of their sovereignty—and their privacy—to more paternalistic states in exchange for greater safety and stability. Citizens were more tolerant, and even eager, for top-down direction and oversight, and national leaders had more latitude to impose order in the ways they saw fit. In developed countries, this heightened oversight took many forms: biometric IDs for all citizens, for example, and tighter regulation of key industries whose stability was deemed vital to national interests. In many developed countries, enforced cooperation with a suite of new regulations and agreements slowly but steadily restored both order and, importantly, economic growth.

Across the developing world, however, the story was different—and much more variable. Top-down authority took different forms in different countries, hinging largely on the capacity, caliber, and intentions of their leaders. In countries with strong and thoughtful leaders, citizens’ overall economic status and quality of life increased. In India, for example, air quality drastically improved after 2016, when the government outlawed highemitting vehicles. In Ghana, the introduction of ambitious government programs to improve basic infrastructure and ensure the availability of clean water for all her people led to a sharp decline in water-borne diseases. But more authoritarian leadership worked less well—and in some cases tragically—in countries run by irresponsible elites who used their increased power to pursue their own interests at the expense of their citizens. 

There were other downsides, as the rise of virulent nationalism created new hazards: spectators at the 2018 World Cup, for example, wore bulletproof vests that sported a patch of their national flag. Strong technology regulations stifled innovation, kept costs high, and curbed adoption. In the developing world, access to “approved” technologies increased but beyond that remained limited: the locus of technology innovation was largely in the developed world, leaving many developing countries on the receiving end of technologies that others consider “best” for them. Some governments found this patronizing and refused to distribute computers and other technologies that they scoffed at as “second hand.” Meanwhile, developing countries with more resources and better capacity began to innovate internally to fill these gaps on their own.

Meanwhile, in the developed world, the presence of so many top-down rules and norms greatly inhibited entrepreneurial activity. Scientists and innovators were often told by governments what research lines to pursue and were guided mostly toward projects that would make money (e.g., market-driven product development) or were “sure bets” (e.g., fundamental research), leaving more risky or innovative research areas largely untapped. Well-off countries and monopolistic companies with big research and development budgets still made significant advances, but the IP behind their breakthroughs remained locked behind strict national or corporate protection. Russia and India imposed stringent domestic standards for supervising and certifying encryption-related products and their suppliers—a category that in reality meant all IT innovations. The U.S. and EU struck back with retaliatory national standards, throwing a wrench in the development and diffusion of technology globally

Especially in the developing world, acting in one’s national self-interest often meant seeking practical alliances that fit with those
interests—whether it was gaining access to needed resources or banding together in order to achieve economic growth. In South America and Africa, regional and sub-regional alliances became more structured. Kenya doubled its trade with southern and eastern Africa, as new partnerships grew within the continent. China’s investment in Africa expanded as the bargain of new jobs and infrastructure in exchange for access to key minerals or food exports proved agreeable to many governments. Cross-border ties proliferated in the form of official security aid. While the deployment of foreign security teams was welcomed in some of the most dire failed states, one-size-fits-all solutions yielded few positive results.

By 2025, people seemed to be growing weary of so much top-down control and letting leaders and authorities make choices for them. 

Wherever national interests clashed with individual interests, there was conflict. Sporadic pushback became increasingly organized and coordinated, as disaffected youth and people who had seen their status and opportunities slip away—largely in developing countries—incited civil unrest. In 2026, protestors in Nigeria brought down the government, fed up with the entrenched cronyism and corruption. Even those who liked the greater stability and predictability of this world began to grow uncomfortable and constrained by so many tight rules and by the strictness of national boundaries. The feeling lingered that sooner or later, something would inevitably upset the neat order that the world’s governments had worked so hard to establish. 
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5+ NWO Agendas Accompanying the Coronavirus Epidemic
 February 20, 2020 - By Makia Freeman - March 17, 2020
http://thefreedomarticles.com/5-nwo-agendas-accompanying-coronavirus-epidemic/

Happy men, after carrying out Reset 1922 at the Genoa Conference.

Digital Dollar A-Coming: Draft Bills Mention New US Central Bank Digital Currency
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More proof the coronavirus crisis is being used to futher the NWO agenda: US draft bills propose a digital dollar (Central Bank Digital Currency).Published 14 hours ago on March 24, 2020
By Makia Freeman

“And so it is to the printing press – to the recorder of man's deeds, the keeper of his conscience ...
confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.”
– John F. Kennedy  

Digital Dollar A-Coming: Draft Bills Mention New US Central Bank Digital Currency
AT A GLANCE... THE STORY:
The US House of Congress recently introduced 2 stimulus bills with a never-before-used provision: the creation of a digital dollar, overseen by the US central bank, the Federal Reserve.

​THE IMPLICATIONS:
A digital dollar or digital currency means every economic transaction will be recorded and visible. This gives the government massive powers to control its citizens.
The Digital Dollar is no longer  just a concept 

​The Digital Dollar is no longer  ust a concept that alternative reporters and conspiracy researchers have been warning about. It has taken a big step to becoming a reality. This is just more proof that the coronavirus crisis is being exploited to push forward all sorts of NWO (New World Order) agendas that have been waiting in the wings for the right moment to be rolled out. The US Congress floated a stimulus bill on Sunday March 22nd 2020 that specifically mentions the term digital dollar in reference to a new currency the USG wants launched. This new currency has been planned for a long time; recently, it has been referred to as a CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency). Although the provision for a digital dollar has been removed from the bill, the rulers have shown there hand. Is this another step to the elimination of cash and to a One World Currency where every single financial transaction will recorded and monitored?

Coronavirus pandemic to slug Queensland's property prices, industry figures say
 By George Roberts
25th March 2020

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-25/coronavirus-queensland-property-prices-predicted-to-fall/12084648  

For Queensland mortgage broker and property consultant Carolyn Walshe, it is not a matter of if, or when, the coronavirus will hit property prices, but by how much and for how long. 

"You'd have to expect that they're going to fall," Ms Walshe said.
"The question is going to be just exactly how much — I think the smartest thing that people can do right now is just to hold back and wait and see what happens over the next few months."
The latest figures show Queensland reached record median house prices for Brisbane, Noosa and other parts of the state in the last quarter of 2019.
Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) chief executive Antonia Mercorella agreed that COVID-19 would put a dent in that.

"Inevitably we will see the property market impacted by the coronavirus — I think it would be incredibly naive to think otherwise," Ms Mercorella said.
"We know that a large volume of people will lose their jobs during this time.
"We know that it will completely erode confidence and those things — security and confidence — are very much key to the property market."
Last night, Prime Minister Scott Morrison included the property sector in the latest moves to limit social interaction.
"Real estate auctions and open house inspections, in particular open house inspections — that cannot continue," Mr Morrison said.
He said that from midnight tonight they would not be allowed.

Earlier on Tuesday, AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver had already predicted a 10 per cent unemployment rate could result in a 20 per cent drop in Melbourne and Sydney house prices.

Lenders, investors cannot foresee what's to come

Ms Walshe, who also advised clients through the global financial crisis — suggested the forced shutdowns of parts of the economy, the restrictions on travel and the massive queues for Centrelink all added to the uncertainty.
"The list of instructions that people have to live under is breathtaking, so until we see some endpoint to all of that, it's going to be very, very difficult to see exactly where the other side is," Ms Walshe said.
Ms Walshe said the fact the Federal Government had moved the budget from May to October showed neither it nor investors, could foresee what was to come with any certainty.
"I don't think anyone can have a lot of confidence at the moment until we see things that are far less alarming," Ms Walshe said.
"Therefore, less property sales will complete until we have some confidence returned to the market and people are back at whatever semblance of normal work is."
She said banks would be reluctant to lend, as people's ability to repay loans also looked uncertain.
"Lenders are now going to be seriously looking at [the] possibility of there being lower numbers of borrowers who are in occupations where their income can be absolutely guaranteed," Ms Walshe said.

Ms Mercorella said while some investors would be reluctant, others might pounce.
"We will see some investors perhaps getting cold feet and making a decision to suspend that," Ms Mercorella said.
"But similarly, we will see some prospective investors being quite bullish about it and actually looking at this as an opportunity and probably pouncing on what's available to try and secure a property at a better price, at a lower price."
Renters and landlords also to come under strain
Ms Mercorella said the REIQ's immediate concern was tenants facing eviction for not being able to make their rent.
"Around 35 per cent of the Queensland population rents," she said.
"The vast majority of that supply comes via the private investor, so given the predicted job losses, we are concerned about the impact that will have on a tenants ability to make their rent obligations.
"We don't want to see renters being evicted on account of non-payment."
She said the REIQ welcomed any support governments could give to tenants.
"Equally, what we need to be cognisant of is that the vast majority of that rental supply is coming from private investors — mum and dad investors — and they will have their own obligations at the other end to the bank." Ms Mercorella said.
"So the challenge will be how we protect tenants in this in this environment, but also supporting owners who ultimately — if they don't meet those obligations — will end up defaulting on mortgages, and ultimately having to sell those properties and losing those properties, which will mean that we all lose."
Ms Mercorella said there was hope the property market would recover relatively quickly.
She said the Queensland market was robust and recovered well from the global financial crisis.
"Again, we bounced back from the GFC rather well, but I but I do expect that this will be far more severe than that," she said.
"It will also depend on how long we're in the situation for, so it really is crystal ball gazing at this stage."

United States now has the most confirmed coronavirus cases in the world
SARAH RUIZ-GROSSMAN
Mar 26th 2020

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/03/26/united-states-now-has-the-most-confirmed-coronavirus-cases-in-the-world/23962566/

The United States hit a grim milestone on Thursday, becoming the country with the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide. 
The U.S. had more than 82,000 reported cases across all 50 states and U.S. territories, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. It has now surpassed China’s and Italy’s coronavirus case totals, previously the highest in the world. The next highest case numbers are in Spain, France, Germany and Iran.
More than 1,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, so far. Several countries still have more deaths linked to COVID-19 than the U.S., including Italy, Spain, China, Iran and France, per the World Health Organization. 
In New York, the epicenter of the virus in the U.S. at this point, there were more than 37,000 confirmed cases across the state as of Thursday, and more than 385 people had died. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) warned that the state’s hospitals will likely become overwhelmed. 
As broad swaths of the United States have ordered nonessential businesses to shutter and millions of residents to stay at home, nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week alone — more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982. 
The Senate passed a $2 trillion economic rescue legislation package on Wednesday, which includes expanded unemployment insurance benefits. The House is expected to pass it without making changes on Friday.
President Donald Trump spent weeks repeatedly downplaying the virus, and earlier this week expressed his hope that the country would reopen in time for Easter — in less than three weeks. Meanwhile cases and death tolls are mounting in the U.S., and experts are calling for continued measures that enforce widespread social distancing to stem the spread of the virus. 
After weeks of states demanding more capacity to test people for the virus — including actual complete test kits from the federal government — testing has only recently begun to ramp up nationwide, with the numbers of confirmed positive cases expected to mount accordingly. 
Meanwhile, states have called out the lack of critical medical equipment, like ventilators, and hospitals and health workers have reported a shortage of personal protective equipment they need to stay healthy while treating patients with the virus. 

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And it will come out of nowhere.
The Mar-a-Lago Accord, The Davos Accord, The Riyadh Treaty or The Bilderberg Agreement will establish the new financial order — overnight — in the face of chaos.
It might be a global currency, like The Economist magazine predicted this year.
Or the end of the fiat currency experiment and a return to gold, as Jim Rickards has long predicted.


‘To get a sense of how they operate, imagine an array of floating spheres. One sphere is labelled IMF, one is labelled Fed, one is labelled Bilderberg, one is labelled Wall Street, one is labelled Central Banks, one is labelled Intelligence Agencies, one is labelled media, and so on.
‘The elites inhibit all of these spheres, and together the network forms a kind of 3D Venn diagram. As I see it, regardless of what sphere they inhabit, the elites all share the same vision, One World Order, One World Taxation, and One World Money. All of their actions are geared toward moving that agenda forward.’
– Jim Rickards

As Jim details in his latest book Aftermath, Reset 1922 was the first really effective reset that the elites pulled off last century. It was the Genoa Economic and Financial Conference.
Thirty-four nations participated in the conclave, held in the Palazzo di San Giorgio in Genoa, Italy.

We’ve been told by experts for years it was a case of when, not if.
But that when is now.
And it’s just the existential threat the elites need to do one of their periodic re-orderings. 
In 1971, it was the American trade deficit that led to an outflow of gold. Whatever the threat, a reset comes when a financial system hits its limits.
Jim Rickards and I believe another historic reset is coming — imminently

​Post World War One, this reset featured the economic reconstruction of Europe…and the status of reparations and relations with the relatively new Soviet Russian regime.

The next reset was the biggest of the 20th century.
RESET 1944 was the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference of 44 nations, better known as Bretton Woods.
You’ll probably recognise the name. It was held at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
To say the Bretton Woods system established a new monetary order is an understatement.
This was where the elites ensured everything would stay in their favour for the next 70 years.

​In one meeting, they set up a new system of rules, regulations and procedures for all the major economies of the world.
The aim stated in the press was ‘economic stability’.
It always is!
But Bretton Woods established the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank…and in doing so created the actual institutions that could formally carry out the next reset when needed.
JIM RICKARDS BELIEVES THAT NEXT RESET IS COMING.
AND THAT THOSE WHO DON’T PREPARE FOR IT COULD LOSE OUT BIG-TIME.
Even before this crisis hit…

Did you ever wonder how the world can continue to borrow more than it could ever repay?
Did you think that countries like Greece and Japan will honour their debt mountain forever?
What will happen to the student loans that cannot be repaid? Will younger generations always agree to be debt serfs to banks for decades just to own a house?
And now…
What will a slowdown of the magnitude we are witnessing mean for a financial system ALREADY at its limits?
That’s the really big question, right?
It can take much longer to restart the flow of goods and services than it did to shut them down.
The world is uncomfortably close to a global recession, even if the coronavirus retreated from here. And all the signs say there’s no retreat of COVID-19 in sight for some time…

If you’re wondering how it all will end, it’s likely that a global financial reset is your answer.
No-one — not me, not Jim, not Warren Buffett, not anyone — can know for sure how this will play out.
But we can make a sensible, educated, calculated guess.
As Bill Bonner explains…
‘The first stage of a major debt crisis is deflationary. Prices fall. Companies go broke. People get laid off. Investors typically rush to the safety of U.S. Treasury bonds. T-Bond prices go up, even as prices for corporate and “junk” bonds go down.’
By that logic, we’re entering that phase right now.
But, says Bill, then comes stage two: Inflation.

‘Now the feds are pumping in new money on a whole ’nuther scale. And that’s when the T-bonds go down.
‘Why? Because the only way the feds can fight the downturn is by issuing more fake money. More bonds. More quantitative easing (QE). More dollars. More stimulus. More deficits. More Repo Madness.
‘Sooner or later, all this new, fake money drives down the value of money itself…
‘…and T-bonds, calibrated in dollars, go down too.’

And amidst all this chaos, as it all comes to a self-inflicted head…
…the elites will simply propose a new system entirely.
This is something Jim Rickards and I feel in our bones is about to happen.
The point is: History shows we’re due a reset.
The thing to know about these momentous events, when the rules of the game of economics are rewritten, is that they cost some people their entire wealth.
The Great Recession was really just a preview for what’s coming.
But, even then, the domino effect of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy caused a wave of wealth destruction in America and around the globe.
All told, losses from that ‘preview’ are estimated at US$10 trillion. That’s more than a sixth of the global gross domestic product in 2008.
Imagine what the main event might look like…
The Great Depression probably gives you a better picture of that.
That truly was a life or death financial calamity.  
As economist JK Galbraith put it: ‘Some people were hungry in 1930 and 1931 and 1932. Others were tortured by the fear that they might go hungry.’
A mammoth 90% was wiped from the New York stock market.
At one point, 32 million Americans alone had no income at all!
By 1933, one in three breadwinners were unemployed in Australia.

Income from Australian exports cratered. Local industries came to a standstill.
Government slashed spending by 20%.
‘Should men now go without the necessities of life in order that the international money ring should have its pound of flesh?’ Labor premier Jack Lang asked at the time.
This is the wealth destruction that occurs when the elites come for their pound of flesh.
But…
There are things you can do to give you a good chance of that not happening to YOU. To protect yourself…even as the bread lines and dole queues grow…
We’ll get to them soon.
Also…
You can potentially enhance your personal portfolio to a great degree…even as others are having their wealth eroded.
I’ll get to specific moves in a second, too.
But, above all, you need to try and get an idea of what the world might look like in the aftermath of a reset event. And arrange your portfolio accordingly. Most importantly: 
You need to make sure you’re on
the right side of the coming reset
With so many variables in play…and the news cycle seemingly having shifted from 24-hourly to hourly…it’s a difficult task predicting the year ahead.
But Jim and I are trying to do it to the best of our abilities.
To summarise: No matter WHAT further path the virus takes, we see more rapid financial asset deflation (falling stocks, with the odd bear market rally)…
…then giving way to rapid inflation, driven by huge government spending and central bank efforts to stop the bleeding.
But we believe you’ve never experienced anything like what’s about to happen in your lifetime.
This is how Jim sees it panning out (and I agree):
Right now you have dominoes falling…trade routes, supply chains, travel, retail, manufacturing, tourism, financial markets…basic things that make society tick…
For now, these dominoes are falling in an orderly way.
The markets will keep falling (Jim thinks by around 60-70% at least from the peak).



Emergency Powers: Worldwide Governmental Power Grabs Reveal Scripted Agenda
Published  March 25, 2020
By Makia Freeman -March 26, 2020
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AT A GLANCE… THE STORY:
Everywhere in the world, governments are using the coronavirus crisis to expand their control, claiming these are only temporary emergency powers.
THE IMPLICATIONS:
Can we trust governments to reliquinish these powers afterwards? Are people so panicked and afraid they will allow their freedom and rights to be stolen due to an invisible virus?

Compared to the Coronavirus Pendemic the CDC stated the following estimated deaths, hospitalizations and illnesses for the 2017-2018 flu season.
The top range of these burden estimates are from the 2017-2018 flu season. These are preliminary and may change as data are finalized.
Deaths 12,000- 61,000
Hospitalizarions 140,000 - 810,000
Illnesses 9.300,000 - 45,000,000

​Compared to the Coronavirus Pendemic the 

Coronavirus global cases, 28 March 2020
This information is regularly updated but may not reflect the latest totals for each country.


                              Cases         Deaths
USA                      104,688        1,707
Italy                      86,498          9,134
China                  81,996           3,299
Spain                   72,248         5,690
Germany             53,340            399
Iran                    35,408           2,517
France                 32,964         1,995
UK                      17,089          1,019
Switzerland         13,259           241
South Korea         9,478           144
Belgium               9,134           353
Netherlands         8,603           546
Austria                  7,712            68
Turkey                  5,698            92
Canada                4,760             56
Portugal               4,268             76
Norway               3,807              20
Australia            3,635               14
Brazil                 3,477               93
Israel                3,460               12
Sweden            3,069             105
Czech Republic  2,422           9
Malaysia           2,320           27
Ireland              2,121            22
Denmark          2,046           52
Ecuador           1,627           41
Chile               1,610            5
Luxembourg       1,605           15
Japan                1,525            52
Romania            1,452           29
Poland               1,436           16
Pakistan            1,408            11
Russia               1,264              4
Thailand           1,245             6
South Africa     1,170            1
Finland             1,165             7
Indonesia         1,155          102
Saudi Arabia    1,104          3
Philippines       1,075       68
Greece             966        28
India                 933         20
Iceland              890          2
Panama            786          14
Singapore        732          2
Mexico             717           12
Diamond 
Princess 
cruise
ship              712           10
Argentina      690          17
Slovenia       684         9
Estonia        645       1
Croatia        635        4
Peru            635        11
Dominican
Republic       581      20
Qatar           562
Colombia      539      6
Egypt          536      30
Serbia          528       1
Iraq             506      42
Bahrain       473     4
New 
 Zealand        451
Lebanon        412      8
Algeria           409    26
United
Arab 
Emirates         405      2
Lithuania       382     5
Armenia         372     1
Morocco         358    23
Hungary         343     11
Bulgaria         313      5
Ukraine          311     8
Latvia            305
Taiwan           283     2
Uruguay         274
Slovakia        269
Andorra         267      3
Costa Rica     263    2
Bosnia 
and 
Herzegovina    257    4
Kuwait            23
Jordan            235    1
Tunisia           227   7
San Marino     223    21
North 
Macedonia     219    3
Kazakhstan    204    1
Moldova        199    2
Albania           186    8
Burkina Faso  180   9
Vietnam          169
Azerbaijan     165    3
Cyprus          162   5
Oman           152
Malta           149
Réunion        145
Faroe Islands 144
Ghana           137     4
Senegal        130
Brunei         120      1
Venezuela    113      2
Sri Lanka     110
Afghanistan  110    4
Uzbekistan   104    2
Ivory Coast   101
Cambodia     99
Palestinian 
Territories     97       1
Honduras        95     1
Mauritius      94        2
Belarus         94
Martinique   93          1
Cameroon    91         2
Kosovo       88           1
Georgia       85
Montenegro      82      1
Nigeria            81        1
Cuba               80        2
Puerto Rico     79         3
Bolivia            74
Guadeloupe     73         1
Trinidad 
and 
Tobago           66         2
Kyrgyzstan    58
DR Congo       58         6
Liechtenstein  56
Paraguay        56        3
Gibraltar         55 
Rwanda            54
Jersey              52          1
Guam              51            1
Mayotte           50
Bangladesh     48          5
Monaco           42
Guernsey         36
Aruba             33
Isle of Man    32
Guatemala     32      1
Kenya             31      1
French 
Polynesia       30
Jamaica           30    1
French 
Guiana           28
Barbados       26
Madagascar     26
Togo                 25      1
Uganda           23
Zambia            22
United States 
Virgin Islands 19
El Salvador    19 
Bermuda       17
Ethiopia         16
Maldives        16
New 
Caledonia      15
Tanzania       13
Mongolia        12
Djibouti          12
Equatorial 
Guinea           12
Saint 
Martin           11
Mali               11
Dominica        11
Niger   10        1
Greenland      10
Bahamas        10
Eswatini          9
Curaçao          8     1
Cayman
Islands           8   1
Haiti             8
Suriname       8
Myanmar         8
Namibia           8
Guinea             8
Gabon             7   1
Zimbabwe       7     1
Mozambique   7
Antigua 
and 
Barbuda          7
Seychelles          7
Grenada            7
Eritrea              6
Laos                 6
Benin                6
Nepal    
Fiji                 5
Saint 
Barthelemy    5
Syria              5
Mauritania     
Guyana        5      1
Montserrat   5
Sudan        5      1
Cape Verde  5     1
Congo       
Angola     4
Vatican    4
Nicaragua  4    1
Central 
African 

Republic         3
Somalia        3
Bhutan          3
Liberia             3
Sint Maarten     3
Chad                 3
Saint Lucia       3
Gambia            3   1
Turks and
Caicos Islands    2
Belize                2
Anguilla           2
MS Zaandam 
cruise ship        2
British Virgin 
Islands             2
Saint Kitts 
and Nevis       2
Guinea-Bissau   2
Libya                 1
St Vincent and 
the Grenadines   
Papua New Guinea 1
Timor-Leste     1

What it’s like to have mild coronavirus symptoms
Roughly 80pc of people who contract coronavirus are believed to suffer from mild symptoms. Our writer describes her experience
By Harriet Barber - 28 March 2020

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/like-have-mild-coronavirus-symptoms/

Harriet Barber suspects she suffered from mild coronavirus symptoms over four days
Before I start, I should say that during my illness, I wasn't tested for coronavirus – that was seemingly impossible, unless I had been in hospital or had £350 to spare. But my symptoms met the criteria we’re told to look out for, and they started within hours of my housemate Kitty’s and several other people in my life, so it seems pretty likely.
I should also add that I'm aware of what a serious disease Covid-19 can be. Clearly, it's horrendous for some – but according to emerging data, for about 80pc of people it amounts to only a 'mild' virus. 
Over four days, I believe that is what I've experienced. Symptoms change from person to person, but this is what it felt like for me…

What is coronavirus, how did it start and how big could it get?
The answers to all your questions on the disease outbreak spreading across the world
By Sarah Newey and Anne Gulland 
28 March 2020 
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/28/what-coronavirus-covid-19-virus-pandemic-how-spread/

The new coronavirus (Covid-19) has spread to nearly every country in the world since it first emerged in China at the beginning of the year. More than 615,000 people are known to be infected and more than 28,000 deaths have been recorded - including 1,019 in the UK.
What the UK lockdown means for you
What is a coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause disease in animals. Seven, including the new virus, have made the jump to humans, but most just cause cold-like symptoms.
Covid-19 is closely related to severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) which swept around the world in 2002 to 2003. That virus infected around 8,000 people and killed about 800 but it soon ran itself out, largely because most of those infected were seriously ill so it was easier to control.
Another coronavirus is Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers), cases of which have been occurring sporadically since it first emerged in 2012 - there have been around 2,500 cases and nearly 900 deaths. 
Covid-19 is different to these two other coronaviruses in that the spectrum of disease is broad, with around 80 per cent of cases leading to a mild infection. There may also be many people carrying the disease and displaying no symptoms, making it even harder to control. 
So far, around 20 per cent of Covid-19 cases have been classed as "severe" and the current death rate varies between 0.7 per cent and 3.4 per cent depending on the location and, crucially, access to good hospital care.

Scientists in China believe that Covid-19 has mutated into two strains, one more aggressive than the other, which could make developing a vaccine more complicated.

How did the outbreak start?
The source of the coronavirus is believed to be a "wet market" in Wuhan which sold both dead and live animals including fish and birds. 
Such markets pose a heightened risk of viruses jumping from animals to humans because hygiene standards are difficult to maintain if live animals are being kept and butchered on site. Typically, they are also densely packed allowing disease to spread from species to species.
The animal source of Covid-19 has not yet been identified, but the original host is thought to be bats. Bats were not sold at the Wuhan market but may have infected live chickens or other animals sold there. 
Bats are host to a wide range of zoonotic viruses including Ebola, HIV and rabies.

How big could the pandemic get?
The disease has already taken hold in Europe, the United States and south east Asia and is beginning to wreak havoc in Africa and South America. The World Health Organization is particularly concerned at the ability of the poorest countries in the world to control the disease. To find out more about what is likely to happen, click here. 

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
Initial symptoms include fever, dry cough, tiredness and a general feeling of being unwell. Other symptoms are emerging such as a lost of taste and smell and stomach problems.

Coronavirus pandemic: How will Britain and the NHS cope
As the virus spreads the world will move from containment to mitigation, say experts
By Paul Nuki, GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY EDITOR, LONDON and Anne Gulland, GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY CORRESPONDENT

24 February 2020

It looks increasingly likely that the coronavirus outbreak which started in China in December will become a global pandemic.
The disease is now spreading rapidly in South Korea, Italy and Iran and is likely to be present but as yet undetected in other populous countries across Asia and the Pacific. 
In several countries, including Italy, there is no obvious direct link back to China, which makes containing the spread of virus all the more difficult.  
Critics will say the lockdown imposed by the authorities on Wuhan and much of central China has not worked and that the World Health Organization's (WHO) strategy of containment has failed.
But there is little doubt China's crackdown has delayed the spread of the virus and bought the rest of the world considerable additional time to prepare.

The key question now, as the virus gains territory, is whether the NHS and other health authorities around the world have used that time wisely.
Here are some of the key things to expect if Covid-19 does now do a lap of the world.

If containment does not work, what’s the plan?
Mitigation follows containment in the public health response to major new outbreaks. While containment strategies aim to stop or hold back a disease, the goal of mitigation is to reduce its impact on society.
“The ultimate goal of [mitigation] measures is to reduce the intensity of an outbreak, flattening out the epidemic curve and therefore reducing strain on the health system, and on social economic well-being,” says Dr Josh Michaud, an associate director for global health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
In simple terms planners will try to prevent sharp spikes in case numbers so the NHS and other services do not become overwhelmed.

What does that mean for the UK?
Mitigation efforts in the UK will be driven by the UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy 2011 and fall into four main areas:
Encouraging individual behaviour change - hand washing, staying at home if unwell, looking out for neighbours and relatives. 
Social distancing - encouragement of home working, discouraging public gatherings, possible school closures, international travel restrictions, online medical consultation and testing
Environmental hygiene - cleaning and spraying public surfaces, stepping up checks on restaurants and takeaways, ensuring good funeral practices
Building medical capacity - stockpiling of protective equipment and drugs, limiting non-essential hospital visits and operations, developing effective treatments and vaccines

What about quarantines?
Quarantines are about containment but expect to see such strategies run alongside mitigation measures if health authorities think they will buy more time. 
Italy, for instance, has followed China’s example and placed more than 50,000 people under quarantine in a series of villages in the north of the country.
The recently updated Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 affords the government similar powers here but whether they will be used is a moot point and is likely to hinge on the exact circumstances. 
The Prime Minister's official spokesman knocked the ball into the Department of Health’s court on Monday saying: "We will be led by the advice from public health and medical experts and will take steps which they feel are required to best protect the British public."
Public health officials would have to balance the impact of quarantines on people’s freedom with the wider impact on public health. They must also get approval from a local justice of the peace. 
While it is conceivable that quarantines could be placed on containable UK communities should an outbreak occur, large-scale quarantines or curfews seem unlikely unless the virus becomes more severe. Any action would have to be judged proportionate.

So how severe is the virus?
This remains the million dollar question. In Wuhan - the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak - the current death rate is between two and four per cent but is around 0.7 per cent in the rest of China and the world, says WHO. If it falls as low as the 0.026 per cent death rate for swine flu in 2009, it should be manageable even if it spreads throughout the UK.
But even with the extra time China’s shutdown has bought, experts are still far from sure about the clinical severity of the disease or how to treat it. The virus is more likely to affect the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. However, a not insignificant number of healthy young people have died too - and this is worrying doctors around the world.
Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association doctors in Singapore, where there have been 89 cases of the disease to date, say the coronavirus presents in a similar way to severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), although is much less lethal. 
The virus attacks the lungs with the disease progressing in distinct phases. CT scans of the lungs scans show “ground-glass” opacity and then “crazy paving” patterns, as they fill with mucus making it harder to breathe. 
“An interesting pattern is emerging in reports from China”, says Azra Ghani, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at Imperial College, London. “After the first week of infection there is a tipping point - where some patients go downhill but others remain more stable and then recover.”
What kills many patients is their own immune system going into overdrive, triggering septic shock. This is the body’s inflammatory response to microbial infection and it can lead to organ failure and death. Older people and those with underlying conditions are more vulnerable but the young are not immune.
“What’s different with this disease is that it’s a new virus and therefore the whole population is potentially susceptible. Everyone is immunologically naive and no one has been exposed to it before,” says Prof Ghani. 

How many people might need hospital treatment?
It is not just the overall death rates that doctors and public health planners are worried about. 

In China a study of the first 44,000 cases published last week by the country’s health authority found that nearly 14 per cent were “severe”, requiring hospital treatment. A further five per cent were “critical” - that is, they had respiratory failure, septic shock and/or multiple organ failure and required intensive care.
Another issue is the duration of the disease. According to one study in China of hospitalised patients who recovered, their pneumonia took a full 10 days to peak. This suggests demand on hospital beds will be high - hence the rapid construction of new hospitals in China.
The average hospital stay in China for Covid-19 patients is between 11 and 26 days. But the recovery period can be long - up to six weeks for some of the most severe cases. 
And while it is too early to say what the long-term prognosis is for those who recover from the disease, some of the patients who survived Sars did suffer long-term health effects such as lung damage.

Could the NHS cope if the virus gets a grip here?
This is another big question. If an outbreak in the UK can be delayed until the spring it would avoid the worst of the winter pressures - although many commentators say the NHS is now running at or close to capacity all year round.
The latest data from the NHS show that in the week ending February 16 average bed occupancy in the 132 NHS trusts in England was 94 per cent, with several hospitals reporting that they were at 100 per cent occupancy - that is, they had no free beds.
The ideal, say planners, is for hospitals to run at about 85 per cent occupancy to ensure there is enough slack in the system in case of a sudden surge in demand.
If a China-style outbreak were to occur the NHS would struggle to cope, says Jonathan Ball, professor of molecular virology at the University of Nottingham.
“As a population we have never seen this virus before and therefore none of us are immune to it. The attack rate will be quite high,” he said. “We know what happens with seasonal flu – the NHS cannot cope very well. So this could put further pressure on services”.

However, the government is more optimistic. 
"We are well prepared for UK cases, we are using tried and tested procedures to prevent further spread and the NHS is extremely well prepared and used to managing infections,” said a Number 10 spokesman

Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and how soon should you call the NHS?
This guide on coronavirus symptoms, underpinned with advice from leading health experts, is designed to protect you and your family
By Paul Nuki, GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY EDITOR and Global Health Security Team - 28 March 2020
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-symptoms-what-mild-fever-dry-cough-covid-19/

An illustration representing the coronavirus outbreak
March 28th 2020
Known UK cases: 17,089
Known UK deaths: 1,019


Country          Cases     Deaths
USA                116,057       1,937
Italy                 92,472      10,023
China             81,439         3,295
Spain              72,248         5,812
Germany        56,202      403
Iran               35,408      2,517
France           32,964      1,995
UK                 17,089     1,019
South Korea   9,478     144


Source: WHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC, DXY. Last updated: 28/03/2020. Japan total excludes 712 cases from the Diamond Princess 

How many coronavirus cases are in the UK - and where are they?
Since the first Covid-19 cases were detected in York, the disease has now spread across the UK - find out how many there are in your area
By Dominic Gilbert ; Ashley Kirk, DATA JOURNALISTS and Bruno Riddy, SENIOR DEVELOPER - 28 March 2020 
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/28/coronavirus-uk-how-many-cases-death-toll-map-covid-19/

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across Europe, the UK has seen thousands of confirmed cases.
Covid-19 first reached our shores in late January, cases have been on the rise since late February and the first death was recorded on March 5.
Tens of thousands of people in the UK have been tested for coronavirus, and the government have now put in place a strict lockdown in an attempt to deal with the pandemic.
Every area of the UK has been affected, with London warned it will face the biggest peak.
The Telegraph's map below plots where all official cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK. It is sourced from Public Health England announcements and will be updated regularly based on trustworthy data.
The number of cases officially confirmed by daily government updates in the UK hit 17,089 on Saturday 28 March. 1,019 people have died.

How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?
Public Health England are now releasing a daily update on how many confirmed cases of coronavirus there are in each English county.

How the NHS will cope
Professor Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, said the NHS would cope with a major spread of cases but could come under "very high pressure" in a large epidemic.
But he said if the UK sees a very large epidemic, "then it will put very high pressure on the NHS" and there could be "several weeks which could be very difficult" for the health service and wider society.
NHS staff have already taken to wearing bin bags because protective equipment is in short supply.
Earlier this week, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the launch of a UK army of 250,000 volunteers in the fight against coronavirus.
Mr Hancock said 35,000 extra NHS staff, including medical students and retired doctors, have already joined the national effort to combat the spread of the virus.

What does that mean for the UK?
Boris Johnson has placed the UK on a police-enforced lockdown with drastic new measures in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
The Prime Minister ordered people only to leave their homes under a list of "very limited purposes", banned public gatherings of more than two people and ordered the closure of non-essential shops.
Every citizen must comply with these new measures and the relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them through fines and dispersing gatherings.
These measures are effective immediately. The Government will look again at these measures after three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.

How did coronavirus spread?
At the end of December, the Chinese authorities sent out a public alert warning that a "pneumonia of unknown cause" had been identified in Wuhan, central China.
Some 10 days later, on Jan 7, scientists announced that a new coronavirus was the source of the outbreak – quickly adding that it did not appear to be spreading between humans. 
At that point, fewer than 60 cases had been found. But now the virus, which has since been named Covid-19, has spread to well over 100 countries, infecting more than 597,000 people and killing more than 27,000. Scientists believe that the virus has mutated into two strains: the older ‘S-type’ appears to be milder and less infectious, while the ‘L-type’ which emerged later, spreads quickly and currently accounts for around 70 per cent of cases. 
This map, which updates automatically, shows where the disease is now, how many cases there have been and how many people have died: 

 An illustration representing the coronavirus outbreak
March 28th 2020
Known UK cases: 17,089
Known UK deaths: 1,019


What is coronavirus, how did it start and how big could it get?
The answers to all your questions on the disease outbreak spreading across the worl
By Sarah Newey and Anne Gulland28 March 2020
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/28/what-coronavirus-covid-19-virus-pandemic-how-spread/

Where coronavirus come from and where could it strike next? The answers to all your questions
The new coronavirus (Covid-19) has spread to nearly every country in the world since it first emerged in China at the beginning of the year. More than 615,000 people are known to be infected and more than 28,000 deaths have been recorded - including 1,019 in the UK.

What the UK lockdown means for you
What is a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause disease in animals. Seven, including the new virus, have made the jump to humans, but most just cause cold-like symptoms.
Covid-19 is closely related to severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) which swept around the world in 2002 to 2003. That virus infected around 8,000 people and killed about 800 but it soon ran itself out, largely because most of those infected were seriously ill so it was easier to control.
Another coronavirus is Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers), cases of which have been occurring sporadically since it first emerged in 2012 - there have been around 2,500 cases and nearly 900 deaths. 

Covid-19 is different to these two other coronaviruses in that the spectrum of disease is broad, with around 80 per cent of cases leading to a mild infection. There may also be many people carrying the disease and displaying no symptoms, making it even harder to control. 
So far, around 20 per cent of Covid-19 cases have been classed as "severe" and the current death rate varies between 0.7 per cent and 3.4 per cent depending on the location and, crucially, access to good hospital care.
Scientists in China believe that Covid-19 has mutated into two strains, one more aggressive than the other, which could make developing a vaccine more complicated.

Coronavirus has mutated into more aggressive disease, say scientists 
Coronavirus has evolved into two major lineages and it is possible to be infected with both, a new study shows
BySarah Knapton, SCIENCE EDITOR5 March 2020 


Coronavirus has mutated into two strains, one which appears to be far more aggressive, scientists have said, in a discovery which could hinder attempts to develop a vaccine.
Researchers at Peking University's School of Life Sciences and the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, discovered the virus has evolved into two major lineages - dubbed ‘L’ and ‘S’ types.
The older ‘S-type’ appears to be milder and less infectious, while the ‘L-type’ which emerged later, spreads quickly and currently accounts for around 70 per cent of cases. 
Genetic analysis of a man in the US who tested positive on January 21, also showed it is possible to be infected with both types.
The finding comes just days after government health experts warned that the virus could hit Britain in ‘multiple waves’, and led to fears that some vaccines might not work on mutated strains....
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2020/03/04/coronavirus-has-mutated-aggressive-disease-say-scientists/

How did the outbreak start?
The source of the coronavirus is believed to be a "wet market" in Wuhan which sold both dead and live animals including fish and birds. 

Such markets pose a heightened risk of viruses jumping from animals to humans because hygiene standards are difficult to maintain if live animals are being kept and butchered on site. Typically, they are also densely packed allowing disease to spread from species to species.
The animal source of Covid-19 has not yet been identified, but the original host is thought to be bats. Bats were not sold at the Wuhan market but may have infected live chickens or other animals sold there. 

Bats are host to a wide range of zoonotic viruses including Ebola, HIV and rabies.
How big could the pandemic get?

The disease has already taken hold in Europe, the United States and south east Asia and is beginning to wreak havoc in Africa and South America. The World Health Organization is particularly concerned at the ability of the poorest countries in the world to control the disease. 

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
Initial symptoms include fever, dry cough, tiredness and a general feeling of being unwell. Other symptoms are emerging such as a lost of taste and smell and stomach problems. For a full read-out of the symptoms and treatment of coronavirus, click here.

Read more: what's it like to have mild coronavirus symptoms
How many coronavirus cases are in your area?
By Ashley Kirk, SENIOR DATA JOURNALIST - 28 March 2020 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/28/coronavirus-cases-near-me-where-in-my-area-postcode/

The coronavirus pandemic has now reached most corners of the country, with dozens of local authorities reporting a rise in cases.
So far, Hampshire and central London - including Southwark, Lambeth and Westminster - have seen the most recorded cases, as the number of cases in the UK enters the tens of thousands.
More than 120,000 people across the UK have been tested for Covid-19, with the Government releasing an emergency action plan to deal with the pandemic. It warned up to one in five workers in the UK could be off sick during a coronavirus peak. 
The region hit hardest by coronavirus so far, both in terms of absolute numbers and the per capita rate, is London. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the capital was "a few weeks ahead" in the infection's spread that the rest of the country.
While they have lower total numbers, Wales and Scotland also have a similarly high rates per million.

How did coronavirus spread?
At the end of December, the Chinese authorities sent out a public alert warning that a "pneumonia of unknown cause" had been identified in Wuhan, central China.
Some 10 days later, on Jan 7, scientists announced that a new coronavirus was the source of the outbreak – quickly adding that it did not appear to be spreading between humans.
UK coronavirus lockdown: the new rules, and what they mean for daily life 
Government has closed schools, pubs, restaurants, cafes, gyms and other businesses
By Gareth Davies, BREAKING NEWS EDITOR and Tony Diver 
28 March 2020

Boris Johnson has placed the UK on a police-enforced lockdown with drastic new measures in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
The Prime Minister ordered people only to leave their homes under a list of "very limited purposes", banned public gatherings of more than two people and ordered the closure of non-essential shops.
Every citizen must comply with these new measures and the relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them through fines and dispersing gatherings.
These measures are effective immediately. The Government will look again at these measures after three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.

What are the rules?

Mr Johnson has said you will only be able to leave your house for one of four reasons:...
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/28/uk-coronavirus-lockdown-what-new-government-rules/

Coronavirus travel: China bars foreign visitors as imported cases rise

27 March 2020
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-52059085


China has announced a temporary ban on all foreign visitors, even if they have visas or residence permits.
The country is also limiting Chinese and foreign airlines to one flight per week, and flights must not be more than 75% full.
Although China reported its first locally-transmitted coronavirus case for three days on Friday, almost all its new cases now come from abroad.
There were 55 new cases across China on Thursday - 54 of them from overseas.

What are the new rules?
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it was "suspending the entry of foreign nationals" because of the "rapid spread of Covid-19 across the world".
The suspension applies to people with visas and residence passes, but not to diplomats or those with C visas (usually aircraft crew).
People with "emergency humanitarian needs" or those working in certain fields can apply for exceptions.

Wuhan to ease lockdown as world battles virus
US-China contagion: The battle behind the scenes

Although the rules seem dramatic, many foreign airlines had already stopped flying to China - and a number of cities already had restrictions for arrivals.
Last month, for example, Beijing ordered everyone returning to the city into a 14-day quarantine.

What is the coronavirus situation in China?
Although the virus emerged in China, it now has fewer cases than the US and fewer deaths than Italy and Spain.
There have been 81,340 confirmed cases in China and 3,292 deaths, the National Health Commission said on Friday.
In total, 565 of those confirmed cases were classed as "imported" - either foreigners coming into China, or returning Chinese nationals.
In Hubei - the province where the outbreak began - there were no new confirmed or suspected cases on Thursday.
The lockdown in provincial capital Wuhan, which began in January, will be eased on 8 April.
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A high-level government source in 2017 warning Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com that US cities would be locked down under quarantine, Norman Dodd's Investigation into Charities in the USA with Tax Free Status, the discussion between film maker the late Arron Russo and Nick Rockefella, the report produced by The Rockefeller Foundation and Global Business Network May 2010, the way those promoting and pushing the New World Order with a One World Government, miltary and digital currency are quickly using the Cororavirus as an excuse to role out their main agendas which include bankrupting the general population and small to medium businesess who do not have the capital to survive being shupt down for months ..... and Researchers researchers from Nanki University in Tianjin China, and in India ... who have stated that Covid-19 contains a strange HIV-like mutation that may make it more contagious and give it properties not found in other coronaviruses.who have found shocking similarities between the Wuhan coronavirus and HIV and Ebola ,,,,,, these mutations  .... suggest without doubt that the Coronavirus is manmade and well planned as early as May 2010 by the people in control of the creation of the world's imaginary money creation at the Bank of International Settlement in Basel Switzerland .. which is provided to reserve and retail banks and governments around the world .... those in control of the Bank of International Settlement in Basel Switzerland  include the most powerful and richest families around the world such as the Rockefellers and Rothschild Families.... 

US President Donald Trump has just said the US is at war against a hidden enemy.
Other governments worldwide have said the same. Are we exiting the War on Terror and entering the War on Bioterror?

The entire planet is going into worldwide lockdown. Just as the 9/11 false flag operation yielded the War on Terror, will the coronavirus operation yield the new War on Bioterror?

AT A GLANCE... THE STORY:
While the debate continues as to the true count of infected people due to the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, several sinister agendas are being pushed out.
1. Centralized Control of Information, i.e. Censorship and Narrative Control
​2. The Cashless Agenda, 3. Martial Law Quarantines, 4. Mandatory Vaccination
​5. Bill Gates’ ID2020: Digital Identification via Microchipping
​6. Agenda 2030: Wuhan Slated to be one of China’s Smart Cities
​​7. Is the Coronavirus Epidemic a Race-Based Bioweapon?

Scenario Narratives
LOCK STEP –
A world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian eadership, with limited innovation and growing citizen pushback
CLEVER TOGETHER –
A world in which highly coordinated and successful strategies emerge for addressing both urgent and entrenched worldwide issues 
HACK ATTACK –
An economically unstable and shock-prone world in which governments weaken, criminals thrive, and dangerous innovations emerge 
SMART SCRAMBLE –
An economically depressed world in which individuals and communities develop localized, makeshift solutions to a growing set of problems

6 Solid, Scientific Reasons to Assuage Your Coronavirus Panic
Published 22 hours ago on March 26, 2020
By Makia Freeman
 March 27, 2020

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With coronavirus panic around, it’s time to take stock of the situation. Here are 6 solid, scientific reasons to calm your fear and to be aware not scared.
At a Glance: THE STORY:
There is so much coronavirus panic around. How much is truly justified?

THE IMPLICATIONS:
When we are in fear, we fail to accurately assess a situation and judge whether that fear is truly necessary – or whether we have exaggerated the threat.

Coronavirus panic
has been intense, extreme and out-of-control worldwide in the last 2-3 months. As I have covered in other articles, this hysteria has been promoted by scientists, the MSM (Mainstream Media) and governments who are controlled by a deeper force and who are motivated to generate and exploit the fear – in order to roll out the various NWO (New World Order) agendas while people are distracted and afraid. Of course, it is wise to be prepared and aware; it is wise to have essential supplies on hand, to practice thoughtful hygiene and to have a range of natural supplements to boost your immunity. I am not saying there is nothing to worry about; I am saying the response must be proportional to the threat. Fear and stress themselves lower the immune system. Here are 6 solid, scientific reasons with which you can adjust your response, so as to be more in accordance with the actual threat you face. It is worth remembering that there are far grander agendas at play here – including attacks on essential long-established rights and freedoms – that you need to be aware of, which pose a much bigger threat to you than a virus that will come and go.

1. UK Expert Health Panel Quietly Downgrades COVID-19, Classified as No Longer Infectious
As of March 19th 2020, the UK Government’s top medical advice panel announced that COVID-19 is no longer a serious public health hazard. The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) quietly downgraded COVID-19, declaring that it should no longer be classified as a severe risk or a high consequence infectious disease (HCID). The mainstream media was silent. Here is the quote from the official UK Government website:

“Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria. They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase. The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is also of the opinion that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID.”

2. COVID-19 Worldwide Death Count is FAR BELOW Annual Death Count in US for Ordinary Flu
At the time of writing, the worldwide death count attributed to COVID-19 is under 25,000 (according to the Johns Hopkins CSSE stats). To put this in perspective, the number of people who die in the US alone (which has around only 5% of the world population) from the ordinary seasonal flu ever year is between 12,000 and 61,000. Yet, our entire society is being put on lockdown, the economy brought to a halt and we are being subjected to draconian regulations all because of a virus which is not worse than a normal cold or flu – with which we have to live all the time. Why?

As Doctor Sucharit Bhakdi (above) says, coronaviruses have co-existed with humans and animals around the world for a very long time. Click “CC” for English subtitles.

3. Italy’s Death Count and Death Rate is Highly Skewed Due to Counting Method

Some people are stoking coronavirus panic by pointing to Italy’s death rate. However, there are massive problems with the numbers here. People already sick with other diseases are being counted as a COVID-19 victim or COVID-19 death just because the virus was present in their bodies, even if they would have died anyway and even if the virus did not medically contribute to their death in any way! RT reports in the article How lethal is Covid-19 REALLY? Why massive fatality rates from Italy are MISLEADING:

“You do not need to be an expert to calculate the mortality rate. It is one number divided by another — the number of people who have died from the virus divided by the total number of confirmed cases. In the case of Italy, 7,503 dead divided by 74,386 infected gives a mortality rate of roughly 10 percent. But that does not mean that one in ten people who contract the virus will die, despite what the scaremongering media would have you believe … the larger number, the confirmed cases, must by definition be an underestimate. It would be impossible for every person in a country positive for the coronavirus to have been already tested and added to the confirmed cases. The virus can be dormant in people for up to two weeks, and young people can experience very mild or even no symptoms at all, and still be positive for the virus. Since that figure is by definition too low, the mortality rates being reported are by definition too high.”

Italy has also been counting people with other conditions, sometimes 2-3 other serious diseases:
“The vast majority of Covid-19 fatalities, 99 percent according to Italian research, have had a pre-morbidity, if not two or three. These are underlying health issues, like heart disease, cancer or various infections. Some might have been comatose, with life support machines and artificial breathing the only thing keeping them alive anyway.”

According to Professor Walter Ricciardi, the scientific advisor to Italy’s Minister of Health, Italy’s death rate or mortality rate is so high due to demographics (it has the 2nd oldest population in the world) and the manner in which hospitals record deaths.

4. The Flawed PCR Test: Even CDC Admits Virus May Not Cause Symptoms or Disease
There are some serious problems with the generally accepted method of testing for a virus. It’s called the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test. The PCR test amplifies a specific region of a DNA strand (the DNA target). It is qualitative not quantitative; in other words, it can tell you if a virus is present or not, but it can’t tell you in what quantities, and it can’t make any accurate assessment about whether the presence of that virus is enough to cause disease. The CDC (US Center for Disease Control) itself admits that a positive coronavirus COVID-19 test (using the PCR method) doesn’t mean the virus is causing the disease/symptoms you may have! These are the actual words of the CDC:

Positive [test] results are indicative of active infection with 2019-nCoV but do not rule out bacterial infection or co-infection with other viruses. The agent detected may not be the definite cause of disease.”

This is a serious problem for those promoting coronavirus panic. If the scientific golden benchmark test (the PCR) doesn’t even provide proof that the virus causes the disease, why is everyone rushing around like a headless chicken instead of questioning the base foundations – which are actually assumptions not facts?

5. Study Finds 80% False Positive Test Results for COVID-19 Cases
A study published this month on March 5th 2020 (then retracted) on the NIH (National Institute of Health)’s PubMed website concluded that there have been a very high number of false positive results for people being tested for COVID-19 – potentially as high as 80%! This means a vast number of people who get this result are deemed “positive” or to have the virus when in fact they do not. The study entitled Potential False-Positive Rate Among the ‘Asymptomatic Infected Individuals’ in Close Contacts of COVID-19 Patients concluded:

“When the infection rate of the close contacts and the sensitivity and specificity of reported results were taken as the point estimates, the positive predictive value of the active screening was only 19.67%, in contrast, the false-positive rate of positive results was 80.33%. The multivariate-probabilistic sensitivity analysis results supported the base-case findings, with a 75% probability for the false-positive rate of positive results over 47%. Conclusions: In the close contacts of COVID-19 patients, nearly half or even more of the ‘asymptomatic infected individuals’ reported in the active nucleic acid test screening might be false positives.”

. Unjustified Coronavirus Panic: Viruses are Not What You Think
On top of all this, there are many assumptions that are being presented as fact when it comes to viruses. What are viruses? Can they exist outside the body? Can they really be transferred from person to person? Is it 100% proven that viruses cause disease? Is it 100% proven that the presence of a virus in your body means that that virus is causing you disease? German biologist and virologist Dr. Stefan Lanka offered a reward of €100,000 for anyone who could scientifically prove that measles was a virus. That case that went all the way to the German Supreme Court where he won, showing that there was no scientific proof that measles virus existed. In a similar vein, there are many prominent scientists who question the mainstream definition of viruses. Professor Peter Duesberg stated with solid evidence that HIV did not cause AIDS. How much can we trust mainstream science to tell us the truth about these epidemics?

Conclusion: Be Aware Not Scared in the Face of All the Coronavirus Panic
Remember, over 150,000 people die worldwide every day just in the normal course of affairs. So far, the coronavirus has killed around 25,000 after months and months. Is this outbreak really worth the lockdown, the panic and the fear? Is it worth the economic havoc it is wreaking on those below, at or just slightly above the poverty line? Think about the countless  financial consequences and lives that will be ruined because of this shutdown.
Take a calm, objective look at all the coronavirus panic. Is it justified? Can we be aware and prepared without being scared? Can we convert fear into awareness? If we don’t, we’re playing right into the hands of the ruling class who is beyond motivated to exploit this event as much as they can to make the world a less free and more tyrannical place.

Are you going to allow that with your attitude and choices over this crisis?
Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative media / independent news site The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com. Makia is on Steemit and FB.

Sources:
https://thefreedomarticles.com/creating-exploiting-coronavirus-crisis-problem-reaction-solution/
https://thefreedomarticles.com/5-nwo-agendas-accompanying-coronavirus-epidemic/
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Unflappable confidence of UK’s health establishment about to be tested Britain continues to diverge from WHO advice when it comes to testing and contact tracing for coronavirus
Denis Staunton  

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/unflappable-confidence-of-uk-s-health-establishment-about-to-be-tested-1.4214245 

Health secretary Matt Hancock, who has tested positive for coronavirus, and chief medical officer Chris Whitty, who is self-isolating with symptoms. 

The news that Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock have tested positive for coronavirus will have no immediate impact on Britain’s response to the pandemic. Both men are well enough to continue working remotely, as is chief medical officer Chris Whitty, who is also in self-isolation after experiencing symptoms of the virus.
But the pace at which the virus has moved through Downing Street, which has seen other figures succumb in recent days, has highlighted Britain’s enduring divergence from the international norm when it comes to testing and contact tracing.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stressed the importance of testing and tracing in combating the virus and both measures have been important elements in successful strategies pursued by countries like South Korea.  Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO health emergencies programme, repeated the message about the importance of surveillance at a press conference on Friday.


“Countries simply have to have in place a system to detect, isolate, contact trace and quarantine contacts,” he said.

Britain conducted testing and contact tracing at the start of the epidemic but moved away from both once the number of cases began to rise. Deputy chief medical officer Jenny Harries said this week that “there comes a point in a pandemic where that is not an appropriate intervention” and that Britain had always planned to focus on testing those who were admitted to hospital.
She also suggested that the WHO’s advice to “test, test, test” was intended for countries less developed than Britain.

‘Extremely well developed’
“The clue for WHO is in its title. It is a World Health Organisation and it is addressing all countries across the world with entirely different health infrastructures and particularly public health infrastructures. We have an extremely well-developed public health system in this country and in fact our public health teams actually train others abroad,” she said.
“So the point there is that they are addressing every country, including low-and middle-income countries, so encouraging all countries to test of some type.”
Among those who are testing extensively are countries like Germany, which has a superior health system to Britain’s and has so far experienced far fewer deaths from the coronavirus.

The unflappable confidence of Britain’s health establishment in its sometimes confusing approach to the pandemic will be tested in the coming weeks, when the pandemic moves towards its peak.

Insider Exposes COVID-19 Coronavirus Scam

Saturday, March 28, 2020  
By Makia Freeman

The Freedom Articles
A does of the truth - Independent media - Alternative Media

https://thefreedomarticles.com/insider-exposes-covid-19-coronavirus-scam/?owa_medium=feed&owa_sid=  


The COVID-19 coronavirus scam
The COVID-19 coronavirus scam has been exposed. Massive hat tip to activist Julian Rose, whose work I have followed for years. Julian’s account was just posted here at DavidIcke.com. I will reproduce it in full below. I believe it explains much of how the numbers were inflated and how this whole coronavirus crisis – make that coronavirus psy op – was pulled off. As someone wrote on a YouTube video comment recently, coronavirus = crowning achievement of the government’s psychological warfare operation (corona = crown). Make no mistake – this is a massive psychological operation. The entire alternative media and conspiracy research community – and the whole world – owe deep respect and gratitude to those have seen this coronavirus scam for what it is: people such as Jamie Lee (A Plane Truth), Jon Rappaport (NoMoreFakeNews.com), David Icke (DavidIcke.com) and others.
Now the job remains to inform and alert people as much as possible so together we can end this ridiculous shutdown and lockdown fiasco. Meanwhile, it remains as important as ever to watch Bill Gates (and all the other NWO manipulators who pulled this outrageous stunt) very, very closely.

The Insider Account from Julian Rose
[Some minor spelling changes made – Ed.]

“The below was sent to me by a widely respected professional scientist in USA. While we may know it’s a scam – this insider evidence on the methodology of the madness is second to none. Please use!! The following is from a medical forum. The writer prefers to stay anonymous, because presenting any narrative different than the official one can cause you a lot of stress in the toxic environment caused by the scam which surrounds COVID-19 these days.
I work in the healthcare field. Here’s the problem, we are testing people for any strain of a Coronavirus. Not specifically for COVID-19. There are no reliable tests for a specific COVID-19 virus. There are no reliable agencies or media outlets for reporting numbers of actual COVID-19 virus cases. This needs to be addressed first and foremost. Every action and reaction to COVID-19 is based on totally flawed data and we simply can not make accurate assessments.

This is why you’re hearing that most people with COVID-19 are showing nothing more than cold/flu like symptoms. That’s because most Coronavirus strains are nothing more than cold/flu like symptoms. The few actual novel Coronavirus cases do have some worse respiratory responses, but still have a very promising recovery rate, especially for those without prior issues.

The ‘gold standard’ in testing for COVID-19 is laboratory isolated/purified coronavirus particles free from any contaminants and particles that look like viruses but are not, that have been proven to be the cause of the syndrome known as COVID-19 and obtained by using proper viral isolation methods and controls (not the PCR that is currently being used or serology/antibody tests which do not detect virus as such). PCR basically takes a sample of your cells and amplifies any DNA to look for ‘viral sequences’, i.e. bits of non-human DNA that seem to match parts of a known viral genome.

The problem is the test is known not to work.
It uses ‘amplification’ which means taking a very very tiny amount of DNA and growing it exponentially until it can be analyzed. Obviously any minute contaminations in the sample will also be amplified leading to potentially gross errors of discovery. Additionally, it’s only looking for partial viral sequences, not whole genomes, so identifying a single pathogen is next to impossible even if you ignore the other issues.

The Mickey Mouse test kits being sent out to hospitals, at best, tell analysts you have some viral DNA in your cells. Which most of us do, most of the time. It may tell you the viral sequence is related to a specific type of virus – say the huge family of coronavirus. But that’s all. The idea these kits can isolate a specific virus like COVID-19 is nonsense.
And that’s not even getting into the other issue – viral load.


If you remember the PCR works by amplifying minute amounts of DNA. It therefore is useless at telling you how much virus you may have. And that’s the only question that really matters when it comes to diagnosing illness. Everyone will have a few virus(es) kicking round in their system at any time, and most will not cause illness because their quantities are too small. For a virus to sicken you need a lot of it, a massive amount of it. But PCR does not test viral load and therefore can’t determine if a(n) osteogenesis is present in sufficient quantities to sicken you.

If you feel sick and get a PCR test any random virus DNA might be identified even if they aren’t at all involved in your sickness which leads to false diagnosis. And coronavirus are incredibly common. A large percentage of the world human population will have covi DNA in them in small quantities even if they are perfectly well or sick with some other pathogen.
Do you see where this is going yet? If you want to create a totally false panic about a totally false pandemic – pick a coronavirus.

They are incredibly common and there’s tons of them. A very high percentage of people who have become sick by other means (flu, bacterial pneumonia, anything) will have a positive PCR test for covi even if you’re doing them properly and ruling out contamination, simply because covis are so common. There are hundreds of thousands of flu and pneumonia victims in hospitals throughout the world at any one time.

All you need to do is select the sickest of these in a single location – say Wuhan – administer PCR tests to them and claim anyone showing viral sequences similar to a coronavirus (which will inevitably be quite a few) is suffering from a ‘new’ disease. Since you already selected the sickest flu cases a fairly high proportion of your sample will go on to die.
You can then say this ‘new’ virus has a CFR higher than the flu and use this to infuse more concern and do more tests which will of course produce more ‘cases’, which expands the testing, which produces yet more ‘cases’ and so on and so on. Before long you have your ‘pandemic’, and all you have done is use a simple test kit trick to convert the worst flu and pneumonia cases into something new that doesn’t actually exist.

Now just run the same scam in other countries. Making sure to keep the fear message running high so that people will feel panicky and less able to think critically. Your only problem is going to be that – due to the fact there is no actual new deadly pathogen but just regular sick people, you are mislabeling your case numbers, and especially your deaths, are going to be way too low for a real new deadly virus pandemic.

But you can stop people pointing this out in several ways.

1. You can claim this is just the beginning and more deaths are imminent. Use this as an excuse to quarantine everyone and then claim the quarantine prevented the expected millions of dead.
2. You can tell people that ‘minimizing’ the dangers is irresponsible and bully them into not talking about numbers.
3. You can talk crap about made up numbers hoping to blind people with pseudoscience.
4. You can start testing well people (who, of course, will also likely have shreds of coronavirus DNA in them) and thus inflate your ‘case figures’ with ‘asymptomatic carriers’ (you will of course have to spin that to sound deadly even though any virologist knows the more symptom-less cases you have the less deadly is your pathogen).


Take these 4 simple steps and you can have your own entirely manufactured pandemic up and running in weeks.
They can not “confirm” something for which there is no accurate test.”
BOOM.

*****
Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative media / independent news site The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com. Makia is on Steemit and FB.
Sources:

https://www.davidicke.com/article/566653/v-important-covid-9-super-scam-well-exposed-insider

Reflections & Warnings - An Interview with Aaron Russo (FULL)
Ben Avraham
Please support the cause and buy the DVD at: http://www.infowarsshop.com/ In an historic final interview, filmmaker and music promoter Aaron Russo goes in depth on the insider-knowledge given to him by a member of the Rockefeller family. Russo was told (prior to 9/11) of plans to stage terror attacks, invade foreign nations, and kickstart a high-tech police state control grid that would track the populations' every move with implantable R.F.I.D. microchips. This information-packed presentation is filled with never-before seen footage. Throughout the film, Alex Jones breaks down the latest activities of the New World Order and how it ties into what Russo predicted. Aaron explains how the elite created the women's liberation movement to break up the family and tax working women. Russo breaks down the deception of democracy — which is nothing more than mob rule guaranteed to produce tyranny. Russo also exposes the IRS & Federal Reserve. He blasts the unconstitutional and predatory institutions that have crippled the American Republic and crushed the people with bogus taxes, inflation and loss of privacy. Russo explains that he himself was persecuted in the late 80s by a criminal retroactive tax scheme that attempted to levy new taxes on years already passed. As night falls on the Republic, Aaron Russo delivers a powerful call for the forces of liberty to rise and crush tyranny. Only then can the Republic be restored.
Category: News & Politics

Invest in gold and silver, store up at least a years worth of nonperishable foods, and get guns and plenty of ammo. It's all for protection my friends.
THE END.

North American Union
'Secrets of the Invasion' Why America's government invites rampant illegal immigration- In the next few years, according to the 59-page report titled "Building a North American Community," the U.S. must be integrated with the socialism, corruption, poverty and population of Mexico and Canada. -- Whistleblower Magazine, May 01, 2006 -(Posted here: Friday, May 05, 2006)
North American Union to Replace USA? - President Bush is pursuing a globalist agenda to create a North American Union, effectively erasing our borders with both Mexico and Canada. This was the hidden agenda behind the Bush administration's true open borders policy. -- by Jerome R. Corsi, May 19 & May 22, 2006 -(Posted here: Tuesday, May 23, 2006)

Council On Foreign Relations Lawyers Run Federal Courts and Advise Homeland Security Agency - How Can the top legal advisor for the Department of Homeland Security , which runs the US Border Patrol be part of an organization that seeks to eradicate the very border that the USBP is supposed to protect? How can the US Federal Courts be administered by someone that was part of the same law firm connected to the CFR, when the Council on Foreign Relations sees no need for US Federal Courts in the future, geopolitical Frankenstein crafted out of the corpses of the United States, Mexico and Canada- to be known as the North American Union? -- by Victor Y. Veritas -(Posted here: Saturday, May 27, 2006)
The North American Union "Matrix"- Back in 2004, I published The Real Matrix in seven parts (read them here). I had little idea how the process outlined there would accelerate in 2005 and 2006. Indeed, even those still “plugged in” ought to be wondering why the U.S. Senate just gave thumbs-up (62 yeas vs. 26 nays) to an immigration bill that most of the public does not want and would clearly be destructive of this country’s long-term best interests—educationally, culturally, and economically. -- by Steven Yates, PhD, NewsWithViews, June 05, 2006 -(Posted here: Monday, June 05, 2006)

President Quietly Creating 'NAFTA Plus' - Without announcing his intentions to do so, President Bush has decided to support the creation of a North American Union through a process of governmental regulations, never having to bring the issue before the American people for a clear referendum or vote. -- by Jerome R. Corsi, Human Events, May 24, 2006 -(Posted here: Monday, June 12, 2006)
Global Integration- heir plan has been globally to integrate regional economic arrangements and then advocate their management by a World Socialist Government. Currently there is an effort to integrate the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and that is why American politicians have no real desire to control our borders despite their posturing to the contrary. -- by Dennis L. Cuddy, PhD, NewsWithViews, May 29, 2006 -(Posted here: Monday, June 12, 2006)

Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway- Quietly but systematically, the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA Super Highway, four football-fields-wide, through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth, Minn. -- by Jerome Corsi, Human Events, June 12, 2006 -(Posted here: Thursday, June 15, 2006)

The American Union is Already Here- Author Jerome Corsi filed a Freedom of Information Act request yesterday asking for full disclosure of the activities of an office implementing a trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada that apparently could lead to a North American union, despite having no authorization from Congress. -- Associated Press, June 20, 2006 -(Posted here: Wednesday, June 21, 2006)

Canada, the United States, and Mexico... a Possible Merger- f someone would have told me last year that some of our leaders in our government and those of the powerful elite in this country were plotting to merge Canada, the United States, and Mexico, I would have brushed it aside as a conspiracy theory. Yes, it seems wild, however as we face the huge illegal immigration issue, many conservatives are now starting to put the pieces together. -- by Felicia Benamon, The Conservative Voice, June 20, 2006 -(Posted here: Thursday, June 22, 2006)
Lou Dobbs on the North American Union[Video]- CNN Show Host Lou Dobbs brings us a segment on the Bush administration's traitorous set-up of the North American Union. -- You Tube, July 03, 2006 -(Posted here: Tuesday, July 04, 2006)
N.A.F.T.A. Superhighway Begins Construction Next Year- Quietly, but systematically, the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA 10 lane super highway, four football fields wide through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth. Minn. -- by Joe Kress, NewsWithViews, July 04, 2006 -(Posted here: Tuesday, July 05, 2006)
Building a North American Community[.pdf]- The North American Union is just a conspiracy theory, some might say. Sorry, but here is the proof - directly from the Council on Foreign Relations themselves. -- Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations -(Posted here: Friday, July 14, 2006)

The NAFTA Super Highway- The beneficiaries of this NAFTA Super Highway project would be the contractors who build it and the importers and outlet stores for the Chinese-manufactured goods that would come flooding in. The losers would be U.S. longshoremen, truckers, manufacturers and taxpayers. The latter would pay the cost of building the highway in Mexico and the United States, both in dollars and in the lost sovereignty of our once-independent American republic. -- by Patrick J. Buchanan, Aug 29, 2006 -(Posted here: Tuesday, Aug 29, 2006)
Toward a North American Union- It is important to first understand that the impending birth of the NAU is a gestation of the Executive Branch of the U.S. government, not the Congress. This is the topic of the first discussion below. The next topic will examine the global elite's strategy of subverting the power to negotiate trade treaties and international law with foreign countries from the Congress to the President. Without this power, NAFTA and the NAU wouldnever have been possible. -- by Patrick Wood, The August Review, Vol. 6, Issue 5 -(Posted here: Wednesday, Aug 30, 2006)
North American Students Trained for 'Merger'- In another example of the way the three nations of North America are being drawn into a federation, or "merger," students from 10 universities in the U.S., Mexico and Canada are participating annually in a simulated "model Parliament." -- by John Troup, The London Sun, Sep 25, 2006 -(Posted here: Tuesday, September 26, 2006)
Documents Disclose 'Shadow Government'- "The Bush administration is trying to create the infrastructure of a new regional North American government in stealth fashion, under the radar and out of public view," Corsi claims. "Where is Congress, asleep at the wheel?" -- WorldNetDaily, Sep 26, 2006 -(Posted here: Thursday, September 28, 2006)
'Shadow' Agency to Issue N. American Border Passes- The Department of Transportation, acting through a Security and Prosperity Partnership "working group," is preparing in 2007 to issue North American biometric border passes to Mexican, Canadian, and U.S. "trusted travelers" according to documents released to WND columnist and author Jerome R. Corsi under a Freedom of Information Act request. -- WorldNetDaily, Sep 27, 2006 -(Posted here: Saturday, September 30, 2006)
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NAFTA Super Highway Faces Scrutiny - By now many Americans have heard about the proposed “NAFTA Super Highway,” which is also referred to as the trans-Texas corridor. What you may not know is the extent to which plans for such a superhighway are moving forward without congressional oversight or media attention. -- by Rep. Ron Paul, Oct 31, 2006 -(Posted here: Saturday, November 04, 2006)
'Bush Doesn't Think America Should Be An Actual Place' - "People have to understand what we're talking about here. The president of the United States is an internationalist," said Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo. "He is going to do what he can to create a place where the idea of America is just that – it's an idea. It's not an actual place defined by borders. I mean this is where this guy is really going." -- WorldNetDaily, Nov 19, 2006 -(Posted here: Monday, November 27, 2006)
Top U.S. official chaired N. American confab panel
N. American students trained for 'merger'
North American confab 'undermines' democracy
Attendance list North American forum
North American Forum agenda
North American merger topic of secret confab
Feds finally release info on 'superstate'
Senator ditches bill tied to 'superstate'
Congressman presses on 'superstate' plan
Feds stonewalling on 'super state' plan?
Cornyn wants U.S. taxpayers to fund Mexican development
No EU in U.S.
Trans-Texas Corridor paved with campaign contributions?
U.S.-Mexico merger opposition intensifies
More evidence of Mexican trucks coming to U.S.
Docs reveal plan for Mexican trucks in U.S.
Kansas City customs port considered Mexican soil?
Tancredo confronts 'superstate' effort
Bush sneaking North American superstate without oversight?

Date of Message: | May 10, 2008

​Insider Exposes COVID-19 Coronavirus Scam
Published March 28, 2020 By Makia Freeman - The Freedom Articles

https://thefreedomarticles.com/insider-exposes-covid-19-coronavirus-scam/?owa_medium=feed&owa_sid=  
The COVID-19 coronavirus scam has been exposed.-  how the numbers were inflated and how this whole coronavirus crisis – make that coronavirus psy op – was pulled off. coronavirus = crowning achievement of the government’s psychological warfare operation (corona = crown). Make no mistake – this is a massive psychological operation. The entire alternative media and conspiracy research community – Now the job remains to inform and alert people as much as possible so together we can end this ridiculous shutdown and lockdown fiasco. Meanwhile, it remains as important as ever to watch Bill Gates (and all the other NWO manipulators who pulled this outrageous stunt) very, very closely.

Emergency Powers: Worldwide Governmental Power Grabs Reveal Scripted Agenda
Published  March 25, 2020
By Makia Freeman -March 26, 2020
The Freedom Articles Get a Dose of the Truth
Alternative Media- Independent News

https://thefreedomarticles.com/emergency-powers-worldwide-gov-power-grabs-scripted-agenda/?owa_medium=feed&owa_sid=

AT A GLANCE… THE STORY:
Everywhere in the world, governments are using the coronavirus crisis to expand their control, claiming these are only temporary emergency powers.

THE IMPLICATIONS:
Can we trust governments to reliquinish these powers afterwards? Are people so panicked and afraid they will allow their freedom and rights to be stolen due to an invisible virus?

CDC
The top range of these burden estimates are from the 2017-2018 flu season. These are preliminary and may change as data are finalized.
Deaths 12,000- 61,000
Hospitalizarions 140,000 - 810,000
Illnesses 9.300,000 - 45,000,000

Emergency powers
Emergency powers are the name of the game right now as governments around the world are collectively engaging in power grabs – all justified by the convenient coronavirus crisis (the same coronavirus crisis that various countries and groups were actively simulating for before it happened). Virtually every nation on Earth has a COVID-19 case and therefore an excuse to grab emergency powers by claiming they are only doing it for the sake of health, safety and security, which is the typical catchcry of tyrants. According to the latest BBC report, a staggering 1/4 (one quarter) of the world is on lockdown. Misleaders like US President Donald Trump and UK PM Boris Johnson were initially reluctant to respond to the coronavirus, that is before they were told by their dark-suited advisors in the shadows that they better get with the program. For all the hype, panic and fear you see around the world today, you would think we are in the midst of the most lethal killing agent ever, not something which so far has only killed around 20,000 people worldwide after months and months, when in the US alone the seasonal flu kills between 12,000 and 61,000 every year according to CDC stats for the last 10 years. Below is a short list of what governments are doing amidst this fake pandemic.
USA: Let’s Close the Courts and Permanently Detain People Without Trial During Emergencies

Attorney-General William Barr – the same guy who has been pathetically overseeing the Jeffery Epstein case and doing nothing about it, while having connections to Epstein himself – has as DOJ head shown his true tyrannical colors by asking for some extreme emergency powers. The Hill reports:

“The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked Congress for a slew of new emergency powers … One of the proposed changes would give the attorney general the power to ask top district judges to stop court proceedings “whenever the district court is fully or partially closed by virtue of any natural disaster, civil disobedience, or other emergency situation.” These top judges would also gain the power to the stop court proceedings during a national emergency. In addition, the DOJ has asked for the ability to ask chief judges to permanently detain an individual without trial during emergencies. Another proposal would reportedly waive the statute of limitations for criminal investigations as well as civil trials during an emergency and could last up to “one year following the end of the national emergency.””

Zero Hedge reports:
“The proposed changes have raised concerns over the implications for habeas corpus – the right to appear before a judge and seek release. “Not only would it be a violation of that, but it says ‘affecting pre-arrest,” said Normal L. Reimer, who heads up the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. “So that means you could be arrested and never brought before a judge until they decide that the emergency or the civil disobedience is over. I find it absolutely terrifying. Especially in a time of emergency, we should be very careful about granting new powers to the government.” Reimer added that the notion of chief judges suspending court rules during an emergency indefinitely is deeply disturbing.”
We’re getting into highly dangerous territory here: the ability to detain someone without trial is a hallmark of tyranny. Also, if you thought the US was the land of the free where “it would never happen here”, look at what is happening now with paper being required to have their travel papers. Papers, please! Also, check out Whitney Webb’s piece on the long-standing US plans for COG (Continuity of Government) which goes back not to Bush Jr, not to Reagan but actually to Eisenhower and earlier. The idea has been to circumvent the Constitution and Congress/the Legislative Branch by declaring an emergency and installing a new government which vests all its power in the Executive Branch and the Military. COG plans include or included Operation Rex 84, Operation Garden Plot and Main Core (a database made with stolen PROMIS software which is list of Americans whose the USG considers enemies of the state):
“Though Main Core was reportedly in use after September 11 to target “unfriendly” individuals for increased domestic surveillance, concern that COG plans in the age of coronavirus could take a more drastic turn and involve the detention of Americans included in that database now seems more plausible than ever.”

Is COG about to be activated? This news is also just in, from Zero Hedge in another article:
“Earlier, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva ordered all gun stores closed (fearing that too many first-time gun-owners were getting access to weapons), and now LA Mayor EricGarcetti lashed out at non-essential stores that refuse to close, making an ominous threat. After reflecting on the first COVID-19 death of a teenager in L.A. County, he went on to announce actions against nonessential businesses that don’t close. “This behavior is irresponsible and selfish,” he said of those that remain open. He said the Department of Water and Power will shut off water and power for the businesses that don’t comply with the “safer at home” ordinance.”

UK: Let’s Detain Someone for Mental Illness Based on 1 Opinion not 3, and Ban Couples who are Dating From Staying at Each Other’s House
The UK has just passed a massive emergency powers bill (Coronavirus Bill 2019-21) which puts into law further restrictions and requirements relating to the isolation of those suspected to be infected with coronavirus and for the detention of people in isolation where the authorities deem it necessary. It allows people to “attend” court using audio and video technology, allows the Government to suspend port operations, relaxes requirements on “cause of death” medical certificates and disapplies the requirement for a jury in relation to inquests into coronavirus deaths. This was after the UK Government already made changes to existing laws, e.g. a change in the mental health laws. It used to take the opinion of 3 unrelated mental health professionals to detain someone due to alleged mental illness, but now it only takes one. Couples are now banned from staying at each other’s houses!! The Daily Mail reports:
“Deputy chief medical officer Jenny Harries suggested couples needed to either decide to live together or to remain apart during the crisis as she said that ‘what we do not want is people switching in and out of households’.”

Israel: Let’s Grab Geolocation Data for Surveillance and Consider the Total Suspension of Individual Freedom
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, corrupt to his core, has naturally been using the coronavirus crisis to his advantage. The crisis has allowed him to postpone his corruption trial. As I reported earlier in the article The New War on Bioterror: Everyone is a Suspected or Asymptomatic Carrier, the Israeli Government has also decided to increase their surveillance powers by capturing geolocation data from people’s mobile phones to supposedly halt the spread of the virus. Recently, Israeli newspaper Haaretz revealed in their article ‘Total Suspension of Individual Freedom’: Inside Israel’s Secret Coronavirus Debate that “public health services chief tells Knesset intelligence panel that Israel needs to employ a total lockdown and personal monitoring in the struggle to contain the spread of the disease.”

India: Let’s Stamp Suspected Carriers with Indelible Ink
India is a massive country of over 1.3 billion people. A significant chunk of the nation is on lockdown. The Indian Government has decided to stamp the hands of people who are suspected – not even confirmed – carriers with indelible ink, as well as track them using their mobile phone and personal data to help enforce quarantines. This Al Jazeera article reports:
“In southern Kerala state, authorities have used telephone call records, CCTV footage and mobile phone GPS systems to track down primary and secondary contacts of coronavirus patients. Officials also published detailed time and date maps of the movement of people who tested positive …“People have been jumping quarantine and it has been a challenge to track them,” said Amar Fettle, who is heading the coronavirus control team in Kerala. “But we have formed hundreds of squads, including policemen to track and ensure people follow the norms.””

Canada: Let’s Fine and Imprison People Who Don’t Do Social Distancing
So you thought the social distancing thing was just a suggestion not a law? Think again. In Canada, they are thinking about fining and imprisoning people who don’t keep enough distance from each other. This article reports that Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu said, “We will use every measure in our toolbox at the federal level to ensure compliance … for me, should we see a reluctance on behalf of the country to pull together, that would be a time when we would require additional measures.” It continues:
“Saskatchewan has used its emergency-broadcast system to reach people on cellphones, telling returning travellers that they can be fined $2,000 if they don’t self-isolate for 14 days. In Quebec City, a woman who was infected with the virus was arrested while out walking. Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil declared a state of emergency on Sunday. It bans gatherings of more than five people. Fines for such things as being at a beach or provincial park are up to $10,000 for individuals and $100,000 for corporations.”

Poland: Take a Selfie … Or Else
Poland is threatening people it has already quarantined that if they don’t download an app adn take selfies to send to the government, they will get a visit from the police plus fines! France24 reports:
“Poland on Friday launched a smartphone app allowing people under a mandatory 14-day quarantine for coronavirus to send selfies to let authorities know they are indeed staying home. “People in quarantine have a choice: either receive unexpected visits from the police, or download this app,” Karol Manys, digital ministry spokesman, told AFP … The app uses geolocation and facial recognition allowing quarantined users to check-in with authorities to confirm they are indeed staying at home as required … The app notifies police if users fail to respond within 20 minutes. Police said on Friday they had slapped a 500-zloty (111-euro, $118) fine on one person who had flouted the mandatory quarantine rules, adding that penalties run as high as 5,000 zlotys.”

Australia: Let’s Suspend State Parliament for 6 Months
The Australian Government has made sweeping changes, including a ban on any non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people and an upgrade in official advice to an unprecedented “Level 4: Do Not Travel” to any country in the world (though this was advice not a ban). In the state of Queensland, more emergency powers were grabbed. The Leader of the House even suggested that Parliament be canceled for 6 months! ABC reports:

“Electoral laws were modified, giving the State Government the authority to suspend the upcoming council elections and state government by-elections if the situation deteriorates

Under the moves, the state’s chief health officer and senior hospital staff were given greater powers to force individuals into isolation and will likely result in large gatherings in pubs, clubs, restaurants and entertainment venues being curbed … During the late-night sitting, Leader of the House Yvette D’Ath moved a motion to suspend Parliament indefinitely for up to six months, giving the Speaker the discretion to reconvene a sitting beforehand if he sees fit.”

Spain: Get out of your Garden, Now!
In Spain, since Sunday March 14th 2020, there has been a curfew in place, enforced by the police and the military. Cyclists and joggers trying to keep fit have been fined. Spaniards are no longer even allowed to walk freely or simply be in the private gardens of their apartment blocks – even if families take turns in using them! People are actually no longer allowed to use their own gardens.

Emergency Powers: The Road to Hell and Tyranny
History has shown has time and time again that emergency powers given to governments during a time of crisis and fear are seldom returned. History has also shown that liberty normally dies to thunderous applause and the relief of people that they have found someone to ‘save them’ while they are busy relinquishing their hard-fought freedoms out of fear. As the wise philosopher Plato once wrote, when tyrants first arise, they appear as protectors.

As an important historical reminder, remember how Hitler gained so much power. On February 27th 1933, there was a mysterious fire at the Reichstag (German Parliament) which some say was a false flag operation. On February 28th 1933, President Hindenburg signed the “Emergency Decree for the Protection of the German People” which suspended the democratic aspects of the Weimar Republic, declared a state of emergency and removed basic personal freedoms (freedom of speech, the right to own property and the right to trial before imprisonment). The next year in 1934, Hitler further consolidated his power by merging the presidency and the chancellorship into one office, thereby becoming an absolute autocrat or dictator. Emergency powers are the tyrants’ gateway drug to total power trip intoxication.

Collective Governmental Emergency Powers are Indicative of a Coordinated Plan – A NWO Scripted Agenda
The similar measures being considered and enacted by governments around the world are not just random and coincidental. They are indicative of a global, deeply sinister and coordinating force in the shadows which engineered this crisis and is now reaping the benefits of the hysterical fear it has generated by consolidating its power. This is a scripted agenda. Welcome to the New World Order.
Think about the surveillance aspects alone. Governments are now claiming the right to track, monitor and trace people, with geolocation data, thermal imaging scans and much more – all the name of a very convenient virus that they were simulating and preparing for all along!

If you care about truth and freedom, now is the time to pay VERY CLOSE ATTENTION to what is happening.
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Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative media / independent news site The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com. Makia is on Steemit and FB.

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Vaccination - The Hidden Truth from vaccination.inoz.com, 1998
Click to Watch the video here:   (01:30:30)
https://archive.org/details/Vaccination..The.Hidden.Truth.1998

http://www.illuminati-news.com/2007/0908.html
This is the shocking but extremely informative video documentary "Vaccination - The Hidden Truth" (1998) where fifteen people, including Dr. Viera Scheibner (a PhD researcher), five medical doctors, and other researchers, reveal what is really going on in relation to illness and vaccines.


Aftermath: Seven Secrets of Wealth Preservation in the
Coming Chaos.

Ireland is on lockdown,, as predicted by a Paper Produced in May 2010 by the Rockefeller Foundation and Global Business Network 

Leo Varadkar has announced further sweeping restrictions on social and commercial life.
The Government has announced further sweeping restrictions on social and commercial life tonight as it struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus.
From midnight tonight, Ireland is on lockdown, with people told to stay in their homes with only a limited number of reasons for which they can leave.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/coronavirus-people-must-stay-at-home-with-limited-exceptions-until-easter-sunday-1.4214241?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fnews%2Fhealth%2Fcoronavirus-people-must-stay-at-home-with-limited-exceptions-until-easter-sunday-1.4214241

Leo Varadkar has announced further sweeping restrictions on social and commercial life.

China's 70,000 theaters closed in January because of the coronavirus that has since become a pandemic and killed more than 25,000 people worldwide. China's 70,000 theaters closed in January because of the coronavirus that has since become a pandemic and killed more than 25,000 people worldwide.
Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease
LAURAN NEERGAARD - Mar 29th 2020

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/03/29/age-is-not-the-only-risk-for-severe-coronavirus-disease/23964775/

WASHINGTON (AP) — Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable. One of many mysteries: Men seem to be faring worse than women.
And as cases skyrocket in the U.S. and Europe, it’s becoming more clear that how healthy you were before the pandemic began plays a key role in how you fare regardless of how old you are.
The majority of people who get COVID-19 have mild or moderate symptoms. But “majority” doesn't mean “all," and that raises an important question: Who should worry most that they'll be among the seriously ill? While it will be months before scientists have enough data to say for sure who is most at risk and why, preliminary numbers from early cases around the world are starting to offer hints.

NOT JUST THE OLD WHO GET SICK
Senior citizens undoubtedly are the hardest hit by COVID-19. In China, 80% of deaths were among people in their 60s or older, and that general trend is playing out elsewhere.
The graying of the population means some countries face particular risk. Italy has the world’s second oldest population after Japan. While death rates fluctuate wildly early in an outbreak, Italy has reported more than 80% of deaths so far were among those 70 or older.
But, “the idea that this is purely a disease that causes death in older people we need to be very, very careful with,” Dr. Mike Ryan, the World Health Organization’s emergencies chief, warned.
As much as 10% to 15% of people under 50 have moderate to severe infection, he said Friday.
Even if they survive, the middle-aged can spend weeks in the hospital. In France, more than half of the first 300 people admitted to intensive care units were under 60.
“Young people are not invincible,” WHO's Maria Van Kerkhove added, saying more information is needed about the disease in all age groups.
Italy reported that a quarter of its cases so far were among people ages 19 to 50. In Spain, a third are under age 44. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s first snapshot of cases found 29% were ages 20 to 44.
Then there’s the puzzle of children, who have made up a small fraction of the world’s case counts to date. But while most appear only mildly ill, in the journal Pediatrics researchers traced 2,100 infected children in China and noted one death, a 14-year-old, and that nearly 6% were seriously ill.
Another question is what role kids have in spreading the virus: “There is an urgent need for further investigation of the role children have in the chain of transmission,” researchers at
Canada’s Dalhousie University wrote in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

THE RISKIEST HEALTH CONDITIONS

Put aside age: Underlying health plays a big role. In China, 40% of people who required critical care had other chronic health problems. And there, deaths were highest among people who had heart disease, diabetes or chronic lung diseases before they got COVID-19.
Preexisting health problems also can increase risk of infection, such as people who have weak immune systems including from cancer treatment.
Other countries now are seeing how pre-pandemic health plays a role, and more such threats are likely to be discovered. Italy reported that of the first nine people younger than 40 who died of COVID-19, seven were confirmed to have “grave pathologies” such as heart disease.
The more health problems, the worse they fare. Italy also reports about half of people who died with COVID-19 had three or more underlying conditions, while just 2% of deaths were in people with no preexisting ailments.
Heart disease is a very broad term, but so far it looks like those most at risk have significant cardiovascular diseases such as congestive heart failure or severely stiffened and clogged arteries, said Dr. Trish Perl, infectious disease chief at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Any sort of infection tends to make diabetes harder to control, but it’s not clear why diabetics appear to be at particular risk with COVID-19.

Risks in the less healthy may have something to do with how they hold up if their immune systems overreact to the virus. Patients who die often seemed to have been improving after a week or so only to suddenly deteriorate — experiencing organ-damaging inflammation.
As for preexisting lung problems, “this is really happening in people who have less lung capacity,” Perl said, because of diseases such as COPD -- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- or cystic fibrosis.
Asthma also is on the worry list. No one really knows about the risk from very mild asthma, although even routine respiratory infections often leave patients using their inhalers more often and they’ll need monitoring with COVID-19, she said. What about a prior bout of pneumonia? Unless it was severe enough to put you on a ventilator, that alone shouldn’t have caused any significant lingering damage, she said.

THE GENDER MYSTERY
Perhaps the gender imbalance shouldn’t be a surprise: During previous outbreaks of SARS and MERS -- cousins to COVID-19 -- scientists noticed men seemed more susceptible than women.
This time around, slightly more than half the COVID-19 deaths in China were among men. Other parts of Asia saw similar numbers. Then Europe, too, spotted what Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus coordinator, labeled a concerning trend.
In Italy, where men so far make up 58% of infections, male deaths are outpacing female deaths and the increased risk starts at age 50, according to a report from Italy’s COVID-19 surveillance group.
The U.S. CDC hasn’t yet released details. But one report about the first nearly 200 British patients admitted to critical care found about two-thirds were male.

One suspect: Globally, men are more likely to have smoked more heavily and for longer periods than women. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control is urging research into smoking’s connection to COVID-19.
Hormones may play a role, too. In 2017, University of Iowa researchers infected mice with SARS and, just like had happened in people, males were more likely to die. Estrogen seemed protective — when their ovaries were removed, deaths among female mice jumped, the team reported in the Journal of Immunology.

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P writers Nicole Winfield in Rome, Maria Cheng in London and Angela Charlton in Paris contributed to this report.
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COVID-19: Martial Law, Digital Currency and World Government
By Kurt Nimmo
Saturday, March 28, 2020

https://thefreedomarticles.com/covid-19-martial-law-digital-currency-world-government/?owa_medium=feed&owa_sid=

COVID-19 is being used to usher in everything – even suggestions of a World Government.

I certainly don’t claim to be a financial wizard. In fact, at best, I have a rudimentary understanding of how the convoluted funny money economy works. However, you don’t need to fully comprehend the ins-and-outs of rigged monetary system to understand we’re in for big trouble and the coronavirus “pandemic” is not only accelerating the fall but will make the outcome far, far worse. 

For more detail on the financial end of this disaster, read

Mike Whitney’s Why Washington’s COVID-19 Relief Package Must Be Stopped!


No chance, however. As I write this, Congress passed a pork-laden“stimulus” bill. 
If we can believe numbers put out by the CDC, as of Friday, March 27 there were 1,246 deaths in the US attributed to the virus. Compare this with the 1968 H3N2 “Hong Kong Flu.” It reportedly killed 100,000 people in the US and around a million around the world. 
At the time, the response was not to lock down the country and destroy the livelihood of millions of Americans and usher in the severe violations of the Constitution we are now witnessing.

Short of COVID-19 numbers shooting into the stratosphere in the long run, the death rate will be nowhere near those of the H3N2 pandemic. After the virus is put down by warm temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere, jobless and impoverished Americans will scratch their heads in wonderment at the overreaction by government. 

Back in 1968, the US economy was doing fairly well. It was the economic powerhouse of the world. The economy began the slow process of engineered deterioration after the so-called “Nixon shock” imposed wage and price freezes in response to Federal Reserve manufactured inflation and the direct international convertibility of the dollar to gold in 1971. 

10% inflation in the 1970s was “the result of the honest mistakes of a well-meaning central bank (sic),” according to the Fed.

The former Fed boss, Ben Bernanke, said in 2002 “honest mistakes” were also responsible for the stock market crash in 1929 and the Great Depression that followed (see Jerry Mazza’s How the FED engineered the Great Depression; for historical comparison of the current economic trauma prior to COVID-19, see Doug Casey: Comparing the 1930s and Today). 

Is the current corporate propaganda media-generated hysteria over what appears thus far to be a normal influenza virus happenstance? 

I argue the pandemic was planned or conveniently exploited, if not beforehand then in its early stage as it swept China.


I am convinced the virus was arranged or exploited to make an excuse for a coming and unavoidable Greater Depression, a historically unmatched depression as a direct result of the fraud, manipulation, and gambling debts of the financial class. Blame for the pinpricks deflating absurdly enlarged and distorted asset bubbles horrendously crashing the economy will be laid at President Donald Trump’s door. 

Moreover, the crash and its enforced misery—only now beginning to gain fatal momentum—will be used by the ruling elite to demand several drastic “reforms,” beginning with a call for a centralized world government. This globalist scheme, long in the planning, will be rolled out “temporarily” to confront the virus. 

From The Guardian on March 27:
Brown’s “executive power” will become permanent after the virus has subsided. It will be the foundation for a global government after the world economy finally falls off a cliff—possibly weeks or months away—and the desperate masses begin rioting in the streets over food shortages and the inevitable institution of martial law (or something similar without the namesake in an end-run around the Constitution, which does not explicitly grant emergency powers to a president). 

Prior to Gordon Brown’s demand, bankers and establishment economists began a heightened call for “a digital alternative to paper money” to stop the spread of the virus and “helping improve financial inclusion by addressing the needs of millions of Americans that remain unbanked, according to the FDIC.” 

In January, the elite at Davos was way ahead of the curve on the effort to dispose of paper money and replace it with a digital financial and societal control mechanism. 
“Users of the U.S. dollar are ‘underserved by an analogue currency in a digital world,’ Christopher Giancarlo, former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), said during an event in Davos,” CNBC reported. 
It would also make tracking and surveilling citizens far easier and more efficient. “There are two kinds of economic surveillance to take note of. One is surveillance by companies, the other is by the state,” writes Melissa Twigg. 


There appears to be no end to the manufacture of state and media-generated hysteria.
ABC News notes that a “Department of Homeland Security memo sent to law enforcement officials around the country warns that violent extremists could seek to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by carrying out attacks against the U.S… The memo, which was circulated on Monday, comes after assurances from FBI Director Chris Wray in a video message that agents would be even more vigilant in monitoring threats to the U.S. as the virus spreads.” 

Last August the FBI “for the first time has identified fringe conspiracy theories as a domestic terrorist threat,” according to a memo circulated at the FBI’s Phoenix office. 


For those who pay attention, there is ample evidence the FBI arranges terrorist plots and has done so at least since the agency ran its unconstitutional COINTELPRO takedown of numerous political opponents beginning in the 1950s. 


Both the FBI and DHS may begin categorizing those of us who differ with the state and its media on the origin and impact of the coronavirus as “domestic extremists” bent on destroying the nation. 


The real destroyers and psychopathic misanthropes, however, are in high places. They are cynically and criminally exploiting the coronavirus—so far no more dangerous than seasonal flu—to shove their one-world agenda down our throats as easily frightened Americans run around like Chicken Little, begging the state to take care of us before the sky falls.

The global drug trade is controlled and run by the intelligence agencies CIA Mosaad MI5- MI6 
James Casbolt has worked for MI6 'black ops' cocaine trafficking IRA Mossad – London & Brighton

http://iraqwar.mirror-world. ru/article/126995

MI6 (w. Mossad,CIA) Are The Lords Of The Global Drug Trade
By: Crack_Smoke_Republican on: 05.05.2007 [21:31 ] (718 reads)
Always treat the International Drug Trade and Drug Money Laundering as actual Terrorist Acts.
MI6 Are The Lords Of The Global Drug Trade 
International Politics 
Commentary by James Casbolt, Former MI6 Agent 
2 May 2007 


It may be a revelation to many people that the global drug trade is controlled and run by the intelligence agencies. In this global drug trade British intelligence reigns supreme. As intelligence insiders know MI5 and MI6 control many of the other intelligence agencies in the world (CIA, MOSSAD etc) in a vast web of intrigue and corruption that has its global power base in the city of London, the square mile. 

My name is James Casbolt and I worked for MI6 in 'black ops' cocaine trafficking with the IRA and MOSSAD in London and Brighton between 1995 and 1999. My father Peter Casbolt was also MI6 and worked with the CIA and mafia in Rome, trafficking cocaine into Britain. 

My experience was that the distinctions of all these groups became blurred until in the end we were all one international group working together for the same goals. We were puppets who had our strings pulled by global puppet masters based in the city of London. Most levels of the intelligence agencies are not loyal to the people of the country they are based in and see themselves as 'super national'. It had been proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the CIA has been bringing in most of the drugs into America for the last fifty years (see ex LAPD officer Michael Rupert's 'From the wilderness' website for proof). 

The CIA operates under orders from British intelligence and was created by British intelligence in 1947. The CIA today is still loyal to the international bankers based in the city of London and the global elite aristocratic families like the Rothchilds and the Windsor's. Since it was first started, MI6 has always brought drugs into Britain. They do not bring 'some' of the drugs into Britain but I would estimate MI6 bring in around ninety percent of the drugs in. They do this by pulling the strings of many organised crime and terrorist groups and these groups like the IRA are full of MI6 agents. 

MI6 bring in heroin from the middle east, cocaine from south America and cannabis from morocco as well as other places. British intelligence also designed and created the drug LSD in the 1950's through places like the Tavistock Institute in London. By the 1960's MI5, MI6 and the CIA were using LSD as a weapon against the angry protestors of the sixties and turned them into 'flower children' who were too tripped out to organise a revolution. Dr Timothy Leary the LSD guru of the sixties was a CIA puppet. Funds and drugs for Leary's research came from the CIA and Leary says that Cord Meyer, the CIA agent in charge of funding the sixties LSD counter culture has "helped me to understand my political cultural role more clearly". 

In 1998, I was sent 3000 LSD doses on blotting paper by MI5 with pictures of the European union flag on them. The MI5 man who sent them told my father this was a government 'signature' and this LSD was called 'Europa'.

This global drugs trade controlled by British intelligence is worth at least 500 billion a year. This is more than the global oil trade and the economy in Britain and America is totally dependent on this drug money. 

Mafia crime boss John Gotti exposed the situation when asked in court if he was involved in drug trafficking. He replied"No we can't compete with the government".

I believe this was only a half truth because the mafia and the CIA are the same group at the upper levels.

In Britain, the MI6 drug money is laundered through the Bank of England, Barclays Bank and other household name companies.

The drug money is passed from account to account until its origins are lost in a huge web of transactions. The drug money comes out 'cleaner' but not totally clean. 

Diamonds are then bought with this money from the corrupt diamond business families like the Oppenheimers. These diamonds are then sold and the drug money is clean. MI6 and the CIA are also responsible for the crack cocaine epidemic in Britain and America. In 1978, MI6 and the CIA were in south America researching the effects of the natives smoking 'basuco' cocaine paste. This has the same effect as crack cocaine. They saw that the strength and addiction potential was far greater than ordinary cocaine and created crack cocaine from the basuco formula. MI6 and the CIA then flooded Britain and America with crack. Two years later, in 1980, Britain and America were starting to see the first signs of the crack cocaine epidemic on the streets. 

On August 23, 1987, in a rural community south of Little Rock in America, two teenage boys named Kevin Ives and Don Henry were murdered and dismembered after witnessing a CIA cocaine drop that was part of a CIA drug trafficking operation based at a small airport in Mena, Arkansas. Bill Clinton was the governor of Arkansas at the time. Bill Clinton was involved with the CIA at this time and $100 million worth of cocaine was coming through the Mena, Arkansas airport each month. For proof see the books 'Compromise' and 'Dope Inc'. 

On my father's international MI6 drug runs, whatever fell off the back of the lorry so to speak he would keep and we would sell it in Britain. As long as my father was meeting the speedboats from Morocco in the Costa del Sol and then moving the lorry loads of cannabis through their MI6, IRA lorry business into Britain every month, British intelligence were happy. As long as my father was moving shipments of cocaine out of Rome every month, MI5 and MI6 were happy. If my father kept a bit to sell himself no one cared because there was enough drugs and money to go round in this 500 billion a year global drugs trade. 

The ones who were really paying were the people addicted. Who were paying with suffering. But karma always catches up and both myself and my father became addicted to heroin in later years and my father died addicted, and poor in prison under very strange circumstances. Today, I am clean and drug-free and wish to help stop the untold suffering this global drugs trade causes. 

The intelligence agencies have always used addictive drugs as a weapon against the masses to bring in their long term plan for a one world government, a one world police force designed to be NATO and a micro chipped population known as the New World Order. As the population is in a drug or alcohol-induced trance watching 'Coronation Street', the new world order is being crept in behind them. To properly expose this global intelligence run drugs trade we need to expose the key players in this area:... 

Continue reading for "the names" below... 
1. Tibor Rosenbaum — a MOSSAD agent and head of the Geneva based Banque du Credit international. This bank was the forerunner to the notorious Bank of Credit and Commerce international (BCCI) which is a major intelligence drug money laundering bank. 'Life' magazine exposed Rosenbaum's bank as a money launderer for the Meyer Lansky American organised crime family and Tibor Rosenbaum funded and supported 'Permindex' the MI6 assassination unit which was at the heart of the John F. Kennedy assassination. 
2. Robert Vesco — sponsored by the Swiss branch of the Rothchilds and part of the American connection to the Medellin drug cartel in Columbia. 
3. Sir Francis de Guingand — former head of British intelligence, now living in south Africa (and every head of MI5 and MI6 has been involved in the drug world before and after him). 
4. Henry Keswick — chairman of Jardine Matheson which is one of the biggest drug trafficking operations in the world. His brother John Keswick is chairman of the bank of England. 
5. Sir Martin Wakefield Jacomb — Bank of England director from 1987 to 1995, Barclays Bank Deputy Chairman in 1985, Telegraph newspapers director in 1986 (This is the reason why this can of worms doesn't get out in the mainstream media. The people who are perpetrating these crimes control most of the mainstream media. In America former director of the CIA William Casey is head of the council of the media network ABC. Many insiders refer to ABC as 'The CIA network.) 
6. George Bush, Snr. — former President and former head of the CIA and America's leading drug baron who has fronted more wars on drugs than any other president, which in reality is just a method to eliminate competition. A whole book could be written on George Bush's involvement in the global drug trade but it is well-covered in the book 'Dark Alliance' by investigative journalist Gary Webb. Gary Webb was found dead with two gunshot wounds to the back of his head with a revolver. The case was declared a 'suicide'. You figure that out. Gary Webb as well as myself and other investigators, found that much of this 'black ops' drug money is being used to fund projects classified above top secret. These projects include the building and maintaining of deep level underground bases in Dulce in New Mexico, Pine gap in Australia, Snowy mountains in Australia, The Nyala range in Africa, west of Kindu in Africa, next to the Libyan border in Egypt, Mount Blanc in Switzerland, Narvik in Scandinavia, Gottland island in Sweden and many other places around the world (more about these underground bases in my next issue). 

The information on this global drugs trade run by the intelligence agencies desperately needs to get out on a large scale. Any information, comments or feedback to help me with my work would be greatly welcomed. 
James Casbolt- St Ives, Cornwall-02/5/07 
E-mail jamescasbolt@hotmail.co.uk 


OPIUM LORDS AND THE KILLING OF A PRESIDENT
After President John F. Kennedy was murdered in 1963, America became deeply involved in the Vietnam War. Within a few short years, heroin addiction in America reached epidemic proportions. In the background, Israel aggressively expanded its borders by force and became a colonial empire ruling a nation of angry Palestinians. A new BOOK “Opium Lords” by Salvador Astucia - reveals how Israel exploited the Western powers’ long history of opium trafficking as a means of toppling the young American president. The following points summarize the well-documented information presented:
 
Opium was the glue that held together the rivalling factions that conspired to kill JFK. The main factions in the conspiracy were Zionist instigators, the American Mafia (headed by Jewish mobster Meyer Lansky and his lieutenant, Santo Trafficante), French-Corsican crime syndicates in Marseilles, France and Southeast Asia, and the US military. Heroin smuggling was first introduced in the United States in the 1920s by Jewish gangsters such as Meyer Lansky, "Legs" Diamond, and "Dutch" Schultz. One of the reasons President Johnson escalated US involvement in Southeast Asia was because the American Mafia and French-Corsican heroin traffickers needed a new source of opium for their heroin factories. Turkey had been the main source, but its government was about to eradicate opium production. 

Joseph Kennedy, Sr’s three sons were viewed as a new American dynasty that threatened Israel’s plans to expand its borders. The Kennedy Dynasty would last until 1985 if each son served two terms in the White House. It is widely known that Joseph Kennedy Sr developed a strong loathing of Jews from his business dealings with them in finance, Hollywood, and politics.

 A decree was issued to kill JFK by Nahum Goldmann, founder of the World Jewish Congress and its president in 1963. Louis Bloomfield of Montreal was then assigned to set up the hit. He was an influential international lawyer with an extensive espionage background - including, British intelligence, Haganah, OSS and the CIA. Martin Agronsky and other Jewish journalists and media moguls collaborated in the plot by pushing a false cover story that Lee Harvey Oswald and he alone killed JFK. Right-wing extremists joined the coup initially but broke ranks and declared a holy war against Jews immediately after JFK was killed. The assassins were the lieutenants of French-Corsican heroin trafficker and convicted Nazi collaborator, Auguste Joseph Ricord. He was living in Argentina at the time of the assassination. 

Later he moved to Paraguay, which became a major hub for smuggling heroin into the United States. The actual assassins were Lucien Sarti, François Chiappe, and Jean-Paul Angeletti—all French-Corsicans. Nixon, (no friend of the Jews) was driven from office because he destroyed Ricord’s heroin cartel, established détente with the Soviet Union, withdrew forces from Vietnam, and ended the draft. Under Nixon’s orders, police in Mexico City tried to arrest Lucien Sarti - the man who actually shot JFK in the head. When Sarti fled, Mexican police opened fire and he conveniently died in a hail of bullets on April 27, 1972.
 
JFK made powerful enemies within the military/Industrial establishment including Israel, when he attempted to establish détente with the Soviet Union in the summer of 1963. He also wanted to put an end to the evil of the Federal Reserve System and to prevent Israel from acquiring ”the Bomb.” Abolishing the Fed would have been a crucial blow to the establishment elite’s dream of a New World Order, so it was decided that JFK simply had to go, by those that had the most to loose.  It also sent a powerful message throughout the Washington establishment that has not been lost on potential 

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Should prisoners be freed to stop outbreaks behind bars?

Mike Bebernes - Editor, Yahoo News 360•March 24, 2020
“The 360” shows you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories and debates.

https://news.yahoo.com/should-prisoners-be-freed-to-stop-outbreaks-behind-bars-223313072.htm
also see
https://news.yahoo.com/is-it-worth-sacrificing-privacy-to-stop-coronavirus-170904678.html

What’s happening
As the coronavirus outbreak has escalated in the United States, public health officials have repeated the same pieces of advice over and over to help curb the virus’s spread: Practice social distancing and wash hands frequently.
Those measures are all but impossible for the 2.3 million people inside America’s jails and prisons. Inmates are often packed into crowded cells and common areas. Soap can be hard to come by, and hand sanitizer is frequently banned because of its alcohol content. “Jails and prisons struggle to provide even basic health services,” a former prison health official said.
Health experts have begun sounding the alarm about the potential for devastating and fast-spreading coronavirus outbreaks inside prisons and jails. “A storm is coming,” the chief medical officer for New York City’s jails said. There’s concern that jails and prisons could be major spreaders for the virus as released prisoners, guards and visitors carry it into the larger community. A surge in sick inmates could also overwhelm nearby hospitals, especially in rural areas.

Cases of COVID-19 are already popping up in prisons and jails. More than 80 people in New York’s jail system have reportedly tested positive as of Tuesday. California’s prison system saw its first confirmed case on Sunday.

Why there’s debate
Health experts and prison reform advocates argue for drastic measures to be taken to prevent mass infection and death among incarcerated people. The simplest steps, they say, are to significantly increase personal hygiene resources, screen people coming in for symptoms, provide improved access to health care and set up plans to humanely isolate confirmed cases.
Improving conditions inside jails and prisons will help, but experts argue that the only way to prevent severe outbreaks is to dramatically reduce the number of people locked up in the first place. Doing that would mean lowering the number of new inmates through steps like limiting enforcement on low-level crimes and suspending pretrial detention for those who can’t afford bail. It could also mean releasing inmates. Some have called for anyone near the end of their sentence to be released early. Others say inmates over age 65 should be let out unless they pose a specific public safety risk. Officials in many parts of the country have begun enacting some of these steps. President Trump said his administration is considering releasing some prisoners in the federal prison system.
Prison reform activists say preventing tragedy behind bars also requires changing common thinking about jails and prisons. The idea that they’re closed systems isolated from the broader community is incorrect, they argue, and the basic humanity of incarcerated people needs to be recognized. These steps will not only save lives, they say, but will also help prevent deadly riots like the ones that have happened in Italy and Colombia. 

Perspectives
The prison population needs to be reduced dramatically 

“The coronavirus pandemic requires us to act in ways we never would have imagined to mitigate virus spread. We need to rapidly decrease the population in the city’s jails to slow the spread of the virus.” — Robert L. Cohen, New York Daily News

Limit the number of new inmates
“Virtually no defendant should be admitted to jail during this emergency who does not pose a risk to public safety. By definition that includes anyone with bail set, whether they can pay it or not, and anyone subject to jail for a technical parole or probation violation.” — Editorial, Los Angeles Times

Release inmates facing the greatest risk from the virus
“Emergency powers should also be applied to order early jail releases and bond adjustments. Especially vulnerable groups include the immunocompromised, pregnant people, older adults, and those with underlying conditions that the virus is known to compound. Failing to release them risks their lives.”  — Chantá Parker, Amanda Alexander and Jonathan Sacks, Detroit Free Press

Police should reduce enforcement of low-level offenses 
“It is also critical that jails take swift action to reduce the number of people in confinement. Local law enforcement can safely reduce these numbers in several ways: These include reclassifying misdemeanor and lower-level felony offenses that do not threaten public safety into non-jailable offenses, using citations instead of arrests for all low-level crime and indefinitely postponing all parole and probation office visits.” — Amanda Klonsky, New York Times

Suspend pretrial detention and bail

“Judges must immediately refuse to remand every possible new arrestee to correctional facilities — for everyone’s sake.” — Chandra Bozelko, NBC News

Step up prevention of other health issues to lighten the load on health care
“Standard public health interventions, like flu shots, are even more important during disease outbreaks — if fewer people get the flu, they can stay out of health care facilities and leave more resources available for those who really need it.” — Nicole Wetsman, The Verge

Significant steps need to be taken before it’s too late
“The goal, however, should be to release inmates before an outbreak gets bad. Once an outbreak begins, after all, releasing inmates could spread the disease outside, especially since coronavirus can spread even if someone doesn’t have symptoms.” — German Lopez, Vox

Establish humane ways to isolate sick inmates
“In facilities that are already at or over maximum capacity … large-scale quarantines are not feasible. Solitary confinement as a means of quarantine is a violation of constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment.” — Nancy Gertner and John Reinstein, Boston Globe

The public must recognize the humanity of incarcerated people
“People in prison or jail may have made bad decisions to wind up behind bars, but they’re still human beings worthy of God’s grace. As our country braces itself for the coronavirus, let’s make sure that those in the justice system are protected, too.” — Van Jones and Jessica Jackson, CNN

Officials need to be willing to make politically unpopular decisions 
“Authorities should release those who do not pose an immediate danger to public safety, while also reducing arrests and delaying sentencings. These moves carry inherent political risks, but they are for the greater good of the public at large.” — Josiah Rich, Scott Allen and Mavis Nimoh, Washington Post
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The History of NAFTA and the Council on Foreign Relations
TCCTV
John McManus of the John Birch Society gives you a fascinating briefing on the history of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and NAFTA. You may never look at world events the same after you learn some of these facts. http://www.jbs.org NAFTA was the starting point for the SPP/Security and Prosperity Partnership and the North American Union (NAU), and the the NAFTA Superhighway/Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) is being built to serve the Chinese so they can unload ships using cheap Mexican labor and use Mexican trucks and trains instead of American port workers and American trucks/trains. This is an edition of Conservative Roundtable, the nationally broadcast conservative television program hosted by Howard Phillips, and produced by The Conservative Caucus. Please visit our websites: http://www.ConservativeUSA.org and http://www.HowardPhillips.com Visit our new NAU website for the latest information: http://www.NAUWarRoom.org News: The closed-door 2008 SPP Summit was held in New Orleans on April 21-22, with meeting George Bush, Felipe Calderón & Stephen Harper. Government and big business leaders will further negotiate the SPP/NAU merger. Please call Talk Shows, Write Letters to the Editor, and post to blogs protesting the NAU and NAFTA. Email this to your friends!
Category:  News & Politics

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | March 27
The Moscow Times 27th March, 2020

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/27/coronavirus-in-russia-the-latest-news-march-27-a69117

Russia has stepped up its measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and prevent its spread within the country.Alexander Avilov / Moskva News Agency
As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 24,000 people continues to spread around the world, Russia has stepped up its measures to tackle the pandemic and prevent its spread within the country.
There have been 1,036 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and four deaths.

March 27: 3 things you need to know today
1. Russia confirmed 196 new coronavirus infections on Friday, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 1,036 and marking the largest one-day increase in cases so far. It also said one person had died in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to four.
2. Russia will suspend all regular and charter flights to other countries starting today.
3. President Vladimir Putin has declared that the week from March 28 to April 5 will be a nationwide paid holiday to encourage Russians to stay home and slow the spread of the virus. All restaurants and cafes have been ordered to close during this time with the exception of delivery services.

More updates

— Russia is urging its citizens to refrain from traveling, with the exception of essential trips, asking people to stay at home in an effort to stop the spread of coronavrius, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said. Mishustin said tough measures were needed, adding that the more stringent changes in Moscow should be extended to other regions of the country.
— Russia will close all resorts, sanatoriums and children's camps until June 1 in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. Regional authorities have been advised to tell their residents to avoid traveling.
— A Russian citizen infected with coronavirus has died in a hospital in Cuba.
— The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and its partners have produced 500,000 coronavirus test kits so far, but are planning to soon ramp up production to 2.5 million kits a week, Kirill Dmitriev, RDIF's head, told Reuters in a phone interview.

March 26
— Russia confirmed 182 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 840.
— Russia's coronavirus situation could be resolved in less than three months, President Vladimir Putin told a meeting with members of the business community.
— Putin called for sanctions relief during the coronavirus pandemic, telling G20 leaders it was a matter "of life and death."
— Russia will suspend all regular and charter flights to other countries starting March 27, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered.
— All federal government employees will switch to remote work starting March 27, Mishustin's order said.
— Moscow will close all shops except for pharmacies and grocery stores, the city's mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. This measure, which also includes the closure of restaurants, cafes and bars, will last from March 28 until April 5, a period that President Vladimir Putin declared a paid holiday.
— St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov has ordered the city's restaurants, cafes, bars and non-essential shops to close for the same period. People will also be barred from visiting parks or religious buildings during this time.
— The popular southern Russian resort city of Sochi has asked Muscovites to stay away during the week-long nationwide holiday.
— Next week, Sberbank and VTB with backing from the Central Bank will launch a pilot business loan program that offers six-month, 0% interest loans to businesses to help them pay employee salaries during the coronavirus crisis.
— A staffer for the Russian government's chief of staff has tested positive for coronavirus, the Meduza news website reported.
— Lyudmila Narusova, a member of the Federation Council and the mother of television star and former presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, has been hospitalized with suspected coronavirus, the RBC news website reported. Senator Andrei Klishas told RBC that Narusova tested negative for the virus.
— Russia has loosened its ban on foreigners entering the country to allow the spouses and immediate relatives of Russian citizens to enter.
— Russia's Rosatom is continuing the construction of nuclear stations abroad despite the global coronavirus outbreak, the state atomic agency's head Alexei Likhachev said.

MARK OF THE BEAST...

Over 20 Epstein Victims Expose the Reality of his Worldwide Pedophilic Blackmail Ring
By Makia Freeman -  December 5, 2019

https://thefreedomarticles.com/20-epstein-victims-expose-blackmail-pedophile-ring/

AT A GLANCE... THE STORY:
There are now 20+ Epstein victims that have gone public (many with lawsuits), including a group of 9 new women. One of these women claim Epstein sexually assaulted them in 1985, while another says she was sexually abused at age 13.

THE IMPLICATIONS:
These women must be saluted for their bravery in taking about such a painful and difficult subject. The accounts of these women expose the harsh and shocking reality of Epstein's worldwide pedophilic blackmail ring.

There are many Epstein victims
who were sadly caught up in the international pedophile ring and blackmail operation that Jeffrey Epstein and his procurer Ghislaine Maxwell were running (on behalf of Israeli Intelligence). In truth, there are at least hundreds if not many thousands of Epstein victims, since Epstein had girls from all over the world, and since it appears this entire sexual blackmail op started at least in 1985 (which is the date claimed by one Epstein accuser below). This aligns with what former Israeli spy Ari Ben-Menashe claimed, i.e. that Epstein started working for Israeli Intelligence in the 1980s. In opposition to the denials from Ghislaine and Alan Dershowitz, and the ridiculous lies from Andrew Windsor, it is worth reading the allegations of some of the Epstein victims to get a true grasp of the reality of the situation. Below are the stories and accounts of 20 Epstein victims (in no particular order). These 20 are not more important than the hundreds of other stories. Even if some of the details contained are exaggerated or incorrect, taken together, these testimonies paint a coherent picture of the shocking abuse Epstein, Maxwell and their criminal accomplices like Leslie Wexner (owner of Victoria Secrets who allowed Epstein to stay at his house where some of the abuse happened) perpetrated upon innocent girls and women. Some were over 18 when it happened, but many were under 18. The alleged abuse includes rape and death threats. Today, the Daily Mail has reported that a new set of Epstein victims has just gone public, one of whom is the youngest so far – she was just 13 when she was sexually abused.

Updates
The Epstein saga continues to broaden and deepen. Before we begin, here are 5 Epstein updates from the last week or so:
1. Ghislaine Maxwell testifies: apparently Ghislaine has submitted testimony in a New York court (according to the UK’s Daily Mail) but the testimony doesn’t appear to be publicly available online;

2. Andrew Windsor knew about Virginia Roberts (with whom he had sex when she was 17): Andrew’s car crash interview contains a plethora of lies. One is that he denies ever meeting Virginia, yet a leaked email shows he emailed Ghislaine on January 3rd, 2015 telling her he had questions about Virginia Roberts;

3. Trump lies about knowing Andrew: Trump just claimed he doesn’t know Andrew, despite many photos showing his multi-year relationship with the Prince, including paying lots of golf together;

4. Estate workers confirm Bill and Hillary Clinton both visited Epstein’s ranch: a worker named Jared Kellogg who worked at Epstein’s New Mexico Zorro Ranch estate (the one which he wanted to make a headquarters for his eugenicist vision of simultaneously impregnating multiple women) has gone public to claim that he saw Bill and Hillary there on many occasions;

5. Banker with ties to Epstein hangs himself: corporate banker Thomas Bowers has apparently committed suicide by hanging himself. Bowers worked first for Citi Bank and later for Deutsche Bank, oversaw numerous loans to Epstein (when other banks like JP Morgan refused to work with Epstein), was a frequent visitor to Epstein’s New York home and reportedly even visited Epstein’s private island Little St. James (aka Pedo Island). Was he suicided?

Epstein Victims #1: Maria and Annie Farmer
Maria and Annie Farmer are some of the first women to ever go public with claims against Epstein. While working for Epstein, Maria says she witnessed a constant stream of girls coming and going. She says she met powerful men including now-President, then-real estate mogul Donald Trump. Trump allegedly ogled Maria in Epstein’s office, until Epstein chided him, “She’s not for you.” Maria was the first to work for Epstein before bringing her sister Annie into Epstein’s orbit. Epstein hired her as his personal art buyer, then later gave her the job of overseeing renovations for his townhouse. Maria and Annie claim they were (on separate occasion) sexually assaulted by both Epstein and Maxwell – Maria at Leslie Wexner’s Ohio residence, and Annie at Epstein’s New Mexico ranch.

They first went to the NYPD and FBI, who both did nothing with their complaint. Then they went to Vanity Fair – and this was the story that was famously suppressed by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter over the protests of journalist Vicki Ward (the one who spread the word that Alex Acosta had revealed he was told to leave Epstein alone since Epstein was Intelligence and that the matter was above his pay grade). It was reported that Epstein may have intimidated Carter by leaving a bullet and a dead cat’s head outside his door. Ghislaine retaliated by saying she was going to burn Maria’s paintings and blacklist her from the New York art world. Later on, Ghislaine issued a veiled death threat:

” “Better be careful and watch your back,” Maria remembers Maxwell telling her. “She said, ‘I know you go to the West Side Highway all the time. While you’re out there, just be really careful because there are a lot of ways to die there.’ ”

Epstein Victims #2: Virginia Roberts Giuffre
Virginia Roberts Giuffre is probably the most high-profile victim at this stage due to her allegations that she was raped by Epstein and Prince Andrew, with the Duke of York looking like Prince Pinocchio by offering absurd explanations and excuses for his predatory and pedophilic behavior.

You can read her lawsuits here and here. She also claims she was raped by Alan Dershowitz, Epstein’s attorney, Harvard Law professor and (surprise, surprise) ardent Zionist. Epstein promised her money for an education to lure her in:
“I had been a runaway and had been abused before, so to have this ability to get educated … I thought I was turning around. It was a turning point for me. I was really excited, and within an hour of being at Epstein’s mansion, the abuse quickly unfolded …”
“That’s what [Epstein] preys on. He looks for people that are vulnerable and hurt, and broken, and he promises he’ll fix you, and instead he breaks you even more.”

Epstein Victims #3: Jennifer Araoz
Jennifer Araoz was picked up by Ghislaine, Jeffrey’s right hand woman, and groomed to be his sexual servant. Just like other girls, she was initially hired to give Epstein ‘massages’ (code word) that gradually become more and more sexual.
“It was really well thought out, well planned, to really me make feel as comfortable as possible, to almost make me keep coming back.”

Epstein Victims #4: Anouska De Georgiou
British actress Anouska De Georgiou, 42, is an Epstein victim. The New York Post reports on her story:

“When I was introduced to Jeffrey Epstein, I was young and full of hope and the foolishness of a teenager. I was idealistic, and I saw the good in people … the abuse, spanning several years, was devaluing beyond measure and affected my ability to form and maintain healthy relationships, both in my work and my personal life … Epstein manipulated me, coerced me and sexually abused me.”
“I was a victim, and it has taken me many, many years to stand here and say, yes, it was me. I was a victim, but I will not remain a victim and be silent for one more day. Although I think it’s tragic when anybody dies before their time, I’m extremely relieved that Jeffrey Epstein will not be in a position to hurt any more children or any more women, and I’m glad to be part of a group of women who are now bonded forever in the trauma that we endured at the hands of this man.”

Epstein Victims #5-8: Michelle Licata, Courtney Wild, Jena-Lisa Jones and Marijke Chartouni
Here are some quotes from these 4 victims:

“I don’t think anyone has been told the truth about what Jeffrey Epstein did.”

– Michelle Licata
“By the time I was 16, I had probably brought him 70 to 80 girls who were all 14 and 15 years old. He was involved in my life for years. He told me he wanted them as young as I could find them. … He wanted as many girls as I could get him. It was never enough.”

– Courtney Wild
“You beat yourself up mentally and physically.”

– Jena-Lisa Jones
“I just think I disassociated … I went into freeze disassociation mode.”

– Marijke Chartouni
Epstein Victims #9: Sarah Ransome

Sarah Ransome was pulled into this like many of the others. Epstein, Maxwell and their helpers tried to find out what she wanted so they could use that as a carrot to entice and manipulate her:
“[Epstein] said he could get me into the Fashion Institute of Technology [FIT], that he knew he could get me straight in, he could pay for my schooling, and I know that they didn’t even phone FIT. That was never going to happen. They went out their way to play games to make you believe; I mean, they helped me on my essay. It was just all a big lie, and just complete manipulation.”

“When you are in, you are in, and you can’t get out.”
“They [Epstein’s network of Maxwell, Lesley Groff and Sarah Kellen] are so good … they are like mastermind manipulators. They fooled the entire world.”

Epstein Victims #10: ‘Kiki’
On November 14th, 2019, a former New York model going by the name of Kiki came forward to claim she was assaulted by Epstein. She was ‘recruited’ at a coffee shop, groomed to meet Epstein, then eventually placed in his presence in a room all alone. She talks about how she felt overwhelmed by him. Kiki speaks of Epstein’s psychopathic nature – seemingly devoid of empathy and conscience:
“Honestly, I’m not sure that he had a conscience. In the short time that I was face to face with him, and then hearing about all the things that happened afterward, I think that he didn’t think about other people … So, to him, it probably was a good time because it satisfied his impulses or his urges … However the other person or other victim was feeling, it didn’t matter because it was all about him. It satisfied what he needed, and that’s all it mattered … Everyone is disposable to him. Expendable.”

 
Epstein Victims #11: Jane Doe 15
On November 18th, 2019, Gloria Allred, lawyer for another Epstein victim (going by the name of Jane Doe 15), announced they were pressing charges against Epstein’s estate. This woman claims Epstein raped her at age 15. She was lured in via her older sister who already knew Epstein, and like many other victims, was in hard financial circumstances:
“I first came into contact with an assistant of Epstein’s while on a High School drama club field trip to New York City,” Doe 15 said. At the time, Doe 15 had been living in Northern Michigan with her mother, step-father, and grandfather, in hard financial circumstances. While on the field trip, Doe 15 had gotten permission from the school’s chaperones to spend time with her sister, an 18-year-old model, who already knew Epstein.”

She sheds light on how Epstein was able to manipulate these girls to have sex with him, keep quiet and then feel ashamed:
“It wasn’t the billionaire’s physical force that had overpowered her, she said, so much as the symbolic weight his prestige and money had afforded him. “Epstein wielded great villainous power in his ability to make victims feel shame of their backgrounds to the point where we felt grateful for any attention or invitation into his inner billionaire playground, no matter the trauma it brought upon us,” she said. “It was the weight of Epstein’s wealth, the isolation to which he subjected me and his discussion of his social connections that crushed me into submission, far more than his physical strength.””

Epstein Victims #12-20: Jane Doe I – Jane Doe IX (Victims Still Remaining Anonymous)
Today (December 3rd, 2019) another 9 women have stepped forward to claim they were abused by Epstein and his co-conspirators. They have not yet publicly released their names so for now are known as Jane Doe I to Jane Doe IX. They have filed a lawsuit against the Epstein estate. Shockingly, one alleged victim claims Epstein sexually assaulted, abused and battered her in 1985. Another woman claims she was only 13 years old when Epstein began abusing her in 2003.

Conclusion: A Very Clear Picture of the Epstein Pedophilic Blackmail Ring
The common themes that emerge from these accounts are that Epstein, Maxwell and their accomplices would recruit young girls who were broken, vulnerable, naive and/or without much money, then groom them for the role of being a sex slave, paying them for their services.

They would use both the carrot and stick for manipulation, offering to pay for their education and threatening to destroy their career (or even kill them) if they didn’t submit and obey. They would encourage girls to bring in their friends. Epstein had a practically unlimited amount of cash to bankroll the entire operation. How?

Mostly, I would say, because he working for Israeli Intelligence. And where does Israel get a big chunk of its money? From the American taxpayer – USD$10 million every day.


Ari Ben-Menashe made the following point in his interview with Narativ, but here it is again in this recent article about a newly released book about Epstein called Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales:
“See, f**king around is not a crime. It could be embarrassing, but it’s not a crime. But f**king a fourteen-year-old girl is a crime. And he was taking photos of politicians f**king fourteen-year-old girls—if you want to get it straight. They [Epstein and Maxwell] would just blackmail people, they would just blackmail people like that.”

Media outlets are reporting that Prince Andrew in constant contact with Ghislaine Maxwell. Why? Because she is his handler.

As I concluded in my previous Epstein article, the Epstein saga is a microcosm of the New World Order agenda of pedophilia, psychopathy, manipulation, abuse of power, transhumanism and eugenics. May all victims continue stepping forth and speaking their truth.

*****

Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative media / independent news site The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com. Makia is on Steemit and FB.

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Norman Dodd and his research on the Tax exempt foundations in 1954. Interviewed by G. Edward Griffin in 1982.
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Movement bans set to lock down WA as government mulls on-the-spot fines

By Nathan Hondros
March 27, 2020 

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/movement-bans-set-to-lock-down-wa-as-government-mulls-on-the-spot-fines-20200327-p54ep0.html 

Western Australians will be in a regional lockdown as of midnight Tuesday as the government considers on-the-spot fines for people failing to observe social distancing rules.
Premier Mark McGowan said the measures were extraordinary, but necessary to protect West Australians.
He said further details on the travel ban would be released before it came into effect, but the state would be divided into regions matching development commission boundaries and only essential movement between them would be permitted.
The ban would be enforceable by police, with fines of $50,000 in place.
"West Australians will not be stopped from leaving their regions for essential purposes," the Premier said.
But there would be a clear list of exemptions, which will include travel for work purposes to deliver essential goods, for essential health and emergency services, as well as compassionate grounds exemptions.
"My message to West Australians is this: do not travel around WA," Mr McGowan said.
"Easter holiday plans cannot proceed.
"We're in this together, the travel has to stop. If you are currently travelling, please come home immediately."
Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said the government was also considering on-the-spot fines for people caught failing to observe social distancing rules.
The NSW government brought into effect $1000 fines for people caught too close together.
Mr Dawson also warned police would strictly enforce a travel ban between regions.
He said from next week people travelling between regions would be expected to have "authentication as to why and where they're going".
"We all must recognise we live in a vast state, but we've got to listen to these warnings and these directions," he said.
"If anyone willfully disobeys them, and we have evidence of that, we'll make every effort to prosecute them because if the community are not listening, we will have to have to take that next step further.
"If you willfully break those laws, you're subject to very heavy fines."
Perth and Peel would be one region under the rules to be drawn up.
Mr McGowan said the government had permitted seven COVID-19 positive passengers from the Artania cruise ship to be transferred to a Perth hospital to be assessed before being taken to be quarantined at Joondalup Police Academy for 14 days.
A further two suspected cases have also been taken to hospital and once all are recovered, they will fly home.

Premier Mark McGowan said the remainder of the ship’s 800 passengers – none of whom are Australian – will be flown out of Perth to Germany on three chartered flights at the weekend, before the ship departs WA waters.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison today announced measures to be implemented by the states for the quarantine of Australians returning from overseas in hotels from midnight Saturday.
"If their home is in South Australia or in Perth or in Tasmania and they have arrived in Melbourne, they will be quarantining in Melbourne," he said.
"If it's in Sydney, it will be in Sydney, if it's Brisbane, and so on. This same situation we put in place, particularly for the case that you will be aware of in Western Australia in relation to the Vasco da Gama and he returning vessel there in terms of these arrangements."

Mr McGowan said the 800 Australians arriving in Fremantle aboard the Vasco da Gama, including 200 West Australians, would be quarantined in hotels or on Rottnest Island.
He said yesterday he was attempting to have the 600 passengers from interstate returned home by air, but the new rules announced by the Commonwealth meant they would become WA's responsibility.
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I’m sure you've heard me say it before - travelling around Western Australia is a world-class experience.
Our State has so much to see and do. But, sadly, this just isn't the time for it.

How the rich get richer – money in the world economy | DW Documentary
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Exploding real estate prices, zero interest rate and a rising stock market – the rich are getting richer. What danger lies in wait for average citizens? For years, the world’s central banks have been pursuing a policy of cheap money. The first and foremost is the ECB (European Central Bank), which buys bad stocks and bonds to save banks, tries to fuel economic growth and props up states that are in debt. But what relieves state budgets to the tune of hundreds of billions annoys savers: interest rates are close to zero. The fiscal policies of the central banks are causing an uncontrolled global deluge of money. Experts are warning of new bubbles. In real estate, for example: it’s not just in German cities that prices are shooting up. In London, a one-bed apartment can easily cost more than a million Euro. More and more money is moving away from the real economy and into the speculative field. Highly complex financial bets are taking place in the global casino - gambling without checks and balances. The winners are set from the start: in Germany and around the world, the rich just get richer. Professor Max Otte says: "This flood of money has caused a dangerous redistribution. Those who have, get more." But with low interest rates, any money in savings accounts just melts away. Those with debts can be happy. But big companies that want to swallow up others are also happy: they can borrow cheap money for their acquisitions. Coupled with the liberalization of the financial markets, money deals have become detached from the real economy. But it’s not just the banks that need a constant source of new, cheap money today. So do states. They need it to keep a grip on their mountains of debt. It’s a kind of snowball system. What happens to our money? Is a new crisis looming? The film 'The Money Deluge' casts a new and surprising light on our money in these times of zero interest rates. _______ Exciting, powerful and informative – DW Documentary is always close to current affairs and international events. Our eclectic mix of award-winning films and reports take you straight to the heart of the story. Dive into different cultures, journey across distant lands, and discover the inner workings of modern-day life. Subscribe and explore the world around you – every day, one DW Documentary at a time. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39... For more information visit: https://www.dw.com/documentaries Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: http://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-p...
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Coronavirus to impact low-wage, black workers the most
Yahoo News - KRISTIN MYERS - Mar 12th 2020

https://www.aol.com/article/finance/2020/03/12/coronavirus-to-impact-low-wage-black-workers-the-most/23948357/

Low-income and low-wage earners will likely bear the brunt of the economic impact of coronavirus, experts warn, as coronavirus continues to slam industries like travel, leisure, and hospitality. Workers in these industries also have the lowest amount of access to sick leave, forcing many employees to choose between their health and their paycheck. 
Only a third of the workforce in the country is able to work from home, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Nationwide, more than 32 million workers don’t have access to paid sick leave. According to the BLS, 92% of higher-wage earners receive paid sick time compared to their lower-income counterparts — only 31% of workers with salaries in the bottom 10% have this benefit.

Paid sick leave also impacts some sectors more than others. According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), only 48% of workers in the leisure and hospitality industry have access to paid sick leave.
Elise Gould, senior economist at EPI, says that due to the amount of time these workers spend interfacing with the public, they are particularly at risk not just for getting sick, but for spreading the illness as they are “less likely to stay home if they are experiencing symptoms.” 

SUFFERING THE MOST
Economically, Elise says, these workers are the most likely to suffer the most, particularly as many face work hour reductions.
“It’s a little bit of a snowball effect for that population,” she said. “They are more likely to be living paycheck to paycheck, and will have a harder time because they have limited resources.”
As fewer people go to restaurants, travel and spend money at hotels, workers in those industries suffer from reduced business and dollars that can translate into tips.
“This is highlighting the vast inequality in this country,” Gould said. “And some people are going to get hurt so much more than others. That hurt could be long lasting. We don’t know. We don’t know what’s going to happen over the course of this virus.”

Among the working poor, black workers will be harmed the most.
According to BLS, black, and Hispanic workers are more than twice as likely to earn poverty-level wages compared to their white counterparts. 
Roughly 8% of black and Hispanic workers earn wages below poverty level, compared to just 4% of white workers. Women of color struggle in particular: 10% of black women and 9% of Hispanic women are classified as the working poor, compared to 3.5% of white men.
“There’s a lot of occupational segregation in this country,” said Gould. “So when we think of those low-wage workers they’re more likely to be women, black and Hispanic workers. This could hit some communities more than others.”
And it’s unclear how badly hit these vulnerable populations will be as COVID-19 continues to batter the American economy. 
“We don’t know what will happen when people can’t pay their rent or their mortgage,” she continued. “Will we see the economic devastation spread? Will the government step up?”
On Capitol Hill, both Democrats and the White House proposed economic relief measures. President Trump unveiled a proposal for payroll tax cuts through the election and into the end of the year, providing relief for many working Americans. 
Wednesday night, Democrats released the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a bill that would provide food assistance, paid sick leave, and extra funds for unemployment insurance benefits.
“This bill is a critical down payment on ensuring that families and communities in the direct path of this crisis do not have to choose between following the advice of public health experts and risking their livelihood,” said Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center. 
“The investments in nutrition assistance and Medicaid will help families better weather this storm and mitigate the economic ripple effects. But this crisis is already exposing and worsening every inequality in our country right now,” said Graves.

‘PARTISAN’ AND ‘UNWORKABLE’
Trump slammed the Democrats on Twitter for not supporting his payroll tax cut. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) also criticized Democrats, calling their plan “completely partisan” and “unworkable.”
Gould said that while a payroll tax cut “makes a lot of sense,” it relies on people continuing to stay in the workplace. 

Now lets go into more detail about Inflation and what it does to the economy...