102 new cases of coronavirus in Ireland
 Saturday, 21 Mar 2020
By Orla O'Donnell  - Correspondent

https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0321/1124565-ireland-coronavirus-testing/

A security guard at St Michael's Hospital, Dun Laoghaire where Covid-19 testing is taking place. Photograph: Sam Boal / RollingNews.ie

The Department of Health has confirmed 102 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Republic to 785.
This is an increase of just under 15% on yesterday's figures.


But the numbers are still too small to be able to confirm any definite patterns.
A statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team also reveals that of 584 confirmed cases as of midnight on Thursday, 55% were male and 44% were female.

There are 29 clusters involving 157 cases.
The median age of confirmed cases is 44 years old.


30% of cases have been hospitalised. 13 of these cases have been admitted to ICU. 147 cases - a quarter of all confirmed cases - are associated with healthcare workers.
Dublin has the highest number of cases at 55%, followed by Cork at 15%. Monaghan remains the only county without any cases of the virus.


Of those for whom their transmission status is known, community transmission accounts for 42%, close contact for 23%, and 35% results from travel abroad.
The HSE is now working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
The Department of Health has now released more detailed data about Ireland's coronavirus cases. It has analysed all the information available on Thursday, 19 March, including age of patients, how the virus was transmitted and how many cases exist per county.

'Testing, testing, testing'
More than 10,000 people in Ireland have now been tested for the virus. 
Dr Colm Henry, chief clinical officer with the HSE, said that its strategy is "focused completely" on identifying case, isolating patients and identifying contacts. 
He said this is in line with the World Health Organization strategy of "testing, testing, testing".
Dr Henry said this is happening on an "unprecedented scale", between hospitals, the National Ambulance Service and soon-to-be 32 testing centres around the country. 
Furthermore, 35,000 extra testing kits are available and "ready to go" from today, and a further 20,000 kits will arrive next week, he said. 
"This way of testing, bringing it out into the population, is designed to identify as many cases as possible". 

Dr Henry said the health service is aware of reports of shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care staff, but he said: "I can assure people, we are onto it".
He said the HSE has secured a steady supply of PPE and is "confident" we have enough to meet our needs. 

Dr Henry said the health service is getting the supplies into the country as quickly as possible and that the equipment will be delivered to hospitals and GP surgeries.
With regard to social distancing guidelines, the chief clinical officers said that the HSE's own surveys suggest that there is "widespread compliance" with the guidelines.
Dr Henry said the message needs to get through to all members of society and that there is "no gain in blaming one section" of society for non-compliance.
For people who are symptomatic, if you have spoken to your GP and it is deemed that you need testing, Dr Henry said people must self-isolate for 14 days. 
"We will get to you, we will test you," he said. 
"The virus does not take a holiday, it does not take weekends off."
Dr Henry said the message needs to get through to all members of society and that there is "no gain in blaming one section" of society for non-compliance.

For people who are symptomatic, if you have spoken to your GP and it is deemed that you need testing, Dr Henry said people must self-isolate for 14 days. 
"We will get to you, we will test you," he said. 
"The virus does not take a holiday, it does not take weekends off."
He said social distancing, personal hygiene, handwashing and self-isolation if you are sick are our "principal weapons" against the virus.
Around 80% of cases of Covid-19 will be a mild to moderate illness, close to 14% have severe disease and around 6% are critical.
Generally, a person needs to be 15 minutes or more in the vicinity of an infected person, within 1-2 metres, to be considered at-risk or a close contact.

Members of the Defence Forces alongside the LE Samuel Beckett in Dublin
It has also been revealed that an Irish naval vessel is being transformed into a Covid-19 testing centre.
The LE Samuel Beckett is berthed at Sir John Rogerson's Quay in Dublin city centre.
Army engineers  have provided power and lighting for tents that have been erected beside the boat, which is on the north quayside close to the Central Bank.
It is part of a major effort by the Defence Forces to support the HSE's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, construction has started on a new drive-thru testing centre for Covid-19 in Co Offaly.

Additional reporting Laura Hogan
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A Brief History of Printed Money
The history of printed money began in China. With the first government-issued first banknotes in 1023,

a new chapter in the history of global finance started.

By  Susan Fourtané - February 20, 2019
https://interestingengineering.com/a-brief-history-of-printed-money

When you read in the news about countries becoming completely cashless as soon as 2023; perhaps you wonder how human civilization goes from the invention of printed paper money to not using money at all. 

Because Sweden is expected to become the world's first cashless society by March 2023, there is also a lot of talk around the beginning of money, how money was invented, when it was invented, who actually invented it.
And how because someone thought keeping everyone's money in his vault was a good idea it led to the creation of the first bank. 

A brief history of printed money: How money was invented 

The history of printed money is as old --in some ways even older-- than minted money. Coins were invented around 660 BCE. Before that, trade was basically to barter. Goods and products were traded back and forth between tradesmen, artisans, citizens, and officials.
Excess goods were stored either at home or in a kind of community warehouse. It was then when the first methods to keep track of who had what stored where were created. This was one of the contributions leading to the development of writing itself.
If people didn't have enough room in their homes to store their excess goods, they could use the common warehouse. The earliest clay-tablet storage records so far discovered were small, square, and thin bits of clay with a few symbols representing various products and their quantity pressed into the clay. This was then given as receipts to the people depositing their produce in the common warehouses.

Since these products were, in most cases, exactly alike, it is quite likely that people owning such receipts, called IOU (I owe you), began to trade them for other goods or other receipts for different stored products owned by other people in the same or different village. We can say that is was back then when hand-printed on clay money was born. 


Later on, with the discovery of metals such as gold and silver, tradesmen began replacing the old technology with the new. Gold and silver coins were born. 
Banknotes are commonly referred to as paper money. Yet, a more accurate way of referring to it is as printed money. History has seen money printed on clay, wood, pounded bark, cloth, leather, parchment, metal foils, and most recently, on plastic with paper-like characteristics such as some British pound notes.


In a nutshell, printed or written money in any of the forms humanity has known up to this date is nothing more than a receipt for goods, services, or labour; it can be traded for other goods, services, or labour. 


The first mention of the use of paper as money is found in historic Chinese texts 

​According to the International Bank Note Society, Emperor Chen Tsung (998-1022) awarded rights to issue universal bills of exchange to 16 merchants during his reign. During this time, several of these merchants failed to redeem notes on presentation and the credibility of the money was undermined. Consequently, the public refused to accept it.

The first government-issued banknotes date from the year 1023, when the Emperor rescinded the merchants’ issue rights. He also established a Bureau of Exchange within the government charged with issuing circulating paper notes. 
During excavations, archeologists found printing plates made of brass from this period. These plates were used to print recreated examples of these early banknotes. According to the International Bank Note Society, sadly, no original-issue notes of this series have survived.  


Marco Polo brings the news of paper used as money in the Chinese Empire to Europe

It was Marco Polo who in 1296 made the first reference to paper used as money in the Chinese Empire. Back in Europe, such an idea was so preposterous and unbelievable that Europeans doubted not only about the credibility of his accounts but they also questioned if he had ever traveled and lived in China as he claimed.
When a fragment of an original banknote was discovered in a cave, it was established that it was the oldest banknote existing in the world. This banknote had been issued by the Chinese Emperor Hsiao Tsung. Even though it was not possible to establish a precise date, it is known that this banknote dates from between 1165 and 1174.

The number of coins it represented was depicted on its face. According to the International Bank Note Society, it clearly descended from earlier issues. Yet, no other similar banknotes were ever found. 


The first country to adopt banknotes in Europe was Sweden
Stockholms Banco, Sweden's first bank, issued the first real banknotes in Europe in 1661. The bank was founded by Johan Palmstruch, who issued the banknotes as deposit certificates.
Because they were lighter and more convenient to carry than coins made of copper, Palmstruch's banknotes quickly became popular. 
What was special about the credit notes, as they were called, were handed out as loans from the bank. These credit notes could be used to purchase anything. And this was how the first banknotes in Europe were invented. 
Palmstruch's banknotes were not linked to any deposit. They were based on the general public's confidence that the bank would pay the value printed on the banknotes in coins upon demand. 
The bank printed more and more notes leading to what today is known as inflation.

Many people demanded their notes be redeemed, but the bank didn't have enough coins for everyone.
Stockholms Banco then demanded that the loans it had granted had to be repaid. 

This led to a bank failure as well as many people suffering financial problems.

Johan Palmstruch was sentenced to death for mismanagement of the bank in 1668. He was reprived but remained in prison until 1670. He died a year later. 

Edward Snowden Says Government Can Access
Everything On Your Cell Phone Even If It's Turned Off!
 wwwMOXNEWScom

Published on Oct 6, 2015
October 05, 2015 BBC News http://MOXNews.com
Category: News & Politics

Why have there only been 3,000 deaths in China from Corornavirus
out of 1.5 billion people when China is meant to be where Coronavirus started
Coronavirus Cases in China-30th March 2020 : 81,470 -
Deaths in Chine :3,304-out of 1.5 billion people
Recovered from Coronavirus in China: 75,700

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/china/


Did  China and those that control and pull the strings of China from behind the scenes start the whole Coronavirus Concept to destroy the US,  European Economies and the Economies around the world ..?

If they did.. their plan has worked well..
China's economy, wealth, military, ownership of over 50% of the world's Gold ... massive 1.5 billion population have been hardly effected by the whole Coronavirus Concept with only 3,000 deaths out of 81,000 people being diagnosed as having some form of  Coronavirus uneffected 
as at 30th March, 2020
81,000 Reported Coronavirus Cases In China
75,000 Reported Coronavirus Cases Recovered in China
3,000 reported deaths in China from Coronavirus …



Looking at the even bigger picture..
Those that control the powerful organisations on planet earth … such as banks, the CIA/MI6/Mossad/Five Eyes, the major corporations, over 80% of the world’ wealth  … also would be controlling China and what China does..

China and those behind the scenes pulling China's strings...
can now purchase/repossess all of the assets in the the world for pennies in the dollar …..


The same people behind the scenes pulling China's strings...
are the same people and/or entities that control planet earth .. the right to create imaginary money etc.. they will use the Coronavirus Concept to crash the USA Currency ....which is the reserve currency for 95% of all other currencies…  ….. then China which has purchased over 50% of the world's gold.. will role out their plan to create a new one world E money..... backed by Gold.… and purchase all the assets around the world cheap..

They will lend trillions to the USA, European Countries and other countries around the world .. which is lent the businesses they want to repossess.. such as airlines… and other strategic important businesses they want to own and control.. these businesses are closed and broke so they will not be able to pay back the billions in loans.. so these businesses will be repossessed and owned by those that lent the money to these businesses…. ….. the small not important businesses will be allowed to go broke and taken over a closed businesses ...
this Coronavirus Concept is the biggest asset grab and asset theft Plant Earth has ever seen ..
by those who already own over 80% of the worlds assets and wealth.

Through  microchips in everyone they can control people by a computer from a satellite..  

Wake Up and start researching the truths behind these weird agendas they are creating 

Humans are brainwashed enough to believe all all the fake news that the mainstream media put out there ... 
 
Coronavirus is not a virus -its 5G killing people not a virus it is the 5G Towers Built Around the world-

 a lot of people have a type of Coronavirus in their DNA in low amounts so they falsely  pretend that everyone that dies was killed by Coronavirus they called Corvid -19 China_first-to-have_100000-5G-Towers-people-in-Wuhan-first-effected... there is a believable claim that Corona is not a Virus and that it's 5G that's actually killing people and not a virus ... and they are trying to get you scared of a fake virus when it is the 5G Towers being built around the world causing deaths ... China was the first to have over 100,00 5G Towers, and the people in Wuhan were the first to get affected by it ..... Bill Gates and others who control planet earth are creating a vaccine for the "So Called Corona Virus" that they are going to enforce on everyone which are actually chips they are trying to plant in billions of people across the world ...they can literally monitor all your actions, movements, whereabouts, and thoughts through these microchips, which they can end your life through these micro chips with the push of a button ... through microchips in everyone they can control people by a computer from a satellite..  

People should carry ‘evidence’ of travel reasons if exceeding 2km limit
Garda chief Drew Harris says the ‘vast majority of citizens are compliant’ with Covid-19 rules
Sun, Mar 29, 2020, 17:30

Commissioner Drew Harris and chief Superintendent Pat Murray inspect 319 new gardaí during an attestation ceremony at the Garda Training College in Templemore, Co Tipperary on March 20th. Photograph: Mark Condren/PA Wire

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/people-should-carry-evidence-of-travel-reasons-if-exceeding-2km-limit-1.4215164?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fnews%2Fcrime-and-law%2Fpeople-should-carry-evidence-of-travel-reasons-if-exceeding-2km-limit-1.4215164


People deliberately contravening new Covid-19 regulations can be arrested and prosecuted, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said.
However, on the second day of the measures restricting people to their homes in a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Mr Harris said the new rules had been “very well received” by members of the public.

Glen Kealey - Workshop #1 recorded in 2012

talks about the year 2020 when the Elite Parasite's Agenda for the Human Race will starting to be revealed
Jerd Guillaume-Sam
Freemasonry was the first organized religion. They fabricated all the other religions that came after. They invented Gods, Lucifer, Angels and all that crap in order to dumb-down the masses. It sure has worked, if one goes by the number of people who now defend their right to abandon the use of their brains. The definition of FAITH is ..."to believe in some implausible premiss no matter how much evidence there is to the contrary", ie: BRAINDEAD.
Category: Education

Project Camelot Interviews Leo Zagami - Part 3
 Published on Mar 30, 2008

 Leo Zagami: Illuminati Whistleblower Part 1 of 3 Oslo, Norway, February 2008 Leo Lyon Zagami,
ex-member of the Comitato Esecutivo Massonico - the Masonic Executive Committee - of Monte Carlo, was,
 until recently, a high level member of the Italian Illuminati.

Glasgow was among urban centres hit by a spate of burglaries last week ALAMY

DAY IN A DOCTOR'S LIFE
Coronavirus doctor: ‘Each day we wonder — is tomorrow the day we get overwhelmed?’
Jacqui Butler
Sunday March 29 2020, 12.01am GMT, The Sunday Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/coronavirus-doctor-each-day-we-wonder-is-tomorrow-the-day-we-get-overwhelmed-sglql8w6j
 
Emergency medicine consultant Jacqui Butler says she is struggling to eat and sleep properly as she helps to battle the coronavirus outbreak
TOM STOCKILL
6am I wake without an alarm: the coronavirus outbreak has destroyed my ability to sleep in. My brain immediately floods with thoughts about Covid-19 and all the work that we need to do. I look at the messages and emails on my phone. Most are Covid-related, but thankfully some are funny. There’s always a WhatsApp from my mum, Pauline, in Australia, where I am from. I keep meaning to video-call her, but now isn’t the time. It makes me feel like I’m not a good enough daughter. I promise myself I will do it later.
7am I crawl out of bed, have a coffee and get ready for work. I used to take the bus, but I drive now because I will be too exhausted….. 

GLEN KEALEY INTERVIEW WITH DESERT OWL PT 2-recorded in 2012
Jerd Guillaume-Sam
From Here 2 Eternity~! Life begins Green, at 40. Power is Red, at 55. Putrification is Yellow, at 70. Wait until you're 81 and then you will be replaced by 99. The Philosopher's Stone and the Holy Graal came to us from the Pyrenees, from those who have "seen fire". These would be the Benedictines and their cut-outs the Cistercians and Cluniacs. They are responsible for your "voice box invasion". They created all modern languages beginning with Horite Abyssinian which is now called Basque/Vasco. Everytime you o~pen your mouth to speak, or move your hand to write, you unknowingly "will~their~will"! Low Priests are Pedophiles while High Priests are on MUSHROOMS. In reality Masonry began in 58800BC with the eviction of "Pedophiles" from Matriarchal Clan Society. These predators established the first "Priest~hood" and declared their eviction "the Original Sin". The Priests vowed revenge against women and original peoples. By the end of the last Ice Age they were ready to put their plan for a New World Order, a Patriarchal Society, to work. This is when they "Freed" a large number of Genetically Modified Masons (Caucasians) to work on Human Engineering; thereby fabricating FREE~MASONRY! Today we are at the End Times of this plan-ET called 8.0 and await the "RISING" of UBERMENSCH, Beyondman, Overman or Superman, whatever ONE (UN in French) wishes to call the cloned HERMAPHRODITE they have now fabricated to take us forward from here into eternity. Freemasonry was re-organized in the 12th century, in order to complete the take-over of Europe by the Priest~Hoods, and then, to establish a base in North America (the monk Serra in CaliPHornia). Shriner Pilgrims were then mandated to locate 13 colonies on the east coast which would forever be controlled through French priests, in Quebec Canada and Basque priests, in Mexico. The American priests located in Boston while the hoods set up in Nevada. They all swear their vows of allegiance to the "Cult of the Virgin"; UBERMENSCH, the male Hermaphrodite.
Category: Nonprofits & Activism

Some further comments by the NYT Coronavirus Investigation Team


Over  a few weeks they have turned the whole world from a free capitalist world to dictatorship
ready for rolling out
(a) a one world government

(b) a one world army
(c) a one world E cashless money system
(d) a microchip in everyone which is the only way one will be able to access the new  one world E cashless money , which will have the whole history of a person, including all the people they know and overall social network which they obtain from their social media accounts such as Facebook,....  as well as each person's individual brainwave code  like a fingerprint that everyone has) that is unique to each individual that is all connected to a main frame computer based in a satellite in space ... that they can control everyone in all ways from the  main frame computer based in a satellite in space ..... which they can monitor everyone's movements .. as well monitor and read peoples thoughts .. and through having  each person's individual brainwave code in the mainframe computer and their microchip ..... they can send messages and thoughts to each person's brain ...... as well as put them into any mood they want that person to be in... they will also be able to kill a person with a press of a button on the main frame computer ... because of something in the microchip ... so taking the microchip may well be a death sentence as well ..if and when they want to activate that part of the programming in the microchip

(e) the new 5G Smart Cities... completely run by 5G Smart Technology which has extremely high radiation ....which can kill a person if their immune system is low and not working well ... it seems that anyone with various illnesses such as cancer are more likely to die from the high radiation levels from the  5G Smart Technology with gives a very high Internet speed ...... it may well be the radiation from the  5G Smart Technology that people are spreading that makes people sick and not a virus at all ... that may be why there is no possible cure for the so called   Coronavrus-Covid-19"...
masks will not help stop the spread of radiation from one person to another if that person has  high radiation in their body as a result of the high level radiation created by  5G Smart Technology which has extremely high radiation..
The new  5G Smart Cities... well be completely run by 5G Smart Technology which has extremely high radiation ... every movement of every person and all aspects of everyone's life will be completely monitored .....


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http://www.wikipediaexposed.org/home.html
Thank you very much. It all makes logical  sense. It’s a very anti-civilised world  we live in. 
It’s a shocking nightmarish reality when  one is too aware of the real facts behind  the scenes and you have exposed the truth more clearly than our reporters. 

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News

28th March 28

Russia has stepped up its measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and prevent its spread within the country.
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/28/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.
As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 28,000 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 1,264 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and five deaths.
March 28: 3 things you need to know today
1. Russia confirmed 228 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 1,264 and marking the country's largest one-day increase in cases so far.
2.  Russia will close its borders starting on March 30 in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a government order published on Saturday said. The measure will come into force at all vehicle, rail and pedestrian checkpoints, and apply to Russia's maritime borders.
3.   Russia’s state carrier Aeroflot is continuing to operate a limited number of flights abroad despite the Russian government’s order to ground all international flights that took effect at midnight Friday.
Other news
— Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA said it was temporarily halting all testing in response to government measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
— Moscow's famed Bolshoi Theatre has begun streaming some of its most notable past performances online after being forced to shut its doors to the public as a result of tough new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
March 27
— 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.
— Russia will suspend all regular and charter flights to other countries starting today.
— 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.
— 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.
— The Kremlin confirmed that a member of the presidential administration has tested positive for coronavirus. According to spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the infected person had no contact with Putin.
— 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.

As Russia faces a deadly global epidemic, a constitutional change that could keep the president in power for life and a warming climate, the need for free, independent and objective coverage of Russia has never been greater.
March 25
— Russia’s April 22 public vote on a package of constitutional amendments will be postponed until after the coronavirus outbreak is under control, President Vladimir Putin said in an address to the nation. He added that next week would be a nationwide paid holiday to encourage Russians to stay home and slow the spread of the virus.
— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced that libraries, theaters, recreational centers and nightclubs will be ordered to close in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.
— “Half of the people who arrived [in Russia] from abroad passed through Moscow. A suitcase of viruses was brought from Courchevel,” Sobyanin said in a television interview, referring to a French ski resort.
— Russia has closed all sporting and cultural events and most large gatherings in an effort to halt the spread of coronavirus. Starting Thursday, Moscow residents aged 65 and older will be ordered to self-isolate at home.
— The Russian Embassy in the United States advised Russian citizens to return home due to the possibility that the U.S. could close all its airports to slow the spread of coronavirus there.
— The Russian government has told the country's regions to close nightclubs and cinemas to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
— The Moscow health department said it will allow patients with mild cases of coronavirus to recover at home rather than in the hospital.
— Putin has ordered the Russian army to carry out drills designed to increase its readiness to fight the coronavirus if necessary, the Defense Ministry said.
— Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's two-day visit to Syria this week was aimed at trying to prevent a flare-up in tensions there that might distract Russia, Turkey and Syria from committing resources to fighting coronavirus, the Vedomosti business daily reported.
March 24
— Russia confirmed 57 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 495. 
— Russia is facing a “serious situation” as the coronavirus spreads, Moscow’s mayor told President Vladimir Putin, adding that "the real number of those who are sick is much greater" than official numbers indicate.
— Putin visited the hospital in Moscow's Kommunarka suburb where patients with coronavirus are being treated, wearing a special protective suit during the visit. He also took a moment to shake the hand of the hospital's head doctor. 
— Moscow hospitals will receive up to 200,000 rubles ($2,500) per coronavirus patient from the city's health insurance fund to help cover the cost of their treatments.
— A 69-year-old woman suspected of being infected with coronavirus has died in Moscow's Infectious Diseases Hospital No. 1, the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper reported. She had been hospitalized after her daughter returned from Portugal. The Moscow health department later said she died from terminal cancer and tested negative for coronavirus.
— The republic of Chechnya has become the first Russian region to close all restaurants, cafes and "crowded places" after it registered its first three coronavirus infections, the region's leader Ramzan Kadyrov announced. He said some restaurants popular with tourists would be allowed to stay open.
— Aeroflot said it will reduce its flights to Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Cuba starting March 28 due to the coronavirus.
— Volkswagen will suspend its car production in Russia over a supply shortage caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, Volkswagen Group Rus said. Production will be stopped from March 30 to April 10 at its car plant in Kaluga and assembly line in Nizhny Novgorod.
March 23
— Russia confirmed 71 new coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 438. 
— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has ordered all residents over 65 to self-isolate at home starting Thursday, saying each elderly citizen would receive a total of 4,000 rubles ($50) in exchange for following the order.
— The Kremlin later said that Sobyanin's order does not apply to Putin, who is 67.
— Moscow announced it has finished converting a seventh hospital building to treat coronavirus patients. Sobyanin said the city has the capacity to more than double this count if needed.
— Moscow is changing the way it counts its coronavirus cases. Patients will now be considered positive upon a single positive test rather than having samples sent to a lab Novosibirsk, Siberia for further verification.
— The head of infectious diseases in the Stavropol region has been indicted after she returned to work with coronavirus symptoms after vacationing in Spain and later tested positive.
— Alexander Chepurnov, a virologist at the Russian Academy of Sciences, told state television that Russia is three weeks behind Italy in terms of coronavirus infections and that it can expect to see a similar spike in cases as those seen across Europe.
— Some of Russia's biggest steel producers have suspended alcohol tests for employees because of the coronavirus outbreak, replacing the breathalyzer tests with "alternative procedures with a lower risk of spreading infection."
— The Kremlin said that medical assistance Russia was providing to Italy to help it battle the coronavirus was not part of an attempt to get Rome help lift EU sanctions on Moscow.
March 22
— Russia confirmed 61 new cases of coronavirus, bringing its official count to 367.
— The Russian military will start sending medical help to Italy from Sunday in order to help it battle the new coronavirus after receiving an order from President Vladimir Putin, Russia's Defense Ministry said in a statement.
— Moscow authorities again ruled out the possibility of a citywide lockdown. Meanwhile, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said the city's metro will not close down. 
— The Tokyo 2020 Olympics should be postponed by a year because coronavirus outbreaks worldwide have disrupted athletes' preparations and could jeopardize their health, the head of Russia's Boxing Federation said.

March 21

— Russia confirmed 53 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 306.
— Moscow has closed all sports facilities including swimming pools and fitness clubs due to the coronavirus outbreak, the city's health authorities said.
— The Moscow Times has found evidence, based on dozens of interviews, that Russia’s rich are buying up and hoarding ventilators that have proven essential in saving lives in severe cases.
— Russia's largest carmaker Avtovaz, which employs around 35,000 workers, has reported the first two coronavirus cases among its workers and quarantined 29 employees. The carmarker said it doesn't plan to stop production.

March 20

— Russia confirmed 54 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the country's total number of infections to 253.
— There is "no need" for President Vladimir Putin to take a coronavirus test because he hasn't shown any symptoms of the illness, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
— The Russian Armed Forces' spring draft will go on as planned despite the coronavirus, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a military meeting. All new recruits will be checked for the virus, he said.
— Russian public figures, doctors and citizens have launched a petition urging the government to take urgent action against the coronavirus as the country’s number of confirmed cases continues to climb, including postponing the April 22 vote on President Vladimir Putin's constirutional amendments.
— Moscow traffic police have launched spot checks on the city's taxis to ensure drivers wear face masks and regularly disinfect their vehicles. Under new regulations, drivers must change masks every three hours and use sanitizer to clean their hands and disinfect their vehicles twice a day.
— Russia has postponed a scheduled test for compliance with its "internet isolation" law due to the coronavirus, officials told Interfax.
— The head of infectious diseases in the Stavropol region — who returned to work after vacationing in Spain despite having coronavirus symptoms — has been hospitalized with suspected coronavirus, the Mediazona news website reported.
March 19
— Russia has reported 52 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 199. This marks a 35% jump in cases in the past 24 hours.
—  A 79-year-old Russian woman with pre-existing conditions has died in a Moscow hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. It is the first coronavirus-related death in the country.
— President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the coronavirus by phone and agreed to deepen cooperation on developing pharmaceuticals, the Kremlin said. Putin praised China's efforts in preventing the spread of the virus which emerged in China late last year, the Kremlin said in a readout of the phone call.
— The Russian government announced a "high alert" status for all 85 of its regions, requiring the whole country to take anti-coronavirus measures such as banning large gatherings, moving schools to online classes and encouraging working from home.
— Russia's consumer protection watchdog has ordered mandatory two-week isolation at home for all people entering the country even if they show no symptoms of coronavirus.
— Russian courts will stop considering all except the most urgent cases from Thursday onwards until April 10 to contain the spread of coronavirus, a decision by the Supreme Court on Wednesday showed.
— Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport — the capital's main international transport hub — will close two of its terminals, C and E, starting Friday as closing borders and travel restrictions have suspended many flight routes. Flights operating out of terminals C and E will be transfered to terminals D and F.
— The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said it will invest in Medpromresurs, a Russian company that is currently developing coronavirus tests.
March 18
— Russia reported 33 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total up to 147 from 114 the previous day and marking a 29% increase. 
— President Vladimir Putin has ordered an April 22 nationwide vote on constitutional amendments, which would allow him to run again for president. He said the vote will be postponed if the coronavirus pandemic requires it. 
— Russian schools will go on a three-week vacation from March 23 to April 12 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov said.
— Russia will limit flights to the United States, Britain and the United Arab Emirates starting Friday, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered.
— Russian prisoners, students and military personnel will produce medical masks and other equipment as the country faces down the coronavirus pandemic, the RBC news website reported.
— Employees of the presidential administration and journalists covering President Vladimir Putin's upcoming trips are being tested for coronavirus, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has urged employers to allow their employees to work from home to prevent the spread of infection.
— St. Petersburg has banned events and gatherings with more than 50 attendees as well as all sporting and cultural events.
— The Federal Penitentiary Service said it will suspend visits to inmates in pre-trial detention centers and prisons.
— Journalists accredited with foreign media outlets have been barred from the Russian State Duma over the coronavirus, BBC Russian correspondent Pyotr Kozlov said. Journalists from Russian media are still permitted to enter, he added.
— Moscow's network of facial recognition cameras has detected more than 200 people who violated orders to self-quarantine because they might be infected with the virus, the city's police chief Oleg Baranov said.
— Russia has closed Bolshevik revolutionary Vladimir Lenin's tomb on Moscow's Red Square to the public, the Kremlin guard service said, making it the latest Russian tourist attraction to shut down amid coronavirus fears.
— The annual Eurovision song contest has been canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic, its organizers announced. Rave-pop band Little Big had been set to represent Russia in this year's competition.
March 17
— The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia has risen to 114, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said, a 22% increase from Monday. Ten of these infections were transmitted within the country rather than contracted abroad, she added.
— Moscow authorities have denied reports that they will introduce a near-total shutdown of the city to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
— President Vladimir Putin said the situation with the spreading coronavirus is "under control" in the country after infections were "contained."
— Russia's embassies and consulates have suspended the processing of documents and issuing of all types of visas, including e-visas, the Foreign Ministry said. The ministry said there are a small number of exceptions, including for diplomats and people attending funerals of close relatives in Russia.
— Football's 2020 European Championship has been postponed for a year because of the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Norwegian and Swedish FAs said on Tuesday.
— Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin's cabinet plans to unveil a slew of new economic and regulatory measures to reduce the coronavirus' impact on Wednesday, including creating an anti-crisis fund of 300 billion rubles ($4.05 billion) to support Russian citizens and the Russian economy and compensating quarantined citizens, including freelancers and the self-employed, for lost income.
— Ukraine has temporarily closed 107 of its border checkpoints, including those with neighboring Russia, as it seeks to prevent the coronavirus from spreading.
— Russia's airlines could lose 100 billion rubles ($1.4 billion) due to the coronavirus outbreak and risk going bankrupt, the head of Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency, also known as Rosaviatsiya, told Interfax.
— Russia's Agriculture Ministry has ordered all of Russia's regions to ready a two-month food supply to prevent shortages.
— The Russian Orthodox Church is instigating an unprecedented list of measures aiming to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in its sacred spaces nationwide, it said in a statement.
— Russia's Energy Ministry has suspended the majority of its foreign and domestic business trips, with the exception of urgent cases, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
— Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied reports that President Vladimir Putin is preparing an address to the nation about the coronavirus.
— Russia's consumer protection watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, has ordered Russia's regions to test everyone who has been in Europe in the past two weeks for the coronavirus.
— All football, hockey and basketball games will be suspended in Russia until April 10, the state-run TASS news agency reported, citing a source to Russia's national leagues. The Russian Football Union confirmed the news.
— Russian tourists in Europe are trapped abroad as flights have been canceled and borders closed due to the coronavirus crisis, a spokeswoman for Russia’s travel industry union told Interfax.
March 16
— Russia will ban the entry of foreign nationals and stateless people from March 18 to May 1 in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the government said. The ban will not apply to diplomatic representatives, airplane crew members and some other categories of people.
— The number of coronavirus infections in Russia has risen to 93, a 47% increase from the previous day, the state-run TASS news agency reported, citing Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova.
— European Union leaders are considering temporarily banning all non-essential travel into the Schengen borderless travel zone by non-EU citizens, the BBC reported, citing a diplomatic note it obtained.
— Moscow has banned all public events larger than 50 people from now until April 10, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in a new decree. Older citizens are also advised to stay at home.
— From March 21 to April 12, all schools and universities will be closed, Sobyanin said. 
— An Irish citizen has been hospitalized with suspected coronavirus infection in the city of Murmansk in Russia’s Arctic after participating in a chess tournament.
— People entering Russia from the United States, Britain, the European Union, Ukraine, Belarus and all other non-EU countries in Europe — as well as those who live with them — will now be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
— Starting today, coronavirus tests will be available for free in St. Petersburg, city health officials said.
— President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a special working group within the State Council to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Putin put Sobyanin in charge of the new group, which will also include government officials.
— Russia's Science and Higher Education Ministry recommended that higher educational institutions switch to distance learning from Monday.
— Russia has closed its border with neighboring Belarus as a "proactive step" to halt the coronavirus' spread, the state-run TASS news agency quoted Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin as saying.
— A Russian patient has escaped from coronavirus quarantine near Moscow, the hospital’s head physician said Monday. The woman has been detained and returned to the hospital after police found her at her home.
March 15
— Russia registered four more cases of coronavirus, Interfax reported, bringing the total number of infections to 63.
— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin denied that the authorities are downplaying the numbers of coronavirus patients in the capital.
— The Russian protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor confirmed the first community transmission of the coronavirus in Russia, RBC reported, but this information was later removed from Rospotrebnadzor's statement.
— Rospotrebnadzor also said it ran just over 104,000 coronavirus tests since the start of the outbreak while 14,742 people are currently being monitored for coronavirus.
 — A Russian Orthodox Church spokesperson said it will not be closing churches or canceling religious proceedings. 
— Russian Railways announced it would stop international passenger trains from Moscow to Berlin and Paris. Earlier it was announced that train connections to and from Ukraine, Moldova and Latvia will be suspended.
March 14
— Russia has confirmed 14 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 59, the state-run RIA news agency reported. Nine of the new cases are in Moscow, one in the Moscow region, one in St. Petersburg, two in Kemerovo and one in Kaliningrad.
— Moscow's chief sanitary doctor Elena Andreeva signed a decree on new measures to combat coronavirus, including compulsory hospitalization of patients with atypical course of flu and banning visitors in hospitals, orphanages and boarding schools.
— Russia will close its land borders with Poland and Norway to foreigners in a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.
March 13
— Russia confirmed 11 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 45, the RBC news website reported, citing the country's coronavirus crisis center.
— Russia is limiting flights with Europe from Monday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
— Prominent Russian-Azerbaijani artist Aidan Salakhova says she has been quarantined in a hospital after returning from Italy on a flight that was carrying two people infected with coronavirus. All the passengers on Salakhova's flight have been placed in hospital quarantine as well.
— Two Russian tourists in Israel have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
— St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region banned events with more than 1,000 people.
— The Kremlin told journalists who cover President Vladimir Putin to stay away from official events if they felt unwell as a precautionary measure to protect Kremlin staff from the coronavirus.
— Polish President Andrzej Duda will not travel to Russia next month due to the coronavirus, missing ceremonies marking the 10-year anniversary of a plane crash which killed Poland's president, central bank chief and military commanders.
— Russia's border will temporarily be closed to Italian citizens and foreigners traveling from Italy starting today as Italy continues to grapple with the worst coronavirus outbreak in Europe.

March 12

— Russia has confirmed six new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 34, Interfax reported, citing the country's coronavirus crisis center. Four of the new cases are in Moscow, one in Krasnodar and one in Kaliningrad.
— The Moscow region's governor has announced a "high alert" status for the region due to the coronavirus, banning all large events over 5,000 people and encouraging companies to allow their employees to telecommute. The remote-working measures do not apply to the city of Moscow, home to 12 million people.
— A joint Russian-European mission to Mars has been postponed for two years, the Russian and European space agencies said Thursday, citing the coronavirus and technical issues.
— A religious procession in central Russia aimed at fighting the coronavirus has been canceled due to the threat of the virus itself.
— About 100 Chinese students in Moscow will be deported from Russia because they violated their self-quarantine orders, the Kommersant business daily reported.
— State Duma lawmaker Sergei Katasonov did not self-quarantine after returning from France and was present at work for several days before his colleagues told him to go home, libertarian party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky has said. Zhirinovsky, who leads the party Katasonov belongs to, proposed stripping him of his parliamentary powers as punishment.

March 11

— The World Health Organization declared that the coronavirus is a pandemic as the number of cases worldwide surpassed 112,000 in 114 different countries.
— Russia will suspend most flights to and from Italy, Germany, France and Spain over the coronavirus outbreak starting from Friday, Russia's coronavirus crisis center said in a statement. Russia will also stop issuing tourist visas to Italian citizens, the center said.
— The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia rose to 28 from 20. All the people tested positive in the last day had previously traveled to Italy, according to the coronavirus crisis center's statement.
— Moscow has banned large events of more than 5,000 people until April 10 in a move to prevent the spread of the virus, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in a decree. Critics accused the city of using the health crisis as an excuse to prevent people from protesting President Vladimir Putin's constitutional reforms that could allow him to stay in power past his term limit.
— Thailand has suspended visas on arrival for citizens of 18 countries including Russia in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
— State Duma Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy is isolating himself in self-quarantine after returning to Moscow from Paris, he wrote on Facebook, adding that he is "completely healthy" and will work from home.
— Russia's Defense Ministry has canceled the Moscow International Security Conference due to the threat of coronavirus. The defense and international affairs conference, which would have been attended by more than 1,000 delegates from 115 countries, had been scheduled for April 22-23.
March 10
— Russia's consumer safety watchdog recommended that people avoid public transport, shopping malls and other public places at rush hour as a precaution against the coronavirus, the state-run RIA news agency reported. 
March 9
— Another three people in Moscow have been diagnosed with coronavirus overnight, the RBC news website reported, citing a report from city officials it obtained. The three individuals had recently visited Italy. 

March 8

— Moscow city authorities threatened prison terms of up to five years for people failing to self-isolate in their homes for two weeks after visiting countries hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.
March 7
— Russia confirmed four new cases of coronavirus, taking the total number to 17 — three of whom have since recovered. 
March 6
— Russia has reported six new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, including five in Moscow and one in Nizhny Novgorod 400 kilometers east of the capital. All six cases were contracted in Italy, one of several virus hubs outside China, the authorities said.
— Russian officials have conducted more than 51,000 tests for the coronavirus nationwide, the consumer protection watchdog said.
— Seven Russian passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship who were placed in a two-week quarantine in Russia's Far East have been discharged. Two other quarantined patients are awaiting test results.
— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced a “high alert regime,” ordering self-isolation for Russians returning from China, South Korea, Iran, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
March 5
—Russia canceled its flagship annual St Petersburg International Economic Forum this year as a precaution against coronavirus. The forum, usually chaired by President Vladimir Putin, was due to be held in St. Petersburg on June 3-6.
— Russia's state carrier Aeroflot said it would suspend its flights to and from Hong Kong amid fears over coronavirus.
— Moscow authorities have drafted an emergency plan that envisions a near shutdown of the Russian capital in case of a coronavirus outbreak.
— Officials confirmed a seventh coronavirus infection in the country. The patient is an Italian citizen who had arrived to Russia on Feb. 29, asked for medical help on March 2 and tested positive for the virus. He is being treated at an undisclosed hospital.
— Russian businesses have started to cancel foreign business trips and participation in international conferences after a recommendation from the Health Ministry to restrict foreign travel.
— Students at a university dormitory in St. Petersburg have been placed under quarantine and prohibited from leaving the building after the hospitalization of an Italian exchange student who had been living there. The number of patients in the city that are being monitored for coronavirus symptoms has nearly doubled to 44 people.
March 4
— Two Russian citizens have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in the United Arab Emirates, the country's health ministry said. 
— Russia has temporarily banned the export of medical masks, gloves, bandages and protective suits.
— President Vladimir Putin said that fake news reports about coronavirus were being sent to Russia from abroad to spread panic. He urged the government to ensure that citizens were correctly informed about the situation in Russia.
— Russian gas giant Gazprom has suspended foreign trips for its staff due to the coronavirus outbreak, a company spokesman said. 
March 3
— The Moscow metro has begun random checks of passengers' temperatures at station entrances, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. 
March 2
— A Russian national who was quarantined in a Moscow hospital after recently returning from northern Italy, a hub for the coronavirus outbreak, has the coronavirus. The man, 29-year-old Moscow resident David Berov, is the first known Russian national to test positive for coronavirus while in the country.
— The impact of coronavirus on the Russian economy will be deeper than originally expected, Economic Development Minister Maxim Reshetnikov said. The ruble's depreciation and stock market decline have gained momentum since mid-February due to the fast-spreading coronavirus and concerns about its economic impact, which sent oil prices crashing.
— Schools across Moscow have canceled swimming classes and large-scale events to prevent the spread of the flu and respiratory infections, the city’s education officials said in a Feb. 28 letter cited by Interfax.
Feb. 28
— Moscow authorities are deporting 88 foreign nationals who violated quarantine measures imposed on them as a precaution against coronavirus, the state-run RIA news agency cited Moscow's deputy mayor as saying.
— A Russian citizen has tested positive with coronavirus in Azerbaijan after arriving there from Iran, Interfax reported. It marks the fourth case of coronavirus among Russian citizens and the first infection in Azerbaijan.
— The Russian government temporarily barred Iranian citizens from entering Russia and said it would also restrict the entry of South Korean citizens from March 1 as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, decrees published online showed.
— The government also said it would not allow in any foreign citizens traveling from Iran or South Korea, and ordered the Foreign Ministry to suspend the issue of visas to Iranian citizens.

Feb. 27

— Russia will suspend its train service from Moscow to the southern French city of Nice starting March 4, the state-run TASS news agency reported, citing the Transport Ministry. The ministry said the train link would be suspended until further notice as part of wider measures aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus in Russia.
— Moscow authorities have identified 88 people who violated the city's self-isolation orders after returning from China, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. The Russian capital deployed its facial recognition network to enforce the quarantine.
— Russia has developed five prototypes for a coronavirus vaccine, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said.
— Russia's Federal Tourism Agency recommended national tour operators suspend tours to Italy, South Korea and Iran until the outbreaks of coronavirus there are brought under control.
Feb. 26
— Moscow will suspend flights between Russia and South Korea from March 1 over coronavirus fears, except those operated by Aeroflot and Aurora, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said.
— Golikova said Russia would also stop issuing visas to some Iranian citizens from Feb. 28 and was advising Russians against traveling to Italy.
— Other restrictions related to the outbreak which have been previously announced will be extended by one month to April 1, Golikova said.
— The Chinese Embassy in Russia has asked Moscow authorities to stop the profiling of Chinese nationals on the city's public transport. According to Novaya Gazeta, the embassy's letter said that Moscow police and subway workers had begun questioning passengers believed to be Chinese to check for signs of coronavirus, something that isn't being done anywhere else in the world.
Feb. 21
— Around 2,500 people arriving from China have been ordered placed under quarantine for the coronavirus and monitored by the Russian capital’s facial-recognition technology, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said.
Feb. 20
— Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told the RBC news website that the coronavirus had caused a drop in Chinese trade with Russia of 1 billion rubles ($15.68 million) a day.
— Two Russian citizens from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship were diagnosed with the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected Russian nationals to three.
— Russia's ban on the entry of Chinese citizens to its territory has gone into effect. The temporary suspension will be for Chinese citizens entering Russia for employment, private, educational and tourist purposes.
Feb. 19
— The 144 Russians evacuated from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China have left a quarantine area in Siberia’s Tyumen region following a 14-day quarantine.
Feb. 12
— Russia discharged a Chinese national from the hospital in the Siberian city of Chita after he recovered from coronavirus infection, the second of Russia's first two confirmed cases of coronavirus to recover.
Feb. 10
— The coronavirus outbreak may delay Russia's delivery of S-400 air defense systems to China, the state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport said.
Feb. 9
— Authorities in the Chelyabinsk region 1,500 kilometers east of Moscow walked back plans to set up a quarantine center after local residents formed a human shield to prevent entry to Chinese nationals.
Feb. 6
— The Kremlin has started checking the body temperatures of individuals attending events with President Vladimir Putin as a "precautionary measure," spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Feb. 3
— Russia will temporarily restrict the entry of foreigners arriving from China, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said. She said the restrictions would not apply to Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport.
— Russia's second-largest food retailer Magnit said it is suspending fruit and vegetable imports from China due to the spread of the coronavirus and logistical complications.
Feb. 2
— State-run Russian Railways said it would halt passenger trains to China, including the Beijing-Moscow route, until further notice.
Jan. 31
— In addition to observing personal hygiene, the consumer protection watchdog advised against loose hair, as well as kissing and hugging in public.
— Russian state lender VTB said it has temporarily suspended all business trips by its employees to China and several other Asian countries.

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March 31, 2020

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The coronavirus, which surfaced in a Chinese seafood and poultry market late last year, has spread to at least 171 countries, killing more than 38,000 and sickening hundreds of thousands of people in a matter of weeks. The World Health Organization has declared the situation a pandemic.

Here’s a timeline of the outbreak so far.


DEC. 31
Chinese authorities treated dozens of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause.
On Dec. 31, the government in Wuhan, China, confirmed that health authorities were treating dozens of cases. Days later, researchers in China identified a new virus that had infected dozens of people in Asia. At the time, there was no evidence that the virus was readily spread by humans. Health officials in China said they were monitoring it to prevent the outbreak from developing into something more severe.

JAN. 11
China reported its first death.
On Jan. 11, Chinese state media reported the first known death from an illness caused by the virus, which had infected dozens of people. The 61-year-old man who died was a regular customer at the market in Wuhan, and he had previously been found to have abdominal tumors and chronic liver disease. The report of his death came just before one of China’s biggest holidays, when hundreds of millions of people travel across the country.

JAN. 20
Other countries, including the United States, confirmed cases.
The first confirmed cases outside mainland China occurred in Japan, South Korea and Thailand, according to the World Health Organization’s first situation report. The first confirmed case in the United States came the next day in Washington State, where a man in his 30s developed symptoms after returning from a trip to Wuhan.

JAN. 23
Wuhan, a city of more than 11 million, was cut off by the Chinese authorities.
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Chinese authorities suspended buses, subways and ferries within the city of Wuhan, pictured here Feb. 3.Credit...Getty Images
The Chinese authorities closed off Wuhan by canceling planes and trains leaving the city, and suspending buses, subways and ferries within it. At this point, at least 17 people had died and more than 570 others had been infected, including in Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, South Korea and the United States.

JAN. 30
The W.H.O. declared a global health emergency.
Amid thousands of new cases in China, a “public health emergency of international concern” was officially declared by the W.H.O. China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said that it would continue to work with the W.H.O. and other countries to protect public health, and the U.S. State Department warned travelers to avoid China.

JAN. 31
The Trump administration restricted travel from China
The Trump administration suspended entry into the United States by any foreign nationals who had traveled to China in the past 14 days, excluding the immediate family members of American citizens or permanent residents. By this date, 213 people had died and nearly 9,800 had been infected worldwide.

FEB. 2
The first coronavirus death was reported outside China.
A 44-year-old man in the Philippines died after being infected, officials said, the first death reported outside China. By this point, more than 360 people had died.

FEB. 5
A cruise ship in Japan quarantined thousands.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship on Feb. 9Credit...Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press
After a two-week trip to Southeast Asia, more than 3,600 passengers began a quarantine aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan. Officials started screening passengers, and the number of people who tested positive became the largest number of coronavirus cases outside China. By Feb. 13, the number stood at 218.

FEB. 7
A Chinese doctor who tried to raise the alarm died.
The death of Dr. Li Wenliang provoked anger at how the Chinese government handled the epidemic.Credit...Tyrone Siu/Reuters
When Dr. Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor, died on Feb. 7 after contracting the coronavirus, he was hailed as a hero by many for trying to ring early alarms that a cluster of infections could spin out of control.
In early January, the authorities reprimanded him, and he was forced to sign a statement denouncing his warning as an unfounded and illegal rumor. Dr. Li’s death provoked anger and frustration at how the Chinese government mishandled the situation by not sharing information earlier and silencing whistle-blowers.

FEB. 11
The disease the virus causes got a new name.
The World Health Organization on Feb. 11 proposed an official name for the disease the virus coronavirus causes: Covid-19, an acronym that stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The name makes no reference to any of the people, places, or animals associated with the coronavirus, given the goal to avoid stigma.
By the next day, the death toll in China had reached 1,113 and the total number of confirmed cases rose to 44,653. There were 393 cases outside of China, in 24 countries.

FEB. 13
There were more than 14,000 new cases in Hubei Province.
Officials added more than 14,840 new cases to the total number of infected in Hubei Province, and the ruling Communist Party ousted top officials there. The new cases set a daily record, coming after officials in Hubei seemed to be including infections that were diagnosed by using lung scans of symptomatic patients.

FEB. 14
France announces the first coronavirus death in Europe.
France’s first coronavirus death was the fourth death from the virus outside of mainland China.Credit...Ian Langsdon/EPA, via Shutterstock
An 80-year-old Chinese tourist died on Feb. 14 at a hospital in Paris, in what was the first coronavirus death outside Asia, the authorities said. It was the fourth death from the virus outside mainland China, where about 1,500 people had died, most of them in Hubei Province.

FEB. 17
Chinese officials draft legislation to curb the practice of eating wildlife.
China said it was reviewing its trade and consumption of wildlife, which has been identified as a probable source of the outbreak. Officials drafted legislation that aims to end “the pernicious habit of eating wildlife,” a statement from the Standing Committee of the Congress said.

FEB. 19
Hundreds leave the quarantined cruise ship.
After a two-week quarantine, 443 passengers began leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship. It was the first day of a three-day operation to offload people who tested negative for the virus and did not have symptoms. Passengers who shared cabins with infected patients remained on the ship. A total of 621 people aboard the ship were infected.

FEB. 21
A secretive church is linked to the outbreak in South Korea.
Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a secretive church in South Korea was linked to a surge of infections in the country. The number of confirmed cases in the country rose above 200, and more than 400 other church members reported potential symptoms, health officials said.
As a result, the government shut down thousands of kindergartens, nursing homes and community centers, and put a stop to political rallies in the capital, Seoul.

FEB. 21
The virus appears in Iran from an unknown source.
On Feb. 19, Iran announced two coronavirus cases in the country, then hours later said that both patients had died. Two days later, Iran announced two additional deaths. The source of the virus in Iran is unknown. By Feb. 20, the number of global cases had risen to nearly 76,000, according to the W.H.O.

FEB. 23
Italy sees major surge in coronavirus cases and officials lock down towns.
Officials in Italy locked down 10 towns after a cluster of cases suddenly emerged near Milan.Credit...Nicola Fossella/EPA, via Shutterstock
Europe faced its first major outbreak as the number of reported cases in Italy grew from fewer than five to more than 150. In the Lombardy region, officials locked down 10 towns after a cluster of cases suddenly emerged in Codogno, southeast of Milan. As a result, schools closed and sporting and cultural events were canceled.

FEB. 24

The Trump administration asks Congress for $1.25 billion for coronavirus response.
As the number of coronavirus cases around the globe continued to climb, the Trump administration began preparing for the virus to arrive in the United States. The White House asked Congress to allocate $1.25 billion in new emergency funds to bolster its preparedness — a significant escalation in the administration’s response. At this point the United States, where Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials warned of an almost certain outbreak, had 35 confirmed cases and no deaths.

FEB. 24
Iran emerges as a second focus point of the virus.
A number of other countries in the Middle East have reported coronavirus cases that have been linked back to Iran.Credit...Atta Kenare/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Iran said it had 61 coronavirus cases and 12 deaths, more than any other country but China, and public health experts warned that Iran was a cause for worry — its borders are crossed each year by millions of religious pilgrims, migrant workers and others. Cases in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates and one in Canada, have been traced back to Iran.

FEB. 26
Latin America reports its first coronavirus case.
Brazilian health officials said that a 61-year-old São Paulo man, who had returned recently from a business trip to Italy, tested positive for the coronavirus. It was the first known case in Latin America. Officials also began tracking down other passengers on the flight the man took to Brazil and others who had contact with him in recent days.

FEB. 28
The number of infections in Europe spikes.
Italy, where 800 people had been infected by Feb. 28, remained an area of concern. Cases in 14 other countries, including Northern Ireland and Wales, could be traced back to Italy. Germany had nearly 60 cases by Feb. 27, and France reported 57, more than triple the number from two days earlier. Both England and Switzerland reported additional cases, while Belarus, Estonia and Lithuania all reported their first infections.

FEB. 28
Sub-Saharan Africa records its first infection
Nigeria’s first confirmed case was an Italian citizen returning to the country.Credit...Pius Utomi Ekpei/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, confirmed its first case of coronavirus on Feb. 28. The patient was an Italian citizen who had returned to Lagos from Milan.

FEB. 29
The United States records its first coronavirus death and announces travel restrictions.
A patient near Seattle became the first coronavirus patient to die in the United States on Feb. 28. As the number of global cases rose to nearly 87,000, the Trump administration issued its highest-level warning, known as a “do not travel” warning, for areas in Italy and South Korea most affected by the virus. The government also banned all travel to Iran and barred entry to any foreign citizen who had visited Iran in the previous 14 days.

MARCH 3
U.S. officials approve widespread coronavirus testing.
The C.D.C. lifted all federal restrictions on testing for the coronavirus on March 3, according to Vice President Mike Pence. The news came after the C.D.C.’s first attempt to produce a diagnostic test kit fell flat. By this point, the coronavirus had infected more than 90,000 around the globe and killed about 3,000, according to the W.H.O.

MARCH 11
President Trump blocks most visitors from continental Europe.
In a prime-time address from the Oval Office, Mr. Trump said he would halt travelers from European countries other than Britain for 30 days, as the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic and stock markets plunged further.

MARCH 13
President Trump declares a national emergency.
President Trump, who declared a national emergency, made millions of dollars in funds available to states.Credit...Erin Schaff/The New York Times
Mr. Trump officially declared a national emergency, and said he was making $50 billion in federal funds available to states and territories to combat the coronavirus. He also said he would give hospitals and doctors more flexibility to respond to the virus, including making it easier to treat people remotely.

MARCH 15
The C.D.C. recommends no gatherings of 50 or more people in the U.S.
Central Park on March 18. President Trump advised citizens to avoid groups of more than 10.Credit...Juan Arredondo for The New York Times
On March 15, the C.D.C. advised no gatherings of 50 or more people in the United States over the next eight weeks. The recommendation included weddings, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events and conferences. The following day, Mr. Trump advised citizens to avoid groups of more than 10. New York City’s public schools system, the nation’s largest with 1.1 million students, also announced that it would close.

MARCH 16

Latin America begins to feel the affects of the virus.
Several countries across Latin America imposed restrictions on their citizens to slow the spread of the virus. Venezuela announced a nationwide quarantine that began on March 17. Ecuador and Peru implemented countrywide lockdowns, while Colombia and Costa Rica closed their borders. However, Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, encouraged mass demonstrations by his supporters against his opponents in congress.

MARCH 17
France imposes a nationwide lockdown.
On March 17, France imposed a nationwide lockdown, prohibiting gatherings of any size and postponing the second round its municipal elections. The lockdown was one of Europe’s most stringent. While residents were told to stay home, officials allowed people to go out for fresh air but warned that meeting a friend on the street or in a park would be punishable with a fine. By this time, France had more than 6,500 infections with more than 140 deaths, according to the W.H.O.

MARCH 17
The E.U. bars most travelers from outside the bloc for 30 days.
The European Union adopted a 30-day ban on non-essential travel to at least 26 European countries from the rest of the world.Credit...Maria Contreras Coll for The New York Times
European leaders voted to close off at least 26 countries to nearly all visitors from the rest of the world for at least 30 days. The ban on nonessential travel from outside the bloc was the first coordinated response to the epidemic by the European Union.

MARCH 19
For the first time, China reports zero local infections.
China on March 19 reported no new local infections for the previous day, a milestone in the ongoing fight against the pandemic. The news signaled that an end to China’s epidemic could be in sight.
However, experts said the country would need to see at least 14 consecutive days without new infections for the outbreak to be considered over. And the announcement did not mean that China recorded no new coronavirus cases. Officials said that 34 new cases had been confirmed among people who had arrived in China from elsewhere.

MARCH 21
Companies move to produce medical supplies.
On March 21, the White House said that American companies were increasing efforts to restock hospitals with important supplies. Hanes and General Motors agreed to make masks and ventilators. Christian Siriano, a fashion designer, Dov Charney, the founder of Los Angeles Apparel, and Karla Colletto, a swimwear company, all agreed to repurpose their operations to create masks and hospital garments.

MARCH 21
Gov. David Ige of Hawaii issued a mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone arriving in the state.Credit...Caleb Jones/Associated Press
Hawaii’s governor orders a mandatory 14-day quarantine to arriving visitors and residents.
Gov. David Ige of Hawaii ordered a mandatory 14-day quarantine for everyone arriving in Hawaii, including tourists and returning residents. Mr. Ige called his order the first of its kind in the nation.

MARCH 23
Prime Minister Boris Johnson locks Britain down.
The lockdown closed all nonessential shops, barred meetings of more than two people, and required all people to stay in their homes except for trips for food or medicine. Those who disobey risked being fined by the police.

MARCH 24
The Tokyo Olympics delayed until 2021.
Officials announced that the Summer Olympics in Tokyo would be postponed for one year. Only three previous Games had been canceled, all because of war: The 1916 Summer Olympics were canceled because of World War I, and the Summer and Winter Games were canceled in 1940 and 1944 because of World War II.

MARCH 24

India ordered a three-week lockdown order for its 1.3 billion citizens, and officials pledged to spend billions on medical supplies.Credit...Narinder Nanu/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
India, a country of 1.3 billion, announces a 21-day lockdown.
One day after the authorities halted all domestic flights, Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, declared a 21-day lockdown. While the number of reported cases in India was about 500, the prime minister pledged to spend about $2 billion on medical supplies, isolation rooms, ventilators and training for medical professionals.

MARCH 26
The United States leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases.
The United States officially became the country hardest hit by the pandemic, with at least 81,321 confirmed infections and more than 1,000 deaths. This was more reported cases than in China, Italy or any other country.

MARCH 27
Trump signs coronavirus stimulus bill into law.
Mr. Trump signed a $2 trillion measure to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers said the bill, which passed with overwhelming support, was imperfect but essential to address the national public health and economic crisis.

MARCH 28
The C.D.C. issues a travel advisory for the New York region.
The C.D.C. urged residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to “refrain from nonessential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately.” The advisory did not apply to workers in “critical infrastructure industries,” including trucking, public health, financial services and food supply.

MARCH 30
More states issue stay-at-home directives.
Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., issued orders requiring their residents to stay home. Similar orders went into effect for Kansas and North Carolina. Other states had previously put strict measures in place. The new orders meant that least 265 million Americans were being urged to stay home.

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Clinical trials on coronavirus drugs may take only months, researcher says
GABE GUTIERREZ AND DENNIS ROMERO Mar 29th 2020 


https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/03/29/clinical-trials-on-coronavirus-drugs-may-take-only-months-researcher-says/23964738/

An infectious disease specialist leading three clinical trials into treatments for coronavirus said he expects the work to go quickly.

"If everything goes according to plan, I am talking months, not years," for completion of the trials, Dr. Timothy Schacker, vice dean for research at the University of Minnesota's medical school, told NBC News.

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Clinical trials often can take years, Schacker said, but these may take less time in part because the process of finding patients to participate is happening quickly.
A high amount of interest in coronavirus treatment research is helping in recruiting participants, Schacker said. In addition, researchers are using the internet and social media to get the word out.


His teams' trials are trying to answer three questions, he said:

Can you prevent a person from getting infected?

Once a person has the coronavirus, can you prevent them from getting more sick?

And, lastly, once a person is sick, is there a treatment to fight the infection?

To address the first question, the researchers are looking for people exposed to someone known to be infected and giving them hydroxychloroquine.
"We are giving the drug to see if we can prevent them from getting infected," he said.
Researchers at the school hope to enroll as many as 1,500 people who have had some contact with COVID-19 patients but who are not infected.
The trial will be randomized, meaning that some subjects will be given placebos, Schacker said.
Two other studies are also in the works. One will look at whether the blood-pressure drug Losartan "can slow progression in early patients who are not very sick," Schacker said.
A third clinical trial will look at the impact of remdesivir, a drug that was widely promoted for treating Ebola but which failed to show any significant benefit. It has shown some promise against COVID-19 in laboratory settings.

"It was put into this large clinical trial, so we have up and running as well," he said.

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US president Donald Trump has called on New York authorities to look into increased demands from hospitals for face masks during the coronavirus pandemic. Video: Reuters
Coronavirus cases in the United States continued to rise over the weekend, as the country’s top immunologist warned that deaths from the virus could hit 200,000.
Dr Anthony Fauci, head of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases, said that while the figure was still a “moving target”, there could be between “100,000 and 200,000” deaths.

Could coronavirus trigger a recession?
"If this becomes a meaningful pandemic and shows up here to the point that we’re closing schools, it’s going to be pretty tough to avoid a recession,” said one economist.

March 4, 2020, By Martha C. White
https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/could-coronavirus-trigger-recession-n1147166

Economists now say it is increasingly likely that virus-related financial fallout will spill over into the second quarter, cutting into GDP growth and potentially even dragging the American economy into recession — although most are still hopeful that a worst-case-scenario can be avoided.

The biggest unknown is still how, and how severely, the novel coronavirus, dubbed COVID-19, will spread in the U.S.

“The stock market is anticipating the fact that Q2 will be quite a bit lower than Q1,” said Chris Zaccarelli, chief investment officer for Independent Advisor Alliance. “It’s just the expectation that we get a big outbreak in the U.S., which is not unlikely at this point.”
“What we don't know yet is just how panicky people will become as the number of cases in the U.S. rises,” said Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group. “I do think the effects on the economy are going to be sharp for a very short period of time,” he said.
“I would say for the short run, that consumption is still going to be strong but travel and tourism is going to be a drag on GDP for sure. Inventories are going to drop. I think the first set of data that we’ll receive for this period of time will show steep drops,” Cox said. If Chinese factory activity recovers by mid-April, he predicted, longer-term economic damage could be mitigated.

In the meantime, though, analysts said last week’s market turmoil reflects looming anxiety for the next quarter as well as the current one. “It’s no longer just a Q1 event,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. “The first half of the year will be a washout. Hopefully, we’ll get a lot of it back in the second half of the year,” he said.
As recently as a couple of weeks ago, the White House economic report predicted 3.1 percent GDP growth for 2020. Hitting those targets now will be all but impossible, economists say.
“I think 3 percent growth for 2020 is not going to be possible this year,” Zaccarelli said. “I think for 2020 as a whole, we could have expected a low 2 percent GDP growth prior to the coronavirus. That has to be revised lower,” he said.
“I think it’s going to chop off 1 percent of GDP growth in the first quarter, and we’ll probably have a quarter where it’s relatively flat,” Cox said.

Zandi said contraction in manufacturing and muted wage growth indicate fault lines beneath strong unemployment and consumer spending data. “The economy came into this very vulnerable,” he said. “This characterization of the U.S. economy as strong was not correct. The trade war did a lot of damage.”
“This characterization of the U.S. economy as strong was not correct. The trade war did a lot of damage.”
Zandi said investors can look for a rebound driven by a combination of pent-up demand and intervention by policymakers in the U.S. as well as globally. Central banks around the world have pledged to use the tools at their disposal to mitigate the economic impact, but slowing global growth had already diminished their effectiveness even prior to the spread of the disease.

Policy tools around fiscal stimulus are more varied and would likely provide a more effective response, but enacting them in a bitterly divided Washington, D.C. will be a challenge, Zaccarelli said.
“What would be most beneficial for the economy would be for Congress and the executive branch to enact some kind of fiscal stimulus program. That’s a very difficult thing to get done,” he said. “Clearly, with the partisan discord, it’s very difficult for people to reach across the aisle to do anything.”
Market observers said there is an outside chance that cascading impacts on supply chains, jobs and consumption could tip the U.S. into a recession later this year.
“Our base case is not negative GDP growth, but that’s a possibility,” Zaccarelli said, adding that the second quarter is likely to bear the brunt of the virus impact. “You have to expect a sub-one percent number for Q2 under probably most scenarios,” he said.
“This is a particularly pernicious economic shock because it’s hitting the supply side as well as the demand side,” Zandi said. “That’s why Q2 now looks increasingly iffy as well.”
“The odds of recession now are about even. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is right and this becomes a meaningful pandemic and shows up here to the point that we’re closing schools, it’s going to be pretty tough to avoid a recession,” Zandi said.

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Australia’s coronavirus toll: Covid-19 related deaths across the country
As the number of cases rises, so does the number of those who have died. Here is a state-by-state list of virus-related fatalities
Guardian staff
Sun 29 Mar 2020 00.40 GMTFirst published on Sat 28 Mar 2020


 Western Australia’s James Kwan, Queensland’s Garry Kirstenfeldt and WA’s Ray Daniels were all diagnosed with Covid-19 after being on cruise ships and later died
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 Queensland man Garry Kirstenfeldt, is the youngest man so far to have died after testing positive to Covid-19


Sixteen people have died of Covid-19 related illnesses in Australia since the outbreak began. This story will be updated as further deaths are confirmed.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/28/australias-coronavirus-toll-covid-19-related-deaths-across-the-country

Coronavirus outbreak
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Western Australia (2)
James Kwan, 78, Perth


James Kwan was the first person in Australia to die after being diagnosed with Covid-19. The 78-year-old Perth man was a passenger on board the Dimond Princess, a cruise ship that was forced to quarantine in the Japanese port of Yokohama in February.
He and his wife were among the 150 Australians who were isolated on board.
He was transported home to Australia on a government-chartered Qantas flight and was diagnosed while isolating in Howard Springs, Northern Territory. He was then moved to a Perth hospital where died in the early hours of 1 March.
Kwan has been remembered as a tourism pioneer, establishing Perth’s first inbound tourism company, Wel-Travel in 1988. He was a founding member of the Western Australian Tour Operators Association, now known as the Australian Tourism Export Council.
Ray Daniels, 73, Perth
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 Western Australia man Ray Daniels died from coronavirus after travelling on the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship
On 26 March a second WA man, Ray Daniels died at the Joondalup Health Campus after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
“We as a family are completely devastated by the sudden death of our father, husband and grandfather. He was a very fit, healthy and active man with no known underlying health issues. He showed no real significant signs of being unwell until he collapsed at home on Wednesday morning. He died within 48 hours,” his family said in a statement.
“Clearly this virus does not discriminate and we never believed for one second that it would take him from us.”
He disembarked from the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship in Sydney earlier in the week.

Queensland (2)
Garry Kirstenfeldt, 68, Toowoomba
Garry Kirstenfeldt is so far the youngest person in Australia to die after testing positive to Covid-19. He was the second Queensland victim, and the first to die in Queensland.

The 68-year-old died on 25 March in Toowoomba, after recently disembarking from the Voyager of the Seas cruise ship in Sydney.
His family say he was an avid traveller.
“Our father was a man with much more life in him,” his children said in a statement.
“He had been on 16 cruise ships and loved to relax with family or worry about activities to keep us entertained … We never expected his 17th cruise to be his last or no one to be at his side for the last moments of his life. As his family, this was the first time he had been in hospital and we were not at his side.”

The Queensland Department of Health said he had a serious underlying medical condition before contracting the virus
His wife Jennifer and other members of his family are now in self-isolation.

Unnamed
A 75-year-old woman who was a passenger on the Ruby Princess died on 29 March at Caboolture hospital.


New South Wales (8)
The Dorothy Henderson Lodge cluster


Four NSW Covid-19 deaths were elderly residents of the Dorothy Henderson Lodge aged care facility in Macquarie Park. A 95-year-old woman died on 3 March, followed by an 82-year-old man on 9 March, a 90-year-old woman on 14 March and a 91-year-old woman on 28 March.
A number of other residents and staff members have tested positive for Covid-19.

Ruby Princess
On 24 March a woman in her 70s died after disembarking from the Ruby Princess earlier in the week. She was transported directly to the hospital from the ship.
The NSW Health Department said she was one of the initial three passengers who were confirmed to have tested positive on board the ship.
At least 162 Covid-19 cases have been associated with the cruise in NSW alone.
Other NSW Covid-19 related deaths include an 86-year-old man on 18 March and an 81-year-old woman on 20 March.

Unnamed
A 77-year-old woman from the Sunshine Coast died after her health deteriorated on a flight to Sydney on 13 March. She was taken to a Sydney hospital but could not be resuscitated. It was later confirmed she had Covid-19. She is believed to have had an underlying medical condition.

Victoria (4)
Three men, all in their 70s, died on 26 March after being diagnosed with Covid-19. The death of a fourth man, in his 80s, was reported on 29 March.

Australians overseas
A 36-year-old Australian man diagnosed with Covid-19 died in Iceland.

However, doctors said the man’s symptoms were atypical and although he had the illness they were continuing to investigate the cause of his death
However, doctors said the man’s symptoms were atypical and although he had the illness they were continuing to investigate the cause of his death


NYT Covid-19 Investigation Team Comments of the Australian Deaths mentioned in this article

It is noted that the above mentioned people seemed to have already ill for others reasons, other than Covid-19, and the fact there are reports that they tested positive to Covid-19  before their death ... does no in any way mean that they actually died of Covid-19 ..

The above examples of these mentioned deaths in Australia help support the arguements and claims by The Insider Account from Julian Rose .. that 

The COVID-19 coronavirus is a scam


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

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

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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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CORONAVIRUS
Burglars target shops and pubs as coronavirus lockdown creates ‘ghost towns’
Police forces across the country are setting up patrols to curb an increase in thefts from commercial properties
David Collins, Shingi Mararike and Pravina Rudra
Sunday March 29 2020, 12.01am GMT, The Sunday Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/burglars-target-shops-and-pubs-as-coronavirus-lockdown-creates-ghost-towns-z852bj6dg

Glasgow was among urban centres hit by a spate of burglaries last week
Police are responding to burglaries at shops and pubs across deserted city and town centres as criminal gangs begin to take advantage of the lockdown.
Many forces are carrying out night patrols in “ghost town” urban centres as burglars shift their focus from residential homes to unoccupied commercial properties.
A spate of such burglaries occurred last week in Manchester, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Glasgow, after the prime minister, Boris Johnson, announced the closure of all nonessential businesses.
London has not been as severely affected because the capital’s centre has remained “relatively busy” despite the lockdown, according to Metropolitan police sources.
In Manchester night-time patrols are being increased after arrests late at night in the city centre just 24 hours after the lockdown. Suspects were found …. 

Trump says coronavirus guidelines may get tougher; one million Americans tested
STEVE HOLLAND AND JEFF MASON
Mar 30th 2020

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/03/30/trump-says-coronavirus-guidelines-may-get-tougher-one-million-americans-tested/23965911/

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that federal social distancing guidelines might be toughened and travel restrictions with China and Europe would stay in place as he urged Americans to help fight the coronavirus with tough measures through April.
Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said more than 1 million Americans had been tested for the coronavirus, which he called a milestone.
The president announced on Sunday that the recommendations, which include encouraging people not go gather in groups larger than 10 and to avoid dining in restaurants or bars, would be through the end of next month after initially being put in place for 15 days to curb the virus's spread.
"The guidelines will be very much as they are, maybe even toughened up a little bit," he told reporters on Monday.
Trump, who has faced criticism for playing down the pandemic in its early stages, urged everyone to follow the restrictions.
"Every one of us has a role to play in winning this war. Every citizen, family, and business can make the difference in stopping the virus. This is our shared patriotic duty. Challenging times are ahead for the next 30 days and this is a very vital 30 days," he said.

White House coronavirus task force response coordinator Deborah Birx said federal guidance was important because all states were facing the same levels of risk.
"When you look at all of the states together, all of them are moving in exactly the same curves," she said. "That's why we really believe this needs to be federal guidance, so that every state understands that it may look like two cases, that become 20, that become 200, that become 2000, and that's what we're trying to prevent."
Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he expected a coronavirus outbreak in the fall as well, but he said the nation would be better prepared to respond.

Trump said his administration would take a look at a suggestion from former Food and Drugs Commissioner Scott Gottlieb that all Americans wear a mask when out in public to help halt the spread of the virus.
"After we get back into gear ... I could see something like that happening for a period of time, but I would hope it would be a very limited period of time," he said.
Trump said the United States had begun to acquire personal protective equipment from overseas.
"We're getting it from all over the world and we're also sending things that we don't need to other parts," he said.
Trump said he had just spoken with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and that the United States would be sending Italy about $100 million worth of medical supplies that are not needed in the United States.

Trump lauded an announcement from Ford Motor Co <F.N> and General Electric's <GE.N> healthcare unit that they would be producing 50,000 ventilators in 100 days.
He also noted that General Motors <GM.N> and other U.S.-based companies would be making ventilators as well. "As we outpace what we need, we're going to be sending them to Italy, we're going to be sending them to France, we're going to be spending them to Spain ... and other countries as we can."

From left-Rev Alfred Banya, Lesley Powls, Jacqui Butler and Mick Dowling of King’s College Hospital, south London

A huge bag of chips for junior doctor Justin Tetlow; Rose is doing yoga sessions in the front room

COVID-19 in Germany: Explaining a Low Death Rate
by THOMAS KLIKAUER 
MARCH 31, 2020

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/03/31/covid-19-in-germany-explaining-a-low-death-rate/

On 31st March 2020, www.worldometers.info calculated the global death toll from Corona tallied 38,000. Among comparable European countries, Italy (population 60 million) had 11,600 Corona deaths, Spain (46,6 million) registered 7,700, France (67 million) 3,000, the UK (67 million) noted 1,400 deaths, the Netherlands (17 million) 740, the USA (330 million) 3,000, and Germany (83 million) just 645 deaths. In other words, despite Germany’s relative high population, it registered a surprisingly low number of Corona deaths. Seen as death per one million people, Italy had 192 deaths per million and Germany jut 8.

Surprisingly, Italy has 28% less people compared to Germany but a staggering 1,800% higher Coronavirus death rate. To many, this is highly perplexing. The number of Corona deaths in Germany is astonishingly low. Why this is the case remains somewhat of a mystery. Not unexpectedly, Germans have started debating the reasons for this. Is it because of the age of those affected, the testing or have Germans just been lucky so far?

Italy had more than twice as many cases as Germany. To be honest, we still know too little, says Richard Pebody (WHO). The case mortality rate is puzzling, he noted. Mr Pegody also warned against comparing countries. The health framework and conditions are different in each country. It is a bit like comparing apples to pears. However, there are still several explanations, all of which play a role and many Germans look to Italy and Spain.
Italy and Spain are already further into the epidemic than Germany. Their first cases may have appeared undetected, occurred much earlier, and the virus probably spread unnoticed in the population of both countries. It takes a while for complications to occur after the infection. Then, many patients are in intensive care for weeks before they die.

Secondly, in many countries very little testing has been carried out and often only the average age of those shown to be infected is known. Among the uncounted cases are likely to be many younger people who have already had the virus but have not experienced any or only mild symptoms. Among those shown to be infected, the average age in Italy is much higher than in other countries, including Germany. Whilst the average age of Corona cases in Germany is 45 years, in Italy it is 63. On the other hand, according to Bloomberg’s Global Health Index, Italians live a much healthier life compared to Germans. And unlike Italy, Germany has only limited post-mortem testing of Corona virus cases.

Germany’s Robert Koch Institute, for example, only counted the age group over 60 for one study. Yet even in this study, the proportion in Germany is well below the Italian figures. 19% of those who were proven to be infected in Germany were over 60 and more than half were between 35 and 59. With regard to Italy, it is important to stress that we are only talking about proven cases.
The age structure of cases is different in both countries. Another unknown is the testing regime in any given country. If more recent cases were tested in Italy, the case mortality would probably be quite different. Yet there is a very aggressive testing strategy in Germany so there are likely to be more mild cases among the total number of confirmed cases.

Quality of health care

The better prepared hospitals are, the more lives can be saved. When hospitals are overwhelmed by the number of patients, it is a simple question of how care can be provided and whether doctors can respond to any change in the patient’s condition in the intensive care unit. Three factors are crucial: the number of intensive care beds, sufficient protective clothing, and well-trained staff in the intensive care units.

Italy had 5,000 intensive care beds before the crisis. More have been created since. Britain had 4,100 intensive care beds. In Germany, there are about 28,000. Germany’s number is to be doubled in the near future. Meanwhile military hospitals have been opened to the German public. Overall, experts agree that rigorous testing, isolating infected people, and quarantine for people who have been in contact with infected people are holding back the epidemic. The mortality rate currently is at about 0.4% in Germany.
Meanwhile, there is a drastic reduction in social contacts throughout the country. In the first week of March, about two weeks before Germany’s contact ban was declared, up to three quarters of the population met with friends and relatives only privately. To date, the proportion of those who continue to meet has fallen to about half of the population. The other half follow the government’s Social Distancing request and no longer meet with other people in close contact. 97% support the ban on public events; 95% think it makes sense to close public facilities and borders. A quarter of Germans would welcome a termination of public transport for local and long-distance transport. 

Just one quarter of Germans work from home

As far as everyday work is concerned, the crisis has not brought any significant change for the majority of the population. Just over half of all Germans work on site at their place of employment. One quarter has changed from their workplace office to a home office. Around 10% are exempt from work and continue to receive wages.
The vast majority of those infected in Germany are younger than 60. This is partly due to the many tests that Germany carries out and good equipment to treat the seriously ill patients. However, experts have repeatedly warned that the death rate will continue to rise in Germany even though the number of deaths is always a reflection of what happened some time ago.
On Monday (23rd March), more than 26,000 Germans were infected by the Corona virus. Germany and Italy have a similar age structure, with just under a fifth of the population aged 65 or over. But Germany responded quickly to the virus outbreak. It also tested people with mild symptoms if they had contact with an infected person or were themselves in a high-risk area. Many younger Italians are infected or have been infected without ever being recorded. This also explains the supposedly higher mortality rate caused by the virus there. In Germany, the highest number of deaths were recorded in the most affected states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, and North Rhine-Westphalia. Some of these had a chronic disease before being infected by Corona. Several of those infected with Corona virus lived in old people’s or nursing homes.
In Germany, some presume that rising temperatures to be experienced during the coming spring and summer months will only have a small impact on the spread of the virus. Still, epidemic viruses such as influenza are sensitive to UV light and even drought. In addition, many in the population will have built up immunity to the viruses during the winter months. In combination, this contributes to the fact that influenza viruses do not multiply as much in warmer weather.

Germany’s government is trying to slow down the spread of the virus, but not necessarily stopping its spread. This scenario aims to relieve Germany’s health system and protect patients at risk. To curb the virus, researchers have combined a number of measures in their calculations: symptomatically ill people would be isolated, household members should go into voluntary quarantine. In addition, social distancing should be maintained with people over seventy years of age.


Germany believes that if the pandemic is to be consistently suppressed, the number of infections will be kept low in the long term. This however will only work if the entire population isolates itself, regardless of what it means for the economy and people’s social life. If the spread of Covid-19 is slowed down, scientists expect half as many deaths. But even when slowed down, the epidemic will still kill hundreds of thousands of people, globally.


If the epidemic is to be suppressed by means of isolation measures for the entire population, these measures would have to be sustained for 18 months or more. After all, if the measures were relaxed without an available vaccine, the number of people infected would quickly rise again due to a lack of immunity in the population.

If the Corona virus pandemic is slowed down, the need for people in need of intensive care at any one time will decrease by two-thirds. If countries resort to even more drastic measures, hospitals could more easily deal with patients. This would require isolating people with symptoms while schools and universities are to be closed for five months. In addition, everyone would have to limit their social contacts by 75%.


These calculations are made without considering the economic price society, business, and capitalism as a whole would have to pay.

Covid-19 survives up to 24 hours and on plastics and stainless steel two to three days. However, the so-called infection dose of the virus is significantly reduced on all surfaces over these periods. According to Germany’s Health Ministry, a lubrication infection is possible. In general however, human coronaviruses are not particularly stable on dry surfaces. So far, there have been no cases in Germany in which people have been shown to have been infected by contact with contaminated objects.
Almost all the infected people have several days of loss of taste. Still, the loss of taste is a comparatively mild and common symptom during respiratory infections. Meanwhile 91% of those infected with Corona had shown only mild to moderate symptoms such as dry cough and fever. In addition, 30% had diarrhea. This is found to be more common than previously thought. At the same time, Germany’s Robert Koch Institute has dampened hopes for an early vaccine against the virus. It considers it realistic that we will have a vaccine by spring of 2021. Still, Germany’s government said that anything that is bureaucratically feasible will be done. Clinical testing periods, however, cannot be shortened. After all, the vaccines should be one thing above all: safe.

In recent days, Germany registered approximately 40,000 infected people. In harsh mathematical terms, the key issue is lethality – the technical term for the death rate, about 0.4% in Germany. Part of Germany’s low death rate is due to very reliable methods of assessing and reporting Corona deaths. In addition, one should take into account how long the outbreak has lasted already. Diseases and deaths do not occur at the same time. Furthermore, there are often large numbers of unknown cases when registering infections.
In Germany, the number of undiscovered cases is likely to be lower than in many other countries. Germany’s Robert Koch Institute regularly points out that in Germany comparatively many people are tested. Many infected people with mild or no symptoms are also recorded. But even beyond statistical distortions, there are explanations related to other differences. This includes the age of the sick. In Germany, Sars-CoV-2 had hit younger people during the SARS epidemics in the early 2000s, while in Italy and Spain the older had had a higher rate of infection.

Smoking is suspected to be another factor. Damaged lungs from cigarette use could favor severe gradients of Covid-19. This link may explain why men, among whom smoking is more prevalent, are more likely to become infected and die more often than women. Differences between Italy and Germany cannot, however, be explained on a blanket basis. Smoking rates in both countries are roughly the same.

The impact of air pollution is also discussed. In northern Italy, the concentration of particulate matter is considerably high. Dirt particles can exacerbate chronic lung disease, making it harder for patients to fight pneumonia.


In the end, three key issues made Germany different compared to Italy.


Firstly, Italy’s government waited too long to contain the spread of the Corona virus. Early detection and fast action can successfully restrict the spread of the virus. This is a mistake Germany has largely avoided while other counties seem to make the same mistake. By claiming Corona to be just a little flu and fostering inaction for a staggering six weeks, Donald Trump has aided the spread of the virus in the USA. Similarly, his right-wing populist counterpart Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson initially fancied the out-dated and disproven l’idée fixe of herd immunity. As a typical concept of the nasty ideology of Social Darwinism, herd immunity will, most likely, kill the weak and the elderly until immunity is established. It is unlikely to kill the Eton and Oxbridge trained elite like Boris Johnson himself. Johnson was very recently going around hospitals shaking hands to show that Corona isn’t dangerous. The hypocrisy of right-wing populist leaders towards their very own electorate is mind numbing.

Secondly, for decades Italian fashion companies have imported sweatshop labor from China to manufacture garments. Some of these workers have imported the Corona virus to Northern Italy. There is nothing wrong with workers from China. What is wrong, however, is the right-wing propaganda of protecting Italy’s borders from people in leaking boats (e.g. Salvini), while at the same time allowing capital to operate sweatshops with insufficient hygiene standards, slave wages, and inhuman working conditions. Today, these workers together with elderly Italians have to pay a bitter price for the glamor and profits of Italy’s fashion industry.

Thirdly and finally, there is a difference in the capacity and quality of the health system. Unlike Berlusconi and entourage, German conservatives – from Bismarck to Hindenburg, Hitler, Adenauer and more recently, Helmut Kohl and “his girl” Angela Merkel – have always favoured the strong state over Neoliberalism’s free market. Countries where neoliberalism has hold sway have damaged their health care system in the course of it. The USA and the UK are prime examples. An insufficient health system is also likely to be particularly relevant in poorer countries. What is certain is that, despite its good health care system, Germany is not immune from more dramatic developments. We are still only at the beginning of the epidemic

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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.
P writers Nicole Winfield in Rome, Maria Cheng in London and Angela Charlton in Paris contributed to this report.

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Coronavirus lockdown: give dog-walkers more room, army of joggers told
Thousands are choosing a run as their daily ration of exercise, but scientists say good manners will cut the risk of infection
Nicholas Hellen and Andrew Gregory
Sunday March 29 2020, 12.01am GMT, The Sunday Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/coronavirus-lockdown-give-dog-walkers-more-room-army-of-joggers-told-3bx6w6qb7

Formerly submerged tensions have surfaced in the parks and on the pavements, as worries about social distancing fray the uneasy truce between dog walkers and joggers.
The nation is chafing against the state of near house arrest, and so it is inevitable that tensions boil over when the two tribes clash during their daily session of outdoor exercise.
Joggers face the more damning charge sheet: bursting past unsuspecting walkers in an unhygienic flurry of panting and spitting, aggravated by the horrid habit of clearing the nasal passages with a so-called “snot rocket”.
It is time, then, for joggers to observe an etiquette that is better suited to our age of anxiety. Dr David Heymann, a former chairman of Public Health England and a keen runner,

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Even at their most effective – and draconian – containment strategies have only slowed the spread of the respiratory disease Covid-19. With the World Health Organization finally declaring a pandemic, all eyes have turned to the prospect of a vaccine, because only a vaccine can prevent people from getting sick.

About 35 companies and academic institutions are racing to create such a vaccine, at least four of which already have candidates they have been testing in animals. The first of these – produced by Boston-based biotech firm Moderna – will enter human trials imminently.

This unprecedented speed is thanks in large part to early Chinese efforts to sequence the genetic material of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. China shared that sequence in early January, allowing research groups around the world to grow the live virus and study how it invades human cells and makes people sick.
But there is another reason for the head start. Though nobody could have predicted that the next infectious disease to threaten the globe would be caused by a coronavirus – flu is generally considered to pose the greatest pandemic risk – vaccinologists had hedged their bets by working on “prototype” pathogens. “The speed with which we have [produced these candidates] builds very much on the investment in understanding how to develop vaccines for other coronaviruses,” says Richard Hatchett, CEO of the Oslo-based nonprofit the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (Cepi), which is leading efforts to finance and coordinate Covid-19 vaccine development.

Coronaviruses have caused two other recent epidemics – severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) in China in 2002-04, and Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers), which started in Saudi Arabia in 2012. In both cases, work began on vaccines that were later shelved when the outbreaks were contained. One company, Maryland-based Novavax, has now repurposed those vaccines for Sars-CoV-2, and says it has several candidates ready to enter human trials this spring. Moderna, meanwhile, built on earlier work on the Mers virus conducted at the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland.
Sars-CoV-2 shares between 80% and 90% of its genetic material with the virus that caused Sars – hence its name. Both consist of a strip of ribonucleic acid (RNA) inside a spherical protein capsule that is covered in spikes. The spikes lock on to receptors on the surface of cells lining the human lung – the same type of receptor in both cases – allowing the virus to break into the cell. Once inside, it hijacks the cell’s reproductive machinery to produce more copies of itself, before breaking out of the cell again and killing it in the process.

All vaccines work according to the same basic principle. They present part or all of the pathogen to the human immune system, usually in the form of an injection and at a low dose, to prompt the system to produce antibodies to the pathogen. Antibodies are a kind of immune memory which, having been elicited once, can be quickly mobilised again if the person is exposed to the virus in its natural form.

Traditionally, immunisation has been achieved using live, weakened forms of the virus, or part or whole of the virus once it has been inactivated by heat or chemicals. These methods have drawbacks. The live form can continue to evolve in the host, for example, potentially recapturing some of its virulence and making the recipient sick, while higher or repeat doses of the inactivated virus are required to achieve the necessary degree of protection. Some of the Covid-19 vaccine projects are using these tried-and-tested approaches, but others are using newer technology. One more recent strategy – the one that Novavax is using, for example – constructs a “recombinant” vaccine. This involves extracting the genetic code for the protein spike on the surface of Sars-CoV-2, which is the part of the virus most likely to provoke an immune reaction in humans, and pasting it into the genome of a bacterium or yeast – forcing these microorganisms to churn out large quantities of the protein. Other approaches, even newer, bypass the protein and build vaccines from the genetic instruction itself. This is the case for Moderna and another Boston company, CureVac, both of which are building Covid-19 vaccines out of messenger RNA.
Cepi’s original portfolio of four funded Covid-19 vaccine projects was heavily skewed towards these more innovative technologies, and last week it announced $4.4m (£3.4m) of partnership funding with Novavax and with a University of Oxford vectored vaccine project. “Our experience with vaccine development is that you can’t anticipate where you’re going to stumble,” says Hatchett, meaning that diversity is key. And the stage where any approach is most likely to stumble is clinical or human trials, which, for some of the candidates, are about to get under way.

Clinical trials, an essential precursor to regulatory approval, usually take place in three phases. The first, involving a few dozen healthy volunteers, tests the vaccine for safety, monitoring for adverse effects. The second, involving several hundred people, usually in a part of the world affected by the disease, looks at how effective the vaccine is, and the third does the same in several thousand people. But there’s a high level of attrition as experimental vaccines pass through these phases. “Not all horses that leave the starting gate will finish the race,” says Bruce Gellin, who runs the global immunisation programme for the Washington DC-based nonprofit, the Sabin Vaccine Institute.

There are good reasons for that. Either the candidates are unsafe, or they’re ineffective, or both. Screening out duds is essential, which is why clinical trials can’t be skipped or hurried. Approval can be accelerated if regulators have approved similar products before. The annual flu vaccine, for example, is the product of a well-honed assembly line in which only one or a few modules have to be updated each year. In contrast, Sars-CoV-2 is a novel pathogen in humans, and many of the technologies being used to build vaccines are relatively untested too. No vaccine made from genetic material – RNA or DNA – has been approved to date, for example. So the Covid-19 vaccine candidates have to be treated as brand new vaccines, and as Gellin says: “While there is a push to do things as fast as possible, it’s really important not to take shortcuts.”
An illustration of that is a vaccine that was produced in the 1960s against respiratory syncytial virus, a common virus that causes cold-like symptoms in children. In clinical trials, this vaccine was found to aggravate those symptoms in infants who went on to catch the virus. A similar effect was observed in animals given an early experimental Sars vaccine. It was later modified to eliminate that problem but, now that it has been repurposed for Sars-CoV-2, it will need to be put through especially stringent safety testing to rule out the risk of enhanced disease.

It’s for these reasons that taking a vaccine candidate all the way to regulatory approval typically takes a decade or more, and why President Trump sowed confusion when, at a meeting at the White House on 2 March, he pressed for a vaccine to be ready by the US elections in November – an impossible deadline. “Like most vaccinologists, I don’t think this vaccine will be ready before 18 months,” says Annelies Wilder-Smith, professor of emerging infectious diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. That’s already extremely fast, and it assumes there will be no hitches.
In the meantime, there is another potential problem. As soon as a vaccine is approved, it’s going to be needed in vast quantities – and many of the organisations in the Covid-19 vaccine race simply don’t have the necessary production capacity. Vaccine development is already a risky affair, in business terms, because so few candidates get anywhere near the clinic. Production facilities tend to be tailored to specific vaccines, and scaling these up when you don’t yet know if your product will succeed is not commercially feasible. Cepi and similar organisations exist to shoulder some of the risk, keeping companies incentivised to develop much-needed vaccines. Cepi plans to invest in developing a Covid-19 vaccine and boosting manufacturing capacity in parallel, and earlier this month it put out a call for $2bn to allow it to do so.

Once a Covid-19 vaccine has been approved, a further set of challenges will present itself. “Getting a vaccine that’s proven to be safe and effective in humans takes one at best about a third of the way to what’s needed for a global immunisation programme,” says global health expert Jonathan Quick of Duke University in North Carolina, author of The End of Epidemics (2018). “Virus biology and vaccines technology could be the limiting factors, but politics and economics are far more likely to be the barrier to immunisation.”
The problem is making sure the vaccine gets to all those who need it. This is a challenge even within countries, and some have worked out guidelines. In the scenario of a flu pandemic, for example, the UK would prioritise vaccinating healthcare and social care workers, along with those considered at highest medical risk – including children and pregnant women – with the overall goal of keeping sickness and death rates as low as possible. But in a pandemic, countries also have to compete with each other for medicines.

Because pandemics tend to hit hardest those countries that have the most fragile and underfunded healthcare systems, there is an inherent imbalance between need and purchasing power when it comes to vaccines. During the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, for example, vaccine supplies were snapped up by nations that could afford them, leaving poorer ones short. But you could also imagine a scenario where, say, India – a major supplier of vaccines to the developing world – not unreasonably decides to use its vaccine production to protect its own 1.3 billion-strong population first, before exporting any.

Outside of pandemics, the WHO brings governments, charitable foundations and vaccine-makers together to agree an equitable global distribution strategy, and organisations like Gavi, the vaccine alliance, have come up with innovative funding mechanisms to raise money on the markets for ensuring supply to poorer countries. But each pandemic is different, and no country is bound by any arrangement the WHO proposes – leaving many unknowns. As Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, points out: “The question is, what will happen in a situation where you’ve got national emergencies going on?”
This is being debated, but it will be a while before we see how it plays out. The pandemic, says Wilder-Smith, “will probably have peaked and declined before a vaccine is available”. A vaccine could still save many lives, especially if the virus becomes endemic or perennially circulating – like flu – and there are further, possibly seasonal, outbreaks. But until then, our best hope is to contain the disease as far as possible. To repeat the sage advice: wash your hands.

This article was amended on 19 March 2020. An earlier version incorrectly stated that the Sabin Vaccine Institute was collaborating with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (Cepi) on a Covid-19 vaccine.

'They are leading us to catastrophe': Sweden's coronavirus stoicism
 begins to jar

 Derek Robertson in Malmö
Mon 30 Mar 2020 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/30/catastrophe-sweden-coronavirus-stoicism-lockdown-europe 
  Orla Vigsö, a professor of crisis communications at Gothenburg University, sums up the dilemma. “People are starting to ask: are others stupid and paranoid? Or is Sweden doing it wrong?”  


It says much for the transparency and accountability that Swedes expect from public figures that Tegnell remains so accessible to the media. With criticism of Sweden’s response to Covid-19 mounting, he has the slightly exasperated tone of a man tired of repeating the obvious when asked what he thinks of the growing concern and calls for a city-wide quarantine of Stockholm, given the very recent spike in cases there. On Monday, Sweden said it had recorded 3,700 cases and 110 deaths.
“Yes, there has been an increase but it’s not traumatic so far. Of course, we’re going into a phase in the epidemic where we’ll see a lot more cases in the next few weeks, more people in the ICU, but that’s just like any other country – nowhere has been able to slow down the spread considerably.”
Sweden’s nearest EU neighbours – the Danes, Finns, and Norwegians – have accepted a lockdown strategy, closing schools, workplaces, and borders weeks ago. “The problem with that approach is you tire the system out,” Tegnell said. “You can’t keep a lockdown going for months – it’s impossible.”
But such a situation may become inevitable. “The government thinks they can’t stop it, so they’ve decided to let people die,” Söderberg-Nauclér said. “They don’t want to listen to the scientific data that’s presented to them. They trust the Public Health Agency [Folkhälsomyndigheten] blindly, but the data they have is weak – embarrassing even.
“We are seeing signs of a higher doubling rate than Italy, Stockholm will soon have an acute ICU shortage, and they don’t understand that by then it will be too late to act. All of this is very dangerous.”

Tegnell gives such criticism short shrift: “There is no evidence whatsoever that doing more at this stage would make any difference. It’s far better to introduce stringent measures at very specific intervals, and keep them running for as little time as possible.”
While there is a constant reappraisal of the situation, Tegnell says Sweden has the crisis under control. “We believe we have the most important measures in place already. Of course, we might have to do more things, but we’re not there yet.”
For now, Swedes seem to believe him, going about their daily routines wondering if – not when – that point might be reached. Tegnell and the government have set their course, and while it is hard to doubt their sincerity, it is difficult to reconcile Sweden’s response with efforts across the rest of Europe. Perhaps other Swedes privately feel the same, but so far are unwilling to give voice to such concerns.

Orla Vigsö, a professor of crisis communications at Gothenburg University, sums up the dilemma. “People are starting to ask: are others stupid and paranoid? Or is Sweden doing it wrong?”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/30/catastrophe-sweden-coronavirus-stoicism-lockdown-europe 

 Derek Robertson in Malmö
Mon 30 Mar 2020 18.38 BST
This is Europe
Coronavirus outbreak

There’s a surreal calm in the last country in Europe to hold out against lockdown. But the death toll is rising and some are voicing dissent 
 The Øresund Bridge – yes, that bridge – is an engineering marvel linking the Swedish city of Malmö and Copenhagen that normally transports 70,000 people daily. It has fallen eerily silent. Denmark is under coronavirus lockdown, and the Danes have imposed strict border controls. On the Swedish side, the Øresund remains open, although, understandably not many are making that journey.
It feels surreal in Sweden just now. Working from my local cafe, I terror-scroll through Twitter seeing clips of deserted cities, or army trucks transporting the dead in Italy, surrounded by the usual groups of chatty teenagers, mothers with babies and the occasional freelancer.
Outdoors, couples stroll arm in arm in the spring sunshine; Malmö’s cafe terraces do a brisk trade. On the beach and surrounding parkland at Sibbarp there were picnics and barbecues this weekend; the adjoining skate park and playground were rammed.

 No one was wearing a mask.
The global pandemic has closed down Europe’s economies and confined millions of people across the continent to their homes. But here, schools, gyms, and (fully stocked) shops remain open, as do the borders. Bars and restaurants continue to serve, and trains and buses are still shuttling people all over the country. You can even, if you wish, go to the cinema (it smainly indie fare: The Peanut Butter Falcon and Mr Jones were on at my local arthouse over the weekend).
The precautions that Swedes have been advised to adopt – no gatherings of more than 50 people (revised down from 500 last Friday), avoid social contact if over 70 or ill, try to work from home, table service only in bars and restaurants – seem to have allayed public fears that the shocking images from hospitals in Italy and Spain could be repeated here.

The prime minister, Stefan Löfven, has urged Swedes to behave “as adults” and not to spread “panic or rumours”.

Panic, though, is exactly what many within Sweden’s scientific and medical community are starting to feel. A petition signed by more than 2,000 doctors, scientists, and professors last week – including the chairman of the Nobel Foundation, Prof Carl-Henrik Heldin – called on the government to introduce more stringent containment measures. “We’re not testing enough, we’re not tracking, we’re not isolating enough – we have let the virus loose,” said Prof Cecilia Söderberg-Nauclér, a virus immunology researcher at the Karolinska Institute. “They are leading us to catastrophe.”

Strong words, but stoicism is a way of life here, as is unflappability. A 300-year history of efficient and transparent public administration, and high levels of trust in experts and governing officials, have left the public inclined to believe what they are told, and that those doing the telling have their best interests at heart.

“I trust that the doctors working with the government know what they are doing, so I suppose we’re as well prepared as we can be,” Robert Andersson, 50, a vendor manager in IT who lives in Södermalm, Stockholm, said. “This ‘hysteria’ that the media is launching is far more dangerous than the virus itself.”

Simon Strand, 30, a business consultant in Östermalm, Stockholm, agrees. “There is no reason to believe the authorities are not paying attention,” he said.

Anders Tegnell, Sweden’s chief epidemiologist, who is leading the government’s handling of the crisis, advocates a strategy of mitigation: allow the virus to spread slowly without overwhelming the health system, and without recourse to draconian restrictions. Just don’t call it “herd immunity”, a phrase that Tegnell, and the authorities, have steadfastly refused to use.

It says much for the transparency and accountability that Swedes expect from public figures that Tegnell remains so accessible to the media. With criticism of Sweden’s response to Covid-19 mounting, he has the slightly exasperated tone of a man tired of repeating the obvious when asked what he thinks of the growing concern and calls for a city-wide quarantine of Stockholm, given the very recent spike in cases there. On Monday, Sweden said it had recorded 3,700 cases and 110 deaths.

“Yes, there has been an increase but it’s not traumatic so far. Of course, we’re going into a phase in the epidemic where we’ll see a lot more cases in the next few weeks, more people in the ICU, but that’s just like any other country – nowhere has been able to slow down the spread considerably.”
Sweden’s nearest EU neighbours – the Danes, Finns, and Norwegians – have accepted a lockdown strategy, closing schools, workplaces, and borders weeks ago. “The problem with that approach is you tire the system out,” Tegnell said. “You can’t keep a lockdown going for months – it’s impossible.”
But such a situation may become inevitable. “The government thinks they can’t stop it, so they’ve decided to let people die,” Söderberg-Nauclér said. “They don’t want to listen to the scientific data that’s presented to them. They trust the Public Health Agency [Folkhälsomyndigheten] blindly, but the data they have is weak – embarrassing even.

“We are seeing signs of a higher doubling rate than Italy, Stockholm will soon have an acute ICU shortage, and they don’t understand that by then it will be too late to act. All of this is very dangerous.”
Tegnell gives such criticism short shrift: “There is no evidence whatsoever that doing more at this stage would make any difference. It’s far better to introduce stringent measures at very specific intervals, and keep them running for as little time as possible.”
While there is a constant reappraisal of the situation, Tegnell says Sweden has the crisis under control. “We believe we have the most important measures in place already. Of course, we might have to do more things, but we’re not there yet.”
For now, Swedes seem to believe him, going about their daily routines wondering if – not when – that point might be reached. Tegnell and the government have set their course, and while it is hard to doubt their sincerity, it is difficult to reconcile Sweden’s response with efforts across the rest of Europe. Perhaps other Swedes privately feel the same, but so far are unwilling to give voice to such concerns.

Orla Vigsö, a professor of crisis communications at Gothenburg University, sums up the dilemma. “People are starting to ask: are others stupid and paranoid? Or is Sweden doing it wrong?”

​Sweden Death Rate 1950-2020
https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/SWE/sweden/death-rate  

Sweden - Historical Death Rate Data
Year       Death Rate     Growth Rate
2019      9.165             -0.220%
2018      9.185             -0.570%

2017      9.238              -0.580%


​Comment by the NYT Coronavirus Investigation Team
The Guardian Newspaper is the only mainstream newspaper that has some sort of half balanced -half honest news reporting.
The reason for this is that the Guardian Newspaper is run and financed by a trust fund.. and is not owned or controlled by an individual person or specific group of major shareholders and funders…  so the editor and the reporters of the Guardian Newspaper are appointed and employed by an independent trust fund.

It is interesting to read the Guardian Newspaper article about how Sweden is handling the so called "Coronavirus Pendemic"
Sweden has not ordered a lock down as a result of the so called "Coronavirus Pendemic", as most other countries have.
Life is going about in a normal but cautious way .. with no orders to close down businesses and shops etc
  On Monday, Sweden said it had recorded 3,700 cases and 110 deaths.  
The deaths may not even be caused by the so called "Coronavirus"...
these people may have died of other illnesses.
The current population of Sweden in 2020 is around 11 million people 
so this is around 0.00001 of the population of Sweden have died this month the the claim that these 110 deaths were people that tested positive to some level of coronavirus in their DNA….
which no more than around 10% of  the normal amount of people who would die in Sweden each month..
and Sweden has not ordered any lock down and general closure of businesses.
In Sweden they are going about normal life, with caution of a bad flue virus out there… as there often is in most years around the world..
one new flue or virus seems to appear at least ever few years or so..
It appears that the death rate in Sweden each year is around 10 people per 1,000 …. so if there is 11 million people in Sweden ….if one divides 11 million by 1,000 ….one gets …..11,000
That is 10 people normally die in Sweden out of every 1,000 people...
Then …  the normal expected deaths in Sweden each year from whatever..
sickness, old age etc should be around 11,000 by 10 …..
which is 110,000 people that normally die in Sweden each year
out of 11 million population….. which is around 920 people normally dying in Sweden every month ….so only 110 died this month that they say have died having showing a positive test for coronavirus …...which is only around 10% of the people that normally die in Sweden each month..
The article does not say whether the 110 people that it is claimed died having supposedly tested positive for coronavirus …. had other serious medical illnesses and how old they were.. so all of them or many of them may have actually died of other other serious medical illnesses  and may have been of the age when people do normally die .. being 50 plus years ….
It is our understanding that most people die.. whether old or young ….. because of organ failure...
It is our understanding that organ failure is mainly caused by not enough oxygen being pumped to the organs in the blood
by the heart which has the job of pumping the blood with oxygen around the body to all the main organs in the body that need a certain amount of oxygen to function properly.
If one medical condition or another such as cancer robs the glucose from the liver and kidney which have the job of turning the glucose into oxygen .... then one dies….. high level radiation which could be caused by the 5G Towers set up around the world …. could also weekend the immune system and help other medical conditions become quickly worse and cause organ failure .. thus causing death …

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Brief History of that other economic designed crash of 1929 BBC documentary On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors traded some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world spiraled downward into the Great Depression (1929-39), the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world up to that time. 1929 Stock Market Crash During the 1920s, the U.S. stock market underwent rapid expansion, reaching its peak in August 1929, after a period of wild speculation. By then, production had already declined and unemployment had risen, leaving stocks in great excess of their real value. Among the other causes of the eventual market collapse were low wages, the proliferation of debt, a struggling agricultural sector and an excess of large bank loans that could not be liquidated. Stock prices began to decline in September and early October 1929, and on October 18 the fall began. Panic set in, and on October 24, Black Thursday, a record 12,894,650 shares were traded. Investment companies and leading bankers attempted to stabilize the market by buying up great blocks of stock, producing a moderate rally on Friday. On Monday, however, the storm broke anew, and the market went into free fall. Black Monday was followed by Black Tuesday (October 29), in which stock prices collapsed completely and 16,410,030 shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. 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. 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression After October 29, 1929, stock prices had nowhere to go but up, so there was considerable recovery during succeeding weeks. Overall, however, prices continued to drop as the United States slumped into the Great Depression, and by 1932 stocks were worth only about 20 percent of their value in the summer of 1929. The stock market crash of 1929 was not the sole cause of the Great Depression, but it did act to accelerate the global economic collapse of which it was also a symptom. By 1933, nearly half of America’s banks had failed, and unemployment was approaching 15 million people, or 30 percent of the workforce.

Sam McConkey: Tough next steps against coronavirus will require political consensus
Cross-party Oireachtas subcommittees should be debating draconian powers now 

30th March 2020 - Sam McConkey

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/sam-mcconkey-tough-next-steps-against-coronavirus-will-require-political-consensus-1.4215162?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fopinion%2Fsam-mcconkey-tough-next-steps-against-coronavirus-will-require-political-consensus-1.4215162

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for Business Heather Humphreys. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

On March 12th, which already seems like a lifetime ago, the Government announced the closure of all schools and colleges. New physical distancing guidelines were put in place that recommended against gatherings of more than 100 people indoors and 500 outdoors. Last Friday a new range of measures were announced that put further restrictions on movement and economic activity.
However, we continue to see increasing cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. The surge has begun. Older and chronically unwell patients are presenting with symptoms in hospital emergency departments, and doctors, nurses and physiotherapists are working round-the-clock shifts to deal with the influx of sick people with respiratory failure.

 The Last Chance to Defeat China and Win Back the Cyber Domain?
Zooming In with Simone Gao

Two months ago, when Zooming In did a story on Huawei and global 5G deployment, Huawei was poised to take control of much of the world's cyber domain. We talked about the national security implications of that prospect. And we observed the U.S. efforts to raise awareness of that risk. Two months later, when we did another story on this topic, we realized the world knows Huawei a lot better through these efforts, but Huawei's momentum has not stopped. In fact, Huawei and China are playing a grander game. They have a brilliant strategy that is working well with the very nature of a crony capitalism. Can this battle still be won by the free world? And what does it take to win? Let's find out in this edition of Zooming In.
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Cancer - Step Outside the Box (6th Edition) Paperback – 17 Jul 2006
by Ty M. Bollinger

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cancer-Step-Outside-Box-6th/dp/0978806506  

According to Dr. Rashid Buttar, author of The 9 Steps to Keep the Doctor Away, "Ty Bollinger's book, Cancer-Step Outside the Box, is an extraordinarily thorough and courageously well written book, brought to fruition by the dedication of a son for his departed parents. I found it difficult to put down this exceptional book once I began reading it and plan on recommending it to all my patients suffering from cancer who seek treatment at our clinic so that the light of truth and hope contained within this book can shine brightly on them as well."

In the words of cancer survivor, Brad Matznick, “I am not a journalist, that’s Ty’s job, so I won’t drag this out ... I am a cancer survivor and this book was a huge contribution to my survival (it’s one of the best books on the subject). Ty is a rebel... maybe even somewhat eccentric, but you can’t ignore what he’s saying. Read this book if you or someone you care about has cancer ...‘nuff said.”

With satisfied readers in over 50 countries world wide, Cancer - Step Outside the Box is a roadmap to successfully treating cancer and regaining your health! This book is chock full of the most effective, non-toxic cancer treatments in the world. Truth be told, there are many potent and well-proven alternative strategies for preventing and treating cancer... without surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation (the “Big 3”). Inside this book, you will find a wealth of information that your doctor probably doesn't know. Here's why: while at medical school, doctors learn a very drug-intensive style of medicine, because multinational pharmaceutical companies (“Big Pharma”) funds the medical schools. As a result, most doctors are still thinking “inside the box” when it comes to cancer treatments. The “cancer box” is largely the creation of Big Pharma attempting to peddle their poisons (such as chemotherapy) in an effort to increase shareholder profits. Sadly, these profits are generated at the expense of cancer patients.

In the words of radio talk show icon, Jeff Rense, “I have been involved with so called 'alternative approaches to cancer' for a long time. This book is 'the Bible' - buy it and you will be amazed. It is a masterpiece." This book succinctly explains the facts and deceptions about cancer and cancer treatments, it documents multiple cases of persecution and suppression of effective natural cancer treatments, it details the most potent advanced cancer treatment protocols, and it clearly explains the relationship between nutrition and cancer. The author is not a medical doctor. He is a “researcher” who has compiled the most concise, easily readable, comprehensive book on alternative cancer treatments and health. This book is a “gold mine” of information, helpful to cancer patients, those attempting to prevent cancer, and health care practitioners alike.

According to Dr. Pavel Yakovlev (Oncosurgeon in the Ukraine), “the material in your book is enriching and hope-giving for clinical practice … I made many notes while reading it to be applied to my work.” Elaine Hulliberger, breast cancer survivor, states: “I had terminal cancer and used Ty Bollinger's information on non-toxic supplements and the nutritional information along with traditional medicine. Anyone who has cancer, or knows someone with cancer should get this book and read it from cover to cover. I'm alive today because I did.” 

Coronavirus in Ireland: 22 outbreaks in nursing homes across country
More than 2,600 confirmed cases in Republic with peak expected to hit by mid-April
30TH APRIL 2020

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/coronavirus-in-ireland-22-outbreaks-in-nursing-homes-across-country-1.4215671


A total of 22 outbreaks of coronavirus have been reported in nursing homes across the State, according to the latest analysis from the HSE.
All but two of the outbreaks have occurred in nursing homes in the east of the country. The remaining two are in the northeast.
The figures were released by the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) as representatives of Nursing Home Ireland were due to meet Minister for Health Simon Harris on Monday over their concerns in relation to the coronavirus pandemic.
It also emerged on Monday that 389,000 applications for unemployment assistance have been processed by the Department of Social Protection over the last two weeks.

The figures come as a further 10 people were confirmed on Sunday to have died as a result of coronavirus, bringing the death toll in the Republic to 46.
Six more people died in Northern Ireland also on Sunday, bringing total deaths on the island due to the virus to 67.
A further 200 confirmed cases brought to 2,615 the number of known cases of Covid-19 in the Republic.
Eighty-six new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the North, bringing the total of cases in Northern Ireland to 410.

The cluster figure, which relates to last Friday, represents a dramatic increase on four nursing home clusters of the disease recorded just five days earlier
The number of hospital outbreaks has also jumped over this period, from six to 19, while the number of outbreaks in private homes has more than doubled, from 10 to 22.

There have also been the first recorded clusters of Covid-19 in a pub and in a hotel, both in the south of the country.
Clusters have also been identified in extended families (seven), workplaces (five) and residential institutions (four).
While the number of outbreaks linked to foreign travel increased over the five-day period from 13 to 16, this factor is declining as a proportion of the overall number.
The incidence of the virus is highest in Dublin, followed by Co Westmeath, according to the epidemiological analysis by the HPSC.
Of the 43 patients who had died by midnight last Friday, one each was in the 25-34, 35-44 and 45-54-year-old age categories; two were aged 55-64; and 38 were age 65 or older.

Government measures
On Monday Liz Canavan, an assistant secretary general at the Department of the Taoiseach and the official in charge of the Government’s Covid-19 response, said about 283,000 people who have lost their job as a result of the pandemic will receive a payment this week.
Of the 389,000 applications,  66,000 were duplicates, or under 18 or not previously in employment. Of the remainder, 88 per cent have been processed.
The Government introduced a temporary wage subsidy to enable employers to keep staff on their payroll during the pandemic by refunding 70 per cent of an employee’s take home pay up to a maximum of €410 per week.

Call to safeguard borders
The Government should consider protecting the country’s borders to prevent new coronavirus infections coming into the State, according to a top infectious diseases experts.
Dr Paddy Mallon, a consultant at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin and professor of microbial diseases at UCD, said a big risk to the State was more new Covid-19 infections coming into the country.
“We have got our own outbreak in the country that we are trying to extinguish but the big threat is new infections coming in,” he said.
“We should be looking seriously over the next week at protecting our borders and stopping new infections coming in because it will give us the ability to control the infections that we have.”
The warning comes as the HSE said it was “impossible to predict” the timing of the peak of infections. But it is planning for the worst of the crisis to hit by mid-April.
Worldwide infections have surpassed 720,000 with more than 30,000 deaths.

Coronavirus UK  lockdown must last until June, says top adviser
1,000 dead as PM warns of tougher measures

Jonathan Leake, Tim Shipman, Nicholas Hellen and Caroline Wheeler
Sunday March 29 2020, 12.01am GMT, The Sunday Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/coronavirus-lockdown-must-last-until-june-says-top-adviser-s6p0lcxk2

Britain must remain in full lockdown until June if it is to avoid the worst effects of the coronavirus, the government’s leading epidemiology adviser warned last night.
As the virus claimed its 1,000th life in the UK — a doubling of the death toll in just three days — Professor Neil Ferguson said in an interview that the entire population could need to stay at home for nearly three months.


Boris Johnson said yesterday that the pandemic crisis would “get worse before it gets better”.
Senior figures in government have been more optimistic, suggesting the restrictions could be eased sooner than June, with the peak of the crisis predicted to come in the week of April 12 with as few as 5,700 deaths.

Huawei Ban Explained
Valuetainment

What is Huawei? Who is Huawei? Why is Huawei banned in the US? Patrick Bet-David explains Huawei and it's impact if allowed in the U.S in this episode of Valuetainment. Comment your thoughts below. Make sure to subscribe to the channel. Recommended video: US China Trade War Explained -Who Needs Who? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxN12... About Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is a Chinese multinational technology company that provides telecommunications equipment and sells consumer electronics, including smartphones, headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. The company was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei. About Valuetainment: Founded in 2012 by Patrick Bet-David, our goal is to impact entrepreneurs around the world through value and entertainment. We are the #1 channel for entrepreneurs because of the best interviews, best how to videos, best case studies and because we defend capitalism and educate entrepreneurs. To reach the Valuetainment team you can email: info@valuetainment.com
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Is America right to fear Huawei? | The Economist
The Economist

America worries that Huawei, China's telecoms giant, spies on behalf of its government and threatens Western interests. Such concerns are not just about America's security, but also its insecurity. Read more here: https://econ.st/2O9kgyc Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy Rarely does a country go to war with a private company. But America has done just that. But is this really about Huawei or is it something bigger than that? And what is the threat? What is this war really about and why is Huawei in the middle of it? Founded in China in 1987 Huawei is now the world’s largest maker of telecoms equipment with revenues exceeding $103bn. When you think about Huawei you might think about the handset. That makes sense, since it sold 200m of them in 2018 alone. But close to half of its revenue comes from selling network equipment. In fact, since 2014 it’s outgrown all its competitors reaching over 3bn people. This is how networks function - Your phone sends a signal to a nearby tower using radio waves, voice and data are passed over an internal network run by your phone company, which connects your handset to other phone users and the wider internet. In other words, these antennas connect us all. But now, there’s a new kind of network. Although 5G is massively overhyped, it is coming and Huawei is a leading force in this innovation. But though this computerised, smart future opens up new possibilities it comes with a health warning. Because if entire networks are vulnerable this opens the door to countries spying on one another. In a rare interview with The Economist Ren Zhengfei, Huawei’s founder and CEO, talked about the political storm surrounding his company. As the argument rages over the security of Huawei’s products the effects can be seen in some unexpected places. Joe Franell runs Eastern Oregon Telecom, a small network serving the people of this rural area. The problem is that the network here relies on Huawei technology. It’s a similar story around the world Mobile-phone users in developing countries have benefited from Huawei’s attractive deals. But how is Huawei undercutting its competitors? Whether or how Huawei is connected to and subsidised by the Chinese government is unclear. But what is clear is this - China is the kind of country where if the party says jump all you can say is, well how high? Loyalty to the state is actually enshrined in China’s intelligence law Article 7, a 2017 addition, states that “Any organisation or citizen shall support, assist and co-operate with the state intelligence work.” Critics say this law means that when you buy Huawei equipment you may be exposing yourself to surveillance by the Chinese intelligence services. And this makes governments very uncomfortable. The fear is that Huawei will leave backdoor vulnerabilities in its networks that would provide China with an opportunity to spy on its competitors and enemies. To counter this mistrust, Huawei has shared its code and allowed the likes of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre to scan it for backdoors. So, if there’s no solid security threat why is America making an enemy out of Huawei? It seems as though the concern over Huawei is not only about America’s security but also its insecurity. And it’s causing collateral damage at home as well as abroad. In May 2019 the Trump administration issued an executive order which not only forbade American companies from supplying Huawei with components, but restricted domestic networks from using its equipment. It’s a move that feels like an own goal to Americans like Joe Franell. And there’s another uncomfortable truth that America can’t ignore. Smartphone technology relies on a truly global supply chain. Take an average smartphone. Some contain components from more than 200 international suppliers. Screens might be made by Samsung in South Korea. The camera lens engineered in Germany. The chip could be designed by a California-based company and manufactured in Taiwan. The battery could come from Japan and the audio chip from China. But increasingly, hostility and lack of trust threaten to fracture these supply chains. America's concerns about Huawei are understandable. But the risks can be managed by limiting the use of Huawei equipment to less sensitive parts of 5G networks. That way it is possible to benefit from the low cost of Huawei’s equipment while minimising security concerns. Billions of people around the world have benefited from increased connectivity made possible by global standards and global supply chains. But if political mistrust divides the telecoms industry into rival camps everybody stands to lose For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/ Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/
Category: News & Politics

The Hidden Hand of the Rothschild (✡) Banking Family
Robert Sepehr
Jekyll Island is located off the coast of the U.S. state of Georgia, where in 1910 some of America's most influential bankers gathered for a secret meeting to plan the country's monetary policy and establish a central banking system, which resulted in the draft legislation for what eventually became the creation of of the Federal Reserve act. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juOhN... Robert Sepehr is an anthropologist and author http://amazon.com/Robert-Sepehr/e/B00... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atlanteangar... https://www.facebook.com/robertsepehr/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/rober... 
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Category: Education

Interview with Glen Kealy in 2008

Internet Archive

https://archive.org/details/GlenKealeyInterview-Late2008


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this is an audio that has already been uploaded before. But the audio was not good so this has been changed to make it easier to listen to.

This is an interview with Glen Kealey.

https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22glen%20kealey%22

CORONAVIRUS | Q&A
Coronavirus lockdown: is it working and when will the crisis end?
Scientists are tackling the next big question: how to ease restrictions without triggering a new wave of infections

Tony Allen-Mills and
Andrew Gregory
Sunday March 29 2020, 12.01am GMT, The Sunday Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/coronavirus-lockdown-is-it-working-and-when-will-the-crisis-end-wssr396dv


It could take three weeks or more to judge the effectiveness of the UK’s measures, experts say
Early in his long career as a virus hunter, David Heymann found himself deep in the equatorial heart of Africa, heading for a Belgian hospital in the country then known as Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Darkness had fallen by the time he arrived at the village where a deadly infection had broken out.
The headlights of his vehicle picked out a group of Red Cross workers burying bodies in a makeshift cemetery. It was 1976, his first encounter with the previously unknown virus that an American-Belgian-British team would later name ebola.
Today Heymann is 74 and still confronting the horrors of new and virulent diseases. As chairman of the advisory group on emergency programmes at the World Health Organisation (WHO), he …...

Is the US-China trade war causing a digital iron curtain? | Insight | Full Episode
#CNA #CNAInsight #USChinaTradeWar- CNA
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The deepening trade war between the US and China has threatened to divide the world into two economic and technological blocs.

Each country is now pushing for self-reliance in technology while limiting the other's access to advanced technological know-how.

What will the impact of this division be on the world economic order?
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Project Camelot Interviews Leo Zagami - Part 2

GLEN KEALEY INTERVIEW WITH DESERT OWL PT.1​ - recorded in 2012
Jerd Guillaume-Sam
FREEMASONRY HAS HAD MANY NAMES~! ALTHOUGH FREEMASONRY HAS USED MANY THOUSANDS OF NAMES OVER NUMEROUS CENTURIES AN EASILY DEFINABLE COMMON THREAD LINKS THEM ALL TO~GET~HER! Freemasonry is "a war to the death against thinking women and those men who support them", which is being fought covertly by the descendants of the first Pedophile Predator Priests from the "Land of Punt", who were banned from participation in the affairs of Matrial Clan Society, some 60,000 years ago. Since then, they have by means of a step-by-step conspiracy, lied about world history, divided humans in order to conquer and destroyed the credibility of women as long range nurturers and planners; convinced some braindead men that they should themselves lead a new patriarchal elitist system (based on the works of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle), while in fact taking over the management of world affairs themselves under the cover of secret societies governed at the top, symbolically, by "men who wear dresses in public" (ie: Kings, Politicians, Priests, Judges, Lawyers, Doctors, Scientists, Arab Emirs, Scots and selected University Professors and Graduates ~ MBA, PHD and LLD). These Priest-Hoods have destroyed the paradise that was here long ago and now infest our word boxes with their confusing variety of languages (6000) and criminal financial system that rewards thieves and idiots. Isn't it time that we woke-up to these little known facts and respond appropriately.
Category: Nonprofits & Activism

Chicago prepares for the coronavirus storm, hoping to stay above the surge
Yahoo News -CAITLIN DICKSON - Mar 28th 2020


https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/03/28/chicago-prepares-for-the-coronavirus-storm-hoping-to-stay-above-the-surge/23964377/

Twice every day, Daniel Yohanna, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Chicago, checks his inbox for the latest count of confirmed and suspected coronavirus patients currently being treated at the university's medical center. 
When he went to bed Thursday night, the hospital had 44 “COVID-positive” patients, and 81 people who were under observation for the virus. By Friday morning, the number of confirmed patients with COVID-19 had risen to 54, with 87 others under observation. 
“This is not static. I’m sure it will be higher by the end of the day,” Yohanna told Yahoo News Friday. The email updates have been coming since March 12, when Yohanna, the interim chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, began meeting three times a week with other department chairs, the dean of the university, the hospital’s president, infectious disease experts and others to discuss the hospital’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Other Chicago health care providers, like Cook County Health, have been preparing since January for a potential surge of patients due to the intensifying spread of COVID-19. Such plans have continued to evolve as thevirus moves from the coasts to the rest of the country. 
This week, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 100,000, overtaking China and Italy as the new epicenter of this global pandemic. While New York is still home to the largest concentration of cases in the country, experts are warning that cities like Chicago are likely not far behind. 
During a press briefing at the White House on Thursday evening, Ambassador Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White House’s coronavirus task force, expressed concern about rapid increases in cases being reported in Chicago’s Cook County, as well as Wayne County in Michigan, which encompasses Detroit. On “CBS This Morning” Friday, Surgeon General Jerome Adams echoed that concern, warning that while New York will likely see its infection rate slow in the coming week, other hot spots like Detroit, Chicago and New Orleans “will have a worse week next week."

On Thursday, Illinois reported 673 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus across the state, its biggest spike to date, likely foreshadowing a surge to come. State and city officials took early measures to try to stem the spread of the virus before it got out of control. Illinois only had 93 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of March 15, when Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered all bars and restaurants to close for two weeks. By the time Pritzker issued a statewide stay-at-home order five days later, the number of cases in Illinois had climbed to 585, and five people had died. 

Following Thursday’s surge, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot imposed additional social distancing measures by ordering the closure of the city’s lakefront, bike paths and other public spaces, and banning football, basketball and other contact sports. 

“We can’t mess around with this one second longer,” Lightfoot said at a news conference Thursday, telling the press that the city is expecting “upwards of 40,000 hospitalizations in the coming weeks.”
“That number will break our health care system,” she warned, disclosing that she and state officials had met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss the potential to convert part of McCormick Place, the massive convention center in the heart of Chicago, into a makeshift hospital. That hasn’t been necessary so far but it remains a possibility. 
Among the changes made to hospital procedures has been the closure of several entrances to the medical center and mandatory masks for every new patient. Like other hospitals around the country, Cook County Health is currently not allowing visitors into its facilities except for certain exceptions such as cases involving serious trauma or a critically ill patient. 

Fegan said that hospital administrators have also been in conversations with city officials about using space in empty hotel rooms and a vacant hospital for homeless patients who require quarantine but don’t need critical-care hospital beds. 

She also noted that the projected dramatic increase in cases over the next week was “very anxiety-provoking for everyone,” but that her hospital was well supplied with ventilators and personal protective equipment, which have been in short supply in other cities.
“I think the greatest concern is how high we'll go and how quickly we're gonna get there,” said Fegan. 

A spokesperson for Cook County Health told Yahoo News on Friday that the hospital was still not facing supply shortages.

At the University of Chicago, Yohanna said he expects coronavirus patients will eventually occupy nearly all the beds in the hospital’s newly renovated Center for Care and Discovery (which houses a total of 436 private rooms, including 52 intensive care beds).
“We’re concerned about running out, but we still have ventilators,” he said. Starting Friday, the University’s health system instituted a new policy requiring all staff — from doctors and nurses to cafeteria workers and housekeepers — to wear masks. Yohanna clarified that the hospital is providing washable cloth masks for staff to wear throughout the hospital, but surgical masks are required when entering patient rooms. 
“The purpose is not to protect you from infection, but to keep your secretions from getting on surfaces or other people,” said Yohanna. The new universal masking policy coincides with the return of several faculty and staff who’d been furloughed after reporting potential exposure to the coronavirus. 
Yohanna suggested that early action by state and local officials to issue stay-at-home orders and close access to the public may ultimately help reduce the peak demand for hospital beds, but it’s too soon to tell. 
For now, he said, “we’re still prepared.” As of Friday evening, the latest data from Johns Hopkins University showed Illinois with 3,024 confirmed cases and 26 deaths, 18 of them in Cook County. 

Russia has stepped up its measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and prevent its spread within the country.

Life under coronavirus lockdown: Oh, the tantrums and tears of home school. Some weren’t even mine
A week of educating his sons at home has taught our writer discipline is best left to professionals and Nerf gun fights make poor physics lessons
Matt Rudd
Sunday March 29 2020, 12.01am GMT, The Sunday Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/life-under-coronavirus-lockdown-oh-the-tantrums-and-tears-of-home-school-some-werent-even-mine-66hcg0200


MONDAY

I had a plan for this, the first day of home-schooling our three boys, aged 14, 11 and, I’m guessing now, seven. I typed out that plan last night and pinned it to the fridge. It read — 07:50 hours: breakfast (note the military vibe). 08:00: get dressed/ablutions. 08:10: 20 laps of the garden with dog. 08:50: first period (supervised). 10:00: second period (unsupervised).
This morning, it is clear the boys have a different plan. Freddie, teenage, sees no sense in getting up “early”, and Felix, almost teenage, regards laps of the garden as “pointless”. By 08:34, the youngest, Eli, is dragging an equally reluctant dog round the garden and I have threatened all of them with detention.
This does not work.
So I ….

Putin visited the hospital in Moscow's Kommunarka suburb where patients with coronavirus are being treated, wearing a special protective suit during the visit. He also took a moment to shake the hand of the hospital's head doctor. 

 ANOTHER WAVE OF STIMULUS for Australia

 Crikey.com.au 30th March 2020

Updates and analyses have poured in overnight after Scott Morrison announced a $130 billion JobKeeper package that will subsidise wages by $1,500 a fortnight for the next six months. To be eligible, businesses must have suffered a 30% revenue loss since March 1 — or a 50% loss if the business’ annual turnover is over $1 billion — with payments to start in early-May through the ATO and backdated to March 30.
The ABC has explained employee and business requirements, including that casuals are only covered if they have worked at a company regularly for 12 months and the only temporary visa holders eligible as yet are New Zealanders on 444 visas.
Academics at The Conversation have unpacked complexities and limitations, asking, for example, could Qantas intentionally limit its revenue for six months to below 50%?
Meanwhile, The Australian Financial Review ($) and The New Daily have tackled business and union concerns, respectively, about casual and migrant workers and the employers that cannot wait until May for subsidies.
STATES TAKE PROPER STEPS TOWARDS AUTHORITARIANISM
New South Wales, Victoria and, since Sunday night, Queensland, have all passed their own versions of frankly terrifying health orders banning both gatherings of over two people and — to quote NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard — leaving the house “without reasonable excuse”.
‘Reasonable reasons’ include obtaining food or other goods and services, travelling for the purposes of work or education if the person cannot do it at home, exercise, and medical or caring reasons.
All three states have maximum fines ranging from $10,000 to $20,000, with NSW even implementing prison sentences. Meanwhile, other states and territories are either on their way, or have gone slightly softer, the ABC reports. The ACT, for example, has gone for “education and warnings” before bringing out the handcuffs.

IT COULD BE VERY, VERY SLIGHTLY WORSE
Not to downplay what Australians are facing, but do note that, as The Guardian reports, Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has just passed effectively unlimited state emergency powers and prison sentences for “spreading misinformation that hinders the government response” to COVID-19.
OF NOTE: Weirdly, none of the countries doing successful communication, testing and self-isolation measures — think Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore — have done so through police states.

REFUGEE COUNCIL CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE REFORM
While Home Affairs has so far rejected calls to release immigration detainees fearful about the spread of coronavirus — and, as one detainee wrote for Crikey yesterday, the only current measures include a total visitor ban — the Refugee Council of Australia has launched a campaign calling on the government to make five changes.

Move people urgently out of crowded immigration detention facilities.
Ensure a financial safety net and Medicare access for people seeking asylum and refugees in Australia.
Simplify processes for visa grants and renewals.
Move refugees and people seeking asylum from PNG and Nauru.
Explore permanency and family reunion for people moving to high-need regional areas.

WA, NT AND SA LAUNCH NEW PROGRAMS
Because things are coming in thick and fast, here are a few positive state highlights to round things out.
Western Australia has launched both a $25 million rent relief plan for small businesses and not-for-profit groups in government-owned buildings, effective immediately for six months, and a $159 million COVID-19 relief fund for emergency organisations.
The Northern Territory has announced a $5 million worker and wellbeing fund for people looking to navigate wellbeing, counselling, financial, welfare, employment, accommodation and other support services.
South Australian residents can now receive free, daily welfare calls from Red Cross’ Telecross REDi service, during which staff can both ask vulnerable people how they are coping and if they need medical or food supplies, and reiterate the latest government health advice.


Some comments by the NYT Coronavirus Investigation Team

https://tradingeconomics.com/australia/government-revenues

The Writing In On The Wall 
 The Australian Government.. through taxation… yearly revenue for Australia has been for normal times around

$Aust 35 million..by 12 which is around $Aust 420 billion per year in yearly revenue ….

so if the Australian Government have to borrow say $Aust 300 billion over the next 12 months
to keep things going as a band aid package to businesses and individuals..
....  this is around 75% of the normal income for  the Australian Government..in normal times …. however with most business closed and most people no longer working and on the dole …. and thus very little taxation being collected by the Australian Government…..the yearly taxation income for the Australian Government..i will likely decrease to 10% of what it was...
which would be around $Aust 42 billion for the year......
so it would not take long for the Australian Government to go broke and the ruling elite to foreclose on the mortgage  over the whole of Australia ,, and all its assets which includes the people of Australia … who have been used as security for the $Aust 300 billion loan  of imaginary money provided by the ruling elite..

This will no doubt be the same scenario for all other countries that accept a large loan from the ruling elite to bail out the businesses and individuals in their country while the country fights an imaginary terrorist enemy.... the Coronavirus ....... each country will lend so an large amount of  imaginary money from the ruling elite whom are the only ones authorized to create as much imaginary money as they like ... that they will not be able to pay back ... this includes the USA which has the $US dollar as the reserve currency for most currencies around the world ..... the writing is on the wall ... the $US Dollar will have to collapse .... which in turn will force all the other currencies around the would to collapse .... causing all the retail and central banks around the world to close their doors.... it will be then the world will have no choice but to accept the introduction of the new cashless One World E Currency... which can only be asccessed if one accepts a microchip plasced into one's body which can be scanned to pay for goods and services .... without this micro chip one will noit be able to buy or sell any product or service on planet earth.... excpet for the old fashioned barter system ... where a person swaps on good or service for another good or service

 CORONAVIRUS
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/coronavirus
Coronavirus: US deaths 'may reach 200,000'
Japan accused of understating figures in hope of running Olympics as planned

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-us-deaths-may-reach-200-000-1.4215603
Sorcha Pollak here today bringing you all the latest developments around the coronavirus in Ireland and abroad. As an infectious diseases expert has warned the Government should consider closing the country’s borders. Here are some articles that will help you catch up with the latest news and analysis.
Ireland should ‘look seriously’ at closing borders to keep new infections out​.
Healthcare workers may face 'serious moral and emotional distress'​.
Japan accused of understating figures because of Olympics.
Hospital consultants to be offered three-month contracts to see only public patients.
Workers may face tax bill on emergency State wage subsidy.
Engineers gather to produce ‘battlefield’ ventilator in war on Covid-19.
Una Mullally: Coronavirus response is like providing fire exits only during a blaze.
Sam McConkey: Tough next steps against coronavirus will require political consensus.
Cocooning Q&A: How does it work? Who must do it? Can people visit my home?
Coronavirus site: Full coverage with news, opinion, analysis.


Get in touch at spollak@irishtimes.com or tweet @SorchaPollak
Irish arrive back from Peru

A 17-hour bus journey to Peru’s capital Lima in a rush to board a “rescue flight” back to Ireland ended a honeymoon like no other for Neil Cooney (34) and his wife Kath (32), writes Jack Power from Dublin airport. 
The pair were among over 100 Irish citizens repatriated on an emergency flight from Peru to London and then Dublin organised by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
The entire trip took “roughly 40 hours” Mr Cooney said, as he arrived at a near-empty arrivals gate in Dublin Airport on Monday afternoon.
“We’ve been on our honeymoon since Christmas in South America, we were in Peru for three weeks … We had just over six months planned so we cut short three months,” he told The Irish Times.
Peru was put into a national lockdown on March 16th, with military and police patrolling the streets to enforce a ban on non-essential travel outdoors and a strict 8pm curfew, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The newlywed couple’s flight from Arequipa, in the south of Peru, up to Lima was one of several flights they booked which were cancelled. They estimate they have spent around €7,500 on cancelled flights and accommodation - which they hope travel insurance may cover.
 They were among a bus load of Irish citizens who had to take a 17-hour trip by road from Arequipa to Lima, to make the rescue flight leaving on Sunday.
Mr Cooney said it was “good to be back” on Irish soil, as “there was just a lot of uncertainty and we just did not know how it was going to escalate in Peru,” he said.
His parents Nancy and Nicholas Cooney greeted him and his wife at the arrivals gate, and have sealed off an area in the back of their van to bring the pair home to Mullingar, where they will self-isolate for two weeks in a makeshift bed-sit in a business unit the family own.
Ryan Tubridy has released a statement following the announcement that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
"Like so many other people in Ireland, I tested positive but I was in the very fortunate position to have a very unintrusive experience, which I now have come to the end of,” said Tubridy on Monday. “While I've been at home watching television and listening to the radio, I have been bowled over by the extraordinary work of our front line heroes and their families who continue to make Ireland a healthier and safer place. I look forward to being back to work really soon."

And important Q&A from our Environment and Science editor Kevin O’Sullivan on the impact of Covid-19 on people with cancer


Why is Covid-19 a big risk for people with cancer?

The Covid-19 pandemic is immensely challenging and distressing for people with cancer, but also for those not sure if they have the disease – not to mention their families.
This is greatly added to because cancer patients undergoing treatment often have weakened immune systems. 
Evidence from China shows their vulnerability is heightened if they become infected by coronavirus. While those with cancer have a heightened risk of death in such circumstances, it should be stressed the great majority survive.
People with weakened immune systems are at greater risk of getting infections such as the common cold, flu and pneumonia as well as Covid-19. That is why people with cancer are classified in the most at-risk group and subjected to severe restrictions.
Should all cancer patients cocoon at home or healthcare settings?
The short answer is yes. The Irish Cancer Society outlines key categories that must cocoon, including people who are being treated with chemotherapy, those undergoing radical radiotherapy for lung cancer and patients with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma at any stage of treatment.
It includes people having immunotherapy or other antibody treatments for cancer and those undergoing targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system. People with bone-marrow or stem-cell transplants in the past six months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs, are also included.
Those who have had cancer in the past are advised to take precautions, factoring in their age and if they have other conditions.

What’s reality on the ground for cancer patients?
The Irish health system has had to radically redirect services to brace itself for a surge in Covid-19 cases. This had huge implications for those with cancer whose treatment has in many instances been curtailed or postponed.
That reality was summarised by oncologist Prof John Crown: “Many cancer operations and clinic appointments are being cancelled or postponed. Radiotherapy services are being scaled back. Drug treatments are being delayed, discontinued or altered. Patients who have just received the distressing news of a cancer diagnosis have on occasions been left wondering when their own treatment can start. Others who are already on treatment wonder if it is safe to continue.”

Is there variation in risk for those with cancer?
According to the World Health Organisation, risk may be higher for those with blood cancers like leukaemia as opposed to solid tumours – ie breast, prostate or pancreatic cancer.
Some specialist services are no longer able to process referrals from GP patients with lumps and other symptoms suggestive of potential cancer. Delayed diagnosis and treatment adds to risk but many cancers advance slowly.
The bottom line is cancer patients must avoid infection and cocooning is best to ensure this doesn’t happen.

Is cancer treatment is on hold?
Unlike Italy, quality cancer services and diagnostics are still in place in Ireland, according to ICS head of research Dr Robert O’Connor. Patients with active cancers are being seen and getting treatment – once Covid-19 risk is minimised.
Oncologists, however, have to weigh up the benefits of treatment against the risk of what might happen if someone gets the virus during that treatment.
For this reason, certain scans, procedures, treatments or surgery may be postponed. Everyone’s cancer treatment is individual and decisions on treatment are being made on a case-by-case basis.
This is complicated by having a cardiovascular condition; diabetes or an autoimmune disease. Some difficult conversations have to be had on additional “adjuvant” treatments and on palliative care.

Read Kevin's full Q&A here
Q&A: Covid-19 and impact on people with cancer
Those with cancer classified in most at-risk group and subject to severe restrictions


Why is Covid-19 a big risk for people with cancer?
The Covid-19 pandemic is immensely challenging and distressing for people with cancer, but also for those not sure if they have the disease – not to mention their families.
This is greatly added to because cancer patients undergoing treatment often have weakened immune systems. Evidence from China shows their vulnerability is heightened if they become infected by coronavirus. While those with cancer have a heightened risk of death in such circumstances, it should be stressed the great majority survive.
People with weakened immune systems are at greater risk of getting infections such as the common cold, flu and pneumonia as well as Covid-19. That is why people with cancer are classified in the most at-risk group and subjected to severe restrictions.

Should all cancer patients cocoon at home or healthcare settings?
The short answer is yes. The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) outlines key categories that must cocoon, including people who are being treated with chemotherapy, those undergoing radical radiotherapy for lung cancer and patients with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma at any stage of treatment.
It includes people having immunotherapy or other antibody treatments for cancer and those undergoing targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system. People with bone-marrow or stem-cell transplants in the past six months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs, are also included.
Those who have had cancer in the past are advised to take precautions, factoring in their age and if they have other conditions.

What’s reality on the ground for cancer patients?
The Irish health system has had to radically redirect services to brace itself for a surge in Covid-19 cases. This had huge implications for those with cancer whose treatment has in many instances been curtailed or postponed.
That reality was summarised by oncologist Prof John Crown: “Many cancer operations and clinic appointments are being cancelled or postponed. Radiotherapy services are being scaled back. Drug treatments are being delayed, discontinued or altered. Patients who have just received the distressing news of a cancer diagnosis have on occasions been left wondering when their own treatment can start. Others who are already on treatment wonder if it is safe to continue.”

Is there variation in risk for those with cancer?
According to the World Health Organisation, risk may be higher for those with blood cancers like leukaemia as opposed to solid tumours – ie breast, prostate or pancreatic cancer.
Some specialist services are no longer able to process referrals from GP patients with lumps and other symptoms suggestive of potential cancer. Delayed diagnosis and treatment adds to risk but many cancers advance slowly.
The bottom line is cancer patients must avoid infection and cocooning is best to ensure this doesn’t happen.

Is cancer treatment is on hold?
Unlike Italy, quality cancer services and diagnostics are still in place in Ireland, according to ICS head of research Dr Robert O’Connor. Patients with active cancers are being seen and getting treatment – once Covid-19 risk is minimised.
Oncologists, however, have to weigh up the benefits of treatment against the risk of what might happen if someone gets the virus during that treatment.
For this reason, certain scans, procedures, treatments or surgery may be postponed. Everyone’s cancer treatment is individual and decisions on treatment are being made on a case-by-case basis.

This is complicated by having a cardiovascular condition; diabetes or an autoimmune disease. Some difficult conversations have to be had on additional “adjuvant” treatments and on palliative care.

What’s the advice for people who suspect they may have cancer?
They are advised to contact their GP, who often can provide assurance symptoms don’t indicate cancer. Those with overt symptoms are getting treatment.

What supports are there for people with cancer who are anxious?
The ICS has set up remote counselling for adults and children with cancer – and their carers. It is targeted at those who cannot access face-to-face counselling due to coronavirus restrictions. It’s available through its Nurseline service (Freephone 1800-200700) or via email cancernurseline@irishcancer.ieIt also offers help for patients who may be finished treatment but unsure how Covid-19 affects them.

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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/q-a-covid-19-and-impact-on-people-with-cancer-1.4216043

Project Camelot Interviews Leo Zagami - Part 1, 

Spain has become the third country to surpass China in coronavirus infections after the United States and Italy.
With only a population of 47 million to China’s 1.4 billion, Spain’s tally of infections reached 85,195 on Monday, a rise of 8 per cent from the previous day.
Coronavirus and children: The red flag symptoms to watch for


Children can contract the virus, but generally have milder symptoms and better outcomes

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Coronavirus: Ireland should ‘look seriously’ at closing borders to keep new infections out
Ten more deaths and 200 new cases bring death toll in Republic of Ireland to 46 and case total to 2,615

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Defence Forces vehicles transport personal protective equipment from Dublin Airport after its arrival from China. Photograph: Tom Honan
The Government should consider closing the country’s borders to prevent new coronavirus infections coming into the State, one of the leading infectious diseases experts has said.
Dr Paddy Mallon, a consultant at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin and professor of microbial diseases at UCD, said a major risk to the State was more new Covid-19 infections coming in.



Faults in China-supplied coronavirus equipment reported in Europe
Netherlands recalls hundreds of thousands of face masks after Spain returned testing kits

FFP2 face masks advertised at a closed shop in Berlin. The Netherlands found flaws in a Photograph: David Gannon/AFP via Getty Images
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/faults-in-china-supplied-coronavirus-equipment-reported-in-europe-1.4215628?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fnews%2Fworld%2Feurope%2Ffaults-in-china-supplied-coronavirus-equipment-reported-in-europe-1.4215628

The Netherlands has joined Spain in withdrawing coronavirus equipment bought from Chinese suppliers after finding it defective, a setback in the scramble to meet dire shortages of testing and protective equipment.
In the Netherlands, the ministry of health issued a recall of hundreds of thousands of face masks that had been distributed to hospitals, after finding flaws that prevented them acting as effective barriers against the virus.

Garry Kirstenfeldt Queensland man is the youngest man so far to have died after testing positive to Covid-19

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People should carry ‘evidence’ of travel reasons if exceeding 2km limit
Garda chief Drew Harris says the ‘vast majority of citizens are compliant’ with Covid-19 rules
Sun, Mar 29, 2020, 17:30

Commissioner Drew Harris and chief Superintendent Pat Murray inspect 319 new gardaí during an attestation ceremony at the Garda Training College in Templemore, Co Tipperary on March 20th. Photograph: Mark Condren/PA Wire

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People deliberately contravening new Covid-19 regulations can be arrested and prosecuted, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said.
However, on the second day of the measures restricting people to their homes in a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Mr Harris said the new rules had been “very well received” by members of the public

This barista in Moscoe Russia is selling fresh coffee from a window but Moscow's economy is already being hit

BBC Masters of Money Karl Marx HD
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Published on Jan 30, 2016

Stephanie Flanders examines one of the most revolutionary and controversial thinkers of all.
Karl Marx's ideas left an indelible stamp on the lives of billions of people and the world we live in today.
As the global financial crisis continues on its destructive path, some are starting to wonder if he was right.
Marx argued that capitalism is inherently unfair and therefore doomed to collapse, so it should be got rid of altogether.
Today as the gap between rich and poor continues to cause tension,
his ideas are once again being taken seriously at the heart of global business.
Stephanie travels from Marx's birthplace to a former communist regime detention centre in Berlin and
 separates his economic analysis from what was carried out in his name.
She asks what answers does Marx provide to the mess we are all in today.

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Interference China’s covert political influence campaign
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A joint investigation by Four Corners, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald reveals fresh and compelling evidence of covert Beijing-backed political activity taking place in Australia. (Four Corners、The Age、Sydney Morning Heraldとの共同調査の結果、オーストラリアおける北京が背後にある政治活動の新たな圧倒的な証拠を明らかにしました) (現動画の場所)
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Vaccination. . The. Hidden. Truth.( 1998)
Topics: vaccine, vaccination, immunity, Scheibner, big pharma, illuminati, evomind

https://archive.org/details/Vaccination..The.Hidden.Truth.1998

A shocking but extremely informative video documentary "Vaccination - The Hidden Truth" (1998) where 15 people, including Dr. Viera Scheibner (a PhD researcher), five medical doctors, other researchers, and parents' experiences, reveal what is really going on in relation to illness and vaccines. 

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I'd like to lay to rest the strawman of associating anti-Vaccine sentiment with Andrew Wakefield. The problems were well known in the early part of the 20th century, hence the book given above, and as for more modern times, Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic noted in a recent paper that "Deliberately concealing information from parents for the sole purpose of getting them to comply with an “official” vaccination schedule could be considered as a form of ethical violation or misconduct. Official documents obtained from the UK Department of Health (DH) and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) reveal that the British health authorities have been engaging in such practice for the last 30 years, apparently for the sole purpose of protecting the national vaccination program." and "Here I present the documentation which appears to show that the JCVI made continuous efforts to withhold critical data on severe adverse reactions and contraindications to vaccinations to both parents and health practitioners in order to reach overall vaccination rates which they deemed were necessary for “herd immunity”, a concept which with regards to vaccination, and contrary to prevalent beliefs, does not rest on solid scientific evidence as will be explained. As a result of such vaccination policy promoted by the JCVI and the DH, many children have been vaccinated without their parents being disclosed the critical information about demonstrated risks of serious adverse reactions, one that the JCVI appeared to have been fully aware of. It would also appear that, by withholding this information, the JCVI/DH neglected the right of individuals to make an informed consent concerning vaccination. By doing so, the JCVI/DH may have violated not only International Guidelines for Medical Ethics." and "The transcripts of the JCVI meetings also show that some of the Committee members had extensive ties to pharmaceutical companies and that the JCVI frequently co-operated with vaccine manufacturers on strategies aimed at boosting vaccine uptake. Some of the meetings at which such controversial items were discussed were not intended to be publicly available, as the transcripts were only released later, through the Freedom of Information Act (FOI). These particular meetings are denoted in the transcripts as “commercial in confidence”, and reveal a clear and disturbing lack of transparency, as some of the information was removed from the text (i.e., the names of the participants) prior to transcript release under the FOI section at the JCVI website.": http://www.ecomed.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/3-tomljenovic.pdf – see more here: http://www.ecomed.org.uk/publications/the-health-hazards-of-disease-prevention also of interest is the article in the journal "Inorganic Biochemistry" entitled "Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?": http://omsj.org/reports/tomljenovic%202011.pdf
See also the article, "Hepatitis B vaccination of male neonates and autism diagnosis, NHIS 1997-2002.", which states, " Findings suggest that U.S. male neonates vaccinated with the hepatitis B vaccine prior to 1999 (from vaccination record) had a threefold higher risk for parental report of autism diagnosis compared to boys not vaccinated as neonates during that same time period. Nonwhite boys bore a greater risk.": http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21058170
See also, "A positive association found between autism prevalence and childhood vaccination uptake across the U.S. population.", the abstract of which states, "Although individuals probably have a genetic predisposition to develop autism, researchers suspect that one or more environmental triggers are also needed. One of those triggers might be the battery of vaccinations that young children receive. Using regression analysis and controlling for family income and ethnicity, the relationship between the proportion of children who received the recommended vaccines by age 2 years and the prevalence of autism (AUT) or speech or language impairment (SLI) in each U.S. state from 2001 and 2007 was determined. A positive and statistically significant relationship was found: The higher the proportion of children receiving recommended vaccinations, the higher was the prevalence of AUT or SLI. A 1% increase in vaccination was associated with an additional 680 children having AUT or SLI.": http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21623535
See also "Serological Association of Measles Virus and Human Herpesvirus-6 with Brain Autoantibodies in Autism". The authors of the study note: "As described here, the overall levels of measles antibody and HHV-6 antibody were not significantly elevated in autistic children but a high proportion (85%) of them had positive measles antibody titers. This was an excellent rate of seroconversion post-MMR immunization since virtually all subjects in the study had their MMR immunizations and none had any history of wild-type measles virus infection.":
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0090122998945883
Other relevant commentary comes from "Phenotypic expression of autoimmune autistic disorder (AAD): a major subset of autism." – from the abstract, we find that "Many autistic children harbored brain myelin basic protein autoantibodies and elevated levels of antibodies to measles virus and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.": http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19758536
See also "Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism.": http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12145534
Thus the association of all of this with Wakefield, and the ensuing attack, is a strawman, as evidence persists in spite of him. much corroborating research has confirmed the sentiment of Andrew Wakefield – some has been given, but the following, of interest, is further corroboration, offering more studies. This is from an "alternative media" website, but the documentation is valid nonetheless: http://www.thelibertybeacon.com/2013/06/21/new-published-study-verifies-andrew-wakefields-research-on-autism-again-mmr-vaccine-causes-autism/
Here is another such post, that touches on some relevant issues in this, that is of interest: http://skepticdenialism.blogspot.com/2011/12/evidence-1.html
For 81 studies linking vaccines and autism, see the following: http://adventuresinautism.blogspot.com/2007/06/no-evidence-of-any-link.html
For more on vaccines, including vaccine failures and vaccines as vectors of disease, the following directory of studies is of relevance: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/anti-therapeutic-action/vaccination-all

It should in closing be noted that Dr. Sherri Tenpenny has shown, using CDC documents, that the decline in diseases was irrelevant to the rate at which vaccines were being introduced, that the diseases declined because of sanitation and other factors. A summary of her text "Saying NO To Vaccines" notes:
"Most people are not aware that they should be asking the question - Should I vaccinate?

Since the first mandatory vaccination law was passed in the U.S. (1903), the belief in vaccination has been promoted by a pro-vaccine government, a pro-vaccine school system and a pro-vaccine western allopathic medicine industry.

The government:
The U.S. government is the largest purchaser of vaccines in the country. In fact, nearly 30 percent of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) annual budget is composed of purchasing vaccines and ensuring vaccination is completed for every child in the country.
Laws have been passed to protect vaccine manufactures from liability while at the same time, state laws require parents to inject their children with up to 100 vaccination antigens prior to entering school. If a vaccine injury – or death – occurs after a vaccine, parents cannot sue the doctor, the drug company or the government; they required to petition the Vaccine Court for damages, which can take years and is often denied.
The schools:
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Each state has school vaccination laws which require children of appropriate age to be vaccinated for several communicable diseases. State vaccination laws mandate that children be vaccinated prior to being allowed to attend public or private schools. Failure to vaccinate children can result in children being denied from attending school, civil fines and criminal penalties against their parents or guardians. What schools don’t tell parents is that in every state, an exemption exists allowing parents to legally refuse vaccines and allowing children to attend school.


The medical industry:

The medical industry advocates vaccines, often demanding that parents vaccinate their children or be dismissed from the medical practice. A sizable portion of a pediatrician’s income is derived from insurance reimbursement for vaccinations. The ever-expanding vaccination schedule that includes increasingly more expensive vaccines has been a source of increased revenues for vaccinating doctors. Unfortunately, many doctors have not read the package insert for the vaccines which they so readily inject into their little patients. They are not aware of the full range of chemicals coming through that needle. As a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother, sister or legal guardian you have the right to know…and to choose. Parents are busy. They don’t have time to spend hundreds of hours researching the medical literature about problems associated with vaccines. Saying No To Vaccines does the work for you.
Fully referenced and indexed, you will refer to this book time and again to find support for your decisions about vaccinating.

Saying No to Vaccines
Dr. Tenpenny provides an in-depth examination of the adverse reactions to vaccines. With incisive reasoning and over 8,000 hours of research, "Saying No To Vaccines" is an eye-opening educational guide which will give parents and adults the information they need to have confidence when they say no to vaccines. Citations taken directly from CDC documents and respected peer-reviewed journals are facts not easily refuted by conventional pro-vaccination dogma.

Over 200 + footnotes. You can look up the actual reference documents for yourself!": https://web.archive.org/web/20120422164403/http://www.sayingnotovaccines.com/

But it’s not just that they are unnecessary. They are quite often deadly. Maurice Hilleman, the developer of Merck’s vaccine program, admitted that the polio vaccine was deliberately contaminated with the viral carcinogen SV40. Here is some reliable peer-reviewed literature on the SV-40 issue: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/disease/simian-virus-40-sv40
Included in that are the articles:
"Some oral poliovirus vaccines were contaminated with infectious SV40 after 1961." - PMID 16288015
"Identification of the oncogenic substance in rhesus monkey kidney cell culture as simian virus 40." - PMID 13889129
– and (this is an important one) “Specific antibodies reacting with simian virus 40 capsid protein mimotopes in serum samples from healthy blood donors.”, the abstract of which has some interesting points. It notes: “Simian virus 40 (SV40), a small DNA tumor virus, was inadvertently administered to human populations with the use of contaminated vaccines. SV40 sequences have mainly been detected in healthy individuals and cancer patients using polymerase chain reaction techniques. However, some studies have failed to reveal the presence of SV40 in human specimens. These conflicting results indicate the need for new research to verify whether SV40 is circulating in humans. Mimotopes from SV40 structural peptides were tested to investigate for specific reactions to human sera antibodies. An indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with synthetic peptides from SV40 viral capsid proteins 1-2-3 (VPs 1-2-3) was set up and employed to test 855 serum samples from healthy blood donors. Data from immunologic assays indicate that serum antibodies against SV40 VP mimotopes are detectable, although with a low titer, in blood donors 18 to 65 years old. The overall prevalence of serum samples that reacted with the 2 SV40 VP peptides was 18%. The strong points for this novel method include the simplicity of its approach and the potential to discriminate between SV40-specific antibody responses and to draw correlations between responses to the 2 independent SV40 peptides. These data suggest that SV40, or a yet undetected closely related polyomavirus, is circulating in human populations, but with lower prevalence than that of the ubiquitous BK and JC human polyomaviruses.”: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/22387152/
Start with PMID
12798456, “Simian virus 40 in human cancers”, which concludes: “These results establish that SV40 is associated significantly with brain tumors, bone cancers, malignant mesothelioma, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Studies are needed to assess current prevalence of SV40 infections.”: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/12798456/

Further research, looking at the footnotes of some of the studies mentioned, will reveal other important items, like “Simian virus 40, poliovaccines and human tumors: a review of recent developments.”, which notes, at the beginning of the abstract, “Recently, wild-type SV40 and/or DNA sequences indistinguishable from SV40 have been detected in specific types of human tumors: ependymoma and choroid plexus tumors, mesothelioma, osteosarcoma and sarcoma. The same tumor types will develop in hamsters after injection with SV40.”: http://www.nature.com/onc/journal/v15/n16/abs/1201375a.html

Also of relevance is PMID 15172980,”Presence of simian virus 40 DNA sequences in human lymphoid and hematopoietic malignancies and their relationship to aberrant promoter methylation of multiple genes.” which states, in the abstract: “The simian polyoma virus SV40 has been detected in specific human tumors including non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, although a causative role for the virus has not been convincingly demonstrated. Aberrant methylation of CpG islands in promoter regions is a frequent method of silencing tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) in cancers and may be induced by oncogenic viruses. We investigated the relationship between the presence of SV40 or EBV DNA sequences and the methylation profiles for 10 TSGs in 90 cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas/leukemias and 56 control tissues. SV40 sequences were present in 33/90 (37%) non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas/leukemias, and EBV was present in 11/42 (26%) of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas. We found a highly significant correlation between the presence of SV40 and methylation of seven genes (P values, 0.006 to <0.0001). In lymphomas, there was no relationship between EBV and methylation. Oncogenic viruses and methylation were rarely present in control tissues. We investigated methylation of the same 10 TSGs in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from a healthy volunteer infected with EBV or EBV and SV40. Promoter methylation of CDH1 and CDH13 were noted in dual SV40- and EBV-infected PBMC, and these two genes were also highly significantly correlated to the presence of SV40 sequences in tumors. SV40 infection also resulted in appearance of the lymphoma/leukemia-specific marker, methylated SHP1. Methylation was completely absent in uninfected and EBV-infected PBMC. Our results demonstrate that the presence of SV40 in hematological malignancies is associated with promoter methylation of TSGs and that in all probability, the virus plays a role in tumor pathogenesis.": http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15172980

The following article notes: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/cdc-disappears’-page-linking-polio-vaccines-cancer-causing-viruses1
"SV-40 has a well-known mechanism of carcinogenicity. This virus suppresses the transcriptional properties of the tumor-suppressing p53 protein in humans [this mechanism of action is verified in the abstract of this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15015494/%5D, a gene product that has been described as "the guardian of the genome" because of its critical role in preventing genome instability and cancer initiation.[1]When p53 is disabled, programmed cell death (apoptosis) and cell cycle arrest is rendered dysfunctional, leading to uncontrolled (immortalized) cell proliferation, and tumor formation. Animal research provides experimental confirmation for the tumor-forming properties of SV40,[2] which lends support to viewing the presence of SV40 in various human tumors as a causal connection and not a merely coincidental correlation.[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9][10] [11] [12]

Also, the CDC's claim that SV40 has not been proven "a cause" is disingenuous, as no cancer can be considered to be a result of a singular cause. SV40 is a well-known cofactor in the pathogenesis of some tumors,[13] [14] and therefore should not be dismissed or minimized to the point of being perceived irrelevant."

Perhaps the most important article is PMID 10472327 – "Cancer risk associated with simian virus 40 contaminated polio vaccine.": http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/10472327/
I will now excerpt from the entire abstract, as it really sums everything up:
"Abstract
BACKGROUND: The presence of SV40 in monkey cell cultures used in the preparation of the polio vaccine from 1955 through 1961 is well documented. Investigations have consistently demonstrated the oncogenic behavior of SV40 in animal models. Early epidemiologic studies were inadequate in demonstrating an increase in cancer incidence associated with contaminated vaccine. Recently, investigators have provided persuasive evidence that SV40 is present in human ependymomas, choroid plexus tumors, bone tumors, and mesotheliomas, however, the etiologic role of the virus in tumorigenesis has not been established.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using data from SEER, we analyzed the incidence of brain tumors, bone tumors, and mesotheliomas from 1973-1993 and the possible relationship of these tumors with the administration of the SV40 contaminated vaccine.
RESULTS: Our analysis indicates increased rates of ependymomas (37%), osteogenic sarcomas (26%), other bone tumors (34%) and mesothelioma (90%) among those in the exposed as compared to the unexposed birth cohort.
CONCLUSIONS: These data suggest that there may be an increased incidence of certain cancers among the 98 million persons exposed to contaminated polio vaccine in the U.S.; further investigations are clearly justified."
See, also (related to the initial post) some interesting relations with autism and SV-40 prevalence in the article "Association of autism with polyomavirus infection in postmortem brains.", which states, "BKV, JCV, and SV40 combined are significantly more frequent among autistic patients compared to controls (67% versus 23%, respectively; P < .05)": http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20345322


The Cancer rate has skyrocketed from these artificially introduced chemical toxins: http://tinyurl.com/6p46gjl

Condemning facts proving the anthropogenic origins of AIDS come from the Tuesday, July 1, 1969 transcript of the hearings of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, 91st Congress, First Session Subcommittee on Department of Defense, Part 5. See also "Polio, hepatitis B and AIDS: an integrative theory on a possible vaccine induced pandemic", the abstract of which reads: "The hypothesis that simian virus 40 (SV40) infected polio vaccines may be linked to the evolution of acquired immunodeficiency disorder (AIDS), and certain cancers, has been advanced. Most recently, investigators discussed the likelihood of gene-reshuffling following SV40 infection as a precursor to acquired immune dysfunction. Findings of recent SV40 infections in four children born after 1982 suggest infections were transmitted vertically along gene lines. Earlier observations proved activation of a retrovirus gene by a hepatitis B virus (HBV) protein. This paper proposes a new integrative theory on the origin of AIDS. It advances the possibility of genetic recombinations with oncogene activation by HBV involving simian viruses that likely infected polio vaccinated blood donors to the initial hepatitis B (HB) vaccine trials conducted on gay men in New York City and Ugandan Blacks in the early to mid-1970s. The socio-economic and even military ramifications associated with this politically challenging thesis are discussed.": http://www.medical-hypotheses.com/article/S0306-9877(00)91171-X/abstract

Much of the approved narrative concerning the origin of AIDS is refuted in the abstract of PMID 15525322, “AIDS as a zoonosis? Confusion over the origin of the virus and the origin of the epidemics.”, which states: “Based on findings demonstrating the simian ancestry of HIV, AIDS has been reported to be a zoonosis. However, this theory has never been proved and must seriously be questioned. Several arguments show that HIV-AIDS is not a zoonosis. (i) If AIDS were a zoonosis, there must be evidence of AIDS being directly acquired from an animal species, as is rabies, a disease that is directly acquired from animals. (ii) Despite long-term and frequent human exposure to SIV-infected monkeys in Africa, only 11 cross-species transmission events are known, and only four of these have resulted in significant human-to-human transmission, generating HIV-1 groups M and O and HIV-2 groups A and B. The closest relatives of SIVcpz (HIV-1 group N) and of SIVsm (HIV-2 groups C-H) are extremely rare, with only six HIV-1 group N-infected patients and only single individuals known to be infected by HIV-2 groups C-H. SIV, while capable of cross-species transmission, is thus poorly adapted for disease and epidemic spread. If AIDS were a zoonosis that is capable of significant human-to-human spread, there would be a plethora of founder subtypes and groups. (iii) Human exposure to SIV is thousands of years old, but AIDS emerged only in the 20th century. If AIDS were a zoonosis that spread into the human population, it would have spread to the West during slave trade. (iv) Experimental transmission of SIVs to different species of monkeys is often well controlled by the new host, showing that the virus and not the disease is transmitted. Therefore, we conclude that cross-species transmission of SIV does not in itself constitute the basis for a zoonosis. Transmission per se is not the major requirement for the generation of the AIDS epidemic. All HIVs do derive from simian species, but AIDS does not qualify as a zoonosis and this explanation cannot in itself account for the origin of AIDS epidemic. It is important to distinguish AIDS from true zoonoses (e.g. rabies) because research is needed to understand the processes by which animal viruses cause sustained human-to-human transmission, epidemics and even pandemics. Much is known about emerging viruses, but almost nothing is known about emerging viral diseases.”: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15525322

Contamination of the Polio vaccine has been linked to AIDS, not by some “crank” or “fringe nut” (more logical fallacies are at play with that choice of words to dismiss somebody), but by the CBC investigative report “Witness”, which looks at the historical controversy surrounding this issue, and, towards some end, still raises some frightening issues (in this case, particular attention is given to the Koprowski vaccine): 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZs1V8mpcoY

 Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I call the doctor?
What are the symptoms caused by the Covid-19 virus, how does it spread, and should you go to see a doctor?

Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam

Sat 28 Mar 2020 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/28/coronavirus-symptoms-what-are-they-and-should-i-call-the-doctor

Coronavirus outbreak
What is Covid-19?

It is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has transferred to humans from animals. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared it a pandemic

What is Covid-19?
I
t is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has transferred to humans from animals. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared it a pandemic.

What are the symptoms this coronavirus causes?
According to the WHO, the most common symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, tiredness and a dry cough. Some patients may also have a runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion and aches and pains or diarrhoea. Some people report losing their sense of taste and/or smell. About 80% of people who get Covid-19 experience a mild case – about as serious as a regular cold – and recover without needing any special treatment.
About one in six people, the WHO says, become seriously ill. The elderly and people with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, or chronic respiratory conditions, are at a greater risk of serious illness from Covid-19.
In the UK, the National health Service (NHS) has identified the specific symptoms to look for as experiencing either:
a high temperature - you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
a new continuous cough - this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

As this is viral pneumonia, antibiotics are of no use. The antiviral drugs we have against flu will not work, and there is currently no vaccine. Recovery depends on the strength of the immune system.

Should I go to the doctor if I have a temperature or a cough?
No. In the UK, the NHS advice is now that anyone with symptoms should stay at home for at least 7 days. If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. This applies to everyone, regardless of whether they have travelled abroad.
In the UK, you should look on the dedicated coronavirus NHS 111 website for information. If you get worse or your symptoms last longer than seven days, you should call NHS 111. People will no longer be tested for the virus unless they are in hospital.
Many countries have imposed travel bans and lockdown conditions in order to try and halt the spread of the virus. You should check with your local authorities for the latest advice on seeking medical assistance.

How many people have been affected?
China’s national health commission confirmed human-to-human transmission in January

Coronavirus updates as at 29th March 2020
Confirmed cases: 664,695
Deaths: 30,846
Recovered: 138,595

Data correct at 05.25 UTC 29 March

As of 28 March, more than 600,000 people have been infected in more than 150 countries, according to the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

There have been over 27,000 deaths globally. Just over 3,000 of those deaths have occurred in mainland China, where the coronavirus was first recorded in the city of Wuhan. Italy has been hardest hit, though, with over 9,000 fatalities, and Spain has seen more than 5,000 deaths. The US now has more confirmed cases than any other country. Many of those who have died had underlying health conditions, which the coronavirus complicated.

More than 130,000 people are recorded as having recovered from the coronavirus.

Why is this worse than normal influenza, and how worried are the experts?

We don’t yet know how dangerous the new coronavirus is, and we won’t know until more data comes in, but estimates of the mortality rate have ranged from well below 1% in the young to over 3% among those who are elderly or have underlying health conditions. Seasonal flu typically has a mortality rate below 1% and is thought to cause about 400,000 deaths each year globally. Sars had a death rate of more than 10%.
Another key unknown is how contagious the coronavirus is. A crucial difference is that unlike flu, there is no vaccine for the new coronavirus, which means it is more difficult for vulnerable members of the population – elderly people or those with existing respiratory or immune problems – to protect themselves. Hand-washing and avoiding other people if you feel unwell are important.

Have there been other coronaviruses?
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers) are both caused by coronaviruses that came from animals. In 2002, Sars spread virtually unchecked to 37 countries, causing global panic, infecting more than 8,000 people and killing more than 750. Mers appears to be less easily passed from human to human, but has greater lethality, killing 35% of about 2,500 people who have been infected.

5.7-magnitude earthquake shakes Salt Lake City and surrounding areas
The quake, the state's largest since 1992, knocked out power to tens of thousands of households and businesses and disrupted some government efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
March 18, 2020, 
By Elisha Fieldstadt

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/5-7-magnitude-earthquake-shakes-salt-lake-city-utah-surrounding-n1162766

Construction workers at a building after an earthquake in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.Rick Bowmer / AP

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook Salt Lake City early Wednesday, knocking out power to tens of thousands of households and businesses, shuttering the area's airport and disrupting some government efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
The quake struck about 4 miles northeast of Magna, Utah, which is 15 miles west of Salt Lake City, just after 7 a.m. local time. Dozens of aftershocks followed, one reaching magnitude 4.5.
The state's Department of Emergency Management said aftershocks were likely to continue throughout the day, and officials urged people to shelter in place. The initial quake, the state's largest since 1992, was felt from Logan to Riverton, which are about 100 miles apart.


People reported feeling the quake from as far away as Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada, The Associated Press reported.
"The strongest shaking seems to have been felt around Salt Lake County. The power has been knocked out in some areas," the department said. Rocky Mountain Power said that about 55,000 customers lost power and that it was working to "restore power as soon as possible."

Coronavirus testing came to a stop Wednesday, and the state's coronavirus hotline was not operational following the quake, Health Department spokeswoman Jenny Johnson told NBC News. Some of the personnel working the 24/7 hotline during the quake were "not in a good head space," and all of them were sent home, she said.

Coronavirus update posts on the Health Department's website would also likely be delayed, Johnson said.
The Salt Lake City School District, which serves more than 23,000 students, said Wednesday morning that because of the earthquake it could not provide meals, food boxes and computers it has been supplying to families while schools are shuttered by the coronavirus outbreak. "We hope to be able to resume these programs tomorrow," the district tweeted.
Gov. Gary Herbert asked residents to stay away from downtown Salt Lake City to allow crews to assess the area. "Unless you work in public safety or are an essential employee, remain at home or telework," he said.
State emergency management spokesman Joe Dougherty told The AP that authorities did not expect extensive damage. "We're hearing of lights falling down, bookcases falling down. We've heard of water lines breaking inside of buildings," Dougherty said.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' iconic temple in downtown Salt Lake City, which was undergoing construction for a seismic upgrade, suffered minor damage, said Daniel Woodruff, a spokesman for the church.
"The trumpet on the Angel Moroni statue fell off, and there is minor displacement of some of the temple's smaller spire stones," Woodruff said, adding that crews working there were sent home. "This event emphasizes why this project is so necessary to preserve this historic building and create a safer environment for all our patrons and visitors."
Salt Lake City International Airport shut down. "The FAA tower, terminals and concourses have been evacuated," said a tweet from the airport. "The road to the airport has been opened, so that passengers can be picked-up."
All trains on the Salt Lake Valley's light rail system, TRAX, also came to a halt and pulled into the nearest stations, according to the state's transit authority. The rail system, FrontRunner, was operating at restricted speeds while crews inspected the line for damage.
The state Transportation Department said crews were checking roads for damage. "So far there doesn't appear to be any, but we're checking everything out, specifically our bridges," the agency said in a tweet.
Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall pointed out that the quake's timing was especially bad in light of disruptions already caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
"I know the last thing we need right now is an earthquake, but here we are," she wrote in a tweet. "The City is assessing the situation now and I'll circle back with an update when I have it. Be safe."
SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall✔@slcmayor
Salt Lake City, we will get through this. We are still assessing the situation throughout the city but the best thing you can do is shelter in place and prepare for potential aftershocks. Our public safety team is responding. I will keep you updated. #utpol #slc

Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept
Nov 19, 2019
The Institute of World Politics

About the Book: The media often suggest that Russia poses the greatest threat to America’s national security, but the real danger lies farther east. While those in power have been distracted and disorderly, China has waged a six-front war on America’s economy, military, diplomacy, technology, education, and infrastructure–and they’re winning. It’s almost too late to undo the shocking, though nearly invisible, victories of the Chinese. In Stealth War, retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Spalding reveals China’s motives and secret attacks on the West. Chronicling how our leaders have failed to protect us over recent decades, he provides shocking evidence of some of China’s most brilliant ploys, including:
• Placing Confucius Institutes in universities across the United States that serve to monitor and control Chinese students on campus and spread communist narratives to unsuspecting American students.
• Offering enormous sums to American experts who create investment funds that funnel technology to China. • Signing a thirty-year agreement with the U.S. that allows China to share peaceful nuclear technology, ensuring that they have access to American nuclear know-how. Spalding’s concern isn’t merely that America could lose its position on the world stage. More urgently, the Chinese Communist Party has a fundamental loathing of the legal protections America grants its people and seeks to create a world without those rights. Despite all the damage done so far, Spalding shows how it’s still possible for the U.S. and the rest of the free world to combat–and win–China’s stealth war. About the Author: Robert Spalding retired from the U.S. Air Force as a brigadier general after more than twenty-six years of service.
He completed his career as the senior director for strategic planning to the president at the National Security Council, and was the chief architect for the National Security Strategy. He is a former China strategist for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, as well as a senior defense official and defense attaché to China. He earned his doctorate in economics and mathematics from the University of Missouri and is fluent in Mandarin.

Category: Education

Stealth War: How China Took Over While America's Elite Slept Hardcover – October 1, 2019
by Robert Spalding  (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/Stealth-War-China-While-Americas/dp/0593084349
China expert Robert Spalding reveals the shocking success China has had infiltrating American institutions and compromising our national security.
The media often suggest that Russia poses the greatest threat to America's national security, but the real danger lies farther east. While those in power have been distracted and disorderly, China has waged a six-front war on America's economy, military, diplomacy, technology, education, and infrastructure--and they're winning. It's almost too late to undo the shocking, though nearly invisible, victories of the Chinese.
In Stealth War, retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Spalding reveals China's motives and secret attacks on the West. Chronicling how our leaders have failed to protect us over recent decades, he provides shocking evidence of some of China's most brilliant ploys, including:
 Placing Confucius Institutes in universities across the United States that serve to monitor and control Chinese students on campus and spread communist narratives to unsuspecting American students.
 Offering enormous sums to American experts who create investment funds that funnel technology to China.
 Signing a thirty-year agreement with the US that allows China to share peaceful nuclear technology, ensuring that they have access to American nuclear know-how.
Spalding's concern isn't merely that America could lose its position on the world stage. More urgently, the Chinese Communist Party has a fundamental loathing of the legal protections America grants its people and seeks to create a world without those rights.
Despite all the damage done so far, Spalding shows how it's still possible for the U.S. and the rest of the free world to combat--and win--China's stealth war.

Insolvency lawyer warns of ‘disaster’ if firms reject Covid-19 wage subsidies
Arthur Cox partner says fears over trading while insolvent are ‘without foundation’

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/insolvency-lawyer-warns-of-disaster-if-firms-reject-covid-19-wage-subsidies-1.4215171?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fbusiness%2Feconomy%2Finsolvency-lawyer-warns-of-disaster-if-firms-reject-covid-19-wage-subsidies-1.4215171

Women wearing face masks on an almost deserted Henry Street in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
The head of insolvency at one of Ireland’s top corporate law firms has warned that recent criticisms of the State’s scheme to pay 70 per cent of workers’ wages through the sCovid-19 crisis are “without foundation” and risk “social disaster”.
Willie Day, head of the restructuring and insolvency practice in Arthur Cox, says anyone who advises SMEs not to sign up to the wage subsidy scheme and lay off staff instead will carry a “heavy responsibility”.

Coronavirus: Russia sees no epidemic but starts shutdown
By Sarah Rainsford- 
BBC News, Moscow- 28 March 2020
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-5206138

Coronavirus pandemic

Parks are closing across the country but many Russians are not sure what all  the fuss is about
barista is selling fresh coffee from a window but Moscow's economy is already being hit
Russia is beginning what Vladimir Putin called a "non-working week", to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The government is urging people to stay at home, though mixed messaging has left many Russians confused.
Officials now hint the new restrictions could be extended beyond 5 April, depending on the health situation.
The number of Russians infected with Covid-19 passed 1,000 on Friday, with most cases detected in Moscow.
Based on that figure, the Kremlin spokesman has stressed that there is "de facto no epidemic" here, comparing Russia's position favourably with the crisis in Europe.
And whilst state TV's rolling news channel has changed its name to We're Staying Home - broadcasting from presenters' living rooms - many people are struggling to adjust after its previous insistence that Covid-19 was a "foreign threat".
So when Mr Putin announced a paid week off work for all, there was a rush to book holidays.

'Not a holiday'

The governor of Krasnodar region, which includes the Black Sea resort of Sochi, had to order the closure of all shopping centres, parks and restaurants - and limit flights - after hotel reservations sky-rocketed.
"This is not a week of extra leave or holiday," explained Benjamin Kondratiev on Instagram, clarifying the president's speech. He added his own call for "self-discipline" to get through what he called the "bad period" of coronavirus.
Many Muscovites have already headed out of town to their dachas, or summer houses.
In Moscow, there has been a noticeable increase in people in facemasks on the streets since Mr Putin's national address.
Supermarket staff have begun wearing them and there are bottles of hand sanitiser in coffee shops.
Virus delays Russia vote on Putin staying in power
Russian clerics raise eyebrows over coronavirus
Food shops will remain open, as well as other essential services, but from this weekend cafes and restaurants can offer takeaway only.
At one popular coffee chain, a barista who's now selling drinks through a window said coronavirus was the only topic of conversation these days, and that people were worried.
'The weather's great'
Still, some Muscovites can't understand what the fuss is about.
"There's deaths from cancer and other diseases all the time and people still go to work, take the metro or go to the park," Dmitry shrugged, the day before the bicycle-hire shop he works at was closed.
"I'll definitely be going out on the streets this week," he said. "The weather's great!"
A Latvian man passing with a pushchair was less positive.
"I think these measures are late," Krist said, on a break from remote-working. "Look at Italy and Spain. People were out and about there, too, and now things are scary."
Gorky Park, nearby, has already been locked shut for two days.
"We did as we were told," a security guard said through the fence. "I'm not sure how long it will go on for."
The Kremlin says the new restrictions are for a week, "for now", although in Moscow people over 65 have already been told to stay inside until mid-April.
The mayor cancelled their free transport passes, just in case any were tempted to test the new rules.
Coronavirus Information
A SIMPLE GUIDE: What are the symptoms?

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51048366
Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?
By James GallagherHealth and science correspondent
25 March 2020

Coronavirus pandemic
Coronavirus has spread to 176 countries or territories, including the UK, and claimed more than 24,000 lives.
So, what is the disease, how does it spread and when are people most infectious?


How do I protect myself?
The best thing is regular and thorough hand washing, preferably with soap and water.
Coronavirus spreads when an infected person coughs small droplets - packed with the virus - into the air. These can be breathed in, or cause an infection if you touch a surface they have landed on, then your eyes, nose or mouth.
So, coughing and sneezing into tissues, not touching your face with unwashed hands, and avoiding close contact with infected people are important for limiting the spread.
Face masks do not provide effective protection, according to medical experts.
What are the coronavirus symptoms?
Coronavirus infects the lungs. The symptoms start with a fever followed by a dry cough, which can lead to breathing problems.
This is a new, continuous cough and means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or having three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
It takes five days on average to start showing the symptoms, scientists have said, but some people will get symptoms much later than this. In fact the World Health Organization (WHO) says the incubation period lasts up to 14 days.
Ear, nose and throat specialists in the UK have also noticed rising reports of anosmia - the term for loss of smell.
And increasing numbers of people on social media have been reporting a lost sense of smell and taste. Some have tested positive for coronavirus.
However, the evidence so far is only anecdotal and viruses behind the common cold often lead to lost senses of smell and/or taste.

Coronavirus: Key symptoms
High temperature
Cough
Breathing difficulties
Source NHS

What should I do to prevent catching and spreading the virus?
1. Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use a sanitiser gel
2. Catch coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues
3. Throw away used tissues
4. If you don’t have a tissue use your sleeve
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
6. Avoid close contact with people who are unwell
Source: NHS

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EASY STEPS: What can I do?

CONTAINMENT: What it means to self-isolate
UK LATEST: What's the UK's plan and what could happen next?

How deadly is coronavirus?
The proportion dying from the disease appears low (between 1% and 2%) - but the figures are unreliable.
Coronavirus death rate: What are the chances of dying?
Thousands are being treated but may go on to die - so the death rate could be higher. But it may also be lower if lots of mild cases are unreported.
A World Health Organization examination of data from 56,000 patients suggests:
6% become critically ill - lung failure, septic shock, organ failure and risk of death
14% develop severe symptoms - difficulty breathing and shortness of breath
80% develop mild symptoms - fever and cough and some may have pneumonia
Older people, and those with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure), are more likely to become severely ill. The data from China also suggests that men are at slightly higher risk of dying from the virus than women.
Treatment relies on keeping the patient's body going, including breathing support, until their immune system can fight off the virus. Work to develop a vaccine is under way.
How close are we to a vaccine or drug?
A visual guide to the outbreak
Coronavirus: Your questions answered
What should I do if I think I have coronavirus?

Patients with mild symptoms - such as a new continuous cough or a high temperature above 37.8C should self-isolate at home for at least seven days, according to the latest advice issued by Public Health England.
People are being advised not to ring NHS 111 to report their symptoms unless they are worried. They should also not go to their GP, or A&E.
Details for Scotland are to check NHS inform, then ring your GP in office hours, or 111 out-of-hours. In Wales call NHS 111, and in Northern Ireland, call your GP.
If you have come into contact with somebody who may be infected, you may be told to self-isolate. Advice for people who have travelled back to the UK from affected areas and who may need to self-isolate, has been issued.
Other countries have introduced their own measures. For example, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises people showing symptoms to call their healthcare provider, and those who are mildly ill to self-isolate.

The World Health Organization has also issued advice for the public.
How do I take my temperature

Anyone with high temperature of 37.8C+ is advised to self-isolate. The NHS recommends these methods to take your temperature:
Armpit:
Place thermometer tip in cente of armpit
Tuck your arm against your body for a minute
Remove and check temperature
Mouth
Place termometer tip under your tongue
Lease it is place for about one minute
Remove and check temperature
Ear:
Gently tug on ear to straighten ear canal
Insert digital ear thermometer into ear canal
Squeeze and hold button for one second
Remove and check temperature
Please note that the temperature reading may not be accurate if the thermometer is not correctly placed in the ear
Who gets tested and how does it work?

In its latest advice, Public Health England (PHE) has said those who are self-isolating with mild symptoms will not be tested.
However, all hospital patients with flu-like symptoms will be tested.
If you need testing in the UK results may be available on the same day, but you may be asked to stay at home and self-isolate. while you wait.

Government information on diagnosis
How fast is it spreading?
Tens of thousands of new cases are being reported worldwide each day. However, it is thought health agencies may be unaware of many cases.
After starting in China, coronavirus is now spreading fast in many other countries.
It took 67 days from the first reported case to reach the first 100,000 cases, 11 days for the second 100,000 cases and just four days for the third 100,000 cases.

Click here to watch the film Vaccination. . The. Hidden. Truth.( 1998)
Topics: vaccine, vaccination, immunity, Scheibner, big pharma, illuminati, evomind

https://archive.org/details/Vaccination..The.Hidden.Truth.1998
A shocking but extremely informative video documentary "Vaccination - The Hidden Truth" (1998) where 15 people, including Dr. Viera Scheibner (a PhD researcher), five medical doctors, other researchers, and parents' experiences, reveal what is really going on in relation to illness and vaccines. 

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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HEROES OF THE NHS
Coronavirus: behind the plastic, sweat and tears pour down
Hospital staff are battling soul-destroying trauma with no end to the pandemic in sight
Rosamund Urwin
Sunday March 29 2020, 12.01am GMT, The Sunday Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/coronavirus-behind-the-plastic-sweat-and-tears-pour-down-22sfhr6q9

Mick Dowling estimates that he loses a litre of water during every 12-hour shift treating patients with the coronavirus. The heat created by personal protective equipment (PPE) — suit, mask, gloves and visor — is so intense, he says, that the “sweat pours out of you”.
“Everything is made of plastic,” said Dowling, 49, the head of nursing for critical care at King’s College Hospital in south London. “Our female nurses have mascara running down their faces — though that can be a mixture of sweat and tears, because psychologically it is very traumatic too.”
Intensive care nurses struggle to maintain a personal relationship with patients, he said. “PPE makes what we are doing feel soulless — that is part of the psychological trauma that…….

China’s Silent Takeover While America's Elite Slept
Valuetainment
Former Brigadier General Robert Spalding full interview with Patrick Bet-David. Read Stealth War https://amzn.to/34ypyuo China’s Silent Takeover While Americas Elite Slept. Share your thoughts with Patrick Bet-David by texting 310.340.1132 or send a tweet to https://www.twitter.com/patrickbetdavid About Robert Spalding: Brig. Gen. Robert S. Spalding III assumed the duties of Special Assistant to the U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff in February 2018.

Claimed Numbers of Coronavirus cases in Russia 28th March, 2020

CORONAVIRUS
Coronavirus crisis hits pregnant women as clinics shut
Gabriel Pogrund, Andrew Gregory and Caroline Wheeler
Sunday March 29 2020, 12.01am GMT, The Sunday Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/coronavirus-crisis-hits-pregnant-women-as-clinics-shut-9sbhxg78g

Many midwives reported that routine face-to-face antenatal and postnatal appointments had ended
SUZANNE KREITER
Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women face a crisis as maternity and abortion services shut their doors because of the coronavirus outbreak.
One MP this weekend warned that pregnant women were being treated like “second-class citizens” with the closure of NHS services and a lack of government guidance for those in need of urgent care.
The NHS faces a severe shortage of midwives with the number of unstaffed positions doubling to one in five since the virus arrived in Britain. A fifth (22%) of senior midwives said their local maternity units had shut indefinitely because of staff self-isolating or being deployed elsewhere.
In several hospitals, pregnant women have been told they are not allowed to have their partner or family present for support 

Al Gore hammers Trump's coronavirus lies: 'You can’t gaslight a virus'
ED MAZZA - Mar 31st 2020
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/03/31/al-gore-hammers-trumps-coronavirus-lies-you-cant-gaslight-a-virus/23966446/

Former Vice President Al Gore said he feels bad for supporters of President Donald Trump who’ve believed the misinformation coming from the White House over the COVID-19 coronavirus. 

Those who follow him, I’m afraid many of them have been misled,” Gore said to CNN’s Don Lemon, noting Trump has claimed the virus would “disappear” and slammed criticism of his response as a “hoax” by Democrats and the media.
“I feel badly for those who believe that stuff and have not been protecting themselves,” he said. “And we still have states that have not adopted the kind of policies that Dr. [Anthony] Fauci and the real experts have advised partly because they’ve made it kind of a political partisan kind of issue.” 
But Gore said he’d rather move forward ― and saw encouraging signs from the president in that regard.
“I think the president to his credit has been moving away from that,” Gore offered. “I think he’s learned that you can’t gaslight a virus. You’ve really got to pay attention to what the scientific facts are.”
He said he didn’t want to trade “potshots” with Trump but would rather see him continue to make the changes he’s made since dismissing the virus.
See Gore’s full conversation with Lemon below:
CNN Tonight✔@CNNTonight

"We need leadership that doesn't have governors competing with each other to buy the ventilators and masks," says former Vice President Al Gore about the need for a "nationwide policy" to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

https://cnn.it/39tP2dR

2010 Rockefeller Foundation Paper and The New NormalPublished 32 mins ago on March 31, 2020
By Makia Freeman
 March 31, 2020  

HTTPS://THEFREEDOMARTICLES.COM/2010-ROCKEFELLER-FOUNDATION-PAPER-PLAN-EXPLOIT-PANDEMIC/?OWA_MEDIUM=FEED&OWA_SID=  
AT A GLANCE...
THE STORY:
A 2010 Rockefeller Foundation paper analyzed a scenario where governments responded with authoritarianism in reaction to a worldwide flu pandemic.


THE IMPLICATIONS:
This is more proof this exact coronavirus crisis was a pre-planned scenario. We are deep into it. What will the conclusion be? Will people allow themselves to be programmed into accepting this kind of tyranny as the new normal?

A Rockefeller Foundation paper,
would it surprise you to know, predicted and planned for the exact type of pandemic scenario in which we find ourselves right now with the COVID-19 coronavirus. Unlike Bill Gates’ Event 201 which was 2 months before the official outbreak, this Rockefeller Foundation paper was published 10 years ago in 2010. Entitled Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development, the paper outlines a scenario where a pandemic has hit, and the governments of the world use it to expand their authority and increase their grip on power. Although the authors of the paper try to claim they are just imagining not predicting the future, given the immense role of the Rockefeller family bloodline and Rockefeller Foundation in pushing the New World Order (NWO) Global Government, this is a ruse to cover their active planning for crisis scenarios that they know will happen. It is also a fine example of predictive programming.

Predictive Programming: Lock Step
One of the scenarios of the paper is called “Lock Step”, a phrase with negative overtones and suggestive of soldiers, the military and, for some, fascism. Just as Bill Gates was adamant that his Event 201 was just a “simulation” and not a “prediction”, so too does this Rockefeller Foundation paper claim that its scenarios are not predictions:
“Importantly, scenarios are not predictions. Rather, they are thoughtful hypotheses that allow us to imagine, and then to rehearse, different strategies for how to be more prepared for the future—or more ambitiously, how to help shape better futures ourselves … scenarios are a medium through which great change can be not just envisioned but also actualized.“

However, their intention is clear: to use the opportunity of the scenario or crisis to shape a “better future” or transform the world into their likeness – a New World Order global totalitarian dictatorship. The Lock Step scenario is described as “a world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian leadership, with limited innovation and growing citizen pushback” and is based on a pandemic of a virus (an influenza strain) which infects nearly 20% of the world population and kills 8 million people in 7 months. The following points are quotes taken directly from the paper, with my comment in parentheses at the end of each. Look at what happened in this ‘fictional’ scenario:
– 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. (Happening now)
– 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. (Happening now – note the obvious criticism of the USG as too lenient for not controlling its citizens more)
– 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 post-pandemic recovery. (Already happened – note the obvious praise for Chinese authoritarianism)
– 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. (Already happened – note the prediction and foreshadowing of body-temperature checks)
– In developed countries, this heightened oversight took many forms: biometric IDs for all citizens, for example … (About to be activated with mandatory vaccination – see Bill Gates ID2020)

The Lock Step scenario then discusses what technological trends and applications we might see. Here are its predictions:
– 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.” (Happening now)

– 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. (Not yet happened)
– 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. (Not yet happened)
– Tele-presence technologies respond to the demand for less expensive, lower-bandwidth, sophisticated communications systems for populations whose travel is restricted. (Happening now)
– 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. (Already happened – before the COVID-19 crisis, North Korea, Iran, Cuba and Russia developed their own national intranets).

As Rockefeller Foundation Paper shows, Nothing in the Political World Happens by Chance
To paraphrase Franklin Roosevelt, if something happens in the world of politics or geopolitics, you can bet it was planned that way. This Rockefeller Foundation paper reminds me of other key conspiracy accounts and documents which have also somehow magically (on the surface) “predicted” the future. In actuality, they are blueprints written by key insiders who already know the game plan and the agenda, and have the power to make it happen.

National Institute of Aging NIH
Covid-19: Adjusting to the "new normal"
27th March 2020
Will Remote Work become the new normal?
This is the New Normal
No one knows how long Oregon's shutdown will go on.
Programming Buzzwords and Buzzphrases: The New Normal


Alongside predictive programming, we are also bombarded every day with buzzwords and buzzphrases. Some of the ones to come out of this coronavirus crisis have been flatten the curve, social distancing, self isolation (basically ways people virtue signal how law-abiding and obedient they are) and the new normal. This last one is particularly insidious because it is psychologically preparing us for an ugly reality – that the NWO manipulators have deliberately engineered and exploited this crisis precisely because they want an excuse to transform the entire world into one of 2 classes: rulers and slaves. They aren’t about to let the mass population go back to what was … the whole point has been to shake things up so they can plunge the world into more permanent tyranny. Ordo ab chao.

Thus, all the MSM newspaper editorials and TV anchors repeating the new normal are trying to soften you up, to make you acquiesce to what they want. They are trying to break you down. They want you to yield to the New World Order, to submit to more regulation and control. Look how blatant the programming is – as The Atlantic says: get used to it because this lockdown won’t be the last (read: submit, obey and comply).

The Atlantic
Global
Get Used to It: This Lockdown Won't Be the Last
New retrictions in Hong Kong show that a single round of constraints won't be enough to b 
Timothy McLaughlan March 28th, 2020


Final Thoughts: Rockefeller Foundation Paper and The New Normal

The Rockefeller Foundation paper is yet another example of a long line of ‘coincidences’ surrounding this fake pandemic, which by now can easily be seen as another manufactured crisis (and unprecedented worldwide psy op) to create a NWO totalitarian One World Government. With estimates that 1/4 to 1/3 of the entire planet’s population is on lockdown, the NWO controllers are eager to coercively condition people to accept this reality as the new normal and the new way of life. To what extent they succeed remains up to how much people can spread this message, think for themselves, reject fear and stand up for freedom. Please share far and wide.

*****

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:
http://www.nommeraadio.ee/meedia/pdf/RRS/Rockefeller%20Foundation.pdf
https://thefreedomarticles.com/5-nwo-agendas-accompanying-coronavirus-epidemic/
https://thefreedomarticles.com/3-most-chilling-conspiracy-documents-accounts/
https://thefreedomarticles.com/insider-exposes-covid-19-coronavirus-scam/
https://thefreedomarticles.com/creating-exploiting-coronavirus-crisis-problem-reaction-solution/
https://thefreedomarticles.com/emergency-powers-worldwide-gov-power-grabs-scripted-agenda/


Makia Freeman

  Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles, a long-time truth researcher and a promoter of freedom. He provides insightful, non-partisan, unique and cutting-edge analysis on who's running the world, how they're doing it and what the deeper agenda is – as well as solutions for restoring peace and freedom to the world. He writes articles exposing propaganda and the numerous aspects of the worldwide conspiracy, in addition to geopolitics, sovereignty, health and higher consciousness. His articles are regularly syndicated and featured on sites such as David Icke, Wake Up World, Activist Post, Waking Times, Global Research, The Sleuth Journal and many more.  

COVID-19: Martial Law, Digital Currency and World GovernmentPublished 4 days ago on March 27, 2020
By Kurt Nimmo
March 27, 2020

https://thefreedomarticles.com/2010-rockefeller-foundation-paper-plan-exploit-pandemic/?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.


http://www.intrepidreport.com/archives/2271 

How the FED engineered the Great DepressionBy Jerry Mazza
Posted on June 24, 2011by Jerry Mazza


Fresh from writing Wall Street and the Fed’s stranglehold on America, based on A Study of the Federal Reserve and Its Secrets by the legendary Eustace Clarence Mullins, I thought it would be of great value to follow the money (in this case the gold) in the FED’s 1925 scheme to take down the stock market to cast the U.S. into the havoc of the Great Depression. This is all the more to increase the value of Mullins’ book and readers’ awareness of this nefarious act and organization.
Beginning on page 95 of Mullins’ tract, he speaks of the Federal Reserve System’s international gold dealings and its active help for the “League of Nations to force the nations of Europe and South America back on the gold standard for the benefit of international gold merchants like Eugene Meyer, Jr. and Albert Straus.” This effort was also aided by a classic incident, the sterling credit of 1925.
In an article for the English periodical, The Spectator of January 1925, J.F. Darling wrote that “Obviously it is of the first importance to the United States to induce England to resume the gold standard as early as possible. An American controlled Gold Standard, which must inevitably result in the United States becoming the world’s supreme financial power, makes England a tributary and satellite, and New York the world’s financial centre.”
Darling didn’t point out that the American people had as little to do with this as the British people and that resuming the gold standard in Britain would profit only the small cadre of international gold merchants who own the world’s gold. Banker’s Magazine happily wrote in July, 1925 that “The outstanding event of the past half year in the banking world was the restoration of the gold standard.”

The Governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, George Seay, testified before the House Banking and Currency committee that “A verbal understanding was confirmed by correspondence extending Great Britain a two hundred million dollar gold loan or credit. All negotiations were conducted between Benjamin Strong, Governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Mr. Montague Norman, Governor of the Bank of England.” But beneath the surface of this beneficence was a larger, more lethal purpose that the gold buys conferred.
The plan was to get England back on the gold standard and the loan was met by Federal Reserve funds in bills of exchange and foreign securities. The idea aimed to include a lot of gold, but not more than $200 million worth on credit at any one time to England over the next two years. It was obvious to some that international bankers Benjamin Strong and Montague Norman’s scheme was not to advance U.S. business and industry, but to further build up Britain’s pile of gold. In fact, a hundred million dollar loan from J.P. Morgan was thrown in to richen the pot.

Winston Churchill, then British Chancellor of the Exchequer, later complained that the cost of the loan to the Brits from Morgan was $1,125,000 the first year, representing the profit of the J.P. Morgan Company. The London Economist wrote, “Almost immediately after World War I a close ‘cooperation’ was established between the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve authorities, and more especially with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (italics mine).” This romance was due to the purported “cordial relations” between Mr. Norman of the Bank of England and Mr. Strong, the New York Federal Reserve Bank, purportedly a desire “to help the Bank of England,” with “close cooperation in the fixing of discount rates between London and New York.” In that half-truth was a larger, more devastating reality.

Cut to the Senate Hearings on the Federal Reserve System in 1931. One of the authors and First Secretary of the Federal Reserve Board, H. Parker Willis, asked Governor George Harrison, Strong’s successor as Governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York: “What is the relationship between the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the money committee of the Stock Exchange?” Of course, “There is no relationship,” Harrison replied. “No assistance or cooperation in fixing the rate in any way?” asked Willis.

“No,” replied Harrison, “although on various occasions they advise us of the state of the money situation and what they think the rate ought to be.” This was a direct contradiction of the previous statement. The Federal Reserve Board of New York, which set the discount rate of the Reserve Banks, actually maintained a cozy liaison with the money committee of the Stock Exchange.

The House Stabilizations Hearings of 1928 “proved conclusively” that governors of the Federal Reserve System had been holding meetings with the heads of the big European central banks. Some congressmen knew something big was being planned, but how big, how shaking in effect would it be, they had no idea. Even if they had a clue that the plot would culminate in the Great Depression, it was Mullins’ belief that there would have been nothing by then they could have done to halt it. The proverbial die had been cast. The international bankers who maneuvered gold, in fact, could come down on any country. And the U.S. to them was as helpless as any.

In House hearings that followed, one Mr. Beedy pointed out that there were “violent fluctuations under Money Rates in New York.” As rates of money rise and fall in big cities, loans made on investments take advantage from them, this time a violent change. Yet industry didn’t make much of them, and showed no great rises or declines.

Yet Governor Adolph Milles commented, “This was more or less in the interests of the international situation. They sold gold credits in New York for sterling balances in London. The fact was the Federal Reserve could attract gold to make money rates higher, to the point where monetary concerns of Europe can be altered. Thus in the summer of 1927, the Federal Reserve Board set out on a policy of open-market purchases, followed by reduction in the discount rate at the Reserve Banks.

When Chairman MacFadden asked why the Federal Reserve Bank was doing this, that is trying to change rates, it turned out that the three largest central banks in Europe had representatives in the U.S., Governor of the Bank of England, Mr. Norman; President of the German Reichsbank, Mr. Schacht; and Professor Rist, Deputy governor for the Bank of France. They were involved in talks for several days. The appearance of a social affair was given, but in fact, it was a formal meeting of the board and that these banksters were “interested” in the way that the gold standard was working. Therefore, seeing an easy money market in New York and lowers rates, which kept gold from moving from Europe to this country, it would be very much, perhaps too much, to the interest of the ‘international money situation’ that existed, and thus in bankers’ deep interest.

Although no formal conclusion was reported, something was going on that came out at an Open-Market Policy Committee of the Federal Reserve System to effect some $8 million worth of securities purchased in August consistent with this plan, which included the bankers from abroad. In fact, it was a whole change of policy for our entire financial system which resulted in this situation that the U.S. had never before been confronted with financially, and which subsequently caused the stock market speculation boom of 1927–29. Even if it had been noticed, despite its importance, it made no matter of record at the time in Washington, D.C.

But the Federal Reserve System should have been used to stabilize the purchasing power of the American dollar rather than be influenced by the financial interests of Europe. Tragically, we would see, the visit of these foreign bankers resulted in money becoming cheaper in New York. During the meetings, members of State, Treasury, and the Federal Reserve System were there, and a member of the Foreign Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. This important conference didn’t just happen. The prominent members of the banks from Germany, France and England were here at the suggestion of the Federal Reserve Board, to get them to lower the board’s discount rate. To make the purchases in the open market, they got the gold.

But it turned out it was the League of Nations that had actually called them all together. The League of Nations had been formed supposedly as a kind of United Nations in the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. But, like the UN, its duties often became much more than making peace.

Thus, it was one of those backstairs, backdoor meetings, which aimed in a way at the destruction of the Federal Reserve Board itself. When you desire to stabilize the value of gold, you have to cooperate with other countries, and mostly with their central banks. The secret meetings between the Federal Reserve Board Governors and heads of the European central banks were not held to stabilize anything, but rather to talk about the best way of getting the gold held in the United States by the Federal Reserve System back to Europe—and also to get the nations of that continent back on the gold standard.

Mullins writes, “The League of Nations had not yet succeeded in doing that because the U.S. Senate had refused to let Woodrow Wilson betray us to an international monetary authority. It took the Second World War and FDR to do that.”

In fact, Europe needed the gold which we had, and the Federal Reserve System stealthily gave it to them, $500 million worth. The passage of that gold out of the U.S. caused the deflation of the stock boom and the collapse of business prosperity in the 1920s, resulting in the Great Depression. Mullins comments that it was the worst calamity which has ever befallen this nation.

It is completely logical to say that the American people suffered that depression as a consequence and a punishment for not wishing to join the League of Nations. The bankers understood what would happen when and if that 500 million worth of gold was shipped to Europe. Mullins writes, “They wanted the Depression because it put the business and finance of the United States completely in their hands.”

The Federal Reserve System did not want stabilization and the American businessman did not want it. They wanted those gyrations in prices, not only in securities but commodities and trade generally, as you see now. Those in control, making their profits now as then, make it from that very instability. If not in a legitimate way, there is always a way to produce it by general upheavals such as have characterized society in the past as today.

“Revolutions have been promoted by dissatisfaction with existing conditions,” writes Mullins, “the control being in the hands of the few, and the many paying the bills.” The rest is history albeit buried under the dust and suffering generations of time. In fact, it takes on particular relevance in light of the “Egyptian Spring” and other revolutions occurring currently in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, many affected by the United Nations, the FED, Wall Street, with CIA/USA funding and operatives.

I would advise our present-day Federal Reserve Board to take heed that the United States never be manipulated into a disaster of Depression magnitude again. Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs, or one day its true owners, the people and taxpayers of America, that sleeping giant may just take your heads in exchange.

For further, comprehensive reading on the Federal Reserve System, I highly recommend The Federal Reserve is a PRIVATELY OWNED Corporation, by Thomas D. Shauf. It is a cornucopia of valuable, eye-opening information. Every American concerned with our present economic condition should read this 45-page essay.

Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer, life-long resident of New York City. An EBook version of his book of poems “State Of Shock,” on 9/11 and its after effects is now available at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. He has also written hundreds of articles on politics and government as Associate Editor of Intrepid Report (formerly Online Journal).

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​According to the International Bank Note Society, Emperor Chen Tsung (998-1022) awarded rights to issue universal bills of exchange to 16 merchants during his reign. During this time, several of these merchants failed to redeem notes on presentation and the credibility of the money was undermined. Consequently, the public refused to accept it.

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The government faces fresh pressure over its repeated promises to “ramp up” coronavirus testing as it emerged that its latest drive to help NHS workers will initially involve only 800 frontline staff.
Michael Gove, minister for the Cabinet Office, announced the plan on Friday to prioritise antigen testing for health workers, which would allow healthy staff who have been in contact with an infected person to return to work. But health officials said yesterday that it could be several weeks before testing can begin. The NHS has more than 1m staff.
The disclosure comes amid scrutiny of five coronavirus policy pledges made by Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock, the health secretary, to improve the availability of antigen and antibody tests, protective equipment for staff, ventilators ….

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In English for the first time, a guide to the true secret structure of the Illuminati and their invisible network
Author Leo Lyon Zagami uses the Illuminati’s internal documents and reveals confidential and top-secret events. His book contends that the presence of numerous Illuminati brotherhoods and secret societies—just as those inside the most prestigious U.S. universities such as Yale or Harvard—have always been guides to the occult. From the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO)’s infiltration of Freemasonry to the real Priory of Sion, this book exposes the hidden structure of the New World Order and the occult practices of the various groups involved with it, including their connections to the intelligence community and the infamous Ur-Lodges.

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has signalled that additional restrictions could be applied to people travelling into Ireland from abroad amid concern about a potential new wave of coronavirus cases.
Speaking at Government Buildings on Monday, Mr Varadkar said that the Government has no plans to close the borders but the National Public Health Emergency Team is considering further restrictions on inward bound travelers.
“We’re not going to close our borders. We need to enable our citizens to come home. They might be family or friends, they might also be healthcare workers who volunteer to come back and work in the health service,” Mr Varadkar said.
“We need to import things like PPE from China. We need to be able to export medicines to other parts of the world that they need.
“But the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) last week and this week will examine whether there are additional restrictions or controls that we could could apply to people coming into the country that would reduce the risk of imported cases of coronavirus resulting in community transmission here.
“That has been examined at the moment and we should be able to do something the next couple of days.”

something the next couple of days.”
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Follow the latest developments from Ireland and abroad on The Irish Times liveblog.
A total of 389,000 have applied for unemployment payment in just two weeks because of the coronavirus crisis.
A total of 22 outbreaks of coronavirus have been reported in nursing homes across the State.
A letter to Ireland from Italy, from Francesca Melandri, which tells Irish people what to expect in the future.
Workers may face a tax bill on emergency payments of up to €410 a week from their employer under the Government’s wage subsidy scheme.
Spain becomes the third country to have more infections than China as cases rise to 85,195, with 812 dead.
Dr Paddy Mallon, a consultant at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin and professor of microbial diseases at UCD, said a major risk to the State was more new Covid-19 infections coming in.

“We should be looking seriously over the next week at protecting our borders and stopping new infections coming in because it will give us the ability to control the infections that we have.”

Private hospitals
Meanwhile, the Government has reached an agreement with private hospitals for the temporary use of their premises during the Covid-19 crisis.
Speaking at Government Buildings, Mr Varadkar said the move did not represent the nationalisation of private hospitals but rather a partnership between public and private hospitals.
He said that the move would free up 2,000 beds across 19 hospitals including nine labs, 47 ICU beds and 194 ventilators.
Under the agreement, the HSE has secured 100 per cent of capacity in those private hospitals. All patients will be treated as public patients. The hospitals will be reimbursed for their operating costs.
Mr Varadkar said it was not possible at this time to indicate a precise cost for the move but said independent accountants would examine the issue.
The agreement is in place for three months with an option to extend that afterwards.
Minister for Health Simon Harris also said he met representatives from Nursing Homes Ireland.
He said it was a cause for concern that there were so many clusters of infections in nursing homes and that the National Public Health Emergency Team would issue recommendations on Tuesday.


A total of 22 outbreaks of coronavirus have been reported in nursing homes across the State, according to the latest analysis from the HSE.

All but two of the outbreaks have occurred in nursing homes in the east of the country. The remaining two are in the northeast.
The figures were released by the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) .
It comes after one of Ireland’s leading infectious diseases experts said the Government should consider closing the country’s borders to prevent new coronavirus infections coming into the State.

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You can almost hear the sound of pitchforks being sharpened.


Last week, the NSW and Victorian governments released damning data which showed the biggest clusters of COVID-19 infections were located in some of the states’ most affluent areas: the beachside areas of Sydney’s eastern suburbs, and Toorak and the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.


Speaking on ABC radio yesterday, Health Minister Greg Hunt fired a parting shot at Australia’s recalcitrant one-percenters.

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Following Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement on Sunday night limiting gatherings from 10 people to two, states have acted to pass that rule into law.
NSW has the harshest fines — nearly 10 times more than any other state for breaking the same rule. It’s unclear if leaving the house in groups of three will also result in an unnecessary strip search.
Breaking these rules can result in an on-the-spot fine of a whopping $11,000 and six months prison.


In NSW, a “reasonable excuse” is defined in 16 ways:

Obtaining food, household items or services for pets, the household, or vulnerable people
Travelling to work if working from home isn’t an option
Dropping and picking kids up from childcare
Getting someone to and from school or other educational institution where learning at home can’t isn’t an option
Exercising
Getting medical care or health supplies for yourself or a person you’re caring for
Heading to a wedding or funeral, as long as it follows the current rules (no more than 10 people at a funeral, no more than five at a wedding)
Moving to a new house or office building, or inspecting a new place
Providing help or care to a vulnerable person, or someone in an emergency
Donating blood
Undertaking legal obligations
Accessing government services such as social, employment, domestic violence, mental health and victim of crime services
Ferrying kids from one parent’s or sibling’s place to another
For religious leaders, going to a place of worship or providing pastoral care
Avoiding injury, illness, or escaping harm
For emergencies or compassionate reasons.

Victoria has very similar rules, with much smaller fines of $1652 for individuals caught breaking them.
Queensland has introduced on-the-spot fines of $1334, though disobeying quarantine orders result in a $13,345 fine.
Tasmanians face $750 on-the-spot fines. Ten people have already been fined for camping in closed areas. WA and SA both have $1000 fines, and ACT will give you a second chance with a warning before fines.

The NT has yet to introduce any specific fines for breaking social distancing rules, focusing instead on securing its borders and protecting remote communities.

It could be very, very slightly worse
Not to downplay what Australians are facing, but do note that, as The Guardian reports, Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has just passed effectively unlimited state emergency powers and prison sentences for “spreading misinformation that hinders the government response” to COVID-19.

Weirdly, none of the countries doing successful communication, testing and self-isolation measures — think Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore — have done so through police states.

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'The last time I saw her was when she was being put into the ambulance'
Husband unable to say farewell to wife of 51 years
Sun, Mar 29, 2020  - Rodney Edwards

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Anne and Tom Best on their wedding day: “It is unimaginable, I don’t think we have ever faced anything like this in our time, in my 77 years anyhow,” says Tom. Photograph: John McVitty
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Seventy-two-year-old Anne began to complain of severe pains last Monday. Given the arrival of Covid-19, and her underlying medical conditions, the couple’s doctor, Michelle McBrien quickly called an ambulance.

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When I Woke Up ! When I finally woke up I took a look around. I saw city halls, courthouses, houses of government, churches, schools, and universities by the hundreds and thousands. I saw systems systems for managing the land, the air, and the water; systems for managing human behavior; systems for managing religion; systems for managing learning; systems for managing food, shelter, clothing; systems for managing love and procreation: a vast complex of carefully engineered systems. I saw millions of people working, not for themselves, but for someone else. I saw millions of people doing, not what they themselves want to do, but what someone else wants them to do. I saw the depressing evidence of a people who have externalized and institu- tionalized-in fact, have tried to standardize-the very nature of humanity. I saw a whole people who've lost the way of life and in its place have built a technological monster which does most of their hard work, carries their water, delivers their food, raises their kids, makes their decisions, says their prayers, transports them, informs them, entertains them, and controls the people it serves, absolutely. I also saw that the monster, seemingly unable to manage itself, was running wild, totally out of visible control, ripping the land to pieces, spreading poisons, filling the air with filth, dumping garbage and shit in the rivers and lakes and oceans. I saw all that, and I saw the people, millions of them, crowded together in cities, living side by side in towns, villages, rural areas. But I didnt see a single community. Is someone doing all of this on purpose ? Yes, Persian Zoro-Astrian/Zoro-Babel Freemasonry is doing it on purpose! The SculPTor
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Leo Zagamiis a 33rd degree Freemason, and a senior member of the infamous P2 Lodge. He was the 'Prince': prepared to take over after the older Illuminati 'King', Licio Gelli.
Leo Zagami was born of a Scottish-Sicilian Illuminati aristocratic bloodline, and so has been involved in the Illuminati Order since childhood.
Disgusted with satanic black magic rituals, and with the true intentions of those who regard themselves as the elite controllers of the planet, Leo Zagami has now made the commitment to tell the real story of those who seek to rule us all without our consent.
Quick, intelligent, likeable, passionate, and with a huge amount of information at his fingertips about the inside workings of the Powers that Be, Leo Zagami welcomed us into his house in Oslo, Norway, where he had been living in what might be called exile.
In our two and a half hour interview we were barely able to scratch the surface of everything he knows, and what we present is a summary for those unfamiliar with the labyrinthine details of one of the most important stories of our time. Be warned: some of the material is shocking.
Leo Zagami seems to have paid a price for talking to us on camera. Days after our interview, his wife Fatma Süslü, of Turkish descent but an aspiring Norwegian politician, left him - accusing us at Project Camelot, in the process, of being agents.
Immediately after Leo Zagami’s wife’s departure Leo Zagami was temporarily imprisoned and his cellphone and computers were confiscated by the police.
Leo Zagami intends to leave Norway for safer shores as soon as he can make the arrangements. Leo is a very brave man, and we wish him well.
Leo Zagami is determined and resilient.
 The information Leo Zagami presents is extraordinary and detailed, and much more will be found on his own 
http://www.illuminaticonfessions.webf... website.  We intend to keep in close touch with him, and will support him in whatever way we can. To contact Bill Ryan or Kerry Cassidy, please e-mail us at: support@projectcamelot.org

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IT COULD BE VERY, VERY SLIGHTLY WORSE


Not to downplay what Australians are facing, but do note that, as The Guardian reports, 


Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has just passed effectively unlimited state emergency powers and prison sentences for “spreading misinformation that hinders the government response” to COVID-19.


OF NOTE: Weirdly, none of the countries doing successful communication, testing and self-isolation measures — think Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore — have done so through police states.

First minor with coronavirus in New York City dies 
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While the vast majority of COVID-19 deaths in the United States have been among people above 18-years-old, this is not the first U.S. death of a minor.
Health officials in Los Angeles County announced what was reportedly the first known death of someone under 18 who tested positive on March 24 (though health officials later stated an alternative cause of death for the 17-year-old from Lancaster, Calif. was possible and they asked the CDC to investigate). Two days later, the Louisiana department of health announced the death of a 17-year-old in Orleans Parish with coronavirus. On Saturday, an infant in Chicago died after testing positive for the coronavirus, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced at a press conference, thought the exact cause of death was under investigation

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Insider Exposes COVID-19 Coronavirus Scam
Saturday, March 28, 2020   by Makia Freeman
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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.

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First minor with coronavirus in New York City dies 
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The first death of a minor who tested positive for coronavirus in New York City was reported Monday, as the city's death toll rose to 790. Like the majority of those who have died from COVID-19, the minor had an underlying health condition.
While the vast majority of COVID-19 deaths in the United States have been among people above 18-years-old, this is not the first U.S. death of a minor.
Health officials in Los Angeles County announced what was reportedly the first known death of someone under 18 who tested positive on March 24 (though health officials later stated an alternative cause of death for the 17-year-old from Lancaster, Calif. was possible and they asked the CDC to investigate). Two days later, the Louisiana department of health announced the death of a 17-year-old in Orleans Parish with coronavirus. On Saturday, an infant in Chicago died after testing positive for the coronavirus, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced at a press conference, thought the exact cause of death was under investigation
The CDC's first preliminary analysis of deaths among COIVD-19 patients was published on March 18, using data from two days before. At the time, there were no reported deaths in the country among minors. Eighty percent of deaths occurred among adults age 65 or older, with the highest percentage of severe outcomes among persons age 85 or older. The findings reflected similar data from China.
The CDC has not released an updated analysis of deaths since the deaths of minors were reported in the country. In the two weeks since that report, the number of cases and deaths in the country has skyrocketed.
The vast majority of people who have died from coronavirus had underlying conditions, according to the CDC. New York City's numbers reflect that as well. Of the 790 people who have died from COVID-19 in New York City, all but 13 had underlying conditions. The city department of health's definition of "underlying conditions" includes diabetes, lung disease, cancer, immunodeficiency, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, kidney disease, and GI/liver disease.
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An author in Rome describes what to expect based on her experiences of lockdown
All across Italy people are turning to music in an effort to beat boredom, socialise and keep their spirits high as the country battles Europe's worst outbreak of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: Spain becomes third country with more infections than China

Further 812 die in Spain of Covid-19 as number of infections rises to 85,195 Person wearing a protective face mask and gloves offers a prayer outside the Palacio de Hielo ice rink, temporarily converted into a morgue for victims of Covid-19. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Bloomberg

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Spain has become the third country to surpass China in coronavirus infections after the United States and Italy.
With only a population of 47 million to China’s 1.4 billion, Spain’s tally of infections reached 85,195 on Monday, a rise of 8 per cent from the previous day.
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Coronavirus: Ireland should ‘look seriously’ at closing borders to keep new infections out

Ten more deaths and 200 new cases bring death toll in Republic of Ireland to 46 and case total to 2,615

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/coronavirus-ireland-should-look-seriously-at-closing-borders-to-keep-new-infections-out-1.4215321?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fnews%2Fhealth%2Fcoronavirus-ireland-should-look-seriously-at-closing-borders-to-keep-new-infections-out-1.4215321

Defence Forces vehicles transport personal protective equipment from Dublin Airport after its arrival from China. Photograph: Tom Honan
The Government should consider closing the country’s borders to prevent new coronavirus infections coming into the State, one of the leading infectious diseases experts has said.
Dr Paddy Mallon, a consultant at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin and professor of microbial diseases at UCD, said a major risk to the State was more new Covid-19 infections coming in.

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 March 21, 1804 
Napoleonic Code approved in France

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After four years of debate and planning, French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte enacts a new legal framework for France, known as the “Napoleonic Code.” The civil code gave post-revolutionary France its first coherent set of laws concerning property, colonial affairs, the family and individual rights.
In 1800, General Napoleon Bonaparte, as the new dictator of France, began the arduous task of revising France’s outdated and muddled legal system. He established a special commission, led by J.J. Cambaceres, which met more than 80 times to discuss the revolutionary legal revisions, and Napoleon presided over nearly half of these sessions. In March 1804, the Napoleonic Code was finally approved.
It codified several branches of law, including commercial and criminal law, and divided civil law into categories of property and family. The Napoleonic Code made the authority of men over their families stronger, deprived women of any individual rights, and reduced the rights of illegitimate children. All male citizens were also granted equal rights under the law and the right to religious dissent, but colonial slavery was reintroduced. The laws were applied to all territories under Napoleon’s control and were influential in several other European countries and in South America.

Napoleonic Code, French Code Napoléon, French civil code enacted on March 21, 1804, and still extant, with revisions. It was the main influence on the 19th-century civil codes of most countries of continental Europe and Latin America.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Napoleonic-Code

Forces Behind Codification
The demand for codification and, indeed, codification itself preceded the Napoleonic era (1799–1815). Diversity of laws was the dominant characteristic of the prerevolutionary legal order. Roman law governed in the south of France, whereas in the northern provinces, including Paris, a customary law had developed, based largely on feudal Frankish and Germanic institutions. Marriage and family life were almost exclusively within the control of the Roman Catholic Church and governed by canon law. In addition, starting in the 16th century, a growing number of matters were governed by royal decrees and ordinances as well as by a case law developed by the parlements. The situation inspired Voltaire to observe that a traveler in France “changes his law almost as often as he changes his horses.” Each area had its own collection of customs, and, despite efforts in the 16th and 17th centuries to organize and codify each of those local customary laws, there had been little success at national unification. Vested interests blocked efforts at codification, because reform would encroach upon their privileges.

After the French Revolution, codification became not only possible but almost necessary. Powerful groups such as the manors and the guilds had been destroyed; the secular power of the church had been suppressed; and the provinces had been transformed into subdivisions of the new national state. Political unification was paired with a growing national consciousness, which, in turn, demanded a new body of law that would be uniform for the entire state. The Napoleonic Code, therefore, was founded on the premise that, for the first time in history, a purely rational law should be created, free from all past prejudices and deriving its content from “sublimated common sense”; its moral justification was to be found not in ancient custom or monarchical paternalism but in its conformity to the dictates of reason.

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Coronavirus lockdown: police turn the Blue Lagoon... black
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Sweden: World's first cashless society by 2023

Sweden: How to Live in the World's First Cashless Society
Sweden goes from being the first in adopting banknotes in Europe in 1661 to introducing its own digital currency in 2021, and becoming the first world's cashless society in 2023

By  Susan Fourtané
February 20, 2019
https://interestingengineering.com/sweden-how-to-live-in-the-worlds-first-cashless-society

How is a country becoming the world's first cashless society? Sweden, one of the most technologically advanced nations on the planet, is leading the way.    
Sweden is expected to become the world's first cashless society by March 2023. By then, cash will not be accepted any longer as a means of payment in Sweden.  
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Sweden has always been one of the first countries in embracing new technologies. There is a tradition in Sweden about being the first. This is noticeable throughout the Scandinavian country's history. And its financial system is not the exception. 

In 1661, Sweden was the first country in Europe to introduce banknotes. In 2023, Sweden is becoming the first cashless nation in the world, with an economy that goes 100 percent digital.

Sweden: World's first cashless society by 2023
https://youtu.be/L0x6C3jVCK8

It took Sweden 362 years to transition from being the first nation in Europe to adopt banknotes in 1661, to becoming the world's first cashless economy in 2023. 
For the past years, in Sweden, almost all purchases have been paid electronically, by debit/credit card using chip and Pin rather than the old-fashioned magnetic band, using contactless technology, or the mobile application Swish especially designed to help Swedes embrace a cashless life. 
This means, now more than 80 percent of all retail transactions have been conducted electronically. This is similar in the rest of the other Nordic countries which include Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland.
The way the Nordics are quickly embracing a cashless lifestyle strongly contrasts with the countries in the south of Europe, where cash is still a strong form of payment and with several places accepting only cash. This is the complete opposite of what happens in Northern Europe where cash is no longer accepted in many establishments.

Moreover, in Sweden, businesses, where cash is still accepted today, are going to stop accepting cash in 2023. 
It is very difficult already today to find an establishment where they accept cash. You have to be ready to pay by card or by the mobile application Swish. 
In 2012, the six largest banks in Sweden got together to build an instantaneous mobile payment platform to help customers make electronic payments easier. The application, called Swish, developed as a collaboration, was embraced and used by everyone in Sweden.
Both banks and government encourage citizens to adopt the cashless economy. Swish is close to becoming the Swedish standard for mobile payments. The application is used by way over half of the population in Sweden. Only 13 percent of the total population in Sweden rely on cash. 

Children are also part of the transition. Some of them will never know how it was like to live in a world where cash transactions were widely accepted. Some of them are going to see printed money only through photos, videos, and museums. 
Swedish banks issue debit cards to citizens aged seven years of age or older (with parental permission), which translates to more than 97 percent of the population. This introduces them to the cashless society that will be part of their future.

There is no need for carrying cash in Stockholm today

Cash accounts for less than 1 percent of the total transactions in Sweden. Cash transactions are heavily discouraged. More than 99 percent of merchants accept debit cards, and consumer payments with cash are less than 20 percent of total transactions. Over 80 percent of all transactions are cashless, an increasing trend.
Several years ago, Stockholm's public transport stopped accepting cash. Tickets are pre-paid, paid by using a mobile application, or bought by debit/credit card from the driver, or a ticket machine. Residents usually buy a monthly travel card, which is both more convenient and less expensive than buying individual tickets.


In an increasing number of stores, signs read "No cash payment in this store."
Most Swedes, especially those in the younger generations, never carry cash. Visitors don't need to worry about currency exchange either. Yet, some tourists find it hard to believe they don't need any local currency when visiting Sweden. The fact is, cash is really hard to find and see. 

Cash is never needed, not even for small purchases like a hot chocolate at a Christmas market in Stockholm. All vendors have a mobile payment chip-and-PIN card reader such as the one offered by Stockholm-based mobile payments company iZettle, or they accept payments by the mobile application Swish. Swishing is perhaps the easier way of payment for everyone. 

A practical reason for a cashless economy: Crimefighting

Some of the reasons to move away from cash include making transport more secure, which has already been accomplished in the Swedish capital, and reducing bank robberies and drug, counterfeiting, and weapons markets.
It also means less tax avoidance. Bank robberies have considerably decreased in the past years; since there is no cash in most banks in Sweden anymore. Establishment owners feel safer without having any visible cash.

The future of money  

The future of money and the analysis of the development of the cashless society which includes the analysis of the means to achieve it and the analysis of the challenges and benefits it can bring, have been studied and discussed by academia on a regular basis in Europe since the early 2010s.
Academics investigate the cashless society from multiple perspectives. Topics of discussion include cash in the future and the social consequences of a cashless society. 
Other topics include new payment solutions as disruptive technologies, emerging payment technologies, emerging payment business models, biometric payments, integrity, and privacy, and the design of new payments and technologies continue emerging. 

The introduction of the Swedish e-Krona
https://youtu.be/Wo1Y7PMDIjM

Sweden's Central Bank is testing with plans to introduce its own digital currency: The e-Krona, a digital currency backed by the Central Bank that could accelerate the country's cashless society. The e-Krona pilot scheme starts in 2019. The Swedish digital currency will be implemented throughout the country in 2021.  

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Engineers gather to produce ‘battlefield’ ventilator in war on Covid-19
An intensive two-week Galway hackathon has produced a prototype design
30th March 2020

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Some of Boston Scientific and the CRT engineers in the Galway workshop testing new emergency ventilator components: Tim O Connor, Joe Casey (obscured), Martin Hynes, John Wallace, Garreth Casserly and Dan O Donnell.
A team of engineers and specialists in medical devices gathered in Galway are finalising the prototype of an emergency ventilator for use in treating critically-ill Covid-19 patients.
They hope the “battlefield” ventilator will help ease a likely surge in demand for these life-saving devices in Ireland, and yet be capable of manufacture all over the world.

Republican Governor Slaps Down Trump Testing Claim: ‘That’s Just Not True’
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said there remains a shortage of tests, personal protective equipment and ventilators in every state.
03/31/2020 
By Hayley Miller


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/republican-larry-hogan-trump-testing_n_5e834451c5b6d38d98a4ffaa?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYW9sLmNvbS9hcnRpY2xlL25ld3MvMjAyMC8wMy8zMS9hbC1nb3JlLWhhbW1lcnMtdHJ1bXBzLWNvcm9uYXZpcnVzLWxpZXMteW91LWNhbnQtZ2FzbGlnaHQtYS12aXJ1cy8yMzk2NjQ0Ni8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAGj4hd34Y2DnL7vGx8vr3fh7xg2Jrf8TmCxZJRiT9qyHeWz3wsvbzKGeH1jfv11hN1qzTp8v-ETC7F-aNpae8g8m7_-ZXMT4tGkgw2VlBr5g7twYZjeJh5qfzthI5u4H5s4pBEaxhgHZSpVrytYNOejeSshDPHrMh_rUpfOypKNP

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Tuesday rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that there’s no longer a shortage of coronavirus tests, calling the assertion “just not true” and warning that no state has enough tests.

Hogan, who issued a statewide stay-at-home order a day earlier, told NPR’s “Morning Edition” that the country’s governors have made some progress in working with the federal government to obtain additional medical supplies, but more is needed.

“President Trump has suggested that the testing problems are over,” NPR’s Rachel Martin told Hogan during the interview.
“Yeah, that’s just not true,” said Hogan, who chairs the National Governors Association. “I know that they’ve taken some steps to create new tests, but they’re not actually produced and distributed out to the states. So it’s an aspirational thing.”
He added that the Trump administration has some new testing measures “in the works,” but for now “no state has enough testing.”
Asked if he’s concerned that Trump doesn’t have accurate information, Hogan said he believes others in the administration are “talking about the facts.”
“We’re listening to the smart team,” said Hogan, naming Vice President Mike Pence and other members of the White House coronavirus task force, including doctors Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci.

Trump reportedly told governors during a conference call Monday that he had not “heard about testing in weeks,” even though governors, medical experts and health care workers have been repeatedly sounding the alarm about the continuing shortage of tests.
In a separate interview Tuesday, Hogan told CNN that there’s “no question” that leaders in every state and the federal government believe there’s a need for more testing.
“I’m not here to point blame,” Hogan said. “We’re all working to try to get more testing. ... It doesn’t matter who’s supposed to be doing these things ― we’ve all got to get together and get them done because it’s going to save lives.”
“Without the tests we really are flying blind,” he continued. “We’re sort of guessing about where the outbreaks are and about what the infection rate and the hospitalization rates are and the mortality rates.”

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On Monday, Hogan and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) ― who was attacked by Trump after she criticized his response to the pandemic ― published a joint editorial in The Washington Post outlining the help that states need from the federal government. 
Hogan told NPR on Tuesday that “every single state” has a shortage of ventilators and personal protective equipment, such as masks.
“We’ve been pushing these things at the federal level, but there’s simply not enough of them,” he said. 
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Hogan has been critical of Trump in the past. He harshly criticized the president last year after special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. And in October, he expressed support for an impeachment inquiry into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

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A recent study shows that digestive issues might be an early symptom for people who have contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. CBS News reported that researchers in China found that half of coronavirus patients analyzed experienced digestive symptoms during early onset of the illness.
Researchers from the Wuhan Medical Treatment Expert Group for COVID-19 analyzed 204 patients who were hospitalized between Jan. 18 and Feb. 28.


The study, which was published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, determined that many patients experienced:

digestive issues, including:

loss of appetite,

diarrhea,

vomiting

and/or

abdominal pain.

The study also concluded that patients with digestive issues did not seek medical care as quickly as the patients who did not experience these symptoms.

This is possibly because the lack of respiratory symptoms led them to believe they were not infected with COVID-19.
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“Clinicians must bear in mind that digestive symptoms, such as diarrhea, may be a presenting feature of COVID-19, and that the index of suspicion may need to be raised earlier in these cases rather than waiting for respiratory symptoms to emerge,” the researchers wrote in their study, adding that larger sample studies are needed in order to fully confirm their findings.

As noted by Business Insider, another study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association also found evidence of digestive symptoms in patients with COVID-19. Of 138 people hospitalized in Wuhan, China, from Jan. 1 to Jan. 28, 14 patients (10.1%) presented with diarrhea and nausea one to two days prior to development of fever.

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Roberto Viau Colindres, an infectious disease physician at Tufts Medical Center, told HuffPost that it’s too early to make any clinical recommendations based on this data ― but it certainly shouldn’t be taken lightly either.

“I am not aware of any [COVID-19] cases of people coming down with severe gastrointestinal disease requiring IV hydration,” Colindres said. “However, this may change in the future. Clinicians should keep in mind that this may be an early manifestation of COVID-19.”
He noted that the study supports already-known information about COVID-19, which is that the virus can appear in stool. This is just another reason for people to practice diligent hand-washing.
Purvi Parikh, a physician and board member with Physicians for Patient Protection, described COVID-19 as a constantly moving target.
“Since this virus strain is new, we are learning about it as we try to treat it,” she said. “As we see more cases, we will learn more about it.”

Parikh noted that this new data reinforces the idea that not everyone with COVID-19 will present with the same symptoms. “It is important to have a high index of suspicion for COVID-19 in those with GI symptoms,” she added.


What You Should Do If You Have Digestive Or Any Other Symptoms

Emily Hyle, an infectious disease physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, noted that gastrointestinal symptoms can be present with many conditions or illnesses, not just coronavirus. She stressed that you should not assume that a digestive problem is definitively a sign of COVID-19.

However, if you are concerned or have questions, you should absolutely contact your health care provider. Hyle emphasized that all people ― regardless of symptoms ― should currently be practicing social distancing at home if possible.

Similarly, Parikh suggested hydrating and remaining at home for any mild digestive symptoms. She cautioned that if you cannot keep any food or water down, start to feel dehydrated ― or if you have a headache and are feeling dizzy or lightheaded ― further testing might be in order.


“It’s best to call ahead,” she said. “That way you don’t expose yourself to other confirmed patients or expose others.”
Other than that, stay put. Because there is a real concern about hospitals becoming overloaded, it is best to remain at home if you don’t feel like your issues are severe ― that goes for COVID-19 digestive symptoms and respiratory symptoms.
“If your cough, chest pain or tightness, or shortness of breath is severe, call your doctor, local hospital or urgent care for directions on testing and medical care,” Parikh said. “If you cannot speak in full sentences, feel lightheaded, have trouble catching your breath, or have blue lips, call 911. If diarrhea is so severe that you are lightheaded or dizzy, and unable to eat or drink, also call 911.”
Bottom line, don’t get too panicked — just be smart and prepared.
The most important thing to remember is that the presence of a GI symptom does not necessarily mean you have COVID-19.

“Digestive symptoms are extremely common with a wide range of different infections and other medical problems,” Hyle said. “I would encourage people to avoid focusing on these specific symptoms as linked to COVID-19.”
For dealing with stress, Parikh suggested specific coping techniques, such as exercise and meditation, along with moderating your intake of the news if it’s triggering anxiety.
That said, it’s still crucial to take precautions to protect both yourself and the people around you.
“Most people [with COVID-19] will recover with no significant issues,” Colindres said. “You may not even notice you are sick. You may have symptoms that are so mild that you will be hard-pressed to distinguish them from an allergy. Our concern — and the reason why we want you to help stop the spread — is that there are some populations that are at a much greater risk for severe symptoms.”

We don’t want you to be afraid. We don’t want you to be anxious,” Colindres continued. “

We want you to follow the advice from medical professionals and stay at home.”


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