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A Conspiracy Theory on COVID-19

One conspiracy theory, not that I believe it (although given the sick nature of the Chinese rulers it’s not unbelievable), is that the Chinese intentionally caused the COVID-19 coronavirus to spread onto the U.S. in order to cause panic and hysteria, such as we are seeing now with business and school closings and event cancellations, and a negative crashing effect in the stock markets as we are also seeing now. The Dow crashed down from its high of 29,000+ to 21,000. (However, it was at 19,000+ just three years ago when Trump took office, FWIW.)

Given that the Chinese rulers are extremely sick psychopaths in their evil treatment of their own people such as with the concentration camps, a.k.a. “re-education camps,” and their authoritarian social credit score system, it should not be a big surprise if the above conspiracy theory actually were correct.

But would the Chinese rulers have some kind of motive to do such a terrible thing, if that were the case? Well, yes they would have a motive, it could be their way of retaliating against Donald Trump and his collectivistic trade war that he started against the Chinese, which has been having quite a negative effect on the Chinese economy.

And yes, Trump started the war, and for no good reason. He has stated many years ago that he wants to start a trade war with China, as I wrote in a 2011 post.

Trump is an extremely ignorant collectivist, in which he seems to believe that “America trades with other countries,” when no, individuals and businesses in the U.S. have trades, contracts and transactions with other individuals and businesses here and in other countries.

As Don Boudreaux wrote in a November, 2018 article,

The American economy, though, is not remotely analogous to Caterpillar, Inc. Americans do not work for America, Inc. And there are no goods or services that we Americans are managed as workers to produce for sale to non-Americans. America is not a business that operates according to a shared, unitary plan the success or failure of which is recorded on a meaningful budget. Thus, the American economy – unlike an actual business firm, household, or government – is not an organization that can spend too much or go into debt. In reality, America, Inc., does not exist. Being non-existent, it cannot earn, spend, lend, borrow, or budget.

Besides Don Boudreax’s article on trade deficits, see Murray Rothbard, Robert Murphy, and Richard Ebeling as well. Given that Trump is concerned, irrationally, about trade deficits which actually mean nothing in the real world, he has no concern at all about deficits that actually do mean something, the U.S. government’s budget deficit and Trump’s trillion-dollar budget deficit!

But if there is a conflict going on economically between the U.S. and China it is one that was either started or greatly exacerbated by Donald Trump, in his ordering tariffs that are really the U.S. government’s way of waging economic warfare on its own people, as well as hitting the Chinese people!

So, China has a motive to retaliate against Trump’s economic warfare. Not that I’m saying that the above conspiracy actually is true or that I believe it. But when we have a leader who is psychopathic, like Donald Trump, he is like past psychopathic leaders of the U.S., including FDR, who initiated an oil embargo against Japan which provoked the Japanese rulers to attack Pearl Harbor.

Rational Information Is Better Than Fear-Mongering Propaganda with Coronavirus

Government bureaucrats and media stenographers have been inciting panic and hysteria all over Amerika related to coronavirus COVID-19, and causing people to be frantically clearing out store shelves, like a disaster is approaching.

Meanwhile, the Dow is improving after last week’s crash of 3,500 points. But the media and corrupt government scum are causing this totally unnecessary panic.

Here is a good article at Cato, by Alan Reynolds. The Misleading Arithmetic of COVID-19 Death Rates

Some snips:

A Chinese study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, February 20, found a “case‐​fatality rate” of 2.3%, meaning 1,023 died out of 44,672 cases. But the total sample in that study (72,314) included an additional 27,642 non‐​confirmed cases, and simply including cases (let alone unreported minor cases) would have reduced the fatality rate to 1.4%. China‐​based estimates are largely confined to cases with the most severe symptoms, so it should be no surprise that the reported death rate among severe cases is much higher than it would be if the data also included “most people” who “have a mild disease and get better.” The risk of infecting more people is also more severe in China data, since severe cases are concentrated and transmitted in hospitals. This can also lead to overstated estimates of how many people are infected by someone with COVID-19, including the WHO “reproduction number” estimate of 1.4–2.5, which is mainly based on evidence from China.

It is worth noting that have also been 45,393 known recoveries from COVID-19 (compared to 3048 cumulative deaths) and, importantly, recoveries have been outnumbering new cases.

If the WHO estimate of 4351 confirmed cases amounted to 30% of the actual number infected outside of China at that time, for example, then the combined total of both unreported and confirmed cases would be 4351 divided by 0.30 or 14,503. In that case, the actual death rate would 67 divided by 14,503, or less than one half of one percent (0.46%). Also, such death rates in the recent past are likely to come down over time, because they happened before promising new clinical trials of antiviral drugs that proved effective against more deadly viruses such as SARS, HIV and Ebola.

Related to all this regarding the government and media’s irresponsible and shameful incitement of panic with the coronavirus COVID-19 (like it’s Ebola or something!), back in 2009 at the time of the hysterical H1N1 “swine flu” panic, I wrote,

In Massachusetts, a bill passed both houses of the legislature in response to H1N1 Flu pandemic hysteria, that will give “authorities” the power to, without warrant, forcibly enter private homes of people suspected of having that illness, and either force vaccinations or “quarantine” them if they refuse, or they would face heavy fines and/or imprisonment. I don’t know if Gov. Patrick has signed it or intends to. It depends on how pro- or anti-civil liberties he is.

It is interesting how people on the left and Democrats were in the past very pro-civil liberties and individual rights. I think that’s changed.

And, with any further government or Federal government control over the entire health and medical care system, the police state mentality and hysteria might very well increase.

And,

Is it really a good idea that the government mandate things like flu vaccines or H1N1 flu vaccines or any vaccines? No, it’s not a good idea. People have a right to choose what medications to take or what chemicals get injected in their bodies.

With the H1N1 flu this year and Federal and state governments’ overreactions, suggestions of martial law have been made, and these kind of threats of intrusions, along with the intrusions  health care fascists are threatening in the proposals for government medicine, is why we should be alarmed.

This news story here is about health care workers protesting mandatory H1N1 vaccines for lack of testing and/or reliability and safety, and also notes the overreaction of the government is similar to overreaction of the government in the past, such as in 1976 when more people were killed by swine flu vaccine than swine flu itself.

This news story is about studies questioning the effectiveness of the regular flu shot. And this article is about why the flu vaccine doesn’t really work.

Parents in New Jersey have been protesting the state’s mandating of flu vaccines for preschool children, and given how past government mandates of vaccines, such as that of HPV which caused deaths, as explained here by Karen De Coster, the parents have good reason to be angry.

First, people have a right to be left alone. They have a right to be presumed innocent, and presumed “in good health,” and otherwise left alone, especially by government. Sweeping mandates that affect everybody is not going to protect the public from any flu. ADVISING people of the best way to keep themselves healthy and to prevent colds, flu, H1N1 etc., is a good idea, but not forcing something on people, especially vaccines that have potentially dangerous chemicals that could be more harmful than the actual virus itself.

Hysteria and panic are emotions that can cause people to behave irrationally, and, given the irrationality of the Obama Administration in just about every policy it wants to force on us, as well as the Deval Patrick Administration in Massachusetts, we can do without it.

I can’t believe all but one of those links are still working after 10 years.

Some more articles I linked to at that time:

Alex Newman: Risks of the Swine Flu Vaccine

Paul Joseph Watson: New Study Finds Link Between Flu Shot, H1N1 Pandemic

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And some recent articles that make very good points about all this:

Jon Rappoport on 5G and the China epidemic.

Gary Barnett has an article on the fear and panic that government and its media lapdogs are inciting with their coronavirus COVID-19 panic and hysteria.

And Bill Sardi has more information on that, and says it might not even be a “virus.”

An Unnecessary COVID-19 “State of Emergency” Based on Ignorance, Panic and Hysteria

The hysterical governor of Washington state Jay Inslee has issued a “state of emergency” in his state, because that is where the U.S.’s first death from coronavirus a.k.a. COVID-19 has occurred.

Never mind the fact that the victim was in his late 50s and was already battling other health problems. It is important to note that the virus is mainly severely affecting those with other illnesses.

Prior to this point, the hysterical news media have only been giving partial information on this coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. For the most part, they have not been mentioning that the virus will have a much worse effect on those with other medical conditions or diseases.

And when the newscasters are doing a story regarding coronavirus COVID-19 they do not mention the low mortality rate of generally 2%. That is important, and reminding the news consumers of those facts can help to ease tensions and fears.

But nooooo. So the media in general get an F- from me up to this point for their panic-incitement newscasts in their either ignorant or deliberate omission of certain aspects of this case. The media are a shameful bunch of lazy and ignorant morons and/or politically-motivated propagandists.

Up until now in most if not all newscasts, on my local radio or on national newscasts news anchors and reporters have not been mentioning China’s low mortality rate of coronavirus COVID-19 at roughly 2% to 3.8%, and lower in other areas. The rate is higher for elderly people, however.

And that compares to 15% for the SARS outbreak in 2003! But I don’t remember ANY of this kind of hysteria among government officials and the corrupt CDC in Washington or the news media at that time! So, why is it different now?

Not only that but a further explanation as to why the LOW mortality rate for coronavirus COVID-19 now includes the fact that it only affects mostly healthy people in the same way that the flu would affect them. Of course more vulnerable people like those with other medical conditions and the elderly may be affected worse. For example, for SARS back in 2003 the mortality rate for elderly people was about 50%.

And given that coronavirus COVID-19 affects especially the respiratory system, those who already have respiratory issues should definitely avoid going to China. China is much more polluted than the U.S., no?

And thus smokers are also in the high-risk category. Perhaps stopping smoking would be a good idea, which people should do anyway. Rush Limbaugh, with his “formerly nicotine stained fingers,” was a big smoker, which he gave up a few years ago. Although he still smokes cigars (I think) and now he has been diagnosed with lung cancer. So, if I were Rush Limbaugh, I would avoid going to China (and give up the cigars if he hasn’t already).

So anyway, this is NOT an “emergency,” Jay Inslee. Exactly one year ago today, that hysterical governor of Washington state Inslee had announced his run for the presidency, made his campaign’s single issue being “climate change” hysteria, but dropped out of the race already by August. So, hysterical climate change crusader Inslee is now an hysterical coronavirus COVID-19 panic-inciter.

And I see that Robert Wenzel has some commonsense and non-hysterical analysis on the current coronavirus scare. Try to calm down, people.

But the news media now are SO bad with this. Some of the conspiratorial radio talk show personalities including Rush Limbaugh have been suggesting that some people are exaggerating the actual severity of the outbreak to deliberately cause panic and affect the stock markets as we saw all last week.

The Dow dropped 3,500 points. Doh! If this economic downturn turns into recession or depression then it obviously could affect the 2020 presidential election (and I’m sure it’s already affecting people’s investments and pensions!).

So, are people really suggesting that the Trump-hating activists in the bureaucracy and the dinosaur news media really want a financial crash as a way to blame Trump for it and cause him to lose the election? Are they THAT obsessed with removing Trump?

But even with SARS in 2003, when the ultra-hated George W. Bush was President, I didn’t see any of this extreme, fanatical stuff. What we’re seeing now, especially if there’s any validity in the aforementioned conspiracy theory, is total pathological craziness.

You know, given how deranged many in the government and the media (redundant?) are now, and how ignorant they are, it would not surprise me. And we know just how irrationally fanatical they are in their hatred of Donald Trump, as they make stuff up and have been attempting to frame him and impeach him.

In fact, the CDC bureaucrat who has been inciting fear and panic in her dire warnings of disease and death throughout the U.S., “Dr.” Nancy Messonnier, is the sister of former deputy AG Rod Rosenstein(!), who was himself deeply involved in the FISA spying scandal and who wanted to be “wired up” in order to record Trump with the purpose of using the 25th Amendment to remove him from office! Can you believe this?

When I was in high school, I watched “Guiding Light” when I got home from school. No, really. I would sit down at the desk and do my homework while watching the “Guiding Light,” as I had to see what would happen next with the Bauers and Rita Stapleton. And I thought some of the stories were quite weird and far-fetched. But now we have this Trump-Russia obsession, “Russia meddling” (when it’s really the CIA meddling, duh), impeachment based on nothing, and now this coronavirus hype and panic incitement. You want to say, “You can’t make this stuff up,” but it makes “Guiding Light” look extremely reality-based and believable.

So, these people in the government in Warshington are real creeps, aren’t they? They’re just very bad people, in my view. And the creeps in China are just as bad, with their evil surveillance and social media “credit scores,” trying to “nudge” people into having or expressing the correct political views, and nudge them into obediently repeating praise of their government.

China sucks in may ways now. Polluted, coronavirus, social and political oppression. But sadly, the pinko commie Bernie Sanders wants to have his own China-like Politburo and rule over a government in Washington with complete economic and political control over the whole society. And I don’t think that CIA asset Mayor Pete Nuttynudge is that much different. These drooling power-hungry demagogues are madmen. But Trump, with his tribalist, anti-foreigner anti-immigrant collectivism, Trump is not that much different from the Chinese rulers. With all Trump’s controls over immigration, labor and employment, he himself is being the communist in claiming government ownership over the territory and the lives of the people. Freedom is a foreign concept to these psychopaths.

Now, regarding coronavirus COVID-19, people should do what, I hope, they already do to protect themselves from the flu or colds, washing their hands especially when getting home from being out, or when getting to work, and taking extra Vitamins D and C. Bill Sardi has this article in which he says he WANTS to get coronavirus COVID-19. But I think he is in his 70s now according to what I read in his past articles, so he might want to think twice about that. (Hmm, didn’t he even have an article telling about his recent heart attack? Not good.) Sardi says that, besides extra Vitamin D you should also take Zinc, which is very important for many reasons. And Sardi also says that getting a vaccine is NOT a good idea, which I agree with. And I will conclude by mentioning Bretigne Shaffer’s important article on the mainstream media propagandists smearing alternative and nutritional medicine and their promoting the very dangerous “Tamiflu.”

What’s the Story Behind the Story with Coronavirus in China?

Mac Slavo of “SHTF Plan” posts that authoritarian communist China is now censoring critics of coronavirus propaganda in the U.S., or those in the U.S. trying to tell family members still in China about what’s going on.

VICE News spoke to dozens of WeChat users in the U.S. and Canada, as well as some users in the U.K., France, Spain, Australia, Germany, and Malaysia, who reported identical problems with their accounts as they tried to share information with their family and friends in China.

The restrictions will prevent international users from sending any information to contacts in China.  In some cases, they have also had their accounts suspended or blocked completely and accused of “spreading malicious rumors.” In many cases, the censorship means their only communication link to people inside China has been cut off completely, according to a report by VICE News.

If someone attempts to get information that is not approved by the Chinese government to people living under the tyranny there, they will likely be silenced, if not punished.

WeChat is a unit of Tencent, one of China’s largest tech companies, which also happens to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Now users in the U.S. are calling for Congress to intervene to preserve their freedom of speech, however, free speech is all but dead in the U.S. too.  And the politicians claiming authority over the rest of us are unlikely to do much if anything about it.

“Tencent is the evil helper of a totalitarian government that suppresses freedom of speech and democracy,” one WeChat user who lives in Philadelphia and wanted to remain anonymous due to fears of retribution, told VICE News.They delete or block your posts if they think it promotes democracy and challenges the government. It violates my civil rights as a U.S. citizen. I came to the U.S. for freedom. I thought I escaped from the threat of the Communist Party. But I’m wrong, I still live in terror because Tencent is monitoring my WeChat and may report me to the Chinese authorities.”

Things aren’t much better in the U.S. where companies like Facebook, Google, and YouTube delete or censor information that isn’t government-approved. In fact, the World Health Organization and Google have been working together to censor coronavirus information.

As I noted yesterday, the liberty-hating Chinese rulers are stepping up their numbers of “confirmed” coronavirus cases by using CT scans to find signs of pneumonia, regardless of whether such patients tested positive for coronavirus. As Jon Rappoport has pointed out which I linked to yesterday, China has a huge air pollution problem, which compromises the respiratory systems of the people there (as well as their immune systems). That would probably make people more vulnerable to pneumonia. So it seems that the Chinese rulers are assuming that people showing signs of pneumonia (through CT scans) therefore have the coronavirus. (No, that doesn’t “confirm” anything! People who actually have pneumonia do not necessarily have it via coronavirus.)

Now I see an article on a Hong Kong news website that the horrible, anti-liberty authoritarian Chinese rulers are confiscating “private” property in the name of attempting to prevent spread of the coronavirus. So, given that there is reason to be skeptical of the occurrence of coronavirus that they claim is in the tens of thousands like “44,000 confirmed cases,” but only 1,177 deaths (compare to the millions of cases of the flu and hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide each year), it could be that the whole coronavirus scare is for China to regress back to their good old days of no private property, no private ownership and full communism. We know they want it, because the Chinese rulers love power and control, just like the rulers in the U.S. and their rulers-wannabe such as commies Bernie and Liawatha.

However, I could be wrong, given that China’s economic activity is nearly ground to a halt. They’re not THAT extreme now, are they? (Wait, they’re communists!)

By the way, I found those articles on Wendy McElroy’s blog, which I highly recommend.

UPDATE: Additionally, the authoritarian Chinese central planners now want to take much of their existing paper cash out of circulation, and either disinfect it or replace it. So, they could be exploiting this epidemic to try to get rid of cash altogether, which many freedom-hating authoritarians in Amerika also want to do.

Door-to-Door, Totalitarian, Orwellian Mandatory Quarantining of Those “Suspected” with Infection in China

According to Daisy Luther, Chinese authorities are kidnapping innocent people who are suspected of being infected with coronavirus, and throwing them into large holding facilities with those who are infected. And authorities are also kidnapping and/or disappearing people who are suspected of posting what’s going on there on social media. Will this start happening here in good ol’ US of A, “land of the free” and “home of the brave”? (At least China doesn’t claim to be a “land of the free,” that’s for sure.)

More News and Commentary

Kelley Vlahos with a terrific article on the horrible, sick Orwellian nightmare that China is right now.

Jason Ditz on Donald Trump not wanting the Khashoggi murder investigated because it would jeopardize hundreds of billions of dollars in Saudi arms sales. How sick is that? I’m sure the merchants of death are pleased, United Technologies Raytheon Northrowup Grumman Dynamics, etc., etc., etc.

Liam Glen says the media echo chamber is silent on the Saudi war on Yemen.

And Eli Clifton writes about the $259 million reason to bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran (as John McWarmonger would say): Sheldon Adelson et al. (More sick, these people.)

Jacob Sullum on why drug interdiction is doomed to failure.

Stephen Kinzer on who’s responsible for the border crisis. (He says the United States, but really it’s more specifically the U.S. government. Those idiots.)

And Charles Burris has an interesting post on art imitating hard historical reality.