Coronavirus QE

We should not underestimate the scale of the crisis. Just imagine for a moment that UK schools were required to close for two months and as a result parents had to stay at home to look after children. The economic implications are staggering, from the deep micro to macro levels. Significant parts of the economy will grind to a halt. Businesses will fail. Households will go bankrupt. The knock on effects are at present incalculable.

Unless, that is, government intervenes with emergency funding. That is, payments to those who have to quarantine.

And how will those be funded? The answer appears to be glaringly obvious. I strongly suspect that sometime soon you will hear of something I have not yet heard mentioned. That is coronavirus QE. Call it CQE for short.

Rather more likely to be that schools and businesses don’t close for 2 months over a new ‘flu variant.

75 thoughts on “Coronavirus QE”

  1. The fun thing is that downloads of Zoom, the videoconferencing software has shot up. So, yet more businesses accepting work from home, probably another couple of years of HS2 growth gone.

  2. I see the Telegraph has switched into full panic mode. I’m really looking forward to Ambrose Evans-Pritchard’s hysterical prophecies of doom as the ‘crisis’ progresses.

  3. It isn’t just a flu variant. Death rates from this are over 20 times that of seasonal flu. Do people think China shut large parts of their country down over flu? Why?

    A widespread outbreak would completely overwhelm health services anywhere, even in the Western world. Current estimated death rates are counting people hospitalised; expect that rate to climb if critical cases cannot find an ICU bed.

  4. According to one government health spokesman, eventually it could infect 80% of the UK population, with a death rate of 2%. That’s nearly one million deaths. And there are now reports of re-infections in those “cured”. These re-infections have a much higher death rate, as immune system are depleted. This is most definitely not just flu.

  5. According to one government health spokesman, eventually it could infect 80% of the UK population, with a death rate of 2%. That’s nearly one million deaths.

    And I thought Liam Donaldson had retired…

  6. This is not a ‘flu variant and not a cold variant. It looks like it is killing roughly an order of magnitude, if you are pessimistic perhaps two to three orders of magnitude*, more people than ‘flu, and it seems to be getting a larger than usual proportion of the young, fit, and healthy.

    The biggest threat is still panic spreading in a society that hasn’t really experienced anything even mildly uncomfortable for several decades. A million dead in the UK? We may just have to suck up that kind of number, and wait for the Daily Fail articles on the effect of coronavirus on house prices.

    *: You can’t tell without much better data than we have. This isn’t just because every number about anything coming out of China stinks of bullshit, it’s because you really need to compare the number of people alive and no longer at risk to the number of dead people, not the number of dead people to the number of infected people. That’s complicated (even without the China bullshit factor) because many of the infected people are still at risk, and there is an unknown, but probably large number of people infected who don’t know about it, and never will.

  7. Also, jokes about toilet roll shortages in Venezuela might shortly get turned back on us classical liberals.

  8. A million dead in the UK? We may just have to suck up that kind of number,

    Crivens! That’s a big hike from the last big number plucked from the air by a scientist who got giddy because he was invited on TV. Presumably in Germany, with the extra population that,’ll by 1.3m dead?

    it seems to be getting a larger than usual proportion of the young, fit, and healthy.

    So far only a handful of people under 70 have died, either due to pre-existing medical conditions or cases like that poor Chinese doctor who worked himself to death.

  9. Perhaps it’s not a virus or a flu but a chemical weapon unleashed instead. An economic weapon in a biological disguise, wiping off billions and trillions worth of wealth.

  10. One is tempted to compare the present hysteria with previous “pandemics”…

    2009 Swine flu seems to have been one of the worst, in the USA 61million were infected and 12,469 died (approx 0.02%). Globally deaths appeared to have been some 280,000 – about the norm for ordinary influenza.
    Avian flu, WHO predictions varied from 2million to 150million deaths worldwide, actual number 440.
    BSE, UK “experts” were bandying numbers in the hundreds of thousands of deaths range, actually 178
    SARS, WHO predictions in the millions of deaths, actually 774

    So, while realising that Covid-19 seems to have killed more people than SARS already, I can’t say that I’m panicking yet.

  11. “A widespread outbreak would completely overwhelm health services anywhere”

    Not to interrupt your panic . . . but HOW?

    Treatment is to stay home, isolate yourself from family as well as possible, and treat the symptoms. Only the very ill need “health services.” And the vast majority of very ill are elderly and people with prior conditions: they are probably already engaging “health services.”

    The effect on the world economy is real. Proper caution is a restraint on trade. But this is most likely temporary, with restoration of commerce in a couple of months.

    The US stock market contraction is from panicky house wives demanding their husbands SELL! “YOU MUST SELL BEFORE WE LOSE EVERYTHING!”

    I’ve seen this effect a few times in my life. Everything will be fine in a few months. Stocks will return. Cooler heads needed.

  12. MC,

    Epidemiology at this stage is basically educated guesswork, and I ain’t no epidemoiologist, and that ain’t no official prediction. But that plus or minus order of magnitude is a very safe bet.

    At some point the calculus becomes that it really is better to accept that kind of number than shut down civilisation to stop it spreading, and kill far more people in the process. Of course, extinction rebellion are presumably looking foward to the opportunity to kill off a lot of carbon emitters.

  13. Does anybody have any idea who Spud envisages should be responsible for distributing the Gubmint largesse to the suffering ? One imagines an expert in Sustainable Cost Accounting would be a great candidate, or perhaps somebody in receipt of questionable charitable funding, possibly an ex-visiting academic from a 3rd rate Polytechnic ? Somebody who could perhaps invent a jaunty acronym for the new policy ?

  14. Bloke in North Dorset

    These re-infections have a much higher death rate, as immune system are depleted. This is most definitely not just flu.

    I saw a comment (and I’ve only seen it once so make of it what you like) that some of the drugs being used weakened the heart making them more vulnerable to second infections.

    So, while realising that Covid-19 seems to have killed more people than SARS already, I can’t say that I’m panicking yet.

    Me neither, but I am taking precautions. I’ve already postponed my planned trip to Italy in a few weeks and I won’t be visiting large cities like London any time soon.

    On a related note to Spud’s CQE, I was listening to Tribune mag’s podcast in the gym this morning and they attributed the Green New Deal to Ann Pettifor in 2008. In all the lefty stuff I listen to and read I’ve not once heard Spud’s name mentioned.

  15. Gamecock,

    The more severely ill the more supportive care you will need. Pulmonary stuff, probably oxygen is basic supportive care but there are a couple of docs here who whill know more than me. For that, you need to be either in a hospital bed (in less advanced places only in ICU) or have a bottle at home (and get it changed when it runs out).

    Now, if I and the other 15% of chronically sick people in the country get this, they’re gonna need a lot more “healthcare engagement” than usual. The health service will not be able to cope. The only chance is to outsource the work as far as possible down the food chain, to care workers, social workers, ambulance drivers, schoolteachers, and so on, even to people like me and Mrs in G, i.e. non-medic healthcare professionals. There isn’t a hospital bed for everyone who will need it at peak,

    What worries is that the government, whose primary job is contingency for shit like this, doesn’t have the first clue what to do about it, and a society that’s tearing itself apart over schizos commiting “wight wing wacism” attacks and has no idea what even slightly mildly bad looks like. There is no action plan sitting in a filing cabinet somewhere in the civil service. Not for the bug, and not for the panic stockpiling which is just starting. And not for a society that can’t cope

  16. Schools closed? Anyone see one of the placards being held up by truants at the Thunberg love-in jn Bristol today?
    “We are skipping are lessons to teach you one”.
    Sigh.

  17. @Gamecock

    “The US stock market contraction is from panicky house wives demanding their husbands SELL! “YOU MUST SELL BEFORE WE LOSE EVERYTHING!”

    I’ve seen this effect a few times in my life. Everything will be fine in a few months. Stocks will return. Cooler heads needed.”

    I’m not bothering to look at my portfolio. It’ll be down. So what. I’m not planning on selling any time soon.

    Same thing has happened before, it will happen again. Spud squawks at every temporary downturn as proof that capitalism is about to end.

  18. Just imagine for a moment that UK schools were required to close for two months

    What, you mean like the summer holidays.

    The economic implications are staggering, from the deep micro to macro levels. Significant parts of the economy will grind to a halt. Businesses will fail. Households will go bankrupt. The knock on effects are at present incalculable.

    So that’s what happens every summer; I’ve been living under a stone.

    Fuckwit.

  19. Dennis, He Of The Seven Firing Brain Cells

    “The US stock market contraction is from panicky house wives demanding their husbands SELL! “YOU MUST SELL BEFORE WE LOSE EVERYTHING!”

    For your sake I hope you were trying to be funny. The above wouldn’t be enough to produce the losses we are seeing. This is professionals selling a certain amount of their holdings, and most likely taking profits along the way, and waiting for more information (and further drops) before re-entering the market. The reaction we are seeing out of the markets isn’t panic, it is prudence. Uncertainty has risen sharply, and lots of companies are pre-announcing reduced earnings. Selling some of your holdings in such an environment is entirely logical.

  20. “Selling some of your holdings in such an environment is entirely logical.”

    That’s not how it’s done, Dennis. You sound like a housewife. Buy low, sell high.

    BiG: IF IF IF IF

    BiND: “Me neither, but I am taking precautions. I’ve already postponed my planned trip to Italy in a few weeks and I won’t be visiting large cities like London any time soon.”

    Reasonable actions, BiND. As people worldwide do the same, it will slow the economy.

    Not destroy it.

    Y’all enjoy your panic.

  21. Presumably there are safeguards in place for, say, ETFs that trade on momentum to stop them selling every time a share price falls a pre-determined amount? And on the other hand, those “value” ETFs that buy once certain ratios such as Price/book are reached might need to be controlled a bit. That is unless the 2 effects counter-balance so we get a seesaw in share prices.

    Does anyone know?

  22. Well, my equities are down anything between 50-100k (won’t look), gold I have hasn’t made any real off-setting moves. I’ve seen this before many times, but this time I was fully invested and cash poor so can’t benefit from any “dips” – I was waiting for my 55th and SIPP 25% tax free lump sum BONANZA. Summa Summarum: yawn, can’t get really aggravated over all this.

  23. The market always comes up, so far anyway, I have my boring 5% yielding dividend portfolio, 80’s and 90’s I learned one doesn’t sell willynilly when the slide starts without any clue when to get back on. Hopefully dividends hold for the most part. My 30 year XIRR is around 5.5%, but all this equity malarkey could be a side-show if FOFOA and his freegold concept is right. Check it out, it’s interesting if not that realistic. Well, we can dream physical gold going to 60k an ounce.

  24. It’s the second coming:

    ‘And what rough beast, it’s hour come around at last, slouches towards Ely to be boring’

    Although I have visions of Landsberg prison in the 1920s having seen Murphy on YouTube he seems to be one of the least charismatic speakers I have ever seen. Imagine seeing the Coronavirus in terms of an opportunity to further your political agenda, though – sums the man up…

  25. Another Event Cancelled

    HP has cancelled its California partner conference which was due to take place next month.

    In a note sent to press, the vendor said the decision had been made to protect the well-being of attendees as the coronavirus continues to spread.

    One partner told CRN that HP is planning to refund the ticket prices for partners, as well has hotel costs if they have been booked through the vendor.

    He also said that he expects HP to reimburse flight costs for partners.
    https://www.channelweb.co.uk/news/4011559/hp-postpones-partner-event

    @Rob

    Are you working for PHE’s Project CV19 Fear?

    Today’s news is excluding China & Korea:

    84,146 Covid-19 Cases and 2,876 Deaths in RoW, mortality rate 0.03% – 6Billion not infected

    @Baron, Gamecock

    +1

    @John Wilkinson

    Was Harry at the Bristol LoonFest? Wonder if he cycled from yesterday’s Sustainable Travel lovein in Edinburgh?

    @PF

    +1 I thought same. In NI summer school hols were 8 weeks and no staggering economic consequences

  26. Today’s news is excluding China & Korea:

    84,146 Covid-19 Cases and 2,876 Deaths in RoW, mortality rate 0.03% – 6Billion not infected

    Not sure what you mean there. Those figures include China and SK.

    I also think they’re pretty meaningless. Hardly anyone without symptoms is being tested so we have no idea of how widespread this is (none in Mexico? Yeah, right). It’s been around since at least November so that was two months of a very infectious agent along with unrestricted travel and normal hygiene standards. Quite likely it’s all over the place already and most infections are undetected. I had an untypical long-term grot for over a month that I still feel a bit depleted by.

    Did I have it? Help me. Help me.

    So far the biggest danger is government overreaction and mass hysteria – and there is no cure.

  27. Africa now have confirmed cases in Egypt & also Nigeria (a country of 20 million). Health care there is poor and the required level of hygiene not understood, cf. Ebola when distraught, superstitious relatives insisted on touching the dead and thus infecting themselves. This could be a massive problem – it may already be too late to contain it – with ten of millions at risk.

  28. Dennis, Bullshit Detector

    That’s not how it’s done, Dennis. You sound like a housewife. Buy low, sell high.

    I haven’t sold a thing, and I’m not advocating it. All I said was that it appears money managers are lightening up on equities and increasing cash holdings as a result of increased economic uncertainty and reports of lower earnings being anticipated by a large number of companies. That’s kind of how investment professionals normally respond to lower earnings and greater uncertainty, and it doesn’t indicate panic on anyone’s part.

    Maybe your wife is getting panicked, but I have yet to see any reliable news outlet reporting hordes of high-strung females storming local Schwab offices.

  29. Gamecock,

    Bet you a few non-ifs:

    Global infection rate will top 25%.
    Deaths will exceed 1 million world wide.
    A store near you will have its shelves stripped bare by panic buyers and/or local storekeepers will revive the debate on price gouging. At least 1 shooting will occur in a US grocery store over a pack of toilet roll or Oreos, or other foodlike food-substitute substance available in US grocery stores.
    Governments will do stupid shit that makes the problem bigger.
    Health systems in at least 2 developed countries will be unable to treat all people (will have to triage based on survival probability).
    Cost of reaction to coronavirus greatly exceeds cost of virus.

    Come back in a year and see how good your IF IF IF IF is.

  30. The experts talk about diversification, yet my debt funds and equities, even one with a 10% holding in gold, are all down. The only one in positive territory is a global property company index fund… Go figure.. Even a company that manages pension funds, which you might expect to benefit from higher mortality, is down. The market makers are just marking stuff down more or less at random. If only I had more cash.

  31. Diogenes, don’t blame the market makers, it’s the market. When the market moves like it does now the market makers are struggling, I used to work for some major hedge funds, I wasn’t making markets or trading/taking a view but I was borrowing/lending/repo trading/dividend trading…the nitty gritty stuff, like being a fucking office manager shouting to people “no running on the floor!” or “we hate Russians!” Oh Dear, probably gave too much away there. 20 years later I am being told I was the best manager they ever had because I taught them things, how markets work, this is how you do it, in practise, how you price a bond, then you can study afterwards all you want about the fancy theory behind it.

  32. One of my lads, he owns half of Poland now, acreage, told me I was the best boss he ever had. I told him to take care of me financially ie to give me a bullshit job if I ever was in a bad situation. He said sure. So I am good, LOL.

    I’d rather take a nosedive atTel Aviv beach and never emerge.

  33. Because, in the end, I can sell my house then rent a place somewhere, plan a budget for 5 -10 years drink and fuck like crazy then end it all when the money runs out.

  34. I remember this hysteria from that last big outbreak. We had a team call and everyone was so worried… I burst out laughing..
    A sense of proportion seems to be lacking in anyone born since 1979, when St Thatch came along

  35. Dennis, Director of Housewife Investing, Inc.

    84,146 Covid-19 Cases and 2,876 Deaths in RoW, mortality rate 0.03%

    The average mortality rate for influenza in the USA is about 0.01%. Add pneumonia and you’re at just over 0.015%.

  36. “Come back in a year and see how good your IF IF IF IF is.”

    Two months. Tops. This schist will be over.

    Enjoy your panic. If you feel disappointment that a million people don’t die, seek help.

  37. Jussi,

    I used to work with a German at a place that had a canteen for lunch. One day at the lunch table he suddenly came out with: (in a heavy German accent) “I have been doing some calculations and I have calculated that, when I retire, I can live for 7 years and then I must die.”

  38. Dennis, He Who Has Trouble With Numbers

    PF –

    You’re right. Good catch. The raw numbers are from Worldometer. The corrected 3% number is misleading. When you look at closed cases, the death rate is 7%.

  39. When I’m gone I’ll miss the annual CAMRA beer festival in Olympia/Earls Court. Been there since the late 90’s. I’ll miss my friends Harold and Royce and Michael. I’ll miss my brother Shlomo, AKA Manolito/Mano.

  40. Freeman Dyson… The last of the real physicists. I am waiting for how the climate teats will Diss the guy who was respected by Einstein, Feynman, Bohr. Obviously Michael Mann is better than those losers

  41. @BiG: “Health systems in at least 2 developed countries will be unable to treat all people (will have to triage based on survival probability).”

    I suggest ‘Health systems in ALL BUT 2 developed countries will be unable to treat all people (will have to triage based on survival probability).’

    Which 2? Dunno – Singapore and one other perhaps.

  42. China: The Making Of ‘Gutter Oil’
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrv78nG9R04

    Bat soup & Gutter Oil

    I wonder how a deadly mystery disease that is highly contagious could have possibly started in China…

    Makes McDonalds and Burger King a healthy option

    Remind me, why is Gov & MSM unwilling to address why the Corvid19 virus outbreak originated in china?

    Hmm
    >get coronavirus
    >vomit and poop until you feel better
    >eat gutter oil
    >get coronavirus again

    Cholera – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Snow

  43. Tons of panicky cockrot being talked today .

    The Chicoms are fucking liars–who are not now even testing for the virus. Chest Xrays for all suspects and if pnuemo signs there you have got coro –they say. Prob 300 thou die in China of Pnuemo every year so already a large pool of lung sufferers. Plus the Chicom lockdown has put the lid on lots of trouble. HK cooled and massive Wuhan air pollution–literally lethal in its own right–protests shut down.

    Here is a much better take from Jon Rappoport:

    “A grisly old PR pro waddles into a conference room where elite technocrats are waiting for his assessment of propaganda issues. He sits down, looks around, and says, “If you’re going to launch a phony epidemic, the ideal place for it is mainland China. The government will lock down that country quicker than a missile fired from a drone. And then nobody will be able to figure out what’s going on. Which is exactly what you want. You can say there are a million epidemic cases, you can say thousands of people are dropping dead on the street, you can say it’s a bioweapon or a bat virus, you can especially say the government there is reacting beautifully, and we should all look to the Chinese example of how to run things. Because that’s how you want things to be run everywhere, right? China is perfect for a phony epidemic. How are people going to figure out it’s a fake behind the lockdown? Whereas, say, in a place like Brazil, there are still a few freedoms and a little leeway, and people can ask questions…”

    Things are changing quickly. By the time this is published, the situation may have changed.

    Right now, world trading markets are taking a major hit. Governments are blowing the dust off their old pandemic plans and feeding details to click-hungry press outlets. “We may have to use stadiums for mass quarantines of suspected epidemic cases…” “We have to cancel large events.” Apparently, China has a hundred million people in some form of lockdown.

    There is no doubt that this insanity can continue, regardless of the facts: who cares whether researchers ever really discovered the COV virus; who cares that diagnostic tests are worthless for defining a case of COV; who cares that case numbers can be inflated without evidence; who cares that environmental factors in China (deadly air pollution, 5G technology rollout) can explain why people there are falling ill.

    Public health officials and governments know they can SAY anything they want to, thereby exacerbating the fear and the lies. And on that basis, they can declare emergencies and quarantines and lockdowns and the closure of businesses and the cessation of trade. They can bring police or troops to an area to “secure order.”

    And the craziest part of all this is, huge numbers of people will automatically believe that such extreme measures somehow prove THE VIRUS is dangerous. The effect proves the cause. This notion was rebuked and throttled by Aristotle in ancient Greece, but armies of zombie-like citizens still accept it.

    So…WHAT IS THE REAL OPERATION HERE?

    The basic answer is: it has levels. Different players in different positions gain a piece of the pie. For example, pharma gets to sell immense amounts of highly toxic antiviral drugs, and gets to develop and sell an enormously profitable toxic vaccine. National militaries lick their chops and anticipate moving into big cities and maintaining order. The collection of entities I call the medical cartel gets to exert more influence over the minds of billions of people: “medical diagnosis and treatment, from birth to death, is absolutely essential for the survival of life on planet Earth.” That’s a BIG one. Understand: when the drugs and vaccines are toxic, the citizens are debilitated, and thus easier to manage.

    Long-term, the medical cartel is the most powerful wing of the Brave New World, also known as Globalism. Also known as Technocracy.

    Technocracy: With the rollout of 5G the so-called Internet of Things really takes off. Smart cars, smart homes, smart cities. A trillion devices are connected; and a result, a worldwide Energy Authority can truly take its place in the foreground. Meaning? The real-time monitoring of all energy production AND use on the planet can be measured—and energy-use quotas can be established for individuals and nations, “for the good of all.”

    It’s called CONTROL.

    China is making lemonade out of the lemons of the “coronavirus crisis,” as we speak. It’s moving ahead with the building of many smart cities. And the government has the power to move huge numbers of people into the cities, where wall-to-wall surveillance will be the order of the day, “in order to predict future epidemics before they happen.” The Internet of Things will allow all sorts of automatic quotas to be imposed on the citizenry. Food, energy, travel, etc. And then you have automated diagnosis of illness and mandatory treatment—another nightmare.

    It’s called CONTROL.

    Globalism/technocracy is flexing muscles and producing hits on national economies. It’s testing its ability to do damage in that area. It needs to level out economies in many countries, in order to take them over to a greater degree. Declared fake epidemics are a tool for that purpose.

    In this regard, consider what happens in any serious economic downturn or recession. It’s what I would call Operation Close-Out, better known as Consolidation. Wealthy players, aided by banks, move in, sniff out major businesses and companies that are now on the edge of failure, and buy them out. The wealthy own more; the newly poor own less.

    Of course, with foreknowledge of plunging trading markets—which these players have—a prime opportunity opens up for shorting stocks, monitoring them on the way down, and selling them off at the bottom. Another bonanza. Another version of Consolidation.

    As I said, the real operation here has levels. Different players on different places of the power ladder reap benefits.

    Never forget that the World Health Organization (WHO)—along with the US Centers for Disease Control—operates these fake epidemics on the medical side. WHO is a branch of the Globalist fortress called the United Nations. WHO has its sleazy hands on medical bureaucrats in every nation on Earth, and it can threaten a government which doesn’t react with sufficient alarm, when the preferred phony picture of an epidemic is floated for public consumption.

    The United Nations, to make a very long story short, wants a borderless, non-national, planned planet. Kinder and gentler. Ruled from the top. By technocrats.

    One of its wet dreams is fake pandemics.

    The age-old theme of Order from Chaos advances front and center. From the chaos of a pandemic, new layers of control will be imposed—and received with open arms. How much Order? That’s always decided on the basis of an experiment. An exercise. A test. Which is what this COV operation is. Among the many questions the show runners are asking: how big an economic hit will nations, particularly, China, be willing to take; how much pushback, if any, will come from the citizenry; how tightly will medical researchers march on the narrow road of their preposterous fake findings without rebelling; under the auspices of emergency aid, how much money can be stolen, siphoned off, and placed into favored pockets; during the manufactured epidemic crisis, and in the aftermath, how much surveillance will citizens be willing to stomach; with what degree of acquiescence will people accept the announced end of the pandemic; how badly can we affect national treasuries?

    And so on and so forth. All standard inquiries, forming the basis of confidential after-operation reports. Along with, of course, prospective estimates of what can be accomplished next time, in a new and improved experiment.
    How thick can we slice the baloney next time?”

  44. And more:

    “When gigantic mega-corporations steal land from Third World people and then poison these people with horrific pollution, why isn’t it called murder? Is that too stark? Does it offend delicate sensibilities? Would you say that a drug gang who shoots up a bar and kills ten innocent bystanders is just carrying out ‘typical business practices in their field of endeavor’, and should therefore never be prosecuted in a court of law on a charge of homicide?” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

    —This article assembles facts contained in my ongoing series on the “China epidemic.” To get the details, I recommend going back and reading all those articles (archive here).

    If a group wants to stage a fake and frightening epidemic, how would they do it?

    First of all, what reasons would they have to launch such an audacious plan?

    On one level, they want to cover up human harm that is already occurring. They want to explain this harm with a false story. For example, suppose a combination of deadly corporate air and water and 5G* electronic pollution is making people sick and killing them. The parties responsible are surely not going to admit their crimes. No. Instead, they’re going to claim a new virus is causing this harm in the form of, say, lung disease. The virus just “emerged.” “It showed up out of nowhere. It crossed species from animals to humans.”

    So…the first thing needed is a cluster of cases in one locale. A small group of people who have the same symptoms. This is easy to find. How about ordinary flu symptoms? Fever, fatigue, weakness, with an emphasis on lung complications [from the forms of pollution]. A few of these people are very ill. Two of them die. Now, the publicity/news machine swings into gear.

    It’s called an “outbreak.” It isn’t, but that’s the story. “They were all ‘exposed to something’” at, say, a riverfront dock restaurant.

    The news—shoveled directly into mainstream outlets—comes from elite public health agencies like the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO).

    It’s an OUTBREAK.

    To use a technical term, this is all BULLSHIT. Understand? People in the locale of the “new case cluster” are falling ill and dying as a result of the actual pollution-causes I listed above. But the news takes a different slant: “Researchers from WHO and CDC state that a ‘mystery illness’ has emerged in City X, and they are working to discover the virus…”

    Who said it was a virus? Who made that unwarranted assumption? WHO and CDC. They always say it’s a virus.

    At this point, suddenly, it’s news all over the planet, and most of the population is roped in, right from the get-go. Virus. Yes. I see. Which virus?

    And shortly and miraculously, the answer comes: it’s VX-20. A new virus, never seen before, “which probably emerged from fish and crossed over into humans. One fisherman has already died.”

    Voila. We have a new disease. VX-20.

    Next question: did researchers actually find this virus? Did they?

    Follow the next piece closely. There is sleight-of-hand involved.

    One scenario: Researchers used what are called “indirect markers” to INFER that a new virus was there, in samples of tissue taken from several people in the original “cluster” of riverfront victims.

    The researchers didn’t actually use basic procedures to purify the tissue sample from even one patient, and they didn’t see MANY identical viruses in an electron microscope photograph of the purified sample—if they took such a photograph at all. They certainly didn’t perform this complete test on several hundred emerging patients—they should have, but they didn’t. And most certainly, other researchers, including INDEPENDENT analysts, didn’t perform the necessary electron microscope test on hundreds of so-called “epidemic patients.”

    So…the CDC and WHO researchers came up with a notion, an idea, an inference about a virus, through these indirect markers. And via a process of continuing inferences, they characterized the virus they never saw.

    Scenario two: Let’s be generous and assume the researchers did bother to look at electron microscope photos, derived from only a few patients, not hundreds of patients, as they should have. What did they actually see in the photos? Maybe they saw a few particles that looked similar to each other, BUT quite possibly these virus-like particles were just passengers that ordinarily live in the body and cause no harm. However, the researchers jump up and down and say, THIS IS IT. THIS IS THE NEW KILLING VIRUS. AND WE WILL NOW ASSEMBLE ITS GENETIC SEQUENCE.

    AND THEY DO.

    So what? These researchers don’t bother to make the distinction between viruses that might do harm and those that do nothing. Why? Because they’re determined to find something. Anything. That’s their basic mission.

    In both scenarios, they’ve fallen woefully short of proving that a new virus is responsible for making people ill.

    But never mind—news outlets and governments are already on the march. THIS IS IT. A new epidemic. VX-20. A whole city is already locked down. Screeners are waving wands at passengers getting off planes. Some US talking head is saying there is now a rush to develop a vaccine. New cases of VX-20 are showing up in other cities and other countries. Boom.

    Let’s examine that last part, about new cases and “spreading”— because this is where people REALLY fall for the con. They say: “Well, here is a city where there is no air or water or 5G pollution, and they’re discovering new cases, so how do you explain that?”

    The new cases and the spread are based entirely on DIAGNOSTIC TESTS. Those test-results determine whether there is an “epidemic case” or a “spread.”

    There are two main tests: antibody and PCR. In a nutshell, neither test is adequate to say HERE IS A NEW CASE. Both tests are unreliable and worthless. It’s more of the con. Both tests will claim to show “new cases” when they DON’T. They might show some antibodies or a few tiny fragments of what might possibly be a virus, but they show NOTHING that directly points to human illness. Relying on those tests would be on the order of laying down a bet on a game that isn’t even scheduled. It’s a farce.

    Antibody tests, which purport to prove illness coming from a virus, are actually showing, at best, that the patient came in contact with a virus. Actually, before 1984, this was generally taken to mean the patient was in good shape. His immune system had defeated the germ. But then, for several no good reasons, the science was turned on its head. All of a sudden, a positive antibody test was taken to mean the patient was ill or would soon become ill. Nonsense. Farce.

    The PCR test takes a tiny, tiny sample from a patient that might contain a virus, but the virus particle is far too small to comprehend. The PCR blows up that particle many times, so it can be analyzed. BUT the test says nothing about HOW MUCH virus, if any, is replicating in the patient’s body. And you need millions and millions of a virus replicating in the body to even begin talking about a cause of actual illness.

    AND both tests rely on the unwarranted assumption that a virus actually causing illness—VX-20—was truly discovered in the first place.

    Armed with these pathetic tests, public officials begin reporting a new epidemic case here and a new one there, and pretty soon 40 countries have new cases, and the public falls for it, hook, line, and sinker.

    And THAT’S HOW you stage a fake epidemic. The rest is pure publicity and lockdown and theater.

    Dangerous theater.

    Toxic drugs and toxic vaccines will be brought on board to treat the epidemic that was never there.

    The ACTUAL ONGOING causes of illness and dying will remain in place, shoved into the deep background. And THIS amounts to a capital crime. As in: murder. Remember that.

    People will be told not to question the official line on the “epidemic.” This is called a clue. Why not ask questions? Because the answers might lead to a correct conclusion about the enormous con job.

    Let me add a few comments.

    The World Health Organization itself states that every year, there are millions of cases of ordinary flu around the world, and several hundred thousand deaths. This isn’t “coronavirus.” But the flu sufferers can easily be called “new epidemic cases.” Ordinary flu can be statistically “imported” and called “coronavirus.”

    Then there is the medical treatment imposed on people who are told they are “coronavirus cases.” I’m talking about highly toxic antiviral drugs, which have the ability to stop natural reproduction of cells in the body. Particularly when such people already have weakened immune systems, or organ-function problems, the results can be catastrophic. The patients can die. Of course, if they do, they will be called “deaths from the epidemic.”

    Finally, there is something else you may have heard of. I mentioned it a few paragraphs ago: murder. Do you really think the people who are consciously launching a fake epidemic, with all its consequences—including covering up and never remedying ongoing real causes of dying and death—would stop short of staging a few spectacular incidents of dying and death, in order to make a splash and convince the public that the virus is really a killer? Are you KIDDING? For example, suddenly, out of the blue, a few friends, previously healthy, in a small town, fall ill, and a few days later, they’re dead. Health officials state they were “positive for the virus.” “It came on quickly.” Are tests run to detect an intentional covert act of direct poisoning? Of course not. Media blare this horrible story all over the world: “THE VIRUS IS ON THE MOVE.” Same thing happens to a previously healthy family in Country X. They fall ill and die. And then a group of travelers on a mountain in Country Y become ill and die. Murder. However, the cover story is: “THE VIRUS KNOWS NO BOUNDS. IT CAN COME ON ANYWHERE, AT ANY TIME.” THESE EVENTS OF DEATH “CAN ONLY BE EXPLAINED BY THE VIRUS.” That’s right, when the audience is brainwashed and completely naïve.

    “But…but how could anyone actually commit premediated murder of innocent people, in order to convince the public that a virus is spreading in unlikely places?”

    As I mentioned, such controllers are ALREADY guilty of murder, because they’re hiding the actual ongoing causes of death with the cover story of a virus. This sort of cover-up of crime has been happening, around the world, for a long, long time. To cite just two instances, look at parts of Africa and Haiti, where the “HIV story” has been promoted and funded, wall to wall, in order to conceal intentionally created and sustained poverty, stolen farm land, and corporate takeovers involving massive poisonous industrial pollution.

    When you go back in history—as I have—you’ll realize that fake epidemics are standard operating procedure. SARS, Swine Flu, West Nile, Zika, etc. I’ve written about every one of these phonies in detail…

    (*) Concerning 5G technology and China, I recommend watching Dana Ashlie’s video, “The BEST NEWS re CΟRΟNΑ VΙrus you’ve heard all month! Kinda.”

  45. PS I don’t endorse his anti-corporations crap even tho’ SOME corporations–esp big tech –are scum onboard with the globo elites plans.

    Having kicked the EU in the nuts–we must now start the fight against another two letter servant of global evil–The UN.

  46. @Ecksy – I stopped reading when I got to the bit where he cited the rollout of 5G as one reason for why people in China are falling ill.

  47. Mr Ecks, tl;dr all of it.

    Is that more research from the department of woo at tinfoil hat university? Is there an evil mastermind in a Moa suit watching with glee whilst stroking a white Persian cat. Even you must recognize that 5he author is beyond deranged.

  48. Bloke in North Dorset

    Markets may be falling but what’s the volume of trading? At times like this most of us just sit on our hands.

    It may affect a few companies that have covenants on loans linked to their stock market value but those usually lead to higher interest rates not calling in the loan.

  49. He may not be right about everything–but 5g certainly will prove a system of universal snooping/control even if the radiation isn’t as dangerous as he claims. Nor can soaking the planet in such frequencies at such a level be assumed safe. And esp not for the sake of –likely temporarily–owning talking fucking fridges that snoop on you. Is he wrong about how 5g is tailor-made for Xi’s social credit system?

    You tinfoil hatters should watch out less the hat is all that will remain of your present wealth and lifestyle.

    The value of the lockdown to the Chicoms in terms of getting out of political hot water is certainly true. Heard much lately about HK dissent? Most never heard of the Wuhan air riots in the first place but both have near vanished under the shadow of Corocrap.

    Yes they–and we– are taking an economic hit–and it could even t bring on the debt Crash given the 5 trillion that was knocked off share values a couple of days ago. But Xi will ride the storm. Trump might not –and wouldn’t that be peachy for both the globo elite and its Marxist orc eco-skirmishers.

    As for the conspiracy–well the globos have told the world what they want–1 thousand million techno-peasants and 300 million of the elite . They have to get rid of the excess population. Get the ball rolling somehow so to speak–or it is just hot air. I suggest none of us should be so foolish/smug as to believe that is all it is. Look very carefully at Int’l eco-freak co-ordination and their cross-nation state-level anti-car plans–then tell me it is all paranoia.

    Fostering worldwide ruin and collapse followed by Marxist takeover and tyranny bringing more war, civil war, economic mass ruin, and technological collapse/mass starvation & untreated disease is a handy way to be rid of billions and then have an elite step in at a point propitious for the elite. To offer the survivors security as serfs in the elite’s techno-paradise. Paradise for the elite that is.

    Yeah it likely won’t work out so well. Once you start trying to turn back the wheel of human ascent it will prove to be more tricky than the scum think and Mad Max world is more likely than elite-y Shangri-La.

    But look at the present state of the world. Red scum everywhere–esp inside the minds of the young–and a colossal debt crash just a matter of time. And everywhere across the West the state’s arrogance is growing. That a clearing house of leftist evil like the UN would be dick-deep in the present mess is no great leap of imagination. As Richard North pointed out some time ago–a huge chunk of the shite put on us by the EU originates in global horse-shite from the UN. Global attempts at gun control and vitamin bans/control under the Codex Aliamentarus (sic) are just some of the turds squeezed out of UN arsehole.

    So consider what Rappoport says with a few less knee jerk reactions. The elite evil being peddled by the eco-freaks–Greeter and all the rest (and the kid gloves with which states are treating the eco-orc trash) — should at least serve to dent the complacency on show in this thread.

  50. BiG

    Gamecock,

    Bet you a few non-ifs:

    Global infection rate will top 25%.

    Of course, none of us know at this stage, but if I compare the apparent infection rate of Coronavirus versus Seasonal flu here:

    https://cf-particle-html.eip.telegraph.co.uk/20bb7262-3239-49a1-a816-9c1e5eadc8a8.html#amp=1

    … it might appear to be slightly higher than flu, rather than a step change difference. Hence, do we ever have anything like that level of seasonal flu infection, worldwide. I accept that flu jabs keep levels in some countries like the UK down, but you are talking worldwide.

  51. @All

    Appologies, my mortality rate calculation was wrong – a Guardian gene took control of brain, defeated for now

    One part of brain was screaming “No, no, no; that doesn’t look correct.” Sadly the Guardian devil on my shoulder won.

    Stripping thousands, 2 of 84 died

    Again, very sorry

  52. Pcar / Dennis

    Whoops. I can’t even see the “bold” (ie quote) script (in Dennis’s post)…:):) Pcar, thanks for pointing out…

  53. @PF

    Thanks

    PS: @Dennis, the CPA – why did you quote my error as being correct? Were you an Enron CPA? :wink

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